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
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
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.