volleyball-women-d1 flag

AVCA.org | December 16, 2015

DI Women's Volleyball: AVCA releases 2015 All-America teams

  NCAA tournament semifinalist Texas had five players selected to the AVCA All-America teams.

OMAHA, Neb. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 35th annual AVCA Division I All-America Teams for women's volleyball. The awards will be presented Dec. 18, 2015, in Omaha, Neb. at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet. The event is held in conjunction with the 2015 AVCA Convention. 

Each of the three AVCA All-America Teams is comprised of 14 athletes. This marks the first year all players representing the Honorable Mention All-Americans were selected by the selection committee (previously, players who made All-Region were automatically honorable mention if they didn't make one of the three teams). The Division I AVCA National Player of the Year will be announced on Dec. 18 at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet.

Additionally, Stanford's Hayley Hodson takes home the AVCA Freshman of the Year.

AVCA First-Team All-America

Rhamat Alhassan, Florida, MB
Stats: 3.17 K/S, .422 Hitting %, 1.62 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: First-Team)...Seventeenth First-Team All-American certificate for the Gators.

Samantha Bricio, Southern California, OH
Stats: 5.14 K/S, .299 Hitting %, 0.68 SA/S, 2.71 D/S, 0.64 B/S
Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: Second-Team, 2013: Second-Team)...Seventh player in USC history to be selected an AVCA All-American at least three times.

Lauren Carlini, Wisconsin, S
Stats: 11.91 A/S, 2.79 D/S, 0.82 B/S, .270 Team Hitting %
Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: First-Team, 2013: Second-Team)...Second player in program history to earn multiple AVCA First-Team All-American honors (2000-2001: Sherisa Livingson).

Alexa Gray, BYU, OH
Stats: 5.24 K/S, .298 Hitting Percentage, 2.44 D/S, 0.62 B/S
Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: Second-Team, 2013: Third-Team)...Only player in BYU history to be a three-time AVCA All-American.

Ainise Havili, Kansas, S
Stats: 12.23 A/S, 2.94 D/S, 0.41 B/S
Alongside teammate Kelsie Payne, are just the second and third All-Americans in program history and are the first first-teamers.

BRACKET: 2015 DI Women's Volleyball Tournament

Amy Neal, Texas, OH
Stats: 4.22 K/S, .267 Hitting %, 2.34 D/S, 0.39 B/S
Twenty-eighth different AVCA All-American from the University of Texas...Seventeenth different Longhorn to be an AVCA First-Team All-American.

Chiaka Ogbogu, Texas, MB
Stats: 2.82 K/S, .411 Hitting %, 1.21 B/S
Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: First-Team, 2013: Second-Team)...Seventh three-time AVCA All-American in Longhorn history.

Kelsie Payne, Kansas, RS
Stats: 4.35 K/S, .379 Hitting %, 0.76 B/S
Alongside teammate Ainise Havili, are just the second and third All-Americans in program history and are the first first-teamers.

Kadie Rolfzen, Nebraska, RS
Stats: 3.34 K/S, .279 Hitting %, 2.86 D/S, 0.84 B/S
Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: Third-Team, 2013: Third-Team)...Twelfth Husker to earn AVCA All-American honors at least three times.

RELATED: Semifinals set for 2015 DI Women's Volleyball Tournament

Taylor Sandbothe, Ohio State, MB
Stats: 2.96 K/S, .366 Hitting %, 1.26 B/S
Fifth different first-teamer in program history.

Daly Santana, Minnesota, OH
Stats: 4.50 K/S, .253 Hitting %, 2.92 D/S, 0.46 B/S
Alongside teammates Hannah Tapp and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, are 16th, 17th and 18th different Gophers to be named an AVCA All-American...Eighth and 9th different first-teamers.

Lianna Sybeldon, Washington, MB
Stats: 2.56 K/S, .449 Hitting %, 1.37 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (2014: Third-Team)...Eleventh Husky to earn All-American honors multiple times...Tenth different player to make the first-team.

Hannah Tapp, Minnesota, MB
Stats: 2.84 K/S, .349 Hitting %, 1.08 B/S
Alongside teammates Paige Tapp and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, are 16th, 17th and 18th different Gophers to be named an AVCA All-American...Eighth and 9th different first-teamers.

Haleigh Washington, Penn State, MB
Stats: 2.62 K/S, .443 Hitting %, 1.40 B/S
Twentieth different Nittany Lion to garner AVCA First-Team All-American honors.

MORE: AVCA All-America Second, Third and Honorable Mention teams

Here are the remaining undefeated DII women’s volleyball teams

Two undefeated teams remain in DII women's volleyball season. Here's a quick look at how each team got here and what's left on the schedule.
READ MORE

DII women's volleyball championship: Bracket, schedule, scores

The 2019 DII women's volleyball championship begins Thursday, Dec. 5 and goes through Saturday, Dec. 14 when the champion will be crowned in Denver, Colorado. Here's everything you need to know from the bracket to schedule for each round.
READ MORE

2019 DI women's college volleyball championship: Bracket, schedule, scores

Follow the 2019 NCAA DI women’s college volleyball championship with a bracket, live scores, highlights and on-site coverage from the finals in Pittsburgh.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners