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Nov. 22, 1999

ORLANDO, Fla. – University of Virginia third-year middle blocker DeannaZwarich (Overland Park, Kan./Shawnee Mission) has been selected to theseven-member 1999 ACC Volleyball Championship All-Tournament team. Zwarichbecomes just the second Virginia player to earn the award in the eightyears an All-ACC Tournament team has been selected. Fourth-year middleblocker Jessica Parsons (Green Oaks, Ill./Libertyville) was the first UVaplayer to capture the honor as she was named to the 1998 All-ACC Tournamentteam.

Zwarich, 6-1, turned in a pair of impressive performances for thefourth-seeded Cavaliers in the ACC Tournament. In a 3-1 second round winover Duke, she notched her second triple-double of the season with 12 digs,11 kills and 10 blocks. Zwarich also added two assists and two serviceaces in the victory, Virginia’s first in six tries over the Blue Devils inthe ACC Tournament. In the semifinals against top-seeded Clemson, Zwarichcontributed 15 kills, seven digs and three block assists in a 3-0 loss.

On the season, Zwarich has posted career-bests of 383 kills, 265 digs, 111total blocks and 21 service aces. The 383 kills and 111 blocks rank secondon the team, while her 265 digs is third highest. Zwarich has played inall 29 matches and in 104 of 105 games in 1999.

Virginia, 18-11, concludes regular season play on Saturday, November 27when it travels to Washington, D.C., for a 7:00 p.m. match at AmericanUniversity. The Cavaliers will then await word on a possible at-large bidto the 64-team NCAA Tournament. Pairings for the tournament will beannounced Sunday evening, November 28.

The 1999 ACC All-Tournament Team

Tori Seibert (MVP) North Carolina
Asa Gustavsson North Carolina
Liz Feldman North Carolina
Cindy Stern Clemson
Jodi Steffes Clemson
Deanna Zwarich Virginia
Margaret Davidson Wake Forest
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