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Bush Named to All-BIG EAST Women's Volleyball Second Team
  • Posted on November 23, 2002 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers junior volleyball player Shayla Bush (Spokane, WA) was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team at the annual pre-championship banquet this weekend. It marks the second time Bush has earned All-BIG EAST honors, as she was named to the first team last season.

    Bush was one of the best outside hitters in the BIG EAST in 2002, ranking second in the conference in kills per game (4.61) and second in digs per game (4.45). In conference games, she led the BIG EAST with an average of 4.85 kills per game, and was second with an average of 4.48 digs per game.

    Among her honors this season was being named to the all-tournament team in all three tournaments RU played in this season: the Penn State Invitational, the George Washington Invitational and the Temple Classic. For the season, the junior broke four Rutgers single-season records. She now owns the top single-season marks for kills (479), attempts (1,294), kills per game (4.61) and digs (463) in Rutgers history. She also moved into the top-five on the career-records list in three categories. She now ranks fourth in digs with 1,008 and needs just 187 more digs to break the Rutgers career record. She is also ranked fifth all-time in career kills (1,102) and total attempts (2,791).

    In addition to these accomplishments, Bush broke the BIG EAST record for digs in a match, with 36 against Connecticut on Nov. 10. Bush had owned the previous mark, as well, when she tallied 29 earlier in the season.

    Bush led Rutgers to a 17-11 record this season, and to a 6-7 mark in league play. She led Rutgers in total kills (479), kills per game (4.61), total digs (463) and digs per game (4.45).

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