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Utah’s Beth Launiere is the Pac-12 Volleyball Coach of the Year

The Utah women's volleyball program's best finish in nine seasons of Pac-12 play was rewarded Tuesday, when Beth Launiere was named the conference's Coach of the Year.

Ute junior outside hitters Dani Drews and Kenzie Koerber made the 18-player All-Pac-12 team and Zoe Weatherington made the All-Freshman team. Middle blocker Berkeley Oblad and setter Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres received all-conference honorable mention.

In her 30th season, Launiere has led the No. 17 Utes to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in seven years, with a first-round match vs. Illinois on Friday (4 p.m.) in Provo.