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Ladusaw, Wise Share Volleyball MVP Honors
Contact: Shawn Sell
CINCINNATI, Ohio---Capping off a pair of stellar careers, Cincinnati volleyball seniors Trish Ladusaw (Louisville, Ky./Assumption) and Bonita Wise (Riverside, Calif./John W. North) were honored Saturday as co-most valuable players at the team's annual banquet held at Vernon Manor Hotel.
Ladusaw and Wise combined to lead the Bearcats to a 98-34 record in their four years and were the first players in program history to appear in four NCAA Tournaments. The duo also helped Cincinnati win three Conference USA regular season championships.
Individually, each player earned three All C-USA honors, with Ladusaw being named the conference's Defensive Player of the Year an unprecedented three straight times. Wise was a two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association all-region selection, with Ladusaw joining her on the squad in 2002.
Ladusaw concluded her Cincinnati career with 2,074 digs, ranking second in NCAA history. She owns every dig record in school annals and is in the top 10 of six school career record charts. Wise narrowly missed becoming the first player in school history to accumalate 1,000 kills and 500 blocks, missing the feats by just a pair of blocks. She rates in the top 10 of eight school charts, including second in both block assists and total blocks.
In addition to being named MVP's, Ladusaw and Wise shared the team's captain's award, with Ladusaw also picking up best passer and defensive player of the year honors. Wise also nabbed the squad's best offensive player award. Other awards handed out at the banquet went to Julie DuPont (Muskego, Wis./Muskego)-academic award, Rachel Torblaa (Savage, Minn./Burnsville)-best blocker and Leslie Newell (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville)-most improved player.
University of Cincinnati Volleyball Team Awards
MVP--Trish Ladusaw and Bonita Wise
Best Offensive Player--Bonita Wise
Best Defensive Player--Trish Ladusaw
Best Blocker--Rachel Torblaa
Best Passer--Trish Ladusaw
Most Improved Player--Leslie Newell
Captain's Award--Trish Ladusaw and Bonita Wise
Academic Award--Julie DuPont