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Two Clemson Volleyball Players Named To 2003 All-ACC Team

Two Clemson Volleyball Players Named To 2003 All-ACC Team

Nov. 19, 2003

CLEMSON, SC – Two Clemson volleyball players were named to the 2003 All-ACC team, as selected by the league’s nine head coaches. Leslie Finn and Liz Beckham both earned conference honors. Georgia Tech and Maryland had four athletes named to the team, followed by Virginia with three selection and Clemson, North Carolina and Wake Forest with two each. Duke, Florida State and NC State had one selection each.

Junior Leslie Finn was named to the first team, after completing the regular season with the league’s top kills per game average (4.39). Finn, a native of San Diego, CA, posted 535 kills with 331 digs and 32 service aces through the regular season matches. The outside hitter tallied 19 or more kills in nine of the Tigers’ 15 ACC matches, including a 31-kill performance against Maryland on Oct. 31. Finn, the ACC Player of the Week (Sept. 29), recorded her 1,000th career kill on Oct. 14. She has 1,189 career kills, placing her eighth all-time in the record books. She ranks fifth all-time in kills per game with a 3.65 average and is tied for third in most kills in a game with 11.

The Tigers’ Liz Beckham was selected to the all-freshman team. During the regular season the Summerville, SC, native tallied 351 kills with 327 digs, 25 aces and 30 blocks (four solo). The outside hitter recorded a match, career and Jervey Gym record, posting 33 defensive saves for Clemson against North Carolina on Oct. 25. Her 33 digs place her fifth in the record books for most defensive saves in a match. Beckham tallied 14 double-doubles during the regular season and recorded double-digit digs in 18 matches.