Dec. 15, 2010
Rice University volleyball players Tracey Lam and Nancy Cole have been named to the America Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Honorable Mention team the AVCA announced Wednesday. This marks the second straight year in which Lam was named All-America Honorable Mention and it is Cole's first honor.
The senior from San Francisco ranked fourth in the nation and led Conference USA this past season 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.
A middle blocker, 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.