Siloam Springs, Ark. (December 4, 2006) - John Brown University’s volleyball player, Juliana Todescan, was named to the NAIA All-America third team this week.
The senior setter from Sao Paulo, Brazil has been the force behind the Golden Eagle attack this season. While leading her team to their first ever Sooner Athletic Conference Championship with a perfect 10-0 in SAC action, she set a new JBU record for career assists with 5,242. Todescan was also named the SAC Most Valuable Player of the Year and also Setter of the Year for both the SAC and Region VI.
Head coach Robyn Gordon is proud of Todescan’s success, and knows how hard she’s worked to accomplish this goal. “We are so proud of Ju’s accomplishments and excited that she has received this national honor,” said Gordon. “She has given so much to our program over the last 3 years.
Todescan, who received Honorable Mention All-American honors last season was surprised with the news, and knows this honor wouldn’t have been possible without her teammates and coaches. “A setter never looks good without good teammates and good coaches,” commented Todescan. “I give them a lot of the credit for helping me get this award.”
Todescan is the second John Brown volleyball player in school history to be named an NAIA All-American. Amber Squires Coats (2002) was the first, being named to the 3rd team during her junior season.