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Hanna honored with PLUs lifetime achievement award

The former Clackamas High star joins Pacific Lutheran's elite

Beth Hanna, the most decorated player in Pacific Lutheran University volleyball history, was honored last month with the prestigious 'Lute Career Achievement Award,' presented at the school's all-sports awards dessert.

In 2007, her first collegiate season, the Clackamas High graduate was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association First Team All-American and AVCA Freshman of the Year, becoming the first PLU player to receive such honors.

In 2008 and 2009, Hanna was selected to the AVCA All-American third-team.

Hanna was named to the Northwest Conference First Team all four years of her career, even after sustaining a knee injury at the end of her junior season. She was a two-time NWC Player of the Year.

A 5-11 outside hitter for the Lutes, her freshman season Hanna broke the PLU single-season school record for kills per game (5.34) and tied the school record for total kills (486).

She leaves PLU with a career conference record of 57-5, three conference championships, and three trips to the NCAA Division III National Tournament. 

Hanna has excelled outside athletes as well, serving as campus leader for Fellowship of Christian Athletes and an avid member of For the King Campus Ministry.

She has excelled in the classroom as well, maintaining a 3.63 GPA as an elementary education major.

Hanna is a 2007 graduate of Clackamas High School, where she played varsity volleyball four years, earning Three Rivers League Player of the Year and first-team all-state honors her senior year.