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Dec. 13, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — University of Virginia fourth-year setter MaryFrances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) has been selected to the12-member American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-District 3team in a vote of the district’s head coaches.

In addition to the AVCA honor in 1999, Scott was selected to the All-ACCFirst team, marking the first time she received All-ACC accolades sincebeing named to the ACC Rookie team in 1996. Scott, a co-captain, was atwo-time ACC Player of the Week in 1999. During the season, she wasselected as the MVP of the Jefferson Cup and to the All-Tournament team ofthe Hi-IQ Classic as well. Scott recorded 1,482 assists, thefourth-highest single season total by a Cavalier in 1999. She holds fourof the top six UVa single season assist totals with a career best of 1,598as a freshman in 1996. Scott’s average of 13.35 assists per game thisseason is a school record. In addition to leading the team in assists,Scott tied for team-high honors in service aces with 37 and was second indigs (321), third in total blocks (93) and sixth in kills (116). Sherecorded her first career triple-double against N.C. State (Oct. 9) with 65assists, 14 digs and 10 kills.

Scott had a stellar four-year career as the starting setter for theCavaliers. She shattered the school’s career assist record as a junior andnearly doubled the former record of 3,071 by the time she concluded hercareer in 1999. Scott wrapped up her career with 6,044 assists and ranks10th all-time on the NCAA Division I assist list. She ranks second on theall-time ACC assist list as well. Scott’s career average of 12.46 assistsper game places her among the top 25 in Division I history in thatcategory. She is the only player in UVa history to tally more than 1,000assists all four years. In addition to holding the assists record atVirginia, Scott ranks third on the all-time digs list with 1,356 and isfifth in total blocks with 320.

Scott is part of the most successful class in the history of the Virginiavolleyball program. During Scott’s four years, the Cavaliers compiled an87-47 record for a .649 winning percentage to set a UVa record for winningpercentage during a four-year period. The 87 wins also ties the schoolmark for victories in a four-year span.

The Cavaliers finished the 1999 season with a 19-12 overall record and a9-7 mark in the ACC. Virginia earned its second consecutive bid to theNCAA Tournament in 1999, but fell to Arizona 3-0 in the first round onDecember 2, in Austin, Texas.

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