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Griffin Named To All-Big 12 First Team; Nu'u Selected To Honorable Mention Squad

Nov 28, 2005

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DALLAS -  Colorado senior Allie Griffin was named to the All-Big 12 First Team, announced today by league officials. This is her second All-Big 12 First Team honor as she was selected last season to the squad. Junior setter Ashley Nu'u was named to the honorable mention team.  


Griffin, a 6-0 right side hitter, leads the Buffs with 4.64 kills per game. She adds 2.06 digs, 0.75 blocks and 0.59 assists per game while hitting .289. The Baton Rouge, La., native was named the Collegiate Volleyball Update ( National Player of the Week on Oct. 18. Griffin ranks sixth on CU's career kills list (1,270), is 10th in career attacks (2,834) and ranks eighth in career blocks (266). She is currently third on the single season kills chart with 473 kills. Griffin became the 12th Buff to record 1,000 career kills and just the seventh Buff to record 1,000 career kills and 200 career blocks. She currently ranks 23rd in the NCAA in kills per game.


Griffin's honor keeps Colorado's streak alive of at least one first team pick on every All-Big 12 volleyball team since the conference began in 1996. The Buffs also had at least one first team pick on the last eight All-Big 8 teams from 1988-95.


Nu'u, a 5-10 setter from Aurora, Colo., ranks third in the Big 12 in assists. She is fifth on Colorado's all-time assist chart with 2,917 and has 1,402 assists on the season, which is seventh on Colorado's single-season chart. Nu'u is hitting .306; the second highest percentage on the team, and is averaging 1.78 digs and 0.61 blocks per game. She was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on Nov. 7. This is the second consecutive season Nu'u has been named an honorable mention selection.


Colorado will travel to Fort Collins, Colo. to play Colorado State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Moby Arena on the campus of Colorado State. The match is set for Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Third-ranked Washington and Siena will play in the first match of the day at 5. The winner of both matches will meet on Saturday, Dec. 3 for a 7:30 p.m. contest.