Gross Garners AVCA All-Pacific South Region Acclaim

Jasmine Gross (9) (Photo by Martin A. Folb)
Dec. 5, 2017


MALIBU, Calif. —Jasmine Gross, of the Pepperdine women’s volleyball team, garnered American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Pacific South Region honors, as announced by the AVCA on Tuesday morning. 

The middle blocker from Portland, Ore. is the 20th AVCA All-Region selection in Pepperdine women’s volleyball history, and 15th Wave to earn at least one regional honor.  The last Wave to receive regional acclaim was Becca Strehlow in 2013.

Gross also picked up All-West Coast Conference first team honors this season.  She broke three Pepperdine women’s volleyball records, including the all-time record for most blocks in a single season which ended at 179 this season and ranked 4th nationally throughout the NCAA.  The previous record stood at 158 since the 1991 and 1992 seasons.  The middle blocker also broke the rally scoring single-season block record, the all-time and rally scoring blocks/set records and the all-time record for highest hitting percentage in a single match.



This season, Gross averaged 1.52 blocks/set, 2.98 kills/set on a .346 hitting percentage, 0.13 aces/set and 0.96 digs/set.  She posted three double-doubles, 21 matches with double-figure kills and five matches with double-figure blocks.  In 31 matches played, she led the Waves in blocks 21 times, hitting percentage 17 times, kills eight times and aces three times.  She was also the WCC Player of the Week on September 18.

Six of the 14 regional selections came out of the West Coast Conference, with two from BYU and three from San Diego along with Gross.  BYU also picked up two honorable mention nods and USD head coach Jennifer Petrie garnered AVCA Pacific South Region Coach of the Year.

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