Creighton players honored

Megan Bober

OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton Volleyball's Megan Bober and Kelli Browning have
been named Honorable-Mention All-Americans by the American Volleyball
Coaches Association. This marks the first time that Creighton has had two
women pick up All-America honors in the same season.

Creighton's previous All-America honorees include Kelly Goc (2007), Jessica
Houts (2008) and Bober (2010), who each earned honorable-mention accolades
as well. Bober is the first player in program history to earn All-America
honors twice.

A senior from Murdock, Neb., Bober was named MVC Player of the Year after
averaging 9.69 assists, 2.99 digs, 1.93 kills and 1.00 blocks per set. She
owned six triple-doubles and set a school-record with 24 double-doubles on
the fall. Bober is the nation's only player to average at least 9.6 assists,
2.9 digs and 1.00 blocks per set this season, and she wraps up her career
ranked first in matches played (128), matches started (128), consecutive
matches started (128) and sets played (480), second in assists (4,359) and
block assists (380), fourth in total blocks (422), fifth in assists per set
(9.08), sixth in aces (86), seventh in hitting percentage (.260) and points
(1151.0) and eighth in both digs (1,123) and block solos (42).

Browning was named MVC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-MVC
after averaging 2.82 kills and 1.65 blocks per set. Her 189 block assists
established an MVC single-season record, and her 204 total blocks and .370
hitting percentage also set Creighton single-season marks. The sophomore
middle blocker from Waukesha, Wis., had five different matches of 10 or more
blocks, and tied a league mark with 15 block assists on Sept. 8 vs. Tulsa.
She will enter 2013 as Creighton's all-time leader in career hitting
percentage (.340) and blocks per set (1.35).

Creighton wrapped up its best season in program history on December 1st,
finishing 29-4. The Bluejays won their first MVC regular-season and
tournament titles in program history, while also earning its first national
ranking in program history.

2012 AVCA DIVISION I FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

Name School Position Year Height Hometown
Alaina Bergsma# University of Oregon OH SR 6'3 Chandler, AZ
Lauren Cook University of Nebraska S SR 5'8 Lincoln, NE
Haley Eckerman^ University of Texas OH SO 6'3 Waterloo, IA
Natalie Hagglund* University of Southern California L/DS JR 5'9 Encinitas,
CA
Jennifer Hamson Brigham Young University RS/Opp. JR 6'7 Lindon, UT
Micha Hancock Penn State University S SO 5'11 Edmond, OK
Katherine Harms University of Minnesota RS/Opp. SR 6'2 Albertville, MN
Emily Hartong^ University of Hawaii OH JR 6'2 Los Alamitos, CA
Tabi Love UCLA OH SR 6'5 Dauphin, MN
Chloe Mann University of Florida MB JR 6'2 Gainesville, FL
Lauren Plum University of Oregon S JR 5'9 Poway, CA
Ariel Scott# Penn State University RS/Opp. JR 6'4 Ridgewood, NJ
Bailey Webster* University of Texas OH JR 6'3 Baltimore, MD
Carly Wopat Stanford University MB JR 6'2 Santa Barbara, CA

2012 AVCA DIVISION I SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
Name School Position Year Height Hometown
Lola Arslanbekova# University of Louisville OH SR 5'11 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Whitney Billings University of Kentucky RS/Opp. JR 6'2 Helena, AL
Elizabeth Brenner University of Oregon OH SO 6'1 Portland, OR
Tori Dixon University of Minnesota MB JR 6'3 Burnsville, MN
Kristen Hahn Iowa State University L/DS JR 5'6 Cedar Rapids, IA
Tyler Henderson^@ University of Tulsa OH SR 5'11 Oklahoma City, OK
Caroline Jarmoc University of Kansas MB JR 6'2 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Gina Mancuso* University of Nebraska OH SR 6'1 Omaha, NE
Samantha Selsky University of Dayton S SR 5'10 Manhattan Beach, CA
Katie Slay@ Penn State University MB JR 6'6 Raleigh, NC
Ariel Turner* Purdue University OH SR 6'1 Highlands Ranch, CO
Krista Vansant University of Washington OH SO 6'2 Redlands, CA
Hannah Werth@ University of Nebraska OH SR 6'1 Springfield, IL
Lauren Wicinski# Michigan State University OH JR 6'1 Geneva, IL

2012 AVCA DIVISION I THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
Name School Position Year Height Hometown
Dana Cranston Colorado State University OH SR 6'3 Fort St. John, BC
Jennifer Cross University of Michigan MB JR 6'4 Scarborough, Ontario
Katie Fuller University of Southern California RS/Opp. SR 6'2 Olivehain, CA
Lisa Henning# University of Missouri RS/Opp. JR 6'1 Blue Springs, MO
Mari Hole The Ohio State University OH SR 6'0 Oslo, Norway
Stephanie Holthus Northwestern University OH JR 5'11 Burlington, IL
Alison Landwehr* Iowa State University S SR 6'0 St. Louis, MO
Deja McClendon^@ Penn State University OH JR 6'1 Louisville, KY
Sallie McLaurin University of Oklahoma MB JR 6'2 Midwest City, OK
Monique Mead Georgia Tech RS/Opp. SR 5'10 Newnan, GA
Ashley Neff Florida State University MB JR 6'3 Kennesaw, GA
Gwen Rucker University of Louisville MB SR 6'2 Lexington, KY
Emani Sims University of Miami MB SO 5'11 Glenview, IL
Kellie Woolever Pepperdine University S JR 6'0 Long Beach, CA

* indicates 2011 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
^ indicates 2011 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2011 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
$ indicates 2010 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
@ indicates 2010 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
% indicates 2010 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
! indicates 2009 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
+ indicates 2009 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
2012 Division I AVCA Freshman of the Year: Ziva Recek, Florida, OH
2012 Division I AVCA Player of the Year: Announced at AVCA
All-America/Players of the Year Banquet on Dec. 14, 2012.

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