Three Bruins Earn AVCA All-America Honors

April 25, 2013

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Three UCLA men's volleyball players earned All America honors, the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. announced Thursday.

Junior Gonzalo Quiroga was named to the First-Team AVCA All-America team and juniors Evan Mottram and Spencer Rowe earned spots on the second team.

Quiroga, a first-team All-MPSF selection last week, ranked third nationally in aces per set at 0.48 and tied for first in the conference with 51 total aces. He also ranked ninth in points per set at 4.41, 13th kills per set with a 3.56 average and 18th in hitting percentage at .329. In the last seven weeks of the season, he's hit .331 to raise his average .042 percentage points.

Rowe hit for a percentage of .466 to rank third in the league and 20th nationally. In 2013, he's recorded 20 matches in which he's hit .400 or better. He also leads the Bruins in blocking with 107 total blocks (0.91 bps).

Mottram leads the Bruins with 265 digs, ranks fifth in the MPSF at 2.12 digs per set and 24th nationally. He's played in all 31 matches this season and earned All-MPSF second team honors last week.

Overall, 82 UCLA players have earned All-America honors since 1963. Quiroga, Rowe and Mottram are the first All-Americans for Coach John Speraw at UCLA.

UCLA meets BYU Thursday night in the semifinals of the MPSF Tournament in Provo, UT at 7 p.m. PDT

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