Stanford Lands Four Volleyball Magazine First Team All-Americans
Jan. 24, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - Four Stanford volleyball players were named to the Volleyball Magazine All-America First Team, as announced in the February 2008 issue. Senior Bryn Kehoe, junior Foluke Akinradewo, freshman Alix Klineman and junior Cynthia Barboza were all members of the 12-player team.
Klineman, who also earned Volleyball Magazine's National Freshman of the Year award, led the Cardinal with 4.21 kills per game. She was the Pac-10 and Pacific Region Freshman of the Year, and led the squad with 4.26 digs per game in the NCAA Tournament.
Kehoe led the nation with 14.40 assists per game, and shattered every career and single-season assist record in the Cardinal record books. She finished her Stanford career with 5,956 career assists, while helping the team record a program-high .316 hitting percentage.
Akinradewo, the AVCA National Player of the Year and Honda Award winner for volleyball, led the nation with a .499 hitting percentage, the second-best single-season clip in NCAA history. Akinradewo chipped in 4.11 kills per game, and was one of the conference's top blockers with 1.21 blocks per game.
Barboza tallied a career-best 20 double-doubles in 2007, and finished the year averaging 3.99 kpg and 3.25 digs per game. Barboza was also an Academic All-American, and Stanford's top server with 32 aces.
Stanford's four first-team selections were more than any school in the nation. The Pac-10 had seven first-team selections and 11 selections overall.
Volleyball Magazine All-America First Team
Foluke Akinradewo, Stanford
Cynthia Barboza, Stanford
Juliann Faucette, Texas
Nicole Fawcett, Penn State
Christa Harmotto, Penn State
Megan Hodge, Penn State
Asia Kaczor, USC
Bryn Kehoe, Stanford
Alix Klineman, Stanford
Sarah Pavan, Nebraska
Angie Pressey, California
Nellie Spicer, UCLA