Bishop named second-team AVCA All-American, Parker honorable mention
Dec. 1, 2003
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University setter Liz Bishop (Sr., Seattle/Mount Rainier) was a second-team choice and libero Nicola Parker (Sr., Auburn) received honorable mention on the American Volleyball Coaches Association/NCAA Division II All-America team announced today.
It was the second straight year that Bishop earned AVCA All-America honors as she was a first-team choice last season.
Bishop ranked No.10 nationally in assists with a 13.54 per game average and finished second among Western's career leaders in that category with 4,176. She also had 245 digs (2.88), tying for ninth among school career leaders with 850, 59 kills and a .312 attack percentage, 35 blocks and 26 service aces.
Parker led the nation in digs per game, averaging a school-record 6.16. She set school records for digs in a match (38), season (542) and career (1,435).
Earlier, Bishop and Parker both earned first-team AVCA Pacific Region and Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-star accolades, Bishop being the GNAC Player of the Year for the second straight season.
Western finished with a 24-2 record, the best in school history, including a school-record 24-match winning streak. The Vikings went to regionals as the No.2-ranked team in the country, the highest rating in the program's history.
Western reached the semifinals of the Pacific Regional after winning a third straight GNAC championship with a perfect 18-0 mark, running its league victory string to 54, the fourth longest in NCAA II history.
2003 AVCA DIVISION II FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
2003 AVCA DIVISION II SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
2003 AVCA DIVISION II THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
* indicates 2002 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
^ indicates 2001 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
% indicates 2002 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2001 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
$ indicates 2000 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
& indicates 2002 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
2003 AVCA Division II Freshman of the Year: Sarah Shearman (Truman State University, OH)
2003 AVCA Division II Player of the Year: Announced Dec. 3, 2002
2003 AVCA DIVISION II HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA
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