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Kristen Carlson Named Third-Team All-America

Dec. 13, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association named the University of San Diego's senior outside hitter, Kristen Carlson, third-team All-America, it was announced Wednesday.

Carlson led the Toreros in both kills (5.04 per game) and digs per game (3.46) in 2006, earning San Diego its second conference title in the past three years and helping the team advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years as well. The Purcellville, Va. native is the fourth San Diego player to earn the league's top honor, joining the ranks of former Torero standouts Devon Forster (2004), Petia Yanchulova (1998, 1999) and Jennifer Wrightson (1994). Carlson leads the WCC in double-doubles this season with 23. Carlson was tabbed as the WCC Player of the week three times and took home the October Player of the Month award. Carlson also becomes the second player at USD to earn a third-team All-America honor, joining Lindsey Sherburne who achieved the honor in the 2004 season.

Carlson has also broken into the all-time record books at USD. Her 529 kills on the season ranks her fifth in single-season kills at USD, her 363 digs places her 10th at USD in single-season digs and at 1,060 career-kills she ranks eighth all-time at USD.