NCAA Womens Volleyball

Trio of Cougs nab AVCA Pacific North All-Region honors

Trio of Cougs nab AVCA Pacific North All-Region honors

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Washington State fifth year seniors Magda Jehlarova and Pia Timmer were each named AVCA Pacific North All-Region as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA) Monday, and senior setter Argentina Ung earned her first career all-region honors after being named honorable mention as voted on by the Pacific North region’s head coaches.

Jehlarova, the first Cougar to achieve four first-team all-region honors, becomes a five-time all-region selection having become the NCAA’s career leader in blocks (766), and Washington State’s career leader in hitting percentage (.385) and matches played (146) this season.  She is on pace to set a single-season WSU record with a .431 hitting percentage following a remarkable 15 kills with zero errors on only 31 attacks in the Cougars’ second-round win over Dayton.  Jehlarova finished last Saturday’s win over Dayton with a double-double after leading the team with 10 blocks on the night.

Fifth-year outside hitter Pia Timmer makes her fourth-career appearance on the all-region list following a 2-0 start to the NCAA Tournament in which she tied for the team lead with 3.86 kills/set at a .269 clip, to go along with 2.57 digs/set.  Timmer picked up her 150th-career ace in Saturday’s win against Dayton, tying her former teammate Penny Tusa for the WSU all-time record.  Timmer is third all-time at Washington State in career kills and is only three kills shy of becoming only the third player to reach 1,700 in her career.

A newcomer on the Pacific North postseason awards lists, Argentina Ung ranks 27th in the nation this season with 10.51 assists/set and has the Cougars’ offense on pace to set a new all-time record with a .289 hitting percentage as a team, the 11th-best mark in the NCAA this season.  Ung is into the top-10 all-time at WSU in career assists (2,488) with only two seasons as a starting setter.  She has averaged 2.07 digs/set this season, to go along with 116 kills and begins the second week of the tournament only three blocks shy of 100 on the season.

10th-ranked Washington State gets set to make its fifth appearance in the Sweet 16 this Thursday as it travels to play at Pitt (27-4) beginning at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNU.

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