SPOKANE, Wash. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association selected Whitworth's Jessica Schmautz as a member of the NCAA Division III All-West Region Team.
Schmautz, previously named the Northwest Conference Player of the Year, was the only NWC player to make the first team. Pacific University's Milana Ivkovic received honorable mention consideration.
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Despite standing only 5'-7", Schmautz (Sr., OH) dominated NWC offensive statistics in 2018. She averaged 4.21 kills per set and finished with 413 kills, 127 more than the next NWC player on the list. Schmautz hit .239 and added 2.89 digs, 37 blocks and 23 services aces. She averaged 4.7 points per set. Schmautz was the Northwest Conference Offensive Student-Athlete five times during the 2018 season.
Schmautz was a major reason Whitworth finished the season 19-8 overall and 13-3 (second place) in the Northwest Conference.