Kim Hill Named AVCA All-American
Dec. 15, 2010
MALIBU, Calif. – For the second-straight season, Kim Hill of the Pepperdine women’s volleyball squad was named to the AVCA All-American honorable mention team today.
Hill (Portland, Ore./Portland Christian HS) also earned honorable mention accolades during the 2009 season, and is just the second Wave to be named an AVCA All-American on more than one occasion.
Katie Wilkins, who played from 2000-03, is the only other Pepperdine women’s volleyball alumnae to take home the award multiple times. The Lakeside, Calif. native was a three-time All-American.
Hill is part of an exclusive list of Pepperdine AVCA All-Americans. In addition to Wilkins, Wave AVCA All-Americans include Jamie Hill (Second Team, 1999) and Julie Rubenstein (Third Team, 2008).
Prior to that, Volleyball Monthly bestowed All-American honors on Julie Evans (Honorable Mention, 1987), Lisa Bevington (Honorable Mention, 1988), Carolyn Hueth (Honorable Mention, 1991) and Jamie Hill – no relation to Kim – (Honorable Mention, 1999).
Hill, a middle blocker/opposite side hitter, led the Waves this year with 317 kills, a 3.27 kills per set average and was previously named to the AVCA All-Pacific Region and All-West Coast Conference first teams. The junior ranked fifth in the WCC with her kill average and seventh in both service ace average (.30) and blocks per set (.97).
To finish the 2010 season, Hill posted double-digit kill totals in three of the last four matches, including a kills-dig double-double versus Portland. Against then-#14 San Diego, she led the Waves with 14 kills and six blocks to lift her team above the Toreros. Earlier in the year, she recorded her first career double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs against Rice.
In the Pepperdine record books, Hill has inked her name under several categories. Most notably, she stands in third with a career attack percentage of .342. She currently ranks 20th in total kills, with 838, and will likely break into the top-10 by the end of her senior campaign.
Hill joins Ali Troost of the University of San Diego as the only two West Coast Conference student-athletes to appear on the 2010 AVCA All-American list.
Pepperdine concluded its regular season with a 20-8 overall record and a third-place finish in the WCC with an 11-3 mark.