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Riddle Named 3rd-Team AVCA All-America
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/18/2013

Chantale Riddle was named Third Team AVCA All-America, capping an honor-filled junior campaign, and becoming just the seventh Lobo to earn AVCA All-America honors.  She is the program’s first AVCA All-American since 2008 when Jeanne Fairchild was named Third Team.  Riddle was an honorable mention selection last year. 

It’s the second official AVCA All-American honor in Jeff Nelson’s seventh seasons, but it marked the sixth straight year a player has earned at least honorable mention All-America honors from the AVCA, the longest run in school history.

All told, Riddle is the sixth player to earn AVCA All-America honors, and the junior now has a chance to join Pauline Manser as the program’s only two-time All-American, as Manser was a First Team All-American in 1990 and 1991.  Riddle was the first two-time First Team All-Region pick since Sharon Browning in 1991-92 and Manser in 1990-91.

 In 2013, Riddle once again led the team in kills (468) and kills per game (4.11).  She easily blew past the 1,000 kill mark and currently stands at 1,182, which is fifth all-time.  She will enter the 2014 season just 397 away from Tania Gooley’s school record of 1,579 kills, set from 1991-94.  Riddle’s 468 kills and 4.77 points per set easily led the Mountain West.

 “This is a really a well deserved honor,” said head coach Jeff Nelson, “It caps off great season for her and her team.  Her development since coming here has been nothing short of amazing, and she just keeps getting better.”

Nelson added, “Her hitting percentage has continually improved, and she is now playing a major role in the backcourt as well, and this is a great honor that recognizes that.”

New Mexico went 24-7, finishing in second place in the Mountain West.  It was the most wins in a season since going 25-5 in 1988.

2013 AVCA DIVISION I FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
 
First Name
Last Name
School
Position
Year
Height
Hometown
Inky
Ajanaku
Stanford University
MB
So.
6'3
Tulsa, Okla.
Tori
Dixon^
University of Minnesota
MB
Sr.
6'3
Burnsville, Minn.
Haley
Eckerman@*
University of Texas
OH
Jr.
6'3
Waterloo, Iowa
Natalie
Hagglund$*
University of Southern California
L
Sr.
5'9
Encinitas, Calif.
Micha
Hancock*
Penn State University
S
Jr.
5'11
Edmond, Okla.
Emily
Hartong@*
University of Hawai'i
OH
Sr.
6'2
Los Alamitos, Calif.
Lisa
Henning%#
University of Missouri
OH
Sr.
6'1
Blue Springs, Mo.
Molly
Kreklow
University of Missouri
S
Sr.
6'0
Delano, Minn.
Chloe
Mann*
University of Florida
MB
Sr.
6'2
Gainesville, Fla.
Ebony
Nwanebu
University of Southern California
OH
Fr.
6'4
Fairview, Texas
Kelsey
Robinson@
University of Nebraska
OH
Sr.
6'2
Bartlett, Ill.
Ariel 
Scott%*
Penn State University
RS
Sr.
6'4
Ridgewood, N.J.
Krista 
Vansant^
University of Washington
OH
Jr.
6'2
Redlands, Calif.
Carly 
Wopat*
Stanford University
MB
Sr.
6'2
Santa Barbara, Calif.
 
 
2013 AVCA DIVISION I SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA 
 
First Name
Last Name
School
Position
Year
Height
Hometown
Whitney
Billings ^
University of Kentucky
RS
Sr.
6'2
Helena, Ala.
Liz 
Brenner^
University of Oregon
OH
Jr.
6'1
Portland, Ore.
Samantha
Bricio
University of Southern California
OH
So.
6'2
Guadalajara, Mexico
Madi
Bugg
Stanford University
S
So.
6'0
Apex, N.C.
Lauren
Carlini
University of Wisconsin
S
Fr.
6'2
Aurora, Ill.
Chloe
Ferrari
University of San Diego
MB
Sr.
6'1
Clovis, Calif.
Kristen
Hahn^
Iowa State University
L
Sr.
5'6
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Christina
Higgins
University of California
RS
Jr.
6'2
Inglewood, Calif.
Deja
McClendon!$#
Penn State University
OH
Sr.
6'1
Louisville, Ky.
Sallie
McLaurin#
University of Oklahoma
MB
Sr.
6'2
Midwest City, Okla.
Chiaka
Ogbogu
The University of Texas
MB
Fr.
6'2
Coppell, Texas
Bailey
Webster$^
The University of Texas
OH
Sr.
6'3
Baltimore, Md.
Lauren
Wicinski%^
Michigan State University
OH
Sr.
6'1
Geneva, Ill.
Ashley
Wittman@
University of Minnesota
OH
Sr.
6'0
Shakopee, Minn.
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