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Brittany Marks Named to Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team

Monday, September 04, 2006

Sophomore libero Brittany Marks (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) has been named to the Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team after helping the Brown and Gold to a third-place finish at the event, hosted by Notre Dame.

Marks, who was also a member of the All-Tournament team at the season-opening Chicagoland Classic, continued her strong play with 71 digs in three matches against #21 Notre Dame, #13 Missouri and Idaho. Marks had at least 22 digs in each match, averaging 5.46 digs/game, and added four service aces.

The defending Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Week, Marks has been named to three All-Tournament teams in her brief career.

Marks and the Crusaders (4-3) will be back in action this weekend at the Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa. Valpo will square off with Iowa State Friday at 6:30 p.m. before battling South Dakota State Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The Crusaders will play one more match in Iowa, Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. against Drake, although that match is not part of the Cyclone Classic. The Iowa State and Drake matches will be carried live on 95.1 FM, WVUR, and online at, and the South Dakota State match can be heard live at
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