Boswell Usevitch named to 2023 WCC Hall of Honor Class
SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Former BYU women’s volleyball All-American Amy Boswell Usevitch will be one of 10 individuals inducted into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor on Saturday, March 4, at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, the conference announced Tuesday.
One of the most decorated student-athletes in BYU history, Boswell Usevitch started four seasons for BYU at middle blocker. A three-time All-American and three-time First Team Academic All-American, she concluded her collegiate career by being selected as a Top 30 honoree for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award and being named the named the WCC Mike Gilleran Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The 2022 WCC Hall of Honor class includes, BYU’s Boswell Usevitch (women’s volleyball), Gonzaga’s Stephanie Hawk Freeman (women’s basketball), LMU’s Sam Fischer (softball), Pacific's Cindy Ball Malone (softball), Pepperdine’s Julie Evans Castillo (women’s volleyball), Portland’s Lorena Legarde (women’s basketball), Saint Mary’s Louella Tomlinson (women’s basketball), San Diego’s Sherri Stephens (women’s tennis), San Francisco’s Brittanie Andreja Budinger (women’s volleyball) and Santa Clara’s Danielle Slaton (women’s soccer).
In four seasons as a starter at BYU, Boswell Usevitch helped lead the Cougars to three WCC Championships and four-straight NCAA Sweet 16 finishes (2013-16), including an appearance in the NCAA National Championship game with a runner-up finish in 2014.
Equally impressive on the court and in the classroom, she was named an All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and was the recipient of the prestigious Elite 89 Award at the 2014 NCAA Volleyball Championships.
In each of her three All-American seasons, Boswell Usevitch was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team and was honored as the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for women’s volleyball as a senior in 2016.
Boswell Usevitch was also a three-time All-WCC First-Team selection as a sophomore, junior and senior, and she was named the WCC Defensive Player of the Year in 2015. As a sophomore in 2014, Boswell Usevitch was the No. 2 blocker in the nation, averaging 1.68 blocks per set.
In the BYU all-time career record books, she finished third in hitting percentage at .345 and seventh in total blocks with 555 and blocks per set at 1.41. She also holds the all-time record for hitting percentage in a single game at .882 versus CSUN in 2016.
Boswell Usevitch completed her nursing degree, with a minor in gerontology, at BYU in December 2017 with a cumulative grade point average of 3.87.
While attending school, she volunteered in various hospitals, including hundreds of hours in the emergency room at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah, in preparation for her nursing career. She also traveled to Sapa, Vietnam, with the BYU Nursing program to teach the Hmong people about first aid and hygiene and held several leadership roles within her local church congregation.
Boswell Usevitch, her husband Matthew and their two boys currently reside in Houston, where he is finishing medical school and she works as an ICU nurse at the Texas Medical Center.
The conference’s 13th Hall of Honor class will be formally inducted at the WCC Hall of Honor Brunch on Saturday, March 4 at 9 a.m. PT at the Mardi Gras Ballroom in the Orleans Hotel and each inductee will be honored throughout the course of the WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament.
The conference did not host a Hall of Honor event in 2021 or 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A complete list of WCC Hall of Honor inductees can be found at the WCC website.
Tickets to the WCC Hall of Honor Brunch & Induction Ceremony are available to the public for $40 and may be purchased by contacting Lindsey Jones in the WCC office at Ljones@westcoast.org. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, February 24.
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