Cougs See Three Named AVCA All-Region
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State volleyball saw three student-athletes, Magda Jehlářová, Hannah Pukis and Pia Timmer, named to the AVCA Pacific North All-Region as was announced Tuesday.
This is the first time in Washington State volleyball history where three student-athletes have been named AVCA All-Region First Team as well.
Jehlářová, a sophomore middle from Prerov, Czech Republic, earns her second career First Team All-Region selection after she 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. She was also earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors 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. Hannah was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team as well.
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. Pia was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team also.
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.
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