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Jenna Orlandini and Kaleigh Nelson are two of three Husky All-Region honorees, and are eligible for All-America honors.
Three Dawgs Named All-Region
Release: 12/10/2013
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SEATTLE – Senior Jenna Orlandini, and juniors Krista Vansant and Kaleigh Nelson were all named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region Team for the Pacific North Region today. The three will now all be eligible for AVCA All-America honors.

It’s the second straight honor for Vansant, who was a Second Team All-American last year and this season was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year. Nelson is a first-time selection and was also a first-time All-Pac-12 choice this year. It is also the first All-Region honor for Orlandini, the Husky libero, who was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention.

The All-Region honors followed a new selection procedure this year, as each team was made up of five outside/opposite hitters, three middle blockers, two setters, at least one libero/defensive specialist, and three at-large selections, in order to better represent more positions in the awards. Also this season, regional realignment made for a new look. All conferences of more than six teams were split into two regions, which means Washington’s Pacific Region is now split between Pacific North and Pacific South, in order to “spread the elite talent in the case of an elite conference” according to the AVCA.

With three players on the 14-player team, the Huskies have their most All-Region selections since 2010.

Washington captured the 2013 Pac-12 title, and heads into the NCAA round of 16 this week in Los Angeles at USC’s Galen Center. The Huskies face Kansas on Friday at 5:00 p.m. for a spot in the quarterfinals. The match will be streamed online through ESPN3.

All-Pacific North Region

First Name

Last Name

School

Position

Year

Inky

Ajanaku**

Stanford University

MB

So.

Liz

Brenner**

University of Oregon

OH

Jr.

Madi

Bugg

Stanford University

S

So.

Adrianna 

Culbert

Colorado State University

OPP

So.

Deedra 

Foss

Colorado State University

S

RS Jr.

Kyle

Gilbert

Stanford University

L

Jr.

Emily

Hartong***

University of Hawai'i

OH

Sr.

Christina 

Higgins

University of California - Berkeley

OPP

Jr.

Kaleigh

Nelson

University of Washington

OPP

Jr.

Jenna

Orlandini

University of Washington

L

Sr.

Samantha

Peters

Colorado State University

MB

RS Sr.

Jordan

Shaw

Saint Mary's College 

OH

Sr.

Krista

Vansant**

University of Washington

OH

Jr.

Carly

Wopat***

Stanford University

MB

Sr.

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