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Okpala Earns AVCA All-Region Honorabe Mention
Okpala tallied eight or more blocks in a single match three times this year.

Okpala tallied eight or more blocks in a single match three times this year.

Dec. 10, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For the second consecutive year, junior middle blocker Chisom Okpalawas selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s All-Region team. Okpala earned Honorable Mention for the Pacific South region that includes teams from the Pac-12, West Coast, Western Athletic, Mountain West and Big West conferences.

Okpala’s newest accolade comes on the heels of another solid season as Long Beach State’s middle blocker. The junior from Yorba Linda, Calif. led the team with a .351 hitting percentage and hit 285 kills this year. She led the 49ers this year with 132 total blocks, averaging 1.15 per set.

Last week, Okpala earned All-Big West First Team honors for the second time after helping The Beach to an 18-11 overall record and an 11-5 record in the Big West. The 49ers ended the 2013 season on a five-match win streak to clinch its 27th consecutive winning season – all under head coach Brian Gimmillaro.

All-Pacific South Region Team

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

Samantha

Bricio**

University of Southern California

OH

So.

Alaysia

Brown

University of San Diego

OH

Jr.

Shelby

Dalton

University of Utah

OPP

Jr.

Chloe 

Ferrari**

University of San Diego

MB

Sr.

Sydney

Gedryn

Cal State Northridge

S

Sr.

Alexa

Gray

BYU

OH

So.

Natalie

Hagglund***

University of Southern California

L

Sr.

Casey

Hinger**

Cal State Northridge

MB

Jr.

Madi

Kingdon

University of Arizona

OH

Jr.

Karsta 

Lowe

UCLA

OPP

Jr.

Ebony

Nwanebu

University of Southern California

OPP

Fr.

Alexis

Olgard

University of Southern California

MB

Sr.

Chantale 

Riddle**

University of New Mexico

OPP

RS Jr.

Becca

Strehlow

Pepperdine University

S

So.

Freshman of the Year: Ebony Nwanebu, Southern California, OPP

Coach of the Year:  Jennifer Petrie, San Diego

Honorable Mention 

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

Camry

Godfrey

BYU

S

So.

Chisom

Okpala

Long Beach State University

MB

Jr.

C'era

Oliveira

University of San Diego

L

Sr.

Taylor

Simpson

University of Colorado

OH

Jr.

Penina

Snuka

University of Arizona

S

Fr.

Erin

Redd-Brandon

University of Utah

MB

Sr.


 

 

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