Ogonna Nnamani Tabbed First-Team AVCA All-American

Dec. 15, 2004

Long Beach, Calif. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 24th annual AVCA All-America teams for Division I women's volleyball. The awards will be presented Dec. 17, 2004, at the AVCA All-America/Player of the Year Banquet at the Long Beach (Calif.) Westin Hotel.

Ohio State senior outside hitter Stacey Gordon and Stanford senior outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani have been selected AVCA All-Americans for the fourth time in their career. Southern California senior middle blocker Emily Adams was chosen to the AVCA All-America First-Team for the third consecutive season. Each of the three AVCA All-America Teams is comprised of 12 athletes. The AVCA National Player of the Year will be announced on Dec. 17 at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet.

Nnamani becomes only the fifth Cardinal volleyball player to earn four all-america honors during her career, joining Kristin Klein, Bev Oden, Kerri Walsh and Logan Tom. She is the school and conference record holder in career and single-season kills.

The selections are made by the AVCA Division I All-America Committee: chair - Janice Kruger, Maryland; Pi'i Aiu, Colorado; Rich Feller, California; Burt Fuller, Utah State; Judy Green, Alabama; Jill Hirschinger, New Hampshire; Nancy Mueller, Illinois-Chicago; and Mark Rosen, Michigan. The AVCA Awards Chair is Illinois State Head Coach Sharon Dingman.

For the complete list of all-america teams go to www.avca.org

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