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Kipp Named Preseason All-Pac-12

Aug 18, 2021

STANFORD, Calif. – Junior Kendall Kipp has been selected to the 14-player Preseason All-Pac-12 Team, the conference announced today. Additionally, the Pac-12 coaches have picked the Cardinal to finish fourth in the league standings.

Stanford has won 10 of the last 15 Pac-12 Championships and 19 overall since 1986. The Cardinal has finished in the top 4 in the conference in 34 of 35 seasons. The coaches have correctly chosen the champion 20 times out of the past 35 polls.

Kipp is being named preseason all-conference for the second straight season. The opposite is averaging 2.81 kills and 3.11 points per set in 28 career games. She was named to the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team and selected honorable mention all-conference in 2019. The Newport Beach native was also a three-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honoree that season.

Stanford, which received one first-place vote, totaled 95 points. Washington (121) was picked to win the Pac-12 and received 11 first-place votes. UCLA (101) was second and Oregon (100) was third. Rounding out the top half of the poll were Washington State (77) and USC (74).

Utah totaled 66 points to take seventh, followed by Arizona (44), Colorado (39), California (33), Arizona State (30) and Oregon State (12).

The Cardinal opens the season on Friday, Aug. 27 at Villanova and will also play Temple on Saturday, Aug. 28 while in Philadelphia. Stanford will then face six top 12 teams to close out nonconference play – No. 1 Texas (Sept. 5), No. 3 Kentucky (Sept. 19), No. 5 Nebraska (Sept. 14), No. 6 Florida (Aug. 31), No. 7 Minnesota (Sept. 10) and No. 12 Penn State (Sept. 11).

2021 Pac-12 Coaches' Poll

Rank School Points (first-place votes)
1. Washington 121 (11)
2. UCLA 101
3. Oregon 100
4. Stanford 95 (1)
5. Washington State 77
6. USC 74
7. Utah 66
8. Arizona 44
9. Colorado 39
10. California 33
11. Arizona State 30
12. Oregon State 12


2021 Preseason All-Pac-12 Team

Name School
Brooke Botkin USC
Samantha Drechsel Washington
Dani Drews Utah
Zoe Fleck UCLA
Claire Hoffman Washington
Magda Jehlarova Washington State
Kendall Kipp Stanford
Mac May UCLA
élan McCall UCLA
Mima Mirkovic California
Brooke Nuneviller Oregon
Ella May Powell Washington
Hannah Pukis Washington State
Pia Timmer Washington State