Volleyball's Sara McGee Named To Verizon Academic All-District Team

Nov. 15, 2001

Long Beach, Calif. - The 2001 Verizon Academic All-District VIII Women's Volleyball first, second and third teams, as selected by CoSIDA, were announced today and 18 female student-athlete's representing 14 different NCAA Division I institutions were honored.

Stanford middle blocker Sara McGee (Davis, CA) was named to the third team. She is the only underclassmen among the 18 student-athletes tabbed for all-district honors. Nine of the 18 student-athletes hail from the Pac-10 Conference.

The 6-3 McGee leads the conference in blocks per game (1.59) and ranks among the top 25 nationally. Last week, McGee averaged 2.43 kills and 1.86 blocks against UCLA and USC and hit .607 on the weekend. In conference matches, she is averaging 2.40 kills and 1.67 blocks per game while hitting .427 (tied for first in the league in Pac-10 matches only). For the year, she is hitting .360 while averaging 2.14 kills and 1.59 blocks per game.

In order to be eligible for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cummulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), must be a starter or important reserve and be in a least their second season of competition at their current school.

A total of 66 eligible student-athletes were nominated by 28 different schools on the District VIII ballot. Members of CoSIDA in the states of California, Hawaii, Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Utah were responsible for voting.

2001 Verizon Academic All-District VIII Women's Volleyball Teams

First TeamJami Couglin, ASURobyn Felder, E. WashingtonLauren Fendrick, UCLAKeri Nishimoto, Long Beach StateKristin O'Halloran, Cal PolyGina Schmidt, Oregon State

Second TeamPaige Benjamin, WashingtonTayyiba Haneef, Long Beach StateTanya McArthur Birch, Utah StateStephanie Metcalf, Weber StateCarly O'Halloran, Cal PolyNina Puikkonen, BYU

Third TeamSydney Chute, OregonJoy Deatherage, Idaho StateJulia Leddy, Arizona StateSara McGee, StanfordKatrina Nelson, Oregon StateJill Talbot, Arizona

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