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Four WAC Players Earn AVCA All-America Honors
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Four WAC volleyball players have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America team. Hawai’i’s Kanani Danielson headlined the group with first team honors, while teammate Emily Hartong received second team honors. In addition, Brittany Hewitt of Hawai’i and Jennah DeVries of New Mexico State were named to the honorable mention team.

Danielson, a 5-10 outside hitter, was a first team All-American in each of the last two years and third team All-American in 2008. Earlier this year she became just the third player in league history to earn WAC Player of the Year honors three times. She posted a conference-leading 15 double-doubles in the regular season, and recorded her 21st of the year against USC in the Honolulu Regional semifinal, which included a career-high 23 digs. Danielson was named the 2011 WAC Tournament MVP and earned all-WAC honors for the fourth time. She finished 2011 ranking in the top 40 nationally in points per set and in the top 50 nationally in kills per set.

A 6-2 sophomore middle blocker, Hartong was named first team all-WAC for the second year in a row and ranks in the Top 25 nationally in hitting percentage (.369). The California native had six matches with 10 or more kills and hit .300 or better in 24 of 33 matches this season.

Hewitt finished the season with 152 total blocks and ranks 18th nationally in blocks per set (1.36). She has led Hawai‘i in total blocks in each of her three seasons and is a three-time all-WAC honoree, earning first team honors in each of the last two seasons. She was also named to the all-tournament team at the WAC Tournament.

DeVries earned the honors for the third consecutive year as she led the Aggies and was third in the WAC with 10.78 assists per set. A three-time first team all-WAC selection, she was named to the WAC Tournament all-tournament team. She posted 13 double-doubles on the season and closed out her career with 4,051 assists, good for fourth place all-time in the Aggie record books.
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