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Oct. 23, 2000

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The University of Virginia’s Svetlana Volnaya and Schuye LaRue were named to the 2000-2001 Pre-Season All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Team that was announced at the annual ACC Media Day on October 22.

LaRue has been named as one of the preseason candidates for the 2000-2001 Naismith College Women’s Basketball Player of the Year Award and was also selected to the Street & Smith Pre-Season All-America Team. The sophomore forward led the Cavaliers in scoring (14.4 ppg) and rebounding (8.0 rpg) a year ago and was named ACC Rookie of the Year. LaRue also earned All-ACC Second-Team honors following the 1999-2000 season and was Virginia’s first freshman to be named a Kodak Honorable Mention All-American. She was also the first Virginia freshman since the 1982 season to lead the team in both scoring and rebounding.

Volnaya returns for her senior season after being named a Kodak Honorable Mention All-American a year ago. The senior forward averaged 13.8 points per game and ranked seventh in the ACC in scoring. Volnaya was second in the ACC in three-point field goal percentage and fifth in free throw shooting. She was named to the All-ACC First-Team in 1999-2000.

2000-2001 Pre-Season All-Conference Team: LaQuanda Barksdale, Sr., North Carolina, Niesha Butler, So., Georgia Tech, Schuye LaRue, So., Virginia, Georgia Schweitzer, Sr., Duke, Svetlana Volnaya, Sr., Virginia.

2000-2001 Pre-Season Player of the Year: Georgia Schweitzer, Sr., Duke

2000-2001 Pre-Season Rookie of the Year: Alana Beard, Fr., Duke

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