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2009 minnesota volleyball

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GOLDEN GOPHER VOLLEYBALL

1 * Minnesota Volleyball


2009 golden gopher volleyball

TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 2009 Team Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7 2009 Rosters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5 2009 Season Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 This is Golden Gopher Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-44 Minnesota as a National Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9 The Golden Gophers in the Final Four . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11 Golden Gophers on the AVP Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Volleyball Foreign Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Minnesota’s All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15 Golden Gophers in the Olympic Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-17 Volleyball Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-21 National Media Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Match Night at the Sports Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Minnesota Volleyball Pedigree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Recruiting Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Homegrown Minnesota Talent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Gopher Imports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Why Choose Minnesota? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29 The University of Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-33 The Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-37 Athletics Exellence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-39 Athletic Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-41 Gopher Academics & Life Skills Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-44 Volleyball Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-53 Head Coach Mike Hebert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-49 Associate Head Coach Scott Swanson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Assistant Coach Laura Bush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Director of Operations Nao Ikeda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Volunteer Coach Dan Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Athletics Director Joel Maturi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 University President Robert Bruininks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 The Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-72 Taylor Carico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-57 Christine Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58-59 Megan Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Hailey Cowles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Brook Dieter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-63 Lauren Gibbemeyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64-65 Ariana Filho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Jessica Granquist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Jess Menden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Jasmine Dittrich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Katherine Harms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Brianna Haugen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Tabitha Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Mia Tabberson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Career Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 2008 Season in Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73-83 The Season In Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74-75 Statistics and Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76-77 Match-by-Match Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78-83 The 2009 Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84-98 Non-Conference Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84-85 2009 Tournament Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Composite Big Ten Schedule / Television Broadcast Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Big Ten Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88-97 2008 Big Ten Season In Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Minnesota Record Book & History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99-136 Awards & Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100-101 Career Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Season Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Match Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104-107 Game Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Coaching Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Year-by-Year Statistical Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110-111 Team Statistics by Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Sports Pavilion Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Attendance Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 All-Time Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 All-Time Series Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114-115 Program History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116-121 NCAA History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122-124 Year-by-Year Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125-135 Rankings/Poll History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

2 * Minnesota Volleyball

QUICK FACTS Location: Minneapolis, Minn. Enrollment: 50,402 President: Robert Bruininks Founded: 1851 Nickname: Golden Gophers Colors: Maroon and Gold Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Big Ten Athletics Director: Joel Maturi Home Arena: Sports Pavilion (5,700) Press Row Phone: 612-626-1394 Head Coach: Mike Hebert, 14th season Hebert’s record at Minnesota: 328-118 (.735), 13 years Hebert’s overall record: 900-375 (.706), 33 years Associate Head Coach: Scott Swanson, fourth season Assistant Coach: Laura Bush, second season Volunteer Assistant Coach: Dan Brown, first season Director of Operations: Nao Ikeda, 14th season Athletic Trainer: Ronni Beatty-Kollasch 2008 Record: 27-7 (.794) 2008 Big Ten Record: 16-4 (.800) 2008 Big Ten finish: 2nd 2008 NCAA Tournament: 1-1, lost in second round Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6 (+lib)/7 Starters Returning/Lost: 3 (+lib)/4 Assistant Director of Athletic Communications/Volleyball Contact: Steve Geller Office Phone: 612-624-9396 Cell Phone: 612-210-2380 Fax: 612-625-0359 E-mail: gelle014@umn.edu Website: gophersports.com Golddigger Website: golddigger.umn.edu The 2009 Minnesota Volleyball Yearbook is published by the University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics Communications Department. Additional copies may be purchased for $12 (shipping & handling included) by sending a check made payable to the University of Minnesota and mailing to: University of Minnesota Athletic Communications 244 Bierman Field Athletic Building 516 15th Ave. SE Minneapolis, Minn. 55455 For more information, please contact the athletic communications office at: Phone: 612-625-4090 Fax: 612-625-0359 Email: gophers@umn.edu

CREDITS The 2009 Minnesota Volleyball Yearbook was written and compiled by Steve Geller with assistance from Alli Johnson, Melvin Banks and Alex Van Lepp. Layout and cover design by Sara Berhow. Photography: Eric Miller, Jerry Lee, Brad Person, Jim Rosvold, Alicia Jerome, Walt Middleton, Anissa Lightner, Patrick O’Leary, David Sherman, Minnesota Wild (Bruce Kluckhohn), Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, USA Volleyball, FIVB, and the Big Ten Network Printing: University of Minnesota Printing Services Special thanks to Bob Swoverland and the staff at University of Minnesota Printing Services. Copyright 2009 University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics. The information contained in this publication was compiled by the University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Communications Office and is provided as a courtesy to our fans and the media and may be used for personal or editorial purposes only. Any commercial use of this information is prohibited without the consent of University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

GOLDEN GOPHER ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT T o serve as a w indow to the U niversity, in an environment of integrity and equity, that enables student-athletes to achieve excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits.


2009 volleyball media information The 2009 Minnesota volleyball media guide is intended to answer questions about the upcoming season and assist the media in coverage of the team throughout the season. Requests for additional information should be directed to Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Steve Geller at 612-624-9396.

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT INFORMATION Assistant Athletic Communications Director/Volleyball Contact: Steve Geller

Credentials: Requests for media and photo credentials for home matches at the Sports Pavilion should be made in advance to Steve Geller. Credentials may picked up at the media pass gate at the main entrance of the Sports Pavilion.

Office Phone: (612) 624-9396

Email: gelle014@umn.edu

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS STAFF Garry Bowman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Athletic Communications Matt Slieter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Director (Men’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Golf) Andy Seeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Director (Football, Men’s Gymnastics) Becky Bohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Director (Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country) Steve Geller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Director (Volleyball, Baseball) Jim Strick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Director (Men’s Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Tennis) Michelle Traen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Director (Women’s Hockey, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Rowing) Pat McCabe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Intern (Soccer, Wrestling, Softball) John Romo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Internet Services Jeff Keiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Creative Director (Men’s Swimming & Diving) Sara Berhow . . . . . . . . .Assistant Director of Communications/Publications (Women’s Gymnastics) Chris Lagasse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Creative Director Eric Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Photography Jerry Lee, Chris Perkins, Brad Person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Photography

Radio: Radio lines are available through University of Minnesota Networking and Telecommunications. Please call Steve Moore at 612-626-1336. Press Row Services: Pre-match notes, statistics and match programs will be available prior to the match in the Sundet Media Room, located off the gold (south) concourse. Game-by-game and final match statistcs will be distributed in the press room and on press row. Fax or e-mail transmission service is available. Arrangements should be made with athletic communications personnel prior to the start of the match. Post-match interiews: Following a 10-minute cooling off period, post-match interviews will be held at a selected location. The visiting coach, along with visiting team players will be available first, followed by Minnesota head coach Mike Hebert and requested Golden Gopher players. A representative of the athletic communications staff will be available to take requests for interviews. In-season interviews: All requests for interviews with either players or coaches should be directed to the athletic communications office at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled interview time.

MINNESOTA MEDIA OUTLETS NEWSPAPERS

TELEVISION

RADIO

Sports Editor: Glen Crevier (gcrevier@startribune.com) Asst. Sports Editor: Dennis Brackin (dbrackin@startribune.com) 425 Portland Ave. • Minneapolis, MN 55415 (612) 673-4447 • Fax (612) 673-7774

Paul Hipp (phipp@foxsports.net) Marney Gellner (mgellner@foxsports.net) One Main St. SE - Suite 600 • Minneapolis, MN 55414 (612) 486-9500 • Fax (612) 486-9589

MINNESOTA DAILY

KARE-TV (NBC)

Sports Editor: Josh Katzenstein (jkatzenstein@mndaily.com) 2301 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414 (612) 627-4080 • Fax (612) 627-4159

Sports Director: Randy Shaver (rshaver@kare11.com) Eric Perkins (eperkins@kare11.com) Dave Schwartz (dschwartz@kare11.com) Patrick O’Shaughnessy (poshaughnessy@kare11.com) 8811 Olson Memorial Hwy. • Minneapolis, MN 55427 (763) 546-1111 • Fax (763) 546-8606

Sports Director: Dan Terhaar (dterhaar@wccoradio.cbs.com) Dave Lee (dlee@wccoradio.cbs.com) Mike Max (mmax@wccoradio.cbs.com) Dave Mona (dmona@wccoradio.cbs.com) Steve Thomson (sthomson@wccoradio.cbs.com) 625 2nd Ave. South • Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 370-0611 • Fax (612) 370-0159

STAR TRIBUNE

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER Sports Editor: Larry Fitzgerald (lfitzgerald@spokesman-recorder.com) Charles Hallman (challman@spokesman-recorder.com) Kwame McDonald (kmcdonald@spokesman-recorder.com) 3744 4th Ave. South • Minneapolis, MN 55409 (612) 827-4021 • Fax (612) 827-0577

PIONEER PRESS Sports Editor: Mike Bass (mbass@pioneerpress.com) Marcus Fuller (mfuller@pioneerpress.com) 345 Cedar St. • St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 228-5518 • Fax (651) 228-5527

MINNESOTA SUN NEWSPAPERS Sports Editor: Dave Pedersen (dpedersen@mnsun.com) 10917 Valley View Road • Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (952) 829-0797 • Fax (952) 392-6868

ASSOCIATED PRESS Sports Editor: Dave Campbell (dcampbell@ap.org) Jon Krawczynski (jkrawczynski@ap.org) 511 11th Ave. S., Suite 460 • Minneapolis, MN 55415 (612) 332-2727 • Fax (612) 342-5299

FOX SPORTS NORTH

KMSP-TV (FOX-9/UPN-29) Sports Director: Seth Kaplan (skapl795@foxtv.com) Dawn Mitchell (dmitc770@foxtv.com) Jim Rich (jrich674@foxtv.com) 11358 Viking Drive • Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (952) 944-9999 • Fax (952) 942-0455

KSTP-TV (ABC) Sports Producer: Steve Johnson (sjohnson@kstp.com) Anne Hutchinson (ahutchinson@kstp.com) 3415 University Ave. • St. Paul, MN 55114 (651) 642-4410 • Fax (651) 642-4409

WCCO-TV (CBS) Sports Director: Gregg Litman (grlitman@wcco.cbs.com) Mark Rosen (marosen@wcco.cbs.com) Mike Max (mmax@wcco.cbs.com) Carry Clancy (cjclancy@wcco.cbs.com) 90 South 11th St. • Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 330-2539 • Fax (612) 330-2767

WCCO-AM

KFAN-AM Chad Abbott (chadabbott@clearchannel.com) Paul Allen (paulallen@clearchannel.com) Mike Morris (mikemorris@clearchannel.com) Chad Hartman (chadhartman@clearchannel.com) Dan Barreiro (danbarreiro@clearchannel.com) Cory Cove (corycove@clearchannel.com) Henry Lake (henrylake@clearchannel.com) 1600 Utica Ave. So. Suite 400 • Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 417-3000 • Fax (952) 417-3001

KUOM-AM Ron Miller (mill2875@umn.edu) 610 Rarig Center • 330 21st Ave. S. • Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612) 625-3500 • Fax (612) 625-2112

MINNESOTA NEWS NETWORK Al Schoch, Gene Harrington 331 11th St. South • Minneapolis, MN 55404 (612) 321-7211 (newsroom@mnnradio.com) Fax (612) 321-7222

KROC-AM (Rochester) Ed Rauen (edrauen.roch@charter.net) Steve Skogan 122 SW 4th St. • Rochester, MN 55902 (507) 286-1010 • Fax (507) 286-9370

LEARFIELD SPORTS Mike Grimm (mdgrimm3@aol.com) (314) 610-3401

3 * Minnesota Volleyball


2009 golden gopher volleyball

Team

ROSTER ROSTER BY CLASS Seniors (3) Taylor Carico Christine Tan Megan Wilson Juniors (3) Hailey Cowles Brook Dieter Lauren Gibbemeyer Sophomores (3) Ariana Filho Jessica Granquist Jess Menden Freshman (5) Jasmine Dittrich Brianna Haugen Katherine Harms Tabitha Love Mia Tabberson

Front Row (L-R): Tabitha Love, Ariana Filho, Lauren Gibbemeyer, Mia Tabberson, Brianna Haugen, Megan Wilson, Katherine Harms. Middle Row (L-R): Equipment Manager Lori Gislason, Assistant Athletic Communications Director Steven Geller, Volunteer Assistant Coach Dan Brown, Associate Head Coach Scott Swanson, Head Coach Mike Hebert, Assistant Coach Laura Bush, Director of Volleyball Operations Nao Ikeda, Athletic Trainer Ronni Beatty-Kollasch. Top Row (L-R): Jess Menden, Jasmine Dittrich, Taylor Carico, Brook Dieter, Hailey Cowles, Jessica Granquist, Christine Tan

2009 NUMERICAL ROSTER No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15

Name Jess Menden Jessica Granquist Hailey Cowles Brianna Haugen Lauren Gibbemeyer Brook Dieter Mia Tabberson Katherine Harms Tabitha Love Taylor Carico Ariana Filho Jasmine Dittrich Megan Wilson Christine Tan

Pos. S/DS DS/LIB DS/LIB MB MB OH S OH OH S MB MB OH DS/LIB

Ht 5-8 5-8 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-6 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-2 5-4

Head Coach: Mike Hebert Associate Head Coach: Scott Swanson Assistant Coach: Laura Bush Director of Operations: Nao Ikeda

Major Undecided Undecided Business and Marketing Education Undecided Kinesiology Speech Language and Hearing Sciences Undecided Undecided Undecided Political Science Child Psychology Undecided Masters in Education - Applied Kinesiology Biology and Physiology

ROSTER BY STATE

Brianna Haugen Lauren Gibbemeyer Taylor Carico Ariana Filho Jasmine Dittrch

HOW-gen GIB-meyer CARE-ico ARE-iana Filio Dee-trich

Mike Hebert

HE-bert

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Hometown / High School Shakopee, Minn. / Shakopee/TCU Blaine, Minn. / Blaine Eden Prairie, Minn. / Eden Prairie Minneapolis, Minn./Southwest St. Paul, Minn. / Cretin-Derham Bloomington, Minn. / Bethany Academy Muncie, Ind. / Burris Albertville, Minn. / St. Michael Albertville Dauphin, Manitoba / Dauphin Regional Secondary Manhattan Beach, Calif. / Mira Costa/USC Monument, Colo. / Lewis-Palmer Rochester, Minn. / John Marshall Lincoln, Neb. / Lincoln Christian/Missouri Safety Harbor, Fla. / Palm Harbor

Athletic Trainer: Ronni Beatty-Kollasch Volunteer Assistant Coach: Dan Brown

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 4 5 10 11 12

Yr./Elig. So./So. So./So. Jr./Jr. Fr./Fr. Jr./Jr. Jr./Jr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Sr. So./So. Fr./Fr. Sr./Sr. Sr./Sr.

Minnesota (8): California (1): Canada (1): Colorado (1): Florida (1): Indiana (1): Nebraska (1):

Hailey Cowles, Brook Dieter, Jasmine Dittrich, Lauren Gibbemeyer, Jessica Granquist, Katherine Harms, Brianna Haugen, Jess Menden Taylor Carico Tabitha Love Ariana Filho Christine Tan Mia Tabberson Megan Wilson


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GRANQUIST DS/LIB • 5-8 • So. Blaine, Minn. Blaine HS

COWLES DS/LIB • 5-10 • Jr. Eden Prairie, Minn. Eden Prairie HS

BRIANNA HAUGEN MB • 6-1 • Fr. Minneapolis, Minn. Southwest HS

LAUREN GIBBEMEYER MB • 6-2 • Jr. St. Paul, Minn. Cretin-Derham Hall

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MENDEN S/DS • 5-8 • So Shakopee, Minn. Shakopee HS/TCU

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DIETER OH • 6-0 • Jr. Bloomington, Minn. Bethany Academy

TABBERSON S • 6-1• Fr. Muncie, Ind. Burris HS

HARMS OH • 6-2 • Fr. Albertville, Minn. St. Michael-Albertville HS

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CARICO S • 5-11 • Sr. Manhattan Beach, Calif. Mira Costa HS/USC

FILHO MB • 6-2 • Fr. Monument, Colo. Lewis-Palmer HS

WILSON OH • 6-2 • Sr. Lincoln, Neb./Lincoln Christian HS/ Missouri

DS/LIB • 5-4 • Jr. Safety Harbor, Fla. Palm Harbor HS

LOVE OH • 6-6 • Fr. Dauphin, Manitoba Dauphin Regional Secondary

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MIKE

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HEBERT Head Coach

SWANSON Associate Head Coach

BUSH Assistant Coach

BROWN Volunteer Assistant Coach

Director of Operations

IKEDA

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2009

SEASON PREVIEW Minnesota enters the 2009 season with a unique mix of experience and incoming talent. Two facts that underscore these points are that the Golden Gophers have four players who have collected All-America honors on their roster, while also bringing the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation. Entering the 2009 season, Minnesota has one of the best combinations of incoming talent and returning core players in the nation. As they enter the 2009 campaign, the Golden Gophers will look to mold this impressive talent into a group that can compete with the nation’s elite at the end of the season. “We have a great deal of talent on this year’s roster,” said Minnesota Head Coach Mike Hebert. “However, we are still at the point where we want to see what this group does when it gets together for fall practice. You look at all the accolades the newcomers and returnees have collected and they are clearly a group of players who have excelled at high levels. The goal is to put together a mix of players on the court who will play well together, and maximize the effort and talent we have. This is a good group, and I like their chances to do this with the solid returning core of players setting the tone.” Last year, the Golden Gophers excelled around a returning core of First-Team All-Big Ten honorees that include junior outside hitter Brook Dieter, junior middle blocker Lauren Gibbemeyer and senior libero Christine Tan. Minnesota returns all three players to this year’s team marking the first time since 2004 that the Golden Gophers have brought back three all-conference players from the previous year. Dieter and Gibbemeyer also became the first Minnesota sophomores to claim First-Team All-Big Ten honors last year since Kelly Bowman did so in 2004. Joining those three players are a pair of senior transfers in Taylor Carico (from USC) and Megan Wilson (from Missouri). Carico received Second-Team AllAmerican honors at USC as a setter in 2007, while Wilson was a key player for Missouri over the last two seasons. “I think the six returnees from last year worked very hard in the spring and have really set the foundation for a successful 2009 campaign,” said Hebert. “They are a talented group of leaders who sense that it is there time to lead the program, and are ready to make the most out of it. We also gain a great deal of experience with the transfers of Taylor (Carico) and Megan (Wilson). Those two players have had successful careers in which they have seen everything. Their arrival to the program really strengthens our experience, and combines with Christine (Tan) to put together an impressive senior class.” Despite the return of four All-Americans and the arrival of three transfers, the biggest buzz of the offseason might have been Minnesota’s incoming freshmen group being tabbed as the No. 1 recruiting class. The Golden Gophers became just the fifth different program to receive that distinction since 2003, and they bring in a group ready to show they can step in and compete at the Division I level sooner rather than later. The group includes three top-50 high school seniors (Katherine Harms – No. 7, Mia Tabberson – No. 33 and Brianna Haugen – No. 46), along with the top high school senior out of Canada, Tabitha Love. “We have had some great recruiting classes recently at Minnesota, but this collection of talent might be the best of any of them,” said Hebert. “This is a talented group of players who have excelled in many different situations, and who just as importantly are a great fit for this program. The one thing we do have to remember is the learning curve that they will have as freshmen. It takes a little while to learn how to play at this level, and some players pick it up at a different rate. I think all of these players can be great contributors at 6 * Minnesota Volleyball

this level, but fall camp will start the process to see how quickly they will be able to contribute this year.” Last year, Minnesota had one of its most successful regular seasons in school history as it claimed its third-highest regularseason win total in school history (during the NCAA era). The Golden Gophers finished strong down the stretch without its top offensive threat in Dieter. However, Minnesota was unable to advance past the second round of the NCAA Tournament without Dieter. Despite the successful regular-season, the Golden Gophers are focused on making sure they are playing their best at the right time of year. “Our team did a H ailey C ow les great job of playing without Brook down the stretch of the regular-season,” said Hebert. “So many different players stepped up and helped us finish in second place in the Big Ten. Unfortunately, we were unable to overcome the loss in the postseason. I think last year’s second-round loss has made this group come back hungrier and ready to move forward and be at their best at the end of the year. The returning group has a done a good job of setting the tone since the end of the season, and hopefully that will translate to a successful 2009 campaign.” SETTER Perhaps no positions on the roster had as much of an offseason transition as setter. The Golden Gophers lost threeyear starter Rachel Hartmann, who finished her career fifth on the school’s all-time assist list. However, the Golden Gophers continued to plug in talented players in a position that has traditionally been strong in the program. Minnesota will welcome senior Taylor Carico and freshman Mia Tabberson to give the program its best depth at the position in recent memory. Carico is a decorated transfer from USC, who finished second on the school’s all-time assists list in just three seasons with the Women of Troy. During her three seasons at USC, she helped guide the program to a Final Four appearance in 2007, was named First-Team All-Pac 10 and was a SecondTeam All-American. Tabberson enters the program with a reputation as a winner. In high school, Tabberson guided Burris High School to a state title. This past summer she was the MVP of her club team on the way to leading them to a title. She also joined Harms as one of two Golden Gophers to be named High School All-Americans. Sophomore transfer Jess Menden is also capable of play-

ing the setter position for Minnesota. Menden transferred to Minnesota after playing her freshman season at TCU. She was also a proven winner in high school, as she helped guide Shakopee High School to a state title in 2007. “We entered the offseason with a great degree of excitement over what Mia (Tabberson) would be able to do for us at the setter position,” said Hebert. “However, you always worry when you do not have a setter who has played at the college level on your roster. When Taylor (Carico) transferred to the program it immediately gave us someone who has been through every possible situation at this level and could step in as a senior leader. We are extremely excited that she found us and decided to come here. Taylor is an extremely accomplished setter who should step in and provide stability for us right away. We are also very excited about what Mia will bring to our program as well. She is a great competitor, who really brings steadiness to her teammates when she is on the court.” OUTSIDE HITTER One of the most intriguing situations heading into the 2009 campaign is at outside hitter. Minnesota has four extremely talented options at the position entering fall camp. The Golden Gophers return Dieter to the mix after a strong 2008 season that ended with a disappointing ankle injury that sidelined her for the final five matches of the season. Despite the injury, Dieter was tabbed First-Team All-Big Ten and a Second-Team All-American. She finished the season averaging 3.57 kps, 2.23 dps and 0.68 blps, and was sixth in the Big Ten in kills and eighth in points. Joining Dieter as an experience outside hitter, is Wilson, who transferred from Missouri after averaging 2.13 kps and 0.46 blps. Wilson performed at a high level down the stretch


2009 golden gopher volleyball last season, as she collected double-figure kills five of the last six matches of the year. She also finished in the school’s single-season top-10 list in block solos in 2007 with 31. The two upperclassmen are joined by two of the most heralded recruits from last year’s senior class in Harms and Love. Harms was tabbed as the seventh-ranked recruit in the nation according to prepvolleyball.com, was named a High School All-American and played in the Under Armour High School All-Star match last year at the Final Four. Love was regarded as one of top recruits in the 2009 recruiting class and brings with her a high level of experience after playing with the Canadian Junior National team. She also led her Dauphin Regional Secondary School to four Provincial titles and was the MVP of the team all four years. “We have a tremendous amount of talent at the outside hitter position this year,” said Hebert. “It starts with Brook who has had a strong first two years with our program, and showed the commitment and dedication during the offseason that should help propel her to an even higher level of success. Megan is a very good player who has gained a great deal of experience at Missouri. She is ready to step in and help us right away on either side. Katherine and Tabitha are two freshmen who both possess the talent to step in right away and make a significant impact.” MIDDLE BLOCKERS The Golden Gophers enter the season with a strong group of middle blockers who have varying degrees of experience. Leading the way is Gibbemeyer, who claimed Third-Team AllAmerican honors last year. Sophomore Ariana Filho is Minnesota’s other most experienced option heading into the year. They are joined by a pair of freshman in Brianna Haugen and Jasmine Dittrich. Gibbemeyer finished fourth in the Big Ten in blocks, seventh in points and 10th in hitting percentage last year for Minnesota. She also finished with the second-highest block total in school history at 174, and led the team in kills (405), blocks and hitting percentage. Gibbemeyer has also proven to be a durable player for the Golden Gophers, as she has played in every set so far of her two-year career. Filho had a strong spring for the Golden Gophers and is expected to build off the experience she gained a freshman. She averaged 1.22 kps and 0.74 blps in 14 matches in 2008, including a breakout performance where Filho hit .386 (14-426) with 14 kills and four blocks in a five-set victory at Iowa. Haugen and Dittrich are pair of incredibly athletic freshmen middle blockers who should improve as the season progresses. Dittrich was a three-sport standout at John Marshall High

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School in Rochester, Minn. She ran track, played basketball and volleyball, and can touch 10-7. Haugen is an All-State performer out of Southwest High School in Minneapolis, Minn. She was ranked No. 46 in the nation among high school seniors last year. “Lauren continued to play at a consistently high level for us last year at middle blocker,” said Hebert. “Heading into her junior season, I think Lauren is ready to step her game up another notch and take ownership of this team as an upperclassmen. Ariana (Filho) had a strong spring and might be the most improved player on the roster. She gained valuable experience last year, and appears ready to step into a starting role. Brianna and Jasmine are two extremely talented freshmen middle blockers who will be ready to get on the court, once they make the necessary adjustments to the Division I level.” LIBERO/DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST Last year, Minnesota began the process of putting together a strong defensive unit to rival some of the past combinations it has had. The group was formed when then freshman Jessica Granquist started getting consistent time on the court, and was able to team with Hailey Cowles and Christine Tan to form a formidable trio of defensive players. Tan leads the way as the Golden Gophers head into the 2009 season. As the lone three-year senior on the roster, Tan has gained valuable experience in the program and has brought a level of play to the libero position that is comparable to her predecessors. Last year, she joined Paula Gentil and Malama Peniata as one of three Minnesota players to claim Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors. She also led the Big Ten in digs (4.89) and serve-receive percentage (.983), and paced the conference with 4.65 dps in Big Ten play. Cowles was called upon in multiple roles in her sophomore season, and responded to each challenge put in front of her. She finished second on the team in digs with 2.68 dps, and had double-figure dig totals in each of her final seven contests. Cowles also stepped up her offensive contributions down the stretch, as she played outside hitter with Dieter out with an injury. She collected double-doubles in three of the final four regular-season matches, including an 18-kill and 19-dig effort in a five-set victory at Iowa. Granquist emerged as another strong defensive option for the Golden Gophers, as she finished third on the team with 2.38 dps. She had double-figure digs in five of her final six matches of the year, including a 15-dig performance against Regional Final participant Iowa State in the final match of the season. “This group of defensive players we have is probably the best all-around group we have had since the “Three Amigos” in 2004,” said Hebert. “All three are incredibly intelligent players, who are athletic and possess great defensive anticipation. Christine is coming off a year where she really emerged as one of the top liberos in the nation. I would put her right up there with the other two great liberos who came through this program before her. Hailey is a great all-around player who showed she can contribute in many different ways last year. As a junior, she is in a similar position as Brook and Lauren in the sense that she is ready to step up and take ownership of the team as an upperclassmen. Jessica also really did a great job defensively for us in her first season with the program, and we look forward to seeing her continued improvement as part of this strong defensive unit.”

The Golden Gophers will open the season at the AVCA Showcase in Omaha on Aug. 28-29. Minnesota will face 2008 NCAA Second Round participant Kansas State in the first match, and 2008 NCAA Final Four participant Nebraska in the second match. Following the AVCA Showcase, the Golden Gophers will travel to George Mason and Navy on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Minnesota will return home to host Auburn, George Washington and 2008 NCAA Regional Final participant Iowa State in the Diet Coke Coke Classic on Sept. 4-5. The matchup against Iowa State will be a rematch from last year’s second round of the NCAA Tournament . Following the Diet Coke Classic, the Golden Gophers will head to the Tampa Twice Tournament on Sept. 11-12 where they will face 2008 Regional Finalist Washington and host South Florida. The Golden Gophers will wrap up their non-conference schedule at the Pioneer Classic where they will face host Denver, Georgia Tech and 2008 NCAA Regional Finalist Oregon. “It is always a good test to face the best competition you can in non-conference play, and we have lined up another schedule that should test and prepare us for Big Ten play,” said Hebert. “With the talent that we have on our team this year, it will be important to challenge ourselves right away and learn what we can about ourselves to be fully prepared to get better as the season progresses. I have always believed in lining up tough non-conference opponents for a variety of factors, and I think it will serve us well again this year.” Minnesota will open Big Ten play at home against Wisconsin and Northwestern on Sept. 25 & 26. The Golden Gophers will have their road opener against at Purdue (Oct. 2) and finish out the weekend against Indiana (Oct. 4). The following week, the Golden Gophers will welcome Ohio State (Oct. 9) and two-time defending national champion Penn State (Oct. 11) to the Sports Pavilion. Minnesota’s match at Illinois on Oct. 16 will take place at Assembly Hall as part of “Midnight Madness”. The Golden Gophers will host Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 24 in a match that will see Minnesota head over to Williams Arena in an event that has drawn over 10,000 fans twice since 2004. Minnesota will travel to face the Nittany Lions on Oct. 30, and will also head to Madison on Nov. 13 for an exciting rematch of last year’s classic five-set victory at Wisconsin. The Golden Gophers will wrap up the regular-season against Illinois on Nov. 28 at the Sports Pavilion. “The Big Ten continues to get deeper on a yearly basis,” said Hebert. “Obviously after winning a pair of national titles, Penn State is the favorite. However, it is pretty wide open in the conference after that. Our team is looking forward to the challenges of another tough season of Big Ten play.”

SCHEDULE Minnesota continues to set up a challenging non-conference schedule to prepare for Big Ten play, and the later portion of the season. In each of the four non-conference tournaments, the Golden Gophers will face a team that advanced to the NCAA Regionals last year. That combination shapes up to make this the toughest non-conference slate for Minnesota since 2004. 7 * Minnesota Volleyball


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National

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The Proof is in the Numbers 59 107

Big Ten victories since 2002, which ranks second in the conference

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Minnesota’s final national rank in 2004, the highest in program history

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Players currently on the roster who have earned All-America honors

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Weeks Minnesota has made top-10 appearances in the AVCA poll since 2000

Minnesota’s all-time record in NCAA Tournament play, which ranks second in the Big Ten and 12th in the nation

Times Minnesota has finished first or second in the Big Ten play in the last 10 years


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One of 12 programs in the nation to advance to 10 or more consecutive NCAA Tournaments

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One of eight teams to reach the NCAA Regionals six or more times since 2003

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One of six teams to finish No. 6 or higher in the final national poll three times since 2003

All-American Paula Gentil

2002 Big Ten Champions

All-Americans Paula Gentil & Kelly Bowman

2003 NCAA Semifinalists

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2004 • NCAA Finalists Minnesota defeated USC in the 2004 national semifinal match to advance to the national championship match against Stanford

Minnesota became the 13th school to reach consecutive NCAA Final Fours

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2003 • National Semifinalists

Cassie Busse

Trisha Bratford

Kelly Bowman

Final

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Meredith Nelson & Jessy Jones

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AVP

TOUR Former Gopher Players on the AVP Tour

Nicole Branagh

About Nicole Branagh • AVP Rookie of the Year in 2005 • AVP Most Improved Player in 2006 • Finished third on the AVP Tour in 2007 with partner Elaine Youngs • Earned one of two U.S. Olympic Beach Volleyball berths in 2008 • Won seven AVP Tournament championships in 2009 Jen Bowman

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Former Golden Gophers Nicole Branagh, Charnette Fair, Paula Gentil, Jen Bowman and Stephanie Hagen have all played in AVP Beach Volleyball events over the past few summers. The last three years, Branagh has been one of the most successful players on the women’s side of the AVP Tour. She broke onto the scene in 2005 as the AVP Women’s Rookie of the Year, and was the Most Improved Player in 2006 Branagh and her partner Elaine Youngs have dominated the AVP Tour in 2009 winning seven of the nine tournaments they have entered. In the other two tournaments, the combo finished second. Branagh and Youngs lead the AVP with 6,530 points and have collected $224,000 over the summer. Branagh and Youngs put their focus into FIVB international tournaments last summer in pursuit of qualifying for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. That goal was realized on July 5 when Branagh and Youngs won in the semifinals to advance to the championship in a tournament in Moscow, Russia to move to a FIVB point total that clinched them a spot in the Olympics along with Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. Earlier in the summer, Branagh and Youngs won the FIVB Tournament in Barcelona, span during the week of May 26 to June 1. In 2007, Branagh teamed with Youngs to finish second or higher on seven different occasions during the AVP Tour season. They also won two tournaments last summer, and were the only other team to win a tournament other then Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. In the first event of the season in Miami on Apr. 13-15, 2007, Branagh and Youngs knocked off May-Treanor and Walsh in the semifinals and went on to win the tournament. It was only the second time in 46 events that May-Treanor and Walsh had not advanced to the championship. Branagh and Youngs were the only team to beat them this summer on the tour in an event. In the spring of 2007, Jessy Jones and Rachel Hartmann competed in the beach volleyball Collegiate Nationals. It was the second year of the event set up by CSTV. During that year, CSTV invited beach volleyball duos from eight of the top teams in the nation in women’s volleyball. In 2006, in the events first year, former Golden Gopher Paula Gentil and former USC middle blocker Bibiana Candelas teamed up to win the championship in the Collegiate Nationals and earned an exemption for an AVP Tour event.


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Touring the Globe

Team

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Minnesota has had the opportunity to visit a diverse selection of locations recently. In 2008, the Golden Gophers played in Puerto Rico as part of their spring schedule. Minnesota also got a chance to play in Hawai’i as part of the Waikiki Beach Challenge last season. It marks the fourth time in 10 years the Golden Gophers have played in Hawai’i. In the summer of 2006, the Minnesota volleyball program had a unique opportunity to go on a tour of Eastern Europe. The tour provided an opportunity to compete against some of the top teams in the region, a chance to gain appreciation for a different culture, an opportunity to learn the rich history of the countries they visited and a chance to bond off the court as a team. Minnesota went 4-2 on the European Tour, but an even bigger part of the story was the experiences they had off the court as a team and as individuals. The Golden Gophers competed against teams in Prague, Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic and in Maribor, Slovenia. Minnesota also took one-day trips to the historical European cities of Vienna and Venice. The trip was a once-in-alifetime experience for everyone involved. The NCAA allows for International Tours once every four years. The Golden Gophers took advantage of this opportunity in 1998 as well when they traveled to Japan to play some exhibition matches. The philosophy of Minnesota Head Coach Mike Hebert regarding these events is that they are great life experience and often help foster stronger team chemistry.

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Minnesota’s

ALL-AMERICANS

Paula Gentil 2002 AVCA Third Team All-America 2003 AVCA Second Team All-America 2004 AVCA First Team All-America

Stephanie Hagen 2001 AVCA Second Team All-America

Jill Halsted

Chris Schaefer

Nicole Branagh

1981 AIAW First Team All-America

1989 NCAA Third Team All-America

1999 & 2000 AVCA Second Team All-America

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Andrea Gonzalez 1988 NCAA Second Team All-America

Meredith Nelson 2006 AVCA Second Team All-America

Kelly Bowman 2004 AVCA First Team All-America

Brook Dieter 2008 AVCA Second Team All-America

Cassie Busse 2002 AVCA Second Team All-America 2003 AVCA First Team All-America

Katrein DeDecker

Lauren Gibbemeyer

1996 AVCA First Team All-America

2008 AVCA Third Team All-America

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Olympic

GAMES Minnesota joined Long Beach State, Stanford and UCLA as the only schools to send Olympians to both the indoor and beach teams in the same year. UCLA did so in 1996, Long Beach State has done so in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 and Stanford did so in 1996, 2004 and 2008.

Minnesota joined Stanford and Long Beach State as the only schools in the 2008 Olympic Games to have players on both the indoor and beach teams. Minnesota is the only Big Ten school to have Olympians on either the indoor or beach teams since 1996. Minnesota is the only Division I school outside of California to have a player compete in Beach Volleyball in the Olympics.

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Lindsey Berg & Nicole Branagh Lindsey Berg and Nicole Branagh were both named to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China during an incredible span for the two players and the Minnesota volleyball program during July, 2008. On July 5, 2008, Branagh and her beach volleyball partner Elaine Youngs clinched a spot in the 2008 Olympics as the second women’s beach volleyball team from the United States. Branagh and Youngs joined Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh in representing the United States in beach volleyball on the women’s side, and finished in eighth place. Minnesota joins Alaska-Anchorage, Long Beach State, Stanford and UCLA as the only schools in the nation to have a player represent the United States in beach volleyball since the sport started in the Olympics in 1996. On July 16, 2008, Berg was named to the United States Olympic team for the second time. Berg was one of eight players to also have played for the 2004 Olympic and be selected for the 2008 squad. She helped lead the United States to a silver medal in the 2008 Olympic Games, as one of the National Teams primary setters. Berg made Minnesota one of only five schools in the nation to have a player who was in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games. Her two Olympic appearances tie the Golden Gophers for sixth-most by a program since 1996.

Cassie Busse

The appearances of Berg and Branagh make Minnesota one of only four programs in the nation, Long Beach State, Stanford and UCLA, to have a beach and indoor player compete in the same Olympic year. This year, Minnesota joins only Long Beach State and Stanford in having that distinction. Berg and Branagh played with each other at Minnesota from 1998 to 2000. They joined Misty May-Treanor and Tayyiba Haneef (Long Beach State in 1996), Logan Tom and Ogonna Nnamani (Stanford in 2001-02) as the only pairs of teammates to compete in the 2008 Olympic games and play on the same team in college. Former Golden Gopher Cassie Busse also made it to the final 19 players before just missing out on getting selected for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Nicole Branagh with her partner Elaine Youngs

Lindsey Berg

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2008 NCAA Attendance Leaders Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Athletic Training Room

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School . . . . . . . . Avg. Att. . . . . Total Att.. . . . Matches Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . 5,944 . . . . . 136,714 . . . . . . . 23 Nebraska. . . . . . . . . 4,769 . . . . . . 71,539. . . . . . . . . 15 Wisconsin . . . . . . . . 4,349 . . . . . . 56,539. . . . . . . . . 13 Minnesota. . . . . . . . 3,329 . . . . . . 63,259. . . . . . . . . 19 Wichita State. . . . . . 3,177 . . . . . . 44,478. . . . . . . . . 14 Penn State. . . . . . . . 2,723 . . . . . . 54,450. . . . . . . . . 20 Purdue. . . . . . . . . . . 2,485 . . . . . . 37,277. . . . . . . . . 15 Stanford . . . . . . . . . 2,420 . . . . . . 33,886. . . . . . . . . 14 Colorado State. . . . . 2,388 . . . . . . 33,429. . . . . . . . . 14 Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,370 . . . . . . 42,657. . . . . . . . . 18

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FACILITIES The Sports Pavilion

In the past three seasons, the Gophers ranked fourth in attendance among NCAA Division I schools. Minnesota has ranked in the top 10 nationally in attendance in each of the last 10 years.

Top-Notch Amenities

A 2006 renovation provided an updated player lounge and team room, which includes a large screen television, plenty of furniture, a kitchen area, as well as a theatre-like video and team meeting space  Spacious locker room  A recently updated coaches’ lounge with lockerroom facilities  State-of-the-art athletic training facility renovated in 2005  A club room, used to host pre-match and post-match gatherings and team events 

An Attendance Leader Year........................Rank...................Avg. Attendance 1999 ..........................9...............................1,966 2000 ..........................4...............................2,557 2001 ..........................9...............................1,966 2002 ..........................5...............................2,406 2003 ..........................6...............................2,430 2004 ..........................4...............................3,742 2005 ..........................3...............................3,968 2006 ..........................4...............................3,938 2007 ..........................4...............................3,316 2008 ..........................4...............................3,329

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Williams Arena

Williams Arena

The Gophers have hosted one match each year at Williams Arena since 2004. In the five seasons that Minnesota has hosted matches at Williams Arena, it has averaged 8,838 fans. On October, 16 2004, 10,927 fans attended a Golden Gopher three-game victory. It was the highest attendance of any volleyball match in 2004 and set a school record.

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FACILITIES

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Volleyball Locker Room

Team Video Area

Volleyball Locker Room

Team Lounge

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National

EXPOSURE

Erin Martin and Coach Hebert at the 2004 NCAA Final Four

The Minnesota volleyball program has received a large dose of national exposure over the last six years. The Golden Gophers have had multiple matches telecast on The Big Ten Network, ESPN2, ESPNU, CSTV, Fox Sports Net North and Comcast Chicago. Since 2002, Minnesota has made 47 appearances on a national or regional broadcast. Some of the greatest and most exciting moments in Minnesota volleyball history have played out on television. In 2003, the Golden Gophers exciting five-game victory over Washington to advanced to the Final Four was broadcast on ESPN Regional, and carried by Fox Sports networks around the country. In 2004, it seemed as if every great moment of Minnesota’s historical season played out on a television. This included: the program’s highest ranked victory ever over No. 4 Florida on CSTV on Sept. 11; the largest audience at a collegiate volleyball match in 2004 when 10,927 fans saw the Golden Gophers defeat No. 23 Illinois at Williams Arena on Oct. 16; the Golden Gophers victory over Ohio State in the NCAA Regional Finals on Dec. 11 at the Sports Pavilion to advance to a second straight Final Four, Minnesota’s win over No. 8 USC on Dec. 16 that sent the Golden Gophers to their first National title match, and the Golden Gophers’ appearance in the National Title match against Stanford on December 18. In 2006, Minnesota had its four-game victory over No. 9 Purdue in front of 8,377 fans at Williams Arena broadcast by ESPN 2. The Golden Gophers also had their epic five-game match against eventual National Champion Nebraska in the NCAA Regional Finals broadcast on ESPNU. In 2007, Minnesota had seven matches televised, including four appearances during the inaugural season of the Big Ten Network. The Golden Gophers also had four matches on the Big Ten Network last year and one on ESPN 2. Minnesota got a huge boost in attention with the Big Ten Conference’s addition of the Big Ten Network in August of 2007. The Big Ten Network is dedicated to covering the Big Ten Conference and its 11 member institutions. It has provided unprecedented access to an extensive schedule of conference sports events and shows; original programs in academics; and associated personalities. Sports programming includes live coverage of more events than ever before, along with news, highlights and analysis, all complemented by hours of university-produced campus programming. The Big Ten Network is a joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks. The Big Ten Network reaches a national audience through distribution arrangements with approximately 240 cable and satellite companies. This year, the Big Ten Network will broadcast 20 women’s volleyball matches during the regular-season. The presence of the Big Ten Network has turned an already elite volleyball television package into the best in the nation.

Lauren Gibbemeyer

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The Gophers have made 47 appearances on the Big Ten Network, ESPN 2, ESPNU and a collection of local broadcasts (FSN and Comcast Networks) Minnesota has appeared on ESPN2 11 times since the 2002 season The Gophers are located in the nation’s 14th-largest media market Minnesota is part of the only conference in the nation to have its own television network (Big Ten Network). The Big Ten Network televises more than 400 live events, plus hundreds of hours of original programming, classic games, coaches’ shows and campus programming. Virtually all of the network’s live event programming is available in high definition

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Minnesota has 10 players on its roster that have competed for or won state or club national titles. Entering the season, the Golden Gophers have at least two players from every class that has competed for or won a state or club national title during their playing career prior to coming to Minnesota.

Jess Menden Menden led Shakopee High School to a State Tournament Championship in 2007.

Tabitha Love Love led her team to four straight Provincial titles at Dauphin Regional Secondary School. She also steered Selkirk Royals Club Program to back-to-back Provincial Champiopships.

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PEDIGREE

Tabberson was named the MVP after leading her 18-1’s Munciana Samurai club team to an AAU Championship. She led Burris to four state title titles (2005, 06, 07, 08) during her career.

Taylor Carico Carico played on a TCA Club Team that won Junior Olympic National Championships in 2004 and 2006, and was MVP of both teams. She won the Andi Collins honor as the top high school setter in the nation in 2005. She was named the CIF Co-Player of the Year and state most valuable player in her senior season. Carico was the primary setter for USC’s Final Four team in 2007.

Christine Tan Tan helped lead her Tampa Bay Junior Club Team to 16-1’s National Championship title.

Hailey Cowles Cowles was named to the All-Tournament team for Northern Lights when they went undefeated and won the 17-1’s National Championship.

Brook Dieter Dieter was named the MVP for Northern Lights team that went undefeated and won the 17-1’s National Championship. She was also named to All-Tournament team for 18-1’s squad that finished third in the nation.

Christine Tan

Brook Dieter

Jessica Granquist

Lauren Gibbemeyer

Lauren Gibbemeyer Gibbemeyer was named to All-Tournament team for Northern Lights when they went undefeated and won 17-1’s National Championship. She also earned AllTournament honors for 18-1’s squad that finished third in the nation.

Ariana Filho Filho helped lead the Front Range Volleyball Club 16-1’s team to a runner-up finish in the AAU Championships, and also led them to a No. 12 national ranking at 18-1’s.

Jessica Granquist Granquist led her 18’s M-1 Volleyball Club team to a third-place finish at Nationals. She was named to State Tournament All-Tourney team twice, and led her team to a third-place finish at the State Tournament in 2006.

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Recruits Ranked High

SUCCESS

Minnesota’s five incoming freshmen for 2009 were tabbed as the top recruiting class in the nation by prepvolleyball.com Minnesota joined Florida (2008), Nebraska (2006), Penn State (2006) and Stanford (2003, 05, 07) among the group of five schools that have had the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation since prepvolleyball.com started the rankings in 2003 Minnesota is tied for first with Texas and Stanford for the most top-four recruiting classed in the nation since 2003.

2009 Freshmen

No. 1 ranked class: Jasmine Dittrich, Katherine Harms (No. 7), Brianna Haugen (No. 46), Tabitha Love, Mia Tabberson (No. 33).

The Golden Gophers are tied for second with the most top-five classes since 2003. The Golden Gophers are one of five programs to have four or more top-10 recruiting classes since 2003.

Mia Tabberson, Brianna Haugen, Tabitha Love, Katherine Harms, Jasmine Dittrich

2007 Freshmen

No. 4 ranked class: Hailey Cowles, Brook Dieter (No. 5), Lauren Gibbemeyer (No. 4), Charde Phillips (No. 88) and Caitlin Schneider.

Accomplishments • • •

Brook Dieter was named Second-Team All-America, while Lauren Gibbemeyer was a Third-Team All-American in 2008. Finished second in the Big in 2006, and won eight straight matches to finish the season. Have gone 45-20 and 27-13 in Big Ten play in their respective careers. Hailey Cowles, Lauren Gibbemeyer, Brook Dieter

2005 Freshmen

No. 4 ranked class: Kelly Fallon, Rachel Hartmann (No. 11), Kyla Roehrig (No. 20), Kelly Schmidt (No. 31), Katie Vatterrodt (No. 18) and Michele Wilber.

Accomplishments • • •

Rachel Hartmann

Played in Final Regional Final in 2006. Finished second in the Big Ten in 2006 and 2008, and was third or higher all four years Minnesota had a record of 96-36 in their four years, and 58-22 in Big Ten play.

Katie Vatterrodt

2003 Freshmen

No. 4 ranked class: Kelly Bowman (ranked No. 4), Meredith Nelson (ranked No. 10) and Malama Peniata

Accomplishments • • •

Played in Final Four in 2003, National Championship in 2004 and Regional Final in 2006. Finished second in Big Ten play three times, and went 63-17 in Big Ten play in four seasons Kelly Bowman was named First-Team All-Big Ten in 2004 and 2006, Meredith Nelson was First-Team All-Big Ten in 2004 and 2005 and Malama Peniata was the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in Kelly Bowman 2006. Kelly Bowman was a First-Team All-American in 2004 and Meredith Nelson was a Second-Team All-American in 2006.

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Minnesota Greats Who Hail from the Gopher State The state of Minnesota has proven to be one of the best in the nation at producing high level talent that has gone on to succeed at the collegiate level. Four of Minnesota’s All-Americans since 2001 have been from the Twin Cities or around the area (Meredith Nelson – from St. Croix, Wis.). Kelly Bowman and Cassie Busse represent a pair of players from Minnesota who claimed First-Team All-American honors. Stephanie Hagen (2000) and Meredith Nelson (2006) also represent a pair of local players who claimed Second-Team honors.

In 2003, Minnesota qualified for its first Final Four in school history with eight Minnesota players on the roster. The next year, seven Golden Gophers represented the home state when Minnesota advanced to the National Championship. In that two year span, Minnesota and USC were the only repeat Final Four participants. Since 2003, Minnesota and Nebraska are the only schools from the Midwest to compete in Final Fours.

Homegrown

This past year, the Golden Gophers became just the fifth school to claim the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation. Three of those players (Jasmine Dittrich, Katherine Harms, Brianna Haugen) hailed from the state of Minnesota. In 2007, the Golden Gophers had the No. 4 ranked recruiting class in the nation. That was built off the reputation of a trio of Minnesotans that include Hailey Cowles, Brook Dieter and Lauren Gibbemeyer. In 2004, Minnesotans Kelly Bowman and Malama Penaita team with Nelson to give the Golden Gophers the No. 4 recruiting class in the nation.

MINNESOTA TALENT Minnesota Stars in the Hebert Era Stephanie Hagen (1998-2001) Second-Team All-American (2000), All-Region (2000-01), First-Team All-Big Ten in 1999, 2000 and 2001 and played with USA National Program and in the AVP.

Cassie Busse (2000-03) First-Team All-American (2003), Big Ten Player of the Year (2003), All-Region (200203), First-Team All-Big Ten in 2002-03, NCAA Regional MVP in 2003, named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team in 2003, Big Ten Medal of Honor (2003), First-Team Academic All-American (2003) and has trained with the U.S. National Team since 2003.

Lindsey Taatjes (2001-04)

Cassie Busse

Malama Peniata

Lindsey Taatjes

Stephanie Hagen

First-Team All-Big Ten (2002), NCAA Regional MVP (2004) and Big Ten Medal of Honor (2004).

Kelly Bowman (2003-06) First-Team All-American (2004), First-Team All-Big Ten (2004, 06) and All-Region (2004, 06)

Malama Peniata (2003-06) Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2006) and First-Team All-Big Ten (2006).

Brook Dieter (2007-present) Second-Team All-American (2008), First-Team All-Big Ten (2008) and Big Ten AllFreshmen Team (2007).

Lauren Gibbemeyer (2007-present) Third-Team All-American (2008), First-Team All-Big Ten (2008) and Big Ten All-

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IMPORTS Gopher Volleyball Draws From Far & Wide

Since Mike Hebert became the head coach in 1996, Minnesota has done a tremendous job of blending local talent with some of the top players from around the nation and strong core of international players

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Hawai’i

Brazil

Holds the school-record for most career kills (2,379), and has three of the top seven single-season kills totals in school history. Currently part of the top combination on the AVP Tour this summer with Elaine Youngs, and teamed with Youngs to qualify for the 2008 Olympics in Beach Volleyball.

Third on the school’s all-time assists list (5,913), and second on Minnesota’s career service ace list at 171. Played in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics for the U.S. Indoor team, and collected a silver medal in Beijing the U.S. Squad. Berg was also named the 2008 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Indoor Player of the Year.

Three-Time All-American, including First-Team honors in 2004. Threetime Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Holds the NCAA Record in careers digs with 2,791 and is tied for the most career matches played in the history of the program.

Nicole Branagh, Orinda, Calif. (1997-2000)

Trisha Bratford, Reseda, Calif. (2001-04) Ninth on the school’s all-time kills list with 1,405 kills in her career. Was a key offensive player for the Golden Gophers in their run to the 2003 Final Four and 2004 National Runner-Up finish.

Taylor Carico, Manhattan Beach, Calif. (2009) Second-Team All-American and All-Conference in 2007. Ranked as the No. 5 recruit in the nation coming out of high school, and second on the all-time assists list at USC.

Charnette Fair, Huntington Beach, Calif. (19992000) Set the school record for blocks in a season with 175 in 1999, and 154 in 2000 as part of a team that advanced to the NCAA Regional Semifinals.

Florida

Christine Tan, Safety Harbor, Fla. (2006-present) Second on school’s all-time digs list with 1,433. Named First-Team AllBig Ten and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in 2008. Became second Gopher in school history with 600+ digs in a season in 2008 as well.

Lindsey Berg, Honolulu, Hawai’i (1998-2001)

Nebraska

Kyla Roehrig, Papillion, Neb. (2005-08) Finished her career 14th on Minnesota’s kill list with 1,246 and was fourth in solo blocks with 125. Helped lead the Golden Gophers to NCAA Regional Finals when they were one set away from advancing to the Final Four, and was named to the All-Tournament team in that region.

Texas

Kathy Tilson, Austin, Texas (2001) Transferred from the University of Texas to play for the Golden Gophers in her senior season in 2001. Collected 2.95 kps, 1.85 dps and 0.56 blps in 2001 for Minnesota.

Paula Gentil, Forteleaza Ceara’, Brazil (2002-05)

Germany

Yvonne (Wickert) VanOort, Germany (1998-2000)

Russelsheim,

Lettered for three years for Minnesota, and collected 934 kills, 902 digs and 90 service aces during her career. Was second on the team in kills in 1998 and 1999.

Netherlands

Sonja Posthuma, Sneek, Netherlands (1997-98) Played in every match for Minnesota in 1997-98, finished second on the team in kills in 1997 with 375 and first in digs in 1998 at 268. Collected 670 kills and 513 digs in two years with the Golden Gophers.

Belgium

Katrien DeDecker, Bredene, Belgium (1993-96) Second on Minnesota’s career list in kills with 2,300, and holds the school-record for kills in a single-season 738 in 1996.

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Why Choose

MINNESOTA? What separates the “U” from the rest?

 One of the finest and most comprehensive public universities in the world. More than 160 bachelor’s degrees, 150 master’s degrees and 100 doctoral degrees are offered.  College athletics at the highest level in the nation’s most visible and powerful conference, the Big Ten.  A major metropolitan area in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul with a population of over 2.5 million. The Cities are home to 20 Fortune 500 companies including Target, Best Buy, 3M and General Mills.  Endless entertainment options ranging from professional sports, theater and music, shopping and dining.  One of the finest spots in the nation for outdoors enthusiasts. With four vibrant seasons, the Twin Cities has it all, ranging from skiing to fishing and water sports on Minnesota’s over 15,000 lakes. The Twin Cities also owns an expansive chain of paved trails that connect the entire metropolitan area.

Paula Gentil Fortaleza Ceara', Brazil • 2002-2005 “As a volleyball player, the University of Minnesota provided a great situation for me. I was able to get a wonderful education and work with a great coaching staff that had been successful and was established. Mike (Hebert) was a major part of the quality experience I enjoyed at Minnesota. As someone coming from a different country, I wanted to make sure I chose a program that I would be comfortable with. Throughout my career, I could always count on Mike and the coaching staff to help me out both on the court and off the court. Mike always makes sure all his players enjoy every aspect of the experience of playing at the University of Minnesota volleyball program. The university, staff and the experience of playing in a packed Sports Pavilion in big

Lindsey Berg Honolulu, Hawaii • 1998-2001 “Playing at Minnesota is where it all began. Obviously, I had many years of volleyball under my belt, but playing at Minnesota, I grew to be the player I am today. Overall Minnesota was just a great place to have a college career. The support from the school and the public was more than anyone could ask for. I was able to get out of my comfort zone and grow into the person I am today.” “Playing for Mike Hebert was an unbelievable experience. He respects you as a player and allows your game to grow. He had the confidence in me from day one and that gave me confidence to grow and believe in myself as a player. Not only is he a great coach, he is an amazing person. He really cares about you as a person and as a player, and will do anything for you to make you better and have an enjoyable college experience.” 28 * Minnesota Volleyball


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Cassie Busse Prior Lake, Minn. • 2000-03 “I would not be where I am today without Mike Hebert and the University of Minnesota volleyball program. Mike is not only an amazing coach, he is my mentor, my shoulder to cry on, my leader, and my friend. He knew just how to push and challenge me to be the best player I can be.”

Nicole Branagh Orinda, Calif. • 1997-2000 “Playing for the University of Minnesota was a great experience for me. The coaching staff did an excellent job of helping myself, my teammates and the program continue to strive for greatness while I was there. It was a wonderful environment to be a part of both off the court, and when we played at the Sports Pavilion and had the great support of the Golden Gopher fans. Mike is a great coach who continues to be a friend. He is a coach that truly cares about every player who goes through his program, and wants them to succeed even after they are done playing for him.”

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About The ‘U’ • Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. It is both the state land-grant university and the state's only major research university. • The Twin Cities campus has an enrollment of more than 51,000 ranking as the fourth-largest in the nation. • The University's Twin Cities campus consistently ranks among the top six public research universities in the nation. • More than 160 bachelor’s degrees, 150 master’s degrees and 100 doctoral degrees are offered. • As one of the largest urban universities in the United States, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities provides many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in the thriving business, social and artistic communities of the metropolitan area. • The University’s mission of teaching, research and service is felt throughout the state, the nation and the world. To ensure that this legacy continues, the University has embarked on an aggressive strategic plan to make this great University even greater.

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MINNESOTA A world-class university — known globally as a leader in teaching, research and public service, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities consistently ranks among the top six public research universities in the nation. More than 160 bachelor’s degrees, 150 master’s degrees and 100 doctoral degrees make the University one of the most comprehensive institutions in the country. Many of the programs are recognized as national and international leaders. Also a thriving center for culture and the arts, The “U” features outstanding galleries, museums, concerts, theater productions and public lectures. Add in the excitement of Big Ten Athletics, and the University of Minnesota has something for everyone. The University community is a broad mix of ethnic backgrounds, interests and cultures. Students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Many small communities of students, faculty and staff help to create a welcoming feeling on campus. The campus in Minneapolis is located just a few minutes east of downtown. Nestled along the bluffs of the Mississippi River, buildings in Minneapolis range from the ultramodern Weisman Art Museum to the classic and stately Northrop Memorial Auditorium. A few miles to the east in St. Paul, rolling hills and quiet lawns create a more rural setting. The Minneapolis and St. Paul parts of the campus are connected by a convenient campus shuttle system. The University of Minnesota also provides a life beyond the campus like few other Big Ten universities can. The dynamic communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul offer something for everyone—a nationally-recognized arts and theater community, a thriving entertainment industry, a host of Fortune 500 companies, four glorious seasons of outdoor recreation, exciting professional sports, shopping and restaurants for every taste, all located close to campus. Founded in 1851, seven years before the territory of Minnesota became a state, the University is the largest in the state and touches the lives of thousands of people every day through its teaching, research and service.

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The views of the Minneapolis skyline and the Mississippi River are plentiful from the East Bank and West Bank campuses.

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The Twin Cities are blessed with many lakes including Lake Calhoun (above) which is located just a few miles from downtown Minneapolis.

Twin Cities Facts • The Twin Cities metro area has a population of over 2.5 million and is the nation’s 14th-largest media market • Minneapolis was named the “Most Fun City in America” by Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” • Men’s Fitness ranked Minneapolis as the “Most Athletic City” in 2006. The magazine annually ranks Minneapolis as one of the “Fittest” cities, including a No. 4 ranking in 2007. • The Twin Cities boast all four major sports franchises (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB) • The Twin Cities are home to 130 art galleries and 35 museums • 20 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Twin Cities • Cooking Light named Minneapolis the fourth-best American city that best fit a philosophy to eat smart, be fit, and live well. • A 2004 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study revealed Minneapolis as the “Most Literate City” in America • Entrepreneur ranked the Twin Cities as the No. 1 large city for entrepreneurs • Population Connection ranked Minneapolis as the fifth-best “kid friendly” large city • Kiplinger’s rated Minneapolis No. 2 on its “50 Smart Places To Live” list • Minnesota has been ranked as the healthiest state by United Health Foundation for three straight years • Men’s Journal rated the Twin Cities as one of the “50 Best Places To Live” in 2006 • Five Minnesota hospitals, led by Mayo Clinic, made U.S. News & World Report's 2005 lists of the nation's top hospitals.

Only In The Twin Cities • The largest enclosed mall in the country, the Mall of America • Second-most theater seats per capita behind New York City • More golfers per capita than any city in the country The Minneapolis skyline in the evening

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The Minneapolis skyline from the Northeast with the Mississppi River

Skyways throughout downtown Minneapolis make foot travel convenient

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TWIN CITIES The St. Croix River runs adjacent to downtown St. Paul

19 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Twin Cities

The Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul

Minnehaha Falls is located in Minneapolis

The State Capitol building in downtown St. Paul

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Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

Pro Sports, Concerts, Outdoors • Target Center (downtown Minneapolis) and Xcel Energy Center (downtown St. Paul) both seat over 19,000 spectators and host hundreds of sporting events and concerts each year. • The Twin Cities are home to the Timberwolves (NBA), Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB) and Wild (NHL). • Virtually every major sporting event including Super Bowls, NCAA Final Fours, playoffs for the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL and PGA Tour major golf tournaments. • The Twin Cities also play host to professional soccer, women’s basketball, lacrosse and minor league baseball. • Minnesota has over 15,000 lakes that boast some of the country’s finest fishing and boating. • The Twin Cities’ thousands of recreational areas and trails make it one of the top outdoor destinations.

Outdoor Options The Twin Cities offer endless outdoor sporting activities including fishing, boating, camping, skiing, golfing and biking to name a few. The Cities are covered with trails and thousands of lakes to entertain any outdoor enthusiast.

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Top Concerts Kenny Chesney, Green Day, Beyonce and Dave Matthews Band are just a few of the hundreds of top shows that visited the Twin Cities recently.


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ENTERTAINMENT Seimone Augustus, Minnesota Lymx

Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild

Al Jefferson, Minnesota Timberwolves

Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

Target Center

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The Gopher men’s track and field team swept the Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships during 2009.

49 13 447 258 Hassan Mead was a five-time Big Ten champion in 2008-09 in indoor and outdoor track and cross country and earned AllAmerica honors in all three sports.

Athletic & Academic Achievements

Student-Athletes earned All-America honors in 2008-09.

Straight top 30 finishes in the Learfield Director’s Cup measuring overall athletics prowess.

Student-athletes held GPAs of 3.0 or better during the 2009 spring semester.

Academic All-Big Ten selections during the 2008-09 season.

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Academic All-Americans over the last six years.

Jillian Tyler was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and was a three-time AllAmerican in 2009.


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National Championships won by Minnesota overall.

National Championships won since 2001.

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Big Ten or WCHA regular season or tournament titles won in the last eight years.

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Big Ten or WCHA conference titles won in the last three years.

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All-Time Regular Season Big Ten/WCHA Championships

Derek McCallum was named a first team All-American and led Minnesota into the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

The soccer, women’s hockey and women’s indoor track and field and cross country teams all claimed Big Ten Championships in 2008-09.

Athletic

EXCELLENCE Ryan Stoa was a first team men’s hockey All-American in 2008-09.

Jillian Tyler was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and was a three-time AllAmerican in 2009.

Lauren Gibbemeyer was one of three Gophers to earn volleyball AllAmerica honors.

Zach Sanders earned AllAmerica honors as a freshman for the wrestling team in 2009.

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FACILITIES

Mariucci Arena

Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

Sports Pavilion

U of M Boathouse

siebert Field

Les Bolstad/University Golf Course

Baseline Tennis Center

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The University of Minnesota owns a full compliment of on-campus athletics facilities including the brand-new TCF Bank Stadium.

Bierman Track and Field Stadium

University Aquatics Center

Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium

Ridder Arena

1 million On average, nearly one million fans attend Gopher athletic events annually. Williams Arena

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Life

SKILLS Gophers In The Community The Gopher soccer program believes it is important to return the outstanding support given by its fans by returning some of their time through volunteer and charitable activities. The Gophers are actively involved in the Twin Cities and University communities. Additionally, the CHAMPS/Life Skills program will: • Promote student-athletes’ ownership of their academic, athletic, career, personal and community responsibilities. • Meet the changing needs for student-athletes. • Promote respect for diversity and inclusion among studentathletes. • Assist student-athletes in identifying and applying transferable skills. • Enhance partnerships between the NCAA, member institutions and their communities for the purpose of education. • Foster an environment that encourages student-athletes to effectivelly access campus resources.

Champs/Life Skills Program History

In 1991, the NCAA Foundation initiated efforts to create a total development program for student-athletes. Through the collaborative efforts of the NCAA Foundation and the Division I-A Athletic Director's Association, the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success) was created. Today, the NCAA Education Outreach staff oversees the development of the program, offering services, support and programs to participating institutions throughout the year. The CHAMPS/Life Skills Program is supported through the promotional and financial efforts of the NCAA Foundation and the NCAA national office.

PEYTON OWENS Associate Director Director of CHAMPS/Life Skills

University of Minnesota Life Skills Program The Life Skills Program at the University Of Minnesota includes many programs all designed to help make the student-athlete's experience a positive one. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program is an NCAA sponsored program designed to focus on the total development of the student-athlete. Part of the mission of the Athletic Department is to encourage student-athletes to achieve excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits. In an effort to assist our student-athletes further, the program is designed to give a comprehensive approach to providing educational experiences and services which focus on the individual. We presently utilize: a freshman orientation course, personal development programs, Golden Career Opportunities, various community outreach efforts, and our Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) to impact the lives of our young men and women. Gopher involvement in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program helps student-athletes enhance the quality of their experience here within the university setting. We are also supplied with instructional materials and supplemental resources which support our student-athletes' development within the CHAMPS/Life Skills Commitment Statements’ five key areas: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, career development, and community service.

ANISSA LIGHTNER Asst. Director

RACHEL MCKESSOCK Coordinator

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U of M Academic Facts • The University of Minnesota is ranked among the top six public research universities in the nation, according to a recent study by the University of Florida. • The University’s Twin Cities campus offers more than 160 majors for undergraduates. The University has 17 different colleges. • University departments, such as geography, psychology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, management information systems, and economics rank among the top 10 in the nation, according to the National Research Council. • A record 258 Minnesota student-athletes were named Academic All-Big Ten during the 2008-09 academic year. • 447 U of M student-athletes maintained a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better during the spring semester of the 2008-09 academic year.

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ACADEMICS McNamara Academic Center • Computer lab with more than 40 computers • A quiet study area • The Learning Center with four computers, tutor rooms and Learning Specialists • The Gopher Getaway lounge which includes: • 50-inch flat screen TV • Six computers available for e-mail, Facebook, MySpace or general web surfing • Tables and chairs for eating and socializing • 10 tutor rooms or classrooms

Learning Support Tutors • Tutors are available for many different subjects Sunday through Thursday evenings. • You can also make an individual appointment with a tutor.

Learning Support Structured Study 7-10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday: Focuses on needs of the first-year student-athlete. Individual writing assistance and group tutoring in the most common math and science courses are scheduled nightly. Learning Groups-Focus Groups each semester address particular needs, i.e. transition, probation, international student issues, math anxiety, or assist with a particular class, often a self-paced course. A Learning Specialist facilitates the weekly or biweekly meeting.

Enhancement Program

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• Developmental retention program which provides intensive academic support for a limited number of student-athletes. • Each student works individually with a Learning Specialist for the academic year to develop personal learning strategies and improve academic skills. • Students have required structured study and tutor time, and Fieldhouse their academic progressUniversity is closely monitored.

Gold Program • First year students who are not participating in the Enhancement Program. • Students transitioning out of the Enhancement Program • Anyone who needs additional assistance to pursue his or her academic goals. • Consists of weekly meetings with an Academic Counselor • Designed you to build study and time management skills U offor M Boathouse necessary to succeed and enhance your academic life.


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MikeHEBERT HEAD COACH Hebert at a Glance: 14th season at Minnesota Career Record: 900-375 (33 years)

Minnesota Record: 328-118 (13 years)

Born: Jan. 7, 1944

Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.

College: UC Santa Barbara, 1966 (B.S. in sociology) Indiana, 1974 (Ph.D. in philosophy of education)

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In his 33 years of coaching, Hebert has led his teams to 24 NCAA Tournament appearances with an overall record of 900-375. Became the only active Division I coach to collect 300 victories at two different Division I institutions. Named to AVCA Hall of Fame in 2006. Third coach in NCAA history to lead two different programs to multiple Final Fours Led Minnesota to first National Championship title match in school history in 2004. Led Minnesota to NCAA era record 33 wins in 2004. Has led the Golden Gophers to the NCAA Regional Finals 2003, 04, 06. Led Minnesota to top-six national finishes in three of the last six years. Helped Minnesota get two First-Team AVCA Americans for the first time in school history in 2004. Third coach in NCAA history to lead two different programs to the Final Four. First coach in NCAA history to do so with two different programs from the same conference. Led Minnesota to first Final Four in school history in 2003. Led Minnesota to the program’s first ever Big Ten title in 2002. Coached Minnesota to the NCAA Tournament in 12 of his 13 seasons and six Regional semifinals in the past 10 seasons. Has led Minnesota to a third place or higher finish in the Big Ten in nine of the last 10 seasons. One of only two coaches in conference history to be named Big Ten Coach of the Year on five occasions (1985, ’86, ’88, ’99, 02). 2003 Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year and 1985 National Coach of the Year. 1991, 1999, 2002, 2006 AVCA District Coach of the Year. Led Illinois to the NCAA Final Four twice (1987 and 1988). Has coached 15 different All-Americans, including seven at Minnesota (Katrien DeDecker, Nicole Branagh, Stephanie Hagen, Paula Gentil, Cassie Busse, Kelly Bowman, Meredith Nelson). Coached 2003 U.S. National Women’s Volleyball Team to a bronze medal at Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic. Head coach of U.S. Women’s Team at 1991 World University Games and Pan Am Games. Head coach of U.S. Women’s Team at 1987 World University Games. Former president of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (1985-88). Recorded his 800th career win in 2004. Recorded his 700th career win and coached his 1,000 career match in 2001.

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ike Hebert helped guide Minnesota to its first national championship appearance in school history in 2004. The program became just the 12th in 23 years at the time to make an appearance in the national championship.

In Hebert’s 13 years at Minnesota, the Gophers are 328-118 (.735), 183-77 (.704) in the Big Ten and have participated in 12 NCAA Tournaments. Minnesota went to the NCAA Tournament in 1996 and 1997, the first time the Gophers had qualified for NCAA postseason play in consecutive seasons. The Golden Gophers are currently on a streak of 10 consecutive NCAA appearances. Overall, Hebert is 900-375 (.706) and 356-141 (.702) in 26 years of Big Ten play. His 840 wins in Division I women’s volleyball are fourth on the active list. He is also 13th on the active list in NCAA Tournament winning percentage. On Dec. 13, 2007, Hebert was honored for his contributions to the volleyball community and his successful career as a head coach when he was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame. Hebert also became the first coach in Division I history to win 300 matches for two different institutions on Nov. 17, 2007 in a win over Northwestern. He enters the 2009 season with 328 victories at Minnesota, after collecting 323 wins in 13 years at Illinois. On Dec. 5, 2008, Hebert claimed his 900th career victory with a three-set first round victory over North Dakota State at the Sports Pavilion. In 2008, Hebert also helped guide Minnesota to a 10th straight NCAA Tournament bid, which is the 12th-longest streak in NCAA Division I play. Hebert has guided teams to the NCAA Tournament in 23 of his last 24 years as a head coach, doing so in 12 of his 13 seasons at Minnesota and in his final 11 years at Illinois. Hebert has also guided the Golden Gophers to a 26-14 (.650) record in NCAA Tournament play in 12 appearances, including an 11-1 mark in first round matches. Overall, he has compiled a 39-24 (.619) record in NCAA Tournament play in 24 appearances. That total is the sixth-most among Division I head coaches. He has made appearances in four different Final Fours, doing so twice with Illinois (1987 & 88) and making two with Minnesota (2003 & 04). He is the only coach in NCAA Division I history to lead two different programs in the same conference to a Final Four, and just the third coach ever to lead two different programs to two or more Final Four appearances. He joined USC’s Mick Haley and Stanford’s John Dunning on that list. Hebert is also the only coach to bring four different programs to a national postseason tournament (AIAW or NCAA). He has also taken three different programs to NCAA Regionals (New Mexico, Illinois and Minnesota) and is tied for 10th on the all-time list for Final Four appearances with four. From 2003-06, Hebert guided Minnesota to the fifth-best record in the nation in the NCAA Tournament at 13-4. In fact, the Golden Gophers were 9-2 in 2003-04, which was only surpassed by USC’s 10-1 record, and Stanford’s 8-1 record in the same time period. Off the court, Minnesota has been a strong academic program as well. In 2004, Lindsey Taatjes received the Big Ten Medal of Honor. Cassie Busse also received the same award in 2003 and was named a First Team Academic All-American in the same season. Over Hebert’s 13 seasons with Minnesota, the Golden Gophers have had 75 Big Ten All-Academic selections, an average of over five players per season. One of the most exciting moments of Hebert’s career occurred in July, 2004 when Lindsey Berg was named to the 2004 U.S. Olympic team. It marked the first player who Hebert has coached that made the U.S. Olympic squad. Last year, Berg played on the U.S. Olympic Team that claimed a silver medal in Beijing and was named the 2008 U.S. Women’s Indoor Volleyball Player of the Year, while Nicole Branagh (and her teammate Elaine Youngs) competed in one of two spots for U.S. Beach Volleyball teams in the 2008 Olympics. Minnesota joined Long Beach, Stanford and UCLA as the only programs to have a beach and indoor volleyball player compete in the same Olympic year. Since Hebert took over as Minnesota’s head coach in 1996, the Golden Gophers have claimed 16 All-America honors and 30 Big Ten All-Conference honors. In 2008, Hebert led the Golden Gophers to their third-best win total in the regular-season (in the NCAA era), as Minnesota finished 27-7. He also guided the Golden Gophers to second in the Big Ten at 16-4. Over the course of the last 10 years, Hebert has led Minnesota to a second-place or better finish seven times. He has also guided the Golden Gophers to third-place or better finish in nine of those 10 years. That is the second-best mark in the Big Ten during that span. Heading into this season Minnesota is 107-33 in Big Ten play over the last seven years, making the Golden Gophers one of only two teams in the conference to win 100 or more matches during that span. During his career in the Big Ten, Hebert has guided his teams to a third place or better finish in the conference 15 times and won five Big Ten titles. That includes Big Ten titles in 1986-88 and 1992 with Illinois, and guiding the Golden Gophers to their first Big Ten title in school history in 2002. Last year, also marked the eighth time that the program reached 25 wins or more in a season under Hebert. Minnesota has also reached the 30-win plateau three times in his time with the program. Prior to Hebert’s arrival, Minnesota had only reached 25 wins twice and had never reached 30 wins during the NCAA Era. Brook Dieter, Lauren Gibbemeyer and Christine Tan were all named First-Team All-Big Ten. It was the sixth time since 1999 that the Golden Gophers have had three players named First-Team All-Big Ten. Tan also gave Minnesota its fifth Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in eight years of the honor. The Golden Gophers have had three different players claim the honor, which is the most of any conference team. Dieter and Gibbemeyer were named All-Americans, as Dieter claimed second-team honors and Gibbemeyer was named to the third-team. It was the fifth time since 2000 that the Golden Gophers have had two players named to one of the three All-America teams. Minnesota also finished the season ranked No. 14 in the top 25. Prior to Hebert’s arrival at Minnesota, the program’s highest ranking at the end of a season was No. 20. Since he has been head coach, the Golden Gophers have finished in the top 16 in the final rankings seven times and in the top 10 three times.


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In 2007, Hebert took a young Golden Gophers squad and guided them to a tie for third place in the Big Ten. At the time, it was the eighth time in the last nine years that Minnesota has finished third or better in the Big Ten. Hebert also guided the Golden Gophers to a 26-8 overall record and a second-place Big Ten finish at 17-3 in 2006. That year, he led Minnesota to its third NCAA Regional Final in four years and to its sixth NCAA Regional trip in the last eight years. The Golden Gophers are one of only nine programs to make three NCAA Regional finals since 2003, and one of only eight programs to make it the NCAA Regional round six times or more since 1999. The Golden Gophers had three players named All-Big Ten in 2006, as Malama Peniata, Meredith Nelson and Kelly Bowman all received the honors. Minnesota finished the 2006 season ranked No. 6 in the CSTV/AVCA Poll. From 2003-07, Minnesota was one of only six teams to finish in the top six or higher during three or more different seasons. The Golden Gophers were tied with USC for fifth on that list. In 2005, Hebert guided Minnesota to a 25-8 record and helped the Golden Gophers tie for third place in the Big Ten at 14-6. It was the sixth time since 1999 that the Golden Gophers had 14 or more wins in Big Ten play. Minnesota had two players named First-Team All-Big Ten in Meredith Nelson and Paula Gentil. With the honors, Gentil became the first player since Andrea Gonzalez to be named First-Team AllBig Ten all four years of her career. In 2004, Hebert guided Minnesota to a 33-5 overall record. The 33 wins were the most by a Golden Gopher team in the NCAA era (since 1982). For the first time in school history, Minnesota had two players named First-Team All-Americans, as Paula Gentil and Kelly Bowman claimed the honors. Only Nebraska and USC, joined Minnesota with two First-Team All-Americans that year. On Dec. 2, Hebert won his 800th career match against Long Island in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He is one of only four active coaches in NCAA Division I to reach the 800-win plateau. The Golden Gophers finished tied for second in the Big Ten in 2004 for a second straight season at 17-3. Hebert also directed Minnesota to its first No. 1 ranking in school history on Sept. 13-27. The Golden Gophers were the only team to be ranked in the top five for the entire 2004 season. From Oct. 2003 to Sept. 4, 2006, Minnesota had a school record streak of 40 consecutive weeks in the top 25. That streak was the 11th-best in the nation at the time it came to an end. Prior to Hebert’s arrival at

Minnesota, the Golden Gophers had spent 14 weeks in the top 25. Minnesota has been in the top 25 for 141 weeks during the Hebert’s 13 years with the program. In 60 of those weeks the Golden Gopher have appeared in the top 10, a place where they had never appeared before Hebert joined the Maroon and Gold. In 2003, Hebert enjoyed one of his most satisfying years as a head coach. After starting the season 0-4 for the first time in school history, Minnesota rebounded to make a strong push toward the end of the year. After losing its first two matches in Big Ten play, Minnesota won 15 of its final 18 Big Ten matches to finish tied for second place in the conference. The best was yet to come, as Hebert guided his team to the Final Four for the first time in the program’s history. As the No. 4 regional seed and the No. 13 national seed, Minnesota made history becoming the lowest seeded team (at the time) in NCAA Tournament history to qualify for a Final Four. The Golden Gophers also became the first No. 4 seed in NCAA Tournament history to reach the national semifinals. For all those accomplishments, Hebert was named the 2003 Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year. Hebert also helped two Minnesota players capture All-American honors for the fourth time in five years. Cassie Busse became only the third Minnesota player (at the time) to claim First Team All-America honors, the second under Hebert. In the first two years of the libero rule being in effect, Paula Gentil was the only libero to capture All-American honors, doing so in both seasons. Busse was also named the 2003 Big Ten Player of the Year, marking the second time in a four-year span that a Minnesota player won or shared those honors. In 2002, Mike Hebert led the Minnesota program to heights it had never reached in Big Ten play the previous 21 seasons. The 2002 squad became the first in the program’s history to win the Big Ten title. Minnesota also set a then-school record for wins (in the NCAA era) with 32, and tied a school record for Big Ten victories with 17 in 2002. That season, Hebert was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the second time at Minnesota and for the fifth time overall. Hebert is one of only two coaches in Big Ten history to be named conference coach of the year on five or more occasions. Hebert first stepped into the Sports Pavilion as the head coach of the Golden Gopher volleyball program in 1996. Prior to his arrival, trips to the NCAA Tournament were few and far between. Hebert changed that. His Minnesota program is now an annual entry in the NCAA Tournament. He has guided the Golden Gophers to the big dance in 12 of his 13 years at Minnesota. The Gophers have advanced to the Sweet 16 six times (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2006) in the last 10 years. Minnesota also advanced to back-to-back Final Fours in 2003 and 2004. In 11 of its 12 NCAA Tournament appearances under Hebert, Minnesota has advanced into the second round. The Golden Gophers have also played in the NCAA Regional Finals in three of the last six years, going 5-1 in regional play since 2003. During his tenure, Hebert has continued to raise the bar on the program’s expectations. This year is no different, as Hebert embarks on his 14th season at Minnesota and his 34th overall in the coaching ranks. Throughout his first 13 years, Hebert has prepared this program to compete at the highest level. He has also helped turn the Sports Pavilion into one of the best volleyball atmospheres in the nation, as Minnesota has averaged more than 3,600 fans a match since 2004. The Golden Gophers were ranked fourth in the nation in attendance in 2008 at 3,676 fans per match. One of the most remarkable achievements in the history of the program came on Oct. 16, 2004 when Minnesota played its first match at Williams Arena since 1993 in front of a school-record 10,927 fans. The 10,927 fans were the most to see a women’s collegiate volleyball match in 2004. The Golden Gophers also drew 10,126 fans in a match against Penn State at Williams Arena on Oct. 11. Minnesota has also been among the top 12 nationally in attendance in all 13 seasons, and in the top 10 the last eight seasons. In 2001, Hebert passed two milestones during the season. He coached the 1,000th match of his coaching career, on Aug. 31, 2001, with the Gophers defeating Radford. On Sept. 19, a Minnesota victory over Iowa marked Hebert’s 700th career coaching victory. The 2000 team recorded what was then a school-record 30 wins, and came within one point of winning what would have been the school’s first-ever Big Ten title at the time. That team produced two All-Americans, three All-Big Ten and All-District players and recorded a school-record 15match winning streak. The 1999 season saw Minnesota win 27 matches, in what was the fourthhighest total in the NCAA era of volleyball for the Gophers. Hebert was rewarded with the 1999 Big Ten Coach of the Year award and the 1999 AVCA District Coach of the Year honor. Hebert moved to Minnesota for the 1996 season after 13 successful seasons at Big Ten rival Illinois. He led Illinois to four Big Ten titles, two perfect 18-0 conference records and 11 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, including the Mideast Regional seven times and the NCAA semifinals in 1987 and 1988. A self-proclaimed program builder, Hebert took the Illinois volleyball program, as well as collegiate volleyball in the Midwest, to a new level. While at Illinois, Hebert’s programs continually drew record-setting crowds, leading the nation in attendance in 1992 and 1993. In 1992, Illinois set what was then an NCAA record, drawing 52,666 fans into Huff Hall for 17 home matches. Hebert coached collegiate volleyball for four years at Pittsburgh (the final two as both the women’s and men’s coach), three years at New Mexico, 13 years at Illinois and the last 13 years at Minnesota. During that time, Hebert has compiled a 900-375 mark and a .706 winning percentage, making him one of the winningest volleyball coaches in the nation. While at Illinois, he had an

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MikeHEBERT impressive 323-127 (.718) record, finishing in the upper half of the Big Ten for 11 consecutive years. In forming the model for consistency and program building, Hebert has posted 20-win seasons in 19 of the last 24 years and a 39-24 (.619) NCAA Tournament record. Hebert was named National Coach of the Year in 1985 after leading the nation with a 39-3 record. He won Big Ten Coach of the Year honors in 1985, 1986, 1988, 1999 and in 2002 and was the president of the American Volleyball Coaches Association from 1985-88. Hebert added yet another milestone to his successful coaching resume in 1997, earning his 600th career coaching victory with a 3-0 win over Mercer on Sept. 5. In 1992, Hebert collected career win No. 500 as Illinois defeated Purdue, 3-0, in Champaign, Ill. The 1987 season marked the 300th career victory for Hebert and his 100th victory at Illinois, making him the first coach in Illinois history to record 100 wins at the school. He recorded his 200th Big Ten victory in 1998, as Minnesota defeated nationally-ranked Ohio State at the Sports Pavilion in four games. Hebert has also assembled an all-star list of talented players during his college coaching career, as he has produced 17 All-Americans. Included in that list are three-time All-American, U.S. national team member Mary Eggers, two-time U.S. Olympian Lindsey Berg and 2008 U.S. Olympian Nicole Branagh. Eggers was the 1987 recipient of the Honda Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate volleyball student-athlete. In 1996, Hebert’s Minnesota team produced the second Gopher to be named an NCAA First-Team All-American, outside hitter Katrien DeDecker. In the summer of 2002, Hebert coached the U.S. National Team to a bronze medal at the Pan American Games. Hebert has held a wide variety of responsibilities on the national and international level. Hebert served as head coach of the U.S. women’s team competing at the 1991 World University Games in Sheffield, England. The USA women’s team also competed in the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba. Hebert traveled to the 1989 Canada Cup and 1990 Cuba Cup as part of a series of assignments with the U.S. National Team. In 1988, Hebert was the head coach of the U.S. National “B” team, which included squad members training for the 1992 Olympic team. During the summer of 1987, Hebert served as head coach of the U.S. women’s team that competed at the World University Games in Yugoslavia. He was the assistant coach of the U.S. women’s team at the 1981 World University Games in Romania and served as a head coach of the North team at National Sports Festival VI in 1985. Hebert began his coaching career at the University of Pittsburgh, where from 1976-79, he compiled a 12952 mark with the women’s team and a 60-21 record as the men’s coach. In building the program, he won the EAIAW Eastern Region Coach of the Year award in 1978 and 1979. From 1980-83, Hebert coached the women’s team at New Mexico, establishing a 60-57 record and advancing to the NCAA regional championships in 1981 with a 26-17 mark. Hebert was named the Intermountain Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1980. Hebert received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1966, and his Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Indiana in 1974. He is the author of two books, including a co-written autobiography titled The Fire Still Burns. Hebert and his wife Sherry reside in Minneapolis. Hebert has two daughters, Becky (who is married and resides in Mesa, Ariz.) and Hillary (who graduated in June 2000 from the University of Minnesota and in 2003 from Denver University Law School).

The Hebert Lineage

Hebert in the NCAA Tournament Year 1981 (1-1) 1985 (1-1) 1986 (2-1)

1987 (3-1)

1988 (3-1)

1989 (2-1)

1990 (0-1) 1991 (0-1) 1992 (2-1)

1993 (1-1) 1994 (0-1) 1995 (1-1) 1996 (1-1) 1997 (1-1) 1999 (2-1)

2000 (2-1)

2001 (1-1) 2002 (2-1)

2003 (4-1)

2004 (5-1)

M innesota H ead C oach M ike H ebert has had 15 former assistants or players go on to be college head coaches. T he follow ing is a list of those coaches and w here they came from: Name Dennis Amundson David Boos Laura Bush Geoff Carlston Lisa Dillman Disa Garner Chuck Erbe Don Hardin Brian Heffernan Beth Launiere Kathy Litzau Jay Potter Ray Reilly Mary Tendler Shannon Vessup

School current Minnesota State head coach current Ball State head coach former Auburn head coach former Marquette head coach current Ohio State head coach former Ohio University head coach former IUPUI head coach current James Madison head coach former Missouri head coach former Michigan State & USC head coach current Illinois head coach former Louisville head coach former Washington State head coach current Utah head coach former UW-Milwaukee head coach former Missouri Baptist head coach former Indiana State head coach former Pittsburgh men’s head coach current Elon head coach former Drake head coach former Mesa State College head coach

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Connection to Hebert volunteer asst. coach - Minnesota (1996-2003) asst./assoc. head coach - Minnesota (2002-06) player - Illinois (1987-90)

2005 (1-1) 2006 (3-1)

student assistant coach - Minnesota (1999) player - Illinois (1987-90) assistant coach - Illinois (1984-87) assistant coach - Illinois (1989) assistant coach - Illinois (1983-87) asst./assoc. head coach - Minnesota (2000-03) assistant coach - Illinois (1988-89) assistant coach - Illinois (19990-91) assistant coach - Illinois (1988-94) assistant coach - Pittsburgh (1980) player - Illinois (1985-88) player - New Mexico (1981-82)

2007 (0-1) 2008 (1-1)

Team New Mexico New Mexico Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota

Result def. Miami (Ohio), 3-1 lost to San Diego State, 0-3 def. Western Michigan, 3-1 lost to USC, 0-3 def. Northern Iowa, 3-1 def. Western Michigan, 3-0 lost to Nebraska, 0-3 def. Pittsburgh, 3-1 def. Western Michigan, 3-2 def. Nebraska, 3-0 lost to Hawai’i, 0-3 def. Illinois State, 3-0 def. Notre Dame, 3-2 def. Oklahoma, 3-0 lost to Hawai’i, 1-3 def. Penn State, 3-0 def. Ohio State, 3-1 lost to Nebraska, 0-3 lost to Wisconsin, 0-3 lost to Nebraska, 0-3 def. Houston, 3-0 def. Nebraska, 3-0 lost to Stanford, 1-3 def. SW Missouri State, 3-0 lost to Colorado, 0-3 lost Ball State, 2-3 def. Georgia, 3-1 lost to Texas, 0-3 def. Central Florida, 3-2 lost to Long Beach State, 0-3 def. Miami (Ohio) 3-0 lost to BYU, 0-3 def. Sacramento State, 3-0 def. USC, 3-2 lost to Penn State, 0-3 def. Robert Morris, 3-0 def. Arizona State, 3-1 lost to UC Santa Barbara, 1-3 def. DePaul, 3-0 lost to Northern Iowa, 2-3 def. New Hampshire, 3-1 def. Georgia Tech, 3-1 lost to Arizona, 1-3 def. Wisconsin-Green Bay, 3-0 def. Northern Iowa, 3-1 def. Pepperdine, 3-2 def. Washington, 3-2 lost to USC, 0-3 def. Long Island, 3-0 def. Yale, 3-0 def. Georgia Tech, 3-2 def. Ohio State, 3-2 def. USC, 3-1 lost to Stanford, 0-3 def. Winthrop 3-0 lost to Tennessee 2-3 def. Siena 3-0 def. St. John’s 3-2 def. Florida 3-1 lost to Nebraska 2-3 lost to Sacramento State 1-3 def. North Dakota State 3-0 lost to Iowa State 1-3

Overall NCAA Record: 39-24 (.619); 23 appearances NCAA Record at Minnesota: 26-14 (.650), 12 appearances NCAA Record at Illinois: 15-11 (.577) 11 appearances NCAA Record at New Mexico: 1-1 (.500); 1 appearance

Round First Round Regional Semifinals First Round Regional Semifinals First Round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals First Round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals Final Four First Round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals Final Four First Round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals First Round First Round First Round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals First Round Second Round First Round Second Round Regional Semifinals First Round Second Round First Round Second Round First Round Second Round Regional Semifinals First Round Second Round Regional Semifinals First Round Second Round First Round Second Round Regional Semifinals First Round Second Round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals Final Four First Round Second Round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals Final Four National Championship First Round Second Round First Round Second Round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals First Round First Round


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Hebert’s Record Year...........Team ...............................Season ...........Big Ten....................Postseason 2008 ..........Minnesota........................27-7 ...............16-4 (2nd)...............NCAA Second Round 2007 ..........Minnesota........................18-13 .............11-9 (t-3rd).............NCAA First Round 2006 ..........Minnesota........................26-8 ...............17-3 (2nd)...............NCAA Regional Finals 2005 ..........Minnesota........................25-8 ...............14-6 (t-3rd).............NCAA Second Round 2004 ..........Minnesota........................33-5 ...............17-3 (t-2nd)............NCAA National Championship 2003 ..........Minnesota........................26-11 .............15-5 (t-2nd)............NCAA Final Four 2002 ..........Minnesota........................32-6 ...............17-3 (1st)................NCAA West Regional Semifinal 2001 ..........Minnesota........................19-13 .............10-10 (6th) .............NCAA Second Round 2000 ..........Minnesota........................*30-4 .............*17-3 (2nd).............NCAA West Regional Semifinal 1999 ..........Minnesota........................27-9 ...............15-5 (2nd)...............NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinal 1998 ..........Minnesota........................17-14 .............7-13 (8th) 1997 ..........Minnesota........................23-10 .............12-8 (T5th)..............NCAA Second Round 1996 ..........Minnesota........................24-11 .............14-6 (4th) ...............NCAA Second Round 1995 ..........Illinois..............................24-9 ...............12-8 (t-4th).............NCAA Mideast Regional 1994 ..........Illinois..............................23-14 .............12-8 (4th) ...............NCAA First Round 1993 ..........Illinois..............................18-13 .............14-6 (t-3rd).............NCAA Second Round 1992 ..........Illinois..............................32-4 ...............19-1 (t-1st).............NCAA Mideast Regional 1991 ..........Illinois..............................19-10 .............14-6 (4th) ...............NCAA First Round 1990 ..........Illinois..............................21-12 .............11-7 (4th) ...............NCAA First Round 1989 ..........Illinois..............................27-8 ...............13-5 (2nd)...............NCAA First Round 1988 ..........Illinois..............................30-4 ...............18-0 (1st)................NCAA Final Four 1987 ..........Illinois..............................31-7 ...............17-1 (1st)................NCAA Final Four 1986 ..........Illinois..............................36-3 ...............18-0 (1st)................NCAA Mideast Regional 1985 ..........Illinois..............................39-3 ...............16-2 (2nd)...............NCAA Mideast Regional 1984 ..........Illinois..............................18-15 .............6-7 (6th) 1983 ..........Illinois..............................5-25 ...............3-11 (10th) 1982 ..........New Mexico......................21-20 1981 ..........New Mexico......................26-17 .............................................NCAA West Regional 1980 ..........New Mexico......................13-20 1979 ..........Pittsburgh........................34-22 .............................................AIAW East Regional ..................Pittsburgh (men) .............31-9 1978 ..........Pittsburgh........................41-12 .............................................AIAW East Regional ..................Pittsburgh (men) .............29-12 1977 ..........Pittsburgh........................27-13 .............................................AIAW East Regional 1976 ..........Pittsburgh........................27-5 ...............................................AIAW East Regional Overall Career Record (33 years): 900-375 (.706) Record at Minnesota (13 years): 328-118 (.735) Overall Women’s Career Record (33 years): 840-357 (.702) Big Ten Record: 356-141 (.718)

Coaching Victories (N C A A w ins among active D ivision I w omen’s volleyball coaches)

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Coach Andy Banachowski (UCLA) Dave Shoji (Hawai’i) Russ Rose (Penn State) Mike Hebert (Minnesota) Kathy Gregory (UC Santa Barbara) Mick Haley (USC) Sue Gozansky (UC Riverside) Karen Chisum (Texas State) Bill Walton (Houston) Bob Bertucci (Temple)

Wins 1,082 984 963 840 808 726 680 675 659 647

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ScottSWANSON associate head coach • fourth season at Minnesota Scott Swanson enters his fourth season with the Golden Gophers. In 2007, he was promoted to Associate Head Coach. In his second year as associate head coach, Swanson helped lead the Golden Gophers to their third-best regularseason record (in the NCAA era) in school history, a second place finish in the Big Ten at 16-4, a 10th straight NCAA Tournament appearance and helped Minnesota secure its first NCAA Tournament at home since 2004. He also helped put together the defensive game-plan in a year that saw the Golden Gophers finish first in the Big Ten in digs, second in blocks and second in opposing hitting percentage. In his first year as associate head coach (2007), Minnesota set a school-record for blocks per game at 3.54 and finished fifth in the nation in the same category. Since Swanson has been with the program, he has played a key role in the recruiting process. This year, Minnesota brought in the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation. In his previous two years, he secured the fourth-ranked recruiting class in the nation in 2007 and the 12th-ranked recruiting class this year . This past summer, Swanson was an assistant coach for the U.S. A-2 Junior National team. He helped guide the USA Red team to second place in the USA Adult Open Championships. In his first year with the program, Minnesota went 26-8, advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals, finished second in the Big Ten at 17-3 and secured the fourth-best recruiting class in the nation. Swanson took over responsibilities that centered around the technical and tactical direction of the program as Associate Head Coach in 2007. Prior to be hired at Minnesota in 2006, he was the head coach at UTEP from 2002-05. In 2005, he guided the Miners to a 21-10 record and a fourth place finish in Conference USA at 10-6. The 21 wins were a +11 turnaround from the previous season, which was tied for the 10th-best turnaround in the nation by a Division I women’s volleyball program in 2005. The 21-10 record was also UTEP’s best since the 1989 season. In his four years at UTEP, the program accomplished several first-time achievements. In 2005, Kari Stacy was an Honorable-Mention All-American for the Miners. She was the first player to grab that honor, along with Midwest AllRegion, in school history. Swanson also helped UTEP garner its first multiple All-WAC honorees in 2003 as outside hitter Jennifer Abbruzzese and libero Sarah Davis garnered the awards. Swanson also served on the NCAA West Region volleyball committee in fall of 2005 and recruited Brooke Peugh, the first prep All-American to sign with UTEP. In the summer of the 2005, he coached a Team 2-Ball Express to a bronze medal at the U.S. Open Men’s National Championships in Denver, Colo. He arrived at UTEP after serving six years as the associate head coach at Arizona State. His responsibilities with the Sun Devils included coordinating and recruiting as well as the technical aspects of the game. While at Arizona State, Swanson helped produce two NCAA Tournament teams in 1999 and 2000 after a three-year absence from the postseason play. In 2000, Arizona State advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. Swanson was also the head coach for the Arizona East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club. His 16-1s team played for a national championship, taking second among the top 32 teams in the nation. Swanson earned the 1995 Cactus Region Male Coach of the Year Award. He also headed up the USA Volleyball High Performance team, Arizona High Performance, in the summer of 2001. In 2002, Swanson coached a men’s open team of former collegiate players to a third-place finish at the U.S. Open in Dallas. He was also one of 31 coaches serving on the American Volleyball Coaches Association head coaches committee. The Arizona native played for the Arizona State volleyball team for four years, including as a captain. Swanson moved on to become coach of the Sun Devil men’s team in 1995 and assisted in 1996. “Scott has a wealth of experience in a variety of areas,” said Minnesota Head Coach Mike Hebert. “He is a very talented coach who has gained a great deal of experience throughout his coaching career. In his time here, he has utilized his talents in a way that has allowed our program to continue to maintain its high level off success.” Swanson is married to Erin Swanson (formerly Meier).

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LauraBUSH

assistant coach • second season at Minnesota

Laura Bush was named to the assistant coach position in January of 2008. Bush assumed primary recruiting responsibilities for a Golden Gopher program that claimed the No. 1 recruiting class heading into the season. In her first season with Minnesota, she helped guide the Golden Gophers to their third-best regular-season win total (during the NCAA era) in school history, finished second in the Big Ten at 16-4 and helped guide Minnesota to a No. 14 final ranking. This past summer, Bush worked as an assistant coach for the Northern Lights 17-1s team, and helped guide them to an AAU National Championship and in the Junior Olympics tournament. Bush has a wealth of experience at the Division I level, including nine seasons as a head coach. She was the head coach for Auburn from 2002 to 2007, and was also the head coach at Marquette for three years prior to that. Combined with her six years as an assistant coach at Michigan State and her first year at Minnesota, Bush has 16 years of coaching experience at the Division I level. In 2006, Bush helped guide Auburn to its highest win total in a season since 2000. She also led the Tigers to the SEC Tournament in 2004, marking their first SEC postseason appearance since 1999. Prior to her coaching stint at Auburn, she had a successful three-year run at Marquette. In her first season with the Golden Eagles, she led them to an 18-13 record. The .581 winning percentage was the best by a Marquette squad since 1985 at the time. The Golden Eagles 9-7 record in Conference USA that year was also the most conference wins since 1995 for the program. In her third and final season at Marquette, she guided her team to a 19-13 overall record. Bush was also an assistant coach at Michigan State from 1993 to 1998. She was a part of a coaching staff that took over after the Spartans went 8-22 in 1992. Only three years later, that staff guided Michigan State to a Big Ten title, a Final Four appearance and a 34-3 record in 1995. The Spartans tied for first place in the Big Ten, and made the NCAA Regional Finals in 1996. In her six years as an assistant coach at Michigan State, the Spartans were 132-66 for a .667 winning percentage. She was also responsible for developing and implementing a recruiting strategy that allowed the Spartans to land six Top 50 recruits during that span. As a player, Bush was a four-year letter at Illinois from 1987 to 1990 where she played for Hebert. During her career, Illinois had a 109-31 overall record, won two Big Ten titles (1987 & 88) and advanced to back-to-back Final Fours. She was named All-Big Ten and was a Second-Team All-American in 1989, and was also the University of Illinois Female Athlete of the Year in 1990. She received one of the NCAA post-graduate scholarships in 1994. Bush is still currently on a pair of top 10 lists at Illinois, and is also one of four former Hebert players to become a head coach. Bush is also part of a select group that have played and coached in a Final Four at the Division I level. She is part of that group along with former Golden Gopher assistant coach Jill Pearson among others. With Bush’s addition to the staff in 2008, Minnesota has a pair of assistant (or associate) head coaches on its staff that have NCAA Division I head coaching experience. Associate Head Coach Scott Swanson was also the head coach at UTEP for four years from 2002 to 05. Including Hebert’s 33 years as a head coach, Minnesota’s coaching staff has 46 years of head coaching experience at the Division I level.

“It’s great to be reunited with Laura Bush,” said Hebert. “She was a model student-athlete for me at Illinois, and she has become one of the best young coaches in the game. People will be impressed with her savvy and her work ethic. I expect her to impact our program immediately.”

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Team Staff Nao

Dan

director of operations • 14th season

volunteer assistant coach • first season

Nao Ikeda enters her 14th year with the Minnesota volleyball program and her eighth as the director of operations. Ikeda heads up the program’s technical evaluation effort. Using state-of-the-art digital computer equipment, Ikeda provides the coaching staff with detailed video analysis of team and individual performance and help with video exchange. She continues as coordinator of the team’s day-today schedule, the program’s travel coordinator, and liaison to various support units such as academic counseling, athletic training, marketing and promotions, and the Golddiggers booster club. Ikeda has had a good deal of experience with international volleyball programs and events. This past summer, she served as a manager and translator for the U.S. Men’s Junior National team and was part of the training camp for the Japanese Men’s National Team in their preparation for their qualification for the 2008 Olympics. In the summer of 2006, she helped out the U.S. and Japan National Teams in a two-match exhibition in the World Volleyball League at the Target Center. She was also an intern with the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2005 for two months, helping them with stats, assisting the team in practice, and traveling with the team. In the past, Ikeda has traveled with the U.S. Women’s National Team in a similar role. She has also worked in Canada Cups, where the Japan National Team participated, as a translator. In her first four years at Minnesota, Ikeda served as the second assistant coach for the Gophers. Ikeda worked in the same capacity at Illinois for two years, giving her six years of experience as an assistant coach under Mike Hebert. Prior to joining Hebert’s staff at Illinois, Ikeda served as an assistant coach at Wichita State for two seasons. While in Wichita, she was the head coach of the Air Capitals Juniors 18 club team and worked on the summer volleyball clinic staff. In 1991-92, Ikeda was the event manager and administrative assistant for the New Mexico women’s volleyball team, while serving as the junior varsity head coach at Albuquerque Academy High School and league manager of the Lobo Volleyball League. She was also a part-time assistant coach at New Mexico in 1990. A native of Tokyo, Japan, Ikeda received her bachelor’s degree in general studies with a concentration in economics and family studies from New Mexico in 1990. As a player at New Mexico, she was a starter from 1986-89 and a four-time all-conference player in the High Country Athletic Conference, as well as being named the 1986 High Country Defensive Player of the Year. Ikeda was a co-captain and all-region selection in 1989, the second of her two all-region awards. She was a member of the Hitachi Volleyball Team, the best team in the Japanese Volleyball League in Tokyo, from 1983-86. She was also a member of the 1984 Japanese Junior National Team. Ikeda, an avid salsa and ballroom dancer, resides in Minneapolis.

Dan Brown enters his first season as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the University of Minnesota volleyball program. Brown comes to the program after serving in a variety of roles for the Minnesota One Volleyball Club since 1997. This past year, Brown worked as the 15-1s Head Coach, the 15-and-Under Age Director and the 18-2 Assistant Head Coach. Brown has worked in the role with 151s and the 15-and-Under Age group since 2002. He was also the Head Coach for the 18-2s from 2000-02, coached the 17-2s in 1999 and 2000 and was the Assistant Coach for 16-1s in 1998-99. Brown also coached the 16-3s team with the Northern Lights Volleyball Club in 1997-98. He also comes to Minnesota a great deal of experience in the high school volleyball circles. Brown was the Head Coach for Bloomington Jefferson High School from 2003-05, and was an assistant there in 2002. He is also the lead camp instructor at Minnesota One Volleyball (since 2005), Woodbury High School (since 2007) and the Shakopee Area Catholic School (since 2007). He also was a lead camp instructor at Anoka High School from 2003-07. Brown completed his Bachelor Science in Elementary Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2009.

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SUPPORT STAFF

Dr. Liza Arendt

Ronni Beatty-Kollasch Mike Dale

Steve Geller

Lori Gislason

Amanda Hoehn

Medical Director

Athletic Trainer

Facility Manager

Athletic Communications

Equipment Manager

Marketing

Cindi Linell

Jeff Goin

Chelsie Schafer

Sara Wiley

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I R U T A M l Joe athletics director In his eighth years as director of athletics at the University of Minnesota, Joel Maturi has engineered a complete transformation of Golden Gopher athletics. Since being named the first director of athletics of Minnesota’s merged men’s and women’s departments on July 12, 2002, Maturi has combined an uncompromising vision of the future and his unique brand of leadership with a tireless dedication to guide Gopher athletics on a clear course toward becoming a model NCAA Division I athletics department. A native of Chisholm, Minn., Maturi’s tenure at Minnesota has been marked by significant positive change in virtually every aspect of the department. And from his focused efforts has emerged a level of broadbased achievement that year after year places Gopher athletics among the nation’s most successful overall programs. Looking back, it’s easy to discern the building blocks of Minnesota’s success under Maturi. Fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets and refocused fund-raising efforts have yielded increased opportunities and unprecedented growth. The development of a first-class academic support program continues to see Gopher student-athletes earn their degrees at ever improving rates. A renewed emphasis on NCAA compliance has ushered in a new era of integrity. And a distinctive ability to foster cooperation as a key and trusted member of University Robert Bruininks’ leadership team has resulted in unprecedented levels of cross-campus collaboration. The rapidly evolving world of intercollegiate athletics in the 21st century requires bold and innovative leadership. And that’s exactly what Maturi brought to his home state’s flagship university when he assumed the helm of Gopher athletics in the summer of 2002. To say that Minnesota’s athletics department was at a tipping point when Maturi arrived is to perhaps understate the challenges facing the program. Gopher athletics was projected to run a $31 million deficit over the next four years and in order to help cope planned to eliminate three sports. Building a state-of-the-art stadium to bring football back to campus was considered a pipe dream. Undaunted, Maturi swiftly set in motion a plan to restore the financial integrity of Gopher athletics. Balanced budgets followed and all three sports were retained. Most significantly, however, the dream of returning Gopher football to its rightful place campus is now a reality as Minnesota opened the doors to the 50,000-seat TCF Bank Stadium – the Big Ten’s first new on-campus football stadium built since 1960. Upgrades to virtually every Minnesota athletics facility have also taken place under Maturi, including a $600,000 renovation of the playing surface of historic Williams Arena this past summer, and funds are currently being raised to support the construction of a new stadium for Gopher baseball. In addition to leading the way to meet the Gophers’ needs for world-class facilities, Maturi’s tenure has been marked by continual athletic and academic success by Minnesota’s 25-sport department. Gopher athletic programs have accumulated four national championships, 30 Big Ten or WCHA regular season titles and five conference postseason crowns. Minnesota has also placed in the top 30 of the Learfield Directors’ Cup final standing each year of his term, including a 14th-place finish in 2008-09 that ranks as the third-best finish in school history that saw Gopher teams claim six conference titles, advance 20 teams to postseason competition, produce 40 first team All-Big Ten honorees and 41 All-Americans, 257 academic all-conference selections (second-most in the Big Ten) and 12 CoSIDA academic all-district award winners. Minnesota was also among just a handful of programs to see its football team earn a bowl berth (Insight Bowl) and have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as its baseball program qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Gopher women’s hockey, meanwhile, made its sixth appearance in the Frozen Four. Gopher athletics once again was trusted to host several prestigious postseason championships during 2008-09, headlined by NCAA first- and second-round competitions in both men’s basketball and men’s ice hockey as well as the men’s gymnastics championships. It was hardly an unprecedented season under Maturi for the Gophers, who claimed three Big Ten crowns, advance 16 sports to postseason play, produce 225 academic all-conference selections and 19 academic alldistrict honorees in 2007-08. The 2006-07 season was a banner year as well as wrestling won its third NCAA championship in the seven years. The Gopher wrestlers were also one of six teams to take home conference championships. The men’s swimming and diving team won its fifth Big Ten title in seven years and placed 10th at the NCAA Championships. The men’s hockey team won the WCHA regular season and Final Five titles while the women’s indoor track and field team won its first Big Ten crown. Rowing also won its first Big Ten title and posted a program-best sixth place finish at the NCAA Championships. Men’s golf added its third Big Ten title since 2002 and posted a strong ninth place finish at the NCAA Finals. The football team reached a bowl game for the fifth consecutive season with a bid to the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. The Gopher athletic department finished 20th in the Director’s Cup in 2006-07, marking the 13th straight year that Minnesota has placed in the top 25 of the rankings that chart overall athletic success among all NCAA Division I programs. During the 2005-06 academic year, Maturi guided a department that produced 32 All-Americans, four conference championships and 22 individual conference championships. Minnesota also produced 40 firstteam All-Conference performers, five Academic All-Americans and 14 Academic All-District honorees. The Gopher wrestling and women’s hockey team each finished second in the nation, while men’s golf (3rd), women’s cross country (9th), men’s gymnastics (9th) and men’s swimming & diving (11th) added four more top-15 national finishes. Wrestling, women’s gymnastics, men’s hockey and women’s track & field each won Big Ten Conference team titles. Overall, 16 of the Gophers’ 25 sports finished in the top three of the conference during 2005-06,

and 19 of the 25 teams advanced to NCAA postseason competition. The Gopher football team qualified for its fourth consecutive bowl game and sixth in the past seven years with a trip to the Music City Bowl. The department also was involved in hosting several Big Ten, WCHA and NCAA Championships during the year, most notably the 2006 Division I Men’s Basketball Minneapolis Region Championship and the 2006 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four. Women’s rowing had its highest finish ever at the Big Ten Championships, rowing to a second-place finish on Lake Phalen in St. Paul. The Baseline Tennis Center hosted the Big Ten men’s tennis championships for the first time, while Ridder and Mariucci Hockey Arenas hosted women’s and men’s WCHA first round competition, respectively. In March of 2007, Minnesota became the first school to ever host the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I Swimming & Diving Championships in consecutive weeks. Across University Avenue, Williams Arena hosted the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball First and Second Rounds for the third time in four years. In 2003-04, the women’s hockey team won the national title for the second straight season while three women’s programs (women’s basketball, volleyball and women’s basketball) all reached their respective NCAA Final Fours. Volleyball made the championship match and basketball qualified for its first national semifinal. The Gophers won four conference titles in 2003-04 and two conference postseason titles. In Maturi’s first year as athletic director, Minnesota won five regular season titles while the men’s hockey team won the WCHA Final Five and continued the momentum into the NCAA Tournament where it won its second straight national championship. Academically, the Gophers had 222 student-athletes earn Big Ten All-Academic status during the 200607 academic year, the third most in the conference. On the academic front, over 50 percent of Gopher student-athletes have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and 27 student-athletes have earned Academic All-America status during Maturi’s tenure. The foundation for Gopher football’s return to campus was laid during the 2004-05 academic year, when Maturi was instrumental in adding credibility to the Gopher stadium campaign by negotiating a $35 million corporate sponsorship with TCF Bank for naming rights to the new on-campus stadium. It was the largest corporate sponsorship of its kind involving college football. Maturi’s efforts were even more legitimized in May 2006 when the Minnesota State Legislature approved overwhelmingly to support the Gopher football return to campus. The bipartisan vote will allocate $137 million to the $288.5 million project. In addition to TCF Bank Stadium and the new playing surface in Williams Arena, Maturi has overseen complete renovations to both the men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms and the football training and equipment rooms in the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. In March of 2007, Maturi oversaw the grand opening ceremony for a new boathouse that serves as the home of the women’s rowing program on the MIssissippi River. Maturi, 64, increased his leadership role within the Big Ten and NCAA during the past few years by being named to several prominent committees, most notably the NCAA Division I Management Council. He has served as the Management Council’s liaison to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the past year. Maturi is has also served as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee, and will chair this committee during the 2007-08 season. Prior to his arrival, Maturi was the Director of Athletics at Miami University (Ohio). At Miami, Maturi was responsible for the management and leadership of 19 sports programs, all support staffs and nearly 600 student-athletes. His first season at Miami was an extremely successful one. The synchronized skating team won a national championship, the men’s basketball team reached the NCAA Sweet 16, the volleyball team earned its first NCAA Tournament win, the men’s cross country team advanced to the NCAA meet and the football team won 10 games against an impressive schedule. That year, six teams won Mid-American Conference titles while five coaches garnered Coach of the Year honors. During his tenure at Miami, Maturi spearheaded fund-raising efforts for two important and necessary projects. In his final year, the Walter L. Gross Jr. Family Student-Athlete Development Center was opened and a new baseball field, McKie Field at Hayden Park, was dedicated. Maturi also made an impact on the campus and the community in Oxford, Ohio. He was a recipient of a Campus Impact Award, received an award from the Butler County Board of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities for his efforts to help those in need, the Miami Alumni Association’s A.K. Morris Award for his service to the Association and the Myrtis Powell Building Community Award. In addition, he chaired the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) executive council in 2001-02, and also served as the chair of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee for Region 4 and was the liaison for the men’s basketball coaches in the MAC. Prior to his time at Miami, Maturi served as the Director of Athletics at the University of Denver from 1996-98. At Denver, Maturi led the school’s move from Division II to Division I and oversaw the search for Division I conference affiliation. Maturi also assisted in the planning and development of a $50 million Sports and Wellness Center and a $2.1 million tennis complex. Maturi is no stranger to the Big Ten. From 1987-96, he worked at the University of Wisconsin. While there, he assisted in taking the financially challenged and struggling athletics program to profitability and success. From 1992-96, he was the Associate Director of Athletics with direct responsibility for all aspects of the football, ice hockey, wrestling, softball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s rowing, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams, as well as the office of academic affairs. He also chaired the Department’s “Support” Program, a wellness program for student-athletes and staff. Maturi was named the Wisconsin Sports Person of the Year in 1993. Before entering the college ranks, Maturi spent 19 years as a high school coach and administrator at Madison Edgewood High School. He coached football, basketball, baseball and track and field, leading his teams to 10 state tournaments. Maturi was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. Maturi received a B.A. in government from the University of Notre Dame in 1967. He also served on the support staff of Ara Parseghian’s first national championship team. He earned a master’s degree and certification for educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1985. Maturi and his wife, Lois, have three grown children, Mark, Katie and Anne.

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RobertBRUININKS

university president

Robert H. Bruininks was appointed the 15th president of the University of Minnesota on November 8, 2002. He has served the University for 40 years, formerly as a professor, dean, and executive vice president and provost. Transforming the U For the past four years, Bruininks has overseen a transformative strategic positioning effort at the University that has raised the bar considerably for the University's academic profile, its service to students and the community, and its stewardship of resources. Already, the results of this intensive effort are visible. In the recent years, the University has undertaken initiatives including: • the adoption of aggressive new four-year graduation goals for each campus • the development of student learning and development outcomes that clearly outline what all University students should know and be able to do at graduation, regardless of academic program • the implementation of tuition reforms enabling many students to save significantly on the total cost of education • the revision of the faculty tenure and promotion code to better recognize and reward outstanding scholarship in all its forms "The University has undertaken significant reform in the context of an increasingly competitive global market for resources, talent, and ideas," Bruininks said. "Our vision is to improve lives through the advancement of knowledge, and our strategic goal is aspirational, audacious, and, I believe, achievable: to become one of the top three public research universities in the world, with a deep and abiding cultural commitment to excellence in everything we do, across all our campuses, research and outreach centers, and offices statewide." Students and Affordability Innovations in the University's student experience, such as expanded undergraduate research and study abroad opportunities, a campus-wide Honors Program for the Twin Cities campus, and an increased emphasis on enhancing teaching and learning, have helped to fuel high student satisfaction rates, increased applications and enrollment, and significantly improved graduation rates. With more than 65,000 students enrolled system-wide—including more than 50,000 on the Twin Cities campus alone— the University of Minnesota is one of the nation's largest. Affordability for students here and at the University's four coordinate campuses remains a primary concern for the Bruininks administration. Launched in 2005, the Founders Free Tuition Program now covers full cost of tuition and required fees for low-income, Pell-eligible Minnesota students statewide. Once fully implemented, the award is expected to benefit 4,700 undergraduates across the University. In addition, Bruininks has made student scholarships the University's top fundraising priority. The Promise for Tomorrow scholarship drive reached its initial goal of $150 million in October 2006 and has now raised roughly $250 million in just five years. Approximately 7,000 students received privately funded scholarships and fellowships each year; the University's new goal is to help 10,000 students with privately raised financial assistance. Leadership and Experience Bruininks's career has centered on child and adolescent development and policy research, and strategic improvement in the fi elds of pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and higher education. Initially joining the University's faculty as an assistant professor of educational psychology, he has authored or coauthored nearly 90 journal articles and more than 70 book chapters, as well as training materials and several standardized tests. Both as a faculty member and as an administrator, Bruininks has worked to advance the public mission and responsibilities of the University. He has been a leading advocate for responsible stewardship and reform in higher education, including the strategic reorganization of University of Minnesota Extension and the colleges of Design; Education and Human Development; and Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences to better serve the state, its citizens, and students. He has renewed the University's commitment to its responsibilities, fostering new opportunities for public engagement and economic development through initiatives including the Council On Public Engagement (COPE), the Outstanding Community Service Awards, the University Metropolitan Consortium, the College Readiness Consortium, and the Academic Corporate Relations Center (ACRC), as well as enhancing the University's focus on issues of sustainability through research structures including the Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE) and Institute on the Environment, and through numerous administrative initiatives and reforms. During his tenure at the University, Bruininks was instrumental in founding the National Center on Educational Outcomes, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living, and the

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Institute on Community Integration. He has been honored with numerous awards, including the Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellowship. He is president emeritus of the American Association on Mental Retardation and has been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. Nationally, he serves on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and chairs the board of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges; in Minnesota he serves as a member of the Itasca Project and the Minnesota Business Partnership. In 2007, Bruininks joined the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. He has also been instrumental in bringing Big Ten football back to the Twin Cities campus with the construction of TCF Bank Stadium, slated to open in Fall 2009. In addition to hosting home football games, the new stadium will provide a permanent home for the marching band, an important new venue for University and community events, and a prominent public gateway to the University's broader mission of education, research and public engagement. Named Executive of the Year by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal in 2009 and Minnesotan of the Year by Minnesota Monthly in 2004, Bruininks regularly advocates on behalf of the University of Minnesota and its essential role as the state's economic engine. He is also a recognized national and international leader in higher education, serving as chair of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges in 2008 and as a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. In November 2005, Bruininks led a group of Minnesota educators to China as part of the governor's trade delegation. In May 2006, he headed a delegation of University leaders to Norway to renew student exchange agreements and deepen research ties with that country's leading universities, and in May 2007, he led a delegation to Iceland to renew an historic 25-year agreement with the University of Iceland and expand upon it, particularly in the health sciences. Personal Notes President Bruininks earned his bachelor of arts degree from Western Michigan University, and his master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from George Peabody College (now Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education and Human Development). He and his wife, Dr. Susan Hagstrum, have three grown sons and three grandsons. In their free time, they enjoy riding American Saddlebred horses and spending time at their cabin on northern Minnesota's Gunflint Trail.


player biographies

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TaylorCARICO 10 setter senior 6-0 Manhattan Beach, Calif. Mira Costa High School USC

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Talented senior transfer from USC, who started at setter the past three seasons for the Women of Troy • in her three seasons at USC, she finished in second place on USC's career assists list with 4,101 • talented setter who will be counted on as one of the team’s leaders • joins Megan Wilson and Christine Tan as one of three Gopher seniors in 2009. 2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Had 1,059 assists (10.09 aps) with 83 kills (0.79 kps), a .303 hitting percentage, 201 digs (1.91 dps), 11 aces (0.10 saps) and 59 blocks (0.56 bps) • earned Pac-10 Conference honorable mention recognition • also received her second straight Pac-10 All-Academic second team honor, posting a 3.59 grade-pointaverage • had 53 assists on Sept. 4 in a 3-1 win over Oklahoma and recorded 34 assists in a sweep over No. 21 San Diego on Sept. 6 at the Galen Center • on Sept. 12 against Ohio State, she had seven kills, a .636 hitting clip (7-0-11), 31 assists and six digs in the sweep of the Buckeyes • named to the West Point Challenge All-Tournament team • in Pac-10 opener on Sept. 26 against No. 4 UCLA, she tallied 51 assists in the five-set win, adding six kills, 12 digs and four blocks (one solo, three assists) • set her new season high with 59 assists in a five-set loss on Oct. 11 against Washington • had seven kills, nine digs and three block assists against the Huskies • recorded 48 assists with five kills, six digs and two block assists in a five-set upset of No. 4 Cal on Oct. 25 at the Galen Center • in home matches against No. 7 Oregon and Oregon State (Oct. 31-Nov. 1), she had 51 assists and 14 digs against the Ducks, followed by 52 assists, 11 digs and five blocks against the Beaver • had 42 assists and 14 digs in a 3-0 sweep of Arizona State on Nov. 15. 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Became the 29th USC player to earn All-America status • earned AVCA All-America second team honors • named All-Pac-10 Conference for the first time • also earned AVCA All-Pacific Region honorable mention and Pac-10 All-Academic second team honor • set a USC single season record with 1,597 assists, breaking the previous record of 1,490 held by Janice Mounts (1998) on Dec. 7 in the regional semifinal match against St. John's • .registered a 12.67 apg season average • recorded 135 kills (1.07 kpg) for a .338 hitting percentage • also had 20 service aces (0.16 sapg), 253 digs (2.01 dpg) and 67 blocks (8 solo, 59 assisted for a 0.53 bpg) • earned all-tournament team honors at the 2007 Trojan Invitational and the USC Classic • on Aug. 31 against Duke, she recorded 68 assists in a thrilling five-set win over the Blue Devils • posted 63 assists with four kills in a 3-2 win on Sept. 14 at No. 20 Ohio State • against Arizona on Sept. 21, she had 59 assists, three kills and 14 digs in the 3-2 victory • in a 3-1 win at No. 10 Cal on Sept. 28, she registered five kills to go with 52 assists, eight digs and three blocks • on Oct. 2 in a 3-2 win against UC Irvine, she had six kills with 57 assists, three blocks and seven digs • at Washington State on Oct. 18, Carico had six kills, adding 60 assists, seven blocks and four digs in a fourset win over the Cougars • registered 10 kills while hitting .444 with 65 assists, six digs and three blocks on Oct. 26 in a 3-2 win over No. 9 Cal • answered that the following night with nine kills (.533 hitting, 9-1-15) against No. 3 Stanford in a four-game victory with 56 assists and eight digs • against No. 9 UCLA on Nov. 2, she had seven kills with 52 assists and 14 digs in the 3-1 victory • recorded a career-high 13 kills and a then-career high of 69 assists on Nov. 16 against No. 5 Washington • did not record an error in the match, hitting .722 against the Huskies • in the first and second round matches for the 2007 NCAA Tournament, she had 45 assists, eight digs and one ace in a sweep against Pepperdine and 60 assists with seven kills, 10 digs, four blocks and one ace against No. 25 Long Beach State in the five-set win • set her personal best with 71 assists in a five-game win against No. 13 St. John's in the Gainesville (Fla.) Regional semifinal with four digs and six blocks • CAREER BESTS in the regional final against No. 3 Texas, she Kills ............................................................13 vs. Washington (11/16/07) Attempts ........................................18 (2) last vs. Washington (11/16/07) had 41 assists in the 3-0 Assists..............................................................71 vs. St. John’s (12/7/07) sweep with four kills, five Aces ......................................................................3 vs. Arizona (9/21/07) digs and two blocks • in Digs ............................................................20 at Arizona State (10/6/06) the five game loss to No. Block Solos ..........................................................3 vs. Oregon (10/12/07) 1 Stanford in the NCAA 70+ Assists..............................................................................................2 semifinal match on Dec. 60+ Assists..............................................................................................9 13, she had 56 assists 50 Assists ..............................................................................................33 with 11 digs while record- 10+Kills ..................................................................................................2 ing five kills and no errors 20+ Digs ..................................................................................................1 for a .417 night (5-0-12). 10+ Digs ................................................................................................27 Double-doubles ......................................................................................29 2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: NCAA TOURNAMENT STATISTICS Earned All-Pacific Region MP SP K E TA Pct. SA DG TB Freshman of the Year and 9 34 40 12 85 .329 4 63 28 Pac-10 Conference Freshman of the Year Kills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 vs. Long Beach State (12/1/08) honors • became the Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 (2 last Washington (11/16/08) fourth USC player to earn Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 vs. St. John’s 12/7/08 Pac-10 Freshman of the Aces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (5) last vs. Stanford (12/13/07) Year honors • also named Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 vs. Stanford (12/13/07) to the Pac-10 All- Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 vs. St. John’s (12/7/07) Freshman Team • record-

56 * Minnesota Volleyball


player biographies

A C I R E M A l l A ed 1,445 assists for a 12.68 apg average to go with 123 kills (1.08 kpg), a .339 hitting percentage, 26 service aces (0.23 sapg), 255 digs (2.24 dpg) and 83 blocks (0.73 bpg) • finished second on USC's single-season list for total assists (most ever by a freshman) and sixth for assists per game average • on Sept. 2 against No. 24 Utah, she collected 62 assists, three kills, eight digs and two block assists at No. 20 Pepperdine on Sept. 14, and came up big for the Women of Troy in a pressure-filled, five-set victory over the host Waves with two block assists and two kills • against No. 4 Washington on Sept. 29, she had 51 assists in the fourgame victory with six kills (no errors for a .400 night), 11 digs, two service aces and two blocks (one solo, one assist) • recorded a season-high 67 assists and 20 digs in a five-set win on Oct. 6 at Arizona State • had 58 assists and seven digs in a 3-1 loss to No. 4 UCLA on Oct. 20 • on Nov. 4 against Arizona State, had a season-high eight kills (.500 hitting night) with 47 assists and 10 digs in the 3-0 sweep of the Sun Devils • in a 3-0 sweep on Nov. 10 at No. 2 Stanford, had 47 assists with four kills, 10 digs and five block assists• in her first NCAA Tournament action, she had 38 assists and 10 digs in a 3-0 sweep of Ole Miss on Nov. 30 and in the second round on Dec. 1 against No. 22 BYU, she had five kills (with no errors for a .714 hitting night) with 44 assists, three digs and four blocks. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Four-year letterwinner at Mira Costa High in Manhattan Beach, Calif...played for coach Dae Lea Aldrich • won the 2005 Andi Collins Award as the nation's top senior setter according to PrepVolleyball.com • named CIF Co-Player of the Year and state most valuable player in her senior season • she became the first-ever twotime Daily Breeze Player of the Year • recorded 746 assists, 182 digs, 55 blocks and 127 kills with a .505 hitting percentage in her senior season at Mira Costa • played four years of club volleyball for TCA under coach Neil Mason • member of the 2004 and 2006 Junior Olympics championship squads in the 17 and 18 Open Divisions, respectively • named most valuable player for the 18 Open Division at the 2006 Junior Olympics and 17 Open Division at the 2004 Junior Olympics • played three years on the United States Youth National Team. PERSONAL: Taylor Ann Carico was born on June 14, 1988, in Hollywood, Calif • parents are Chris and Keli Carico • has one brother, Weston, and one sister, Lane • her sister is playing women's volleyball as a sophomore for the University of Miami (Fla.)... majoring in political science.

Carico’s 2007 Statistics (at USC) Date 08-24-07 08-25-07 08-25-07 08-30-07 08-31-07 09-01-07 09-05-07 09-07-07 09-14-07 09-15-07 09-20-07 09-21-07 09-27-07 09-28-07 10-02-07 10-05-07 10-11-07 10-12-07 10-18-07 10-19-07 10-26-07 10-27-07 11-02-07 11-08-07 11-09-07 11-16-07 11-17-07 11-23-07 11-24-07 11-30-07 12-01-07 12-07-07 12-08-07 12-13-07 Totals

Opponent SP MICHIGAN STATE 3 ST. JOHN’S 4 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 3 CAL ST NORTHRIDGE 3 DUKE 5 MERCER 1 PEPPERDINE 3 at Utah 4 at Ohio State 5 vs Purdue 3 ARIZONA STATE 3 ARIZONA 5 at Stanford 3 at California 4 UC IRVINE 5 at UCLA 4 OREGON STATE 3 OREGON 3 at Washington State 4 at Washington 3 CALIFORNIA 5 STANFORD 4 UCLA 4 at Oregon 4 at Oregon State 3 WASHINGTON 5 WASHINGTON STATE 3 at Arizona 3 at Arizona State 3 PEPPERDINE 3 LONG BEACH STATE 5 vs St. John’s 5 vs Texas 3 vs Stanford 5 126

Sets played: 126 Kills per set: 1.07 Assists per set: 12.67 Service aces per set: 0.16 Digs per set: 2.01 Blocks per set: 0.53 Points per set: 1.53

K 1 2 2 4 3 0 3 2 4 3 1 3 2 5 6 2 4 5 6 3 10 9 7 2 3 13 2 3 4 3 7 2 4 5 135

A 31 55 34 28 68 7 40 45 63 43 40 59 34 52 57 47 39 34 60 36 65 56 52 56 42 70 31 34 46 45 60 71 41 56 1597

SA 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 20

DIG 9 11 13 7 14 0 6 4 1 9 7 14 4 8 7 9 7 3 4 4 6 8 14 11 4 9 8 6 8 8 10 4 5 11 253

BS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8

BA 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5 1 0 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 2 7 0 3 2 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 4 6 2 2 59

Total Points 0.0 1.0 2.0 4.5 1.0 2.5 1.0 4.5 1.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 5.0 4.5 1.0 5.5 0.0 3.0 1.0 2.5 1.0 6.5 1.0 3.0 3.0 6.5 3.0 9.0 2.0 4.5 1.0 5.5 5.0 11.0 7.0 9.5 2.0 4.0 3.0 11.5 2.0 10.0 0.0 8.0 1.0 2.5 1.0 3.5 2.0 15.0 3.0 4.0 2.0 6.0 1.0 5.5 1.0 4.5 4.0 10.0 6.0 5.0 2.0 5.0 2.0 7.0 67.0 192.5

Carico’s 2008 Statistics (at USC)

Date 08-29-08 08-31-08 09-04-08 09-05-08 09-06-08 09-12-08 09-18-08 09-19-08 09-19-08 09-26-08 10-03-08 10-04-08 10-10-08 10-11-08 10-17-08 10-19-08 10-24-08 10-25-08 10-31-08 11-01-08 11-07-08 11-09-08 11-14-08 11-14-08 11-21-08 11-22-08 11-28-08 12-5-08 12-6-08 Totals

Opponent SP vs Texas 3 vs Nebraska 4 OKLAHOMA 4 HOFSTRA 3 SAN DIEGO 3 OHIO STATE 3 vs Hartford 3 vs Dartmouth 3 at Army 3 UCLA 5 at Oregon State 5 at Pregpm 3 WASHINGTON STATE 3 WASHINGTON 5 at Arizona State 4 at Arizona 5 STANFORD 4 CALIFORNIA 5 OREGON 5 OREGON STATE 5 at Washington 3 at Washington State 3 ARIZONA 3 ARIZONA STATE 3 at Stanford 4 at California 4 at UCLA 2 SAN DIEGO 2 at Hawai’i 3 105

Sets played: 105 Kills per set: 0.79 Assists per set: 10.09 Service aces per set: 0.10

K 0 2 0 2 2 7 1 3 4 6 5 1 5 7 2 5 3 5 3 3 2 2 1 1 4 3 0 1 3 83

A 30 38 53 34 34 31 20 39 31 51 47 18 40 59 49 47 38 48 51 52 18 43 42 42 39 38 13 13 11 1059

SA 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11

DIG 8 11 16 7 4 6 2 1 5 12 4 0 6 9 9 9 7 6 14 11 4 5 12 14 10 6 1 1 1 201

BS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5

BA 0 5 4 1 3 1 5 1 0 3 3 0 0 3 1 1 0 2 5 5 0 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 54

Total Points 0.0 1.0 5.0 4.5 4.0 2.0 1.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 1.0 8.0 5.0 4.5 1.0 3.5 1.0 6.0 4.0 8.5 3.0 6.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 5.0 3.0 8.5 1.0 3.5 1.0 6.5 0.0 4.0 2.0 7.0 6.0 6.5 5.0 5.5 0.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.5 2.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 2.0 5.0 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.0 3.5 59.0 126.0

BS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9

BA 0 0 3 8 2 1 1 2 0 3 1 5 4 7 1 2 0 1 3 4 2 1 0 4 5 1 1 3 0 2 2 5 74

Total Points 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 5.5 9.0 10.0 2.0 4.0 1.0 7.5 1.0 4.5 2.0 5.0 0.0 4.0 3.0 9.5 2.0 9.5 5.0 4.5 4.0 8.0 7.0 9.5 2.0 9.5 3.0 5.0 0.0 4.0 1.0 7.5 4.0 6.5 4.0 4.0 2.0 6.0 1.0 7.5 1.0 8.0 5.0 12.0 5.0 6.5 1.0 1.5 1.0 1.5 3.0 8.5 0.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 9.0 5.0 9.5 83.0 195.0

Digs per set: 1.91 Blocks per set: 0.56 Points per set: 1.20

Carico’s 2006 Statistics (at USC) Date 08-25-06 08-25-06 08-26-06 09-02-06 09-02-06 09-03-06 09-08-06 09-08-06 09-09-06 09-14-06 09-15-06 09-21-06 09-22-06 09-28-06 09-29-06 10-06-06 10-07-06 10-12-06 10-13-06 10-20-06 10-26-06 10-27-06 11-03-06 11-04-06 11-10-06 11-11-06 11-17-06 11-24-06 11-25-06 11-30-06 12-01-06 12-08-06 Totals

Opponent SP vs North Texas 3 vs UTPA 3 at Texas State 3 FRESNO STATE 3 UTAH 4 TENNESSEE 4 vs Florida State 3 at South Carolina 3 vs St. John’s 3 at Pepperdine 5 PURDUE 4 at Oregon State 3 at Oregon 5 WASHINGTON STATE 4 WASHINGTON 4 at Arizona State 5 at Arizona 3 STANFORD 3 CALIFORNIA 4 UCLA 4 at Washington 4 at Washington State 3 ARIZONA 4 ARIZONA STATE 3 at Stanford 3 at California 3 at UCLA 3 OREGON 4 OREGON STATE 3 OLE MISS 3 BYU 3 vs Hawai’i 5 114

Sets played: 114 Kills per set: 1.08 Assists per set: 12.68 Service aces per set: 0.23

K 1 2 4 3 3 6 2 2 2 7 6 1 4 5 6 3 4 7 3 2 5 5 5 8 4 0 1 6 1 3 5 7 123

A 35 25 34 28 62 58 39 42 40 49 54 47 53 54 51 67 33 28 51 58 53 47 56 47 49 40 33 52 24 38 44 54 1445

SA 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 26

DIG 5 13 8 7 8 10 5 2 5 9 11 4 4 13 11 20 9 4 13 7 3 10 11 10 10 8 7 2 3 10 3 10 255

Digs per set: 2.62 Blocks per set: 0.73 Points per set: 1.71

57 * Minnesota Volleyball


player biographies

ChristineTAN 15

defensive specialist/ libero senior 5-4 Safety Harbor, Minn. Palm Harbor High School

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Very knowledgeable player who loves the sport • has started at libero for Minnesota the last two seasons and was named Big Ten Defensive Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 • one of two players in school history to record more than 600 digs in a single season • enters her third year as a starting libero for Minnesota, and is one of only three different liberos to hold the position consistently for Minnesota since 2002 • comes from a volleyball family, which has helped her develop the instincts to be a tremendous defensive player • possesses a strong service game and players with a lot of emotion. 2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Named First-Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Honorable-Mention All-America • broke the Big Ten record for most Defensive Player of the Week honors, when she claimed the award five times (Sept. 1, 22, 29, Oct. 6 & Nov. 10) • the five player of the week honors also tied Stacey Gordon (Ohio State in 2004) for the most weekly honors captured by a single player in a Big Ten season • Tan has seven Big Ten Player of the Week honors, which is a conference record • it is also ties Nicole Branagh for the most player of the week honors by a Golden Gopher • played in all 34 matches and was one of three players to appear in every set • has played in all of the 109 matches that Minnesota has played in her career, and in 359 of 362 sets during that span • led the Big Ten in digs (4.89 dps) overall and in conference play (4.65 dps) • finished first on the team in digs (611), second in assists (56) and second in service aces (22) • the 611 digs was the fourth-highest single-season total in school history • led the Big Ten in serve receive percentage at .983, as she received 664 of the 675 serves that came her way successfully • had doublefigure digs in 31 of the 34 matches, while collecting 14 20-dig matches and three 30-dig matches on the season • named to Diet Coke All-Tournament team • tallied 32 digs in a four-set victory over Texas A&M on Aug. 30 • recorded 20 digs and two assists at then No. 11 Hawai’i on Sept. 4 • tallied a team-high 11 digs in a three-set victory over No. 4 Cal on Sept. 12 • collected 27 digs and a career-high six assists against No. 16 Cal Poly on Sept. 13 • recorded a career-high 39 digs, five assists and a service ace against North Carolina on Sept. 20 • the 39 digs tied the fourth-highest total in school history in a match • tallied 21 digs, three assists and two service aces against No. 18 Wisconsin on Sept. 27 • had 36 digs in a fiveset victory at No. 19 Illinois on Oct. 3 • the 36 digs tied for the eighth-highest single-season match total in school history • from Sept. 20 to Oct. 3, she had five straight matches with 20 digs or more • in that span she averaged 7.00 dps (140 digs in 20 sets) • tallied 29 digs, five assists and two service aces in a four-set victory over Michigan State on Oct. 17 • had 21 digs and a service ace in a three-set victory against Purdue on Nov. 7 • recorded 26 digs, two assists and a service ace against No. 16 Illinois in a fiveset victory on Nov. 8 • had 23 digs and a service ace in a dramatic five-set victory at Wisconsin on Nov. 14 • tallied 22 digs and two assists in a four-set victory over Michigan on Nov. 21 • tallied 13 digs, two assists and two service aces in a three-set victory over North Dakota State in first round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 5 • had 19 digs in a four-set loss to Iowa State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 6• named to 2008 Big Ten All-Academic team. 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON Played in all 31 matches and appeared in 110 of 112 sets on the season • named the Team MVP at the postseason awards banquet • averaged 4.70 dps and 0.39 aps overall, and 4.85 dps and 0.36 aps in Big Ten play • she was fourth in the Big Ten in digs per set, both overall and in conference play • her 517 digs were the sixth-highest total in school history • Tan’s pair of 30-dig matches came earlier in a career then any Golden Gopher in school history • she led the team in digs, finished second in assists and fourth in service aces • had 26 double-figure dig matches and 11 matches with 20 or more digs • tallied 20 digs and three assists against No. 23 Ohio University on Aug. 31 • had 19 digs and two assists against No. 2 Stanford on Sept. 1 • tied a then career-high with four service aces against No. 12 San Diego in a fourgame victory on Sept. 2 • had a then career-high with 30 digs with two assists against Creighton in a fourset victory on Sept. 15 • had a career-high four assists, one kill and 24 digs in a three-set victory over No. 11 Michigan on Sept. 30 • had three assists, three service aces and 16 digs in a five-game victory at Ohio State on Oct. 5 • tied a career-high with 30 digs against Illinois on Oct. 13 • had 25 digs against Ohio State on Oct. 27 • tallied 24 digs and two assists at Michigan on Nov. 2 • had 27 digs in a four-game victory over Michigan State on Nov. 16 • tallied 22 digs in a come-from-behind victory at Illinois on Nov. 23 • had 21 digs and two assists in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Sacramento State on Nov. 30 • named to 2007 Big Ten All-Academic team. 2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON Played in all 34 matches and appeared in 124 of Minnesota’s 125 sets on the season as a freshman • averaged 2.46 dps and 0.27 saps • finished second on the team in service aces (33) and third in digs (305) • had 2.15 dps and 0.27 saps in Big Ten play • averaged 2.59 dps and 0.24 saps in NCAA Tournament play • had 2.74 dps and 0.20 saps in 14 matches against ranked opposition • had 14 matches with doublefigure digs and nine

58 * Minnesota Volleyball

CAREER BESTS Assists ..................................................................6 vs. Cal Poly (9/13/08) Aces........................................................4 (3) last vs. San Diego (9/2/07) Digs ..........................................................39 vs. North Carolina (9/20/08) 10+ Digs................................................................................................70 20+ Digs................................................................................................24 30+ Digs..................................................................................................5

NCAA TOURNAMENT STATISTICS MP 7

SP 28

K 1

E 0

TA 5

Pct. .200

SA 6

DG 97

Kills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 vs. Sacramento State (11/30/07) Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 vs. Iowa State (12/6/08) Aces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2) last vs. Iowa State (12/6/08) Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 vs. North Dakota State (12/5/08)


player biographies

A C I R E M A l l A matches with multiple service aces • tallied 17 digs, two assists and two service aces against No. 20 Louisville on Sept. 9 • had 21 digs at No. 1 Nebraska on Sept. 10 • tallied 10 digs on Sept. 13 against Northern Iowa to complete a stretch of seven consecutive double-figure dig matches to start her career as a Golden Gopher • had a career-high four service aces and seven digs against Connecticut on Sept. 15 • tallied 12 digs and two service aces in her first career Big Ten contest at Northwestern on Sept. 22 • tied a career-high with four service aces at Iowa on Oct. 20 • tallied nine digs and two assists against No. 2 Penn State on Oct. 28 • tallied 12 digs and one assist against Iowa on Nov. 18 • had eight digs and one service ace in her first NCAA Tournament match against Siena on Nov. 30 • tallied 13 digs and two service aces against St. John’s in the second round of the NCAA Tournament • had 18 digs in NCAA Regional Finals against No. 1 Nebraska. CLUB BALL: Played for the Tampa Bay Juniors club volleyball program • In 2004, she helped lead her club to the 16’s National Club Championship title • for that accomplishment she was one of three players on her club to be named to the All-Tournament team. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for Palm Harbor High School in Palm Harbor, Fla. • received First-Team AllCounty honors in her junior season • named Pinellas County Player of the Year as a senior • was her team’s MVP the past two seasons • named as one of the “Senior Aces”, which is a list of the top volleyball high school seniors in the national compiled by prepvolleyball.com • also listed among top 23 high school senior backrow players on that same “Senior Aces” list. PERSONAL: Born on October 28, 1987 • daughter of Felix and Ivonne Tan • majoring in biology and physiology.

Tan’s 2008 Statistics Date 08-29-08 08-30-08 08-30-08 09-04-08 09-06-08 09-06-08 09-12-08 09-13-08 09-14-08 09-19-08 09-20-08 09-20-08 09-26-08 09-27-08 10-03-08 10-04-08 10-10-08 10-11-08 10-15-08 10-17-08 10-24-08 10-25-08 10-31-08 11-01-08 11-07-08 11-08-08 11-14-08 11-15-08 11-21-08 11-23-08 11-26-08 11-29-08 12-05-08 12-06-08 Totals

Opponent GP at Creighton 3 vs Texas A&M 4 vs #21 LSU 3 at Hawai`i 5 vs Cincinnati 3 vs Wyoming 3 CALIFORNIA 3 CAL POLY 4 NOTRE DAME 3 TCU 4 WINTHROP 3 NORTH CAROLINA 5 NORTHWESTERN 3 WISCONSIN 4 at Illinois 5 at Purdue 3 INDIANA 3 PENN STATE 3 IOWA 3 MICHIGAN STATE 4 at Ohio State 3 at Michigan 3 at Penn State 3 at Indiana 5 PURDUE 3 ILLINOIS 5 at Wisconsin 5 at Northwestern 3 MICHIGAN 4 OHIO STATE 4 at Iowa 5 at Michigan State 4 NORTH DAKOTA ST 3 IOWA STATE 4 125

Sets played: 125 Kills per set: 0.02 Assists per set: 0.45 Service aces per set: 0.18 Digs per set: 4.89 Points per set: 0.20

A 1 3 1 2 1 0 2 6 0 1 2 5 1 3 0 1 4 2 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 3 0 2 2 1 56

Tan’s 2007 Statistics SA 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 22

DIG 18 032 11 20 16 12 11 27 50 17 22 39 22 21 36 10 15 6 12 29 13 11 8 15 21 26 23 11 22 14 20 14 13 19 611

Points 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 25.0

Date 08-24-07 08-31-07 09-01-07 09-02-07 09-07-07 09-08-07 09-08-07 09-14-07 09-15-07 09-15-07 09-21-07 09-23-07 09-26-07 09-30-07 10-05-07 10-06-07 10-12-07 10-13-07 10-19-07 10-20-07 10-26-07 10-27-07 10-31-07 11-02-07 11-09-07 11-10-07 11-16-07 11-17-07 11-23-07 11-24-07 11-30-07 Totals

Opponent GP at Notre Dame 3 OHIO 5 STANFORD 4 SAN DIEGO 4 vs Eastern Kentucky 1 vs Utah State 3 at California 3 CHARLOTTE 3 GREEN BAY 3 CREIGHTON 4 PURDUE 3 INDIANA 3 at Iowa 3 MICHIGAN 3 at Ohio State 5 at Penn State 3 WISCONSIN 3 ILLINOIS 4 at Northwestern 5 at Michigan State 3 PENN STATE 3 OHIO STATE 5 IOWA 3 at Michigan 5 at Indiana 3 at Purdue 4 MICHIGAN STATE 4 NORTHWESTERN 3 at Illinois 5 at Wisconsin 3 vs Sacramento State 4 110

Sets played: 110 Kills per set: 0.02 Assists per set: 0.39 Service aces per set: 0.17 Digs per set: 4.70 Points per set: 0.19

A 0 3 2 2 0 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 4 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 2 43

Tan’s 2006 Statistics SA 0 1 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 19

DIG 10 20 19 12 2 15 13 8 13 30 14 14 16 24 16 9 18 30 22 8 13 25 17 24 15 14 27 21 22 5 21 517

Points 0.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 21.0

Date 09-01-06 09-02-06 09-02-06 09-08-06 09-09-06 09-10-06 09-13-06 09-15-06 09-16-06 09-16-06 09-22-06 09-23-06 09-29-06 10-01-06 10-06-06 10-08-06 10-13-06 10-14-06 10-18-06 10-20-06 10-27-06 10-28-06 11-03-06 11-04-06 11-10-06 11-11-06 11-15-06 11-18-06 11-24-06 11-25-06 11-30-06 12-01-06 12-08-06 12-09-06 Totals

Opponent at St. Louis vs LSU vs Texas A&M vs Cal Poly vs Louisville at Nebraska vs Northern Iowa CONNECTICUT TULANE DAYTON at Northwestern at Illinois MICHIGAN MICHIGAN STATE at Penn State at Ohio State INDIANA PURDUE WISCONSIN at Iowa OHIO STATE PENN STATE at Michigan State at Michigan ILLINOIS NORTHWESTERN at Wisconsin IOWA at Purdue at Indiana vs Siena vs St. Johns at Florida vs Nebraska

GP 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 5 3 3 5 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 5 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 5 4 5 124

A 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 20

SA 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 33

DIG 15 10 10 10 17 21 10 7 2 6 12 1 9 5 11 11 7 11 6 6 7 9 8 7 6 6 8 12 5 6 8 13 5 18 305

Points 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 03.0 0.0 01.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 34.0

Sets played: 124 Kills per set: 0.01 Assists per set: 0.16 Service aces per set: 0.27 Digs per set: 2.46 Blocks per set: 0.00 Points per set: 0.27

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MeganWILSON 13 outside hitter senior 6-2 Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln Christian High School Missouri

OH

Fifth-year transfer from Missouri who will get a chance to start at one of the outside hitter spots for Minnesota in 2009 • played in 59 of the Tigers 60 matches the last two years, and will bring a great deal of leadership as one of three Golden Gopher seniors this year. 2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 29 of Missouri’s 30 matches on the season• finished third on the team in kills (246, 2.13 kps), fourth in service aces (20) and fourth in blocks (51) for Missouri • collected double-figure kills in five of her last six matches of the season • tallied nine kills, 11 digs and three blocks in season opener against Tulane on Aug. 29 • had nine kills, eight digs and four service aces against No. 20 BYU on Aug. 30• tallied 10 kills and three blocks against in five set victory against St. John’s on Sept. 6 • had seven kills, three service aces and two blocks at Nevada on Sept. 12 • had nine kills, five digs and two solo blocks against Baylor on Sept. 21 • tallied 11 kills and 13 digs in a five-set victory over Iowa State on Oct. 1 • had 12 kills, six digs and three blocks at Texas A&M on Oct. 4 • hit .550 (13-2-20) with 13 kills and four digs in a four-set victory against Texas Tech on Nov. 1 • hit .500 (16-1-30) with a season-high 16 kills and five digs against No. 2 Nebraska on Nov. 12 • tallied 15 kills, three assists and three blocks in a four-set victory over Colorado on Nov. 15 • had 11 kills, four digs and two assists in a five-set loss against No. 13 Kansas State on Nov. 19 • tallied 10 kills, four blocks and three assists in a five-set loss to Baylor on Nov. 22 • had 12 kills in a four-set loss to No. 3 Texas on Nov. 26. 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in each of the Tigers' 30 contests, starting in four • had to play a multi-dimentional role, playing all three front-row positions at different points of the year due to injuries to fellow teammates • was third on the team in points per game (3.21) and kills per game (2.66) • her 31 solo blocks ranked in the all-time top- 10 in Mizzou history • recorded four matches with 15-or-more kills and 18 matches with 10-or-more kills (308 overall) including career-highs of 18 kills against Oklahoma (Sept. 29) and at Texas State (Sept. 8) • marked four matches with five-or-more blocks (80 overall) including career-high 10 total blocks (four solo) in a victory at Colorado on October 3, becoming the eighth player to record 10+ blocks in a singlematch at Missouri and was carded as a double-double when adding 13 kills in the match • had six matches with two aces • in victory over No. 25 Oklahoma, Wilson tallied 18 kills, 2 blocks, and 5 digs • at Texas Tech on October 6, marked 12 kills with a .524 hitting stroke (12-1-21) • at home versus No. 1 Nebraska on October 17 tallied 11 kills on .269 average (11-4-26) • in NCAA Tournament at Washington, recorded 14 kills and 2 blocks. 2006• FRESHMAN SEASON: Volleyball: Played in 27 contests, starting in two • played mostly as an opposite-side hitter, with some service stints • scored season-high seven kills in season opener versus Alabama State • recorded season-high eight digs versus Baylor on Sept. 26 • in NCAA Tournament against Stanford, recorded season-high three service aces. 2005: Redshirted the season. HIGH SCHOOL: Was named National Player of the Year by the NCSAA (National Christian Schools Athletic Association) • was an all-conference selection in both volleyball and basketball • second-team Super State selection • high school coach - Travis Lockyer • club (Nebraska Juniors) coach - Gwen Egbert.

CAREER BESTS Kills ....................................................18 (2) last vs. Oklahoma (9/29/07) Attempts ..........................................................47 at Iowa State (9/22/07) Assists ..................................................................5 at Kansas (10/27/07) Aces ............................................................................4 at BYU (8/30/08) Digs ................................................................13 vs. Iowa State (10/1/08) 10+ Kills ................................................................................................27 10+ Digs..................................................................................................3 10+ Blocks ..............................................................................................1 Double-doubles ........................................................................................2

NCAA TOURNAMENT STATISTICS MP 3

SP 13

K 14

E 6

TA 44

Pct. .182

SA 3

DG 4

TB 2

Kills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 at Washington (11/30/07) Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 at Washington (11/30/07) Aces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 at Stanford (12/3/06) Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 at Washington (11/30/07) Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 at Washington (11/30/07)

60 * Minnesota Volleyball

PERSONAL: Lists reading, scrap booking, and hanging out as hobbies • born September 4, 1986 • she will begin a graduate program that will allow her to complete her Master of Education degree in Applied Kinesiology in May of 2010. Daughter of Scott and JoAnn Wilson. Here sister Nicole Wilson also played for Missouri from 2003-06.


player biographies

S E L W O C y Haile High IQ volleyball player comparable to players liked Paula Gentil and Malama Peniata in that regard • played a variety roles for Minnesota in 2008 • was a defensive specialist for most of the year, but played outside hitter during the stretch run of the season after Brook Dieter went down with an injury • part of a very talented trio of defensive players on this year’s team • very talented all-around player who has great court awareness and instincts • will mostly play defensive specialist, but can step in and play outside hitter and libero at a high level as well. 2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 34 matches and was one of three players on the team to appear in all 125 sets • averaged 2.68 dps, 0.96 kps and 0.18 saps overall, and 2.59 dps and 1.05 dps in Big Ten play • led the team in service aces (23) and was second in digs (335) • has collected 577 digs in her first two seasons to put her on pace to become the 15th player to collect 1,000 career digs in her career • had 16 double-figure dig matches, and recorded double-figure digs in the final seven matches of the year • tied a career-high with three service aces and had nine digs in the season opener at Creighton on Aug. 29 • collected 10 digs and a kill in a win over No. 21 LSU on Aug. 30 • had eight digs, a kill and a service ace at No. 11 Hawai’i on Sept. 4 • registered her first career double-double with 10 kills and 15 digs against Wyoming on Sept. 6 • had eight digs and a service ace in a three-set victory over No. 4 Cal • recorded 16 digs and three kills in a five-set match against North Carolina on Sept. 20 • tallied 10 digs, two service aces and a kill against No. 18 Wisconsin on Sept. 27 • had four kills and a career-high 21 digs at No. 19 Illinois on Oct. 3 • collected 11 digs and two kills against Indiana on Oct. 10 • tallied 14 digs, two kills and two service aces against Iowa on Oct. 15 • had 15 digs, three kills and three assists in a five-set victory over Illinois on Nov. 8 • had 10 kills, 15 digs and two service aces in a four-set victory over No. 20 Michigan on Nov. 21 • collected 10 kills and 11 digs against Ohio State on Nov. 23 • recorded a career-high 18 kills, had 19 digs and a service ace in a five-set victory at Iowa on Nov. 26 • tallied four kills and 14 digs against North Dakota State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 5 • recorded nine kills and 13 digs against Iowa in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 6.

3

defensive specialist/ libero junior 5-10 Eden Prairie, Minn. Eden Prairie High School

DS/L

2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in all 31 matches and in 109 of the 112 possible sets • averaged 2.22 dps and 0.18 saps overall, and 2.18 dps in Big Ten play • finished tied for third in digs per set and was third in service aces • had 12 digs and a career-high five assists against No. 23 Ohio University on Aug. 31 • tallied two service aces and 10 digs against No. 2 Stanford on Sept. 1 • had 10 digs and two service aces in a four-game victory over No. 12 San Diego on Sept. 2 • tallied 12 digs and two service aces in a four-game victory over Creighton on Sept. 15 • had nine digs and one service ace in first career Big Ten match against Purdue on Sept. 21 • tallied 11 digs and one service aces in a five-game victory at Ohio State on Oct. 5 • had 11 digs against No. 9 Wisconsin on Oct. 12 • had a career-high 17 digs, two kills and one service ace against Illinois on Oct. 13 • tallied 13 digs and two assists against on Oct. 27 • had 11 digs and two assists at Indiana on Nov. 9 • tallied a career-high four kills (in five swings) to go with seven digs at Purdue on Nov. 10 • had 15 digs against Michigan State in a four-game victory on Nov. 16 • tallied 13 digs and a service ace against Northwestern on Nov. 17 • had nine digs in first round NCAA Tournament match against Sacramento State on Nov. 30. CLUB BALL: Played for Northern Lights Volleyball club program where she was teammates with Lauren Gibbemeyer and Brook Dieter • that club team went undefeated and won the National Championship in the 17 & Under Junior Nationals, and Cowles was named to the All-Tournament team • the team went 52-0 in 17’s competition, with their only losses coming to a pair of 18 & Under teams • finished third nationally in the 18 & Under Junior Nationals this past summer • selected as MVP for Junior National Classic in Chicago as part of the 16-1’s team • was on the team that took third at both AAUs and USAV Nationals, and was selected as an All-American at AAUs and USAV Nationals in 16-1s. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minn. • was named Ms. Minnesota Volleyball and was also the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year in 2006 • was named a prepvolleyball.com High School All-American as a senior • named to the prepvolleyball.com “Senior Aces” list • also received All-State honors in her final two seasons at Eden Prairie High School • named Star Tribune All-Metro in 2005 and was a Pioneer Press First-Team All-Metro Honoree in 2006 • her senior season she helped lead the squad to a 25-5 record and a share of the Lake Conference Championship • was the CAREER BESTS team captain her final two Kills ........................................................................18 at Iowa (11/26/08) seasons in her senior year, Attempts ................................................................52 at Iowa (11/26/08) Cowles had 478 kills, 363 Assists........................................................................5 vs. Ohio (8/31/07) digs, 39 service aces and Aces ..........................................................3 (3) last vs. Illinois (11/8/08) 61 blocks • she also Digs........................................................................21 at Illinois (10/3/08) became the first player to 10+ Digs................................................................................................27 record 1,000 career kills 20+ Digs..................................................................................................1 and 1,000 career digs with 10+ Kills ..................................................................................................4 1,120 kills and 1,237 digs • she finished as the Double-doubles ........................................................................................4 school-record holder in both kills and digs • also NCAA TOURNAMENT STATISTICS helped lead her team to MP SP K E TA Pct. A SA DG TB third in the state in 2004. 3 11 13 8 55 .091 1 0 36 1 PERSONAL: Kills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 vs. Iowa State (12/6/08) Born on May 26, 1989 • daughter of Susan and Jeff Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 vs. Iowa State (12/6/08) Cowles • Major is business Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 vs. North Dakota State (12/5/08) and marketing education. Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 vs. Iowa State (12/6/08)

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player biographies

BrookDIETER 6

outside hitter junior 6-0 Bloomington, Minn. Bethany Academy

OH

Talented outside hitter who has great net skills (hitting and blocking) with terrific ball-control fundamentals (passing and digging) • stepped up as one of Minnesota’s primary options at outside hitter as a sophomore • named Second-Team All-American in 2008 • paced Minnesota offensively, before going down with an ankle injury that sidelined her for the final five matches of the season • her 770 kills are the most in the first two seasons a by a Golden Gopher since Nicole Branagh collected 1,057 in her first two years in 1997 & 98 • great all-around player who can contribute in a variety of ways • good instinctive player who has gained valuable leadership skills and should pace a talented group of outside hitters this year. 2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Named Second-Team All-America, First-Team All-Big Ten and All-Region • named Big Ten Player of the Week on Oct. 19 • has led Minnesota in kills per set in her first two seasons • finished sixth in the Big Ten in kills and eighth in points, and was sixth in kills and points in conference play • led the team in kills per set (3.57 kps), was second in kills (357), first in points per set (4.19 pps), fourth in blocks and fourth in digs • played in first 29 matches of the year, before going down in the second set of the Michigan match on Nov. 21 with an ankle injury that kept her out the rest of the year • had double-figure kills in 24 of 29 matches on the season, and collected nine double-doubles on the year • also had double-figure kills in 15 of 17 Big Ten contests • named MVP of the Bluejay Invitational, and was named to the Honolulu Advertiser and Diet Coke Classic All-Tournament teams • hit .429 (14-2-28) with 14 kills and five digs in season opener at Creighton on Aug. 29 • tallied 12 kills, 10 digs and a three solo blocks in a three-set victory against No. 21 LSU • collected 13 kills, 10 digs and three blocks at No. 11 Hawai’i on Sept. 4 • had 10 kills and seven blocks against Cincinnati in a three-set victory on Sept. 5 • tallied 15 kills in a four-set victory over No. 16 Cal Poly on Sept. 13 • had 16 kills and four blocks in a five-set match against North Carolina on Sept. 20 • narrowly missed a triple-double with 14 kills, 11 digs and a career-high eight blocks in a four-set win over No. 18 Wisconsin on Sept. 27 • had a career-high 24 digs and 18 kills in a five-set victory at No. 19 Illlinois on Oct. 3 • tallied 19 kills, 19 digs and five blocks in a four-set victory against Michigan State on Oct. 17 • had 19 kills, seven digs and four blocks at Michigan on Oct. 25 • had 12 kills and eight digs against No. 18 Purdue on Nov. 7 • collected 14 kills and 11 digs in a five-set victory over Illinois on Nov. 8 • had 16 kills and 21 digs in a dramatic five set victory at Wisconsin on Nov. 14 • named to 2008 Big Ten All-Academic team.

2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in all 31 matches and in 110 of 112 sets during her freshman season • averaged 3.75 kps, 2.60 dps and 0.57 blps overall, and 3.23 kps, 2.59 dps and 0.56 blps in Big Ten play • led the Golden Gophers in kills as a freshman, marking the first time since 1997 that a freshman had led Minnesota in kills (Nicole Branagh - 1997) • was second on the team in service aces and digs as well • her 413 kills were the fourmost in school history by a freshman • joined Penn State’s Megan Hodge (2006), Nicole Fawcett (2005) and Stacey Gordon (2001) as one of four players in Big Ten history to collect Big Ten Player of the Week (Sept. 3, 17 and Nov. 12) honors three times as a freshman • finished 10th in the Big Ten in kills per set • was second in the Big Ten in service ace-to-service error ratio at 1.52-to-1 (26 SA to 18 SE), was ninth in reception percentage at .967 and second in that category among non-liberos • had 19 double-figure kills matches, 18 double-figure dig matches and 12 double-doubles • Minnesota went 13-6 when Dieter had double-figure kills • she finished with double-figure kills in the final seven matches of the year • had 18 kills, 14 digs and three blocks in her collegiate debut, which was a win at Notre Dame on Aug. 24 • she was the sixth Minnesota player since 1981 to register double-figure kills in her debut and the third to have a double-double • became the first Golden Gopher since 1998 to have double-figure kills in her first four career matches • also had double-doubles in her first four matches • had 22 kills and 10 digs against No. 23 Ohio University on Aug. 31 • tallied 15 kills, 14 digs and five blocks against No. 2 Stanford on Sept. 1 • had 20 kills, 13 digs and two service aces in a four-game victory over No. 12 San Diego on Sept. 2 • tallied 21 kills and eight digs against Charlotte in a three-game victory on Sept. 14 • had a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs in her first career Big Ten match against Purdue on Sept. 21 • helped lead Minnesota to a five-set victory at Ohio State with 15 kills and 16 digs on Oct. 5 • had a career-high seven blocks to go with 11 kills and eight digs at Northwestern on Oct. 19 • tallied 23 kills and hit .409 (23-544) in a three-set victory at Indiana on Nov. 9 • had a career-high 24 kills with 13 digs in a four-set victory at Purdue on Nov. 10 • tallied 17 kills and 13 digs in first round NCAA Tournament match against Sacramento State on Nov. 30. CLUB BALL: Played for Northern Lights Volleyball club program where she was teammates with Hailey Cowles and Lauren Giibbemeyer • that club team went undefeated and won the National Championship in the 17 & Under Junior Nationals and Dieter received MVP honors • that year, her club team went 52-0 in 17’s competition, with their only losses coming to a pair of 18 & Under teams • finished third nationally in the 18 & Under Junior Nationals this past summer where she was named to the All-Tournament team. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Bethany Academy in Bloomington, Minn. • was named the No. 5 high school volleyball player in nation according to prepvolleyball.com • received High School All-American honors from prepvolleyball.com • named All-State and All-Metro as a senior • had 394 kills, 247 digs, 31 service aces and 43 blocks in her senior season • tallied 28 kills in the Section 6AAA quarterfinals to lead her team to victory over Prior Lake. PERSONAL: Born on May 31, 1989 • daughter of Laurie and Ray Dieter • has a brother, Baylor (21) • majoring in speech language and hearing sciences.

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A C I R E M A l l A 3

CAREER BESTS Kills ......................................................................24 at Purdue (11/9/07) Attempts ................................................................59 at Illinois (10/3/08) Attack %....................................588 (10-0-17) vs. Notre Dame (9/14/08) Assists................................................................5 at Ohio State (10/5/07) Aces ................................................3 vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay (9/15/07) Digs........................................................................24 at Illinois (10/3/08) Blocks ..............................................................8 vs. Wisconsin (9/27/08) 10+ Kills ................................................................................................42 20+ Kills ..................................................................................................7 10+ Digs................................................................................................26 Double-doubles ....................................................................................21

NCAA TOURNAMENT STATISTICS MP 1

GP 4

K 17

E 8

TA 45

Pct. .200

SA 0

DG 13

TB 4

Kills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 vs. Sacramento State (11/30/07) Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 vs. Sacramento State (11/30/07) Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 vs. Sacramento State (11/30/07

Dieter’s 2008 Statistics Date 08-29-08 08-30-08 08-30-08 09-04-08 09-06-08 09-12-08 09-13-08 09-14-08 09-19-08 09-20-08 09-20-08 09-26-08 09-27-08 10-03-08 10-04-08 10-10-08 10-11-08 10-15,-08 10-17-08 10-24-08 10-25-08 10-31-08 11-01-08 11-07-08 11-08-08 11-14-08 11-15-08 11-21-08 Totals

Opponent at Creighton vs Texas A&M vs #21 LSU at Hawai`i vs Cincinnati CALIFORNIA CAL POLY NOTRE DAME TCU WINTHROP NORTH CAROLINA NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN at Illinois at Purdue INDIANA PENN STATE IOWA MICHIGAN STATE at Ohio State at Michigan at Penn State at Indiana PURDUE ILLINOIS at Wisconsin at Northwestern MICHIGAN

Sets played: 100 Kills per set: 3.57 Assists per set: 0.10 Service aces per set: 0.15 Digs per set: 2.23 Blocks per set: 0.68 Points per set: 4.19

SP 3 4 3 5 3 3 4 3 4 3 5 3 4 5 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 5 3 5 5 3 2 100

K 14 9 12 13 10 7 15 10 14 8 16 15 14 18 12 10 13 16 19 16 19 6 16 12 14 16 10 3 357

Dieter’s 2007 Statistics E 2 5 3 9 2 2 4 0 4 3 6 5 6 6 2 4 5 0 4 3 3 5 3 2 2 5 0 1 96

TA 28 37 28 42 19 27 39 17 31 19 58 38 45 59 36 28 32 38 42 39 50 30 47 29 48 47 20 10 983

Pct .429 .108 .321 .095 .421 .185 .282 .588 .323 .263 .172 .263 .178 .203 .278 .214 .250 .421 .357 .333 .320 .033 .277 .345 .250 .234 .500 .200 .266

DIG 5 9 10 10 1 1 1 1 2 0 3 9 11 24 8 11 6 5 19 10 7 9 5 8 11 21 8 8 223

BS 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 2 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 26

BA 0 0 0 3 5 3 1 0 1 0 2 2 6 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 2 3 3 0 1 2 1 0 42

Total 1.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 7.0 3.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 4.0 2.0 8.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 68.0

Points 16.0 11.0 16.0 14.5 14.5 8.5 15.5 10.0 15.5 9.0 19.0 18.0 19.0 20.5 13.5 13.0 13.0 18.0 23.0 20.5 22.0 7.5 20.5 12.0 16.5 18.0 11.5 3.0 419.0

Date 08-24-07 08-31-07 09-01-07 09-02-07 09-07-07 09-08-07 09-08-07 09-14-07 09-15-07 09-15-07 09-21-07 09-23-07 09-26-07 09-30-07 10-05-07 10-06-07 10-12-07 10-13-07 10-19-07 10-20-07 10-26-07 10-27-07 10-31-07 11-02-07 11-09-07 11-10-07 11-16-07 11-17-07 11-23-07 11-24-07 11-30-07 Totals

Opponent GP at Notre Dame 3 OHIO 5 STANFORD 4 SAN DIEGO 4 vs Eastern Kentucky 3 vs Utah State 3 at California 3 CHARLOTTE 3 GREEN BAY 3 CREIGHTON 4 PURDUE 3 INDIANA 3 at Iowa 3 MICHIGAN 3 at Ohio State 5 at Penn State 3 WISCONSIN 3 ILLINOIS 2 at Northwestern 5 at Michigan State 3 PENN STATE 3 OHIO STATE 5 IOWA 3 at Michigan 5 at Indiana 3 at Purdue 4 MICHIGAN STATE 4 NORTHWESTERN 3 at Illinois 5 at Wisconsin 3 vs Sacramento State 4 110

K 18 22 15 20 9 13 9 21 20 20 12 9 9 3 15 6 5 3 11 9 6 12 9 9 23 24 18 18 18 10 17 413

E 7 4 6 3 4 8 9 3 5 9 3 5 5 2 6 4 4 3 2 2 6 4 3 4 5 9 5 6 6 3 8 153

TA 36 48 41 46 23 34 33 31 34 58 29 23 25 24 47 21 29 15 27 18 24 35 23 29 44 46 47 41 43 27 45 1046

Pct .306 .375 .220 .370 .217 .147 .000 .581 .441 .190 .310 .174 .160 .042 .191 .095 .034 .000 .333 .389 .000 .229 .261 .172 .409 .326 .277 .293 .279 .259 .200 .249

DIG 14 10 14 13 5 7 6 8 6 6 12 10 13 13 16 2 12 2 8 4 0 16 310 11 2 13 10 10 11 6 13 286

BS 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 3 3 26

BA 2 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 7 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 37

Total 3.0 2.0 5.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 7.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 4.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 63.0

Points 21.0 26.0 19.5 23.5 10.5 15.0 9.5 22.5 23.0 23.0 13.0 11.0 10.0 5.0 15.5 7.5 7.0 4.5 14.5 9.5 6.0 14.0 11.5 11.0 23.0 25.0 21.0 23.0 24.0 13.5 20.5 483.5

Sets played: 110 Kills per set: 3.75 Assists per set: 0.31 Service aces per set: 0.24 Digs per set: 2.60 Blocks per set: 0.57 Points per set: 4.40

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LaurenGIBBEMEYER 5

middle blocker junior 6-2 St. Paul, Minn. Cretin Derham Hall High School

MB

Talented middle blocker who combines great lateral quickness with straight-down power • Third-Team AllAmerican and First-Team All-Big Ten • was one of Minnesota’s primary weapons on offense as a sophomore • incredibly athletic player who will be one of the keys to the Golden Gopher offense 2009. 2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Named a Third-Team All-American, First-Team All-Big Ten and All-Region • became the fourth Golden Gopher middle blocker to claim All-America honors, and the first since Meredith Nelson in 2006 • finished the season with 174 blocks, which was second on the school’s single-season list • also finished third in single-season block assists with 143 • was fourth in the Big Ten in blocks (1.45 blps), seventh in points (4.20 pps) and 10th in hitting percentage (.316) • in conference play, she was fifth in blocks (1.40 blps), eighth in points (4.14 pps) and 10th in hitting percentage (.305) • her 296 blocks in the first two years are the most since Meredith Nelson’s 297 in 2003 & 04 • played in all 34 matches and was one of three players on the team to be in all 125 sets • only player to play in every set for Minnesota the last two years • first on the team in kills (405), second in kills per set (3.24 kps), first in hitting percentage (.316), first in blocks (174) and fourth in service aces (17) • had 23 double-figure kills matches and three matches where she tallied nine or more blocks • was the AVCA National Player of the Week for Sept. 16, and was also Big Ten Player of the Week on Sept. 15 • was MVP of the Diet Coke Classic, and was named to the Honolulu Advertiser All-Tournament team • hit .519 (16-2-27) with 16 kills and two blocks against in a four-set victory against Texas A&M on Aug. 30 • had a double-double against No. 11 Hawai’i with 11 kills and 10 blocks on Sept. 4 • hit .450 (11-2-20) with 11 kills and eight blocks in a three-set victory over No. 4 Cal on Sept. 12 • tallied 15 kills and seven blocks against No. 16 Cal Poly on Sept. 13 • hit .565 (15-2-23) with 15 kills against TCU on Sept. 19 • had 19 kills, seven digs and seven blocks against North Carolina on Sept. 20 • registered a double-double with 16 kills and 10 blocks against No. 18 Wisconsin on Sept. 27 • had 12 kills and eight blocks in a five-set victory at No. 19 Illinois on Oct. 3 • hit .452 (17-3-31) with 17 kills against Indiana on Oct. 10 • had 17 kills, six blocks and hit .500 (17-2-30) against Michigan State on Oct. 17 • hit .406 (16-3-32) with 16 kills and seven blocks at Indiana on Nov. 1 • had 19 kills, hit .410 (19-3-39) and collected five blocks against No. 16 on Nov. 8 • had 16 kills and nine blocks in a dramatic five-set victory at Wisconsin on Nov. 14 • hit .484 (19-4-31) with 19 kills and four blocks against Ohio State on Nov. 23 • hit .364 (11-3-22) with 11 kills and two blocks against North Dakota State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 5 • tallied 13 kills and five blocks in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Iowa State on Dec. 6 • named to 2008 Big Ten All-Academic team. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in all 31 matches and was one of only two players on the team to compete in all 112 sets on the season • averaged 2.85 kps, 1.09 blps and 1.02 dps overall, and 3.03 kps, 1.16 blps and 1.12 dps in Big Ten play • led team in service aces, was second in blocks, hitting percentage and third in kills • finished sixth in service aces per game in Big Ten play • was the second Golden Gopher since 1985 to have over 300 kills and 100 blocks as a freshman • tallied the second-highest block total by a Golden Gopher freshman in school history, and had the ninth-highest kill total by a freshman in school history • had 17 double-figure kills matches and two double-figure block matches on the year • recorded a service ace in 21 of 31 matches on the season • from Sept. 15 to Oct. 19, Gibbemeyer had a service ace in 10 straight matches • that streak was the longest since 2005 by a Golden Gopher, and the fifth-longest since 2000 • had six kills and five blocks in her collegiate debut against Notre Dame on Aug. 24 • tallied 10 kills and seven blocks against No. 23 Ohio University on Aug. 31 • had nine kills and five blocks against No. 2 Stanford on Sept. 1 • tallied 12 kills and four blocks in a four-game victory over No. 12 San Diego on Sept. 2 • had 12 kills, seven digs and two blocks in a four-game victory over Creighton on Sept. 15 • tallied 10 kills and four blocks in her first career Big Ten match against Purdue on Sept. 21 • had 11 kills in a three-set victory over No. 11 Michigan on Sept. 30 • had a career-high 11 blocks and 10 kills against Illinois on Oct. 13 • tallied 15 kills, 11 digs and seven block against Northwestern on Oct. 19 • had Minnesota’s first tripledouble since Nov. 26, 2005 when she had 12 kills, 10 dig and 10 blocks against Ohio State on Oct. 27 • tied a career-high with 11 digs, had 14 kills and five blocks in a three-game victory over Iowa on Oct. 31 • had a career-high 19 kills, hit .421 (19-3-38) CAREER BESTS with seven digs and three blocks at Michigan on Nov. Kills ..................................................19(4) last vs. Ohio State (11/23/08) 2 • tallied 13 kills, five Attempts ..................................................45 vs. North Carolina (9/20/08) blocks and four digs Attack % ...............................................565 (15-2-23) vs. TCU (9/19/08) against Michigan State on Assists..........................................................3 (2) last at Iowa (11/26/08) Nov. 16 • had 12 kills and Aces ........................................................3 (3) last at Michigan (11/2/07) six blocks in a come-from- Digs ..............................................................12 vs. Notre Dame (9/14/08) behind win at Illinois on Blocks ................................................................11 vs. Illinois (10/13/07) Nov. 23 • had 12 kills and 10+ Kills ................................................................................................39 five blocks against 10+ Blocks..............................................................................................4 Sacramento State in the 10+ Digs..................................................................................................4 first round of the NCAA Double-doubles ......................................................................................6 Triple-doubles ........................................................................................1 Tournament on Nov. 30. CLUB BALL: Played for Northern Lights Volleyball club program where she was teammates with Hailey Cowles and Brook Dieter • that club team went undefeated and won the National

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NCAA TOURNAMENT STATISTICS MP 3

SP 11

K 36

E 12

TA 87

Pct. .247

SA 0

DG 9

TB 12

Kills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 vs. Iowa State (12/6/08) Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 (2) last vs. Iowa State (12/6/08) Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 (2) last vs. Iowa State (12/6/08)


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A C I R E M A l l A Championship in the 17 & Under Junior Nationals and she received All-Tournament honors • that year, her club team went 52-0 in 17’s competition, with their only losses coming to a pair of 18 & Under teams • finished third nationally in the 18 & Under Junior Nationals this past summer where she was named to the All-Tournament team • This past summer, Gibbemeyer competed for the U.S. Junior National Team at the World Championships in Thailand where the team finished fourth • the previous summer Gibbemeyer compete as part of the U.S. Junior National Team in Monterrey, Mexico at the NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championship • in that tournament, she helped lead the U.S. National Team to a gold medal • was also named to the 2005 AAU All-American team. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minn. • received P ioneer Press Player of the Year honors in 2006 • was named the No. 4 senior high school player in nation by prepvolleyball.com • named All-State and All-Metro in her final two seasons at Cretin- Derham Hall • led all Minnesota state high school players in blocks with 257 (160 solo blocks) on the season, and had 403 kills • she ended up hitting .531 with 403 kills in 623 attempts with 72 errors and also had 83 service aces • led Cretin-Derham Hall to the Section 3AAA finals was the first player in school history to record 1,000 career kills • played basketball through her junior season and ran track (hurdles) • named to All-State Academic team as well • PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 8, 1988 • daughter of Dan and Marie Gibbemeyer • planning to major in kinesiology.

Gibbemeyer’s 2008 Statistics Date 08-29-08 08-30-08 08-30-08 09-04-08 09-06-08 09-06-08 09-12-08 09-13-08 09-14-08 09-19-08 09-20-08 09-20-08 09-26-08 09-27-08 10-03-08 10-04-08 10-10-08 10-11-08 10-15-08 10-17-08 10-24-08 10-25-08 10-31-08 11-01-08 11-07-08 11-08-08 11-14-08 11-15-08 11-21-08 11-23-08 11-26-08 11-29-08 12-05-08 12-06-08 Totals

Opponent at Creighton vs Texas A&M vs #21 LSU at Hawai`i vs Cincinnati vs Wyoming CALIFORNIA CAL POLY NOTRE DAME TCU WINTHROP NORTH CAROLINA NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN at Illinois at Purdue INDIANA PENN STATE IOWA MICHIGAN STATE at Ohio State at Michigan at Penn State at Indiana PURDUE ILLINOIS at Wisconsin at Northwestern MICHIGAN OHIO STATE at Iowa at Michigan State NORTH DAKOTA ST IOWA STATE

Sets played: 125 Kills per set: 3.24 Assists per set: 0.10 Service aces per set: 0.14 Digs per set: 0.85 Blocks per set: 1.39 Points per set: 4.20

GP 3 4 3 5 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 5 3 4 5 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 5 3 5 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 125

K 7 16 8 11 7 8 11 15 6 15 19 19 14 16 12 10 17 4 7 17 9 6 8 16 10 19 16 7 12 19 11 9 11 13 405

E 1 2 1 7 1 1 2 5 4 2 5 8 5 4 5 4 3 4 2 2 2 5 5 3 2 3 7 2 2 4 8 1 3 4 119

TA 13 27 21 37 12 16 20 29 22 23 32 45 28 33 38 26 31 18 17 30 20 19 14 32 18 39 36 20 31 31 39 25 22 40 904

Gibbemeyer’s 2007 Statistics Pct .462 .519 .333 .108 .500 .438 .450 .345 .091 .565 .438 .244 .321 .364 .184 .231 .452 .000 .294 .500 .350 .053 .214 .406 .444 .410 .250 .250 .323 .484 .077 .320 .364 .225 .316

DIG 5 3 1 2 0 2 3 5 12 4 6 7 2 4 2 2 0 1 2 5 0 4 0 2 2 2 3 3 6 3 4 1 4 4 106

BS 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 31

BA 2 2 1 9 5 4 5 6 4 2 4 6 5 8 6 4 2 0 1 5 5 2 2 7 4 5 9 6 3 4 5 6 1 3 143

Total Points 2.0 8.0 2.0 17.0 2.0 9.5 10.0 17.5 6.0 10.5 5.0 13.0 8.0 16.5 7.0 19.0 5.0 9.0 3.0 19.0 5.0 23.0 7.0 23.0 6.0 19.5 10.0 22.0 8.0 18.0 6.0 16.0 3.0 19.0 2.0 6.0 3.0 9.5 6.0 20.5 5.0 11.5 2.0 7.0 2.0 9.0 7.0 19.5 5.0 13.0 5.0 21.5 9.0 22.5 6.0 11.0 4.0 14.5 4.0 22.0 6.0 15.5 6.0 13.0 2.0 12.5 5.0 16.5 174.0 524.5

Date 08-24-07 08-31-07 09-01-07 09-02-07 09-07-07 09-08-07 09-08-07 09-14-07 09-15-07 09-15-07 09-21-07 09-23-07 09-26-07 09-30-07 10-05-07 10-06-07 10-12-07 10-13-07 10-19-07 10-20-07 10-26-07 10-27-07 10-31-07 11-02-07 11-09-07 11-10-07 11-16-07 11-17-07 11-23-07 11-24-07 11-30-07 Totals

Opponent GP at Notre Dame 3 OHIO 5 STANFORD 4 SAN DIEGO 4 vs Eastern Kentucky 3 vs Utah State 3 at California 3 CHARLOTTE 3 GREEN BAY 3 CREIGHTON 4 PURDUE 3 INDIANA 3 at Iowa 3 MICHIGAN 3 at Ohio State 5 at Penn State 3 WISCONSIN 3 ILLINOIS 4 at Northwestern 5 at Michigan State 3 PENN STATE 3 OHIO STATE 5 IOWA 3 at Michigan 5 at Indiana 3 at Purdue 4 MICHIGAN STATE 4 NORTHWESTERN 3 at Illinois 5 at Wisconsin 3 vs Sacramento State 4 112

K 6 10 9 12 6 12 6 6 7 12 10 8 8 11 17 9 9 10 15 15 7 12 14 19 8 14 13 5 12 5 12 319

E 2 5 2 5 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 2 1 2 5 4 1 5 8 3 2 4 5 3 2 6 2 4 4 4 5 99

TA 17 26 29 30 9 21 20 15 15 24 26 18 19 20 35 21 24 31 37 32 27 48 35 38 21 36 28 21 22 19 35 799

Pct .235 .192 .241 .233 .556 .524 .100 .333 .400 .458 .231 .333 .368 .450 .343 .238 .333 .161 .189 .375 .185 .167 .257 .421 .286 .222 .393 .048 .364 .053 .200 .275

DIG 3 1 1 1 4 5 2 3 4 7 3 2 2 2 6 1 5 1 11 4 3 10 11 7 1 4 4 3 0 2 1 114

BS 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 18

BA 5 5 4 3 2 2 2 0 2 2 3 2 3 2 4 1 3 10 4 3 0 10 5 3 2 0 4 3 6 5 4 104

Total Points 5.0 8.5 7.0 14.5 5.0 14.0 4.0 15.5 2.0 8.0 2.0 15.0 2.0 7.0 1.0 7.0 2.0 11.0 2.0 15.0 4.0 13.5 2.0 10.0 4.0 11.5 3.0 14.0 4.0 20.0 2.0 11.5 3.0 13.5 11.0 17.0 7.0 21.0 3.0 16.5 1.0 8.0 10.0 18.0 5.0 16.5 3.0 23.5 2.0 10.0 0.0 15.0 5.0 18.0 5.0 8.5 6.0 16.0 5.0 7.5 5.0 15.0 122.0 420.0

Sets played: 112 Kills per set: 2.85 Assists per set: 0.10 Service aces per set: 0.28 Digs per set: 1.02 Blocks per set: 1.09 Points per set: 3.75

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ArianaFILHO 11 middle blocker sophomore 6-2 Monument, Colo. Lewis-Palmer High School

MB

Talented middle blocker who was one of the top middle blocker prospects in last year’s freshman class, and gained valuable experience in her first year at Minnesota • has great athleticism and a passion for the game • excellent slide hitter and a good blocker who is slated to be one of the starting middle blockers heading into the 2009 season. 2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 12 matches and 23 sets as a freshman • averaged 1.22 kps (28 kills), had a .261 (28-10-69) hitting percentage and tallied 0.74 blps (17) • had two kills in two swings in her collegiate debut against Texas A&M on Aug. 30 • collected four kills and three blocks against Winthrop on Sept. 20 • recorded two blocks at Purdue on Oct. 4 • tallied two kills and three blocks against No. 1 Penn State on Oct. 31 • collected career-highs in kills (14) and blocks (4), and hit .385 (14-4-26) at Iowa on Nov. 26. CLUB BALL: Played for the Front Range Volleyball Club • helped guide 18-1’s team to a No. 12 national ranking • as a member of the 16-1s team she helped the club to a runner-up finish in the AAU Championship and a fifth place finish in the Junior Olympics • competed for the U.S. Young National Training team in the summer of 2007, and was part of the High Performance National team the previous summer. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lewis Palmer High School in 2008 • she was the 24th-ranked high school senior in this year’s class according to prepvolleyball.com • was named All-Conference, and was Academic All-State in 2006 and 2007 • the team ended up finishing fifth in the 5A State Tournament in each of her three years with the program • as a senior, she was the 5A State leader in blocks • also helped lead her team to a District Championship in 2005. PERSONAL: Born June 18, 1990 • majoring in child psychology • Daughter of Pamela and Eddie Filho • her family provided foster care since the time she was born, which led to the adoption of six of her siblings • is the second-youngest of 10 children in her family • has siblings Charlette (30), Alicia (29), Michelle (28), Leticia (23), Shelly (22), Travis (21), David (21), Heather (19), and B.C. (16).

CAREER BESTS Kills ........................................................................14 at Iowa (11/26/08) Attempts ................................................................26 at Iowa (11/26/08) Attack % ..............................................385 (14-4-26) at Iowa (11/26/08) Digs ..........................................................................1 at Iowa (11/26/08) Assists ................................................1 vs. North Dakota State (12/5/08) Blocks ......................................................................4 at Iowa (11/26/08) 10+ Kills ..................................................................................................1

NCAA TOURNAMENT STATISTICS MP 1

SP 1

K 0

E 0

TA 2

Pct. .000

SA 0

DG 1

TB 2

Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 vs. North Dakota State (12/5/08) Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 vs. North Dakota State (12/5/08)

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T S I U Q N A JessicaGR Athletic player who stepped in and was a key defensive contributor for the Golden Gophers on defense as a freshman • was considered the top ball-control player in the state coming out of high school • outstanding competitor joins Hailey Cowles and Christine Tan to form a strong trio of defensive players for Minnesota. 2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 32 matches and 105 sets for the Golden Gophers as a freshman • was third on the team in digs with 250 and averaged 2.38 kps • tied for third on the team in assists (35) and also collected 12 service aces • had two digs in her collegiate debut against Texas A&M on Aug. 30 • collected eight digs and one service ace against No. 11 Hawai’i on Sept. 4 • tallied nine digs and a service ace against Cincinnati on Sept. 6, and also collected 11 digs and two assists against Wyoming on Sept. 6 • had nine digs in a threeset victory against No. 4 Cal on Sept. 12 • tallied nine digs against No. 16 Cal Poly on Sept. 13 • had 11 digs, three assists and one service ace against Notre Dame on Sept. 14 • had 13 digs and a service ace against TCU on Sept. 19 • collected a career-high 18 digs and two assists against North Carolina on Sept. 20 • tallied 15 digs against Indiana on Nov. 1 • had nine digs and two assists against No. 18 Purdue on Nov. 7 • recorded 15 digs, two assists and one service ace against No. 16 Illinois • had a career-high four assists, 12 digs and one service ace against No. 20 Michigan on Nov. 21 • tallied 11 digs and three assists against Ohio State on Nov. 23 • collected 15 digs and two assists against Iowa State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 6.

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defensive specialist/ libero sophomore 5-8 Blaine, Minn. Blaine High School

DS/L

CLUB BALL: Member of the M-1 Volleyball Club • helped lead her 18’s team to a third place finish at Nationals her junior season. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated Blaine High School in 2008 • ranked No. 100 in the nation by prepvolleyball.com among high school seniors • named First-Team All-State, All-Area and All-Conference in her senior season • two-time All-Area honoree, four-time All-Conference and four-time team MVP at Blaine • helped lead her team to a Sectional Championship, and was named to the All-Tournament team in the state tournament • averaged 4.40 kpg and 5.80 dpg as a senior • helped team to a third place finish in the State Tournament in 2006 • named to State Tournament All-Tourney team twice in her career • finished her career as the school record-holder in digs • also was named All-State as a senior in track as well. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 27, 1989 • daughter of Marie and Rick Granquist • has two siblings Ricky and Christina • lists most memorable sports thrills as finishing third in State Tournament in 2006 and finished third in Junior Nationals • is the cousin of current Minnesota Timberwolves GM Kevin McHale • enjoys playing the piano in her spare time.

CAREER BESTS Digs ..................................................................18 vs. Winthrop (9/20/08) Assists ..............................................................4 vs. Michigan (11/21/08) Aces..................................................................2 at Ohio State (10/24/08) 10+ Digs ................................................................................................10

NCAA TOURNAMENT STATISTICS MP 2

SP 7

K 0

E 0

TA 2

Pct. .000

SA 1

DG 23

A 4

Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 vs. Iowa State (12/6/08) Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2) last vs. Iowa State (12/6/08)

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JessMENDEN 1

setter/defensive specialist sophomore 5-8 Shakopee, Minn. Shakopee High School TCU

S/DS

Sophomore transfer who comes to Minnesota from TCU • played in nine matches with the Horned Frogs and suffered a season-ending injury that cut her season short • talented athlete who can play either setter or defensive specialist • led Shakopee to the state championship in 2007. 2008 – FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in nine matches, averaged 4.32 aps. 0.79 dps and 0.37 kps • had five assists in first collegiate match against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 29 • hit 1.000 (5-0-5) with five kills, 25 assists and six digs against UMKC on Aug. 30 • had 23 assists against Texas Southern on Sept. 2. HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Head Coach Matt Busch. • Earned all-state honors as a junior and senior. • Was a four-time allconference performer. • Named second-team all-metro as a junior and first-team as a senior. • Helped lead her team to a state championship as a senior. • Named to the all-tournament team. • Was a fivetime academic all-state performer. • Honored as a Prep Volleyball All-American. PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 24, 1989 • Parents are Ken and Barb • Has an older brother, Mitch and an older sister, Lindsey. • Majoring in business.

CAREER BESTS Kills ..........................................................................5 vs. UMKC (8/30/08) Digs..........................................................................6 vs. UMKC (8/30/08) Assists ..................................................................25 vs. UMKC (8/30/08) Aces ......................................................1 (2) last vs. Oklahoma (9/13/08)

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H C I R T T I D Jasmine Talented middle blocker who comes to the program from John Marhsall in Rochester • Extremely athletic middle blocker who has a great deal of potential at the Division I level once she adjusts to the college game. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-sport standout in basketball, track and volleyball • helped lead her volleyball team to a 14-7 overall record and a 7-2 record in the Big 9 as a junior • also helped lead her basketball team to the state tournament as a senior • in track, she was a standout in the 100m, 200m, 400m and triple jump • also named the KAAL Prep Athlete of the Week for Apr. 16, 2008 • That week she won three races, and finished in another on her way to her team win a meet over a seven other schools. PERSONAL: Born on June 1, 1991 • Undecided on a major • daughter of Steven and Andrea.

12 middle blocker freshman 5-11 Rochester, Minn. John Marshall High School

MB

S M R A H e n i r Kathe Left-handed outside hitter with tremendous athletic ability and a really fast arm • tabbed as the No. 7 ranked high school prospect in the nation by prepvolleyball.com • has a chance to come and challenge for one of the outside hitter spots. CLUB BALL: Competed in the Junior Nationals in 2005, 06, 07 and 08 with the Minnesota Select Maple Grove Club team • named to the all-tournament team at nationals in 2006 • was the MVP of the 2008 Prep Volleyball Classic Tournament. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Michael-Albertville High School • named a prepvolleyball.com High School All-American and participated in the Under Armour All-Star match in Omaha last year • tabbed as the No. 7 ranked senior in the nation according to prepvolleyball.com • as a senior, she was named First-Team All-State, Star Tribune All-Metro and the conference’s MVP • also helped lead her team to the State Tournament in her senior season • in her senior season, she had 541 kills, 126 digs, 56 blocks, 43 service aces • finished her career with over 1,000 career kills.

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outside hitter freshman 6-2 Albertville, Minn. St. Michael-Albertville High School

OH

PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 29, 1990 • plans to major in biomedical engineering • daughter of Katie Harms and Dana Harms.

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BriannaHAUGEN 4

middle blocker freshman 6-1 Minneapolis, Minn. Southwest High School

MB

Real diamond in the rough who is a really strong and gifted athlete • plays middle blocker now, but can also play outside hitter • tabbed as the No. 46 ranked high school prospect in the nation by prepvolleyball.com • will have a chance to play at middle blocker as she learns how to play at the Division I level. CLUB BALL: Played 16’1s, 17’1s and 18’1s at Northern Lights • her 17’1s team finished fifth in the Junior Olympics, while the 16’1s team was 10th in the same event the previous year. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Southwest High School • was named All-City and All-Conference in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons • helped lead her team to conference titles in all three years as well, and to a pair of Twin City championships in 2007 and 2008 • as a senior, she led her team to a 21-6 overall record • Haugen was named the team MVP three times and was the team captain in her final two seasons. PERSONAL: Born on Mar. 24, 1991 • undecided on major • daughter of Michael and DeLaine Brown Haugen • has an older sister, Ashley (21).

TabithaLOVE 9

outside hitter freshman 6-6 Dauphin, Manitoba Dauphin Regional Secondary School

OH

One of the top recruits in this incoming class who has a high level of success in her future • has gained a great deal of experience playing for the Canadian Junior National Team and can play on either the left or right side for Minnesota • potential as an impact player at this level is extremely high. CLUB BALL: Played club volleyball for the Selkirk Royals, who she led to the Club National and Provincial Championships in 2007 and 08 • named the MVP of both National Championship teams • played for the Canadian Junior National Team in 2007 and 2008, and was invited to the National Team’s tryouts this past year (unable to try out due to injury) • competed for the Canadian Youth National Team in 2005 and 06, and was part of the Manitoba Provincial Team in 2004 and 05 • was also No. 1 on the Winnipeg Sun’s Top 10 list, and was a two-year member of the Volleyball Prospects All Star team • helped lead them to a second-place finish at the Volleyball Festival in 2007. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Dauphin Regional Secondary School, who she led to four straight Regional Championships • was the MVP in all four of those years • also was a four-year letterwinner in track and field, and a three-year letterwinner in soccer and basketball • competed in the Provincial Championships in the shot put and discus, and was the team MVP for the basketball team in 2007 and 2008. PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 11, 1991 • undecided on major • daughter of Jeremy and Tanya Love.

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N O S R E B B A MiaT Considered by many people to be one of the top setters in this year’s senior class • consistent winner who was tabbed as the No. 33 ranked high school player in the nation by prepvolleyball.com • left-handed, 61 and already has a great deal of command at the setter position • as she learns the blocking, defense and serving to succeed in the Big Ten she will be a very good player at this level • genuine leader on and off the floor who will learn a great deal behind Taylor Carico and is the setter of the future for Minnesota. CLUB BALL: Named MVP and an All-American at the AAU Championships in 2009 for the Munciana Samurai Club that she led to a national title • setter for the USA A-2 Youth National Team in 2006 • helped her 15’1s team a third-place national finish in the Junior Olympics • Played on 18-1’s team three years, finishing 11th in the Junior Olympics and third in the AAU National Tournament in 2007, and placing second at both AAU and JUDA tournaments in 2008 • team took first at both AAU and JUDA tournaments in 2009 • was also named an AAU All-American in 2008.

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setter freshman 6-1 Muncie, Ind. Burris High School

S

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Burris High School • as a senior, she helped lead her team to the 2A State Championship, a MEC Conference Championship and received All-State and Area honors • in her junior season, she was the setter for the 2A State Championship team at Burris, and also received All-State and All-Area honors • during her time at Burris High School, they won four state titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 27, 1991 • plans to major in elementary education • daughter of Bill Tabberson and Pam Harwood.

Minnesota’s 2009

FRESHMAN CLASS This past summer, Minnesota’s five freshmen were ranked the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation by prepvolleyball.com. It marked the first time in school history that the Golden Gophers received the honors of the top recruiting class in the nation, and the fourth time since 2003 that Minnesota had a topfour recruiting class in the nation. The Golden Gophers add the top high school senior out of Canada, Tabitha Love, along with the No. 7 ranked high school senior in the nation in Katherine Harms at the outside hitter spot. Minnesota also brings in a pair of talented middle blockers in Brianna Haugen, who was ranked No. 46 in the nation, and Jasmine Dittrich. Mia Tabberson was also considered one of the top setters in this senior class, and was tabbed as the No. 33 high school senior in the nation.

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Career Statistics

CARICO’S CAREER STATISTICS (AT USC) Year MP SP 2006 32 114 2007 34 126 2008 29 105 Career 94 345

PCT .339 .338 .303 .331

BS 9 8 3 20

BA 74 59 33 166

TB 83 67 36 186

DG 255 253 139 647

A 1,445 1,597 1,059 4,101

SA 26 20 11 57

E 11 73 84

TA 64 384 448

PCT .016 .122 .107

BS 0 1 1

BA 0 2 2

TB 0 3 3

DG 242 335 577

A 17 23 40

SA 20 23 43

AVG 0.14 1.05 0.61

E 8 47 55

TA 51 246 297

PCT .039 .130 .114

BS 0 1 1

BA 0 1 1

TB 0 2 2

DG 157 194 351

A 9 13 22

SA 10 10 20

K 413 357 770

AVG 3.75 3.57 3.67

E 153 96 249

TA 1046 983 2029

PCT .249 .266 .257

BS 26 26 52

BA 37 42 79

TB 63 68 131

DG 286 223 509

A 34 10 44

SA 26 15 41

GP 71 60 131

K 229 229 458

AVG 3.23 3.82 3.50

E 87 56 143

TA 617 638 1255

PCT .230 .271 .251

BS 15 15 30

BA 25 27 52

TB 40 42 82

DG 184 180 364

A 25 4 29

SA 19 12 31

SP 23 23

K 28 28

AVG 1.22 1.22

E 10 10

TA 69 69

PCT .261 .261

BS 2 2

BA 15 15

TB 17 17

DG 2 2

A 1 1

SA 0 0

SP 14 14

K 20 20

AVG 1.43 1.43

E 7 7

TA 43 43

PCT .302 .302

BS 2 2

BA 9 9

TB 11 11

DG 1 1

A 0 0

SA 0 0

SP 112 125 237

K 319 405 724

AVG 2.85 3.24 3.05

E 99 119 218

TA 799 904 1703

PCT .275 .316 .297

BS 18 49 67

BA 104 143 247

TB 122 174 296

DG 114 106 220

A 11 13 24

SA 31 17 48

SP 73 75 148

K 221 239 460

AVG 3.03 3.19 3.11

E 71 73 144

TA 558 545 1103

PCT .269 .305 .296

BS 12 16 28

BA 73 89 162

TB 85 105 190

DG 82 48 130

A 10 10 20

SA 20 11 31

SP 105 105

K 0 0

AVG 0.00 0.00

E 2 2

TA 16 16

PCT -.125 -.125

BS 0 0

BA 0 0

TB 0 0

DG 250 250

A 35 35

SA 12 12

SP 63 63

K 0 0

AVG 0.00 0.00

E 0 0

TA 6 6

PCT .000 .000

BS 0 0

BA 0 0

TB 0 0

DG 130 130

A 21 21

SA 7 7

MENDEN’S CAREER STATISTICS (AT TCU) Year MP SP 2008 9 19 Career 9 19

K 7 7

AVG 0.37 0.37

E 1 1

TA 9 9

PCT .667 .667

BS 0 0

BA 1 1

TB 1 1

DG 15 15

A 82 82

SA 2 2

SP 124 110 125 359

K 1 2 3 6

AVG 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.02

E 0 3 3 6

TA 5 25 24 54

PCT .200 -.040 .000 .000

BS 0 0 0 0

BA 0 0 0 0

TB 0 0 0 0

DG 305 517 611 1,433

A 20 43 56 119

SA 33 19 22 74

SP 71 73 75 219

K 1 1 3 5

AVG 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.02

E 0 2 2 4

TA 3 14 13 30

PCT .333 -.071 .077 .033

BS 0 0 0 0

BA 0 0 0 0

TB 0 0 0 0

DG 153 354 349 856

A 14 26 29 69

SA 19 10 16 45

K 31 308 234 573

AVG 0.40 2.66 2.13 1.89

E 30 145 120 295

TA 114 875 688 1677

PCT .009 .186 .166 .166

BS 1 31 15 47

BA 6 49 36 91

TB 7 80 51 138

DG 41 86 110 237

A 11 34 25 70

SA 12 9 20 41

DIETER’S CAREER STATISTICS OVERALL Year MP 2007 31 2008 28 Career 59 BIG TEN Year MP 2007 20 2008 17 Career 37 FILHO’S CAREER STATISTICS OVERALL Year MP 2008 13 Career 13 BIG TEN Year MP 2008 7 Career 7 GIBBEYEMER’S CAREER STATISTICS OVERALL Year MP 2007 31 2008 34 Career 65 BIG TEN Year MP 2007 20 2008 20 Career 40 GRANQUIST’S CAREER STATISTICS OVERALL Year MP 2008 32 Career 32 BIG TEN Year MP 2008 20 Career 20

TAN’S CAREER STATISTICS OVERALL Year MP 2006 34 2007 31 2008 34 Career 99 BIG TEN Year MP 2006 20 2007 20 2008 20 Career 60

AVG 1.08 1.07 0.79 0.99

E 31 34 26 91

SP 109 125 234

K 12 120 132

AVG 0.11 0.96 0.56

SP 72 75 147

K 10 79 89

GP 110 100 210

3

TA 271 299 188 753

COWLES’ CAREER STATISTICS OVERALL Year MP 2007 31 2008 34 Career 65 BIG TEN Year MP 2007 20 2008 20 Career 40

K 123 135 83 341

WILSONS’ CAREER STATISTICS (AT MISSOURI) Year MP SP 2006 27 77 2007 30 116 2008 29 110 Career 86 303

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2008 season review

2008

SEASON IN REVIEW

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2008 season review

2008 Season Reca p Team All-Big Ten honorees in 1999, 2000 and 2002. Three of those four years, including 2008, none of the three players were seniors. TAN NAMED BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Minnesota junior libero Christine Tan was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. It marked the fifth time in the eight years of the award that a Golden Gopher has won it. Tan joins Paula Gentil (2002, 03 and 04) and Malama Peniata (2006) on that list. Tan led the Big Ten in digs with 4.89 dps and also averaged 0.45 aps. She led the conference in digs per set in Big Ten play with 4.65 dps. Tan also helped the Golden Gophers limit their opponents to the second-lowest hitting percentage in the conference at .161, and led the Big Ten in serve receive percentage at .983. On the season, Tan made only 11 reception errors in 675 serve receive attempts. Tan set the stage for winning this award by claiming Big Ten Defensive Player of the week five times in 2008. She won it on Sept. 1, 22, 29, Oct. 6 and Nov. 10. The five Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors were the most by any player in conference history since the award started in 2005. Tan’s five weekly conference honors also tied her with Stacey Gordon (five in 2004) for the most weekly honors overall by any player in Big Ten history. Tan finished the season with the fourth-highest single-season dig total in school history at 611. She is also second on the school’s career digs list at 1,433.

Brook D ieter

THREE GOPHERS RECEIVE ALL-AMERICA HONORS Minnesota had three players earn All-American honors in 2008, as Brook Dieter claimed second-team honors, Lauren Gibbmeyer was named to the third-team and Christine Tan picked up honorable-mention honors. Overall, the Golden Gophers were one of 11 programs to put two players on one of the three All-American teams. It was the first time since 2004 that Minnesota had two players on one of the three All-American teams. Dieter became the fifth Gopher outside hitter to be named an All-American, and the first left-side hitter since Nicole Branagh to claim the honors. Gibbemeyer became the fourth middle blocker at Minnesota to claim All-America honors and the first since Meredith Nelson did so in 2006. She is also the first Gopher middle blocker to receive All-America honors as a sophomore. Tan joined Malama Peniata (2006) and Paula Gentil (2005) as one of three Minnesota liberos to claim Honorable-Mention All-America honors. Gentil also claimed first-team honors in 2004, second-team in 2003 and third-team in 2002 in the first year of the libero in college volleyball. THREE GOLDEN GOPHERS NAMED FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN Minnesota had three players named First-Team All-Big Ten when Brook Dieter, Lauren Gibbemeyer and Christine Tan were named to the team. Dieter was one of five outside hitters in the Big Ten to claim first team honors. She also became the first Golden Gopher outside hitter since Erin Martin (in 2004) to be named First-Team All-Big Ten. Dieter and Gibbemeyer were the first sophomores at Minnesota to claim first team honors since Kelly Bowman did so in 2004. Gibbemeyer was one of eight players in the Big Ten to receive unanimous first team honors. She also extended a streak of four years in a row that a Golden Gopher middle blocker has claimed first team honors. The last Minnesota middle blocker to claim the honors as a sophomore was Stephanie Hagen in 1999. Gibbemeyer joined Jessy Jones (2007) and Meredith Nelson (2005 & 06) as middle blockers who have won the honors for Minnesota over the past four seasons. Tan became the third Golden Gopher libero to claim First-Team All-Big Ten honors. She joined Malama Peniata (2006) and Paula Gentil (2002, 03, 04 and 05) on that list. Minnesota has now had a libero make First-Team All-Big Ten in six of the seven years the position has been in existence. This year marked the first time since 2004 that the Golden Gophers claimed three First-Team All-Big Ten honorees. That year it was Kelly Bowman, Paula Gentil and Erin Martin. Minnesota also collected three First-

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MINNESOTA FINISHES SECOND IN BIG TEN PLAY Minnesota finished second in the Big Ten this season with a record of 16-4. The Golden Gophers finished four matches behind Penn State, who was 20-0 for a second straight Big Ten campaign. Illinois finished one match behind Minnesota at 15-5. The Golden Gophers defeated the Illini in two of those five matches, both coming in five sets. It marked the seventh time in 10 years that Minnesota has finished second or higher in the Big Ten. The Golden Gophers finished second in the Big Ten in 1999 with a 15-5 record, second in the conference at 17-3 in 2000, tied for sixth in the Big Ten at 10-10 in 2001, won the Big Ten in 2002 at 17-3, finished tied for second in 2003 at 15-5, tied for for second again in 2004 at 17-3, also finished second in 2006 at 17-3 and tied for third at 11-9 in 2007. In those 10 seasons, Minnesota has amassed a 150-50 record for a .750 winning percentage. GOLDEN GOPHERS FINISH REGULAR-SEASON WITH 26 WINS Minnesota finished the regular-season with a 26-6 record. The 26 wins were the most in the regular-season by the Golden Gophers since 2004, and was the fourth-highest win total during the NCAA era in the regular-season for Minnesota. The Golden Gophers highest regular-season win total in the NCAA era came in 2002 when they won 30 matches prior to the NCAA Tournament. Minnesota’s second-highest total was in 2000 when it claimed 29 victories, and the third-highest total was in 2004 when the Golden Gophers won 28 regular-season matches. Minnesota also finished with 16 Big Ten victories. That total was the fifth-best by a Golden Gopher team in school history. Minnesota went 17-3 in conference play in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006. This year’s record is the best mark by a Golden Gopher team outside of those four squads. Minnesota started off the season 8-4, but closed out the conference schedule with eight straight Big Ten victories. The eight straight conference wins was the best winning streak in school history to close out the Big Ten season, and is also tied for its third-best conference winning streak in school history. MINNESOTA MAKES 10TH STRAIGHT NCAA TOURNAMENT Minnesota qualified for its 10th straight NCAA Tournament. The Golden Gophers are one of 12 teams in the nation to make 10 or more NCAA Tournaments in a row. Penn State and Stanford have qualified for all 28 NCAA Tournaments. Nebraska is next with 27 straight appearances, followed by Long Beach State (22), USC (22), Florida (18), Hawai’i (16), Colorado State (14), UCLA (12), Louisville (11) and Santa Clara (11). Minnesota received a No. 6 national seed in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, and a No. 2 seed in the Austin region. It marked the fourth time in seven years that the Golden Gophers received a top eight national seed. The No. 6 seed was Minnesota’s second-highest in school history. The Golden Gophers were a No. 7 seed in 2002, a No. 4 seed in 2004 and received the No. 8 seed in 2006. Minnesota was also seeded No. 13 in 2003. As a conference, the Big Ten received four of the top 16 national seeds. Penn State had the highest of any team in the conference at No. 1. The Golden Gophers were No. 6, followed by No.

9 Illinois and No. 10 Purdue. The Big Ten had the second-highest total of seeds of any conference. The Pac-10 led the way with five, followed by the Big Ten and then the Big 12 (two). After defeating North Dakota State in the first round, Minnesota is now 12-1 in 13 first round NCAA Tournament matches. The Golden Gophers are 10-1 in first round matches under current head coach Mike Hebert. Before Hebert, Minnesota won home first round matches against Colorado (1989) and Ball State (1993). In Hebert’s first nine first round matches, the Golden Gophers defeated Central Florida (1996), Miami (Ohio) in 1997, Sacramento State (1999), Robert Morris (2000), DePaul (2001), New Hampshire (2002), Wisconsin-Green Bay (2003), Long Island (2004), Winthrop (2005) and Siena (2006). Minnesota lost in the first round for the first time in school history to Sacramento State at Stanford in 2007. Minnesota is also one of only eight teams in the nation to advance to six or more regionals over the course of the last 10 seasons. The Golden Gophers advanced to the Regional Semifinals in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006. Minnesota went a step further when it advanced to the Final Four in 2003 and 04. The Golden Gophers faced Stanford in the National Championship in 2004. Minnesota also advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals in 2003, 04 and 06. Nebraska is the only program to play in the last 10 regionals. Florida, Hawai’i and UCLA have advanced to nine of the last 10, and Penn State, Stanford and USC have played in eight of the last 10. MINNESOTA SENIORS FINISH ON A HIGH NOTE IN BIG TEN PLAY Minnesota’s four seniors in 2008 (Rachel Hartmann, Kyla Roehrig, Kelly Schmidt and Katie Vatterrodt) finished the regular season on a high note with eight straight Big Ten victories. The 2008 senior class finished their respective careers with a 96-36 (.727) overall record and a 58-22 (.725) record in Big Ten play. During their careers at Minnesota, the Golden Gophers advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals (in 2006), finished second in the Big Ten twice (and third or better every year) and claimed 12 Academic All-Big Ten honors between the four of them. Hartmann finished fifth on the school’s all-time assists list at 4,925. Roehrig was fourth on the school’s all-time list in block solos (125) and 14th in kills (1,246). HEBERT REACHES 900-WIN MARK Minnesota head coach Mike Hebert claimed his 900th victory of his career in a three-set win over North Dakota State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 5 at the Sports Pavilion. Hebert tbecame the fourth active Division I coach to reach 900 career victories. He joined a list that includes Andy Banachowski (1,082 wins at UCLA), Dave Shoji (1,012 wins at Hawai’i) and Russ Rose (995 at Penn State). Hebert, John Dunning (Stanford and Pacific) and Mick Haley (Texas and USC) are the only coach ever to take two different programs to multiple Final Fours. Hebert is also the only coach in Division I to win 300 or more matches at two different schools. He was 323-127 at Illinois 13 years, and is 328-118 in his 13th season at Minnesota. MINNESOTA PLAYING STRONG AT HOME Minnesota finished the season with a 15-3 home record this season, and 15-2 in the Sports Pavilion. The 14-2 regular-season mark was the Golden Gophers’ best record in the Sports Pavilion since 2004 when they went 15-1. Overall, Minnesota’s only losses came to No. 1 Penn State, North Carolina and Iowa State. The Golden Gophers claimed wins over No. 4 California, No. 16 Cal Poly, No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 16 Illinois, No. 18 Purdue and No. 20 Michigan at home this year. The Golden Gophers outhit their opposition .240 to .167 at home, outblocked their opponents 2.64-to-1.98 blps and had 14.74 kps to 12.89 for the opposition. Minnesota has gone 92-19 in the Sports Pavilion since 2002 for a winning percentage of .829. HARTMANN’S ASSIST TOTAL CONTINUES TO CLIMB SCHOOL’S ASSISTS LIST In 2008, Rachel Hartmann became only the sixth Golden Gopher in school history to record 4,000 career assists. Hartmann joined Sharon Oesterling (1986-89), Becky Bauer (1994-97), Lindsey Berg (1998-01), Sue Jackson (1990-93) and Lindsey Taatjes (2001-04) on this list. Hartmann finished her career with 4,925 career assists. Hartmann finished 75 assists from becoming the fifth player in school history to reach 5,000 career assists.


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p a c e R n o s 2008 Sea TAN MOVES TO SECOND ON CAREER DIGS LIST Christine Tan recorded 32 digs in two NCAA Tournament matches to move her career digs total to 1,433. The 1,433 digs put her second on the Minnesota career digs list. She moved past Lindsey Taatjes (200104), Chris Schaefer (1986-89), Sharon Oesterling (1986-89) and Malama Peniata into second place earlier this season. Tan's season total of 611 this year was the fourth-highest in school history. She joined Paula Gentil as the second player in school history to record 500 digs in two or more seasons at Minnesota. ROEHRIG FINISHES FIFTH ON CAREER BLOCK SOLO LIST Kyla Roehrig finished her career with a total of 125 solo blocks. With that total, Roehrig is in fourth place on the school’s solo block career list. Roehrig moved past Erin Martin (2001-04) for fourth on the list, and trails Pam Miller (1983-86) for third place on the list by 13. GIBBEMEYER FINISHES SECOND ON THE SINGLE-SEASON BLOCKS LIST Sophomore Lauren Gibbemeyer collected 174 bocks during the 2008 season. That total was good for second on the Golden Gophers’ single season list. She finished one block away from tying the school-record of 175 set by Charnette Fair in 1999. Gibbemeyer also finished third on the block assists list with 143. She was just eight block assists away from tying the single-season record of 143 set by Stephanie Hagen in 2000. MINNESOTA AMONG TOP PROGRAMS IN BIG TEN SINCE 2002 Minnesota has the second-best Big Ten record since 2002. The Golden Gophers are 107-33 over the last six-plus years in the Big Ten. That record is only topped by Penn State who is 129-21 in the same span. Wisconsin is third in that span with a 95-45 record, followed by Ohio State and Illinois at 71-69, Michigan at 68-72, Purdue at 66-74, Michigan State at 62-78, Northwestern at 53-87, Indiana at 34-106 and Iowa at 18-122. MINNESOTA RANKED 12TH ON NCAA WINNING PERCENTAGE LIST Minnesota currently has the 12th-best NCAA Tournament winning percentage among teams that have made a minimum five tournament appearances. The Golden Gophers have a 26-14 NCAA Tournament record, which is good for a .650 winning percentage. Minnesota has the second-best NCAA Tournament winning percentage of any program in the Big Ten. Penn State is first at 60-25 (.706), while Wisconsin is

third at 29-16 (.644). Overall, Stanford is first with a .800 (92-23) winning percentage. Nebraska is second at .762 (77-24), UCLA is third at .742 (72-25), Hawai’i is fourth at .730 (65-24) and USC rounds out the top five at .713 (57-23). Florida (.710, 49-20), Long Beach State (.706, 48-20), Penn State (.706, 60-25), Washington (.700, 28-12), Texas (.688, 53-24) and Pacific (.657, 46-24) are the only other teams that rank ahead of Minnesota on the list. MINNESOTA AMONG TOP TEAMS IN WINS AGAINST RANKED OPPOSITION Minnesota was 9-4 against ranked opposition during the 2008 regular-season. The nine wins were tied for the third-most among top 25 this past year. Penn State and Stanford each had 11 wins against ranked teams, which led the nation. The Golden Gophers were tied with Washington for third on the list with nine wins. Minnesota’s 13 matches against ranked opposition was tied for the top mark among top 25 teams. The Golden Gophers tied with Stanford, USC and Washington for that mark. California, Oregon, UCLA and Illinois were tied for fourth with 12 matches against ranked teams. DIETER HEATS UP IN BIG TEN PLAY Brook Dieter averaged 3.82 kps, 3.00 dps and 0.70 blps in Big Ten play. She is finished sixth in the conference in kills (3.82 kps) and in points (4.49 pps) in Big Ten play. Dieter collected double-figure kills in 15 of the 17 Big Ten matches last year, with the second Penn State match and the Michigan match where she got hurt being the only exception. She had one of the highest kill total against the Nittany Lions on the season at 13 on Oct. 11, and was one of only three players with 10+ kills to hit over .250 against Penn State. MINNESOTA WELCOMES OVER 10,000 FANS TO WILLIAMS ARENA ON OCT. 11 Minnesota had its second-highest attendance in school history when 10,126 fans showed up to the match at Williams Arena on Saturday, Oct. 11 against No. 1 Penn State. That attendance was the fourthhighest in the nation this year. The Golden Gophers highest attendance in school history came on Oct. 16, 2004 when 10,927 fans showed up to watch Minnesota defeated Illinois in four sets at Williams Arena. Minnesota had 9,761 fans against Indiana on Oct. 29, 2005, 8.377 fans against Purdue on Oct. 14, 2006 and 6,285 fans last year against Ohio State on Oct. 27, 2007. It was only the second time in school history that the Golden Gophers welcome over 10,000 fans to an event. Minnesota is currently fourth in the nation in attendance with an average of 3,843 fans per match. The Golden Gophers have welcomed 61,487 fans during 16 different home dates this season. MINNESOTA MATCHES HIGHEST RANKED WIN IN SCHOOL HISTORY On Sept. 12, Minnesota defeated No. 4 California in three sets to exact revenge for a three-set loss at Berkeley in 2007. The win matched the Golden Gophers highest ranked victory in school history. Minnesota had defeated the No. 4 team on three previous occasions. Those came on Dec. 12, 2003 when the Golden Gophers defeated Pepperdine in the NCAA Regional Semifinals, on Sept. 11, 2004 when Minnesota defeated Florida in the Diet Coke Classic and Oct. 2, 2004 when the Golden Gophers won against Penn State on the road. The Golden Gophers three ranked wins over ranked teams in non-conference were there most since 2004 when they defeated four ranked opponents in non-conference play. MINNESOTA IN THE AVCA POLL IN 2008 The Golden Gophers were ranked in the top 12 in 10 of the 16 weeks in 2008. Minnesota was ranked in the top 16 in 15 of the 16 weeks of the poll. The Golden Gophers finished the season ranked No. 14, which was their higest final ranking since the 2006 season.

C hristine T an

Poll Aug. 19 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20

Ranking 16th 12th 11th 8th 12th 13th 12th 12th 11th

Points 446 762 774 1,068 829 774 858 860 918

L auren G ibbemeyer Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24 Dec. 1 Dec. 23

13th 17th 15th 12th 12th 10th 14th

775 558 675 773 840 925 674

USA Today/AVCA Division I Volleyball Poll -- FINAL Dec. 23, 2008 Rk. Team Points Final Record 1 Penn State (60) 1500 38-0 2 Stanford 1430 31-4 3 Nebraska 1377 31-3 4 Texas 1333 29-4 5 Washington 1257 27-5 6 California 1177 26-7 7 Hawai’i 1152 31-4 8 UCLA 1036 22-11 9 Oregon 972 25-9 10 Florida 927 27-4 11 Illinois 822 26-8 12 Iowa State 777 22-13 13 USC 702 17-12 14 Minnesota 674 27-7 15 Purdue 651 26-9 16 Utah 599 26-6 17 Michigan 573 26-9 18 Wichita State 514 30-2 19 San Diego 422 23-5 20 Kansas State 351 24-8 21 St. Louis 313 29-5 22 Kentucky 218 26-6 23 Long Beach State 188 26-6 24 Colorado State 164 23-7 25 Santa Clara 101 18-10 Others Receiving Votes: Western Michigan 67, New Mexico State 66, Pepperdine 43, Tulane 23, Middle Tennessee 15, UAB 12, Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 8, Texas A&M 8, Duke 7, Clemson 5, Western Kentucky 2.

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2008 Statistics 2008 MINNESOTA FINAL STATISTICS Player 1

MP

Alex Blatt

(OVERALL)

SP

K

KPS

E

TA

PCT

A

SA

DG

DPS

BS

BA

TB

BPS

Pts

PPS

11

5

0.45

1

10

.400

35

0

15

1.36

1

2

3

0.27

7.0

0.64

5

Lauren Gibbemeyer

125

405

3.24

119

904

.316

13

17

106

0.85

31

143

174

1.39

524.5

4.20

6

Brook Dieter

100

357

3.57

96

983

.266

10

15

223

2.23

26

42

68

0.68

419.0

4.19 1.63

11

Ariana Filho

23

28

1.22

10

69

.261

1

0

2

0.09

2

15

17

0.74

37.5

7

Kelly Schmidt

111

157

1.41

60

372

.261

5

0

30

0.27

7

68

75

0.68

198.0

1.78

12

Kyla Roehrig

120

305

2.54

117

865

.217

9

0

43

0.36

22

62

84

0.70

358.0

2.98

Pam Luiz

107

173

1.62

73

466

.215

40

10

193

1.80

9

45

54

0.50

214.5

2.00

53

49

0.92

24

170

.147

8

0

29

0.55

4

18

22

0.42

62.0

1.17

10 4

Katie Vatterrodt

8

Rachel Hartmann

123

78

0.63

47

246

.126

1335

21

235

1.91

8

61

69

0.56

137.5

1.12

3

Hailey Cowles

125

120

0.96

73

384

.122

23

23

335

2.68

1

2

3

0.02

145.0

1.16

15 2 14

Christine Tan

125

3

0.02

3

24

.000

56

22

611

4.89

0

0

0

0.00

25.0

0.20

Jessica Granquist

105

0

0.00

2

16

-.125

35

12

250

2.38

0

0

0

0.00

12.0

0.11

Ashley Suapaia

22

0

0.00

1

3

-.333

4

3

30

1.36

0

0

0

0.00

3.0

0.14

Totals

34

125

1680

13.44

626

4512

.234

1574

123

2102

16.82

111

458

340.0

2.72

2143.0

17.14

Opponents

34

125

1581

12.65

802

4831

.161

1464

84

1940

15.52

50

361

230.5

1.84

1895.5

15.16

2008 MINNESOTA FINAL STATISTICS Player 5

MP Lauren Gibbemeyer

(BIG TEN MATCHES ONLY)

SP

K

KPS

E

TA

PCT

A

SA

DG

DPS

BS

BA

TB

BPS

Pts

PPS

75

239

3.19

73

545

.305

10

11

48

0.64

16

89

105

1.40

310.5

4.14

11

Ariana Filho

14

20

1.43

7

43

.302

0

0

1

0.07

2

9

11

0.79

26.5

1.89

6

Brook Dieter

60

229

3.82

56

638

.271

4

12

180

3.00

15

27

42

0.70

269.5

4.49

7

Kelly Schmidt

66

98

1.48

39

228

.259

3

0

20

0.30

4

42

46

0.70

123.0

1.86

1

Alex Blatt

5

2

0.40

1

4

.250

9

0

0

0.00

1

0

1

0.20

3.0

0.60

71

161

2.27

67

456

.206

9

0

14

0.20

10

42

52

0.73

192.0

2.70

12 10 3

Kyla Roehrig Pam Luiz

63

93

1.48

41

270

.193

17

5

93

1.48

8

23

31

0.49

117.5

1.87

Hailey Cowles

75

79

1.05

47

246

.130

13

10

194

2.59

1

1

2

0.03

90.5

1.21

8

Rachel Hartmann

75

43

0.57

25

151

.119

813

17

134

1.79

3

35

38

0.51

80.5

1.07

4

Katie Vatterrodt

35

25

0.71

16

108

.083

1

0

12

0.34

3

13

16

0.46

34.5

0.99

15 2 14

Christine Tan

75

3

0.04

2

13

.077

29

16

349

4.65

0

0

0

0.00

19.0

0.25

Jessica Granquist

63

0

0.00

0

6

.000

21

7

130

2.06

0

0

0

0.00

7.0

0.11

9

0

0.00

1

3

-.333

21

7

21

2.33

0

0

0

0.00

1.0

0.11

Totals

Ashley Suapaia 20

75

992

13.23

375

2711

.228

930

79

1196

15.95

63

281

203.5

2.71

1274.5

16.99

Opponents

20

75

965

12.87

469

2831

.175

900

53

1173

15.64

34

255

161.5

2.15

1179.5

15.73

76 * Minnesota Volleyball


2008 season review

s t l u s e R 8 200

2008 MINNESOTA FINAL RESULTS OVERALL RECORD:27-7 • BIG TEN RECORD: 16-4 HOME: 15-3 • AWAY: 8-4 • NEUTRAL: 4-0

Date Aug Aug. Aug. Aug.

29-30 29 30 30

Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept.

4-5 4 6 6

Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept.

Opponent Result Bluejay Invitational (Omaha, Neb.) at Creighton W 3-0 vs. Texas A&M W 3-1 vs. #21 LSU W 3-0

Overall

Big Ten

Time

Att.

25-14, 25-20, 25-16 25-18, 25-13, 23-25, 25-22 25-11, 25-21, 25-22

1-0 2-0 3-0

0-0 0-0 0-0

1:08 1:40 1:09

845 930 930

Honolulu Advertiser Classic (Honolulu, Hawai’i) at #11 Hawai’i L 2-3 vs. Cincinnati W 3-0 vs. Wyoming W 3-0

22-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-23, 7-15 25-17, 25-13, 25-20 25-12, 25-16, 25-12

3-1 4-1 5-1

0-0 0-0 0-0

2:25 1:11 1:08

5,564 125 125

12-14 12 13 14

Diet Coke Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) #4 Califorina W 3-0 #16 Cal Poly W 3-1 Notre Dame W 3-0

25-21, 25-20, 25-23 25-18, 25-12, 25-27, 27-25 25-19, 25-14, 25-21

6-1 7-1 8-1

0-0 0-0 0-0

1:23 1:48 1:19

4,769 4,861 4,208

Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept.

19-20 19 20 20

Gopher Invitational (Minneapolis, Minn.) TCU W 3-1 Winthrop W 3-0 North Carolina L 2-3

25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 25-14 25-22, 25-11, 28-26 26-24, 20-25, 25-23, 29-31, 12-15

9-1 10-1 10-2

0-0 0-0 0-0

1:41 1:19 2:18

2524 4,208 4,208

Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

26 27 3 4 10 11 15 17 24 25 31 1 7 8 14 15 21 23 26 29

Northwestern #18 Wisconsin at #19 Illinois at #18 Purdue Indiana *#1 Penn State Iowa Michigan State at Ohio State at #20 Michigan at #1 Penn State at Indiana #18 Purdue #16 Illinois at Wisconsin at Northwestern #20 Michigan Ohio State at Iowa at Michigan State

25-22, 25-11, 28-26 23-25, 25-10, 26-24, 25-20 25-23, 20-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-8 25-14, 25-16, 25-19 25-21, 25-17, 25-18 18-25, 15-25, 12-25 25-11, 25-17, 25-23 25-23, 24-26, 25-13, 25-19 25-18, 26-24, 25-21 21-25, 21-25, 21-25 19-25, 17-25, 17-25 25-22, 22-25, 25-19, 22-25, 9-15 25-21, 25-21, 25-15 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-10 18-25, 25-18, 25-27, 31-29, 19-17 25-15, 25-20, 25-12 25-16, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20 25-20, 25-12, 18-25, 25-22 25-15, 21-25, 26-24, 11-25, 15-13 25-18, 20-25, 25-13, 25-23

11-2 12-2 13-2 14-2 15-2 15-3 16-3 17-3 18-3 18-4 18-5 18-6 19-6 20-6 21-6 22-6 23-6 24-6 25-6 26-6

1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 8-2 8-3 8-4 9-4 10-4 11-4 12-4 13-4 14-4 15-4 16-4

1:24 1:44 2:12 1:15 1:13 1:08 1:16 1:54 1:22 1:29 1:12 2:06 1:18 2:02 2:25 1:17 1:39 1:33 1:57 1:40

2,128 4,082 1,456 2,283 2,218 10,126 1,805 3,078 1,062 861 2,173 737 4,168 2,546 5,644 1,305 3,748 2,802 1,296 1,154

25-18, 25-14, 25-14 14-25, 24-26, 27-25, 19-25

27-6 27-7

16-4 16-4

1:08 1:41

2,583 2,101

W W W W W L W W W L L L W W W W W W W W

3-0 3-1 3-2 3-0 3-0 0-3 3-0 3-1 3-0 0-3 0-3 2-3 3-0 3-2 3-2 3-0 3-1 3-1 3-2 3-1

NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds (Minneapolis, Minn.) Dec. 5 North Dakota State W 3-0 Dec. 6 Iowa State L 1-3

Scores

*at Williams Arena

ATTENDANCE Location Home Away Neutral Total

Dates 18 12 4 34

Total 66,168 24,380 2,110 92,658

Avg. 3,676 2,032 527.5 2,725

77 * Minnesota Volleyball


2008 season review

2008 by Match MATCH #1 #16 Minnesota (1-0)

25

25

25

Creighton

14

20

16

Aug. 29, 2008 • Omaha, Neb. • Attendance - 845

Minnesota Creighton

K 40 29

E 12 14

Att. % .311 .150

Aces 5 0

Digs 50 36

Blks. 7.0 2.0

Minnesota swept Creighton in three sets by scores of 25-14, 25-20, 25-16) in its first match of the Bluejay Invitational. Throughout the match Minnesota was able to build leads, but Creighton was often able to tighten the score. In the third set the Gophers jumped out to a 9-5 lead, but Creighton answered with the next three points to cut the lead to 9-8. Sophomore Brook Dieter delivered back-to-back kills followed by Lauren Gibbemeyer and Pamela Luiz to put the Gophers ahead 13-8. Creighton cut the lead again to 14-10, but Dieter silenced the run with a kill ande an ace. After Creighton fought off a pair of match points, Dieter delivered a kill to give Minnesota the sweep. Dieter led the Gophers by hitting .429 (14-2-28) with 14 kills and five digs. Sophomore middle blocker Lauren Gibbemeyer also had five digs with seven kills and two blocks. In her Gopher debut, junior outside hitter Pamela Luiz finished with seven kills and two blocks. Junior libero Christine Tan had a match high 18 digs, and sophomore Hailey Cowles had a match-high three service aces. Senior Rachel Hartmann finished with 34 assists and 10 digs, while another senior, Kelly Schmidt, had a team-high four blocks.

MATCH #2 #16 Minnesota (2-0)

25

25

23

25

Texas A&M

18

13

25

22

Aug. 30, 2008 • Omaha, Neb. • Attendance - 930

Minnesota Texas A&M

K 62 58

E 15 23

Att. % .343 .215

Aces 5 2

Digs 71 55

Blks. 8.0 5.0

The Gophers defeated Texas A&M by scores of 25-18, 25-13, 23-35, 25-22 in the second match of the Bluejay Invitational. In the third set, Minnesota jumped out to a 3-2 lead, but Texas A&M responded with seven of the next 10 points to take a 9-6 lead. The Gophers trailed the rest of the way, and lost 25-23 in the third set. In the fourth set, Minnesota and Texas A&M were tied at 12 until Kyla Roehrig sandwiched a pair of kills around a combined block with Kelly Schmidt. Minnesota had a 15-13 lead until Texas A&M responded by winning five of the next six points and taking a 20-18 lead. This time it was Lauren Gibbemeyer’s turn to stick a combined block between two kills to put Minnesota ahead 21-20. The Gophers won the set and the match on a combined block by Pamela Luiz and Schmidt. Roehrig had a match-high 19 kills along with three blocks. Gibbemeyer hit .519 (16-2-27) with 16 kills. Dieter had nine kills and nine digs, while junior libero Christine Tan had a career high 32 digs in the match and Rachel Hartmann finished with 53 assists.

MATCH #3 #16 Minnesota (3-0)

25

25

25

#21 LSU

11

21

22

Aug. 30, 2008 • Omaha, Neb. • Attendance - 930

Minnesota LSU

K 39 35

E 12 25

Att. % .260 .089

Aces 2 2

Digs 45 44

Blks. 11.0 4.0

Minnesota defeated No. 21 LSU in three sets by scores of 25-11, 2521, 25-22 to win the Bluejay Invitational. In the second set, the two teams exchanged the first 14 points until Minnesota scored consecutive points to move ahead of LSU 9-7. The Tigers tied the set at 15, but Minnesota responded by winning the next five points with the help of a solo block by Brook Dieter. LSU won the next three points to make the score 20-18. . The Gophers were able to hang on to the lead, and Dieter closed out the set with a kill. Dieter had a double-double in the match with 12 kills and 10 digs; she also had three solo blocks. Pamela Luiz had eight kills, seven digs, and two blocks. Lauren Gibbemeyer finished with eight kills and two blocks. Christine Tan had 11 digs, while Hailey Cowles contributed 10 digs and a kill. Rachel Hartmann had 31 assists, two blocks, and two kills. Brook Dieter was named the tournament’s MVP, and Rachel Hartmann also received Bluejay Invitational All-Tournament team honors.

MATCH #4 #12 Minnesota (3-1) #11 Hawai’i

22 25

25 21

19 25

25 23

7 15

Sept. 4, 2008 • Honolulu, Hawai’i • Attendance - 5,564

Minnesota Hawai’i

K yla Roehrig

78 * Minnesota Volleyball

K 56 68

E 26 30

Att. % .186 .218

Aces 3 4

Digs 67 69

Blks. 14.0 7.0

From the Bluejay Invitational, Minnesota moved on to face No. 11 Hawai’i in the Honolulu Advertiser Challenge. The Gophers suffered their first loss of the year to Hawai’i in five sets by scores of 25-22, 21-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-7. Minnesota fought back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to send the match to a fifth set. After a 5-0 run by Hawai’i in the fifth set, the Gophers trailed 8-2. Gibbemeyer and Hartmann were able to stop the run with a combined block, but Hawai’i answered by scoring the next three points. Kyla Roehrig delivered a kill and a solo block to make the score 11-5. With the score at 14-6 Brook Dieter fought off a match point with a kill, but Hawai’i won the match on a Gopher attack error. Minnesota was led by Roehrig who had 16 kills and two blocks. Brook Dieter finished with a double-double of 13 kills and 10 digs. Lauren Gibbemeyer had 11 kills and 10 blocks on the night. Christine Tan had a match-high 20 digs, while Rachel Hartmann had 45 assists, nine digs, and three blocks.

MATCH #5 #12 Minnesota (4-1)

25

25

25

Cincinnati

17

13

20

Sept.6, 2008 • Honolulu, Hawai’i • Attendance -

Minnesota Cincinnati

K 33 31

E 9 25

Att. % .296 .054

Aces 4 4

Digs 47 32

Blks. 14.0 1.0

Minnesota came back from its first loss of the season sweeping Cincinnati in three sets by scores of 25-17, 25-13, 25-20 in the Gophers’ second match of the Honolulu Advertiser Challenge. In the first set, Minnesota cruised to an early 5-0 lead behind three blocks by Brook Dieter and Kelly Schmidt. After scoring nine of the next 13 points the Gophers increased their lead to 13-4 on a Lauren Gibbemeyer kill. Cincinnati was able to cut the lead to 15-8, but Minnesota scored seven of the next nine points to take a 22-10 lead. The Cincinnati Bearcats fought off four straight set points, but the Gophers finally won the set on a Cincinnati service error. Dieter had a match-high 10 kills for the Gophers, and tied her career-high with seven blocks. Gibbemeyer hit .500 (7-1-12) and contributed seven kills and six blocks. Senior setter Rachel Hartmann had 26 assists, five kills, five digs, and three blocks. Christine Tan finished with 16 digs. Freshman Jessica Granquist had nine digs and a service ace on the night.

MATCH #6 #12 Minnesota (5-1)

25

25

25

Wyoming

12

16

12

Sept. 6, 2008 • Honolulu, Hawai’i • Attendance - 125

Minnesota Wyoming

K 37 22

E 10 24

Att. % .329 -.019

Aces 4 2

Digs 56 29

Blks. 8.0 1.0

In the final match of the Honolulu Advertiser Challenge, the Gophers defeated Wyoming in three sets by scores of 25-12, 35-16, 25-12. Minnesota jumped out to an 8-7 lead in the third set, and expanded it to 11-7 when Gibbemeyer sandwiched a pair of kills around a combined block with Rachel Hartmann. Wyoming cut the lead to 13-10, but the Golden Gophers responded with three straight points including a kill by Pam Luiz. With the score at 16-11, Minnesota went on a 5-0 run to take a 21-11 lead. After Wyoming made it 21-12, Luiz responded with a kill. Hailey Cowles followed with back-to-back kills to give the Gophers to match point at 24-12. Minnesota claimed the match when Wyoming was called for a blocking error for contacting the net. Cowles led the Gophers with her first career double-double with 10 kills and 15 digs. Luiz hit .467 (8-1-15) with eight kills and seven digs. Gibbemeyer had eight kills, five blocks, and two service aces. Christine Tan had 12 digs and an assist, while Jessica Granquist had 11 digs and two assists.

MATCH #7 #4 California

21

20

23

#11 Minnesota (6-1)

25

25

25

Sept.12, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn.. • Attendance - 4,769

California Minnesota

K 42 37

E 27 16

Att. % .124 .191

Aces 0 3

Digs 48 45

Blks. 4.0 12.0

Minnesota handed No. 4 California its first loss of the season, as the Gophers won in three sets by scores of 25-21, 25-20, 25-23. The Golden Gophers jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the third set, but the Golden Bears answered with a 5-0 run to take a 7-5 lead. California expanded the lead to 10-7, but Minnesota scored four of the next five points and tied it at 11 on a kill by Pam Luiz. The Gophers went on a 7-1 run, and took a 14-11 lead on a solo block


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h c t a M y b 2008 the 25-18 victory in the first set. Minnesota moved on to claim the second set 25-12 on the way to winning in four sets. Gibbemeyer had 15 kills, seven blocks, and five digs. Kyla Roehrig finished with 12 kills on the match. Christine Tan had 27 digs and a career-high six assists. Hailey Cowles had a career-high three service aces along with 14 digs.

MATCH #9 Notre Dame

19

14

21

#11 Minnesota (8-1)

25

25

25

Sept. 14, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 4,216

Notre Dame Minnesota

K atie Vatterrodt by Gibbemeyer. California scored four of the next six points to cut the lead to 16-15. Dieter answered with a kill to make it 17-15, but the Golden Bears scored consecutive points to tie it at 17. With the score tied at 18, Schmidt delivered a kill and Gibbemeyer and Roehrig combined on a block to make it 20-18. California tied it up again at 20, but with the score tied at 21, Gibbemeyer delivered a kill and followed it with a solo block to move the score to 23-21. California cut the lead to 23-22, but Gibbemeyer and Hartmann combined on a block to give the Gophers match point at 24-22. With the score at 24-23, Dieter finished the match with a kill. Gibbemeyer led the Gophers with 11 kills and a match-high eight blocks. In the third set, senior Kyla Roehrig became the 19th Golden Gopher in school history to record 1,000 career kills. Hartmann finished with 29 assists, 10 digs, and three kills.

MATCH #8 #16 Cal Poly

18

12

27

25

#11 Minnesota (7-1)

25

25

25

27

Sept. 13, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 4,861

Cal Poly Minnesota

K 46 60

E 31 28

Att. % .087 .203

Aces 3 3

Digs 63 87

Blks. 8.0 10.0

Minnesota defeated No. 16 Cal Poly in four sets by scores of 25-18, 25-12, 25-27, 27-25. In the first set, Minnesota raced out to a 5-0 lead and forced a Cal Poly timeout after a solo block by Lauren Gibbemeyer. The Mustangs scored two of the next three points to make it 6-2, but Gibbemeyer followed with back-to-back kills to make it 8-2 . The Golden Gophers scored the next two points to push their lead to 10-2. Cal Poly responded with four straight points to make it 10-6. Cal Poly cut the lead to three points at 12-9 before Dieter delivered a kill to give Minnesota a four-point lead. The Gophers pushed the lead to 14-9, but Cal Poly responded with five of the next six points to cut the Minnesota lead to 15-14. The Golden Gophers scored the next two points on Mustang errors, and moved ahead 18-14 on a play, which saw Gibbemeyer come up with a tough dig and then deliver a kill. With the Gophers leading 23-18, Schmidt delivered a kill to make it set point. Pam Luiz and Schmidt combined on a block to give Minnesota

K 37 49

E 14 11

Att. % .202 .358

Aces 2 1

Digs 43 54

Blks. 1.0 6.0

Minnesota won the Diet Coke Classic by defeating Notre Dame in three sets by scores of 25-19, 25-14, 25-21. The Golden Gophers fell behind 7-3 in the first set. Notre Dame was able to move ahead 10-7, but Minnesota got consecutive kills by Kelly Schmidt and Kyla Roehrig to cut the lead to one. Notre Dame scored to make the score 11-9 before Minnesota went on a 6-0 run that was finished by consecutive kills from Roehrig, making the score 15-11. Later in the set Schmidt halted a run by the Fighting Irish with a kill to make the score 21-16. With the score at 22-19, Pam Luiz and Lauren Gibbemeyer delivered back-to-back kills to take the Gophers to set point. Hartmann and Gibbeymeyer teamed up on a block to give the Gophers the set. Roehrig led the Golden Gophers hitting a season-high .483 with 15 kills. Gibbemeyer had five blocks, a career-high 12 digs, and six kills. Kelly Schmidt hit a career-high .636 (8-1-11) with eight kills. Gibbemeyer was named the Diet Coke Classic MVP. Christine Tan and Brook Dieter joined Gibbemeyer on the All-Tournament team.

MATCH #10 TCU

20

20

25

14

#8 Minnesota (9-1)

25

25

21

25

Sept. 19, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 2,524

TCU Minnesota

K 47 59

E 24 21

Att. % .163 .288

Aces 5 3

Digs 47 59

Blks. 3.0 7.0

Minnesota defeated TCU in the Gopher Invitational by scores of 25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 25-14. The Gophers jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the fourth set, but TCU scored three of the next four points to cut it to 7-5. The Golden Gophers moved ahead 9-5, but the Horned Frogs scored four of the next five points to cut the lead to 10-9. Kyla Roehrig answered with a kill, and Brook Dieter and Lauren Gibbemeyer had solo blocks to help Minnesota go on a 6-0 run to take a 16-9 lead. After TCU scored to make the score 19-13, Roehrig and Gibbemeyer delivered consecutive kills to increase their lead to 21-13 and force a timeout by the Horned Frogs. Minnesota won the set and match on a combined block from Gibbemeyer and Hartmann. Gibbemeyer had 15 kills, three blocks, and two service aces on the night. Roehrig finished with 19 kills and two blocks, while Brook Dieter had 14 kills and two blocks. Christine Tan had a match-high 17 digs, while Granquist had a career-high 13 digs.

MATCH #11 Winthrop

22

11

26

#8 Minnesota (10-1)

25

25

28

Sept. 20, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 4,208

Winthrop Minnesota

K 30 48

E 24 21

Att. % .045 .213

Aces 2 3

Digs 50 69

Blks. 6.0 11.0

Winthrop in three sets by scores of 25-22, 25-11, 28-26. After a close first set, Minnesota came away with a large margin of victory in the second set. The Gophers fell behind 11-7 in the third, but were able to tie the set at 16 after a 5-0 run that contained kills and blocks by Lauren Gibbemeyer and Kyla Roehrig. The set was tied again at 22 when Brook Dieter delivered a kill, followed by Luiz and Ariana Filho combined on a block to give the Gophers match point at 24-22. The Eagles fought back and gained set point at 25-24. Luiz fought it off with a kill, but the Gophers fell behind again 26-25. Gibbemeyer and Roehrig answered with back-to-back kills to make it match point for the Gophers again. Gibbemeyer put the match away with a solo block. Gibbemeyer tied a career-high 19 kills, while Christine Tan had a match-high 22 digs. Alex Blatt also had 13 digs, two blocks and 22 assists in her first career start.

MATCH #12 North Carolina

24

25

23

31

15

Minnesota (10-2)

26

20

25

29

12

Sept. 20, 2008 • Minneapolis • Attendance - 4,208

North Carolina Minnesota

K 73 69

E 33 39

Att. % .161 .125

Aces 1 2

Digs 120 123

Blks. 15.0 15.5

In the final match of the Gopher Invitational, North Carolina defeated Minnesota in five sets by scores of 24-26, 25-20, 23-25, 31-29, 12-15. The match’s fourth set featured 13 ties and five lead changes, but it all came down to the fifth set, where the two teams were tied at four early. Minnesota pulled to a 7-4 lead with a Brook Dieter kill and Hartmann service ace. Kyla Roehrig put Minnesota ahead 10-7 with a kill. After a North Carolina kill and a Minnesota error, Gibbemeyer put the Gophers up by two with a kill. The Tar Heels responded with five straight points to give themselves a match point at 14-11. Gibbemeyer fought off the first match point, but the Tar Heels got a kill from Suzanne Haydel to beat the Gophers. Gibbemeyer had 19 kills, seven digs, and seven blocks. Christine Tan tied the fourth-highest dig total in school history with a career-high 39. Pam Luiz had a career night, tying her career-highs with 11 kills and 17 digs. Jessica Granquist also finished with a career-high of 18 digs. Rachel Hartmann had 54 assists, 14 digs, three blocks, and two kills.

MATCH #13 Northwestern

22

23

24

#12 Minnesota (11-2)

25

25

26

Sept. 26, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 2,128

Northwestern Minnesota

K 42 52

E 17 22

Att. % .181 .214

Aces 2 5

Digs 60 70

Blks. 6.0 12.0

Minnesota defeated Northwestern in three sets by scores of 25-22, 25-23, 26-24 in their Big Ten opener. Each set was closely fought. In the second set, both teams had 15 kills, but Minnesota outhit the Wildcats .171 to .136. The Golden Gophers led 21-16 in the third set after a kill by Lauren Gibbemeyer, but the Wildcats fought back and scored seven of the next eight points to take a one-point lead at 23-22. After a Northwestern attack error tied the set, Minnesota won a tough point when Tan made a great dig off a tip over the block, and Schmidt delivered a clean set to Roehrig for a kill that made it match point. Northwestern fought off the first match point, but Luiz answered with a kill to give the Gophers another match point. Dieter followed with a kill to give Minnesota the match. Dieter had 15 kills, nine digs, two service aces and two blocks. Gibbemeyer finished with 14 kills, six blocks, and two service aces. Pam Luiz hit .562 (9-0-16) with nine kills, five blocks, and five digs. Christine Tan had a match-high 22 digs. Minnesota has won 10 straight Big Ten home openers.

Minnesota won its second match in the Gopher Invitational against

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2008 by Match MATCH #14 #18 Wisconsin #12 Minnesota (12-2)

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25

10

24

25

26

25

20

Sept. 27, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 4,082

Wisconsin Minnesota

K 49 58

E 30 23

Att. % .112 .207

Aces 1 6

Digs 72 77

Blks. 9.0 16.0

Minnesota moved to 2-0 in Big Ten play by defeating the No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers in four sets by scores of 23-25, 25-10, 26-24, 2520. With the win, Minnesota has defeated Wisconsin in nine of the team’s last 13 meetings. The teams split the first two sets, and after trailing 12-10, the Golden Gophers took an 18-14 lead over the Badgers. Wisconsin answered with eight of the next 10 points to take a 22-20 lead. After a Kyla Roehrig kill, the Badgers scored to make it 23-21. Roehrig followed with another kill, but the Badgers answered with a kill of their own to make it set point. Brook Dieter and Lauren Gibbemeyer responded with consecutive kills to fight off a pair of set points, and tie the set at 24. On the next play, Dieter delivered a kill off of a set from Gibbemeyer to make it set point for the Golden Gophers at 25-24. Dieter and Gibbemeyer teamed up for a block to close out the set and give Minnesota a crucial 2-1 lead in the match. Gibbemeyer had 16 kills and 10 blocks on the night for her second double-double of the season. Dieter had 14 kills, 11 digs, and eight blocks. Christine Tan finished with 21 digs, three assists, and two service aces on the night.

MATCH #15 #13 Minnesota (13-2)

25

20

25

21

15

#19 Illinois

23

25

22

25

8

Oct. 3, 2008 • Champaign, Ill. • Attendance - 1,456

Minnesota Illinois

K 63 59

E 27 28

Att. % .184 .153

Aces 5 2

Digs 104 93

Blks. 12.0 10.0

Minnesota claimed a five-set victory over No. 19 Illinois by scores of 25-22, 20-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-8. After Illinois won the fourth set 2521 to force a fifth set, the Illini jumped out to a 3-2 lead in the fifth. Minnesota got three consecutive kills after tying the set at three to put the Gophers up 6-3. After a Brook Dieter service ace the score was 94. Lauren Gibbemeyer delivered a service ace to make it 13-5, and

Roehrig delivered a shot down the line to make it match point at 146. After consecutive Illini points, Kelly Schmidt and Roehrig combined on a block to give the Golden Gophers their first five-set victory of the year. The Golden Gophers outhit their opponent .184 to .153. Minnesota finished with 12.0 blocks compared to the Illini’s10.0. After this match, the Gophers had outblocked all 15 opponents they had faced this season. Minnesota also had 104 digs on the match. The Gophers were led by Dieter who had a season-high 18 kills, a careerhigh 24 digs, and two service aces. Christine Tan had a match-high 36 digs. Roehrig contributed 15 kills and four blocks for Minnesota, while Rachel Hartmann had a season-high 58 assists.

MATCH #16 #13 Minnesota (14-2) #18 Purdue

25 14

25 16

25 19

Oct. 4, 2008 • West Lafayette, Ind. • Attendance - 2,283

Minnesota Purdue

K 34 31

E 9 26

Att. % .263 .046

Aces 6 2

Digs 44 40

Blks. 10.0 5.0

Minnesota swept the No. 18 Purdue Boilermakers in three sets by scores of 25-14, 25-16, 25-19 and moved to 4-0 against Big Ten Conference opponents. In the second set, the two teams were tied at two when Minnesota scored 10 of the next 11 points and went up 123 on a solo block by Gibbemeyer. The Golden Gophers were able to push the lead to 10 points at 16-6, before Purdue answered with four of the next five points to cut it to 17-10. Minnesota scored the next two points, and went up 19-10 on a backrow kill by Cowles. The Boilermakers were able to cut the score to 21-13, but Roehrig put the Gophers up 22-13. Ariana Filho followed with a solo block and then combined on a block with Luiz to give the Gophers set point at 24-13. Purdue fought off three set points, but Dieter put down a kill to end the set. Dieter finished with 12 kills and eight digs on the night, while Gibbemeyer had 10 kills, six blocks, and two service aces. Minnesota outhit Purdue .263 to .046. The Gophers also had six service aces to the Boilermaker’s two.

MATCH #17 Indiana #12 Minnesota (15-2)

21 25

17 25

18 25

Oct. 10, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 2,218

Indiana Minnesota

K 37 48

E 19 18

Att. % .155 .259

Aces 0 4

Digs 43 52

Blks. 8.0 10.0

Rachel H artmann

Minnesota moved up to No. 12 in the national rankings and went on to defeat Indiana in three sets by scores of 25-21, 25-17, 25-18. This victory marked the fourth time Minnesota has started 5-0 in Big Ten play under Coach Mike Hebert. The Golden Gophers ran out to a 5-2 lead in the third set, but the Hoosiers responded with five of the next seven points to tie the set at seven. Minnesota answered by scoring six straight points to move ahead 13-7. Gibbemeyer had a pair of kills, and Roehrig had a solo block in the 6-0 run. Indiana scored three of the next four points to cut the lead to 14-10, but Schmidt answered for the Gophers with kill, and Roehrig delivered a solo block to put Minnesota back up by six points. Indiana cut the lead to four points again at 16-12, but the Golden Gophers again moved out to a six-point lead at 20-14 after a kill by Gibbemeyer. With the score at 21-15, Minnesota scored two of the next three points and went up 23-16 on another Gibbemeyer kill. Dieter made it match point at 24-17, and Schmidt delivered a kill to give Minnesota the victory. Lauren Gibbemeyer hit .452 (17-3-31) on the night with 17 kills and three blocks. Brook Dieter also had a double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs. Christine Tan had a match-high 15 digs, four assists, and two service aces.

MATCH #18 #1 Penn State #12 Minnesota (15-3)

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Oct. 11, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 10,126

Penn State Minnesota

M innesota w ins the 2008 D iet C oke C lassic

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K 45 27

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Att. % .447 .033

Aces 4 1

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Minnesota’s five-match winning streak was broken with a three-set loss at the hands of No. 1 Penn State by scores of 25-18, 25-15, 2512. The Golden Gophers jumped out to a 6-2 lead to start the first set, but Penn State rallied quickly with five of the next six points to tie it at seven. The Nittany Lions took their first lead of the set at 9-8, and were able to extend that lead to 13-10 with four of the next six points. Pam Luiz answered with a kill, and after a Penn State attack error Dieter tied the set at 13 with a kill. Penn State answered with six of the next eight points to push their lead to 19-15 and force a Golden Gopher timeout. Out of the timeout, Minnesota cut the lead to 19-17 on consecutive points. Penn State responded by winning six of the final seven points to close out the first set. The Gophers were able to capture early leads in the second and third sets as well, but Penn State responded with big runs to defeat Minnesota. Dieter had 13 kills and six digs on the night. Lauren Gibbemeyer had


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h c t a M y b 8 200 a pair of solo blocks and four kills. Rachel Hartmann finished with 23 assists.

MATCH #19 Iowa #12 Minnesota (16-3)

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Oct. 15, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 1,805

Iowa Minnesota

K 33 50

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Att. % .133 .362

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Blks. 2.0 7.0

Minnesota came back from the Penn State loss, with a three-set win over Iowa by scores of 25-11, 25-17, 25-23. After winning the first two sets, Minnesota ran out to a 5-1 lead in the third after a Katie Vatterrodt kill. The Golden Gophers moved ahead 83, but Iowa came back with back-to-back points. Minnesota scored the next three points, and moved ahead 11-5 on a kill by Schmidt. The Hawkeyes scored five of the next seven points to cut the lead to 13-10, but, after an Iowa service error, Brook Dieter delivered a kill to make it 15-10. The Gophers pushed the lead to 21-13 after a kill by Pam Luiz, but Iowa went on a run and scored seven of the next eight points. Vatterrodt and Dieter sandwiched kills around a blocking error to make it match point at 24-21. After consecutive points by the Hawkeyes, Hailey Cowles delivered a kill to finish the match. Kelly Schmidt had a career high 13 kills and hit a career-high .812 (13-0-16) on the night. Dieter had 16 kills and did not commit an error in 38 swings. Cowles delivered 14 digs for the Gophers.

MATCH #20 Michigan State #12 Minnesota (17-3)

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Oct. 17, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 3,078

Michigan State Minnesota

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Att. % .175 .316

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Minnesota won for the 14th time in 16 matches as they defeated Michigan State in four sets by scores of 25-23, 24-26, 25-13, 25-19. The Gophers led 13-11 in the second set, but Michigan State tied the set at 13 and again at 16. Minnesota moved ahead 18-16 on a service ace by Rachel Hartmann. Michigan State tied the set at 18, and the Gophers moved ahead 20-19 on a Pam Luiz kill. The Spartans answered with four straight points to take a 23-20 lead and were able to win the second set. In the third set Minnesota jumped out to a 10-5 lead. After Michigan State cut the lead to 13-10, Hartmann delivered a solo block that helped spark a 10-0 run that allowed the Golden Gophers to go ahead 23-10 after a solo block by Kyla Roehrig. After consecutive points by the Spartans, Lauren Gibbemeyer delivered a kill to make it set point at 24-12. Michigan State fought off the first set point, but Rachel Hartmann dumped over a kill to give the Golden Gophers the 25-13 third set victory. Minnesota was led by Brook Dieter who had 19 kills, 19 digs, and five blocks on the night. Gibbemeyer hit .500 (17-2-30), had 17 kills and 6 blocks. Tan had 29 digs, five assists and two service aces.

MATCH #21 #11 Minnesota (18-3) Ohio State

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Oct. 24, 2008 • Columbus, Ohio • Attedance - 1,062

Minnesota Ohio State

K 33 44

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Att. % .219 .150

Aces 4 3

Digs 38 47

Blks. 12.5 3.0

Minnesota defeated Ohio State in three sets by scores of 25-18, 26-24, 25-21. The Golden Gophers outhit the Buckeyes .219 to .150 for the match,

and outblocked Ohio State 12.5-to-3.0. Ohio State ran out to a 10-8 lead in the third set, but Minnesota scored three of the next four points and tied the set at 11 on a kill by Kyla Roehrig. The Buckeyes led 13-12, but the Golden Gophers answered with four of the next five points to jump out to a 16-14 lead on a kill by Brook Dieter. Ohio State tied the set at 16, but the Gophers pulled ahead 18-16 on a kill by Roehrig and a service ace by Christine Tan. With the score at 19-18, Minnesota scored consecutive points and went up 21-18 on a kill by Dieter. The Buckeyes scored consecutive points to cut Minnesota’s lead to 2120, but Lauren Gibbemeyer delivered a kill out of a timeout to give Minnesota a 22-20 lead. Minnesota pushed it to match point at 24-20. Ohio State fought off the first match point before Dieter delivered a kill to give Minnesota the victory. The Gophers were led by Dieter, who had 16 kills, 10 digs, and four blocks, while Gibbemeyer collected nine kills and five blocks on the night.

MATCH #22 #11 Minnesota (18-4)

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Oct. 25, 2008 • Ann Arbor, Mich. • Attendance - 861

Minnesota Michigan

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Att. % .155 .181

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Blks. 8.0 4.0

Minnesota lost in three sets to No. 20 Michigan by scores of 25-21, 25-21, 25-21. In the first set, Minnesota fought off three set points with two kills by Dieter and a combined block from Hartmann and Schmidt before falling to the Wolverines 25-21. The difference maker in the first set was serving, as Michigan had three service aces and only two errors, while the Golden Gophers had no service aces and four service errors. In the third set, Minnesota raced to a 7-3 lead and pushed its lead to 13-8. Michigan responded with six of the next seven points to tie the set at 14. Hailey Cowles answered with a kill, and Katie Vatterrodt and Lauren Gibbemeyer combined on a block to give the Gophers a 16-14 lead. The Wolverines responded with three straight points to take their first lead of the third set at 17-16. Michigan pushed their lead to 23-19. The Golden Gophers cut the lead to 24-21 on a Dieter kill, but the Wolverines scored the next point to win all three sets by a score of 25-21. Dieter had 19 kills, seven digs, and four blocks on the night. Rachel Hartmann had 31 assists, four digs, and two blocks. Michigan outhit Minnesota .181 to .155 but the Gophers were able to outblock their opponent 8.0-to-4.0.

MATCH #23 #13 Minnesota (18-5)

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Gibbemeyer had eight kills and two blocks to lead the Gophers. Dieter had six kills, nine digs, and three blocks. In her first career Big Ten start, freshman Ariana Filho had three blocks and two kills.

MATCH #24 Minnesota (18-6)

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Nov. 1, 2008 • Bloomington, Ind. • Attendance - 737

Minnesota Indiana

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E 24 33

Att. % .220 .206

Aces 4 5

Digs 54 70

Blks. 11.0 11.5

Minnesota gave up a 2-1 lead in a loss to Indiana by scores of 2225, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22, 15-9. It was the Gophers first loss to Indiana since Sept. 26, 2003. Leading two sets to one, Minnesota held a 22-20 lead in the fourth set. However, Indiana scored the final five points in the fourth set to send the match to a fifth set. Indiana took a 4-2 lead in the fifth and never looked back. Minnesota tied the score at four, but the Hoosiers responded by winning five of the next six points to take a 9-5 lead. Minnesota cut the score to 10-7 with the help of a kill by Kyla Roehrig. Indiana scored consecutive points to expand their lead to 12-7, but Roehrig answered with another kill, and Katie Vatterrodt and Lauren Gibbemeyer combined on a block to make the score 12-9. Indiana closed out the match by winning the final three points of the set. Gibbemeyer led the Golden Gophers with 16 kills and seven blocks. Brook Dieter had 16 kills and four blocks. Roehrig finished with 15 kills and four blocks. Rachel Hartmann contributed 48 assists and 11 digs.

MATCH #25 #18 Purdue

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Nov. 7, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 4,168

Purdue Minnesota

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Att. % .138 .280

Aces 1 3

Digs 51 64

Blks. 6.0 7.0

Minnesota defeated No. 18 Purdue in three sets by scores of 25-21, 25-21, 25-15. In the first set, Minnesota took a 5-2 lead after a kill by Kyla Roehrig. Purdue answered with six of the next eight points to take the lead 8-7. The Golden Gophers came back with back-to-back

Oct. 31, 2008 • State College, Pa. • Attendance - 2,173

Minnesota Penn State

K 26 45

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Att. % .103 .348

Aces 3 2

Digs 29 37

Blks. 5.0 9.0

Minnesota fell in three sets at No. 1 Penn State by scores of 25-19, 25-17, 25-17. In both the first and second sets, Minnesota jumped out to early leads. In the second set, Penn State overcame an early Gopher lead by winning seven of eight points to make the score 9-4. Minnesota scored four of the next six to cut it to 11-8. Penn State moved ahead 13-8, but the Golden Gophers answered with consecutive points and move the score 13-10 on a kill by Dieter. The Nittany Lions scored seven of the next 11 points to take a 20-14 lead. Dieter made it 20-15 with a kill, but Penn State scored the next three points. Minnesota cut the Nittany Lion lead to 24-17, but had a service error to give Penn State the second set. Penn State outhit Minnesota .536 to .174 in the second set and had nine more kills than the Gophers.

C hristine T an, Brook D ieter, L auren G ibbemeyer

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2008 by Match kills by Hailey Cowles and Roehrig to take the lead back at 9-8. Purdue won the next four points and took a 12-9 lead, forcing a Minnesota timeout. The two teams moved to 17-13 after exchanging the next eight points. Cowles and Dieter followed with consecutive kills, and after a Purdue attack error Minnesota cut the lead to 17-16 to force a Boilermaker timeout. Out of the timeout, the Gophers made several great defensive plays and tied the set at 17 on a Purdue attack error. Dieter gave Minnesota the lead 18-17 with a kill. Purdue tied the set at 18, but Rachel Hartmann faked out the Boilermaker defense and delivered a kill to make the score 19-18. Back-to-back Boilermaker errors gave the Gophers a 21-18 lead. Purdue cut the score to 22-20, but Luiz finished off a long rally with a kill to put Minnesota up 23-20. Christine Tan made it set point with a service ace and the Gophers got the first set victory on a kill by Dieter. Dieter finished with 12 kills and eight digs. Gibbemeyer had 10 kills and five blocks, while hitting over .400 for the 11th time this season. Minnesota had 52 kills in the match, compared to Purdue’s 34.

ahead 10-8. The Illini cut the lead to 10-9, but Dieter followed with a kill, and Illinois committed back-to-back attack errors, making the score 13-9. Kyla Roehrig and Kelly Schmidt combined on a block to give the Gophers a match point. Luiz put the match away with a kill. Luiz hit .545 (13-1-22) with six digs and a career high 13 kills. Gibbemeyer had 14 kills and 11 digs. In the fifth set, Gibbemeyer collected three kills in five swings for the Gophers. Rachel Hartmann tied her season-highs with six kills, four blocks, and 58 assists. Christine Tan contributed 26 digs, while both Jessica Granquist and Hailey Cowles had 15 digs in the match.

lowed with an attack error, but Minnesota committed a service error of their own. Roehrig delivered a kill to tie the set at 16, and Luiz gave the Gophers their fourth match point at 17-16. The Badgers tied it again, but Gibbemeyer delivered a kill and then combined on a block with Vatterrodt to give Minnesota the victory. Minnesota was led by Gibbemeyer, who had 16 kills and nine blocks. Dieter finished with 16 kills and 21 digs. Roehrig had 10 kills and a season-high seven blocks. Christine Tan finished with 23 digs and a service ace, while Hartmann had 52 assists and three service aces.

MATCH #27 #15 Minnesota (21-6)

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MATCH #28 #15 Minnesota (22-6)

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Nov. 8, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 2,546

Illinois Minnesota

K 75 68

E 25 18

Att. % .262 .282

Aces 2 4

Digs 82 81

Blks. 6.0 9.0

Minnesota outlasted No. 16 Illinois in five sets by scores of 25-20, 2125, 25-23, 21-25, 15-10. In the fifth set, Minnesota jumped out to a 3-0 lead after back-to-back kills by Brook Dieter and Kyla Roehrig. After Illinois scored its first point of the set, Dieter answered with a kill and a service ace to make the score 5-1. Illinois responded with four of the next five points to cut the Golden Gopher lead to 6-5. Pam Luiz put Minnesota ahead 7-5 with a kill. The Illini were able to cut the Gophers’ lead to one, but Gibbemeyer and Hartmann combined on a block to make the score 8-6. With the score at 9-8, Hailey Cowles had a flat-footed kill to put Minnesota

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Nov. 15, 2008 • Evanston, Ill. • Attendance - 1,305

Nov. 14, 2008 • Madison, Wis. • Attendance - 5,644 K 56 75

E 28 32

Att. % .162 .215

Aces 8 4

Digs 76 81

Blks. 15.0 12.0

Minnesota rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Wisconsin in five by scores of 18-25, 25-18, 25-27, 31-29, 19-17. Wisconsin led the Golden Gophers 2-1 and had match point at 24-23. However, Minnesota was able to fight off that match point, and three others, on the way to claiming the fourth set. In the final three sets, the Gophers and Badgers were tied 48 times and exchanged leads on 19 occasions. The Badgers took the lead in the fifth set at 4-2, but Minnesota answered with four straight points to take a 6-4 lead. Wisconsin scored consecutive points to tie the set at six, but Schmidt answered with a kill to put the Golden Gophers ahead 7-6. Wisconsin delivered a kill to tie the set at seven. The teams exchanged the next 10 points to tie the score at 12. Minnesota moved ahead 13-12 on a Badger service error, and Rachel Hartmann delivered a service ace to give Minnesota match point at 14-12. The Badgers got consecutive kills to tie it up at 14. Wisconsin fol-

Minnesota Northwestern

K 38 28

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Att. % .326 .038

Aces 4 0

Digs 43 38

Blks. 11.0 5.0

Minnesota defeated Northwestern in three sets by scores of 25-15, 25-20, 25-12. The Golden Gophers jumped out to leads in the first two sets, but Northwestern took a 5-4 lead in the third set. Minnesota responded with six of the next seven points and moved to a 10-6 lead on a kill by Filho. The Golden Gophers moved the lead to 15-7 with four of the next five points. Minnesota took the an eightpoint lead when Dieter came up with a dig that landed on Northwestern’s side of the court cleanly. The Golden Gophers moved the lead to 18-10, and expanded on it when Dieter delivered a kill and a solo block. Dieter and Ariana Filho combined on a block, and then Alex Blatt had a solo block to close out a run of four straight points that made it 22-10. With the score at 23-12, Roehrig delivered a kill to make it match point. The Golden Gophers claimed the three-set victory on an attack error by Northwestern. Dieter hit .500 (10-0-20) with 10 kills and eight digs. Gibbemeyer had seven kills and a match-high six blocks on the night. Roehrig hit .583 (8-1-12) with eight kills and three blocks.


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h c t a M y b 8 200 service ace put the Spartans ahead 22-20. Minnesota’s seniors took over when Roehrig sandwiched a pair of kills around a kill by Schmidt to give the Golden Gophers a 23-22 lead. Michigan State committed an attack error to give Minnesota match point, but another Spartan kill cut the lead to 24-23. The Golden Gophers were able to close out the match on the next play and claim victory. Kyla Roehrig had 12 kills, Rachel Hartmann had 37 assists, and Katie Vatterrodt and Kelly Schmidt both had four kills and two blocks in their Big Ten Finale.

Christine Tan had 11 digs, while Hailey Cowles had 10 digs, two service aces and a pair of kills.

MATCH #29 #20 Michigan

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Nov. 21, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 3,748

Michigan Minnesota

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Att. % .149 .276

Aces 5 5

Digs 71 78

Blks. 8.0 10.0

Minnesota defeated No. 20 Michigan by scores of 25-16, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20. With the win, the Gophers had defeated every Big Ten team except Penn State at least once during the season. Brook Dieter left the match in the second set with an injury. The Gophers dropped the second set, but rallied back without Dieter to win the match. Minnesota fell behind 12-8 in the fourth set. Gibbemeyer and Roehrig combine on a block and Granquist delivered a service ace to make the score 12-10. Michigan maintained a twopoint edge at 15-13, but Schmidt and Hartmann combined on a block, and Cowles delivered a kill to tie the set at 15. Schmidt and Roehrig gave Minnesota a 16-15 lead when they combined on a block, and Cowles followed with a solo block of her own to finish off a 4-0 run that gave the Gophers a 17-15 lead. The Wolverines cut the lead to 17-16, but Roehrig answered with consecutive kills, and Schmidt followed with a kill of her own, making the score 20-16. Michigan scored three of the next four points to cut the lead to 21-19, but Gibbemeyer halted the Wolverines’ momentum with a kill. With the score 22-20, Michigan committed a service error. Cowles finished the match with back-to-back kills. Kyla Roehrig hit a season-high .583 (16-2-24) with 16 kills and four blocks. Cowles had 10 kills, 15 digs, and two service aces. Rachel Hartmann also had 42 assists, five kills, six digs and four blocks on the night.

MATCH #30 Ohio State

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Nov. 23, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 2,802

Ohio State Minnesota

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Att. % .165 .253

Aces 4 4

Digs 60 59

Blks. 12.0 9.0

Minnesota defeated Ohio State by scores of 25-20, 25-12, 18-25, 2522 on the Gophers’ senior day at the Sports Pavilion. In the second set, Ohio State jumped out to a 5-4 lead. However, Minnesota answered with eight of the next nine points to take a 12-6 lead. Cowles had three kills during that key stretch for the Golden Gophers. The Buckeyes scored consecutive points to make it 12-8, but Minnesota went on a 7-0 run to take a 19-8 lead and went on to win the set. Ohio State outhit the Gophers .200 to .068 in the third set, but Minnesota came back with an early 9-7 lead in the fourth. The Gophers pushed the score to 13-11 with the help of a Hartmann kill. Ohio State tied the set at 13, but Hartmann delivered another kill to help the Gophers take another lead. After a 5-0 Buckeye run, Minnesota took seven of the next eight points and grabbed a 22-19 lead on a kill by Gibbemeyer. During that run Gibbemeyer had four kills. The Buckeyes cut the lead to 23-21, but Gibbemeyer made it match point with a kill. The Gophers won the match on a kill by Hartmann. Senior Kyla Roehrig finished with 10 kills and four blocks, while senior Rachel Hartmann had 45 assists, nine digs, six kills and three service aces. Gibbemeyer tied a career-high with 19 kills. She collected 14 of those kills in the last two sets.

MATCH #31 #12 Minnesota (25-6)

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MATCH #33 North Dakota State

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K elly Schmidt Nov. 26, 2008 • Iowa City, Iowa • Attendance - 1,296 K E Att. % Aces Digs Blks. Minnesota 67 33 .185 3 85 10.0 Iowa 60 23 .204 2 69 13.0 Minnesota clinched a share of second place in the Big Ten Conference with a win over Iowa in five sets by scores of 25-15, 21-25, 26-24, 1125, 15-13. Minnesota led 2-1 going into the fourth set, but the Hawkeyes won the fourth, and the Gophers trailed 11-7 in the fifth. Minnesota was able to rally back and score eight of the final 10 points to claim victory. In the fifth set, Minnesota jumped out to a 4-3 lead after a kill by Vatterrodt. However, Iowa scored three straight points to take a 6-4 lead. The Golden Gophers answered with three of the next four points, and cut the lead to 8-7 on a kill by Roehrig. Back-to-back kills by Cowles and a Filho kill put Minnesota ahead 12-11 and caused Hawkeye timeout. Out of the timeout, the Golden Gophers scored on an Iowa attack error to finish the 6-0 that put Minnesota ahead 13-11. The Hawkeyes answered with consecutive points to tie the set at 13 and force a Minnesota timeout. Iowa committed a service error out of the time out to give match point to the Gophers. Gibbemeyer delivered a timely kill to give the Gophers a five-set victory. Hailey Cowles led the Gophers with a career-high 18 kills, along with 19 digs. Filho had 14 kills and four blocks, and Roehrig had 13 kills and six blocks. Hartmann delivered 52 assists and 11 digs on the night. Freshman Ashley Suapaia made her first career start and had a career-high 19 digs, while Christine Tan had 20 digs.

MATCH #32 #12 Minnesota (26-6)

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Nov. 29, 2008 • East Lansing, Mich. • Attendance - 1,154 K E Att. % Aces Digs Blks. Minnesota 43 16 .223 2 50 12.0 Iowa 53 39 .095 3 58 9.5 Minnesota closed out the regular season with a four-set victory over Michigan State by scores of 25-18, 20-25, 25-13, 25-23. This was the Gophers’ 26th victory of the year. 26 wins are the most in the regular season since 2004. Michigan State jumped out to a 13-5 lead in the fourth set, but the Golden Gophers scored 10 of the next 13 points to cut the lead to 16-15. The Spartans scored consecutive points to make it 18-15, but Luiz answered with a kill and Schmidt followed with a solo block to make it 18-17. Minnesota made a 4-0 run to take the lead at 19-18 after consecutive attack errors by Michigan State. The Spartans scored consecutive points to grab the lead back at 20-19. Michigan State committed a service error to tie the set again, but a

Minnesota opened up the first round of the NCAA tournament with a three-set victory over North Dakota State by scores of 25-18, 25-14, 25-14. With the victory, Minnesota Head Coach Mike Hebert claimed the 900th victory of this career. Minnesota wore down the Bison in the third set, and held them to a -.065 hitting percentage and forcing 11 North Dakota State hitting errors. The Golden Gophers had only three hitting errors out of 40 swings in the set. As a team, Minnesota .317 and only had 11 hitting errors in 104 swings. The Gophers had 44 kills, and limited the Bison to a .052 hitting percentage with 27 kills in the match. Minnesota also did not allow a single service ace for the fifth time this season, and the Gophers outblocked the Bison 7.0-to2.0. Roehrig hit a season-high .647 (11-0-17) with 11 kills, four digs, and three blocks. Gibbemeyer hit .364 (11-3-22) with 11 kills and two blocks. Vatterrodt hit .412 (8-1-17) with a season-high eight kills, five digs and two blocks. Hartmann had 34 assists, five digs, and five kills. Cowles finished with four kills and 14 digs, while Tan had 13 digs, two assists and two service aces.

MATCH #34 Iowa State

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Dec. 6, 2008 • Minneapolis, Minn. • Attendance - 2,101 K E Att. % Aces Digs Blks. Iowa State 71 18 .288 4 86 10.0 Minnesota 55 20 .207 2 74 6.0 Minnesota saw its season come to an end at the hands of Iowa State, as the Golden Gophers dropped a four-set match by scores of 25-14, 26-24, 25-27, 25-19 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Sports Pavilion. With the loss, Minnesota finished the 2008 season at 27-7. It was the Gophers’ first ever NCAA tournament loss at the Sports Pavilion. Iowa State jumped out to a 9-3 lead in the first set, before the Gophers scored four of the next six points to cut the lead to 11-7 after a Vatterrodt kill. The Cyclones won seven of the next nine points to take an 18-11 lead. From that point, Iowa State pushed it out to set point at 24-13. Minnesota fought off the first set point, but Rachel Hockaday delivered a kill to give the Cyclones the first set 2514. In the third set, Minnesota fell behind 18-16, before Iowa State committed a service error, and Schmidt delivered a kill to tie the set at 18. The teams exchanged the next four points, and then the Cyclones scored the next three to move ahead 23-20. Vatterrodt and Gibbemeyer answered with consecutive kills to make the score 23-22. Iowa State had match point at 24-22, but Gibbemeyer delivered three straight kills to turn the momentum in Minnesota’s favor and give the Gophers set point at 25-24. The Cyclones fought off the first set point, but Roehrig delivered kill to make it 26-25. The Gophers claimed the set on an attack error by Iowa State in their only win of the night. Senior Katie Vatterrodt led the Gophers with a season-high 13 kills, as well as six digs. Rachel Hartmann finished with 44 assists, six digs, and a service ace, and ended her career fifth on the all time assists list with 4,925. Roehrig finished her career fourth on the career solo block list with 125. Lauren Gibbemeyer had 13 kills and finished the season second on the single-season blocks likes with 174.

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2009 Opponents

2009 Opponents AUBURN Tigers

DENVER Pioneers

GEORGE MASON Patriots

Sept. 4, 2009 • Sports Pavilion

Sept. 19, 2009 • Denver, Colo.

Aug. 31, 2009 • Fairfax, Va.

Diet Coke Classic

Pioneer Classic

University of Minnesota

Location..............................................................Auburn, Ala. Enrollment ..................................................................24,137 Nickname......................................................................Tigers Conference ......................................................................SEC President ..........................................................Dr. Jay Gogue Athletics Director ..................................................Jay Jacobs Colors ..........................................Burnt Orange & Navy Blue Facility (cap.) ....................Student Activities Center (1,320) Head Coach ........Wade Benson (Eastern Washington, 2006) Record at School ....................................6-25 (second year) Career Record ............................................160-80 (8 years) Asst. Coaches............................Chris Campbell, April Yantis 2008 Record ..................................................................6-25 2008 Postseason..............................................................N/A Series Record ..........................................Aurburn leads 2-0 Letterwinners Returning/lost ..........................................8/6 Starters Returning/lost ........................................3 (+ LIB)/3 Volleyball SID......................................................Matt Crouch SID e-mail ..........................................mcrouch@auburn.edu Office phone ..................................................334-844-9709 Press Row Phone............................................334-750-0703 Website ..............................................www.auburntigers.com

Location ............................................................Denver, Colo. Enrollment ..................................................................10,791 Nickname ..................................................................Pioneers Conference ..............................................................Sun Belt Chancellor..................................................Robert D. Coombe Athletics Director ..................................Peg Bradley-Doppes Colors ............................................................Crimson & Gold Facility (cap.) ......................................Hamilton Gym (2,500) Head Coach................................Beth Kuwata (Denver, 1988) Record at School ....................................211-186 (13 years) Career Record ........................................238-219 (15 years) Asst. Coach ..................................Todd Nelson, Brook Coulter 2008 Record ..................................................................25-7 2008 Postseason ..............................................................N/A Series Record ........................................Minnesota leads 2-0 Letterwinners Returning/lost..........................................10/3 Starters Returning/lost..........................................4 (+LIB)/3 Volleyball SID ....................................................Nicole Dupes SID e-mail ............................................nicole.dupes@du.edu Office phone ....................................................303-871-4990 Press Row Phone............................................303-871-2689 Website ..........................................www.denverpioneers.com

Location................................................................Fairfax, Va. Enrollment ..................................................................30,714 Nickname ..................................................................Patriots Conference ..............................Colonial Athletic Association President ..................................................Dr. Alan G. Merten Athletics Director ..................................Thomas J. O’Connor Colors ................................................................Green & Gold Facility (cap.) ................RecreationAthletic Complex (1,550) Head Coach................................Pat Kendrick (Mason, 1982) Record at School ....................................405-337 (24 years) Career Record ..............................................................same Asst. Coaches ......................................................Dottie Porch 2008 Record ..................................................................9-18 2008 Postseason..............................................................N/A Series Record....................................................first meeting Letterwinners Returning/lost ..........................................8/4 Starters Returning/lost ........................................5 (+LIB)/2 Volleyball SID........................................................Dan Reisig SID e-mail ..................................................dreisig@gmu.edu Office phone ..................................................703-993-3268 Website ....................................................www.gomason.com

GEORGE WASHINGTON

GEORGIA TECH

IOWA STATE Cyclones

Colonials

Yellow Jackets

Sep. 5, 2009 • Sports Pavilion

Sept. 5, 2009 • Sports Pavilion

Diet Coke Classic

Sept. 19, 2009 • Denver, Colo.

Pioneer Classic

University of

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University of Minnesota

Minnesota

Location ......................................................Washington, D.C. Enrollment ..................................................................20,001 Nickname ................................................................Colonials Conference ..........................................................Atlantic 10 President ..........................................................Steven Knapp Athletics Director ................................................Jack Kvancz Colors ..................................................................Buff & Blue Facility (cap.) ......................Charles E. Smith Center (5,000) Head Coach..... ....................................................Jojit Coronel ............................................................(UC Santa Cruz, 1993) Record at School ....................................138-126 (10 years) Career Record ..............................................................same Asst. Coaches ....................................................Doug English 2008 Record ................................................................19-11 2008 Postseason ..............................................................N/A Series Record ........................................Minnesota leads 2-1 Letterwinners Returning/lost..........................................11/4 Starters Returning/lost..........................................4/2 (+LIB) Volleyball SID ......................................................Brad Bower SID e-mail ..................................................bbower@gwu.edu Office phone ....................................................202-994-0339 Website ....................................................www.GWsports.com

Diet Coke Classic

Location ..............................................................Atlanta, Ga. Enrollment ..................................................................18,006 Nickname ..............................Yellow Jackets, Ramblin Wreck Conference ......................................................................ACC President ......................................................George Peterson Athletics Director ........................................Dan Radakovich Colors ..............................................................White Old Gold Facility (cap.) ..................................................O’Keefe Gym () Head Coach ..................................TonyaJohnson (LSU, 1993) Record at School......................................................first year Career Record..........................................................first year Asst. Coaches ..................................Craig Bere, Ed Tolentino 2008 Record ................................................................20-10 2008 Postseason ..............................................................N/A Series Record ........................................Minnesota leads 4-1 Letterwinners Returning/lost............................................7/5 Starters Returning/lost..........................................4/3 (+LIB) Volleyball SID......................................................Cheryl Watts SID e-mail ....................................cwatts@at.gta.gatech.edu Office phone ....................................................404-894-5445 Website ............................................http://ramblinwreck.com

Location................................................................Ames, Iowa Enrollment ..................................................................25,312 Nickname..................................................................Cyclones Conference ..................................................................Big 12 President ......................................................Gregory Geoffroy Athletics Director..............................................Jamie Pollard Colors ............................................................Cardinal & Gold Facility ............................................Hilton Coliseum (8,524) Head Coach ......................Christy Johnson (Nebraska, 1996) Record at School ..........................................78-53 (4 years) Career Record ..............................................................same Asst. Coaches ....................Dawn Sullivan, Trudy Vande Berg 2008 Record ................................................................22-13 2008 Postseason ....................................3-1, Regional Finals Series Record ......................................Minnesota leads 22-6 Letterwinners Returning/lost..........................................11/3 Starters Returning/lost ....................................................5/1 Volleyball SID......................................................Matt Shoultz SID e-mail ..........................................mshoultz@iastate.edu Office phone ....................................................515-294-1393 Website......................................................www.cyclones.com


2009 Opponents

s t n e n o p p 2009 O KANSAS STATE Wildcats

NAVY Midshipmen

Aug. 28, 2009 • Omaha, Neb.

Sept. 1, 2009 • Annapolis,Md.

AVCA Showcase

at Annapolis,Md

at Omaha, Neb.

Location ..............................................Manhattan, Kansas Enrollment ..............................................................23,520 Nickname ..............................................................Wildcats Conference ..............................................................Big 12 President......................................................Dr. Kirk Schulz Athletics Director..............................................John Currie Colors ......................................................Purple and White Facility (cap.)............................Ahearn Field House(5,000) Head Coach....................Suzie Fritz (Florida Atlantic,1994) Record at School ..............................179-71 (eight years) Career Record ..................................179-71 (eight years) Asst. Coaches ............................Jeff Grove, Jeff Hulsmeyer 2008 Record................................................................24-8 2008 Postseason ..........................................................0-1 Series Record ..................................Minnesota leads 14-2 Letterwinners Returning/lost........................................6/5 Starters Returning/lost ..................................2/4(+Libero) Volleyball SID ........................................David Wiechmann SID e-mail ........................................Dwiech@ksports.com Office phone ................................................785-532-7976 Website ..................................................k-statesports.com

NEBRASKA Huskers Cornhuskers Aug. 29, 2009 • Omaha, Neb.

AVCA Showcase at Omaha,Neb.

Location ............................................................Annapolis,MD Enrollment ....................................................................4,330 Nickname ............................................................Midshipmen Conference ......................................................PatriotLeague President ..........................................Vice Adm. Jeffrey Fowler Athletics Director............................................Chet Gladchuk Colors ......................................................Navy Blue and Gold Facility (cap.)..............................................Macdonough Hall Head Coach........................................................Mike Schwob Record at School ......................................................206-194 Career Record ..........................................................206-194 Asst. Coach ......Mary Clare Coghlan, Kristin Hart, Hedi Mass 2008 Record ................................................................17-13 2008 Postseason ..............................................................N/A Series Record ........................................Minnesota leads 2-0 Letterwinners Returning/lost............................................6/3 Starters Returning/lost ..........................................3(+LIB)/3 Volleyball SID ..............................................Justin Kischefsky SID e-mail ..............................................Kischefs@usna.edu Office phone ....................................................410-293-8772 Website ........................................................www.navysports

Location ......................................................Lincoln, Neb. Enrollment ..............................................................23,573 Nickname ........................................................CornHuskers Conference ..............................................................Big 12 Chancellor ..........................................Harvey Perlman, J.D. Athletics Director ..........................................Tom Osborne Colors ....................................................Scarlet and Cream Facility (cap.)..........................Mebraska Coliseum (4,030) Head Coach ........................................................John Cook Record at School ................................281-20 (nine years) Career Record ........................................432-91(14 years) Asst. Coaches ............................Lizzy Stemke Erik Sullivan 2008 Record................................................................31-3 2008 Postseason ..........................................................4-1 Series Record....................................Nebraska leads 26-4 Letterwinners Returning/lost ............................4 (+LIB)/2 Starters Returning/lost ................................................8/3 Volleyball SID ........................................Shamus McKnight SID e-mail ..................................smcknight@huskers.com Office phone ................................................402-472-7772 Website ..........................................................Huskers.com

OREGON Ducks

SOUTH FLORIDA Bulls

WASHINGTON Huskies

Sept. 18, 2009 • Denver, Colo.

Sept. 12, 2008 • St. Petersburg, Fla.

Sept. 11, 2009 • St. Petersburg, Fla.

Pioneer Classic

Location ..........................................................Eugene, Ore. Enrollment ..............................................................20,394 Nickname ..................................................................Ducks Conference ........................................................Pacific-10 President ................................................Richard Lariviere Athletics Director ............................................Mike Belloit Colors ......................................................Green and Yellow Facility (cap.) ................................McArthur Court (9,087) Head Coach ........................................................Jim Moore Record at School ..................................76-50 (four years) Career Record ....................................428-206 (20 years) Asst. Coaches................Tin Johnson-Lockhart, Stacy Metro 2008 Record................................................................25-9 2008 Postseason ..............2-1, NCAA Regional Semifinals Series Record..........................................series tied at 1-1 Letterwinners Returning/lost........................................9/6 Starters Returning/lost......................................4/3 (+LIB) Volleyball SID ................................................Geoff Thurner SID e-mail ......................................gthurner@uoregon.edu Office phone ................................................541-346-2250 Website..................................................www.GoDucks.com

Tampa Twice Tournament

Location................................................................Tampa, Fla. Enrollment ..................................................................46,714 Nickname........................................................................Bulls Conference................................................................Big East President ....................................................Dr. Judy Genshaft Athletics Director..............................................Doug Woolard Colors ............................................................Green and Gold Facility (cap.) ............................................The Corral (1,000) Head Coach ..................................................Claire Lessinger Record at School ........................................61-83 (five years Career Record ..............................................................same Asst. Coaches ............................Nikki Shade, Michelle Collier 2008 Record..................................................................17-14 2008 Postseason ..............................................................N/A Series Record ........................................Minnesota leads 4-0 Letterwinners Returning/lost..........................................11/3 Starters Returning/lost..........................................5 (+LIB)/2 Volleyball SID ....................................................Maile Keeney SID e-mail ......................................mkeeney@admin.usf.edu Office phone ....................................................813-974-0415 Website ................................................www.GOUSFBulls.com

Tampa Twice Tournament

Location ......................................................Seattle, Wash. Enrollment ..............................................................40,000 Nickname ................................................................Huskie Conference ........................................................Pacific-10 President..................................................Dr. Mark Emmert Athletics Director ......................................Scott Woodward Colors ........................................................Purple and Gold Facility (cap.) ..................Bank of America Arena (10,000) Head Coach ....Jim McLaughlin (UC Santa Barbara, 1985) Record at School ..............................197-54 (eight years) Career Record ....................................421-172 (19 years) Asst. Coaches ..................Leslie Tuiasosopo, Jose Gandara 2008 Record................................................................27-5 2008 Postseason ......................3-1, NCAA Regional Finals Series Record..........................................Series is tied 1-1 Letterwinners Returning/lost......................................11/2 Starters Returning/lost ................................................6/1 Volleyball SID............................................Michael Bruscas SID e-mail............................mbruscas@u.washington.edu Office phone ................................................206-543-2331 Press Row Phone.........................................206-616-8845 Website ..............................................www.GoHuskies.com 85 * Minnesota Volleyball


2008 season review

2009 Tournaments DIET COKE CLASSIC

AVCA SHOWCASE

Fri.-Sat., Sept. 4-5, 2009, Sports Pavilion

Fri-Sat., August 28-29, Omaha, Neb.

SEPTEMBER 4 George Washington vs. Iowa State, 5:30 p.m. Auburn at M innesota, 8:00 p.m. SEPTEMBER 5 George Washington at Minnesota, 10:30 a.m. Auburn vs. Iowa State, 1:00 p.m. Auburn vs. George Washington, 5:30 p.m. Iowa State at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.

PAST DIET COKE CLASSIC CHAMPIONS 1996 Georgia Tech 1997 Northern Ill. 1998 Auburn 1999 Minnesota 2000 Minnesota 2001 event cancelled 2002 Minnesota 2003 Minnesota 2004 Minnesota 2005 Minnesota 2006 Minnesota 2007 Stanford 2008 Minnesota

AUGUST 28 Kansas State vs. Minnesota, 6:00 p.m. Michigan at Nebraska, 8:30 p.m.

AUGUST 29 Kansas State vs. Michigan, 6:00 p.m. Minnesota at Nebraska, 8:30 p.m.

TAMPA TWICE TOURNAMENT Fri-Sat., September 11-12, Tampa, Fla. SEPTEMBER 11 Minnesota vs. Washington, 5:00 p.m. (CT) Florida at South Florida, 7:00 p.m. (CT)

SEPTEMBER 12 Florida vs. Washington, 5:00 p.m. (CT) Minnesota at South Florida, 7:00 p.m. (CT)

PIONEER CLASSIC Fri-Sat., September 18-19, Denver, Colo. SEPTEMBER 18 Minnesota vs. Oregon, 6:00 p.m. (CT) Georgia Tech at Denver, 8:30 p.m. (CT)

SEPTEMBER 19 Oregon at Denver, 12:00 p.m. (CT) Georgia Tech vs. Minnesota, 2:00 p.m. (CT) Minnesota at Denver, 8:30 p.m. (CT)

2009 NCAA REGIONALS Regional rounds: Dec. 11 and 12, 2009 Hosted at four campus sites: Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska (in Omaha) and Stanford For the third time in school history, the Golden Gophers will get to host the NCAA Regionals. The Golden Gophers will get to do so in 2009 when they join Florida, Nebraska and Stanford as one of four NCAA Regional sites. Minnesota first hosted the NCAA Regionals in Williams Arena in 1993. In 2004, the Golden Gophers hosted arguably the most exciting NCAA Regional round in NCAA Tournament history. In 2004, the first matchup featured a neutral-site contest between Ohio State and Tennessee. The Lady Vols jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but the Buckeyes rallied to defeat Tennessee to make the NCAA Regionals Finals. In the other NCAA Regional Semifinal matchup, Minnesota jumped out to a 2-1 lead over Georgia Tech. The fourth game was one for the ages, as it set a rally-scoring record for most points in a game ending with the Yellow Jackets claiming it 48-46. In the game, the Golden Gophers had 10 match points and Georgia Tech had eight game points before finally claiming the 48th point on its ninth effort to do so in the game. Minnesota showed remarkable composure in bouncing back to win game five 15-9. The next night, Minnesota fell behind 2-1 in the NCAA Regional Final against Ohio State. The Golden Gophers battled back to claim the match in five games by winning game four 30-28 and game five 15-8. With the victory, Minnesota advanced to its second straight Final Four. The Golden Gophers will look forward to hosting the drama of the NCAA Regional round in 2009, and hope to rekindle some of the magic of the past regionals they have hosted.

86 * Minnesota Volleyball

The Gophers celebrate advancing to the 2004 NCAA Final Four after defeating Ohio State in the regional final at the Sports Pavilion


2008 season review

e l u d e h c S Big Ten Wednesday, Sept. 23 Iowa at Wisconsin Friday, Sept. 25 Michigan State at Purdue Michigan at Indiana Wisconsin at Minnesota Ohio State at Illinois Penn State at Northwestern Saturday, Sept. 26 Michigan State at Indiana Michigan at Purdue Penn State at Illinois Ohio State at Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Wednesday, Sept. 30 Indiana at Purdue Friday, Oct. 2 Illinois at Michigan State Northwestern at Michigan Wisconsin at Ohio State Iowa at Penn State Minnesota at Purdue Saturday, Oct. 3 Northwestern at Michigan State Illinois at Michigan Wisconsin at Penn State Iowa at Ohio State Sunday, Oct. 4 Minnesota at Indiana Wednesday, Oct. 7 Penn State at Ohio State Friday, Oct. 9 Michigan State at Wisconsin Michigan at Iowa Purdue at Illinois Ohio State at Minnesota

Saturday, Oct. 10 Indiana at Illinois Purdue at Northwestern Michigan at Wisconsin

Wednesday, Oct. 28 Ohio State at Penn State Friday, Oct. 30 Iowa at Michigan State Wisconsin at Michigan Illinois at Indiana Northwestern at Purdue Minnesota at Penn State

Sunday, Oct. 11 Michigan State at Iowa Indiana at Northwestern Penn State at Minnesota Wednesday, Oct. 14 Northwestern at Illinois Friday, Oct. 16 Ohio State at Michigan State Penn State at Michigan Iowa at Indiana Wisconsin at Purdue Minnesota at Illinois Saturday, Oct. 17 Penn State at Michigan State Ohio State at Michigan Iowa at Purdue Minnesota at Northwestern Sunday, Oct. 18 Wisconsin at Indiana

Wednesday, Nov. 4 Purdue at Indiana Friday, Nov. 6 Michigan State at Northwestern Michigan at Illinois Penn State at Wisconsin Ohio State at Iowa Indiana at Minnesota Saturday, Nov. 7 Michigan State at Illinois Michigan at Northwestern Ohio State at Wisconsin Penn State at Iowa

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Michigan at Michigan State Friday, Oct. 23 Indiana at Penn State Purdue at Ohio State Illinois at Wisconsin Northwestern at Iowa Michigan State at Minnesota Saturday, Oct. 24 Indiana at Ohio State Purdue at Penn State Illinois at Iowa Northwestern at Wisconsin Michigan at Minnesota

Saturday, Oct. 31 Wisconsin at Michigan State Iowa at Michigan Northwestern at Indiana Illinois at Purdue Minnesota at Ohio State

Sunday, Nov. 8 Purdue at Minnesota Wednesday, Nov. 11 Wisconsin at Iowa Friday, Nov. 13 Indiana at Michigan State Purdue at Michigan Illinois at Penn State Northwestern at Ohio State Minnesota at Iowa

Saturday, Nov. 14 Purdue at Michigan State Indiana at Michigan Northwestern at Penn State Illinois at Ohio State Sunday, Nov. 15 Minnesota at Wisconsin Wednesday, Nov. 18 Michigan State at Michigan Friday, Nov. 20 Minnesota at Michigan Ohio State at Indiana Penn State at Purdue Iowa at Illinois Wisconsin at Northwestern Saturday, Nov. 21 Minnesota at Michigan State Penn State at Indiana Wisconsin at Illinois Iowa at Northwestern Ohio State at Purdue Wednesday, Nov. 25 Illinois at Northwestern Friday, Nov. 27 Michigan State at Penn State Michigan at Ohio State Indiana at Wisconsin Purdue at Iowa Northwestern at Minnesota Saturday, Nov. 28 Michigan State at Ohio State Michigan at Penn State Indiana at Iowa Purdue at Wisconsin Illinois at Minnesota

BIG TEN NETWORK VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Date Wednesday, Sept. 23 Saturday, Sept. 26 Wednesday, Sept. 30 Wednesday, Oct. 7 Sunday, Oct. 11 Wednesday, Oct. 14 Friday, Oct. 16 Wednesday, Oct. 21 Saturday, Oct. 24 Wednesday, Oct. 28 Friday, Oct. 30 Wednesday, Nov. 4 Saturday, Nov. 7 Sunday Nov. 8 Wednesday, Nov. 11 Saturday, Nov. 14 Wednesday, Nov. 18 Saturday, Nov. 21 Wednesday, Nov. 25 Saturday, Nov. 28

Teams Iowa at Wisconsin Penn State at Illinois Indiana at Purdue Penn State at Ohio State Penn State at Minnesota Northwestern at Illinois Minnesota at Illinois Michigan at Michigan State Purdue at Penn State Ohio State at Penn State Minnesota at Penn State Purdue at Indiana Michigan at Northwestern Purdue at Minnesota Wisconsin at Iowa Illinois at Ohio State Michigan State at Michigan Minnesota at Michigan State Illinois at Northwestern Wildcard

Time 7:00 PM LIVE 7:00 PM LIVE 6:00 PM LIVE 7:00 PM LIVE 1:00 PM LIVE 7:00 PM LIVE 7:00 PM Delay, 10/18, 7:00 PM 6:00 PM LIVE 6:00 PM Delay, 10/25, 7:00 PM 6:00 PM LIVE 6:00 PM Delay, 11/1, 8:00 PM 6:00 PM LIVE 7:00 PM LIVE 7:00 PM LIVE 7:00 PM LIVE 6:00 PM Delay, 11/15, 7:00 PM 5:00 PM LIVE 5:30 PM Delay, 11/22, 8:00 PM 7:00 PM LIVE 7:00 PM Delay, 11/29, 7:00 PM

87 * Minnesota Volleyball


2009 opponents

Big Ten Opponents ILLINOIS

2009 SCHEDULE

Oct. 16, 2009 • at Champaign, Ill. Nov. 28, 2008 • Sports Pavilion

Aug. 28-29 Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 29

Bluejay Invitational vs. Tulane at Creighton vs. Texas Tech

Sept. 4-5 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 5

New Mexico State Tournament TBD vs. Florida State at New Mexico State

Sept. 11-12 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 12

STATE FARM ILLINI CLASSIC CINCINNATI ILLINOIS STATE ST. LOUIS

Sept. 18-19 Sept. 18 Sept. 19

Purdue Active Ankle Classic vs. Louisville vs. Ohio

Sept. 25 Sept. 26

OHIO STATE PENN STATE

Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 14 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Oct. 31

at Michigan State at Michigan PURDUE INDIANA NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA (ASSEMBLY HALL) at Wisconsin at Iowa at Indiana at Purdue

Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 13 Nov. 15 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 25 Nov. 28

MICHIGAN MICHIGAN STATE at Penn State at Ohio State IOWA WISCONSIN at Northwestern at Minnesota

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

SERIES INFORMATION

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Champaign-Urbana, Ill. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42,326 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1867 Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big Ten President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B. Joseph White Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ronald E. Guenther Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Orange and Blue Facility (cap.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Huff Hall (4,050)

Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Illinois leads 35-26-1 Current Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minnesota won 3 Minnesota Record at Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-14 Minnesota Record at Sports Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-6 Minnesota Record at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-16 5-Game Match Record (since 1990) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Hambly (Illinois, 2006) Record at School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .first year Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .first year Asst. Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jen Flynn Oldenburg, Kent Miller 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-8 2008 Big Ten Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-5 (3rd) 2008 Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1, NCAA Regional Semifinals Letterwinners Returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/3 Starters Returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 (+LIB)/1 Top Returners: Laura DeBruler (5-10, Jr., OH) (First-Team All-Big Ten, 4.66 kps, 3.01 dps) Ashley Edinger (5-9, Sr., L/DS) (4.50 dps) Kylie McCulley (5-11, Sr., OH) (3.05 kps, 2.50 kps)

MEDIA RELATIONS Volleyball SID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Koon SID e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mkoon@uiuc.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217-244-1256 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217-333-5540 Press Row Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217-244-0089 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.fightingillini.com

Series Notes: Minnesota swept the season series from Illinois for the fourth time in five years. The Golden Gophers won a pair of five-set matches, winning at Champaign on Oct. 3 and at home on Nov. 8. It marked the first time in the series, that one team claimed a pair of five-set matches in the same season. Minnesota split the season series with Illinois in 2007. The Golden Gophers lost at home in four games, but rallied from a 2-0 deficiit in Champaign to win the second matchup in five games. It was the first time since 2002 that the teams each won the road matchup against each other. Minnesota swept Illinois in 2006 to give it six wins in a row against Illinois. That gave Minnesota a six-match winning streak that stretched from 2004 to 2006. The six-match win streak was the longest for the Golden Gophers in the history of the series. The back-to-back sweeps in 2004 and 2005 were the first by the Golden Gophers in the history of the series that started in 1976. Minnesota’s first match against Illinois in 2004 was held at Williams Arena, and set the all-time Minnesota attendance record with 10,927 fans in the crowd. From 2001 to 2003, the two teams split the series every year. For the second time in the history of the series, Minnesota and Illinois split matches with each winning on the road in 2002. Illinois snapped the Golden Gophers’ 11-match winning streak by rallying from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Minnesota 3-2 on Oct. 12, 2002. The Golden Gophers won at Illinois Nov. 1, 2002 in four games, including a 35-33 fourth game that was the longest of the year for Minnesota. Starting in 1985, Illinois began its domination of the series, winning 20 of the last 22 matches coached by Mike Hebert at Illinois. The only two wins between 1985 and 1995 came in 1989. Minnesota’s 1989 win at Huff Hall was the first-ever national broadcast of a regular-season match by ESPN, on a tape-delayed basis. Since Hebert moved from Illinois to Minnesota, the Gophers own an 188 advantage in the series. Minnesota has six season sweeps in the 24 years of Big Ten regular-season play. Illinois had a 12-match winning streak and an eight-match winning streak in the series, with its last sweep coming in 1998. In 1999, each team won on the other team’s floor, marking the first time in the history of the series that the road team had won both matches in the same season.

A L L -T I M E S E R I E S ( I L L I N O I S 3 5 , M I N N E S O TA 2 6 , 1 T I E ) 11/8/08 at MN . . . . . .MN 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-10) 10/3/08 at MN . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (25-23, 20-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-8) 11/23/07 at IL . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (26-30, 26-30, 30-23,30-17,15-12) 10/13/07 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-1 (30-25, 30-25, 18-30,30-21) 11/10/06 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-22, 30-24, 30-23) 9/23/06 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-27, 30-18, 30-22) 11/25/05 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-28, 30-26, 30-18) 10/15/05 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-27, 30-27, 24-30, 30-21) 11/26/04 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-24, 30-26, 30-28) 10/16/04 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-22, 30-28, 28-30, 30-16) 11/7/03 at IL . . . . . . . .IL 3-2 (30-23, 23-30, 30-24, 32-34, 13-15) 10/4/03 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-21, 24-30, 30-21, 30-19) 11/1/02 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (24-30, 30-16, 30-26, 35-33 10/12/02 at MN . . . . . .IL 3-2 (30-28, 28-30, 30-27, 22-30, 11-15) 10/26/01 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (21-30, 24-30, 21-30) 10/6/01 at MN . . . . . .MN 3-2 (30-23, 30-28, 28-30, 25-30, 15-13) 11/10/00 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-5, 15-10, 15-17, 15-6) 9/23/00 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-3, 15-9, 15-9) 11/26/99 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-12, 15-6, 16-14) 10/16/99 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-1 (15-13, 15-6, 2-15, 16-14) 11/27/98 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-1 (18-20, 15-8, 15-3, 15-11) 10/24/98 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-9, 15-10, 15-11) 11/29/97 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-10, 15-11, 15-11)

88 * Minnesota Volleyball

10/24/97 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-8, 15-5, 15-13) 11/1/96 at MN . . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (13-15, 15-8, 15-4, 17-19, 15-9) 10/5/96 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-8, 15-13, 13-15, 15-13) 11/17/95 at IL . . . . . . . .IL 3-2 (15-12, 16-14, 11-15, 11-15, 15-8) 10/21/95 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-4, 15-13,15-9) 11/25/94 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-11, 17-15, 15-12) 9/24/94 at IL . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-2 (9-15, 8-15, 15-12, 15-7, 15-10) 11/6/93 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-10, 15-13, 15-13) 10/8/93 at MN . . . . . . . .IL 3-2 (15-11, 12-15, 7-15, 15-13, 15-11) 10/30/92 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-2, 15-13, 15-13) 10/3/92 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-2, 15-0, 15-6) 11/9/91 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-7, 15-8, 15-9) 10/11/91 at MN . . . . . . . . .IL 3-2 (5-15, 17-15, 13-15, 15-7, 15-8) 10/26/90 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-6, 15-6, 15-8) 9/29/90 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-7, 15-9, 15-8) 11/22/89 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (8-15, 15-9, 15-12, 16-14) 9/23/89 at MN . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (4-15, 15-6, 7-15, 15-12, 15-8) 11/25/88 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-1 (15-10, 15-9, 3-15, 15-5) 9/24/88 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-1 (15-11, 14-16, 15-1, 15-5) 11/13/87 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-10, 15-11, 15-13) 10/18/87 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-1 (10-15, 15-6, 15-5, 15-7) 11/7/86 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-1 (15-5, 8-15, 15-11, 15-5) 10/10/86 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-1 (15-4, 15-2, 8-15, 15-5)

11/29/85 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-8, 15-10, 15-7) 9/28/85 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-2 (15-6, 8-15, 15-4, 7-15, 16-14) 10/6/84 at MN . . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-13, 15-11, 7-15, 8-15, 15-1) 9/29/84 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 3-0 (15-8, 17-15, 15-8) 10/21/83 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-10, 10-15, 15-9, 15-4) 9/17/83 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (12-15, 15-5, 15-10, 15-1) 10/23/82 at IL . . . . . . . . .IL 3-2 (5-15, 11-15, 15-12, 15-11, 15-5) 10/1/82 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (11-15, 15-9, 15-6, 15-12) 10/24/80 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-12, 15-5) 10/4/80 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 2-0 (15-13, 15-7) 10/26/79 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 2-1 (12-15, 15-13, 15-12) 10/28/78 at IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-10, 15-13) 9/22/78 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 2-1 (15-10, 12-15, 15-7) 9/30/77 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tie 1-1 (IL 15-9, MN 16-14) 10/30/76 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 2-0 (15-6, 15-10) 10/29/76 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IL 1-0 (9-7)


2009 opponents

s t n e n o p p O Big Ten

INDIANA Hoosiers

2009 SCHEDULE

Oct. 4, 2009 • Bloomington, Ind. Nov. 6, 2009 • Sports Pavilion

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

SERIES INFORMATION

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bloomington, Indiana Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40,534 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1820 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hoosiers Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big Ten President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael A. McRobbie Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fred Glass Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cream and Crimson Facility (cap.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .University Gym (2,000)

Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minnesota leads 42-14 Current Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Indiana Won 1 Minnesota Record at Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-5 Minnesota Record at Sports Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-1 Minnesota Record at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-8 5-Set Match Record (Since 1990) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sherry Dunbar (Ball State, 1992) Record at School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-32 (two years) Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145-54 (6 years) Asst. Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sarah Gustin, Keith Schunzel 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-15 2008 Big Ten Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-11 (6th) 2008 Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/2 Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 (+LIB)/2 Top Returners: Ashley Benson (6-3, Jr., MB) (First-Team All-Big Ten, 3.05 kps, 1.37 blps) Caitlin Cox (5-2, So, LIB) (Big Ten All-Freshmen Team, 3.32 dps, 0.20 saps) Kelsey Hall (6-0, Sr., OH) (2.57 kps, 2.39 dps)

MEDIA RELATIONS Volleyball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kyle Kuhlman SID e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kkuhlman@indiana.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(812) 855-4770 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(812) 855-9401 Press Row Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(419) 308-8292 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iuhoosiers.com

Series Notes: Minnesota split with the Hoosiers in the 2008 season. The Golden Gophers won in three sets at home against Indiana on Oct. 10, but dropped a five-set match at Indiana on Nov. 1. The victory was the Hoosiers first in the series since Sept. 26, 2003, and it snapped an 11-match wininng streak for the Golden Gohpers. Minnesota swept the Hoosiers in 2007, marking the 11th two-match season sweep for the Gophers since the current scheduling format began in 1992. In 2003, the two teams split the series for the first time since 1999. Minnesota went into the 2003 season riding a six-match winning streak over the Hoosiers, however, Indiana halted that with a three-game sweep at home over the Golden Gophers in the 2003 Big Ten opener. It was the first win by Indiana over Minnesota since Nov. 27, 1999, and was the first time the Hoosiers swept the Golden Gophers in three games since the 1990 season. The Golden Gophers answered that defeat with a three-game sweep of the Hoosiers at Minnesota on Nov. 15, 2003. Minnesota has won 16 of the last 18 matches between the two teams. The 11-match winning streak for Minnesota from 2003-08 was the longest against the Hoosiers in the history of the series. The previous longest was a seven-match winning streak the Golden Gophers had against Indiana from 1991-1994. In the 2000 season, Minnesota won both matches by three-game sweeps for the first time in school history. The Gophers swept the season series in 1997 with two five-game victories, the first two matches in the series that were decided by fifthgame rally games. Indiana has not swept a two-match series from Minnesota since 1995, and has only done it twice in 25 opportunities. The Gophers have swept the Hoosiers 14 times. Minnesota has won 26 of the last 31 matches, including an 15-1 mark at Williams Arena and the Sports Pavilion.

Aug. 28-29 Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 29

University of Houston Tournament vs. Southeastern Louisiana vs. New Orleans at Houston

Sept. 4-5 Sept. 4 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 5

IU ADIDAS CLASSIC TENNESSEE-MARTIN KENTUCKY MURRAY STATE ILLINOIS-CHICAGO

Sept. 11-12 Sept. 11 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 12

Ohio University Tournament vs. Delaware at Ohio vs. Eastern Kentucky vs. Missouri State

Sept. 18-19 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 19

IU INVITATIONAL WESTERN MICHIGAN ALABAMA A&M NORTH CAROLINA A&T

Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Sept. 30

MICHIGAN MICHIGAN STATE at Purdue

Oct. 4 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Oct. 31

MINNESOTA at Illinois at Northwestern IOWA (ASSEMBLY HALL) WISCONSIN at Penn State at Ohio State ILLINOIS NORTHWESTERN

Nov. 4 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 27

PURDUE at Minnesota at Michigan State at Michigan OHIO STATE PENN STATE at Wisconsin

A L L -T I M E S E R I E S ( M I N N E S O TA 4 2 , I N D I A N A 1 4 ) 11/1/08 at IN . . . . . . . .IN 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 25-19, 22-25, 9-15) 10/10/08 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-18) 11/9/07 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-22, 30-28, 30-28) 9/23/07 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (32-30, 30-16, 30-21) 11/25/06 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-21, 30-22, 30-26) 10/13/06 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-17, 30-24, 31-29) 10/29/05 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-21, 30-20, 30-18) 10/7/05 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-23, 30-26, 30-24) 11/20/04 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-16, 30-12, 30-25) 10/22/04 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-28, 30-15, 30-22) 11/15/03 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-22, 30-25, 30-17) 9/26/03 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN 3-0 (22-30, 25-30, 32-34) 11/22/02 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-23, 30-19, 30-22) 10/26/02 at IN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-19, 24-30, 30-18, 30-27) 10/27/01 at IN . . . . .MN 3-2 (27-30, 32-30, 30-22, 19-30, 15-10) 10/5/01 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-21, 30-27, 30-20) 11/3/00 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-2, 18-16, 15-11) 9/30/00 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-9, 15-12, 15-8) 11/27/99 at IN . . . . . . . .IN 3-2 (15-7, 14-16, 15-12, 1-15, 15-13) 10/15/99 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-2, 9-15, 15-9, 15-9) 11/20/98 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN 3-0 (15-13, 15-8, 15-9) 10/17/98 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-13, 15-4, 15-8)

11/8/97 at MN . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (12-15, 8-15, 15-11, 15-9, 15-11) 10/10/97 at IN . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-9, 8-15, 15-4, 12-15, 15-12) 11/16/96 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-9, 15-9, 15-10) 10/18/96 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (12-7, 10-11, 16-10, 17-8) 11/18/95 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN 3-1 (7-15, 15-8, 15-4, 19-17) 10/20/95 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . .IN 3-1 (15-11, 13-15, 15-13, 15-8) 11/5/94 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-11, 15-6, 15-11) 10/7/94 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (8-15, 15-4, 15-9, 15-5) 11/19/93 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-8, 16-14) 10/23/93 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (16-4, 8-15, 15-9, 15-10) 11/6/92 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-10, 15-4, 15-9) 10/10/92 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-7, 15-10, 13-15, 15-11) 10/25/91 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-9, 15-9, 12-15, 15-11) 11/23/90 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN 3-0 (15-10, 15-6, 15-9) 9/22/90 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN 3-0 (15-7, 15-6, 15-7) 11/10/89 at MN . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-5, 5-15, 16-14, 13-15, 15-9) 10/14/89 at IN . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-4, 15-12, 9-15, 6-15, 16-14) 11/4/88 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN 3-0 (15-9, 15-12, 15-7) 10/8/88 at IN . . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-5, 15-5, 13-15, 6-15, 15-10) 11/20/87 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-9, 5-15, 15-7, 15-8) 10/24/87 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN 3-1 (4-15, 15-11, 15-12, 15-11) 11/21/86 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN 3-1 (5-15, 15-6, 15-7, 15-9)

10/25/86 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-13, 15-4, 15-13) 11/8/85 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-12, 15-13, 10-15, 15-10) 10/12/85 at MN . . . . . .MN 3-2 (12-15, 13-15, 15-8, 15-10, 15-11) 9/22/84 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN 3-1 (15-5, 11-15, 15-12, 15-2) 10/15/83 at IN . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (12-15, 15-6, 18-16, 13-15, 15-11) 10/15/82 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-4, 15-6, 15-8) 9/17/82 at IN . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (12-15, 15-3, 15-10, 13-15, 15-10) 9/14/81 at IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (17-15, 15-7, 15-2) 10/24/80 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-2, 15-11) 10/29/77 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN 2-1 (12-15, 16-14, 15-13) 10/29/76 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 1-0 (10-7) 10/31/75 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN 2-1 (9-15, 15-9, 15-6)

89 * Minnesota Volleyball


2009 opponents

Big Ten Opponents IOWA Hawkeyes

2009 SCHEDULE

Sept. 26, 2009 • Sports Pavilion Nov. 13, 2009 • Iowa City, Iowa

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

MEDIA RELATIONS

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Iowa City, Iowa Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30,561 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1847 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hawkeyes Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big Ten President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sally Mason Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gary Barta Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Black and Old Gold Facility (cap.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carver-Hawkeye Arena (6,857)

Volleyball SID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris Brewer SID e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . .christoper-brewer@hawkeyesports.com Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319-335-9411 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319-335-9417 Press Row Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319-335-7284 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.hawkeyesports.com

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach . . . . . . . .Sharon Dingman (Northern Michigan, 1984) Record at School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-18 (one yuear) Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350-225 (19 years) Asst. Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Allen, Ben Boldt 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-18 2008 Big Ten Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-14 (9th) 2008 Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Letterwinners Returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13/4 Starters Returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3/3 (+LIB) Top Returners: Aimee Huffman (6-0, Jr., RS/S) (2.05 kps, 1.10 dps) Katie Kennedy (6-1, Jr., MB) (1.31 kps, 0.97 blps) Megan Schipper (5-11, Sr., OH) (3.00 kps, 1.90 dps)

Aug. 28-29 Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 29

Loyola Invitational at Loyola Chicago at Marquette vs. Eastern Kentucky

Sept. 4-5 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 5

Green Bay Country Inn and Suites Classic vs. South Dakota State vs. Central Michigan at UW-Green Bay

Sept. 11-12 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 12

HAWKEYE CHALLENGE IOWA STATE NORTHERN COLORADO DRAKE

Sept. 18, 20 Sept. 18 Sept. 18 Sept. 20

West Point Challenge vs. Binghamton at Army vs. Morgan State

Sept. 23 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 9 Oct. 11 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 11 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 27 Nov. 28

at Wisconsin at Minnesota at Penn State at Ohio State MICHIGAN MICHIGAN STATE at Indiana at Purdue NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS at Michigan State at Michigan OHIO STATE PENN STATE WISCONSIN MINNESOTA at Illinois at Northwestern PURDUE INDIANA

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minnesota leads 62-21 Current Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minnesota won 27 Minnesota Record at Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-4 Minnesota Record at Sports Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-0 Minnesota Record at Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-6 5-Game Match Record (since 1990) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 Series Notes: Minnesota has been the dominant team in this border battle, winning the 27 straight matches and 34 of the last 36. In the second meeting of the 2008 season, Iowa took the Minnesota to five sets. It was the first time since Oct. 2, 1998 that the teams played a five-set match. The Gophers have won 50 of the last 56 sets against the Hawkeyes. Minnesota had won 28 straight games in the series before 2006, before Iowa claimed the third game of the second meeting that year at Minnesota. The Gophers have not lost to the Hawkeyes since 1995 and have not lost to Iowa at home since 1990. In the 26 seasons that the Big Ten has had a double round-robin schedule, Minnesota has swept the two matches 19 times. Iowa swept the season series in 1983, 1984, and 1990. Minnesota also won 17 straight matches from 1978-82, the second-longest streak in the series.

A L L -T I M E S E R I E S ( M I N N E S O TA 6 2 , I O WA 2 1 ) 11/26/08 at IA . . . . .MN 3-2 (25-15, 21-25, 26-24, 11-25, 15-13) 10/15/08 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-23) 10/31/07 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-20, 30-27, 30-25) 9/26/07 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-24,30-17, 32-30) 11/18/06 at MN . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-21, 30-17, 25-30, 30-21) 10/20/06 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-19-30-23, 30-24) 10/26/05 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-24, 30-22, 30-26) 10/5/05 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-22, 30-17, 30-15) 11/24/04 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-20, 30-10, 30-24) 10/13/04 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-21, 30-16, 30-25) 10/29/03 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-18, 30-23, 31-29) 10/8/03 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-15, 30-27, 30-19) 11/27/02 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-15, 30-19, 30-26) 10/16/02 at IA . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-27, 23-30, 30-27, 31-29) 11/7/01 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-32, 30-18, 30-15, 30-18) 9/19/01 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-24, 30-28, 30-22) 11/22/00 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (9-15, 15-13, 15-3, 18-16) 10/11/00 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-8, 15-10, 15-6) 11/3/99 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-4, 15-1, 15-11) 9/29/99 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-8, 15-1) 10/31/98 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-11, 15-5, 15-10) 10/2/98 at IA . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (13-15, 15-8, 16-14, 9-15, 15-12) 11/19/97 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-11, 14-16, 15-8, 15-7) 10/15/97 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-12, 15-6, 8-15, 15-10) 11/2/96 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-6, 15-9, 15-4) 10/4/96 at IA . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (14-16, 13-15, 15-11, 17-15, 15-13)

90 * Minnesota Volleyball

11/25/95 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (10-15, 15-5, 15-12, 15-13) 9/22/95 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IA 3-1 (7-15, 15-11, 15-4, 15-10) 11/2/94 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IA 3-0 (15-8, 15-5, 15-13) 10/5/94 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-6, 15-11, 15-10) 11/3/93 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-8, 15-10, 15-10) 10/6/93 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-12, 15-9, 15-9) 11/25/92 at IA . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-8, 15-11, 14-16, 8-15, 15-9) 9/23/92 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-4, 15-6, 15-5) 11/13/91 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-13, 15-3, 15-4) 10/16/91 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (16-14, 15-9, 15-9) 10/31/90 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IA 3-0 (15-5, 16-14, 15-11) 10/3/90 at MN . . . . . . .IA 3-2 (13-15, 13-15, 15-11, 15-12, 15-6) 11/1/89 at MN . . . . . . .IA 3-2 (13-15, 10-15, 15-10, 15-9, 15-12) 10/4/89 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-10, 15-4) 11/16/88 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (16-14,15-7, 16-14) 10/19/88 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (14-16, 15-5, 15-9, 15-7) 10/28/87 at MN . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-5, 15-6, 11-15, 13-15, 15-4) 9/30/87 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-7, 16-14, 15-9) 11/25/86 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (8-15, 15-10, 15-11, 16-14) 9/24/86 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .IA 3-1 (15-11, 15-8, 12-15, 19-17) 11/22/85 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-0, 15-11) 10/26/85 at IA . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-13, 4-15, 13-15, 15-5, 15-7) 11/2/84 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IA 3-0 (15-4, 15-9, 17-15) 10/13/84 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IA 3-0 (15-7, 15-11, 15-9) 10/28/83 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IA 3-1 (5-15, 15-7, 16-14, 15-6) 9/24/83 at IA . . . . . . . .IA 3-2 (10-15, 11-15, 15-6, 15-12, 15-10)

11/3/82 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-5, 15-13, 8-15, 15-5) 10/13/82 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-7, 15-12, 15-9) 11/21/81 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-13, 15-12, 15-4) 11/7/81 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-10, 15-11) 11/6/81 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-6, 15-7) 10/7/81 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-3, 15-7) 11/8/80 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-1 (15-2, 13-15, 15-11) 11/6/80 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-3, 16-14, 5-15, 15-9) 10/25/80 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-0, 15-12) 10/23/80 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-11, 15-13, 15-10) 11/9/79 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-2, 15-3) 11/2/79 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-9, 16-14, 15-6) 10/26/79 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-9, 15-4) 11/17/78 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-7, 15-4, 15-11) 10/27/78 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-4, 15-9) 10/7/78 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-11, 15-8) 10/7/78 at IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-3, 15-10) 10/29/77 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IA 2-1 (15-12, 11-15, 15-13) 10/28/77 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-6, 15-10) 10/30/76 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-1 (13-15, 15-2, 15-0) 10/29/76 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 1-0 (11-6) 11/3/75 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IA 2-0 (16-14, 12-10)


2009 opponents

s t n e n o p p O Big Ten MICHIGAN Wolverines

2009 SCHEDULE

Oct. 24, 2009 • Williams Arena Nov. 20, 2009 • Ann Arbor, Mich.

Aug. 28-29 Aug 28 Aug 29

Runza/AVCA Showcase Nebraska Kansas State

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

SERIES INFORMATION

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ann Arbor, Mich. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38,006 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1817 Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wolverines Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big Ten President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mary Sue Coleman Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .William C. Martin Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maize and Blue Facility (cap.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cliff Keen Arena (1,800)

Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minnesota leads 47-11 Current Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minnesota won 1 Minnesota Record at Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-3 Minnesota Record at Sports Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-2 Minnesota Record at Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-8 5-Game Match Record (Since 1990) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3

Sept. 4-6 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 6

Xavier Invitational Tennessee Xavier Notre Dame

Sept. 9

Eastern Michigan

Sept. 11-12 Sept. 11 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 12

MICHIGAN/PEPSI CHALLENGE FAIRFIELD MOREHEAD STATE VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH MISSOURI

Sept. 18-19 Sept. 18 Sept. 18 Sept. 19

MICHIGAN/ADIDAS INVITATIONAL MARQUETTE DAYTON OREGON STATE

Sept. 25 Sept. 27 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 21 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 OCT. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 13 Nov 14 Nov. 18 Nov. 20 Nov. 27 Nov. 28

at Indiana at Purdue NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS at Iowa at Wisconsin PENN STATE OHIO STATE at Michigan State at Minnesota WISCONSIN IOWA at Illinois at Northwestern PURDUE INDIANA MICHIGAN STATE MINNESOTA at Ohio State at Penn State

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark Rosen (Cal St-Northridge, 1985) Record at School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189-132 (10 years) Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398-169 (16 years) Assoc. Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Leisa Rosen Asst. Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Amanda Ault 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-9 2008 Big Ten Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-8 (5th) 2008 Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1, NCAA Regional Semifinals Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/2 Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/1 (+LIB) Top Returners: Megan Bower (6-1, Sr., RS) (2.41 kps, 2.74 dps) Juliana Paz (6-0, Sr., OH) (3.31 kps, 2.41 dps) Lexi Zimmerman (5-10, Jr., S) (11.37 apg, 2.65 dpg)

Series Notes: For a third straight year, Minnesota and Michigan split the season series. The Golden Gophers lost at Michigan for the third year in a row on Oct. 25, but rebounded to win at home in four sets on Nov. 21. In that match, Brook Dieter went down with what ended up being a season-ending injury in the second set. The Golden Gophers rebounded after losing the second set to claim the third and fourth sets. Minnesota had a 10-match winning streak against Michigan snapped when the Wolverines won in four games at home on Nov. 4, 2006. In that match, Michigan had the highest team hitting percentage against a Minnesota team since Dec. 18, 2004 when the Golden Gophers faced Stanford in the National Championship. The 2006 season was the first time Minnesota and Michigan had split a season series since 2001. The Golden Gophers have won 17 of the last 21 matches in the series. Minnesota dominated this series at the beginning, winning the first 19 meetings before the Wolverines defeated the Gophers in a five-game match in 1989 at Ann Arbor. Michigan had been more successful against Minnesota in recent history, splitting the two-match season series in every season from 1995 to 1998, 2001, 2006 and 2007, while winning matches at the Sports Pavilion in 1996 and 1997. The Wolverines have never swept a season series from the Golden Gophers, while Minnesota has 13 season sweeps over the last 24 years.

MEDIA RELATIONS Volleyball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Matt Fancett SID e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mfancett@umich.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .734-647-1726 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .734-647-1188 Press Row Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .734-764-3532 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mgoblue.com

A L L -T I M E S E R I E S ( M I N N E S O TA 4 7 , M I C H I G A N 1 1 ) 11/21/08 at MN.......................MN 3-1 (25-16, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20) 10/25/08 at MI.....................................MI 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-21) 11/4/07 at MI................MI 3-2 (30-28, 23-30, 32-30, 22-30, 15-11) 9/30/07 at MN ....................................MN 3-0 (31-29, 31-29, 30-26) 11/4/06 at MI ...........................MI 3-1 (27-30, 30-23, 30-20, 30-26) 9/29/06 at MN ....................................MN 3-0 (32-30, 30-28, 30-24) 11/4/05 at MI..........................MN 3-1 (32-30, 23-30, 30-22, 30-24) 10/1/05 at MN ....................................MN 3-0 (30-26, 30-22, 30-25) 11/12/04 at MI ............MN 3-2 (28-30, 35-33, 19-30, 30-20, 15-12) 9/25/04 at MN ....................................MN 3-0 (30-26, 30-17, 30-27) 11/22/03 at MI ...................................MN 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-20) 10/24/03 at MN.......................MN 3-1 (30-26, 21-30, 30-26, 31-29) 11/15/02 at MI ...................................MN 3-0 (30-26, 30-24, 32-30) 9/28/02 at MN ....................................MN 3-0 (30-26, 30-23, 31-29) 11/2/01 at MN.........................MN 3-1 (28-30, 30-22, 30-27, 30-23) 9/29/01 at MI ...........................MI 3-1 (26-30, 27-30, 30-26, 27-30) 11/17/00 at MN ..................................MN 3-0 (16-14, 15-10, 15-13) 10/21/00 at MI .........................................MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-9, 15-9) 10/30/99 at MN ........................................MN 3-0 (15-3, 15-3, 15-9) 10/8/99 at MI .......................................MN 3-0 (15-9, 15-12, 15-10) 11/7/98 at MN.................................MN 3-1 (5-15, 15-6, 15-6, 15-2) 10/9/98 at MI.........................................MI 3-0 (16-14, 15-5, 17-15) 11/15/97 at MI................................MN 3-1 (15-7, 1-15, 15-8, 15-7)

9/26/97 at MN ................MI 3-2 (6-15, 15-11, 16-18, 15-11, 15-12) 11/8/96 at MN .......................................MI 3-0 (15-12, 15-7, 15-10) 10/12/96 at MI .....................................MN 3-0 (15-12, 15-6, 15-11) 11/11/95 at MN ......................................MN 3-0 (15-3, 15-2, 15-13) 10/13/95 at MI.......................................MI 3-0 (15-6, 16-14, 15-13) 11/12/94 at MN ........................................MN 3-0 (15-8, 15-8, 15-9) 10/14/94 at MI ...................................MN 3-0 (15-10, 15-10, 15-13) 10/29/93 at MI............................MN 3-1 (3-15, 15-5, 15-10, 15-11) 10/2/93 at MN ........................................MN 3-0 (15-2, 15-8, 15-11) 11/13/92 at MN ......................MI 3-2 (15-9, 6-15, 15-5, 8-15, 15-9) 10/17/92 at MI..............................MN 3-1 (13-15, 15-9, 15-5, 15-3) 11/29/91 at MI.......................................MI 3-0 (15-10, 15-6, 15-12) 9/29/91 at MN ........................................MN 3-0 (15-7, 15-13, 15-3) 11/9/90 at MN...........................MN 3-1 (15-12, 16-14, 13-15, 15-2) 10/14/90 at MI ................MN 3-2 (13-15, 15-6, 15-10, 9-15, 15-11) 10/27/89 at MI..................MI 3-2 (10-15, 15-8, 15-17, 16-14, 15-7) 10/1/89 at MN...............................MN 3-1 (15-5, 12-15, 15-1, 15-9) 11/11/88 at MI .......................................MN 3-0 (15-7, 15-5, 15-10) 10/15/88 at MN...........................MN 3-1 (15-5, 13-15, 17-15, 15-6) 11/6/87 at MN...............................MN 3-1 (15-9, 12-15, 15-9, 15-7) 10/10/87 at MI .........................................MN 3-0 (15-4, 15-7, 15-6) 11/14/86 at MN.............................MN 3-1 (15-13, 15-4, 5-15, 15-7) 10/18/86 at MI..........................MN 3-1 (15-13, 15-11, 4-15, 15-13)

11/1/85 at MN ......................................MN 3-0 (15-3, 15-12, 15-10) 10/5/85 at MI ...........................................MN 3-0 (15-4, 15-4, 15-9) 10/20/84 at MI ..................MN 3-2 (4-15, 15-17, 15-9, 15-8, 15-13) 10/8/83 at MN.............................MN 3-1 (15-7, 11-15, 15-13, 15-9) 9/24/82 at MI .......................................MN 3-0 (15-10, 15-9, 16-14) 12/12/81 (Neu.)................................................MN 2-0 (15-10, 15-8) 10/23/81 (Neu.)..............................................MN 2-0 (17-15, 15-10) 10/26/79 (Neu.)..................................................MN 2-0 (15-8, 15-9) 10/30/76 (Neu.)..................................................MN 2-0 (15-3, 15-3) 10/28/76 (Neu.) ...........................................................MN 1-0 (11-2) 11/1/75 at MN..................................................MN 2-0 (15-3, 15-13) 10/31/75 at MN..................................................MN 2-0 (15-1, 15-7)

91 * Minnesota Volleyball


2009 opponents

Big Ten Opponents MICHIGAN STATE Spartans October, 23, 2009 • Sports Pavilion November 21, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich.

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

SERIES INFORMATION

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .East Lansing, Mich. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46,648 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1855 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spartans Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big Ten President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark Hollis Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Green and White Facility (cap.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jenison Field House (5,017)

Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minnesota leads 41-16 Current Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minnesota Won 3 Minnesota Record at Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-6 Minnesota Record at Sports Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-5 Minnesota Record at Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-9 5-Game Match Record (since 1990) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cathy George (Illinois State, 1985) Record at School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-60 (four years) Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432-284 (22 years) Asst. Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Russ Carney, Mike Gawlik 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-16 2008 Big Ten Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-13 (t-7th) 2008 Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Letterwinners Returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/3 Starters Returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 (+LIB)/1 Top Returners: Natalie Emro (6-1, So., S) (1.22 kps, 10.55 aps, 1.54 dps) Vanessa King (6-0, Sr., MB) (First-Team All-Big Ten, 2.88 kps, 1.21 blps) Jenilee Rathje (5-11, R-So., OH/RS) (3.93 kps, 2.20 dps)

Series Notes: Minnesota won both matches against Michigan State in 2008. The Golden Gophers claimed a four-set victory over the Spartans at the Sports Pavilion on Oct. 17, and then won a four-set match over Michigan State on Nov. 29 in Big Ten finale. Minnesota saw its 10-match winning streak halted on Oct. 20, 2007, as the Spartans won in three games to defeat the Golden Gophers for the first time since Nov. 3, 2001. Minnesota rebounded for a four-game home victory over Michigan State for a series split. The Golden Gophers had claimed 10 straight matches in the series with the Spartans from 2002-06. In 2006, the two teams played the first five-set match in the series since 1989 with Minnesota defeating Michigan State in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers have won at Michigan State in eight of the last 10 seasons. Minnesota has claimed 17 of the last 20 meetings between the two teams. Prior to 2007, the last eight seasons one team had swept the other. Minnesota swept the series in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Michigan State did so in 1998 and 2001. Minnesota won 23 of the first 28 meetings in the series from 1976 to 1994. Michigan State turned the tide, winning eight of nine matches from the Gophers before Minnesota’s series sweep in 1999. In the 24 years of double round-robin play, the Golden Gophers have 15 sweeps, Michigan State has five sweeps, and the teams have split three times.

MEDIA RELATIONS Volleyball SID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vince Baker SID e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vakervin@ath.msu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517-355-2271 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517-353-9636 Press Row Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517-432-3158 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .msuspartans.com

2009 SCHEDULE Aug. 28-29 Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 29

MSU SHOWCASE USC ALBANY NORTH CAROLINA

Sept. 4-5 Sept. 4 Sept. 4 Sept. 5

Cleveland State Invitational at Cleveland State vs. Syracuse at Cleveland State

Sept. 11-12 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 12

UIC Invitational vs. Duquesne vs. Georgia State at Illinois-Chicago

Sept. 18-19 Sept. 18 Sept. 18 Sept. 19

Clemson Classic at Clemson vs. Furman vs. Presbyterian

Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 9 Oct. 11 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 18 Nov. 21 Nov. 27 Nov. 28

at Purdue at Indiana ILLINOIS NORTHWESTERN at Wisconsin at Iowa OHIO STATE PENN STATE MICHIGAN at Minnesota IOWA WISCONSIN at Northwestern at Illinois INDIANA PURDUE at Michigan MINNESOTA at Penn State at Ohio State

A L L -T I M E S E R I E S ( M I N N E S O TA 4 1 , M I C H I G A N S TAT E 1 6 ) 11/29/08 at MS . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (25-18, 20-25, 25-13, 25-23) 10/17/08 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (25-23, 24-26, 25-13, 25-19) 11/16/07 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-23, 24-30, 30-21, 30-18) 10/20/07 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-0 (30-28, 35-33, 30-22) 11/3/06 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-16, 30-25, 30-25) 10/1/06 at MN . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (28-30, 30-25, 30-25, 26-30, 15-12 11/5/05 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (22-30, 30-23, 34-32, 30-24) 9/30/05 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-26, 30-27, 30-21) 11/13/04 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (32-30, 30-20, 30-16) 9/24/04 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-16, 30-18, 30-19) 11/21/03 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-20, 30-26, 30-23) 10/25/03 at MS . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (27-30, 30-15, 30-15, 30-26) 11/16/02 at MS . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-24, 27-30, 30-27, 30-21) 9/27/02 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-23, 30-27, 30-28) 11/3/01 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-0 (24-30, 23-30, 21-30) 9/29/01 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-0 (17-30, 25-30, 27-30) 11/18/00 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-13, 10-15, 16-14, 15-8) 10/20/00 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (6-15, 15-8, 15-11, 15-4) 10/29/99 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-6, 15-3, 15-10) 10/9/99 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-7, 15-8, 15-6)

92 * Minnesota Volleyball

11/6/98 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-1 (15-7, 15-7, 10-15, 15-6) 10/10/98 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-0 (15-10, 15-5, 15-13) 11/21/97 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (7-15, 15-13, 15-8, 15-11) 10/18/97 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-0 (15-1, 15-3, 15-8) 11/23/96 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-0 (15-4, 15-4, 15-11) 10/25/96 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-0 (15-9, 15-13, 15-7) 11/10/95 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-1 (15-11, 15-6, 8-15, 15-5) 10/14/95 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-0 (15-7, 15-7, 15-5) 11/11/94 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-1 (16-14, 10-15, 15-2, 15-7) 10/15/94 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-12, 14-16, 15-6, 18-16) 10/30/93 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-12, 15-5) 10/1/93 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-7, 8-15, 15-8, 15-3) 11/14/92 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-3, 15-12, 15-5) 10/16/92 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-11, 15-9, 15-5) 11/30/91 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-9, 15-7, 14-16, 15-3) 9/27/91 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-4, 15-13) 11/10/90 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-0 (16-14, 15-13, 15-12) 10/12/90 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-0 (15-7, 16-14, 15-4) 10/28/89 at MS . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (9-15, 16-14, 15-13, 10-15, 15-8) 9/29/89 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-4, 15-12, 15-4)

11/12/88 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-11, 16-14, 15-13) 10/14/88 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-10, 15-6, 13-15, 15-7) 11/7/87 at MN . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (14-16, 13-15, 15-12, 15-7, 15-5) 10/9/87 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-10, 15-10) 11/15/86 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-7, 15-4, 13-15, 15-7) 10/17/86 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-12, 15-11, 15-11) 11/2/85 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-9, 15-3, 15-12) 10/4/85 at MS . . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-8, 11-15, 15-4, 5-15, 15-11) 10/19/84 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 3-0 (15-2, 15-6, 15-10) 10/7/83 at MN . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (7-15, 15-13, 4-15, 16-14, 15-10) 9/25/82 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-0, 15-13, 15-11) 10/24/81 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (16-14, 15-13) 10/27/79 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-12, 15-12) 10/27/79 at MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 2-1 (6-15, 15-4, 15-11) 10/5/79 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-13, 15-9, 11-15, 16-14) 10/27/78 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-1 (16-14, 11-15, 16-14) 10/28/76 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MS 1-0 (11-1)


2009 opponents

s t n e n o p p O Big Ten NORTHWESTERN Wildcats October 17, 2009 • Evanston, Ill. November 27, 2009 • Sports Pavilion

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

SERIES INFORMATION

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Evanston, Ill. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,000 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1851 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wildcats Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big Ten President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Morton O. Schapiro Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim Phillips Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Purple and White Facility (cap.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Welsh-Ryan (8,117)

Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43-16 Current Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minnesota won 3 Minnesota Record at Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-8 Minnesota Record at Sports Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-1 Minnesota Record at Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-7 5-Game Match Record (Since 1990) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Keylor Chan (Florida, 1995) Record at School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122-154 (10 years) Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140-169 (11 years) Asst. Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kristine Jensen, Aaron Smith 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-23 2008 Big Ten Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-18 (11th)) 2008 Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/2 Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 (+LIB)/1 Top Returners: Elyse Glab (6-1, Jr., S) (9.74 aps, 1.80 dps, 0.68 aps) Brittany Gray (6-0, Jr., OH) (2.69 kps, 0.71 dps) Sabel Moffett (6-1, Jr., MB) (2.37 kps, 0.97 blps)

MEDIA RELATIONS Volleyball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rand Champion SID e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .champion@northwestern.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .847-467-3758 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .847-491-8818 Press Row Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .847-491-8852 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .nusports.com

Series Notes: Minnesota swept the season series from Northwestern, winning both matches in three sets (Sept. 26 at Minnesota and Nov. 15 at Northwestern). The Golden Gophers split the season series in 2007, dropping the first match in five games and winning in three games at home in the second meeting. Minnesota swept a pair of matches from Northwestern in 2006. In the first meeting in Evanston on Sept. 22, the Golden Gophers rallied from a 2-1 deficit to claim a five-game victory. Minnesota swept the Wildcats in Minneapolis on Nov. 11. In 2005, the Golden Gophers and Northwestern split the season series. Minnesota swept the first match on the road. However, the Wildcats won a fivegame match in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers fell behind 2-0, but rallied to send it to a fifth game. Northwestern won the fifth game to pull out the match, claiming a road victory at Minnesota for the first time since Oct. 20, 1990. It was also the first five-game match in the series since Nov. 19, 1994. Minnesota swept the two matches against the Wildcats in 2004, with both wins coming in three-set matches. Northwestern snapped a 20-match losing streak to Minnesota with a three-game victory over the Golden Gophers, at home, on Nov. 8, 2003. Before that match, the Wildcats had taken only three sets from Minnesota in the previous 16 matches between the two programs. Northwestern’s victory over Minnesota in 2003 was its first since Oct. 16, 1993. The Wildcats and Gophers had an even series through the 1980s, as Northwestern held a 12-11 advantage over Minnesota after the 1990 season. Since then, the Gophers are 28-4 against the Wildcats. Minnesota had not lost in Evanston since 1993 until 2003. In the last 26 seasons, Minnesota has swept the season series with Northwestern 15 times.

2009 SCHEDULE Aug. 28-29 Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 29

Kentucky Classic at Kentucky vs. Florida International vs. Western Carolina

Sept. 5-6 Sept. 5 Sept. 5 Sept. 6

IUPUI Jaguar Hampton Inn Invitational vs. Miami (Ohio) at IUPUI vs. Western Kentucky

Sept. 11-12 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 12

Comfort Suites 49er Tournament vs. Presbyterian vs. James Madison at Charlotte

Sept. 18-19 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 19

28TH ANNUAL WILDCAT CLASSIC AKRON LONG ISLAND CINCINNATI

Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 25 Nov. 27

PENN STATE OHIO STATE at Michigan at Michigan State PURDUE INDIANA at Illinois MINNESOTA at Iowa at Wisconsin at Purdue at Indiana MICHIGAN STATE MICHIGAN at Ohio State at Penn State WISCONSIN IOWA ILLINOIS at Minnesota

A L L -T I M E S E R I E S ( M I N N E S O TA 4 3 , N O R T H W E S T E R N 1 6 ) 11/15/08 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-12) 9/26/08 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 26-24) 11/17/07 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (30-25, 30-25, 30-27) 10/19/07 at NU . . . . . NU 3-2 (30-16, 25-30, 30-27, 27-30, 17-15) 11/11/06 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (30-24, 30-11, 30-17) 9/22/06 at NU . . . . . . MN 3-2 (27-30, 30-28, 30-19, 29-31, 15-12) 11/11/05 at MN . . . . . NU 3-2 (27-30, 28-30, 30-23, 30-28, 12-15) 9/24/05 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (30-20, 30-26, 30-22) 10/29/04 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (30-17, 30-17, 30-24) 10/9/04 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (30-21, 30-26, 30-27) 11/8/03 at NU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NU 3-0 (25-30, 24-30, 24-30) 10/3/03 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (34-32, 30-26, 34-32) 11/8/02 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (30-22, 30-18, 30-23) 10/6/02 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (30-22, 30-28, 30-22) 11/16/01 at NU. . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (30-28, 27-30, 30-24, 30-27) 10/20/01 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (30-15, 30-13, 30-21) 10/27/00 at NU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (9-15, 15-9, 15-6, 15-6) 10//7/00 at MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (15-8, 15-3, 15-7) 11/5/99 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (15-12, 15-5, 15-10) 10/2/99 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (15-7, 15-6, 15-0) 11/21/98 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (15-13, 15-4, 15-10) 10/16/98 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (15-13, 15-9, 15-12)

11/14/97 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (15-6, 15-13, 16-14) 9/27/97 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (15-9, 15-10, 15-8) 11/22/96 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-4, 15-9) 10/12/96 at NU. . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (15-7, 15-11, 16-18, 15-6) 11/3/95 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (15-8, 15-6, 15-7) 10/7/95 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (15-10, 15-9, 15-8) 11/19/94 at NU . . . . . . . . MN 3-2 (9-15, 15-5, 15-17, 15-4, 15-11) 10/21/94 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (15-7, 13-15, 15-13, 15-9) 11/12/93 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (8-15, 15-7, 16-14, 15-3) 10/16/93 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . NU 3-1 (13-15, 15-8, 15-10, 20-18) 10/31/92 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (15-6, 15-13, 15-13) 10/2/92 at NU . . . . . . . . . MN 3-2 (15-6, 9-15, 15-11, 7-15, 15-10) 11/1/91 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (15-3. 15-6, 6-15, 15-4) 10/5/91 at NU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (12-15, 15-9, 15-4, 15-4) 11/16/90 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . NU 3-1 (15-4, 15-10, 13-15, 15-13) 10/20/90 at MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NU 3-1 (15-3, 4-15, 15-4, 15-8) 11/18/89 at NU. . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (15-13, 14-16, 15-6, 15-9) 10/20/89 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (11-15, 15-11, 15-2, 15-10) 10/29/88 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NU 3-1 (15-7, 15-8, 13-15, 15-8) 9/30/88 at MN . . . . . . . . . . NU 3-2 (15-8, 8-15, 15-9, 9-15, 17-15) 11/28/87 at NU . . . . . . . . MN 3-2 (15-12, 6-15, 15-9, 5-15, 16-14) 9/25/87 at MN . . . . . . . NU 3-2 (15-11, 12-15, 15-17, 15-12, 15-2)

11/1/86 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (15-8, 15-5, 11-15, 15-4) 10/3/86 at NU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (15-9, 15-13, 5-15, 15-8) 11/23/85 at MN . . . . . . . NU 3-2 (6-15, 11-15, 17-15, 15-12, 15-4) 10/25/85 at NU . . . . . . . . MN 3-2 (5-15, 7-15, 16-14, 15-13, 15-5) 11/3/84 at NU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NU 3-0 (15-10, 15-7, 15-8) 10/12/84 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NU 3-0 (15-5, 15-7, 15-7) 10/29/83 at MN. . . . . . . . . . . . NU 3-1 (9-15, 15-11, 15-10, 16-14) 9/23/83 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NU 3-1 (12-15, 15-9, 15-7, 15-7) 10/29/82 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NU 3-0 (15-11, 15-3, 15-9) 10/24/82 at NU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (15-13, 15-7, 15-9) 10/23/81 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 2-1 (15-4, 4-15, 15-3) 10/2/81 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NU 2-1 (13-15, 15-2, 15-11) 10/28/77 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 2-0 (16-14, 15-4) 10/30/76 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 2-0 (15-3, 15-4) 10/28/76 (Neu.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 1-0 (11-2)

93 * Minnesota Volleyball


2009 opponents

Big Ten Opponents OHIO STATE Buckeyes

2009 SCHEDULE

October 9, 2009 • Sports Pavilion Oct. 31/Nov. 1, 2009 • Sports Pavilion UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Columbus, Ohio Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53,715 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1870 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Buckeyes Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big Ten President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E. Gordon Gee Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gene Smith Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scarlet and Gray Facility (cap.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .St. John Arena (13,276)

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Geoff Carlston (Minnesota, 1993) Record at School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-20 (one year) Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205-84 (nine years) Asst. Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nadia Edwards, Don Gromala 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-20 2008 Big Ten Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17 (10th) 2008 Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Letterwinners Returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/2 Starters Returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 (+LIB)/1 Top Returners: Kristen Dozier (6-2, Sr., MB) (2.74 kps, 0.81 blps) Katie Dull (5-10, Jr., OH) (3.93 kps, 1.36 dps, 0.79 blps) Anna Szerszen (6-3, Jr., OH) (3.52 kps, 1.52 dps, 1.00 blps)

MEDIA RELATIONS Volleyball SID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D.C. Koehl SID e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .koehl.1@osu.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .614.292.4056 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .614.292.8547 Press Row Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .614.292.1813 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ohiostatebuckeyes.com

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ohio State leads 32-31 Current Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minnesota won 2 Minnesota Record at Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-13 Minnesota Record at Sports Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-5 Minnesota Record at Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-15 5-Game Match Record (since 1990) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4 Series Notes: Minnesota swept the season series against Ohio State, as it won a three-set match in Columbus on Oct. 24 and a four-set match at the Sports Pavilion on Nov. 23. The two teams split an exciting series in 2007. In the first match, Minnesota won in five games at Ohio State. The Golden Gophers took a 2-0 lead in the second match, at Williams Arena, but Ohio State rallied to claim the final three games to win in five games. It marked the third time in six years, and third time in the history (1986, 2002, 2005, 2007) of the series that the road team won both matchups in the series. Minnesota swept the season series from Ohio State in 2006. With the win, the Golden Gophers had won three straight against the Buckeyes for the first time since 1999 and 2000 seasons. The two teams split the series in 2005. The Buckeyes won the first meeting in Minneapolis, but Minnesota returned the favor with a road win in Columbus. The two teams faced off three times in 2004, marking the second time in series history that the teams played each other three times in a season. In the first threematch season (1989), Ohio State was victorious in two of three matches, while Minnesota won two of three in 2004. The final meeting between the teams in 2004 was the NCAA Regional Final, as Ohio State became just the second Big Ten opponent that Minnesota had faced in NCAA Tournament action (Penn State, 1999). Minnesota swept the series from Ohio State in 2003 for the first time since 1999. The road win in 2003 coupled with a road win 2002 gave Minnesota road victories in consecutive years. The Golden Gopher have won six of the last seven road matches at Columbus. In the 2000 season finale, Minnesota was one point away from grabbing a share of its first Big Ten title and had the serve, only to be turned back with Ohio State rallying for a 18-16 victory in the deciding fifth game. The Gophers never swept Ohio State in a season series before Hebert’s arrival and have now done so in 1996, 1999, 2003, 2006 and 2008. The Gophers own a 18-9 record against Ohio State under Hebert. The Buckeyes had won 12 of 14 matches against Minnesota from 1989-95. Ohio State had defeated the Gophers in 12 of their last 15 meetings in Columbus, but have now lost five times at home to the Golden Gophers since 2002. Minnesota swept the Buckeyes on the road in three sets for the first time in history of the series in 2005.

Aug. 28-29 Aug. 28 Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 29

William & Mary Tribe Invitational vs. Rider vs. North Carolina A&T vs. Maryland Eastern Shore at William & Mary

Sept. 4-5 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 5

Colorado State CSU Invitational at Colorado State vs. Georgia Southern vs. Texas Arlington

Sept. 12-13 Sept. 12 Sept. 12 Sept. 13

UW-Milwaukee Panther Invitational vs. Western Michigan at UW-Milwaukee . vs. Marquette

Sept. 18-19 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 19

OHIO STATE SPORTS IMPORTS CLASSIC BOWLING GREEN CLEVELAND STATE XAVIER

Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 7 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 28 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 27 Nov. 28

at Illinois at Northwestern WISCONSIN IOWA PENN STATE at Minnesota at Michigan State at Michigan PURDUE INDIANA at Penn State MINNESOTA at Iowa at Wisconsin NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS at Indiana at Purdue MICHIGAN MICHIGAN STATE

A L L -T I M E S E R I E S ( O H I O S TAT E 3 2 , M I N N E S O TA 3 1 ) 11/23/08 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (25-20, 25-12, 18-25, 25-22) 10/24 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-21) 10/27/07 at MN . . . . .OS 3-2 (24-30, 23-30, 30-27, 31-29, 15-10) 10/5/07 at OS . . . . . .MN 3-2 (30-27, 30-24, 21-30, 30-32, 15-10) 10/27/06 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-22, 30-28, 30-19) 10/8/06 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (23-30, 30-27, 30-21, 30-28) 11/19/05 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-19, 30-25, 30-23) 10/21/05 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (28-30, 26-30, 28-30) 12/11/04 at MN* . . . . .MN 3-2 (30-32, 34-32, 27-30, 30-28, 15-8) 11/6/04 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-19. 32-30, 21-30, 30-28) 10/1/04 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-1 (24-30, 23-30, 30-18, 24-30) 11/29/03 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-28, 30-26, 30-27) 10/3/03 at OS . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (20-30, 30-17, 29-31, 30-24, 15-9) 11/23/02 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (23-30, 28-30, 25-30) 10/25/02 at OS . . . . . .MN 3-2 (24-30, 30-22, 28-30, 30-24, 15-6) 11/23/01 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-1 (26-30, 24-30, 34-32, 27-30) 10/14/01 at OS . . . . . .OS 3-2 (30-27, 17-30, 30-21, 26-30, 11-15) 11/25/00 at OS . . . . . . .OS 3-2 (12-15, 14-16, 15-8, 15-13, 18-16) 10/13/00 at MN . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (7-15, 15-7, 4-15, 15-7, 15-9) 11/20/99 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-4, 15-5, 3-15, 15-9) 10/22/99 at OS . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-5, 15-10, 11-15, 13-15, 15-9) 11/13/98 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (15-11, 15-11, 15-8)

94 * Minnesota Volleyball

9/26/98 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-3, 11-15, 15-11, 15-11) 11/1/97 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (15-13, 15-4, 15-6) 10/3/97 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-4, 15-10, 15-12) 11/29/96 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-12, 8-15, 15-4, 15-1) 9/28/96 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-12, 15-13, 15-11) 10/27/95 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-1 (15-4, 15-7, 9-15, 15-9) 10/1/95 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (15-9, 15-6, 15-10) 10/29/94 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (17-15, 15-2, 15-6) 9/30/94 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (15-9, 15-12, 15-11) 11/26/93 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-11, 11-15, 15-10, 15-5) 9/25/93 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (15-5, 15-8, 15-3) 11/20/92 at OS . . . . . . . . .OS 3-2 (15-5, 15-6, 9-15, 12-15, 15-10) 10/24/92 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-9, 15-11, 15-12) 11/22/91 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (15-7, 15-7, 15-12) 10/26/91 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (15-5, 15-3, 15-7) 11/24/90 at MN . . . . . . . .OS 3-2 (15-13, 15-4, 8-15, 11-15, 15-9) 9/21/90 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (15-4, 15-11, 15-10) 11/11/89 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-1 (10-15, 15-9, 15-2, 15-9) 10/13/89 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-1 (15-9, 9-15, 15-5, 15-9) 9/9/89 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (16-14, 15-12, 11-15, 15-8) 11/5/88 at MN . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (14-16, 11-15, 17-15, 15-4, 15-12) 10/7/88 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-1 (12-15, 15-5, 15-9, 15-13)

11/21/87 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-10, 15-3, 14-16, 15-1) 10/23/87 at OS . . . . . . . .OS 3-2 (9-15, 12-15, 15-13, 15-4, 15-11) 11/22/86 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-4, 15-4, 11-15, 15-5) 10/24/86 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-1 (13-15, 15-9, 15-3, 15-9) 11/9/85 at OS . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-2 (13-15, 15-6, 8-15, 15-7, 15-8) 10/11/85 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (15-6, 15-13, 15-9) 11/10/84 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-1 (11-15, 15-12, 15-12, 15-9) 10/14/83 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (15-10, 15-8, 15-7) 10/21/82 at MN . . . . . . . .OS 3-2 (17-15, 5-15, 8-15, 15-10, 15-5) 9/23/82 at OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-8, 15-12, 12-15, 15-5) 10/24/81 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 3-0 (15-10, 15-2, 15-10) 9/19/81 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-13, 15-12) 11/1/80 at OS . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-7, 14-16, 9-15, 15-13, 15-13) 10/25/80 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-13, 15-13, 15-5) 10/28/78 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-13, 12-15, 15-9, 15-12) 10/27/78 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 2-0 (15-13, 15-11) 10/29/77 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (16-14, 16-14) 10/28/76 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OS 1-0 (12-10) 11/1/75 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-4, 15-7) *NCAA Tournament


2009 opponents

s t n e n o p p O Big Ten PENN STATE Nittany Lions October 11, 2009 • Sports Pavilion October 30, 2009 • State College, Pa.

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

SERIES INFORMATION

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .University Park, Pa. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40,709 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1855 Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nittany Lions Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big Ten President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Graham Spanier Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Curley Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blue and White Facility (cap.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rec Hall (5,812)

Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Penn State leads 32-7 Current Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Penn State Won 9 Gopher Record at Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-14 Gopher Record at Sports Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12 Gopher Record at Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17 5-Game Match Record (Since 1990) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Russ Rose (George Williams, 1975) Record at School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 963-159 (30 years) Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .963-159 (30 years) Asst. Coaches . . . . . . . . . . .Dennis Hohenshelt, Kaleena Davidson 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-0 2008 Big Ten Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-0 (1st) 2008 Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-0, NCAA National Champions Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/3 Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/3 (2+ LIB) Top Returners: Alisha Glass (6-0, Sr., S) (12.50 aps, 1.83 dps, 0.98 blps) Megan Hodge (6-3, Sr., OH) (4.09 kps, 2.10 dps, 0.43 blps) Arielle Wislon (6-3, Jr., MB) (2.11 kps, 1.37 blps)

MEDIA RELATIONS Volleyball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Susan Bedsworth SID e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .sjb5001@psu.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .814-865-1757 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .814-863-3165 Press Row Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .814-865-2388 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .gopsusports.com

Series Notes: The Nittany Lions swept the season series from the Golden Gophers for a fourth straight season. Penn State won in three sets at Williams Arena on Oct. 11, and also swept Minnesota on Oct. 31 at home. The Nittany Lions also swept the season series against Minnesota in 2007 (winning both matches in three games), and has won nine straight in the series. Penn State defeated Minnesota in a five-set match at the Sports Pavilion on Oct. 28, 2006 in match where both teams entered tied for first in the Big Ten at 10-1. That win was one of four straight matches against the Golden Gophers at the Sports Pavilion. The last time a Big Ten team did that to Minnesota was in 1997-99 when Penn State also claimed wins at the Sports Pavilion in three straight years. Minnesota and Penn State had split a season series for the third year in a row, with both teams winning on the road for the second-straight season in 2004. In 2003, The Golden Gophers won the first match with a three-game sweep at Penn State. It was the first time since Sept. 29, 2000 that Minnesota had won at Penn State, and the first time in the series history that the Golden Gophers swept the Nittany Lions in a road match. Penn State won at Minnesota, to snap the Golden Gophers 13-match home winning streak, on Nov. 28. The Nittany Lions clinched the Big Ten conference title with that victory over the Golden Gophers. In 2002, Minnesota and Penn State split a season series for the first time since 1993. The Golden Gophers won a match in three games for the first time in the history of the series on Oct. 19, 2002. Minnesota broke three significant streaks in winning a four-game match at Rec Hall in September of 2000. The Gophers snapped the Nittany Lions’ 87-match home winning streak (an NCAA record), a 13-match overall losing streak to the Nittany Lions dating back to 1993, and an 11-match losing streak at Rec Hall. It was Minnesota’s first-ever win at Penn State. The Golden Gophers completed their first-ever sweep of the Nittany Lions with an epic five-game win at the Sports Pavilion, in front of the largest Pavilion crowd in Gopher history - a sellout of 5,840. It was Minnesota’s first-ever five-game match at home against Penn State. The Gophers were the only team in the Big Ten to sweep the Nittany Lions during the 2000 season and the first to turn the trick since Michigan State and Ohio State won two matches from Penn State in 1995. The series also features two of the most successful coaches in NCAA history in Russ Rose and Mike Hebert. Both have tallied 900 or more career coaching victories and have won a combined 13 Big Ten Coach of the Year honors.

2009 SCHEDULE Aug. 28-29 Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 29

Active Ankle Challenge vs. Miami (Oh) vs. Alabama at Saint Louis

Sept. 4-5 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 5

NITTANY LION INVITATIONAL BUFFALO ROBERT MORRIS PITTSBURGH

Sept. 11-12 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 12

Duke Invitational vs. Loyola (Md) vs. Charleston at Duke

Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 19 Sept. 19

at Temple PENN STATE CLASSIC ST. FRANCIS (PA.) TEMPLE

Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 28 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 27 Nov. 28

at Northwestern at Illinois IOWA WISCONSIN at Ohio State at Minnesota at Michigan at Michigan State INDIANA PURDUE OHIO STATE MINNESOTA at Wisconsin at Iowa ILLINOIS NORTHWESTERN at Purdue at Indiana MICHIGAN STATE MICHIGAN

A L L -T I M E S E R I E S ( P E N N S TAT E 3 2 , M I N N E S O TA 7 ) 10/31/08 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-17) 10/11/08 at MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-12) 10/26/07 at MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (30-21, 30-25, 30-15) 10/6/07 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (30-16, 30-25, 30-26) 10/26/06 at MN . . . . . PS 3-2 (30-21, 12-30, 30-26, 24-30, 13-15) 10/6/06 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-1 (23-30, 30-25, 20-30, 26-30) 11/18/05 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (14-30, 24-30, 21-30) 10/22/05 at MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (9-30, 17-30, 20-30) 11/5/04 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-1 (30-32, 28-30, 30-22, 26-30) 10/2/04 at PS . . . . . . MN 3-2 (34-36, 30-28, 30-27, 26-30, 15-11) 11/28/03 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-1 (19-30, 26-30, 30-27, 24-30) 10/17/03 at PS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (30-26, 30-18. 30-21) 11/29/02 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (28-30, 25-30, 20-30) 10/19/02 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-0 (30-27, 30-20, 30-19) 11/24/01 at MN . . . . . PS 3-2 (20-30, 26-30, 30-27, 30-28, 16-18) 10/12/01 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (22-30, 19-30, 27-30) 11/4/00 at MN . . . . . . . MN 3-2 (17-15, 15-12, 11-15, 6-15, 15-10)

9/29/00 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (13-15, 15-12, 15-12, 15-11) 12/9/99 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (15-9, 15-9, 17-15) 11/19/99 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-1 (15-2, 15-5, 13-15, 15-7) 10/23/99 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (15-10, 15-3, 15-3) 11/14/98 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (15-7, 15-5, 15-10) 9/25/98 at MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (15-7, 15-7, 15-8) 11/7/97 at MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (15-6, 15-6, 15-13) 10/11/97 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-1 (15-3, 15-3, 11-15, 15-1) 11/30/96 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-1 (11-15, 15-7, 15-8, 15-3) 9/27/96 at MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (15-11, 15-3, 15-12) 10/28/95 at MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (15-11, 15-7, 15-12) 9/29/95 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (15-8, 15-5, 15-5) 10/28/94 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (15-5, 15-12, 15-9) 10/1/94 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-1 (15-7, 15-9, 9-15, 15-8) 11/27/93 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (7-15, 15-11, 15-4, 15-9) 9/24/93 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-1 (11-15, 15-10, 15-9, 15-13) 11/21/92 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-1 (15-9, 13-15, 15-7, 15-10)

10/23/92 at MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-0 (15-5, 15-4, 15-1) 11/15/91 at PS. . . . . . . PS 3-2 (15-11, 11-15, 12-15, 15-6, 15-12) 10/19/91 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . MN 3-1 (15-9, 15-9, 10-15, 15-10) 9/12/87 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-1 (15-12, 11-15, 15-11, 15-5) 9/10/83 at PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PS 3-1 (15-10, 7-15, 15-3, 15-7)

95 * Minnesota Volleyball


2009 opponents

Big Ten Opponents PURDUE Boilermakers

2009 SCHEDULE

October 2, 2009 • West Lafayette, Ind. November 8, 2009 • Sports Pavilion UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .West Lafayette, Ind. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40,090 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1869 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Boilermakers Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big Ten President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .France A. Cordova Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Morgan J. Burke Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Old Gold and Black Facility (cap.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Intercollegiate Athletic Facility (2,288)

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dave Shondell (Ball State, 1981) Record at School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150-84 (seven years) Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .same Asst. Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kathy Jewell, John Shondell 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-9 2008 Big Ten Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-7 (4th) 2008 Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1, NCAA Second Round Letterwinners Returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/6 Starters Returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3/4 Top Returners: Kristen Arthurs (Jr., MH) (2.12 kps, 0.84 bps) Jaclyn Hart (So. S) (9.88 aps, 1.76 dps) Lisa Pierce ( Jr., OH) (1.18 kps, 0.51 dps)

MEDIA RELATIONS Volleyball SID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wendy Mayer SID e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .wbroker@purdue.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .765-494-3919 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .765-447-5447 Press Row Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .765-494-6779 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .purduesports.com

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minnesota leads 39-28 Current Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minnesota Won 7 Minnesota Record at Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-8 Minnesota Record at Sports Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2 Minnesota Record at Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-12 5-Game Match Record (since 1990) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2 Series Notes: Minnesota has been the dominant team in the last 10 seasons, winning 18 of the last 20 matches against the Boilermakers. The Golden Gophers swept Purdue for eighth time in 10 years by winning both matches in 2008. Minnesota swept Purdue at West Lafayette by scores of 25-14, 25-16, 25-19 on Oct. 4, and won in three sets on Nov. 7 at the Sports Pavilion. The Golden Gophers have won 15 of the last 16 sets played between the two teams. In 2007, Minnesotqa swept Purdue in the first match at the Sports Pavilion, and claimed an exciting four-game road victory over the Boilermakers in the second matchup of the year. In the first meeting in 2006, the Golden Gophers won in four sets over a then No. 9 Purdue at Williams Arena in four games in front of 8,377 fans. Minnesota split with Purdue for the second time in four years in 2005. Purdue won the first meeting at home in four games, while the Golden Gophers won the second meeting at the Sports Pavilion in four games. There has not been a five-game match in the series since Purdue won a pair of five-game matches over Minnesota in 1998. The Gophers swept Purdue in two three-set matches in 2004. Purdue snapped an eight-match winning streak by Minnesota by claiming a four-game victory at home on Sept. 27, 2003. The Golden Gophers won at home in three sets on Nov. 14 to salvage the series split. During the span of the eight-match winning streak the Golden Gophers won 24 of 25 games from the Boilermakers. Purdue dominated the series with Minnesota from 1975-85, winning 19 of the 21 contests. The Gophers have won 37 of the 46 matches since 1986, including an 18-5 mark in West Lafayette over the past 23 seasons. Purdue has two series sweeps over the past 20 years. Minnesota is 224 against Purdue since Mike Hebert became coach of the Golden Gophers in 1996. The only Boilermaker wins were in two five-game decisions in 1998, a four-game decision in 2003 and a four-game match in 2005.

Aug. 28-29 Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 29

MORTAR BOARD PREMIER BALL STATE COASTAL CAROLINA DAYTON

Sept. 4-5 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 5

Baylor Classic vs. Texas-San Antonio vs. UCF at Baylor

Sept. 11-12 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 12

Varnay's Kansas State Invitational vs. Portland vs. Kentucky at Kansas State

Sept. 18-19 Sept. 18 Sept. 19

PURDUE ACTIVE ANKLE CLASSIC OHIO LOUISVILLE

Sept. 25 Sept. 27 Sept. 30 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 4 Nov. 8 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 27 Nov. 28

MICHIGAN STATE MICHIGAN INDIANA MINNESOTA at Illinois at Northwestern WISCONSIN IOWA at Ohio State at Penn State NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS at Indiana at Minnesota at Michigan at Michigan State PENN STATE OHIO STATE at Iowa at Wisconsin

A L L -T I M E S E R I E S ( M I N N E S O TA 3 9 , P U R D U E 2 8 ) 11/7/08 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-15) 10/3/08 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-19) 11/10/07 at PU . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-24, 24-30, 31-29,30-26) 9/12/07 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-26, 30-28, 30-25) 11/24/06 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-22, 30-22, 30-23) 10/14/06 at MN . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (28-30, 30-26, 30-25, 30-22) 11/26/05 at MN . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-26, 28-30, 30-27, 30-20) 10/14/05 at PU . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-1 (30-16, 24-30, 24-30, 27-30) 11/19/04 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-24, 30-25, 30-23) 10/23/04 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-16, 30-24, 30-24) 11/14/03 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-26, 30-28, 30-21) 9/27/03 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-1 (25-30, 30-25, 29-31, 24-30) 11/3/02 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (25-30, 30-17, 30-25, 30-25) 10/11/02 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-21, 30-21, 30-26) 11/9/01 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-21, 30-19, 30-23) 9/22/01 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-21, 30-24, 30-24) 11/11/00 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-9, 15-12, 15-5) 9/22/00 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-8, 15-11, 15-8) 11/12/99 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-12, 15-8, 15-2) 9/25/99 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-8, 15-5, 15-13) 11/28/98 at MN . . . . . . .PU 3-2 (15-13, 6-15, 15-12, 9-15, 15-12) 10/23/98 at PU . . . . . . . .PU 3-2 (11-15, 15-6, 16-14, 3-15, 15-8) 10/31/97 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-9, 13-15, 15-11, 15-9) 10/5/97 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (13-15, 15-6, 15-10, 15-11)

96 * Minnesota Volleyball

11/15/96 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-13, 14-16, 15-7, 15-11) 10/19/96 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-6, 6-15, 15-7, 15-13) 11/4/95 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-8, 15-13, 15-4) 10/6/95 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-0 (15-12, 15-12, 15-12) 11/26/94 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-2, 15-8, 15-12) 9/23/94 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-8, 15-2, 15-7) 11/20/93 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-5, 15-12, 10-15, 15-13) 10/22/93 at MN . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-12, 15-11, 13-15, 15-12) 11/7/92 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-8, 15-9, 16-14) 10/9/92 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-0 (15-9, 15-12, 16-14) 11/8/91 at PU . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-10, 14-16, 10-15, 15-7, 15-8) 10/12/91 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-10, 15-8, 15-10) 10/27/90 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-0 (15-8, 15-8, 15-11) 9/28/90 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-0 (15-10, 15-13, 15-11) 11/24/89 at MN . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (10-15, 15-11, 16-14, 15-13) 9/22/89 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-10, 15-10, 15-7) 11/26/88 at MN . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-4, 0-15, 15-6, 14-16, 16-14) 9/23/88 at PU . . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-8, 15-7, 6-15, 14-16, 15-11) 11/14/87 at PU . . . . . . .PU 3-2 (10-15, 15-8, 15-11, 10-15, 15-4) 10/16/87 at MN . . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-10, 3-15, 1-15, 15-5, 15-13) 11/8/86 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-12, 15-1, 15-12) 10/11/86 at MN . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-12, 4-15, 15-13, 0-15, 15-13) 11/30/85 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-0 (15-8, 15-8, 15-11) 9/27/85 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-0 (15-7, 15-12, 15-11)

9/28/84 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-1 (15-13, 15-7, 11-15, 15-6) 10/22/83 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-1 (15-7, 3-15, 15-4, 15-12) 9/16/83 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-1 (15-7, 14-16, 15-5, 15-8) 11/19/82 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-0 (15-11, 15-6, 15-9) 10/2/82 at MN . . . . . . . . .PU 3-2 (12-15, 15-8, 13-15, 15-1, 15-9) 9/18/82 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-0 (15-9, 15-1, 15-10) 10/24/81 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 2-0 (15-2, 15-8) 10/2/81 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 2-1 (15-4, 11-15, 15-13) 9/16/81 at PU . . . . . . . . .PU 3-2 (15-8, 11-15, 15-17, 15-6, 15-4) 11/1/80 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-1 (15-10, 7-15, 15-9, 15-4) 10/25/80 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 3-0 (15-9, 15-9, 15-11) 10/24/80 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 2-0 (16-14, 18-16) 10/27/79 (Neu.) . . . . . .PU 3-2 (13-15, 15-8, 11-15, 16-14, 15-10) 10/27/78 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-1 (15-8, 10-15, 15-8) 9/23/78 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 2-1 (15-12, 10-15, 15-12) 10/28/77 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-1 (15-13, 10-15, 16-14) 10/29/76 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 1-0 (11-2) 10/31/75 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 2-0 (15-11, 15-12) 10/11/75 at PU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PU 2-1 (15-0, 6-15, 15-9)


2009 opponents

s t n e n o p p O Big Ten WISCONSIN Badgers

2009 SCHEDULE

September 25, 2009 • Sports Pavilion November 15, 2009 • Madison, Wis.

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

SERIES INFORMATION

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Madison, Wisconsin Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42,041 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1848 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Badgers Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big Ten Chancellor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Biddy (Carolyn A.) Martin Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barry Alvarez Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cardinal and White Facility (cap.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wisconsin Field House (10,600)

Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .series tied at 32-32 Current Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Minnesota won 2 Minnesota Record at Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-8 Minnesota Record at Sports Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-6 Minnesota Record at Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-19 5-Game Match Record (Since 1990) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-3

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pete Waite (Ball State, 1981) Record at School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245-82 (10 years) Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511-184 (21 years) Asst. Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Colleen Bayer, Brian Heffernan 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-15 2008 Big Ten Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-13 (7th) 2008 Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/4 Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4(+LIB)/2 Top Returners: Kim Kuzma (5-7, Jr., L) (4.26 dpg) Janelle Gabrielsen (6-1, So. S) (1.21 kpg, 5.22 apg) Brittney Dolgner (6-0, Sr., OH) (3.39 kpg, 2.17 dpg)

MEDIA RELATIONS Volleyball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diane Nordstrom SID e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dkn@athletics.wisc.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608-262-9024 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608-262-8184 Press Row Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608-263-2249 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .uwbadgers.com

Series Notes: Minnesota swept the season series from Wisconsin in 2008. The Golden Gophers won in four sets at the Sports Pavilion, then claimed one of the classic matches of this series, when it rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win in five sets at Wisconsin. The Golden Gophers fought off several match points to win the final two sets by scores of 31-29 and 19-17. Minnesota has won 10 of the last 14 matches in the series, and swept the Badgers in 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2008. Minnesota swept the Badgers in 2006, marking the third time in five years the Golden Gophers had accomplished that task. Minnesota also swept the Badgers at home in 2006 marking the second time in a three year span Minnesota had won in three games against Wisconsin at the Sports Pavilion. Minnesota swept the season series from Wisconsin for a second straight season in 2003. In 2003, Minnesota won at the Wisconsin Fieldhouse for the second straight year. It was the first time the Golden Gophers had won two straight matches at Madison since 1986-87. Minnesota swept the season series from Wisconsin for the first time since 1995 in 2002. Coincidentally that was also the last time the Golden Gophers had defeated the Badgers in Madison, which they did on Oct. 4, 2002 in a five-game match. Both meetings in 2002 went to five games, marking the first time that had happened in the history of the series. The Golden Gophers had won the last four meetings in the series that went to five games before dropping the last two five-game matches in Madison in 2004 & 05. Minnesota won in five games at Madison in 2003 in five games, then claimed five-game matches twice in 2002 and once in 1995. Wisconsin won a five-game match in 1994. The Badgers stopped Minnesota’s school-record 15match winning streak defeating the Gophers 3-0 at home in 2000. Minnesota dominated the series before 1989, winning 19 of the first 25 meetings. Wisconsin closed the gap, taking 16 of the next 23 matchups. In the last 24 years of home-and-home match play, Minnesota has won 10 series, Wisconsin has won eight , and the teams have split eight times. The home team is 39-19 (.672) in this series, the largest home-court advantage in any Minnesota series.

Aug. 28-30 Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 30

INNTOWNER INVITATIONAL DUKE SOUTH DAKOTA OHIO

Sept. 5-6 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 6

Oregon State Invitational vs. Seattle vs. Cal State Fullerton at Oregon State

Sept. 11-12 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 16

Notre Dame Invitational at Notre Dame vs. New Mexico State vs. UW-Green Bay

Sept. 23 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 11 Nov. 15 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 27 Nov. 28

IOWA at Minnesota at Ohio State at Penn State MICHIGAN STATE MICHIGAN at Purdue at Indiana ILLINOIS NORTHWESTERN at Michigan at Michigan State PENN STATE OHIO STATE at Iowa MINNESOTA at Northwestern at Illinois INDIANA PURDUE

A L L -T I M E S E R I E S ( W I S C O N S I N 3 2 , M I N N E S O TA 3 2 ) 11/14/08 at WI . . . . .MN 3-2 (18-25, 25-18, 25-27, 31-29, 19-17) 9/27/08 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (23-25, 25-10, 26-24, 25-20) 11/24/07 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-0 (30-19, 30-17, 18-16) 10/12/07 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-0 (30-28, 30-26, 30-25) 11/15/06 at WI . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-26, 30-22, 18-30, 30-25) 10/18/06 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-20, 30-25, 30-28) 11/12/05 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (21-30, 30-24, 30-19, 31-29 9/23/05 at WI . . . . . . .WI 3-2 (30-19, 27-30, 30-27, 24-30, 12-15) 10/30/04 at WI . . . . . .WI 3-2 (27-30, 30-20, 30-28, 27-30, 15-17) 10/8/04 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (30-22, 30-26, 31-29) 10/31/03 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (30-24, 25-30, 30-28, 30-23 10/12/03 at WI . . . . .MN 3-2 (27-30, 30-26, 30-22, 23-30, 15-11) 11/10/02 at MN . . . . . .MN 3-2 (30-22, 28-30, 25-30, 30-23, 15-6) 10/4/02 at WI . . . . . .MN 3-2 (30-27, 32-30, 17-30, 20-30, 15-10) 11/18/01 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-0 (28-30, 27-30, 18-30) 10/19/01 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-0 (12-30, 26-30, 29-31) 10/28/00 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-1 (15-12, 15-4, 12-15, 15-10) 10/6/00 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-0 (15-13, 15-1, 15-13) 11/13/99 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-1 (15-10, 15-9, 10-15, 15-9) 9/24/99 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (14-16, 15-9, 15-7, 15-9) 10/30/98 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-1 (15-5, 15-3, 13-15, 15-5) 10/3/98 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-0 (15-9, 15-12, 15-4)

11/28/97 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-0 (15-8, 15-11, 15-7) 10/25/97 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-0 (15-6, 15-6, 15-2) 11/6/96 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-5, 15-12, 15-12) 10/9/96 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-0 (20-9, 19-10, 16-10) 11/22/95 at WI . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (8-15, 15-13, 14-16, 15-6, 19-17) 9/20/95 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-10, 15-2, 15-8) 11/18/94 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-1 (15-12, 5-15, 15-9, 15-6) 10/22/94 at MN . . . . . . .WI 3-2 (15-13, 8-15, 10-15, 15-6, 15-12) 11/13/93 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-3, 15-7, 15-1) 10/15/93 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-1 (15-10, 6-15, 15-6, 15-9) 11/28/92 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (12-15, 15-2, 15-11, 15-10) 9/25/92 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-8, 15-11, 15-12) 11/2/91 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-1 (9-15, 15-6, 15-10, 15-13) 10/4/91 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-0 (15-3, 16-14, 15-4) 11/17/90 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-1 (9-15, 15-4, 15-3, 15-12) 10/19/90 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-1 (15-4, 15-3, 11-15, 15-1) 11/17/89 at WI . . . . . . . . .WI 3-2 (15-4, 15-5, 5-15, 11-15, 15-12) 10/21/89 at MN . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-6, 15-12, 14-16, 15-10) 10/28/88 at WI . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-2 (15-13, 5-15, 9-15, 15-7, 15-9) 10/1/88 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-10, 15-9, 15-8) 11/27/87 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-11, 15-7, 15-13) 9/27/87 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-9, 15-1, 15-10)

10/31/86 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-13, 15-6, 15-7) 10/4/86 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-4, 13-15, 15-6, 15-9) 11/12/85 at MN . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-13, 12-15, 16-14, 15-11) 10/15/85 at WI . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (13-15, 11-15, 15-10, 15-2, 15-6) 10/27/84 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-0 (15-12, 15-8, 15-13) 10/24/84 at WI . . . . . . .MN 3-2 (15-9, 11-15, 12-15, 15-7, 15-11) 11/5/83 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-8, 8-15, 17-15, 15-12) 9/21/83 at WI . . . . . . . . .WI 3-2 (15-11, 11-15, 15-8, 15-17, 15-5) 10/16/82 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 3-1 (6-15, 15-4, 15-13, 15-10) 10/6/82 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 3-1 (15-5, 15-11, 13-15, 15-11) 10/23/81 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-11, 15-4) 10/11/80 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-1 (17-19, 15-8, 15-9) 10/4/80 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-1 (15-0, 2-15, 15-2) 10/13/78 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 2-0 (15-7, 15-10) 10/6/78 (Neu.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-1 (15-12, 14-16, 15-5) 10/1/77 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-9, 15-7) 10/29/76 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 1-0 (11-4) 10/2/76 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI 2-1 (14-16, 15-8, 15-8) 11/31/75 at MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-0 (15-9, 15-12) 11/11/75 at WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MN 2-1 (8-15, 15-7, 15-13)

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2008 season review

2008 in the Big Ten

2008 BIG TEN STANDINGS Conference W L 20 0 16 4 15 5 13 7 12 8 9 11 7 13 7 13 6 14 3 17 2 18

Penn State Minnesota Illinois Purdue Michigan Indiana Wisconsin Michigan State Iowa Ohio State Northwestern

Pct 1.000 .800 .750 .650 .600 .450 .350 .350 .300 .150 .100

W 38 27 26 26 26 17 17 15 14 12 8

Overall L 0 7 8 9 9 15 15 16 18 20 23

Pct 1.000 .794 .765 .743 .743 .531 .531 .484 .438 .375 .258

2008 ALL-BIG TEN VOLLEYBALL TEAM *Lauran DeBruler Ashley Benson *Lexi Zimmerman Vanessa King Brook Dieter *Lauren Gibbemeyer Christine Tan *Nicole Fawcett *Alisha Glass *Christa Harmotto *Megan Hodge Arielle Wilson *Stephanie Lynch

Outside Hitter Outside Hitter Setter Middle Blocker Outside Hitter Middle Blocker Libero Outside Hitter Setter Middle Blocker Outside Hitter Middle Blocker Middle Blocker

Illinois Indiana Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Purdue

Honorable Mention: Johannah Bangert, MB, Illinois; Eric Short, OH, Indiana; Beth Karpiak, MB, Michigan; Katie Dull, OH, Ohio State; Roberta Holehouse, LIB, Penn State. Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Freshman of the Year Coach of the Year

Position Outside Hitter Libero Middle Blocker Setter Setter/Outside Hitter Middle Blocker

School Illinois Indiana Michigan Michigan State Wisconsin Wisconsin

2008 BIG TEN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec.

1 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 1

P: Laura DeBruler, Illinois, Nicole Fawcett, Penn State D: Christine Tan, Minnesota P: Erica Short, Indiana; D: Allyson Karaba, Michigan State P: Lauren Gibbemeyer, Minnesota, Stephanie Lynch, Purdue; D: Kelli Miller, Purdue P: Nicole Fawcett, Penn State; D: Christine Tan, Minnesota P: Vanessa King, Michigan State; D: Christine Tan, Minnesota P: Nicole Fawcett, Penn State; D: Christine Tan, Minnesota P: Arielle Wilson, Penn State; D: Johannah Bangert, Illinois, Kim Kuzma, Wisconsin P: Brook Dieter, Minnesota; Stephanie Lynch, Purdue; D: Kelli Miller, Purdue P: Ashley Benson, Indiana; D: Ashley Edinger, Illinois P: Ashley Benson, Indiana; D: Ashley Edinger, Illinois P: Laura DeBruler, Illinois; D: Christine Tan, Minnesota; Arielle Wilson, Penn State P: Alisha Glass, Penn State; D: Stephanie Lynch, Purdue P: Laura DeBruler, Illinois; D: Johannah Bangert, Illinois P: Megan Hodge, Penn State: D: Ashley Edinger, Illinois, Stephanie Lynch, Purdue

98 * Minnesota Volleyball

FIRST/SECOND ROUND AT LEXINGTON, KENT. Michigan 3, Kentucky 2..................................(24-26, 25-16, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13) Michigan 3, St. Louis 2..................................(22-25, 25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 15-12) FIRST/SECOND ROUND AT UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. Penn State 3, Long Island 0..................................................(25-14, 25-15, 25-15) Penn State 3, Yale 0..............................................................(25-18, 25-11, 25-12) FIRST/SECOND ROUND AT CHAMPAIGN, ILL. Illinois 3, UW-Milwaukee 0 .....................................................(25-8, 25-16, 25-20) Illinois 3, Cincinnati 0...........................................................(26-24, 25-20, 25-22) FIRST/SECOND ROUND AT MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. Minnesota 3, North Dakota State 0 .......................................(25-18, 25-14, 25-14) Iowa State 3, Minnesota 1.........................................(25-14, 26-24, 25-27, 25-19) FIRST/SECOND ROUND AT WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. Purdue 3, Louisville 2 ....................................(25-22, 21-25, 29-27, 23-25, 16-14) Purdue 3, Middle Tennessee State 2 ................(25-18, 24-26, 25-18, 22-25, 15-8) REGIONALS AT UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. Penn State 3, Western Michigan 0 ........................................(25-17, 25-12, 25-19) California 3, Illinois 0 ...........................................................(25-22, 25-22, 25-22) Penn State 3, California 0.....................................................(25-21, 25-21, 25-17) REGIONALS AT SEATTLE, WASH. Nebraska 3, Michigan 0 ........................................................(25-13, 25-16, 25-18) REGIONALS AT FORT COLLINS Hawai’i 3, Purdue 1 .....................................(18-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-20) FINAL FOUR AT OMAHA, NEB. Penn State 3, Nebraska 2 ................(25-17, 25-18, 15-22, 22-25, 15-11) Penn State 3, Stanford 0 ........................................(25-20, 26-24, 25-23)

Nicole Fawcett, Penn State Christine Tan, Minnesota Michelle Bartsch, Illinois Russ Rose, Penn State

BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Name Michelle Bartsch Caitlin Cox Alex Hunt Natalie Emro Janelle Gabrielsen Elle Ohlander

THE BIG TEN IN THE 2008 NCAA VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

BIG TEN VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995

School Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Minnesota Wisconsin Wisconsin Penn State Penn State Penn State/Wisconsin Penn State/Michigan State Michigan State

1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982

Ohio State Penn State Illinois Ohio State Wisconsin Ohio State Illinois Illinois Illinois Purdue Northwestern Northwestern Purdue


history & records

The Minnesota

RECORD BOOK

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history & records

Awards & Honors

(1) — 1st Team; (2) — 2nd Team; (3) — 3rd Team

1988

AVCA/NCAA ALL-AMERICA

1987

2008 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1996 1982

Brook Dieter (2) Lauren Gibbemeyer (3) Christine Tan (HM) Meredith Nelson (2) Malama Peniata (HM) Paula Gentil (HM) Kelly Bowman (1) Paula Gentil (1), Erin Martin (HM) Cassie Busse (1) Paula Gentil (2) Cassie Busse (2) Paula Gentil (3) Nicole Branagh (2) Stephanie Hagen (2) Nicole Branagh (2) Katrien DeDecker (1) Jill Halsted (HM)

CSTV ALL-AMERICA

2003

Paula Gentil (1), Cassie Busse (2)

AIAW ALL-AMERICA TEAM

1981

Jill Halsted (1)

VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE ALL-AMERICA TEAM

2006 2004 2003 2000 1999 1989

Meredith Nelson (2) Malama Peniata (3) Paula Gentil (1) Kelly Bowman (HM) Cassie Busse (1) Paula Gentil (HM) Nicole Branagh (2) Nicole Branagh (3) Chris Schaefer (3)

AVCA/RUSSELL ALL-AMERICA TEAM

1988

Andrea Gonzalez (2)

VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2004

Paula Gentil

AVCA MIDEAST ALL-REGIONAL TEAM

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1996 1995

Brook Dieter, Lauren Gibbemeyer, Christine Tan Brook Dieter (HM) Meredith Nelson, Malama Peniata, Kelly Bowman (HM) Paula Gentil Kelly Bowman, Paula Gentil, Erin Martin Cassie Busse, Paula Gentil Cassie Busse, Paula Gentil, Lindsey Taatjes Lindsey Berg, Stephanie Hagen Lindsey Berg, Nicole Branagh, Stephanie Hagen Lindsey Berg, Nicole Branagh, Stephanie Hagen Nicole Branagh Katrien DeDecker Katrien DeDecker

AVCA ALL-MIDEAST REGION

1993 1992 1991

1989

Katrien DeDecker (2) Krista Nevelle (2) Karen Lushine (1) Sue Jackson (2), Heidi Olhausen (2) Krista Nevelle (3) Sharon Oesterling (1) Chris Schaefer (1), Lori Miller (3)

100 * Minnesota Volleyball

AVCA ALL-NORTH CENTRAL REGION

1986

Andrea Gonzalez, Sharon Oesterling, Chris Schaefer Andrea Gonzalez, Lori Miller, Sharon Oesterling Andrea Gonzalez, Pam Miller

MIDWEST VOLLEYBALL ALLMIDWEST*

1986

Pam Miller (2) Andrea Gonzalez (3) Sharon Oesterling (HM) 1985 Andrea Gonzalez (2) *1986 w as last year of publication

2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

FINAL FOUR ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

2004 2003

Paula Gentil, Erin Martin Cassie Busse

1989 1988

NCAA REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

2006 2004 2003

Meredith Nelson, Kyla Roehrig Lindsey Taatjes (MVP), Paula Gentil, Erin Martin Cassie Busse (MVP), Paula Gentil, Erin Martin

1987 1986 1985

AVCA NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

2008 2004 2003 2000 1999 1996

Lauren Gibbemeyer ((9/16/08) Kelly Bowman (10/25/04) Cassie Busse (1027/03) Stephanie Hagen (10/2/00) Nicole Branagh (10/11/99) Becky Bauer (10/7/96)

BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR

2004 2003 2001 1997 1988 1983

Lindsey Taatjes Cassie Busse Lindsey Berg Katrien DeDecker Rochele Goetz Jill Halsted

BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2003 2000 1983

Cassie Busse Nicole Branagh (co-player) Martie Larsen

1983

Lindsey Berg (1), Nicole Branagh (1), Stephanie Hagen (1) Lindsey Berg (1), Nicole Branagh (1), Stephanie Hagen (1) Nicole Branagh (1) Becky Bauer (1), Nicole Branagh (HM) Katrien DeDecker (1) Katrien DeDecker (1) Jean Schintz (1) Katrien DeDecker (1), Sue Jackson (1), Heidi Olhausen (HM) Krista Nevelle (2) Karen Lushine (2), Sue Jackson (HM) Sharon Oesterling (1), Chris Schaefer (1), Lori Miller (HM) Andrea Gonzalez (1), Chris Schaefer (1), Sharon Oesterling (2) Andrea Gonzalez (1), Sharon Oesterling (2), Lori Miller (HM), Chris Schaefer (HM) Andrea Gonzalez (1), Pam Miller (1) Andrea Gonzalez (1), Pam Miller (2) Martie Larsen (1)

Paula Gentil, 2002-05

BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMEN TEAM

2007 2003 2002

Brook Dieter, Lauren Gibbemeyer Meredith Nelson Jessica Byrnes, Paula Gentil

VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR

2003

Mike Hebert

AVCA MIDEAST REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR

2006 2002 1999

Mike Hebert Mike Hebert Mike Hebert

BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR

2002 1999

Mike Hebert (Coaches and Media) Mike Hebert (Coaches and Media)

BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

1993 1987

Katrien DeDecker Dawn Thompson

BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2008 2006 2004 2003 2002

Christine Tan Malama Peniata Paula Gentil Paula Gentil Paula Gentil

ALL-BIG TEN TOURNAMENT TEAM

1982

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Martie Larsen

ALL-BIG TEN

2008

BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK

2008

Brook Dieter (1), Lauren Gibbemeyer (1), Christine Tan (1) Jessy Jones (1) Kelly Bowman (1), Meredith Nelson (1), Malama Peniata (1), Jessy Jones (HM) Paula Gentil (1), Meredith Nelson (1) Kelly Bowman (1), Paula Gentil (1), Erin Martin (1) Cassie Busse (1), Paula Gentil (1), Lindsey Taatjes (HM) Cassie Busse (1), Paula Gentil (1), Lindsey Taatjes (1) Lindsey Berg (1), Stephanie Hagen (1)

2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1994 1993 1991 1989 1988 1987

Lauren Gibbemeyer (9/15) (1) Brook Dieter (10/20) (4) Brook Dieter (9/3, 9/27, 11/12) (3) Meredith Nelson (10/2) Paula Gentil (10/3, 11/7) (4) Kelly Bowman (10/25) (1) Paula Gentil (8/30, 9/27) (2) Erin Martin (10/6) (1), Cassie Busse (10/13, 10/27) (4) Lindsey Taatjes (11/23) (3) Cassie Busse (8/26, 9/30) Lindsey Taatjes (9/16 & 10/21) Stephanie Hagen (11/12/01) (3) Nicole Branagh (9/4, 11/6, 11/13) (5) Lindsey Berg (9/11) (1) Stephanie Hagen (10/2 & 10/23) Nicole Branagh (9/27, 10/11, 11/15) Nicole Branagh (9/14) Linda Shudlick (11/2) (1) Katrien DeDecker (9/9, 9/23) (3) Becky Bauer (10/7) (1) Jean Schintz (10/19) (1) Katrien DeDecker (11/29) Krista Nevelle (9/30) (1) Sue Jackson (10/21) (1) Karen Lushine (11/11)(2) Karen Lushine (11/28) Chris Schaefer (9/20) (1) Andrea Gonzalez (11/15) (4) Andrea Gonzalez (11/10)

Jill Halsted, 1979-82

Andrea Gonzalez, 1985-88


history & records

s r o n o H & Awards 1986 1985 1983

Pam Miller (12/2/86) (1) Andrea Gonzalez (10/29, 11/12) Martie Larsen (10/10) (1)

() number in parenthesis indicates current or final total of Big Ten Player of the Week honors the player accumulated. BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (SINCE 2005)

2008 2007 2006 2005

Christine Tan (9/1, 9/22,9/29, 10/6, 11/10) (7) Christine Tan (10/1,11/19) (2) Malama Peniata (9/18, 10/23, 11/20) Paula Gentil (10/3, 11/7)

GTE/COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA

2003 2002 1988 1987 1983 1982

Cassie Busse (1) Cassie Busse (3) Sharon Oesterling (2) Sharon Oesterling (2) Chris Donnell (3), Martie Larsen (3) Martie Larsen (2)

1995

1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1983

Becky Bauer, Tera Fiamengo, Katrien DeDecker, Heidi Foesch, Heidi Olhausen, Jane Passer, Sarah Pearman Gretchen Dahl, Heidi Foesch, Heidi Olhausen Gretchen Dahl, Heidi Foesch Gretchen Dahl, Angie Hanna Karen Lushine, Angie Hanna, Gretchen Dahl, Becky Lindberg Angie Hanna, Karen Lushine, Dawn Thompson Sharon Oesterling, Chris Schaefer, Dawn Thompson Sharon Oesterling, Dawn Thompson Rochele Goetz, Sharon Oesterling Rochele Goetz, Jennie Collings (HM) Chris Donnell, Martie Larsen

MINNESOTA SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

2000 1997 1988 1980

Nicole Branagh Katrien DeDecker Andrea Gonzalez Patti Hagemeyer

GTE/COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT Stephanie Hagen, 1998-2001

2003 2002 2000 1991 1988 1987 1983 1982

Cassie Busse Cassie Busse Stephanie Hagen Karen Lushine Sharon Oesterling Sharon Oesterling Chris Donnell, Martie Larsen Martie Larsen

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN

2008

Chris Schaefer, 1986-89

Brook Dieter, Lauren Gibbemeyer, Rachel Hartmann, Kyla Roehrig, Kelly Schmidt, Christine Tan, Katie Vatterrodt 2007 Krista Chin, Kelly Fallon, Kyla Roehrig, Kelly Schmidt, Christine Tan, Katie Vatterrodt, Michele Wilber 2006 Kelly Bowman, Meghan Cumpston, Kelly Fallon, Rachel Hartmann, Meredith Nelson, Malama Peniata, Kyla Roehrig, Kelly Schmidt, Katie Vatterrodt 2005 Kelly Bowman, Jessica Byrnes, Meredith Nelson, Malama Peniata 2004 Jen Bowman, Jessica Byrnes, Amanda Hokenson, Meredith Nelson, Lisa Reinhart, Lindsey Taatjes 2003 Cassie Busse, Jessica Byrnes, Amanda Cipperly, Paula Gentil, Erin Lorenzen, Erin Martin, Lisa Reinhart, Lindsey Taatjes 2002 Cassie Busse, Amanda Cipperly, Erin Lorenzen, Lisa Reinhart, Lindsey Vander Well, Kelli Wicks 2001 Lisa Axel, Lindsey Berg, Cassie Busse, Stephanie Hagen, Erin Lorenzen, Carrie Noble, Kelli Wicks 2000 Lisa Aschenbrenner, Lisa Axel, Lindsey Berg, Stephanie Hagen, Anna Reines 1999 Lisa Aschenbrenner, Lindsey Berg, Ali Berres, Stephanie Hagen, Heather Swenson 1998 Lisa Aschenbrenner, Sonja Posthuma 1997 Bethany Baker, Jane Passer, Sarah Pearman 1996 Tara Baynes, Becky Bauer, Tera Fiamengo, Katrien DeDecker, Jane Passer, Sarah Pearman

MINNESOTA ALUMNI AWARD (TEAM MVP)

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977

Lauren Gibbemeyer Christine Tan Meghan Cumpston/Meredith Nelson Malama Peniata Lindsey Taatjes Cassie Busse Cassie Busse Lindsey Berg Nicole Branagh/Lindsey Berg Nicole Branagh/Lindsey Berg Nicole Branagh/Lindsey Berg Becky Bauer Katrien DeDecker Katrien DeDecker Jean Schintz Sue Jackson Krista Nevelle Karen Lushine Dawn Thompson Sharon Oesterling Andrea Gonzalez Andrea Gonzalez Pam Miller Andrea Gonzalez Pam Miller Chris Donnell Jill Halsted Jill Halsted Jill Halsted Joni Hagemeyer Patti Hagemeyer Monica Lacis

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

1991 1988

Karen Lushine Sharon Oesterling

TEAM ACADEMIC AWARD

1987-88 For 3.15 overall GPA, highest of all Minnesota Women’s Athletics teams TOP FIVE STUDENT-ATHLETE AWARD

1991 1983

Dawn Thompson Martie Larsen

Cassie Busse, 2000-03

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history & records

Career Records MATCHES PLAYED

SERVICE ACES

1. Paula Gentil .....................................142 ...............2002-05 Meredith Nelson ...............................142 ...............2003-06 3. Erin Martin .......................................141 ...............2001-04 Jessica Byrnes ..................................141 ...............2002-05 5. Jean Schintz .....................................137 ...............1991-94 6. Jill Halsted .......................................136 ...............1979-82 Lori Miller .........................................136 ...............1986-89 Sharon Oesterling.............................136 ...............1986-89 9. Katrien DeDecker ..............................135 ...............1993-96 10. Lindsey Taatjes.................................134 ...............2001-04 Gretchen Kauth ................................134 ...............1981-84 Sue Jackson......................................134 ...............1990-93 Nicole Branagh.................................134 ...............1997-00

KILLS (1000 KILLS OR MORE) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

Nicole Branagh..............................2,379 ...............1997-00 Katrien DeDecker ...........................2,300 ...............1993-96 Andrea Gonzalez ............................2,140 ...............1985-88 Chris Schaefer...............................1,896 ...............1986-89 Erin Martin ....................................1,818 ...............2001-04 Pam Miller .....................................1,519 ...............1983-86 Cassie Busse.................................1,502 ...............2000-03 Stephanie Hagen ...........................1,425 ...............1998-01 Trisha Bratford ..............................1,405 ...............2001-04 Jill Halsted ....................................1,350 ...............1979-82 Meredith Nelson ............................1,283 ...............2003-06 Lori Miller ......................................1,250 ...............1986-89 Jean Schintz ..................................1,250 ...............1991-94 Kyle Roehrig ..................................1,246 ...............2005-08 Martie Larsen ................................1,154 ...............1980-83 Heidi Olhaussen ............................1,094 ...............1992-95 Karyn Daline ..................................1,073 ...............1983-86 Jessica Byrnes ...............................1,064 ...............2002-05 Deb Bell.........................................1,045 ...............1979-81

ATTEMPTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Katrien DeDecker ...........................5,708 ...............1993-96 Nicole Branagh..............................5,705 ...........1997-2000 Chris Schaefer...............................4,920 ...............1986-89 Andrea Gonzalez ............................4,918 ...............1985-88 Erin Martin ....................................4,615 ...............2001-04 Trisha Bratford ..............................3,729 ...............2001-04 Pam Miller .....................................3,661 ...............1983-86 Cassie Busse.................................3,445 ...............2000-03 Kyla Roehrig ..................................3,328 ...............2005-08 Julie Christensen ...........................3,289 ...............1977-80

ATTACK PERCENTAGE (1000+ ATT.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Stephanie Hagen Charnette Fair Jill Halsted Meredith Nelson Jessy Jones Jessica Byrnes Lauren Gibbemeyer Cassie Busse Lori Miller Martie Larsen

.366 ...............1998-01 .........(1425-352-2934) .3240 ...............1999-00 ...........(594-189-1250) .3239 ...............1979-82 .........(1350-396-2945) .3033 ...........2003-2006 ........(1,283-403-2901) .2997 ...............2004-07 ...........(943-343-2002) .298 ...........2002-2005 .........(1064-364-2351) .2971.......2007-present ...........(724-218-1703) .2943 ...........2000-2003 .........(1502-488-3445) .288 ...............1986-89 .........(1250-179-1268) .2769 ...............1980-83 .........(1154-388-2766)

ASSISTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Sharon Oesterling..........................6,024 ...............1986-89 Becky Bauer ..................................5,918 ...............1994-97 Lindsey Berg..................................5,913 ...............1998-01 Sue Jackson...................................5,120 ...............1990-93 Rachel Hartmann ..........................4,925 ...............2005-08 Lindsey Taatjes..............................4,719 ...............2001-04 Kelly Bowman ................................2,163 ...............2003-06 Jennie Collings ..............................2,115 ...............1983-86 Chris Donnell....................................921 ...............1982-83 Missy Larson ....................................514 ...............1984-87

102 * Minnesota Volleyball

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Sharon Oesterling.............................314 ...............1986-89 Lindsey Berg.....................................283 ...............1998-01 Andrea Gonzalez ...............................265 ...............1986-88 Jean Schintz .....................................223 ...............1991-94 Jill Halsted .......................................221 ...............1979-82 Diane Libbesmeier............................204 ...............1979-82 Chris Schaefer..................................201 ...............1986-89 Cassie Busse....................................168 ...............2000-03 Emily Ahlquist ..................................148 ...............1989-92 Katrien DeDecker ..............................139 ...............1993-96

DIGS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Paula Gentil ..................................2,791 ...............2002-05 Christine Tan ................................1,433 .......2006-present Malama Peniata ............................1,424 ...............2003-06 Sharon Oesterling..........................1,291 ...............1986-89 Chris Schaefer...............................1,287 ...............1986-89 Lindsey Taatjes..............................1,284 ...............2001-04 Nicole Branagh..............................1,242 ...........1997-2000 Sarah Pearman .............................1,198 ............’93,’95-97 Andrea Gonzalez ............................1,188 ...............1985-88 Kelly Bowman ................................1,089 ...............2003-06 Karyn Daline ..................................1,067 ...............1983-86 Katrien DeDecker ...........................1,062 ...............1993-96 Jean Schintz ..................................1,040 ...............1991-94 Emily Ahlquist ...............................1,034 ...............1989-92

Nicole Branagh, 1997-2000

BLOCK SOLO 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Jill Halsted .......................................178 ...............1979-82 Martie Larsen ...................................171 ...............1980-83 Pam Miller ........................................138 ...............1983-86 Kyla Roehrig .....................................125 ...............2005-08 Erin Martin .......................................124 ...............2001-04 Martie Larsen ...................................119 ...............1982-83 Lori Miller .........................................113 ...............1986-89 Trisha Bratford .................................109 ...............2001-04 Katrien DeDecker ................................84 ...............1993-96 Meredith Nelson ................................80 ...............2003-06

BLOCK ASSISTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Meredith Nelson ...............................456 ...............2003-06 Stephanie Hagen ..............................448 ...............1998-01 Jessy Jones .......................................406 ...............2004-07 Pam Miller ........................................398 ...............1983-86 Gretchen Dahl ..................................366 ...............1991-94 Dawn Thompson ...............................355 ...............1987-90 Heidi Olhausen .................................342 ...............1992-95 Jessica Byrnes ..................................321 ...............2002-05 Lori Miller .........................................317 ...............1986-89 Karen Lushine ..................................307 ...............1988-91 Jean Schintz .....................................307 ...............1991-94

Pam Miller, 1983-86

TOTAL BLOCKS 1. Pam Miller ........................................536 ...............1983-86 Meredith Nelson ...............................536 ...............2003-06 3. Stephanie Hagen ..............................524 ...............1998-01 4. Jessy Jones .......................................485 ...............2004-07 5. Martie Larsen ...................................448 ...............1980-83 6. Dawn Thompson ...............................434 ...............1987-90 7. Lori Miller .........................................430 ...............1986-89 8. Gretchen Dahl ..................................416 ...............1991-94 9. Heidi Olhausen .................................375 ...............1992-95 10. Jill Halsted .......................................365 ...............1979-82

Paula Gentil, 2002-05


history & records

s d r o c e R n o s Sea MATCHES PLAYED

ASSISTS

1. Deb Bell.....................................................56 ..............1979 Deb Bell.....................................................56 ..............1981 Ann Croaker...............................................56 ..............1981 Jill Halsted ................................................56 ..............1981 5. Gail Spencer..............................................55 ..............1981 6. Ann Croaker...............................................54 ..............1979 7. Joni Hagemeyer .........................................53 ..............1979 Joni Hagemeyer .........................................53 ..............1981 Patti Hagemeyer........................................53 ..............1979 Diane Libbesmeier.....................................53 ..............1979

POINTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Jill Halsted Stephanie Hagen Stephanie Hagen Jill Halsted Lori Miller Stephanie Hagen Bethany Brafford Charnette Fair Jill Halsted Meredith Nelson

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Sharon Oesterling....................................113 ..............1989 Jill Halsted ..............................................110 ..............1981 Sharon Oesterling....................................106 ..............1987 Andrea Gonzalez........................................91 ..............1988 Cassie Busse.............................................77 ..............2002 Lindsey Berg..............................................76 ..............2000 Lindsey Berg..............................................76 ..............2001 8. Debbie Libbesmeier...................................74 ..............1982 Jean Schintz ..............................................74 ..............1993 10. Lindsey Berg..............................................70 ..............1999

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Sharon Oesterling ..................................0.80 ..............1987 Sharon Oesterling ..................................0.77 ..............1989 Andrea Gonzalez ....................................0.75 ..............1988 Lindsey Berg ..........................................0.65 ..............2000 Diane Libbesmeier .................................0.64 ..............1982 Jean Schintz ..........................................0.60 ..............1993 Lindsey Berg ..........................................0.59 ..............1999 Cassie Busse .........................................0.58 ..............2002 Lindsey Berg ..........................................0.57 ..............1998 Andrea Gonzalez ....................................0.55 ..............1987

BLOCK SOLOS 1. Jill Halsted........................................80 ...........1981 2. Ann Croaker......................................69 ...........1981 3. Martie Larsen ...................................67 ...........1982 4. Jill Halsted........................................59 ...........1982 5. Erin Martin .......................................55 ...........2004 6. Martie Larsen ...................................52 ...........1983 7. Trisha Bratford .................................49 ...........2004 8. Pam Miller ........................................46 ...........1986 9. Martie Larsen ...................................45 ...........1981 Pam Miller ........................................45 ...........1985 BLOCK ASSISTS 1. Stephanie Hagen ............................151 ...........2000 2. Meredith Nelson..............................149 ...........2003 3. Lauren Gibbemeyer .......................143 ...........2008 4. Bethany Brafford ............................141 ...........2002 Charnette Fair ................................141 ...........1999 Jessy Jones .....................................141 ...........2007 7. Jessy Jones .....................................134 ...........2006 8. Jane Passer ....................................128 ...........1996 9. Heidi Olhausen ...............................126 ...........1994 10. Gretchen Dahl.................................125 ...........1993 TOTAL BLOCKS 1. Charnette Fair ................................175 ...........1999 2. Lauren Gibbemeyer .......................174 ...........2008 3. Stephanie Hagen ............................171 ...........2000 4. Pam Miller ......................................169 ...........1985 5. Meredith Nelson..............................168 ...........2003 6. Jessy Jones .....................................165 ...........2007 7. Jill Halsted......................................164 ...........1981 8. Martie Larsen .................................162 ...........1983 9. Jessy Jones .....................................161 ...........2006 10. Charnette Fair ................................154 ...........2000 BLOCKS PER GAME 1. Jessy Jones ...................................1.62 ...........2007 2. Stephanie Hagen ..........................1.53 ...........2000 3. Charnette Fair ..............................1.50 ...........1999 Charnette Fair ..............................1.50 ...........2000 5. Pam Miller ....................................1.43 ...........1985 6. Lauren Gibbemeyer ......................1.39 ...........2008 7. Martie Larsen ...............................1.38 ...........1983 8. Jessy Jones ...................................1.33 ...........2006 9. Martie Larsen ...............................1.30 ...........1982 10. Meredith Nelson ............................1.26 ...........2003

DIGS

Erin Martin ...........................................1,750 ..............2004 Katrien DeDecker..................................1,743 ..............1996 Nicole Branagh.....................................1,587 ..............2000 Nicole Branagh.....................................1,567 ..............1999 Chris Schaefer......................................1,566 ..............1988 Chris Schaefer......................................1,508 ..............1989 Katrien DeDecker..................................1,416 ..............1995 Cassie Busse........................................1,409 ..............2003 Nicole Branagh.....................................1,376 ..............1998 Trisha Bratford .....................................1,359 ..............2004

ATTACK PERCENTAGE (MIN. 500 ATTACKS) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lindsey Berg .......................................14.21 ..............2000 Becky Bauer .......................................13.81 ..............1996 Becky Bauer .......................................13.30 ..............1997 Lindsey Berg .......................................13.19 ..............1999 Lindsey Taatjes ..................................13.11 ..............2003 Lindsey Berg .......................................12.90 ..............1998 Rachel Hartmann ...............................12.90 ..............2006 8. Lindsey Taatjes ..................................12.84 ..............2002 9. Becky Bauer .......................................12.72 ..............1994 10. Sharon Oesterling ..............................12.62 ..............1988

SERVICE ACES PER SET

Katrien DeDecker ...................................5.95 ..............1996 Nicole Branagh ......................................5.64 ..............2000 Nicole Branagh ......................................5.51 ..............1998 Chris Schaefer .......................................5.43 ..............1988 Nicole Branagh ......................................5.43 ..............1999 Katrien DeDecker ...................................5.15 ..............1995 Erin Martin ...........................................5.00 ..............2004 Andrea Gonzalez ...................................4.74 ..............1988 Cassie Busse .......................................4.69 ..............2003 Andrea Gonzalez ...................................4.63 ..............1987

ATTEMPTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

SERVICE ACES

Katrien DeDecker.....................................738 ..............1996 Erin Martin ..............................................695 ..............2004 Nicole Branagh........................................679 ..............1999 Chris Schaefer.........................................646 ..............1988 Nicole Branagh........................................643 ..............2000 Cassie Busse...........................................614 ..............2003 Nicole Branagh........................................579 ..............1998 Andrea Gonzalez......................................573 ..............1988 Andrea Gonzalez......................................570 ..............1987 Chris Schaefer ........................................560 ..............1989

KILLS PER SET 1. 2. 3. 4.

Lindsey Taatjes.....................................1,734 ..............2002 Sharon Oesterling.................................1,725 ..............1989 Lindsey Taatjes.....................................1,665 ..............2003 Lindsey Berg.........................................1,662 ..............2000 Becky Bauer .........................................1,657 ..............1996 Becky Bauer .........................................1,641 ..............1994 Rachel Hartmann .................................1,612 ..............2006 Sharon Oesterling.................................1,595 ..............1987 Lindsey Berg.........................................1,557 ..............1999 Sharon Oesterling.................................1,515 ..............1988

ASSISTS PER SET

Katrien DeDecker..................................844.5 ..............1996 Erin Martin ...........................................774.5 ..............2004 Nicole Branagh.....................................754.0 ..............1999 Chris Schaefer......................................748.0 ..............1988 Cassie Busse........................................739.0 ..............2003 Nicole Branagh.....................................711.5 ..............2000 Cassie Busse .......................................698.0 ..............2002 Andrea Gonzalez...................................693.0 ..............1988 Jill Halsted ...........................................669.0 ..............1981 Andrea Gonzalez...................................665.5 ..............1987

KILLS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

.410.........1980 .......(436-92-839) .395.........2001 .......(411-83-830) .373.........2000 .....(456-108-933) .369.........1982 .....(415-118-804) .367.........1987 .......(361-88-743) .363.........1999 .......(330-92-656) .362.........2001 .......(248-63-511) .352.........2000 .......(327-92-668) .343.........1981 .....(437-131-891) .332.........2005 .....(335-102-701)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Paula Gentil ............................................924 ..............2004 Paula Gentil ............................................656 ..............2003 Paula Gentil ............................................637 ..............2005 Christine Tan ..........................................611 ..............2008 Paula Gentil ............................................574 ..............2002 Malama Peniata......................................532 ..............2006 Christine Tan ..........................................517 ..............2007 Lindsey Taatjes........................................495 ..............2004 Chris Schaefer.........................................495 ..............1989 10. Sarah Pearman .......................................448 ..............1996

DIGS PER GAME 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Paula Gentil ..........................................6.70 ..............2004 Paula Gentil ..........................................5.54 ..............2005 Malama Peniata ....................................5.22 ..............2006 Paula Gentil ..........................................5.05 ..............2003 Christine Tan .........................................4.89 ..............2008 Paula Gentil ..........................................4.63 ..............2002 Christine Tan ........................................4.70 ..............2007 Chris Schaefer .......................................3.78 ..............1989 Nicole Branagh ......................................3.70 ..............2000 Sarah Pearman .....................................3.64 ..............1996

Jane Passer, 1994-97

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Match Records HITTING PERCENTAGE (MIN. 10 KILLS) 1. Erica Glasser . . . . . . . 917 . . . . . . . . vs. Missouri, 9/12/98 (11-0-12) 2. Jessica Byrnes. . . . . . .909 . . vs. Youngstown St., 8/31/02 (10-0-11) 3. Jessy Jones . . . . . . . . .909 . . . . . . . . vs. Houston, 9/9/05 (10-0-11) 4. Charnette Fair. . . . . . .833 . . . vs. Montana State, 9/17/99 (11-1-12) 5. Stephanie Hagen. . . . .824 . . . . . . . . . . at Purdue, 9/22/01 (14-0-17) 6. Kelly Schmidt . . . . . . .812 . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa, 10/15/08 (13-0-16) 7. Bethany Brafford. . . . .786 . . . . . . . . . . at Purdue, 9/22/01 (11-0-14) 8. Jessy Jones . . . . . . . . .786 . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa, 10/5/05 (11-0-14) 9. Kelly Bowman . . . . . . .786 . . . . . . . . . . vs. Maine, 9/17/05 (11-0-14) 10. Stephanie Hagen. . . . .765. . . . . . . . vs. Michigan, 11/7/98 (13-0-17)

POINTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Nicole Branagh . . . . . 46.5 . . . . . . vs. Penn State, 11/4/00 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . 46.0 . . . vs. Michigan State, 11/7/87 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . 44.5 . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Toledo, 9/2/85 Katrien DeDecker. . . . 43.0. . . . . . . . . vs. Illinois, 11/17/95 Chris Schaefer . . . . . 42.5 . . . . . . . . . . at Purdue, 9/23/88 Nicole Branagh . . . . . 42.5. . . . . . . at Wisconsin, 11/13/99 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . 42.0. . . . . . . vs. Ohio State, 11/5/88 Katrien DeDecker. . . . 40.5 . . . . . . . . . . at Illinois, 10/5/96 Chris Schaefer . . . . . 40.0 . . . . . . . . . vs. Oregon, 9/10/88 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . 38.5 . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa, 10/28/87 Chris Schaefer . . . . . 38.5 . . . . . . . . . . at Purdue, 9/23/88 Erin Martin . . . . . . . . 38.5 . . . . vs. Georgia Tech, 12/10/04

KILLS 1. Andrea Gonzalez. . . . . . 41 . . . vs. Michigan State, 11/7/87 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . 41 . . . . . . . . vs. Illinois, 11/17/95 3. Nicole Branagh . . . . . . 40 . . . . . . vs. Penn State, 11/4/00 4. Nicole Branagh . . . . . . 39 . . . . . . vs. Wisconsin, 11/13/99 5. Andrea Gonzalez. . . . . . 37 . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Toledo, 9/2/85 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . 37 . . . . . . . . . vs. Oregon, 9/10/88 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . 37 . . . . . . . . . vs. Purdue, 9/23/88 Andrea Gonzalez. . . . . . 37. . . . . . . vs. Ohio State, 11/5/88 9. Katrien DeDecker . . . . . 34. . . . . . . . . . vs. Illinois, 11/1/96 10. Katrien DeDecker . . . . . 33 . . . . vs. Montana State, 9/6/96 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . 33 . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa, 11/22/00

ATTEMPTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Nicole Branagh . . . . . 106 . . . . . . vs. Penn State, 11/4/00 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . 94 . . . . . . . . . . . . at Iowa, 10/4/96 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . 91 . . . . . . . . . . . at Iowa, 11/22/00 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . 90 . . . . . . . . . vs. Oregon, 9/10/88 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . 88. . . . . . . at Wisconsin, 11/13/99 Erin Martin. . . . . . . . . . 88 . . . . vs. Georgia Tech, 12/10/04 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . 86 . . . . . . . . . . at Illinois, 10/5/96 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . 82 . . . . . vs. Georgia Tech, 9/13/96 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . 82 . . . . vs. Michigan St., 11/18/00 10. Nicole Branagh . . . . . . 82 . . . . . . at Ohio State, 11/25/00

ASSISTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Becky Bauer . . . . . . . . . 90 . . . . . . . . . at Illinois, 11/17/95 Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . 86 . . . . . . vs. Penn State, 11/4/00 Becky Bauer . . . . . . . . . 82. . . . . . . . vs. Michigan, 9/26/97 Sharon Oesterling . . . . 80 . . . vs. Michigan State, 11/7/87 Sue Jackson . . . . . . . . . 77. . . . . . vs. Notre Dame, 12/9/93 Becky Bauer . . . . . . . . . 77 . . . . . . . . . . . . at Iowa, 10/4/96

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7. Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . 75 . . . . . . . . . at Purdue, 10/23/98 8. Sharon Oesterling . . . . 74 . . . . . . vs. Santa Clara, 9/2/88 Sue Jackson . . . . . . . . . 74 . . . . . . . . . . . at Iowa, 11/25/92 Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . 74 . . . . . . . . . . . . at Iowa, 10/2/98 Lindsey Taatjes . . . . . . 74 . . . . . . . . . . . at Iowa, 10/16/02

DIGS 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . 47 . . . . . . . at Penn State, 10/2/04 Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . 41 . . . . vs. Georgia Tech, 12/10/04 Malama Peniata. . . . . . 41 . . . . vs. Northern Iowa, 9/13/06 Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . 39. . . . . . . . vs. Michigan, 9/25/04 Christine Tan. . . . . . . . 39 . . . vs. North Carolina, 9/20/08 Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . 38. . . . . . vs. Ohio State, 12/11/04 Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . 37. . . . . . . . . . . . vs. USC, 8/28/04 Malama Peniata. . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa, 11/18/06 Christine Tan . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . . at Illinois, 10/3/08 Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . 35 . . . . . . . . at Michigan, 11/4/05

SERVICE ACES 1. Sharon Oesterling . . . . 10 . . . . . vs. No. Illinois, 10/31/87 Sharon Oesterling . . . . 10. . . . . . . . vs. Michigan, 10/1/89 3. Andrea Gonzalez. . . . . . . 9 . . . . . . vs. Santa Clara, 9/2/88 4. Candi Their . . . . . . . . . . 8. . . . . . . . . . vs. Illinois, 10/6/84 Sharon Oesterling . . . . . 8 . . . . . . . at Georgetown, 9/1/89 Jean Schintz. . . . . . . . . . 8 . . . . . vs. Penn State, 11/27/93 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . 8 . . . . . . vs. Wisconsin, 10/22/94 Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . . 8 . . . . . . . vs. Campbell, 10/1/05 Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . . 8 . . . . . at Northwestern, 11/5/99 19 tied at 7

Lindsey Taatjes, 2001-04

SOLO BLOCKS 1. Erin Martin. . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . vs. Georgia Tech, 12/10/04 2. Heather Benning . . . . . . 6 . . . vs. Northwestern, 10/20/89 Linda Shudlick . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . at BYU, 12/6/97 4. Ann Croaker . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . at SW Missouri St., 11/20/81 Ann Croaker . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . vs. Iowa State, 11/20/81 Martie Larsen. . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . . vs. Ohio, 10/21/82 Lori Milller . . . . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . vs. Michigan, 11/14/86 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Tulane, 9/7/93 Tara Baynes . . . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . . vs. Kent State, 9/7/96 Erin Martin. . . . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . vs. Ohio State, 11/6/04 Trisha Bratford. . . . . . . . 5 . . . . vs. Northern Iowa, 9/17/03 Trisha Bratford. . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . vs. Pepperdine, 12/12/03 Jill Halsted . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . at Ohio State, 9/23/82

Katrein DeDecker, 1993-96

BLOCK ASSISTS 1. Stephanie Hagen . . . . . 13. . . . . . . . . vs. Illinois, 11/10/00 2. Gretchen Dahl . . . . . . . 12. vs. Cal St. Northridge, 12/2/94 Linda Shudlick . . . . . . . 12. . . . . . . . vs. Michigan, 9/26/97 4. Dawn Thompson. . . . . . 11. . . . . . . . vs. Michigan, 11/9/90 Heidi Foesch. . . . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . . at Illinois, 11/17/95 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . 11 . . . . . . at Ohio State, 10/22/99 Bethany Brafford . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Brown, 9/8/01 Meredith Nelson . . . . . . 11. . . . . . . at Wisconsin, 10/12/03 Meredith Nelson . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . at Ohio State, 10/17/03 13 tied at 10

TOTAL BLOCKS 1. Martie Larsen. . . . . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . . . at Illinois, 9/17/83 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . 13 . . . . at Northwestern, 10/25/85 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . 13. . . . . . . . . vs. Illinois, 11/10/00 4. Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . vs. Indiana, 10/12/85 Karen Lushine . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . vs. DePaul, 9/20/91 Gretchen Dahl . . . . . . . 12. vs. Cal St. Northridge, 12/2/94 Linda Shudlick . . . . . . . 12. . . . . . . . vs. Michigan, 9/26/97 17 tied at 11

Kelly Bowman, 2003-06


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s d r o c e R h c Mat 30-KILL MATCHES

TRIPLE-DOUBLES

Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . 41. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Michigan State (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/7/87 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . 41. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Illinois (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/17/95 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . 40. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Penn State (5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/4/00 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . 39. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Wisconsin (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/13/99 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . 37. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Toledo (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/2/85 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . 37. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Oregon (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/10/88 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . 37. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Purdue (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/23/88 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . 37. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Ohio State (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/5/88 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . 34. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Illinois (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/1/96 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . 33. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Montana State (3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/6/96 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . 33. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa (4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/22/00 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . 32. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa (5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/28/87 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . 32. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Purdue (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/23/88 Yvonne VanOort. . . . . . . . 32. . . . . . . . . . . vs. American (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/7/98 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . 32. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa (5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/2/98 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . 31. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Santa Barbara (5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/9/88 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . 31. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Illinois State (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/18/93 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . 31. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Indiana (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/21/95 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . 31. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Southern Cal (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/4/99 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . 31. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Arizona State (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/2/00 Erin Martin . . . . . . . . . . . 31. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Georgia Tech (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/10/04 Martie Larsen . . . . . . . . . 30. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Indiana (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/15/83 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . 30. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Northwestern (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/23/88 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . 30. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Purdue (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/15/96 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . 30. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Illinois (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/27/98 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . 30. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Wisconsin (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/24/99 Cassie Busse . . . . . . . . . 30. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Michigan State (4) . . . . . . . . . . . 10/25/03 Erin Martin . . . . . . . . . . . 30. . . . . . . . . . . at Penn State (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/2/04

Lauren Gibbemeyer . . . . . 12 K, 10 D, 10 B. . . vs. Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/27/07 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . 12 K, 17 D, 32 A . . . vs. #22 Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/26/05 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . 11 K, 10 D, 29 A . . . at #21 Purdue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/14/05 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . 10 K, 12 D, 27 A . . . vs. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/3/05 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . 10 K, 16 D, 43 A . . . vs. #20 Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . 12/10/04 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . 11 K, 21 D, 45 A . . . vs. #7 Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/11/04 Lindsey Taatjes . . . . . . . . 14 K, 23 D, 41 A . . . vs. #20 Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . 12/10/04 Lindsey Taatjes . . . . . . . . 18 K, 13 D, 37 A . . . vs. #7 Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/11/04 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . 11 K, 10 D, 31 A . . . at Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/12/04 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . 17 K, 10 D, 26 A . . . vs. Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/8/04 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . 16 K, 21 D, 34 A . . . at #4 Penn State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/2/04 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . 10 K, 12 D, 21 A . . . vs. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/25/04 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . 11 K, 22 D, 30 A . . . vs. Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/17/04 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . 11 K, 19 D, 15 A . . . vs. #4 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/11/04 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . 17 K, 18 D, 40 A . . . vs. #1 USC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/24/04 Martie Larsen . . . . . . . . . 31 K, 17 D, 11 B. . . vs. Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/15/83 Karyn Daline . . . . . . . . . . 12 K, 15 D, 10 B. . . vs. Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/12/85 Dawn Thompson . . . . . . . 13 K, 16 D, 10 B. . . vs. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/9/90 Heidi Foesch . . . . . . . . . . 21 K, 15 D, 10 B. . . vs. Northwestern. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/16/93 Gretchen Dahl . . . . . . . . . 11 K, 14 D, 10 B. . . vs. Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/10/93 Heidi Olhausen . . . . . . . . 16 K, 16 D, 10 B. . . vs. George Washington . . . . . . . . . . 9/2/94 Jean Schintz . . . . . . . . . . 11 K, 10 D, 11 B. . . vs. Sam Houston State . . . . . . . . . 12/3/94 Becky Bauer . . . . . . . . . . 14 K, 77 A, 11 D . . . vs. Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/4/96 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . 21 K, 11 D, 13 B. . . vs. Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/10/00

20-20 MATCHES (KILLS-DIGS) Martie Larsen . . . . . . . . . 21 K - 20 D . . . . . . vs. Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/5/83 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . 25 K - 20 D . . . . . . vs. Michigan State. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/4/85 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . 26 K - 21 D . . . . . . vs. Santa Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/9/88 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . 31 K - 26 D . . . . . . vs. Santa Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/9/88 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . 32 K - 20 D . . . . . . vs. Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/23/88 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . 30 K - 26 D . . . . . . vs. Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/30/88 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . 22 K - 23 D . . . . . . vs. California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/7/89 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . 23 K - 21 D . . . . . . vs. Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/21/89 Lori Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 K - 24 D . . . . . . vs. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/27/89 Lori Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 K - 23 D . . . . . . vs. Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/1/89 Angie Hanna . . . . . . . . . . 24 K - 25 D . . . . . . vs. Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/1/89 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . 22 K - 30 D . . . . . . vs. Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/10/89 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . 21 K - 31 D . . . . . . vs. Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/17/89 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . 23 K - 25 D . . . . . . vs. Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/18/89 Dawn Thompson . . . . . . . 21 K - 22 D . . . . . . vs. Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/3/90 Angie Hanna . . . . . . . . . . 26 K - 29 D . . . . . . vs. Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/5/92 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . 22 K - 20 D . . . . . . vs. BYU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/7/95 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . 21 K - 20 D . . . . . . vs. UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/5/99 Yvonne VanOort. . . . . . . . 20 K - 21 D . . . . . . vs. Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/24/99 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . 40 K - 29 D . . . . . . vs. Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/4/00 Yvonne VanOort. . . . . . . . 22 K - 20 D . . . . . . vs. Michigan State. . . . . . . . . . . . 11/18/00 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . 33 K - 21 D . . . . . . vs. Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/22/00 Nicole Branagh, 1997-2000

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Match Records TEAM MATCH RECORDS HITTING PERCENTAGE .558 (53-5-86) vs. Buffalo (9/5/98) .537 (45-6-74) vs. Campbell (9/16/05) .532 (51-10-77) at WisconsinGreen Bay (11/7/99) .515 (39-4-68) vs. Kent State (9/1/00) .500 (60-10-100) at Kentucky (9/17/95) .479 (55-10-94) at Purdue (9/22/01) .478 (51-7-92) at St. Mary’s (9/1/99) .477 (50-8-88) vs. Marquette (9/5/01) .474 (52-6-97) vs. Illinois (9/23/00) .471 (33-9-51) at South Florida (9/5/87) KILLS 100, vs. Penn State (11/4/00) 99, at Illinois (11/17/95) 99, at Iowa (10/4/96) 98, vs. Michigan State (11/7/87) 97, at Michigan State (10/28/89) 97, vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) 96, vs. Michigan (9/26/97) 96, vs. USC (8/24/04) 93, at Purdue (9/23/88) 93, at Penn State (10/2/04) 92, at Iowa (11/25/92) ATTEMPTS 283, vs. Penn State (11/4/00) 265, at Penn State (10/2/04) 264, vs. Notre Dame (12/9/93) 261, vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) 255, at Iowa (10/4/96) 249, at Illinois (11/17/95) 248, vs. Kansas State (9/10/04) 246, at Michigan (11/12/04) 240, vs. North Carolina (9/20/08) 239, vs. Iowa (11/1/89) 239, at Wisconsin (10/28/00) ASSISTS 96, vs. Penn State (11/4/00) 94, at Illinois (11/17/95) 91, at Iowa (10/4/96) 90, vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) 89, vs. Michigan (9/26/97) 88, vs. USC (8/24/04) 88, at Penn State (10/2/04) 86, vs. Ohio State (12/11/04) 85, vs. Wisconsin (9/24/99) 84, vs. Michigan State (11/7/87) 84, at Iowa (11/25/92)

DIGS 124, vs. Penn State (11/4/00) 123, vs. North Carolina (9/20/08) 121, at Penn State (10/2/04) 119, vs. Iowa (11/1/89) 117, at Iowa State (9/19/89) 113, vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) 112, vs. Penn State (11/28/03) 112, vs. Florida (9/11/04) 108, vs. Kansas State (9/10/04) 107, vs. Northwestern (11/11/05) SERVICE ACES 24, at Georgetown (9/1/89) 23, vs. Drake (9/12/90) 22, vs. Wisconsin (9/21/83) 21, at Fresno State (9/3/88) 20, vs. Florida State (9/2/89) 19, vs. Bowling Green (9/3/89) 18, vs. Centrla Michigan (9/14/85) 18, at South Florida (9/5/87) 18, vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/9/88) 17, at Iowa State (9/23/81) 17, vs. Iowa (11/4/82) 17, vs. Wisconsin (11/5/83) 17, vs. Ohio State (11/21/87) 17, vs. Northern Illinois (10/31/87) 17, at Indiana (10/14/89) 17, vs. Oklahoma (9/14/90) SOLO BLOCKS 14, vs. Northwestern (10/20/89) 12, vs. Iowa (11/7/81) 11, vs. Iowa State (11/20/81) 11, at SW Missouri State (11/20/81) 11, at Illinois (10/23/82) 10, vs. Tulane (9/7/93) 10, vs. Northern Iowa (9/17/03) 10, at Ohio State (10/25/02) 10, at Purdue (10/23/04) 9, at Florida State (9/11/92) 9, at Northwestern (11/19/94) 9, at Illinois (11/7/03) 9, vs. Pepperdine (12/12/03) 9, vs. Ohio State (11/6/04) 9, vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) 9, at Illinois (10/15/05) 9, at Northwestern (9/22/06)

MISCELLANEOUS TEAM RECORDS BLOCK ASSISTS 45, at Michigan (10/17/92) 39, vs. Michigan (11/9/90) 38 vs. Wright State (8/30/02) 34, at Wisconsin (11/22/95) 34, vs. Michigan State (10/29/99) 34, at Illinois (11/1/02) 34, at Illinois (11/23/07) 33, vs. Cal State Northridge (12/2/94) 32, at Northwestern (10/16/93) 32, at Illinois (10/5/96) 32, vs. Michigan (9/26/97) 32, at American (9/7/98) 32, vs. Purdue (9/25/99) 32, at Illinois (11/10/00) 32 vs. Washington (12/13/03) 32, vs. Ohio State (10/27/07) 32, vs. Ohio State (11/23/01) TOTAL BLOCKS 23.5, vs. Michigan (11/9/90) 23.5, vs. Cal State Northridge (12/2/94) 23.0, at Northwestern (10/25/85) 22.0, vs. Ohio State (10/27/07) 21.0, at Ohio State (10/22/99) 21.0, vs. Penn State (11/4/00) 21.0, vs. Washington (12/13/03) 21.0, at Illinois (11/23/07) 20.0, vs. Indiana (10/12/85) 20.0, at Hawai’i Hilo (9/13/86) 20.0, vs. Indiana (11/10/89) 20.0, vs. Michigan (9/26/07) 20.0, vs. Michigan State (10/29/99) 20.0, vs. Wisconsin (9/24/99) 20.0, vs. Wright State (8/30/02)

Longest Winning Streak 15 — 2000

Highest Big Ten Finish First — 2002

Longest Big Ten Winning Streak 11 — 2002

Record at the Sports Pavilion 148-46 (.763)

Longest Home Winning Streak 13 — 2003

First National Ranking Sept. 12, 1989 (20th)

Longest Losing Streak 9 — 1990

Highest National Ranking Sept. 13-27, 2004 (1st)

Longest Big Ten Losing Streak 7 — 2007

Most Consecutive Weeks Ranked 41 — Oct. 20, 2003 to August 8, 2006

Longest Home Losing Streak 9 — 1990 Most Wins 58 — 1978 *33 — 2004

* during the NCAA Era

Fewest Losses 4 — 2000 Best Win/Loss Percentage .882 (30-4), 2000 Highest NCAA Tournament Finish “National Runner-Up” - 2004

Becky Bauer, 1994-97 Lindsey Berg, 1999-2001

106 * Minnesota Volleyball

Highest National Ranking (End of Season) 2004 (2nd)


history & records

s d r o c e R h c Mat KILLS Minn.

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33, Katrien DeDecker vs. Montana State, 9/6/96 *26, Erin Martin at Loyola Marymount, 9/18/04 *25, Sara Meyerman, Iowa, 9/19/01 39, Nicole Branagh vs. Wisconsin, 11/13/99 *30, Cassie Busse vs. Michigan State, 10/25/03 37, Jenny Maastricht, Wisconsin, 10/28/00 *29, Kim Glass, Arizona, 12/12/03 41, Katrien DeDecker vs. Illinois, 11/17/95 41, Andrea Gonzalez vs. Michigan State, 11/7/87 *31, Erin Martin vs. Georgia Tech, 12/10/04 *44, Stacey Gordon, Ohio State, 12/11/04 12, (3) last by Katrien DeDecker vs. Michigan, 11/8/96 *9, (2) last by Trisha Bratford vs. Michigan, 9/25/04 *13, (3) last Christina Archibald, Indiana, 11/22/02 14, (2) last by Nicole Branagh, vs. Michigan State, 11/18/00 *12, Erin Martin vs. Penn State, 11/5/04 19, Mary Coleman, Illinois, 10/5/96 *13, Anne Botica, Ohio State, 11/23/01 23, Nicole Branagh, vs. Penn State, 11/4/00 *16, Trisha Bratford vs. Florida, 9/11/04 17, Mary Coleman, Illinois, 11/17/95 *11, (2) last by Mishka Levy, Penn State, 11/24/01

TOTAL ATTEMPTS Minn. 3 67, Chris Schaefer vs. Wisconsin, 11/27/87 *52, Erin Martin vs. Michigan, 9/25/04 Opp. 3 *64, Stacey Gordon, Ohio State, 11/29/03 Minn. 4 91, Nicole Branagh vs. Iowa, 11/22/00 *73, Cassie Busse vs. Penn State, 11/28/03 Opp. 4 79, Jenny Maastricht, Wisconsin, 10/28/00 *64, Sara Meyerman, Iowa, 11/7/01 Minn. 5 106, Nicole Branagh, vs. Penn State, 11/4/00 *88, Erin Martin vs. Georgia Tech, 12/10/04 Opp. 5 96, Mishka Levy, Penn State, 11/4/00 *85, Stacey Gordon, Ohio State, 12/11/04 HITTING PERCENTAGE Minn. 3 .917 Erica Glaser vs. Missouri, 9/12/98 *.909 Jessica Byrnes vs. Youngstown State, 8/31/02 Opp. 3 .818 Kathy Burns, Northwestern, 11/3/84 Minn. 4 .688 Katrien DeDecker vs.Tulane, 9/7/93 *.652 (17-2-23), Jessica Byrnes vs. Northern Iowa, 12/6/03 Opp. 4 .667 Zeynep Ton, Penn State, 11/21/92 *.556 (13-3-18), Drew Robertson, Northwestern, 11/16/01 Minn. 5 .636 Joni Hagemeyer vs. Iowa St, 10/14/81 *.529 (18-2-29) vs. Ohio State, 12/11/04 Opp. 5 .615 Esra Temelli, Illinois, 10/23/82 ASSISTS Minn. 3 Opp. Minn. Opp.

3 4 4

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5

60, Becky Bauer vs. Montana State, 9/6/96 *49 (2) last by Lindsey Taatjes vs. Dayton, 9/6/03 57, (2) last by Carolien Dikhoff, Illinois, 10/22/95 *74 (twice), last Lindsey Taatjes at Iowa, 10/16/02 77, Melissa Beitz, Illinois, 10/5/96 *66, Sam Torotorello, Penn State, 11/28/03 90, Becky Bauer vs. Illinois, 11/17/95 *Lindsey Taatjes at Illinois, 11/7/03 87, Carolien Dikhoff, Illinois 11/17/95 *70, Melissa Melhorn, Pepperdine, 12/12/03

BLOCK SOLO Minn. 3 6, Linda Shudlick vs. BYU, 12/6/97 *4, Erin Martin at Purdue, 10/23/04 Opp. 3 5, (2) last by Saundi Lamoureaux, Penn State, 10/28/94 *4, Faye Barhorst, Dayton, 9/6/03 Minn. 4 6, Heather Benning vs. Northwestern, 10/20/89 *5, (2) last by Erin Martin vs. Ohio State, 11/6/04 Opp. 4 4, several times *2, two times Minn. 5 *7, Erin Martin vs. Georgia Tech, 12/11/04 Opp. 5 9, Clay, Kentucky, 9/21/82 *2, five times BLOCK ASSISTS Minn. 3 *11, Bethany Brafford vs. Brown, 9/8/01 Opp. 3 13, Heather Dodaro, Wisconsin, 10/10/96 *8, Angela Morley, Michigan State, 9/28/01 Minn. 4 13, Stephanie Hagen, vs. Illinois, 11/10/00 *9, Bethany Brafford at Illinois, 11/1/02 Opp. 4 14, Mary Kay Waller, Notre Dame, 10/11/87 *9, Shari Vermeer, Northern Iowa, 9/17/03 Minn. 5 12, (2) last by Linda Shudlick, vs. Michigan, 9/26/97 *11, (3) last by Meredith Nelson at Ohio State Opp. 5 12, C. Baker, Nebraska, 9/11/87 10, Bri Frech, Colorado State, TOTAL BLOCKS Minn. 3 12, Karen Lushine vs. DePaul, 9/20/91 *11, Bethany Brafford vs. Brown, 9/8/01 Opp. 3 13, Heather Dodaro, Wisconsin, 10/10/96 *9, Angela Morley, Michigan State, 9/28/01 Minn. 4 13, Stephanie Hagen, vs. Illinois, 11/10/00 *9, Bethany Brafford at Illinois, 11/1/02 Opp. 4 16, Mary Kay Waller, Notre Dame, 10/1/87 *9, Shari Vermeer, Northern Iowa, 9/17/03 Minn. 5 14, Pam Miller vs. Michigan State, 10/4/85 *11, (3) last by Meredith Nelson at Ohio State, 10/17/03 Opp. 5 15, Clay, Kentucky, 9/21/82 *10, two times DIGS Minn. Opp.

3 3

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4 4

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5 5

*39, Paula Gentil, vs. Michigan, 9/25/04 25, Alisha Mitro, Purdue, 10/9/92 19, Stacey Gordon, Ohio State, 10/17/03 *35, Paula Gentil at Michigan, 10/1/05 31, Mo Reindl, Duke, 9/10/94 *28, Kaleena Walters, 11/28/03 *47, Paula Gentil at Penn State, 10/2/04 *44, Kaleena Walters, Penn State, 10/2/04

*rally scoring record

SERVICE ACES Minn 3 9, Jill Halsted vs. Iowa State, 10/7/81 *8, Paula Gentil vs. Campbell, 9/16/05 Opp. 3 6, (2) last by Mason, Indiana, 11/23/90 *5, Lori Rittenhouse, Wisconsin, 10/19/01 Minn. 4 10, Sharon Oesterling vs. Michigan, 10/1/89 *6, Lindsey Berg vs. Michigan, 11/2/01 Opp. 4 8, McDonald, Purdue, 11/24/89 7, (2) last by Sonja Percan, Louisville, 8/30/03 Minn. 5 13, Jill Halsted vs. Iowa State, 10/14/81 *6, Lisa Axel vs. Illinois, 10/12/02 Opp. 5 10, (2) last by Rapp, Drake, 11/5/84 *8, Kathleen Buzzeta, Illinois, 10/6/01 107 * Minnesota Volleyball


history & records

Game Records KILLS Minn.

3

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4

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4

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5

Opp.

5

ERRORS Minn. 3 Opp. 3 Minn.

4

Opp.

4

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5

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5

74, (2) last vs. Oregon, 9/11/98 *65 at Wyoming, 9/4/04 85, Illinois, 10/24/98 *63, Wisconsin, 11/18/01 91 vs. Michigan State, 11/18/00 *83 vs. Iowa, 11/7/01 87, Northwestern, 10/16/83 *68, Michigan, 11/2/01 100 vs. Penn State, 11/4/00 97 vs. Georgia Tech, 12/10/04 108, Illinois, 11/17/95 87, Ohio State, 12/11/04 *34 (2) last at Florida, 9/13/03 36, (2) last by DePaul, 9/20/91 *33 (2), vs. Michigan, 9/27/07 41 vs. Michigan State, 11/18/00 *39 vs. Northern Iowa, 9/17/03 53, Illinois, 10/5/96 *38 vs. Michigan State, 11/16/07 56 vs. Penn State, 11/4/00 *45 vs. Kansas State, 9/10/04 48, Wisconsin, 11/22/95 *42, (2) last at Illinois, 11/23/07

TOTAL ATTEMPTS Minn. 3 177 vs. Michigan, 10/13/95 *162 vs. Michigan, 9/25/04 Opp. 3 173, Iowa, 10/31/90 *162, Michigan, 9/25/04 Minn. 4 239 vs. Wisconsin, 10/28/00 *223 vs. Penn State, 11/28/03 Opp. 4 239, Iowa, 9/24/86 *227, USC, 12/16/04 Minn. 5 283 vs. Penn State, 11/4/00 *265 at Penn State, 10/2/04 Opp. 5 277, Penn State, 11/4/00 *250, Penn State, 10/2/04 HIGHEST HITTING PERCENTAGE Minn. 3 .558 vs. Buffalo, 9/5/98 *.527 vs. Campbell, 9/16/05 Opp. 3 .472, Illinois, 10/3/92 .436 vs. Stanford, 12/18/04 Minn. 4 *.474 vs. San Jose State, 9/7/01 Opp. 4 .368, Hawaii, 9/5/91 *.281, Ohio State, 10/1/04 Minn. 5 .400 vs. Illinois, 10/23/82 *.323 vs. Wisconsin, 11/10/03 Opp. 5 .398, Illinois, 10/23/82 *.365, Northern Iowa, 12/1/01 LOWEST HITTING PERCENTAGE Minn. 3 *-051 vs. Penn State, 10/22/05 Opp. 3 -.167, Robert Morris, 12/1/00 *-.163, vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/7/07 Minn. 4 .009 vs. Northern Iowa, 10/15/91 *.102 vs. Sacramento State, 11/30/07 Opp. 4 .050, Northwestern, 10/20/89 *.103, vs. Creighton, 9/15/07 Minn. 5 .046 vs. Southern Illinois, 9/12/85 *.081, at Wisconsin, 10/4/03 Opp. 5 .082, Illinois State, 9/24/95 *.083.vs. Ohio State, 10/27/07

ASSISTS Minn. 3 Opp.

3

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4

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4

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5

69 (2) last vs. Oregon, 9/11/98 *60 at Indiana, 10/7/05 73, Illinois, 10/24/98 *56, vs. Stanford, 12/18/04 82 vs. Santa Clara, 9/2/88 *80, vs. Iowa, 11/7/01 85, Wisconsin, 10/28/00 *72, Ohio State, 10/1/04 96 vs. Penn State, 11/4/00 *90 vs. Georgia Tech, 12/16/04 102, Illinois, 11/17/95 *84, Ohio State, 12/11/04

SERVICE ACES Minn. 3 24 vs. Georgetown, 9/1/89 *16 vs. Seton Hall, 9/7/01 Opp. 3 14, Northwestern, 10/12/84 *11, Wisconsin, 10/19/01 Minn. 4 21 vs. Fresno State, 9/3/88 *11 vs. Maryland, 9/21/02 Opp. 4 16, Texas, 10/9/81 *15, San Jose State, 9/7/01 Minn 5 23 vs. Drake, 9/12/90 *14 vs. San Diego, 9/8/01 Opp. 5 33, Michigan State, 10/7/83 13, (2) last by Ohio State, 10/14/01 RECEPTION ERRORS Minn. 3 *15 vs. Marquette, 9/5/01 Opp. 3 24, Georgetown, 9/1/89 *14 vs. Illinois, 11/25/05 Minn. 4 *16 (2) last vs. Michigan, 9/29/01 Opp. 4 21, Fresno State, 9/3/88 *15, Ohio State, 11/23/01 Minn. 5 33 vs. Michigan State, 10/7/83 *12, vs. Northern Iowa, 12/1/01 Opp. 5 23, Drake, 9/12/90 *16 (2) last by Illinois, 10/12/02 BLOCK SOLOS Minn. 3 12 vs. Iowa, 11/7/81 *10 at Purdue, 10/23/04 Opp. 3 11 North Carolina, 9/9/94 *4, (2) last by Stanford, 12/18/04 Minn. 4 14 vs. Northwestern, 10/20/89 *10 vs. Northern Iowa, 9/17/03 Opp. 4 9 Ohio State, 9/23/82 *3 (2) last by Ohio State, 11/23/01 Minn 5 11 (2) last vs. Illinois, 10/23/82 *10 at Ohio State, 10/25/03 Opp. 5 18 Florida State, 9/12/92 *4, Michigan, 11/12/04

TOTAL BLOCKS Minn. 3 20, vs. Michigan State, 10/28/99 *18 vs. Michigan, 9/30/07 Opp. 3 16, Purdue, 11/8/86 *13, (2) last vs. Penn State, 10/26/07 Minn. 4 25 vs. Sam Houston State, 12/3/94 *19 (2) last at Illinois, 11/1/02 Opp. 4 21, (2) last by Michigan State, 11/18/00 *16, Penn State, 11/5/04 Minn. 5 23.5 vs. Cal.-Northridge, 12/2/94 *22 vs. Ohio State, 10/27/07 Opp. 5 26 George Washington, 9/2/94 *20, Florida, 9/11/04 DIGS Minn. Opp.

3 3

Minn. Opp.

4 4

Minn.

5

Opp.

5

*96 vs. Michigan, 9/24/04 96 Iowa, 10/31/90 *70 Michigan, 9/24/04 *112 vs. Penn State, 11/28/03 121 Duke, 9/10/94 90, Penn State, 11/5/04 132 vs. Wisconsin, 11/17/89 *121 at Penn State, 10/2/04 134 Maryland, 12/5/92 *114 Georgia Tech, 12/10/04

LONGEST MATCH 3 2:00 vs. Wisconsin, 9/25/92 *1:41 vs. Loyola Marymount, 9/18/04 4 2:40 vs. Northwestern, 10/16/93 *2:26 at Colorado State, 8/27/04 5 2:45 (2) last vs. Notre Dame, 12/9/93 *2:39 (2) last vs. Georgia Tech, 12/10/04 SHORTEST MATCH 3 0:39 vs. Appalachian State, 9/21/97 *1:04 vs. Seton Hall, 9/7/01 4 0:54 vs. Wisconsin, 10/15/93 *1:40 vs. San Jose State, 9/7/01 5 1:55 vs. Ohio State, 10/13/00 *1:58 vs. Ohio State, 10/14/01

BLOCK ASSISTS Minn. 3 32 vs. American, 9/7/98 *30 vs. Indiana, 10/5/01 Opp. 3 30, Purdue, 11/8/86 *23, Michigan, 9/25/04 Minn. 4 45 vs. Michigan, 10/17/92 *34 at Illinois, 11/1/02 Opp. 4 40, Penn State, 11/30/96 *30, Northern Iowa, 9/12/04 Minn. 5 *38 vs. Wright State, 8/30/02 Opp. 5 *38, (2) last by Kansas State, 9/10/04

Sharon Oesterling, 1986-89

108 * Minnesota Volleyball


history & records

s d r o c e R g n Coachi Year 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Coach Dee Jilek Dee Jilek (24-14) Linda Wells Rosie Wegrich Rosie Wegrich (71-30-1) Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells (245-95-5) Stephanie Schleuder Stephanie Schleuder Stephanie Schleuder Stephanie Schleuder Stephanie Schleuder Stephanie Schleuder Stephanie Schleuder Stephanie Schleuder Stephanie Schleuder Stephanie Schleuder Stephanie Schleuder Stephanie Schleuder Stephanie Schleuder (263-173) Pam Miller-Dombeck (13-17) Mike Hebert Mike Hebert Mike Hebert Mike Hebert Mike Hebert Mike Hebert Mike Hebert Mike Hebert Mike Hebert Mike Hebert Mike Hebert Mike Hebert Mike Hebert (328-118) Totals

Overall Record 8-3 16-11 31-6-1 35-13 36-17-1 43-21-2 58-14 39-16-2 37-19 37-19 23-9 15-16 16-16 22-12 21-11 24-11 21-10 29-9 8-26 14-16 25-12 24-10 21-15 13-17 24-11 23-10 17-14 27-9 30-4* 19-13 32-6 26-11 33-5 25-8 26-8 18-13 27-7 944-447-6

Pct. .727 .593 .832 .729 .676 .667 .806 .702 .667 .661 .719 .484 .500 .647 .656 .686 .677 .763 .235 .467 .676 .706 .583 .433 .686 .670 .548 .750 .882 .594 .842 .703 .868 .758 .765 .581 .794 .678

Big Ten Record 8-6 8-5 6-7 4-9 11-7 13-5 12-6 11-7 13-5 2-16 11-8 13-7 14-6 10-10 7-13 14-6 12-8 7-13 15-5 17-3* 10-10 17-3 15-5 17-3 14-6 17-3 11-9 16-4 336-194

Pct. .571 .615 .462 .308 .611 .722 .667 .611 .722 .111 .579 .650 .700 .500 .350 .700 .600 .350 .750 .850 .500 .850 .750 .850 .700 .850 .550 .800 .634

Home Record 8-0 15-1 16-2 9-2 5-3 7-3 2-6 7-4 8-3 8-2 9-4 10-3 3-12 7-4 8-6 12-3 8-5 5-6 10-4 8-4 10-6 12-2 15-1 9-4 14-4 16-2 15-1 10-4 12-1 10-6 15-3

Pct. 1.000 .938 .889 .818 .625 .700 .250 .636 .727 .800 .692 .769 .200 .636 .571 .800 .615 .455 .714 .667 .625 .857 .938 .692 .778 .889 .938 .714 .923 .625 .833

Big Ten Finish 4th T2nd - West 3rd - West 4th - West 4th 2nd 3rd T2nd T2nd 9th 5th 4th T3rd 6th 8th 4th T5th 8th 2nd 2nd T6th 1st t-2nd t-2nd t-3rd t-2nd t-3rd 2nd

N ote: C oaches’ total records at M innesota appear after their name in their final completed season. * O hio State forfeited matches from the 2000 season.

Mike Hebert, Head Coach, 1996 to present

Stephanie Schleuder, Head Coach, 1982-94

Linda Wells, Head Coach, 1974, 1977-81

109 * Minnesota Volleyball


history & records

Statistical Leaders KILLS 1983 Martie Larsen . . . . . . . . . . .472 1984 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . .358 1985 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . . .522 1986 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . .517 1987 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . . .570 1988 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . . .646 1989 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . . .560 1990 Dawn Thompson . . . . . . . . .311 1991 Karen Lushine . . . . . . . . . . .347 1992 Krista Nevelle . . . . . . . . . . .428 1993 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . .520 1994 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . .490 1995 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . .552 1996 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . .738 1997 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . .478 1998 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . .579 1999 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . .679 2000 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . .643 2001 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . .*411 2002 Cassie Busse . . . . . . . . . .*543 2003 Cassie Busse . . . . . . . . . .*614 2004 Erin Martin . . . . . . . . . . . .*695 2005 Meredith Nelson . . . . . . . .*335 2006 Meredith Nelson . . . . . . . .*398 2007 Brook Dieter . . . . . . . . . . .*413 2008 Lauren Gibbemeyer . . . . . .*405 ERRORS 1983 Martie Larsen . . . . . . . . . . .152 1984 Candy Thier . . . . . . . . . . . .206 1985 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . . .182 1986 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . . .204 1987 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . . .208 1988 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . . .246 1989 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . . .205 1990 Angie Hanna . . . . . . . . . . . .154 1991 Krista Nevelle . . . . . . . . . . .140 1992 Jean Schintz . . . . . . . . . . . .165 1993 Jean Schintz . . . . . . . . . . . .172 1994 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . .184 1995 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . .193 1996 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . .222 1997 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . .210 1998 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . .190 1999 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . .248 2000 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . .231 2001 Cassie Busse . . . . . . . . . .*124 2002 Erin Martin . . . . . . . . . . . .*173 2003 Trisha Bratford . . . . . . . . .*208 2004 Erin Martin . . . . . . . . . . . .*223 2005 Sarah Florian . . . . . . . . . .*122 2006 Kyla Roehrig . . . . . . . . . . .*157 2007 Kyla Roehrig . . . . . . . . . . .*161 2008 Lauren Gibbemeyer . . . . . .*119 ATTEMPTS 1983 Martie Larsen . . . . . . . . . .1110 1984 Candy Thier . . . . . . . . . . .1044 1985 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . .1153 1986 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . .1211 1987 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . .1321 1988 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . .1566 1989 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . .1508 110 * Minnesota Volleyball

Sue Jackson, 1990-93

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Dawn Thompson . . . . . . . . .973 Karen Lushine . . . . . . . . . . .758 Krista Nevelle . . . . . . . . . .1049 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . .1209 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . .1340 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . .1416 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . .1743 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . .1175 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . .1376 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . .1567 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . .1587 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . .*830 Cassie Busse . . . . . . . . .*1253 Cassie Busse . . . . . . . . .*1409 Erin Martin . . . . . . . . . . .*1750 Sarah Florian . . . . . . . . . .*794 Kyla Roehrig . . . . . . . . . . .*964 Brook Dieter . . . . . . . . . .*1064 Brook Dieter . . . . . . . . . . .*983

ATTACK PERCENTAGE 1983 Martie Larsen . . . . . . . . . ..288 1984 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . ..267 1985 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . ..295 1986 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . ..276 1987 Lori Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . ..367 1988 Karen Lushine . . . . . . . . . ..342 1989 Karen Lushine . . . . . . . . . ..318 1990 Sue Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . ..292 1991 Karen Lushine . . . . . . . . . ..298 1992 Gretchen Dahl . . . . . . . . . ..276 1993 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . ..290 1994 Jean Schintz . . . . . . . . . . ..316 1995 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . ..254 1996 Jane Passer . . . . . . . . . . . ..307 1997 Linda Shudlick . . . . . . . . . ..305 1998 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . . ..309 1999 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . . ..363 2000 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . . ..373

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . .*.395 Jessica Byrnes . . . . . . . . .*.323 Cassie Busse . . . . . . . . . .*.296 Jessica Byrnes . . . . . . . . .*320 Meredith Nelson . . . . . . . .*.332 Meredith Nelson . . . . . . . .*.325 Jessy Jones . . . . . . . . . . .*.278 Lauren Gibbemeyer . . . . .*.316

ASSISTS 1983 Chris Donnell . . . . . . . . . . .921 1984 Jennie Collings . . . . . . . . . .883 1985 Jennie Collings . . . . . . . . . .960 1986 Sharon Oesterling . . . . . . .1189 1987 Sharon Oesterling . . . . . . .1595 1988 Sharon Oesterling . . . . . . .1515 1989 Sharon Oesterling . . . . . . .1725 1990 Sue Jackson . . . . . . . . . . .1153 1991 Sue Jackson . . . . . . . . . . .1098 1992 Sue Jackson . . . . . . . . . . .1466 1993 Sue Jackson . . . . . . . . . . .1403 1994 Becky Bauer . . . . . . . . . . .1641 1995 Becky Bauer . . . . . . . . . . .1157 1996 Becky Bauer . . . . . . . . . . .1657 1997 Becky Bauer . . . . . . . . . . .1463 1998 Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . . . .1380 1999 Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . . . .1557 2000 Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . . . .1662 2001 Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . . .*1314 2002 Lindsey Taatjes . . . . . . . .*1734 2003 Lindsey Taatjes . . . . . . . .*1665 2004 LIndsey Taatjes . . . . . . . .*1169 2005 Kelly Bowman . . . . . . . . . .*954 2006 Rachel Hartmann . . . . . .*1612 2007 Rachel Hartmann . . . . . .*1370 2008 Rachel Harmtann . . . . . .*1335

SERVICE ACES 1983 Martie Larsen . . . . . . . . . . . .60 1984 Candy Thier . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 1985 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . . . .58 1986 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . . . .48 1987 Sharon Oesterling . . . . . . . .106 1988 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . . . .91 1989 Sharon Oesterling . . . . . . . .113 1990 Angie Hanna . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 1991 Jean Schintz . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 1992 Jean Schintz . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 1993 Jean Schintz . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 1994 Jean Schintz . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 1995 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . . .30 1996 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . . .40 1997 Becky Bauer . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 1998 Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 1999 Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 2000 Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 2001 Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . . . . .*76 2002 Cassie Busse . . . . . . . . . . .*77 2003 Cassie Busse . . . . . . . . . . .*60 2004 Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . . . .*48 2005 Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . . . .*59 2006 Meghan Cumpston . . . . . . .*50 2007 Lauren Gibbemeyer . . . . . . .*31 2008 Hailey Cowles . . . . . . . . . . .*23 DIGS 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Martie Larsen . . . . . . . . . . .247 Karyn Daline . . . . . . . . . . . .293 Karyn Daline . . . . . . . . . . . .246 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . . .322 Andrea Gonzalez . . . . . . . . .324 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . . .383 Chris Schaefer . . . . . . . . . .495 Emily Ahlquist . . . . . . . . . .320 Becky Lindberg . . . . . . . . . .258 Emily Ahlquist . . . . . . . . . .411 Sue Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . .323 Heidi Olhausen . . . . . . . . . .309 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . .296 Sarah Pearman . . . . . . . . . .448 Sarah Pearman . . . . . . . . . .362 Sonja Posthuma . . . . . . . . .268 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . .369 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . .422 Lindsey Berg . . . . . . . . . . .*241 Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . . .*574 Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . . .*656 Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . . .*924 Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . . .*637 Malama Peniata . . . . . . . .*532 Christine Tan . . . . . . . . . .*517 Christien Tan . . . . . . . . . .*611

SOLO BLOCKS 1983 Martie Larsen . . . . . . . . . . . .52 1984 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 1985 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 1986 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 1987 Lori Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 1988 Lori Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 1989 Dawn Thompson . . . . . . . . . .26


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s r e d a e L l a c i Statist 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Heather Benning . . . . . . . . . .16 Karen Lushine . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Karen Lushine . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Gretchen Dahl . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Gretchen Dahl . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . . .26 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . . .18 Katrien DeDecker . . . . . . . . .25 Linda Shudlick . . . . . . . . . . .19 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . . . .21 Charnette Fair . . . . . . . . . . .34 Charnette Fair . . . . . . . . . . .40 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . . .*18 Erin Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . .*26 Trisha Bratford . . . . . . . . . .*43 Erin Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . .*55 Meredith Nelson . . . . . . . . .*24 Kyla Roehrig . . . . . . . . . . . .*39 Kyla Roehrig . . . . . . . . . . . .*43 Lauren Gibbemeyer . . . . . . .*31

BLOCK ASSISTS 1983 Martie Larsen . . . . . . . . . . .110 1984 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 1985 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 1986 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 1987 Dawn Thompson . . . . . . . . . .89 1988 Lori Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Dawn Thompson . . . . . . . . .101 Dawn Thompson . . . . . . . . .116 Karen Lushine . . . . . . . . . . .116 Krista Nevelle . . . . . . . . . . .123 Gretchen Dahl . . . . . . . . . . .125 Heidi Olhausen . . . . . . . . . .126 Heidi Foesch . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Jane Passer . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Linda Shudlick . . . . . . . . . .107 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . . . .80 Charnette Fair . . . . . . . . . .141 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . . .151 Bethany Brafford . . . . . . .*120 Bethany Brafford . . . . . . .*141 Meredith Nelson . . . . . . . .*149 Meredith Nelson . . . . . . . .*109 Jessy Jones . . . . . . . . . . . .*108 Jessy Jones . . . . . . . . . . . .*134 Jessy Jones . . . . . . . . . . . .*141 Lauren Gibbemeyer . . . . . .*143

TOTAL BLOCKS 1983 Martie Larsen . . . . . . . . . . .162 1984 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 1985 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 1986 Pam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 1987 Lori Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 1988 Lori Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Dawn Thompson . . . . . . . . .127 Dawn Thompson . . . . . . . . .129 Karen Lushine . . . . . . . . . . .131 Krista Nevelle . . . . . . . . . . .134 Gretchen Dahl . . . . . . . . . . .143 Heidi Olhausen . . . . . . . . . .139 Heidi Foesch . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Jane Passer . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Linda Shudlick . . . . . . . . . .126 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . . .101 Charnette Fair . . . . . . . . . .175 Stephanie Hagen . . . . . . . .171 Bethany Brafford . . . . . . .*133 Bethany Brafford . . . . . . .*153 Meredith Nelson . . . . . . . .*168 Meredith Nelson . . . . . . . .*129 Jessy Jones . . . . . . . . . . . .*131 Jessy Jones . . . . . . . . . . . .*161 Jessy Jones . . . . . . . . . . . .*165 Lauren Gibbemeyer . . . . . .*174

* Rally Scoring System

Dawn Thompson, 1987-90

YEAR-BY-YEAR TEAM STATISTICS (SINCE 1981) Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

MP 56 32 31 32 34 32 35 31 38 34 30 37 34 36 30 35 33 31 36 34 32 38 37 38 33 34 31 34

SP 124 127 122 133 121 151 126 111 142 124 131 107 124 114 111 125 119 117 136 134 139 115 125 112 125

K 2176 1443 1394 1452 1629 1756 1971 1887 2270 1550 1446 2105 1915 2015 1666 2182 1892 1810 2027 2106 1834 2176 2228 2458 1805 2018 1688 1680

KPS 11.71 12.83 14.39 14.82 15.60 15.03 12.30 13.03 14.82 15.44 15.38 15.57 17.60 16.60 16.31 16.22 17.70 15.68 16.00 16.63 17.68 15.70 16.14 15.07 13.44

E 832 559 567 695 636 735 725 736 942 790 691 906 754 845 733 778 807 720 798 752 667 812 874 843 741 771 759 626

TA 5223 3641 3998 4050 4363 4756 4793 4582 5916 4741 3902 5508 4980 5385 4503 5203 4587 4278 4704 5084 4242 5371 5598 6109 4603 4937 4379 4512

PCT .257 .243 .207 .187 .228 .215 .260 .251 .224 .160 .193 .218 .233 .217 .207 .270 .237 .255 .261 .266 .275 .254 .242 .264 .231 .253 .212 .234

A 1165 1209 1393 1511 1717 1640 1937 1356 1280 1823 1653 1811 1511 1947 1705 1616 1853 1899 1641 1977 2064 2286 1688 1850 1568 1574

APS 9.75 10.97 12.39 12.91 13.55 12.83 10.76 11.53 12.84 13.33 13.82 14.12 15.70 14.96 14.56 14.82 15.96 14.03 14.54 15.40 16.45 14.68 14.80 14.00 12.59

SA 469 283 233 273 293 227 380 326 404 254 215 266 233 241 163 230 180 210 215 195 226 254 149 171 183 202 127 123

BS 289 171 107 106 137 117 90 77 119 70 39 76 74 100 60 88 78 69 103 105 43 91 144 153 115 131 136 111

BA 405 296 389 409 448 309 372 385 500 484 423 564 534 558 450 547 461 338 600 573 407 581 498 435 441 476 522 458

TB 491.5 319.0 301.5 310.5 361.0 271.0 276.0 269.0 369.0 312.0 250.0 358.0 341.0 379.0 285.0 361.5 308.5 238.0 403.0 391.5 246.5 381.5 393.0 370.5 370.5 369.0 397.0 340.0

BPS 2.50 2.84 2.22 2.08 2.22 2.44 2.47 2.25 2.52 2.75 2.89 2.66 2.91 2.71 2.14 3.22 3.29 2.11 2.81 2.93 2.67 2.67 2.95 3.54 2.72

DG 12 101 1318 1290 1552 1753 1872 1652 2592 1904 1393 2252 1888 2067 1654 2017 1705 1440 1683 2040 1427 2216 2343 2771 1824 1952 1802 2102

DPS 10.40 12.22 14.37 14.08 13.65 17.17 15.11 12.54 15.86 15.23 15.78 15.46 16.27 14.96 12.97 13.46 17.14 12.20 16.29 17.49 19.94 15.86 15.62 1678 16.82

111 * Minnesota Volleyball


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Misc. Records SPORTS PAVILION RECORDS (INDIVIDUAL)

SPORTS PAVILION RECORDS (TEAM)

KILLS Minn. 40, Nicole Branagh, vs. Penn State (11/4/00) *31, Erin Martin, vs. Geogia Tech (12/10/04 Opp. *44, Stacey Gordon, 12/11/04

KILLS Minn. 100 vs. Penn State (11/4/00) *97 vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) Opp. 98, Central Florida (12/4/96) *87, Ohio State (12/11/04)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS Minn. 106, Nicole Branagh, vs. Penn State(11/4/00) *88, Erin Martin vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) Opp. 96, Mishka Levy, Penn State (11/4/00) *86, Stacey Gordon, Ohio State (12/11/04) HIGHEST HITTING PERCENTAGE Minn. .833 (11-1-12), Charnette Fair vs. Montana State (9/17/99) *.680 (19-2-25), Cassie Busse vs. Charlotte (9/20/03) Opp. .545 (14-2-22), Sherri Helman, Ohio State (10/27/95) *.626 (8-1-11), Katie Timm, Minn.-Duluth (11/11/01) ASSISTS Minn. 86, Lindsey Berg, vs. Penn State (11/4/00) *68, Lindsey Berg vs. Illinois (10/6/01) Opp. 73, (2) last by Elyse Schneider, Central Florida (12/4/96) *62, Shannon Bortner, Penn State (11/24/01) SERVICE ACES Minn. 8, Katrien DeDecker vs. Wisconsin (10/22/94) *7, (2) last by Cassie Busse vs. Marquette (9/6/03) Opp. 8, Sue Nucci, Illinois (11/25/94) *8, Kathleen Buzzetta, Illinois (10/6/01) BLOCK SOLOS Minn. *7, Erin Martin vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) Opp. *4, Faye Barhorst, Dayton (9/6/03) BLOCK ASSISTS Minn. 12, Linda Shudlick, vs. Michigan (9/26/97) *9, Stephanie Hagen vs. Indiana (10/5/01) Opp. 11, Cara Smith, Penn State (11/4/00) 10, Bri Frech, Colorado State (9/19/03) TOTAL BLOCKS Minn. 12, Linda Shudlick, vs. Michigan (9/26/97) *9, (2) last by Stephanie Hagen vs. Ohio State (11/23/01) Opp. 13, Cara Smith, Penn State (11/4/00) *10, Bri Frech, Colorado State (9/19/03) DIGS Minn. Opp.

*41, Paula Gentil vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) 28, Kaleena Walters, Penn State (11/28/03 *28, Kaleena Walters, Penn State (11/28/03)

ATTACK ATTEMPTS Minn. 283 vs. Penn State (11/4/00) *261 vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) Opp. 277, Penn State (11/4/00) *237, Florida (9/11/04) HIGHEST HITTING PERCENTAGE – MATCH Minn. *.477 (50-8-88), vs. Marquette (9/5/01) Opp. .347 (53-11-121), Michigan State (11/23/96) *.304 (53-18-115), Michigan State (11/3/01) LOWEST HITTING PERCENTAGE – MATCH Minn. * -.051 (29-35-118) vs. Penn State (10/28/95) Opp. -.167 (11-25-84), Robert Morris (12/1/00) *-.024 (30-33-125), Mich. State (9/24/04) HIGHEST HITTING PERCENTAGE – SINGLE GAME Minn. .783 (18-0-23) vs. Illinois (9/23/00), Game 1 *.708 (18-1-24) vs. Marquette (9/5/01), Game 1 Opp. .474 (10-1-19), Fresno State vs. DePaul, (9/17/94) Gm. 1 *.455 (11-1-22), vs. Kansas (9/5/01) ASSISTS Minn. 96 vs. Penn State (11/4/00) *90 vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) Opp. 87, Central Florida (12/4/96) *84, Ohio State (12/11/04) SERVICE ACES Minn. *16 vs. Illinois (10/12/03) Opp. 16, Florida State vs. DePaul (9/16/94) *15, Penn State (11/24/01) BLOCK SOLOS Minn. *9 vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) Opp. 6, Indiana (10/21/95) *5, Dayton (9/6/03) BLOCK ASSISTS Minn. 34 vs. Michigan State (10/29/99) *32 vs. Ohio State (11/23/01) Opp. *38, Kansas State (9/10/04) TEAM BLOCKS Minn. 21.0 vs. Penn State (11/4/00) *19.0 vs. Ohio State (11/23/01) Opp. 22.0, Indiana (11/8/97) *20.0, Kansas State (9/10/04)

*rally scoring record

DIGS Minn. Opp. 112 * Minnesota Volleyball

124 vs. Penn State (11/4/00) *113 vs. Georgia Tech (12/10/04) *114, Georiga Tech (12/10/04)

ATTENDANCE RECORDS Minnesota Attendance Records 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

10,927 . . . . . . .vs. Illinois % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/16/04 10,126 . . . . . . .vs. Penn State% . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/11/08 9,761 . . . . . . . .vs. Indiana% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/29/05 8,377 . . . . . . . .vs. Purdue % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/14/06 6,285 . . . . . . . .vs. Ohio State% . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/27/07 6,046 . . . . . . . .vs. Purdue % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/28/90 6,002 . . . . . . . .vs. Notre Dame * % . . . . . . . . . . .12/10/93 5,840 . . . . . . . .vs. Penn State # . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/19/99 5,458 . . . . . . . .vs. Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/12/07 5,383 . . . . . . . .vs. Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/10/02 5,312** . . . . . .vs. Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/19/04 5,312** . . . . . .vs. Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/20/04 5,116 . . . . . . . .vs. Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/4/00 5,037 . . . . . . . .vs. Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/19/02 5,031 . . . . . . . .vs. Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/6/04 5,011 . . . . . . . .vs. Ohio State % . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/11/89 4.986 . . . . . . . .vs. Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/28/06 4,969 . . . . . . . .vs. Colorado * % . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/2/89 4,761 . . . . . . . .vs. Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/17/06 4,705 . . . . . . . .vs. Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/16/06

(69 matches of 3,000 or more; nine at Williams Arena, 51 at the Sports Pavilion) * NCAA Tournament % Match played at Williams Arena # Sports Pavilion record ** attendance listed as 5,312 due to a joint sport promotion

Sports Pavilion Attendance Records 1. 2. 3. 4.

5,840 5,458 5,383 5,312 5,312

. . . . . . . .vs. Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/19/99 . . . . . . . .vs. Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/27/07 . . . . . . . .vs. Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/10/02 . . . . . . . .vs. Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/19/04 . . . . . . . .vs. Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/20/04

Gophers in the Sports Pavilion Year . . . .Attendance. . . . Matches . . . . . . .Avg. Att. . . . . . . Record 1994 . . . . . . .18,327 . . . . . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . .1,527 . . . . . . . . . 8-5 1995 . . . . . . .15,983 . . . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . .1,453 . . . . . . . . . 5-6 1996 . . . . . . .26,377 . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . .1,884 . . . . . . . . 10-4 1997 . . . . . . .25,627 . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . .2,136 . . . . . . . . . 8-4 1998 . . . . . . .26,069 . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . .1,629 . . . . . . . . 10-6 1999 . . . . . . .27,513 . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . .1,966 . . . . . . . . 12-2 2000 . . . . . . .40,907 . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . .2,557 . . . . . . . . 15-1 2001 . . . . . . .25,564 . . . . . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . .1,966 . . . . . . . . . 9-4 2002 . . . . . . .43,310 . . . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . .2,406 . . . . . . . . 14-4 2003 . . . . . . .43,746 . . . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . .2,430 . . . . . . . . 16-2 2004 . . . . . . .59,873 . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . .3,742 . . . . . . . . 15-1 2005 . . . . . . .54,365 . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . .3,883 . . . . . . . . 10-4 2006 . . . . . . .51,198 . . . . . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . .3,938 . . . . . . . . 12-1 2007 . . . . . . .46,764 . . . . . . . . 15 . . . . . . . . .3,118 . . . . . . . . 10-5 Totals . . . . .505, 627 . . . . . . . 203 . . . . . . . . .2,491 . . . . . . 154-49 (.759)

Gophers in National Attendance Rankings Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

. . . . . . . .Rank . . . . . Avg. Attendance . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,966 . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,557 . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,966 . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,406 . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,430 . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,742 . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,968 . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,938 . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,316


history & records

s r e n n i w r e t t e L AAA

Barb Abendroth (1974, 75) #2 - Emily Ahlquist (1989, 90, 91, 92) Ellen Andresen (1974) #5 - Lisa Aschenbrenner (1997, 98, 99, 2000) #17 - Lisa Axel (1999, 00, 01, 02)

#4 - Erica Glaser (1997, 98) #15 - Stacy Godwin (1977, 78) #10 - Wendy Godwin (1979) #3 - Rochele Goetz (1984, 85, 86, 87) #7 - Andrea Gonzalez (1985, 86, 87, 88) #2 - Jessica Granquist (2008)

PPP

#9 - Jane Passer (1994, 95, 96, 97) #10 - Sarah Pearman (1993, 95, 96, 97) #6 - Malama Peniata (2003, 04, 05, 06) Geri Pomahac (1985) #11 - Sonja Posthuma (1997, 98)

BBB

HHH

RRR

#1 - Bethany Baker (1996, 97) #13 - Becky Bauer (1994, 95, 96, 97) #8 - Heather Baxter (1997, 98, 99) #7 - Tara Baynes (1995, 96) #6 - Jeanette Beaulieu (1982, 83) #15 - Deb Bell (1976) #2 - Deb Bell (1979, 80, 81) Joleen Bell McArthur (1978, 81) Sally Bellville (1975) #15 - Heather Benning (1989, 90, 91, 92) #2 - Lindsey Berg (1998, 99, 00, 01) #6 - Ali Berres (1998, 99) #2 - Julie Binder (1983, 84, 85, 86) #1 - Alex Blatt (2008) #41 - Janis Bobo (1976, 77) #8 - Jen Bowman (2004) #1 - Kelly Bowman (2003, 04, 05, 06) # 6 - Bethany Brafford (2000, 01 ,02) #15 -Nicole Branagh (1997, 98, 99, 2000) #4 - Trisha Bratford (2001, 02, 03, 04) #11 - Cassie Busse (2000, 01, 02, 03) #10 - Jessica Byrnes (2002, 03, 04, 05)

#11 - Joni Hagemeyer (1978, 79, 80, 81) #9 - Patti Hagemeyer (1976, 77, 78, 79) #17 - Stephanie Hagen (1998) #10 - Stephanie Hagen (1999, 00, 01) #10 - Rachelle Hagerty (2006, 07) #8 - Jill Halsted (1979, 80, 81, 82) Michele Hank (1974) #7 - Angie Hanna (1989, 90, 91, 92) #8 - Rachel Hartmann (2005, 06, 07, 08) #6 - Hillary Hebert (1996) #5 - Beth Hiner (1982, 83, 84, 85) #12 - Shaleen Hipschen (1988) #12 - Amanda Hokenson (2001, 02, 03, 04) #6 - Megan Huston (1992)

#10 - Dawn Rasmussen (1988) #17 - Anna Reines (2000) #1 - Lisa Reinhart (2001) #2 - Lisa Reinhart (2002, 03, 04) #12 - Kyla Roehrig (2005, 06, 07, 08) #17 - Diane Roessler (1980, 81, 82) #14 - Jodi Rogers (1990) #9 - Kelly Roysland (2007) #18 - Patty Ryan (1984, 85)

CCC

#12 - Gretchen Kauth (1981, 82, 83, 84) Mary Jo Kivstad (1974) Cindy Kommers (1979) #5 - Kathy Kraemer (1978, 79)

JJJ

#9 - Doneila Jackson (2005) #3 - Sue Jackson (1990, 91, 92, 93) Becky Jakala (1997) #11 - Jessy Jones (2004, 05, 06, 07) #7 - Elizabeth Joy (1981, 82) KKK

#12- Shelmadine Cacho (1999) #4 - Kate Callahan (1992, 93) Kris Carlton (1974) #13 - Cathy Childs (1989) #14 - Krista Chin (2006, 07) #3 - Julie Christensen (1977, 78, 79, 80) #14 - Jennie Collings (1983, 84, 85, 86) #1 - Angie Conklin (1990) #3 - Hailey Cowles (2007, 08) #6 - Ann Croaker (1978, 79, 80, 81) #4 - Meghan Cumpston (2005, 06) DDD

#11 - Gretchen Dahl (1991, 92, 93, 94) #8 - Karyn Daline (1983, 84, 85, 86) #9 - Kamarrie Davis (2000) #9 - Katrien DeDecker (1993) #8 - Katrien DeDecker (1994, 95, 96) #6 - Brook Dieter (2007, 08) #13 - Chris Donnell (1982, 83) Fran Dwyer (1975, 76) EEE

Terri Erickson (1974, 75) Denise Erstad (1974) FFF

#2 - Kelly Fallon (2005, 06, 07) #1 - Charnette Fair (1999, 2000) #2 - Tera Fiamengo (1993, 94, 95, 96) #11 - Ariana Filho (2008) #3 - Sarah Florian (2005) Heidi Foesch (1992, 93, 94, 95) Maggie Freiborg (2001)

LLL

#12 - Anita Lacis (1977) #15 - Anita Lacis (1978) #4 - Monica Lacis (1975, 76, 77, 78) #18 - Martie Larsen (1980, 81, 82, 83) #12 - Kim Larson (1980) #6 - Missy Larson (1984, 85, 86, 87) #4 - Diane Libbesmeier (1979, 80, 81, 82) #12 - Becky Lindberg (1989, 91) #7 - Erin Lorenzen (2000, 01, 02, 03) #10 - Pam Luiz (2008) #4 - Karen Lushine (1988, 89, 90, 91) MMM

#14 - Athena Mallakis (2003, 04, 05) #13 - Erin Martin (2001, 02, 03, 04) #4 - Jill McDonell (1996, 97) #18 - Jill McDonell (1998) #35 - Jill Meilahn (1975) #12 - Pam Melling (1977) #5 - Lori Miller (1986, 87, 88, 89) #3 - Michelle Miller (1995, 96) #4 - Pam Miller (1983, 84, 85, 86)

SSS

#11 - Chris Schaefer (1986, 87, 88, 89) #15 - Jean Schintz (1991, 92, 93, 94) #7 - Kelly Schmidt (2005, 06, 07, 08) #2 - Linda Shudlick (1997) # 9 - Linday Shudlick (1999) #14 - Susan Shudlick (1996, 97, 98, 99) #15 - Gail Spencer (1980) #9 - Gail Spencer (1981, 82) #15 - Karen Staab (1986, 87, 88, 89) Kathy Steffins (1974) #14 - Ashley Suapaia (2008) #40 - Vickie Swanson (1976) #13 - Heather Swenson (1999) TTT

#3 - Lindsey Taatjes (2001, 02, 03, 04) #15 - Christine Tan (2006, 07, 08) #10 - Candi Thier (1983, 84) #8 - Dawn Thompson (1987, 88, 89, 90) #9 - Kathy Tilson (2001) VVV

Belinda Van de Loo (1975) #3 - Yvonne (Wichert) VanOort (1998, 99, 2000) #16 - Katie Vatterrodt (2005, 06) #4 - Katie Vatterrodt (2007, 08) WWW

#6 - Conya Wakefield (1993, 94) #13 - Barb Walfoort (1990, 92) #16 - Kelli Wicks (2000, 01, 02) Carol Wiese (1974) #13 - Michele Wilber (2005, 06, 07)

NNN

#5 - Meredith Nelson (2003, 04, 05, 06) #10 - Krista Nevelle (1988, 91, 92) #7 - Kim Niederluecke (1977, 78) #14 - Carrie Noble (2000, 01) OOO

GGG

#15 - Paula Gentil (2002, 03, 04, 05) #5 - Lauren Gibbemeyer (2007, 08) # 13 - Wendy Girvan (1975, 76)

#9 - Sharon Oesterling (1986, 87, 88, 89) #45 - Kathy Ohler (1977) #1 - Heidi Olhausen (1992, 93, 94, 95) #33 - Mary Owen (1975, 76)

Sarah Pearman, 1993-97

Bethany Baker, 1996-97

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Series Records W-L-T

First Mtg.

Houston ...................................4-2 .....................1979 ..............2005 Marshall ..................................1-0 .....................1996 ..............1996 Memphis..................................1-0 .....................1992 ..............1992 Rice .........................................1-0 .....................2004 ..............2004 Tulane......................................2-0 .....................1993 ..............2006 TOTAL ......................................12-2 (.857)

Last Mtg.

BIG TEN

Illinois...............................26-35-1 .........1976 ...........2008 Indiana .............................42-14 .............1975 ...........2008 Iowa ..................................62-12 .............1975 ...........2008 Michigan ...........................47-11 .............1975 ...........2008 Michigan State .................41-16 .............1976 ...........2008 Northwestern....................43-16 .............1976 ...........2008 Ohio State.........................31-32 .............1975 ...........2008 Penn State........................ 7-32.............1983 ...........2008 Purdue ..............................39-28 .............1975 ...........2008 Wisconsin .........................32-32 .............1975 ...........2008 TOTAL ................................362-216 (.626)

HORIZON LEAGUE Butler ......................................2-0 .....................1984 ..............1995 Cleveland State.......................1-1 .....................1978 ..............1983 Illinois-Chicago .......................0-3 .....................1976 ..............1984 Loyola-Chicago........................2-0 .....................1984 ..............1992 Wis. - Green Bay......................5-0 .....................1998 ..............2007 Wis. - Milwaukee .....................3-0 .....................1981 ..............2003 Wright State ............................1-0 .....................2002 ..............2002 Youngstown State....................1-0 .....................2002 ..............2002 TOTAL ......................................15-4 (.789)

ATLANTIC-10 Charlotte .................................3-0 .....................1997 ..............2007 Dayton .....................................2-0 .....................2003 ..............2006 George Washington................2-1 .....................1987 ..............1994 Rhode Island ...........................3-0 .....................1985 ..............2002 St. Louis ..................................3-1 .....................1975 ..............2006 Xavier ......................................2-0 .....................2003 ..............2005 TOTAL ......................................15-2 (.882) AMERICA EAST Maine ......................................1-0 .....................2005 ..............2005 New Hampshire .......................1-0 .....................2002 ..............2002 TOTAL ......................................2-0 (1.000) ATLANTIC COAST Boston College ........................1-0 .....................1996 ..............1996 Clemson ..................................1-0 .....................1982 ..............1982 Duke ........................................0-1 .....................1994 ..............1994 Florida State............................8-5 .....................1979 ..............2005 Georgia Tech ..........................4-1 .....................1996 ..............2004 Maryland .................................3-0 .....................1986 .............2002 Miami (Fla.).............................1-0 .....................1981 ..............1981 North Carolina........................6-1 .....................1982 ..............2008 NC State..................................1-0 .....................2002 ..............2002 Virginia....................................2-0 .....................1998 ..............2001 Wake Forest .............................1-0 .....................1998 ..............1998 TOTAL ......................................28-8 (.778) ATLANTIC SUN Campbell.................................1-0 .....................2005 ..............2005 Florida Atlantic........................1-0 .....................2002 ..............2002 Jacksonville .............................2-0 .....................1984 ..............1987 Mercer .....................................1-0 .....................1997 ..............1997 TOTAL ......................................5-0 (1.000) BIG 12 Baylor ......................................1-0 .....................1981 ..............1981 Colorado ..................................2-2 .....................1987 ..............1995 Iowa State ..............................22-6 ...................1975 ..............2008 Kansas ....................................12-3 ...................1973 ..............2003 Kansas State...........................14-2 ...................1974 ..............2005 Missouri...................................12-2 ...................1974 ..............1998 Nebraska ................................4-26 ...................1975 ..............2006 Oklahoma ................................5-4 .....................1978 ..............1991 Texas .......................................1-1 .....................1981 ..............1995 Texas A & M.............................1-5 .....................1978 ..............2008 Texas Tech ...............................2-0 .....................1979 ..............1994 TOTAL ......................................76-51 (.598) BIG EAST Cincinnati................................3-1 .....................1979 ..............2008 DePaul.....................................3-2-1..................1977 ..............2001 Connecticut .............................3-0 .....................1990 ..............2006 Georgetown .............................1-0 .....................1989 ..............1989 Louisville .................................0-3 .....................1982 ..............2006 Marquette................................5-0 .....................1979 ..............2003 Notre Dame .............................4-3 .....................1987 ..............2008

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IVY LEAGUE Brown ......................................1-0 .....................2001 ..............2001 Cornell.....................................1-0 .....................1976 ..............1976 Dartmouth ...............................1-0 .....................1996 ..............1996 Yale .........................................1-0 .....................2004 ..............2004 TOTAL ......................................4-0 (1.000)

Jean Schintz, 1991-94

Pittsburgh ...............................1-1 .....................1990 ..............1999 Providence...............................2-0 .....................1985 ..............1996 Rutgers....................................1-2 .....................1983 ..............1998 Saint John’s .............................1-0 .....................2006 ..............2006 Seton Hall................................2-0 .....................2000 ..............2001 South Florida..........................4-0 .....................1982 ..............1992 West Virginia ...........................1-0 .....................1983 ..............1983 TOTAL ......................................31-12-1 (.716)

BIG SKY Idaho State..............................1-1 .....................1986 ..............2004 Montana ..................................0-1 .....................1986 ..............1986 Montana State.........................2-0 .....................1996 ..............1999 Northern Arizona......................2-0 .....................1989 ..............1994 Portland State .........................0-1 .....................1980 ..............1980 Sacramento State....................2-1 .....................1992 ..............2007 Weber State .............................1-0 .....................1986 ..............1986 TOTAL ......................................8-4 (.667) BIG SOUTH Coastal Carolina .....................2-0 .....................1997 ..............2000 Radford ...................................1-0 .....................2001 ..............2001 Winthrop..................................2-0 .....................2005 ..............2008 TOTAL ......................................5-0 (1.000) BIG WEST Cal Poly ...................................2-1 .....................1980 ..............2008 Cal State Fullerton ..................2-0 .....................1979 ..............1999 Cal State Northridge................1-1 .....................1994 ..............1996 Long Beach State ....................1-2 .....................1979 ..............1996 Pacific .....................................1-1 .....................1991 ..............2000 UC Irvine .................................1-1 .....................1979 ..............1989 UC Riverside............................0-1 .....................1980 ..............1980 UC Santa Barbara ...................2-5 .....................1973 ..............2000 TOTAL ......................................10-12 (.454)

METRO ATLANTIC Loyola (Md.).............................1-0 .....................1998 ..............1998 Siena .......................................1-0 .....................2006 ..............2006 TOTAL ......................................2-0 (1.000) MID-AMERICAN Akron .......................................1-0 .....................2000 ..............2000 Ball State ................................2-1 .....................1973 ..............2002 Bowling Green .........................2-1 .....................1989 ..............1993 Buffalo ....................................1-0 .....................1998 ..............1998 Central Michigan.....................1-1 .....................1985 ..............1987 Kent State ...............................2-0 .....................1996 ..............2000 Miami (Ohio) ...........................2-0 .....................1988 ..............1997 Northern Illinois.......................2-1 .....................1984 ..............1997 Ohio.........................................first meeting Toledo ......................................2-0 .....................1983 ..............1985 Western Michigan....................1-1 .....................1980 ..............1988 TOTAL ......................................22-5 (.815) MISSOURI VALLEY Creighton.................................3-0 .....................1980 ..............2008 Drake.......................................19-3 ...................1973 ..............1999 Evansville................................1-0 .....................1983 ..............1983 Illinois State............................6-4 .....................1977 ..............1995 Indiana State ..........................2-0 .....................1978 ..............1984 Northern Iowa..........................16-5 ...................1976 ..............2006 Southern Illinois ......................1-1 .....................1982 ..............1985 SW Missouri St ........................5-16 ...................1973 ..............1992 Wichita State...........................3-0 .....................1977 ..............1977 TOTAL ......................................46-29 (.613) MOUNTAIN WEST Brigham Young........................0-5 .....................1974 ..............1997 Colorado State.........................2-2 .....................1987 ..............2004 San Diego State.......................0-6 .....................1979 ..............1996 TCU..........................................2-0 .....................2005 ..............2008 Utah ........................................1-0 .....................1979 ..............1989 Wyoming..................................2-1 .....................1987 ..............2008 TOTAL ......................................7-14 (.333)

COLONIAL ATHLETIC George Mason ...............................................................first meeting Georgia State ..........................1-0 .....................2000 ..............2000 Hofstra ....................................3-1 .....................1985 ..............1990 TOTAL ......................................4-1 (.800)

NORTHEAST Robert Morris...........................1-0 .....................2000 ..............2000 Long Island .............................1-0 .....................2004 ..............2004 TOTAL ......................................2-0 (1.000)

CONFERENCE USA Ala.-Birmingham.....................2-0 .....................1987 ..............1992 Central Florida ........................1-0 .....................2005 ..............2005

OHIO VALLEY Eastern Illinois ........................1-1 .....................1977 ..............1977 Eastern Kentucky.....................3-0 .....................1974 ..............2007


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s d r o c e R s e Seri Stephen F. Austin.....................1-0 .....................1978 ..............1978 Texas-Arlington........................1-1 .....................1978 ..............1978 Texas-San Antonio...................1-0 .....................2004 ..............2004 TOTAL ......................................11-3 (.786)

SUMMIT LEAGUE Chicago State..........................1-0 .....................1980 ..............1980 Missouri-Kansas City ..............1-0 .....................1976 ..............1976 North Dakota State..................7-1 .....................1973 ..............2008 Oral Roberts ............................3-0 .....................1978 ..............1983 South Dakota State .................3-0 .....................1974 ..............1977 Western Illinois........................1-0 .....................1978 ..............1978 TOTAL ......................................16-1 (.941) SUN BELT Denver ....................................2-0 .....................1999 ..............1999 New Mexico State ....................3-0 .....................1988 ..............1997 North Texas..............................3-0 .....................1978 ..............1993 South Alabama........................1-0 .....................1987 ..............1987 Western Kentucky ....................1-0 .....................1984 ..............1984 TOTAL ......................................10-0 (1.000)

Karen Lushine, 1988-91

Morehead State .......................1-0 .....................1982 ..............1982 TOTAL ......................................5-1 (.833)

PACIFIC-10 Arizona ....................................0-3 .....................1981 ..............2002 Arizona State...........................1-2 .....................1973 ..............2000 California ................................3-2 .....................1981 ..............2008 Oregon ....................................1-1 .....................1988 ..............1999 Oregon State ...........................2-0 .....................1994 ..............2002 Southern California .................2-2-1..................1979 ..............2004 Stanford ..................................0-4 .....................2001 ..............2007 UCLA........................................1-4 .....................1991 ..............2003 Washington.............................1-1 .....................1996 ..............2003 TOTAL ......................................11-19-1 (.371) PATRIOT American .................................1-0 .....................1998 ..............1998 Bucknell ..................................1-0 .....................1996 ..............1996 Navy ........................................2-0 .....................1998 ..............1999 TOTAL ......................................4-0 (1.000) SOUTHEASTERN Alabama..................................4-0 .....................1980 ..............1999 Arkansas .................................1-0 .....................1996 ..............1996 Auburn ....................................0-2 .....................1990 ..............1998 Florida .....................................3-1 .....................1984 ..............2006 Georgia....................................3-1 .....................1981 ..............1995 Kentucky..................................3-2 .....................1982 ..............1995 Louisiana State .......................1-2 .....................1991 ..............2008 Mississippi ..............................1-0 .....................1981 ..............1981 South Carolina ........................1-2 .....................1982 ..............1984 Tennessee................................3-1 .....................1993 ..............2005 TOTAL ......................................20-10 (.667) SOUTHERN Appalachian State...................1-0 .....................1997 ..............1997 East Tennessee State ..............1-0 .....................1984 ..............1984 Furman....................................1-0 .....................1997 ..............1997 TOTAL ......................................3-0 (1.000) SOUTHLAND Lamar......................................3-1 .....................1974 ..............1984 McNeese State.........................1-0 .....................1992 ..............1992 Sam Houston State..................1-1 .....................1973 ..............1978 Southwest Texas State.............3-0 .....................1988 ..............1993

WEST COAST Loyola Marymount ...................1-0 .....................2004 ..............2004 Pepperdine ..............................3-0 .....................1980 ..............2003 St. Mary’s (Calif.) ....................1-0 .....................1999 ..............1999 San Diego................................3-2 .....................1979 ..............2007 Santa Clara.............................2-0 .....................1988 ..............1988 TOTAL ......................................10-2 (.833)

North Dakota ...........................2-0 .....................1978 ..............1979 Northeast Illinois.....................0-1 .....................1973 ..............1973 Northern Iowa CC ....................1-0 .....................1975 ..............1975 Northern Kentucky ...................0-1 .....................1977 ..............1977 N.W. Missouri State .................0-0-1..................1976 ..............1976 Northwestern (Minn.)...............1-0 .....................1974 ..............1974 Rising Sun (USVBA).................1-0 .....................1974 ..............1974 St. Catherine ...........................7-3 .....................1974 ..............1978 St. Cloud State ........................27-4 ...................1973 ..............1981 Southwest State ......................1-0 .....................1977 ..............1977 Texas Wesleyan........................1-0 .....................1978 ..............1978 Thunder Bay ............................1-0 .....................1974 ..............1974 U.S. International ....................2-0 .....................1979 ..............1980 Waterloo ..................................1-0 .....................1978 ..............1978 Wayne State ............................1-0 .....................1979 ..............1979 William Penn ...........................1-0 .....................1974 ..............1974 Winnipeg .................................1-0 .....................1976 ..............1976 Winona State...........................9-0 .....................1973 ..............1978 Wisconsin-Eau Claire ..............4-0 .....................1974 ..............1976 Wisconsin-LaCrosse ................1-3 .....................1975 ..............1977 Wisconsin-River Falls..............4-0 .....................1975 ..............1979 TOTAL ......................................157-25-2 (.859) 2009 opponents listed in bold

WESTERN ATHLETIC Boise State..............................1-0 .....................1988 .............1988 Fresno State ............................3-1 .....................1980 ..............1994 Hawaii .....................................0-7 .....................1986 ..............2008 Nevada ....................................1-0 .....................2000 ..............2000 San Jose State.........................1-0 .....................2001 ..............2001 Utah State...............................2-4 .....................1979 ..............2007 TOTAL ......................................8-8 (.500) OTHERS Augsburg.................................9-0 .....................1974 ..............1977 Bemidji State ..........................3-0 .....................1973 ..............1978 Benedictine (Kan.)...................1-0 .....................1977 ..............1977 Briar Cliff ................................1-0 .....................1976 ..............1976 BYU Hawaii .............................0-1 .....................1986 ..............1986 Cal Poly-Pomona .....................0-1 .....................1980 ..............1980 Carthage .................................3-0 .....................1975 ..............1976 Central Missouri State.............2-0 .....................1978 ..............1978 Chaminade..............................1-0 .....................1986 ..............1986 Concordia-St. Paul ..................1-0 .....................1973 ..............1973 Confederate College ................1-0 .....................1974 ..............1974 Florissant Valley CC ................0-1 .....................1977 ..............1977 Free Spirits (USVBA)................1-0 .....................1974 ..............1974 George Williams ......................1-0 .....................1976 ..............1976 Graceland................................4-0 .....................1973 ..............1976 Gustavus Adolphus .................6-1 .....................1974 ..............1977 Hamline...................................2-0 .....................1973 ..............1975 Hawaii Hilo..............................2-0 .....................1986 ..............1986 Hawaii Pacific .........................1-0 .....................1986 ..............1986 Illinois-Chicago Circle.............0-2 .....................1976 ..............1977 Kearney State ..........................4-0 .....................1973 ..............1976 Kellogg CC...............................0-1 .....................1978 ..............1978 Lakehead.................................1-1-1..................1974 ..............1976 Lewis .......................................1-0 .....................1978 ..............1978 Lincoln Volleyball Club ............1-0 .....................1977 ..............1977 Mankato State.........................17-1 ...................1973 ..............1978 Martin Luther ..........................6-1 .....................1973 ..............1976 Mayville State..........................1-0 .....................1974 ..............1974 Minnesota-Duluth....................12-2 ...................1973 ..............2001 Minnesota-Morris ....................2-0 .....................1977 ..............1978 Mount Marty ............................1-0 .....................1973 ..............1973 Nebraska-Omaha ....................3-1 .....................1977 ..............1978 New York Tech..........................1-0 .....................1985 ..............1985

Nicole Branagh, 1997-2000

Sonja Posthuma, 1997-98

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history & records

Program History over three nationally ranked teams: Illinois State, Kentucky and Northwestern. The first Minnesota player to surpass 1,000 career kills, Jill Halsted continued to make her mark in the history of Minnesota volleyball, earning NCAA honorable mention All-America honors. She completed her career with a record 1,350 kills and a career hitting percentage of .324. Halsted was honored as the Minnesota recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor.

1972

The 1972 season marked the inaugural campaign of the University of Minnesota volleyball program. The Gophers, under the direction of head coach Dee Jilek, finished the season with an 8-3 overall record and captured the Minnesota Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (MAIAW) title. 1973

The second season of Minnesota volleyball ended with a 16-11 overall record and the Gophers’ first taste of postseason play. Minnesota advanced to the AIAW National Tournament in Wooster, Ohio, after second-place finishes at the MAIAW and AIAW Region IV tournaments.

1983

Minnesota suffered its first losing season in school history during the 1983 season. The Gophers finished the year with a 15-16 overall mark, 6-7 and third in the west division of the Big Ten. Though the team did not achieve a lot of success, individually Martie Larsen contributed a stellar season. Larsen led the Gophers in nearly every statistical category, including kills with 427. In addition to earning AllBig Ten first-team honors, she was recognized as the conference’s first Big Ten Player of the Year.

1974

Linda Wells became the second coach in Minnesota history. The Gophers eclipsed the 30-win mark for the first time, posting a 31-61 overall record. Minnesota placed second in the AIAW Regional Tournament to advance to the AIAW National Tournament for the second straight season. The Gophers were also the MAIAW Tournament champions.

1984

A young Minnesota squad with only one senior and one junior fought to an even 16-16 overall record, 4-9 and fourth in the west division of the Big Ten. Sophomore Pam Miller emerged on the scene, leading the Gophers in kills, hitting percentage and total blocks.

1975

The Gophers headed into the 1975 season with yet another new head coach as Rosie Wegrich took over the helm. Minnesota compiled another impressive season record at 35-13. The Gophers won the MAIAW tournament but found the going tougher in the first unofficial Big Ten tournament, where they placed fifth. The season ended with a third-place finish in the AIAW Regional tournament. 1976

Minnesota experienced another solid campaign in Wegrich’s second season. The Gophers finished with a 36-17-1 overall record but placed second in the MAIAW tournament and third in the AIAW Regional tournament. 1977

Linda Wells began her second stint as head coach and guided the Gophers to a 43-21-2 overall record. Minnesota placed seventh in the unofficial Big Ten Tournament, but rebounded to captured the MAIAW title with a win over St. Cloud State. At the regional tournament, the Gophers lost their first three matches, but fought back to win the consolation title and place fifth overall. 1978

Minnesota tallied its highest win total in Gopher volleyball history with a 58-14 record during the 1978 season. A record 14-match win-

1985

Jill Halsted, 1979-82

ning streak included an unofficial Big Ten tournament title with a win over Ohio State. In addition to winning the final MAIAW tournament, the Gophers also captured two invitational titles during the season, the Iowa Invitational and the Minnesota Invitational. A loss to Southwest Missouri State dropped the Gophers into a third-place finish at the regional tournament, one place away from qualifying for the national championship. 1979

Minnesota followed the most successful season in its history with an impressive 39-16-2 mark. The Gophers defended their title in the Minnesota Invitational, but were unable to accomplish the same in the unofficial Big Ten tournament, where they placed third. Minnesota ended its season with another third-place finish, this one at the AIAW Regional tournament . 1980

The Gophers posted a 37-19 record in the first season of the 80s. Minnesota placed second in the unofficial Big Ten tournament, losing in the championship match to Purdue. Head coach Linda Wells won her 200th coaching victory on Nov. 5 en route to leading the Gophers to the seventh season of over 30 wins under her leadership. Minnesota placed third in the AIAW Regional to complete the season.

The Big Ten Conference switched its schedule to a double round-robin format. Minnesota placed fourth with an 11-7 league record in the new schedule. Overall, the Gophers returned to their winning ways with a 22-12 record, the first winning season in three years. Newcomer Andrea Gonzalez stormed into the limelight, breaking the Minnesota single-season record with 522 kills in her first season with the Gophers. After twice receiving Big Ten Player of the Week honors, Gonzalez became the first Gopher freshman volleyball player be named an All-Big Ten first-team performer. Pam Miller was awarded All-Big Ten second-team honors after setting the Gopher record for total blocks in a season with 169. 1986

With senior Pam Miller and sophomore Andrea Gonzalez leading the way, Minnesota rode a 13-5 conference mark to a second-place finish in the Big Ten. Overall, the Gophers posted a record of 21-11. Miller and Gonzalez both were awarded All-Big Ten and North Central Region honors at season’s end. Miller, who led the team with 517 kills on the season, finished a stellar playing career with a Minnesotarecord 1,519 career kills and 536 career total blocks. Gonzalez added 475 kills.

1981

The 1981 season marked a year of much change within collegiate volleyball. The NCAA sponsored its first national championship, while the AIAW held its last. Minnesota advanced to the AIAW National Tournament for the third time in school history and placed seventh, ending the season with a 37-19 overall record. The Big Ten also established volleyball as a sport. Michigan won the first league title, with the Gophers finishing fourth with a 8-6 league mark. Jill Halsted became the first Gopher volleyball player to garner postseason honors, earning AIAW All-America acclaim. 1982

Rochelle Goetz, 1984-87

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A new coach hit the Minnesota volleyball scene as Stephanie Schleuder took over the reins from Linda Wells. Schleuder guided the Gophers to a 23-9 overall record. The Big Ten Conference split into east and west divisions for league play. Minnesota was placed in the west along with Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin, and the Gophers posted an 8-5 record to tie for second in the first season in this conference format. Minnesota was one of four teams to qualify for the Big Ten Tournament but lost to eventual conference champion Purdue in the semifinal round. Martie Larsen was selected to the alltournament team. Other highlights of the Gopher season were wins Andrea Gonzalez, 1985-88


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y r o t s i H m a r Prog Oesterling was rewarded with first-team All-Big Ten status. Schaefer was named a third-team All-American by Volleyball Monthly magazine after contributing a Minnesota single-season record 495 digs and 560 kills. She finished her career second on the Minnesota alltime list with 1,896 kills. Schaefer joined Oesterling on the All-Big Ten first team, while Lori Miller was selected to the honorable mention squad. 1990

Minnesota encountered just its second losing season in school history, and the first since 1983, in compiling an 8-26 record. Among the record 26 losses were 16 matches in which the Gophers were swept by 3-0 scores. After placing second in the Big Ten in each of the two previous seasons, the Gophers fell to ninth with a 2-16 league mark. First-year setter Sue Jackson was a bright spot for the Gophers, gathering 1,098 assists. 1991

Heidi Olhausen, 1992-95

1987

Four straight victories at the end of the season enabled Minnesota to finish 12-6 in the Big Ten and gain sole possession of third place in the conference. Minnesota ended the season with a 24-11 overall record. Three Gophers were honored as AVCA All-North Region Team selections: Andrea Gonzalez; Lori Miller, and setter Sharon Oesterling. Gonzalez earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and set a Minnesota and Big Ten record by smashing a single-match record 41 kills against Michigan State. Oesterling earned second-team acclaim, while Miller and Chris Schaefer were selected to the honorable mention squad. 1988

One of the most illustrious careers in Minnesota volleyball history drew to a close after the 1988 season, when outside hitter Andrea Gonzalez played her final match as a Gopher. Gonzalez finished with the 2,140 career kills, then the most in Minnesota and Big Ten history and second on the NCAA’s all-time career kills list. She concluded her senior season by earning All-America second-team accord and her fourth All-Big Ten first-team honor. She is the only Minnesota volleyball player ever to garner first-team all-conference honors every year of her career. The Gophers won six of their last eight matches to push their overall season record to 21-10 and grab a share of second place in the Big Ten with an 11-7 mark. The lateseason onset wasn’t good enough to earn an NCAA tournament bid, but several other Gophers received postseason honors. Chris Schaefer captured All-North Central Region and All-Big Ten status after setting a Minnesota single-season record with 646 kills. Setter Sharon Oesterling was named to the All-Big Ten second team for the second straight season. Adding her name to the awards list, Rochele Goetz was honored as Minnesota’s recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor.

Minnesota bettered its overall season record to 14-16, but was unable to avoid its second consecutive losing season. The Gophers did show vast improvement in Big Ten play, where they finished a respectable fifth with an 11-8 mark. The key was the resurgence of the offense, led by senior middle blocker Karen Lushine, who finished her career with her best season. She was among the conference leaders in several statistical categories en route to earning both AllMideast Region and second-team All-Big Ten honors. Setter Sue Jackson recorded 1,466 assists and earned honorable mention AllBig Ten acclaim. 1992

The Gophers posted a 25-12 record in 1992 to erase the memory of two consecutive losing seasons. Minnesota took another step in the right direction by earning one of 20 bids to participate in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship. The Gophers advanced to the semifinals of the tournament before bowing out with a loss to Bowling Green. In Big Ten play, Minnesota finished fourth with a 13-7 record. Krista Nevelle earned second team All-Big Ten and All-Mideast Region accolades. 1993

The 1993 season went down as perhaps the most exciting year in Minnesota volleyball history. After capturing just their second NCAA tournament bid ever, the Gophers won first and second round matches to advance to the “Sweet 16” round. Minnesota was selected as the host site of the Mideast Regional and faced Notre Dame. A record Williams Arena crowd of 6,002 watched the Gophers lose a five-game

thriller to the Fighting Irish in a match that many recall as the greatest match in Minnesota volleyball history. Minnesota had won 11 straight matches heading into the Notre Dame showdown. The Gophers wrapped up the regular season with wins over No. 14 Ohio State and No. 7 Penn State before heading into NCAA action. After drilling Ball State, 3-0, in the first round, Minnesota traveled to face the nation’s fourth-ranked team, UC-Santa Barbara. Down 2-1, the Gophers won the final two games to advance in the NCAA Tournament. The 1993 Minnesota season was completed with a 2410 overall record, 14-6 and tied for third in the Big Ten. An emerging star, newcomer Katrien DeDecker, landed 520 kills to earn first-team All-Big Ten, Big Ten rookie of the year and second-team all-region honors. Senior setter Sue Jackson concluded a brilliant career ranked second all-time with 5,120 assists and was recognized as an All-Big Ten second-team selection. 1994

Stephanie Schleuder led the Gophers to a 21-15 overall record in the 13th and final season of her career as head coach. The Gophers slipped to 10-10 in the Big Ten to finish sixth. Minnesota accepted a bid to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship and defeated Connecticut, Oregon State and Sam Houston State before falling to Cal State Northridge. Jean Schintz completed her career among the Gopher kill leaders with 1,250 and earned All-Big Ten honors for the first time. 1995

The 1995 season was one of transition as former Gopher great Pam Miller-Dombeck stepped in as interim head coach. Under MillerDombeck, the Gophers struggled to a 13-17 overall record and placed eighth in the Big Ten with a 7-13 mark. Minnesota started the season facing six nationally-ranked teams on the road. The Gophers defeated ’94 NCAA runner-up Texas and then Georgia, but were unable to play at a consistent level throughout the conference schedule. Katrien DeDecker continued to build upon her volleyball resume, adding All-Big Ten and all-region first team honors. Senior Heidi Olhausen concluded her career by becoming the 11th Minnesota player to record 1,000 kills, finishing with 1,094.

1989

The 1989 season was a year of firsts for the Minnesota volleyball program. The Gophers posted a 29-9 record and played their way into the first NCAA Tournament bid in Minnesota history. Minnesota defeated Colorado 3-0 in its first NCAA tournament match before ending the season with a 3-1 loss to Nebraska. In conference play, the Gophers tied with Illinois for second place with a 13-5 record. A match with Illinois was one of the highlights of the regular season. The match, in which Minnesota snapped Illinois’ 37-match conference winning streak, was broadcast on a tape-delayed basis by ESPN as the first regular-season nationally-televised collegiate volleyball match. Another first occurred on Nov. 11 when a crowd of 5,011 watched the Gophers play eventual Big Ten champion Ohio State, the first crowd over 5,000 to watch Minnesota volleyball. The 1989 season also marked the end of the stellar careers of Sharon Oesterling and Chris Schaefer. Oesterling collected 6,024 career assists to set the Minnesota and Big Ten records, both of which still stand. At the time, Oesterling’s assist total ranked seventh all-time in NCAA history. She also still owns the Minnesota career record for digs with 1,291. After earning second-team honors each of the past two years,

Victory celebration at NCAA Tournament, 1996

1996

Becky Bauer, 1994-97

Mike Hebert took over as the sixth head coach in the history of Minnesota volleyball and led the Gophers on a surprisingly successful ride in 1996. Low on numbers and lacking a pool of experienced talent, the Gophers were picked to finish eighth in the Big Ten. Easily the surprise team of the conference, Minnesota finished the season with a 24-11 overall mark, 14-6 and fourth in the Big Ten, and its third NCAA Tournament appearance. The Gophers hosted Central Florida in the first round and fought back from a 2-0 deficit to capture a five-game victory and advance to the second round. Minnesota traveled to face No. 8 Long Beach State, losing to the 49ers by a 30 score to end the season. Individually, several milestones were surpassed during the season. Junior setter Becky Bauer recorded the first triple-double in Minnesota history by a setter when she collect-

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Program History kills. She won All-Big Ten and all-district honors for her efforts. Firstyear player Lindsey Berg established herself as the Gopher setter, collecting 1,380 assists and leading the Big Ten with 61 service aces. 1999

Charnette Fair, 1999-2000

ed 14 kills, 77 assists and 11 digs against Iowa. She was recognized as the AVCA National Player of the Week for her efforts. Senior outside hitter Katrien DeDecker wrote the final chapter of the most highly decorated career in Minnesota volleyball history. During the season, she set the Minnesota and Big Ten career kills record with 2,300 kills. Her kill total ranked fifth all-time in NCAA history as well. A unanimous first-team All-Big Ten choice and the 1997 Minnesota recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, DeDecker was also named an AVCA NCAA first-team All-American, becoming the first in Gopher volleyball history. This team succeeded athletically and academically as the entire starting lineup of Tara Baynes, Tera Fiamengo, Sarah Pearman, Jane Passer, Bauer and DeDecker were honored as Academic All-Big Ten selections. 1997

Coach Mike Hebert’s first recruiting class at Minnesota debuted their talents in the 1997 season. The mix of talented newcomers with several seasoned veterans resulted in the Gophers’ second straight 20plus win season and trip to the NCAA tournament. The Gophers posted a 23-10 mark and tied for fifth in the Big Ten with a record of 128. Minnesota traveled to Provo, Utah, for NCAA action and defeated Miami (OH), 3-0, to advance into the second round. The Gophers gave BYU a run for its money but lost 3-0 to the sixth-ranked Cougars as their season drew to a close. Senior setter Becky Bauer concluded a stellar career with 5,918 assists, good for second alltime in Minnesota and Big Ten history and eighth all-time in NCAA volleyball history. Bauer was named to the All-Big Ten first team. First-year outside hitter Nicole Branagh led the Gophers with 478 kills and was selected to the honorable mention All-Big Ten team. Sarah Pearman, one of three Gophers named Academic All-Big Ten honorees, became the first Gopher to play on three NCAA tournament teams (1993, 1996 and 1997). 1998

The 1998 season turned out to be the training ground for many future Gopher stars. With just one senior and two juniors, Minnesota had to attack the Big Ten Conference, the toughest conference in the nation for the 1998 season. The Gophers finished the year with a 7-13 league record and a 17-14 overall record, just shy of a third consecutive NCAA Tournament. However, Minnesota recorded many positives during the year. The Gophers were ranked nationally for nine consecutive weeks, the longest such streak in school history, and moved as high as No. 22 on two occasions. Sophomore Nicole Branagh was the Gopher leader in kills for the second consecutive season, ranking third in Minnesota single-season history with 579

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Minnesota returned to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years and made some noise in one of the most successful seasons in Golden Gopher history. The Gophers opened play with a 9-3 non-conference record, losing two five-game decisions to UCLA and Northern Iowa. Minnesota rolled off seven straight Big Ten wins to start conference play and finished with a 15-5 record, good for its first outright second-place finish since 1986. The Golden Gophers advanced to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament with wins over Sacramento State and Southern California in Los Angeles. The win over USC was one of the great comebacks in postseason history, as Minnesota rallied from two games down and four match points in the third game to become one of three teams in the 1999 tournament to win a road match in the first two rounds. The Gophers saw their season end at Penn State, who went on to win the Big Ten’s first national championship. Minnesota’s 27-9 overall record was the secondbest for the school in the NCAA era. Nicole Branagh was named to the AVCA All-America second team, and joined teammates Lindsey Berg and Stephanie Hagen on the All-Big Ten team and AVCA AllDistrict team. Mike Hebert was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year and the AVCA District Coach of the Year. Branagh led the Big Ten in kills and Berg led the conference in aces, becoming the first player in Big Ten history to lead the conference in service aces in consecutive seasons. Charnette Fair set a new school record with 175 blocks for the season. 2000

The Golden Gophers had their most successful season in program history, winning 30 matches for the first time in the NCAA era and a school-record 17 Big Ten matches. Minnesota opened the season with a 15-match winning streak, setting a school record for consecutive victories. The Golden Gophers won three non-conference tournaments, defeated nationally-ranked Pacific in three games, and ended Penn State’s 87-match home winning streak at Rec Hall. At the end of September, the Gophers had a 15-0 record and their firstever top-five national ranking. Minnesota lost two matches to Wisconsin in the month of October, but entered the final match of the regular season at Ohio State with a chance to win its first-ever Big Ten title. Ohio State won the match 18-16 in the fifth game, but Minnesota finished with a 17-3 Big Ten record, its best-ever. Minnesota won its first two NCAA matches at the Sports Pavilion, defeating Robert Morris and Arizona State to advance to the round of 16 for the fourth time in school history. Unfortunately, the Gophers failed to advance past that point for the fourth time losing to UC Santa Barbara in Honolulu in four games. Nicole Branagh and Stephanie Hagen was named to the AVCA All-America second team, and joined teammate Lindsey Berg on the All-Big Ten team and AVCA All-District team. Branagh led the Big Ten in kills and became the conference’s all-time leader with 2,379 terminations, and Berg led the conference in aces for the third year in a row, and continued on a pace to become the Gophers’ all-time leader in assists. 2001

Minnesota completed the 2001 season with a 19-13 record and placed sixth in the Big Ten with a 10-10 mark. The Golden Gophers earned their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, as well as their fifth in six years under head coach Mike Hebert. Minnesota was nationally ranked for the first 10 weeks of the season and extended its school-record consecutive weeks in the top 25 to 35 weeks, before the streak was broken on Nov. 5. Hebert captured his 700th career coaching victory on Sept. 19. Two matches later, senior setter Lindsey Berg added the milestone of 5,000 career assists to her resume. The Gophers defeated DePaul in the opening round of NCAA play, before being eliminated in a tough five-game loss to Northern Iowa. Berg and middle blocker Stephanie Hagen closed their careers with All-Region and All-Big Ten honors, the third such honors for both players. Berg tallied 5,913 career assists to finish third in Minnesota and Big Ten history in that statistic. Hagen goes down as one of the finest all-around players in Gopher history, set-

ting the school record for career attack percentage at .366 and ranking second in total blocks with 524 and sixth in kills with 1,425. 2002

The Minnesota volleyball program made history in the 2002 season. Entering the season the Golden Gophers were unranked and picked sixth in the Big Ten Preseason Coaches poll. Minnesota ended the season with its first Big Ten title in school history and a No. 11 final national ranking. The Golden Gophers spent the final 13 weeks of the poll ranked in the top 10. Minnesota broke onto national scene early by defeating No. 8 Pepperdine at the Sports Pavilion in State Farm Volleyball Classic. The Golden Gophers followed that up with a hard-fought four-game loss at the hands of defending national champion Stanford in the championship match. Two weeks later Minnesota claimed its highest ranked victory since 1993 with a three-game win over No. 7 UCLA on Sept. 6. On Sept. 30, Minnesota reached No. 6 in U SA T oday/A V C A Top-25. The Golden Gophers would be in the spot four different weeks during the year. Minnesota started off the 2002 Big Ten campaign 5-0, including a its first win at Wisconsin since 1995. After falling to Illinois in a five-game match, the Golden Gopher ripped off a school record 11-match Big Ten winning streak to move to 16-1. Minnesota’s best start in school history carried the Golden Gophers to their 16th Big Ten win. That victory, a three-game win over Indiana at home, gave Minnesota its first Big Ten title in school history. Cassie Busse, Paula Gentil and Lindsey Vander Well all claimed First Team All-Big Ten honors and AVCA All-Region honors, as Minnesota tied a school record by going 17-3 in conference play. Mike Hebert was also named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the fifth time in his career, along with Region Coach of the Year honors. The Golden Gophers hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament and moved to 5-0 in the Sports Pavilion in NCAA Tournament play. Minnesota also set a new school record for victories in a season during the NCAA era (since 1981) with its 31st over New Hampshire. After advancing to the “Sweet Sixteen” for the third time in four years, Minnesota fell to Arizona at Stanford, Calif. in a evenly contested four-game match. Busse was named a Second Team All-American, while Gentil was named a Third Team All-American and was the only libero named to any of the three All-American teams. Vander Well broke the 13-year old assist record with 1,734 on the season, while Gentil broke a 13-year old dig record with 574. Busse finished the year fifth on the single-season service ace list with 77 and 10th in kills with 548. 2003

The Golden Gophers made history for a second straight season, as they advanced to their first Final Four in school history in the 2003 season. Minnesota had a tough start to the season, as it started out 0-4 for the first time in school history. The Golden Gophers got things on track after defeating No. 6 Northern Iowa in Rochester, Minn. to vault them on a four-match winning streak. The victory over the Panthers was the Golden Gophers highest-ranking victory since Dec. 5, 1993. After regrouping to a 7-5 record, Minnesota hit a another stumbling block as it started Big Ten play 0-2 for the first time since 1993. The Golden Gophers responded with road losses to Indiana and Purdue to start Big Ten play, with a 10-match Big Ten winning streak. The wining streak, which was the second-longest conference winning streak in school history, featured exciting road wins over #13 Penn State and No. 21 Wisconsin, and a home win over the Badgers and No. 22 Michigan State. The three-game victory at Penn State on Oct. 18, was the first three-game victory at State College in Minnesota’s history. The Gophers were poised to tie their longest conference winning streak in school history with match point at Illinois on Nov. 7. However, Illinois fought off three match points and claimed the match in five games to end the streak at 10 matches. The next night, Northwestern defeated Minnesota for the first time since 1993 to drop Minnesota to 10-4 in the Big Ten. The Gophers rebounded with four straight wins to move to 14-4 in conference play. That set up a match at home against Penn State with the Big Ten title on the line. Unfortunately for Minnesota, the Lions walked away with the Big Ten title after a hard fought four-game victory. The Golden Gophers ended the regular season with a three-game sweep over Ohio State to finish tied for second in Big Ten play with a 15-5 record.


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y r o t s i H m a r Prog Minnesota moved to 7-0 at the Sports Pavilion in NCAA Tournament play with a first round victory over UW-Green Bay (3-0) and a hard-fought second round victory over interstate rival Northern Iowa (3-1). Minnesota’s 11 matches against ranked opponents going into the NCAA Regionals paid dividends, as the Golden Gophers were battle tested and ready heading into a neutral site in Long Beach, Calif. that included Stanford, Washington and Pepperdine. Minnesota won its first NCAA Regional semifinal in school history with a five-game victory over No. 4 Pepperdine. The win over the fourth-ranked Waves was the highest ranked opponent Minnesota had defeated in school history. It also marked the first time in the NCAA Tournament that a No. 4 regional seed had beaten No. 1 seed since 1999. The Golden Gophers faced No. 13 Washington in the NCAA Regional Finals, after the Huskies upset Stanford to get there. After falling behind 1-0 in the match to Washington and trailing late in the second game, Minnesota pulled out a five-game victory to advance to its first Final Four in school history. Fittingly, senior Cassie Busse had the deciding kills in all three games that Minnesota claimed against the Huskies. Minnesota became the first No. 4 regional seed to advance to a Final Four and the lowest seeded team in NCAA Tournament history, at No. 13, to make a Final Four. Minnesota met an imposing force in USC in the Final Four. The Women of Troy carried an NCAA Division I record 45-match winning streak into Final Four. Minnesota led in the late going of both game one and two, but succumbed to the eventual national champions (USC) in three games. Individually Busse was named a First-Team All-American, the first for Minnesota since 1996. She also became only the third Minnesota player to be named Big Ten Player of the Year. In the NCAA Tournament, Busse was named NCAA Pacific Regional Most Outstanding Player and to the Final Four All-Tournament team. For a second straight year, Paula Gentil was the only libero named to an All-American team as she collected second-team honors. She was also named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year for a second year in a row. Gentil broke the Big The single-season dig record with 656, while Busse finished fifth on the Minnesota single-season kill list with 614. Mike Hebert was named the Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year as well. Lindsey Taatjes also received Big Ten Honorable Mention All-Conference honors, marking the fifth straight year a Minnesota setter received all-conference honors. Taatjes recorded the third-highest single-season assist total in school history at 1,665. Meredith Nelson was also named to the Big Ten AllFreshman team, while Erin Martin and Gentil received Pacific Regional All-Tournament honors. Busse, Trisha Bratford and Martin also became the first trio of Minnesota players in school history to record 400 or more kills in the same season.

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2004

The Minnesota volleyball team continued to raise the bar for a program already growing accustomed to lofty expectations. After advancing to its first Final Four in school history in 2003, the Golden Gophers took the 2004 season to the next level by advancing to the national championship. The 2004 team learned the lessons from a tough 2003 start, and ran out to an 11-1 record in non-conference play. Minnesota started the season strong with a four-game victory against host No. 11 Colorado State in the NACWAA Classic. The next night the Golden Gophers seemed poised to end USC’s 49-match winning streak, but saw the Women of Troy rally from a 2-1 deficit to win in five games. Despite the loss, this match would give Minnesota the confidence it needed to be one of the elite teams in the nation throughout the year. Golden Gopher fans got their first glimpse of the team when Minnesota defeated No. 15 Kansas State in five games. In that match, the Golden Gophers trailed 2-1, but rallied to win the final two games to claim the match. The same scenario unfolded the next night when Minnesota rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat No. 4 Florida in five games. The win matched Minnesota’s highest-ranked victory in school history. When the national poll came out on Sept. 13, Minnesota shot up from No. 5 to No. 1. That came as a result of one of the craziest weekends in college volleyball history, that saw the top four teams in the nation lose in the same weekend. The Golden Gophers extended their winning streak from nonconference play to 12 matches with a pair of three-game sweeps against Michigan State and Michigan to open up conference play. In the Michigan match, Paula Gentil broke her own school record for digs in a match with 39 in three games. The Golden Gophers had their 12-match winning streak halted when No. 16 Ohio State defeated them in four games in Columbus. The next night, Minnesota rebounded with a hard-fought five-game victory over No. 4 Penn State. The matchup between the top-ranked Golden Gophers and the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions was the highest ranked matchup between Big Ten teams in conference history. In the match, Gentil broke the Big Ten record for digs with 47, while Erin Martin became just the eighth Minnesota player to record 30 kills in a match. On Oct. 16, The Gophers returned home on a four-match winning streak to host their first match at Williams Arena since 1993. Minnesota smashed a school attendance record, as a crowd of 10,927 came out to see the second-ranked Golden Gophers defeat No. 23 Illinois in four games. The 10,927 fans was the largest crowd to see a collegiate volleyball match in 2004, and was the fourthlargest non-Midnight Madness crowd to watch a regular-season match in NCAA history.

Trisha Bratford, 2001-04

Minnesota moved its Big Ten record to 10-1, following threegame road victories at Indiana, Purdue and Northwestern. The Golden Gophers had their eight-match winning streak snapped at Wisconsin, as they lost a five-game match to the Badgers. Minnesota lost a second straight match, as Penn State won in the Sports Pavilion for a second year in a row. The four-game victory, gave the Nittany Lions the inside track on the Big Ten title. Minnesota bounced back to defeat No. 7 Ohio State in four games to get back on the winning track to move to 11-3 in Big Ten play. Minnesota followed with a tough five-game victory at Michigan on Nov. 12. It marked the fourth time in 2004, that the Golden Gophers won a five-game match in which they trailed 2-1. Minnesota did not lose a game in any of their remaining five Big Ten matches, as the Golden Gophers finished 17-3 in conference play. Minnesota ended up tied for second place in the Big Ten for a second straight year. It marked the fifth time in six years that the Golden Gophers have finished second or higher in the Big Ten. The Golden Gophers received their first No. 1 seed in school history in the NCAA Tournament, as they were named the No. 4 seed in the entire field. However, Minnesota was sent on the road to New Haven, Conn. for the first two rounds. The Golden Gophers won a pair of three-game matches over Long Island and Yale to advance to the NCAA Regionals for the fifth time in six seasons. For the first time since 1993, Minnesota hosted the NCAA Regionals. It also marked the first time that the Gophers hosted the NCAA Regionals at the Sports Pavilion, where they are undefeated in NCAA Tournament play. The Golden Gophers jumped out to a 2-1 lead against Georgia Tech, and were ahead 28-23 in the fourth game. What followed was one of the most amazing games in NCAA Tournament history. The Yellow Jackets scored six straight points to give them game point at 29-28. That would be the first of 19 game points for the two teams (10 match points for Minnesota and nine games points for Georgia Tech). The result was the Yellow Jackets winning the longest game in NCAA rally-scoring history at 48-46. Minnesota would again show its mental toughness, as it responded by winning game five and claiming its sixth five-game victory of the season. Martin finished with a career-high 31 kills, while Gentil had an NCAA Tournament record 41 digs against the Yellow Jackets. Minnesota met Ohio State for a third time in the season in the NCAA Regional Finals. The Golden Gophers lost the first game and faced two game points in game two, before responding to claim it 34-32 to tie the match at one game apiece. The Buckeyes won game three, and led in game four 26-25. However, Minnesota claimed game four 30-28 and won game five to punch its ticket to a second straight Final Four. The match marked the fifth time in the 2004 season, that the Golden Gophers rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win a fivegame match.

Erin Martin, 2001-04

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Program History As a team, Minnesota set school records for wins (33) during the NCAA era (since 1982), assists per game (16.45) and digs per game (19.94 dpg). The Golden Gophers were also the only team in the nation to hold a top-five spot in the national rankings for the entire season. Minnesota claimed its first No. 1 ranking in school history, and had its highest finish in school history in the final rankings at No. 2

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Senior setter Lindsey Taatjes recorded her first career tripledoubles in each of the two matches, including 18 kills, 37 assists, 13 digs and a .552 (18-2-29) hitting percentage in the NCAA Regional Final against Ohio State. Taatjes was named the Regional’s Most Outstanding Player. Martin and Gentil also received NCAA Regional All-Tournament honors. Awaiting the Golden Gophers in the Final Four was two-time defending national champion USC. The Women of Troy entered with a 16-match NCAA Tournament winning streak, and had handed Minnesota two losses in the past year. However, this time was different as the Golden Gophers defeat the Women of Troy in four games to advance to the national championship match to play Stanford. The Golden Gophers’ victory ended USC’s 16-match NCAA Tournament winning streak, which was the longest in NCAA Tournament history. In the national championship, Minnesota fell behind 1-0, but seemed ready to capture some of the momentum in game two. The Golden Gophers led 27-25 in game two, before Stanford rattled off the next five points to move ahead 2-0. The Cardinal claimed game three to deny Minnesota its first national championship in school history. Gentil and Martin each claimed Final Four All-Tournament honors for Minnesota. Individually, Minnesota had many players who had seasons to remember. Kelly Bowman and Gentil were each named First-Team AVCA All-Americans. Gentil became the first libero in the AVCA’s history to walk away with first-team honors. It also marked the first time in school history that Minnesota had two players receive first-team All-America honors. Gentil, who was also named First-Team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, broke an NCAA single-season dig record with 924 digs on the season. She also broke the Big Ten career digs record in just her junior season and heads into her senior season third on the NCAA career digs list. Martin was named an Honorable-Mention All-American on the season, was All-Region and First-Team All-Big Ten. She had the second-highest single-season kill total in school history at 695, and the fifth-highest solo block total in school history at 55. Martin also finished fifth on the career kills list with 1,818 kills. Bowman, who was named First-Team All-Big Ten and AllRegion, led the nation in triple-doubles with nine, including five against ranked opponents. Taatjes also became the second player in school history to record 1,000 assists and 400 digs in the same season. Her 495 digs was tied for the fourth-highest total in school history.

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2005 Minnesota completed the 2005 season with a 25-8 record and tied for third in the Big Ten with a 14-6 mark. It marked the sixth time in seven years that the Golden Gophers finished third or higher in the Big Ten standings. Minnesota also reached the 25-win mark for the fourth straight year, and the sixth time under head coach Mike Hebert. The Golden Gophers earned their seventh consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, as well as their ninth in 10 years with Hebert. Minnesota defeated Winthrop in the first round to move its NCAA First Round record to 11-0. That record is 9-0 under Hebert, who has advanced to the second round in every trip he has made to the NCAA Tournament with the Golden Gophers. Minnesota was just four points away from qualifying for its sixth regional in seven years. The Golden Gophers led 2-1 against Tennessee, and had leads of 25-20 and 2624 before losing in five games to the Lady Vols. It was the first time since 2001 that Minnesota failed to advance to an NCAA Regional. The Golden Gophers were ranked in the top 25 every week of the 2005 season. Minnesota finished the season with a 40-week streak of being ranked in the top 25 that dated back to Oct. 20, 2003. During that string, the Golden Gophers have been ranked in the top 10 for 24 weeks. The 40 weeks in the top 25 was the 11th-best streak in the nation as of the final poll. Individually, Minnesota had two players receive All-Big Ten honors in senior libero Paula Gentil and junior middle blocker Meredith Nelson. Gentil became the first Minnesota player to receive first-team honors in all four years, while Nelson became the first middle blocker since Stephanie Hagen (in 2001) to be named First-Team All-Big Ten. Gentil also received All-Region and Honorable Mention All-America honors as well. She finished her career as the all-time leader in digs in NCAA history at 2,791, a record she broke in her final match as a Golden Gopher against Tennessee. Gentil finished her four years at Minnesota holding Big Ten, Minnesota and NCAA records in career and single-season digs. Senior Jessica Byrnes also became the 17th player in Minnesota history to record 1,000 kills in a career on Sept. 17. Byrnes finished with 1,064 career kills. Nelson heads into her senior season needing just 115 kills to become the 18th player to reach that mark. She also is sixth on the Golden Gophers all-time list in blocks with 424, and fourth in block assists with 361. Minnesota finished the 2005 season having won 63 matches in Big Ten play since 2002. The Golden Gophers join Penn State as the only team to have reached that accomplishment.

Gainesville. With the victory, the Golden Gophers snapped the Gators 24-match NCAA Tournament home-winning streak and their current 34-home match winning streak which dated back to 2005. The Golden Gophers faced No. 1 Nebraska in the regional finals. Minnesota jumped out to a 2-0 lead by claiming the first game 30-22 and the second game 30-25. The Cornhuskers rallied to win in five games and eventually won the National Championship. The regional final matchup was the only time Nebraska was pushed to five games during its championship run. Earlier in the year, Minnesota also won the only game against the Cornhuskers on their home court. During the 2006 season, Minnesota faced a team ranked in the top two spots of the poll four times. The Golden Gophers faced No. 1 Nebraska on Sept. 10 at Lincoln. Minnesota also squared off against No. 2 Penn State on the road on Oct. 6 and at home on Oct. 28. Minnesota’s regional final matchup against the Cornhuskers was its fourth meeting against a team ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. Individually, Minnesota had four players receive All-Big Ten honors and two claim All-American accolades. Seniors’ Kelly Bowman, Meredith Nelson and Malama Peniata were named FirstTeam All-Big Ten, while junior Jessy Jones received Honorable Mention honors. Peniata also claimed Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors, marking the fourth time in five years that a Golden Gopher claimed those honors. Nelson was named a Second-Team All-American, while Peniata received Honorable-Mention honors. Nelson was the first Golden Gopher middle blocker since Stephanie Hagen in 2000 to be named an All-American. Hebert was also named the AVCA Mideast Region Coach of the Year. It marked the third time he has collected those honors. Peniata finished her career second on the Minnesota all-time digs list with 1,424. She also tallied 532 digs for the fifth-highest total by a Golden Gopher in a single season. It was the most by any Minnesota player other then Paula Gentil. Nelson recorded 536 blocks to tie for first on Minnesota’s alltime blocks list. She also tied for the most matches played in school history with Gentil at 142, finished first block assists (456), was fifth in hitting percentage (.303), eighth solo blocks (80) and was 11th on the career list in kills (1,283). Junior setter Rachel Hartmann had 1,612 assists, which was seventh on the Minnesota single-season assists list. Jones finished her first three years of action for Minnesota with a career .309 hitting percentage, which was good for fourth on the Golden Gopher career list. She also registered the seventh highest single-season block total (161) and the fifth-best block assists total at 134.

2006

The Golden Gophers came within one game of making their third Final Four in the past four years, as they advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals for the third time since 2003. With the regional final appearance, Minnesota became one of only four teams in the nation to advance to three or more regional finals since 2003. Minnesota had an overall record of 26-8, and finished second in the Big Ten at 17-3. It was the sixth time since 1999 that the Golden Gophers finished tied for second or higher in the Big Ten. Minnesota also finished ranked No. 6 in the final CSTV/AVCA poll. The Golden Gophers are one of only three teams in the nation to finish in the top six three times since 2003. After falling out of the rankings early in the year, Minnesota appeared in the top 10 the final four weeks of the season. The Golden Gophers advanced to their eighth straight NCAA Tournament, as well as their 10th in 11 seasons under Mike Hebert. Minnesota defeated Siena in three games to move its all-time record to 12-0 in first round NCAA Tournament matches, and 10-0 under Hebert. The Golden Gophers have advanced to the second round in all 10 appearances with Hebert. Minnesota defeated St. John’s in five games in the second round to advance to the NCAA Regionals for the fifth time in six years. The Golden Gophers became one of eight teams in the nation to advance to six or more NCAA Regionals since 1999. In the NCAA Regionals, Minnesota defeated No. 7 Florida in four games in

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Minnesota has now gone 13-4 in NCAA Tournament play which ties the Golden Gophers for the fifth-best record since 2003. In Big Ten play, Minnesota is one of only two teams to claim 80 more wins in conference action since 2002. 2007 Minnesota completed the 2007 season with an 18-13 overall record, and finished tied for third in the Big Ten at 11-9. It marked the eighth time in the last nine years that the Golden Gophers have finished third or higher in conference play. Minnesota also qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the ninth year in a row, making it one of only 13 programs in NCAA Division I play to have a streak that long. The 2007 season was one of streaks for the Golden Gophers. After starting out with a 1-2 record, Minnesota won 11 of its next 12 matches to move to 12-3. The Golden Gophers moved to 5-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 2002 when they won at Ohio State in five games on Oct. 5. That was also their eighth victory in a row. Minnesota dropped its next match at eventual National Champion Penn State for its first Big Ten loss of the year. From that point, the Golden Gophers saw their losing streak extend to seven in Big Ten play to drop them to a 5-7 mark in conference play. After splitting the next two matches, Minnesota showed a great deal of resiliency by closing out the Big Ten season with victories in five of its final six matches to finish tied for third at 11-9. The Golden Gophers traveled to Stanford for the first round of the NCAA Tournament to face Sacramento State. After taking a 1-0 lead in the match, Minnesota dropped the next three games to suffer its first opening round NCAA Tournament loss in school history. It marked the 11th time in 12 years that the Golden Gophers have advanced to the NCAA Tournament under the guidance of Mike Hebert. Minnesota was also ranked in the top 25 for the first 10 weeks of the season, moving their streak to 21 weeks in a row(dating back to the 2006 season) before dropping out on Oct. 29. The Golden Gophers have now appeared in the top 25 in 82 of the last 96 weeks of the poll. During the 2007 campaign, Minnesota faced eight ranked teams, and were the only team in the nation to face Final Four participant California, runner-up Stanford and National Champion Penn State (twice) during the season. The Golden Gophers also claimed

victories against No. 12 San Diego (Sept. 2) and No. 11 Michigan (Sept. 30) during the course of the season. Individually, Minnesota had three different players collect Big Ten honors. Senior Jessy Jones claimed First-Team All-Big Ten honors, while freshman outside hitter Brook Dieter and freshman Lauren Gibbemeyer were named to the All-Freshmen Team. It marked the third year in a row that a Golden Gopher middle blocker claimed First-Team honors, and it was the first time since 2002 that Minnesota placed a pair of freshman on the All-Freshmen team. Dieter was also named Honorable-Mention All-Midwest for the Golden Gophers. With that honor, she became just the fourth player in school history to receive any type of All-Region honors as a freshman. Minnesota also had several players reach noteworthy statistical accomplishments. Jones ended her four-year career at Minnesota fourth on the all-time blocks list with 485, and was third on the alltime block assists list at 429. Senior defensive specialist Kelly Roysland also chalked up a rare accomplishment, as she became the first Golden Gopher to play in the NCAA Women’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball tournaments. Roysland, who played in the women’s basketball Final Four in 200304, was also the sixth Minnesota athlete to play women’s basketball and women’s volleyball, and the first to do so since 1979. Dieter finished her freshman season with 413 kills, to become the first Golden Gopher freshman with 400 or more kills since 1997. Her 413 kills were the fourth-highest total by a Golden Gopher freshman in school history (since 1982). Gibbemeyer also finished her freshman season with 319 kills and 122 blocks. She joined Andrea Gonzalez as one of two players in school history (since 1982) to record 300 kills and 100 blocks as a freshman. Gibbemeyer’s 122 blocks were the second most by a Golden Gopher freshman (since 1982). Sophomore Christine Tan also became the third Golden Gopher in school history to record 500 or more digs in a season joining Paula Gentil and Malama Peniata. Her 517 digs were the sixth-highest total in school history. As a team, Minnesota finished fourth in the nation in blocks at 3.54 blpg. The 3.54 blpg were also second in the Big Ten, and broke the school record for blocks per game. Earlier in the year, the Golden Gophers also became the ninth program in NCAA Division I history to capture their 900th win. Minnesota did so with a three-game sweep at Notre Dame on Aug. 24. The Golden Gophers will enter the 2008 season ninth on the all-time list in victories with 917. 2008 Minnesota completed the 2008 season with a 27-7 overall record, finished second in the Big Ten at 16-4 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the 11th time in 12 appearances under Mike Hebert. The Golden Gophers 26 wins in the regular-season were the third-most in school history during the NCAA ERA. Minnesota also finished second or higher in the Big Ten for the seventh time in 10 seasons, and made the NCAA Tournament for the 10th straight season. The Golden Gophers are currently one of only 12 teams in the nation to make 10 straight NCAA Tournaments or more. Minnesota also finished the season 9-4 against ranked opposition, which tied them for the most matches in the nation in the regular-season against ranked teams. Minnesota came out of the gates strong, as it registered wins over No. 22 LSU, No. 4 Cal and No. 16 Cal Poly to get out to a 10-1 start. The Golden Gophers won the Bluejay Invitational, the Diet Coke Classic and Gopher Invitational in the non-conference play. Minnesota entered Big Ten play with a 10-2 mark in the non-conference portion of its schedule. That record was the Golden Gophers best non-conference mark since 2005. The Golden Gophers jumped out to a 5-0 Big Ten record highlighted by wins over No. 18 Wisconsin at home, and a pair of road victories at No. 19 Illinois and No. 18 Purdue. Minnesota suffered its first loss at the hands of eventual National Champion Penn State in front of 10,126 fans at Williams Arena. The crowd was the secondlargest in school history. Minnesota got back on track with three straight victories against Iowa, Michigan State and at Ohio State. The 8-1 start matched the best nine-match conference start for the Golden

Gophers since 2006. The Golden Gophers faltered momentarily with three straight road losses to No. 20 Michigan, No. 1 Penn State and Indiana. After the three losses, Minnesota bounced back in a big way with a three-set win over No. 18 Purdue on Nov. 7 and a five-set win against No. 16 Illinois. The Golden Gophers traveled to Wisconsin and played classic five-set match with the Badgers. Minnesota trailed 21 after losing the third set 27-25, and were down 24-23 at match point in the fourth set. The Golden Gophers fought off four match points, and forced it to a fifth-set with a 31-29 victory in the fourth. In the fifth set, Minnesota pulled a 19-17 victory to claim the match. The Golden Gophers welcomed No. 20 Michigan to the Sports Pavilion, after moving to 12-4 with a win at Northwestern. Minnesota moved to an easy 25-16 first-set victory, but in the second set Brook Dieter went down with what ended up being a season-ending ankle injury. After dropping the second set 25-20, the Golden Gophers stepped up and claimed the next two sets 25-14 and 25-20 to win in four sets. Minnesota defeated Ohio State, Iowa and Michigan State without Dieter to finish Big Ten play with 16 wins. The 16 wins were fifthmost conferences in school history, behind the years where the Golden Gophers finished 17-3 (2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006). The Golden Gophers were selected to host the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Tournament, marking the first time since 2004 that they had done so. Minnesota defeated North Dakota State in three sets in the first round, but dropped a four-set loss to eventual Regional Finalist Iowa State in the second round. It marked the program’s first NCAA Tournament loss at the Sports Pavilion. Brook Dieter and Lauren Gibbemeyer each collected AllAmerica honors, as Dieter was named to the second-team and Gibbemeyer claimed third-team honors. It was the first time since 2006 that two Minnesota players received All-America honors, and the first time since 2004 that a sophomore claimed the honors for Minnesota. Dieter, Gibbemeyer and Tan were named First-Team AllBig Ten marking the first time since 2006 that three Minnesota players were named all-conference. As a team, the Golden Gophers led the conference in digs, were second in blocks and second in opposing hitting percentage. Gibbemeyer recorded 174 blocks on the season, which was one short of Charnette Fair’s record of 175 set in 1999. Tan registered 611 digs, which was the fourth-highest single-season total in school history. She also joined Paula Gentil as one of only two players in school history to record 600 or more digs in a season. Minnesota Head Coach Mike Hebert also collected career win number 900 in the first round victory over North Dakota State. With the 900th win, he became one of four active coaches to reach that total.

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NCAA Tournament Dec. 2, 1989 at Minneapolis (A-4,969) MINNESOTA 3, COLORADO 0 (15-11, 16-14, 15-11) Team Leaders Kills Lisa Soulliere (C) 13 Chris Schaefer (M) 18 Digs Michelle Kohler (C) 12 Becky Lindberg (M) 17 Blocks - Soulliere/Salgato (C) 6 Karen Lushine (M) 7 Dec. 8, 1989 at Lincoln, Neb. (A-2,361) NEBRASKA 3, MINNESOTA 1 (15-10, 11-15, 15-13, 15-12) Team Leaders Kills Chris Schaefer (M) 20 Cris Hall (N) 25 Digs Schaefer/Ahlquist (M) 11 Janet Kruse (N) 13 Blocks - Karen Lushine (M) 7 Virginia Stahr (N) 6 Dec. 1, 1993 at Minneapolis (A-1,875) MINNESOTA 3, BALL STATE 0 (15-6, 15-11, 15-9) Team Leaders Kills Sharon Knecht (BS) 8 Heidi Olhausen (M) 12 Digs Sharon Knecht (BS) 8 Gretchen Dahl (M) 13 Blocks - Herode/Hoeltke (BS) 3 Jean Schintz (M) 11 Dec. 5, 1993 at Santa Barbara (Aa-567) MINNESOTA 3, UC SANTA BARBARA 2 (13-15, 15-7, 5-15, 16-14, 15-10) Team Leaders Kills Katrien DeDecker (M) 21 Ana Elisa Franca (SB) 19 Digs Heidi Foesch (M) 17 Collins/C. Boehle (SB) 14 Blocks - Olhausen/Schintz (M) 7 Three players with 5 (SB)

Dec. 7. 1996 at Long Beach, Calif. (A-969) LONG BEACH STATE 3, MINNESOTA 0 (15-10, 15-13, 15-6) Team Leaders Kills Katrien DeDecker (M) 20 Jenn Snyder (LB) 18 Digs Jane Passer (M) 11 Jessica Alverado (LB) 12 Blocks - Jane Passer (M) 4 Nique Crump (LB) 5

Dec. 4, 1999 at Los Angeles MINNESOTA 3, SO. CALIFORNIA 2 (3-15, 4-15, 16-14, 15-10, 15-10) Team Leaders Kills Nicole Branagh (M) 31 Antoinette Polk (SC) 18 Digs 3 players with 14 (M) Janae Henry (SC) 15 Blocks - Charnette Fair (M) 3 Amber Oliver (SC) 6

Dec. 7, 2000 at Honolulu (A-9,384) UC SANTA BARBARA 3, MINNESOTA 1 (15-12, 7-15, 15-7, 15-10) Team Leaders Kills Danielle Bauer (SB) 19 Charnette Fair (M) 23 Digs Danielle Bauer (SB) 23 Berg/Branagh (M) 23 Blocks - Danielle Bauer (SB) 4 Charnette Fair (M) 10

Dec. 5, 1997 at Provo, Utah (A-253) MINNESOTA 3, MIAMI (OHIO) 0 (16-14, 15-5, 15-12) Team Leaders Kills Julie Sterk (MIA) 15 Linda Shudlick (M) 18 Digs Maggie Clark (MIA) 14 Sarah Pearman (M) 16 Blocks - Alissia Thompson (MIA) 4 Linda Shudlick (M) 3

Dec. 9, 1999 at University Park, Pa. (A-2,211) PENN STATE 3, MINNESOTA 0 (15-9, 15-9, 17-15) Team Leaders Kills Stephanie Hagen (M) 16 Amanda Rome (PS) 14 Digs Lisa Aschenbrenner (M) 16 Leilani Schlottfeldt (PS) 13 Blocks - Charnette Fair (M) 7 Lauren Cacciamani (PS) 5

Nov. 30, 2001 at Cedar Falls, Iowa (A-1,933) MINNESOTA 3, DEPAUL 0 (30-25, 30-27, 30-25) Team Leaders Kills Stephanie Bishop (D) 9 Stephanie Hagen (M) 20 Digs Katie Engel (D) 9 Trisha Bratford (M) 12 Blocks - Four players with 2 (D) Stephanie Hagen (M) 4

Dec. 6, 1997 at Provo, Utah (A-1,487) BRIGHAM YOUNG 3, MINNESOTA 0 (15-8, 15-9, 15-11) Team Leaders Kills Nicole Branagh (M) 15 Amy Steele Gant (BYU) 20 Digs Bauer/Branagh (M) 12 Korie Rogers (BYU) 14 Blocks - Linda Shudlick (M) 9 Rachel Greene (BYU) 9

Dec. 1, 2000 at Minneapolis (A-2,375) MINNESOTA 3, ROBERT MORRIS 0 (15-1, 15-6, 15-2) Team Leaders Kills Maryann Liska (RM) 4 Charnette Fair (M) 9 Digs Tracy Zureick (RM) 5 Berg/VanOort (M) 7 Blocks - (RM) none Charnette Fair (M) 8

Dec. 1, 2001 at Cedar Falls, Iowa (A-1,764) NORTHERN IOWA 3, MINNESOTA 2 (30-26, 30-21, 21-30, 18-30, 15-17) Team Leaders Kills Stephanie Hagen (M) 22 Kim Kester (NI) 21 Digs Lindsey Berg (M) 13 Miranda Weber (NI) 13 Blocks - Bethany Brafford (M) 7 O’Brien/Burvee (NI) 8

Dec. 3, 1999 at Los Angeles (A-422) MINNESOTA 3, SACRAMENTO ST. 0 (15-9, 15-10, 15-10) Team Leaders Kills Tasman Dwyer (SS) 15 Nicole Branagh (M) 23 Digs Esther Rogers (SS) 17 Branagh/Wichert (M) 12 Blocks - Tasman Dwyer (SS) 4 Three players with 2 (M)

Dec. 2, 2000 at Minneapolis (A-2,552) MINNESOTA 3, ARIZONA STATE 1 (15-12, 10-15, 15-7, 15-6) Team Leaders Kills Amanda Burbridge (AS) 19 Nicole Branagh (M) 31 Digs Jami Coughlin (AS) 12 VanOort/Wicks (M) 11 Blocks - Amanda Burbridge (AS) 5 Charnette Fair (M) 10

Dec. 5, 2002 at Minneapolis (A-1,398) MINNESOTA 3, NEW HAMPSHIRE 1 (30-18, 28-30, 30-17, 30-21) Team Leaders Kills Alyson Coler (UNH) 15 Cassie Busse (M) 18 Digs Sasha Scott (UNH) 16 Lindsey Vander Well 15 Blocks - Ludwig/Otte (UNH) 4 Cassie Busse (M) 7

Dec. 9, 1993 at Minneapolis (A-6,002) NOTRE DAME 3, MINNESOTA 2 (15-9, 11-15, 15-13, 11-15, 15-13) Team Leaders Kills Christy Peters (ND) 26 Jean Schintz (M) 21 Digs Nicole Coates (ND) 26 Heidi Foesch (M) 26 Blocks - Karlan/Stark (ND) 5 Gretchen Dahl (M) 10 Dec. 4, 1996 at Minneapolis (A-2,012) MINNESOTA 3, CENTRAL FLORIDA 2 (8-15, 12-15, 15-12, 15-9, 17-15) Team Leaders Kills R. Menchikova (CF) 29 DeDecker/Passer (M) 17 Digs R. Menchikova (CF) 24 Becky Bauer (M) 22 Blocks - Tyra Harper (CF) 7 Tara Baynes (M) 7

The Gophers celebrate advancing to the 2004 NCAA Final Four

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t n e m a n r u o NCAA T Dec. 6, 2002 at Minneapolis (A-1,960) MINNESOTA 3, GEORGIA TECH 1 (30-28, 29-31, 30-26, 30-28) Team Leaders Kills Lynnette Moster(GT) 24 Trisha Bratford (M) 26 Digs Marisa Aston (GT) 18 Paula Gentil (M) 23 Blocks - Jayme Gergen (GT) 6 Bethany Brafford (M) 5

Dec. 18, 2003 at Dallas, Tex. (A-6,805) USC 3, MINNESOTA 0 (27-30, 28-30, 20-30) Team Leaders Kills Keao Burdine (SC) 13 Cassie Busse (M) 23 Digs Nicole Davis (SC) 18 Busse (M) 12 Blocks - Katie Olsovsky (SC) 5 Martin, Nelson (M) 3

Dec. 18, 2004 at Long Beach, Calif. STANFORD 3, MINNESOTA 0 (23-30, 27-30, 21-30) Team Leaders Kills Ogonna Nnamani (S) 29 Bratford/Martin (M) 13 Digs Courtney Schultz (S) 14 Paula Gentil (M) 15 Blocks - Liz Suiter (S) 5 Lindsey Taatjes (M) 5

(A-8,826)

Dec. 12, 2002 at Stanford, Calif. (A-1,819) ARIZONA 3, MINNESOTA 1 (30-32, 32-34, 30-28, 19-30) Team Leaders Kills Kim Glass (UA) 29 Cassie Busse (M) 18 Digs Kim Glass (UA) 13 Paula Gentil (M) 22 Blocks - Angie Ayers (UA) 8 Bethany Brafford (M) 3

Dec. 2, 2004 at New Haven, Conn. MINNESOTA 3, LONG ISLAND 0 (30-19, 30-12, 30-27) Team Leaders Kills Lizelle Jackson (LI) 9 Erin Martin (M) 12 Digs Lizelle Jackson (LI) 12 Paula Gentil (M) 25 Blocks - Cristina Pintilie (LI) 2 Jessica Byrnes (M) 4

(A-380)

Dec. 2, 2005 at Knoxville, Tenn. (A-664) MINNESOTA 3, WINTHROP 0 (30-13, 30-13, 30-24) Team Leaders Kills Mary Hock (W) 10 Meghan Cumpston (M) 13 Digs Hock (W) 6 Rachel Hartmann (M) 8 Blocks - Chandra Ginest (W) 2 Jones, Roehrig (M) 5

Dec. 6, 2003 at Minneapolis (A-2,084) MINNESOTA 3, WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 0 (30-22, 30-12, 30-16) Team Leaders Kills three with 6 (UW) Erin Martin (M) 20 Digs Jackie Rosen (UW) 13 Gentil, Busse (M)12 Blocks - Jessie Theys (UW) 3 Erin Martin (M) 5

Dec. 3, 2004 at New Haven, Conn. MINNESOTA 3, YALE 0 (30-17, 30-18, 30-19) Team Leaders Kills Shannon Ferrell (Y) 8 Erin Martin (M) 15 Digs Becker/Perlebach (Y) 7 Paula Gentil (M) 21 Blocks - Long Island 0 Jessica Byrnes (M) 6

(A-1,159)

Dec. 7, 2003 at Minneapolis (A-2,014) MINNESOTA 3, NORTHERN IOWA 1 (30-25, 28-30, 30-25, 30-23) Team Leaders Kills Rachael Tink (NI) 18 Cassie Busse (M) 18 Digs Molly O’Brien (NI) 20 Paula Gentil (M) 18 Blocks - Molly O’Brien (NI) 4 Meredith Nelson (M) 6

Dec. 10, 2004 at Minneapolis (A-3,414) MINNESOTA 3, GEORGIA TECH 2 (25-30, 30-22, 30-24, 46-48, 15-9) Team Leaders Kills Lauren Sauer (GT) 25 Erin Martin (M) 31 Digs Marisa Aston (GT) 36 Paula Gentil (M) 41 Blocks - Jayme Gergen (GT) 7 Erin Martin (M) 8

Nov. 30, 2006 at Albany, N.Y. (A-820) MINNESOTA 3, SIENA 0 (30-16, 3-23, 3-15) Team Leaders Kills Jessy Jones (M) 12 Burgundy McCurty (S) 10 Digs Malama Peniata (M) 14 Kobayashi (S) 10 Blocks - Jones, Hartman, Nelson (M) 3 Christie Gustafson (S) 1

Dec. 12, 2003 at Long Beach, Calif. (A-1,846) MINNESOTA 3, PEPPERDINE 2 (28-30, 30-28, 30-27, 26-30, 15-8) Team Leaders Kills Katie Wilkins (PEP) 24 Erin Martin (M) 28 Digs Katy Daly (PEP) 18 Paula Gentil (M) 30 Blocks - Lindsey Hache’ (PEP) 8 Meredith Nelson (M) 8

Dec. 11, 2004 at Minneapolis (A-3,414) MINNESOTA 3, OHIO STATE 2 (30-32, 34-32, 27-30, 30-28, 15-8) Team Leaders Kills Stacey Gordon (OS) 44 Erin Martin (M) 20 Digs Rebecca Kastein (OS) 29 Paula Gentil (M) 38 Blocks - Danielle Meyer (OS) 6 Taatjes/Nelson (M) 4

Dec. 1, 2006 at Albany, N.Y. (A-312) MINNESOTA 3, ST. JOHN’S 2 (30-26, 30-17, 26-30, 24-30, 15-12) Team Leaders Kills Meredith Nelson (M) 17 Patti Hardimon (SJ) 17 Digs Christine Tan (M) 13 Kathleen Yee (SJ) 20 Blocks - Jessy Jones (M) 9 Huang, Rimgaila (SJ) 5

Dec. 13, 2003 at Long Beach, Calif. (A-1,605) MINNESOTA 3, WASHINGTON 2 (19-30, 32-30, 33-31, 25-30, 15-9) Team Leaders Kills Sonja Tomasevic (UW) 22 Cassie Busse (M) 25 Digs Candace Lee (UW) 29 Paula Gentil (M) 27 Blocks - Tomasevic (UW) 10 Busse, Nelson (M) 10

Dec. 16, 2004 at Long Beach, Calif. (A-8,339) MINNESOTA 3, USC 1 (30-25, 29-31, 30-26, 30-20) Team Leaders Kills Keao Burdine (USC) 18 Erin Martin (M) 18 Digs Debora Seilhamer (USC) 28 Paula Gentil (M) 33 Blocks - Sarah Florian (USC) 3 Taatjes/Jones (M) 7

Dec. 8, 2006 at Gainesville, Fla. (A-4,180) MINNESOTA 3, FLORIDA 1 (30-23, 25-30, 30-21, 30-26) Team Leaders Kills Meredith Nelson (M) 16 Kisya Killingsworth (F) 10 Digs Malama Peniata (M) 23 Elyse Cusack (F) 23 Blocks - Jones, Nelson (M) 4 Amber McCray (F) 6

Dec. 3, 2005 at Knoxville, Tenn. (A-502) TENNESSEE 3, MINNESOTA 2 (19-30, 30-24, 30-20, 27-30, 11-15) Team Leaders Kills Meredith Nelson (M) 23 Yuliya Stoyanova (T) 16 Digs Paula Gentil (M) 15 Julie Knytych (T) 18 Blocks - Meredith Nelson (M) 7 Sarah Blum (T) 7

The Gophers accept the national runnerup trophy at the 2004 NCAA Final Four

Dec. 9, 2006 at Gainesville, Fla. NEBRASKA 3, MINNESOTA2 (30-25, 30-22, 20-30, 25-30, 9-15) Team Leaders Kills Nelson, Roehrig (M) 15 Jordan Larson (N) 21 Digs Malama Peniata (M) 23 Larson, Busboom (N) 17 Blocks - Jessy Jones (M) 10 Tracy Stalls (N) 6

(A-2,206)

Nov. 30, 2007 at Stanford, Calif. (A- 2,430) SACRAMENTO STATE 3, MINNESOTA 1 (30-23, 25-30, 24-30, 17-30) Team Leaders Kills Brook Dieter (M) 17 Missy Stidham (S) 21 Digs Christine Tan (M) 21 Jennifer Ferguson (S) 17 Blocks Jones & Gibbemeyer (M) 5 Lindsey Haupt (S) 7 Dec. 5, 2008 at Minneapolis, Minn. (A- 2,583) MINNESOTA 3, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-14) Team Leaders Kills Roehrig, Gibbemeyer (M) 11 Brooke VandenBergh (N) 9 Digs Hailey Cowles (M) 14 Kelly Lopez (N) 15 Blocks Kyla Roehrig (M) 3 Chrissy Knuth (N) 2 Dec. 6, 2008 at Minneapolis, Minn. (A- 2,101) IOWA STATE 3, MINNESOTA 1 (14-25, 24-26, 27-25, 19-25) Team Leaders Kills Vatterrodt, Gibbemeyer (M) 13 Victoria Henson (I) 25 Digs Christine Tan (M) 19 Ashley Mass (I) 22 Blocks Lauren Gibbemeyer (M) 5 Debbie Stadick (I) 7

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NCAA Records INDIVIDUAL RECORDS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT KILLS 31 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Southern California . . . . .12/4/99 31 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Arizona State . . . . . . . . . .12/2/00 31* Erin Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . .12/10/04 ERRORS 14 Nicole Branagh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . .12/9/99 12* Erin Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . .12/10/04 TOTAL ATTEMPTS 88* Erin Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . .12/10/04 ATTACK PERCENTAGE (MIN. 10 ATTEMPTS) .800 Charnette Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Robert Morris . . . . . . . . . .12/1/00 .652* Jessica Byrnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . .12/6/03 ASSISTS 77 Sue Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . .12/9/93 67* Lindsey Taatjes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Washington . . . . . . . . . . .12/13/03 SERVICE ACES 5* Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Winthrop . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/2/05 5* Meghan Cumpston . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/8/06 SERVICE ERRORS 6 Jean Schintz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . .12/9/93 5* Cassie Busse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. New Hampshire . . . . . . . .12/5/02 DIGS 41* Paula Gentil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . .12/10/04

SOLO BLOCKS 7* Erin Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . .12/10/04 BLOCK ASSISTS 10 Jean Schintz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Ball State . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/1/93 10* Cassie Busse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Washington . . . . . . . . . . .12/13/03 10* Meredith Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Washington . . . . . . . . . . .12/13/03 TOTAL BLOCKS 11 Jean Schintz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Ball State . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/1/93 10* Cassie Busse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Washington . . . . . . . . . . .12/13/03 10* Meredith Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Washington . . . . . . . . . . .12/13/03 10* Jessy Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs. Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/9/06 *indicates rally scored match

Minnesota’s NCAA Win-Loss Records Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-14 Home Matches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2 Sports Pavilion Matches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-1 Road Matches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7 Neutral Site Matches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-6 3-Game Matches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-5 4-Game Matches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-5 5-Game Matches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-4 Record with 1-0 Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-3 Record with 2-0 Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-2 Record with 0-1 Deficit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-11 Record with 0-2 Deficit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5

TEAM RECORDS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT KILLS 97 .................vs. Georgia Tech..............................................12/10/04 97* ...............vs. Georgia Tech..............................................12/10/04

SERVICE ERRORS 19 .................vs. Notre Dame..................................................12/9/93 16* ...............vs. Georgia Tech..............................................12/10/04

ERRORS 35 .................vs. Washington ...............................................12/13/03 35* ...............vs. Washington ...............................................12/13/03

DIGS 113 ...............vs. Georgia Tech..............................................12/10/04 113* .............vs. Georgia Tech..............................................12/10/04

TOTAL ATTEMPTS 264 ...............vs. Notre Dame..................................................12/9/93 261* .............vs. Georgia Tech..............................................12/10/04

SOLO BLOCKS 9 ...................twice, last vs. Georgia Tech ............................12/10/04 9* .................twice, last vs. Georgia Tech ............................12/10/04

TEAM ATTACK PERCENTAGE .426 ..............vs. Siena .........................................................11/30/06 .426* ............vs. Siena .........................................................11/30/06

BLOCK ASSISTS 32 .................vs. Washington ...............................................12/13/03 32* ...............vs. Washington ...............................................12/13/03

ASSISTS 90 .................vs. Georgia Tech..............................................12/10/04 90* ...............vs. Georgia Tech..............................................12/10/04

TOTAL BLOCKS 21.0 ..............vs. Washington ...............................................12/13/03 21.0* ............vs. Washington ...............................................12/13/03

SERVICE ACES 11* ...............vs, Winthrop......................................................12/2/05

*indicates rally scored match

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s t l u s e R e m i All-T Big Ten Tournament (Minneapolis) (5th) W 10/31 Michigan......................................................15-1, 15-7 L 10/31 Purdue .....................................................11-15, 12-15 L 10/31 Indiana ..............................................15-9, 9-15, 6-15 W 11/1 Ohio State....................................................15-4, 15-7 W 11/1 Michigan......................................................15-3, 15-3 W 11/1 Wisconsin ..................................................15-12, 12-9 L 11/3 Mankato State ...........................................9-15, 10-15 W 11/3 Dr. Martin Luther .........................................15-4, 15-4 L 11/3 St. Cloud State ..........................................10-15, 6-15 W 11/3 Drake .........................................................15-12, 15-0 W 11/3 Northern Iowa CC.........................................15-9, 15-5 L 11/3 Iowa.........................................................14-16, 10-12 W 11/3 Dr. Martin Luther..............................15-8, 15-17, 15-7

1972 (8-3) Head Coach: Dee Jilek 4th in AIAW Region IV 1973 (16-11) Head Coach: Dee Jilek W W L W W W W W L

10/25 10/25 10/29 10/31 11/2 11/6 11/8 11/13

Minn.-Duluth ..........................10-15, 15-1, 15-9, 15-3 Winona State......................................15-9, 15-4, 12-9 Dr. Martin Luther..............................1-15, 8-15, 14-16 Mankato State ..............10-14, 15-9, 15-6, 6-15, 12-6 St. Cloud State ...................7-15, 15-10, 15-12, 15-12 Bemidji State.............................................15-8, 15-11 Minn.-Duluth ........................15-2, 15-12, 14-16, 15-9 St. Cloud State..........15-12, 5-15, 14-16, 13-10, 15-7 Mankato State................................13-15, 8-15, 11-15

Minnesota State Tournament W 11/13 Hamline .......................................................15-2, 15-1 W 11/13 St. Catherine..................................15-5, 10-15, 15-12 W 11/14 Gustavus Adolphus ......................14-11, 10-14, 14-12 W 11/14 St. Cloud State.................................15-1, 13-15, 15-9 W 11/15 Augsburg ...........................................15-6, 8-15, 13-9

Minnesota State Tournament (St. Paul, Minn.) (2nd) W 11/17 Hamline .......................................................15-2, 15-4 W 11/17 Concordia-St. Paul ......................................15-6, 15-9 W 11/17 Winona State..................................11-15, 15-13, 15-9 L 11/17 St. Cloud State ..........................................12-15, 7-15 AIAW Region VI Tournament (Minneapolis) (2nd) W 11/29 North Dakota State ....................................15-9, 15-10 W 11/29 Graceland ..................................................15-7, 15-12 W 11/29 Mt. Marty .....................................................15-0, 15-7 W 11/30 Kearney State ..............................................15-5, 15-4 L 11/30 SW Missouri State......................................15-17, 2-15 L 11/30 Kansas...........................................7-15, 16-14, 11-15 W 12/1 Drake .......................................................13-10, 15-11 W 12/1 SW Missouri State..........................9-15, 15-10, 15-11 L 12/1 Kansas.............................................15-8, 9-15, 13-15 AIAW National Tournament (Wooster, Ohio) L 12/13 Sam Houston State......................................8-15, 1-15 L 12/13 Ball State.........................................15-2, 9-15, 12-15 L 12/14 NE Illinois ....................................................7-15, 2-15 L 12/14 Arizona State..................................15-9, 16-18, 10-15 L 12/15 UC-Santa Barbara.......................................3-15, 4-15 1974 (31-6-1) Head Coach: Linda Wells W W W W W W W W W W

10/9 10/12 10/15 10/17 10/22 10/25 10/29 10/31 11/2 11/5

St. Cloud State .......................6-15, 15-9, 15-9, 15-13 Dr. Martin Luther.......15-12, 14-12, 4-12, 4-15, 16-14 Minn.-Duluth .............15-8, 15-4, 13-15, 10-15, 15-8 Gust. Adolphus .............15-4, 15-11, 9-15, 9-15, 15-2 Mankato State......................12-15, 15-9, 15-7, 15-12 Winona State....................................15-13, 15-5, 15-9 St. Cloud State.................................15-7, 15-12, 15-4 Wis.-Eau Claire ......................15-0, 15-7, 4-15, 15-11 Bemidji State .....................15-12, 4-15, 16-14, 15-13 Mankato State....................................15-1, 15-4, 15-9

Lakehead University Invitational (Thunder Bay, Ontario) W 11/9 Rising Sun (USVBA).....................................15-2, 15-7 T 11/9 Lakehead .....................................................15-5, 9-15 W 11/9 Minn.-Duluth .............................................15-12, 15-4 W 11/9 Confederate College ....................................15-3, 15-9 W 11/9 Gust. Adolphus ..........................................15-12, 15-7 W 11/9 Thunder Bay ................................................15-3, 15-0 W 11/9 Free Spirits (USVBA) ....................................15-7, 15-7 W 11/9 Minn.-Duluth ...............................................15-6, 15-8 L 11/9 Lakehead .................................................10-15, 13-15 Minnesota State Tournament (1st) W 11/16 Northwestern (MN).......................................15-8, 15-4 W 11/16 Dr. Martin Luther .........................................15-9, 15-2 W 11/16 St. Catherine....................................9-15, 15-9, 15-12 W 11/16 Augsburg ...................................................13-11, 15-9 AIAW Region VI Tournament (1st) W South Dakota State..................................15-10, 16-14 W Mayville State..............................................15-7, 15-9 W Augsburg .......................................15-7, 15-17, 15-11

Deb Bell, 1979-81, and Jill Halsted, 1979-82

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Missouri ...........................................15-7, 11-15, 15-8 Kansas State .............................................15-4, 15-12 William Penn....................................7-15, 15-10, 15-3 Kearney State...................................15-11, 9-15, 15-7 Graceland ........................................15-17, 15-9, 15-7 Kearney State ............................................15-12, 15-9 SW Missouri State......................................4-15, 10-15

AIAW National Tournament (Portland, Ore.) W Eastern Kentucky.....................................................n/a L Brigham Young........................................................n/a L UC-Santa Barbara...................................................n/a L Eastern Oregon........................................................n/a L Lamar (TX)...............................................................n/a 1975 (35-13) Head Coach: Rosie Wegrich W L W W L W W

10/8 10/11 10/11 10/11 10/14 10/14 10/14

St. Catherine ........................15-13, 15-10, 6-15, 15-6 Purdue ...............................................0-15, 15-6, 9-15 Carthage......................................14-10, 13-15, 17-15 Wisconsin.........................................8-15, 15-7, 15-13 Wis.-LaCrosse............................................10-14, 7-15 Wis.-River Falls ...........................................15-4, 15-3 Winona State ...............................................15-8, 15-9

Graceland Invitational L 10/17 Graceland ......................................10-15, 15-10, 4-15 L 10/17 SW Missouri State..............................15-7, 6-15, 4-15 W 10/17 Kearney......................................................19-17, 15-9 W 10/17 Kansas.............................................8-15, 15-6, 15-12 W 10/18 Kansas State .............................................15-4, 15-11 W 10/18 Augsburg ...................................................14-10, 15-9 L 10/18 Nebraska .................................................11-13, 15-17 W W

10/20 Wis.-Eau Claire............................................15-2, 15-6 10/21 Wis.-River Falls ...........................................15-4, 15-3

Minnesota Invitational (Minneapolis) (1st) W Augsburg .................................................15-13, 15-13 W Mankato State .............................................15-4, 15-4 W Winona State ...............................................15-3, 15-8 W Drake .........................................................15-2, 15-12 W St. Cloud State...................................15-6, 5-15, 15-8 W 10/27 Gustavus Adolphus ..........................15-5, 11-14, 15-8

Region VI Tournament (Minneapolis) L 11/20 St. Louis ....................................................14-16, 4-15 L 11/20 Nebraska ...................................................7-15, 11-15 W 11/20 Drake ...........................................................15-5, 15-3 W 11/21 South Dakota State........................ 9-11, 15- 5, 15-10 W 11/21 Kansas...........................................15-4, 11-15, 15-12 W 11/21 Iowa State .................................................15-10, 15-9 L 11/22 SW Missouri St...........................................7-15, 12-15 W 11/22 Missouri.....................................................15-5, 15-12 1976 (36-17-1) Head Coach: Rosie Wegrich Wisconsin Invitational (Madison, Wis.) (3rd) W 9/30 Carthage.........................................3-15, 15- 4, 16-14 W 9/30 George Williams ...............................13-15, 15-8, 15-2 L 9/30 Chicago Circle................................8-15, 18-16, 13-15 L 10/1 Wisconsin.........................................16-14, 8-15, 8-15 W 10/1 Briar Cliff ....................................................15-6, 15-1 W 10/6 Wis.-Eau Claire ..............................14-16, 15-6, 15-11 Graceland Invitational (3rd) W 10/9 Mo.-Kansas City ........................................14-10, 15-6 W 10/9 Graceland ......................................................8-6, 10-6 W 10/9 Cornell .......................................................15-5, 15-11 W 10/9 Drake ...........................................................15-7, 15-8 T 10/9 NW Missouri State .......................................9-14, 15-8 W 10/9 Wis.-LaCrosse..............................................15-7, 13-6 L 10/9 Nebraska ...................................................11-15, 5-15 W 10/11 Wis.-River Falls..............................14-16, 15-6, 15-11 L 10/12 St. Catherine..................................14-16, 15-4, 13-15 W 10/19 Minn.-Duluth....................................15-4, 15-4, 15-13 Minnesota Invitational (Minneapolis) (3rd) W 10/22 Augsburg ...........................................15-3, 9-15, 15-4 W 10/22 Winnipeg..................................................15-10, 15-11 L 10/22 St. Cloud State ........................................13-15, 15-17 W 10/23 Lakehead .....................................................15-1, 15-8 L 10/23 Nebraska ...................................................7-15, 13-15 W 10/23 St. Cloud State ..........................................15-6, 15-13 W 10/26 St. Cloud State ..........................................15-10, 15-5 Big Ten Tournament (Madison, Wis.) (7th) L 10/28 Michigan State......................................................11-1 W 10/28 Michigan ...............................................................11-2 L 10/28 Ohio State ...........................................................12-10 W 10/28 Northwestern.........................................................11-2 L 10/29 Illinois .....................................................................9-7 W 10/29 Indiana..................................................................10-7 L 10/29 Purdue...................................................................11-2 W 10/29 Iowa ......................................................................11-6 L 10/29 Wisconsin..............................................................11-4 W 10/30 Northwestern ...............................................15-3, 15-4 W 10/30 Michigan......................................................15-3, 15-3

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All-Time Results L W W W W W L W W

10/30 10/30 11/2 11/2 11/5 11/5 11/6 11/6 11/9

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Illinois........................................................6-14, 10-14 Iowa .................................................13-15, 15-2, 15-0 Winona State ...............................................15-4, 15-2 Martin Luther...............................................15-2, 15-6 Mankato State .........................................................n/a South Dakota State .................................................n/a St. Catherine ...............................................9-15, 3-15 Augsburg.................................................................n/a Gustavus Adolphus....................................15-5, 15-10

9/15 9/16 9/16 9/16 9/16 9/18 9/18

Texas A & M...............................................15-17, 8-15 Stephen F. Austin .............................15-8, 15-17, 15-5 Lamar ..............................................10-15, 15-7, 15-9 Texas-Arlington............................................5-15, 7-15 SW Missouri State........................15-11, 13-15, 12-15 Oklahoma .................................15-4, 4-15, 15-8, 15-7 Oral Roberts .............................4-15, 15-7, 15-7, 15-7

Illinois State Invitational (4th) L 9/22 Illinois............................................10-15, 15-12, 7-15 W 9/22 Indiana State .......................................9-15, 15-3, 15W 9/23 Cleveland State .........................................17-15, 15-8 W 9/23 DePaul .......................................................15-3, 15-13 L 9/23 Illinois State ................................................5-15, 6-15 L 9/23 Purdue .........................................12-15, 15-10, 12-15

Minnesota State Tournament (St. Paul, Minn.) (2nd) W 11/13 Mankato State ..........................................15-2, 15-10 W 11/13 St. Cloud State..............................15-9, 13-15, 16-14 L 11/13 St. Cloud State..............................7-15, 15-11, 13-15 AIAW Region VI Tournament (Minneapolis) (3rd) W 11/18 Mankato State .........................................16-14, 15-10 W 11/18 Kansas.........................................................15-6, 15-6 L 11/18 Nebraska..........................................15-13, 7-15, 5-15 W 11/19 Northern Iowa ..........................................15-11, 15-11 L 11/19 Missouri ...........................................4-15, 15-7, 15-17 L 11/19 Nebraska .....................................................1-15, 6-15 W 11/20 St. Cloud State ........................................15-12, 15-10 W 11/20 Missouri.....................................................16-14, 15-5

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9/26

Mankato State........................15-5, 15-2, 10-15, 15-8

Husker Invitational (Lincoln, Neb.) (2nd) W 9/29 Iowa State ...............................................15-13, 18-16 W 9/29 Illinois State ..............................................15-10, 15-9 W 9/29 Kansas State ...............................................15-6, 15-1 W 9/29 Waterloo.....................................................15-8, 16-14 W 9/30 Nebraska ...................15-9, 15-11, 10-15, 8- 15, 15-5 L 9/30 Illinois State .............6-15, 15-10, 15-10, 8-15, 10-15

1977 (43-21-2) Head Coach: Linda Wells

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10/4

St. Catherine....................................15-8, 15-13, 15-6

Patty Hagemeyer, 1976-79

Illinois State Invitational (8th) W 9/24 Eastern Illinois ..........................................16-14, 15-9 L 9/24 Illinois State ................................................4-15, 8-15 L 9/24 N. Kentucky ....................................13-15, 15-11, 6-15 W 9/25 Carthage....................................................15-7, 15-10 L 9/25 Eastern Illinois.............................15-11, 17-19, 10-15 Badger Invitational (Madison, Wis.) (T5th) T 9/30 Illinois........................................................9-15, 16-14 L 9/30 Ill.-Chicago Circle........................................9-15, 7-15 W 9/30 Wisconsin ....................................................15-9, 15-7 L 9/30 Nebraska ...................................................12-15, 8-15 W 10/1 Missouri.....................................................15-9, 15-12 T 10/1 DePaul .......................................................16-14, 8-15 W 10/1 Northern Iowa ..............................................15-8, 15-6 L 10/1 Wis.-LaCrosse..........................................11-15, 10-15 W 10/4 Mankato State....................................15-5, 15-9, 15-7 W 10/5 Wis.-Eau Claire ..................................15-3, 9-15, 15-3 W 10/5 Southwest State ........................................15-4, 15-11 Missouri Invitational (Columbia, Mo.) (T3rd) W 10/7 Wichita State...............................................15-5, 15-4 W 10/7 Illinois State ................................................15-2, 15-9 W 10/7 St. Louis.............................................15-5, 9-15, 15-3 W 10/8 Benedictine (KS)..........................................15-4, 15-6 L 10/8 Florissant Vall. CC ...........................7-15, 15-1, 13-15 L 10/12 Gustavus ..............................12-15, 15-6, 7-15, 10-15 Husker Invitational (Lincoln, Neb.) (T3rd) W 10/14 Lincoln VB Club .........................................16-14, 15-8 W 10/14 Missouri .........................................10-15, 15-10, 15-5 L 10/14 Nebraska........................................12-15, 15-5, 15-17 W 10/15 Nebraska-Omaha.............................15-6, 4-15, 15-12 L 10/15 Nebraska ...................................................9-15, 13-15 W 10/18 Minn.-Morris ................................................15-2, 15-0 L 10/18 Minn.-Duluth .............................................6-15, 13-15 Minnesota Invitational (Minneapolis) (3rd) W 10/21 Mankato State .............................................15-3, 15-7 W 10/21 Augsburg .................................................16-14, 15-11 W 10/21 Iowa State ...................................................15-4, 15-9 W 10/22 Gust. Adolphus ............................................15-6, 15-7 L 10/22 St. Catherine....................................2-15, 15-10, 8-15 W 10/22 Iowa State ...................................................15-8, 15-4 W 10/25 Winona State .............................................15-7, 16-14 L 10/25 Wis.-LaCrosse..........................................13-15, 13-15 W 10/26 St. Cloud State.................................15-8, 13-15, 15-3

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Big Ten Tournament (7th) W 10/28 Purdue .........................................15-13, 10-15, 16-14 W 10/28 Northwestern .............................................16-14, 15-4 W 10/28 Iowa...........................................................15-6, 15-10 W 10/29 Ohio State................................................16-14, 16-14 L 10/29 Iowa .............................................12-15, 15-11, 13-15 L 10/29 Indiana ........................................15-12, 14-16, 13-15 W 10/31 Augsburg ......................................17-15, 13-15, 15-4 W 10/31 St. Catherine....................................0-15, 15-11, 15-3 W 11/2 Martin Luther...............................................15-3, 15-4 W 11/2 Wis.-River Falls................................15-0, 14-16, 15-9 Minnesota State Tournament (St. Paul, Minn.) (1st) W 11/4 Mankato State..................................15-7, 15-11, 15-9 W 11/4 St. Cloud State...............................11-15, 15-9, 15-11 W 11/5 St. Cloud State ..........................................16-14, 15-9 W 11/10 St. Cloud State...................14-16, 15-7, 15, 11, 15-10 Nebraska Invitational (Lincoln, Neb.), (2nd) W 11/12 Wichita State.............................................15-3, 16-14 W 11/12 Iowa State ...................................................15-2, 15-8 L 11/12 Nebraska .................................................10-15, 13-15 W 11/12 Kansas.......................................................15-11, 15-6 W 11/12 Wichita State...........................................15-10, 15-11 L 11/12 Nebraska......................................11-15, 15-11, 16-18

Iowa Invitational (Iowa City, Iowa) (1st) W 10/6 Mankato State .............................................15-3, 15-7 W 10/ 7 Central Missouri St. .......................15-7, 14-16, 15-13 W 10/7 Iowa...........................................................15-3, 15-10 W 10/7 Iowa...........................................................15-11, 15-8 W 10/7 Lewis..............................................14-16, 15-7, 15-11 W 10/7 Wisconsin.......................................15-12, 14-16, 15-5 W 10/10 St. Cloud State.................................15-10, 15-7, 15-9 Windy City Invitational (Chicago, Ill.) W 10/13 Western Illinois ..................................8-15, 15-3, 15-6 L 10/18 Wisconsin.......................................7-15, 15-10, 12-15 L 10/18 DePaul .........................................16-14, 14-16, 10-15 L 10/13 Kellogg CC .......................................16-14, 7-15, 8-15 L 10/14 Illinois State ................................................5-15, 8-15 W

10/17 St. Catherine .....................................15-9, 15-8, 15-2

Minnesota Invitational (Minneapolis) (1st) W 10/20 St. Catherine ...............................................15-1, 15-1 W 10/20 Winona State .............................................15-6, 15-12 W 10/20 St. Cloud State ............................................15-3, 15-3 W 10/21 Mankato State .........................................15-13, 15-10 W 10/21 Bemidji State.............................................15-7, 15-10 W 10/21 Minn.-Duluth ...............................................15-3, 15-9 W W

10/23 Minn.-Duluth ...............................................15-6, 15-9 10/23 Minn.-Morris ................................................15-0, 15-7

AIAW Region VI Tournament (Grand Forks, N.D.), (5th) L 11/17 Nebraska-Omaha.........................15-17, 15-13, 13-15 L 11/17 Kansas State .............................................8-15, 12-15 L 11/17 SW Missouri St.............................................9-15, 7-15 W 11/18 Missouri-St. Louis......................................15-6, 15-11 W 11/18 Drake ...........................................................15-6, 15-3 L 11/18 Nebraska..........................................3-15, 7-15, 12-15 W 11/19 Missouri...................................................15-11, 15-10 W 11/19 St. Cloud State ..........................................15-8, 16-14

Big Ten Tournament (Champaign, Ill.) (1st) L 10/27 Ohio State................................................13-15, 11-15 W 10/27 Purdue .............................................15-8, 10-15, 15-8 W 10/27 Michigan State.............................16-14, 11-15, 16-14 W 10/27 Iowa.............................................................15-4, 15-9 W 10/28 Illinois......................................................15-10, 15-13 W 10/28 Ohio State ..........................15-13, 12-15, 15-9, 15-12

1978 (58-14) Head Coach: Linda Wells

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Minnesota State Tournament (1st) W 11/3 Mankato State..................................15-3, 14-16, 15-0 W 11/3 St. Cloud State ..........................................15-8, 15-12 W 11/4 Mankato State .........................................15-12, 15-12

9/11 9/13 9/13

Texas-Arlington...............8-15, 9-15, 15-7, 15-2, 15-4 North Texas State.......................................15-2, 15-11 Texas Wesleyan...........................................15- 8, 15-9

North Texas State Invitational (4th) W 9/15 Nebraska........................................13-15, 15-1, 15-10 W 9/15 Sam Houston State ........................15-7, 11-15, 17-15

10/31 St. Cloud State.................................15-3, 14-16, 15-4 10/31 Winona State ...........................................15-13, 15-13

Cornhusker Invite (Lincoln, Neb.) (3rd) W 11/10 North Dakota ...............................................15-8, 15-7 W 11/10 Kansas.......................................................15-13, 15-7


history & records

s t l u s e R e m i All-T W W L W

11/10 11/10 11/11 11/11

Nebraska-Omaha...........................15-5, 12-15, 15-10 Missouri.......................................................15-9, 15-6 Minn.-Duluth....................................6-15, 16-14, 7-15 Missouri.....................................................16-14, 15-6

AIAW Region VI Tournament (Lincoln, Neb.) (3rd) W 11/16 Nebraska-Omaha.....................................15-10, 15-13 W 11/16 Kansas State .............................................15-6, 15-11 W 11/16 Central Missouri St. .........................15-4, 10-15, 15-7 W 11/17 Missouri...................................................15-11, 15-10 W 11/17 Northern Iowa ..............................................15-5, 15-7 W 11/17 Iowa .................................................15-7, 15-4, 15-11 L 11/18 SW Missouri State.......5-15, 14-16, 15-4, 15-6, 12-15 W 11/18 Kansas.......................................................15-6, 15-13 1979 (39-16-2) Head Coach: Linda Wells L W L L W L W

9/10 9/11 9/14 9/15 9/17 9/18 9/19

Oklahoma .....................3-15, 5-15, 15-5, 15-7, 10-15 Oral Roberts .........................15-12, 15-10, 5-15, 15-9 Long Beach St. .......................7-15, 4-15, 15-13, 7-15 California-Irvine.................................7-15, 9-15, 3-15 San Diego .................6-15, 1-15, 15-12, 15-13, 15-10 San Diego State................10-15, 10-15, 15-13, 13-15 U.S. International...........................15-7, 17-15, 16-14

San Diego State Invitational (San Diego, Calif.) (6th) W 9/21 Long Beach St. ........................................19-17, 15-13 W 9/21 Texas Tech .................................................15-13, 15-6 T 9/21 USC............................................................9-15, 15-13 T 9/21 Utah.........................................................15-12, 13-15 L 9/22 Brigham Young ................................5-15, 15-5, 14-16 W 9/22 Cal St.-Fullerton...............................15-6, 12-15, 15-4 L 9/22 Cal.-Santa Barbara........................11-15, 15-13, 3-15 Nebraska Husker Invitational (Lincoln, Neb.) (3rd) L 9/28 Kansas State ...........................................12-15, 11-15 W 9/28 Drake .........................................................15-5, 15-10 W 9/28 SW Missouri State......................................15-5, 15-11 W 9/29 Kansas.......................................................15-13, 15-6 L 9/29 Nebraska ..........................12-15, 18-16, 12-15, 15-11 W 9/29 Kansas State ...............................................15-8, 15-8 Gold Country Classic (Minneapolis) (2nd) W 10/5 Kansas.......................................................15-5, 15-12

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10/5 10/6

Michigan State ...................15-13, 15-9, 11-15, 16-14 Utah State..........................................7-15, 7-15, 9-15

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10/10 Mankato State .............................................15-9, 15-9 10/10 St. Cloud State.................................15-6, 15-8, 15-11

Minnesota Invitational (Minneapolis) (1st) W 10/12 Northern Iowa.................................15-10, 13-15, 15-8 W 10/12 Marquette ................................................15-12, 15-12 W 10/12 Missouri.....................................................15-5, 18-16 W 10/13 St. Cloud State ............................................15-8, 15-6 W 10/13 Northern Iowa ..............................................15-3, 15-8 W 10/13 Marquette...............................15-2, 13-15, 15-8, 15-2 Southwest Missouri State Classic W 10/19 Iowa State .................................................15-9, 15-12 W 10/19 Cincinnati ..........................................15-5, 6-15, 15-6 L 10/19 Houston............................................15-9, 12-15, 7-15 W 10/20 Florida State................................................15-9, 15-3 L 10/20 SW Missouri State..........................9-15, 15-13, 10-15 Big Ten Championship (East Lansing, Mich.) (3rd) W 10/26 Iowa.............................................................15-9, 15-4 L 10/26 Illinois..........................................15-12, 13-15, 12-15 W 10/26 Michigan......................................................15-8, 15-9 L 10/27 Michigan State.................................15-6, 4-15, 11-15 L 10/27 Purdue ....................15-13, 8-15, 15-11, 14-16, 10-15 W 10/27 Michigan State...............................15-5, 15-12, 15-12

W W W

Nebraska .....................................................15-2, 15-9 St. Cloud State .....................15-13, 15-2, 13-15, 15-3 Wisconsin.........................................15-0, 12-15, 15-2

Southwest Missouri Tournament L 10/3 Oklahoma.......................................15-7, 10-15, 11-15 W 10/3 Houston..........................................10-15, 15-10, 15-9 L 10/4 Illinois........................................................13-15, 7-15 W 10/4 Nebraska ...................................................15-8, 15-13 W

10/7

Iowa State........................................15-2, 15-11, 15-7

Gold Country Classic (Minneapolis) (1st) W 10/10 Oklahoma...........................................15-6, 15-1, 15-6 W 10/11 Wisconsin.........................................17-19, 15-7, 15-8 W 10/11 Alabama ........................................15-12, 15-7, 15-10 W W

10/15 Iowa State ..............................9-15, 15-12, 15-6, 15-7 10/16 Drake .............................................15-12, 15-9, 15-10

Minnesota Invitational (Minneapolis) (2nd) W 10/17 Chicago State..............................................15-3, 15-2 W 10/17 Minn.-Duluth................................15-13, 11-15, 15-11 L 10/17 Iowa State .................................................13-15, 6-15 W 10/18 Kansas State..................................15-3, 15-17, 15-10 W 10/18 Minn.-Duluth..................................15-4, 14-16, 15-13 L 10/18 SW Missouri St. ..................15-10, 10-15, 7-15, 10-15 W

W

9/27 9/30 10/3

10/23 Iowa .............................................15-11, 15-13, 15-10

10/31 St. Cloud State .....................14-16, 15-1, 15-5, 15-10

AIAW North Sub-Region 6 Playoff (Des Moines, Iowa) W 11/2 Iowa .................................................15-9, 16-14, 15-6 W 11/2 Iowa State ............................15-6, 14-16, 15-4, 16-14 W 11/3 Drake......................................15-2, 15-7, 8-15, 15-10 Gopher Invitational (Minneapolis) (1st) W 11/9 Northern Iowa ..............................................15-6, 15-8 W 11/9 North Dakota ...............................................15-3, 15-6 W 11/9 Iowa.............................................................15-2, 15-3 W 11/10 Wayne State...............................................15-5, 15-11 W 11/10 Minn.-Duluth .............................................15-5, 15-12 W 11/10 St. Cloud State...............................15-7, 15-10, 16-14 AIAW Region VI Tournament (Lincoln, Neb.) (3rd) W 11/15 Iowa State........................................17-15, 15-0, 15-5 L 11/16 SW Missouri State ................15-6, 13-15, 7-15, 12-15 W 11/16 Kansas .....................................8-15, 15-4, 15-9, 15-7 W 11/16 Kansas State ............................15-9, 15-7, 6-15, 15-9 L 11/17 Nebraska ..........................12-15, 15-11, 11-15, 12-15

Big Ten Tournament (Champaign, Ill.) (2nd) L 10/24 Purdue .....................................................14-16, 16-18 W 10/24 Illinois........................................................15-12, 15-5 W 10/24 Indiana ......................................................15-2, 15-11 W 10/25 Iowa...........................................................15-0, 15-12 W 10/25 Ohio State ......................................15-13, 15-13, 15-5 L 10/25 Purdue .............................................9-15, 9-15, 11-15 W

10/30 Drake .............................................20-18, 15-11, 15-9

Ohio State Invitational (Columbus, Ohio) (2nd) W 11/1 Ohio State.................15-7, 14-16, 9-15, 15-13, 15-13 L 11/1 Purdue....................................10-15, 15-7, 9-15, 4-15 W W

11/5 11/6

St. Cloud State.................................15-4, 15-4, 15-13 Iowa........................................15-3, 16-14, 5-15, 15-9

1980 (37-19) Head Coach: Linda Wells W W L

9/15 9/16 9/17

U.S. International...............................15-6, 15-8, 15-3 San Diego .............................15-17, 15-3, 15-12, 15-5 San Diego State .............................10-15, 4-15, 11-15

San Diego State Tournament (San Diego, Calif.) L 9/18 Utah State......................................10-15, 15-11, 3-15 L 9/18 Cal State-Fresno......................................13-15, 14-16 L 9/19 Cal.-Santa Barbara ...................................8-15, 12-15 L 9/19 Cal Poly-SLO..............................................12-15, 5-15 L 9/19 Portland State .............................................6-15, 9-15 L L W

Karen Daline, 1983-86

9/22 9/23 9/24

Cal.-Riverside ..................................6-15, 2-15, 12-15 Cal Poly-Pomona............................10-15, 2-15, 12-15 Pepperdine..................15-9, 3-15, 3-15, 18-16, 15-11

Nebraska Husker Invitational (Lincoln, Neb.) (3rd) W 9/26 Western Michigan ......................................15-10, 15-7 W 9/26 Kansas .......................................................15-4, 15-6 L 9/26 Nebraska........................................13-15, 15-10, 7-15 W 9/27 Kansas State ...............................................15-7, 15-7 L 9/27 Oklahoma.......................................12-15, 16-14, 4-15

Jennie Collings, 1983-86, and Pam Miller, 1983-86

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history & records

All-Time Results L W W W L

10/3 10/6 10/7 10/9 10/9

SW Missouri State........................................2-15, 9-15 St. Cloud State.................................15-2, 15-2, 15-13 Iowa ...................................................15-5, 15-3, 15-7 Central Florida ...................................15-5, 15-1, 15-9 Texas ..................................12-15, 15-13, 8-15, 10-15

Longhorn Classic (Austin, Texas) W 10/10 Oklahoma.........................................15-5, 15-13, 15-3 L 10/10 Texas A&M......................................16-18, 13-15, 15-3 W 10/10 Kansas State ......................15-10, 15-11, 15-17, 15-0 W

10/14 Iowa State ..............................8-15, 15-9, 14-16, 15-8

Gold Country Classic (Minneapolis) L 10/17 Arizona .................................12-15, 15-6, 11-15, 8-15 W 10/18 North Texas St................................15-10, 15-16, 15-8 W 10/19 St. Cloud State .......................15-3, 15-3, 12-15, 15-7 Big Ten Tournament (Champaign, Ill.) (4th) W 10/23 Wisconsin ..................................................15-11, 15-4 W 10/23 Northwestern......................................15-4, 4-15, 15-3 W 10/23 Michigan..................................................17-15, 15-10 W 10/24 Michigan State ........................................16-14, 15-13 L 10/24 Ohio State ......................................10-15, 2-15, 10-15 L 10/24 Purdue .........................................................2-15, 8-15 W 10/28 Drake .............................................15-11, 15-10, 15-7 L 10/31 Nebraska ..................................15-8, 6-15, 8-15, 5-15 Gretchen Kauth, 1981-84

Gopher Invitational (Minneapolis) (1st) W 11/7 North Dakota ...............................................15-1, 15-5 W 11/7 Northern Iowa ..............................................15-6, 15-6 W 11/7 Marquette ..................................................15-6, 15-11 W 11/8 Iowa ...............................................15-2, 13-15, 15-11 AIAW Region VI Tournament (Springfield, Mo.) (3rd) W 11/20 Kansas...............................................15-6, 15-0, 15-9 L 11/21 Nebraska ..............................11-15, 15-4, 15-11, 15-3 W 11/21 Creighton..................................15-6, 15-6, 9-15, 15-7 W 11/21 Iowa State ..........................13-15, 15-10, 15-7, 15-10 L 11/22 Nebraska........................................5-15, 16-18, 13-15 1981 (37-19, 8-6/4th - Big Ten) Head Coach: Linda Wells W L

9/14 9/16

Indiana ............................................17-15, 15-7, 15-2 Purdue ........................8-15, 15-11, 17-15, 6-15, 4-15

Alabama Invitational (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) (2nd) W 9/18 Georgia ........................................................15-1, 15-7 W 9/18 Alabama ............................................15-8, 6-15, 15-7 L 9/18 Florida State ..................................12-15, 15-7, 11-15 W 9/18 Miami (Fla.).................................................15-8, 15-0 W 9/19 Baylor ........................................................15-0, 15-10 W 9/19 Mississippi ..................................................15-3, 15-7 W 9/19 Ohio State................................................15-13, 15-12 L 9/19 Florida State..............................................8-15, 12-15 W

9/23

Iowa State.....................4-15, 15-8, 17-15, 5-15, 15-7

Nebraska Invitational (Lincoln, Neb.) (3rd) W 9/25 Kansas...........................................11-15, 15-3, 16-14 W 9/25 Kansas State ...............................................15-6, 15-9 L 9/25 SW Missouri State..........................6-15, 15-12, 13-15 W 9/26 Missouri.....................................................15-9, 15-12 L 9/26 Nebraska ..............................15-8, 12-15, 6-15, 11-15 W 9/26 Iowa State ...............................................15-11, 15-13 L

9/29

Drake ..........................15-6, 10-15, 15-13, 4-15, 2-15

Southwest Missouri State Autumn Classic (Springfield, Mo.) W 10/2 Houston............................................15-6, 11-15, 15-9 L 10/2 Purdue ...........................................4-15, 15-11, 13-15 L 10/2 Northwestern..................................15-13, 2-15, 11-15 W 10/3 Florida State..............................................15-12, 15-7

128 * Minnesota Volleyball

Gopher Invitational (Minneapolis) (1st) W 11/6 Wis.-Milwaukee............................................15-3, 15-9 W 11/6 Iowa.............................................................15-6, 15-7 W 11/7 North Dakota St. ........................................15-11, 15-7 W 11/7 North Dakota St. ........................................15-10, 15-2 W 11/7 Iowa ...............................................15-5, 15-10, 15-11 AIAW Region VI Tournament (2nd) W 11/20 Iowa State...............13-15, 15-10, 15-13, 8-15, 15-12 L 11/20 SW Missouri St. ....................7-15, 10-15, 15-13, 1-15 W 11/21 Iowa ...............................................15-13, 15-12, 15-4 L 1/21 SW Missouri St. ......................15-6, 8-15, 11-15, 4-15 AIAW National Championship (7th) W 10/10 Utah State ........................11-15, 15-13, 16-14, 15-11 W 12/10 Cal-Berkeley ...............13-15, 15-9, 15-12, 1-15, 15-9 L 12/11 Florida State ..................................6-15, 13-15, 11-15 L 12/11 Utah State........................................7-15, 18-16, 2-15 W 12/12 Michigan....................................................15-10, 15-8 1982 (23-9, 8-5/T-2nd West - Big Ten) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder W W W L L W W W W W W L W

9/15 9/16 9/17 9/18 9/20 9/21 9/23 9/24 9/25 9/29 10/1 10/2 10/6

Illinois State ...........10-15, 12-15, 15-10, 15-13, 15-5 Southern Illinois......15-17, 15-6, 15-10, 10-15, 15-11 Indiana ...................12-15, 15-3, 15-10, 13-15, 15-10 Purdue (-/14) ...................................9-15, 1-15, 10-15 Louisville..........................................5-15, 5-15, 12-15 Kentucky .....................11-15, 15-7, 14-16, 15-9, 15-3 Ohio State ............................15-8, 15-12, 12-15, 15-5 Michigan........................................15-10, 15-9, 16-14 Michigan State...............................15-0, 15-13, 15-11 Drake .................................................15-3, 15-4, 15-9 Illinois ..................................11-15, 15-9, 15-6, 15-12 Purdue (-/13)..............15-12, 8-15, 15-13, 1-15, 9-15 Wisconsin ...........................15-5, 15-11, 13-15, 15-11

Florida State Invitational (Tallahassee, Fla.) (T3rd) W 10/8 South Carolina.............................................15-8, 15-4 W 10/8 Clemson.......................................................15-8, 15-9 W 10/8 Central Florida .................................15-5, 11-15, 15-6 W 10/8 South Florida..................................15-10, 11-15, 15-9 W 10/9 Morehead State .........................................15-10, 15-5 W 10/9 North Carolina....................................15-2, 9-15, 15-2 L 10/9 Florida State ..................................11-15, 15-8, 13-15 W 10/12 Drake ............................14-16, 15-3, 15-9, 6-15, 15-7 W 10/13 Iowa .................................................15-7, 15-12, 15-9 W 10/15 Indiana ..............................................15-4, 15-6, 15-8

Chris Schaefer, 1986-89

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10/16 10/21 10/23 10/24 10/29 11/3 11/6 11/6

Wisconsin .............................15-6, 4-15, 13-15, 10-15 Ohio State...................15-17, 15-5, 15-8, 10-15, 5-15 Illinois.......................15-5, 15-11, 12-15, 11-15, 5-15 Northwestern (-/17) .........................15-13, 15-7, 15-9 Northwestern (-/17) .........................11-15, 3-15, 9-15 Iowa........................................15-5, 15-13, 8-15, 15-5 Iowa State......................................15-10, 15-4, 15-13 Kansas State ......................15-13, 13-15, 15-3, 15-13

Big Ten Championship (Semifinal) L 11/19 Purdue (-/10) ...................................11-15, 6-15, 9-15 1983 (15-16, 6-7/3rd West - Big Ten) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder Kentucky Invitational (Lexington, Ky.) (8th) L 9/2 San Diego State (-/5).....................6-15, 13-15, 12-15 W 9/2 Evansville ........................................15-8, 15-7, 15-13 W 9/2 Eastern Kentucky......................15-9, 7-15, 15-9, 15-3 L 9/3 San Diego State (-/5).......................5-15, 10-15, 1-15 L 9/3 Cincinnati ..........................................8-15, 9-15, 6-15 W 9/4 Lamar...................................15-8, 15-8, 13-15, 15-11 W 9/4 Oral Roberts...................................15-6, 15-10, 16-14 L 9/4 Rutgers ..........................................2-15, 14-16, 11-15 W 9/7 West Virginia..................................15-10, 15-9, 15-13 Penn State Round Robin (State College, Pa.) L 9/10 Penn State..............................10-15, 15-7, 3-15, 7-15 W 9/10 Toledo...............................................15-3, 15-13, 15-7 L 9/10 Rutgers.................................10-15, 15-2, 10-15, 3-15 L L W L L L W W W W L W W W L L L

9/13 9/16 9/17 9/21 9/23 9/24 9/26 10/7 10/8 10/12 10/14 10/15 10/19 10/21 10/22 10/28 10/29

Cleveland State..............................11-15, 2-15, 11-15 Purdue (-/11) .........................7-15, 16-14, 5-15, 8-15 Illinois ..................................12-15, 15-5, 15-10, 15-1 Wisconsin ...................11-15, 15-11, 8-1, 17-15, 5-15 Northwestern (-/16)................15-12, 9-15, 7-15, 7-15 Iowa ........................15-10, 15-11, 6-15, 12-15, 10-15 Iowa State.............15-11, 13-15, 15-11, 10-15, 15-12 Michigan State .........7-15, 15-13, 4-15, 16-14, 15-10 Michigan ..............................15-7, 11-15, 15-13, 15-9 Drake ...........................................15-10, 15-13, 15-11 Ohio State ........................................10-15, 8-15, 7-15 Indiana ...................12-15, 15-6, 18-16, 13-15, 15-11 North Dakota State ..........................15-12, 15-9, 15-2 Illinois ..................................15-10, 10-15, 15-9, 15-4 Purdue (-/8) ...........................7-15, 15-3, 4-15, 12-15 Iowa........................................15-5, 7-15, 14-16, 6-15 Northwestern.....................15-9, 11-15, 10- 15, 14-16


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s t l u s e R e m i All-T L W

11/2 11/5

Drake..................................15-13, 16-18, 3-15, 13-15 Wisconsin .............................15-8, 8-15, 17-15, 15-12

1984 (16-16, 4-9/4th West - Big Ten) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder Northern Illinois Tournament (DeKalb, Ill.) (1st) W 8/31 Butler.............................................15-10, 15-10, 15-5 W 9/1 Indiana State .....................15-5, 10-15, 15-12, 15-10 W 9/1 Northern Illinois ........8-15, 10-15, 15-13, 15-13, 15-6 W L

9/2 9/4

Loyola-Chicago.....................15-5, 12-15, 17-15, 15-3 Illinois-Chicago ..........12-15, 15-7, 15-8, 7-15, 11-15

Central Florida Tournament (Orlando, Fla.) (2nd) L 9/7 South Carolina........16-14, 8-15, 10-15, 15-11, 10-15 W 9/7 South Florida................................15-10, 15-10, 16-14 W 9/8 East Tennessee ................................15-4, 15-6, 15-10 W 9/8 Western Kentucky...............................15-4, 15-7, 15-6 W 9/8 Central Florida .................................15-8, 15-3, 15-11 L 9/8 South Carolina .......................3-15, 15-7, 12-15, 6-15 W W L W L L L L W W L L L W W W L L L L L

9/11 9/12 9/14 9/15 9/22 9/24 9/28 9/29 10/6 10/9 10/12 10/13 10/19 10/20 10/24 10/27 11/1 11/2 11/3 11/5 11/10

Florida ..................................16-14, 9-15, 15-9, 15-13 Jacksonville......................................15-10, 15-2, 15-9 Florida State.........................15-8, 10-15, 13-15, 9-15 Lamar.........................15-13, 8-15, 15-7, 1618, 16-14 Indiana.................................5-15, 15-11, 12-15, 2-15 North Dakota State.............15-11, 10-15, 7-15, 11-15 Purdue..................................13-15, 7-15, 15-11, 6-15 Illinois..............................................8-15, 15-17, 8-15 Illinois.........................15-13, 15-11, 7-15, 8-15, 15-1 Drake ........................11-15, 2-15, 15-12, 17-15, 15-5 Northwestern......................................5-15, 7-15, 7-15 Iowa .................................................7-15, 11-15, 9-15 Michigan State...............................12-15, 6-15, 10-15 Michigan.....................4-15, 15-17, 15-9, 15-8, 15-13 Wisconsin .................15-9, 11-15, 12-15, 15-7, 15-11 Wisconsin.......................................15-12, 15-8, 15-13 Iowa State ................................6-15, 9-15, 15-2, 8-15 Iowa .................................................4-15, 9-15, 15-17 Northwestern (-/20) .........................10-15, 7-15, 8-15 Drake ........................15-10, 5-15, 6-15, 15-12, 18-20 Ohio State ..........................15-11, 12-15, 12-15, 9-15

1985 (22-12, 11-7/4th - Big Ten) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder

Lori Miller, 1986-89

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9/2 9/2 9/4

Toledo .........................15-5, 10-15, 16-18, 15-9, 15-8 New York Tech ....................................15-5, 15-4, 15-6 Hofstra .................................13-15, 16-14, 15-7, 15-5

Rhode Island Classic (1st) W 9/5 Rhode Island..................................15-13, 16-14, 15-7 W 9/7 Providence .......................................15-3, 15-7, 15-12 W 9/7 North Carolina..................................15-7, 15-7, 15-13 Southern Illinois Tournament (4th) L 9/12 Southern Illinois..........2-15, 15-10, 15-7, 9-15, 13-15 L 9/13 Texas A&M (-/15) ...............................1-15, 2-15, 6-15 L 9/14 Central Michigan ..........15-8, 15-9, 7-15, 9-15, 10-15 W 9/14 Kentucky ........................................15-7, 15-12, 16-14 L 9/16 Missouri .......................................12-15, 14-16, 13-15 W 9/17 St. Louis...........................................15-9, 15-3, 15-10 W 9/21 Drake ...............................................15-6, 15-10, 15-2 L 9/27 Purdue ...........................................7-15, 12-15, 11-15 L 9/28 Illinois (-/15) ................6-15, 15-8, 4-15, 15-7, 14-16 W 10/4 Michigan State ...........15-8, 11-15, 15-4, 5-15, 15-11 W 10/5 Michigan............................................15-4, 15-4, 15-9 L 10/11 Ohio State ........................................6-15, 13-15, 9-15 W 10/12 Indiana ...................12-15, 13-15, 15-8, 15-10, 15-11 W 10/15 Wisconsin .................13-15, 11-15, 15-10, 15-2, 15-6 W 10/17 North Dakota State ........................15-10, 15-13, 15-9 W 10/25 Northwestern ..............5-15, 7-15, 16-14, 15-13, 15-5 W 10/26 Iowa ............................15-13, 4-15, 13-15, 15-5, 15-7 W 11/1 Michigan........................................15-3, 15-12, 15-10 W 11/2 Michigan State.................................15-9, 15-3, 15-12 W 11/8 Indiana.............................15-12, 15-13, 10-15, 15-10 L 11/9 Ohio State.....................15-13, 6-15, 15-8, 7-15, 8-15 W 11/12 Wisconsin .........................15-13, 12-15, 16-14, 15-11 L 11/15 Iowa State........................................14-16, 2-15, 9-15 W 11/16 Drake .................................................15-5, 15-3, 15-3 W 11/22 Iowa .................................................15-5, 15-0, 15-11 L 11/23 Northwestern ............15-6, 15-11, 15-17, 12-15, 4-15 L 11/29 Illinois (-/10)....................................8-15, 10-15, 7-15 L 11/30 Purdue -/(12) ...................................8-15, 8-15, 11-15 1986 (21-11, 13-5/2nd - Big Ten) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder W W L L L W W W

9/8 9/9 9/10 9/11 9/12 9/13 9/14 9/17

Chaminade...........................15-11, 13-15, 15-7, 15-7 Hawaii Pacific....................................15-5, 15-9, 15-4 BYU-Hawaii ................15-6, 12-15, 8-15, 15-8, 11-15 Hawaii (-/4) .....................................5-15, 11-15, 4-15 Hawaii (-/4) .......................................5-15, 4-15, 3-15 Hawaii Hilo ...............10-15, 13-15, 15-8, 15-12, 15-9 Hawaii-Hilo.........................15-9, 12-15, 15-11, 15-12 Weber State ............................15-8, 6-15, 15-3, 16-14

BYU Tournament (Provo, Utah) (11th) L 9/18 Utah State ..................15-3, 9-15, 15-8, 12-15, 10-15 L 9/18 Montana ...................7-15, 15-10, 15-7, 12-15, 12-15 L 9/19 Idaho State ........................................5-15, 7-15, 5-15 W 9/20 Maryland..........................................15-0, 16-14, 15-2 L 9/24 Iowa....................................11-15, 8-15, 15-12, 17-19 W 9/28 Iowa State........................................15-5, 15-13, 15-8 W 10/3 Northwestern ..........................15-9, 15-13, 5-15, 15-8 W 10/4 Wisconsin ...............................15-4, 13-15, 15-6, 15-9 L 10/10 Illinois (-/13) ............................4-15, 2-15, 15-8, 5-15 W 10/11 Purdue ......................15-12, 4-15, 15-13, 0-15, 15-13 W 10/15 North Dakota State ........................15-7, 15-13, 15-13 W 10/17 Michigan State.............................15-12, 15-11, 15-11 W 10/18 Michigan ............................15-13, 15-11, 4-15, 15-13 L 10/24 Ohio State ..............................15-13, 9-15, 3-15, 9-15 W 10/25 Indiana ..........................................15-13, 15-4, 15-13 W 10/31 Wisconsin.........................................15-13, 15-6, 15-7 W 11/1 Northwestern ..........................15-8, 15-5, 11-15, 15-4 L 11/7 Illinois (-/12) ..........................5-15, 15-8, 11-15, 5-15 W 11/8 Purdue ...........................................15-12, 15-1, 15-12 W 11/14 Michigan ................................15-13, 15-4, 5-15, 15-7 W 11/15 Michigan State .......................15-7, 15-4, 13-15, 15-7 L 11/21 Indiana.....................................15-5, 6-15, 7-15, 9-15 W 11/22 Ohio State ..............................15-4, 15-4, 11-15, 15-5

W 11/25 Iowa....................................8-15, 15-10, 15-11, 16-14 1987 (24-11, 12-6/3rd - Big Ten) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder W

9/2

Jacksonville........................................15-4, 15-2, 15-8

Florida State Invitational (Tallahassee, Fla.) (1st) W 9/4 Alabama-Birmingham .....................15-7, 15-8, 15-12 W 9/4 Florida State ..................................15-12, 15-6, 16-14 W 9/5 South Florida......................................15-0, 15-9, 15-4 W 9/5 Georgia ............................................15-10, 15-6, 15-8 W 9/6 South Alabama ..................................15-1, 15-2, 15-6 W 9/9 Iowa State (20/-) ........15-11, 12-15, 15-8, 7-15, 15-6 Husker Classic (Lincoln, Neb.) (3rd) L 9/11 Nebraska (-/7) ............7-15, 15-7, 11-15, 15-12, 9-15 L 9/12 Penn State (-/19) ...............12-15, 15-11, 11-15, 5-15 W 9/12 Central Michigan ..............................15-7, 15-6, 15-9 Wyoming Tournament (Laramie, Wyo.) (2nd) L 9/18 Wyoming .......................................8-15, 12-15, 12-15 W 9/19 Geo. Washington ................................15-3, 15-6, 15-3 W 9/19 Colorado...........................................15-1, 16-14, 15-9 L 9/21 Colorado State (-/8).......................13-15, 9-15, 12-15 L 9/25 Northwestern (-/19) 11-15, 15-12, 17-15, 12-15, 2-15 W 9/27 Wisconsin.........................................15-9, 15-1, 15-10 W 9/30 Iowa .................................................15-7, 16-14, 15-9 W 10/1 Northern Iowa .............8-15, 15-1, 15-12, 8-15, 15-11 W 10/9 Michigan State...............................15-5, 15-10, 15-10 W 10/10 Michigan............................................15-4, 15-7, 15-6 L 10/11 Notre Dame ........................14-16, 16-14, 8-15, 14-16 W 10/16 Purdue ........................15-10, 3-15, 1-15, 15-5, 15-13 L 10/18 Illinois (-/8) ............................15-10, 6-15, 5-15, 7-15 L 10/23 Ohio State.................15-9, 15-12, 13-15, 4-15, 11-15 L 10/24 Indiana...............................15-4, 11-15, 12-15, 11-15 W 10/28 Iowa ............................15-5, 15-6, 11-15, 13-15, 15-4 W 10/31 Northern Illinois......................9-15, 15-5, 15-12, 15-8 W 11/6 Michigan ................................15-9, 12-15, 15-9, 15-7 W 11/7 Michigan State .........14-16, 13-15, 15-12, 15-7, 15-5 L 11/13 Illinois (-/6)..................................10-15, 11-15, 13-15 L 11/14 Purdue ......................15-10, 8-15, 11-15, 15-10, 4-15 W 11/20 Indiana.....................................15-9, 5-15, 15-7, 15-8 W 11/21 Ohio State ............................15-10, 15-3, 14-16, 15-1 W 11/27 Wisconsin.......................................15-11, 15-7, 15-13 W 11/28 Northwestern ..............15-12, 6-15, 15-9, 5-15, 16-14

Krista Nevelle, 1988-92

129 * Minnesota Volleyball


history & records

All-Time Results 1989 (29-9, 13-5/T-2nd - Big Ten) NCAA Regional Semifinals (1-1) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder George Washington Invitational (Washington, D.C.) (1st) W 9/1 Georgetown ........................................15-8, 15-5, 15-7 W 9/2 Northern Arizona ................................15-4, 15-9, 15-9 W 9/2 Florida State...........................15-8, 15-17, 15-7, 15-7 W 9/3 Bowling Green..................................15-6, 15-8, 15-12 W 9/3 Florida State ..................................15-8, 15-13, 15-11 W 9/5 UC- Irvine .............................15-6, 3-15, 15-11, 15-11 Cal State Fullerton Tournament (Fullerton, Calif.) (9th) L 9/7 California..................15-8, 13-15, 15-13, 4-15, 13-15 L 9/7 San Diego State ......6-15, 10-15, 15-12, 15-11, 11-15 W 9/8 SW Texas State .........................15-3, 15-7, 8-15, 15-2 W 9/8 Utah...................................................15-6, 15-8, 15-7 W 9/9 Ohio State ..........................16-14, 15-12, 11-15, 15-8 W 9/9 Fresno State.......................................15-3, 15-6, 15-5 Reebok Classic (Minneapolis) (2nd) L 9/15 Nebraska (-/6)..........................9-15, 6-15, 15-8, 7-15 W 9/16 Hofstra ...................................15-6, 15-5, 12-15, 15-0 W 9/17 Hofstra .............................15-10, 15-10, 15-17, 15-11

Katrein DeDecker, 1993-96

1988 (21-10, 11-7/T-2nd - Big Ten) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder Bulldog Invitational (1st) W 9/2 Santa Clara ..........................15-8, 13-15, 15-9, 17-15 W 9/3 Fresno State .......................17-15, 15-13, 12-15, 15-5 Cal-State Fullerton Preview (Fullerton, Calif.) (T3rd) W 9/8 Boise State.....................................15-11, 15-8, 15-13 W 9/8 SW Texas State.................................15-11, 15-7, 15-9 W 9/9 UC Santa Barbara (-/12)15-7, 15-12, 12-15, 10-15, 158 W 9/9 New Mexico State ...................15-5, 15-5, 10-15, 15-2 L 9/10 Oregon (-/14)............11-15, 15-7, 13-15, 15-13, 1-15 Reebok Classic (Minneapolis) (2nd) W 9/16 Iowa State (18/-) .............................16-14, 15-2, 15-4 L 9/17 Oklahoma (18/-).....................16-14, 9-15, 5-15, 4-15 W 9/23 Purdue (19/-)..............15-8, 15-7, 6-15, 14-16, 15-11 L 9/24 Illinois (19/4) .......................11-15, 16-14, 1-15, 5-15 L 9/30 Northwestern (20/-) ......8-15, 15-8, 9-15, 15-9, 15-17 W 10/1 Wisconsin (20/-) ..............................15-10, 15-9, 15-8 W 10/5 Northern Iowa...................................15-12, 15-5, 15-3 L 10/7 Ohio State ............................15-12, 5-15, 9-15, 13-15 W 10/8 Indiana .......................15-5, 15-5, 13-15, 6-15, 15-10 W 10/14 Michigan State .....................15-10, 15-6, 13-15, 15-7 W 10/15 Michigan ..............................15-5, 13-15, 17-15, 15-6 W 10/19 Iowa........................................14-16, 15-5, 15-9, 15-7 W 10/21 Notre Dame ......................................15-5, 15-12, 15-4 L 10/28 Wisconsin .....................13-15, 15-5, 15-9, 7-15, 9-15 L 10/29 Northwestern ..........................7-15, 8-15, 15-13, 8-15 L 11/4 Indiana ............................................9-15, 12-15, 7-15 W 11/5 Ohio State...............14-16, 11-15, 17-15, 15-4, 15-12 W 11/11 Michigan..........................................15-7, 15-5, 15-10 W 11/12 Michigan State ...........................15-11, 16-14, 15-13 W 11/16 Iowa ...............................................16-14, 15-7, 16-14 Western Michigan Classic (Kalamazoo, Mich.) (3rd) L 11/18 Western Michigan.................15-3, 14-16, 12-15, 4-15 W 11/19 Miami-Ohio ......................................15-5, 15-8, 15-11 L 11/25 Illinois -/(4) ............................10-15, 9-15, 15-3, 5-15 W 11/26 Purdue ........................15-4, 0-15, 15-6, 14-16, 16-14

130 * Minnesota Volleyball

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9/19 9/22 9/23 9/29 10/1 10/3 10/4 10/13 10/14 10/20 10/21 10/27 10/28 10//29 11/1 11/10 11/11 11/17 11/18 11/22 11/24

Iowa State...................13-15, 8-15, 15-11, 15-7, 15-7 Purdue ...........................................15-10, 15-10, 15-7 Illinois (-/6) ..................4-15, 15-6, 7-15, 15-12, 15-8 Michigan State (18/-) ......................15-4, 15-12, 15-4 Michigan (18/-) ......................15-5, 12-15, 15-1, 15-9 Northern Iowa (14/-).............9-15, 15-11, 15-9, 16-14 Iowa (14/-).......................................15-5, 15-10, 15-4 Ohio State (14/-) ......................9-15, 15-9, 5-15, 9-15 Indiana (14/-).............15-4, 15-12, 9-15, 6-15, 16-14 Northwestern (14/-)............11-15, 15-11, 15-2, 15-10 Wisconsin (14/-).................15-6, 15-12, 14-16, 15-10 Michigan (13/-) ........15-10, 8-15, 17-15, 14-16, 7-15 Michigan State (13/-)9-15, 16-14, 15-13, 10-15, 15-8 Notre Dame (13/-)............................15-7, 15-9, 15-10 Iowa (14/-)..............15-13, 15-10, 10-15, 9-15, 12-15 Indiana (17/-).............15-5, 5-15, 16-14, 13-15, 15-9 Ohio State (17/16)..................15-10, 9-15, 2-15, 9-15 Wisconsin (17/-) .........4-15, 5-15, 16-14, 13-15, 15-9 Northwestern (17/-)..............15-13, 14-16, 15-6, 15-9 Illinois (17/8) .......................8-15, 15-9, 15-12, 16-14 Purdue (17/-) ...................10-15, 15-11, 16-14, 15-13

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9/29 10/3 10/8 10/12 10/14 10/17 10/19 10/20 10/21 10/26 10/27 10/31

Illinois ...............................................7-15, 9-15, 8-15 Iowa .......................15-13, 15-13, 11-15, 12-15, 6-15 Northern Iowa ...............................10-15, 6-15, 12-15 Michigan State.................................7-15, 14-16, 4-15 Michigan...................13-15, 15-6, 15-10, 9-15, 15-11 Iowa State.....................15-8, 7-15, 15-1, 8-15, 11-15 Wisconsin (-/12).....................4-15, 3-15, 15-11, 1-15 Northwestern ............................3-15, 15-4, 4-15, 8-15 Notre Dame ..........................10-15, 15-3, 4-15, 12-15 Illinois (-/13)......................................6-15, 6-15, 8-15 Purdue .............................................8-15, 8-15, 11-15 Iowa ...............................................5-15, 14-16, 11-15

Runza Classic (Lincoln, Neb.) (3rd) L 11/2 Nebraska (-/3) ...................................2-15, 3-15, 8-15 W 11/3 Illinois State ...........................5-10, 15-7, 11-15, 15-8 W L L L L L

11/9 11/10 11/16 11/17 11/23 11/24

Michigan ............................15-12, 16-14, 13-15, 15-2 Michigan State.............................14-16, 13-15, 12-15 Northwestern ......................4-15, 10-15, 15-13, 13-15 Wisconsin (-/14).....................15-9, 4-15, 3-15, 12-15 Indiana ............................................10-15, 6-15, 9-15 Ohio State (-/15).........13-15, 4-15, 15-8, 15-11, 9-15

1991 (14-16, 11-8/5th Big Ten) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder Oklahoma Open (Norman, Okla.) (2nd) W 8/30 Oklahoma .................15-6, 15-9, 10-15, 12-15, 15-12 L 8/31 Louisiana State -/(8)............15-11, 5-15, 1-15, 10-15 W 8/31 SW Missouri State.....2-15, 15-11, 9-15, 15-10, 15-12 Hawaii Airlines Classic (Honolulu) (4th) L 9/5 Hawaii (-/4)............................4-15, 15-13, 5-15, 1-15 L 9/6 UCLA (-/1)........................................8-15, 11-15, 3-15 L 9/7 Georgia...................................16-14, 3-15, 3-15, 4-15 Sportmart Classic (Palos Heights, Ill.) (4th) L 9/13 Pacific (-/5) .......................................5-15, 8-15, 1-15 L 9/14 Arizona ...................................7-15, 15-8, 13-15, 4-15 Minnesota Classic (Minneapolis) (3rd) L 9/20 DePaul ...........................................11-15, 14-16, 9-15 W 9/21 SW Missouri State..............................15-7, 15-7, 15-4 W W L

9/27 9/29 10/4

Michigan State.................................15-5, 15-4, 15-13 Michigan..........................................15-7, 15-13, 15-3 Wisconsin.........................................3-15, 14-16, 4-15

NCAA Tournament W 12/2 Colorado (17/-) ............................15-11, 16-14, 15-11 L 12/8 Nebraska (17/5) ...............10-15, 15-11, 13-15, 12-15 1990 (8-26, 2-16/9th - Big Ten) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder Hofstra Tournament (Hempstead, N.Y.) (3rd) W 8/31 Rhode Island (19/-) .........................15-11, 15-7, 15-8 L 9/1 Auburn (19/-)............15-13, 15-6, 12-15, 11-15, 2-15 L 9/1 Hofstra (19/-).....................................4-15, 1-15, 9-15 W 9/3 Connecticut (19/-) ...........................15-8, 15-9, 15-10 L 9/7 SW Missouri State (19/-)15-7, 10-15, 15-9, 7-15, 14-16 SW Missouri State September Classic (Springfield, Mo.) (2nd) W 9/8 Kansas State (19/-)..............8-15, 16-14, 15-6, 15-12 L 9/8 SW Missouri State (19/-)..................7-15, 12-15, 5-15 W

9/12

Drake .......................10-15, 15-8, 13-15, 15-8, 15-12

Minnesota Classic (Minneapolis) (2nd) W 9/14 Oklahoma ..............16-14, 4-15, 11-15, 16-14, 15-10 L 9/15 Pittsburgh .....................................13-15, 9-15, 12-15 L L L L

9/19 9/21 9/22 9/28

Kentucky .........................................9-15, 9-15, 10-15 Ohio State .....................................4-15, 11-15, 10-15 Indiana .............................................7-15, 6-15, 7-15 Purdue ........................................10-15, 13-15, 11-15

Susan Shudlick, 1996-99


history & records

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10/17 10/23 10/24 10/30 10/31 11/6 11/ 7 11/13 11/14 11/20 11/21 11/25 11/28

Michigan ................................13-15, 15-9, 15-5, 15-3 Penn State .........................................5-15, 4-15, 1-15 Ohio State (-/17)............................15-9, 15-11, 15-12 Illinois (-/7)....................................2-15, 13-15, 13-15 Northwestern..................................15-6, 15-13, 15-13 Indiana ............................................15-10, 15-4, 15-9 Purdue .............................................15-8, 15-9, 16-14 Michigan.........................9-15, 15-6, 5-15, 15-8, 9-15 Michigan State.................................15-3, 15-12, 15-5 Ohio State (-/22)...........5-15, 6-15, 15-9, 5-12, 10-15 Penn State............................9-15, 15-13, 7-15, 10-15 Iowa ............................15-8, 15-11, 14-16, 8-15, 15-9 Wisconsin ...........................12-15, 15-2, 15-11, 15-10

National Invitational Volleyball Championship (Kansas City, Mo.) (3rd) W 12/4 Sacramento State ........................15-11, 15-12, 15-12 L 12/4 Texas A&M ................6-15, 15-10, 6-15, 16-14, 11-15 W 12/5 Loyola (IL).............................15-2, 10-15, 15-8, 17-15 W 12/5 Maryland.................8-15, 15-13, 13-15, 16-14, 15-12 12/5 Texas A&M ...................15-13 (one game mini-playoff) 12/5 Maryland........................15-4 (one game mini-playoff) L 12/6 Bowling Green ......................15-5, 11-15, 9-15, 11-15 1993 (24-10, 14-6/T-3rd - Big Ten) NCAA Regional Semifinals (2-1) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder

Lisa Aschenbrenner, 1997-2000

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10/5 10/11 10/12 10/15 10/16 10/19 10/25 10/26 11/1 11/2 11/8 11/9 11/13 11/15 11/22 11/29 11/30

Northwestern ..........................12-15, 15-9, 15-4, 15-4 Illinois (-/15) ..............15-5, 15-17, 15-13, 7-15, 8-15 Purdue ...........................................15-10, 15-8, 15-10 Northern Iowa...........................9-15, 15-9, 6-15, 4-15 Iowa .................................................16-14, 15-9, 15-9 Penn State (-/16) .................15-9, 15-9, 10-15, 15-10 Indiana.................................15-9, 15-9, 12-15, 15-11 Ohio State (-/14)................................5-15, 3-15, 7-15 Northwestern ............................15-3, 15-6, 6-15, 15-4 Wisconsin .............................15-9, 6-15, 10-15, 13-15 Purdue ......................15-10, 14-16, 10-15, 15-7, 15-8 Illinois (-/20)......................................7-15, 8-15, 9-15 Iowa .................................................15-13, 15-3, 15-4 Penn State (-/16)....11-15, 15-11, 15-12, 6-15, 12-15 Ohio State (-/12)..............................7-15, 7-15, 12-15 Michigan........................................10-15, 6-15, 12-15 Michigan State .......................15-9, 15-7, 14-16, 15-3

1992 (25-12, 13-7/4th - Big Ten) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder W

9/4

Alabama-Birmingham4-15, 15-13, 15-8, 10-15, 15-10

Crimson Classic (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) (1st) W 9/4 Memphis State.............................15-10, 15-13, 16-14 W 9/5 Central Florida .................................15-6, 15-10, 15-1 W 9/5 Alabama ..........................................15-4, 15-3, 15-12 W 9/9 South Florida ........................15-10, 16-14, 3-15, 15-6 Florida State Tournament (Tallahassee, Fla.) (T1st) W 9/11 Florida State.........................12-15, 16-14, 15-5, 15-5 W 9/12 McNeese State......................15-13, 11-15, 15-8, 15-6 L 9/12 Florida State .............7-15, 15-13, 15-13, 13-15, 6-15 L 9/14 Kentucky (-/25) ..................................8-15, 8-15, 9-15 Minnesota Classic (Minneapolis) (2nd) W 9/18 North Carolina..........................15-9, 15-3, 8-15, 15-9 W 9/19 SW Missouri State.17-15, 11-15, 15-11, 12-15, 15-11 L 9/19 Houston ..................................15-5, 8-15, 13-15, 7-15 W 9/23 Iowa ...................................................15-4, 15-6, 15-5 W 9/25 Wisconsin.......................................15-8, 15-11, 15-12 W 10/2 Northwestern ..............15-6, 9-15, 15-11, 7-15, 15-10 L 10/3 Illinois (-/7)........................................2-15, 0-15, 6-15 L 10/9 Purdue ...........................................9-15, 12-15, 14-16 W 10/10 Indiana...............................15-7, 15-10, 13-15, 15-11 W 10/16 Michigan State.................................15-11, 15-9, 15-5

9/1

Colorado State .................................5-15, 12-15, 8-15

Colorado Tournament, (Boulder, Colo.) (2nd) W 9/3 Bowling Green..................................15-9, 15-8, 16-14 L 9/3 Colorado (-/12).........................9-15, 15-5, 3-15, 7-15 W 9/4 Tennessee.............................15-12, 11-15, 15-5, 15-5 W 9/7 Tulane.....................................9-15, 15-7, 16-14, 15-3 Houston Tournament (Houston, Tex.) (1st) W 9/10 SW Texas State.............................15-13, 15-12, 15-11 W 9/11 North Texas ........................................15-1, 15-4, 15-5 W 9/11 Houston............................................17-15, 15-6, 15-5 Minnesota Classic (Minneapolis) (2nd) L 9/17 Brigham Young (-/7) .........................3-15, 8-15, 8-15 W 9/18 Illinois State.............15-6, 15-6, 13-15, 13-15, 15-12 W 9/18 George Washington.......................15-10, 15-10, 15-6 L 9/24 Penn State (-/11) ...............15-11, 10-15, 9-15, 13-15 L 9/25 Ohio State (-/13)................................5-15, 8-15, 3-15 W 10/1 Michigan State ........................15-7, 8-15, 15-8, 15-3 W 10/ 2 Michigan..........................................15-2, 15-8, 15-11 W 10/6 Iowa.................................................15-12, 15-9, 15-9 L 10/ 8 Illinois (-/22)..........11-15, 15-12, 15-7, 13-15, 11-15 L 10/15 Wisconsin ...............................10-15, 15-6, 6-15, 9-15 L 10/16 Northwestern ......................15-13, 8-15, 10-15, 18-20 W 10/22 Purdue .............................15-12, 15-11, 13-15, 15-12 W 10/23 Indiana...................................16-4, 8-15, 15-9, 15-10 W 10/29 Michigan ..............................3-15, 15-5, 15-10, 15-11 W 10/30 Michigan State.................................15-5, 15-12, 15-5 W 11/3 Iowa ...............................................15-8, 15-10, 15-10 L 11/6 Illinois..........................................10-15, 13-15, 13-15 W 11/12 Northwestern.........................8-15, 15-7, 16-14, 15-3 W 11/13 Wisconsin..........................................15-3, 15-7, 15-1 W 11/19 Indiana ............................................15-5, 15-8, 16-14 W 11/20 Purdue................................15-5, 15-12, 10-15, 15-13 W 11/26 Ohio State (-/14)................15-11, 11-15, 15-10, 15-5 W 11/27 Penn State (-/8).....................7-15, 15-11, 15-4, 15-9

1994 (21-15, 10-10/6th - Big Ten) Head Coach: Stephanie Schleuder

Sun Devil Challenge (Tempe, Ariz.) (2nd) W 9/2 Texas Tech......................................14-16, 15-9, 15-11 L 9/2 Geo. Washington...........8-15, 15-5, 15-8, 7-15, 11-15 W 9/3 New Mexico State...............................15-3, 15-8, 15-6 L W

9/3 9/6

Arizona State....................................13-15, 8-15, 6-15 Northern Arizona ..............................15-3, 15-11, 15-8

North Carolina Tournament (Chapel Hill, N.C.) (2nd) W 9/9 Tennessee.............................15-7, 14-16, 15-12, 15-9 W 9/9 North Carolina..................................15-7, 20-18, 15-7 L 9/10 Duke -/(20)...........................14-16, 15-10, 9-15, 7-15 Minnesota Classic (Minneapolis) (1st) W 9/16 Fresno State....................................15-8, 15-6, 17-15 W 9/17 DePaul...............................................15-4, 15-6, 15-3 W 9/17 Florida State ...................................15-3, 15-6, 15-10 L 9/20 Iowa State.................15-5, 15-13, 11-15, 7-15, 13-15 W 9/23 Purdue ...............................................15-8, 15-2, 15-7 L 9/24 Illinois.........................15-9, 15-8, 12-15, 7-15, 10-15 L 9/30 Ohio State (-/6) .............................9-15, 12-15, 11-15 L 10/1 Penn State (-/4).......................7-15, 9-15, 15-9, 8-15 W 10/5 Iowa...............................................15-6, 15-11, 15-10 W 10/7 Indiana.....................................8-15, 15-4, 15-9, 15-5 W 10/14 Michigan......................................15-10, 15-10, 15-13 W 10/15 Michigan State ...................15-12, 14-16, 15-6, 18-16 W 10/21 Northwestern.......................15-7, 13-15, 15-13, 15-9 L 10/22 Wisconsin (-/24) ......13-15, 15-8, 15-10, 6-15, 12-15 L 10/28 Penn State (-/4)...............................5-15, 12-15, 9-15 L 10/29 Ohio State (-/5)................................15-17, 2-15, 6-15 L 11/2 Iowa .................................................8-15, 5-15, 13-15 W 11/5 Indiana ..........................................15-11, 15-6, 15-11 L 11/11 Michigan State ....................14-16, 15-10, 2-15, 7-15 W 11/12 Michigan............................................15-8, 15-8, 15-9 L 11/18 Wisconsin ...............................12-15, 15-5, 9-15, 6-15 W 11/19 Northwestern ..............9-15, 15-5, 15-17, 15-4, 15-11 L 11/25 Illinois .........................................11-15, 15-17, 12-15 W 11/26 Purdue.............................................15-2, 15-8, 15-12 National Invitational Volleyball Championship (Kansas City, Mo.) (5th) W 12/2 Connecticut......................................15-5, 15-7, 15-13 W 12/2 Oregon State ......................15-13, 8-15, 15-12, 15-11 W 12/3 Sam Houston State.................15-11, 15-9, 8-15, 15-9 L 12/3 Cal St.-Northridge ..................15-8, 3-15, 15-5, 15-10

NCAA Tournament W 12/1 Ball State.........................................15-6, 15-11, 15-9 W 12/5 UC-Santa Barbara -/(5)13-15, 15-7, 5-15, 16-14, 1510 L 12/10 Notre Dame (-/17)..9-15, 15-11, 13-15, 15-11, 13-15

Yvonne VanOort, 1998-2000

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history & records

All-Time Results Holiday Inn Classic (Bozeman, Mont.) (2nd) W 9/6 Montana State ...............................15-6, 15-13, 15-13 L 9/7 Washington ............................16-14, 6-15, 7-15, 9-15 W 9/7 Kent State ................................7-15, 15-6, 15-7, 15-2 Diet Coke Classic (Minneapolis) (2nd) L 9/13 Georgia Tech (-/19) ...14-16, 15-9, 15-8, 7-15, 12-15 W 9/14 Marshall ..........................................15-3, 15-12, 15-8 W 9/14 Arkansas .........................................15-7, 16-14, 15-9

Hawaiian Airlines Tournament (Honolulu) (3rd) L 9/1 UCLA ................................................8-15, 16-18, 9-15 L 9/2 Hawaii................................................8-15, 4-15, 9-15 W 9/3 Texas...........................15-12, 15-8, 10-15, 7-15, 15-9

Boston College Eagle Classic (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) (1st) W 9/20 Providence..............................15-7, 14-16, 15-1, 15-4 W 9/20 Dartmouth........................................15-10, 15-5, 15-5 W 9/21 Bucknell...........................................15-11, 15-4, 15-7 W 9/21 Boston College ...................................15-13, 15-0, 15L 9/27 Penn State (-/2) ............................11-15, 3-15, 12-15 W 9/28 Ohio State (-/8) ...........................15-12, 15-13, 15-11 W 10/4 Iowa ......................14-16, 13-15, 15-11, 17-15, 15-13 W 10/5 Illinois ................................15-8, 15-13, 13-15, 15-13 L 10/9 Wisconsin * (-/9) ...........................9-20, 10-19, 10-16 W 10/12 Michigan........................................15-12, 15-6, 15-11 W 10/18 Indiana * .............................12-7, 10-11, 16-10, 17-8 W 10/19 Purdue ...................................15-6, 6-15, 15-7, 15-13 L 10/25 Michigan State (-/6) ........................9-15, 13-15, 7-15 W 10/26 Northwestern ........................15-7, 15-11, 16-18, 15-6 W 11/1 Illinois ........................13-15, 15-8, 15-4, 17-19, 15-9 W 11/2 Iowa...................................................15-6, 15-9, 15-4 W 11/6 Wisconsin (-/13)............................15-5, 15-12, 15-12 L 11/8 Michigan........................................12-15, 7-15, 10-15 W 11/15 Purdue................................15-13, 14-16, 15-7, 15-11 W 11/16 Indiana ............................................15-9, 15-9, 15-10 W 11/22 Northwestern ....................................15-5, 15-4, 15-9 L 11/23 Michigan State (-/9)........................4-15, 4-15, 11-15 W 11/29 Ohio State (-/10) ....................15-12, 8-15, 15-4, 15-1 L 11/30 Penn State (-/4) .....................15-11, 7-15, 8-15, 3-15

BYU / Mizuno Invitational (Provo, Utah) (3rd) L 9/7 BYU (-/17) ............................2-15, 15-6, 11-15, 10-15 W 9/8 Georgia (-/22) ..............................15-11, 15-10, 15-11 L 9/9 Colorado (-/12) ..............................15-5, 15-12, 15-10

NCAA Tournament W 12/4 Central Florida.........8-15, 12-15, 15-12, 15-9, 17-15 L 12/7 Long Beach State (-/8) ..................10-15, 13-15, 6-15 * Games reflect TV scoring format

Kentucky Challenge (Lexington, Ky.) (1st) W 9/15 Butler...............................................15-5, 15-3, 16-14 W 9/16 Kentucky ..........................................15-4, 15-6, 15-13 W 9/20 Wisconsin........................................15-10. 15-2, 15-8 L 9/22 Iowa......................................15-7, 11-15, 4-15, 10-15 W 9/24 Illinois State ...............15-7, 13-15, 15-9, 14-16, 15-9 L 9/29 Penn State (-/6).................................8-15, 5-15, 5-15 L 10/1 Ohio State (-/12)..............................9-15, 6-15, 10-15 L 10/6 Purdue.........................................12-15, 12-15, 12-15 W 10/7 Northwestern ..................................15-10, 15-9, 15-8 W 10/11 Iowa State..................15-12, 6-15, 15-6, 6-15, 15-11 L 10/13 Michigan........................................6-15, 14-16, 13-15 L 10/14 Michigan State (-/6) ..........................7-15, 7-15, 5-15 L 10/20 Indiana...............................11-15, 15-13, 13-15, 8-15 L 10/21 Illinois (-/21) ...................................4-15, 13-15, 9-15 L 10/27 Ohio State (-/10)......................4-15, 7-15, 15-9, 9-15 L 10/28 Penn State (-/7) ............................11-15, 7-15, 12-15 W 11/3 Northwestern......................................15-8, 15-6, 15-7 W 11/4 Purdue .............................................15-8, 15-13, 15-4 L 11/10 Michigan State (-/5) ..............11-15, 6-15, 15-8, 5-15 W 11/11 Michigan..........................................15-3, 15-2, 15-13 L 11/17 Illinois (-/24) ..........12-15, 14-16, 15-11, 15-11, 8-15 L 11/18 Indiana...................................15-7, 8-15, 4-15, 17-19 W 11/22 Wisconsin .................8-15, 15-13, 14-16, 15-6, 19-17 W 11/25 Iowa ...................................10-15, 15-5, 15-12, 15-13

1997 (23-10, 12-8/T-5th - Big Ten) NCAA Second Round (1-1) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

Erin Martin, 2001-04

1995 (13-17, 7-13/8th Big Ten) Head Coach: Pam Miller-Dombeck

1996 (24-11, 14-6/4th - Big Ten) NCAA Second Round (1-1) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

San Diego Tournament (San Diego, Calif.) (3rd) L 8/30 San Diego State (-/10) .........6-15, 12-15, 15-8, 14-16 L 8/31 San Diego.........................................9-15, 13-15, 9-15 W 8/31 Cal-Northridge .................................15-8, 15-4, 15-13

132 * Minnesota Volleyball

Las Cruces Hilton Classic (Las Cruces, N.M.) (1st) W 8/29 Texas Christian ..............................15-10, 15-9, 15-10 W 8/30 Sam Houston State ..........................15-9, 15-5, 15-12 W 8/30 New Mexico State.............................15-9, 15-13, 15-5 Courtyard Marriott/Georgia Tech Classic (Atlanta) (1st) W 9/5 Mercer................................................15-2, 15-7, 15-7 W 9/6 Furman ..............................................15-7, 15-7, 15-7 W 9/6 Georgia Tech ....................................15-7, 15-9, 15-13 Diet Coke Classic (Minneapolis) (2nd) W 9/12 Wis.-Milwaukee.................................15-1, 15-5, 15-8 L 9/13 Northern Illinois ................9-15, 15-11, 12-15, 12-15 North Carolina-Charlotte Tournament (Charlotte, N.C.) (1st) W 9/20 Coastal Carolina ..................11-15, 15-13, 15-5, 15-2 W 9/20 N.C.-Charlotte....................................15-9, 15-4, 15-6 W 9/21 Appalachian State .............................15-4, 15-2, 15-3 L 9/26 Michigan ................15-6, 11-15, 18-16, 11-15, 12-15 W 9/27 Northwestern ..................................15-9, 15-10, 15-8 W 10/3 Ohio State (-/24) ...........................15-4, 15-10, 15-12 W 10/5 Purdue ...............................13-15, 15-6, 15-10, 15-11 W 10/10 Indiana .......................15-9, 8-15, 15-4, 12-15, 15-12 L 10/11 Penn State (-/1) .....................3-15, 3-15, 15-11, 1-15 W 10/15 Iowa......................................15-12, 15-6, 8-15, 15-10 L 10/18 Michigan State (-/25) ........................1-15, 3-15, 8-15 W 10/24 Illinois .............................................15-8, 15-5, 15-13 L 10/25 Wisconsin (-/8)..................................6-15, 6-15, 2-15 W 10/31 Purdue..................................15-9, 13-15, 15-11, 15-9 L 11/1 Ohio State ........................................13-15, 4-15, 6-15 L 11/7 Penn State (-/2) ..............................6-15, 6-15, 13-15

Jessica Byrnes, 2002-05

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11/8 11/14 11/15 11/19 11/21 11/28 11/29

Indiana .....................12-15, 8-15, 15-11, 15-9, 15-11 Northwestern..................................15-6, 15-13, 16-14 Michigan ..................................15-7, 1-15, 15-8, 15-7 Iowa .....................................15-11, 16-14, 15-8, 15-7 Michigan State ....................7-15, 15-13, 15-8, 15-11 Wisconsin (-/4) ................................8-15, 11-15, 7-15 Illinois..........................................10-15, 11-15, 11-15

NCAA Tournament (Provo, Utah) W 12/5 Miami (OH).....................................16-14, 15-5, 15-12 L 12/6 Brigham Young (-/6)........................8-15, 9-15, 11-15 1998 (17-14, 7-13/8th - Big Ten) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

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Wis.-Green Bay .................................15-7, 15-6, 15-8

Navy Trident Classic (Annapolis, Md.) (1st) W 9/4 Virginia .....................5-15, 15-4, 10-15, 15-12, 17-15 W 9/5 Loyola (MD) ........................................15-0, 15-8, 15-8 W 9/5 Buffalo...............................................15-2, 15-9, 15-5 W 9/5 Navy.................................................15-2, 15-12, 15-2 W 9/7 American ................15-12, 14-16, 15-6, 10-15, 15-12 Nike Invitational (Minneapolis) (2nd) W 9/11 Oregon.............................................15-6, 15-13, 15-7 W 9/12 Wake Forest......................................15-7, 15-4, 15-6 W 9/12 Missouri ...............................12-15, 15-2, 15-6, 15-10 Diet Coke Classic (Minneapolis) (2nd) W 9/18 Rutgers (25/-) ...................................15-4, 15-4, 15-7 L 9/19 Auburn (25/-) .............5-15, 15-13, 4-15, 15-6, 13-15 L W W L L L W W L L L W

9/25 9/26 10/2 10/3 10/9 10/10 10/16 10/17 10/23 10/24 10/30 10/31

Penn State (24/1)..............................7-15, 7-15, 8-15 Ohio State (24/14) .............15-3, 11-15, 15-11, 15-11 Iowa (22/-)................13-15, 15-8, 16-14, 9-15, 15-12 Wisconsin (22/6)..............................9-15, 12-15, 4-15 Michigan (22/-)..............................14-16, 5-15, 15-17 Michigan State (22/23)..................10-15, 5-15, 13-15 Northwestern (25/-) ......................15-13, 15-9, 15-12 Indiana (25/-)..................................15-13, 15-4, 15-8 Purdue (24/-)..............15-11, 6-15, 14-16, 15-3, 8-15 Illinois (24/18) ...............................9-15, 10-15, 11-15 Wisconsin (25/8) ...................5-15, 3-15, 15-13, 5-15 Iowa (25/-) ....................................15-11, 15-5, 15-10


history & records

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11/6 11/7 11/13 11/14 11/20 11/21 11/27 11/28

Michigan State (23/6)............7-15, 7-15, 15-10, 6-15 Michigan (23/-)........................5-15, 15-6, 15-6, 15-2 Ohio State (25/-)............................11-15, 11-15, 8-15 Penn State (25/2) ............................7-15, 5-15, 10-15 Indiana ............................................13-15, 8-15, 9-15 Northwestern..................................15-13, 15-4, 15-10 Illinois (-/21) .......................20-18, 8-15, 3-15, 11-15 Purdue .....................13-15, 15-6, 12-15, 15-9, 12-15

1999 (27-9, 15-5/2nd - Big Ten) NCAA Regional Semifinals (2-1) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

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St. Mary’s (Calif.) ...............................15-4, 15-5, 15-5

Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Classic (Honolulu) (3rd) L 9/3 Hawaii (-/4) .....................................13-15, 4-15, 6-15 W 9/4 Pittsburgh........................................15-8, 15-10, 15-1 L 9/5 UCLA (-/10).................15-9, 15-11, 14-16, 5-15, 9-15 W 9/8 Drake.................................................15-7, 15-8, 15-7 Nike Invitational (Eugene, Ore.) (1st) W 9/10 Alabama ..........................................15-8, 15-5, 15-12 W 9/10 CS Fullerton .......................................15-2, 15-5, 15-2 W 9/11 Oregon .............................................15-10, 15-4, 15-6 L 9/15 Northern Iowa .........17-15, 11-15, 9-15, 15-12, 11-15 (Match played in Rochester, Minn.) Diet Coke Classic (Minneapolis) (1st) W 9/17 Montana State.................................15-2, 15-11, 15-6 W 9/18 Denver ...................................15-3, 15-3, 16-18, 15-5 W 9/18 Navy...................................................15-5, 15-4, 15-4 W 9/24 Wisconsin (-/15)....................14-16, 15-9, 15-7, 15-9 W 9/25 Purdue.............................................15-8, 15-5, 15-13 W 9/29 Iowa ...................................................15-5, 15-8, 15-1 W 10/2 Northwestern ....................................15-7, 15-6, 15-0 W 10/8 Michigan (23) ................................15-9, 15-12, 15-10 W 10/9 Michigan State...................................15-7, 15-8, 15-6 W 10/16 Indiana (22/-) ..........................15-2, 9-15, 15-9, 15-9 L 10/17 Illinois (22/23) .....................13-15, 6-15, 15-2, 14-16 W 10/23 Ohio State (23/-).......15-5, 15-10, 11-15, 13-15, 15-9 L 10/24 Penn State (23/1) ............................15-10, 15-3, 15-3 W 10/30 Michigan State (22/-)......................15-6, 15-3, 15-10 W 10/31 Michigan (22/-) .................................15-3, 15-3, 15-9 W 11/3 Iowa (t-19/-)....................................15-4, 15-1, 15-11 W 11/5 Northwestern (t-19/-).....................15-12, 15-3, 15-10 W 11/7 Wis.-Green Bay (t-19/-) .....................15-5, 15-6, 15-6 W 11/12 Purdue (20/-) ...................................15-12, 15-8, 15-2 L 11/13 Wisconsin (20/-)...................10-15, 9-15, 15-10, 9-15 L 11/19 Penn State (20/1) ..................15-2, 15-5, 13-15, 15-7 W 11/20 Ohio State (20/-)......................15-4, 15-5, 3-15, 15-9 W 11/26 Illinois............................................15-12, 15-6, 16-14 L 11/27 Indiana .....................7-15, 16-14, 12-15, 15-1, 13-15

Diet Coke Classic (Minneapolis) (1st) W 9/15 Tennessee (9/-) ...............................15-5, 15-5, 15-11 W 9/16 Seton Hall (9/-)......................15-8, 15-7, 11-15, 15-4 W 9/16 Akron (9/-).......................................15-12, 15-9, 15-5 W 9/22 Purdue (9/-) ....................................15-8, 15-11, 15-8 W 9/23 Illinois (9/-) .......................................15-3, 15-9, 15-9 W 9/29 at Penn State (6/11).........13-15, 15-12, 15-12, 15-11 W 9/30 at Indiana (6/11) .............................15-9, 15-12, 15-8 L 10/6 Wisconsin (5/10) ...........................15-13, 15-1, 15-13 W 10/7 Northwestern (5/-) ............................15-8, 15-3, 15-7 W 10/11 Iowa (8/-) ........................................15-8, 15-10, 15-6 W 10/13 Ohio State (8/11)............7-15, 15-7, 4-15, 15-7, 15-9 W 10/20 at Michigan State (7/20)........6-15, 15-8, 15-11, 15-4 W 10/21 at Michigan (7/-) ...............................15-5, 15-9, 15-9 W 10/27 at Northwestern (7/-) ...............9-15, 15-9, 15-6, 15-6 L 10/28 at Wisconsin (7/6)..............15-12, 15-4, 12-15, 15-10 W 11/3 Indiana (7/-)..................................15-2, 18-16, 15-11 W 11/4 Penn State (7/11)...17-15. 15-12, 11-15, 6-15, 15-10 W 11/10 at Illinois (8/-)......................15-5, 15-10, 15-17, 15-6 W 11/11 at Purdue (8/-).................................15-9, 15-12, 15-5 W 11/17 Michigan (8/-) .............................16-14, 15-10, 15-13 W 11/18 Michigan State (8/-) ..........15-13, 10-15, 16-14, 15-8 W 11/22 at Iowa (7/-).........................9-15, 15-13, 15-3, 18-16 L 11/25 at Ohio State (7/17)12-15, 14-16, 15-8, 15-13, 18-16

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9/8 9/8

Brown (14/-) ................................30-18, 30-25, 30-23 San Diego(14/-) ....29-31, 28-30, 32-30, 30-19, 13-15

Diet Coke Classic (Minneapolis) (Cancelled due to 9/11) W 9/19 Iowa (17/-)...................................30-24, 30-28, 30-22 W 9/22 Purdue (17/-) ...............................30-21, 30-24, 30-24 L 9/28 Michigan State (17/-) ..................17-30, 25-30, 27-30 L 9/29 Michigan (17/-) ................26-30, 27-30, 30-26, 27-30 W 10/5 Indiana (21/-)..............................30-21, 30-27, 30-20 W 10/6 Illinois (21/-)........30-23, 30-28, 28-30, 25-30, 15-13 L 10/12 Penn State (20/11).......................22-30, 19-30, 27-30 L 10/14 Ohio State (20/10) 30-27, 17-30, 30-21, 26-30, 11-15 L 10/19 Wisconsin (21/6) .........................12-30, 26-30, 29-31 W 10/20 Northwestern (21/-) ....................30-15, 30-13, 30-21 L 10/26 Illinois (t-21/-).............................21-30, 24-30, 21-30 W 10/27 Indiana (t-21/-) ....27-30, 32-30, 30-22, 19-30, 15-10 W 11/2 Michigan (24/-)................28-30, 30-22, 30-27, 30-23 L 11/3 Michigan State (24/-)..................24-30, 23-30, 21-30 W 11/5 Wis.-Green Bay ....30-20, 28-30, 30-21, 28-30, 15-13 W 11/7 Iowa .................................30-32, 30-18, 30-15, 30-18 W 11/9 Purdue.........................................30-12, 30-19, 30-23 W 11/11 Minn.-Duluth................................30-21, 30-26, 30-16 W 11/16 Northwestern ....................30-28, 27-30, 30-24, 30-27 L 11/18 Wisconsin (6) ...............................28-30, 27-30, 18-30 L 11/23 Ohio State (12) ................26-30, 24-30, 34-32, 27-30 L 11/24 Penn State (16)....20-30, 26-30, 30-27, 30-28, 16-18

NCAA Tournament W 12/1 Robert Morris (9/-).............................15-1, 15-6, 15-2 W 12/2 Arizona State (9/-)................15-12, 10-15, 15-7, 15-6 L 12/7 UC Santa Barbara* (9/14) ...15-12, 7-15, 15-7, 15-10 *Match played in Honolulu

NCAA Tournament W 11/30 DePaul* .......................................30-25, 30-27, 30-25 L 12/1 Northern Iowa (17)*30-26, 30-21, 21-30, 18-30, 15-17 *Match played in Cedar Falls, Iowa

2001 (19-13, 10-10/T-6th - Big Ten) NCAA Regional Semifinals (2-1) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

2002 (32-6, 17-3/1st - Big Ten) NCAA Regional Semifinals (2-1) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

Jefferson Cup Tournament (Charlottesville, Va.) (2nd) L 8/31 Stanford (15/10) ..........................27-30, 27-30, 17-30 W 8/31 Radford (15/-)..................30-22, 30-22, 21-30, 30-28 W 9/1 Virginia (15/-)..............................30-15, 30-19, 30-25 W 9/5 Marquette (14/-) .........................30-13, 30-21, 30-16

State Farm Volleyball Classic W 8/23 Pepperdine (-/8) ........................30-24, 30-25 , 30-28 L 8/24 Stanford (-/1) ..................21-30, 30-24, 27-30, 21-30

U. of San Diego Invitational (San Diego) (2nd) W 9/7 San Jose State (14/-)........29-31, 30-27, 30-19, 30-19 W 9/7 Seton Hall (14/-)............................30-9, 30-25, 30-22

Florida Atlantic Tournament W 8/30 NC State .....................................30-16, 30-18, 30-12 W 8/30 Wright State............29-31, 30-19, 29-31, 30-22, 15-6 W 8/31 Youngstown State ........................30-16, 30-19, 30-19 W 8/31 Florida Atlantic ............................30-17, 30-23, 30-16

Meredith Nelson, 2003-06

Jessy Jones, 2004-07

NCAA Tournament W 12/3 CS Sacramento* ............................15-9, 15-10, 15-10 W 12/4 Southern Calif. (22/14)3-15, 4-15, 16-14, 15-10, 15-10 L 12/9 Penn State (22/1) ............................9-15, 9-15, 15-17 *Match played in Los Angeles 2000 (30-4, 17-3/2nd Big Ten) NCAA Regional Semifinals (2-1) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

Silver Legacy Ray Wersching Invitational (Reno, Nev.) (1st) W 9/1 Kent State (11/-)................................15-0, 15-3, 15-6 W 9/2 California (11/-).................................15-6, 15-6, 15-5 W 9/2 Nevada (11/-) ....................................15-9, 15-6, 15-9 W 9/7 Georgia State (10/-).......................15-11, 15-2, 15-12 Georgia Tech Classic (Atlanta) (1st) W 9/8 Coastal Carolina (10/-)....................15-7, 15-7, 15-13 W 9/8 Georgia Tech (10/-) ..................15-7, 15-1, 3-15, 15-8 W 9/9 Pacific (10/11)...............................15-10, 16-14, 15-9 W 9/13 Northern Iowa (9/-) ..........................15-10, 15-9, 15-6 (Match played in Rochester, Minn.)

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history & records

All-Time Results 2004 (33-5, 17-3/T-2nd - Big Ten) NCAA National Championships (5-1) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

NACWAA Tournament W 8/27 Colorado State (5/11).......23-30, 30-24, 30-22, 30-27 L 8/28 vs. USC (5/1) ........30-25, 30-32, 30-26, 28-30, 12-15 Wyoming Tournament W 9/3 vs. UT-San Antonio (5/-) ..............30-20, 30-18, 30-24 W 9/3 vs. Idaho State (5/-) ....................30-19, 30-19, 30-18 W 9/4 Wyoming (5/-) ..............................30-17, 30-24, 30-20 Diet Coke Classic W 9/10 Kansas State (5/15)30-28, 26-30, 26-30, 30-27, 15-13 W 9/11 Florida (5/4).........30-22, 28-30, 26-30, 30-18, 17-15 W 9/12 Northern Iowa (5/-) .........26-30, 30-25, 32-30, 30-24

Kelly Roysland, 2007

Diet Coke Classic W 9/6 UCLA (20/7) .................................30-25, 30-26, 30-28 W 9/7 Rhode Island (20/-).....................30-18, 30-28, 30-22 L 9/7 Northern Iowa (20/9).......28-30, 24-30, 30-22, 16-30

NIke Invitational L 9/5 Kansas (13/-) .......30-20, 30-32, 30-21, 20-30, 10-15 W 9/6 Dayton (13/-)...............................30-22, 30-23, 30-21 W 9/6 Marquette (13/-) .........................30-26, 30-24, 30-26

Nike Invitational W 9/13 Oregon State (13/-).....................30-20, 30-22, 30-22 W 9/14 Ball State (13/-) ..........................30-17, 30-20, 30-25 W 9/14 North Carolina (13/20)................30-22, 30-20, 30-26

Florida Tournament W 9/12 vs. Xavier (20/-)...........................30-18, 30-20, 30-21 L 9/13 Florida (20/3)...............................19-30, 28-30, 24-30 W 9/17 vs. Northern Iowa (22/6) ..25-30, 30-24, 30-28, 30-27 (match played in Rochester, Minn.)

Denver Tournament W 9/20 Denver (8/-) .................................30-24, 30-23, 30-24 W 9/21 Santa Clara (8/19) ...........30-28, 27-30, 30-27, 30-27 W 9/21 Maryland (8/-) ..................30-25, 30-26, 25-30, 30-26 W 9/27 Michigan State (8/21) .................30-23, 30-27, 30-28 W 9/28 Michigan (8/-) .............................30-26, 30-23, 31-29 W 10/4 Wisconsin (6/14)...30-27, 32-30, 17-30, 20-30, 15-10 W 10/6 Northwestern (6/-) .......................30-22, 30-28, 30-22 W 10/11 Purdue (6/-) ................................30-21, 30-21, 30-26 L 10/12 Illinois (6/-)..........30-28, 28-30, 30-27, 22-30, 11-15 W 10/16 Iowa (9/-) .........................30-27, 23-30, 30-27, 31-29 W 10/19 Penn State (9/8)..........................30-27, 30-20, 30-19 W 10/25 at Ohio State (8/-) ..24-30, 30-22, 28-30, 30-24, 15-6 W 10/26 at Indiana (8/-) ................30-19, 24-30, 30-18, 30-27 W 11/1 at Illinois (7/-)..................24-30, 30-16, 30-26, 35-33 W 11/2 at Purdue (7/-) .................25-30, 30-17, 30-25, 30-25 W 11/8 Northwestern (7/-) ......................30-22, 30-18, 30-23 W 11/10 Wisconsin (7/13)....30-22, 28-30, 25-30, 30-23, 15-6 W 11/15 at Michigan (6/-) .........................30-26, 30-24, 32-30 W 11/16 at Michigan State (6/-) ....30-24, 27-30, 30-27, 30-21 W 11/22 Indiana (6/-)................................30-23, 30-19, 30-22 L 11/23 Ohio State (6/-) ...........................23-30, 28-30, 25-30 W 11/27 Iowa (9/-) ....................................30-15, 30-19, 30-26 L 11/29 at Penn State (9/17) ....................28-30, 25-30, 20-30 W 12/5 New Hampshire (10/-) .....30-18, 28-30, 30-17, 30-21 W 12/6 Georgia Tech (10/17).......30-28, 31-29, 26-30, 30-28 L 12/12 Arizona (10/12)* ..............30-32, 32-34, 30-28, 19-30 *match played in Stanford, Calif.

2003 (26-11, 15-5/T-2nd - Big Ten) NCAA Final Four (4-1) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

Hawaiian Airlines Tournament L 8/29 Hawai’i (6/2)................................20-30, 18-30, 18-30 L 8/30 vs. Louisville (6/22)..........21-30, 24-30, 30-24, 27-30 L 8/31 vs. UCLA (6/13)............................27-30, 21-30, 19-30

Diet Coke Classic W 9/19 Colorado State (22/-)30-26, 23-30, 20-30, 30-24, 15-9 W 9/20 Charlotte (22/-)...........................30-18, 30-26, 30-25 W 9/20 UW-Milwaukee (22/-) ..................30-24, 30-24, 30-23 L 9/26 Indiana .......................................22-30, 25-30, 32-34 L 9/27 Purdue..............................25-30, 30-25, 29-31, 24-30 W 10/3 Northwestern ..............................34-32, 30-26, 34-32 W 10/4 Illinois..............................30-21, 24-30, 30-21, 30-19 W 10/8 Iowa .............................................30-15, 30-27, 30-19 W 10/12 Wisconsin (-/21) ...27-30, 30-26, 30-22, 23-30, 15-11 W 10/17 Ohio State ..............20-30, 30-17, 29-31, 30-24, 15-9 W 10/18 Penn State (-/13).........................30-26, 30-18, 30-21 W 10/24 Michigan (25/-)................30-26, 21-30, 30-26, 31-29 W 10/25 Michigan State (25/22)....27-30, 30-15, 30-15, 30-26 W 10/29 Iowa (23/-) ..................................30-18, 30-23, 31-29 W 10/31 Wisconsin 23/(20) ...........30-24, 25-30, 30-28, 30-23 L 11/7 Illinois (20/-) ........30-23, 23-30, 30-24, 32-34, 13-15 L 11/8 Northwestern (20/-) .....................25-30, 24-30, 24-30 W 11/14 Purdue (24/-) ..............................30-26, 30-28, 30-21 W 11/15 Indiana (24/-)..............................30-22, 30-25, 30-17 W 11/21 Michigan State (22/-) ..................30-20, 30-26, 30-23 W 11/22 Michigan (22/-)............................30-26, 30-26, 30-20 L 11/28 Penn State (19/11) ..........19-30, 26-30, 30-27, 24-30 W 11/29 Ohio State (19/-) .........................30-28, 30-26, 30-27 NCAA Tournament W 12/5 UW-Green Bay (17/-) ..................30-22, 30-12, 30-16 W 12/6 Northern Iowa (17/16).....30-25, 28-30, 30-25, 30-23 W 12/12 vs. Pepperdine (17/4)*28-30, 30-28, 30-27, 26-30, 158 W 12/13 vs. Washington (17/13)*....19-30, 32-30, 33-31, 25-30, 15-9 L 12/18 vs. USC (17/1)#............................27-30, 28-30, 20-30 *matches played in Long Beach, Calif. • #matches played in Dallas, Texas (x) = AVCA national ranking of opponent

North Carolina Tournament W 9/17 vs. Rice (1/-).........30-23, 30-32, 26-30, 30-28, 15-11 W 9/18 vs. Loyola Marymount (1/20)........32-30, 30-20, 30-23 W 9/18 North Carolina (1/-) .....................30-24, 30-22, 30-12 W 9/21 Cincinnati (1/-)............................30-24, 30-14, 30-19 W 9/24 Michigan State (1/-)....................30-16, 30-18, 30-19 W 9/25 Michigan (1/-) .............................30-26, 30-17, 30-27 L 10/1 Ohio State (1/16)..............24-30, 23-30, 30-18, 24-30 W 10/2 Penn State (1/4) ...34-36, 30-28, 30-27, 26-30, 15-11 W 10/8 Wisconsin (3/-)............................30-22, 30-26, 31-29 W 10/9 Northwestern (3/-) ......................30-21, 30-26, 30-27 W 10/13 Iowa (2/-).....................................30-21, 30-16, 30-25 W 10/16 Illinois (2/23) ...................30-22, 30-28, 28-30, 30-16 (at Williams Arena) W 10/22 Indiana (2/-) ................................30-28, 30-15, 30-22 W 10/23 Purdue (2/-) .................................30-16, 30-24, 30-24 W 10/29 Northwestern (2/-) .......................30-17, 30-17, 30-24 L 10/30 Wisconsin (2/-) .....27-30, 30-20, 30-28, 27-30, 15-17 L 11/5 Penn State (5/6) ..............30-32, 28-30, 30-22, 26-30 W 11/6 Ohio State (5/7) ...............30-19, 32-30, 21-30, 30-28 W 11/12 Michigan (5/-) ......28-30, 35-33, 19-30, 30-20, 15-12 W 11/13 Michigan State (5/-) ....................32-30, 30-20, 30-16 W 11/19 Purdue (5/-) ................................30-24, 30-25, 30-23 W 11/20 Indiana (5/-)................................30-16, 30-12, 30-25 W 11/24 Iowa (5/-) ....................................30-20, 30-10, 30-24 W 11/26 Illinois (5/-)..................................30-24, 30-26, 30-28 NCAA Tournament W 12/2 vs. Long Island* (4/-) ..................30-19, 30-12, 30-27 W 12/3 vs. Yale* (4/-)..............................30-17, 30-18, 30-19 W 12/10 Georgia Tech (4/20)25-30, 30-22, 30-24, 46-48, 15-9 W 12/11 Ohio State (4/7)......30-32, 34-32, 27-30, 30-28, 15-8 W 12/16 vs. USC (4/8)#..................30-25, 29-31, 30-26, 30-20 L 12/18 vs. Stanford (4/6)# ......................23-30, 27-30, 21-30 *matches played at New Haven, Conn. #matches played at Long Beach, Calif. 2005 (25-8, 14-6/T-3rd - Big Ten) NCAA Second Round (1-1) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

Diet Coke Classic W 9/2 North Dakota State (6/-).............30-20, 30-13, 30-14 W 9/3 Central Florida (6/-) ...................30-13, 30-21, 30-26 W 9/3 Xavier (6/-)..................................30-24, 30-26, 30-15 L 9/5 Nebraska (5/1) ......27-30, 25-30, 30-26, 30-25,12-15 Kansas State Tournament W 9/9 vs. Houston (5/-)..........................30-13, 30-17, 30-23 W 9/10 vs. Florida State (5/-) ..................30-22, 30-26, 30-15 W 9/10 Kansas State (5/24) .........30-25, 30-22, 26-30, 30-25 W

9/13

Northern Iowa (5/-) ......................30-21, 31-29, 30-25 (match played in Rochester, Minn.)

TCU Tournament

134 * Minnesota Volleyball


history & records

s t l u s e R e m i All-T W W W L W W W W W L W L L W W

9/16 9/17 9/17 9/23 9/24 9/30 10/1 10/5 10/7 10/14 10/15 10/21 10/22 10/26 10/29

W W L W L W W W

11/4 11/5 11/11 11/12 11/18 11/19 11/25 11/26

vs. Campbell (5/-) .......................30-10, 30-18, 30-18 vs. Maine (5/-) .............................30-19, 30-15, 30-19 TCU (5/-) ..........................20-30, 30-26, 30-17, 30-17 Wisconsin (5/10)...30-19, 27-30, 30-27, 24-30, 12-15 Northwestern (5/-) .......................30-20, 30-26, 30-22 Michigan State (9/-)....................30-26, 30-27, 30-21 Michigan (9/-) .............................30-26, 30-22, 30-25 Iowa (9/-) ....................................30-22, 30-17, 30-15 Indiana (9/-) ................................30-23, 30-26, 30-24 at Purdue (9/21)...............30-16, 24-30, 24-30, 27-30 at Illinois (9/-)..................30-27, 30-27, 24-30, 30-21 Ohio State (12/20).......................28-30, 26-30, 28-30 Penn State (12/3)..........................9-30, 17-30, 20-30 Iowa (18/-)...................................30-24, 30-22, 30-26 Indiana (18/-)..............................30-21, 30-20, 30-18 (at Williams Arena) Michigan (17/-) ................32-30, 23-30, 30-22, 30-24 Micigan State (17/-).........22-30, 30-23, 34-32, 30-24 Northwestern (17/-)27-30, 28-30, 30-23, 30-28, 12-15 Wisconsin (17/13) ...........21-30, 30-24, 30-19, 31-29 Penn State (19/2) ........................14-30, 24-30, 21-30 Ohio State (19/17) .......................30-19, 30-25, 30-23 Illinois (17/-) ...............................30-28, 30-26, 30-18 Purdue (17/22) ................30-26, 28-30, 30-27, 30-20

NCAA Tournament W 12/2 vs. Winthrop* (17/-) ....................30-13, 30-13, 30-24 L 12/3 vs. Tennessee* (17/-)19-30, 30-24, 30-20, 27-30, 1115 *matches played in Knoxville, Tenn. 2006 (26-8, 17-3/2nd - Big Ten) NCAA Regional Final (3-1) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

St. Louis Tournament W 9/1 St. Louis (22/-).................32-34, 30-24, 30-18, 30-27 L 9/2 vs. LSU (22/-) ..............................18-30, 29-31, 23-30 L 9/2 vs. Texas A&M (22/-) ........30-22, 24-30, 29-31, 25-30 Nebraska Tournament W 9/8 vs. Cal Poly (-/25) ............21-30, 35-33, 30-17, 30-25 L 9/9 Louisville (-/20)................30-22, 26-30, 26-30, 28-30 L 9/10 Nebraska (-/1)..................30-28, 25-30, 22-30, 22-30 W 9/13 Northern Iowa...................30-16, 30-22, 25-30, 30-21 Diet Coke Classic W 9/15 Connecticut.................................30-17, 30-19, 30-26 W 9/16 Tulane..........................................30-24, 30-24, 30-26 W 9/16 Dayton .........................................30-18, 30-24, 30-20 W W W W L W W W

9/22 9/23 9/29 10/1 10/6 10/8 10/13 10/14

W W W L W L W W W W W W W W W

10/18 10/20 10/27 10/28 11/3 11/4 11/10 11/11 11/15 11/18 11/24 11/25 11/30 12/1 12/8

Northwestern ........27-30, 30-28, 30-19, 29-31, 15-12 Illinois..........................................30-27, 30-18, 32-30 Michigan (-/24) ...........................32-30, 30-28, 30-24 Michigan State ......28-30, 30-25, 30-25, 26-30,12-15 at Penn State (24/2)...........24-30, 30-25, 20-30, 26-3 at Ohio State (24/14) .........23-30, 30-27, 30-21, 30-2 Indiana (23/-) .............................30-17, 30-24, 31-29 Purdue (23/9) ..................28-30, 30-26, 30-25, 30-22 (at Williams Arena) Wisconsin (17/11) .......................30-20, 30-25, 30-28 Iowa (17/-)...................................30-19, 30-23, 30-24 Ohio State (12/24).......................30-22, 30-28, 30-19 Penn State (12/2).30-21, 12-30, 30-26, 24-30, 13-15 Michigan State (12/-) ..................30-16, 30-25, 30-25 Michigan (12/-) ................30-27, 23-30, 20-30, 26-30 Illinois (13/-) ...............................30-22, 30-24, 30-23 Northwestern (13/-) ....................30-24, 30-11, 30-27 Wisconsin (12/10) ..............30-26, 30-22, 18-30, 30-2 Iowa (12/-).......................30-21, 30-17, 25-30, 30-21 Purdue (10/22).............................30-22, 30-22, 30-23 Indiana (10/-) ..............................30-21, 30-22, 30-26 Siena* (9/-) .................................30-16, 30-23, 30-15 St. John’s* (9/-) .....30-26, 30-17, 26-30, 24-30,15-12 Florida (9/7)# ...................30-23, 25-30, 30-21, 30-26

L

12/9

Nebraska (9/1)#......30-25, 30-22, 20-30, 25-30, 9-15

*NCAA Tournament (Albany, N.Y.) # NCAA Tournament (Gainesville, Fla.) 2007 (18-13, 11-9/t-3rd - Big Ten) NCAA First Round (0-1) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

W

8/24

at Notre Dame (9/-) .....................30-16, 30-28, 30-28

Diet Coke Classic L 8/31 Ohio 9/(23) ...........30-24, 29-31, 30-18, 27-30, 13-15 L 9/1 Stanford 9/(2) ..................30-26, 23-30, 26-30, 23-30 W 9/2 San Diego (9/12)..............28-30, 30-23, 30-24, 31-29 California Tournament W 9/7 vs. Eastern Kentucky (12/-) .........30-12, 30-18, 30-11 W 9/8 vs. Utah State (12/-)....................30-19, 30-28, 30-21 L 9/8 at California (12/15)....................16-30, 21-30, 19-30

W W L W W W L L L W W W W W W W W W L

10/4 at Purdue (13/18) ........................25-14, 25-16, 25-19 10/10 Indiana (12/-)................................25-21, 25-17, 25-1 10/11 Penn State (12/1)........................18-25, 15-25, 12-25 (at Williams Arena) 10/15 Iowa (12/-) ..................................25-11, 25-17, 25-18 10/17 Michigan State (12/-) ......25-23, 24-26, 25-13, 25-19 10/24 at Ohio State (11/-) .....................25-18, 26-24, 25-21 10/25 at Michigan (11/20).....................21-25, 21-25, 21-25 10/31 at Penn State (13/1) ....................19-25, 17-25, 17-25 11/1 at Indiana (13/-).....25-22, 22-25, 25-19, 22-25, 9-15 11/7 Purdue (17/18)............................25-21, 25-21, 25-15 11/8 Illinois (17/16) .....25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-10 11/14 at Wisconsin (15/-)18-25, 25-18, 25-27, 31-29, 19-17 11/15 at Northwestern (15/-).................25-15, 25-20, 25-12 11/21 Michigan (12/20) .............25-16, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20 11/23 Ohio State (12/-)..............25-20, 25-12, 18-25, 25-22 11/26 at Iowa (11/-) .......25-15, 21-25, 26-24, 11-25, 15-13 11/29 at Michigan State (11/-) ..25-18, 20-25, 25-13, 25-23 12/5 *North Dakota State (10/-).........25-18, 25-14, 25-14 12/6 *Iowa State (10/-) ...........14-25, 24-26, 27-25, 19-25

Gopher Invitational W 9/14 Charlotte (13/-)...........................30-16, 30-18, 30-20 W 9/15 Wisconsin-Green Bay (13/-) .......30-19, 30-20, 30-14 W 9/15 Creighton (13/-) ..............30-22, 29-31, 30-23, 30-13 W 9/21 Purdue (12/-) ..............................30-26, 30-28, 30-25 W 9/23 Indiana (12/-)..............................32-30, 30-16, 30-21 W 9/26 at Iowa (12/-) ..............................30-24, 30-17, 32-30 W 9/30 Michigan (12/11).........................31-29, 31-29, 30-26 W 10/5 at Ohio State (11/-)30-27, 30-24, 21-30, 30-32, 15-10 L 10/6 at Penn State (11/3) ....................16-30, 25-30, 26-30 L 10/12 Wisconsin (11/9) .........................28-30, 26-30, 25-30 L 10/13 Illinois (11/-) ...................25-30, 25-30, 30-18, 21-30 L 10/19 at Northwestern (13/-)......16-30, 30-25, 27-30, 30-27, 15-17 L 10/20 at Michigan State (13/-)..............28-30, 33-35, 22-30 L 10/26 Penn State (22/2)........................21-30, 25-30, 15-30 L 10/27 Ohio State (22/-) ..30-24, 30-23, 27-30, 29-31, 10-15 (at Williams Arena) W 10/31 Iowa.............................................30-20, 30-27, 30-25 L 11/2 at Michigan ..........28-30, 30-23, 30-32, 30-22, 11-15 W 11/9 at Indiana ....................................30-22, 30-28, 30-28 W 11/10 at Purdue .........................30-24, 24-30, 31-29, 30-26 W 11/16 Michigan State ................30-23, 24-30, 30-21, 30-18 W 11/17 Northwestern ..............................30-25, 30-25, 30-27 W 11/23 at Illinois ..............26-30, 26-30, 30-23, 30-17, 15-12 L 11/24 at Wisconsin (9)...........................19-30, 17-30, 16-30 L 11/30 *vs. Sacramento State .....30-23, 25-30, 24-30, 17-30 *NCAA Tournament (Stanford, Calif.) 2008 (27-7, 16-4/2nd - Big Ten) NCAA Second Round (1-1) Head Coach: Mike Hebert

Bluejay Invitational W 8/29 at Creighton (16/-) ......................25-14, 25-20, 25-16 W 8/30 vs. Texas A&M (16/-) ........25-18, 25-13, 23-25, 25-22 W 8/30 vs. LSU (16/21)............................25-11, 25-21, 25-22 Honolulu Advertiser Classic L 9/4 Hawai’i (12/11).......22-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-23, 7-15 W 9/6 Cincinnati (12/-)..........................25-17, 25-13, 25-20 W 9/6 Wyoming (12/-) ............................25-12, 25-16, 25-12

Kyla Roehrig, 2005-08

*NCAA Tournament (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Diet Coke Classic W 9/12 California (11/4)..........................25-21, 25-20, 25-23 W 9/13 Cal Poly (11/16)...............25-18, 25-12, 25-27, 27-25 W 9/14 Notre Dame (11/-).......................25-19, 25-14, 25-21 Gopher Invitational W 9/19 TCU (8/-) ..........................25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 25-14 W 9/20 Winthrop (8/-) .............................25-22, 25-22, 28-26 L 9/20 North Carolina (8/-)26-24, 20-25, 25-23, 29-31, 12-15 W W W

9/26 9/27 10/3

Northwestern (12/-) ....................25-22, 25-23, 26-24 Wisconsin (12/18) ...........23-25, 25-10, 26-24, 25-20 at Illinois (13/19)....25-23, 20-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-8

135 * Minnesota Volleyball


history & records

In the National Polls

Minnesota in the USA Today/CSTV Top 25

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 Entering 2008, Minnesota has been ranked in 82 of the last 96 weeks of the poll  The Golden Gophers’ first appearance in the national poll came after Minnesota

First appearance in the poll – Sept. 8, 1987 (No. 20) First appearance in the top 20 – Sept. 8, 1987 (No. 20) First appearance in the top 15 – Oct. 3, 1989 (No. 14) First appearance in the top 10 – Sept. 4, 2000 (No. 10) First appearance in the top 5 – Oct. 2, 2000 First appearance at No. 4 – Dec. 24, 2003 First appearance at No. 3 – Oct. 4, 2004 First appearance at No. 2 – Oct. 11, 2004 First appearance at No. 1 – Sept. 13, 2004 First appearance in the top 25 under Coach Schleuder – Sept. 8, 1987 First appearance in the top 25 under Coach Hebert – Sept. 15, 1998 Highest preseason ranking – No. 5 (2004) Highest final ranking – No. 2 (2004) Most consecutive weeks ranked – 40 (Oct. 20, 2003-Sept 4, 2006) Current ranking streak – not ranked Most consecutive weeks ranked in top 10 – 24 (Dec. 24, 2003-Oct. 10, 2005) Most consecutive weeks ranked in top 5 – 17 (Dec. 24, 2003-final 2004) Most points in a week – 1,590 pts (No. 1, Sept. 20, 2004) Most No. 1 votes in a week – 41, Sept. 20, 2004 Highest ranked victory – No. 4 three times (vs. Pepperdine, 12/12/03; vs. Florida, 9/11/04; at Penn State, 10/2/04)

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swept all five of its opponents in the Florida State Invitational in the 1987 season, outscoring the competition 225-105 in the five matches Minnesota was ranked in 14 weekly polls under head coach Stephanie Schleuder, including one week in the 1987 season, three weeks in the 1988 season, nine weeks in the 1989 season, and the preseason poll for the 1990 season The Golden Gophers have been listed among the nation’s top 25 teams in 125 polls since Mike Hebert became the head coach, including at least nine polls in every season since 1998 Minnesota has appeared in the top 10 in 56 different weeks in the poll. All 56 appearances have come during the Mike Hebert era. Minnesota achieved its first No. 1 ranking after defeating No. 15 Kansas State, No. 4 Florida, and Northern Iowa in the 2004 Diet Coke Classic Minnesota has been ranked in all 16 polls during a season four times - in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2005 Minnesota has finished the final poll ranked No. 6 or higher three times since 2003. The Golden Gophers did so in 2003 (No. 4), 2004 (No. 20) and 2006 (No. 6). They are one of only three programs in the nation to reach No. 6 or higher in the final poll three times in the last four years. Minnesota has been ranked in the top 10 in three of four of the most recent preseason polls (prior to 2007), coming in fifth in the 2004 preseason poll, and sixth in the 2003 and 2005 preseason rankings The senior class of 2005 set the record for most weeks in the national poll during their careers, making the top 25 in 61 weeks. Minnesota was in the top 25 in all but four weeks (Preseason in 2002 & 9/29/03, 10/6/03 & 10/13/03)

MINNESOTA APPEARANCES IN THE USA TODAY/CSTV TOP 25 Date 9/8/87 9/13/88 9/20/88 9/27/88 9/26/89 10/3/89 10/10/89 10/17/89 10/24/89 10/31/89 11/7/89 11/14/89 Final 1989 Preseason 1990 9/15/98 9/22/98 9/29/98 10/6/98 10/13/98 10/20/98 10/27/98 11/3/98 11/10/98 10/11/99 10/18/99 10/25/99 11/1/99 11/8/99 11/15/99 11/22/99 11/29/99 Final 1999 Preseason 2000 9/4/00 9/11/00 9/18/00

Rank 20 18 19 20 18 14 14 14 13 14 17 17 20 19 25 24 22 22 25 24 25 23 25 22 23 22 tie-19 20 20 20 22 16 11 10 9 9

136 * Minnesota Volleyball

Date 9/25/00 10/2/00 10/9/00 10/16/00 10/23/00 10/30/00 11/6/00 11/13/00 11/20/00 11/27/00 12/4/00 Final 2000 Preseason 2001 9/3/01 9/10/01 9/17/01 9/24/01 10/1/01 10/8/01 10/15/01 10/22/01 10/29/01 9/2/02 9/9/02 9/16/02 9/23/02 9/30/02 10/7/02 10/14/02 10/21/02 10/28/02 11/4/02 11/11/02 11/18/02 11/25/02 12/2/02

Rank 6 5 8 7 7 7 8 8 7 9 9 11 15 14 17 17 17 21 20 21 tie-21 24 20 13 8 8 6 6 9 8 7 7 6 6 9 10

Date 12/9/02 Final 2002 Preseason 2003 9/1/03 9/8/03 9/15/03 9/22/03 10/20/03 10/27/03 11/3/03 11/10/03 11/17/03 11/24/03 12/1/03 12/8/03 Final 2003 Preseason 2004 9/6/04 9/13/04 9/20/04 9/27/04 10/4/04 10/11/04 10/18/04 10/25/04 11/1/04 11/8/04 11/15/04 11/22/04 11/29/04 12/6/04 Final 2004 Preseason 2005 9/5/05 9/12/05 9/19/05

Rank 9 11 6 13 20 22 18 25 23 20 24 22 19 17 17 4 5 5 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 5 5 5 5 4 4 2 6 5 5 5

Date 9/26/05 10/3/05 10/10/05 10/17/05 10/24/05 10/31/05 11/7/05 11/14/05 11/21/05 11/28/05 Final 2005 Preseason 2006 10/2/06 10/9/06 10/16/06 10/23/06 10/30/06 11/6/06 11/13/06 11/20/06 11/27/06 Final 2006 Preseason 2007 8/27/07 9/3/007 9/10/07 9/17/07 9/24/07 10/1/07 10/8/07 10/15/07 10/22/07

Rank 9 9 9 12 18 17 17 19 17 17 21 22 24 23 17 12 12 13 12 10 9 6 9 9 12 13 12 12 11 11 13 22


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