Washington’s Krista Vansant named AVCA Player of the Year
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON junior outside hitter Krista Vansant has been selected as the 2013 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I Player of the Year, as announced by the organization today. It is the fourth year in a row that the national player of the year hails from a Pac-12 institution.
Vansant capped a stellar junior season with the honor after leading Washington to the Pac-12 title this year, its first since 2005. One of four Huskies named to the All-Pac-12 team, Vansant earned Pac-12 Player of the Year honors as she led the Huskies all the way to the NCAA Semifinals. Entering yesterday’s match against Penn State, the California native ranked third in the Pac-12 in kills per set (4.46), sixth in service aces per set (0.29) and second in points per set (5.14). She was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week three times this season along with earning Defensive Player of the Week and AVCA Player of the Week one time each.
The award was presented this afternoon at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet, which was held in Seattle, Washington as part of the 2013 AVCA Annual Convention.