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Aggie All-American Amber Woolsey to be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

August 13, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Former Aggie volleyball standout Amber (Woolsey) Spencer will be inducted into the Texas A&M Lettermen’s Association Hall of Fame at the 37th annual Burgess Banquet held Friday, Oct. 31 in the Bethancourt Ballroom inside the Memorial Student Center. A reception begins at 6 p.m. and the dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available at $100 each by calling the Lettermen’s Association (979-846-3024) or at the following link.

https://www.12thmanfoundation.com/join/burgess-banquet.aspx

Aggie football great and longtime NFL star Brad Dusek ‘73, an 11--time All-American and three-time NCAA champion Simone Facey ‘08 from track and field, softball All-American pitcher Megan Gibson ’08, soccer All-American and Hermann Trophy finalist Ashlee Pistorius-Slayback ’08 and two-time All-American softball pitcher Amanda Scarborough ’08 also are 2014 Hall of Fame inductees.

The former Amber Woolsey became the first player in Texas A&M volleyball history to receive All-America first-team honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association after captaining the 1999 Aggies to what still remains the best season in program history. A three-year starting middle blocker and four-year (1996-99) Aggie letterman, Woolsey capped her stellar collegiate career by propelling Texas A&M to its first-ever NCAA Elite Eight appearance, an all-time high No. 9 final ranking and a 28-6 record, marking the program’s most wins since 1984.

From Chaska, Minn., Woolsey set what remains the school record for total blocks in a four-set match, posting 13 in A&M’s momentous victory over heavily favored No. 3 Hawaii in the 1999 NCAA Mountain Regional semifinals in Honolulu. Woolsey also set back-to-back A&M season records for blocks assists in a season, tallying 154 as a senior to break the previous record of 145 which she set as a junior, and she still holds a combined five A&M career, season and single match records, in addition to the 12 school conference records set while competing in the Big 12 Conference.

Following her collegiate career, Woolsey played in the United States Professional Volleyball League and also played professionally in Portugal.

Other Aggie volleyball players previously inducted into the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame are Sherri Brinkman (1982-85/2001 inductee), Stacy Sykora (1995-98/2005 inductee) and Jenna Moscovic (1998-2001/2008 inductee).

Visit AggieAthletics.com for more information on Texas A&M volleyball. Aggie fans also can keep up to date with the A&M volleyball team on Facebook and on Twitter by following @AggieVolleyball.

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