AVCA All-Americans
Dec. 13, 2017


A Big Ten record 17 Big Ten volleyball students were selected as AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) All-Americans, as announced by the AVCA on Wednesday.

Six of 14 first-team selections are Big Ten students. Represented on the first team are Minnesota’s Stephanie Samedy, Nebraska’s Kelly Hunter, Penn State’s Haleigh Washington and Simone Lee, Purdue’s Danielle Cuttino and Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke.

The Big Ten also holds six of the 14 second team selections. Michigan State’s Autumn Bailey and Alyssa Garvelink, Minnesota’s Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Nebraska’s Annika Albrecht and Mikaela Foecke, and Penn State’s Kendall White all earned spots on the second team.

Five players earned a spot on the third team in Illinois’ Ali Bastianelli and Jordyn Poulter, Michigan’s Carly Skjodt, Minnesota’s Alexis Hart and Purdue’s Sherridan Atkinson.

In addition, 13 players were selected as AVCA Honorable Mention All-America selections.

For the complete AVCA All-America teams, click here.

2017 AVCA DIVISION I FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Year

 Danielle

 Cuttino

 Purdue University

 MB/OH

 Sr.

 Kelly

 Hunter^

 University of Nebraska

 S

 Sr.

 Simone

 Lee*

 Penn State University

 OH

 Sr.

 Dana

 Rettke

 University of Wisconsin

 MB

 Fr.

 Stephanie

 Samedy

 University of Minnesota

 RS

 Fr.

 Haleigh

 Washington*$

 Penn State University

 MB

 Sr.

2017 AVCA DIVISION I SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Year

 Annika

 Albrecht

 University of Nebraska

 OH

 Sr.

 Autumn

 Bailey

 Michigan State University

 OH

 RS-Sr.

 Mikaela

 Foecke

 University of Nebraska

 OH

 Jr.

 Alyssa

 Garvelink^

 Michigan State University

 MB

 Sr.

 Samantha

 Seliger-Swenson*@

 University of Minnesota

 S

 Jr.

 Kendall

 White

 Penn State University

 L

 So.

2017 AVCA DIVISION I THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Year

 Sherridan

 Atkinson

 Purdue University

 RS

 RS-Jr.

 Ali

 Bastianelli

 University of Illinois

 MB

 Jr.

 Alexis

 Hart

 University of Minnesota

 OH

 So.

 Jordyn

 Poulter

 University of Illinois

 S

 Jr.

 Carly

 Skjodt

 University of Michigan

 OH

 Jr.

* indicates 2016 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
^ indicates 2016 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2016 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
$ indicates 2015 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
@ indicates 2015 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
% indicates 2015 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
& indicates 2014 AVCA First-Team All-American selection
! indicates 2014 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
+ indicates a 2014 AVCA Third-Team All-American selection
/ indicates a 2013 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

2017 Division I AVCA Freshman of the Year: Dana Rettke, Wisconsin, MB

2017 AVCA DIVISION I HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA

First Name

Last Name

School

Pos.

Year

 Symone

 Abbott

 Northwestern

 OH

 Sr.

 Abby

 Detering

 Penn State

 S/H

 Sr.

 Ashley

 Evans

 Purdue

 S

 RS-Sr.

 Ali

 Frantti

 Penn State

 OH

 Sr.

 Sydney

 Hilley

 Wisconsin

 S

 Fr.

 Briana

 Holman

 Nebraska

 MB

 Sr.

 Claire

 Kieffer-Wright

 Michigan

 MB

 Sr.

 Molly

 Lohman

 Minnesota

 MB

 Sr.

 Rachel

 Minarick

 Michigan State

 S

 Sr.

 Heidi

 Thelen

 Penn State

 RS

 Sr.

 Holly

 Toliver

 Michigan State

 RS

 Sr.

 Ashley

 Wenz

Ohio State

 OH

Sr.

 Tionna

 Williams

Wisconsin

 MB

Jr.