2012 Memphis Fall Spor ts Climbing the Ladder Altrese Hawkins downed 532 kills during the 2011 season and climbed into eighth place on the all-time kills list. She is just 439 kills away from tying Monique Swaby’s all-time record of 1,789. Hawkins became just the 21st player in Memphis history to reach the 1,000kill plateau.
the Week three different times in 2011. Molnar also finished the season with 1,424 assists, the 10th-most in a single season in program history. Molnar finished her career with 1,529 assists at Memphis, the seventh-most in school history.
Inseason Tournament Power The Tigers posted an impressive 11-2 record during their 2011 tournaments, winning All-Time Kills List three titles and placing playTotal Kills Total Year ers on the all-tournament 1. Monique Swaby 1,789 1992-95 2. Nancy Nellans 1,623 2002-05 teams. Marija Jovanovic 3. Ashley Liford 1,576 2004-07 4. Tiara Gilkey 1,528 2001-04 was named to the all-tour5. Holly Buford 1,431 1980-83 6. Shelby Burton 1,389 2004-07 nament team at all four Ginger Garrett 1,389 1998-01 tournaments, while Altrese 8. Altrese Hawkins 1,350 2009-11 9. Brittany Barnett 1,349 2000-03 Hawkins took home MVP 10. Katherine Lehman 1,268 1987-90 Shoni Hodges 1,268 1994-97 honors at both the Memphis Invitational and UNCG Spartan Spiketacular. The team’s Academic Consistency Altrese Hawkins was named 11-2 start was the best to the Conference USA All- since 2006 when the Tigers Academic Team for the opened that year 13-1. second-straight season. She has carried a GPA above 3.8 Tigers in the National Rankings while double majoring in Molnar wasn’t the only Tiger to finish near the top of chemistry and psychology. the nation’s rankings. Altrese Hawkins finished 19th with Fab 50 Memphis head coach April a 4.40 kills per set average. Jauregui had her best sea- As a team, the Tigers recordson to date in her young ed 1.55 aces per set to end tenure and registered her the season ranked 25th in 50th career win along the the country. Memphis also way in 2011. The Tigers’ 20- ranked 31st in assists per set, 13 record pushed Jauregui’s at 13.08. record in four seasons to 6067.
Offensive Attack Memphis’ offensive attack was one of Conference USA’s most potent in 2011. The Tigers ended the season with the league’s third-best attack percentage of .240. In terms of kills, the Tigers ranked second in the league with 1,669 total kills and third in kills per set at 13.79. Returning Offensive Firepower The Tigers return most of their offensive firepower from a team that finished second in Conference USA in kills. Memphis returns 80.3 percent of its kills from last year’s squad that averaged 13.79 kills per set.
2011 Awards AVCA All-Midwest Region Altrese Hawkins COBRA Magazine All-Southeast Region Altrese Hawkins All-Conference USA First Team Altrese Hawkins Preseason All-C-USA Altrese Hawkins C-USA All-Academic Team Altrese Hawkins Memphis Invitational MVP Altrese Hawkins Memphis Invitational All-Tournament Team Marija Jovanovic Aleksandra Petronijevic USF Asics/Powerade Challenge All-Tournament Team Marija Jovanovic Saluki Invitational All-Tournament Team Marija Jovanovic Hajnalka Molnar UNCG Spartan Spiketacular All-Tournament Team Marija Jovanovic Altrese Hawkins
Serving up Aces The Tigers led Conference USA with 187 total aces in 2011, recording nearly 30 more aces then the secondplace team. Memphis’ 1.55 aces-per-set average also led the league.
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Triple Dipped Hajnalka Molnar led the nation in assists per set for the early part of the season and finished in the top-10 in that category. She was named Conference USA’s Setter of
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Published on Aug 13, 2012