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2003 AVCA Central Region Volleyball Awards

| 2003 AVCA All-American Volleyball Team and Postseason Awards |

Jacki Barten Makes Cobber Volleyball History!! Becomes First-Ever All-American!!
Jacki Barten
Jr.
Melrose, Minn.
Became the first player in Cobber volleyball history to be to receive AVCA All-American honors.

(December 1, 2003)-- Concordia junior middle blocker Jacki Barten(Jr., Melrose, Minn./Melrose HS) was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American Third Team. She becomes the first player in the history of the Cobber volleyball program earn All-American honors.

Barten was one of only three players to be named to the AVCA All-American teams. The St. Thomas tandem of Amie Aschenbeck and Jane Gibbs both earned All-American Second team honors. It is the second consecutive year that Gibbs has been named to the All-American Team.

Earlier, Barten was named to the AVCA Central Region First Team. She also earned MIAC All-Conference honors for the third year in a row.

The award caps off a banner year for the Cobbers. A year in which the team won the MIAC playoff championship for the first time in school history and advanced to the NCAA playoffs for the first time since the 1996 season. The Cobbers also won their first round playoff game which was another first in program history. Concordia finished the season with a 26-8 record and an 8-3 mark in the MIAC. Concordia was the only school from the MIAC to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament, and finished the year with the third highest win total in school history.

Barten finished the regular season with a team-high 452 kills, a .327 hitting percentage and 158 blocks. It is the third straight year that she has led the Cobbers in both categories. Her block total tied the school record for total blocks in a single season. She earned All-MIAC honors for the third straight season. She was named the MVP of the Saint Benedict Tournament and also helped push Concordia to the brink of beating MIAC regular season champion St. Thomas. Barten now has 1,040 career kills which places her fifth on the school's all-time list. She also has amassed 381 blocks in her three years, which is second on the school's all-time chart.

 
 

AVCA All-American Teams
2003 AVCA DIVISION III SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
 
Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Carli Dale $ Juniata College S Jr. 5-6 Cochranton, Pennsylvania
Ashley Farrimond # Trinity University S/H Jr. 5-8 Garden Ridge, Texas
Katya Khmelnitskaya New York University S So. 5-9 Addison, Illinois
Katie Laucks Juniata College MB So. 5-10 York, Pennsylvania
Shawn McLaughlin Trinity University OH Sr. 5-10 Cypress, Texas
Tricia Schary University of La Verne MB Jr. 6-1 Glendora, California
Amy Smith University of La Verne OH Sr. 5-8 Atascadero, California
Tammi Toney ^ College of Mount St. Joseph RS/Opp Jr. 5-10 Harrison, Ohio
Melissa Tvrdik * UW-River Falls MB Sr. 5-10 Farwell, Minnesota
Colleen Winter $ Washington University OH Jr. 5-10 Manchester, Missouri
Brooke Wozniak-Schmidt Univ. of Wisconsin Eau Claire MB Sr. 6-0 Stanley, Wisconsin
Sarah Yuskewich * Wittenberg University S Jr. 6-0 Columbus, Ohio

2003 AVCA DIVISION III SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
 
Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Katie Adams Eastern University MB Sr. 6-0 Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Morgan Anderson * Trinity University RS/Opp Sr. 5-10 Austin, Texas
Amie Aschenbeck University of St. Thomas (Minn.) MB Jr. 6-1 Orono, Minnesota
Joyia Chadwick ^ Williams College MB Jr. 6-2 Lawrence, Kansas
Amanda Delgadillo Univ. of Wisconsin-Oshkosh OH Sr. 5-8 West Allis, Wisconsin
Dia Dohlman Wartburg College OH Sr. 5-8 Eldora, Iowa
Jane Gibbs $ University of St. Thomas (Minn.) S Sr. 5-9 Lakeville, Minnesota
Elissa Hansen Univ. of Wisconsin-La Crosse RS/Opp Sr. 5-9 West Bend, Wisconsin
Lindsay Harksen Linfield College RS/Opp So. 5-11 Sublimity, Oregon
Johanna Holtan Juniata College DS/Lib Sr. 5-7 Fargo, North Dakota
Amy Kratochvil ^ University of La Verne OH Sr. 5-9 Arcadia, California
Julie Roth Ithaca College OH Jr. 5-8 Santa Cruz, California

2003 AVCA DIVISION III THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
 
Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Jackelyn Barten  Concordia College  MB Jr. 6-0 Melrose, Minnesota
Krystle Brune UW-River Falls  OH Sr. 6-0 Oakdale, Minnesota
Tanya Foldy  Univ. of Wisconsin-La Crosse S So. 5-8 Muskego, Wisconsin
Kristin Fox  Wittenberg University OH Jr. 5-10 Galion, Ohio
Christine Gladysz  Washington & Lee University  S So. 5-10 Palm Harbor, Florida
Kristin Halleck Willamette University OH Jr. 5-8 Salem, Oregon
Hannah Kanuckel  Ohio Northern University  OH Jr. 5-8 Warsaw, Ohio
Jolene Litzman Emory University  OH Jr. 5-8 Houston, Texas
Kristin Papp $ Cal State Univ., San Bernardino MB Jr. 5-11 Houston, Texas
Katie Quinn Washington Univ. in St. Louis MB Sr. 5-11 Orland Park, Illinois
Shannon Stewart  Simpson College MB Jr. 6-0 Urbandale, Iowa
Elizabeth Wanless Bates College  OH Sr. 5-10 Belleville, Illinois

# indicates 2001 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
* indicates 2002 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
$ indicates 2002 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
^ indicates 2002 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
 

2003 AVCA Division III Freshman of the Year: Elena Drink (New York University, MB)
2003 AVCA Division III Player of the Year: Announced Dec. 4, 2003
 

AVCA All-American Honorable Mention Team
Carley Bomstad (Macalester College, MB, Sr.)
Amy Brand (Washington Univ. in St. Louis, MB, Sr.)
Catie Brand (Central College, Iowa, RS, Sr.)
Nicole Brandt-Young (California State, Hayward, MB, Jr.)
Katie Brody (SUNY Cortland, OH, Fr.)
Maggie Chang (Trinity University, DS/Lib, Jr.)
Katie Charles (Juniata College RS/Opp., Jr.)
Caitlin Cleaver (Colby College, OH, So.)
Jessica Cortese (Gettysburg College, OH, Jr.)
Beth Crowley (Illinois Wesleyan University, OH, Sr.)
Annie Denison (Williams College, OH, So.)
Lisa Denman (Elmhurst College, OH, Sr.)
Jess DiCarlo (Mount Union College, RS/Opp, So.)
Remley Dodge (Emory University, S, So.)
Monica Draeger (Lakeland College, MB, Sr.)
Elena Drinka (New York University, MB, Fr.)
Courtney Evans (Tufts University, MB, So.)
Kristin Fox (Wittenberg University , OH, Jr.)
Susan Gaillard (Washington & Lee University, MB, So.)
Jennifer Gardikas (New York University, OH, So.)
Diane Gehret (Ohio Northern University, RS/Opp, Jr.)
Lindsey Gloster (Western Connecticut St. Univ., OH, So.)
Janet Hammond (Ithaca College, OH, Sr.)
Erin Hanlon (Oswego State, OH, Sr.)
Becca Harpham (Austin College, OH, Fr.)
Liz Hazell (California State, Hayward , OH, Sr. )
Becky Herman (Skidmore College, DS/Lib, So.)
Jenne Heu-Weller (Pacific Lutheran University, S, Sr.)
Heather Johnson (Pacific Lutheran University, MB, Jr.)
Vicki Kajder (Allegheny College, S, Sr.)
Megan Kay (UW-Whitewater, MB, Sr.)
Jayne Kemphaus (College of Mount St. Joseph, OH, Jr.)
Stephanie Kines (Juniata College, MB, Fr.)
Alexis Knepp (Williams College, S/H, Fr.)
Amy Kueker (Wartburg College, RS/Opp, Sr.)
Domini Lanzone (Rutgers-Newar, OH, Sr.)
April Lee (Pacific Lutheran University, DS/Lib, So.)
Kara Liefer (Washington Univ. in St. Louis, S, So.)
Darryl Manzer (Skidmore College, MB, Fr.)
Jamie McMullen (SUNY Cortland, S, Jr.)
Jessica McVey (King's College, Pa., OH, Sr.)
Erin Meredith (Eastern University, S, So.)
Lacey Musso (Oneonta State College, S/H, Sr.)
Lindsay Nelson (Wittenberg University, RS/Opp, Sr.)
Cassie Palmer (Baldwin-Wallace College, MB, Sr.)
Robin Pearce (Rutgers-Newark, OH, Jr.)
Kimberly Prescott (Colby College, S, Sr.)
Ashley Reves (Springfield College, RS/Opp, So.)
Monica Robbins (Emory University, MB , Jr.)
Brittany Sauser (Southwestern Univ., Texas, S, Jr.)
Tricia Schary (University of La Verne, MB, Jr.)
Emilie Schmid (Wittenberg University, DS/Lib, Jr.)
Kelly Sharpe (Linfield College, MB, Sr.)
Amy Smith (University of La Verne, OH, Sr.)
Andrea Smith (SUNY Cortland, OH, Sr.)
Michelle Stanislawski (UW-Whitewater, S, Jr.)
Valerie Trofimenkoff (Gallaudet University, MB, So.)
Mary Welk (Dominican University, OH, Sr.)
Nici Workman (Capital University, OH, Sr.)
Brooke Woznial-Schmidt (UW-Eau Claire, MB, Sr.)
Alesia Vaccari (Springfield College, S, So.)
Kari Van Fleet (California State, Hayward, S, Sr.)
Robin Young (Williams College, OH, Jr.)
Austin Zimmerman (MIT, S, So.)
 
 


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