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Dec. 28, 1999

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – University of Virginia fourth-year setter Mary FrancesScott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) and fourth-year middle blockerJessica Parsons (Green Oaks, Ill./Libertyville) have been selected to thesix-member 1999 VaSID First Team as voted by the Virginia SportsInformation Directors (VaSID).

Virginia is the only team to have two players earn VaSID honors. JamesMadison, George Mason, Liberty and Radford each had one player named to theteam. James Madison’s Lindsay Collingwood was named the VaSID Player ofthe Year, while JMU head coach Chris Beerman was selected as the Head Coachof the Year.

Scott earns VaSID honors for the first time in her stellar career. In1999, she was also named to the 12-member American Volleyball CoachesAssociation (AVCA) All-District 3 team and was an All-ACC First Teamselection. This past season, Scott recorded 1,482 assists, thefourth-highest single season total by a Cavalier and concluded her careerwith 6,044 assists. She ranks 10th all-time on the NCAA Division I assistlist and second among all ACC players. Scott’s average of 13.35 assistsper game in 1999 is a school record. In addition to leading the team inassists, Scott tied for team-high honors in service aces with 37 and wassecond in digs (321), third in total blocks (93) and sixth in kills (116).She recorded her first career triple-double against N.C. State (Oct. 9)with 65 assists, 14 digs and 10 kills. In addition to holding the assistrecord at UVa, Scott ranks third on the all-time digs list (1,356) and isfifth in total blocks (320).

Parsons earns VaSID accolades for the second time in her career as she wasnamed the VaSID Player of the Year in 1998. She was named to the 1999All-ACC Second Team to become the first UVa volleyball player to earnback-to-back All-ACC honors since Greta Jansson and Anne Marie Hammers bothgarnered All-ACC accolades in 1990 and 1991. Parsons was a First TeamAll-ACC pick in 1998. This season, Parsons led the Cavaliers with 429kills and a .251 hitting percentage. The 429 kills are the fourth-highestsingle season total at Virginia. Parsons, the MVP of the Hi-IQ Classic,reached double figures in kills in 28 of 31 matches. She also topped theteam in total blocks (124) and was third in digs (280) and fourth inservice aces (33). Parsons fell just one kill shy of setting the schoolrecord for kills in a match when she notched 30 against Florida State (Oct.3). In her career, Parsons registered 460 total blocks and 1,347 kills,good for third and fourth, respectively, at Virginia. With 369 assistedblocks, Parsons ranks third all-time and is also fifth with 91 solo stuffs.

Scott and Parsons are part of the most successful class in the history ofthe Virginia volleyball program. During their four years, the Cavalierscompiled an 87-47 record for a .649 winning percentage to set a UVa recordfor winning percentage during a four-year period. The 87 wins also tiesthe school mark for victories in a four-year span. The Cavaliers finishedthe 1999 season with a 19-12 overall record and a 9-7 mark in the ACC.Virginia earned its second consecutive bid to the NCAA Tournament in 1999,but fell to Arizona 3-0 in the first round on December 2, in Austin, Texas.

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