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Former Tech Volleyball Great Inducted into Hall of Honor

Former Tech volleyball standout Jill (Burness) Stowe was one of eight former Red Raider athletes incucted into the Hall of Honor over the weekend.

Former Tech volleyball standout Jill (Burness) Stowe was one of eight former Red Raider athletes incucted into the Hall of Honor over the weekend.
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Oct. 15, 2007

LUBBOCK, Texas - Former Red Raider volleyball standout Jill (Burness) Stowe was inducted into Texas Tech's elite Hall of Honor in a ceremony held Friday night. She was one of eight former Tech athletes to receive the honor over the weekend.

Stowe transferred to Tech from Kentucky Wesleyan and became Red Raider volleyball's lone retired number (#16). A native of Albuquerque, she was named AVCA All-Region District 5 team, First-team All Big 12 and Second Team AVCA All-South Region as a senior in 1996. Her teams made NCAA tournament appearances in her junior and senior seasons, and she left Tech the single-season and career leader in hitting percentage and was the single-season leader in kills.

She now ranks third on the school's list in career hitting percentage and fourth in season hitting percentage. Her 427 kills in 1996 now ranks ninth all time for kills in a season.

Despite being a standout on the court, some of Stowe's best work was done in the classroom. She was the GTE Volleyball Academic All-American of the Year (given to the top volleyball student-athlete in the nation) in 1996. She was also named to the GTE CoSIDA Academic All-America team in both 1995 and 1996. A Rhodes Scholar finalist who was also a recipient of an NCAA post-graduate scholarship and a NACDA scholarship, she graduated from Tech in math.

Dr. Stowe now serves on the faculty at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

 

 

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