Wednesday, 21 February 2024

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Program-High Six All-Americans – University of Oregon Athletics

Program-High Six All-Americans - University of Oregon Athletics

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EUGENE, Ore. — A program-record six Ducks earned All-America accolades Wednesday, as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Hannah Pukis collected first-team honors while Kara McGhee and Morgan Lewis were voted to the second and third teams, respectively. Mimi Colyer, Gabby Gonzales and Georgia Murphy also garnered honorable mention nods.
With Wednesday’s announcement, Lewis, McGhee and Pukis become the fourth UO trio to earn AVCA All-America (team) honors in the same season, and the third to do so under head coach Matt Ulmer. The 2018 team had five All-Americans, also with three team members along with two honorable mention picks.
Pukis, a second-team pick a season ago for the Ducks, is the fifth UO player to be named to the AVCA First Team and the second setter, joining Lauren Plum from 2012. Lewis and McGhee are the 15th and 16th player in program history to earn spots on one of the first three teams.
Oregon All-America Trios
2023: Hannah Pukis (1), Kara McGhee (2), Morgan Lewis (3)
2022: Brooke Nuneviller (1), Pukis (2), Mimi Colyer (3)
2018: Ronika Stone (2), August Raskie (3), Lindsey Vander Weide (3)
2012: Alaina Bergsma (1), Lauren Plum (1), Liz Brenner (2)
Oregon finished the season at 29-6, tied for the third highest single-season win total in program history, and advanced to an NCAA regional final—Elite 8—for a second-consecutive year. The Ducks went 16-4 in the Pac-12 on their way to a runner-up finish in the conference standings. The team earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and hosted the opening rounds in back-to-back seasons for the first time ever.
2023 Trophy Case: Hannah Pukis
AVCA All-America First Team
NCAA All-Tournament (Madison Regional)
AVCA All-Pacific North Region
All-Pac-12 Team
Rainbow Wahine Classic All-Tournament
Preseason All-Pac-12 Team
Pukis dished out a career-high 1,387 assists this past season and finished eighth in the NCAA with 11.01 assists per set. Under her direction, the Ducks hit .282 with 17 outings at .300 or higher. Pukis paced the team with 24 double-doubles, including a near triple-double performance of 49 assists, 13 digs and nine kills against Wisconsin in the regional final. The Tacoma, Wash., native finished ninth in the Pac-12 with a career-high 385 digs and recorded…

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