1999 AVCA Division III All-America Teams


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The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 19th annual All-America and National Player of the Year awards for Division III women's volleyball. The awards will be presented Dec. 2, 1999 at the NCAA Division III Women's National Championship banquet at Ellis Hall on the Juniata College campus in Huntingdon, Pa. beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Division III semifinals and finals are scheduled for 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Juniata's Memorial Gymnasium.

AVCA Division III National Player of the Year Abbie Brown from Central College has earned this award for the second straight year. Brown and Kristin Hershey of Juniata College were named to the first team for the third consecutive season. Juniata College and Central each placed three student-athletes on the on the first team all-America.

The 1999 All-America selections were made by the AVCA Division III All-America Committee: Jenny McDowell, Emory University, chairperson; Mary Cahill, Chapman University; Patti Ford, UW-River Falls; Valerie Gin, Gordon College; Jim Lodes, SUNY Brockport; Stephanie Schleuder, Macalester College; Mary Schutten, Calvin College; and Beth Ann Wilson, Marymount University.


Player Institution Pos. Yr.  Ht. Hometown
Abbie Brown *# Central College MB Sr. 6-0 Eldora, Iowa
Colleen Carver * Juniata College S Sr. 5-6 Ringwood, N.J.
Katie Gielow  Washington University (Mo.) MB Jr. 6-1 Herculaneum, Mo.
Kate Hachadourian +  SUNY Cortland MB Sr. 5-10 Hillsdale, N.J.
Kristin Hershey *# Juniata College MB Sr. 5-11 York, Pa.
Angela Muenkel Wisconson-LaCrosse OH Sr. 5-8 Mazeppa, Minn.
Angie Nielsen Central College S So. 5-10  Ankeny, Iowa
Lynn Olsen *@ Wisconsin-Whitewater MB Sr. 6-0  Merrill, Wis.
Leslie Punelli + UC San Diego OH Jr. 5-6 Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Carrie Ritland Bethel College OH Sr. 5-8 Kirkwood, Mo.
Candace Wilson * Central College MB Jr. 6-1 Britt, Iowa
Carrie Zeller * Juniata College OH Sr. 5-9 Laguna Beach, Calif.
Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Amanda Colby Bates College MB Sr. 6-2 Willimantic, Conn.
Alisha Farley + Trinity University (Texas) MB Sr. 5-11 El Cajon, Calif.
Melissa Mattson Wisconsin-River Falls MB Jr. 6-1 Alden, Minn.
Ushi Patel Rochester Inst. of Technology S Sr. 5-4 San Jose, Calif.
Desiree Pratt Trinity University (Texas) S Jr. 5-7 League City, Texas
Betsy Owens College of Mount St. Joseph OH So. 5-10 Delhi Township, Ohio
Annie Rome Muskingum College OH Sr. 5-11 Cambridge, Ohio
Therese Schlesiger SUNY Cortland MB Sr. 6-0 Binghamton, N.Y.
Allison Schnitzer +@ Wellesley College OH Sr. 5-8 Las Vegas, Nev.
Christina Southward Wisconsin-Oshkosh S So. 5-7 St. Anthony, Minn.
Rhonda Volkers Calvin College MB Jr. 5-10 Zeeland, Mich.
Megan Williams Emory University MB Jr. 5-11 Salt Lake City, Utah

1999 AVCA Division III National Player of the Year: Abbie Brown, Central College

* indicates 1998 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

# indicates 1997 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

+ indicates 1998 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

@ indicates 1997 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

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