OMAHA, Neb. -- A pair of Creighton Volleyball juniors have been named Honorable-Mention All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, it was announced today. Kelli Browning and Michelle Sicner give the Bluejays a pair of All-Americans in the same season for the second straight campaign, when Browning and Megan Bober accomplished the feat.
A junior middle blocker from Waukesha, Wis., Browning averaged 2.45 kills and a BIG EAST-best 1.53 blocks per set for the Bluejays. She hit .323 on the year and ranks eighth nationally in blocks per set. Browning is a two-time all-conference performer and earns joins Bober (2010, 12) as the second player in Creighton Volleyball history to earn All-America acclaim on multiple occasions.
A junior setter from Omaha, Sicner averaged 10.00 assists, 2.68 digs, 1.47 kills and 0.97 blocks per set while also hitting .300 for Creighton in 2013. Sicner led CU with 16 double-doubles and four triple-doubles during the year, which also saw her earn AVCA National Player of the Week honors on October 15. Sicner was recognized as a Second-Team All-BIG EAST selection this fall. This is her first time she's been named an AVCA All-American.
Creighton finished the 2013 season with a 23-9 overall record while winning an NCAA Tournament match for the third time in four seasons. The Bluejays are coached by Kirsten Bernthal Booth.
2013 AVCA DIVISION I FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA First Name Last Name School Position Year Height Hometown Inky Ajanaku Stanford University MB So. 6'3 Tulsa, Okla. Tori Dixon^ University of Minnesota MB Sr. 6'3 Burnsville, Minn. Haley Eckerman@* University of Texas OH Jr. 6'3 Waterloo, Iowa Natalie Hagglund$* University of Southern California L Sr. 5'9 Encinitas, Calif. Micha Hancock* Penn State University S Jr. 5'11 Edmond, Okla. Emily Hartong@* University of Hawai'i OH Sr. 6'2 Los Alamitos, Calif. Lisa Henning%# University of Missouri OH Sr. 6'1 Blue Springs, Mo. Molly Kreklow University of Missouri S Sr. 6'0 Delano, Minn. Chloe Mann* University of Florida MB Sr. 6'2 Gainesville, Fla. Ebony Nwanebu University of Southern California OH Fr. 6'4 Fairview, Texas Kelsey Robinson@ University of Nebraska OH Sr. 6'2 Bartlett, Ill. Ariel Scott%* Penn State University RS Sr. 6'4 Ridgewood, N.J. Krista Vansant^ University of Washington OH Jr. 6'2 Redlands, Calif. Carly Wopat* Stanford University MB Sr. 6'2 Santa Barbara, Calif.
2013 AVCA DIVISION I SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA First Name Last Name School Position Year Height Hometown Whitney Billings ^ University of Kentucky RS Sr. 6'2 Helena, Ala. Liz Brenner^ University of Oregon OH Jr. 6'1 Portland, Ore. Samantha Bricio University of Southern California OH So. 6'2 Guadalajara, Mexico Madi Bugg Stanford University S So. 6'0 Apex, N.C. Lauren Carlini University of Wisconsin S Fr. 6'2 Aurora, Ill. Chloe Ferrari University of San Diego MB Sr. 6'1 Clovis, Calif. Kristen Hahn^ Iowa State University L Sr. 5'6 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Christina Higgins University of California RS Jr. 6'2 Inglewood, Calif. Deja McClendon!$# Penn State University OH Sr. 6'1 Louisville, Ky. Sallie McLaurin# University of Oklahoma MB Sr. 6'2 Midwest City, Okla. Chiaka Ogbogu The University of Texas MB Fr. 6'2 Coppell, Texas Bailey Webster$^ The University of Texas OH Sr. 6'3 Baltimore, Md. Lauren Wicinski%^ Michigan State University OH Sr. 6'1 Geneva, Ill. Ashley Wittman@ University of Minnesota OH Sr. 6'0 Shakopee, Minn.
2013 AVCA DIVISION I THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA First Name Last Name School Position Year Height Hometown McKenzie Adams UTSA OH Sr. 6'3 Schertz, Texas Jocelynn Birks University of Illinois OH RS So. 6'2 Willow Springs, Ill. Chelsey Feekin Wichita State University S Sr. 6'1 Papillion, Neb. Alexa Gray Brigham Young University OH So. 6'2 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Caroline Jarmoc^ University of Kansas MB RS Sr. 6'2 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Elizabeth Koberstein Marquette University S Sr. 5'11 Madison, Wis. Kori Moster Michigan State University L Jr. 5'4 Cincinnati, Ohio Kaleigh Nelson University of Washington OH Jr. 6'0 Salem, Ore. Val Nichol Purdue University S Jr. 6'1 Normal, Ill. Alexis Olgard University of Southern California MB Sr. 6'5 Spokane, Wash. Chantale Riddle University of New Mexico RS RS Jr. 6'0 Roswell, N.M. Kadie Rolfzen University of Nebraska OH Fr. 6'3 Papillion, Neb. Emily Sklar Duke University OH So. 6'3 San Jose, Calif. Katie Slay@^ Penn State University MB Sr. 6'6 Raleigh, N.C.
2013 Division I AVCA Freshman of the Year: Ebony Nwanebu, Southern Calif., OH 2013 Division I AVCA Player of the Year: Announced at the AVCA All-America/Player of the Year Banquet presented by Northwestern Mutual on Friday.
2013 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-America First Name Last Name School Position Year Avery Acker SMU S So. Chelsea Albers University of Kansas RS Jr. Hannah Allison University of Texas S Sr. Ashley Andrade Wichita State University MB Sr. Autumn Bailey Marquette University OH Fr. Edina Begic Arkansas-Little Rock OH Jr. Khat Bell University of Texas MB Jr. Jennifer Beltran University of Illinois L Sr. Abbey Bessler Xavier University OH Fr. Mackenzie Bigbee Iowa State University RS So. Jovana Bjelica University of North Carolina OH Gr. Taylor Brauneis University of Florida S Sr. Alaysia Brown University of San Diego OH Jr. Kelli Browning Creighton University MB Jr. Rachel Brummitt Texas Tech University L Jr. Jordan Burgess Stanford University OH So. Kathryn Caine Virginia Tech RS Jr. Joan Caloiaro University of California S Sr. Ellen Chapman University of Wisconsin OH Jr. Jennifer Cross University of Michigan MB Sr. Adrianna Culbert Colorado State University OPP So. Kelli Culbertson University of Tulsa OH Sr. Shelby Dalton University of Utah OPP Jr. Lexie Dannemiller University of Michigan S Jr. Maggie Deichmeister Duke University S Jr. Megan Devine East Tennessee State University OH Sr. Jewell Dobson Lipscomb University MB Jr. Darcy Dorton College of Charleston OH RS Sr. Lauren Ford Lipscomb University OH Jr. Deedra Foss Colorado State University S RS Jr. Kimmy Gardiner Mississippi State University RS Fr. Sydney Gedryn Cal State Northridge S Sr. Kyle Gilbert Stanford University L Jr. Abby Gilleland Ohio University S So. Nia Grant Penn State University MB Jr. Kristina Graven St. Mary's College OH Sr. Meghan Haggerty University of Nebraska MB So. Victoria Hamsher Virginia Tech MB Sr. Meredith Hays University of Arkansas OH Jr. Xitali Herrera UTEP MB Sr. Casey Hinger Cal State Northridge MB Jr. Briana Holman Lousiana State University MB Fr. Alex Holston University of Florida RS Fr. Stephanie Holthus Northwestern Univesrity OH Sr. Jeni Houser University of Notre Dame MB Jr. Camila Jersonsky Auburn University MB Sr. KiKi Jones Purdue University MB Jr. Carly Kan University of Missouri OH Fr. Colleen King University of Denver RS Sr. Madi Kingdon University of Arizona OH Jr. Shelby Kintzel University of Northern Iowa MB Sr. Romana Kriskova VCU OH So. Kendall Kritenbrink University of South Dakota OH Jr. Kelly Lamberti Ohio University OH Jr. Kaitlyn Leary Ohio State University OH Sr. Kristyna Lindovska American University OH Jr. Whitney Little University of Missouri MB Jr. Karsta Lowe UCLA OPP Jr. Mel Mandelbaum Tulane University S Sr. Cori Martone Tulane University OH Sr. Alexis Mathews Michigan State University MB Sr. Molly McCage University of Texas MB So. Sara McClinton University of Kansas OH Jr. Ali McCurdy Duke University L Sr. Erin McNorton University of Kansas S Sr. Roxanne McVey Mississippi State University L So. Alexandra Morgan University of Kentucky MB Sr. Brea Muhle University of Denver MB Sr. Ellen Mullins University of Tennessee L Sr. Ashley Neff Florida State University MB Sr. Paige Neuenfeldt University of North Carolina MB So. Meghan Niemann Marquette University MB RS Fr. Adrianna Nora University of Minnesota RS Jr. Jeme Obeime Duke University OH Jr. C'era Oliveira University of San Diego L Sr. Jenna Orlandini University of Washington L Sr. Karin Palgutova St. John's University OH So. Samantha Peters Colorado State University MB RS Sr. Mary Pollmiller University of Nebraska S Jr. Lauren Rafdal University of Toledo OH Sr. Ziva Recek University of Florida OH So. Tyler Richardson Middle Tennessee State University MB RS So. Krystal Rivers University of Alabama MB RS Fr. Raymariely Santos University of Arkansas S Sr. DeLaina Sarden UCF MB Jr. Allie Sawatzky Texas A&M University S Sr. Jordan Shaw Saint Mary's College OH Sr. Michelle Sicner Creighton University S Jr. Mo Simmons Clemson University OH Sr. Natalia Skiba Northeastern University L Jr. Alex Smith Xavier University MB Sr. Aubree Smith Xavier University S Jr. Erica Stahl Butler University MB Jr. Vendula Strakova Hampton University RS Jr. Becca Strehlow Pepperdine University S So. Juliette Thevenin University of South Carolina OH Sr. Carly Thomas Missouri State University S Sr. Brittany Thomas University of Alabama OH Fr. Molly Toon University of Michigan OH Sr. Taylor Unroe University of Florida L Jr. Elise Walch Florida State University RS Sr. Nicole Walch Florida State University OH So. Sierra Wilson University of Alabama S So.
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