Kristee Porter Named AVCA All-American

Dec. 13, 2000

RICHMOND, VA - The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced the 20th annual All-American awards on Wednesday, and for the first time since 1994, a UCLA player is among the first-team honorees.

Bruin junior Kristee Porter, a second-team AVCA All-American in 1999, set numerous offensive records during the 2000 season, including the Pac-10 and UCLA record for kills in a season, finishing with 741. She also became the sixth Bruin in history to have a 400-dig season, finishing with a team-high 418. Porter's per-game kill average of 5.98 is the second-highest single season mark in Pac-10 history.

Porter completed her junior season with 1939 career kills, just 176 shy of the Pac-10 and UCLA record of 2,115, held by Pac-10 Player of the Decade Natalie Williams (1989-92). With 106 kills next season, Porter will pass Liz Masakayan (1982-85) for second place on UCLA's all-time list. Porter also had nine 30-kill matches during the 2000 season, giving her 17 career 30-kill matches. That total nearly triples the previous UCLA and Pac-10 record of six career 30-kill matches, held by Masakayan and Williams.

UCLA finished its 2000 season with a 25-8 overall record, and was one of just three schools to reach the Elite Eight in both 1999 and 2000, along with UCSB and 1999 NCAA Champion Penn State.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19)
Friday, Nov 20
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
(25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-10)
Sunday, Nov 22
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
(22-25, 27-29, 27-25, 25-21, 10-15)
Wednesday, Nov 25
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12)
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 11-15)
Friday, Dec 04
vs. Lipscomb
Los Angeles, CA
(25-10, 25-22, 25-15)
Saturday, Dec 05
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
(23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11)
Friday, Dec 11
at Texas
Austin, TX
(25-23, 22-25, 10-25, 20-25)