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Here comes All-American Ushi Patel

    RIT volleyball player Ushi Patel '99 (currently an RIT MBA student) ended her undergraduate sports career with two prestigious awards. She was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III All-American second-team for her second straight year and became the first athlete in RIT history to be named Academic All-American of the Year.

    For the season, she dished out a new NCAA single-season record of 1,924 assists averaging 13 per game, which ranked second in the nation in 1999. She contributed with a team leading 552 digs, 161 kills, 66 blocks and 51 service aces. In 42 matches, she added two triple-doubles and 38 double-doubles. Patel was also placed in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd."

    At the Empire Eight Conference Championship, Patel became the all-time Division III assists leader breaking the old mark of 6,804. At the 1999 NCAA Volleyball Championship third round versus nationally ranked Muskingum, she became only the second player in Divisions I, II and III to reach the 7,000 assist mark. She ended her amazing four-year collegiate career with 7,014 career assists, 716 kills, 1,785 digs, 195 service aces, 163 consecutive matches played and 572 career games.

    Watch what she does in the business world!