Boise State's Harden Earns AVCA All-Region Recognition

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BOISE, Idaho. - Boise State senior Liz Harden has been named to the All-West Region Volleyball Team as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Tuesday morning. Harden is one of seven Mountain West players included on the team and the first Bronco to receive the recognition in the last 20 years, the eighth all-time. The last Boise State player to receive the honor was Kristen Dutto in 1993.

"Liz had a great season this fall and was instrumental in our success," said head coach Shawn Garus. "She was focused and driven to improve and be the leader we needed this season. This honor is well deserved and shows how hard she has worked over the last four years to help this program improve. To have a kid recognized for the first time in 20 years just shows how far we have come as a program in the last four seasons.

Harden just completed her Boise State career helping the Broncos to their third-consecutive winning season at 17-15, a first since 1992. The senior rightside hitter earned All-Mountain West recognition this fall and was named to three regular season all-tournament teams including MVP of the Boise State Invitational on Sept. 8.

The Lake Forest, Calif., native finished her senior year with the fourth-best season all-time for a Bronco in kills with 415, ranking third in the Mountain West for kills per set at 3.49. She also finished with the fifth-most points ever at Boise State for a season with 448, ranking her seventh in the league for points per set at 3.76. Harden ended her Boise State tenure also ranked fifth all-time in career kills with 1,148 and third in points at 1,279.

She has been just as successful off the court where she is a three-time academic all-conference honoree and is on target to graduate this summer with a degree in accounting.