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02 Quick Facts And Roster

2009 Quick Facts GENERAL INFORMATION Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Las Vegas, Nev. Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1957 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28,000 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scarlet & Gray Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rebels Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mountain West Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Division I President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Neal Smatresk Interim Director of Athletics . . . . . . .Jerry Koloskie SWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lisa Kelleher VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Allison Keeley Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carleton College, ‘90 Record at UNLV . . . . . . . . . . . . .90-57, Five Years Career Div. I Record . . . . . . . . .129-95, Eight Years Career (Overall) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165-171, 11 Years Assistant Coach . . . .Elaini Kollias (Concordia, ‘96) Assistant Coach . . . . .Jason Smith (Graceland, ‘92) Vol. Asst. Coach . . . . . . . . .Erik Davis (UNLV, ‘04) Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .702.895.1898 Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cox Pavilion (2,452) TEAM INFORMATION 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-14 2008 MWC Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-7 2008 MWC Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .T-4th Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Final Ranking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . .4/3 (includes Libero) Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/5 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 SPORTS INFORMATION Volleyball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeffrey Seals Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .jeff.seals@unlv.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .702.895.3134 Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .702.683.8050 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .702.895.0989 Press Row Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .702.895.3005 Internet Address . . . . . . . . .www.UNLVRebels.com Note: All UNLV athletic teams are referred to as the Rebels, except the men’s basketball program, which is known as the Runnin’ Rebels and the women’s basketball/tennis programs, which are known as the Lady Rebels.

2009 UNLV Numerical Roster ## 01 02 03 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 13 15 18

NAME Kela Lau Hee Jeralynn Makaiwi Nile Te’o Kelsey Keeler Amanda Alles Monika Karney Samantha Richard Samantha Noland Sara Nehf Leah Maurer Cursty Jackson Jessica Walters Erin Greenwood

POS L/DS L/DS L/DS OH S/OH OH S/OH MB OH OH MB OH MB

HT 5-5 5-4 5-6 6-2 5-9 6-0 5-9 6-3 5-11 6-5 6-2 5-9 6-4

Alphabetical

YR-EXP HOMETOWN / LAST SCHOOL JR-2V Pukalani, Hawaii/Kamehameha HS JR-2V Las Vegas, Nev./Shadow Ridge HS FR-HS Kahuku, Hawaii/Kahuku HS JR-2V Concord, Calif./Clayton Valley HS SO-1V Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central HS SO-1V Olympia, Wash./North Thurston HS SR-1V Las Vegas, Nev./Salt Lake CC SR-3V Moraga, Calif./Campolindo HS JR-2V Centennial, Colo./Grand View HS SO-1V Shawnee Mission, Kan./Bishop Miege HS SO-1V Los Angeles, Calif./Rowland Heights HS SR-3V Ashland, Ore./Ashland HS SR-3V Woodway, Wash./Edmonds Woodway HS

Pronunciation Guide

## NAME 06 Alles, Amanda 18 Greenwood, Erin 13 Jackson, Cursty 07 Karney, Monika 05 Keeler, Kelsey 01 Lau Hee, Kela 02 Makaiwi, Jeralynn 11 Maurer, Leah 10 Nehf, Sara 09 Noland, Samantha 08 Richard, Samantha 03 Te’o, Nile 15 Walters, Jessica

Amanda Alles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alice Jeralynn Makaiwi . .jair-ah-lynn mock-uh-EE-VEE Kela Lau Hee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kell-uh Nile Te’o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nile TAY-O Sara Nehf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .neff

By Class

By Position

Seniors (4) Erin Greenwood Samantha Richard Samantha Noland Jessica Walters

Sophomores (4) Amanda Alles Cursty Jackson Monika Karney Leah Maurer

Juniors (4) Kelsey Keeler Kela Lau Hee Jeralynn Makaiwi Sara Nehf

Freshmen (1) Nile Te’o

Setters (2) Amanda Alles Samantha Richard Outside Hitters (5) Monika Karney Kelsey Keeler Leah Maurer Sara Nehf Jessica Walters

Liberos/D.S. (3) Kela Lau Hee Jeralyn Makaiwi Nile Te’o Middle Blockers (3) Erin Greenwood Cursty Jackson Samantha Noland

2009 Schedule Campus USA Credit Union Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) Aug. 28 at Florida 7:00 pm Aug. 29 vs. Valparaiso 5:00 pm UNLV Classic Sept. 4 UCLA Sept. 5 Idaho Loyola Marymount

7:00 pm 12:30 pm 7:00 pm

UNLV Invitational Sept. 10 UC Santa Barbara Sept. 12 Oregon State

7:00 pm 3:30 pm

Sept. 18 Sept. 22 Sept. 24 Sept. 26 Oct. 1 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 15 Oct. 17 Oct. 22 Oct. 24 Oct. 29 Oct. 31 Nov. 5

Colorado State (MWC) Wyoming (MWC) at Air Force (MWC) at San Diego State (MWC) Utah (MWC) BYU (MWC) Seattle at TCU (MWC) at New Mexico (MWC) San Diego State (MWC) Air Force (MWC) at BYU (MWC) at Utah (MWC) at Nevada, Reno

7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 6:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm

Nov. 12 Nov. 14 Nov. 19 Nov. 21

New Mexico (MWC) TCU (MWC) at Wyoming (MWC) at Colorado State (MWC)

Mizuno Thanksgiving Tournament (Long Beach, Calif.) Nov. 27 at Long Beach State Nov. 28 vs. Cal State Fullerton

7:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm

7:00 pm 5:00 pm

Please Note: All dates and times are subject to change. All times are listed in time zone in which the match will be played.


Table Of Contents 03

Introduction Only Vegas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Quick Facts / Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Las Vegas Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Cox Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Equipment / ISP Sports & Entertainment Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Strength & Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Sports Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 2009 Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Meet The Rebels Head Coach Allison Keeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Assistant Coaches Elaini Kollias / Jason Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 The Rebels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-25

UNLV Volleyball 2009

Rebels In Pictures

On The Covers

Rebels At Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27 Rebels In Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29

The 2009 UNLV Volleyball media guide cover features the four seniors:

2008 Review 2008 Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 2008 Final Statistics / Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 2008 Final MWC Standings / Awards / Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Samantha Noland, Samantha Richard, Erin Greenwood & Jessica Walters.

Program History Yearly Results / Award Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Season / Match Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Individual Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Career Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Single-Season Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 All-Time Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 All-Time Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-42 All-Time Head-To-Head History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

The inside front cover features the seniors and their respective quotes about their experience at UNLV. The inside back cover features the junior, sophomore and freshman classes.

Media Services 2009 Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45 UNLV Media Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Local Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Mountain West Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-49

This Is UNLV UNLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-53 Athletics Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Athletics Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Athletic Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Lied Athletic Complex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Athletic Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58-59 Rebel Rundown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Rebel Athletic Fund (RAF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Hall Of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Notable Rebels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Las Vegas By The Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

The back cover features the 2009 schedule, team photo and action shots of Sara Nehf and Cursty Jackson.

Media Guide Credits The 2009 UNLV Volleyball media guide is a publication of the UNLV Sports Information Office. Principal writing, editing, design and layout by Sports Information Assistant Jeffrey Seals. Principal photography provided by Aaron Mayes, Geri Kodey and Marsh Starks of UNLV Photo Services. Additional photography provided by Steve Spatafore of Sportography, Steve Nehf, Elaini Kollias, Brian Albertson, Bryan Haines, Jeff Golden and NCAA Photo representatives. Selected campus shots courtesy of UNLV Publications / Reprographics. Graphics design by UNLV Athletics Graphics Art Manager Paul Palmer. Editorial assistance provided by Elaini Kollias and Mark Wallington. Printed by Multi-Ad Services, Peoria, Ill.

Dedicated to kJ/KN/KG


04 Las Vegas Living

Las Vegas, which celebrated its centennial in 2005, is one of the fastest growing communities in the world.


Cox Pavilion 05

The UNLV volleyball team received a new home in 2001 in the $16.8 million Cox Pavilion. The pavilion is a 78,300 square-foot, multi-purpose, state-ofthe-art venue connected to the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus. Cox Communications and the Thomas & Mack Center formed a partnership that brought the new facility to UNLV and the Las Vegas Community. As part of a $5 million agreement, Cox Communications secured the naming rights for the facility as well as opportunities for sponsorship and hospitality. Former UNLV President Dr. Carol Harter stated when it opened, “We are pleased that Cox, a relatively new member of the Southern Nevada corporate community, has chosen to take an active role in supporting both academics and athletics at UNLV. The new Cox Pavilion, like Cox’s donation of television equipment and their annual support for a new cable television education

The Cox Pavilion plays host to all Rebel volleyball home matches, as well as Lady Rebel basketball games.

channel, will benefit the community in many ways.” The pavilion is a two-level structure. The ground floor features men’s and women’s locker facilities, player lounges and practice courts for basketball and volleyball. The top level is a multi-purpose venue with a seating capacity for 2,800 and features padded, retractable seating throughout. “The Cox Pavilion features the best volleyball venue in the country and our athletes love to play in the bright arena with the home crowd support,” said Allison Keeley, UNLV’s volleyball head coach. “The size creates an intimate viewing venue where our fans feel like they are part of the match. We appreciate the effort on the behalf of UNLV to showcase our team in such a spectacular setting.”

The lower level of the Cox Pavilion features practice courts for volleyball and basketball.


06 Academics

Kim Underwood Academic Advisor

Academic All-Conference 1996-Present

UNLV volleyball turned in another impressive season in the classroom as 10 student-athletes were named to the 2008 Academic All-Mountain West Conference Team. The 10 honorees marked the eighth straight season that at least five UNLV volleyball student-athletes appeared on the academic team. In fact, academic advising has helped produce 67 such honorees since UNLV joined the MWC in 1999. Four players - Erin Greenwood, Kelsey Keeler, Tabitha Mabrey and Jessica Walters - earned the designation of MWC Scholar-Athlete for the 2008-09 academic year. Overall, 22 Rebel student-athletes have achieved this status dating back to the 2002-03 academic year. Also, two student-athletes earned spots on the Dean’s List for the 2008 fall semester, while three achieved the feat for the 2009 spring semester. Jessica Walters was named UNLV’s Most Outstanding Female Athlete the past two academic years, while owning the highest cumulative GPA among all female studentathletes. Besides conference and school recognition, the program has achieved national awards, as well. The team was one of 70 NCAA Division I programs to earn the 2007-08 AVCA Team Academic Award for amassing a 3.30 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. Individually, Walters has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Eight first teams in 2007 and 2008, while Greenwood was tabbed to the third team in 2008. UNLV maintains an academic support system for its student-athletes that is designed to ensure success on and off the fields of play. Academic advisors work with the 17 men’s and women’s sports ensuring student-athletes received personalized care regarding their progress in education.

MWC Scholar-Athletes 2002-Present

2008-09 Erin Greenwood Kelsey Keeler Tabitha Mabrey Jessica Walters 2007-08 Maria Aladjova Erin Greenwood Kelsey Keeler Tabitha Mabrey Jessica Walters 2006-07 Erin Greenwood Jessica Walters

2005-06 Anna Casares Ashley Flahaven Erin Greenwood 2004-05 Maria Aladjova Ashley Flahaven 2003-04 Patricia Assuncao 2002-03 Patricia Assuncao Shannon Chase Jodi Hendricks Amy Lewis Leiana Oswald

2008 - MWC Camille Cunningham Erin Greenwood Cursty Jackson Kelsey Keeler Kela Lau Hee Leah Maurer Sara Nehf Samantha Noland Samantha Richard Jessica Walters 2007 - MWC Maria Aladjova Erin Greenwood Kelsey Keeler Brittani Lumsden Lauren Miramontes Samantha Noland Jada Walker Jessica Walters 2006 - MWC Maria Aladjova Erin Greenwood Kristin Koochi Brittani Lumsden Samantha Noland Jada Walker Jessica Walters 2005 - MWC Maria Aladjova Anna Casares Camille Cunningham Ashley Flahaven Kristin Koochi Brittani Lumsden Melody Nua Mariana Pencheva Kortney Reid Jada Walker 2004 - MWC Maria Aladjova Ashley Flahaven Kristin Koochi Brittani Lumsden Marisa Okomoto Mariana Pencheva Jada Walker

2003 - MWC Stacy Dunklau Nina Franchini Michelle Johnson Kristin Koochi Leiana Oswald 2002 - MWC Patricia Assuncao Shannon Chase Sarah Fachner Nina Franchini Adriana Franco Tarin Keith Christina Kirschner Amy Lewis Tera Mayes Leiana Oswald 2001 - MWC Patricia Assuncao Shannon Chase Nine Franchini Amy Lewis Leiana Oswald 2000 - MWC Patricia Assuncao Shannon Chase Leiana Oswald 1999 - MWC Maria Julie Goes Angie Sylvas 1997 - WAC Amy Ellenwood 1996 - WAC Amy Ellenwood Wendy Saxton


Equipment 07

Tausha Smith Equipment Manager

The Lied Athletic Complex’s 10,000-squarefoot, two-sided equipment room gives all 17 UNLV sports the services of an immense facility designed with the student-athlete in mind. In one of the 19 team and staff locker rooms, players and coaches can simply drop off their uniforms at the end of practice or competition. The next day a clean version will be waiting for pickup in personally assigned lockers located in a wall surrounding the equipment room.

Nike is the exclusive products supplier and sponsor of UNLV Athletics.

In the Cox Pavilion, the volleyball team has its own designated locker room. The locker room features a lounge comprised of chairs, a leather couch and a big screen television. In the locker room, itself, there are lockers for each individual player. The coaches have their own separate locker room, as well.

UNLV ISP Sports & Entertainment Properties Now in its third year as the exclusive multimedia rights holder for UNLV Athletics, ISP -- America’s Home for College Sports -- is regarded as America’s foremost collegiate sports marketing company and brings a national presence to the overall marketing of Rebel athletics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., ISP is also a partner with more than 60 major college athletic programs, conferences, bowl games and venues. Mountain West members BYU and TCU, along with nationally recognized athletic departments such as Auburn, Florida State, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest are part of the ISP family as well.

President and General Manager Wade Howell, who has extensive experience in the sports marketing field and with ISP. Howell joined the company in 1998 and has served on ISP sales teams at Alabama, Georgia Tech, Tulane and Boston College before being selected to direct the new partnership with the Rebels. He is a graduate of Georgia State University where he also earned a master’s in sports administration. A talented and energetic sales team operates under Howell’s direction in the sales and marketing of Rebel sports. Associate GM Steve Moser, a 1989 UNLV graduate, is a proven sales and marketing professional in the Las Vegas area with previous experience with the Las Vega Thunder (hockey)

and Las Vegas Stars (baseball) as well as at the university. Senior Account Executive Jason Golden also previously served as a corporate sales executive at UNLV as well as at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He earned both an undergraduate and master’s degree at Ohio University. Account Executive Erica Lee initially worked for ISP as an intern at UCLA before joining the UNLV property. She is a former captain of the women’s soccer team at Boston University where she received her degree in business administration. To contact ISP Sports office at UNLV, call 702.895.3846.

ISP produces and markets a variety of sponsorship opportunities surrounding UNLV Athletics, including radio play-by-play, advertising in various athletics department publications and on the official athletics department Web site, www.UNLVRebels.com, signage in university athletic facilities, and at-event promotions. Leading the ISP staff at UNLV is Vice

Wade Howell General Manager

Steve Moser Jason Golden Assoc. General Manager

Sr. Account Executive

Erica Lee Account Executive


08 Strength and Conditioning

Leo Lozano Graduate Assistant Strength & conditioning The Lied Athletic Complex and the strength and conditioning program continues to grow in philosophical scope, as well as physical size. The two-level strength facility, the Ernie Becker Sr. Strength & Conditioning Center, includes all new equipment and a plyometric area to best help develop student-athletes. Complete with three offices, two restrooms and a storage area, the 8,500 squarefoot deck features free weights, power racks and Olympian platforms. UNLV’s facility houses more than 60 weight stations and Hammer Strength machines. The 1,200 square-foot second level offers stretching and aerobic areas catered to each sport. The room also features a premium sound system to further enhance the workout experience. Just outside the weight room is a newly covered agility drills area which features 3,000 square-foot of artificial turf.

More than 60 weight stations cover the state-of-the-art flooring inside the Ernie Becker Sr. Strength & Conditioning Center.

The covered drills area features 3,000 feet of artificial turf.


Sports Medicine 09

Dan Wilson Graduate Intern Athletic Trainer Laura Harp Undergraduate Student Athletic Trainer The Marilyn & Si Redd Sports Medicine Complex sprawls over an 8,500-square-foot area. Day-to-day preventative medicine on the campus is made easy with with the opening of the Marilyn and Si Redd Sports Medicine Complex. The state-ofthe-art operation is a major part of the $8.5 million Lied Athletic facility. Made possible by a generous gift of $1.5 million by Marilyn and Si Redd, the athletic training facility incorporates the total scope of sports medicine over and 8,500-square-foot area. Aside from five staff offices, a rehabilitation room houses a dozen pieces of equipment including Cybex stationary bicycles, stair machines and treadmills, all under a natural skylight. The largest area features a dozen tables to offer student-athletes various treatments throughout the day. Taping, padding and bracing all take place in another all-inclusive room. Finally, an aquatic therapy room features three above-ground whirlpools surrounding a 10-feet deep pool for rehabilitative exercises.

A skylight welcomes natural light into the rehabilitation room. All of these features make it possible for UNLV student-athletes to rehabilitate injuries without ever needing to leave the Lied Athletic Complex. Other amenities include a physician’s office and exam room to provide daily medical service for student-athletes. A drug-testing facility also is part of the new complex. This expedites medical care because the student-athletes health care is self-contained. Also, UNLV’s academic program and its student athletic trainers benefit from a sports medicine library, study room and conference facility. “This is one of the top complexes in the nation because of the versatility it offers to service student-athletes in every area of sports medicine,” says Kyle Wilson, UNLV’s Director of Athletic Training. We’re now more efficient, more accessible and more effective in preventing and rehabilitating athletic injuries.”

An aquatic therapy room includes a rehabilitative pool.


10 2008 Outlook The UNLV Volleyball program is coming off of its third straight season of winning at least 16 matches and fifth year in a row of prevailing in at least 15. The Rebels return 12 letterwinners from the 2008 squad and welcome one freshman into the mix, as they aim to maintain the high level of play built over the past half decade. As previously mentioned, the Rebels have had a successful run of winning at least 15 matches the past five years. In the 13 years prior to Keeley's arrival, the program had only witnessed two seasons of reaching the 15-win plateau. The 2008 team went 16-14 overall and finished in a tie for fourth place in the Mountain West Conference with a 9-7 mark. In all, the 2009 version will be comprised of four seniors, four juniors, four sophomores and one freshman. Eight of the 13 student-athletes on this year's roster were members of the record-setting 2007 campaign that racked up a 24-6 record en route to the program's first conference championship and trip to the NCAA Tournament. Erin Greenwood, Samantha Noland, Samantha Richard and Jessica Walters will be counted on for their senior leadership and experience to guide this year's squad. Besides the senior class, the junior quartet has ample experience, as well. Kelsey Keeler, Kela Lau Hee Jeralynn Makaiwi and Sara Nehf were freshmen during the '07 run. This year's team will have two key positions to fill, as Camille Cunningham and Melody Nua have graduated from the squad. Both players racked up numerous accolades last year, as they each were named to the 2008 MWC All-Conference Team. Cunningham became UNLV's second student-athlete to achieve AVCA recognition, as she was West Region Honorable Mention by the association. She ended her career ranked in the top 10 in alltime matches played, sets played, aces and digs. Nua left UNLV as the career leader in matches played, sets played and assists. Cursty Jackson rounded out UNLV's trio of awardwinning student-athletes from 2008. Jackson, who will be a sophomore in 2009, was named the MWC's Freshman of the Year in '08. Jackson returns after playing in 25 matches last year and notching 210 kills, which were the third-most by a Rebel. She had nine matches where she registered 10 or more kills and she ranked second in all three blocking categories.

Hitters & Blockers The 2009 Rebels will have their most depth at the net. The team will have eight to 10 options, depending on the lineup. Outside: Walters, Nehf, Keeler, Leah Maurer and Monika Karney will line up as outside hitters, while Richard and sophomore Amanda Alles should see some time attacking when not setting. Walters sits ninth in UNLV's record book for career attempts with 1,828 and just outside the top 10 in

kills with 691 in 84 matches played. She saw action in 29 matches last season and led the team in kills (284) and kills per set (2.99). She had 15 contests with 10 or more tallies and also had 84 digs and 19 blocks. Nehf appeared in 26 matches and contributed 177 kills and 94 digs last season. She racked up three double-doubles through kill-dig combinations. She had eight matches of 10 or more kills and three matches of 10 or more digs. In all, she has played in 44 career matches with 231 kills and 125 digs. Keeler participated in 27 matches with 99 kills, 45 digs and 22 blocks. She notched three matches of 10 or more kills. For her career, she has played in 38 matches with 115 kills. Maurer, a sophomore in 2009, played in 22 matches last season. She racked up 83 kills with two matches of 10 or more. She contributed 31 blocks and 17 digs. Karney played in seven matches before having to sit out the remainder of the season due to injury. In limited action, she had three kills, two digs and one block. Middle: The team will be strong in the middle with Greenwood, Noland and Jackson. Greenwood ranks highly on the school's career record lists. She is fourth in hitting efficiency, total blocks and assisted blocks, while ranking in the top 10 in solo blocks, kills and total attempts. Overall, she has played in 90 matches and racked up 703 kills and 227 blocks. Last season she led the team in hitting efficiency (.279) and all three blocking categories. She owned two matches with 20 or more kills and 14 going for at least 10 tallies.

Lau Hee has played in 39 career matches and racked up 137 digs. In 2008, she had 128 digs with two matches of 10 or more. She dished out four assists and served up three aces. Makaiwi has played in 24 career matches with 14 digs. She primarily has seen time as a serving specialist. Last season, she played in 11 matches. She had two assists, three aces and four digs. Te'o comes to UNLV from Kahuku, Hawaii, where she was a highly decorated three-year letterwinner for the Kahuku High School Red Raiders.

2009 Schedule The Rebels’ schedule is highlighted by five squads that played in the 2008 NCAA Tournament and owned a combined record of 8-5 at the national event. UCLA, Florida and Utah all reached the regional semifinals and ended with identical 2-1 records, while Colorado State and Long Beach State went 1-1 and into the second round. UNLV's schedule can be broken down by conferences, as well. Besides the 16 games against MWC opponents, the Rebels will play three against Big West squads and a pair each against the Western Athletic and Pac-10 conferences. They will play single contests against the SEC, West Coast Conference, Summit League and one independent. In all, the team will play in four tournaments with two on the road and two at home. The season begins with three consecutive tournaments with the second and third at home. The final tournament will take place following Thanksgiving in Long Beach, Calif.

Noland has played in 66 career matches and recorded 214 kills and 125 blocks. In 2008, she had 63 kills with one match of 10-plus tallies and she racked up 18 blocks.

Setters Richard and Alles will primarily set up the attack, but will have opportunities to throw down kills, as well. Richard mainly played as an outside hitter in 2008. She registered 126 kills and 218 digs, which helped her tally three double-doubles on the year. She racked up four matches of 10 or more kills and 10 matches in dig double-figures. She chipped in 30 assists and 14 aces, as well. Alles saw action in 12 matches last year backing up Nua. She had 65 assists with one match of 10plus helpers. She notched one kill, three aces and eight digs.

Defensive Specialists The back row will be led by Lau Hee, Makaiwi and freshman newcomer Nile Te'o.

The 2009 Rebels’ roster will be comprised of 13 student-athletes, eight of which are upperclassmen.


Meet The Rebels 11

Seniors

Sopho mores

Freshmen

Juniors


12 Head Coach

Allison Keeley Head Coach

Allison Keeley enters her sixth season as the head coach of the Rebels and owns a record of 90-57 at the helm of the UNLV program. After five years on the job, Keeley has the UNLV volleyball program on the right track with five consecutive seasons of 15 or more victories, including back-to-back tallies of 20+ wins during the 2006 and 2007 campaigns. She took a UNLV program that had five consecutive losing seasons prior to her arrival into a top 25 squad. In those five years pre-Keeley, UNLV held a combined record of 52-88. In the five years since, the Rebels have won 90 matches. She guided UNLV to three straight semifinal appearances in the Mountain West Conference Tournament before achieving what no other coach in the program’s history had accomplished. In 2007, she surpassed the semifinal threshold and won the 2007 MWC Championship earning an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament, a first for UNLV.

In 2005, Keeley’s squad closed out the season with a 15-15 overall record, while finishing 10-6 in the MWC (fourth place), but came within one point of playing in the program’s first-ever MWC Championship. In 2004, Keeley revitalized a program that between 1978 and 2003 had only four winning seasons in 14 years of play (no team was fielded from 1981-83 and 1986-95). The squad finished the ‘04 season with a 15-12 record and the program’s highest finish in MWC play (fourth) with an 8-6 mark. Besides coaching success on the court, her players have also excelled in the classroom. Thus far, Keeley has produced 42 Academic All-Mountain West Conference selections, which included tying the program-high of 10 honorees in 2005 and 2008. Jessica Walters has been named UNLV’s Most Outstanding Female Athlete the past two academic years, while earning ESPN The Magazine All-District First Team honors. Erin Greenwood was tabbed to the all-district third team.

Overall, she has produced one AVCA All-America Honorable Mention player (Lauren Miramontes), one AVCA West Region First Team member (Miramontes), one AVCA West Region Honorable Mention (Camille Cunningham), 12 all-conference honorees and two conference freshmen of the year (Maria Aladjova and Cursty Jackson).

Prior to coming to UNLV, Keeley was the head coach at Villanova University from 2001-03. She helped rejuvenate the Wildcat program and left Philadelphia with a 39-48 overall record. She helped move the Wildcats from the bottom of the Big East into a position of playing in the semifinals of the conference tournament. Her finest season in Philadelphia came in 2002 when the Wildcats went 18-16 and improved 11 matches over the previous year’s record.

In 2008, she led the team to a 16-14 overall mark, while tying for fourth in the Mountain West Conference with a 9-7 record. The year included a home win over then-#13 Colorado State and sweeping the regular-season contests with BYU for the first time in program history. The season ended with Cunningham being named to the AVCA All-West Region squad, as well as earning all-conference honors. Melody Nua and Jackson rounded out the AllMWC recipients.

Before her three years at Villanova, she was the head coach for three years at Southern Arkansas University, a NCAA Division II school. In her first year at SAU, the team finished third in the Gulf South Conference. From 1996-98, she was the head coach at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and her teams qualified for postseason play twice in three years. She began her coaching career at Sparks High School in Sparks, Nev.

The Rebels had a magical run in 2007, which saw them notch a program-best 24 victories to only six defeats. The squad was recognized in the national rankings for the first time in program history with UNLV being part of 13 consecutive polls. The Rebels achieved back-to-back weeks as the 25th-ranked team and 11 weeks in the “receiving votes” category.

Keeley graduated in 1990 from Carleton College with a B.A. in political science while also earning all-conference honors as a setter on the volleyball team. She earned her master’s degree in education from Azusa Pacific in 1998.

Statistically speaking, the 2007 squad ranked highly in the NCAA’s final categories. The team was 10th in digs-per-game, 12th in assists-per-game and 13th in kills-per-game. Major success brings with it recognition and the awards flowed UNLV’s way in ‘07. Not only was she was named the 2007 MWC Co-Head Coach of the Year for her team’s efforts and was later recognized as the AVCA’s West Region Coach of the Year, but she also coached UNLV’s first All-America (Miramontes) and four all-conference selections. In 2006, the Rebels won 20 matches for only the third time in school history. The 20 victories included a six-match winning streak that led the Rebels to an 8-2 mark to open up the season. One of the highlights of the campaign was UNLV earning its first victory in program history at home over Colorado State on Nov. 12. In MWC action, the squad finished fourth for the third straight year with a 10-6 record.

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Totals

School Southern Arkansas Southern Arkansas Southern Arkansas Villanova Villanova Villanova UNLV UNLV UNLV UNLV UNLV 11 Years Overall 8 Years NCAA Div. I 5 Years UNLV

The Keeley File Overall 17-19 (.472) 8-23 (.258) 11-24 (.314) 7-17 (.292) 18-16 (.529) 14-15 (.483) 15-12 (.556) 15-15 (.500) 20-10 (.667) 24-6 (.800) 16-14 (.533) 165-171 (.491) 129-95 (.576) 90-57 (.612)

Conf. (Fin.) Postseason 5-5 (3rd West) N/A 2-8 (5th West) N/A 3-9 (6th West) N/A 2-10 (12th) N/A 7-6 (6th) N/A 7-5 (4th) N/A 8-6 (4th) N/A 10-6 (4th) N/A 10-6 (4th) N/A 12-4 (T-2nd) NCAA First Round 9-7 (T-4th) N/A 75-72 (.510) 1 Appearance 65-50 (.565) 49-29 (.628)


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Elaini Kollias Assistant Coach

Jason SMith Assistant Coach

Elaini Kollias enters her sixth season as an assistant coach with the Rebels.

Jason Smith enters his second season as an assistant coach with the Rebels.

Kollias has been at UNLV for all five years of the resurgence of the program and has helped coach the team to no less than 15 wins in each of her years in Las Vegas. She has helped head coach Allison Keeley to an overall mark of 90-57. Included in those 90 victories are back-to-back seasons of at least 20 victories with a school-record 24 amassed in 2007.

Smith came to UNLV after a two-year stint as the head coach at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz.

Prior to UNLV, she spent three years as a graduate assistant and assistant coach with West Virginia’s volleyball team. During her time in Morgantown she was responsible for on-court coaching as well as actively recruiting the West Coast. “Elaini is extremely personable, has a ton of energy and a great work ethic,” said UNLV head coach Allison Keeley. “This combination of attributes makes her a great asset on the court and a tremendous recruiter.” Before joining the Mountaineer staff, Kollias spent eight seasons as a head coach for the Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club, coaching various age levels. She also assisted in a number of volleyball summer camps over the years, including the Junior National Performance camp and the South Coast Beach Volleyball camp. Kollias started her playing career at Saddleback Junior College (Mission Viejo, Calif.) where she was named team MVP twice and was a two time allconference member. She was later inducted into the Saddleback Hall of Fame. She then went on to play for Concordia University in Irvine, Calif., and set a school record for most kills in a match with 34. Kollias holds the career record for kills and is third in all-time assists for the Eagles. In 2002, she was a member of an American contingent that won the gold medal at the Scottish National Championships. The team was coached by George Mason University’s Pat Kendrick. Kollias is from Dana Point, Calif., and graduated from Concordia University in 1996 with a B.A. in elementary education. She earned her master’s degree in athletic coaching education in 2002 from West Virginia.

In his two years at the helm of the AWC Matador volleyball program he amassed a record of 47-26, which included back-to-back 20-win seasons and a 27-8 record in 2007. Smith helped AWC to its seventh and eighth straight Region I titles. The Matadors were crowned ACCAC (Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) champions in 2007. The 2007 squad came one win shy of reaching the program’s first-ever berth into the NJCAA Tournament, as it lost in the District A Championship match. In all, Smith coached one NJCAA All-America, one ACCAC Player of the Year and six all-region performers. More importantly, Smith was as adamant about his student-athletes’ efforts in the classroom than on the court. In both years at AWC his squads were named an NJCAA Fall Academic Team of the Year by obtaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. Prior to AWC, Smith spent three years in the Mountain West Conference at Utah. As a Ute assistant, he saw the team reach the NCAA Tournament on three occasions and rack up a winning percentage of 73% (69-25). He was a part of one MWC Championship squad in 2005, as Utah defeated BYU for the title in Las Vegas. In his three years in Salt Lake City, he saw 23 Utes named to Academic AllMWC teams. Before joining Utah, Smith spent two years at Ferris State (NCAA Div. II) and Iowa Western Community College after beginning his coaching career at Avila College (NAIA). Smith played collegiately at Graceland University in 1992. At Graceland, he was a member of several regional championship teams while earning his bachelor’s degree in business and economics.

UNLV VOlleyball Staff Pictured (L-R): Dan Wilson, Graduate Intern Athletic Trainer Elaini Kollias, Assistant Coach Erik Davis, Volunteer Assistant Coach Allison Keeley, Head Coach Leo Lozano, Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Jason Smith, Assistant Coach Jeffrey Seals, Sports Information


14 The Rebels

Erin Greenwood Middle Blocker 6’4” / Senior Woodway, Wash.

Academics: 2008 ESPN The Magazine All-District Third Team 2006 UNLV Top Sports Award Volleyball Three-time MWC Academic All-Conference Four-time MWC Scholar-Athlete

UNLV:

In UNLV's career record book, she sits fourth in hitting efficiency (.275), total blocks (269) and assisted blocks (227); fifth in solo blocks (42) and 10th in kills (703) and total attempts (1,780).

2008:

One of four Rebels to have played in all 30 matches, while playing in 106 sets…Owned team highs in hitting efficiency (.279), solo blocks (17), assisted blocks (60) and total blocks (77)… Had a total of 280 kills, two matches with 20 or more kills and 14 matches with 10 or more kills, including a season-high 22 vs. BYU (Nov. 6)…Had 10 matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .579 outing (12-1-19) at BYU (Oct. 11)…Had a total of eight assists…Had a total of 12 aces with a seasonhigh two coming on two occasions: Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 6) and at Oregon (Sept. 12)…Had a total of 44 digs with a season-high five vs. Wyoming (Oct. 18)…Had a total of 77 blocks (17 solo, 60 assisted) with a season-high three solo blocks at Arizona State (Aug. 29), five assisted on three occasions and a total of six (one solo, five assisted) at TCU (Oct. 25).

2007:

Career Highs: Kills:

22 (2x) vs. BYU (Nov. 6, 2008) vs. BYU (Nov. 23, 2007) Attempts: 51 (2x) vs. BYU (Nov. 6, 2008) vs. BYU (Nov. 23, 2007) Hitting Efficiency: .579 vs. BYU (Oct. 11, 2008) Assists: 3 vs. Nevada, Reno (Sept. 7, 2007) Aces: 2 (3x) Digs: 6 vs. Utah (Sept. 21, 2006) Blocks: 8 (2x) vs. New Mexico (Oct. 13, 2007) vs. Cal State Northridge (Sept. 9, 2006)

One of seven Rebels to have played in all 30 matches, while playing in 107 sets…Owned team highs in hitting efficiency (.279), solo blocks (17), assisted blocks (60) and total blocks (77)…Had a total of 227 kills with nine matches of 10 or more kills, including a season-high 22 vs. BYU (Nov. 23) in the MWC Tournament semifinals…Had 10 matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .467 outing (8-1-15) vs. New Mexico (Nov. 9)…Had a total of 14 assists with a season-high three at Nevada, Reno (Sept. 7)…Had a total of 18 digs with a season-high two on four occasions…Had a total of 89 blocks (16 solo, 73 assisted) with a season-high four solo blocks vs. UC Santa Barbara (Aug. 31), six assisted at New Mexico (Oct. 13) and a total of eight (two solo, six assisted) at New Mexico (Oct. 13).

2006: One of four Rebels to have played in all 30 matches, while playing in 104 of 105 sets…Owned team highs in block assists (94) and total blocks (103)... Had a total of 196 kills and six matches of 10 or more kills, including a seasonhigh 15 at New Mexico (Sept. 30)...Had 11 matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum of five kills) with a season-high .571 on two occasions: UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 8) and Wyoming (Nov. 23)…Had a total of six assists with a seasonhigh two against Xavier (Sept. 9)...Had a total of eight aces with a season-high two on two occasions: BYU (Sept. 23) and Wyoming (Oct. 7)…Had a total of 33 digs with a season-high six against Utah (Sept. 21)...Had a total of nine solo blocks…Had a season-high eight assisted blocks vs. Cal State Northridge (Sept. 9) and a total of eight vs. Cal State Northridge (Sept. 9).

2005: Redshirt season. High School: A 2005

graduate of Edmonds Woodway High School...Lettered three seasons in volleyball for the Warriors, while leading the team to the district tournament in 2002 through 2004...Awarded the Cliff Gillies Student Athlete Award by the Northwest Interscholastic Activities Association, which gave her the distinction of being her high school's female athlete of the year...Received the Washington State Western Conference Academic Achievement Award for being in the top 10-percent of Washington graduates...Selected to the All-Wesco Conference First Team in 2004.

Personal:

Born on July 18, 1987, in Seattle, Wash...Daughter of Nancy GreenwoodVehrs and Jeff Vehrs...Has one brother, Eric, two step-brothers, Ryan and Brett, and one step-sister, Katie...Majoring in biology.

Career Statistics 2006 2007 2008 Total

SP 104 107 106 317

MP 30 30 30 90

K 196 227 280 703

E 65 71 78 214

TA 483 573 724 1,780

Pct. .271 .272 .279 .275

A 6 14 8 28

SA 8 0 12 20

D 33 18 44 95

BS 9 16 17 42

BA 94 73 60 227


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Samantha Noland Middle Blocker 6’3” / Senior Moraga, Calif.

Academics: Three-time MWC Academic All-Conference

2008: Played in 18 matches and 45 sets…Had a total of 63 kills with one match of 10 or more kills, including a season-high 14 vs. South Carolina (Aug. 30)…Had four matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .625 (6-1-8) vs. Nevada, Reno (Sept. 28)…Had a total of two assists…Had a total of nine digs with a season-high two on two occasions: Wisconsin (Sept. 5) and Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 6)…Had a total of 18 blocks (five solo, 13 assisted) with a season-high one solo block on five occasions, five assisted blocks vs. Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 6) and a total of six blocks (six assisted) vs. Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 6).

2007:

Played in 23 matches and 67 sets…Had a total of 71 kills with a season-high 10 at Nevada, Reno (Sept. 7)…Had three matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .500 outing (5-1-8) vs. Hofstra (Sept. 8)…Had a total of two assists…Had a total of 22 digs with a seasonhigh three on two occasions: Texas Tech (Aug. 25) and at Air Force (Nov. 1)…Had a total of 37 blocks (nine solo, 28 assisted) with a season-high two solo blocks at Loyola Marymount (Sept. 1), four assisted blocks vs. Utah (Sept. 15) and a total of four (one solo, three assisted) on two occasions: Northwestern (Sept. 1) and BYU (Sept. 13).

2006:

Played in 25 matches and 69 sets...Had a total of 80 kills and two matches of 10 or more kills, including a season-high 11 against TCU (Oct. 27)...Had nine matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .700 outing (7-0-10) at UC Riverside (Sept. 16)...Had a total of seven assists with a season-high two on two occasions: at BYU (Oct. 20) and vs. Utah (Nov. 24)…Had a total of 16 digs with a season-high three against Wyoming (Nov. 23)...Had a total of 70 blocks (14 solo, 56 assisted) with a season-high three solo blocks against New Mexico (Oct. 28), six assisted blocks at Colorado State (Oct. 13) and a total of eight blocks (three solo, five assisted) against New Mexico (Oct. 28).

High School: A 2006 graduate of Campolindo High School...Lettered two years for the Cougars in volleyball.

Personal:

Born on Oct. 14, 1988, in Walnut Creek, Calif....Daughter of Tami and Steve Noland...Has one sister, Abbie...Majoring in marketing.

Career Highs: Kills:

Career Statistics 2006 2007 2008 Total

SP 69 67 45 181

MP 25 23 18 66

K 80 71 63 214

E 30 41 22 93

TA 195 199 164 558

Pct. .256 .151 .250 .217

A 7 2 2 11

SA 0 0 0 0

D 16 22 9 47

BS 14 9 5 28

BA 56 28 13 97

14 vs. South Carolina (Aug. 30, 2008) Attempts: 29 vs. South Carolina (Aug. 30, 2008) Hitting Efficiency: .700 vs. UC Riverside (Sept. 16, 2008) Assists: 2 (2x) vs. Utah (Nov. 24, 2006) vs. BYU (Oct. 20, 2006) Aces: N/A Digs: 3 (3x) vs. Air Force (Nov. 1, 2007) vs. Texas Tech (Aug. 25, 2007) vs. Wyoming (Nov. 23, 2006) Blocks: 8 vs. New Mexico (Oct. 28, 2006)


16 The Rebels

Samantha Richard Setter / Outside Hitter 5’9”” / Senior Las Vegas, Nev.

Academics: 2008 MWC Academic All-Conference

2008: One of four Rebels to have played in all 30 matches, while playing in 103 sets…Had three double-doubles (all kill-dig combinations)…Had a total of 126 kills with four matches of 10 or more kills, including a season-high 14 on two occasions: New Mexico (Sept. 27) and at Utah (Oct. 9)…Had two matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .444 outing (14-227) vs. New Mexico (Sept. 27)…Had a total of 30 assists with a season-high three on two occasions: at Air Force (Sept. 18) and at TCU (Oct. 25)…Had a total of 14 aces with a season-high two on three occasions…Had a total of 218 digs with 10 matches of 10 or more digs with a season-high 17 vs. Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 6)…Had a total of five blocks (one solo, four assisted) with a season-high one solo block vs. Eastern Washington (Sept. 13), one assisted on four occasions and a total of one on five occasions.

2007 - Salt Lake C.C.:

Helped SLCC to a third-place finish in the NJCAA Tournament after winning the Region "B" and District "A" championships en route to a 44-2 final record...The Bruins went undefeated through conference play and became the first SLCC program to be ranked #1 nationally (Oct. 17, 2007)...Played in 44 matches and 115 games...Had a total of 365 kills, 52 assists, 63 aces, 363 digs and 34 total blocks (six solo, 28 assisted)...Named to the SWAC All-Region Second Team and was named the team's defensive player of the year

2006 - Salt Lake C.C.:

Helped SLCC to a 27-14 overall record and district championship en route to an 11th-place finish at the NJCAA Tournament...Played in 37 matches and 99 games...Led the team in aces (58)...Had a total of 25 kills, 145 assists, 236 digs and two total blocks (two assisted).

High School:

A 2006 graduate of Silverado High School...Lettered all four years in volleyball...Helped the Skyhawks to back-to-back state tournament appearances with a third-place finish in 2005...As a junior, the Skyhawks went undefeated in conference play en route to a regional championship...Named to the Sunrise Region First Team all four years with region MVP honors coming her way while a junior and senior...Chosen the team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior...Named a recipient of the Las Vegas Review-Journal's All-Sports Award in 2006, a Health South and Las Vegas Sports Magazine Athlete of the Month, while also earning Beach City Invitational All-Tournament Team honors in 2004.

Personal: Born Feb. 8, 1988, in Las Vegas, Nev....Daughter of Kim and Jeff Richard...Has one Career Highs: 14 vs. Utah (Oct. 9, 2008) vs. New Mexico (Sept. 27, 2008) Attempts: 37 vs. San Diego State (Oct. 3, 2008) Hitting Efficiency: .444 vs. New Mexico (Sept. 27, 2008) Assists: 3 (2x) vs. TCU (Oct. 25, 2008) vs. Air Force (Sept. 18, 2008) Aces: 2 (3x) vs. Nevada, Reno (Sept. 28, 2008) vs. Eastern Washington (Sept. 13, 2008) vs. Baylor (Sept. 13, 2008) Digs: 17 vs. Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 6, 2008) Blocks: 1 (5x)

sister, Taylor...Majoring in kinesiology.

Kills:

Career Statistics 2008

SP 103

MP 30

K 126

E 72

TA 402

Pct. .134

A 30

SA 14

D 218

BS 1

BA 4


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Academics:

Jessica Walters Outside Hitter 5’9” / Senior Ashland, Ore.

2008 ESPN The Magazine All-District First Team 2007 ESPN The Magazine All-District First Team Two-time UNLV Most Outstanding Female Athlete Three-time MWC Academic All-Conference Three-time MWC Scholar-Athlete

UNLV:

ed) against Wyoming (Nov. 22) in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals.

2008:

Played in 25 matches and 73 sets...Had four double-doubles (all kill-dig combinations)...Had a total of 156 kills, two matches with 15 or more kills and nine matches of 10 or more kills, including a season-high 15 on two occasions: Boise State (Sept. 2) and Utah (Sept. 21)…Had five matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 with a season-high .462 outing (6-0-13) vs. Wyoming (Oct. 7)...Had a total of 21 assists with a season-high four on two occasions: Boise State (Sept. 2) and San Diego State (Sept. 13)…Had a total of six aces with a season-high two vs. Boise State (Sept. 2)...Had a total of 102 digs with four matches of 10 or more digs with a seasonhigh 19 at Washington State (Sept. 1)...Had a total of 37 blocks (three solo, 34 assisted) with a seasonhigh five assisted blocks vs. Cal State Northridge (Sept. 9).

In UNLV's career record book, she sits ninth in total attempts (1,828). Played in 29 matches and 95 sets…Named to the ASU Sheraton Classic (Aug. 29-30), UNLV Invitational (Sept. 5-6), Oregon Classic (Sept. 12-13) and Denver Invitational (Sept. 20) all-tournament teams…Owned team highs in kills (284) and kills per set (2.99)...Had one match with 20 or more kills and 15 matches with 10 or more kills, including a season-high 27 at Arizona State (Aug. 29)…Had six matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .520 outing (14-1-25) at BYU (Oct. 11)…Had a total of 10 assists with a season-high two vs. SMU (Sept. 20)…Had a total of five aces with a season-high two at TCU (Oct. 25)…Had a total of 84 digs with a season-high seven on two occasions: at Oregon (Sept. 12) and at TCU (Oct. 25)…Had a total of 19 blocks (one solo, 18 assisted) with a season-high one solo block vs. Dayton (Aug. 29); four assisted blocks vs. Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 6); and a total of four blocks (four assisted) vs. Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 6).

2007:

One of seven Rebels to have played in all 30 matches, while playing in 106 sets…Named to the Four Points Sheraton LAX Classic (Aug. 31Sept. 1) All-Tournament Team…Had three doubledoubles (all kill-dig combinations)…Had a total of 251 kills, two matches with 20 or more kills and 11 matches with 10 or more kills, including a seasonhigh 22 at Loyola Marymount (Sept. 1)…Had 10 matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 with a season-high .500 outing (8-2-12) vs. Colorado State (Oct. 25)…Had a total of 22 assists with a seasonhigh four against Utah (Sept. 15)…Had a total of 15 aces with a season-high three against BYU (Nov. 23) in the MWC Tournament semifinals…Had a total of 155 digs with four matches of 10 or more digs with a season-high 21 vs. Northwestern (Sept. 1)…Had a total of 41 blocks (six solo, 35 assisted) with a season-high four assisted blocks on three occasions and a total of five (one solo, four assist-

2006:

High School: A 2006 graduate of Ashland High School...Lettered all four years in volleyball, while splitting time between North Medford (freshman and sophomore) and Ashland (junior and senior)...Named to the all-conference team all four years, while earning first team honors during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons...Selected allstate first team in 2005, second team in 2004 and third team in 2003...In her senior season, she led the Grizzlies to the Oregon 4A State Championship with a 34-1 overall record and a 14-0 conference mark...Named the captain of the 2005 CEVA Regional High Performance Team...Recipient of the State Team Sportsmanship Award...Named to the all-state tournament first team...Lettered in track and field in 2002 and 2003.

Personal:

Born on Sept. 22, 1987, in Medford, Ore...Daughter of Merri Walters-Woo (Cory Woo) and Phil Ross (Shawna Ross)...Has two half-brothers, Myles and Bryce... Majoring in journalism.

Career Statistics 2006 2007 2008 Total

SP 73 106 95 274

MP 25 30 29 84

K 156 251 284 691

E 81 100 114 295

TA 406 629 793 1,828

Pct. .185 .240 .214 .217

A 21 22 10 53

SA 6 15 5 26

D 102 155 84 341

BS 3 6 1 10

BA 34 35 18 87

Career Highs: Kills:

27 vs. Arizona State (Aug. 29, 2008) Attempts: 56 vs. Loyola Marymount (Sept. 1, 2007) Hitting Efficiency: .520 vs. BYU (Oct. 11, 2008) Assists: 4 (3x) vs. Utah (Sept. 15, 2007) vs. San Diego State (Sept. 13, 2006) vs. Boise State (Sept. 2, 2006) Aces: 3 vs. BYU (Nov. 23, 2007) Digs: 21 vs. Northwestern (Sept. 1, 2007) Blocks: 5 vs. Wyoming (Nov. 22, 2007)


18 the Rebels

Kelsey Keeler Outside HItter 6’2” / Junior Concord, Calif.

Academics: Two-time MWC Academic All-Conference Two-time MWC Scholar-Athlete

2008: Named to Oregon Classic (Sept. 12-13) All-Tournament Team…Played in 27 matches and 69 sets…Had a total of 99 kills with three matches of 10 or more kills, including a season-high 13 vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 5)…Had two matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .462 outing (7-1-13) at Air Force (Sept. 18)…Had a total of eight assists with a season-high three vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 5)…Had a total of seven aces with a season-high four vs. Baylor (Sept. 13)…Had a total of 45 digs with a season-high eight on two occasions: vs. Baylor (Sept. 13) and at Denver (Sept. 19)…Had a total of 23 blocks (one solo, 22 assisted) with a season-high one solo block vs. Eastern Washington (Sept. 13), four assisted on two occasions and a total of four on three occasions.

2007:

Played in nine matches and 16 sets…Had a total of 16 kills with a season-high six coming against Air Force (Oct. 6)…Had a .667 outing (6-0-9) against Air Force (Oct. 6)…Had a total of two assists with one against both Hofstra (Sept. 8) and Wyoming (Oct. 4)…Had two aces with both coming against Air Force (Oct. 6)…Had three digs with a season-high two coming against Texas Tech (Aug. 25)…Had four assisted blocks with a season-high two coming against Air Force (Oct. 6).

High School: A 2007 graduate of Clayton Valley High School...Lettered three years in volleyball for the Eagles...Named to the 2006 Bay Valley Athletic All-League Team...Named team MVP in 2005 and 2006...Team captain in 2006...Was once named the Contra Costa Times Player of the Week.

Personal:

Born on June 27, 1989, in Walnut Creek, Calif...Daughter of Ken and Sherri Keeler...Has one sister, Nicole...Majoring in kinesiology.

Career Highs: Kills:

13 vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 5, 2008) Attempts: 34 vs. Nevada, Reno (Sept. 28, 2008) Hitting Efficiency: .667 vs. Air Force (Oct. 6, 2007) Assists: 3 vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 5, 2008) Aces: 4 vs. Baylor (Sept. 13, 2008) Digs: 8 (2x) vs. Denver (Sept. 19, 2008) vs. Baylor (Sept. 13, 2008) Blocks: 4 (3x) vs. Air Force (Nov. 22, 2008) vs. Eastern Washington (Sept. 13, 2008) vs. Baylor (Sept. 13, 2008)

Career Statistics 2007 2008 Total

SP 16 69 85

MP 9 27 38

K 16 99 115

E 9 66 75

TA 49 325 374

Pct. .143 .102 .107

A 2 8 10

SA 2 7 9

D 3 45 48

BS 0 1 1

BA 4 22 26


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Academics:

Kela Lau Hee Libero / Defensive Specialist 5’5” / Junior Pukalani, Hawaii

2008 MWC Academic All-Conference

2008: Played in 29 matches and 94 sets…Had a total of four assists…Had a total of three aces…Had a total of 128 digs with two matches of 10 or more digs, including a season-high 11 vs. TCU (Sept. 25).

2007: Played in 10 matches and 16 sets…Had a total of three aces with all three coming against Air Force (Oct. 6)…Had a total of nine digs with a season-high three coming against Air Force (Oct. 6).

High School: A 2007 graduate of Kamehameha Schools - Maui Campus...Lettered all four years in volleyball and in soccer...The Warriors went a combined 44-11 in her four years on the court and were the Maui Interscholastic League champions in 2005, 2006 and 2007...Named to the League's 2004 Tournament Honorable Mention Team...Named to the league's first team all-stars in 2007...Named to the league's Honorable Mention Soccer Team in 2004...Named to the 2005 and 2006 second team all-stars and to the first-team in 2007.

Personal:

Born on Sept. 17, 1989, in Wailuku, Hawaii...Daughter of Gerald and Janice Lau Hee...Has two siblings, Ikaika and Kaeo...Majoring in culinary arts management.

Career Highs: Kills: Attempts:

Career Statistics 2007 2008 Total

SP 16 94 110

MP 10 29 39

K 0 0 0

E 0 0 0

TA 0 2 2

Pct. .000 .000 .000

A 0 4 4

SA 3 3 6

D 9 128 137

BS 0 0 0

BA 0 0 0

N/A 1 (2x) vs. San Diego State (Oct. 31, 2008) vs. Denver (Sept. 19, 2008) Hitting Efficiency: N/A Assists: 1 (4x) vs. BYU (Nov. 6, 2008) vs. TCU (Oct. 25, 2008) vs. Air Force (Sept. 18, 2008) vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 5, 2008) Aces: 3 vs. Air Force (Oct. 6, 2007) Digs: 11 vs. TCU (Sept. 25, 2008) Blocks: N/A


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Jeralynn Makaiwi Libero / Defensive Specialist 5’4” / Junior Las Vegas, Nev. 2008: Played in 11 matches and 26 sets…Had a total of two assists…Had a total of three aces with a season-high two vs. South Carolina (Aug. 30)…Had a total of four digs.

2007:

Played in 13 matches and 26 games…Had a total of two aces with one coming against both Utah (Sept. 15) and at Santa Clara (Sept. 23)…Had a total of 10 digs with a season-high seven coming against Air Force (Oct. 6).

High School:

A 2007 graduate of Shadow Ridge High School...Lettered all four years in volleyball with her first coming at El Camino High School in San Francisco, Calif., and the final three at Shadow Ridge...Her teams posted a combined record of 58-22 (13-7 at El Camino and 45-15 at Shadow Ridge)...Named to all-conference first team in her junior and senior years and was named to the second team as a freshman...Named the Sunset Northwest Division MVP in her senior year...Team captain for four years...Named the Shadow Ridge High School MVP in her final three years.

Personal:

Born on Oct. 18, 1989, in Redwood City, Calif...Daughter of Aaron and Josephine Makaiwi...Has three brothers: Jeremy, Jalen and AJ; and one sister, Aivry...Majoring in hotel administration.

Career Highs: Kills: Attempts:

N/A 1 vs. Air Force (Nov. 1, 2007) Hitting Efficiency: N/A Assists: 1 (2x) vs. Air Force (Nov. 22, 2008) vs. South Carolina (Sept. 30, 2008) Aces: 2 vs. South Carolina (Aug. 30, 2008) Digs: 7 vs. Air Force (Oct. 6, 2007) Blocks: N/A

Career Statistics 2007 2008 Total

SP 26 26 52

MP 13 11 24

K 0 0 0

E 0 0 0

TA 1 0 1

Pct. .000 .000 .000

A 0 2 2

SA 2 3 5

D 10 4 14

BS 0 0 0

BA 0 0 0


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Academics:

Sara Nehf Outside HItter 5’11” / Junior Centennial, Colo.

2008 MWC Academic All-Conference

2008: Played in 26 matches and 72 sets…Had three double-doubles (all kill-dig combinations)…Had a total of 177 kills with eight matches of 10 or more kills, including a season-high 17 at Wyoming (Nov. 13)…Had four matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .591 outing (15-2-22) vs. Air Force (Nov. 22)…Had a total of two assists…Had a total of five aces…Had a total of 94 digs with three matches of 10 or more digs, including a season-high 12 vs. BYU (Nov. 6)…Had a total of 13 blocks (one solo, 12 assisted) with a season-high one solo block at TCU (Oct. 25); two assisted on two occasions: at San Diego State (Oct. 31) and at Wyoming (Nov. 13); and a total of three vs. TCU (Sept. 25).

2007: Played in 18 matches and 42 sets…Had one double-double (kill-dig combination) against Air Force (Nov. 1)…Had a total of 54 kills with a season-high 10 kills at Air Force (Nov. 1)…Had three matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 with a season-high .500 on two occasions: Santa Clara (6-1-10) on Sept. 23 and San Diego State (5-1-8) on Oct. 19…Had a total of three assists…Had a total of three aces…Had a total of 31 digs with a season-high 13 at Air Force (Nov. 1)…Had a total of 13 blocks (one solo, 12 assisted) with a season-high one solo block vs. Hofstra (Sept. 8), four assisted blocks on two occasions (Sept. 23 at Santa Clara and Oct. 6 against Air Force).

High School:

A 2007 graduate of Grandview High School...Lettered three years in volleyball and two in soccer...The Wolves were Centennial League and district champions in 2005, 2005 and 2006...The Wolves were state champions in 2004 and 2005 and finished second in 2006...Named to the allstate first team and all-conference team in 2006...Named honorable mention in 2005...Named to the Colorado Women's Coaches Association's All-State Team in 2006.

Personal:

Born on June 28, 1989, in Denver, Colo...Daughter of Steven Nehf and Linda Laws...Has three sisters: Leia, Ashley and Ciara...Her father lettered in football and basketball at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan...Majoring in secondary education.

Career Highs: Kills:

Career Statistics 2007 2008 Total

SP 42 72 114

MP 18 26 44

K 54 177 231

E 32 88 120

TA 148 472 620

Pct. .149 .189 .179

A 3 2 5

SA 3 5 8

D 31 94 125

BS 1 1 2

BA 12 12 24

17 vs. Wyoming (Nov. 13, 2008) Attempts: 46 vs. Utah (Nov. 8, 2008) Hitting Efficiency: .591 vs. Air Force (Nov. 22, 2008) Assists: 1 (5x) Aces: 1 (8x) Digs: 13 vs. Air Force (Nov. 1, 2007) Blocks: 4 (2x) vs. Air Force (Oct. 6, 2007) vs. Santa Clara (Sept. 23, 2007)


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Amanda Alles Setter / Outside Hitter 5’9” / Sophomore Flemington, N.J. 2008: Played in 12 matches and 24 sets…Had a total of one kill coming vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20)…Had a total of 65 assists with a season-high 12 at Air Force (Sept. 18)…Had a total of three aces…Had a total of eight digs with a season-high two coming on three occasions…Had a total of five blocks (all assisted) with a season-high two coming at Denver (Sept. 19).

High School:

A 2008 graduate of Hunterdon Central Regional High School...Lettered three years in volleyball...During her junior and senior seasons, she helped the Red Devils to two Group IV State Championships, two Tournament of Champions second-place finishes, two Skyland Conference championships and two county championships...Individually, she was named New Jersey's Gatorade Player of the Year, the StarLedger's Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and

Cursty Jackson Middle Blocker 6’2” / Sophomore Los Angeles, Calif. 2008: Named the Mountain West Conference's Freshman of the Year…Played in 25 matches and 83 sets…Had a total of 210 kills with nine matches of 10 or more kills, including a season-high 19 vs. BYU (Nov. 6)…Had 10 matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 with a season-high .750 outing (9-0-12) vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20)…Had a total of 13 assists with a season-high three vs. San Diego State (Oct. 3)…Had one ace vs. Air Force (Nov. 22)…Had a total of 40 digs with a season-high four on three occasions…Had a total of 69 blocks (16 solo, 53 assisted) with a season-high two solo blocks on three occasions; six assisted blocks vs. TCU (Sept. 25); and a total of six (six assisted) vs. TCU (Sept. 25).

High School: A 2008 graduate of John A. Rowland High School in Rowland Heights, Calif....Lettered three years in volleyball, while also

the Courier News and Times Player of the Year in 2006...She was a two-time all-state and all-conference honoree, while adding a first team selection from All-Hunterdon County in 2008...In 2006, she was a Group IV First Team selection improving from the third team in 2005.

Personal:

Born on April 9, 1990, in Somerville, N.J....Daughter of Terri and Tim Alles...Has one sister, Jen...Majoring in kinesiology.

Academics: 2008 MWC Academic All-Conference

participating in track and basketball...Named to the All-Valley First Team in volleyball and track in 2007-08...Named to the All-San Antonio League First Team during her junior and senior seasons in volleyball and track...Won the league championships in long jump in 2005-06 and the high jump in 2007-08...Team captain in 2007-08...Holds the high school's record in the high jump, long jump and triple jump.

Personal: Born on Sept. 11, 1990, in Los Angeles, Calif....Daughter of Curtis Jackson and Cheron Collins...Has three siblings: Shaquisha, Leonardo and Shamya...Majoring in criminal justice.


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Monika Karney Outside Hitter 6’0” / Sophomore Olympia, Wash. 2008: Played in six matches and seven sets…Hampered with an injury that cut short her season…Had a total of three kills…Had a total of one assist…Had a total of two digs, with both coming vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20)…Had a total of one block (assisted).

High School: A 2008 graduate of North Thurston High School in Lacey, Wash....Lettered three years in volleyball...Helped her team to the 3A District Tournament while being named to the Western Cascade Conference's First Team in 2007, as well as The Olympians All-Area Volleyball Team...Named to the WCC's Second Team in 2006...Set the blocking record for Thurston High School...Honored with the Gilmore Award for her leadership efforts in band...Has played the french horn since the sixth grade.

Personal:

Born on July 11, 1990, in Tacoma, Wash....Daughter of Yvonne and Jim Karney...Majoring in biology.

Academics:

Leah Maurer Outside Hitter 6’5” / Sophomore Mission, Kan.

2008 MWC Academic All-Conference

2008: Played in 22 matches and 57 sets…Had a total of 83 kills, with two matches of 10 or more kills, including a season-high 15 vs. Nevada, Reno (Sept. 28)…Had three matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .448 outing (15-2-29) vs. Nevada, Reno (Sept. 28)…Had a total of six assists with a seasonhigh two vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20)…Had a total of one ace…Had a total of 17 digs with a seasonhigh two on seven occasions…Had a total of 31 blocks (three solo, 28 assisted) with a season-high one solo block on three occasions; four assisted blocks vs. TCU (Sept. 25); and a total of four on two occasions: TCU (Sept. 25) and at TCU (Oct. 25).

Mission East high schools...Helped Bishop Miege to the Eastern Kansas League Championship before finishing the year as the runner-up in the Kansas 5A State Championships...The Stags closed out 2007 with a 42-2 overall record...Earned EKL Honorable Mention in 2007, while earning Sunflower League First Team honors in 2006 and Second Team honors in 2005...Also, participated in basketball (2004-06), softball (2004-05) and soccer (2005-06)...Won the 2008 Kansas 5A State Championship in javelin...In 2008, was named to the All-Sun Girls Track and Field, All-Star Johnson County Girls Track first teams and to the All-Metro Girls Track and Field Second Team...Her club volleyball team, InvasionSWAT 18's, placed 5th at the Junior Olympics in 2008.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Bishop Personal: Miege High School in Shawnee Mission, Kan....Lettered three years in volleyball and two in track split between Bishop Miege and Shawnee

Born on Dec. 12, 1989, in Shawnee Mission, Kan....Daughter of Michelle and Mark Maurer...Has three siblings: Kyle, Dustin and Adrianna...Majoring in marketing.


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Nile Te’o Libero / Defensive Specialist 5’6” / Freshman Kahuku, Hawaii High School: A 2009 graduate of Kahuku High School...Lettered all three years in volleyball and twice in basketball...On the volleyball court, she helped her squad improve from an Oahu Interscholastic Association (OIA) third-place showing in 2006 to second in 2007 and a championship in 2008...The Red Raiders’ best performance in the HHSAA State Volleyball Tournament was in 2008, when the team finished third...Recognized by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Advertiser the past three years and earned honorable mention from each newspaper in 2006 and 2007...Named to the Star-Bulletin’s 2008 Fab 15 All-State Volleyball Team and the Advertiser’s All-State First Team...Selected each year by the OIA as honorable mention in 2006 and as a second team selection in 2007 before taking home first team honors in 2008...Named the OIA East’s Player of the Year in 2008...On the basketball court, she was a 2009 OIA East First Team selection, while leading her team to the 2009 OIA Division II Championship en route to

Erik Davis Volunteer Asst. Coach

fifth place in the HHSAA Division II State Tournament...Earned more honors on the basketball court by being named to the 2009 OIA East First Team, while leading the Red Raiders to the 2009 OIA Division II Championship en route to fifth place in the HHSAA Division II State Tournament...Named to the school’s honor roll all four years.

Personal:

Born on July 18, 1990, in St. George, Utah...Daughter of David and Kelli Te’o...Has five siblings: Shiloah, Tisa, Laken, Cheyenne and Malaki...Her brother, Shiloah, is a sophomore defensive back at BYU, while three cousins play NCAA Division I football: at BYU (Malosi), Notre Dame (Manti) and Navy (Levi)...Majoring in nursing.

Zach Thomas Team Manager

Erik Davis enters his first season as a volunteer coach for the Rebels. Davis is no stranger to UNLV, as he graduated from the University in 2004 with a B.S. in kinesiology.

Zach Thomas enters his fifth season as the team manager for the Rebels.

Most recently, Davis coached the Bonanza High School men’s volleyball and men’s tennis teams since 2007. During that same time period, he helped coach the Vegas Volleyball Club to a gold medal and national championship at the 2008 Junior Olympic Men’s 18 and Under Club Championships. In the summer of 2008, he was a coach for the United States’ Junior National Team that finished 8th in the FIVB World League.

Thomas hails from Johnstown, Colo., and came to UNLV after being the team manager for the Rough Rider volleyball team. He is a 2009 graduate of UNLV. He received his degree in hotel administration with an emphasis in resort and lodging management. He will be a member of the team that opens Las Vegas’ newest venture, CityCenter, which is slated to debut in late 2009.

Davis began his collegiate coaching (2005-06) in the Pacific Northwest at Whatcom College (Bellingham, Wash.), Skagit Valley College (Vernon, Wash.) and Western Washington University (Bellingham). Davis is a 1997 graduate of Bonanza, where he lettered four years in both volleyball and tennis. In volleyball, he helped the Bengals to the Nevada State Finals as a junior and senior, while taking home all-region and all-state honors each year. In tennis, he was a two-time state tennis champion and was a fouryear captain that helped his team to a combined 72-0 conference mark. Davis and his wife, Ashley Anne, reside in Las Vegas with their two children, Jillian and Luke.

Thomas handles video duties, tape exchanges and statistics for the team.


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Amanda Alles’ Career Statistics 2008

SP 24

MP 12

K 1

E 4

TA 15

Pct. -.200

A 65

SA 3

D 8

BS 0

BA 5

Career Highs Kills:

1 vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20, 2008) Attempts: 5 (2x) vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20, 2008) vs. Miami (Sept. 6, 2008) Hitting Efficiency: N/A Assists: 12 vs. Air Force (Sept. 18, 2008)

Aces: Digs:

Blocks:

1 (3x) 2 (3x) vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20, 2008) vs. Denver (Sept. 19, 2008) vs. Miami (Sept. 6, 2008) 2 vs. Denver (Sept. 19, 2008)

Monika Karney’s Career Statistics 2008

SP 7

MP 6

K 3

E 1

TA 9

Pct. .222

A 1

SA 0

D 2

BS 0

BA 1

Career Highs Kills:

1 (3x) vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20, 2008) vs. Air Force (Sept. 18, 2008) vs. South Carolina (Sept. 18, 2008) Attempts: 3 (2x) vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20, 2008) vs. South Carolina (Sept. 18, 2008) Hitting Efficiency: N/A

Assists: Aces: Digs: Blocks:

1 vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20, 2008) N/A 2 vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20, 2008) 1 vs. Air Force (Sept. 18, 2008)

Leah Maurer’s Career Statistics 2008

SP 57

MP 22

K 83

E 35

TA 227

Pct. .211

A 6

SA 1

D 17

BS 3

BA 28

Career Highs Kills:

15 vs. Nevada, Reno (Sept. 28, 2008) Attempts: 29 vs. Nevada, Reno (Sept. 28, 2008) Hitting Efficiency: .448 vs. Nevada, Reno (Sept. 28, 2008) Assists: 2 vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20, 2008)

Aces:

1 vs. Oregon (Sept. 12, 2008) 2 (7x) 4 (2x) vs. TCU (Oct. 25, 2008) vs. TCU (Sept. 25,2008)

Digs: Blocks:

Cursty Jackson’s Career Statistics 2008

SP 83

MP 25

K 210

E 81

TA 495

Pct. .261

A 13

SA 1

D 40

BS 16

BA 53

Career Highs Kills:

19 vs. BYU (Nov. 6, 2008) Attempts: 45 vs. Utah (Nov. 8, 2008) Hitting Efficiency: .750 vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20, 2008) Assists: 3 vs. San Diego State (Oct. 3, 2008)

Aces: Digs:

Blocks:

N/A 4 (3x) vs. Air Force (Nov. 22, 2008) vs. BYU (Nov. 6, 2008) vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20, 2008) 6 vs. TCU (Sept. 25, 2008)


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Photo Breakdown:

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Team arrives in Prague. Team standing on the Charles Bridge in Prague. First European practice. Coaches and staff at dinner. Team at Hero Square in Budapest. Leah Maurer & Kelsey Keeler sword fighting. Sara Nehf & Kela Lau Hee trying on hats. The “Pink Amigos”.

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Photo Breakdown: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8)

Amazing Race Team: Greenwood, Nehf & Jackson. Amazing Race Team: Keeler & Karney. Team on bus between Budapest and Vienna. Slovenia pre-game. Team at ropes course. Team before the Alpine slide. Team posing in Venice’s San Marco Square. Team on Gondola ride through Venice.

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30 2008 Review

Final Serve The 2008 season ended on Nov. 29, with a 3-0 loss to then-#14 Florida. The Rebels finished the year 16-14 overall and tied TCU for fourth in the Mountain West with identical 9-7 records. The Rebels reached the 15-win plateau in each of the past five seasons. The team has won at least 16 overall in the past three years, which includes back-to-back 20-win campaigns in 2006 and 2007.

2007, was joined by Cunningham on the 17-member squad. Cursty Jackson rounded out the awards for the Rebels, as she was named the MWC's Freshman of the Year. Jackson became only the second Rebel to earn MWC Freshman of the Year recognition. Maria Aladjova (2004-07) shared the honor in 2004 before rattling off three straight All-MWC nods.

We Played Them

The overall wins were aided by victories racked up in conference play, which UNLV has managed to win at least eight in Keeley’s five-year stint. With 2008’s nine conference wins, the squad has won no less than that amount since 2005.

In all, the Rebels faced six ranked teams in 2008 and owned a 1-5 record in those contests. The lone victory came in an Oct. 16 bout with then-#13 Colorado State, which UNLV won 3-1.

Cunningham Digs Out Award

The Rebels had six opponents (Dayton, Utah, Oregon, Miami (Ohio), Florida and Colorado State) make the 2008 NCAA Tournament.

UNLV’s Camille Cunningham was tabbed to the 2008 American Volleyball Coaches Association’s (AVCA) All-West Region Honorable Mention Team. Cunningham, who was also named to the Mountain West’s All-Conference Team, became only the second Rebel to earn AVCA recognition. Cunningham stepped into the libero position in 2008 and topped all conference defenders in overall and conference digs-per-set statistics, while helping UNLV achieve top billing in both of those categories as a team. She finished the year first among the team with 527 digs, which is the thirdmost in a single-season at UNLV. She registered at least 11 digs in 28 of the team’s 29 matches, with a career-best 33 coming in a win over Arizona State on Aug. 29. She provided some offense, as she led the team in aces (23) with a career-best four served up against South Carolina on Aug. 30. She placed her name in the UNLV career record book on four occasions. She ranked second in digs with 1,280, seventh in matches played (112) and aces (82) and ninth in sets played (372). In the single-season record book, she is seventh in aces (36 in 2007) and then second (550 in 2008) and sixth (354 in 2007) in digs. In 2008, she registered at least 11 digs in 29 of 30 matches during the season with 12 contests of at least 20. She amassed a career-best 33 against Arizona State (Aug. 29). Cunningham joined Lauren Miramontes (2003-07) as the only two Rebels to earn postseason recognition by the AVCA. Miramontes earned regional status twice with an honorable mention in 2005 and a first team selection in 2008. She ultimately earned a 2008 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention.

Trio Earn MWC Honors For the fourth consecutive year the UNLV volleyball program placed at least two members on the Mountain West's All-Conference Team, which was voted on by the league's nine head coaches. Melody Nua, who was a repeat selection from

Overall, UNLV’s six NCAA Tournament opponents went a combined 7-6. Utah, Florida and Oregon went 2-1, while Colorado State was 1-1. Dayton and Miami (Ohio) both went 0-1.

In The Rankings Besides playing six opponents that reached the postseason, the Rebels had six matches against ranked competition. UNLV went 1-5 in those six matches with the lone win coming on Oct. 16, against then-13th-ranked Colorado State. On Dec. 23, the final Bison/AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll came out and four of those six opponents finished the year ranked. Oregon was the highest ranked opponent with its #9 placing. Florida followed closely behind at #10, while Utah (#16) and Colorado State (#24) rounded out the quartet.

Nationally Speaking For the second straight season UNLV’s libero ranked within the top 50 of the NCAA’s year-end statistics. Cunningham finished the year with the 25th-best digs-per-set figure at 5.00. She followed in the footsteps of her predecessor, Jada Walker, who ranked 33rd in 2007 with a 5.64 dps average.

Conference Speaking For the fifth consecutive year, UNLV’s defense topped the Mountain West’s overall and conference-only digs categories. The five years coincide with Allison Keeley taking the reigns of the program at the start of the 2004 season. Keeley’s defense didn’t disappoint in 2008, as it averaged 15.97 digs-per-set in its 30 matches, while notching a 15.93 average in its 16 conference contests. Both numbers were good enough for #1 in each category among the league’s nine squads.

Nua Records For The Books Nua ended her four-year run at UNLV as one of the best players in school history. She managed to play in all 120 matches and all but three sets in her

career as a Rebel. She closed out her career as the all-time record holder in matches played (120), sets played (442) and assists (4,797). Besides those three career marks, she etched her name in the all-time aces and digs categories, as well. In the single-season book, she owns four of the ten best assists records. She picked up her second Mountain West AllConference nod, as she led the Rebels in assists (1,048), finished second in aces (20) and third in digs (256). She tallied double-digit assists in all 30 matches, while hitting the 20 barrier on 25 occasions. In her four-year career, she reached the double-digit mark in assists in 119 of 120 matches. She amassed 13 double-doubles in 2008 with help from 13 double-digit dig matches. She racked up 40 double-doubles in her four years at as a Rebel. She had three different three-match streaks where she notched a double-double. She topped out at 16 digs for a season-high against Utah (Nov. 8).

ESPn Academics A pair of UNLV volleyball student-athletes were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic AllDistrict Eight Team on Nov. 6. Jessica Walters was tabbed to the first team for the second straight year, while Erin Greenwood was selected to the third team. Walters and Greenwood were no strangers to receiving academic recognition, as they each have been named to the Mountain West Conference’s Academic All-Conference Teams the past two years. Each has been honored on the MWC’s Scholar-Athlete Teams, as Greenwood has three selections to Walters’ two. The duo was the past two recipients of the Top Sports Award the past two academic years (Walters 2007-08, Greenwood 2006-07). Walters went one step further and took home UNLV’s Most Outstanding Female Athlete honors in April 2008.

MWC Academics The UNLV volleyball program placed 10 of its student-athletes on the fall 2008 Academic AllMountain West Conference team. The 10-person contingent matched the program's highest figure, which has been reached on two other occasions, 2002 and 2005. The Rebels led the league with 10, while three institutions (BYU, New Mexico and Utah) followed closely behind with eight apiece. Erin Greenwood, Samantha Noland and Jessica Walters are three-time honorees, while Kelsey Keeler has been recognized twice. Camille Cunningham, Cursty Jackson, Kela Lau Hee, Leah Maurer and Samantha Richard were selected for the first time.


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2008 RECORD:

OVERALL

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NEUTRAL

16-14 9-7 7-7

8-5 6-2 2-3

4-7 3-5 1-2

4-2 0-0 4-2

All Matches Conference Non-Conference OVERALL ## Name 18 GREENWOOD 13 JACKSON 09 NOLAND 07 KARNEY 15 WALTERS 03 NUA 11 MAURER 10 NEHF 08 RICHARD 05 KEELER 12 MORAN 22 WONG 14 MABREY 02 MAKAIWI 01 LAU HEE 04 CUNNINGHAM 06 ALLES TEAM UNLV Opponents CONFERENCE ## Name 07 KARNEY 18 GREENWOOD 13 JACKSON 15 WALTERS 10 NEHF 11 MAURER 03 NUA 12 MORAN 05 KEELER 09 NOLAND 08 RICHARD 02 MAKAIWI 14 MABREY 01 LAU HEE 06 ALLES 04 CUNNINGHAM TEAM UNLV Opponents

S 106 83 45 7 95 110 57 72 103 69 98 4 4 26 94 110 24

K 280 210 63 3 284 82 83 177 126 99 35 0 0 0 0 3 1

110 1446 110 1476

ATTACK SET SERVE DIG K/S E TA Pct A A/S SA SE SA/S RE D D/S 2.64 78 724 .279 8 0.08 12 8 0.11 2 44 0.42 2.53 81 495 .261 13 0.16 1 5 0.01 0 40 0.48 1.40 22 164 .250 2 0.04 0 3 0.00 0 9 0.20 0.43 1 9 .222 1 0.14 0 2 0.00 0 2 0.29 2.99 114 793 .214 10 0.11 5 5 0.05 5 84 0.88 0.75 35 220 .214 1048 9.53 20 30 0.18 3 256 2.33 1.46 35 227 .211 6 0.11 1 1 0.02 0 17 0.30 2.46 88 472 .189 2 0.03 5 11 0.07 7 94 1.31 1.22 72 402 .134 30 0.29 14 10 0.14 21 218 2.12 1.43 66 325 .102 8 0.12 7 3 0.10 10 45 0.65 0.36 33 125 .016 43 0.44 18 23 0.18 16 257 2.62 0.00 0 0 .000 0 0.00 0 1 0.00 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0 .000 1 0.25 0 2 0.00 0 1 0.25 0.00 0 0 .000 2 0.08 3 2 0.12 0 4 0.15 0.00 0 2 .000 4 0.04 3 6 0.03 16 128 1.36 0.03 5 22 -.091 72 0.65 24 17 0.22 12 550 5.00 0.04 4 15 -.200 65 2.71 3 3 0.12 1 8 0.33 8 13.15 634 3995 .203 1315 11.95 116 133 1.05 101 1757 15.97 13.42 638 4114 .204 1340 12.18 101 200 0.92 116 1539 13.99

S 1 56 58 47 53 36 58 56 30 9 52 11 4 45 10 58

K 1 158 158 121 150 49 34 29 31 4 41 0 0 0 0 1

ATTACK K/S E TA Pct 1.00 0 1 1.000 2.82 45 406 .278 2.72 67 386 .236 2.57 54 353 .190 2.83 77 402 .182 1.36 26 132 .174 0.59 18 111 .144 0.52 18 81 .136 1.03 19 102 .118 0.44 3 10 .100 0.79 28 135 .096 0.00 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 .000 0.00 0 1 .000 0.00 0 0 .000 0.02 3 14 -.143

58 58

777 762

13.40 358 2134 13.14 346 2159

.196 .193

SET SERVE A A/S SA SE SA/S RE 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 5 0.09 6 5 0.11 1 8 0.14 1 3 0.02 0 5 0.11 2 3 0.04 0 2 0.04 4 9 0.08 5 3 0.08 0 0 0.00 0 574 9.90 8 16 0.14 1 22 0.39 10 13 0.18 11 1 0.03 0 1 0.00 4 1 0.11 0 1 0.00 0 15 0.29 5 4 0.10 9 1 0.09 0 1 0.00 0 1 0.25 0 2 0.00 0 3 0.07 0 2 0.00 8 33 3.30 2 1 0.20 1 40 0.69 6 7 0.10 5 3 714 12.31 44 69 0.76 48 695 11.98 48 100 0.83 44

BS 17 16 5 0 1 2 3 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

BLOCKING BA Total B/S 60 77 0.73 53 69 0.83 13 18 0.40 1 1 0.14 18 19 0.20 18 20 0.18 28 31 0.54 12 13 0.18 4 5 0.05 22 23 0.33 21 25 0.26 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 5 5 0.21

51 58

255 178.5 429 272.5

DIG D D/S 0 0.00 29 0.52 27 0.47 40 0.85 85 1.60 9 0.25 143 2.47 147 2.62 11 0.37 2 0.22 91 1.75 2 0.18 1 0.25 59 1.31 2 0.20 276 4.76

BS 0 9 10 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

BLOCKING BA Total B/S 1 1 1.00 40 49 0.88 38 48 0.83 7 7 0.15 11 12 0.23 21 23 0.64 12 13 0.22 18 20 0.36 8 8 0.27 2 3 0.33 2 2 0.04 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 1 1 0.10 0 0 0.00

924 15.93 793 13.67

26 36

161 106.5 247 159.5

1.62 2.48

1.84 2.75

BE BHE 13 3 9 2 7 4 1 0 5 2 9 6 2 0 4 3 2 2 4 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 3 58 60

Points 339.0 253.5 74.5 3.5 299.0 113.0 101.0 189.0 143.0 118.0 67.5 0.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 27.0 6.5

38 32

1740.5 1849.5

BE BHE 0 0 10 3 6 2 3 1 3 2 2 0 6 3 0 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1

Points 1.5 193.0 188.0 126.5 160.5 61.5 49.0 50.0 35.0 6.0 47.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 7.0

35 37

20 11

927.5 969.5

2008 Results Date

Opponent

W/L

Game/Scores

Date

Opponent

W/L

Game/Scores

A A A S S S S S S S S S S S S S O

vs. Dayton-1 at Arizona State-1 vs. South Carolina-1 #10 Wisconsin-2 Cal State Fullerton-2 Miami (Ohio)-2 at Oregon-3 vs. Baylor-3 vs. Eastern Wash.-3 at Air Force* at Denver-4 vs. SMU-4 vs. Georgia State-4 TCU* New Mexico* Nevada, Reno San Diego State*

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

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

O O O O O O O N N N N N N

at Utah* at BYU* Colorado State* Wyoming* at New Mexico* at TCU* at San Diego State* BYU* Utah* at Wyoming* at Colorado State* Air Force* Florida

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

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

29 29 30 05 06 06 12 13 13 18 19 20 20 25 27 28 03

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

09 11 16 18 23 25 31 06 08 13 16 22 29

13-25, 14-25, 22-25 25-15, 25-11, 28-26 20-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-21 25-23, 25-19, 25-23 13-25, 19-25, 18-25 26-28, 25-15, 13-25, 22-25 25-15, 23-25, 12-25, 22-25 25-21, 25-20, 20-25, 23-25, 15-11 27-25, 17-25, 22-25, 19-25 24-26, 25-20, 20-25, 26-24, 15-11 25-27, 12-25, 22-25 25-18, 25-15, 25-11 18-25, 23-25, 21-25

(1) ASU Sheraton Classic (Tempe, Ariz.), (2) UNLV Invitational (3) Oregon Classic (Eugene, Ore.), (4) University of Denver Invitational (*) Mountain West Conference Match


32 2008 MWC Statistics

Final MWC Standings & Postseason Team

Conference W-L Pct

#16 Utah #24 Colorado State New Mexico TCU UNLV BYU San Diego State Wyoming Air Force

14-2 12-4 11-5 9-7 9-7 7-9 6-10 4-12 0-16

All-Conference Awards

Overall W-L Pct

.875 .750 .688 .563 .563 .438 .375 .333 .000

26-6 23-7 22-7 20-12 16-14 14-12 9-17 5-20 5-24

.813 .767 .759 .625 .533 .538 .346 .200 .172

Name School Cl. Pos. Melody Nua UNLV SR S Rachel Dyer BYU SR MB Kayla Walker BYU JR RS Mekana Barnes CSU SR MB Tessa Nelson CSU JR MB Jeanne Fairchild UNM SR OH Jade Michaelsen UNM SO S Lauren Salisbury SDSU SO MB Nirelle Hampton TCU SR S Christy Hudson TCU SO RS Lori Baird UU SR MB Karolina Bartkowiak UU SO RS Kathryn Haynie UU SR OH Emillie Toone UU SR MB Setter: Ashley Fornstrom (CSU) Co-Liberos: Camille Cunningham (UNLV) & Gayle Tripp (UNM) Co-Players of the Year: Jeanne Fairchild (UNM) & Lori Baird (UU) Coach of the Year: Beth Launiere (UU)

2008 MWC Statistics Team Hitting Utah Colorado State New Mexico TCU BYU UNLV San Diego State Wyoming Air Force

G 113 112 99 116 95 110 96 94 102

Kills 1502 1539 1339 1549 1192 1446 1156 1130 1050

Errs 582 609 521 613 525 634 560 547 679

Total 3763 3828 3367 4008 3185 3995 3145 3199 3296

Pct. .244 .243 .243 .234 .209 .203 .190 .182 .113

Blocks Colorado State Utah BYU New Mexico San Diego State TCU UNLV Wyoming Air Force

G 112 113 95 99 96 116 110 94 102

Solo 51 40 16 59 60 52 51 41 36

Asst. 564 588 475 396 329 362 255 202 211

Opponent Hitting Colorado State New Mexico Utah BYU TCU UNLV Air Force San Diego State Wyoming

G 112 99 113 95 116 110 102 96 94

Kills 1253 1141 1368 1174 1416 1476 1231 1287 1214

Errs 696 611 740 588 607 638 528 501 459

Total 3720 3453 3907 3309 3999 4114 3131 3210 2993

Pct. .150 .153 .161 .177 .202 .204 .225 .245 .252

Service Aces TCU Colorado State Utah BYU New Mexico UNLV San Diego State Wyoming Air Force

G 116 112 113 95 99 110 96 94 102

No. 154 140 138 114 108 116 92 85 79

P/G 1.33 1.25 1.22 1.20 1.09 1.05 0.96 0.90 0.77

Assists Colorado State New Mexico TCU Utah UNLV BYU San Diego State Wyoming Air Force

G 112 99 116 113 110 95 96 94 102

No. 1422 1243 1436 1382 1315 1104 1072 1044 969

P/G 12.70 12.56 12.38 12.23 11.95 11.62 11.17 11.11 9.50

Digs UNLV TCU New Mexico BYU Utah Colorado State San Diego State Wyoming Air Force

G 110 116 99 95 113 112 96 94 102

No. 1757 1691 1441 1284 1496 1474 1195 1113 1166

P/G 15.97 14.58 14.56 13.52 13.24 13.16 12.45 11.84 11.43

Kills Colorado State New Mexico TCU Utah UNLV BYU San Diego State Wyoming Air Force

G 112 99 116 113 110 95 96 94 102

No. 1539 1339 1549 1502 1446 1192 1156 1130 1050

P/G 13.74 13.53 13.35 13.29 13.15 12.55 12.04 12.02 10.29

Total 333.0 334.0 253.5 257.0 224.5 233.0 178.5 142.0 141.5

P/G 2.97 2.96 2.67 2.60 2.34 2.01 1.62 1.51 1.39


34 Yearly Results and Awards

Year-By-Year Results At A Glance Coach

1978 1979 1980 1984 1985 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Totals

Matti Smith Gena Borda Gena Borda Karen Lamb Karen Lamb Deitre Collins Deitre Collins Deitre Collins Deitre Collins Deitre Collins Deitre Collins Deitre Collins Deitre Collins Allison Keeley Allison Keeley Allison Keeley Allison Keeley Allison Keeley ------

Overall Record

Pct.

Home

Away

Neutral

10-7-0 12-9-1 7-7-1 23-17-0 16-17-0 5-22-0 9-18-0 23-8-0 12-14-0 6-21-0 10-16-0 11-20-0 13-17-0 15-12-0 15-15-0 20-10-0 24-6-0 16-14-0 247-250-2

.588 .571 .500 .575 .485 .185 .333 .742 .462 .222 .384 .355 .433 .556 .500 .667 .800 .533 .497

4-3-0 6-4-0 1-2-0 8-5-0 9-9-0 4-8-0 3-10-0 10-3-0 7-5-0 3-9-0 5-7-0 6-7-0 9-4-0 7-5-0 7-6-0 13-3-0 13-1-0 8-5-0 113-97

6-4-0 3-0-0 0-2-0 4-8-0 5-6-0 1-10-0 2-8-0 8-2-0 3-8-0 3-7-0 3-7-0 2-9-0 2-10-0 4-5-0 6-6-0 5-7-0 7-4-0 4-7-0 60-106

0-0-0 3-5-1 6-3-1 11-4-0 2-2-0 0-4-0 4-0-0 5-3-0 2-1-0 0-5-0 2-2-0 3-4-0 2-3-0 4-2-0 2-3-0 2-0-0 4-1-0 4-2-0 54-43-2

Conference

Conference Record

Independent Independent Independent Big West Big West WAC (Pacific) WAC (Mountain) WAC (Mountain) MWC MWC MWC MWC MWC MWC MWC MWC MWC MWC ------

N/A N/A N/A 1-7 5-11 3-13 2-12 11-3 4-10 5-9 6-8 6-8 4-10 8-6 10-6 10-6 12-4 9-7 77-107

Pct.

Finish

N/A N/A N/A .125 .313 .188 .143 .786 .286 .357 .429 .429 .286 .571 .625 .625 .750 .563 .418

N/A N/A N/A 5th 7th 7th 7th 2nd T-6th 6th 5th 5th 5th 4th 4th 4th T-2nd T-4th ------

*No teams were fielded for the 1981-83 and 1985-95 seasons.

Year

Year-By-Year Results At A Glance Volleyball Magazine All-America 2001 Sheila Ocasio-Clemente (Freshman Team) AVCA All-America 2007 Lauren Miramontes (Honorable Mention) AVCA All-West Region 2005 Lauren Miramontes (Honorable Mention) 2007 Lauren Miramontes (First Team) 2008 Camille Cunningham (Honorable Mention) AVCA Coach of the Year 2007 Allison Keeley (West Region) Conference Coach of the Year 1998 Deitre Collins (Co. WAC, Mountain) 2007 Allison Keeley (Co. MWC) Conference Freshman of the Year 2001 Sheila Ocasio-Clemente 2004 Maria Aladjova (Co.) 2008 Cursty Jackson Conference Sportsmanship Award 2004 Jada Walker

National Player of the Week 2007 Lauren Miramontes (Nov. 26) Sports Imports/AVCA & CVU.com Conference Player of the Week Western Athletic Conference 1997 Angie Sylvas (Sept. 2) 1998 Justine Kamelamela (Sept. 29) Mountain West Conference 1998 Christel Eves (Nov. 22) 1999 Angie Sylvas (Nov. 21) 2002 Blair Wilkes (Dec. 2) 2004 Nicki King (Oct. 25) 2005 Lauren Miramontes (Oct. 23) 2006 Brittani Lumsden (Sept. 11) 2006 Maria Aladjova (Nov. 13) 2007 Maria Aladjova (Sept. 17 & Oct. 15) 2007 Lauren Miramontes (Oct. 8 & 29, Nov. 12 & 26)

All-Conference Team Western Athletic Conference Year Player 1998 Meri-de Boyer (Mountain) 1998 Justine Kamelamela (Mountain) 1998 Angie Sylvas (Mountain)

Team 1st 2nd 2nd

Mountain West Conference Year Player 1999 Angie Sylvas 2000 Amber Graham 2001 Blair Wilkes 2003 Leiana Oswald 2004 Nicki King 2005 Maria Aladjova 2005 Lauren Miramontes 2006 Maria Aladjova 2006 Lauren Miramontes 2006 Jada Walker 2007 Maria Aladjova 2007 Lauren Miramontes 2007 Melody Nua 2007 Jada Walker 2008 Camille Cunningham 2008 Melody Nua

Team 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

All-Conference Tournament Team 2004 Nicki King 2004 Jada Walker 2005 Maria Aladjova 2007 Lauren Miramontes (MVP) 2007 Melody Nua 2007 Jada Walker

2007 MWC Award Winners Pictured (L-R): Maria Aladjova, Melody Nua, Allison Keeley, Lauren Miramontes and Jada Walker took home conference honors at the 2007 MWC Volleyball Banquet.


Season/Match Records 35

Single-Season Records Most Wins: Most Home Wins: Most Road Wins: Most Neutral Wins: Most Conf. Wins: Most Conf. Home Wins: Most Conf. Road Wins: Longest Winning Streak: Longest Home Winning Streak: Longest Road Winning Streak: Longest Neutral Winning Streak: Longest Conf. Winning Streak: Longest Conf. Home Winning Streak: Longest Conf. Road Winning Streak: Most Losses: Most Home Losses: Most Road Losses: Most Neutral Losses: Most Conf. Losses: Most Conf. Home Losses: Most Conf. Road Losses: Longest Losing Streak: Longest Home Losing Streak: Longest Road Losing Streak: Longest Neutral Losing Streak: Longest Conf. Losing Streak: Longest Conf. Home Losing Streak: Longest Conf. Road Losing Streak: Highest Winning Percentage: Lowest Winning Percentage: Most Matches: Most Games: Most Kills: Fewest Attack Errors: Most Total Attacks: Highest Hitting Percentage: Most Assists: Most Service Aces: Fewest Service Errors: Most Digs: Fewest Receiving Errors: Most Total Blocks: Most Solo Blocks: Most Assisted Blocks: Fewest Blocking Errors:

24 13 7 11 12 8 5 10 12 5 6 10 8 4 22 10 10 5 13 6 7 12 6 8 5 9 4 7 .800 .185 40 140 1,970 576 4,889 .240 1,759 244 133 2,213 79 569 215 507 38

2007 1998, 2006, 2007 2007 1984 2007 2007 2005 1998, 2007 2007 1978-79 1984 2007 2007 2007 1996 1997 1996, 2003 1979, 2000 1996 1985, 1996, 1997 1996 1997, 2000 1979, 1980, 1997 1997 2000 1997 1996, 1997 1996, 1997 2007 1996 1984 1984 1998 2001 2007 2007 1998 1984 2008 2007 2007 1984 1984 1998 1997

Match records Most Kills: Fewest Attack Errors: Most Total Attacks: Highest Hitting %: Most Assists: Most Service Aces: Fewest Service Errors: Most Digs: Fewest Rec. Errors: Most Total Blocks: Most Solo Blocks: Most Assisted Blocks:

102 vs. Southwest Texas State - Sept. 12, 1998 7 at Long Beach State - Oct. 12, 1985 254 vs. Southwest Texas State - Sept. 12, 1998 .535 vs. Idaho State - Sept. 13, 1985 89 vs. Southwest Texas State - Sept. 12, 1998 19 at California - Oct. 19, 1984 0 vs. BYU - Sept. 13, 2007 113 at Washington State - Sept. 1, 2006 0, multiple times 45 vs. UC Irvine - Oct. 27, 1984 19 vs. Utah State - Nov. 3, 1984 35 vs. UC Irvine - Oct. 27, 1984

The 1998 Rebels were one of the most successful teams in the program’s history, as they set 16 single-season records. The team still owns or is tied for six single-season records, such as: Most home wins (13) and longest winning streak (10).

The 2007 Rebel squad set or tied 14 single-season records, including: Most wins (24), most home and road wins and highest winning percentage (.800).


36 Individual Records Matches Season:

40: Maurine Evans, 1984 Alonda Jones, 1984 Sheila Nicks, 1984 Debbie Teso, 1984 120: Melody Nua, 2005-08

Career:

Career:

118: Lauren Miramontes, 2005 Melody Nua, 2005 Jada Walker, 2005 Michelle Banks, 2005 Judy Bellomo, 1985 442: Melody Nua, 2005-08

Kills Match: Season: Career:

34: Lauren Miramontes vs. BYU - Nov. 23, 2007 521: Lauren Miramontes, 2007 1,601: Maria Aladjova, 2004-07

Kills Per Set Season:

4.65: Lauren Miramontes, 2007 (521 in 112 games)

88: Maria Aladjova vs. San Diego State - Sept. 21, 2007 1,255: Maria Aladjova, 2007 4,224: Maria Aladjova, 2007

Hitting Percentage Match (10 kills min.): Season (125 kills min.): Career (250 kill min.): Assists Match: Season: Career:

13.74: Meri-de Boyer, 1998 (1,566 in 114 games)

Digs Match:

34: Jada Walker vs. Arizona State - Aug. 24, 2007 Jada Walker at San Diego State - Sept. 21, 2007 626, Jada Walker, 2007 2,055: Jada Walker, 2004-07

Season: Career:

Sets Played Season:

Total Attempts Match: Season: Career:

Assists Per Set Season:

.769: Kira Strehlow vs. Idaho State Sept. 13, 1985 .365: Blair Wilkes, 2001 (294 kills/592 TA) .318: Blair Wilkes, 2000-02

Service Aces Match:

8: Patricia Assuncao vs. Air Force - Oct. 18, 2001 Denise Brooks vs. UC San Diego - Oct. 12, 1984 Christel Eves vs. Maryland, - Sept. 11, 1999 50: Debbie Teso, 1985 116: Christel Eves, 1996-99

Season: Career: Total Blocks Match: Season: Career: Solo Blocks Match: Season: Career:

15: Judy Bellomo vs. California - Sept. 13, 1985 177: Sheila Ocasio-Clemente, 2001 426: Lauren Miramontes, 2003-07

7: Lynette Richan at Northern Arizona - Sept. 14, 1984 65: Lynette Richan, 1984 80: Lauren Miramontes, 2003-07

Assisted Blocks Match:

Season: Career:

11: Meri-de Boyer vs. TCU - Oct. 17, 1998 Amy Ellenwood at Air Force - Oct. 31, 1996 Lynette Richan vs. Northern Arizona, - Nov. 17, 1984 163: Sheila Ocasio-Clemente, 2001 344: Lauren Miramontes, 2003-07

80: Meri-de Boyer vs. UTEP - Nov. 13, 1997 1,566: Meri-de Boyer, 1998 4,797: Melody Nua, 2005-08

Lauren Miramontes (2004-07) tallied a UNLV record 34 kills vs. BYU in the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Nov. 23, 2007.

Jada Walker (2004-07) broke the UNLV record for digs in a match with 34 vs. Arizona State (Aug. 24, 2007) and tied it at San Diego State (Sept. 21, 2007)

Maria Aladjova (2004-07) set the UNLV record for most kills in a career with 1,601.


Career Records 37 Matches Played Melody Nua Jada Walker Lauren Miramontes Maria Aladjova Kristin Koochi Leiana Oswald Camille Cunningham Patricia Assuncao Christel Eves Brittani Lumsden

120 116 114 113 113 113 112 112 111 107

2005-08 2004-07 2003-07 2004-07 2003-06 2000-03 2005-08 2000-03 1996-99 2004-07

Assists (Only 1980, 1985 and 1996-pres.) Melody Nua 4,797 2005-08 Nicki King 4,261 2001-04 Meri-de Boyer 2,790 1996-98 Maria Julia Goes 1,607 1998-01 Debbie Teso 1,330 1985 Kristin Koochi 439 2003-06 Christy Clark 421 1996 Erin Hill 399 1980 Justine Kamelamela 330 1997-99 Robyn Shea 320 1999-00

Sets Played Melody Nua Jada Walker Maria Aladjova Lauren Miramontes Christel Eves Patricia Assuncao Leiana Oswald Nicki King Camille Cunningham Brittani Lumsden

442 431 419 414 401 395 394 384 379 374

2005-08 2004-07 2004-07 2003-07 1996-99 2000-03 2000-03 2001-04 2005-08 2004-07

Service Aces Christel Eves Patricia Assuncao Leiana Oswald Jada Walker Debbie Teso Angie Sylvas Camille Cunningham Melody Nua Ana Ramos Nicki King

116 109 104 92 91 83 82 82 82 81

1996-99 2000-03 2000-03 2004-07 1984-85 1997-99 2005-08 2005-08 1997-00 2001-04

Kills Maria Aladjova Lauren Miramontes Leiana Oswald Patricia Assuncao Angie Sylvas Brittani Lumsden Christel Eves Justine Kamelamela Sheila Nicks Erin Greenwood

1,601 1,499 1,350 1,020 912 880 829 769 722 703

2004-07 2003-07 2000-03 2000-03 1997-99 2004-07 1996-99 1997-99 1984-85 2006-Pres.

Digs Jada Walker Camille Cunningham Melody Nua Brittani Lumsden Maria Aladjova Leiana Oswald Nicki King Meri-de Boyer Patricia Assuncao Ana Ramos

2,055 1,280 981 922 839 812 803 777 713 702

2004-07 2005-08 2005-08 2004-07 2004-07 2000-03 2001-04 1996-98 2000-03 1997-00

Total Attempts Maria Aladjova Leiana Oswald Lauren Miramontes Patricia Assuncao Angie Sylvas Brittani Lumsden Justine Kamelamela Christel Eves Jessica Walters Erin Greenwood

4,279 3,938 3,655 2,929 2,398 2,386 2,194 1,947 1,828 1,780

2004-07 2000-03 2003-07 2000-03 1997-99 2004-07 1997-99 1996-99 2006-Pres. 2006-Pres.

Total Blocks Lauren Miramontes Christel Eves Sheila Ocasio-Clemente Erin Greenwood Amber Graham Blair Wilkes Denise Brooks Judy Bellomo Patricia Assuncao Michelle Johnson

426 359 353 269 242 233 230 226 220 214

2003-07 1996-99 2001-03 2006-Pres. 1998-00 2000-02 1984-85 1984-85 2000-03 2000-03

Solo Blocks Lauren Miramontes Denise Brooks Judy Bellomo Lynette Richan Erin Greenwood Sheila Ocasio-Clemente Maria Aladjova Leiana Oswald Blair Wilkes Patricia Assuncao Christel Eves

80 75 73 65 42 37 32 32 31 28 28

2003-07 1984-85 1984-85 1984 2006-Pres. 2001-03 2004-07 2000-03 2000-02 2000-03 1996-99

Hitting Efficiency (Must Have 250 Kills) Blair Wilkes .318 2000-02 Sheila Nicks .292 1984-85 Christel Eves .282 1996-99 Erin Greenwood .275 2006-Pres. Sheila Ocasio-Clemente .274 2001-03 Lauren Miramontes .263 2003-07 Lynette Richan .251 1984 Mariana Pencheva .247 2004-06 Amber Graham .241 1998-00 Judy Bellomo .232 1984-85

Assisted Blocks Lauren Miramontes Christel Eves Sheila Ocasio-Clemente Erin Greenwood Amber Graham Blair Wilkes Michelle Johnson Patricia Assuncao Leiana Oswald Maria Aladjova Meri-de Boyer

344 331 316 227 220 202 201 192 169 158 158

2003-07 1996-99 2000-03 2006-Pres. 1998-00 2000-01 2000-0 2000-03 2000-03 2004-07 1996-98

Bold indicates 2009 active players. Note: The record section is based on statistics from the 1984 season to present since earlier statistics are unavailable for the most part. In addition, games played and assists were not kept until 1985.

Jada Walker (2004-07) sits first in matches played (116), sets played (431) and digs (2,055) in UNLV’s career record book.

Lauren Miramontes (2003-07) wrote her name in eight categories of UNLV’s career record book.


38 Single-S Season Records Matches Played Maurine Evans Alonda Jones Sheila Nicks Debbie Teso Judy Bellomo Phyllis Bustamante Lynette Richan Denise Brooks Kari Zimmerman

40 40 40 40 39 38 38 37 35

1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984

Assists Meri-de Boyer Melody Nua Melody Nua Debbie Teso Nicki King Nicki King Nicki King Melody Nua Melody Nua Maria Julia Goes

Sets Played Michelle Banks Lauren Miramontes Melody Nua Jada Walker Judy Bellomo Debbie Teso Denise Brooks Christel Eves Nicki King Meri-de Boyer Ana Ramos

118 118 118 118 118 117 116 115 114 114 114

2005 2005 2005 2005 1985 1985 1985 1998 2002 1998 1998

Kills Lauren Miramontes Maria Aladjova Leiana Oswald Angie Sylvas Judy Bellomo Lauren Miramontes Sheila Nicks Maria Aladjova Maria Aladjova Angie Sylvas

521 465 441 424 421 418 414 406 402 381

2007 2007 2003 1998 1985 2005 1985 2005 2006 1999

Total Attempts Maria Aladjova Lauren Miramontes Maria Aladjova Leiana Oswald Angie Sylvas Lauren Miramontes Leiana Oswald Angie Sylvas Judy Bellomo Maria Aladjova

1,255 1,216 1,158 1,148 1,107 1,068 1,050 1,019 1,029 993

Hitting Efficiency (Must Have 125 Kills) Blair Wilkes .365 Christel Eves .358 Blair Wilkes .327 Sheila Nicks .313 Lauren Miramontes .296 Amber Graham .294 Mariana Pencheva .281 Erin Greenwood .279 Shelia Ocasio-Clemente .279 Amy Ellenwood .276

1,566 1,433 1,372 1,330 1,217 1,119 1,064 1,048 944 937

1998 2007 2005 1985 2002 2003 2004 2008 2006 2000

Service Aces Debbie Teso Angie Sylvas Patricia Assuncao Denise Brooks Debbie Teso Sheila Nicks Camille Cunningham Kari Zimmerman Melody Nua Christel Eves

50 47 42 42 41 37 36 36 33 32

1985 1998 2001 1984 1984 1984 2007 1985 2005 1998

Digs Jada Walker Camille Cunningham Jada Walker Jada Walker Jada Walker Camille Cunnigham Maria Aladjova Brittani Lumsden Meri-de Boyer Michelle Banks Sheila Nicks

626 550 532 479 418 354 330 298 298 290 290

2007 2008 2006 2005 2004 2007 2007 2005 1998 2005 1985

2007 2007 2006 2003 1998 2005 2002 1999 1985 2005

Total Blocks Sheila Ocasio-Clemente Lynette Richan Christel Eves Lauren Miramontes Michelle Johnson Denise Brooks Judy Bellomo Lauren Miramontes Sheila Ocasio-Clemente Judy Bellomo

177 142 134 132 127 123 117 113 112 109

2001 1984 1998 2007 2001 1984 1985 2005 2003 1984

2001 1998 2002 1985 2007 1998 2004 2008 2003 1996

Solo Blocks Lynette Richan Denise Brooks Judy Bellomo Judy Bellomo Lauren Miramontes Denise Brooks Lauren Miramontes Maurine Evans Sheila Nicks Erin Greenwood

65 47 38 35 32 28 20 19 19 17

1984 1984 1984 1985 2007 1985 2004 1984 1984 2008

Assisted Blocks Sheila Ocasio-Clemente Christel Eves Michelle Johnson Lauren Miramontes Lauren Miramontes Sheila Ocasio-Clemente Erin Greenwood Lauren Miramontes Christina Kirschner Amy Ellenwood

163 126 122 100 98 98 94 89 87 87

2001 1998 2001 2007 2005 2003 2006 2006 2002 1996

Bold indicates 2008 active players. Note: The record section is based on statistics from the 1984 season to present since earlier statistics are unavailable for the most part. In addition, games played and assists were not kept until 1985.

Melody Nua owns three of UNLV’s best singleseason assist tallies in the program’s history.

Blair Wilkes owns the best single-season hitting percentage (.365) in UNLV’s history.


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ALADJOVA, Maria ALDARONDO, Yatska ALLES, Amanda ANDERSON, Shante ASSUNCAO, Patricia AYLWARD, Stephanie

2004-07 1978-79 2008-Pres. 2001 2000-03 1978

BALDWIN, Leisa BANKS, Michelle BELLOMO, Judy BERNSON, Nora BOYER, Meri-de BROOKS, Denise BURNLEY, Pamela BUSTAMANTE, Phyllis

1980 2003-06 1984-85 1998-99 1996-98 1984-85 1984-85 1984-85

CAMPBELL, Laura CAPURRO, Lianna CHASE, Shannon CHAVEZ, Linda CLARK, Christy CORTES, Wanda CUNNINGHAM, Camille

1979 2004 1999-02 1978-79 1996 1979 2005-08

DeWITT, Kim DICK, Kelly DIGGINS, Julie DUNKLAU, Stacy DUNSTONE, Deana

1996-97 1979 1980 2003 1985

ELLENWOOD, Amy ENFIELD, Erica ERICKSON, Alicia ERICKSON, Alyssa EVANS, Maurine EVES, Christel

1996-97 1996-98 1999 2007 1984 1996-99

FACHNER, Sarah FITZ, Oge FLAGG, Emily FLAHAVEN, Ashley FRANCHINI, Nina FRANCO, Adriana FULLER, Diane

2002 1999-00 1996 2004-05 2001-04 2002 1978

GERLACH, Danielle GOES, Maria Julia GOYET, Elizabeth GRAHAM, Amber GRAVES, Jeanette GREENWOOD, Erin HALE, Deana HENDRICKS, Jodi HILL, Erin HIMMELBERG, Margie HOLMES, Ashlea JACKSON, Cursty JACKSON, Theresa JENKINS, Krista JOHNSON, Jennifer JOHNSON, Michelle JONES, Alonda

1996-99 1999-01 1996-97 1998-00 1998-99 2006-Pres. 1984 2002 1980 1979-80 1996 2008-Pres. 1979-80 1979 2005-06 2000-01-03 1984

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KAMELAMELA, Justine KAPANA, Michelle KARNEY, Monika KAULIAKAMOA, Tamara KEELER, Kelsey KEITH, Tarin KING, Nicki KIRSCHNER, Christina KOOCHI, Kristin

1997-99 1979 2008-Pres. 2003-04 2007-Pres. 2002-04 2001-04 2000-03 2003-06

LATHROP, Katie LAU HEE, Kela LEATH, Katrena LEWIS, Amy LIEDER, Lisa LUMSDEN, Brittani LYTLE, Kena LYTTLE, Lorna

1997 2007-Pres. 1985 2002 1980 2004-07 1978 1997

MABREY, Tabitha MACKEY, Janna MAKAIWI, Jeralynn MASON, Mary MAURER, Leah MAYES, Tera MELLO, Liz MIRAMONTES, Lauren MONTAYRE, Laura MORAN, Gerryn

2008 2000-01 2007-Pres. 1978 2008-Pres. 2002 1978 2003-07 1980 2006-08

NEHF, Sara NICKS, Sheila NIHIPALI, Keala NOLAND, Samantha NUA, Melody

2007-Pres. 1984-85 1998 2006-Pres. 2005-08

OCASIO-CLEMENTE, Sheila OKADA, Nicole OKAMOTO, Marisa ONO, Cindy OSWALD, Leiana

2001-03 2004 2004 1980 2000-03

PALEPOI, Cordelia PEOPLES, Michele PENCHEVEA, Mariana PIERCE, Kathy POOL, Tami

2000 1997-98 2004-05 1984 1979

RAMBICURE, Beverly RAMOS, Ana REID, Kortney RICHARD, Samantha RICHAN, Lynette

1978 1997-2000 2004-05 2008-Pres. 1984

SAXTON, Wendy SAVAGE, Patty SCARLETT, Kandace SHEA, Robyn SHOJI, Cobey SMITH, Pam SMITH, Shannan SMITH, Staci STREHLOW, Kira SYLVAS, Angie

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1978-80 1985 1984-85 1984 2004-07 2006-Pres. 1997-98 1996-99 1979 2000-02 2008 1978 1984-85


40 All-T Time Results

1978 Overall: 10-7

1984 Overall: 23-17 Coach: Karen Lamb

Coach: Matti Smith Snow College at Southern Utah Dixie College Biola at LaVerne at Dixie College at BYU JV Mesa CC at Ricks College at Southern Utah at Biola Utah Valley State Southern Utah at Weber State at Snow College at BYU JV Utah State

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

1979 Overall: 12-9-1 Coach: Gene Borda Dixie College (1) Southern Utah (1) LaVerne (1) at LaVerne vs. Redlands (2) vs. Biola (2) vs. Westmont (2) vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (2) vs. UC San Diego (2) Weber State Dixie College Pima CC Cal State Dominguez Hills vs. Snow College (3) vs. BYU JV (3) at Dixie College (3) vs. Dixie College (4) vs. Montana (4) at Utah State JV (4) Utah UTEP Nevada, Reno

W W W W W L W L T W W W L L L W W L W L L L

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

(1) UNLV Invitational (2) LaVerne Invitational (LaVerne, Calif.) (3) Dixie College Tournament (St. George, Utah) (4) Utah State Volleyball Classic (Logan, Utah)

1980 Overall: 7-7-1

31 31 1 1 8 8 10 12 13 14 20 20 21 21 21 22 28 28 29 29 4 5 6 12 13 17 19 19 20 20 23 27 2 2 3 3 3 9 12 17

vs. Idaho State (1) at Boise State (1) vs. Oregon State (1) vs. Washington State (1) Pacific* Pacific* Southern Utah vs. Weber State (2) at Arizona State at Northern Arizona vs. Idaho State (3) vs. Washington State (3) at BYU (3) vs. Portland State (3) vs. Washington (3) vs. Montana State (3) at Northern Arizona (4) vs. New Mexico State (4) vs. US International (4) vs. New Mexico State (4) at San Diego at UC Irvine* at UC Santa Barbara* UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara* at Long Beach State vs. Montana State (5) at California (5) vs. UC Santa Barbara (5) vs. Nevada, Reno (5) at Southern Utah UC Irvine* San Diego (6) Northern Arizona (6) Utah State (6) Long Beach State (6) Long Beach State (6) at Cal Poly SLO* Cal Poly SLO* Northern Arizona

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

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

(1) Boise State Invitational (Boise, Idaho) (2) Neutral Site Match (Flagstaff, Ariz.) (3) Brigham Young Invitational (Provo, Utah) (4) Northern Arizona Tournament (Flagstaff, Ariz.) (5) California Classic (Berkeley, Calif.) (6) UNLV Sunkist Invitational * Big West Match

Coach: Karen Lamb L T W W W L W W W L L W L W L L W W

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

S S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O

5 6 7 13 13 13 14 19 21 27 28 11 12 14 17 18 25 26 27 29

vs. Texas (1) at New Mexico (1) vs. Pepperdine (1) Idaho State (2) California (2) Mississippi (2) Illinois (2) UC Santa Barbara* Cal State Fullerton* Pacific* Cal Poly SLO* at UC Irvine* at Long Beach State* San Francisco at Cal State Fullerton* at San Diego State* Long Beach State* Nevada, Reno Nevada, Reno Northern Arizona

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

31 1 2 4 5 10 11 12 16 19 22 23 29

at Arizona State at Arizona (3) vs. Indiana (3) Hawai’i* Hawai’i* at Pacific* at Cal Poly SLO* at UC Santa Barbara* Arizona State at Northern Arizona San Diego State* UC Irvine* vs. Cal Poly SLO (4)

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

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

(1) New Mexico Invitational (Albuquerque, N.M.) (2) UNLV Sunkist Invitational (3) Arizona Invitational (Tucson, Ariz.) (4) Big West Tournament (Stockton, Calif.) * Big West Match

1996 Overall: 5-22 Coach: Deitre Collins A A S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O N N N N N N N N

30 31 5 8 13 14 14 20 21 27 28 5 10 11 18 19 25 27 31 2 7 9 15 17 23 24 26

vs. Cal State Fullerton (1) at UC Irvine (1) Cal State Fullerton Georgia State at Texas Tech (2) vs. Virginia (2) vs. North Texas (2) Nevada, Reno San Francisco at Saint Louis at Tulsa* Air Force* at Fresno State* at San Jose State* #1 Hawai’i* San Diego State* at Wyoming* at Colorado State* at Air Force* Tulsa* Fresno State* San Jose State* at San Diego State* at #3 Hawai’i* Wyoming* Colorado State* Utah (3)

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

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

(1) UC Irvine Anteater Classic (Irvine, Calif.) (2) Four Points Classic (Lubbock, Texas) (3) WAC Tournament (Las Vegas) * WAC Match

1985 Overall: 16-17

Coach: Gena Borda vs. Loyola Marymount (1) vs. Redlands (1) vs. Cal Lutheran (1) vs. Cal State Los Angeles (1) vs. Cal State Los Angeles (1) vs. UC San Diego (1) vs. San Francisco State (1) vs. Cal Poly Pomona (1) vs. UC San Diego (1) vs. UC Riverside (1) Northern Arizona (2) Dixie College (2-Exhibition) Northern Arizona (2) Dixie College (2-Exhibition) at Biola at Loyola Marymount Snow College (Exhibition) Southern Utah (1) LaVerne Invitational (LaVerne, Calif.) (2) UNLV Invitational (Las Vegas, Nev.)

A A S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O O O O N N N N N N N N

O N N N N N N N N N N N N

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

1997 Overall: 9-18 Coach: Deitre Collins A A A S S S S S S O S S S S O O O

29 30 30 5 5 6 12 12 13 25 20 21 25 27 3 10 11

at Nevada, Reno (1) vs. Oregon (1) vs. Kansas (1) Eastern Washington (2) UC Irvine (2) Creighton (2) vs. New Mexico State (3) vs. San Francisco (3) at #18 Arizona (3) Colorado State* Central Florida Louisiana State at #22 Colorado State* at Wyoming* at #18 Hawai’i Utah* #7 BYU*

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


All-T Time Results 41 O O O O N N N N N N

17 19 23 30 2 7 8 13 15 18

at New Mexico* at UTEP* Wyoming* Air Force* Hawai’i at #9 BYU* at Utah* UTEP* New Mexico* at Air Force*

L L L W L L L L L W

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

(1) Taco Bell Invitational (Reno, Nev.) (2) Official All-Star Cafe / UNLV Volleyball Classic (3) Doubletree Invitational (Tucson, Ariz.) * WAC Match

O 22 at New Mexico* L 3-1 O 23 at Air Force* L 3-1 O 29 at San Diego State* L 3-2 N 4 Utah* L 3-1 N 6 #10 BYU* L 3-0 N 11 at #11 Colorado State* L 3-1 N 13 at Wyoming* W 3-1 N 19 Air Force* W 3-1 N 20 New Mexico* W 3-0 N 24 vs. #12 Colorado State (4) L 3-1 (1) Official All-Star Cafe / UNLV Volleyball Classic (2) Maryland Tournament (College Park, Md.) (3) UNLV Invitational (4) MWC Tournament (Provo, Utah) * MWC Match

1998 Overall: 23-8

2000 Overall: 6-21

Coach: Deitre Collins S S S S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O O N N N N N N N N

3 4 5 11 11 12 18 18 19 19 21 26 28 1 3 8 10 15 17 23 24 28 30 6 7 13 14 19 21 25 27

vs. Iowa State (1) at Alaska-Fairbanks (1) vs. Duke (1) Youngstown State (2) New Mexico State (2) SW Texas State (2) Idaho (3) at North Carolina (3) vs. Cincinnati (3) vs. George Mason (3) Utah State San Diego State Nevada, Reno Fresno State Air Force* at Rice* at Tulsa* SMU* TCU* at Wyoming* at Colorado State* at UC Irvine at Air Force* Tulsa* Rice* at TCU* at SMU* Colorado State* Wyoming* Utah (4) #16 BYU (4)

Coach: Deitre Collins W W W W W L W L L W W W W W W W W W W L L L W W W L W W W W L

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

(1) Nanook Classic (Fairbanks, Alaska) (2) Official All-Star Cafe / UNLV Volleyball Classic (3) Carolina Classic (Chapel Hill, N.C.) (4) WAC Tournament (Las Vegas) * WAC Match

Missouri-Kansas City (1) Iowa State (1) Southern Illinois (1) vs. Louisville (2) vs. Rutgers (2) at Maryland (2) New Orleans (3) #19 USC (3) at #12 Pepperdine at Santa Clara at Nevada, Reno San Diego State* at #10 BYU* at Utah* Wyoming* #14 Colorado State*

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at #9 Florida (1) vs. #16 Wisconsin (1) vs. Ball State (1) Idaho State (2) Alabama (2) Boise State (2) San Jose State (2) vs. #14 UCSB (at Hawai’i) at #2 Hawai’i at #15 BYU* at #18 Utah* New Mexico* Air Force* San Diego State* at Wyoming* at #3 Colorado State* #16 BYU* #18 Utah* at New Mexico* at Air Force* San Diego State* Nevada, Reno Wyoming* #5 Colorado State* vs. #19 Utah (3) at Baylor (4) vs. Connecticut (4)

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

(1) SunTrust Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) (2) Gameworks / UNLV Invitational (3) MWC Tournament (Fort Collins, Colo.) (4) Baylor Thanksgiving Classic (Waco, Texas) * MWC Match

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

A S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O N N

31 1 1 7 8 8 20 22 28 29 4 5 12 13 18 20 26 27 2 6

vs. Baylor (1) at. Tulane (1) vs. New Orleans (1) Gonzaga (2) Western Carolina(2) American (2) at New Mexico* at Air Force* Wyoming* #10 Colorado State* at San Diego at San Diego State* at #18 Utah* at #14 BYU* Air Force* New Mexico* at #8 Colorado State* at Wyoming* San Diego State* at Nevada, Reno

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9 10 15 16 23 24

#16 BYU* #14 Utah* vs. San Diego State (3) vs. #8 Colorado State (3) William & Mary (4) Rice (4)

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

(1) Tulane Tournament (New Orleans, La.) (2) Gameworks / UNLV Invitational (3) MWC Tournament (Provo, Utah) (4) Planet Hollywood / UNLV Thanksgiving Classic * MWC Match

2002 Overall: 11-20 Coach: Deitre Collins A A A S S S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O N N N N N N N N N

30 31 31 6 7 8 13 14 14 17 20 21 21 27 28 4 5 11 18 19 25 26 1 2 5 9 14 16 21 29 30

vs. UC Riverside (1) vs. Army (1) at Saint Mary's (1) California (2) Texas Tech (2) Ball State (2) at DePaul (3) vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3) vs. Oregon (3) Nevada, Reno vs. Sacramento State (4) at Fresno State (4) vs. San Diego (4) #16 Utah* BYU* at Wyoming* at Colorado State* at San Diego State* New Mexico* Air Force* at BYU* at #22 Utah* Colorado State* Wyoming* at Northern Arizona San Diego State* at Air Force* New Mexico* vs. BYU (5) Weber State (6) Oral Roberts (6)

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

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

(1) St. Mary’s College Tournament (Moraga, Calif.) (2) Gameworks / UNLV Invitational (3) Blue Demon Invitational (Chicago, Ill.) (4) Fresno State Quadrangular (Fresno, Calif.) (5) MWC Tournament (Ft. Collins, Colo.) (6) Hark Rock / UNLV Thanksgiving Classic * MWC Match

Coach: Deitre Collins

Coach: Deitre Collins 3 3 4 10 11 11 17 18 23 25 28 2 8 9 15 16

1 1 2 8 8 9 9 14 16 22 23 28 29 7 14 13 19 20 27 28 4 8 9 11 16 24 25

2001 Overall: 10-16

1999 Overall: 12-14 S S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O

S S S S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O N N N N N N N

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

2003 Overall: 13-17 Coach: Deitre Collins A A A S S S S S S S S S O O O O O

29 30 30 5 6 6 12 13 13 18 20 26 3 4 9 11 17

at Loyola Marymount (1) vs. Sacramento State (1) vs. West Virgina (1) Morgan State (2) Lamar (2) Cal State Fullerton (2) at Gonzaga (3) vs. Idaho State (3) vs. Boise State (3) vs. Loyola (4) at #12 Hawaii (4) San Diego State* at #25 Colorado State* at Wyoming* Air Force* New Mexico* at Utah*

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

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


42 All-T Time Results O O O O O N N N N N N N N

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at BYU* Northern Arizona at San Diego State* Nevada, Reno Wyoming* #25 Colorado State* at New Mexico* at Air Force* BYU* Utah* at San Diego State (5) Kentucky (6) Weber State (6)

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

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

(1) Loyola Marymount Tournament (Los Angeles) (2) UNLV Tournament (3) Spike Off Tournament (Spokane, Wash.) (4) Hawaii Tournament (Honolulu) (5) MWC Tournament (San Diego) (6) UNLV Thanksgiving Classic * MWC Match

2004 Overall: 15-12 Coach: Allison Keeley S S S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O N N N N N N N

3 3 4 10 11 11 17 17 18 24 25 30 3 8 9 15 16 22 29 30 5 6 7 11 13 18 19

Washington State (1) San Jose State (1) Washington State (1) vs. SMU (2) at Cal State Northridge (2) vs. Cornell (2) vs. Oral Roberts (3) at Fresno State (3) vs. San Francisco (3) San Diego State* Utah Valley State #9 Colorado State* Wyoming* at #20 Utah* at BYU* Air Force* New Mexico* at San Diego State* at Wyoming* at #9 Colorado State* BYU* Utah* Nevada, Reno at New Mexico* at Air Force* vs. Wyoming (4) vs. Utah (4)

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

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

(1) UNLV Volleyball Classic (2) Northridge Tournament (Northridge, Calif.) (3) Fresno State Invitational (Fresno, Calif.) (4) MWC Tournament (Fort Collins, Colo.) * MWC Match

2005 Overall: 15-15 Coach: Allison Keeley A A A S S S S S S S S S S S

26 27 27 2 3 9 10 10 15 16 17 22 24 30

vs. Saint Mary’s (Calif.) (1) at Cal State Northridge (1) vs. Arizona State (1) at UC Irvine (2) vs. Santa Clara (2) Illinois (3) Rutgers (3) #22 Long Beach State (3) at #18 San Diego (4) vs. Arkansas (4) vs. American (4) Wyoming* Colorado State* at New Mexico*

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

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

O O O O O O O O N N N N N N N N

1 7 14 17 21 22 27 29 4 5 9 12 18 19 24 25

at Air Force* San Diego State* TCU* at Nevada, Reno at Utah* at #15 BYU* Air Force* New Mexico* at Colorado State* at Wyoming* at San Diego State* at TCU* Utah* #22 BYU* San Diego State (5) #21 BYU (5)

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

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

(1) Fremont Investment & Loan Invitational (Northridge, Calif.) (2) Holiday Inn Costa Mesa / Sunset Classic (Irvine, Calif.) (3) UNLV Volleyball Classic (4) Univ. of San Diego Invitational (San Diego) (5) MWC Tournament (Las Vegas) * MWC Match

2006 Overall: 20-10 Coach: Allison Keeley A A A S S S S S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O N N N N N N

25 26 26 1 2 2 8 9 9 13 15 16 21 23 25 29 30 7 13 14 20 22 27 28 2 10 12 17 23 24

Cal Poly (1) Oral Roberts (1) Oregon State (1) at Washington State (2) vs. UC Davis (2) vs. Boise State (2) UC Santa Barbara (3) Cal State Northridge (3) Xavier (3) San Diego State* at Long Beach State at UC Riverside #18 Utah* #16 BYU* Nevada, Reno at TCU* at New Mexico* Wyoming* at Colorado State* at Air Force* at #18 BYU* at #10 Utah* TCU* New Mexico* at Wyoming* Air Force* Colorado State* at San Diego State* Wyoming (4) #10 Utah (4)

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

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

(1) UNLV Classic (2) Baden Cougar Challenge (Pullman, Wash.) (3) UNLV Invitational (4) MWC Tournament (Las Vegas) * MWC Match

2007 Overall: 20-6 Coach: Allison Keeley A A A A S S S

24 25 25 31 1 1 7

Arizona State (1) Texas Tech (1) Virginia (1) vs. UC Santa Barbara (2) vs. Northwestern (2) at Loyola Marymount (2) at Nevada, Reno (3)

W L W W W W W

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

S S S S S S S O O O O O O N N N N N N N N N N

8 8 13 15 21 23 29 4 6 12 13 19 25 1 3 9 10 16 17 22 23 24 30

vs. Washington State (3) vs. Hofstra (3) #12 BYU* Utah* at San Diego State* at Santa Clara at Colorado State* Wyoming* Air Force* at TCU* at New Mexico* San Diego State* #18 Colorado State* at Air Force* at Wyoming* New Mexico* TCU* at Utah* at BYU* Wyoming (4) BYU (4) Utah (4) vs. Long Beach State (5)

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

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

(1) UNLV Classic (2) Four Points Sheraton LAX Classic (Los Angeles) (3) AT&T Invitational (Reno, Nev.) (4) MWC Tournament (Las Vegas) (5) NCAA Regionals (USC-Los Angeles) * MWC Match

2008 Overall: 16-14 Coach: Allison Keeley A A A S S S S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O N N N N N N

29 29 30 5 6 6 12 13 13 18 19 20 20 25 27 28 3 9 11 16 18 23 25 31 6 8 13 16 22 29

vs. Dayton (1) at Arizona State (1) vs. South Carolina (1) #10 Wisconsin (2) Cal State Fullerton (2) Miami (2) at #12 Oregon (3) vs. Baylor (3) vs. Eastern Washington at Air Force* at Denver (4) vs. SMU (4) vs. Georgia State (4) TCU* New Mexico* Nevada, Reno San Diego State* at Utah* at BYU* #13 Colorado State* Wyoming* at New Mexico* at TCU* at San Diego State* BYU* #24 Utah* at Wyoming* at #16 Colorado State* Air Force* #14 Florida

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(1) Arizona State Sheraton Classic (Tempe, Ariz.) (2) UNLV Invitational (3) Oregon Classic (Eugene, Ore.) (4) Univ. of Denver Invitational (Denver, Colo.) * MWC Match

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


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Opponent Air Force Alabama Alaska-Fairbanks American Arizona Arizona State Arkansas Army Ball State Baylor Biola Boise State BYU BYU JV California Cal Lutheran Cal Poly Pomona Cal Poly (SLO) Cal State Dominguez Hills Cal State Fullerton Cal State Los Angeles Cal State Northridge Central Florida Cincinnati Colorado State Connecticut Cornell Creighton Dayton DePaul Denver Dixie State Duke Eastern Washington Florida Fresno State George Mason Georgia State Gonzaga Hawaii Hofstra Kansas Kentucky Idaho Idaho State Iowa State Illinois Indiana Lamar LaVerne Long Beach State Louisiana State Louisville Loyola Marymount Maryland Mesa Community College Miami (Ohio) Mississippi Missouri-Kansas City Montana Montana State Morgan State Nevada, Reno

Record First 24-2 0-1 1-0 2-0 0-2 4-2 0-1 1-0 0-2 1-2 0-4 2-2 6-21 2-1 0-3 1-0 1-0 0-6 0-2 4-2 2-0 1-2 0-1 0-1 6-22 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 6-0 1-0 1-1 0-2 1-4 1-0 2-0 1-1 0-8 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 3-2 2-0 0-2 1-0 1-0 3-0 2-6 0-1 1-0 1-2 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 2-0 1-0 10-7

1996 2000 1998 2001 1985 1984 2005 2002 2000 2000 1978 1984 1984 1978 1984 1980 1980 1984 1979 1985 1980 2004 1997 1998 1996 2000 2004 1997 2008 2002 2008 1978 1998 1997 2000 1996 1998 1996 2001 1985 2007 1997 2003 1998 1984 1998 1985 1985 2003 1978 1984 1997 1999 1980 1999 1978 2008 1985 1999 1979 1984 2003 1979

Last 2008 2000 1998 2005 1997 2008 2005 2002 2002 2008 1980 2006 2008 1979 2002 1980 1980 2006 1979 2008 1980 2006 1997 1998 2008 2000 2004 1997 2008 2002 2008 1979 1998 2008 2008 2004 1998 2008 2003 2003 2007 1997 2003 1998 2003 1998 2005 1985 2003 1979 2007 1997 1999 2007 1999 1978 2008 1985 1999 1979 1984 2003 2008

Opponent New Mexico New Mexico State New Orleans North Carolina North Texas Northern Arizona Northwestern Oral Roberts Oregon Oregon State Pacific Pepperdine Pima Community College Portland State Redlands Rice Ricks College Rutgers Sacramento State Saint Louis Saint Mary’s San Diego San Diego State San Francisco San Francisco State San Jose State Santa Clara Snow College South Carolina Southern Illinois SMU Southern Utah Southwest Texas State Texas TCU Texas Tech Tulane Tulsa UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara USC US International Utah Utah State Utah State JV Utah Valley State UTEP Virginia Washington Washington State Weber State West Virginia Western Carolina Westmont College William & Mary Wisconsin Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wyoming Xavier Youngstown State

Record First 15-8 3-1 2-0 0-1 0-1 7-3 1-0 3-0 1-2 2-0 0-4 1-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 2-0 1-0 2-0 0-2 0-1 0-2 2-3 12-16 4-0 1-0 0-4 1-2 2-1 0-1 1-0 3-1 5-2 0-1 0-1 8-3 1-2 0-1 4-0 1-0 5-3 2-1 2-1 2-6 0-1 1-0 3-26 2-1 1-0 2-0 0-3 1-1 0-1 5-1 3-2 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-2 1-0 18-11 1-0 1-0

1985 1984 1999 1998 1996 1980 2007 2002 1997 1984 1984 1985 1979 1984 1979 1998 1978 1999 2002 1996 2002 1984 1985 1985 1980 1996 1999 1978 2008 1999 1998 1978 1998 1985 1985 1996 2001 1996 2006 1984 1980 1979 1984 1999 1984 1979 1978 1979 1978 1979 1996 1984 1984 1978 2003 2001 1979 2001 2000 2002 1996 2006 1998

Last 2008 1998 2001 1998 1996 2003 2007 2006 2008 2006 1985 1999 1979 1984 1980 1998 1978 2005 2003 1996 2005 2005 2008 2004 1980 2004 2007 1979 2008 1999 2008 1984 1998 1985 2008 2007 2001 1998 2006 2005 2006 1984 2007 1999 1984 2008 1998 1979 2004 1997 2007 1984 2007 2003 2003 2001 1979 2001 2008 2002 2008 2006 1998


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Air Force

BYU

Cal State Fullerton

September 24 ~ USAF Academy, Colo. October 24 ~ Las Vegas, Nev.

October 3 ~ Las Vegas, Nev. October 29 ~ Provo, Utah

November 28 ~ Long Beach, Calif.

Website: GoAirForceFalcons.com Location: USAF Academy, Colo. Head Coach: Penny Lucas-White Record at AFA (Years): 89-281 (3) 2008 Record: 5-24 2008 MWC Record (Finish): 0-16 (9th) 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Valerie Perkin E-mail: Valerie.perkin@usafa.edu Phone: 719.333.8286

Website: BYUCougars.com Location: Provo, Utah Head Coach: Shay Goulding Record at BYU (Years): 14-12 (1) 2008 Record: 14-12 2008 MWC Record (Finish): 7-9 (6th) 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Jackie Johnson E-mail: wvolleyball_sid@byu.edu Phone: 801.422.8999

Website: FullertonTitans.com Location: Fullerton, Calif. Head Coach: Carolyn Zimmerman Record at CSF (Years): 90-119 (7) 2008 Record: 17-15 2008 Big West Record (Finish): 9-7 (5th) 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Michael Greenlee E-mail: mgreenlee@fullerton.edu Phone: 657.278.3081

Colorado State

Florida

Idaho

September 18 ~ Las Vegas, Nev. November 21 ~ Fort Collins, Colo.

August 28 ~ Gainesville, Fla.

September 5 ~ Las Vegas, Nev.

Website: CSURams.com Location: Fort Collins, Colo. Head Coach: Tom Hilbert Record at CSU (Years): 307-79 (12) 2008 Record: 23-7 2008 MWC Record (Finish): 12-4 (2nd) 2008 NCAA Postseason: Second Round 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: #24 Volleyball Contact: Danny Mattie E-mail: d.mattie@colostate.edu Phone: 970.491.1348

Website: GatorZone.com Location: Gainesville, Fla. Head Coach: Mary Wise Record at UF (Years): 578-61 (18) 2008 Record: 27-4 2008 SEC Record (Finish): 18-2 (1st) 2008 NCAA Postseason: Regional Semifinal 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: #10 Volleyball Contact: Sean Cartell E-mail: seance@gators.uaa.ufl.edu Phone: 352.375.4683

Long Beach State

Loyola Marymount

Nevada-Reno

November 27 ~ Long Beach, Calif.

September 5 ~ Las Vegas, Nev.

November 5 ~ Reno, Nev.

Website: LongBeachState.com Location: Long Beach, Calif. Head Coach: Brian Gimmellaro Record at LBSU (Years): 656-154 (24) 2008 Record: 26-6 2008 Big West Record (Finish): 13-3 (1st) 2008 NCAA Postseason: Second Round 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: #23 Volleyball Contact: Roger Kirk E-mail: rkirk@csulb.edu Phone: 562.985.7565

Website: LMULions.com Location: Los Angeles, Calif. Head Coach: Steve Stratos Record at LMU (Years): 372-195 (19) 2008 Record: 13-17 2008 Big West Record (Finish): 3-11 (6th) 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Tyler Geivett E-mail: tgeivett@lmu.edu Phone: 310.338.7638

Website: NevadaWolfpack.com Location: Reno, Nev. Head Coach: Devin Scruggs Record at UNR (Years): 201-150 (12) 2008 Record: 12-17 2008 WAC Record (Finish): 7-9 (5th) 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Jack Kuestermeyer E-mail: kuester@unr.edu Phone: 775.682.6984

Website: Location: Head Coach: Record at UI (Years): 2008 Record: 2008 WAC Record (Finish): 2008 NCAA Postseason: 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: Volleyball Contact: E-mail: Phone:

GoVandals.com Moscow, Idaho Debbie Buchanan 134-132 (9) 19-10 11-5 (3rd) N/A N/A Ian Klei iank@idaho.edu 208.885.0211

New MExico

Oregon State

San Diego State

October 17 ~ Albuquerque, N.M. Nov. 12 ~ Las Vegas, Nev.

September 12 ~ Las Vegas, Nev.

September 26 ~ San Diego, Calif. October 22 ~ Las Vegas, Nev.

Website: GoLobos.com Location: Albuquerque, N.M. Head Coach: Jeff Nelson Record at UNM (Years): 38-20 (2) 2008 Record: 22-7 2008 MWC Record (Finish): 11-5 (3rd) 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Judy Willson E-mail: jwillson@unm.edu Phone: 505.925.5851

Website: OSUBeavers.com Location: Corvallis, Ore. Head Coach: Tara Liskevych Record at OSU (Years): 38-74 (4) 2008 Record: 14-17 2008 Pac-10 Record (Finish): 3-15 (9th) 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Melody Stockwell E-mail: melody.stockwell@oregonstate.edu Phone: 541.737.8588

Website: GoAztecs.com Location: San Diego, Calif. Head Coach: Deitre Collins-Parker Record at SDSU (Years): N/A 2008 Record: 9-17 2008 MWC Record (Finish): 6-10 (7th) 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Dave Kuhn E-mail: dkuhn@mail.sdsu.edu Phone: 619.594.5547


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Seattle

TCU

UCLA

October 10 ~ Las Vegas, Nev.

October 15 ~ Fort Worth, Texas November 14 ~ Las Vegas, Nev.

September 4 ~ Las Vegas, Nev.

Website: GoSeattleU.com Location: Seattle, Wash. Head Coach: Shannon Ellis Record at AFA (Years): 69-72 (5) 2008 Record: 10-23 2008 Conf. Record (Finish): N/A 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Jason Behenna E-mail: behennaj@seattleu.edu Phone: 206.296.5915

Website: GoFrogs.com Location: Fort Worth, Texas Head Coach: Prentice Lewis Record at TCU (Years): 130-100 (7) 2008 Record: 20-12 2008 MWC Record (Finish): 9-7 (T-4th) 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Brandie Davidson E-mail: b.i.davidson@tcu.edu Phone: 817.257.7479

Website: UCLABruins.com Location: Los Angeles, Calif. Head Coach: Andy Banachowski Record at UCLA (Years): 1,082-292 (42) 2008 Record: 22-11 2008 Pac-10 Record (Finish): 9-9 (T-5th) 2008 NCAA Postseason: Regional Semifinals 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: #8 Volleyball Contact: James Ybiernas E-mail: jamesy@athletics.ucla.edu Phone: 310.206.8123

UC Santa Barbara

Utah

September 10 ~ Las Vegas, Nev.

October 1 ~ Las Vegas, Nev. October 31 ~ Salt Lake City, Utah

Website: UCSBGauchos.com Location: Santa Barbara, Calif. Head Coach: Kathy Gregory Record at UCSB (Years): 809-362 (34) 2008 Record: 11-16 2008 Big West Record (Finish): 7-9 (6th) 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Matt Hurst E-mail: matt.hurst@athletics.ucsb.edu Phone: 805.893.8603

Website: UtahUtes Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Head Coach: Beth Launiere Record at UU (Years): 391-212 (19) 2008 Record: 26-6 2008 MWC Record (Finish): 14-2 (1st) 2008 NCAA Postseason: Regional Semifinals 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: #18 Volleyball Contact: Mike DeVine E-mail: mdevine@huntsman.utah.edu Phone: 801.581.8997

Valparaiso

Wyoming

August 29 ~ Gainesville, Fla.

September 22 ~ Las Vegas, Nev. November 19 ~ Laramie, Wyo.

Website: ValpoAthletics.com Location: Valparaiso, Ind. Head Coach: Carin Avery Record at VU (Years): 172-62 (7) 2008 Record: 25-7 2008 Horizon Record (Finish): 12-4 (2nd) 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Aaron Leavitt E-mail: aaron.leavitt@valpo.edu Phone: 219.464.6953

Website: WyomingAthletics.com Location: Laramie, Wyo. Head Coach: Carrie Yerty Record at UW (Years): 5-20 (1) 2008 Record: 5-20 2008 MWC Record (Finish): 4-12 (8th) 2008 NCAA Postseason: N/A 2008 AVCA Final Ranking: N/A Volleyball Contact: Amy Dambro E-mail: montross@uwyo.edu Phone: 307.760.2269

UNLV Head-To-Head Record With 2009 Opponents Air Force BYU Cal State Fullerton Colorado State Florida Idaho Long Beach State Loyola Marymount Nevada, Reno New Mexico Oregon State San Diego State Seattle TCU UCLA UC Santa Barbara Utah Valparaiso Wyoming

Overall Record 24-2 6-21 4-2 6-22 0-2 1-0 2-6 1-2 10-7 15-8 2-0 12-16 N/A 8-3 N/A 2-6 3-26 N/A 18-11

Last Meeting 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 1998 2007 2007 2008 2008 2006 2008 N/A 2008 N/A 2007 2008 N/A 2008


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UNLVREBELS.COM

Jeffrey Seals Sports Information Volleyball Contact Media Requests All requests for working press, radio, television or photo credentials should be directed to the UNLV Sports Information Office via letter or e-mail at least 24 hours in advance. Proof of coverage may be required. Requests can be made by calling, e-mailing or faxing Jeffrey Seals, the volleyball SID.

Weekly Releases & Recaps UNLV makes its athletics-related media releases available exclusively on the internet website, www.UNLVRebels.com. The weekly release will be prepared each week and will be posted on the school’s official website prior to that week’s events in Adobe PDF format. However, the release is also available through electronic mail. Game recaps will be posted online following each contest.

Enjoying a complete redesign last year, the official UNLV athletics website www.UNLVRebels.com has steadily expanded in both contents and usership since its premiere in 1997. As one of the hundreds of official athletic sites that make up the CBS College Sports Network, the Rebels’ home on the internet features in-depth, updated information 24 hours a day. The official UNLV athletic website features photo layout on the front page. In addition, the site takes advantage of a number of CBSCollegeSports.com online features, including its exclusive GameTracker technology, allowing Rebel fans to follow live simulated game action, details and full play-by-play. Through the site, CBS C also operates the Rebels’ online store, which provides officially licensed merchandise and apparel. Also, UNLVRebels.com is your home for UNLV All-Access, which is a popular online service that features the most in-depth coverage of Rebel sports through exclusive audio and video content, including live games streamed via broadband, special features, highlights, press conferences and coaches’ shows.

Any members of the media interested in having the weekly release and/or game recaps e-mailed to them should request to be added to the general list by e-mailing volleyball SID Jeffrey Seals at jeff.seals@unlv.edu.

UNLV Sports Information Dir. of Media Relations

Assistant SID

SID Asst./Volleyball

Andy Grossman andy.grossman@unlv.edu 702.895.3995

Mark Wasik mark.wasik@unlv.edu 702.895.3764

Jeffrey Seals jeff.seals@unlv.edu 702.895.3134

Associate Director

Assistant SID

Mark Wallington mark.wallington@unlv.edu 702.895.4472

Bryan Haines bryan.haines@unlv.edu 702.895.3764

Phone: 702.895.3207 Fax: 702.895.0989 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 450004 Las Vegas, NV 89154-0004

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KTNV-TV Channel 13 (ABC) 3355 South Valley View Las Vegas, NV 89102 P: 702.257.8329 Doug Kezerian - Sports Director dkezirian@ktnv.com Bryan Salmond - Sports Anchor bsalmond@ktnv.com

Radio Lotus Broadcasting 8755 West Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89147 P: 702.876.1460 F: 702.876.6685 Mitch Moss - Sports Director mitchrmoss@yahoo.com

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Birth Of A Conference The Mountain West Conference was conceived on May 26, 1998, when the presidents of eight institutions --Air Force, Brigham Young, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah and Wyoming-- decided to form a new NCAA Division I-A intercollegiate athletic conference. The split from the former 16-team WAC re-established continuity and stability among the membership within the new league and signaled the continuation of its tradition-rich, long-standing athletic rivalries. Five of the MWC’s eight members have been conference rivals since the 1960s (BYU, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado State), while San Diego State (1978) and Air Force (1980) were longtime members as well. UNLV entered the fold in 1996 and TCU began its first year of competition in 2005-06, completing the membership in the MWC as it stands today. From its inception in 1999, the Mountain West Conference has been committed to excellence in intercollegiate athletics, while promoting the academic missions of its member institutions. The Colorado Springs-based league is noted for its geographic diversity. Some of the most beautiful terrain and landscapes in the nation can be found within the MWC boundaries, including the majestic Rocky Mountain range, which borders four league schools (Utah, BYU, Air Force and Colorado State). The high plains of Wyoming (elevation 7,220 feet - the highest Division I campus in the nation) contrast with the desert city of Las Vegas (the fastest growing metropolitan area in the West) and the Pacific locale of San Diego State. The southwestern flavor of New Mexico complements the western heritage and culture of Fort Worth, Texas, home of the MWCs newest member TCU. MWC members have participated in 36 bowl games in 10 years with eight of the nine schools going to at least one postseason event. The MWC has earned 45 postseason bids in men’s basketball, including 22 NCAA Tournament appearances, while women’s basketball has tallied 27 NCAA bids, four Sweet 16 appearances and one Elite Eight berth since 2000. The MWC has sent at least 30 teams to NCAA postseason events each of the past 10 years, while capturing seven NCAA team championships during that span.

UNLV MWC Team Championships Year 1999-2000

Sport Men’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Men’s Golf Women’s Tennis

Championship Co-Regular Season Tournament Tournament Tournament

2001-02

Men’s Golf Women’s Tennis

Tournament Tournament

2002-03

Baseball Baseball Women’s Tennis Women’s Swimming & Diving

Regular Season Tournament Co-Regular Season Regular Season

2003-04

Baseball Women’s Golf

Tournament Tournament

2004-05

Baseball Baseball Women’s Golf Women’s Soccer Women’s Swimming & Diving Men’s Swimming & Diving

Regular Season Tournament Tournament Regular Season Tournament Tournament

2005-06

Women’s Golf Women’s Soccer Men’s Swimming & Diving

Tournament Tournament Tournament

2006-07

Men’s Basketball Women’s Soccer Men’s Swimming & Diving Men’s Swimming & Diving Men’s Tennis

Tournament Tournament Regular Season Tournament Tournament

2007-08

Men’s Basketball Women’s Soccer Men’s Swimming & Diving Women’s Tennis Volleyball

Tournament Regular Season Tournament Tournament Tournament

2008-09

Men’s Swimming & Diving Men’s Swimming & Diving Women’s Tennis

Regular Season Tournament Regular Season

MWC Volleyball Year In Review Utah claimed its second straight MWC volleyball regular-season title and third overall in 2008, securing the Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. Colorado State earned an atlarge berth into the 2008 NCAA Tournament joining Utah in postseason action. The teams combined for a 3-2 overall record, which gave the league a record of 29-28 in postseason play over the past 10 years. Utah head coach Beth Launiere was selected for the third time in her career as the MWC Coach of the Year, while earning similar recognition by the AVCA West Region. Launiere has now been named coach of the year three times each by the MWC and AVCA. Five MWC student-athletes were named to the 2008 AVCA All-American Team. New Mexiso’s Jeanne Fairchild and Utah’s Lori Baird earned thirdteam All-American honors, while sharing the MWC’s Player of the Year award. Colorado State’s Mekana Barnes and Ashley Fornstrom were joined by Utah’s Emillie Toone on the honorable mention All-American team. Since 1999, 15 student-athletes have garnered All-America status, while an additional 17 have been honorable mention All-Americans. Barnes, Fornstrom, Fairchild, Baird and Toone were named to the AVCA’s West Region Team, while UNLV’s Camille Cunningham was honorable mention.


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Mountain West Conference Quick Facts Founded: Commissioner: Mailing Address: Phone: Fax: Volleyball Contact: Office Phone:

1998 Craig Thompson 15455 Gleneagle Drive, Suite 200 Colorado Springs, CO 80921-2591 719.488.4040 719.487.7241 Marlon Edge (medge@themwc.com) 719.488.4052

Craig Thompson Commissioner Craig Thompson was the Mountain West Conference’s first employee when he was named commissioner on Oct. 15, 1998. Ever since, Thompson has navigated the newest NCAA Division I conference through the everchanging landscape of intercollegiate athletics. As the league enters its 11th season of competition in 2009-10, Thompson continues to create and improve the opportunities for MWC institutions and student-athletes to be successful both academically and athletically. Progress in its approach, the MWC has flourished under the guidance of Commissioner Thompson and continues to cultivate opportunities for studentathletes to compete at the highest level, while fostering academic achievement and sportsmanship. He has been instrumental in negotiating nearly $230 million in television revenue, directed the league through expansion and has been an innovator in the postseason bowl structure as MWC teams have participated in five inaugural bowl games.

Bret Gilliland

Dan Butterly

Deputy Commissioner

Associate Commissioner Marketing

His leadership and vision have helped the conference enhance its television revenue and exposure through revolutionary agreements with CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV) and Comcast to become the first major collegiate athletic conference to launch a dedicated sports channel featuring exclusive programming around its nine athletic programs. Thompson has been instrumental in strengthening the position of the MWC in its current Bowl Championship Series (BCS) structure. In 2006, he spearheaded an effort that resulted in better access for the MWC and more than doubled the annual BCS revenue on an annual basis for non-automatic-qualifying conferences. The MWC has been steadfast in its efforts to find a way to make the BCS system fair to all universities.

Carrie Coll

JavAn Hedlund

Associate Commissioner Marketing

Associate Commissioner Communications

Through its first 10 years of competition, the MWC has participated in 36 bowl games. In 2007, the MWC posted the best winning percentage among the 11 conference that make up the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and claimed the 2007-08 ESPN Bowl Challenge Cup for the second time in four years. The MWC has sent a record five teams into postseason action both of the last two seasons (2007-08) and over the past five campaigns boasts the best winning percentage in bowl games among FBS conferences. Prior to his current role, Thompson served as the commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference for nearly eight years and as the only commissioner of the American South Conference prior to the merger of the two leagues in 1991. Thompson graduated from the University of Minnesota with an undergraduate degree in journalism. He and his wife, Carla, have a son, Ted, and a daughter, Emma.

Mountain West Conference Staff Kim Melcher

Marlon Edge

Director Communications

Assistant Director Communications

Craig Thompson, Commissioner Bret Gilliland, Deputy Commissioner Jim Andrus, Assoc. Commissioner/Business Dan Butterly, Assoc. Commissioner/Marketing Carolayne Henry, Assoc. Commissioner/Compliance Javan Hedlund, Assoc. Commissioner/Communications Carrie Coll, Assoc. Commissioner/Championships Dawn Anderson, Director/Championships Kim Melcher, Director/Communications Jaime Hixson, Director of Operations Gary Walenga, Asst. Director/Compliance Becky Motchan, Asst. Director/Communications Katie Cavender, Multimedia Coordinator Chelsea Guetz, Championships Coordinator Ruth Hill, Administrative Assistant

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THE UNIVERSITY

UNLV CAMPUS FACTS

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ombining the excitement of an urban location with the charm of a traditional campus, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers students a full educational and social experience. Just decades old, UNLV has maintained a healthy rate of growth in enrollment, programs and scholastic excellence as part of the eight-component Nevada System of Higher Education. Located in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant and dynamic cities, UNLV has matured along with the Las Vegas area. With enrollment more than doubling the last decade, the tremendous growth has meant a flurry of construction resulting in a campus setting boasting academic and athletic facilities second to none. Steadily becoming a traditional residential university, UNLV provides on-campus housing for more than 2,000 students. A variety of student clubs and organizations along with 26 Greek organizations supplement the social development of students. From within its 15 schools and colleges, including the new William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV is also becoming a leading research institution of the West. The school’s scientific, social science, and business programs attract millions of dollars in research grants annually to fund projects in desert biology, nuclear waste transportation, laser physics, public opinion surveys and many others. In addition to traditional student programs, UNLV serves diverse local, national and in-

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Campus founded ......................................... 1957 Campus size ..........................................358 acres Total enrollment ......................................... 28,605 Average undergraduate class size ................... 31 Average graduate class size ............................ 15 Average undergraduate age ............................. 24 Average graduate age ...................................... 34 Female students ............................................ 55% Male students ................................................ 45% Total employees........................................... 3,168 Faculty with doctorates .................................. 90% Faculty with terminal degrees ........................ 95% Undergraduate degree programs and certificates...... 108 Graduate/Professional degree programs and certificates..... 138 Total 2007-08 graduates .............................. 5,481 Undergraduate per-credit fee .................. $142.50 Graduate per-credit fee ........................... $217.75

ternational communities through its Educational Outreach Division, offering Summer Term, Continuing Education and Distance Education programs enrolling more than 53,000 students annually. With its Performing Arts Center, the campus is the cultural hub of Southern Nevada. World-class orchestras and soloists, dance and theater arts combine to provide a broad selection of concerts and stage productions. The Barrick Lecture Series and several campus organizations bring noted speakers to the University, and local and visiting artists show their works in the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery. UNLV has excellent athletic facilities as well, many open for student and public use. Opened in 1957 as the southern regional division of the University of


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Agency), Desert Biology Research Center, Center for Survey Research, Nuclear Waste Transportation Research Center and other research and public-service centers. Offering 108 undergraduate programs and 138 graduate tracts, UNLV graduated a class of more than 5,481 last year. The University operates on a semester system and is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Council of Graduate Schools, the American Council of Education and the Western College Association. All of the University’s academic programs are fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and many programs have received further accreditation from independent national accreditation bodies.

Nevada with a total of 28 students, UNLV now is home to more than 28,000 students coming from every county in Nevada, all 50 U.S. states and 88 countries. Much of UNLV’s tremendous expansion is the result of support from the Nevada Legislature and the state’s taxpayers. Private donors have played an important role as well. These gifts support new facilities and programs and, most important, provide the scholarship incentives that bring Nevada’s best and brightest student scholars to campus. UNLV operates an on-campus Center for Business and Economic Research, Center for Economic Education, Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies (in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection

STATE BOARD OF REGENTS

DAN KLAICH

MICHAEL WIXOM

JASON GEDDES

MARK ALDEN

ROBERT BLAKELY

WILLIAM COBB

CEDRIC CREAR

Chancellor

Chair, Las Vegas

Vice Chair, Reno

Regent, Las Vegas

Regent, Las Vegas

Regent, Reno

Regent, Las Vegas

DOROTHY GALLAGHER

RON KNECHT

JAMES LEAVITT

KEVIN PAGE

RAY RAWSON

JACK SCHOFIELD

Regent, Elko

Regent, Carson City

Regent, Las Vegas

Regent, Las Vegas

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DR. NEAL J. SMATRESK

r. Neal J. Smatresk was named President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Aug. 6, 2009. Since 2007, he has served as Executive Vice President and Provost, where he is responsible for leadership and administration of all academic and research programs, spanning 15 colleges and two professional schools. Dr. Smatresk received his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980. Following post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he joined the University of Texas, Arlington (UTA) department of biology in 1982. In his 22 years at UTA, he served as Chair of Biology and later Dean of Science, until his appointment as the chief academic offi cer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2004. During his tenure, the University of Hawaii at Manoa entered the ranks of the top

JERRY KOLOSKIE Interim Athletics Director

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erry Koloskie, 52, was named UNLV’s Interim Athletics Director on Aug. 27, 2009, after Mike Hamrick accepted the athletics director position at Marshall. Prior to being named the acting AD, Koloskie was entering his 11th season as UNLV’s Senior Associate Athletics Director in 2009-10.

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25 federally funded institutions, ALL-TIME gained three National Academy PRESIDENTS of Science members, and William D. Carlson 1957-65 received recognition from the Donald C. Moyer 1965-68 Chinese Ministry of Education as Roman J. Zorn 1969-74 a Confucius Institute, an honor Donald Baepler 1974-78 shared by only 11 other U.S. Brock Dixon 1978-79 institutions. Leonard “Pat” Goodall 1979-84 Dr. Smatresk has received Robert C. Maxson 1984-94 a number of teaching awards, and Kenny Guinn (interim) 1994-95 his research in cardiorespiratory Carol C. Harter 1995-06 physiology has resulted in over David B. Ashley 2006-09 50 papers and book chapters, Neal Smatresk 2009-SA and grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. As the chief academic officer of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Dr. Smatresk has led the efforts to forge a new strategic plan that commits to improving educational access and success for its diverse students, to provide regionally responsive research growth for the improvement and diversification of the Southern Nevada economic base, and to supply critically needed services for this rapidly growing region. In addition to his teaching and administrative roles, Smatresk has devoted considerable effort to kindergarten to doctorate (K-20) science outreach programs and teacher professional development and has participated in a number of consortia focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career development. He has been deeply engaged in community college articulation efforts in Texas, Hawaii and now in Nevada and has worked to expand educational opportunity and access for underserved populations.

A member of the athletics department for the past 26 years, Koloskie, as senior associate athletics director, is directly responsible for overseeing all internal functions of the athletic department and serves as the sport administrator for men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, cross country and baseball. In addition, Koloskie oversees the daily operations of UNLV’s athletic training and strength & conditioning and athletic equipment departments and heads the senior athletics department staff. Koloskie played baseball for two years at Marietta (Ohio) College before graduating with a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in 1980. He earned his master’s in physical education from Iowa State University in 1981. A NATA Certifi ed Athletic Trainer since 1980, Koloskie moved to UNLV in 1982 to become Co-Head Athletic Trainer and spent nine years as head athletic trainer for the Rebel football team. In 1983 he became Head Athletic Trainer for all intercollegiate athletic teams at UNLV. Koloskie became the men’s basketball head athletic trainer in 1982 and spent 15 years with the Runnin’ Rebels as the athletic trainer for men’s basketball, including the 1990 NCAA

Championship season. In 1992 he was named Director of Athletic Training and in 1996 was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Operations. Koloskie served on the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports Committee from 20042008 and served as the Chair of the Committee from 2006-2008. He and his wife, Annette, have three children: sons John and Jim, and a daughter, Megan, as well as a granddaughter, Kaydence.

ALL-TIME ATHLETICS DIRECTORS Michael “Chub” Drakulich Bill Ireland Al Negratti Charles Bucher Brad Rothermel Dennis Finfrock Jim Weaver Fred Albrecht (Interim) Charles Cavagnaro John Robinson Fred Albrecht (Interim) Mike Hamrick Jerry Koloskie (Interim)

1958-72 1973-80 1980 1981 1981-90 1991 1992-94 1995 1995-2001 2002-03 2003 2003-09 2009-SA


ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION

BILL BRADY

LISA KELLEHER

Associate AD/Development

Associate AD/Senior Woman Administrator

Bill Brady enters his fourth year as a member of UNLV’s Senior Staff serving as Associate Athletic Director for Development. Brady oversees fundraising for Rebel Athletics with a primary emphasis on major gifts. Also, he is responsible for the operation of the Rebel Athletic Fund which includes the Club Seat and Suite programs. Prior to joining the Rebels, Brady worked with current MWC member TCU as the director of the Frog Club as well as sales management roles with SFX Sports Group, Lone Star Park and the Cotton Bowl Classic. A former college football player, Brady earned his bachelor’s degree from Long Beach State and his master’s degree from Ohio University. He and his wife, Diana, are the parents of three boys: Cooper, Spencer and Turner.

TERRY COTTLE Associate AD/Football Operations Terry Cottle, 50, begins his 26th year in the UNLV Athletics Department and his ninth as an Associate Athletics Director. Cottle serves as the day-to-day administrator for the UNLV football program. A former Rebel football recruiting coordinator and assistant coach, Cottle spent 10 years with the football program before moving into an administrative capacity in 1994. A four-year starter at quarterback at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., Cottle earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1980 before receiving his master’s degree in education from UNLV in 1985. Cottle and his wife, Catherine, have four children: Jessica, Ashley, Carly and Jason.

ANDY GROSSMAN Assistant AD/Media Relations and Communications Andy Grossman is the newest member of the UNLV Athletics Senior Staff, as he was named Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations and Communications this fall. Grossman enters his 14th year with UNLV Athletics and he oversees the media relations and communication efforts for the athletics department. A 1996 graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s in media arts, Grossman came to UNLV as an intern, and he was hired as assistant sports information director in 1997. In February of 2000 he left to work at Mirage Resorts, Incorporated., in its public relations department. Later that year, Grossman came back to UNLV to work as director of media relations. In this position, he oversaw the sports information department and was the primary media contact for the men’s basketball and men’s golf programs, areas he is still currently responsible for. He and his wife Melissa have a daughter, Hannah (9), and two sons, Jake, (5) and Noah, born on Dec. 18, 2008.

CHRISTIAN HARDIGREE Associate AD/Community Development and Special Projects Christian Hardigree joined the UNLV Senior Staff this fall and is the Associate Athletics Director for Community Development and Special Projects, where she will focus on sport specific fundraising initiatives, community marketing projects and will also assist with other special projects. Hardigree most recently served as UNLV’s Assistant President/Chief of Staff and was an associate professor and the department chair for UNLV’s Hotel Management Department in the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. In the College of Hotel Administration, Hardigree teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes. She has been teaching courses at UNLV since 1997. In addition to her educational obligations, Hardigree has an extensive background as a trial attorney practicing primarily in the areas of premises liability, security/safety, products liability and employment law. She maintains an active caseload at the firm Parnell & Associates. Hardigree earned her bachelor’s degree from UNLV in 1993 and earned her law degree in 1996 from Mercer University.

Lisa Kelleher begins her 18th season as UNLV’s Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator. In her position, Kelleher provides administrative oversight to the day-to-day operations of nine of the school’s 17 varsity sports as well as various events related to the 10 women’s programs. In addition, Kelleher oversees gender equity and diversity issues, and is a member of the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame committee. Kelleher also serves the Mountain West Conference on the Joint Council as liaison to men’s golf and as host to the 2010 MWC Tennis Championships. A 1979 graduate of Miami (Ohio) University, Kelleher earned her master’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1980. Kelleher, a doctoral candidate in the UNLV Higher Education Leadership program, intends to defend her dissertation and graduate this year. Kelleher and her husband, Peter, have four daughters: Molly (29), Bridget (24), Megan (15) and Tara (13). Molly is married to Jeremy Dutton.

ERIK SCHWARZ Assistant AD/Operations & Facilities Erik Schwarz enters his fourth year as a member of the UNLV Senior Staff as Assistant Athletics Director for Operations. The 16-season veteran of UNLV athletics oversees the athletic facilities and game operations for all Rebel sports programs. Prior to joining the Senior Staff, Schwarz spent seven seasons as director of game operations for the Rebels and four working with the licensing program. A native of Bowie, Md., Schwarz is a 1993 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in sports management. He received his master’s degree in kinesiology from UNLV in 1997. He married the former Maggie Hausbeck on June 25, 2006.

ERIC TOLIVER Associate AD/Compliance Eric Toliver, 39, enters his 18th year at UNLV and 10th year as the Associate Athletics Director for Administration and Compliance after taking over the Director of NCAA Compliance duties midway through the 1998-99 school year. A 1992 graduate of Western State College (Co.), Toliver’s responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of NCAA regulations and conducting internal and external investigations to ensure that UNLV’s 17 Division I sports, staff and coaches remain in compliance with NCAA regulations. Toliver, who is also an appointed member of the NCAA Division I Amateurism Fact- Finding Committee, is also responsible for supervision of the UNLV softball program and oversees all UNLV student-athlete conduct and discipline related matters. He also supervises the UNLV Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and serves as the chair of the institution’s Compliance Committee.

PERK WEISENBURGER Associate AD/External Operations Perk Weisenburger enters his fifth year as a member of the UNLV Senior Staff as the Associate Athletics Director for External Operations. Weisenburger oversees the coordination and operation of athletic marketing and promotions, licensing and athletic ticketing, and serves as the department’s liaison to muilti-media rights partner International Sports Properties (ISP). In conjunction with ISP, Weisenburger oversaw the installation of $3.5 million worth of new LED video and scoreboard equipment for UNLV’s facilities. Prior to coming to UNLV in April of 2005, Weisenburger spent five years as the Director of Athletics at Illinois State University and previously worked administratively at Wake Forest, Central Michigan, Washington and Houston. A former college baseball player, Weisenburger is a 1979 graduate of Central Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He earned his master’s in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982. He and wife, Buffy, are the parents of two sons: Jack and Joe.

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

KEVIN CORY

BUDDY GOULDSMITH

OWEN HAMBROOK

TONY HOUCHIN

ALLISON KEELEY

Women’s Tennis 11th Season/162-78

Baseball 7th Season/173-188

Men’s Tennis 7th Season/78-62

Cross Country 3rd Season

Volleyball 6th Season/90-57

CUMULATIVE 2008-09 RECORDS OF UNLV INTERCOLLEGIATE TEAMS

DWAINE KNIGHT Men’s Golf 23rd Season

PETE MANARINO

SPORT Baseball Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Cross Country Football Men’s Golf Women’s Golf Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Softball Men’s Swimming Women’s Swimming Men’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Indoor Track Outdoor Track Volleyball

OVERALL RECORD 26-32 21-11 14-18 NA/Reg. 5-7 NA/Reg. NA/Reg. 8-9-1 11-7-3 31-21 11-1 12-5 14-12 20-7 NA NA/Reg. 16-14

CONF. RECORD 9-15/5th 9-7/5th 5-11/7th NA/7th* 2-6/T6th NA/3rd* NA/3rd* 3-7-0/T4th 3-3-1/T4th 7-8/T3rd 5-0/1st* 5-3/2nd* 2-4/6th 8-0/1st NA/8th* NA/8th* 9-7/T4th

HEAD COACH Buddy Gouldsmith Lon Kruger Kathy Olivier Tony Houchin Mike Sanford Dwaine Knight Missy Ringler Mario Sanchez Katherine Mertz Pete Manarino Jim Reitz Jim Reitz Owen Hambrook Kevin Cory Yvonne Scott Yvonne Scott Allison Keeley

^Indicates finish at NCAA Championships *Indicates finish at MWC Championships

Men’s Basketball 6th Season/112-53

KATHERINE MERTZ

Softball 2nd Season/31-21

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LON KRUGER

Women’s Soccer 5th Season/44-30-14

KATHY OLIVIER

JIM REITZ

MELISSA RINGLER

MARIO SANCHEZ

MIKE SANFORD

YVONNE SCOTT

Women’s Basketball 2nd Season/14-18

Men’s & Women’s Swimming 30th Season

Women’s Golf 8th Season

Men’s Soccer 4th Season/16-34-5

Football 5th Season/11-36

Track & Field 3rd Season


LIED ATHLETIC COMPLEX

Opened in 1996, the $8.5 million Lied Athletic Complex remains one of the nation’s premier on-campus sports facilities. The Lied, honored with Athletic Management magazine’s 1997 Award of Excellence, was exclusively funded by private donations beginning with a cornerstone gift of $4 million from the Lied Foundation Trust, through its trustee Ms. Christina Hixson, in 1993. A generous $1.5 million gift from Si and Marilyn Redd provided the Lied with a state-of-the-art sports medicine center for preventative and rehabilitative care. This 8,500-square-foot center includes a doctor’s office and examination room, a taping room, an aquatic therapy room, two additional therapy and rehabilitation areas and a self-contained drug-testing facility.

The Ernie Becker Sr. Strength and Conditioning Center features 8,500 square feet of main floor containing Olympic platforms, free weights, power racks and more than 60 weight stations. Additionally, a 1,200-square-foot balcony offers areas for plyometrics, stretching and aerobics. The Lied’s 10,000-square-foot equipment center provides studentathlete support service featuring laundry, equipment and storage. The Conrad Hilton Foundation provided funding for the Barron Hilton Auditorium located inside the Lied Athletic Complex. This 328-seat auditorium provides student-athletes with study hall facilities including individual meeting rooms for tutorial support and team meetings. Designed with all Rebel sports in mind, the Lied Athletic Complex offers every student-athlete the best possible environment to pursue their athletic and academic dreams.

THE HONORARY LETTERMEN’S WALL

The Lettermen’s Wall stands as a permanent tribute to those men and women of vision who, through their generosity, have enhanced the lives and experiences of UNLV student-athletes through their contributions to the construction of the Lied Athletic Complex. The wall transforms a male and female UNLV student-athlete into beautiful etched images on polished crystal plaques.

HONORARY LETTERMEN Don Ackerman • Ernie Becker, Sr. • William S. Boyd • Sharyn & Jay Brown • James Cashman, Jr. • Frank & Vicki Fertitta • Michael Gaughan • Herman T. Kishner Memorial • Jerry M. & Sue Lykins • Charles L. Ruthe • Richard Tam • Tom Wiesner • Hazel & Earl Wilson • Ruth & Mel Wolzinger 57 57


UNLV FACILITIES

THOMAS & MACK CENTER

One of the premier on-campus athletic and entertainment facilities in the nation, the 18,500-seat Thomas & Mack Center is primarily home to the world-famous UNLV Runnin’ Rebel Basketball team. The venue, which underwent a multimillion dollar renovation in 1999 that included a new exterior look, hosted the 2007 NBA All-Star Weekend.

FRANK AND VICKI FERTITTA TENNIS COMPLEX

With seating for up to 2,000 fans, the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex is unquestionably one of the nation’s finest and most complete collegiate tennis facilities. Opened in 1992, the complex recently underwent a $2 million upgrade.

JIM ROGERS FIELD AT ELLER MEDIA STADIUM Thanks to donations from Eller Media, Jim Rogers, Jerry and Sue Lykins, other UNLV Athletics donors, and the UNLV Foundation, the Rebel softball team began play at Eller Media Stadium in the spring of 2002. The newest facility on campus was completed in November 2001 at a cost of $2.7 million and provides accommodations for 770 fans.

BUCHANAN NATATORIUM

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The home of the UNLV swimming and diving team boasts a 50-meter indoor pool with a 25-yard deepend course for racing. The facility, which features spectator seating for 1,200, has hosted several national and regional meets.

PETER JOHANN MEMORIAL FIELD

The UNLV soccer program boasts one of the top facilities on the West Coast in the 2,500-seat Peter Johann Memorial Soccer Field, which was dedicated in 1983.


UNLV FACILITIES

SAM BOYD STADIUM

Complete with 36,800 seats for sporting events, versatile Sam Boyd Stadium is not only the home of Rebel Football, but also houses major concert events. It is also the site of the annual MAACO Bowl Las Vegas clash as well as having served as home to the XFL’s Las Vegas Outlaws and the CFL’s Las Vegas Posse.

SHEILA TARR SMITH FIELD AT MYRON PARTRIDGE STADIUM

Named after two greats in Southern Nevada track and field, the Myron Partridge Stadium and Sheila Tarr Smith field is one of the top collegiate track and field facilities in the country. Nine 48-inch lines circle the track, complete with a steeplechase bar and pit, two pole vault pits, two high jump areas, two long jump/triple jump lanes, two shot put slabs, ample room for hammer and javelin events and seating for up to 1,000 spectators.

ROGER BARNSON FIELD AT EARL E. WILSON STADIUM

Dedicated in 1994, the $1.5 million, 3,000seat Wilson Stadium gives the Hustlin’ Rebel baseball program one of the finest homes in college baseball.

COX PAVILION

With its grand opening in 2001, the Cox Pavilion became the perfect complement to the Thomas & Mack Center. A multipurpose state-of-the-art venue with seating for up to 3,000 fans, it serves as the home for the Rebel volleyball and women’s basketball teams and offers a practice location for all of UNLV’s court sports. 59 59


REBEL RUNDOWN

MEN’S SWIMMING

WOMEN’S GOLF

5 Conference championships 2 Regular season championship 15 All-Americans, 36 times 11 Conference MVPs 8 Conference Coaches of the Year

3 NCAA finals appearance 7 NCAA regional appearances 1 NCAA individual appearance 3 Conference championships 3 All-Americans, 5 times 3 Conference MVPs 3 Conference Freshmen of the Year 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

FOOTBALL 2 Conference championships 3 Bowl game victories 9 All-Americans, 13 times 9 Conference MVPs 1 Conference Student-Athlete of Year 3 Conference Coaches of the Year 4 Conference Freshmen of the Year 2 Freshman All-Americans

MEN’S GOLF

MEN’S BASKETBALL 1 NCAA team championship 4 Final Four appearances 16 NCAA tournament appearances 14 Conference championships 11 League tournament titles 18 All-Americans, 26 times 1 John Wooden Award Winner 12 NBA first round draft picks

1 NCAA team championship 2 NCAA individual champions 20 Consecutive NCAA berths 6 Conference championships 4 NCAA West Regional titles 6 Conference individual titles 20 All-Americans, 38 times 3 NCAA Regional medalists 2 National Coach of the Year Awards 1 Ben Hogan Award Winner 1 Jack Nicklaus Award Winner 1 Fred Haskins Award Winner 1 Golfstat Award Winner 1 National Freshman of the Year 9 Conference MVPs 2 Conference Freshmen of the Year

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 8 NCAA tournament appearances 1 WNIT runner-up finish 4 Conference championships 5 League tournament titles 9 All-Americans, 14 times 1 National Freshman of the Year 5 Conference MVPs 2 Conference Freshmen of the Year

BASEBALL 10 NCAA Regional appearances 10 Conference championships 17 All-Americans, 20 times 4 Conference MVPs 1 Conference Coach of the Year

WOMEN’S SWIMMING 4 Conference titles 7 All-Americans, 16 times 15 Conference MVPs 4 Conference Coaches of the Year

5 NCAA tournament appearances 4 Conference championships 1 League tournament title 2 All-Americans, 3 times 5 Conference MVPs 2 Conference Coach of the Year 1 Freshman of the Year

SOFTBALL 9 NCAA tournament appearances 3 College World Series berths 1 Conference title 12 All-Americans, 20 times 1 Olympic Gold Medallist, 3 times 2 Conference Coaches of the Year, 5 times 4 Conference MVPs, 5 times 2 Conference Pitchers of the Year 1 Conference Freshman of the Year

WOMEN’S SOCCER 3 NCAA Tournament appearances 2 Conference title 3 Conference MVPs 2 League tournament title 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

2008-09 HONOR ROLL PLAYER Zsuszanna Jakabos Therese Koelbaek Eddie Olson Wink Adams Camille Cunningham Lamar Neagle Eddie Olson René Rougeau Ashleigh Shoughro Ashleigh Shoughro

ALL-AMERICANS (3)

SPORT Women’s Swimming Women’s Golf Men’s Golf

HONOR/EVENT 400 IM Hon. Men. Hon. Men.

ALL-REGION/DISTRICT (6) Men’s Basketball Volleyball Men’s Soccer Men’s Golf Men’s Basketball Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer

District 17 West Far West Pacific District 17 West West

ORG. NCAA Golfweek GCAA NABC AVCA NCSAA GCAA NABC NSCAA Soccer Buzz

CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR (2)

Zsuzsanna Jakabos Kier Maitland

Women’s Swimming Men’s Swimming

MWC MWC

COACH OF THE YEAR (1)

Jim Reitz

Men’s Swimming

MWC

CONFERENCE NEWCOMERS OF THE YEAR (3)

Mehdi Bouras Cursty Jackson Jamie Smith

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MEN’S SOCCER

Men’s Tennis Volleyball Women’s Basketball

MWC MWC MWC

VOLLEYBALL 1 NCAA tournament appearance 1 Conference tournament title 2 Conference Freshman of the Year 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

MEN’S TENNIS 2 NCAA individual champions 3 Collegiate Grand Slam titles 5 NCAA tournament appearances 4 Conference championships 5 All-Americans, 9 times 6 Conference MVPs 3 Conference Coaches of the Year 1 Conference Freshman of the Year

WOMEN’S TENNIS 9 NCAA tournament appearances 4 Conference championships 1 Regular season championship 3 All-Americans, 4 times 1 National Rookie of the Year 8 Conference MVPs 1 Conference Student-Athlete of Year 1 Conference Freshman of the Year 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

TRACK & FIELD 2 NCAA individual champions 5 Conference outdoor titles 1 Conference indoor title 44 All-Americans, 83 times 1 U.S. Olympic Head Coach


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HALL OF FAME

SEVEN INDIVIDUALS, TWO TEAMS HIGHLIGHT HALL OF FAME CLASS

Blenkiron

Kristosik

Rondina

Smith

HONOREE Greg Anthony Rene Arceneaux* Dr. Thomas Armour Stacey Augmon Dr. Donald Baepler Freddie Banks Roger Barnson* Ernie Becker Sr. Rex Bell Tim Blenkiron Bob Blum Dr. James Callaway Dr. Kathie Calloway Chad Campbell Glenn Carano Jack Cason Bob Cline Dr. David Cohen Randall Cunningham Fred Dallimore Michael “Chub” Drakulich Sally Fleisher Bob Florence Ralph Garcia Armen Gilliam Glen Gondrezick Sidney Green Lori Harrigan Mike “Cowboy” Haverty Nate Hawkins Dr. Gerald Higgins Christina Hixson Trena Hull

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No less than three national championships were celebrated as part of last fall’s UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame ceremonies held on Sept. 19, 2008. Five former Rebel players (including the 17th football honoree all-time), one longtime head coach and a distinguished contributor joined two record-setting teams in being inducted. Born in 1987, UNLV’s Athletic Hall of Fame will now grow to 96 members strong. Under the hall’s bylaws, former studentathletes must have completed their eligibility at least 10 years earlier to be selected. Coaches and administrators must have stopped working at the University five years previous. All classes now enter on a biennial basis. TIM BLENKIRON (1994-97) was one of the best doubles players in school history and paired up with Luke Smith to win the 1997 NCAA Doubles Championship, becoming one of six individual national champions at UNLV. The 1997 All-American was a member of three Big West Conference champion squads. JOE KRISTOSIK (1995-98) was UNLV football’s first consensus first team All-American after being a four-year starter as a punter for the Rebels. He turned in one of the best seasons at his position in college football history as a senior in 1998 while leading the nation with an average of 46.2, which was the second-highest in NCAA history for a punter with at least 75 attempts. KIM RONDINA (1994-97) was the greatest slugger in UNLV softball history and its only two-time conference MVP. She was named first team All-America in 1995 and third team in 1996 and ‘97. Helping the Rebels to three NCAA tournament appearances, including one trip the Women’s College World Series, Rondina still holds 13 single-season and career batting records. LUKE SMITH (1994-97) stands as the only multiple NCAA champion in UNLV athletics history after winning the 1997 national title in singles and doubles. A three-time All-American, he also was a 1996 NCAA Doubles Semifinalist. Smith was a member of the 1997 Davis Cup Team for his native Australia and twice reached the fourth round of the Australian Open in doubles. CLASSIFICATION Athlete/Basketball Distinguished Contributor Staff Athlete/Basketball Administration Athlete/Basketball Administration/Coach Distinguished Contributor Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Tennis Distinguished Contributor Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Golf Athlete/Football Distinguished Contributor Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Soccer Athlete/Football Coach/Baseball Administration/Coach Athlete/Swimming Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Baseball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Softball Athlete/Football Athlete/Football Distinguished Contributor Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Track & Field

CLASS 2002 1994 1987 2002 1994 2004 1987 1988 1998 2008 2000 2008 1994 2006 1989 1994 1989 1994 1997 2004 1987 2000 1987 1989 1998 1987 1994 2002 1988 1987 2002 1997 2000

HONOREE Joe Ingersoll Bill Ireland Larry Johnson Pauline Jordan Sam King Tony Knap Joe Kristosik Todd Liebenstein Don Lyons Alice Mason Keenan McCardell Al McDaniels Elburt Miller Aaron Mitchell Ken Mitchell Bill “Wildcat” Morris Michael Morton Cyndi Parus Dave Pearl Dr. Wayne Pearson Roger Pettersson Bart Pippenger Art Plunkett Herb Pryor Marilyn Redd* Chris Riley Jackie Robinson Kim Rondina Brad Rothermel Tommy Rowland Robbie Ryerson Warren Schutte

MARIANNE VALLIN (1994-97) becomes the first UNLV women’s tennis player to enter the hall of fame. A three-time conference MVP, she was All-American in singles three times after being named the ITA National Freshman of the Year. The winningest singles player in program history, she brought home the 1997 Gladys Heldman Award, which goes to the nation’s top women’s tennis student-athlete. The 1998 UNLV MEN’S GOLF TEAM is one of only two Rebel squads to earn a national championship as head coach Dwaine Knight’s team won the 1998 NCAA team title in Albuquerque, N.M. The Rebels shot a final-round one-over par 289 to finish at 34-under-par 1,118, which set the NCAA record for lowest total in history. The 1995 UNLV WOMEN’S SOFTBALL TEAM set or tied 30 different school team records and 17 single-season marks en route to tying the record for wins with a 49-14 record. Coached by Shan McDonald, it was the first UNLV softball squad to win an outright conference title and finished third at the Women’s College World Series. HEAD COACH AL MCDANIELS (1975-92) guided the women’s track and field program to five conference championships and produced more than 60 individual champions and 40 All-Americans. The four-time conference coach of the year produced two NCAA Champions and six league MVPs. DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTOR DR. JAMES CALLAWAY D.D.S. is a nationally respected dentist who has been part of the Rebel family for three decades, serving as the team dentist since 1977.

CLASSIFICATION Athlete/Football Administration/Coach Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Football Coach/Football Athlete/Football Athlete/Football Athlete/Basketball Track& Field Administration/Coach Athlete/Football Coach/Track & Field Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Football Athlete/Football Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Football Athlete/Softball Administration Administration Athlete/Tennis Athlete/Swimming Athlete/Football Athlete/Baseball Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Golf Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Softball Administration Athlete/Football Athlete/Soccer Athlete/Golf

1998 Men’s Golf CLASS 1987 1987 2002 2000 1994 1989 2008 1994 1987 1987 2004 2008 1987 1989 1989 1987 1994 2006 1994 1994 2006 2000 1994 1988 1997 2006 1994 2008 1998 1994 1998 2004

HONOREE Luke Smith Robert Smith Ricky Sobers Raymond Strong Jerry Tarkanian Sheila Tarr Reggie Theus Mike Thomas Misty Thomas Lisa Thompson R.E. “Doc” Tobler Marianne Vallin Scott Warner Tom Wiesner Matt Williams Trevaia Williams Mel Wolzinger Elbert “Ickey” Woods

Vallin

McDaniels

Dr. Callaway

1995 Softball CLASSIFICATION Athlete/Tennis Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Football Administration/Coach Athlete/Track & Field Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Football Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Track & Field Team Doctor/Trainer Athlete/Tennis Athlete/Men’s Tennis Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Baseball Athlete/Track & Field Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Football *posthumous

TEAMS 1958-59 Men’s Basketball Squad 1967-68 Men’s Basketball Squad 1968 Football Squad 1974 Football Squad 1976-77 Men’s Basketball Squad 1979 Football Squad 1980 Baseball Squad 1986-87 Men’s Basketball Squad 1989-90 Men’s Basketball Squad 1989-90 Women’s Basketball Squad 1990-91 Men’s Basketball Squad 1995 Softball Squad 1998 Men’s Golf Squad

CLASS 2008 1987 1987 1989 1998 1997 1989 1989 1997 2000 1989 2008 1998 1994 1997 2006 2006 1998 1989 1989 1987 1988 1987 1994 1994 1998 2000 2006 2002 2008 2008


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