BYU volleyball: 3 Cougars named Academic All-WCC

By Rachel Hawks

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, Nov. 19 2012 3:04 p.m. MST

PROVO, Utah — Three Cougar volleyball players were named to the Academic All-West Coast Conference team Monday for maintaining academic excellence while being a significant contributor to their team.

BYU’s senior middle blocker Nicole Warner, junior opposite hitter Jennifer Hamson and sophomore libero Tia Withers received the honors.

Warner, who averages 1.76 blocks per set, made the team with a 3.61 GPA in exercise science.

Hamson leads the Cougars with 4.01 kills per set. Also a member of the women’s basketball team, Hamson keeps up with school and two sports, maintaining a 3.69 GPA in exercise science.

Withers helps out with 3.16 digs per set after recording a career-high 30 digs against San Diego Saturday. Withers has a 3.81 GPA in elementary education.

2012 WEST COAST CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Player – School – Class – GPA – Major

Rachel Alvey – San Diego – Jr. – 3.57 – Accounting

Kandiss Anderson – San Diego – Sr. – 3.67 – Communication Studies

Carrie Baird – San Diego – Sr. – 3.87 – Spanish & Business Administration

Kylie Edinger – Gonzaga – Sr. – 3.91 – Human Physiology

Rachel Femling – Portland – Rs.-Sr. – 3.69 – Business Administration

Jennifer Hamson – BYU – Jr. – 3.69 – Exercise Science

Rebecca Kopilovitch – San Francisco – Rs.-So. – 3.96 – Business Administration

Jocelyn Levig – San Francisco – Sr. – 3.78 – Design

Kayla Lommori – Santa Clara – Sr. – 3.56 – Psychology

Nicole Warner – BYU – Sr. – 3.61 – Exercise Science

Tia Withers – BYU – So. – 3.81 – Elementary Education

Valentina Zaloznik – San Francisco – So. – 3.96 – Business Administration

2012 WCC VOLLEYBALL ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION

Kate Bostwick, POR; Alaysia Brown, USD; Lauren Corp, SMC; Alycia Cox, USF; Jessica Nguyen, POR; Katherine Douglas, SCU; Rachel Gillcrist, SMC; Katie Hoekman, USD; Kelley Larsen, PEP; Leanna Ludes, USF; Kate Mardesich, POR; Katie Messing, PEP; Katy Schatzman, SCU; Mengya Wang, GON

Rachel Hawks is a sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.

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