Women's Volleyball Presents Team Awards

Jan. 31, 2007

The UCLA women's volleyball team presented 11 team awards at its annual season-ending banquet on January 21. The banquet followed UCLA's best season since 1994, a campaign that finished with a 33-4 record and a trip to the National Semifinals at Qwest Center Omaha, December 14-16.

Senior middle blocker Nana Meriwether was one of three Bruins to earn All-America honors and was one of four Honda Award finalists for the 2006 season. She also became the first player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in two statistical categories in the same year, topping the list in attack percentage and blocks per game.

Joining Meriwether on the AVCA's First-Team All-America list was sophomore setter Nellie Spicer, and senior outside hitter Katie Carter was named to the AVCA All-America third team.

Head coach Andy Banachowski earned two National Coach of the Year honors, as he was presented with the Tachikara/AVCA Division I Women's Coach of the Year award at a Dec. 14 banquet in Omaha, Neb., and he has also been selected as the Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year for 2006.

Team awards were presented as follows:

Highest in-season GPA: Jade Machado
Best Conditioned Athlete: Katie Carter
Best Server: Colby Lyman
Best Passer: Colby Lyman
Best Setter: Nellie Spicer
Best Hitter: Nana Meriwether
Best Digger: Jordan Smith
Best Blocker: Nana Meriwether
Best Newcomer: Ali Daley
Most Improved: Kaitlin Sather
Team MVP: Nana Meriwether

UCLA's successful season yielded a second-place Pac-10 finish with a 15-3 conference record, and a third-place national finish. The Bruins fell to top seeded and eventual NCAA Champion Nebraska in front of a then-record crowd of 17,014 fans at Qwest Center Omaha on Dec. 14.


EVENT INFORMATION
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 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
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
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