Mia Jerkov Named 2003 Second Team All-American

Dec. 18, 2003

DALLAS, TEXAS - University of California junior outside hitter Mia Jerkov has been named to the 2003 AVCA Division I All-America Second Team, it was announced Dec. 17 by The American Volleyball Coaches Association. Jerkov was a third team All-American in 2002.

A 6-3 outside hitter from Split, Croatia, Jerkov led Cal to its best record in school history this season as the Bears finished 25-7 overall, 12-6 in the Pac-10 (third) and advanced to the NCAA round of 16. She was also selected All-Pac-10 and All-Pacific Region in 2003, was named Pac-10 Player of the Week four times and was the Oct. 13 Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week.

Jerkov had 30 or more kills in eight matches this season, including 32 kills in the Bears' 3-1 loss to Georgia Tech in the NCAA Regional, Dec. 12 in Honolulu. She currently leads the Pac-10 in points (6.77) and kills per game (6.04). Jerkov was also the MVP of the 2003 Colorado State Coors Classic and the Golden Bear Invitational and was featured in the Oct. 27 edition of Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd. She is the first Bear to earn back-to-back All-America honors since Sylvie Monnet in 1981-83. Jerkov is the Cal school record-holder in single-season kills (701 in 2003), single-season kill attempts (1637 in 2003), single-match kills (39, Oct. 17, 2002 versus Washington) and single-match kill attempts (91, Nov. 22, 2002 versus Stanford).

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