2009 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-America Teams Announced

2009 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-America Teams Announced

Dec. 5, 2009

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2009 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-America Teams, as selected by the NAIA Volleyball All-America Selection Committee.

Azusa Pacific's Jill Baker becomes just the second player in the Cougar volleyball program's history to earn the distinction of NAIA Player of the Year. Azusa Pacific's other Player of the Year was Lenee Hill in 1991.

Baker helped lead the Cougars to a 28-9 record and its second-straight national championship appearance. She finishes her career averaging 4.49 kills per came and had 597 kills this season.

Fresno Pacific head coach Dennis Janzen was named the 2009 NAIA Coach of the Year after guiding the Sunbirds to their third consecutive National Championship. It is the fourth time in his 25-year tenure that Janzen has won the award, previously being named Coach of the Year in 1989, 1994 and 2007.

2009 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-America First Team

First NameLast NameSchoolPosClassHometown
PeniAcayoGoshen College (Ind.)OHJr.Kampala, Uganda
JillBakerAzusa Pacific University (Calif.)OHSr.Turlock, Calif.
KaitlinBeaverNorthwestern College (Iowa)SJr.Sioux Center, Iowa
IngridCarmonaCalifornia Baptist UniversityOppFr.Santo Dominigo, Domincan Republic
HeatherDe JonghVanguard University (Calif.)MBSr.Visalia, Calif.
CassieEllsConcordia University (Calif.)MBSr.Crestline, Calif.
KristinEngleBlack Hills State University (S.D.)MHSr.Newcastle, Wyo.
ArleneFerreiraUniversity of Texas at BrownsvilleOHSo.Uberlandia, Brazil
MartinaGregusovaFresno Pacific University (Calif.)OHSo.Nitra, Slovakia
RandaHulsteinNorthwestern College (Iowa)MHSr.Sioux Center, Iowa
HeidiLarsonValley City State University (N.D.)OppSr.Grand Rapids, Minn.
MariaOmondiColumbia College (Mo.)MHSr.Nairobi, Kenya
FeiShiCalifornia Baptist UniversityOHSr.Nanjing, China
KekeWangFresno Pacific University (Calif.)OHJr.Xiaya Henan, China

2009 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-America Second Team

First NameLast NameSchoolPosClassHometown
JackieAlbrechtMt Vernon Nazarene University (Ohio)MBJr.Lexington, Ohio
AmyAlkazinAzusa Pacific University (Calif.)MBSo.Carlsbad, Calif.
CateEckhardtColumbia College (Mo.)OHSr.Ontario, Calif.
AshleyHamiltonIndiana Institute of TechnologyOHSo.Middlebury, Ind.
HillaryHannoNorthwestern College (Iowa)OHJr.Sioux City, Iowa
TabithaHenkenPoint Loma Nazarene University (Calif.)OHSo.Carlsbad, Calif.
EricaJanszenGeorgetown College (Ky.)OHSr.Cincinnati, Ohio
KelseyPritchardTaylor University (Ind.)OHSo.Indianapolis, Ind.
NaomiReimerThe College of IdahoOHJr.Killarney, Man. Canada
AmberRidensConcordia University (Calif.)OppJr.Fountain Valley, Calif.
LisaShillingFresno Pacific University (Calif.)MBJr.Clovis, Calif.
ErinSikoraOlivet Nazarene University (Ill.)SSr.Elgin, Ill.
DianaSilvaFreed-Hardeman University (Tenn.)OHFr.Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ChristinaSmetanaCarroll College (Mont.)MHSr.Helena, Mont.

2009 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-America Third Team

First NameLast NameSchoolPosClassHometown
KelseyChristofersonBiola University (Calif.)MBSr.Carlsbad, Calif.
AnileClementeLewis-Clark State College (Idaho)OHSr.Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
ValquiriaCobocloUniversity of Texas at BrownsvilleMBFr.Sao Paulo, Brazil
StephanieDarnallConcordia University (Calif.)OHSr.Laguna Beach, Calif.
PaulaFerreiraColumbia College (Mo.)SFr.Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
WhitneyKnightUniversity of Mobile (Ala.)OHSr.Birmingham, Ala.
HeatherKoehlerShawnee State University (Ohio)OHJr.Russellville, Ohio
MilicaKrsmanovicLee University (Tenn.)OH/SSr.Bosnia & Herzegovina
ElissaLoynesLubbock Christian University (Texas)MBJr.Kemah, Texas
RachelMullerBellevue University (Neb.)OHSr.Omaha, Neb.
BrookePryorBaker University (Kan.)OHJr.Overbrook, Kan.
TaraSchmidtOlivet Nazarene University (Ill.)OPPJr.Olathe, Kan.
JessicaTjadenMorningside College (Iowa)SJr.Julesberg, Colo.
KatieVanderMeerAquinas College (Mich.)SJr.Kentwood, Mich.

2009 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-America Honorable Mention

First NameLast NameSchoolPosClassHometown
AmyBarmoreGeorgetown College (Ky.)LSr.Louisville, Ky.
DeborahBekowiesMenlo College (Calif.)MBSr.Benecia, Calif.
LeahBergstromSouthern Oregon UniversityOHJr.West Linn, Ore.
BetsyBrownTaylor University (Ind.)SSo.Adrian, Mich.
SaraBrunnerRocky Mountain College (Mont.)OHSo.Redcliff, Alberta
SaraByrneOlivet Nazarene University (Ill.)MBJr.Downers Grove, Ill.
KaylaCarlisleLee University (Tenn.)MBJr.Greer, S.C.
MelissaChevironIllinois Institute of TechnologyOHSr.Ft Wayne, Ind.
GraceDeboodtEastern Oregon UniversityOHSr.Prineville, Ore.
AliEdwardsJamestown College (N.D.)OHSr.West Fargo, N.D.
EllenFandryLindenwood University (Mo.)OHSo.Houston, Texas
KaylaFeeJamestown College (N.D.)SSr.Williston, N.D.
JordanGoingsLubbock Christian University (Texas)SSo.Aledo, Texas
IntaGrinvaldsMadonna University (Mich.)SSr.Portage, Mich.
AbbyHallEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Fla.)OHSo.Louisville, Ky.
DorindaHibmaDordt College (Iowa)LJr.Sioux Center, Iowa
HaleyHolcombShawnee State University (Ohio)SJr.Frankfort, Ohio
DevonJensenGrand View University (Iowa)OHFr.Underwood, Iowa
TamyLeipeltOklahoma Baptist UniversityOHSr.Porte Alegre, Brazil
JessyLiversDoane College (Neb.)OHSr.Lincoln, Neb.
XiaotingMaOklahoma City UniversityOHJr.Dalian, China
MarcelaMadeiraUnion University (Tenn.)MHJr.Vitoria, Brazil
JhessicaMartinsMartin Methodist College (Tenn.)OHFr.Uberlanoia, Brazil
TallyMattosColumbia College (Mo.)LJr.Osasco, Brazil
MaryMcGinnisMadonna University (Mich.)OHSr.Fraser, Mich.
JenniferNicholsCollege of the Ozarks (Mo.)OHSr.Republic, Mo.
JulianneODonnellWalsh University (Ohio)OHFr.Willowick, Ohio
LaceyOlinWilliam Woods University (Mo.)OHSr.Colorado Spring, Colo.
LaurenPoeUniversity of St. Thomas-Houston (Texas)OHJr.Katy, Texas
HeatherPorterSouthern Oregon UniversityMHJr.Coos Bay, Ore.
SusanRollmanDoane College (Neb.)MHFr.Humphrey, Neb.
ShellieRumschlagUniversity of St. Francis (Ind.)MBSr.Ft Wayne, Ind.
KasiRunionShorter College (Ga.)MHSr.Ringgold, Ga.
AmandaSilvaUnion College (Ky.)LJr.Londrina, Brazil
AmberSmithBryan College (Tenn.)MBSr.Pompano, Fla.
PaulaStilkeyUniversity of Mobile (Ala.)MBSr.Union, Ky.
ErikaStouderIndiana Institute of TechnologyMBJr.Nappanee, Ind.
BriannaStreteIndiana University-EastMBFr.Troy, Ohio
BrittaniTooleSouthwestern Assemblies of God University (Texas)MBJr.Whitehouse, Texas
JamieVander KooiMorningside College (Iowa)OHSr.Hinton, Iowa
ThaiseVieiraBethel University (Tenn.)MHSo.Matozinhos, Brazil
SkyeWadeWilliam Woods University (Mo.)OHSr.Licking, Mo
HeatherWansingBenedictine College (Kan.)MHJr.Liberty, Mo.
MaureenWardianBellevue University (Neb.)MHSo.Omaha, Neb.

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