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Sunday December 13, 2009Cusack Named to NCAA All-Region Team

Gainesville, FL

Senior Florida libero Elyse Cusack (Melrose, Fla.) was named to the NCAAís seven-person All-Gainesville Region Team for her stellar play during the course of the teamís three NCAA Tournament matches in 2009.

 

Cusack capped a magnificent Florida career with the Gatorsí first all-region team honors since Amber McCray was named to the All-Region Team of the Gainesville Regional in 2007.

 

Cusack finished her career as the Southeastern Conferenceís all-time career digs leader with 2,138 career scoops. She is the schoolís all-time career digs leader, recording double-figure dig totals in 115 of her 123 career matches.

 

Cusack is a two-time AVCA Honorable Mention All-America selection and a three-time AVCA All-South Region selection. She was a 13-time SEC Defensive Player of the Year selection, having won the award more times than any other player in league history.

 

Over the course of the 2009 NCAA Tournament, Cusack averaged 5.11 digs per set, breaking the all-time SEC digs record during Fridayís season-ending loss to No. 1 Penn State.

 

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NCAA GAINESVILLE REGIONAL: ALL-REGION TEAM

Most Outstanding Player: Megan Hodge, Penn State

Blair Brown, Penn State

Hana Cutura, Cal

Alisha Glass, Penn State

Elyse Cusack, Florida

Carli Lloyd, Cal

Arielle Wilson, Penn State

 

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