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1999 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Angel Leath

(Volleyball/Track and Field, 1990-94) 

Leath, affectionately known as "The Cannon" used her powerful arm to set standards for NAU outside hitters.  A first-team All-Big Sky conference selection in 1991 and a second-team pick in 1992, Leath left impression on the NAU record books in just three seasons.  The only NAU player to compile 500 kills and 400 digs in a season (1991), Leath is the NAU career leader in service aces (142) and is rated in the all-time top five in seven different categories, including kills (1,172), kill average (3.41 per game), attacks (2,904), ace average (0.41 per game), digs (1,026) and dig average (2.98).  She holds the NAU single-season records for kills (526), kill average (4.19 per game) and digs (412).  Leath was a prominent member of the 1991 Lumberjack team that posted an all-time best 26-8 record and reached the program's first national postseason tournament, the National Invitational Volleyball championships in Dayton, Ohio.  She is the first member of the NAU "Double Millennium Club" for compiling 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career.  She also doubled as high-jumper with the NAU track and field team, earning five All-Big Sky Conference honors for her efforts, including the 1994 outdoor conference title and second-place finish at the 1993 outdoor meet.

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