Volleyball's Ross And Adams Named To AVCA All-Region Teams

Dec. 11, 2002

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USC women's volleyball standouts - April Ross and Emily Adams - have been named to the 2002 AVCA All-Pacific Region team, announced Wednesday, Dec. 11, by the AVCA. Players selected to the All-Region teams are now eligible for All-America honors.

USC junior middle blocker Katie Olsovsky and sophomore outside hitter Keao Burdine also earned honorable mention accolades.

This is the third consecutive honor for Ross, but the first for Adams. Ross was also honored as the Pacific Region Freshman of the Year in 2000. Both were named to the 2002 All-Pac-10 first team.

Adams, a sophomore middle blocker leads the team, ranks second in the Pac-10 and third in the nation with a .412 attack percentage. On the block, she leads the team and ranks third in the conference with a 1.35 blocks per game average. Ross, a junior outisde hitter, averages a team-best 3.62 kills per game and o.41 aces per outing, in addition to posting 3.03 digs and 0.61 blocks per game.

Top-seeded USC will Michigan State on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m. in the NCAA regional semifinal in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Pacific Region
Emily Adams, USC (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, USC (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: 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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