Great news for the Ladies Volleyball squad!
USC outside hitter Alex Jupiter (Paris, France/Redondo Union HS) earned the 2011 Honda Sports Award for women's volleyball and will be eligible to win the Honda Cup, which is awarded to the nation's collegiate woman athlete of the year.
She earned the honor after a nationwide ballot was sent to more than 1,000 NCAA member institutions. The winner of the Honda-Broderick Cup will be announced June 22-23, 2012, in Los Angeles. The American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will donate $5,000 to USC's women's athletic program.
Jupiter finished the season with 514 kills (4.47 kps) and a .265 hitting percentage. She had 13 assists (0.11 aps), 57 service aces (0.50 saps), 360 digs (3.13 dps), 63 blocks (0.55 bps) and 619.5 points (5.39 pps). She helped USC finish with a 29-5 overall mark and back-to-back NCAA Final Four appearances, the first time USC had accomplished that since 2004.
Even though the ladies fell short, they were fun to follow this season.