2010 NCAA Women’s All-American Awards

Rachael Adams

Division I coaches, top media personnel and various sports information directors voted, and VBM is proud to announce the 2010 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball All-Americans. The 10 first team selections are listed in alphabetical order, followed by 10 second and third team choices.

First Team

RACHAEL ADAMS
Texas, MH, Jr., 6-2, Cincinnati, Ohio
A First Team All-Big 12 honoree, Adams entered the NCAA National Semifinal leading the country in hitting percentage (.448). Through the first four NCAA matches, Adams averaged 3.50 kills per game on .511 hitting and 1.25 blocks per game.

BLAIR BROWN
Penn State, Opp., Sr., 6-5, Purcellville, Va.
Brown was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and led the Nittany Lions in kills in more than 20 matches. The fifth-year senior was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the University Park NCAA Regional after totaling 40 kills and 20 digs through seven games.

BROOKE DELANO
Nebraska, MH, Jr., 6-4, Bellevue, Neb.
A First Team All-Big 12 selection, Delano racked up 295 kills on .406 hitting while leading the Huskers in blocks with 152, good for an average of 1.42 blocks per game. She led the team in points (392.0) and became only the fourth Nebraska player in program history to finish the season hitting over .400.

JULIANN FAUCETTE
Texas, OH, Sr., 6-2, San Diego, Calif.
The Big 12 Player of the Year, Faucette leads the Longhorns with more than 450 kills and 300 digs. She racked up 30 kills against Baylor and had eight double-doubles heading into the NCAA National Semifinal, including 20 kills and 10 digs against Purdue in the NCAA Regional Final.

ALEX JUPITER
USC, OH, Jr., 6-3, Paris, France
Jupiter, a First Team All-Pac 10 selection, became the 17th player in USC history to reach more than 1,000 career kills and she also ranks second in program annals in career points with more than 1,600. She has more than 550 kills this season along and is also the team leader in aces and among the top in digs.

ALIX KLINEMAN
Stanford, OH, Sr., 6-4, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Klineman led the Cardinal with an astounding 5.55 kills per game on .372 hitting with a team-leading 30 aces and 284 digs, the second-highest total on the squad. The Pac-10 Player of the Year, she ended her career with 2,008 career kills, only the second player in Stanford history to surpass the 2,000 career kill plateau.

CARLI LLOYD
Cal, S, Sr., 5-11, Bonsall, Calif.
Lloyd, a First Team All-Pac 10 selection, ranks second all-time in Cal history for career assists and is the first setter among the top ten in career blocks, currently sitting at fifth. Named the Seattle NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player, Lloyd directed the Golden Bear offense to a .364 hitting percentage with eight digs and a match-high four blocks in the sweep of Washington in the Regional Final.

KELLY MURPHY
Florida, S/Opp., Jr., 6-2, Wilmington, Ill.
Murphy led all Gator players with 337 kills and ranked second on the team with 608 assists as a dual-role player. The SEC Player of the Year recorded seven triple-doubles and 23 double-doubles during the 2010 season, including in 15 of her last 17 matches.

TARAH MURREY
Cal, OH, Jr., 6-3, El Cerrito, Calif.
A First Team All-Pac Ten and NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team player, Murrey ranks among the leaders in both the conference and the nation in kills and points. She leads the Golden Bears squad with more than 600 kills and also ranks among the team leaders in aces and digs.

STEPHANIE NIEMER
Cincinnati, OH, Sr., 6-2, Erlanger, Ky.
The Big East Player of the Year, Neimer finished the season ranked fourth in the country in kills per game (5.12) and third in points (5.93). She ended her career ranked first in Cincinnati history in service aces and second in kills and kills per game.

SECOND TEAM
Name • School • Position • Year • Height • Hometown
Gabi Ailes • Stanford • L • Sr. • 5-7 • Bellevue, Neb.
Ashley Benson • Indiana • MH • Sr. • 6-3 • Bloomington, Ind.
Kellie Catanach • Duke • S • Jr. • 6-2 • Tampa, Fla.
Kanani Danielson • Hawaii • OH • Jr. • 5-10 • O’ahu, Hawaii
Lauren Gibbemeyer • Minnesota • MH • Sr. • 6-2 • St. Paul, Minn.
Tyler Henderson • Tulsa • OH • So. • 5-10 • Oklahoma City, Okla.
Cassidy Lichtman • Stanford • OH/S • Sr. • 6-1 • Poway, Calif.
Bre Payton • Northern Iowa • S • Jr. • 5-8 • Waterloo, Iowa
Lauren Williams • USC • MB Jr. • 6-4 • Houston, Texas
Arielle Wilson • Penn State • MH • Sr. • 6-3 • Broadview, Ill.

THIRD TEAM
Name • School • Position • Year • Height • Hometown
Michelle Bartsch • Illinois • OH • Jr. • 6-3 • Maryville, Ill.
Kendall Bateman • USC • S • Jr. • 5-11 • Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Lauren Bledsoe • Florida • MH • Sr. • 6-1 • Long Beach, Calif.
Kindra Carlson • Washington • OH • Sr. • 6-1 • Eaton, Colo.
Nikki Fowler • Tennessee • OH • Sr. • 6-2 • Dallas, Texas
Victoria Henson • Iowa State • OH • Sr. • 5-11 • Leavenworth, Kan.
Danielle Minch • Colorado State • OH • Sr. • 6-2 • Sterling, Colo.
Colleen Ward • Illinois • OH • Jr. • 6-2 • Naperville, Ill.
Hannah Werth • Nebraska • OH • So. • 6-1 • Springfield, Ill.
Lexi Zimmerman • Michigan • S • Sr. • 5-10 • Barrington, Ill.

Originally published in February 2011

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