Four first-team selections headline the Big 12's eight American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America honors. Victoria Henson (Iowa State), Brooke Delano (Nebraska), Rachael Adams and Juliann Faucette (Texas) have earned first-team recognition.
Faucette, the Big 12 Player of the Year, collects the third All-America accolade of her career (first team: 2007, '10; third team: '09). The San Diego-native leads the Longhorns with 3.92 kills per set and ranks second on the club with 2.54 digs per set. She was the only four-time All-Big 12 first-team honoree this season and was a unanimous selection.
Delano and Henson are honored for the second time. A junior, Delano, led the Huskers in hitting percentage (.406) and blocks per set (1.42), ranking her in the top 10 nationally in both categories. The Bellevue, Neb.-middle blocker, who earned second-team honors in '09, is just the fourth Husker in school history to hit .400 or better in a season. Henson amassed a school-record 1,726 kills in her four-year career. This season, Henson led the Big 12 in kills per set (4.50) and in points per set (4.90). She is only the second Iowa State student-athlete to ever be named to the first team -- last season she was on second squad.
Adams has earned her first All-America award. Her .448 hitting percentage ranks No. 1 in the nation while anchoring the middle of the Texas attack to help the Horns hit .311 as a team. The junior leads UT with 1.20 blocks and ranks second on the squad with 2.94 kills per set.
Lindsey Licht, Hannah Werth (Nebraska) and Brianne Barker (Oklahoma) are also All-Americans for the first time. The Huskers have two on the second team in Licht and Werth, while Barker joins three-time recipient and Big 12 all-time digs leader Ashley Mass (Iowa State) on the third team.
Jamie Straube (Iowa State) and Paola Ampudia (Missouri) have been tabbed All-America honorable mention.