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Fourteen Big 12 Players Earn AVCA All-America Status
December 18, 2013
Led by two-time Big 12 Player of the Year Haley Eckerman (Texas), the Big 12 placed 14 student-athletes on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America Teams. Eckerman earned first team honors for the second consecutive season, while Kristen Hahn (Iowa State) and Sallie McLaurin (Oklahoma), along with Chiaka Ogbogu and Bailey Webster (Texas) claimed second team spots. Kansas’ Caroline Jarmoc represents the league on the third team.
Additionally, eight Big 12 players were named honorable mention.
The league has had 126 AVCA All-America honorees, including 44 first-team members. This marks the 10th year the Big 12 has had at least seven or more combined selections.
The 2013 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, Eckerman leads the Longhorns with 430 kills this season (4.13 kps) while hitting .280 with 38 aces (0.37 aps), 260 digs (2.50 dps), 44 blocks (0.42 bps) and 494.0 points. As a freshman in 2011, Eckerman was named to the AVCA Second Team en route to earning National Freshman of the Year honors.
Hahn’s second team designation marks the sixth-consecutive season an ISU libero has earned All-American distinction. The three-time Big 12 Libero of the Year and two-time unanimous All-Big 12 and AVCA All-Region honoree, Hahn led the Big 12 for all but one week of the season in digs per set, finishing the season at 5.72 digs per set.
McLaurin earned third team honors in 2012 and Honorable Mention in 2013. She led the Sooners with 3.78 kills per set and finished atop the league with a .423 hitting percentage. For her career, McLaurin finished seventh in the OU record book with 1,351 kills and seven shy of the single season record with 438 this year. She owns the team’s block assist record with 529 and is second all-time with 633 total blocks, also seven shy of the overall record.
A two-time AVCA First Team honoree (2011-12), Webster currently has 369 kills (3.51 kps) while hitting .295 with 70 digs (0.67 dps), 65 blocks (0.62 bps) and 405.0 points.
Ogbogu, the 2013 Big 12 Freshman of the Year and first Texas freshman to earn AVCA All-America team status since Eckerman in 2011, leads the Longhorns with a hitting percentage of .401 on 141 kills (1.76 kps).
Jarmoc, a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, sits in second place all-time for career kills at Kansas (1,333). Her more prideful accomplishment, stands on the defensive side as she completed her career as KU’s all-time block leader (555), which ranks eighth all-time in Big 12 history. She became KU’s first All-America selection in 2012.
Each of the three AVCA All-America Teams is comprised of 14 athletes. The Division I AVCA National Player of the Year will be announced on Dec. 20 at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet presented by Northwestern Mutual.


Haley Eckerman, Texas, Jr., OH
Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, Sr., L
Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma, Sr., MB
Chiaka Ogbogu, Texas, Fr., MB
Bailey Webster, Texas, Sr., OH
Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas, Sr., MB
Mackenzie Bigbee, Iowa State, So., RS
Chelsea Albers, Kansas, Jr., RS
Sara McClinton, Kansas, Jr., OH
Erin McNorton, Kansas, Sr., S
Hannah Allison, Texas, Sr., S
Khat Bell, Texas, Jr., MB
Molly McCage, Texas, So., MB
Rachel Brummitt, Texas Tech, Jr., L
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