American Fawcett sets new scoring record
Seoul, Korea, February 14, 2013 – American Nicole Fawcett became
the fifth player in history to score more than 50 points in a
single women’s volleyball match by uncorking a world-record 55
points for the Expressway in the Korean League on Tuesday.
Fawcett, a 1.93-meter outside hitter, recorded her astonishing
feat in the five-set (16-25, 14-25, 25-11, 26-24, 15-11) victory
of Expressway over Industrial Bank of Korea.
She broke the previous record shared by Dominican Republic’s
Bethania de la Cruz and Colombia’s Madelayne Montaño, who
recorded 54 points also in the Korean League.
Fawcett joins the exclusive 50-point Club alongside De la Cruz,
Montaño, Cuban Yumilka Ruiz (53) with Ekaterinburg of Russia and
Croatian Barbara Jelix-Ruzic (53) with her national side in the
De la Cruz holds the distinction as the only player to surpass
the 50-point plateau in two occasions as she also had 51 points
playing with Denso in the Japanese League.
The powerful hitter Fawcett represented United States as youth
and junior before joining the senior national team in 2009. She
has also played professionally with Bayamon Cowgirls of the
Puerto Rican League and Minas in the Brazilian Super Liga.