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Nov. 17, 1999

GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Virginia fourth-year setter Mary FrancesScott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) has been selected to theeight-member 1999 All-ACC Volleyball First Team as selected by the league’snine head coaches. In addition, UVa fourth-year middle blocker JessicaParsons (Green Oaks, Ill./Libertyville) is one of seven players named tothe All-ACC Second Team.

Scott, a two-time ACC Co-Player of the Week in 1999, earns All-ACC honorsfor the first time since being named to the All-Freshmen team in 1996.Scott has had a spectacular career at Virginia as she holds the school’sall-time assists record with 5,877. In addition, she is second on theall-time ACC assist list and ranks 16th among all Division I players incareer assists. With 47 more assists, Scott will move up to 12th place onthe NCAA list. With 1,323 career digs, Scott stands third on that all-timeCavalier list as well.

In 1999, Scott has amassed 1,315 set assists and became the first Virginiaplayer to accumulate 1,000 assists in four-consecutive seasons. She iscurrently 18th in the latest 1999 NCAA Division I statistics with anaverage of 13.42 assists per game. With 288 digs and 32 service aces,Scott is second on the team in both of those categories in 1999. She isalso third on the team with 80 total blocks.

Parsons’ selection to the All-ACC Second Team marks thesecond-straight year that she has earned All-Conference honors. In 1998,Parsons was named to the All-ACC First Team. She is the Cavaliers’ 1999leader in kills and blocks with 375 and 107, respectively, and is alsothird on the team with a career best 254 digs. Parsons was named theCo-ACC Player of the Week on October 4 after a career-best 30-killperformance in a 3-1 win over Florida State on October 3. The 30 kills arejust one shy of the school record.

Parsons ranks among Virginia’s all-time leaders in career blocksand kills. She is third on the UVa blocks list with 443 and is fourth incareer kills with 1,293.

The Cavaliers are 17-10 overall heading into the 1999 ACCChampionship. Virginia earned the fourth seed in the tournament with a 9-7mark in ACC action. UVa begins play in the 1999 ACC Championship onThursday, November 18, when it plays fourth-seeded Duke at 2:00 p.m. atDisney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

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