5 Svetlana Vtyurina
Svetlana Vtyurina is one of the most dominating offensive players in NCAA volleyball history. At the Smith Center on Nov. 11, 1995, she became the all-time NCAA kills leader. She still owns the NCAA career mark with 3,043 kills. She also owns the NCAA single game mark of 56.
Vtyurina is the only athlete in A-10 history to be named Player of the Year as a freshman. She took the award again as a senior. She was also named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America second team in 1994, when GW advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, as it did three of Vtyurina’s four seasons.
This article appeared in the May 1, 2000 issue of the Hatchet.