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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:15 a.m., Monday, July 29, 2002

Willoughby picked as WAC's top player

Advertiser Staff

Kim Willoughby was named preseason Player of the Year and three other University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine joined her on the all-Western Athletic Conference volleyball team announced today by the conference office.

Also selected to the all-conference squad by a vote of WAC coaches were were middle blocker Maja Gustin, leftside hitter Lily Kahumoku and setter Margaret Vakasausau.

Willoughby, a junior from Napoleonville, La., was the 2001 WAC Player of the Year and a first-team All-American. She led the nation in kills (850) and kills per game (7.2). Both were WAC records.

In addition to Willoughby, Gustin and Vakasausau, three other 2001 first-team all-WAC performers return: Nevada's Michelle More, Rice's Rebeca Pazo and San Jose State's Liz Hudson.