April 11, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego head women's volleyball coach Jennifer Petrie will be inducted into the College of William and Mary athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday April 14.
"I am honored to be inducted into the William and Mary Hall of Fame. My college coach, Debbie Hill, and my former teammates help to shape the direction of my life," said Petrie. "Volleyball has been my passion, and it is very exciting to join an elite group of athletes at my alma mater."
During her stand-out collegiate career, Petrie was known as a prolific scorer, strong defender and led the team to victory in 77 percent of the team's matches from 1988-1992. During those years, the team won four CAA Championships and received three National Invitational Volleyball Championship bids.
Petrie was a two-time CAA player of the year, and named All-CAA for all four years and was twice named to the AVCA All-Southern Region team. In 1990, she was selected to play at the U.S. Olympic Festival where she was a starter on the Gold Medal winning team. She holds school records for career kills (1,572), total attacks in a match (75), career total attacks (3,368) and career digs (1,312).
Her collegiate coaching career began when she joined the volleyball staff at Indiana State University where she served as top assistant from 1992 to 1993. Petrie then took the top assistant position at North Carolina, Chapel Hill from 1994 to 1997, before joining Sue Snyder's staff at the University of San Diego for the 1997 campaign. Petrie helped San Diego win back-to-back WCC Championships as the Toreros' top assistant in 1997 and 1998.Petrie played for the San Diego Juniors Volleyball Club and graduated from Mt. Carmel High School. In 1992, she graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Art History and completed her Master's Degree in Sports Administration at North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1997.