Blinn Picks up Third All-WCC Honor
Savannah Blinn
Dec. 1, 2015

SAN BRUNO, Calif.--Redshirt senior Savannah Blinn added yet another award to her already full trophy case Tuesday as she earned her third consecutive All-West Coast Conference honor, as announced by the conference office.

The Lewiston, Idaho, native was named to the conference's First Team after also receiving the honor after her sophomore and junior years. She's just the second Bulldog in program history to receive three All-Conference bids; Lisa Petticord earned First Team designation in 1987, 1989, and 1990. Blinn is the first Bulldog with three consecutive All-WCC First Team awards, however.

As a senior, the opposite hitter once again led the Bulldogs with 475 kills, averaging 4.03 per set. Those 475 kills are third-most in the conference and 35th in the nation, and she's also third and among the top 40 with 531.5 total points as well. During the season, she climbed into second on the Bulldogs' all-time kills list, finishing her career with 1,728. That total is also eighth-highest among all active Division I players, and her 4.07 career kills per set mark is ninth as well.

Blinn also ended 2015 with a career high 85 blocks, averaging 0.72 a frame. Her personal best eight blocks in a match came this season - on Sept. 11 versus Niagara - and she hit a blistering .625 Sept. 26 versus Saint Mary's for another career mark.

This is actually Blinn's fourth career postseason award from the WCC. A redshirt freshman in 2012, she was named to the WCC's All-Freshman team that year.

The conference office announced other postseason awards Tuesday as well. BYU's Alexa Gray won Player of the Year while teammate Amy Boswell was tabbed as Defender of the Year. Pepperdine's Tarah Wylie was the conference's Freshman of the year, while Cougar head coach Heather Olmstead earned Coach of the Year honors. The conference's All-Academic teams will be announced Wednesday, Dec. 2.

 

2015 West Coast Conference Player of the Year

Alexa Gray, BYU

2015 West Coast Conference Defender of the Year

Amy Boswell, BYU

2015 West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year

Tarah Wylie, Pepperdine

2015 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year

Heather Olmstead, BYU

2015 All-WCC Volleyball First Team

Name

Yr.

Pos.

School

Savannah Blinn

Sr.

OPP

Gonzaga

Amy Boswell

Jr.

MB

BYU

Lexi Elman

Jr.

OH

Pacific

Canace Finley

Sr.

OH

San Diego

Alexa Gray

Sr.

OH

BYU

Nikki Hess

Jr.

OH

Santa Clara

Lisa Kramer

Jr.

OH

San Diego

Emily Liger

Sr.

OH

Portland

Kirsten Mead

So.

S

Santa Clara

Sarah Sponcil

So.

OH

Loyola Marymount

Becca Strehlow

Sr.

S

Pepperdine

Hannah Tedrow

Sr.

S

Loyola Marymount

2015 WCC Volleyball Honorable Mention

Sabrina Clayton, Santa Clara; Kristen Gengenbacher, San Diego; Ciara Parker, BYU; Katarina Pilepic, San Francisco; Danielle Rottman, Santa Clara; Rachelle Suaava, Loyola Marymount; Whitney Young Howard, BYU

2015 All-WCC Volleyball Freshman Team

Name

Pos.

School

Heidi Dyer

OH

Pepperdine

Veronica Jones

OH

BYU

Lindsey Knudsen

OH

Saint Mary's

Anna McCreadie

OPP

Santa Clara

Madison Murtaugh

MB/OPP

San Francisco

Addie Picha

MH

San Diego

Tarah Wylie

MB

Pepperdine

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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