Dec. 8, 1999
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Three UCLA players have named All-District-8 by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, it was announced today. Junior middle blocker Elisabeth Bachman and sophomore outside hitter Kristee Porter are making their second consecutive appearance on the team while sophomore setter Erika Selsor is a first-time honoree.
Pac-10 co-champions UCLA and Stanford lead the All-District 8 team with three selections apiece. All 12 members of each of the eight All-District teams are now eligible for All-America honors, which will be announced by the AVCA next week in Honolulu, HI, site of this year's NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship.
Bachman, a native of Lakeville, MN leads the Pac-10 and is second in the NCAA with a .441 season attack percentage. She is on pace to crush the existing UCLA and Pac-10 record in that category, a .416 mark set by Bruin Natalie Williams in 1992. Bachman has twice been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week and has also been named All-Pac-10, Pac-10 All-Academic and Academic All-District 8 in voting this season.
Porter became the second-fastest player in NCAA history to reach the 1,000 kills plateau earlier this season, reaching the mark in her 50th career match. The Tyler, TX native was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 1998, and this season has also earned All-Pac-10 recognition. She currently leads the Pac-10 in kills per game with a 5.31 average and is the only player in the conference averaging more than 5.00 kills per game.
Selsor leads the Pac-10 in assists per game and is in her second season as the setter for the Bruin offense. She currently ranks fifth on UCLA's all-time list with 2,907 career assists. On Oct. 22 in a five-game victory over Arizona, Selsor had 72 assists, setting a new UCLA standard with her seventh career match of 70 assists or more, breaking the previous record held by Ann Boyer (1985-88) and Selsor's predecessor, Kim Coleman (1994-97). This is the first All-District honor for the Linden, CA native, who was named to the All-Pac-10 team earlier this season.
The Bruins, who have a 27-3 record on the 1999 season, play on Thursday in the NCAA's Central Regional semifinal, and will look to avenge a five-game loss to Pepperdine. The match between the Waves and Bruins will begin at 2 p.m. PT at Rec Hall on the campus of Penn State University. An audio broadcast of the match is available on broadcast.com with Lou Riggs and Paul Nihipali calling the action.