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20070131 Arizona?s Paige Weber Earns Prestigious Prep Volleyball Honors
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/31/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><A name=OLE_LINK2></A><A name=OLE_LINK1></A><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Tucson</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></st1:City><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? </SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> volleyball incoming freshman Paige Weber has earned the 2006 Andi Collins Award, recognizing the nation&rsquo;s best high school senior setter.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She has also been named the 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Indiana</st1:place></st1:State>.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;Paige is in very good company receiving those awards,&rdquo; head coach Dave Rubio said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;We are excited about her coming into our program and making an immediate impact on our 2007 team.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The 5-foot-11 setter hails from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Indianapolis</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ind.</st1:State></st1:place>, where she played volleyball at Indianapolis Roncalli HS and Circle City Volleyball Club.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Weber helped Indianapolis Roncalli claim the 2006 state championship, posting 40 assists, 11 kills to just one error, 15 digs, five service aces, and eight blocks in the championship match, extending her team&rsquo;s winning streak to 23 matches to end the season.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Weber will report to <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> in the fall of 2007.</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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