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Bears ink local star

Daily Planet Wire Services
Thursday November 22, 2001

The University of California women’s volleyball program has signed local product Alicia Powers and Texas’ Jenna Brown to a National Letters of Intent, it was announced Wednesday by Golden Bear head coach Rich Feller.  

Powers is a 6-1 middle blocker from Clayton. She attends Carondelet High School in Concord where, this fall, she was first team All-Bay Valley League. As a junior in 2000, she was also named first team all-league and second team All-East Bay in the Contra Costa Times.  

Powers, who also plays volleyball for the Golden Bear Volleyball club team and competed in high school basketball and track, selected Cal over UCLA and Duke.  

“Alicia is a huge recruit for us. She is one of the top players in northern California,” said Feller. “We believe she will make a big impact in our program. Alicia is a middle blocker who is as good in the back row as she is in the front row."  

Brown is a 5-11 left-handed outside hitter from Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, TX. This fall she was named all-district Co-MVP, all-district first team, all-greater Houston first team and Houston Chronicle Sept. 12 Athlete of the Week. Brown was first in the greater Houston area with 482 digs and was second with 489 kills. She selected Cal over LSU and Texas A&M.  

“We are extremely excited about having Jenna join our program," said Feller.”She is one of the top three volleyball players in the city of Houston and is a left-handed hitter who has exceptional backcourt skills and an outstanding feel for blocking."