Bachman and Kern Awarded Pac-10 Conference Medals

June 25, 2001

LOS ANGELES - Women's volleyball second-team Academic All-American Elisabeth Bachman and two-time NCAA men's water polo Player of the Year Sean Kern have been awarded the 2001 Pacific-10 Conference Medals, it was announced last week. A Conference Medal is awarded annually 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.

Bachman, who helped lead the women's volleyball team to the NCAA Elite Eight in December, earned first-team All-Region and first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference honors three times during her career. In addition to being a second-team Academic All-American as a senior, she was also All-Academic District-8 first team this year and earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors three times.

Kern, who led the Bruins to back-to-back NCAA titles in 1999 and 2000, is a two-timerecipient of the Peter J. Cutino Award, presented annually to the water polo player of the year. He was also the MVP of the NCAA Tournament in each of the last two years, the 2000 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Year and a three-time first-team MPSFselection. The four-time All-American was also a member of the U.S. Olympic water polo team this past summer.

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