A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Volleyball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in this winner based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.
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THE WINNER: Madison Bugg
School: Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh, N.C.)
Position: Outside hitter/setter
Athletic achievement: Bugg led the Crusaders to a 22-3 record and their third straight Class 3A state title this past season. She recorded 271 kills, 182 digs, 31 service aces, 20 assists and 20 blocks while posting a kill percentage of .445. The 2009-10 Gatorade North Carolina Volleyball Player of the Year, Bugg is a three-time Class 3A state tournament MVP and a 2011-12 American Volleyball Coaches Association Under Armour First Team All-American.
Academic excellence: Bugg has maintained a 4.50 weighted GPA in the classroom.
Exemplary character: A devoted member of her church community, Bugg has volunteered locally on behalf of multiple humanitarian initiatives in association with her school’s Lancer Club and has completed multiple service-mission trips in support of charity organizations in the greater Raleigh area.
“Madison Bugg is the most driven and focused player that I have ever had the pleasure to work with,” said Cardinal Gibbons High head coach Logan Barber. “Her ability to play outside of her natural position and still dominate her competition at the level that we play is very impressive.”
Bugg has verbally committed to play volleyball on an athletic scholarship at Stanford University beginning in the fall of 2012.