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Abbe Holtze ’17 Repeats as First-Team All-American

Outside hitter Abbe Holtze '17 cemented her status as one of the most decorated players in the 38-year history of Colorado College volleyball by earning first-team All-America honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the second year in a row.

This season, the native of Manhattan Beach, California, led the Tigers to a 28-6 record and the program's 19th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Championship.

Holtze, whose list of national awards began as a third-team All-American in 2013, became the third Tiger to earn three or more All-America certificates from the AVCA. She joined four-time recipient Cathy Costello '90 and three-time winner Amy Smith '88 on the exclusive list.

Costello was named to the first team in 1987, 1988, and 1989, as well as the second team in 1986. Smith earned first-team honors in 1987 after being named to the second team the two previous seasons.

Holtze finished the year with team highs of 498.5 points and 434 kills. She also was second with 427 digs, third with 34 aces and fourth with 56 total blocks.

Saving her best for last, Holtze hit .307 in CC's two NCAA matches with 28 kills on 75 attacks with only five errors. In the four-set first-round victory over No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, she hit .368 and recorded her 18th double-double of the season with 16 kills and 14 digs. Read more on the athletics page.

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