Zartman, McFarland Earn All-America Honors

Dec. 15, 2004

LONG BEACH, Calif. - UCLA senior libero Chrissie Zartman and senior setter Krystal McFarland were named AVCA All-Americans today. Zartman was named Second-Team All-America, while McFarland was named a Third-Team All-American. They are UCLA's first All-Americans since Kristee Porter earned first-team honors in 2000. This marks the first time since 1994 that the Bruins have had multiple All-American honorees in a single season (Annett Buckner/1st team, Alyson Randick/2nd team).

During her four-year UCLA career, Chrissie Zartman (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) obliterated every digging record in UCLA and Pac-10 history, and climbed high on the NCAA's career digs lists. This season, Zartman's 708 digs is a new UCLA and Pac-10 record, and ranks fifth for digs in a season in NCAA history under the current scoring format. She averaged 5.90 digs per game, which ranks fourth in NCAA Division I history under the 30-point scoring format. Her 2,064 career digs is a new UCLA and Pac-10 record and ranks fourth in NCAA history, while her 4.46 digs per-game average is a Pac-10 record for a completed career, and ranks fifth in NCAA history. She is a three-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection, and this is her first AVCA All-America award.

Setter Krystal McFarland ranks fourth in UCLA history with 3,671 career assists despite playing as a full-time setter for just two full seasons at UCLA. The Ventura, Calif., native came to UCLA as an outside hitter but was converted to the setter position during her true freshman year in 2000 and during her redshirt season in 2001. McFarland split time at setter in a 6/2 offense for head coach Andy Banachowski's Bruins during the 2002 season, then became the team's full-time setter in a 5/1 system in 2003 and '04. An Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 and All-Pacific Region selection this season, McFarland earns her first career All-America honor.

UCLA (21-11, 11-7 Pac-10 4th place) advanced to last Saturday's NCAA Regional Final in Seattle, Wash., before falling to the host Washington Huskies in five games. The NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship is taking place this weekend at the Long Beach Arena. Semifinal matches are Thursday, December 16, and the NCAA Championship match is on Saturday, December 18.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
(25-20, 25-16, 25-13)
Sunday, Sep 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 28-26)
Friday, Sep 11
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)
Saturday, Sep 12
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-20, 25-22, 25-16)
Sunday, Sep 13
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-19, 27-25, 25-23)
Friday, Sep 18
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
Friday, Sep 18
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Sep 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
Sunday, Sep 27
at California
Berkeley, CA
(25-20, 27-25, 25-16)
Friday, Oct 02
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
(29-31, 16-25, 15-25)
Sunday, Oct 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 25-18, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Saturday, Dec 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Thursday, Dec 17 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE
Saturday, Dec 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE