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Sagehorn Is All-American

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Published
December 12, 2002
By
Micah McDaniel
AZUSA, Calif. -– Junior outside hitter Jenna Sagehorn was named to the 2002 NAIA All-American second team announced earlier this week by the NAIA national office.

It is Sagehorn’s third consecutive NAIA All-American honor. She was named to the third team the past 2 seasons.

Sagehorn, who has become one of Azusa Pacific’s finest volleyball players over the past 3 seasons, led the Cougars in several key categories this season. She led the Cougars in kills (371), kills per game (3.47), digs (350) and digs per game (3.27). She was also second in attack percentage (.253) and fourth in service aces (27). She also ranked among the conference leaders in the above categories.

This season, Sagehorn climbed to the top of the Azusa Pacific career charts as well. She currently ranks third on Azusa Pacific’s career kills list with 1,179, needing just 28 to move into second and 337 to become the Cougars all-time leader passing Stephanie Benitez, who recorded 1,515 from 1991-95. She also moved into third on the Cougars’ career digs list with 1,259, just behind former teammate T.J. Gause (1,449) and Benitez (1,795).

Also, freshman middle blocker Jenny Brickner received honorable mention. The 6-1 rookie from Yorba Linda, Calif. led the Cougars in blocking and attack percentage. She finished her initial campaign with 133 total blocks (1.22 bpg.), including 24 solo blocks. She also hit .274 on the season, which ranked ninth in the GSAC

Six times this year, Brickner recorded at least 7 blocks in a match. She also earned NAIA National Player of the Week honors Nov. 5 when she averaged 4.43 kills per game, 1.14 blocks and had a .434 hitting percentage in a pair of Cougar wins. In that same week, she recorded a career-high 24 kills and 7 blocks in a win over Hope International.

To view the entire NAIA All-American team, click here.