A candidate for ACC Player of the Year ... team tri-captain ... returning starter at middle ... one of the top players in the Atlantic Coast Conference ... outstanding athlete ... ranks sixth in career total blocks at UVa with 317, and her 271 block assists rank fifth on that career list ... ranks sixth in blocks per game in a career (0.93) at Virginia ... has the opportunity to become the first Virginia player to register 100 or more blocks in four consecutive years ... needs just 47 more kills to become the sixth Cavalier to reach the 1,000-kill milestone ... stands eighth on the UVa kills list with 953.
1999: Selected as the team?s Most Outstanding Offensive Player ... appeared in all 31 matches and in 110 of 111 games ... ranked second on the team with a career-high 414 kills ... the 414 kills are the seventh highest single season total at Virginia ... also set career highs in digs (276), total blocks (114), assists (26) and service aces (26) ... entering the 1999 season, she had just 147 digs and nearly doubled her career digs total in 1999 with 276 ... posted a pair of triple-doubles, the first two of her career ... first career triple-double came against James Madison (Nov. 12) with 16 kills, 12 digs and 10 blocks ... in the ACC Tournament against Duke (Nov. 19), she tallied 12 digs, 11 kills and 10 blocks for the second triple-double ... totaled 26 kills, 19 digs and 13 blocks in two ACC tournament matches and became the fourth UVa volleyball player to be named to the ACC All-Tournament team ... notched 13 double-doubles during the season ... named to the Jefferson Cup All-Tournament team ... reached double figures in kills in 26 matches, including her last nine ... notched 20 or more kills in five matches ... three of the five 20-kill matches came in a four-match stretch where she averaged 19.5 kills per match ... averaged 3.8 kills per game overall and 4.1 in ACC play ... ranked ninth among all ACC players in kills per game ... hit an impressive .537 vs. N.C. State (Sept. 25) with 24 kills and just two errors in 41 attempts.
1998: Holds UVa record for most block assists in a match with 11 against North Carolina (10/6) ... named to the All-Tournament team at the Jefferson Cup Tournament ... recorded a then career-high 20 kills to go along with seven blocks in a 3-2 win over North Carolina (10/24) ... posted a career-high 12 blocks to go along with 12 kills and three digs against UNC (10/6) ... notched 12 kills, a then career-high 10 digs and three blocks in the season opening 3-0 victory over William & Mary (9/1) ... finished with nine kills and four blocks against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament (12/5) ... recorded 17 kills, seven blocks and two digs in a 3-2 victory over Florida State (11/14) ... posted 17 kills, 12 blocks and nine digs in the Pepperdine Tournament ... tallied 15 kills and three blocks in a 3-0 win over N.C. State (10/11) ... posted 14 kills and five blocks vs. Clemson (11/7) ... recorded 13 kills, a season-high five assists, four digs and four blocks vs. James Madison (11/3).
1997: Named to the 1997 ACC All-Rookie team ... named ACC Rookie-of-the-Week (Nov. 16) ... recorded 218 kills, 100 blocks, 60 digs and 11 assists ... gathered double figure totals in kills seven times ... recorded 16 kills in win over N.C. State on (11/15) ... collected a season-high eight blocks in win over Iowa State (9/20).
High School: Tampa Qualifier All-Tournament Team (1996) ... Sun County Player-of-the-Year (1996) ... second-team All-Metro selection (1996) ... All-Sunflower League (1995 and 1996) ... Shawnee Mission?s team captain (1996) ... finished in top four percent of senior class ... Kansas Honor Scholar (1996).
Personal: Daughter of Ray and Cathy Zwarich ... born 6/22/79 in Kansas City ... teammates call her ?D-Dogg? ... enjoys writing, taking naps and drawing ... majoring in English with a minor in Studio Art ... played club volleyball for Terry Flynn ... sister (Jennifer) rowed at Stanford and her father played football at UCLA.
Why Deanna chose UVa: ?For the environment, the Grounds, the team...it was the total package.?
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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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