Record Six Volleyball Players Earn All-Region Honors

Dec. 10, 2003

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A program record six USC women's volleyball players have been named to the 2003 AVCA All-Pacific Region first team and honorable mention teams, announced the AVCA on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Players selected to the All-Region first team are now eligible for All-America honors.

Senior outside hitter April Ross, junior middle blocker Emily Adams, sophomore middle blocker Bibiana Candelas and junior outside hitter Keao Burdine each earned first-team accolades, while senior setter Toni Anderson and senior middle blocker/opposite hitter Katie Olsovsky were named to the honorable mention team.

This is the fourth consecutive honor for Ross and the second-consecutive for Adams. Both players went on to earn All-America first team honors in 2002.

Top-seeded USC travels to Lincoln, Neb., this week for the NCAA Central Regional semifinals and finals. The Women of Troy will face Texas A&M on Friday, Dec. 12, at 4:30 p.m. CST. If they advance, they will face the winner of Friday's UCLA-Nebraska match-up on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. CST. The regional champion advances to next week's NCAA Final Four in Dallas, Texas.

AVCA All-Pacific Region
**Emily Adams, USC (MB, Jr.)
Keao Burdine, USC (OH, Jr.)
Bibiana Candelas, USC (MB, So.)
**Kim Glass, Arizona (OH, So.)
Jennifer Harvey, Stanford (MB, Sr.)
**Mia Jerkov, California (OH, Jr.)
Kelli Nerison, Loyola Marymount (MB, Jr.)
***Ogonna Nnamani, Stanford (OH, Jr.)
**Becky Potter, Santa Clara (MB, Sr.)
****April Ross, USC (OH, Sr.)
Sanja Tomasevic, Washington (OH, Jr.)
***Katie Wilkins, Pepperdine (OH, Sr.)

Region Freshman of the Year:
Kristin Richards, Stanford, OH

Honorable Mention:
Toni Anderson (USC, S, Sr.), Lisa Beauchene (Sacramento State, S, Sr.),Brittanie Budinger (San Francisco, OH, Sr.), Melissa Mehlhorn (Pepperdine, S, So.),Katie Olsovsky (USC, RS/Opp, Sr.), Chrissie Zartman (UCLA, DS/Lib, Jr.)

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