Spicer Named First-Team AVCA All-American for Second Straight Year

Dec. 12, 2007

SACRAMENTO - Junior Nellie Spicer earned her second consecutive, first-team All-American honor as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Dec. 12.

The AVCA All-American award is the 38th for UCLA women's volleyball and the 22nd first-team honor. Spicer becomes the sixth Bruin to earn first-team All-American accolades twice, joining Annett Buckner, Liz Masakayan, Daiva Tomkus, Natalie Williams and Elaine Youngs. Just two players, Tomkus and Williams, have earned three, first-team All-American awards.

Spicer, a first-team All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-10 selection, led the Bruins, was third in the Pac-10 and 25th in the nation with 12.92 assists per game. She was also fourth on the team with 3.07 digs per game. Spicer had 22 double-doubles on the year, producing at least 50 assists in a match 14 times. She received All-Tournament Team honors five times, including MVP accolades at the Hawaiian Airlines Volleyball Classic and the UC Irvine/Nike Invitational.

During the postseason, Spicer averaged 13.79 assists and 4.00 digs per game in four tournament matches. She had a career-high 25 digs to go along with 59 assists in the NCAA Regional final against Stanford last Saturday, going on to earn Regional All-Tournament honors. Spicer also had at least 55 assists and double figures in digs in the second-round win against Clemson and the Regional semifinal victory versus Oregon.


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