Rourke Captures All-America Honor
Jan. 28, 2009
Quincy, Mass. – Junior outside hitter Rachel Rourke (Queensland, Australia) added another honor to her resume after being named to the 2008 Under Armour/Volleyball Magazine All-America Team, announced Wednesday.
Rourke earned honorable mention status for the first time in her career. This accolade adds to her AVCA All-Pacific Region Honorable Mention and All-Pac-10 First Team honors, and marks the first time that an Oregon State volleyball player has been awarded this honor in school history.
Rourke, who averaged 4.44 kills per set during the season, 4.84 in conference play. She has earned conference honors each year after being named All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention in 2007 and to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team in 2006. She was the first player to earn All-Pac-10 honors since Gina Schmidt in 2000.
Rourke also earned the first Pac-10 Player of the Week honors this season for the week of Sept. 15-21. It was the first time an Oregon State player had earned the honor since Laura Collins captured the honor on Oct. 28, 2002.
At the conclusion of the 2008 season, Rourke is third all-time for career kills with 1,389 total. She is also fourth on the total points list with 1583.5, and fourth on the attacks list with 3,503. She finishes the season in the top 15 in the nation for kills per set.
The full list of All-Americans will be released in Volleyball Magazine’s February 2009 issue. To see more
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