Nov. 22, 2009
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's Liz McArthur was named second team all-Western Athletic Conference by the league office it was announced Sunday. It is the first time in her career that McArthur has earned postseason honors.
Hawaii's Kanani Danielson was named the WAC's Player of the Year, while teammate Brittany Hewitt was named the WAC's Freshman of the Year. Hawaii head coach Dave Shoji was named WAC Coach of the Year.
McArthur, a 6-1 outside hitter from St. George, Utah (Snow Canyon HS) finished the season ranking fourth in the WAC in both points (4.29) and kills (3.80) per set. Overall, she hit .175 during the year and averaged 1.66 digs and 0.46 blocks per set.
McArthur recorded double-digits in kills 21 times during the season and had 20-plus kills in eight matches. Her single-match high for kills was 25 against Louisiana Tech on Oct. 29 at home to set a new school-record for kills in a three-set match.
Utah State has now had 10 different players earn a total of 12 all-league honors since joining the WAC prior to the 2005 season as it has had four players named to the first team and eight players earn second team honors during that time period.
Utah State finished the 2009 season with a 15-14 record and was seventh in the WAC with a 6-10 mark.