Red Raider Volleyball Announces All-Millennium Team
Nov. 16, 1999
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech volleyball program, celebrating its silver anniversary of competition in 1999, announced its All-Millennium Team today to honor the top all-around student-athletes in the program's history.
"We are proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of these women on behalf of Texas Tech University," Tech volleyball coach Jeff Nelson said. "Each of them has made great contributions to the Tech volleyball program and we are excited to have the opportunity to honor them on our All-Millennium Team. History and tradition are paramount to the success of any good collegiate program and these women are an integral part of Tech history and tradition."
The team was selected based on a criteria of statistical and academic accomplishments as well as national, regional and conference honors, leadership ability and contributions to the Texas Tech volleyball program. The selection was done by an athletic department committee comprised of members who were familiar with the history of Tech volleyball.
Among the athletes selected to the All-Millenium Team are Lisa Love, a member of the very first Tech volleyball team to compete at the national collegiate level, Jill Burness, the only Tech player to ever have her number retired, and Lisa Hilgers, a member of last year's squad and the most recently active player to be named to the team.
The team will be honored on Sunday during intermission of the game between the Red Raiders and Oklahoma at the United Spirit Arena. The match is set to start at 2 p.m. The game will be the first for the Tech women in the new facility.
"It will be a very special occasion for the program, " Nelson said. "To be able to have this ceremony and perform it in our first game at a world class facility like the United Spirit Arena is and added bonus."
Texas Tech Volleyball All Millennium Team
Becky Boxwell OH
Brande Brown MB
Jill Burness MB
Lisa Clark MB
Kim Gosselin OH
Lisa Hilgers S
Rochelle Kaa'iai S/DS
Lisa Love OH
Christine Martin MB
Cristine Martin OH
Connie Pittman S
Erica Ruegg MB
Courtney Thames DS
Carolyn Tubbs MB