Volleyball: Sample Named High School All-American


By Abby Norman for WVUsports.com
November 30, 2011 04:35 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the 6th annual Under Armour Girls High School All-America Team with 2012 West Virginia University signee Brittany Sample named honorable mention.

The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by Associations International. The mission of the AVCA is to develop and grow the sport of volleyball; with a membership of over 5,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and developing the sport. Members are comprised of national and international coaches, collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as club directors. As a group, the AVCA is committed to the development, growth, advancement and publicity of volleyball throughout the world.

The 100 players selected for this year’s honors represent 32 states and 92 high schools.

“We are excited for Brittany,” coach Jill Kramer says. “It is an elite group of people she is surrounded by on the All-America list and its voted on by high school coaches across the country. For her, it means she is well respected by not only her own coach, but coaches that have coached against her. We are excited she got the award and we are even more excited that she will be joining us in January.”

A 5-foot-7 setter from Lewisville, Texas, Sample was also named a Prepvolleyball.com High School All-American in 2010 and a Max Preps/AVCA Player of the Week in 2009 and 2010. Sample helped lead nationally-ranked Hebron to a Texas 5A Championship in 2010 while also being named to the 5A State all-Tournament team, the Lonestarvolleyball.com Outstanding Setter and the District 8-5A Setter of the Year.

This year, Sample helped lead her team to first place in District 8-5A and a fourth place finish at both the Grapevine Tournament and the Pearland Classic Tournament. For her efforts, Sample was named to the all-tournament team at both competitions.

Sample signed a Grant-in-Aid earlier this month and will join the Mountaineers in January 2012.



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