Casey Myers And Amanda Burbridge Named Pac-10 Medal Winners
June 21, 2001
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University student-athletes Casey Myers (baseball) and Amanda Burbridge (volleyball) have been named recipients of the prestigious Pacific-10 Conference Medal for the 2000-01 school year, announced today by Commissioner Tom Hansen from the conference office in Walnut Creek, Calif.
The annual Pac-10 Medal is awarded to each member institution's outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership. Both Myers and Burbridge are All-Americans in the classroom and on the field of competition, leading both of their team's to postseason play numerous times during their college career.
Myers (Case Grande) was as two-time Academic All-American of the Year with a 3.98 GPA, earning majors at Arizona State in Mathematics and Economics. Hitting .384 over his four-year career, Myers became only the third Sun Devil in history to record more than 300 hits and fell just nine RBI short of the school and Pac-10 record of 284. Winning the Pac-10 Player of the Year award in 2000 and 2001, he became just the third player in conference history match that feat. He was a consensus second-team All-American on the diamond in 2001 and earned All-America acclaim in three of his four seasons in the Maroon and Gold. Most recently Myers was edged out for the 2001 Johnny Bench Award presented to the National Catcher of the Year and earned second-team All-America honors by Baseball America.
Burbridge (Scottsdale) capped her illustrious career with an amazing senior season in 2001 in which she set the single-season mark for kills (599). A two-time Verizon/CoSida District VIII Academic All-American, Burbridge landed a spot on the University Division Academic All-American team (third team) with a 3.31 GPA in sociology. Burbridge graduated in three and a half years and has already started work towards a graduate degree. In addition to her academic success over her career, Burbridge ended her career with 1,597 kills (third most in school history) and became only the fourth Sun Devil to earn All-America status on the court. Her 38 and 39 kills in successive matches vs. Washington State and Washington both broke the single-match ASU record that had previously stood at 36 kills.