Volleyball Earns Four All-Pac-12 Selections
SAN FRANCISCO – Washington State Volleyball saw four total All-Pac-12 selections as was announced by the conference Wednesday afternoon.
Hannah Pukis, Pia Timmer and Magda Jehlářová each received Pac-12 All-Conference First Team selections. This is the first time in Washington State volleyball history where three student-athletes were selected as all-conference first team.
Julianna Dalton in her Cougar debut season was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team as well.
Pukis, a redshirt-sophomore setter from Tacoma, Wash., led the Cougs in total assists for the second consecutive season, totaling 525 in 15 matches. Hannah finished the regular season ranked sixth in the Pac-12 in total assists and ranked fifth in the conference in assists per set at 9.21 as well. She went on to total 36.0 blocks and add 61 kills to her season stats during the year and recorded seven double-doubles also.
Timmer, a sophomore from Emlichheim, Germany led the Cougars in kills with 160 and led the team in kills per set at 3.20 as well. She finished the season ranked 20th overall in the Pac-12 in kills and finished ranked 13th overall in kills per set in the conference also. Pia defensively totaled 104 digs, 2.21 digs per set, and posted 12.0 total blocks during her second year with the Cougs.
Jehlářová, a sophomore middle from Prerov, Czech Republic finished the season leading the Pac-12 in hitting percentage at .415 overall and led the conference in solo blocks with 17 as well. Magda also finished fourth overall in total blocks in the Pac-12 with 71.0. She tallied 110 kills throughout the season to go along with her conference leading hitting percentage and posted 1.51 kills per set. Magda also earned three total Pac-12 Player of the Week selections during this season.
Dalton, a freshman from Parker, Colo., recorded an impressive first season in a Cougar uniform, as she posted 137 kills, 41.0 total blocks and 381 attacks. Julianna went on to finish 25th in the Pac-12 in total kills, and 28th overall in total blocks as well. She posted a career-high 14 kills in three total matches this season, along with a career-high in blocks against Arizona State at six overall.
Washington State looks ahead to the postseason now, as the Cougars were selected as the No. 15 overall seed for the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The current field for the 2020-21 spring season was limited to 48 teams from 64, which sees the top 16 teams earning first-round byes. The Cougs will face either Western Kentucky or Jackson State in the second-round, Thursday, April 15 with first serve slated for 7:30 p.m. PT. and will be broadcast on ESPN3.
INTO THE TWITTER-VERSE
Congratulations to our All-Pac-12 Selections‼️
— Cougar Volleyball (@WSUCougarVB) April 7, 2021