Dec. 15, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Senior setter Lexi Zimmerman (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) and junior outside hitter Alex Hunt (Granger, Ind./South Bend St. Joseph) of the University of Michigan volleyball team were both named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) 2010 All-America team on Wednesday (Dec. 15). Zimmerman earned a spot on the second team for her third consecutive All-America honor, while Hunt was tabbed as a third team honoree for the first time in her career.
Zimmerman completes her career as the only Wolverine to earn three All-America awards, grabbing a second team laurel in 2008 and a first team distinction in 2009 before this year's selection to the second team. She led the Wolverines in assists (10.86) for the fourth straight season, ending her career as Michigan's all-time leader with 5,903, the sixth-best mark in Big Ten history. Zimmerman, the program leader in appearances at 140, also picked up All-Big Ten honors this season for the third consecutive year.
Hunt nabbed a spot on the third team for her first All-America award as a Wolverine. She led U-M and the conference in points (5.04) and kills (4.41). She is the only Big Ten player to average more than five points per set, using 503 kills, 45 service aces and 46 total blocks for 574.5 points. Hunt recorded 12 matches with at least 20 kills, including a 28-kill performance in a 3-2 win over No. 14 Minnesota on Sept. 25.
The duo's selection to the All-America team marks the second consecutive season that two Wolverines have earned national recognition. In 2009, outside hitter Juliana Paz (2008-09) earned third team honors in addition to Zimmerman's first team selection.
The Wolverines finished the season with a 23-10 overall record and a 12-8 Big Ten mark, tying for fourth place in the conference. U-M earned its fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament bid, falling at No. 11 Washington in the first round.
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