By Cindy Luis
University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Wahine outside hitter Jamie Houston earned Under Armour Volleyball magazine first-team All America honors, released in the February 2009 edition of Volleyball magazine. Houston, a second team AVCA All-American, was a two-time WAC Player of the Year. She led the team with a 4.05 kill per set average, adding 1.73 digs and 0.75 blocks per set. Houston also ended her career second in the career record books with 2,061 kills. Freshman Kanani Danielson was named to the All-America honorable mention list. Joining Houston on the All-America team is Honolulu native Tamari Miyashiro of Washington, who was also named the Defensive Player of the Year, Nicole Fawcett, Christa Harmotto, Megan Hodge and Alisha Glass of national champion Penn State, Foluke Akinradewo, Cynthia Barboza and Alix Klineman of Stanford, Ashley Engle and Destinee Hooker of Texas, Jordan Larson of Nebraska and Hana Cutura of California. Fawcett and Akinradewo shared National Player of the Year honors with Nebraska’s John Cook earning National Coach of the Year. Florida’s Kelly Murphy was named the National Freshman of the Year.