Three members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's volleyball team received All-American honors when the National Christian College Athletic Association announced its annual awards at the 1999 NCCAA National Tournament at Cedarville College.
Rachel Widener, a 5-foot-9 senior outside hitter from Elyria, Ohio, was selected as an NCCAA First Team All-American for the second straight season. The former All-Ohioan at Open Door Christian Academy currently leads the Lady Cougars with 514 digs and a .351 attack percentage. She has also compiled 29 aces, 42 assists, 86 blocks, and 388 kills.
Darcee Hoberg, a 5-foot-10 sophomore outside hitter from Coshocton, Ohio, was named an NCCAA Second Team All-American for her efforts this year. The former All-Ohioan at River View High School leads MVNC with 412 kills, while also recording 25 assists, 32 aces, 54 blocks, and 451 digs.
Becky Jefferys, a 5-foot-6 senior setter from Elyria, Ohio, was tabbed an NCCAA Academic All-American for her performance both on the court and in the classroom. The former star at Elyria High School leads the team with 855 assists to go along with 38 aces and 243 digs. Jefferys is an Elementary Education major with a 3.553 grade point average.
MVNC is currently 39-4 overall after finishing in a tie for third place at the 1999 NCCAA National Tournament. The Lady Cougars will be the top seed in the six-team American Mideast Conference Tournament at Walsh University this weekend.