Dec. 11, 2002
UCLA sophomore libero Chrissie Zartman was named to the 2002 AVCA All-Pacific Region First Team, it was announced today. Zartman is the only libero among the 12 Pacific Region honorees. Nationwide, only three liberos were selected to the eight AVCA All-Region first teams. Zartman, along with all of the other AVCA Division I Region First-Team honorees will now be considered for AVCA All-America honors.
Zartman took full advantage of the libero position in its first year of existence at the NCAA Division I level, leading the Bruins with a school record 535 digs on the season. Her 4.53 digs per-game average leads the Pac-10 conference. She was also named first-team All-Pac-10 this season.
UCLA reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and concluded the season with a 20-14 record (9-9 Pac-10, tied for 5th).
AVCA All-Pacific Region Team
Emily Adams, USC, MB, Sophomore
Paige Benjamin, Washington, OH, Senior
Lyndsey Hache', Pepperdine, MB, Jr
Kim Glass, Arizona, OH, Freshman
Mia Jerkov, California, OH , Sophomore
Sara McGee, Stanford, MB, Junior
Ogonna Nnamanni, Stanford, OH, Sophomore
Becky Potter, Santa Clara, MB, Junior
April Ross, USC, OH, Junior
Logan Tom, Stanford, OH, Senior
Katie Wilkins, Pepperdine, OH, Junior
Chrissie Zartman, UCLA, L, Sophomore
Region Freshman of the Year: Kim Glass, Arizona, OH
Honorable Mention: Keao Burdine (USC, OH, So.), Noel Frohman (San Diego, OH, Sr.), Gretchen Maurer (Washington, S, Sr.), Katie Olsovsky (USC, MB, Jr.), Stacy Rouwenhorst (Pepperdine, MB, Sr.), Janelle Ruen (Eastern Washington, OH, Sr.)