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.

--Sun Devil Volleyball--


VolleyCentral First-Team All-Americans

Player School Year Height Position
Nicole Branagh Minnesota Sr 6-1 OH
Amanda Burbridge Arizona State Sr 6-1 OH
Greichaly Cepero Nebraska So 6-2 Setter
Lily Kahumoku Hawai'i So 6-2 OH
Sherisa Livingston Wisconsin Jr 6-2 MB
Laura Pilakowski Nebraska So 6-1 OH
Kristee Porter UCLA Jr 5-11 OH
Nina Puikkonen BYU Jr 6-3 MB
Logan Tom Stanford So 6-1 OH
Cheryl Weaver Long Beach State Jr 6-2 MB


VolleyCentral Second-Team All-Americans

Player School Year Height Position
Elisabeth Bachman UCLA Sr 6-4 MB
Courtney Cox Colorado State Jr 6-0 OH
Lizzy Fitzgerald Wisconsin Jr 6-0 Setter
Amber Holmquist Nebraska So 6-4 MB
Mishka Levy Penn State So 6-2 OH
Jenny Maastricht Wisconsin Sr 6-1 SR
Nicole McCray Florida Jr 6-1 MB
Colleen Smith Texas Tech Sr 6-7 OH/MB
Jessica Sudduth Hawai'i Sr 6-2 OH
Katie Virtue Ohio State So 5-9 Setter




VolleyCentral Co-Players of the Year
Player School Year Height Position
Nicole Branagh Minnesota Sr 6-1 OH
Amanda Burbridge Arizona State Sr 6-2 OH
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