Volleyball's Kim Glass Named AVCA All-Pacific Region and Pacific Region Freshman of the Year

Dec. 11, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz.- Outside hitter Kim Glass garnered a pair of honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association today. The first-year Wildcat was named to the 12-member All-Pacific Region Team and was also tabbed as the Pacific Region Freshman of the Year by the organiztion.

Glass, the 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year, is the fourth Arizona player in the last four years to garner all-region honors from the AVCA. Former Wildcats Dana Burkholder and Jill Talbot were both recognized last season, while Burkholder, along with former teammate Marisa DaLee, was named all-region in 1999 and 2000. The Pacific Region Freshman of the Year Award is the first for any Wildcat player in school history.

Arizona's main offensive threat this year, Glass has posted 517 kills on .291 hitting while helping to guide the Wildcats to their fourth straight Sweet Sixteen appearance. She has already broken Barb Bell's freshman kills record and needs just four more to eclipse Terry Lauchner's school single season mark of 520.

Continuing their postseason run, the Wildcats will head to Palo Alto, Calif., to take on Minnesota in the Pacific Regional Semifinals of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

2002 AVCA All-Pacific Region TeamEmily Adams     	Southern California	MB      	So.Paige Benjamin  	Washington		OH      	Sr.Lyndsey Hache'  	Pepperdine           	MB      	Jr.Kim Glass               Arizona           	OH      	Fr.Mia Jerkov      	California        	OH      	So.Sara McGee **   	Stanford             	MB      	Jr.Ogonna Nnamani **  	Stanford             	OH      	So.Becky Potter    	Santa Clara  		MB      	Jr.April Ross ***     	Southern California 	OH      	Jr.Logan Tom ****  	Stanford             	OH      	Sr.Katie Wilkins **        Pepperdine           	OH      	Jr.Chrissie Zartman    	UCLA                   	DS/Lib  	So.

Region Freshman of the Year: Kim Glass, Arizona, OH

Honorable Mention All-Region: Keao Burdine (USC, OH, So.), Noel Frohman (San Diego, OH, Sr.), Gretchen Maurer (Washington, S, Sr.), Katie Olsovsky (USC, MB, Jr.), Stacy Rouwenhorst (Pepperdine, MB, Sr.), Janelle Ruen (Eastern Washington, OH, Sr.)

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