LA JOLLA, Calif. - UC San Diego women's volleyball standout Roxanne Brunsting was named All-West Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Tuesday.
It's the third straight season that Brunsting has earned all-region accolades from the AVCA. The senior was also named to the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) First Team last week for the third time.
The versatile Brunsting played setter and outside hitter, leading the Tritons in assists and service aces while finishing third in kills, digs and points. Just one of three Tritons to play in all 102 sets this season, she recorded two triple-doubles and 21 doubles. Brunsting totaled 20 or more assists in 19 matches and 15 or more digs 12 times.
Brunsting, who didn't start setting until 2010, platooned at the position this season and accumulated 626 assists, putting her over 1,000 for her career. She came into the season with over 1,000 digs, making her just the second Triton in program history to hit the mark in those two categories.
With 1,596 career digs, Brunsting is second on UCSD's all-time list, just 32 behind the school record holder.
The Chula Vista native set two career-highs in 2011 with 37 assists at San Francisco State and a .583 hitting percentage against Cal State Monterey Bay.
A total of nine student-athletes on the AVCA All-West Region Team are from CCAA squads. The West Region Freshman of the Year award went to Grand Canyon's defensive specialist Mackenzie Phelps, while Cal State San Bernardino's Kim Cherniss was named the region's Coach of the Year for the fifth time.
The Tritons finished their season at 22-6 overall and advanced to the NCAA postseason for the sixth consecutive year.
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