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Arizona Volleyball Signs Three for 2006
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 12, 2006
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TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona volleyball head coach David Rubio today announced that he has received National Letters of Intent for the 2006-07 academic year from Whitney Dosty of Salpointe Catholic in Tucson, Ashley Hamilton of Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah, and Jacy Norton of Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Dosty, ranked as the fourth-best recruit in the nation by, is a 6-3 outside hitter. She was a 2005 first team all-state selection by the Arizona Republic and the Southern Arizona Player of the Year by both the Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Citizen. A member of the 2005 USA Youth National Team, Dosty is also a Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50" selection and a High School All-American.

"Whitney is a tremendous all-around student-athlete with unlimited potential," Rubio says.

Dosty plays club volleyball for Club Cactus, where she is coached by Arizona assistant coach Dana Burkholder and former Wildcat Bre Ladd.

Hamilton, a 6-0 setter, was part of two state championship teams at Lone Peak. She is a Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50" selection and was ranked 71st nationally in the Senior Aces. A 2004 and 2005 High School All-American, Hamilton was named first team all-state by both the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News as a senior in 2005. In addition, she was the 2003 and 2004 state 4A MVP and the 2004 Utah Valley Player of the Year.

"Ashley is one the of the great young setters in the United States," Rubio says. "She is a dynamic, hard-working and very intelligent student-athlete."

Hamilton plays club volleyball with Summit 18-Gold.

A 6-4 middle hitter, Norton is ranked as the 84th recruit in the Senior Aces and is a two-time all-state selection. She was the 2005 District 31 4A MVP and Caller Times All-Metro Team MVP.

"Jacy is a very talented, hard-working and very determined student-athlete who will make significant contributions to our program," Rubio says.

Norton, who played high school volleyball in Texas, has since moved to the San Diego area, where she plays club volleyball for Epic, the same team current Wildcat Brooke Buringrud played for.