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    Four SEC Players Earn AVCA All-America Status

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Four Southeastern Conference volleyball players were named to the 33rd-annual AVCA Division I All-America teams for volleyball, including three first-team selections. In addition, all players who earned All-Region selections last week but were not selected for the All-America teams earned AVCA Honorable Mention All-America status. 
     
    The awards will be presented on Friday in Seattle at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet. 
     
    Each of the three All-America teams is comprised of 14 athletes.  
     
    First-team AVCA All-America selections from SEC schools include Missouri’s Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow, and Florida’s Chloe Mann. Kentucky’s Whitney Billings earned second-team All-America status. 
     
    The selections were made by the AVCA Division I All-America Committee:  East Region: Mike Johnson, Xavier; East Coast Region: Tonya Johnson, Georgia Tech; Midwest Region, Chris Lamb, Wichita State; North Region: Molly Alvey, Cincinnati; Northeast Region: Sherry Dunbar, Indiana; Pacific North Region: Jennifer Greeny, Washington State; Pacific South Region: Jeff Nelson, New Mexico; South Region: Matt Peck, Middle Tennessee; Southeast Region: Craig Skinner, Kentucky; Southwest Region: Santiago Restrepo, Oklahoma.  The AVCA Awards Chair is Wisconsin Head Volleyball Coach Kelly Sheffield, but because of his responsibilities as a participant in the NCAA Semifinals, Skinner served as acting chair.
     
    2013 AVCA Division I All-America Teams
     
    All-America First Team
    Inky Ajanaku, Stanford
    Tori Dixon, Minnesota
    Haley Eckerman, Texas
    Natalie Hagglund, Southern Cal
    Micha Hancock, Penn State
    Emily Hartong, Hawaii
    Lisa Henning, Missouri
    Molly Kreklow, Missouri
    Chloe Mann, Florida
    Ebony Nwanebu, Southern Cal
    Kelsey Robinson, Nebraska
    Ariel Scott, Penn State
    Krista Vansant, Washington
    Carly Wopat, Stanford
     
    All-America Second Team
    Whitney Billings, Kentucky
    Liz Brenner, Oregon
    Samantha Bricio, Southern Cal
    Madi Bugg, Stanford
    Lauren Carlini, Wisconsin
    Chloe Ferrari, San Diego
    Kristen Hahn, Iowa State
    Christina Higgins, Cal
    Deja McClendon, Penn State
    Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma
    Chiaka Ogbogu, Texas
    Bailey Webster, Texas
    Lauren Wicinski, Michigan State
    Ashley Wittman, Minnesota
     
    All-America Third Team
    McKenzie Adams, UTSA
    Jocelynn Birks, Illinois
    Chelsey Feekin, Wichita State
    Alexa Gray, BYU
    Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas
    Elizabeth Koberstein, Marquette
    Kori Moster, Michigan State
    Kaleigh Nelson, Washington
    Val Nichol, Purdue
    Alexis Olgard, Southern Cal
    Chantale Riddle, New Mexico
    Kadie Rolfzen, Nebraska
    Emily Sklar, Duke
    Katie Slay, Penn State