Washington University Volleyball Lands Five on All-UAA Team
St. Louis, Mo., November 6, 2012 – The No. 1-ranked Washington University in St. Louis volleyball team had five student-athletes receive 2012 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) accolades, as announced Tuesday by the Association.
Senior libero Kelly Pang led the way for the Bears, earning all-UAA first-team honors for the fourth-consecutive season. Senior setter Marilee Fisher and senior outside hitter Drew Hargrave joined Pang on the first team, while junior outside hitter Meghan Byrne earned second-team accolades. Junior middle hitter Emily Tulloch received all-UAA honorable mention honors.
Fisher received first-team all-UAA honors for the third-straight season after being a second-team honoree in 2009. She has 957 assists this season and ranks second in the UAA with 10.52 assists per set. Fisher also ranks second on the team with 28 service aces and third with 183 digs. Her 4,472 career assists ranks fourth on Washington University’s all-time list.
Pang became the first player in school history to garner first-team all-UAA honors all four seasons of her career. She is the Bears’ all-time career digs leader (2,486) and holds four of the top-eight single-season digs marks in school history. Pang broke her own single-match digs record (47) Oct. 13 against University of Chicago. She leads the UAA with 6.04 digs per set in 2012, while ranking second in the conference with 0.41 aces per set. Pang has been named the UAA Volleyball Defensive Athlete of the Week six times this season.
Hargrave was named to the all-UAA first team after earning second-team honors in 2011 and honorable mention accolades in 2010. She leads Washington U. and ranks second in the UAA with 3.77 kills per set. Hargrave became the 22nd player in school history to surpass 1,000 career kills in a win over Case Western Reserve University Sept. 30. She ranks ninth on Washington U.’s career attacks list (3,118) and 10th on the single-season attacks leaderboard (1,031). Hargrave was named the D3VB National Player of the Week Sept. 10 and has also been named the UAA Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week four times in 2012.
Byrne earned all-UAA second-team honors for the second year in a row, after receiving first-team accolades in 2010. She ranks second on the team with 2.67 kills per set, and is fourth on the team with 22 aces in 2012. Byrne is closing in on her 1,000th career kill, with 954 in her first three seasons for the Bears.
Tulloch was selected to the all-UAA honorable mention for the first time in her career. She leads the Bears and ranks third in the UAA with a .329 hitting percentage. Tulloch also ranks third on the team with 2.35 kills per set, while being Washington U.’s second-leading blocker with 58.
The Bears will travel to Elmhurst, Ill., for the 2012 NCAA Division III Volleyball Regional Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11. Washington U. takes on College of Mount St. Joseph in the opening round at 3 p.m. Friday.