Amanda Burbridge Named AVCA National Player Of The Week

Oct. 24, 2000

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Amanda Burbridge, a 6-2 senior outside hitter for Arizona State University, has been selected the AVCA/Sports Imports Division I National Player of the Week for her record setting performance this past week against Washington State and Washington.

Burbridge averaged 8.56 kills, 1.11 blocks, 5.22 digs and 0.44 service aces. She set a Sun Devil school record with 39 kills in the 3-2 victory over Washington State and also recorded a career high with 29 digs, the previous school record for kills had held for 18 years. The 39 kills ranks as the fourth most in a match in Pac-10 history. Burbridge followed her record setting night with an equally impressive performance in a 3-1 win over Washington. In the match, she notched 38 kills, moving her into fourth place in the ASU record books with 1,428 kills.

For helping lead the Sun Devils to their first season sweep of the Washington schools since 1993, Burbridge was also named the Pac-10 Player of the Week. The last Sun Devil to pick up the AVCA National Player of the Week honor was current assistant coach Christine Garner. Garner, who was also the last ASU player to earn Pac-10 Player of the Week honors, received the national award for her performances in a sweep of USC and UCLA on Oct. 16, 1995.

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