Sept. 18, 2000
LOGAN, Utah - Amy Crosbie (Visalia, Calif.), a senior outside hitter on Utah State's volleyball team was today named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)/Sports Imports Division I National Player of the Week. Crosbie led the Aggies to a 3-0 record during the week, including a three-game sweep over Brigham Young University, which was ranked 10th in the country, as she hit .333 in the match.
The 5-11 senior averaged 4.60 kills, 1.80 digs and 0.40 service aces per game for the week. She hit a solid .320 (46-15-97) during the three matches, highlighted by a 22 kill performance at Wyoming, and a .350 hitting percentage versus Pittsburgh. Crosbie is Utah State's career kills leader with 1,144.
Along with being named the AVCA's National Player of the Week, Crosbie was also named the Big West Conference Player of the Week. It is only the third time in Utah State history that a USU volleyball player has won the conference honor, and it is the first time in school history that a player has been awarded National Player of the Week honors in volleyball. The other two Aggies to garner conference player of the week honors are current Aggie Denae Mohlman in 1997 during her freshman season and former Aggie Marie Motil in 1992. Crosbie's national award is the first such award for a Big West Conference volleyball player in more than a year, as Elsa Stegemann of Pacific won the award last September.
Utah State, which is currently 7-3 on the season, is the defending Big West Conference Eastern Division Champions and has won 20 of its last 27 matches dating back to last season.
Crosbie was also named Utah State's Athlete of the Week as voted on by local media members in Cache Valley. It was the second time in the past two years that she has won USU's Athlete of the Week award.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES: Women's Soccer: ALLY CLEGG/Freshman... catapulted Utah State to its first win over of the year against Nevada (4-0), bringing USU to 1-4 on the season. Clegg scored two of the Aggies' four goals and was also credited with one assist during Sunday's game. Clegg's five points place her in the Utah State record books as she is now tied with teammate Jayme Gordy for fourth on USU's all-time list for points scored in a game.
Women's Cross Country: REBEKAH THORNLEY/Senior... paced Utah State to a first place finish at the Montana State Invitational Saturday. Individually, Thornley finished first for the second consecutive week, running the three-mile race in 17:27.76.
Men's Cross Country: MITCH ZUNDEL/Junior... was the top Aggie runner placing second overall at the Montana State Invitational Saturday. Zundel turned in a time of 25:51.45 for the five mile run and paced the Aggies to a first place finish in the six-team race.