Washington State's Holt Honored Nationally - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington State's Holt Honored Nationally

by WSU Athletics Media Relations

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Washington State’s Kyra Holt was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Pacific North Region Freshman of the Year.

Through a vote of the region’s coaches, Holt, a 6-1 outside hitter from Hercules, Calif., added yet another honor to her impressive collegiate career. This is the 12th time a Cougar player has receive an AVCA Regional honor.

Holt was an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention team selection as well as a Pac-12 All-Freshman team selection. She led the Cougars this season with a 3.89 kills per set average, ranked seventh-best in the conference, and a 4.53 points per set average, also seventh-best in the Pac-12. She also had a 0.28 service aces per set average which is eighth-best in the Pac-12. Holt also etched her name into the WSU single season records with 479 kills, fifth-best, and her 1,316 attack attempts total is third-best. She had double-digit kills in 29 of WSU’s 33 matches this year and had 12 matches with double kills and digs which is tied for ninth-best in the conference this year. Her 28 kills in the upset win at No. 23 California is tied for second-best total kills in a match in the Pac-12 this season. She was selected the MVP of the Army Black Knights and Sam Houston State tournaments and was a four-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week selection in 2013.

“We are honored at the selection of Kyra as the Pacific North Region Freshman of the Year and are so proud of her and the team’s accomplishments,” WSU Head Coach Jen Greeny said. “We are looking forward to the future with Kyra and making even more progress.”

The AVCA divides the NCAA Division I women’s volleyball programs into 10 regions and a 14-member All-Region team, six-member honorable mention team were selected along with a freshman of the year and coach of the year awards. The coaches may nominate but not vote for their own players.

The Pac-12 Conference, divided by the AVCA between the Pacific North and Pacific South Regions, had 16 players named to the all-region teams in 2013.

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • EWU Ready to Begin "Eagle Week"

    EWU Ready to Begin "Eagle Week"

    Eastern Washington University head coach Beau Baldwin will serve as Honorary Grand Marshal of the Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade May 17 in Spokane, Wash., and will also make two speaking appearances next week.>>
    Eastern Washington University head coach Beau Baldwin will serve as Honorary Grand Marshal of the Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade May 17 in Spokane, Wash., and will also make two speaking appearances next week.>>
  • Zags Sign Arvydas Sabonis' Son to NLI

    Zags Sign Arvydas Sabonis' Son to NLI

    Domantas Sabonis, son of NBA Naismith Hall of Famer and Portland Trail Blazers great Arvydas Sabonis, has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Gonzaga University this fall, Bulldog head coach Mark Few said Thursday.>>
    Domantas Sabonis, son of NBA Naismith Hall of Famer and Portland Trail Blazers great Arvydas Sabonis, has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Gonzaga University this fall, Bulldog head coach Mark Few said Thursday.>>
  • WSU, Zags to Face Off at the Spokane Arena Next Season

    WSU, Zags to Face Off at the Spokane Arena Next Season

    Washington State is reportedly moving their home game vs. Gonzaga to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena this upcoming season.>>
    Washington State is reportedly moving their home game vs. Gonzaga to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena this upcoming season.>>
  • Washington St.Washington StateMore>>

  • WSU, Zags to Face Off at the Spokane Arena Next Season

    WSU, Zags to Face Off at the Spokane Arena Next Season

    Washington State is reportedly moving their home game vs. Gonzaga to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena this upcoming season.>>
    Washington State is reportedly moving their home game vs. Gonzaga to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena this upcoming season.>>
  • WSU Women's Basketball Signs Aussie to NLI

    WSU Women's Basketball Signs Aussie to NLI

    Washington State head women’s basketball coach June Daugherty announced that Louise Brown has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program as a freshman next season. Brown, a 6-2 forward out of Park Orchards, Victoria, Australia...>>
    Washington State head women’s basketball coach June Daugherty announced that Louise Brown has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program as a freshman next season. Brown, a 6-2 forward out of Park Orchards, Victoria, Australia...>>
  • Rosen, Cougars Too Much for Gonzaga

    Rosen, Cougars Too Much for Gonzaga

    The Washington State University baseball team defeated Gonzaga 5-1 in a local non-conference matchup at the Patterson Baseball Complex on Tuesday, April 15.>>
    The Washington State University baseball team defeated Gonzaga 5-1 in a local non-conference matchup at the Patterson Baseball Complex on Tuesday, April 15.>>