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.