Kristi Richards, Foluke Akindarewo, Bryn Kehoe Named AVCA All-Americans

Dec. 14, 2005

San Antonio, Tx - Kristin Richards, a junior outside hitter who was recently named to her third straight Pac-10 women's volleyball team, has been named a first team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo, who was the 2005 Pacific-10 Freshman of the Year, gained second team All-America honors while Bryn Kehoe, a sophomore setter, was named a third team All-American.

Richards led the Cardinal with 544 kills which is sixth best for a single season in school history. Her 4.90 kills per game average is third-best in the Pac-10. Richards posted a career-high 35 kills at USC, which is fifth-best for a single match in school history. Richards, who hit .272 for the season, tallied double-digits in kills in 28 of 32 matches, including a streak of 17 matches to end the 2005 season. Richards had 20 or more kills in ten matches. Richards was second on the team in digs (394, 3.55 dpg, #10 in the Pac-10). Richards collected a season-high 23 digs against Arizona State. Her 1,422 career kills is ninth-best in Stanford history. Her 1,247 career digs is fifth-best in the Stanford record book.

Akinradewo, who was recently named the AVCA Pacific Region Freshman of the Year, is third in the Pac-10 and tenth in the nation with a .397 hitting percentage. Akinradewo is tenth in the Pac-10 in kills (3.92 kpg) and blocks (team leading 1.09 bpg). In Pac-10 matches, Akinradewo topped All Pac-10 players with a .386 hitting percentage. Akinradewo hit .400 or better in 15 matches which included a season-high .720 hitting percentage vs Utah State and .714 at Boston College. Akinradewo posted double-digit kill totals in 26 of 32 matches played this season. Akinradewo was second on the team in kills (439). Her 22 kills at USC was a season-best. Her season-high 12 blocks at UCLA was ninth-best for a single match in Stanford history.

Kehoe was recently named honorable mention AVCA All-Region. Kehoe had been averaging 14.30 assists per game, #2 in the Pac-10 and #3 in the nation before suffering a broken hand which forced her to the sidelines for seven matches. Kehoe finished the year with a 13.14 assists per game average. Kehoe collected a season-high 69 assists at Arizona, tenth-best for a single match in school history.

Nicole Fawcett of Penn State was named 2005 AVCA Division I Freshman of the Year. The 2005 AVCA Division I Player of the Year will be announced on Friday.

2005 AVCA Division I All-America First Team
Jane Collymore, Florida
Melissa Elmer, Nebraska
Kim Glass, Arizona
Christina Houghtelling, Nebraska
Lindsey Hunter, Missouri
Laura Jones, Texas A & M
Sarah Pavan, Nebraska
Cassie Perret, Santa Clara
Kristin Richards, Stanford
Courtney Thompson, Washington
Sanja Tomasevic, Washington
Sam Tortorello, Penn State

2005 AVCA Division I All-America Second Team
Foluke Akinradewo, Stanford
Kristen Andre, Tennessee
Leticia Armstrong, Texas
Lauren Brewster, Notre Dame
Bibiana Candelas, USC
Nicole Fawcett, Penn State
Jennifer Hoffman, Louisville
Candace Lee, Washington
Marisa Main, Ohio State
Victoria Prince, Hawaii
Lena Ustymenko, Louisville
Melissa Walbridge, Penn State

2005 AVCA Division I All-America Third Team
Jennifer Abernathy, Arizona
Anna Cmaylo, Santa Clara
Kanoe Kamana'o ^, Hawai'i
Bryn Kehoe, Stanford
Brandy Magee, Texas
Crystal Matich, Santa Clara
Angie McGinnis, Florida
Nana Meriwether, UCLA
Danielle Meyer, Ohio State
Christal Morrison, Washington
Jennifer Saleaumua, Nebraska
Sheila Shaw, Wisconsin

AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
Megan Argabright, Western Kentucky
Faye Barhorst, Dayton
Kelly-Anne Billingy, Marshall
Elizabeth Bishop, Cornell
Caron Blotch, Western Kentucky
Abbey Breit, Jacksonville State
Blair Buchanan, Albany
Zuzana Cernianska, Utah State
Alexis Crimes, Long Beach State
Renata Dargan, Purdue
Christie Dawson, San Diego
Carrie DeMange, Duke
Andreya Downs, Colorado State
Kelly Duan, Syracuse
Lauren Evans, BYU
Liz Guard, Eastern Kentucky
Paula Gentil, Minnesota
Jaci Gonzalez, Houston
Allie Griffin, Colorado
Christa Harmotto, Penn State
Lindsy Hartstock, BYU
Ali Hausfeld, Duke
Karla Johnson, Miami (Fla)
Lauren Kelbley, Notre Dame
Nickole Kennedy, Cleveland State
Kisya Killingsworth, Florida
Sarah Kirkwood, Virginia
Julie Knytych, Tennessee
Ivana Kuzmic, LSU
Lindsey Laband, Georgia Tech
Andressa Lyra, Middle Tennessee
Amanda McCormick, Ball State
Megan McGrane, Pittsburgh
Michelle Moriarty, Texas
Jessie Nevitt, Cincinnati
Dani Nyenhuis, North Carolina
Kim Oguh, New Mexico State
Alexandra Oquendo, Georgia
Kelly Paiva, Florida Atlantic
Olaya Pazo, Rice
Sara Radosevic, Tulane
Rachel Refenes, Ball State
Kariny Ritter, Houston
Salaia Salave'a, Nevada
Janine Sandell, UC Santa Barbara
Andreza Santos, Florida State
Becca Sartori, Houston
Francheska Savage, Miami (Fla)
Jenny Shull, Duke
Julia Silva, Tulsa
Stephanie Smith, Maryland
Shelly Sommerfeldt, Utah
Kari Stacy, Texas-El Paso
Adrianna Stasiuk, Notre Dame
Katie Stein, Marshall
Yuliya Stoyanova, Tennessee
Elif Unlu, UNC Asheville
Jessica Vander Kooi, Missouri
Amanda Vazquez, UC Irvine
Rachel Wagener, Maryland
Kaleena Walters, Penn State
Nicole Wilson, Missouri
Julia Winkfield, Ohio
Ana Yartseva, Louisville

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