Women's Volleyball Signs Two Players To National Letters of Intent

Nov. 8, 2000

Volleyball players Ogonna Nnamani and Jennifer Hucke have signed letters of intent to study and compete at Stanford University next year announced interim head coach Denise Corlett today.

Nnamani, a 6-1 outside hitter from Normal, Ill., is considered by most to be the number one volleyball recruit in the nation. She was named Volleyball Magazine/Paul Mitchell Volleyball Player of the Year in 1999 as well as the ESPN Scholastic Volleyball Player of the Year. Nnamani led her high school team to a State Championship in 1999 and has competed on a national level with the USA Youth, Junior and National teams. This year she was named the 2000 Student Sports National Women's Volleyball Player of the Year. She played for the Illini Elite Volleyball Club as well.

'She will be one of the best athletes to compete for Stanford volleyball,' said Corlett. 'She is comparable to Kristin Folkl in her athleticism. Nnamani is a gifted athlete who will contribute immediately to our program.'

Hucke, a 6-1 middle blocker/outside hitter from Fallon, Nev., also has national experience, playing with the USA Junior National Team for the past two years. She was a preseason all-American in 2000 and led her high school team to a State Championship in 1999. She was named the Nevada Player of the Year in '99 and competed for the Sierra Nevada Volleyball Club as well.

'Jennifer is a very hardworking athlete,' Corlett said. 'She will be a great addition to our program. Her volleyball exposure at a national level and incredible work ethic are definite assets.'

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