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Dec. 14, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio – %^$Stacey Gordon (Fr, Oshawa, Ontario), an outside hitter for the Ohio State women’s volleyball team, will be one of 24 players honored at the 21st annual All-America awards today at the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America/Player of the Year banquet at the Dan Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. She was named Wednesday to the second team, one of only two freshman to be so honored.%^$

%^$Gordon was a major impact for Ohio State this season helping the Buckeyes to a 27-4 overall record. OSU finished second in the Big Ten Conference with a 17-3 mark. OSU received an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship and advanced to the regional semifinals. She had a team-high 513 kills for a 4.75 kills per game average ranking 25th in the country. She had a .301 hitting percentage, averaged .35 aces per game (38), 3.06 digs per game (330) and .45 blocks per game (8 solos and 41 assists). Gordon had 29 matches with double-figure kills and 19 with double-figure digs.%^$

%^$Gordon, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, was an All-Big Ten selection and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. She was honored three times as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was the AVCA/Sports Imports Division I National Player of the Week in matches against Penn State and Purdue. She was named to the AVCA Midwest All-Region Team. That honor qualified her for All-American consideration. Gordon was named to the All-Tournament Team at the NCAA Regional Championship.%^$

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%^$First Team%^$Aury Cruz, University of Florida OH So. 5-11%^$Dana Burkholder, University of Arizona S Sr. 5-8%^$Tayyiba Haneef, Long Beach State University OH Sr. 6-7%^$Amber Holmquist, University of Nebraska MB Jr. 6-4%^$Angela Knopf, Colorado State University MB Sr. 6-0%^$Sherisa Livingston, University of Wisconsin MB Sr. 6-2%^$Nancy Metcalf, University of Nebraska RS/Opp Sr. 6-1%^$Jenna Moscovic, Texas A&M University S Sr. 5-11%^$Jill Talbot, University of Arizona RS/Opp Sr. 6-0%^$Logan Tom, Stanford University OH Jr. 6-1%^$Cheryl Weaver, Long Beach State University MB Sr. 6-2%^$Kim Willoughby, University of Hawai’i OH So. 6-0%^$

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%^$Second Team%^$Greichaly Cepero, University of Nebraska S Jr. 6-2%^$Lizzy Fitzgerald, University of Wisconsin S Sr. 6-0%^$Stacey Gordon, The Ohio State University OH Fr. 5-11%^$Erin Hartley, Michigan State University OH Sr. 6-3%^$Benavia Jenkins, University of Florida MB So. 6-0 Ft.%^$Jennifer Joines, University of the Pacific MB So. 6-3%^$Jenny Kropp, University of Nebraska MB Sr. 6-2%^$Keri Nishimoto, Long Beach State University S Sr. 5-7%^$Ogonna Nnamani, Stanford University OH Fr. 6-1%^$Katie Olsovsky, U. Southern California MB So. 6-3%^$Soraya Santos, Colorado State University RS/Opp Sr. 6-1%^$Katie Wilkins, Pepperdine University OH So. 6-4