Amanda Burbridge Named National co-Player of the Year
Jan. 2, 2001
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University senior volleyball player Amanda Burbridge was named the VolleyCentral.com National co-Player of the Year.
Burbridge (Scottsdale) had a record-breaking year on the court in 2000, setting an ASU single-season record with 599 kills and finished her career ranked third in the record books with 1,597 kills. She became only the fifth player in school history to earn All-America honors, being named a second-team selection by the AVCA and was a member of the all-Pac-10 team for the second consecutive year.
Burbridge, who finished in the top 10 in the NCAA with 5.55 kills per game, shared the national co-player of the year award with the University of Minnesota's Nicole Branagh. Both players were also named to the VolleyCentral.com first-team All-American squad.
In a press release issued by VolleyCentral.com, the criteria for the selection of Burbridge as the National co-Player of the Year was solely based on her individual performance throughout the year and how she single-handedly seemed to lift Arizona State to a higher level of play.
VolleyCentral First-Team All-Americans
|Amanda Burbridge||Arizona State||Sr||6-1||OH|
|Cheryl Weaver||Long Beach State||Jr||6-2||MB|
VolleyCentral Second-Team All-Americans
|Courtney Cox||Colorado State||Jr||6-0||OH|
|Mishka Levy||Penn State||So||6-2||OH|
|Colleen Smith||Texas Tech||Sr||6-7||OH/MB|
|Katie Virtue||Ohio State||So||5-9||Setter|
VolleyCentral Co-Players of the Year
|Amanda Burbridge||Arizona State||Sr||6-2||OH|