Nov. 14, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz.- Senior outside hitter Lisa Rutledge today earned second team Verizon Academic All-District VIII honors. The four-year starter becomes the second volleyball player in as many years to garner academic all-district honors at Arizona.
Rutledge, from Vista, Calif., has posted a 3.53 cumulative grade point average in psychology while helping to lead Arizona this season on the court. She currently leads UA in digs, is second in kills and kills per game and recently moved into third on Arizona's career kills list.
In order to be eligible for academic all-district honors a player must have at least a 3.20 GPA, must be a starter of significant reserve and be in at least their second season of competition at their current school.
Former Wildcat All-American Jill Talbot was named third team Academic All-District VIII last season.
2002 Verizon Academic All-District VIII Women's Volleyball Teams First Team Paige Benjamin Washington Sr. 3.84 Accounting Lauren Fendrick UCLA Sr. 3.91 Cognitive Sciences Brittany Hochevar Long Beach State Sr. 3.34 Journalism Ogonna Nnamani Stanford So. 3.67 Biology Kristin O'Halloran Cal Poly Sr. 3.97 General Engineering Janelle Ruen Eastern Washington Sr. 3.73 Health and Wellness
Second Team Danielle Bauer UCSB Sr. 3.33 Law and Society Tina Brennan Fresno State So. 4.00 Liberal Studies Julia Leddy Arizona State Sr. 3.75 Elementary Education Sara McGee Stanford Jr. 3.68 Human Biology Stephanie Metcalf Weber State Sr. 3.87 Lifestyle Management Carly O'Halloran Cal Poly Sr. 3.93 Liberal Studies Lisa Rutledge Arizona Sr. 3.53 Psychology