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Sophomore outside hitter Katie Wilkins capped an impressive 2001 season bybeing selected a second team All-American, it was announced by the AmericanVolleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Sophomore outside hitter Katie Wilkins capped an impressive 2001 season by being selected a second team All-American, it was announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Wilkins led Pepperdine and the West Coast Conference (WCC) with a 4.96 kills-per-game average, registered a .284 hitting percentage and tallied 47 blocks. She reached double-digit kill totals in 24 of 27 matches and recorded seven double-doubles (kills-digs) while helping the Waves register a 23-4 overall record, capture the WCC title and advance to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Championships.

In addition to earning All-American honors, Wilkins was named to the AVCA's All-Pacific Region Team, selected the WCC's Player of the Year, garnered first team all-conference honors, earned-league Player of the Month honors and was chosen WCC Player of the Week three times.

Wilkins becomes the fifth player in Pepperdine history to receive All-American recognition and her second-team selection is the highest ever by Waves player.

The list of other Pepperdine women's volleyball players to earn All-American honors includes Julie Evans (1987), Lisa Bevington (1988), Carolyn Hueth (1991) and Jamie Hill (1999).