Faucette named Volleyball Honda Award Nominee
Dec. 21, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas senior All-America outside hitter Juliann Faucette has been named a nominee for the 2010-11 Volleyball Honda Award, marking the third-straight season a Longhorn has been nominated.
Faucette headlined the Longhorns offense in 2010 leading UT to a 27-5 record and its third straight NCAA Semifinal appearance.
The other nominees are California's Carli Lloyd, Southern California's Alex Jupiter and Penn State's Blair Brown.
The San Diego, Calif., native garnered AVCA All-America First Team, AVCA All-Central Region First Team and All-Big 12 First Team honors in 2010. She also earned Big 12 Player of the Year honors and NCAA Austin Regional Most Outstanding Player honors.
Faucette's 4.55 points and 3.94 kills per-set each ranked fifth-best in the Big 12 Conference. The senior hit .263 on the season.
Now in its 35th year, the Collegiate Women Sports Awards program recognizes annually the top woman collegiate athlete in each of 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports, each of whom receives the Honda Sports Award.
In addition, each year a single athlete from the group of 12 Honda Sports Award winners is chosen as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and is presented with the Honda-Broderick Cup.
Four Longhorns have previously been nominated for the volleyball honor with Destinee Hooker (2008-09, 2009-10), Katy Jameyson (1993-94) and Demetria Sance (1998-99) earning nominations and Sally Schlobohm (1981-82) winning the award. Kamie Ethridge (1985-86 women's basketball) and Jill Sterkel (1980-81 swimming) are the only two Texas athletes to win the Honda-Broderick Cup award for Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.
American Honda will donate $1,000 to the women's athletic fund of each nominee's university and the winner's program will receive $5,000.