Dec. 16, 1999
HONOLULU, HI – Clemson volleyball player Cindy Stern has been honored as a member of the 1999 AVCA Division I All-America Second Team. Stern, a senior from Cincinnati, OH, is the Tiger volleyball program’s first All-American and the first AVCA All-American in the history of the ACC.
The 1999 ACC Player of the Year, Stern holds the Clemson career block assist record of 448. She ranks second on Clemson’s all-time list with 1744 career kills and fourth with 163 career block solos. Stern also ranks third on Clemson’s all-time attempts list (3,965).
This season Stern was honored as a member of the All-ACC first team and the ACC All-Tournament team. She was selected to the 1999 AVCA All-District III team and was named ACC Player of the Week five times during the regular season. She was also chosen MVP at the Michigan State Classic and the Big Orange Bash.
Stern completed the season ranked second in the ACC with a .357 hitting percentage and second with 4.66 kills per game. She also ranked eighth in the ACC with 1.11 blocks per game. Stern reached double-figures in kills in 32 matches during the 1999 season and recorded 20 or more kills in six matches. She tallied double-figures in digs in eight matches and recorded seven blocks in three different matches.
Stern recorded a .792 hitting percentage (19 kills, 0 errors, 24 attempts) in Clemson’s 3-0 win over Cleveland State, then hit .476 in Clemson’s 3-0 win over 16th-ranked Texas A&M. She had 26 kills in Clemson’s 3-2 win at #25 North Carolina and had eight blocks in Clemson’s 3-0 win over Duke. Stern hit .667 with 26 kills, no errors and 39 attempts versus Virginia in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament and also recorded 28 kills and 13 digs in Clemson’s win over South Carolina.
Clemson concluded the season with a 31-3 overall record after winning the program’s first ACC regular season title. The Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in the last seven years.
1999 AVCA Division I All-America First-Team
Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. HometownErin Aldrich Texas MB Sr. 6-2 Dallas, Tex.Heather Bown Hawai'i MB Sr. 6-3 Yorba Linda, Calif.Bonnie Bremner Penn State S Sr. 5-9 Lisle, Ill.Lauren Cacciamani Penn State MB Sr. 6-2 Paramus, N.J.Roberta Gehlke UC Santa Barbara OH Sr. 5-10 Huntington Beach, Calif.Nancy Meendering Nebraska OPP Jr. 6-1 Hull, IowaElsa Stegemann Pacific OH Sr. 5-10 Santa Cruz, Calif.Logan Tom Stanford OH Fr. 6-1 Salt Lake City, UtahKerri Walsh Stanford OPP Sr. 6-2 Saratoga, Calif.Cheryl Weaver Long Beach State MB So. 6-2 Washington, D.C.Amber Woolsey Texas A&M MB Sr. 6-3 Chaska, Minn.Petia Yanchulova San Diego OH Sr. 5-10 Sofia, Bulgaria
1999 AVCA Division I All-America Second-Team
Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. HometownNicole Branagh Minnesota OH Jr. 6-1 Orinda, Calif.Dawn Cady Kansas State OH Sr. 5-10 Marshall, Minn.Jamie Hill Pepperdine MB Sr. 6-4 San Diego, Calif.Jenny Maastricht Wisconsin OPP Jr. 6-1 Silver Lake, Wis.Jenny Manz Florida OPP Sr. 6-0 Orange Park, Fla.Sarah McFarland Loyola Marymount OH Jr. 6-6 Michigan City, Ind.Shannon Perry Northern Iowa S Sr. 5-8 Overland Park, Kan.Kristee Porter UCLA OH So. 5-11 Tyler, Tex.Nina Puikkonen Brigham Young MB So. 6-3 Murray, UtahAnna-Lena Smith Brigham Young S Sr. 5-11 Mesa, Ariz.Cindy Stern Clemson MB Sr. 6-3 Cincinnati, OhioCatie Vagneur Colorado State OH Sr. 5-9 Aspen, Colo.
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