2002 AVCA NAIA All-America Teams

12/10/2002

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2002 AVCA NAIA All-Americans

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its women's volleyball All-America teams for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as selected by the NAIA Volleyball All-America Selection Committee.

Houston Baptist University senior outside hitter Elele Ekadeli was honored as the 2002 AVCA NAIA Volleyball Player of the Year. She paced the Huskies to the 2002 NAIA national title match before losing to National American University on Dec. 7.

2002 AVCA NAIA FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

Player Institution Pos. Yr. Hometown
Sola Del Rio ^$ Point Loma Nazarene University S Sr. Oceanside, California
Elele Ekadeli ^ Houston Baptist University OH Sr. Nakuru, Kenya
Lin Gao ^@ Fresno Pacific University OH Jr.. Shen Yang, China
Marla Mach ^$ College of Saint Mary (Neb.) S Sr. Omaha, Nebraska
Regiane Manzato # National American Univ.(S.D.) MB So. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kim Martin # Taylor University (Ind.) OH Sr. Oswego, Illinois
Fernanda Vivancos Miranda ^$  National AmericanUniv. (S.D.) S Jr. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Yesmina Moreno-Pino Columbia College (Mo.) MB Sr. Medellin, Columbia
Patti Scofield # Westmont College OH Jr. Atascadero, California
Rochelle Short Point Loma Nazarene University MB Jr. Stockton, California
Shelley Stanton Madonna University OH Sr. Linden, Michigan
Mesha Wimer # Fresno Pacific University MB        So. Sanger, California

2002 AVCA NAIA SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

Player Institution Pos. Yr. Hometown
Luciana Camargo National American Univ.(S.D.) OH Fr. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sarah Emmer Houston Baptist University S Jr. Sugar Land, Texas
Ivana Fabryova Olivet Nazarene University OH Sr. Nitru, Solovikia
Jenny Gackle Dickinson State University OH Jr. Jamestown, North Dakota
Jennifer Gruber Morningside College MB Sr. Pocahontas, Iowa
Vanessa Tjrelli Macedo              National AmericanUniv. (S.D.)    RS/Opp Fr. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kristina Matchett Southern Oregon University OH Jr. Klamath Falls, Oregon
Emmalee McCoy Graceland University (Iowa) OH Sr. Bettendorf, Iowa
Kristyn Price Albertson College (Idaho) OH Sr. Bellevue, Idaho
Jenna Sagehorn Azusa Pacific University OH Jr. Chino Hills, California
Endrinha Sosa ^* Columbia College (Mo.) OH Sr. Merida, Venezuela
Lindsey Wilt Walsh University S Jr. Bucyrus, Ohio

2002 AVCA NAIA Player of the Year: Elele Ekadeli (Houston Baptist University)

^ indicates 2001 AVCA NAIA First-Team All-America selection
* indicates 2000 AVCA NAIA First-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2001 AVCA NAIA Second-Team All-America selection
$ indicates 2000 AVCA NAIA Second-Team All-America selection
@ indicates 1999 AVCA NAIA First-Team All-America selection

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