Dec. 7, 2010
Rice University volleyball players Tracey Lam and Nancy Cole have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Midwest Region Team for 2010. For Lam this is her second such honor and the first Cole.
Lam, a senior from San Francisco, ranks fourth in the nation and leads Conference USA in digs per set at 5.77. She also set Rice and C-USA records with 698 digs in 2010 and for the third time was named C-USA's Libéro of the Year. Lam also set a C-USA season record for most digs in a conference season with 467 digs and her 5.99 dps in conference games is second-highest all-time in C-USA. Lam holds the Rice record with 2,399 career digs and ranks second in C-USA in career digs. She is a two-time ESPN Academic All-District and three-time C-USA All-Academic Team selection as well.
Sophomore middle blocker Nancy Cole led Rice with 373 kills, .321 hitting pct. (ninth in C-USA), and 106 blocks. The Pasadena, Texas, native averaged 3.40 kills per set to rank eighth in C-USA only matches and her .330 hitting percentage in C-USA matches ranks eighth as well in the league. Cole in 2010 posted career-high 20 kills in two matches and also had 18 kills in a match twice and she led Rice with 21 matches in double-digit kills.
2010 AVCA All-Midwest Region
Lucy Charuk**, University of Houston, MB, Jr.
Jordan Clampitt, University of Tulsa, S, So.
Nancy Cole, Rice University, MB, So.
Holly Evans, Morehead State University, RS/Opp., Sr.
Altrese Hawkins, University of Memphis, MB, So.
Tyler Henderson**, University of Tulsa, OH, So.
Tracey Lam**, Rice University, DS/Lib.,Sr.
Ashley Mell, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, OH, Jr.
Dana Powell**, Southern Methodist University, OH, Jr.
Taylor Root, Valparaiso University, DS/Lib., So.
Kerri Schuh, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, RS/Opp., Jr.
Sam Serley, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, MB, So.
Kelsea Seymour, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, S, Jr.
Jessica Wolfe**, Butler University, OH, Sr.
Region Freshman of the Year: Rachel Neuberger, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MB
Honorable Mention: Jessica Adams (Tulsa, DS/Lib., So.), Maureen Bamiro (Butler, MB, Jr.), Kirstie Brangers (Morehead State, S, Sr.), Jenny Pokorny (Valparaiso, S, Jr.), Jessica Oliver (Southern Methodist, RS/Opp., Jr.), Nikki Doyle (Austin Peay, OH, So.)