Feb. 28, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State volleyball player Norisha Campbell was recently named as one of 15 athletes invited to comprise the 2001 USA Women’s National A2 Training Program. Training is scheduled to begin at the Olympic Training Center on May 21, 2001. The honor will give Campbell an opportunity to train with some of the top women’s volleyball athletes in the country.
“This is the first time we have had a player selected to train at this high a level,” FSU head coach Cecile Reynaud said. “I think heading into her senior year, Norisha is at a point in her career when she can truly compete at this high level of competition.”
Campbell led the `Noles in the regular season in both kills (431) and hitting percentage (.351), averaging 3.59 kills per game and 0.94 blocks per game, both team leading statistics. She had her best match in the Lady `Noles’ second-to-last match of the regular season when she had 22 kills and hit .500 in the Garnet and Gold’s win over Georgia Tech. She had 20+ kills three times this season, including a season- and career-high 23-kill performance against Duke. Campbell added double-digit kills in all but four matches this season (26). She also managed a career-best night against Jacksonville when she hit .789 with 16 kills. Campbell earned ACC Player-of-the-Week honors earlier this season, as well as adding First Team All-ACC honors to her list of accolades. Her .351 season hitting percentage lands her eighth all-time at Florida State in single season hitting percentage. In 1999, Campbell was named to the USA Junior National Team.
Campbell plans to return to Colorado Springs after completing her final collegiate season with the Lady Seminoles, to train with the USA Women’s National Team.