Volleyball Has Three Named To All-Pac-10 First Team

Nov. 29, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- USC women's volleyball standouts Emily Adams (Sr., Middle Blocker), Keao Burdine (Sr., Outside Hitter) and Bibiana Candelas (Jr., Middle Blocker) have been named to the 2004 All-Pac-10 first team, conference commissioner Tom Hansen announced on Monday. The Women of Troy boast six athletes that earned 2004 Pac-10 honors.

This is the third career All-Pac-10 first team selection for both Adams and Burdine, and the second-straight for Candelas. Burdine was also an honorable mention pick in 2001.

Sophomore libero Debora Seilhamer was named to the All-Pac-10 honorable mention team, while outside hitter Sarah Florian was named to the All-Freshman team and opposite hitter Diane Copenhagen was named Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention.

Among the other conference honorees, Washington head coach (and former USC men's volleyball head coach) Jim McLaughlin was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Stanford senior outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani was named Pac-10 Player of the Year and Washington outside hitter Christal Morrison was tabbed Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.

The Women of Troy begin the 2004 NCAA Tournament this week when they host the first and second rounds on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 2 and 3, at the Lyon Center. Eighth-seeded USC will face College of Charleston in the opener on Thursday at 7 p.m. Cal State Northridge and Kansas State will match-up in the other first round match at 5 p.m. For more information, please go to www.usctrojans.com.

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