Dec. 18, 2002
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s Stacey Gordon (So., Oshawa, Ontario) was named a first team All-America today by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Gordon, the 2002 Big Ten Player of the Year, had an outstanding season for the 21-11 Buckeyes. Ohio State advanced in the NCAA Championship to the Pacific Regional Semifinals before losing 0-3 to host Stanford. She averaged team-highs of 5.98 kills, .34 aces and 3.36 digs per game in leading Ohio State to a fourth place finish in the Big Ten. Gordon had double-figure kills in every match this season and has a streak of 48 consecutive matches over the last two years. She has had 20 or more kills in 21 matches this season and three with 32 or more including a career-high 36 at Michigan State. She is currently ranked third in the country in kills per game.
Gordon, the 2001 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, was a Mideast All-Region Selection and later was named a second team AVCA All-America and the National Freshman of the Year last season.
She becomes OSU’s fifth first-team AVCA All-America and the first since Vanessa Wouters (1996-97) in 1996.
The awards will be presented Dec. 20, 2002, at the AVCA All-America/Player of the Year banquet at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel.
2002 AVCA Division I All-America First-Team Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown Emily Adams Southern California MB So. 6-5 Phoenix, Arizona Danielle Bauer UC Santa Barbara RS/Opp Sr. 5-11 Santa Ana, California Paige Benjamin Washington OH Sr. 5-11 Redmond, Washington Greichaly Cepero#* Nebraska S Sr. 6-2 Dorado, Puerto Rico Aury Cruz ^ Florida OH Jr. 5-11 Levittown, Puerto Rico Stacey Gordon # Ohio State OH So. 5-11 Oshawa, Ontario, Canada Amber Holmquist^ Nebraska MB Sr. 6-4 Houston, Texas Lily Kahumoku * Hawai’I OH Jr. 6-2 Lubbock, Texas Sara McGee Stanford MB Jr. 6-3 Davis, California April Ross $ Southern California OH Jr. 6-1 Newport Beach, California Logan Tom ^ *% Stanford OH Sr. 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah Kim Willoughby ^ Hawai’I OH Jr. 6-0 Napoleonville, Louisiana
2002 AVCA Division I All-America Second-Team Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown Cassie Busse Minnesota RS/Opp Jr. 6-2 Prior Lake, Minnesota Erin Byrd Wisconsin OH Sr. 6-0 Glen Ellyn, Illinois Kim Glass Arizona OH Fr. 6-3 Lancaster, Pennsylvania Brittany Hochevar Long Beach State S Sr. 6-0 Fowler, Colorado Jennifer Joines# $ Pacific MB Jr. 6-3 Milpitas, California Nicole McCray Florida MB Sr. 6-1 Longview, Texas Lynnette Moster Georgia Tech OH So. 5-10 Liberty, Indiana Ogonna Nnamani # Stanford OH So. 6-1 Normal, Illinois Laura Pilakowski* Nebraska OH Sr. 6-1 Columbus, Nebraska Becky Potter Santa Clara MB Jr. 6-0 Clovis, California Cara Smith Penn State MB Jr. 6-0 Lafayette, Indiana Katie Wilkins # Pepperdine OH Jr. 6-4 Lakeside, California
2002 AVCA Division I All-America Third-Team Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown Michelle Collier South Florida OH Sr. 5-9 Recife, Brazil Lauren Duggins Hawai’I MB Jr. 6-0 Fullerton, California Paula Gentil Minnesota Lib Fr. 5-9 Fortleaza CE, Brazil Laura Greene North Carolina OH Sr. 5-11 Yadkinville, North Carolina Benavia Jenkins # Florida MB Jr. 6-0 Fort Pierce, Florida Mia Jerkov California OH So. 6-3 Split, Croatia Christy Myers Missouri MB Sr. 6-1 Raytown, Missouri Brooke Niles UC Santa Barbara S Sr. 5-9 Woodland Hills, California Molly O’Brien Northern Iowa MB Jr. 5-10 Parnell, Iowa Morgan Shields Wisconsin S Jr. 5-11 Watertown, Wisconsin Elisha Thomas Long Beach State MB Sr. 6-3 Grass Valley, California Mira Topic Texas OH So. 6-3 Kastela Kambelovac, Croatia
^ indicates 2002 AVCA First-Team All-America selection * indicates 2001 AVCA First-Team All-America selection % indicates 2000 AVCA First-Team All-America selection # indicates 2002 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection $ indicates 2001 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection & indicates 2000 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
2002 AVCA Division I Freshman of the Year: Kim Glass, University of Arizona
2002 AVCA Division I Player of the Year: Announced Dec. 20, 2002