The Pac-12 Conference announced its 12-member volleyball all-star team that will travel to China this summer from June 18-July 1. The team, which will be led by UCLA head coach Michael Sealy, features representatives from 11 of the Conference’s institutions, including four All-Pac-12 performers.
Seven Pac-12 teams earned NCAA Tournament berths, marking the the 16th-consecutive seasons at least six Conference teams earned NCAA Tournament berths. USC garnered the No. 1 overall seed, marking the third time in the history of the program the Trojans had been tabbed the top seed in the tournament.
Tasked with replacing its top three scorers from 2014, the 2015 Arizona volleyball team battled adversity and earned the program's fourth straight (and sixth in seven years) berth into the NCAA Tournament, where the Wildcats fell to Western Kentucky in straight sets in Provo, Utah.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its All-America honorees on Wednesday as well as the AVCA Freshman of the Year. Eight Pac-12 players earned AVCA All-America status, marking the 14th-straight year the Pac-12 has had eight or more honorees. Additionally, STANFORD freshman Hayley Hodson was named AVCA National Freshman of the Year.