Oct. 31, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the first time this season, a Lady Seminole has been named ACC Rookie-of-the-Week by the Atlantic Coast Conference office. Freshman setter Jennifer Anderson garnered the conference accolade this week, following strong performances in the Seminoles’ weekend sweep of Virginia and Maryland in Tully Gymnasium.
The freshman from Minier, Ill., was injured earlier in the season, but was able to come back for the Seminoles’ past four games. The presence of the Tribe’s setter had an immediate impact as Jamie Hibbard, the Seminoles’ stand in setter, was able to move back to providing solid defense and Anderson was able to resume her important role as setter. Anderson collects the conference honors following two strong performances this past weekend. In the first match of the weekend, she played in three of the five games in the match, collecting 35 assists without any kills. She added a block assist to help the Seminoles to a five-game win over the Cavaliers. In game two of the weekend series, Anderson proved that she was clearly back from her injury, playing setter well for FSU adding 47 assists to help FSU to a three-game win over Maryland. Anderson was almost perfect at the net as well, adding six kills with only one error, notching a .500 percentage. Anderson ended the weekend with a .417 percentage for both games with six kills and 82 assists.
Anderson has collected 625 assists for the Lady Seminoles this season, which currently stands behind only Hibbard (656). She has also knocked down 42 kills on the season with an impressive .299 hitting percentage for the team’s third-best mark in that category. Anderson also has 31 total blocks this season. She has accumulated more than 50 assists in a single match six times this season, including a 76-assist match against Ball State in Muncie, Ind.
Anderson and the Seminoles will look to improve their 18-9, 6-6 ACC record with their third- and fourth-straight home match with Wake Forest and Duke this weekend. The Duke match will honor senior Jennifer Werrick as the Seminoles’ lone senior this season.