Volleyball's Sarah Hokom Named 2003 AVCA Honorable Mention All-America
Dec. 17, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - Senior Sarah Hokom (Caldwell, ID) has been named 2003 AVCA All-America honorable mention for Division I women's volleyball as selected by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). It marks Hokom's third prestigious honor this month after her selections to the AVCA All-Region Volleyball team for the Northeast Region (Dec. 11) and the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference team (Dec. 8). She becomes the first GW volleyball player to receive All-America recognition since Svetlana Vtyurina was named an AVCA second team All-American in 1994.
The AVCA Honorable Mention All-America category was added this season in addition to the three AVCA All-America Teams each comprised of 12 athletes. The selections are made by the AVCA Division I All-America Committee: chair - Janice Kruger, Maryland; Pi'i Aiu, Colorado; John Dunning, Stanford; Burt Fuller, Utah State; Judy Green, Alabama; Jill Hirschinger, New Hampshire; Nancy Mueller, South Florida; Pete Waite, Wisconsin.
Hokom, who maintains a 3.71 GPA as a double major in biology and biological anthropology, led the Colonials in kills with 392 (3.63 kpg) and blocks with 65 (62 assisted, three solo) and is second on the team in digs with 360 (3.33 dpg). She recorded 19 double-doubles (double-figure kills and digs) in 32 matches this season.
A co-captain, Hokom ranks third on GW's all-time career kills list with 1,151 and eighth on the career digs list with 1,072. She is a three-time Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week this season and was selected to the All-Tournament teams in each of the five tournaments in which GW competed this season. She also is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District II team selection and a two-time All-Conference selection.
The Colonials (21-11, 8-6 A-10) lost to No. 2 seed Dayton in the first round of the A-10 Tournament Nov. 21 at Temple University.