Three Volleyball Players Earn Academic Awards From Pac-10

Nov. 22, 2000

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University volleyball players Jami Coughlin, Amanda Burbridge and Julia Leddy were all honored by the Pacific-10 Conference for their academic achievement in the classroom.

Coughlin, a junior from Glendale, repeated as a first-team All-Pac-10 Academic. The outside hitter was also named a District VIII Verizon Academic All-American last week. Coughlin has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA in the classroom while also demonstrating excellence on the court. Coughlin is ranked second in the Pac-10 with 3.94 digs per game and became only the 11th Sun Devil in history to surpass 1,000 digs in a career.

Burbridge and Leddy were both named second-team All-Pac-10 Academic. Burbridge, who was named a District VIII Academic All-American last week along with Coughlin, has had a stellar senior season, ranking second in the Pac-10 and seventh in the nation with 5.63 kills per game. The senior outside hitter has maintained a 3.43 GPA in the classroom as a Sociology major and will graduate in May. She recently became on the 16th player in Pac-10 history to surpass the 1,500-kill, 1,000-dig mark for a career. The Scottsdale native is third in all-time kills at ASU with 1,561 and set the single-season record for kills with 563 this year.

Leddy, a sophomore from Mesa, has maintained a 3.81 GPA as a Psychology student. The middle blocker leads ASU with a .325 hitting percentage which ranks seventh in the Pac-10. She is averaging 2.89 kills and 0.93 blocks per game during her sophomore campaign.

The ASU volleyball program had 24 All-Academic selections since 1986, second most only behind Stanford (25).

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