Hankoff left off All-Pac-10 team, receives honorable mention
For the second time in her collegiate volleyball career, Adrian Hankoff has earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention.
“I’m honored that I was nominated at all. There are so many good players in the Pac-10, I feel honored that I’m classified in a group with those players,” said Hankoff from her parents home in South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday.
Washington State teammate LaToya Harris, a senior, was one of 14 players selected All-Pac-10 team. It was the third time she earned the honor.
A look at the season stats, however, reveal that Hankoff may have been overlooked for the 14-member team. She leads the Cougars with 3.52 kills, 3.07 digs and .41 service aces per game.
Besides Hankoff, Cougars earning honorable mention were Holly Harris of Sandy, Utah; Kortney Jamtaas of Orinda, Calif.; and Chelsie Schafer of Saskatoon, Sask., Canada.
Earlier, Hankoff, Harris, Jamtaas and Schafer were accorded Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors.
“All of the seniors got it, so we’re pretty excited about it,” Hankoff said.
On Sunday, the 11th-ranked Cougars (21-7) will learn where they’ll open the NCAA Tournament. The tournament selection pairings will be shown at 6 p.m. on ESPN News.
The Cougars, who finished third in the Pac-10, are a strong candidate to serve as one of the first- and second-round hosts, as they did last year.
“Our venue is one of the best and our chances of hosting are pretty good, especially with basketball just starting and our facility dedicated only to volleyball,” Hankoff said.
2002 ALL-PAC-10 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM
PLAYER,TEAM, POS., HT., YR., HOMETOWN
Emily Adams, USC, MB, 6-5, So., Phoenix, Ariz.
Paige Benjamin, WASH, OH, 5-10, Sr., Redmond, Wash.
Keao Burdine, USC, OH, 6-1, So., La Habra, Calif.
Juliana Escobar, ASU, OH, 5-11, Jr., Sobradinoho DF, Brazil
Kim Glass, ARIZ, OH, 6-2, Fr., Lancaster, Pa.
LaToya Harris, WSU***, OH, 5-9, Sr., Portland, Ore.
Mia Jerkov, CAL, OH, 6-3, So., Split, Croatia
Gretchen Maurer, WASH, S, 5-11, Sr., San Clemente, Calif.
Sara McGee, STAN**, MB, 6-3, Jr., Davis, Calif.
Ogonna Nnamani, STAN**, OH, 6-1, So., Normal, Ill.
Katie Olsovsky, USC**, MB, 6-3, Jr., Torrance, Calif.
April Ross, USC***, OH, 6-1, Jr., Newport Beach, Calif.
Logan Tom, STAN****, OH, 6-1, Sr., Salt Lake City, Utah
Chrissie Zartman, UCLA, L, 5-5, So., Hermosa Beach, Calif.
** two-time selection *** three-time selection **** four-time selection
Honorable Mention: Dariam Acevedo, ORE; Toni Anderson, USC; Lindsay Closs, ORE; Laura Collins, OSU; Lauren Fendrick, UCLA; Laurie Gardner, ARIZ; Adrian Hankoff, WSU; Holly Harris, WSU; Jenn Harvey, STAN: Kortney Jamtaas, WSU; Bre Ladd, ARIZ; Julia Leddy, ASU; Lisa Rutledge, ARIZ; Chelsie Schafer, WSU; Sanja Tomasevic, WASH; Leah Young, CAL.
2002 PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
PLAYER, TEAM, POS., HT., HOMETOWN
Dariam Acevedo, ORE, MB, 5-9, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
Jenna Brown, CAL, OH, 5-11, Friendswood, Texas
Kim Glass, ARIZ, OH, 6-2, Lancaster, Pa.
Bre Ladd, ARIZ, OPP, 6-1, Tucson, Ariz.
Brenn Larson, WSU, S, 5-11, Westlake, Calif.
Candace Lee, WASH, L, 5-7, Eugene, Ore.
Honorable Mention: Angie Ayers, ARIZ; Jodi Bell, ORE; Haley Jorgensborg, UCLA; Darla Myhre, WASH; Karah Rhoades, OSU; Kelly Russell, ORE; Courtney Schultz, STAN.
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