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VB | Four Gaels Earn 2012 West Coast Conference Honors
Release: Sunday 11/26/2012 
by SMC Athletics
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team had four student-athletes earn 2012 All-West Coast Conference honors, it was announced by the conference office. Kristina Graven and Gabby Jolly earned All-WCC First Team honors, while Lauren Corp was selected to the honorable mention squad. Dalas Dodd was named to the WCC All-Freshman Team.

The Gaels finished the regular season with a 17-10 overall mark and a 12-4, third-place finish in conference. The Gaels earned the program's sixth-ever NCAA postseason appearance with an at-large berth.

Graven led the Gaels with 310 kills and 3.37 kills per set. The junior transfer placed in the WCC top-10 in three categories (WCC matches only). Graven was fifth in kills per set with 3.39, fifth in digs with 3.41 and ninth in service aces per set.

Jolly, who enters the NCAA Tournament as the Gaels' all-time (.323) and single-season (.370) record holder in attack percentage, makes her second WCC All-Conference Team appearance and first on the WCC First-Team. Jolly leads the Gaels in blocks with 1.17 per set and hitting percentage with a .370 average (school-record). The senior is third in the WCC in hitting percentage, hitting at a .381 clip in WCC matches, fourth in blocks per set at 1.11 and ninth in kills with 3.09.

This is Corp's fourth time on the WCC All-Conference Team and second time on the First-Team (2010, 2012). She is third in all-time kills at SMC with 1,254. She ranked 12th in the WCC in kills per set and 13th in hitting percentage. Corp finished second on the team with 3.17 kills per set and hit at a .295 clip. She had 14 matches with at least 10 kills and was named the MVP of the Sacramento State Tournament.

Dodd started the first 18 matches of the year for the Gaels and has appeared in every match. She recorded back-to-back matches of 62 assists in WCC wins over Pepperdine and BYU. She added a season-high five kills in the win over Pepperdine. Dodd also has a team-high 31 aces this year, including six against Morgan State. The six aces tied a single match (three sets) school record.