Stern And Betcher Earn ACC Honors

Sept. 14, 1999

CLEMSON, SC – For the second straight week, Clemson’s Cindy Stern and Jessi Betcher earned Atlantic Coast Conference Player and Rookie of the Week honors, respectively, after leading the Tigers to a 3-0 record on the week, as well as the Big Orange Bash Title, defeating Winthrop, Kentucky and Notre Dame all in three games.

Stern, a senior middle hitter, averaged 4.11 kills per game, 1.22 blocks per game and a .384 hitting percentage throughout the nine game week. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native also garnered tournament MVP honors, her second on the season, for her weekend play.

ACC Rookie of the Week honors were again captured by Betcher, a setter from Boulder, CO, who finished the week averaging 14.13 assists per game, as well as tallying 20 digs, a .333 hitting percentage, eight service aces and five blocks. Betcher was named to the Big Orange Bash All-Tournament Team, her second straight all-tournament team honors this season.