Eleven from Pac-12 women's volleyball earn 2021 AVCA All-America honors
SAN FRANCISCO - A total of 11 Pac-12 women's volleyball student-athletes were were recognized as first, second and third-team All-Americans on Wednesday when the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its Division I All-America teams.
Utah's Dani Drews and UCLA's Mac May, who combined for the last three Pac-12 Player of the Year awards, earned first-team nods. Drews is the 13th four-time All-American in Conference history, while May is the fifth Bruin to earn at least three AVCA All-America selections.
Stanford's Caitie Baird and Kendall Kipp received their first All-America recognition, landing on the second team. Now a two-time All-American, Washington's Samantha Drechsel was selected to the second team along with teammate and first-time All-American Marin Grote. Oregon's Brooke Nuneviller earned her second consecutive second-team nod.
Third-team All-Americans in 2021, Washington's Ella May Powell collected her third career All-America honor and fellow Husky Claire Hoffman her second. First-time All-America honorees also on the third team were Washington State's Magda Jehlarova and UCLA's Zoe Fleck.
The Pac-12 has now had 10 or more first, second and third-team All-America selections in 13 of the last 17 seasons. Its 11 All-America selections in 2021 were the second most in the country (Big Ten - 12).
Brooke Botkin (USC), Georgia Murphy (Oregon) and Pia Timmer (Washington State) received honorable mention All-America acclaim.
|Magda Jehlarova||Washington State||MB||Jr.|
|Ella May Powell***||Washington||S||Jr.|
|Pia Timmer||Washington State||OH||Jr.|
** two-time selection, *** three-time selection, **** four-time selection