Bruins Defeat New Mexico to Win Albuturkey Tournament

Nov. 30, 2002

Final Stats

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The 21st-ranked Bruins defeated host New Mexico in three games (30-17, 30-20, 30-24) to win the UNM Albuturkey Tournament Championship on Saturday evening in Albuquerque, NM. Cira Wright and Chrissie Zartman were named to the All-Tournament Team, which was headlined by MVP Brynn Murphy. In Saturday's match against the Lobos, Zartman also became the first Bruin in history to record a 500-dig season, pushing her season total to 504.

In Saturday's match against New Mexico, three Bruins posted double-figure kills, led by Lauren Fendrick with 12, Heather Cullen with 11 and Brittany Ringel with 10. Zartman led all players with 14 digs to surpass Samantha Shaver (499 digs in 1990) for the UCLA single-season record. Zartman enters postseason play with 504 digs this season.

With a 3-0 record in Albuturkey play, the Bruins took home the team championship, with New Mexico in second place (2-1), Butler in third (1-2), and Rice (0-3) in fourth. Three Bruins were recognized for their play in the tournament, as the All-Tournament Team included Rebeca Pazo (Rice), Amanda Matthews (Butler), Anna Reines (New Mexico), Vanessa Shields (New Mexico), Cira Wright (UCLA) and Chrissie Zartman (UCLA), with UCLA's Brynn Murphy as the Tournament Most Valuable Player.

UCLA will learn its postseason fate on Sunday, Dec. 1, at approximately 6 pm Pacific Time, when the NCAA Selection Show will be broadcast live on ESPNEWS.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA