Alex Jupiter Nominated for ESPY Award
June 28, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Former USC outside hitter Alex Jupiter was named one of five finalists for the 2012 ESPY for Best Female College Athlete on Thursday, June 28. Hosted by Rob Riggle, the 20th annual ESPY Awards will air on ESPN on Wednesday, July 11, at 6 p.m. PT, and originate from the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live.
Fans can vote at espn.go.com/espys/voting until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, July 9. The other finalists in the category include Brittney Griner (Baylor Basketball), Caitlin Leverenz (California Swimming), Teresa Noyola (Stanford Soccer), and Jackie Traina (Alabama Softball).
Jupiter, a native of France, was the 2011 AVCA and Volleyball Magazine National Player of the Year and the Honda Award winner for women's volleyball as she led the Women of Troy to their second consecutive NCAA Final Four appearance. She was also the 2011 Pac-12 Player of the Year. As a senior, she had 514 kills while hitting .265 and added 57 aces, 360 digs, and 63 blocks.
The two-time All-American first teamer and three-time All-Conference honoree was the first player in USC history to record at least 500 kills in a season three times. She holds USC career records for kills (1,918), points (2,255.5) and attempts (4,759).