Valley City  (VCSU)  – Valley City State University volleyball’s Clarissa Olson has been named Honorable Mention All American, the NAIA National Office announced Monday.

A junior middle hitter from Valley City, N.D., Olson is the first Viking to earn that honor since Heidi Larson was named 1st Team All American in 2009.

Olson was also named All North Central Region by the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association this week. In November, Olson earned 1st Team All Conference honors for the second straight season. She helped the Vikings to a 15-14 overall record in 2017 and a fourth-place finish in the NSAA regular season standings.

Olson led the Vikings with 237 kills, 59 blocks and a .324 hitting percentage this season. Her .324 hitting percentage ranked Olson third in the North Star Athletic Association. She was named the NSAA Attacker of the Week on Oct. 23.