UW-W Volleyball Represented by Three on All-America Teams

By Angela Kelm
Asst. Athletic Director for Sports Information

Three members of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater volleyball team have earned All-America honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association this season. Middle hitter Kirsten Anderson and outside hitter Jenna Weinfurt were Second Team honorees while libero Morgan Jensen added Honorable Mention recognition. 

Anderson, now a two-time All-American (2022 Honorable Mention), led the nation in blocking nearly the entire season. The senior broke the UW-Whitewater single season record in total blocks with 163. She finished the 2023 campaign with the most blocks per set (1.42) of any player in Division III as the Warhawks led the nation in the statistic as a team averaging 2.75 blocks per set. In addition, Anderson was one of the most efficient hitters in the country ranking among the top 30 with an attack percentage of 35.9. Anderson was selected First Team All-Region and First Team All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this season. She held top ten marks in the conference in kills per set, aces per set, blocks per set and points per set. Anderson holds 361 career blocks in three seasons of play – a mark ranked 12th in the program record book. 

Weinfurt claims her first All-America honor after securing First Team All-Region recognition and WIAC Offensive Player of the Year honors. The powerful outside is ranked 26th in Division III in kills per set (4.03) and 10th in total kills (463) this season. Weinfurt reached the 1,000 career kill milestone during the 2023 campaign and currently holds 1,150 kills in three seasons – 14th in the program record book. She also set the program record for attack attempts in a match (73) and is second in both kills (463) and attacks in a season (1,293) in UWW history. 

Jensen, a two-time WIAC Defensive Player of the Year (2023, 2021), was selected as Honorable Mention All-America this season. The conference’s top libero ranked 26th in Division III in total digs (589). Jensen averaged over five digs per set this season, the most for a libero in the WIAC. She reached the 2,000 career dig milestone this season and ended her career with 2,287 – fifth-most for a Warhawk in program history. Jensen was the second-best server in the league this season with 56 aces. Her 197 service aces in four seasons is seventh-most in program history. 

The 2023 Warhawk volleyball team posted the most wins in a season, 28, since 2016. UWW made the program’s 34th appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament where they advanced to the regional final. 

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