Nov. 18, 1999
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Junior UCLA women's volleyball player Elisabeth Bachman (Lakeville, MN) was named to the GTE Academic All-District VIII Women's Volleyball team on Thursday.
Bachman, a middle blocker for the 24-2 sixth-ranked Bruins, holds a 3.71 GPA majoring in communications. She was the only Pac-10 player named to the first team, although four conference student-athletes were named to the second team.
In order to be eligible for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), must be a starter or important reserve and be in at least their second season of competition at their current school.
The six first-team members are not on the national GTE Women's Volleyball Academic All-America ballot. First, second and third team national winners will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999.
The Bruins have already clinched their best record since the 1994 NCAA runner-up team finished 32-4, 16-2 Pac-10. UCLA plays its final Pac-10 match on Friday, at USC.
1999 GTE Academic All-District VIII Women's Volleyball Teams
Name School Year Hometown GPA Major
Elisabeth Bachman UCLA Junior Lakeville, MN 3.71 Communications
Charlene Conley UC Santa Barbara Senior Orange, CA 3.67 Environmental Studies
Liz Covill Weber State Senior Laketown, UT 4.00 English
Anja Grabovac Long Beach State Senior Rijeka, Croatia 3.68 Business
Melissa Lucas Idaho State Senior San Diego, CA 4.00 Finance
Keri Nishimoto Long Beach State Sophomore Redlands, CA 3.947 Computer Science
Amanda Burbridge Arizona State Junior Scottsdale, AZ 3.49 Sociology
Jami Coughlin Arizona State Sophomore Glendale, AZ 4.00 Undecided
Jennifer Detmer Stanford Junior Thousand Oaks, CA 3.59 International Business
Tanja Dimitrijevic Pacific Senior Belgrade, Yugoslavia 3.57 Biological Sciences
Kim Maxwell Eastern Washington Senior Calgary, Alberta 3.79 Biology
Angela Rosenquist Pacific Senior Stockton, CA 4.00 Sport Sciences/Business
Gina Schmidt Oregon State Sophomore Beaverlodge, Alberta 4.00 General Science