20 - Amy Sarkaria
Amy Sarkaria
Birth Date: 12/01/1983
Height: 6-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Orange, Calif.
High School: Villa Park HS
Position: Outside Hitter
2003
22 total kills on the season were the most of her three-year Gaucho career...Personal best seven put-aways with only one error on 12 swings (.500) vs. Cal Poly on Nov. 22...Earned start vs. American on Sept. 12, notching five kills on seven attempts, while also assisting on four blocks in the win...Two kills on four different occasions, including victory at then-No. 14 Arizona in which she also tallied three stuffs...Repeated as a Big West All-Academic honoree, and was also a Golden Eagle Award recipient.

2002
Season-high three put-aways twice, vs. Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 16) and in loss to then-No. 10 Pepperdine ten days earlier...Two kills on three other occasions, including Oct. 31 conference victory at Idaho...Earned start at UC Riverside on Oct. 19 due to Megan Blackshire's illness, producing two block assists...Part of three-match stretch in which she assisted on a pair of blocks...Member of the Big West All-Academic Team.

2001
Saw action as a reserve middle blocker during her inaugural collegiate campaign...Appeared in all five games at Long Beach State and pounded home a season-best four kills on nine attempts without an error for a .444 hitting percentage...Also assisted on three blocks in narrow loss to the 49ers...Had another four-kill effort against Idaho in the Thunderdome, a match in which she hit .677...Three put-aways in an Oct. 13 win over UC Riverside, another match in which she did not commit a miscue.

High School
Amy Sarkaria is a 2001 graduate of Villa Park High School...She holds the Spartans' career records for kills and blocks...Recognized as the Century League's Most Valuable Player, Best Blocker and Best Offensive Player as a senior...Once recorded 36 kills in a single match...Played for the Cal Juniors club team which placed first at the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic and SCVA Regionals and fifth at the Junior Olympics...Recognized as Student of the Month in English and AP Physics while at Villa Park HS...Honored as a Golden State Exam Award recipient in Geometry...Member of CSF who also competed in softball, basketball and track as a prepster.

Personal
Amy Alyse Sarkaria was born on December 1, 1983 in Houston, TX...Majoring in aquatic biology...She is a fan of Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers...Enjoys reading works by Orson Scott Card, Toni Morrison and David Eddings among others...Her favorite movies include "The Mummy", "Sixteen Candles", "Braveheart" and "Anastasia"...Cereal is her favorite food...Has one sister (Jana, 25) and one brother (Todd, 23)...Daughter of David and Brenda Sarkaria.

Career Highs
Kills:7 vs. Cal Poly (11-22-03)
Digs:1 on nine occasions, most recently
at UC Irvine (10-17-03)
Aces:1 at Loyola Marymount (9-2-03)
1 vs. Texas-Arlington (8-30-03)
BS:1 on three occasions, most recently
at UC Irvine (10-17-03
BA:4 vs. American (9-12-03)

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