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3 UH Wahine volleyball players named to All-America teams

Danielson earns first-team honors for third time

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:40 a.m. HST, Dec 14, 2011

 Hawaii's Kanani Danielson watched her hit go past the block attempt of USC's Alex Jupiter.

University of Hawaii outside hitter Kanani Danielson was named to the 2011 AVCA All-America First Team with middle hitter Emily Hartong garnering second team honors.

Middle blocker Brittany Hewitt earned an honorable mention.The announcement was made today by the American Volleyball Coaches Association in conjunction with the final four in San Antonio. 

Danielson was named a first team All-American for the third time in her illustrious career. She was also recently selected to the AVCA All-Region First Team, and was a  three-time Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Against Southern California in the Honolulu Regional semifinal, she posted her 21st double-double of the season which included a career-high 23 digs. Danielson was also named the 2011 WAC Tournament Most Valuable Player.

Hartong, the  2010 WAC Freshman of the Year, played every front row position this season and was named first team All-WAC and first team All-Region. She ranks in the Top 25 nationally in hitting percentage (.369).

Hewitt finished the season with 152 total blocks, and ranks 18th nationally in blocks per set (1.36). She was also an AVCA first team All-Region selection and last season was named to the AVCA All-America second team.

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tutunona wrote:
Kanani Danielson is not only an awesome athlete but a beautiful, respectful and loving daughter and granddaughter.......mist young athletes should emulate her behavior.......I an not related to her but watching her is such a pleasure.......Mahalo Kanani
on December 14,2011 | 08:53AM
bigislandkurt wrote:
Amazing Sistas.
on December 14,2011 | 08:58AM
masamo wrote:
I personally want to thank the entire Whine Volleyball Players for displaying amazing heart as well as skills even though against all odds with high Profile Schools with enormous height advantage. They gave Hawaii something to cheer about as well as excellent entertainment. You players make Hawaii Proud. Thank you very much for the excellent entertainment.
on December 14,2011 | 09:11AM
glam99 wrote:
Wahine are no ka oi, major props to Kanani, Emily and Britney. Brit, please come back next year!
on December 14,2011 | 09:27AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
The Three Amigettes.
on December 14,2011 | 12:00PM
susie59 wrote:
Congratulations to Kanani, Emily and Brittney. You ladies made Hawaii proud. But most of all, my huge mahalo to Kanani. Its been so wonderful watching her play all these years. 'UH needs to retire her number 5. Truly a remarkable all around individual. You will be truly missed. Mahalo for staying home. Many blessings to your bright future.
on December 14,2011 | 01:05PM
ethan wrote:
on December 14,2011 | 01:28PM
Manapua_Man wrote:
Great news!!
on December 14,2011 | 04:31PM
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