Senior Lisa Rutledge Garners Second Team Verizon Academic All-District VIII Honors

Nov. 14, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz.- Senior outside hitter Lisa Rutledge today earned second team Verizon Academic All-District VIII honors. The four-year starter becomes the second volleyball player in as many years to garner academic all-district honors at Arizona.

Rutledge, from Vista, Calif., has posted a 3.53 cumulative grade point average in psychology while helping to lead Arizona this season on the court. She currently leads UA in digs, is second in kills and kills per game and recently moved into third on Arizona's career kills list.

In order to be eligible for academic all-district honors a player must have at least a 3.20 GPA, must be a starter of significant reserve and be in at least their second season of competition at their current school.

Former Wildcat All-American Jill Talbot was named third team Academic All-District VIII last season.

2002 Verizon Academic All-District VIII Women's Volleyball TeamsFirst TeamPaige Benjamin	        Washington 		Sr.	3.84	AccountingLauren Fendrick	        UCLA			Sr.	3.91	Cognitive SciencesBrittany Hochevar	Long Beach State	Sr.	3.34	JournalismOgonna Nnamani	        Stanford		So.	3.67	BiologyKristin O'Halloran	Cal Poly		Sr.	3.97	General EngineeringJanelle Ruen		Eastern Washington	Sr.	3.73	Health and Wellness

Second TeamDanielle Bauer UCSB Sr. 3.33 Law and SocietyTina Brennan Fresno State So. 4.00 Liberal StudiesJulia Leddy Arizona State Sr. 3.75 Elementary EducationSara McGee Stanford Jr. 3.68 Human BiologyStephanie Metcalf Weber State Sr. 3.87 Lifestyle ManagementCarly O'Halloran Cal Poly Sr. 3.93 Liberal StudiesLisa Rutledge Arizona Sr. 3.53 Psychology

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