September 21, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State junior middle hitter Aisha Thornton was named to the 1998 Powerade/Judy Bellomo Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team after leading the Lady Seminoles with a .392 hitting percentage and 15 blocks this past weekend in Santa Barbara, Calif.
“Aisha really played very well for us this weekend,” Head Coach Cecile Reynaud said. “It’s quite an honor for her to be named to the all-tournament team considering the competition we played. She is certainly deserving of the recognition.”
The #19 Lady Seminoles rebounded from early losses to #4 UC-Santa Barbara (13-15, 17-19, 10-15) and #2 Long Beach State (7-15, 5-15, 4-15) on Friday to split in the final day of tournament action. FSU fell to Pepperdine (13-15, 8-15, 15-11, 11-15) early Saturday, but stormed back to take Santa Clara in three games, 15-2, 15-9, 17-15.
Florida State, now 8-3, will face rival-Florida on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd. The match will be televised live on Sunshine Network, Cable 23.