Spotlight: UCLA's Denise Corlett
Denise Corlett received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from UCLA in 1981. At UCLA, Corlett played three varsity sports and was named the All-University Athlete of the Year in 1979. She was the national badminton champion in 1977 and won the Broderick Award for that sport. She was a three-time All-American in volleyball and played on the Bruins' national championship women's basketball team. She led her USVBA team to national championships in both 1978 and 1979, played for the USA in the 1979 University Games in Mexico City and played for the U.S. National Team in 1982 and 1983. In 1997, she was selected as one of the top 25 players in UCLA women's volleyball history and, in 1999, was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame for volleyball, basketball and badminton. Her class included track and field great Gail Devers and football quarterback Troy Aikman. In 2005, Corlett was named to the Cal-Hi Sports Top 100 Female Athletes list.
1978 and 1979 Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American
1978 and 1979 All-Western Collegiate Athletic Association
1978 and 1979 All-AIAW Tournament Team
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Inducted Into UCLA Hall of Fame in 1999
Member of USA National Team