Fernandez named Off the Block Freshman All-America


PROVO, Utah – Freshman opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez has been named to the 2018 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshman All-America Team, the organization announced this week.

Fernandez, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, leads the Cougars this season in kills per set (3.44), aces per set (0.48) and digs per set (1.32) while adding 0.83 blocks per set.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshman All-America Team honors the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshmen players from the regular season and is selected by a nationwide voting committee of 25 men’s volleyball coaches and volleyball media members.

To be eligible, players had to be on an active roster of a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball team and be listed as a freshman or redshirt freshman in 2018.

A player making the list had to be top-10 in votes received and appear on at least one-fourth of all voting ballots.

Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team

Setter: Robert Mullahey, Pepperdine
Setter: Garrett Zolg, Loyola
Opposite: Gabi Garcia Fernandez, BYU
Opposite: Jake Hanes, Ohio State
Opposite: Jalen Jasper, Stanford
Outside attacker: Joel Schneidmiller, UC Irvine
Middle attacker: Simon Anderson, Long Beach State
Middle attacker: Tyler Mitchem, Lewis
Middle attacker: TJ Murray, Lewis
Libero: Florian Ruhm, Limestone