Volleyball Announces 2003 Season Awards

May 10, 2004

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Allison Lawrence was named the Most Valuable Player at the volleyball team's end of the year celebration on Friday night.

Coach Nancy Somera announced the winners of two other awards as well. Abby Windell was named Most Improved, and Amanda Eggert was named Most Inspirational.

Lawrence, an honorable mention All-Pacific-10 pick in 2003, led the Beavers in kills, digs, aces and points per game and ranked among the top 10 players in the Pacific-10 in all four categories. Her 425 kills and 388 digs rank seventh on OSU's single-season charts, and her 47 aces tie for ninth.

Windell entered the season as a potential redshirt candidate but ended up starting 12 matches as a true freshman. She earned All-Tournament honors at the Charlotte Invitational, where she hit .439 with 20 kills in her first two collegiate starts. She started five matches as a right side hitter but switched to middle blocker later in the season and started the final seven matches of the year in that position.

Eggert finished the season with a .325 hitting percentage - the fourth best in OSU history. She led the team with 92 total blocks. Her statistics were key factor in the team's success, but her enthusiasm and energy played a big role as well, leading her to receive the Most Inspirational award.

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