Drews and Koerber Named AVCA All-Americans
SALT LAKE CITY – For the second year in a row, Dani Drews and Kenzie Koerber both were named AVCA All-Americans, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced on Tuesday, April 21.
With the announcement, Drews has become the first Utah volleyball student-athlete to be named an AVCA First Team All-American two times. Over the past three years, all she's done is break records and this spring has been no different. She also became the first Pac-12 Player of the Year and the first to be named the Pacific South Region Player of the Year for a second time.
Drews has had a dominant season leading Utah in kills in every single match and leading the nation in kills per set with 5.21. She was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week twice, while she totaled 344 kills in 18 matches. Out of the 18 matches, Drews had eight matches with at least 20 kills and two with 30 kills. In the Utes NCAA Tournament match, she had 20 kills hitting .341 against Pittsburgh.
This is the third time Drews has earned All-American honors in her career. She was named a Second Team All-American after her sophomore season and First Team All-American the last two seasons.
For Koerber, this is the second time she's been named an AVCA Second Team All-American. She finished the season with 163 kills hitting .265. She led the team with 26 service aces and led the Pac-12 averaging .45 service aces per set. These numbers also helped Koerber be named a Senior CLASS Women's Volleyball First Team All-American.
This caps a good spring season for Utah, where they finished 13-5 overall and third in the Pac-12.