IRVING, Texas — Sarah Pavan (Nebraska) and Juliann Faucette (Texas) have earned American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America First Team honors, it was announced. Faucette also was tabbed National Freshman of the Year, joining Pavan as the second Big 12 recipient of the award in its history. Pavan, the three-time Big 12 Player of the Year, becomes only the fourth player in AVCA history to be named to the first team in four consecutive seasons, while Faucette receives her first All-America accolade.
The second-ranked Huskers led the conference with a school-record five selections, followed by Texas with four student-athletes on the squads. Kansas State had one representative. Rachel Holloway, Christina Houghtelling, Jordan Larson, Tracy Stalls (Nebraska) and Michelle Moriarty (Texas) were recognized for the second time in their careers.
NU extends its total of AVCA All-America honors to 62, the most in the nation. The Huskers have had at least one All-American every season since 1983, including 27 in John Cook’s eight seasons as head coach.
Each of the three AVCA All-America Teams is comprised of 12 athletes. The honorees will receive their awards on Friday at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet in Sacramento, Calif.