Volleyball: Oklahomans among All-Americans
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Penn State sophomore Micha Hancock, Tulsa senior Tyler Henderson, Oklahoma junior Sallie McLaurin, Stanford freshman Inky Ajanaku, and Tulsa senior Jessica Adams were all named to the All-American teams announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
Hancock is a 5-foot-11 setter out of Edmond Memorial and a first team selection. Widely regarded as one of the top setters in the nation, she is third in the country in serves, averaging 0.65 aces per set. She also ranks nationally in assists per set with 11.26.
Henderson, a 5-11 outside hitter, is from Oklahoma City and played at Heritage Hall. Henderson, a third-time second-team All-American, ranks first nationally in kills per set (5.22) and points per set (5.79). Her 2,525 career kills is the NCAA record for the 25-point rally-scoring era.
McLaurin, who was an honorable mention selection last year, is a 6-2 middle blocker from Midwest City on the third team. She was second in the Big 12 in hitting percentage (.357) and blocks per set (1.37).
Ajanaku, a Tulsa native who played at Bishop Kelley, was an All-Pac-12 Conference selection was ranked in the top 10 in the Pac-10 in hitting percentage (.374) and blocks per set (1.23). In four NCAA Tournament matches, she hit .411 and tallied 3.50 points and 1.69 blocks per set.
Adams is an honorable mention selection for the third time. The Heritage Hall graduate ranks 42nd in the country in digs per set (5.19).
Also named honorable mention were Arkansas' Roslandy Acosta and Jasmine Norton.