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Loyola Marymount senior outside hitter Sarah McFarland was selected as a 2000 AVCA First-Team All-America member as announced Wednesday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association

Loyola Marymount senior outside hitter Sarah McFarland was selected as a 2000 AVCA First-Team All-America member as announced Wednesday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

McFarland, a three-time All-West Coast Conference selection, is a two-time All-American having moved up from the 1999 AVCA Division I All-American Second-Team squad to the first-team in 2000. The Michigan City, Ind. native led the nation for the second consecutive year averaging 7.78 kills per game and set a new NCAA single-season record with that mark. McFarland also led the Lions defensively with 3.38 digs per game. A 6-6 senior, McFarland finished her collegiate career as LMU's all-time kills leader with 2,020 kills, that mark ranks second on the WCC career chart, just nine shy of the top spot.

The AVCA will present the 20th annual All-America awards Friday at the AVCA All-America/Player of the Year banquet at the Richmond (Va.) Marriott Hotel.