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Volleyball Earns No.7 Preseason Ranking
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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The Arizona women's volleyball team will enter the 2000 season as the seventh-ranked team in the country according to a preseason poll in the latest issue of Volleyball Magazine. The Wildcats return five starters, including All-Pac-10 performers Dana Burkholder and Marisa DaLee, and 11 letterwinners from the 1999 Sweet Sixteen squad that finished the season 21-11, 12-6 in the Pac-10. The Cats will play eight of the top 20 teams in the poll during the 2000 season.

"Single digits (No.7) is a new area for us," head coach David Rubio says. "It's very exciting to be ranked that high. We're honored, but the reality of it is it doesn't make any difference. It's the final ranking of the season that really means something."

2000 Volleyball Magazine Preseason Rankings
2. Long Beach St.
3. Penn State
4. USC
5. Hawai'i
6. Stanford
7. Arizona
8. Pacific
9. Pepperdine
10. Minnesota
11. Nebraska
12. Michigan State
13. BYU
14. Colorado State
15. Texas
16. Florida
17. Wisconsin
18. UC Santa Barbara
19. Ohio State
20. Kansas State

Italics denote 2000 UA opponent


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