Junior Allison Whitson was the player UC Davis volleyball could count on when it needed a spark.
The Palo Alto, Calif. native started every set for UC Davis this season and was far and away the team’s leader with 421 kills.
She also finished tied for second on the team with 305 digs and alone in fourth with 66 blocks.
Whitson was a key part of UC Davis’ early season run. She was named to the all-tournament team in each of UC Davis’ four early-season tournament appearances. Her success was highlighted by MVP honors at the Northern Colorado Classic and the Aggie Invitational.
For her efforts in league action, Whitson was named to the All-Big West Conference first-team this season.
With her senior year still to come, UC Davis will be expecting big things from Whitson again in 2012.
— Trevor Cramer