Seven Volleyball Players Earn All-Pac-10 Honors
Nov. 23, 1999
WALNUT CREEK, Calif - The Pacific-10 Conference women’s volleyball postseason awards were announced on Tuesday by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen, and seven UCLA Bruins were among the honorees.
Four Bruins were named to the 12-member All-Pac-10 Team, including junior middle blocker Elisabeth Bachman (Lakeville, MN/Lakeville HS), sophomore outside hitter Ashley Bowles (Manhattan Beach, CA/Mira Costa HS), sophomore outside hitter Kristee Porter (Tyler, TX/John Tyler HS) and sophomore setter Erika Selsor (Linden, CA/Linden).
Bachman currently leads the conference in hitting percentage and blocks per game, while Selsor leads the Pac-10 in assists per game and Porter is the only player in the conference averaging more than 5.00 kills per game. Bachman, Bowles and Porter were all named to the 1998 All-Pac-10 team as well.
Senior middle blocker Tamika Johnson (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral HS) and junior defensive specialist Michelle Quon (Dana Point, CA/Dana Hills HS) were named to the Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 team, and Lauren Fendrick (Carlsbad, CA/Carlsbad HS) was honored as a member of the six-player Pac-10 All-Freshman Team.
UCLA, which completed conference play as Co-Champions with Stanford, led the league in All-Pac-10 Team honorees, with four. The Bruins seven total selections were just one behind the Cardinal, who had four players honored on the honorable mention team.
The sixth-ranked Bruins are 25-2 (17-1 Pac-10) for the 1999 season, and conclude their regular season on Tuesday night at No. 10 Pepperdine. The field for the NCAA Championship will be announced on Sun., Nov. 28, and the Bruins are expected to be named as an at-large selection.
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