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Linda Popovich - Photo Courtesy BGSU Athletic Dept. Linda Popovich, one of the finest student athletes to go through the University, capped a brilliant four-year career as a student in 1990 by earning the Walter Byers Scholarship, and as an athlete by being named the ?Most Valuable Player? in the MAC.

Linda Popovich - Photo Courtesy BGSU Athletic Dept. Popovich concluded her academic career at BG with a 3.95 GPA majoring in political science and economics. BGSU?s representative at numerous student symposiums and programs, she earned the Byers Award which is given annually to the top male and female graduating seniors in the country.

In addition, Popovich, a setter, was a first-team Academic All-American each of her last two years at BG. A third-team Academic All-American as a sophomore, Popovich was the first BG athlete to earn GTE national academic honors three times and was only the fourth from a MAC institution. She is the only female in conference history to earn first-team national academic honors twice and was a three-time MAC All-Academic pick.

On the court, Popovich earned all-MAC laurels four times, league "Freshman of the Year" accolades in 1986, and MAC Player of the Year honors in 1989. She established league career records for assists (4,460 - 17th on the NCAA career list at the time) and digs (1,246) and left BG holding five additional school records. Her career assist and ace totals still stand as school marks. Popovich played in every game of every match during her four-year career.

She was inducted to the BG Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.

(Taken from the 2004 BG Volleyball Media Guide, with some minor factual updating.)
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