Congratulations to Colleen Wilhelm '16 for being named to the AVCA Division II All-America Team. Wilhelm, along with her teammate Ava Venema (Westmont, Ill./Timothy Christian), received the honor last month from The American Volleyball Coaches Association.
Venema and Wilhelm were Third Team All-America selections. This marks the third time (2016 and 2017) that the Lewis University Flyers have earned multiple AVCA All-Americans in a single class. The duo become the 11th and 12th AVCA All-Americans in program history.
Wilhelm, a First Team All-GLVC pick and All-Midwest Region Tournament selection, led Lewis with 3.17 kills per set while hitting .304 for the season. She reached double figures in kills 22 times this season.
The duo helped the Flyers finish the year with a 28-6 record, the top seed in the Midwest Regional, and 14th National ranking.
Wilhelm is excited to complete her nursing degree from the close-knit private school this spring. Way to go Colleen!