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Tigers’ Cindy Stern Named AVCA Second Team All-American

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.