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Colorado volleyball nets individual Pac-12 honors

Parker, Spann and Ewert get honorable mention placement

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The Colorado volleyball team on Tuesday saw three of its players receive accolades from the Pac-12 Conference, including Sterling Parker being named to the All-Freshman team.

Senior Justine Spann and sophomore Jenna Ewert were also named as Pac-12 honorable mention team players for 2019.

Parker is the fourth Buff in the past three years to be named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman squad and also earned honorable mention honors with that. She was 29th overall in kills in the conference season with 172, good for fourth among all freshman in the conference. She also hit .264, good for second behind middle blocker and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Magda Jehlarova.

Spann finished the conference season seventh in total kills with 245 and was also tied for seventh in total aces in the Pac-12 while finishing ninth in conference points scored.

Ewert finished seventh in the conference in assists with 683, averaging just under 9.5 per set. She was also fourth in the conference in kills by a setter and fourth in digs by a setter. Ewert finished the season with 1,010 total assists and is now ninth in school history in career assists.

UCLA’s Mac May was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, while Stanford repeated with Jenna Gray named the Setter of the Year and Morgan Hentz taking the Libero of the Year. It was both Cardinal student-athletes third time winning the honor. Utah Head Coach Beth Launiere earned her first Pac-12 Coach of the Year honor in her 30th season leading the Utes.