UW Volleyball Players Earn Pac-10 Honors

Nov. 21, 2000

SEATTLE - Washington junior quick hitter Lisa Underhill (Vista, Calif.) has been named a Pac-10 honorable mention selection for the second straight year, while seven Husky players garnered conference all-academic honors, the Pac-10 announced Tuesday.

Underhill was the Huskies' top threat both offensively and at the net in 2000, ranking in the conference top 10 in kills per game (8th - 3.66), hitting percentage (8th - .321) and in blocks per game (6th - 1.08). Underhill also was named a Pac-10 honorable mention selection as a sophomore in 1999.

On the academic side, UW sophomore Paige Benjamin (Redmond, Wash.), who owns a 3.92 grade-point average in accounting, was one of six players to be named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team. The honor is Benjamin's second such award of the season, after being named to the 2000 Verizon Academic All-District VIII women's volleyball second team last week.

In addition to her athletic accolades, Underhill was tabbed for Pac-10 All-Academic second-team honors with a 3.48 grade-point average in nursing. UW senior Sabrina Page (Greenacres, Wash.), juniors Britni Churnside (Eugene, Ore.) and Allison Richardson (Hemet, Calif.) and sophomores Gretchen Maurer (San Clemente, Calif.) and Elissa Ross (Spokane, Wash.), also were acknowledged as honorable mention selections. Washington's seven all-academic selections were the most of any Pac-10 team.

The Huskies (8-19 overall, 2-16 Pac-10) finished their 2000 campaign with a win over Gonzaga last Sunday, Nov. 19.

2000 ALL-PAC-10 WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL TEAM

PLAYER,TEAM                  POS. HT.   YR.  HOMETOWNElisabeth Bachman, UCLA***   MB   6-3   Sr.  Lakeville, Minn.Amanda Burbridge, ASU**      OH   6-2   Sr.  Scottsdale, Ariz.Dana Burkholder, ARIZ**      S    5-8   Jr.  Bakersfield, Calif.Marisa DaLee, ARIZ***        MB   6-3   Sr.  Phoenix, Ariz.Jennifer Detmer, STAN***     MB   6-3   Sr.  Thousand Oaks, Calif.LaToya Harris, WSU           OH   5-9   So.  Portland, Ore.Allison Napier, ARIZ         OH   6-2   Sr.  Santa Ana, Calif.Jennifer Pahl, USC**         MB   6-1   Jr.  Murrieta, Calif.Kristee Porter, UCLA***      OH   5-11  Jr.  Tyler, TexasApril Ross, USC              OH   6-1   Fr.  Neport Beach, Calif.Gina Schmidt, OSU            OH   5-11  Jr.  Beaverlodge, Alberta, Can.Logan Tom, STAN**            OH   6-1   So.  Salt Lake City, Utah** two-time selection*** three-time selection

Honorable Mention: Toni Anderson, USC, Ashley Bowles, UCLA, Lauren Fendrick, UCLA,Janae Henry, USC, Michelle Mortensen, ASU, Katie Olsovsky, USC, Alicia Perry, CAL,Antoinette Polk, USC, Lisa Rutledge, ARIZ, Chelsie Schafer, WSU, Erika Selsor, UCLA,Kali Surplus, WSU, Jill Talbot, ARIZ, Monique Tobbagi, ORE, Lisa Underhill, WASH.

2000 PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

PLAYER, TEAM            POS.  HT.    HOMETOWNToni Anderson, USC      S     5-10   Anaheim, Calif.Cheryl Anglin, ASU      S     5-9    Queen Creek, Ariz.Zanda Bautre, WSU       MH    5-11   Riga, LatviaSara McGee, STAN        MB    6-1    Davis, Calif.April Ross, USC         OH    6-1    Newport Beach, Calif.Katie Olsovsky, USC     MB    6-3    Torrance, Calif.

Honorable Mention: Gabrielle Abernathy, CAL, Ella Harley, UCLA, Kimberly Mehlhorn, ASU.

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dana Burkholder, Arizona
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: April Ross, USC
PAC-10 CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR: David Rubio, Arizona/Jerritt Elliott, USC

2000 PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL TEAMS

First Team PLAYER,TEAM                  YR. GPA   MAJORElisabeth Bachman, UCLA - Sr. - 3.65 - Communication StudiesPaige Benjamin, WASH - So.- 3.92 - AccountingBrandi Bonnarens, OSU - Sr. - 3.76 - Health Care AdministrationJami Coughlin, ASU - Jr. - 4.00 - EducationJennifer Detmer, STAN - Sr. - 3.65 - International RelationsGina Schmidt, OSU - Jr. - 4.00 - Business

Second TeamPLAYER,TEAM                  YR. GPA   MAJORMelissa Boyle, WSU - Jr. - 3.58 - CommunicationsAmanda Burbridge, ASU - Sr. - 3.43 - SociologyLauren Fendrick, UCLA - So. - 3.90 - UndeclaredJulia Leddy, ASU - So.- 3.81 - PsychologySara Sandrik, STAN - Jr. - 3.59 - American StudiesLisa Underhill, WASH - Jr. - 3.48 - Nursing

Honorable Mention:Dana Burkholder, ARIZ, Britni Churnside, WASH, Sydney Chute, ORE, Tara Conrad, STAN,Julie Gerlach, ORE, Holly Harris, WSU, Ashley Ivy, STAN, Kortney Jamtaas, WSU,Lindsay Kagawa, STAN, Lauren Killian, USC, Trina Kightlinger, WSU, Laurel Kokaska, CAL,Emily Lawrence, STAN, Tracy Lindquist, USC, Gretchen Maurer, WASH, Halie Mazza, ORE,Katina Nelson, OSU, Caitlin Noonan, CAL, Sabrina Page, WASH, Jessica Papell, OSU,Michelle Quon, UCLA, Allison Richardson, WASH, Elissa Ross, WASH, Lisa Rutledge, ARIZ,Chelsie Schafer, WSU, Jill Talbot, ARIZ.

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