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UH's Hartong is first-team All-American

By Ann Miller

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 13, 2012

~~<p>The American Volleyball Coaches Association confirmed on Wednesday what Santa Clara, Washington, the entire Big West Conference and Hawaii already knew. Rainbow Wahine junior Emily Hartong is one of the finest players in the country.</p>
<p>Hartong earned an All-American promotion, getting named to the AVCA's first team after receiving second-team honors last year. In the interim, the Los Alamitos, Calif., native switched from the middle to the outside and put Hawaii on her right shoulder for much of the season. She ranks seventh nationally in kills (4.66 per set). In the NCAA tournament, that average ballooned to 5.88 and Hartong hit .318 &mdash; a spectacular percentage considering Santa Clara and Washington knew she would get the ball.</p>
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The American Volleyball Coaches Association confirmed on Wednesday what Santa Clara, Washington, the entire Big West Conference and Hawaii already knew. Rainbow Wahine junior Emily Hartong is one of the finest players in the country.

Hartong earned an All-American promotion, getting named to the AVCA's first team after receiving second-team honors last year. In the interim, the Los Alamitos, Calif., native switched from the middle to the outside and put Hawaii on her right shoulder for much of the season. She ranks seventh nationally in kills (4.66 per set). In the NCAA tournament, that average ballooned to 5.88 and Hartong hit .318 — a spectacular percentage considering Santa Clara and Washington knew she would get the ball. Login for more...



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