Emily Adams Named Finalist For Volleyball Honda Award

Jan. 7, 2003

Los Angeles, Calif. - USC sophomore women's volleyball student-athlete Emily Adams has been named one of four finalists for the prestigious Honda Award in volleyball. The winner of the nationwide balloting will become a nominee for the Honda-Broderick Cup, which is awarded annually to the nation's outstanding collegiate woman athlete of the year at the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year Banquet to be held June 15, 2003, in Orlando during the NACDA convention.

Adams' nomination comes one year after USC track & field standout Angela Williams was named the 2002 Collegiate Woman Student-Athlete of the Year, becoming the Women of Troy's second-ever Honda-Broderick Cup winner (Basketball's Cheryl Miller was named a co-winner in 1984).

The 6-foot-5 native of Phoenix, Ariz., helped lead USC to the 2002 NCAA Championship this fall - the first national title for women's volleyball in 21 years. En route, the team also captured its first outright Pac-10 Championship. In her first season as a starting middle blocker, Adams finished the regular season second in the Pac-10 and third in the nation in attack percentage (.423). She led the team with 1.38 blocks per game and was named to the AVCA All-America first team and All-Pac-10 first team.

A Pac-10 All-Academic second team pick, Adams boasts a 3.64 cumulative GPA and is majoring in international relations.

Aury Cruz (Florida), Logan Tom (Stanford) and Kim Willoughby (Hawai'i) join Adams to round out the 2002-03 volleyball nominees.

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