Mutiri, Nuneviller Selected All-Pac-12
SAN FRANCISCO – A pair of Oregon players were named to the All-Pac-12 Team Wednesday as Gloria Mutiri and Brooke Nuneviller were voted all-conference for the 2021 spring season by the league's coaches. Additionally, Karson Bacon and Georgia Murphy earned honorable mention recognition.
Nuneviller led the team in both kills and digs, finishing the regular season averaging 3.54 kills and 3.83 digs per set. She was one of just five players in the country and the only one at a Power 5 school to average at least 3.5 kills and 3.8 digs per set in the regular season. Nuneviller was also the only Pac-12 player to lead her team in both kills and digs and the only one to finish in the top 10 of the league in both those categories.
The Chandler, Ariz. turned in one of the best individual performances in school and conference history when she put down 35 kills on 65 swings with just one error vs. Washington on March 7. She is the only Pac-12 player in the rally scoring era to have at least 35 kills and one or fewer errors in a match while her 35 kills rank seventh in program history. Nuneviller also became the first player to earn both Pac-12 Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors in the same week following wins over Arizona in February.
Mutiri ended the regular season second on the team in both kills and hitting percentage, averaging 2.58 kills per set while hitting .262. She also put up a big block on the outside, averaging 0.65 blocks per set. Mutiri put up double-figures in kills while hitting over .300 in five matches while also leading the team in kills five times. She put up big numbers in a pair of five-set wins at USC on February 5 and 7, hitting .360 while recording 24 total kills in the two matches.
Murphy closed out the regular season seventh in the Pac-12 with 3.58 digs per set, reaching double-figures in all but four matches. She turned in two 20-dig performances, highlighted by 29 at Washington State in the second match of the year. Karson Bacon leads the team and wrapped up the regular season fourth in the conference with a .349 hitting percentage while averaging 0.94 blocks per set. She hit over .400 seven times in matches where she had at least 10 attempts.