LEXINGTON, Ky. — Fifth-year senior middle blocker, Magda Jehlářová, became the first Washington State women’s volleyball student-athlete in program history to achieve multiple first-team All-America honors after being named First Team AVCA All-American as announced by the collegiate volleyball governing body Wednesday.
With her second-consecutive first team all-america selection, Jehlářová finishes her college career as a four-time AVCA All-American, having been named National Freshman of the Year and second team all-america as a true freshman back in 2019. Jehlářová went on to earned third team accolades as a junior in 2021, before finally receiving the votes to make it onto the first team last season.
Jehlářová became the NCAA leader in career blocks (769), while also setting a Washington State single-season record for hitting percentage (.424) in her final season at WSU. The second overall pick in Monday’s inagural Professional Volleyball Federation (PVF) college player draft, she leaves Washington State as the program’s career leader in matches played (147), hitting percentage (.384), and block assists (624).
After beginning the fall season overseas playing in the women’s EuroVolley Championships, Jehlářová helped WSU reach 20 wins for a third consecutive season this Fall, the first such stretch since 1995-97, as the 2023 Cougars finished with a 26-8 overall record, the highest win total for any team under Head Coach Jen Greeny and the most wins since the 1997 team that reached the NCAA Sweet 16. After back-to-back second-round defeats, the Cougars earned hosting rights for the first and second rounds of the 2023 NCAA Tournament and defended home court with wins over Grand Canyon and Dayton, respectively.
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