Jun 11, 2014 9:17 PM by Richie Melby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TUCSON - University of Arizona setter Penina Snuka has been selected to travel to China with the Pac-12 Volleyball All-Star team. Wildcat assistant coach Charita Stubbs will also make the trip as an assistant for the program.
12 athletes from around the conference will play seven matches between June 17 and June 27. The team will practice in Los Angeles prior to the competition.
Snuka is one of two setters on the team, which boasts athletes from 11 of the 12 league programs. She was an honorable mention selection for the all-region team and finished the season with 18 double-doubles, best in the Pac-12. The mark ranked second in the NCAA among freshmen.
Snuka is the second Wildcat to make the trip, joining teammate Madi Kingdon who was selected a year ago.
Here are the volleyball athletes selected for the Pac-12 All-Star team touring China.
2013 PAC-12 VOLLEYBALL ALL-STAR TEAM ROSTER
Name, School, Year *, Position
Emmy Allen, Washington State, Freshman, Outside Hitter
Amanda Benson, Oregon, Freshman, Libero
Samantha Bricio, USC, Sophomore, Outside Hitter
Madi Bugg, Stanford, Sophomore, Setter
Whitney Follette, Arizona State, Sophomore, Middle Blocker
Brittany Howard, Stanford, Sophomore, Outside Hitter
Karsta Lowe, UCLA, Junior, Outside Hitter
Chelsey Schofield, Utah, Junior, Outside Hitter
Lillian Schonewise, California, Sophomore, Middle Blocker
Taylor Simpson, Colorado, Junior, Outside Hitter
Penina Snuka, Arizona, Freshman, Setter
Melanie Wade, Washington, Sophomore, Middle Blocker
* - Year in school as of 2013-14 season
Head Coach: Jim Moore, Oregon
Assistant Coaches: Stacy Metro (Oregon), Charita Stubbs (Arizona)