University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa women’s volleyball player Amber Igiede was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Pacific North All-Region team. After earning all-region honorable mentions in 2019 and 2021, Igiede garnered all-region team honors for the first time after her standout junior season. She was one out of 211 student-athletes from 108 different schools who were honored.
Igiede, who was recently named Big West Player of the Year, finished the season ranked No. 5 in the NCAA Division I with a .433 hitting percentage. She led The Big West in total kills (406), kills/set (3.79), points (523.5), points/set (4.89) and hitting percentage (.433) while finishing second in the league with 138 total blocks and an average 1.29 blocks/set—all of which were career highs. She was second on the team with a career-high 29 service aces while scooping up 96 digs, primarily on one rotation in the back row.
Igiede’s .433 hitting percentage set a new UH single-season record, bettering her former coach Angelica Ljungqvist‘s 26-year old record of .417 (559-118-1, 057) set in 1996. Igiede was dominant on offense, putting down double-digit kills in 27 of UH‘s 29 matches, hitting above .300 in 26 of those games. She hit above .500 in 12 contests and above .600 in three. In Igiede’s last eight matches, she raised her game to another level, hitting at a .451 (127-20-237) clip. On defense, Igiede has solidified herself as one of the premier blockers in The Big West and came up just four digs short of notching 100 digs for the second straight season.
Each of the 10 AVCA regions selects 14 student-athletes to the all-region team and chooses a group of honorable mention selections. Igiede was one of two players from The Big West to earn all-region honors.
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