LOGAN, Utah – Utah State volleyball player Liz McArthur received honorable mention All-America honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) it was announced Wednesday. This is the 30th annual All-American team and the eighth year the AVCA has had an honorable mention category. McArthur, who also earned first-team AVCA all-region honors, joins former Aggie greats Amanda Nielson (2004-07), Zuzana Cernianska (2002-05) and Erin Cartwright-Davis (2001-03) as the only AVCA All-Americans in Utah State history as all four players earned honorable mention honors. Overall, McArthur becomes the 11th player in Utah State history to earn All-America honors along with Annette Cottle (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979), Lucia Chudy (1978, 1979), Sandy Lynn (1978), Elaine Roque (1979), Jo Ellen Vrazel (1980), Lauren Goebel (1980, 1981), Karolyn Kirby (1980, 1981), Erin Cartwright-Davis (2003), Zuzana Cernianska (2005) and Amanda Nielson (2007). “Liz was a vital part of our success this season and to have her efforts rewarded this way is a great tribute to her and her teammates,” said USU head coach Grayson DuBosee. “It is wonderful to get this kind of recognition for Liz and our program and it is a great way to end the year.” Along with being named an AVCA honorable mention All-American and to the AVCA West Region first-team in 2010, McArthur was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament, a first-team all-WAC honoree, and received Academic All-District VIII third-team honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as a junior. McArthur, a junior outside hitter from St. George, Utah (Snow Canyon HS), finished the season ranking first in the league in service aces per set (0.33), third in kills per set (4.00) and third in points per set (4.59). Nationally, she finished the season ranking 32nd in points and 34th in kills. McArthur, who earned second-team all-WAC honors a year ago, will enter her senior season ranking sixth all-time in school history with 1,025 kills and fifth all-time in total attacks with 2,990. McArthur joins four other WAC players who received AVCA All-America honors in Hawaii’s Kanani Danielson (first team), Brittany Hewitt (second team) and Dani Mafua (honorable mention), and New Mexico State’s Jennah DeVries (honorable mention). McArthur was also the only player from the state of Utah to receive AVCA All-America honors. -USU-
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