Watts Named to Verizon Volleyball Academic All-District IV First Team
Nov. 14, 2002
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Sophomore setter Heather Watts (Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline) was one of seven volleyball players in the district to earn Verizon First-Team All-District academic honors as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA), Thursday.
Watts, the only setter on the Tiger roster, becomes the first Tiger volleyball player to earn all-district honors since April Harriman was named an Academic All-American in 2000.
A sophomore Exercise Science major with a 3.98 GPA, Watts has earned four all-tournament honors so far this season, including a tournament MVP honor at the Boston College tournament. The Salt Lake City native leads Memphis with 1,437 assists (12.50/game), ranking her fourth in Conference USA.
Watts is currently second on the team with 332 digs (2.89/game) and 41 service aces. She is also fourth on the team with 48 total blocks.
The only setter named to the academic team, Watts was named the C-USA Co-Player of the week one time so far this season and at one point, ranked in the top 25 in the country in assists per game. Her 12.50 assist per game average is currently 0.24 off of the top 25.
The daughter of Kurt and Sue Watts, Heather is in her first year as the Tigers' primary setter. Her 1,437 assists is currently the third-best single season mark in Tiger history, and she is just 50 digs shy of posting a single season top 10 in that category as well.
After playing in all 32 matches last season as a defensive specialist, Watts was named to the C-USA Honor Roll and earned a C-USA Commissioner's Medal following her freshman season.
2002 Verizon Academic All-District IV First Team