Mia Jerkov Named to the 2002 AVCA All-Region Team

Dec. 11, 2002

BERKELEY, CA - California's sophomore outside hitter, Mia Jerkov, has been selection to the AVCA Pacific All-Region Team, it was announced today by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Jerkov, a 6-3 outside hitter from Split, Croatia, is the first Cal volleyball player to earn all-region honors since Sienna Curci was second team All-West Region in 1993.

Jerkov latest accolade adds to her already long list of awards received in 2002. She was tournament MVP for the Golden Bear, UNLV Gameworks Classic and the SMU DoubleTree Invitationals; she was the Oct, 21 AVCA National Player of the Week; was twice named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Sept. 9, Oct. 21); was first team All-Pac-10 and was honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.

Jerkov led the Bears and currently leads the Pac-10 with 578 kills and 635.0 points (combining kills, service aces and blocks). She recorded 30 or more kills in six matches this season and established school records for single match kills (39, Oct. 17 versus Washington) and kill attempts (91, Nov. 22 versus Stanford). Jerkov also established a school record for single season kills (578), despite missing five matches due to ankle injuries.

Jerkov is in contention to be the first Cal's first All-America volleyball player since Sylvie Monnet was named All-American in 1983. Jerkov helped lead the Bears to a 20-12 overall mark and their first NCAA postseason appearance since 1989.

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