Nov. 19, 1997
Two Cavaliers Named to ACC's All-Rookie Team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia freshmen Deanna Zwarich (Overland Park, Kan./Shawnee Mission North) and Andrea Fischer (Santa Barbara, Calif./Santa Barbara) earned two of six spots on the Atlantic Coast Conference's 1997 All-Rookie Team, the conference office announced today.
By making the rookie team, Zwarich received her second citation from the ACC office this week. She was named the Rookie of the Week for the period ending November 16. On the year, Zwarich totaled 206 kills and 95 blocks and finished fifth on the team in kills and sixth on the team in kills per game (1.96). Six times this season Zwarich reached double figures in kills, including a career-high 16 in last weekend's victory over North Carolina State.
Fischer, a two-time ACC Rookie of the Week selection in 1997, is perhaps the most powerful player on the Virginia team, even in her first year. The Santa Barbara native led the Cavaliers in service aces (42) and finished second in hitting percentage (.236). In just one season Fischer's serve has gained quite a reputation around the ACC and if she had appeared in more games she would have been ranked nationally in the NCAA's service aces per game category (she finished with 0.62 service aces per game). Earlier this season, Fischer tied a UVa record by recording seven aces in a win over Wake Forest.
Last season, current Virginia setter Mary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) was named to the ACC's All-Rookie Team.
Virginia (18-15, 6-10 ACC) heads to the ACC Volleyball Tournament this weekend (November 21-23) at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C. The Cavaliers, the seventh-seed, meet second-ranked Florida State in the first round. That match is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm on Friday evening.
1997 ACC All-Rookie Team Player School Hometown Andrea Fischer Virginia Santa Barbara, Calif. Deanna Zwarich Virginia Overland Park, Kan. Kate Hemlepp Florida State Boca Raton, Fla. Katie Jentes Wake Forest Madbury, N.H. Corie Miles Wake Forest Englewood, Colo. Jennifer Warrick Florida State Lakeland, Fla.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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