Rainbow Wahine volleyball shut out of AVCA all-region honors
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Rainbow Wahine volleyball shut out of AVCA all-region honors


For the first time since 1984, the Hawaii women’s volleyball team did not have a player named to the AVCA all-region team.

This also will mean that no Rainbow Wahine is eligible for All-America honors. The last time the program didn’t have at least one All-American was 1997.

The Pacific North Region, in which Hawaii is placed, again was dominated by the Pac-12. Today’s announcement saw six Stanford players selected to the 14-member first team, including region player of the year Kathryn Plummer a junior hitter.

Oregon, which finished tied for second place in the Pac-12, had three players chosen while Big West champion Cal Poly had two named in sisters Adlee and Torrey Van Winden.

Washington, Washington State and Colorado State, the latter the Mountain West champion, each had one player selected. The honorable mention list had two players each from Oregon, Washington State and Colorado State.

UC Santa Barbara senior hitter Lindsey Ruddins was named to the Pacific South Region first team.

Hawaii, the Big West runner-up, finished 18-9 overall and 12-2 in conference. All-Big West first team selections McKenna Granato, Norene Iosia, Tita Akiu and Natasha Burns were eligible for all-region consideration.

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