Dec. 6, 2011
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- Four WCC volleyball players received 2011 Division I All-Region honors, announced by the AVCA. BYU's Jennifer Hamson, Pepperdine University's Kim Hill, and University of San Diego's Chloe Ferrari were selected to the Pacific Region All-Region team, while Pepperdine's Kellie Woolever garnered Honorable Mention.
BYU's Hamson earned AVCA Division I All-Pacific Region after leading the BYU women's volleyball team to a winning season in 2011. A product of Lindon, Utah, Hamson recorded 422 total kills for the Cougars, averaging 3.94 per set. Hamson ranked No. 22 in the nation for points per set with 4.88. On defense, Hamson ranked second on the team in digs with 2.38 per set, 255 total, and posted 1.08 blocks per set, 116 total. Hamson also led the team in service aces with 39 total.
During the 2011 season, Hamson earned WCC Player of the Week and WCC Player of the Month. She was also named to the all-conference first team for her performance in league play.
Pepperdine's Hill, the 2011 WCC Player of the Year, was placed on the first team for the second-straight season. Hill has been instrumental in the Waves' success this season and contributed in every facet of the game with averages of 3.89 kills/set, 2.32 digs/set, 0.81 blocks/set and 0.26 service aces/set. She was named the WCC Player of the Week a season-high four times and this season, became Pepperdine's 15th member of the 1,000 kills club.
San Diego's Chloe Ferrari, 2011 All-WCC First Team selection and 2010 WCC Freshman of the Year, helped lead her team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and a 28-5 overall record, the best overall record in program history. Ferrari led the conference during her 2011 campaign in hitting percentage with a .385 clip and defensively, ranked 10th in the WCC in blocks.
Honorable mention Woolever is in her second year with Pepperdine and quarterbacks the Wave offense with 11.18 assists/set to rank first in the WCC and 27th in the NCAA. With Woolever managing the offense, the Waves have hit .256 this season. The southpaw has also tallied 1.18 kills/set earned on a .290 hitting average and added 2.99 digs/set and 0.67 blocks/set.
All all-region honorees are eligible for AVCA All-America Team distinction, which will be announced on Wednesday, December 14.
Hill and Woolever will continue to represent the WCC in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen against Kansas State in Honolulu, Hawai'i on Friday, December 9 at 7:00 PM PT. The winner will face either USC or Hawai'i in the regional final on Saturday, December 19.
From BYUcougars.com and pepperdinesports.com