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Hawaii's Hartong named All-American in volleyball

Senior outside hitter picks up second first-team honors

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:59 p.m. HST, Dec 18, 2013

University of Hawaii senior Emily Hartong collected her third All-America honor of her career today with the announcement of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America teams. Hartong earned first-team honors for the second straight year after receiving a second-team nod in 2011.

Hartong is the eighth Wahine to have been named to the AVCA All-American team at least three times.

Hawaii's four-time winners are Angelica Ljungquist,  Kanoe Kamana'o and Kanani Danielson. Other three-time winners are Deitre Collins, Teee Williams, Lily Kahumoku and Kim Willoughby.

The 2013 Big West Player of the Year, Emily Hartong secured a spot on the AVCA All-Pacific North Region Team last week for her third all-region selection. Hartong helped the Rainbow Wahine to a share of their second straight Big West Conference championship with a 13-3 mark. The 6-foot, 2-inch outside hitter paced the league and ranked seventh in the nation with a 4.69 kill average, while hitting .294 on the season. She also tallied a league-leading 5.24 points per set average to place eighth in the country.

Over the course of the season the Los Alamitos, Calif., native collected four Big West Player of the Week awards to increase her career total to eight.  Her first honor of the season came the first week of the season after leading the Rainbow Wahine to a victory over No. 1 Texas, their first win over a No. 1-ranked opponent since knocking off UCLA in 2000.

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kk808 wrote:
Great news! Congratulations Emily!
on December 18,2013 | 07:52AM
primowarrior wrote:
Congratulations, Emily, on a very well deserved honor!
on December 18,2013 | 08:18AM
nitpikker wrote:
she joins an impressive list of wahine names. well deserved!
on December 18,2013 | 08:32AM
blunite wrote:
Kudos to Emily. She will excel regardless of where she goes (the Olympic team, the National team, or a foreign club)
on December 18,2013 | 08:57AM
kiragirl wrote:
Atta way to go Emily!
on December 18,2013 | 09:15AM
AniMatsuri wrote:
Congratulations and well deserved! Although I suspect Hartong would trade that away in a heart beat for another chance at the final 4 for the Wahine this year.
on December 18,2013 | 10:51AM
blunite wrote:
True, but it requires a team effort from all the players. Personality conflicts aside, the middle attack was lacking.
on December 19,2013 | 01:37PM
waverider808 wrote:
congrats Emily!! you certainly deserve this.
on December 18,2013 | 11:09AM
nomu1001 wrote:
We'll deserved! For me, I respect her for the person she is and that's what I'll remember. The first time we saw her was on espn playing a high school match. The last time as an all american. How lucky are we? Just saying.
on December 18,2013 | 09:39PM
STARA25 wrote:
Emily, Mahalo for you to had played at Paradise! Your WVB dedication and performance will longh be remembered.
on December 19,2013 | 03:23AM
krusha wrote:
Great example of a student athlete who stuck it out here and made us all proud and played way beyond the expectations put on her since her freshman year. We are extremely fortunate to have athletes like her play for UH.
on December 19,2013 | 05:47AM
Mei mei wrote:
where the heck did my comment go???
on December 19,2013 | 01:06PM
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