LISA BEAUCHENE TO BE INDUCTED INTO HORNET VOLLEYBALL HALL OF FAME

LISA BEAUCHENE TO BE INDUCTED INTO HORNET VOLLEYBALL HALL OF FAME

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Former Hornet setter Lisa Beauchene will become the 21st player inducted into the Sacramento State Volleyball Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the team's awards and hall of fame banquet.

Beauchene established herself as one of the top players in program history during a star-studded four-year career that took place from 2000-03. During her career, she was a four-time all-Big Sky Conference selection, including a three-time unanimous first team choice, and the league's MVP during her senior season.

She became the first player in conference history to be named Big Sky Tournament MVP on three occasions (2000, 2002, 2003). In addition, she remains one of just 11 players in Big Sky history to receive first team accolades three times. Beauchene also received AVCA all-Pacific Region honors in 2003, becoming the first Hornet to be named all-region since the 1995 season.

This will mark Beauchene's second Hall of Fame entry as the Auburn, Wash., native was inducted into the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

Sacramento State won the Big Sky's regular season and/or tournament championships all four years of her career, capturing three Big Sky Tournament titles (2000, 2002-03) and a pair of regular season crowns (2000-01) while advancing to the NCAA Tournament three times (2000, 2002-03).

The team combined for an 88-44 overall record and 47-11 league mark during her tenure. In addition, Sacramento State posted at least 20 overall wins and 11 conference victories every year of her career.

She remains Sacramento State's all-time leader in career hitting percentage (.348) and triple-doubles (18) while also ranking fourth in program history in assists (5,153), 14th in digs (1,417) and 15th in aces (107). Beauchene never missed a match during her career, started 131 consecutive contests and ranks among the program's top 20 players in 10 different statistical categories.

Her 893 kills are the most by any setter in program history, and she finished with averages of 1.94 kills, 11.18 assists, 3.07 digs and 0.74 blocks per set. Overall, she accounted for 893 kills, 5,153 assists, 1,417 digs, 340 blocks and 1,194 points. In the 37-year history of the Big Sky, Beauchene's career hitting percentage ranks third, and her assists rank fourth.

Beauchene was named the Big Sky Player of the Week a conference-record tying five times in 2003, and received the honor 10 times during her career. She received Sacramento State Female Student-Athlete of the Year and Big Sky Scholar-Athlete honors during the 2003-04 academic year. In addition, she was named all-tournament nine different times over the course of her career, and was a two-time Big Sky all-academic selection.

Beauchene graduated from Sacramento State in 2005 with a degree in family and consumer sciences, and a 3.23 grade point average.

To be eligible for the Sacramento State Volleyball Hall of Fame, a player must have finished their athletic eligibility as a Hornet, graduated, and made a significant contribution to the program during their tenure.