1997 AVCA JC/CC Player of the Year


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Southern Idaho's Hai Yan Wang Named 1997 AVCA JC/CC Player of the Year

Colorado Springs, Colo. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce that the College of Southern Idaho's Hai Yan Wang has been selected the 1997 AVCA JC/CC Player of the Year.

This season Wang, a sophomore setter/outside hitter, led the Golden Eagles to their fifth consecutive in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship.  She averaged 4.89 assists, 2.78 kills, .74 blocks and .45 aces per game along with a .458 attack percentage.  She earned tournament MVP honors at the NJCAA national tournament for the second consecutive season, becoming only the second student-athlete to accomplish that feat.

She has led the team to a 121-1 overall record in the last two seasons, including two regional and national titles.

The formal presentation of her award will be made Dec. 19, 1997, in Spokane, Wash., at the AVCA Player of the Year/All-America brunch beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The brunch, which will take place at the Spokane Doubletree City Center, is held in conjunction with the 1997 AVCA National Convention

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