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               1999 VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
                                                                            University Information
Date       Event/Opponent          Place                     Time      TV   Location: Provo, Utah 84602
Sept. 3-4  Georgia Invitational • Athens, Ga.                               Elevation: 4,553 feet
Sept. 3      Michigan                                        Noon           Enrollment: 28,300 (Daytime)
                                                                            Founded: Oct. 15, 1875
             Georgia                                         5 p.m.
                                                                            Owned: The Church of Jesus Christ of
Sept. 4      Toledo                                          11 a.m.          Latter-day Saints
Sept.10-11 Loy. Marymount Tournament • Los Angeles                          Nickname: Cougars
Sept. 10     Houston                                         6 p.m.         Mascot: Cosmo
                                                                            Colors: Blue and White
Sept. 11     Loyola Marymount                                1 p.m.
                                                                            Conference: Mountain West
                                                                            Arena (capacity): Smith Fieldhouse
Sept. 17     Utah State            Provo                     7 p.m. KBYU      (5,000) wood floor
Sept. 18     Pepperdine            Provo                     7 p.m.
                                                                            Volleyball Information
Sept.24-25 Pac-10/Mountain West Challenge • Stanford, Calif.                Head Coach: Elaine Michaelis (BYU,
Sept. 24     California                                6:30 p.m.              1960)
Sept. 25     Stanford                                  8 p.m.               Office Phone: 801-378-4225
                                                                            Assistant Coaches:
                                                                              Stephanie Trane, 801-378-3838
^Oct. 1      Air Force             Colorado Springs, Colo.   7 p.m.           Karen Curtis Lamb, 801-378-2808
^Oct. 2      New Mexico            Albuquerque, N.M.         7 p.m.         Michaelis’ Record at BYU: 813-204-5
Oct. 5       Weber State           Ogden, Utah               7 p.m.           (.795) *since records were kept in 1969
                                                                            Career Record: same
^Oct. 8      UNLV                  Provo                     7 p.m. KBYU
                                                                            All-Time Conference Record: 321-30
^Oct. 9      San Diego State       Provo                     3 p.m.           (.915) *four different leagues
^Oct. 15     Utah                  Salt Lake City, Utah      7 p.m.         1998 Record: 31-4
Oct. 19      Notre Dame            Provo                     7 p.m. *KBYU   1998 WAC Record: 13-1 (Pacific
                                                                              Division Co-Champions)
^Oct. 22     Colorado State        Ft. Collins, Colo.        7 p.m.
                                                                            1998 NCAA Finish: Tied for fifth
^Oct. 23     Wyoming               Laramie, Wyo.             7 p.m.         1998 Final Ranking: Sixth
Oct. 25      Arizona State         Tempe, Ariz.              7 p.m.         Starters Returning/Lost: 4/3
Oct. 26      Arizona               Tucson, Ariz.             7 p.m.         Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/4
                                                                            Newcomers: 4
^Oct. 29     New Mexico            Provo                     7 p.m.
^Oct. 30     Air Force             Provo                     7 p.m.         Athletic Media Relations
^Nov. 5      San Diego State       San Diego                 8 p.m.
^Nov. 6      UNLV                  Las Vegas                 8 p.m.         Volleyball Contact: Brett Pyne
                                                                            Phone: 801-378-4912
^Nov. 12     Utah                  Provo                     7 p.m. KBYU    Fax: 801-378-3520
^Nov. 19     Wyoming               Provo                     7 p.m. KBYU    E-mail: brett_pyne@byu.edu
^Nov. 20     Colorado State        Provo                     7 p.m.         Homepage: www.byucougars.com
Nov. 23-27   MWC Tournament        Provo                     TBA **KBYU     Pressrow Phone: 801-378-8342
Dec. 3-4     NCAA 1st/2nd Rounds   TBA                       TBA
Dec. 10-11   NCAA Regional         TBA                       TBA
Dec. 16-18   NCAA Finals           Honolulu                  TBA

                                                         ^MWC Match
                                          *Tape delay, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.
                                              **MWC Semifinal match
                           Home matches played at the Smith Fieldhouse
                                                   All Times Mountain
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                                                                                                TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Alphabetical


                                                            4                                                            37
    1998 WAC Standings/Stats . . . . 96
    1998 Season Review . . . . . . . . 84-85
    1998 Statistics/Results . . . . . . 86-87
    1999 Outlook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
    1999 Rosters/Breakdown . . . . . 7-8
                                                            1999 Season                                                  1999 Opponents
    Academic Support . . . . . . . 106-107                  Season Outlook....................................4-6        Opponent Information ...................38-47
    All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63           Preseason Polls .......................................6     1999 Mountain West Tournament .....48
    All-Time BYU Roster . . . . . . . . . . 66              1999 Rosters ............................................7   1999 NCAA Tournament ....................48
    All-Time Match Results . . . . . 70-78
    Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . 35-36             Squad Breakdown ..................................8          Series Record vs. Opponents ..............49
    Athletic Facilities . . . . . . . . . 108-109                                                                        All-Time Series Results ..................50-52
    Athletic Personnel. . . . . . . . 118-119                                                                            Series Record vs. MWC teams............52
    Athletic Tradition . . . . . . . . 110-111
    Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
                                                            9
                                                                                                                         53
    Coaching History . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
    Coaching Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65            Meet the Cougars
    Conference Honors . . . . . . . . . 58-60               Senior Bios........................................10-15
    Cougar Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114-115
    Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
                                                            Junior Bios ........................................16-17    The Conference
    District Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65        Sophomore Bios...............................18-23           Mountain West Conference...........54-55
    Elaine Michaelis Bio . . . . . . . . 32-34              Freshman Bios .................................24-28         MWC Preseason Poll............................56
    Foreign Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94-95         Redshirt Bios .........................................29    1999 MWC Composite Schedule...56-57
    Graduated Senior Bios . . . . . . 92-93
    Hall of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116-117          TV/Radio Roster ..................................30         Past Conference Honors.................58-60
    History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-82   Pronunciation Guide............................30
    Individual Records . . . . . . . . . 98-99
    Media Information . . . . . . . 119-120
    Mountain West Conference . 54-57
    National Honors . . . . . . . . . . . 63-64
    NCAA Tournament History . . . 81                        31                                                           61
                                                                                                                         Cougar Honors
    Opponent Information. . . . . . 38-47                   The Coaching Staff                                           All-Americans.......................................62
    Player Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-29
                                                            Elaine Michaelis Bio........................32-34            Academic All-Americans ....................63
    Pronunciation Guide . . . . . . . . . . 30
    Sears Cup Standings. . . . . . . . . . 111              Michaelis Career Milestones...............33                 National Player Honors.......................63
    Series Information . . . . . . . . . . 49-52            Michaelis Yearly Results .....................34             NCAA All-Tournament Selections ....64
    Smith Fieldhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . 108            Assistant Coaches ...........................35-36           National Team/Other National .........64
    Student-Athlete Center . . . . . . . 105
    Team Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100                                                                       All-District Awards..............................65
    TV/Radio Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30                                                                        Coaching Honors..................................65
    University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-104                                                                     All-Time BYU Roster ...........................66




    Media Guide Credits

    The 1999 BYU Women’s Volleyball Guide was produced by the BYU Athletic
                                                                                                                         67
                                                                                                                         BYU Volleyball History
    Media Relations and Athletic Publications Departments.                                                               Historical Look ................................68-69
                                                                                                                         WAC Years Summary..........................69
    Editors: Duff Tittle, Brett Pyne                                                                                     Year-by-Year Summaries and
    Graphic Design: Duff Tittle, Jared Gooch, Brett Pyne, Dave Broberg                                                   All-Time Match Results..................70-78
    Editorial and Editing: Brett Pyne, Greg Bennett, Jared Gooch, Jason Pocock,                                          Coaching History .................................79
      Charity Fitzgerald, Lu Wallace                                                                                     Final AVCA Polls .................................80
    Photography: Mark Philbrick, Jessica Schultz, Jaren Wilkey
                                                                                                                         NCAA Tournament History...............81
    Printing: BYU Print Services
                                                                                                                         Alumnae — Where Are They Now ...82

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1998 Season Review
                                                           www.         byucougars.com
                                                               Up-to-date stats, match results and reports, rosters, rankings, conference
Season Review .................................84-85
                                                           standings, player and coaches bios, schedule, news releases, features, photos
1998 Statistics/Leaders........................86          and other information related to
1998 Results/Final Polls ......................87          BYU volleyball is available 24-hours
1998 Match Summaries ..................88-91               a day at www.byucougars.com.
Graduated Senior Bios....................92-93
Summer Foreign Tour ....................94-95
1998 Final WAC Standings/Stats.......96


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97
BYU Records
                                                        The University
                                                        This is BYU...................................102-104
                                                        Student-Athlete Center......................105
Match Records (Individual) ................98           Academic Support ......................106-107
Season Records (Individual)..........98-99              Smith Fieldhouse ................................108
Career Records (Individual) ...............99           Smith Fieldhouse Attendance...........108
Team Records......................................100
                                                                                                                Athletic Facilities.........................108-109
                                                                                                                Athletic Tradition.......................110-111
                                                                                                                  Sears Cup Standings......................111
                                                                                                                    Cougar Spirit/Traditions ...112-113
                                                                                                                      The Cougar Club ..............114-115
                                                                                                                        Hall of Fame...................116-117
                                                                                                                         Cougar Club Volleyball
                                                                                                                          Awards ................................117
                                                                                                                          Athletic Personnel.............118




                                                                                                                              119
                                                                                                                      Media Information
                                                                                                                     Local Media List .......................119
                                                                                                                    Directions to the
                                                                                                                   Smith Fieldhouse ..........................119
                                                                                                                 Athletic Department
                                                                                                                Phone Directory .................................119
                                                                                                                Media Services ....................................120
                                                                                                                Credentials/Interviews .....................120
                                                                                                                TV Coverage........................................120
                                                                                                                 Athletic Media Relations
                                                                                                                    Personnel Directory ...................120




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    SEASON

outlook
Despite the loss of four seniors including two-time All-
American rightside hitter Korie Rogers, the 1999 BYU
women’s volleyball team is poised to once again chal-
lenge for a berth in the NCAA Final Four.
     For each of the past three seasons,     31-4 record and a fifth-place tie in the   the potential to be very good. I’m excited
coach Michaelis’ squad has come within       NCAA tournament in 1998.                   to see how our team comes together."
one victory of making its second trip to          "We have five veteran players               Ranked sixth in the final coaches
the NCAA Final Four, something it did        returning this year and some talented      poll last year, the Cougars enter this sea-
in 1993. In 1999, Michaelis has eight let-   young players that will help us fill the   son ranked No. 4 in the Volleyball
terwinners returning, including an All-      holes from last year," said BYU coach      Magazine preseason poll and No. 7 in
American setter and four all-conference      Elaine Michaelis, second all-time in       the AVCA/USA Today poll.
performers, from a team that posted a        Division I victories with 813. "We have          AVCA All-American setter Anna-
                                                                                        Lena Smith and NCAA blocking champi-
                                                                                        on Nina Puikkonen are two players who
                                         LAYTON, SMITH & BOWER                          could make 1999 a magical year for the
                                                                                        Cougars. A proven leader, Smith will
                                                                                        make sure the Cougar offense is clicking
                                                                                        on all cylinders. After tossing up more
                                                                                        than 1,500 passes to set up Cougar points
                                                                                        last year, the four-year starter needs 772
                                                                                        assists in 1999 to become BYU’s all-time
                                                                                        assist leader, surpassing current U.S.
                                                                                        Volleyball Team member Charlene
                                                                                        Johnson Tagaloa. Meanwhile,
                                                                                        Puikkonen was the nation’s most domi-
                                                                                        nating defensive presence at the net
                                                                                        blocking 2.17 attempts per game while
                                                                                        boasting a .341 hitting percentage and
                                                                                        3.18 kills per game in her freshman sea-
                                                                                        son. The 6-foot-3 middle blocker joined
                                                                                        Smith and Rogers on the CoSida District
                                                                                        VII team last year and looks to have an
                                                                                        equally impressive sophomore season in
                                                                                        1999.
                                                                                              Other key players returning include
                                                                                        All-WAC performers Melissa Layton and
                                                                                        Mari Carpenter. Layton played middle
                                                                                        blocker last year but will be called upon
                                                                                        to fill Rogers’ shoes as the rightside hit-
                                                                                        ter. As evidenced by her outstanding
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Europe this summer, the versatile and         said. "We will need to pass well and get        Smith in 1999 while true freshman Sunny
explosive Layton is prepared to improve       key contributions from some of our              Tonga has the versatility to play setter if
upon her all-conference efforts of a year     young players such as Natalie, Alyssa           needed.
ago. The 6-foot-4 Carpenter averaged          and Jackie."
3.16 kills per game and hit .345 last sea-         Redshirt freshmen Martha Brinton,          Middle Blockers
son after transferring from Ricks College.    (5-foot-10setter), Emily Kennedy (5-foot-            The Cougars return a dominating
She should continue to provide offensive      9 defensive specialist), and Lindsey            presence to occupy the middle in 1999.
firepower from her outside hitter posi-       O’Reilly (5-foot-11outside hitter) add          In fact, no one in the nation during the
tion.                                         depth along with four incoming fresh-           past five years has blocked more shots
     Caroline Bower will return to the        men from the high school ranks.                 per game than BYU’s Nina Puikkonen
outside hitter position for her senior year        U.S. Junior National team member           did last year. The 6-foot-3 sensation
to help fill the void left by Helen Hjorth.   Sunny Tonga headlines a strong recruit-         should once again be a dominating force
A key defensive contributor last season       ing class signed by Michaelis in 1999.          in the middle as she enters her sopho-
after suffering a knee injury her sopho-      Tonga, a 6-foot-2 talent who could hit          more season wearing Cougar blue.
more year, Bower is the heart of the          from the rightside, leftside or set, has the    Hitting .341 and establishing career
Cougar team. She will be a vital part of      potential to become a contributing cog in       highs of 25 kills, 19 digs and 14 blocks as
the Cougar block and is the team’s            the Cougar machine in her first season.         an All-District VII performer last year,
strongest passer. Sophomore s Alyssa          Carrie Bowers (6-foot-2 rightside hitter),      Puikkonen is an All-America candidate
Barrus and Jackie Bundy are talented          Karina Puikkonen, (6-foot setter/right-         and team leader in only her second sea-
middle blockers that will take on bigger      side hitter) and Michelle Otteson (5-foot-      son. Fellow sophomores Jackie Bundy, 6-
roles along with outside hitters/defen-       7 defensive specialist) fill out a talented     foot-1, and Alyssa Barrus, 6-foot-2, will
sive specialists Amy Rhead and Natalie        Cougar roster.                                  see significant action in the middle this
Whittaker.                                          A position-by-position profile of the     year as Melissa Layton moves to the
     "We will have a lot of options offen-    Cougar roster and a look at the upcom-          rightside hitter position. Layton, howev-
sively and have one of the country’s pre-     ing schedule helps reveal what might lay        er, could still see some time in the mid-
mier setters in Anna-Lena," Michaelis         ahead for Elaine Michaelis and her team         dle where she earned second-team All-
                                                       in 1999.                               WAC honors last year.

                                                      Setters                                 Outside Hitters
                                                       Things are set at the setter                Hitting should be a strong suite for
                                                      position with second-team               the Cougars in 1999 with several key
                                                      AVCA All-American Anna-Lena             standouts returning. Senior Mari
                                                      Smith returning for her senior          Carpenter earned second-team All-WAC
                                                      season. The 5-foot-10 Smith             honors last year and should once again
                                                      needs 772 assists in 1999 to sur-       provide offensive fireworks for the
                                                      pass current U.S. National Team         Cougars. Despite playing with physcial
                                                      setter Charlene Johnson Tagaloa         ailments that kept her out of action peri-
                                                      on BYU’s all-time assists list. Last    odically, the 6-foot-4 senior hit .345 last
                                                      year Smith averaged just over 13        year while knocking down 329 kills.
                                                      assists per game and totalled           Entering this season in better health, she
                                                      more than 1,500 on the year             has the potential to be an even bigger
                                                      while setting up the Cougar             contributor on the leftside this year. She
                                                      offensive attack. Her 89 assists        will be joined by fellow senior Caroline
                                                      against Hawai’i in the WAC              Bower, who returns to the outside in
                                                      Championship match was a                1999 after filling a defensive role for the
                                                      career high. She also had her best      Cougars last year. Bower, who recorded
                                                      season yet with 129 kills.              more than 200 kills in both her freshman
                                                      Redshirt freshman Martha                and sophomore seasons despite suffering
                                                      Brinton should see time spelling
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SEASON OUTLOOK Continued
an severe knee injury during her second     the rightside. Last year she led the team    man Emily Kennedy, 5-foot-9, and
year, will play a vital role for the        with a .353 hitting percentage while         incoming 5-foot-6 freshman Michelle
Cougars as a solid hitter and outstanding   recording 301 kills. She was also second     Otteson could also be called upon to con-
passer. Freshman recruit Sunny Tonga        in blocks, averaging 1.32 blocks per         tribute.
should also see time on the left side and   game. Barrus may see some time on the
has the potential to play a key role for    rightside along with Tonga. Freshmen         Mountain West Conference
the Cougars as she gains experience in      recruits Carrie Bowers and Karina                 BYU will host the inaugural MWC
her first season. Others who may see        Puikkonen are talented rightside hitters     tournament Nov. 24-27 at the Smith
time on the left side include redshirt      who will redshirt in 1999.                   Fieldhouse. The Cougars, who have
freshman Lindsey O’Reilly and sopho-                                                     won the inaugural conference champi-
more’s Amy Rhead and Natalie                Defensive Specialists                        onship in each of their three previous
Whittaker. The rightside slot will be            The Cougars will have several new       leagues, were voted the coaches’ presea-
filled by junior Melissa Layton. The 6-     faces filling key defensive assignments in   son favorite to win the first Mountain
foot-1 All-Conference middle blocker        1999. Two primary players on the back-       West Conference title.
moved to the rightside during the team’s    row will be sophomore’s Whittaker and
summer trip overseas and was extremely      Rhead. Both stand 6-foot tall and have       Schedule
effective. With a very quick arm swing      the ability to help fill the void left by         With 17 road matches on its sched-
and good mobility, Layton gives the         two-time WAC Defensive Specialist of         ule, including a date with No. 2 ranked
Cougars a lot of offensive options from     the Year Andrea Petrilli. Redshirt fresh-    Stanford in late September, BYU has a
                                                                                         challenging 1999 schedule. The Cougars
                                                                                         open the non-conference schedule facing
    1999 Preseason Polls
                                                                                         Michigan, Georgia and Toledo Sept. 3
    USA Today/AVCA Coaches                  Volleyball Magazine Top 20                   and 4 at the Georgia Invitational in
    Rk. Team                                Rk. Team                                     Athens, Ga., before traveling cross coun-
    1. Penn State (30)                      1. Penn State                                try to play Loyola Marymount and
    2. Stanford (20)                        2. Stanford
                                                                                         Houston in a tournament in Los Angeles.
    3. Nebraska (1)                         3. Nebraska
                                                                                         BYU faces Utah State and No. 12
    4. Hawaii (3)                           4. BYU
    5. Long Beach State (5)                 5. Long Beach State                          Pepperdine Sept. 17 and 18 in its first
    6. Pacific                              6. Florida                                   home matches of the season.
    7. BYU                                  7. Pacific                                         The Cougars open Mountain West
    8. Florida                              8. Hawaii                                    Conference play at Air Force Oct. 1 and
    9. Wisconsin                            9. Wisconsin                                 end the season regular season Nov. 19
    10. UCLA (1)                            10. UCLA                                     and 20 at home against Wyoming and
    11. UC Santa Barbara                    11. Illinois
                                                                                         No. 24 Colorado State. During the con-
    12. Pepperdine                          12. UC Santa Barbara
                                                                                         ference season, BYU will sneak in away
    13. Texas                               13. Arizona
    14. Illinois                            14. Pepperdine                               dates with Weber State, No. 15 Arizona
    15. Arizona                             15. Texas                                    and Arizona State and a home match-up
    16. Texas A&M                           16. Ohio State                               with Notre Dame, who received xxxx.
    17. Ohio State                          17. Michigan State                                "We play a lot of games on the road
    18. San Diego                           18. San Diego                                this year and have some top quality
    19. Colorado                            19. USC                                      teams on our schedule," Michaelis said.
    20. Arkansas                            20. Notre Dame
                                                                                         "If we are able to stay healthy, pass well
    21. USC
                                                                                         and get key contributions from our
    22. Michigan State
    23. Kansas State                                                                     young players, we hope to come out of
    24. Colorado State                                                                   the season prepared to make a run in the
    25. Loyola Marymount                           Italics indicate 1999 opponents       NCAA Tournament."


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                                                                                     1999 rosters


                                             NUMERICAL ROSTER

No.   Name                             Ht.        Age       Cl.      Pos.     Hometown/High School (Other)
  2   Natalie Whittaker                6-0        20        So.       OH      American Fork, Utah/American Fork
  3   Anna-Lena Smith                 5-10        21        Sr.          S    Mesa, Ariz./Gilbert
  5   Amy Rhead                        6-0        20        So.       OH      Phoenix, Ariz./Central
  6   Emily Kennedy                    5-9        19        Fr.      S/DS     Arcadia, Calif./Arcadia
  7   Martha Brinton                  5-10        19        Fr.          S    Highland, Utah/Highland
  8   Caroline Bower                  5-11        22        Sr.       OH      Pleasant View, Utah/Weber
  9   Nina Puikkonen                   6-3        20        So.         MB    Murray, Utah/Murray
 10   Jackie Bundy                     6-1        19        So.         MB    Sacramento, Calif./Hiram Johnson
 11   Alyssa Barrus                    6-2        20        So.         MB    Ridgefield, Wash./Ridgefield
 12   Melissa Layton                   6-1        20        Jr.      MB/RS    Tempe, Ariz./Marcos de Niza
 14   Mari Carpenter                   6-4        22        Sr.       OH      Logan, Utah/Skyview
 15   Sunny Tonga                      6-2        18        Fr.   RS/OH/S     Allen, Texas/Allen
 17   Michelle Otteson                 5-6        18        Fr.          DS   Martinez, Calif. / College Park
 18   Lindsey O’Reilly                5-11        19        Fr.       OH      Redlands, Calif./Redlands
      Carrie Bowers                    6-2        18        Fr.          RS   Salt Lake City, Utah/Highland
      Karina Puikkonen                 6-0        18        Fr.      S/RS     Murray, Utah/Murray
      Head Coach: Elaine Michaelis (38th year)
      Assistant Coaches: Stephanie Trane (8th year); Karen Curtis Lamb (6th year)




                      ALPHABETICAL ROSTER
                                                                                     By Position
No. Name                   Ht. Age     Cl. Pos.        Hometown
                                                                                     Defensive Specialists: (2)
 11   Alyssa Barrus        6-2   20    So.   MB        Ridgefield, Wash.             Emily Kennedy
  8   Caroline Bower      5-11   22    Sr.   OH        Pleasant View, Utah           Michelle Otteson
      Carrie Bowers        6-2   18    Fr.   RS        Salt Lake City, Utah
                                                                                     Outside Hitters: (9)
  7   Martha Brinton      5-10   19    Fr.   S         Highland, Utah
                                                                                     Caroline Bower
 10   Jackie Bundy         6-1   19    So.   MB        Sacramento, Calif.            Mari Carpenter
 14   Mari Carpenter       6-4   22    Sr.   OH        Logan, Utah                   Melissa Layton
  6   Emily Kennedy        5-9   19    Fr. S/DS        Arcadia, Calif.               Lindsey O’Reilly
                                                                                     Sunny Tonga
 12   Melissa Layton       6-1   20    Jr. MB/RS Tempe, Ariz.
                                                                                     Natalie Whittaker
 18   Lindsey O’Reilly    5-11   19    Fr.   OH        Redlands, Calif.              Amy Rhead
 17   Michelle Otteson     5-6   18    Fr.   DS        Martinez, Calif.              Carrie Bowers
      Karina Puikkonen     6-0   18    Fr. S/RS        Murray, Utah                  Karina Puikkonen
  9   Nina Puikkonen       6-3   20    So.   MB        Murray, Utah                  Middle Blockers: (3)
  5   Amy Rhead            6-0   20    So. OH          Phoenix, Ariz.                Nina Puikkonen
  3   Anna-Lena Smith     5-10   21    Sr.   S         Mesa, Ariz.                   Alyssa Barrus
                                                                                     Jackie Bundy
 15   Sunny Tonga          6-2   18    Fr.RS/OH/S Allen, Texas
  2   Natalie Whittaker    6-0   20    So. OH          American Fork, Utah           Setters: (2)
                                                                                     Anna-Lena Smith
                                                                                     Martha Brinton



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    roster breakdown


                                                    LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST
    Geographic
    Breakdown by State                   Letterwinners Returning: (8)
                                           Alyssa Barrus            6-1   20   So.     MB     Ridgefield, Wash.
    Utah: (7)                              Caroline S. Bower       5-11   22   Sr.     OH     Pleasant View, Utah
     Martha Brinton (Highland)             Jackie Bundy             6-1   19   So.     MB     Sacramento, Calif.
     Mari Carpenter (Logan)                Mari B. Carpenter        6-4   22   Sr.     OH     Logan, Utah
     Nina Puikkonen (Murray)
                                           Melissa Layton           6-0   20   Jr.     MB     Tempe, Ariz.
     Caroline Bower (Pleasant View)
                                           Nina Puikkonen           6-3   20   So.     MB     Murray, Utah
     Natalie Whittaker (American Fork)
                                           Anna-Lena Smith         5-10   21   Sr.       S    Mesa, Ariz.
     Carrie Bowers (Highland)
                                           Natalie Whittaker        6-0   20   So.     MB     American Fork, Utah
     Karina Puikkonen (Murray)

                                         Letterwinners Lost: (4)
    Arizona: (3)
                                           Helen Hjorth            5-11   22   Gr. OH         Spanish Fork, Utah
     Melissa Layton (Tempe)
                                           Wendy Midgley           5-10   21   Gr.      DS    Bountiful, Utah
     Amy Rhead (Phoenix)
                                           Andrea Petrilli          5-7   21   Gr.      DS    Livermore, Calif.
     Anna-Lena Smith (Mesa)
                                           Korie Rogers             6-0   22   Gr.      RS    Poway, Calif.
    California: (4)
     Jackie Bundy (Sacramento)           Newcomers: (4)
     Emily Kennedy (Arcadia)               Sunny Tonga              6-2   18   Fr. OH/S Allen, Texas
     Lindsey O’Reilly (Redlands)           Carrie Bowers            6-2   18   Fr.      RS    Salt Lake City, Utah
     Michelle Otteson (Martinez)           Karina Puikkonen         6-0   18   Fr. S/RS       Murray, Utah
                                           Michelle Otteson         5-6   18   Fr.      DS    Martinez, Calif.
    Washington: (1)
     Alyssa Barrus (Ridgefield)                         SQUAD BREAKDOWN BY CLASS

    Texas: (1)                           Seniors: (3)                          Juniors: (1)
     Sunny Tonga (Allen)                   Caroline Bower                            Melissa Layton
                                           Mari Carpenter
                                           Anna-Lena Smith                     Sophomores: (5)
                                                                                     Natalie Whittaker
                                                                                     Amy Rhead
                                                                                     Nina Puikkonen
                                                                                     Jackie Bundy
                                                                                     Alyssa Barrus


                                                                               Redshirt Freshmen: (3)
                                                                                     Martha Brinton
                                                                                     Emily Kennedy
                                                                                     Lindsey O’Reilly


                                                                               Freshmen: (4)
                                                                                     Sunny Tonga
                                                                                     Carrie Bowers
                                                                                     Karina Puikkonen
                                                                                     Michelle Otteson
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                             CAROLINE

bower                                 PERSONAL                                         FRESHMAN (1996)
                                      Hometown: Pleasant View, Utah                    Started late in the season after playing in
                                      High School: Weber                               every match as a defensive specialist ... aver-
                                      Major: Sociology                                 aged 2.68 kills per game as a starter, 1.75 kpg
                                      Born: Nov. 10, 1976                              overall ... recorded double figure kills in 10
                                      Parents: Robert and Margaret Steuer              matches, including seven of the eight she
                                      Husband: Danny Bower, a former guard on          started at the end of the year ... career-best 16
                                      the BYU basketball team                          kills came against Weber State and career-
                                      Family: Three brothers and two sisters           best 17 digs came in the WAC championship
                                      Hobbies: Horseback riding, snow skiing, ten-     match against Hawai`i.
                                      nis, rock climbing and surfing
                                      Musical Group: Boyz II Men                       SOPHOMORE (1997)
Outside Hitter                        Favorite Movie: Far and Away                     Named to the All-Tournament Team of the
5-11 • Senior                         Favorite Book: Stephanie                         BYU/Mizuno Classic ... was among the
Pleasant View,                        Sports Hero: Pete Sampras                        Cougar leaders in kills and digs when she
                                      Non Sports Heroes: Her parents                   was sidelined by a partially torn ACL in her
Utah
                                                                                       left knee in mid-September ... returned to the
                                      BEFORE BYU                                       defensive lineup in late October and the
                                      High School: Three-time all-region, two-time     offensive lineup in early November ... ended
                                      all-area, two-time Deseret News, Salt Lake       the season first on the team in digs (2.99) and
                                      Tribune All-State ... 1993 5A State Tournament   third in kills (2.76) ... hit career-bests of 18
                                      MVP ... led Weber High to the 1993 state 5A      kills, seven blocks and 27 digs ... recorded 28
                                      championship ... 1994 Utah Summer Games          total kills in nine games played at the WAC
                                      All-Tourney team ... won the 1991 Region         Championship Tournament ... after recording
                                      Shot put title ... earned Four Sport award at    11 kills in NCAA Second-round match in
                                      Weber High (volleyball, basketball, track, and   Provo, reinjured knee in regional semi final
                                      softball). Club: First Team All-Intermountain    and was unable to play in regional final.
                                      Region in 1994 and Intermountain Region
                                      MVP in 1995 as member of the Ogden                JUNIOR (1998)
                                      Volleyball Elite club ... helped her club team   A versatile player who filled a defensive need
                                      to the 1995 Intermountain Championship and       for the Cougars ... third on the team in digs
                                      a berth at nationals. Honors: Winner of the      with 259 ... played in 112 of Cougars’ 115 games
                                      Warrior Respect Award.                           ... tied for most service aces on the team with 28
                                                                                       ... recorded season-high 17 digs against
                                      AT BYU – REDSHIRT (1995)                         Wyoming ... had 10 or more digs in a match
                                                                                       eight times ... recipient of inaugural Floyd
                                                                                        Johnson Service Award along with husband
                                                                                        Danny Bower.
     Bower Career Stats
     Year    GP      K   E      A   Pct.   SA    SE RE    BS BA    TB BE    Dig Ast.    CAREER MATCH HIGHS
     1996    118   206 83     562   .219    24    25 15     6 33    39  6   219 17      • Kills: 18 vs. Florida, 09/12/97
     1997     75   207 88     569   .209     8    20 13     8 44    52 12   224 15      • Pct.: .615 (10-2-13) vs. UTEP, 11/22/96
     1998    112    70 45     220   .114    28    39 14     1 11    12  3   259 23
                                                                                        • Digs: 27 vs. Louisville, 09/13/97
     Total   193   413 171   1131   .214    32    45 28    14 77    91 18   443 52
                                                                                        • Blocks: 7 vs. Florida, 09/12/97
                                                                                        • Aces: 5 vs. Colorado St.,11/27/96
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  Scouting Caroline
       The most consistent
  all-around player on the
  team ... a team leader ...
  accurate passer and fiery
  competitor ... good server
  from deep ... a smart hitter
  and good slide blocker.

  Coach Michaelis
  on Caroline
       “Caroline is a team
  leader as both a captain
  and as a player. She has
  worked hard during the
  off-season and raised her
  game to the top level. She
  is one of the best passers
  and defensive players to
  play at BYU.”




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                              MARI



                                PERSONAL                                               FRESHMAN (1995)
                                Hometown: Logan, Utah                                  Honorable Mention All-Pac 10 Freshman team
                                High School: Sky View                                  while playing for UCLA.
                                Major: Sociology
                                Born: Dec. 8, 1976                                     SOPHOMORE (1997)
                                Parents: Lee and Zan Burningham                        Outstanding Ricks College Volleyball Athlete ...
                                Family: Two younger brothers                           led the NJCAA in kills per game with 5.7 ...
                                Husband: Matthew Carpenter, who is currently           named First Team NJCAA All-American.
                                the student manager for the Cougars
                                Hobbies: Fly fishing, snowboarding, sky div-           AT BYU – JUNIOR (1998)
                                ing, snorkeling, hiking, reading, writing, art, lis-   Finished the season third on the team in kills
Outside Hitter                  tening to music, movies, walking and puddle            with 329 while hitting an impressive .345 per-
6-4 • Senior                    jumping with Matthew.                                  centage ... was named 2nd Team All-WAC
                                Favorite Book: Watchers                                Pacific Division ... named to the All-Tournament
Logan, Utah
                                Favorite Authors: Patricia Cornwell and Dean           Team in the UMass/Phoenix Invitational ... had
                                Koontz                                                 season-high 24 kills against Hawai`i in the WAC
                                Favorite Groups: Indigo Girls and Alice n’             Championship match ... hit an .818 percentage
                                Chains                                                 (10-1-11) in the Cougars first match of the sea-
                                Favorite Actress: Madeline Stowe                       son against Siena College in the
                                Favorite Color: Blue                                   UMass/Phoenix Invitational.
                                Favorite Place: The Bahamas
                                Favorite Basketball Player: Michael Jordan             CAREER MATCH HIGHS
                                                                                       • Kills: 24 vs. Hawai`i, 11/28/98
                                BEFORE BYU                                             • Percentage: .818 (10-1-11) vs. Siena, 09/04/98
                                High School: Two sport star in volleyball and          • Blocks: 6 vs. Hawai`i, 11/28/98
                                basketball at Sky View High School ... in volley-      • Digs: 5 vs. New Mexico, 11/20/98
                                ball, two-year high school MVP and team cap-
                                tain ... Tri Valley Athlete of the Year ... two-time
                                Region 5 Player of the Year ... led team to region
                                title in 1994 ... 1994 Deseret News and Salt Lake
                                Tribune Player of the Year ... three-year All-State
                                selection ... earned All-State, All-Region and
                                school MVP honors in basketball as well.
                                Honors: Played with the US Youth National
                                Team between junior and senior years in high
                                school ... Volleyball magazine “Fab 50” recruit.



     Carpenter Career Stats
     Year GP       K    E   A Pct.   SA SE RE       BS BA      TB BE      Dig Ast.
     1998 104    329   89 695 .345    1 2   0        12 56      68 12      54 37
     Total 104   329   89 695 .345    1 2   0        12 56      68 12      54 37


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  Scouting Mari
       An All-Conference
  performer who is a very
  powerful and explosive
  hitter ... hits the ball very
  high ... delivers a nice
  crosscourt ball ... team
  captain.

  Coach Michaelis
  on Mari
       “Mari has the special
  ability to make everyone
  around her better. As a
  team captain she leads by
  demonstrating her faith in
  her teammates. Mari is
  much stronger this year
  and has improved her
  game during the off-sea-
  son, especially as a hitter.”




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                                                                                                                                  3
        ANNA-
          LENA

smith                                 PERSONAL                                              Monthly “Fab 50” recruits list ... first team Junior
                                      Hometown: Mesa, Ariz.                                 National All-America.
                                      High School: Gilbert
                                      Major: Athletic Training                              AT BYU – FRESHMAN (1996)
                                      Born: June 15, 1978                                   Split setting duties in the first three matches before
                                      Parents: Steven and Georgia Smith                     taking over in early September ... averaged 11.95
                                      Family: Oldest of five children, younger sister       assists per game ... recorded career-best 69 assists
                                      played high school volleyball and younger broth-      in WAC championship match against Hawai’i ...
                                      ers wrestle and play football                         WAC Player of the Week, First Team All-WAC
                                      Hobbies: Playing the piano, watching and playing      Mountain Division and WAC Mountain Division
                                      all sports, wave running and fishing                  Freshman of the Year ... All-Tournament Team of
                                      Favorite Book: Stephanie                              the WAC championship tournament.
Setter                                Favorite Foods: Italian and Mexican
                                      Non Sports Heroes: Mother and grandmother             SOPHOMORE (1997)
5-10 • Senior                         because, “they are great examples of the kind of      Named to the All-Tournament Teams of the State
Mesa, Ariz.                           mother and wife I want to be.”                        Farm/NACWAA Preview Classic and the
                                      Sports Hero: Michael Jordan                           BYU/Mizuno Classic ... finished first in the WAC
                                      Biggest Sport Thrill: Winning the 1995 Arizona        and sixth nationally in assists per game with 13.96
                                      State volleyball championship                         ... set a new personal-best of 84 assists and tied
                                      Favorite Parts of the Game: Blocking an overpass      career-best with 15 digs against Texas A&M in the
                                      and the dump                                          NCAA East Regional ... First Team All-WAC
                                      Chose BYU Because: “I loved the campus, team,         Mountain Division and WAC Championship All-
                                      weather, coaches and religious atmosphere.”           Tournament Team.

                                      BEFORE BYU                                             JUNIOR (1998)
                                      High School: 1993 Honorable Mention All-East          Named to the All-Tournament Teams of the
                                      Valley Conference ... 1994 and 1995 First Team All-   UMass/Phoenix Invitational and the BYU/Mizuno
                                      Conference ... 1994 First Team 5A All-State 1995      Classic ... named to the All-Tournament team for
                                      First Team 4A All-State ... 1994 and 1995 Arizona     the WAC Championship Tournament ... named
                                      Republic First Team All-State ... 1995 4A Player of   2nd Team AVCA All-American ... named 1st Team
                                      the Year ... led team to 1995 4A State                All-WAC Pacific Division ... named to the CoSIDA
                                      Championship ... 1995 team ranked third in            All-Region VII Team ... became second all-time in
                                      Student Sports Magazine.. Club: Led East Valley       assists at BYU (4,550) ... averaged 13.06 assists per
                                      Juniors team to the 1993, 1994 and 1995 Arizona       game and ended the season with 1,502 total assists
                                      State 18-under championship and a third-place fin-    ... played in every game for the Cougars ... set a
                                      ish in the 1995 Junior Nationals. Honors: Third       BYU single-match record for assists in a match
                                      team Mizuno/USA Today All-America ... first team      with 89 vs. Hawai`i in the WAC Championship
                                      Student Sports All-America ... named to Volleyball    match ... had over 50 assists in a match six times.

                                                                                             CAREER MATCH HIGHS
     Smith Career Stats
                                                                                              • Kills: 9 vs. UTEP, 10/23/98
     Year    GP      K    E     A   Pct.   SA    SE RE    BS BA TB BE          Dig Ast.
     1996    123   114   24   270   .333    16    50 1      7 68 75 22         246 1470       • Perct.: .615 (9-1-13) vs. UTEP., 10/23/98
     1997    113    82   15   232   .289    25    32 2      5 53 58 33         214 1578       • Blocks: 7 vs. Oklahoma, 11/14/96
     1998    115   129   35   319   .295    24    22 1      5 67 72 22         220 1502       • Digs: 15 vs. San Diego St., 11/1/96, Texas
     Total   351   325   74   821   .306    65   104 4     17 188 205 77       680 4550         A&M, 12/12/97
                                                                                              • Assists: 89 vs. Hawai`i, 11/28/98


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  Scouting
  Anna-Lena
        An All-American set-
  ter and four-year starter ...
  a smart, strategic setter
  able to attack the weak-
  ness of the opponent ...
  sets bad passes well ... uti-
  lizes middles well on the
  slide and with quick sets
  ... second all-time on BYU
  assist list entering the sea-
  son ... needs 772 assists to
  become career Cougar
  assist leader.

  Coach Michaelis on
  Anna-Lena (Al)
       “Al is one of the pre-
  mier setters in the coun-
  try. She is an intelligent
  player and runs a fast
  offense. After knee
  surgery in the off-season
  she is quicker and more
  agile. She is a competitor
  and leads her team by her
  play. Al has worked hard
  and is one of the best set-
  ters to play at BYU.”




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               MELISSA

layton                           PERSONAL                                            team to a third-place finish at 1996 Junior
                                 Hometown: Tempe, Ariz.                              Nationals. Honors: 1994 prep team ranked 17th
                                 High School: Marcos de Niza                         nationally in Volleyball magazine.
                                 Major: Psychology
                                 Born: June 6, 1979                                  AT BYU – FRESHMAN (1997)
                                 Parents: Kent and Kay Layton                        Stepped in as one of two outside hitters to
                                 Family: Three older brothers ... father played      replace Caroline Steuer Bower after her injury ...
                                 college basketball at Adams State and Air Force     recorded 10 kills and seven digs in East
                                 High School Academic Honors: Member of the          Regional semi-final match against Texas A&M
                                 National Honor Society ... winner of the 1997       ... hit .462 against TCU ... averaged 2.34 kills per
                                 President’s Education Award                         game and a .201 hitting percentage.
Rightside Hitter /               Favorite Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You
Middle Blocker                   Favorite Book: The Partner, by John Grisham         SOPHOMORE (1998)
6-1 • Junior                     Favorite Actress: Sandra Bullock                    Was named 2nd Team All-WAC Pacific
Tempe, Ariz                      Favorite Musical Groups: Sarah McLachlan,           Division ... led the Cougars in hitting percentage
                                 Pearl Jam and Chicago                               with a .353 average ... hit .386 in WAC matches
                                 Favorite Food: Pasta                                ... was second on the team in blocking with a
                                 Sports Hero: Her dad                                1.32 average ... had season high 13 kills vs. Utah
                                 Biggest Sports Thrill to Date: Beating the          State ... recorded a double-double against
                                 Czech Republic National Team during the 1999        Hawai`i in the WAC Championship with 12
                                 summer tour of Europe.                              kills and 15 blocks
                                 Favorite Move: Slamming an overpass
                                                                                     CAREER MATCH HIGHS
                                 BEFORE BYU                                          • Aces: 3 (two times)
                                 High School: 1994 Marcos de Niza team Most          • Kills: 13 vs. Utah State, 10/12/98
                                 Improved Player ... 1995 and 1996 Team MVP ...      • Blocks: 15 vs. Hawai`i, 11/28/98
                                 two-time 1st Team All-City ... two-time 1st         • Hitting Percentage: .800 (8-0-10) vs. Utah,
                                 Team Central Region and 1996 Central Region           10/02/98
                                 MVP ... 1995 2nd Team All-East Valley and 1996      • Digs: 7 vs. Texas A&M, 12/12/97
                                 East Valley Co-Player of the Year ... 1995
                                 Honorable Mention Class 5A All-State and 1996
                                 1st Team Class 5A All-State ... earned Athlete of
                                 the Month honors on both freshman and JV bas-
                                 ketball teams. Club: Led her East Valley Juniors



     Layton Career Stats
     Year    GP      K   E   A Pct.   SA    SE RE   BS BA TB BE         Dig Ast.
     1997     41    96 50 229 .201      9    33 3     2 16 18    3       37   1
     1998    111   301 97 579 .353     12    35 0    17 129 146  9       42   5
     Total   152   397 147 807 .310    21    68 3    19 145 164 12       79   6


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  Scouting Melissa
        An explosive and
  physical player with per-
  sonality and competitive-
  ness ... hits the ball very
  hard ... a jump server ...
  versatile offensive player
  ... adds slide hitting
  dimension to Cougar
  attack from the rightside.

  Coach Michaelis on
  Melissa
       “Melissa is the hard-
  est hitter on the team. She
  is versatile with lots of
  options as a hitter. This
  year she’ll move to the
  rightside, her third posi-
  tion in three years.
  Melissa’s serve is a major
  factor in the team’s suc-
  cess.”



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          NINA



                             PERSONAL                                             became the first Division I player in five years to
                             Hometown: Murray, Utah                               average more than two blocks a game ... had a
                             High School: Murray                                  career-high in kills, digs and blocks in the WAC
                             Major: Zoology                                       Championship match against Hawai`i in which
                             Born: Aug. 3, 1979                                   she had 25 kills, 19 digs and 14 blocks ... record-
                             Parents: Veikko and Sirkka Puikkonen                 ed double-digits in blocking six times during
                             Family: Younger sister Karina also plays for the     the season ... led the Cougars in kills in NCAA
                             Cougars                                              Central Regional Final vs. Penn State with 17
                             Favorite Food: Pasta                                 kills ... was named WAC Freshman of the Year
                             Favorite Movie & Book: The Princess Bride            as well as to the WAC Pacific Division 1st Team
                             Sports Hero: Steve Young and Kristin Folkl           ... named to the CoSIDA All-Region VII Team ...
Middle Blocker               Non Sports Hero: Principal Richard Tranter           named to the Central Regional All-Tournament
6-3 • Sophomore              Most Influential Person: Her father because,         Team ... ended the season second on the team in
Murray, Utah                 “he keeps me going just because of his attitude      kills with 340 and a .341 hitting percentage
                             and new love for the sport.”
                             Biggest Sports Thrill to Date: Coming back           CAREER MATCH HIGHS
                             from 13-3 down to win a game and match in            • Kills: 25 vs. Hawai`i, 11/28/98
                             high school.                                         • Percentage: .688 (12-1-16) vs. SJSU., 10/16/98
                             Favorite Part of Game:                               • Blocks: 14 vs. Hawai`i, 11/28/98
                                                                                  • Digs: 19 vs. Hawai`i, 11/28/98
                             BEFORE BYU
                             High School: 1995 and 1996 Murray High MVP
                             ... three-year First Team All-Region ... 1996 Utah
                             Senior All-Star Team and All-State selection
                             Club: All-Region selection on the Utah Junior 18
                             Elite Red team. Honors: Student Sport Magazine
                             prep All-America ... Volleyball magazine “Fab
                             50” selection ... 1996 Youth National Team selec-
                             tion and 1997 Youth National Team alternate.

                             AT BYU – REDSHIRT (1997)

                             FRESHMAN (1998)
                             Led the nation in blocking with an average of
                             2.17 per game and a season total of 232 blocks ...


     Puikkonen Career Stats
     Year GP     K   E   A Pct.   SA SE RE       BS BA TB BE         Dig Ast.
     1998 107 340 108 681 .341     7 46  7        38 194 232 18      154 17
     Total 107 340 108 681 .341    7 46  7        38 194 232 18      154 17



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Scouting Nina
     The nation’s top blocker as a red-
shirt freshman ... has natural blocking
savvy and good instincts ... is a quick
hitter ... hits the ball very high ... hard
worker who continually strives to
improve and perform at her highest
level ... looked to as a team leader
because of her example.

Coach Michaelis on Nina
     “Nina works hard to use her many
talents. She’s a great athlete with a
strong desire to improve. She is the best
blocker in the country and has
improved her offense and defense.
She’s also a primary passer and consis-
tent player. Nina should be an All-
American this year.”



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                          ALYSSA

barrus                        PERSONAL                                                  Berkeley tournament in 1997. Honors: Named to
                              Hometown: Ridgefield, Wash.                               Volleyball magazine’s “Fab 50” list.
                              High School: Ridgefield
                              Major: Political Science                                  AT BYU – REDSHIRT (1997)
                              Born: May 30, 1979                                        Had shoulder surgery in Spring of 1997
                              Parents: Dean and Marianne Barrus
                              Family: Oldest of five children (one brother and          FRESHMAN (1998)
                              three sisters), all involved in sports                    Played in 10 matches ... finished the season with
                              Hobbies: Outdoor activities, being with friends           seven kills and nine blocks ... ended the season
                              and family, playing the piano and other music             averaging 0.75 blocks per game ... recorded
                              and vacationing                                           career-best five blocks in match vs. New Mexico
Middle Blocker                Favorite Movie: The Man From Snowy River                  in which she filled in for Nina Puikkonen, who
6-2 • Sophomore               Favorite Song: You’re the Inspiration                     missed the match because of injury.
Ridgefield, Wash.             Non Sports Hero: “My handicapped sister,
                              Jessica.”                                                 CAREER MATCH HIGHS
                              Biggest Sport Thrill: Winning the state shot put          • Kills: 2 vs. Delaware, 09/04/98
                              championship as a sophomore, setting a new                • Blocks: 5 vs. New Mexico, 10/24/98
                              state record and being ranked nationally.                 • Digs: 2 vs. Central Michigan, 09/19/98
                              Came to BYU because: “I was raised with the
                              dream of coming to BYU.”

                              BEFORE BYU
                              High School: Three-time MVP of prep team ...
                                                                                              Scouting Alyssa
                              1994 Most Improved Player and 1995 and 1996
                              team captain ... 1994 Second Team all-league, 1995
                                                                                              A strong, physical player who has the
                              and 1996 league Player of the Year ... senior all-              potential to be a force in the middle ...
                              state team ... led her team to the state runner-up              jumps exceptionally well ... hits well
                              spot in 1995 and fifth in state in 1996 ... lettered in         from the backrow.
                              track for three years (freshman through junior) ...
                              set state record and all-time best throw for a
                                                                                              Coach Michaelis on Alyssa
                              sophomore in shot put and won state shot put title
                              again as a junior. Club: Led Nike Northwest
                                                                                              “After two years of illness and injury,
                              Junior team to 1996 and 1997 regional champi-
                                                                                              Alyssa can finally train and achieve
                              onships and top-10 finishes at four prestigious
                                                                                              her potential. She made tremendous
                              tournaments, including a first place finish at the
                                                                                              progress during the off-season and
                                                                                              played well in Europe. She’s naturally
                                                                                              strong and is effective as both a hitter
     Barrus Career Stats
                                                                                              and blocker. She will make a signifi-
     Year GP     K   E    A Pct.   SA SE RE         BS BA       TB BE       Dig Ast.
     1998 12     7   6   27 .037    0 0   0          0  3        1  8         9   1           cant contribution to the Cougars this
     Total 12    7   6   27 .037    0 0   0          0  3        1  8         9   1           season.”


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                       JACKIE

bundy                      PERSONAL                                               Open Division. Honors: Two-time BYU Volleyball
                           Hometown: Sacramento, California                       Camp MVP ... named to Volleyball magazine’s
                           High School: Hiram Johnson                             “Fab 50” recruits list.
                           Major: Undeclared
                           Born: April 13, 1980                                   AT BYU – FRESHMAN (1998)
                           Parents: Lowell and Penny Bundy                        Played in nine matches for the Cougars ... had
                           Family: Three sisters                                  a season-high six kills and hit .556 in a win vs.
                           Hobbies: Collecting frogs and swimming                 UTEP, Nov. 21 ... had five kills, six blocks,
                           Favorite Movie: The War                                five digs and two service aces against UTEP,
                           Favorite Foods: Chinese                                Oct. 23 ... played in a total of 13 games for the
                           Favorite Group: Third Eye Blind                        Cougars.
Middle Blocker             Sports Hero: Steve Young
6-1 • Sophomore            Non Sports Heroes: Father, because of his sup-         CAREER MATCH HIGHS
Sacramento,                port, honesty and integrity; mother because of her     • Kills: 6 vs. UTEP, 11/21/98
Calif.                     love.                                                  • Pct.: .556 (6-1-9) vs. UTEP, 11/21/98
                           Biggest Sport Thrill: Winning the 1998 Junior          • Digs: 5 vs. UTEP, 10/23/98
                           Nationals.                                             • Blocks: 6 vs. UTEP, 10/23/98
                           How Got Started in the Sport: “In eighth grade a       • Aces: 2 vs. UTEP, 10/23/98
                           friend took me to her club practice to try to get me
                           to play because I was tall.”
                           Favorite Parts of the Game: Blocking
                           Came to BYU Because: “I was raised with the
                                                                                        Scouting Jackie
                           dream of coming to BYU.”
                                                                                        Talented athlete who who is a good
                           BEFORE BYU                                                   blocker and hitter ... will become vital
                           High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner ...              part of the Cougar middle ... physical
                           four-year Hiram Johnson High School Most                     player ... hits second tempo sets very
                                                                                        well ... has good wrist snap.
                           Outstanding Blocker ... 1996 Outstanding Player
                           and 1997 MVP of prep team ... three-year First
                           Team All-Metro League ... 1995 All-Area                      Coach Michaelis on Jackie
                           Honorable Mention, 1996 and 1997 Sacramento
                           Bee All-Area First Team. Club: Led City Beach                “Jackie made a solid contribution to
                           Elite Club to 1998 Northern California Region                the team last year as a freshman. She
                           Championship and first place at the Phoenix Fiesta           has a great wrist and is a strong hitter
                           Classic and the Junior National Championship 18              and an effective blocker. She has real-
                                                                                        ly improved her passing and defense
                                                                                        in the off-season. She played her best
 Bundy Career Stats                                                                     during the European tour. She will
 Year GP     K    E    A Pct.   SA SE RE          BS BA TB BE        Dig Ast.           contribute to a very good core of mid-
 1998 13    24   14   61 .164    2 2   1           0 10  4  7         11   5            dle blockers.”
 Total 13   24   14   61 .164    2 2   1           0 10  4  7         11   5


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                           AMY

rhead                       PERSONAL
                            Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
                            High School: Central
                            Major: Mechanical Engineering
                            Born: Dec. 30, 1978
                            Parents: Jim and Karin Rhead
                            Family: Youngest of six children. Father, Jim, was
                            a basketball player at Utah.
                            High School Honors: Cumulative GPA of 4.6 (4.0
                            scale), graduated magna cum laude.
                            Non Sports Hero: Gordon B. Hinckley
Outside Hitter              Biggest Sports Thrill: Winning the 1995 Arizona
6-0 • Sophomore             State 5A volleyball championship.

Phoenix, Ariz.
                            BEFORE BYU
                            High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner ...
                            1996 team co-captain ... Central High Best Female
                            Athlete ... three-year First Team All-Region ... 1994
                            Second Team and 1995 First Team All-State ... 1995
                            First Team All-Arizona team, Arizona Republic and
                            Gazette All-Valley Team Club: 1997 (18-under)
                            team co-captain of the Arizona Juniors ... led teams
                            to third-place finishes in the 1995 and 1996 Fiesta
                            Classic, the 1996 and 1997 Lone Star Classic and
                            the 1995 Las Vegas Junior Olympic qualifier
                            Honors: Honorable Mention Junior All-America            Scouting Amy
                            and among the top season picks of projected
                            juniors by Student Sports magazine in 1996.             A hard worker with a strong desire ...
                                                                                    will provide lift to the team with her
                                                                                    effort ... a good defensive player who
                            AT BYU – REDSHIRT (1997)
                                                                                    goes for every ball.

                            FRESHMAN (1998)
                            Saw some action playing three games in two              Coach Michaelis on Amy
                            matches ... had four kills in eight attempts on the
                            season while digging four balls.                        “Amy has become a reliable defensive
                                                                                    player and will help the team as a
                                                                                    defensive specialist this year. She is a
                                                                                    hard worker and uses her determina-
     Rhead Career Stats                                                             tion to pursue every ball on defense.
     Year GP    K   E   A Pct.   SA SE RE        BS BA      TB BE      Dig Ast.     Her work ethic is a strong example to
     1998  3    4   0   8 .500    0 0   0         0  1       1  0        4   0
                                                                                    the team.”
     Total 3    4   0   8 .500    0 0   0         0  1       1  0        4   0


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                                                                               NATALIE

whittaker                  PERSONAL                                              Student Sport magazine First Team All-America,
                           Hometown: American Fork, Utah                         Volleyball magazine “Fab 50” recruit list, Member
                           High School: American Fork                            of the USA Youth National Team,.
                           Major: Anthropology
                           Born: June 4, 1979                                    AT BYU – REDSHIRT (1997)
                           Parents: Layne and Susan Whittaker
                           Family: Youngest of two children ... older sister     FRESHMAN (1998)
                           Heather played on the BYU volleyball team.            Played in eight matches ... played in three games
                           High School Activities/Academic Honors: Honor         against UMass and had career-high 6 kills ... regis-
                           Roll, 1996 Who’s Who Among America’s H.S. stu-        tered 5 kills on 7 attempts against Siena College for
                           dents, mixed chorus, Russian and Spirit clubs.        a .714 hitting percentage
Outside Hitter             Favorite Book: The Twelfth Angel
6-0 • Sophomore            Favorite Actor: Sean Connery                          CAREER MATCH HIGHS
American Fork,             Favorite Movie: Far and Away                          • Kills: 6 vs. UMass, 09/05/98
Utah                       Favorite Foods: Italian                               • Aces: 2 vs. UMass, 09/05/98
                           Non Sports Hero: Bro. Trayer (Seminary teacher)       • Digs: 4 vs. Fresno St., 11/13/98
                           Sports Hero: Karch Kiraly
                           Biggest Sport Thrill: Winning the 1995 Utah 5A
                           State Championship.
                           Favorite Part of the Game: Tipping, placing shots.
                           Reasons for Attending BYU: “Great volleyball
                           program, great academics and great environment.”


                           BEFORE BYU
                           High School: American Fork High School MVP in               Scouting Natalie
                           1994 and 1995 and most inspirational player in
                           1996 ... First Team All-Region IV in 1994 and               An accurate passer and quick defen-
                           Region IV MVP in 1995 and 1996 ... First Team 5A            sive player ... has a very good court
                                                                                       sense ... uses the block well as a hitter.
                           All-State in 1994, 5A Deseret News and Salt Lake
                           Tribune MVP in 1995, UHSAA 5A Player of the
                           Year in 1996 ... led team to 1995 Utah 5A state             Coach Michaelis on Natalie
                           championship and the state finals in 1996.
                           Club: Second Team all-region in 1994, First Team            “Natalie has excellent athletic ability
                           all-region in 1996, region MVP in 1995 and 1997.            and quickness. She is a smart hitter
                           Honors: Gatorade Circle of Champions in 1995,               and an effective blocker. Natalie will
                                                                                       handle one of the primary passing
                                                                                       positions this year and will use her
 Whittaker Career Stats                                                                quickness on defense. She will be a
 Year GP     K    E    A Pct.   SA SE RE        BS BA TB BE          Dig Ast.          key to the success of our quick
 1998 10    21   13   52 .154    5 5   2         0  4  4  0           16   6
 Total 10   21   13   52 .154    5 5   2         0  4  4  0           16   6           offense.”



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                                          MARTHA

brinton           PERSONAL
                  Hometown: Highland, Utah
                  High School: Highland
                  Major: Undeclared
                  Born: Oct. 18, 1979
                  Parents: Ralph and Evyonna Brinton
                  Family: Three brothers and two sisters
                  Hobbies: Rock climbing, mountain biking and hik-
                  ing, collecting art work and children’s books, cook-
                  ing, skiing (snow and water)
                  Academic Honors: Five-year Honor Roll and
Setter            Citizenship Roll, National Honor Society
5-10 • Freshman   Favorite Movie: My Fair Lady
Highland, Utah    Favorite Singer: James Taylor
                  Non Sports Heroes: Mother, father...brother Andy
                  Most Influential Person in Sports Career: My
                  father, he is my biggest fan and personal coach.
                  Biggest Sport Thrill: Winning back-to-back state
                  championships.
                  Favorite Parts of the Game: Working hard to open
                  the hitters up and finding a huge hole in the block.


                  BEFORE BYU
                  High School: Highland H.S. Freshman of the Year
                  ... two-year team MVP ... four-year All-Region II ...
                                                                          Scouting Martha
                  two year all-state ... Salt Lake Tribune Prep of the
                  Week ... Utah state recordholder for assists in a       A smart setter who can exploit oppo-
                  match (55) ... also played basketball, All-State hon-   nents’ weaknesses ... understands offen-
                  ors in softball. Club: Led Elite Utah Juniors to 1997   sive strategy ... is very coachable and
                  Region title and the national runner-up spot in the     positive team player.
                  Club Division and her Klub Boom squad to the
                  1998 region championship and a top-24 finish in
                                                                          Coach Michaelis on Martha
                  the Open Division ... Klub Boom went undefeated
                  in the Intermountain Region ... 1997 All-Region
                                                                          “After a red-shirt freshman year, Martha
                  selection.
                                                                          has the role of back-up setter behind
                                                                          senior Anna-Lena Smith. Martha is an
                  AT BYU – REDSHIRT (1998)                                extremely hard worker, is very coach-
                                                                          able and is progressing well. She is an
                                                                          intelligent player and has a good under-
                                                                          standing of the Cougar offense.”


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                  EMILY

kennedy            PERSONAL
                   Hometown: Arcadia, California
                   High School: Arcadia
                   Major: Undeclared
                   Born: November 27, 1979
                   Parents: John and Sharon Kennedy
                   Family: Two older sisters ... both played volleyball
                   for BYU
                   Favorite Movie: Father of the Bride
                   Favorite Foods: Cereal
                   Favorite Actor: Tom Cruise
Def. Specialist    Sports Hero: Michael Jordan because working
5-9 • Freshman     hard has paid off and he never gives up.
Arcadia, Calif.    Non Sports Heroes: “My sister, Amy, who passed
                   away for health reasons, because she was brave
                   during the trials she faced, even on her last day.”
                   How Got Started in the Sport: “My two oldest sis-
                   ters started playing when I was young so I decided
                   to follow in their footsteps.”
                   Favorite Parts of the Game: “I love blocking a
                   great hitter.”
                   Came to BYU Because: Education, great volleyball
                   program, church school


                   BEFORE BYU
                   High School: 1995 Most Inspirational ... 1995 first
                   team All-League ... 1996 League MVP, Most
                                                                          Scouting Emily
                   Inspirational (team) ... 1997 first team All-League
                   ... 1997 League MVP and team MVP ... 1997              A good server ... gets to a lot of balls on
                   Pasadena Star News All-San Gabriel Valley first        defense.
                   team... high school team was undefeated in league
                   matches each year she played.
                                                                          Coach Michaelis on Emily
                   Club: Club Long Beach ... 1998 Most Inspirational
                   ... team placed 13th at Davis Nationals.
                                                                          “After a red-shirt freshman year, Emily
                                                                          is making good progress as a defensive
                   AT BYU - REDSHIRT (1998)
                                                                          specialist. She has good defensive skills
                                                                          and is diligent in her commitment on
                                                                          defense. Emily works hard and with
                                                                          experience will be a nice defensive play-
                                                                          er.”


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             LINDSEY

o’reilly          PERSONAL
                  Hometown: Redlands, California
                  High School: Redlands
                  Major: Undeclared
                  Born: December 18, 1979
                  Parents: Kevin and Tamy O’Reilly
                  Family: Four sisters, all involved in volleyball and
                  other sports.
                  Hobbies: Water skiing, jet skiing, hiking, camping,
                  reading, playing the piano, sewing.
                  Not Sports Heroes: Parents, grandparents, Joseph
Outside Hitter    Smith and President Hinckley
5-11 • Freshman   Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice
Redlands, Calif   Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride
                  Greatest Sports Thrill: Playing in the National
                  Championship finals, being named All-America.


                  AT BYU- REDSHIRT (1998)

                  BEFORE BYU
                  High School: 1997 Redlands High School Team
                  Captain ... three-time all-league and two-time
                  league MVP ... MVP of Rim tournament in 1996
                  and member of the all-tournament teams of the
                  Orange tournament in 1996 and the rim tourna-
                  ment in 1997 ... two time All-County and All-CIF ...
                  San Bernardino County All-Star team and San
                  Bernardino County Player of the Year in 1997 ...         Scouting Lindsey
                  holds school record for kills in a match for three
                  game (28), four games (21) and five games (30) ...       A powerful hitter ... a consistent and
                                                                           steady passer and defensive player.
                  holds season record for kills (261) and career
                  record for kills (615) and blocks (93) ... also earned
                  awards on her prep basketball, track and water           Coach Michaelis on Lindsey
                  polo teams. Club: Led Ichiban Club to Silver
                  Medal at the USA National Volleyball                     “Lindsey red-shirted last year and is
                  Championship in 1997 and a Bronze Medal in 1998          now starting to develop her game. She
                  Honors: Invited to play with the Junior National         will provide depth at the outside hitter
                  USA Development team in 1997 ... USA Volleyball          position and could play as a defensive
                  All-American                                             specialist. Her passing and defense have
                                                                           really improved.”


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                    SUNNY

tonga                PERSONAL
                     Hometown: Allen, Texas
                     High School: Allen
                     Major: Education
                     Born: September 30, 1980
                     Parents: Lee and Kathy Tonga
                     Family: One sister and two brothers. Sister, Kalani,
                     was named First-Team All-WAC while playing for
                     the University of Utah. Younger brother, Steven,
                     was a member of the 1999 BCI National Champion
                     Basketball Team. Westlee also plays basketball.
Rightside/Outside    Hobbies: Collecting stickers, drawing, doing
/Setter              “artsy” things, sewing, e-mailing, playing the
6-2 • Freshman       piano and the ukulele
Allen, Texas         Favorite Movie: Meet Me in St. Louis
                     Favorite TV Show: The Simpsons
                     Favorite Book: Anthem by Ayn Rand
                     Favorite Food: Lucky Charms
                     Favorite Animal: Pig
                     Favorite Song: Lou Fatai by Tia and Dallin Muti
                     Greatest Sports Thrill: Winning the 1998 NORCE-
                     CA Championship in Mexico


                     BEFORE BYU
                     High School: Allen High School Sportswoman of
                                                                              Scouting Sunny
                     the Year, 1996 and 1998 ... District Newcomer of
                     the Year, 1995 ... All-District and All-Area, 1995,      Extremely versatile player who can both
                     1996, 1997, 1998 ... District MVP, 1998 ... All-State,   set and hit ... a powerful hitter and good
                     1997 and 1998 ... State All-Star Game, 1999 ... also     blocker ... adds personality to the team.
                     lettered in basketball and track and field ... was
                     named Defensive Player of the Year on her high
                                                                              Coach Michaelis on Sunny
                     school basketball team. Club: Played for her
                     father on the Texas Heat team. Honors: Three-time
                                                                              “She was one of the best players in last
                     member of the US Junior National Team ... three-
                                                                              year’s recruiting class. Sunny was
                     time All-American ... member of the 1998 NORCE-
                                                                              recruited by all the top programs in the
                     CA Championship team.
                                                                              country. She is an excellent athlete with
                                                                              a good work ethic. She has a good foun-
                                                                              dation in her skills. Sunny will be one of
                                                                              the keys to our success this year as a
                                                                              freshman.”


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                   MICHELLE

otteson            PERSONAL
                   Hometown: Martinez, California
                   High School: College Park
                   Major: Rec. Management and Youth Leadership
                   Born: February 16, 1981
                   Parents: Robert and Annette Otteson
                   Family: One younger sister ...plays high school
                   and club volleyball
                   Favorite Movie: The Cutting Edge
                   Favorite Food: Italian
                   Favorite Actor: Julia Roberts
Def. Specialist    Hobbies: Photography and skiing
5-6 • Freshman     Favorite Musical Group: The Dixie Chicks
Martinez, Calif.   Favorite Book: Les Miserables
                   Sports Hero: “Lori Endicott because I used to be a
                   setter and when I started she was the best
                   around.”
                   Non Sports Heroes: “My mom because of how
                   much she does for other people without even
                   thinking about herself.”
                   How Got Started in the Sport: “My dad played on
                   a club team in college and rec teams afterward.
                   I’ve always remembered just being there and ask-
                   ing him to pepper in between games.”
                   Favorite Parts of the Game: “I love the feeling of
                   digging a quick hit when everyone else thinks the
                   ball is going to be down.”
                   Came to BYU Because: “I knew that I would love       Scouting Michelle
                   the environment and that my spirit would grow as
                   well as my mind.”                                    Defensive player that gets to a lot of
                                                                        balls ... a good server.
                   BEFORE BYU
                   High School: Was league MVP while playing            Coach Michaelis on Michelle
                   for College Park High School ... named First
                   Team All-League three years ... named Second         “A pleasant walk-on, Michelle brings a
                   Team All-North Coast Region in 1995 and 1998         great attitude and work ethic as an
                   ... team won League Championship ... was team        example to the team. She is learning
                   captain and MVP Club Played on the Forefront         quickly and will be a defensive specialist
                   club team for coach Lee Mayes.                       for the Cougars this year. She is fun to
                                                                        watch.”


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                   CARRIE

bowers              PERSONAL                                            Greatest Sports Thrill: Winning the 1997 4A State
                    Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah                      Championship.
                    High School: Highland
                    Major: Undeclared                                   BEFORE BYU
                    Born: March 9, 1981                                 High School: Named 2nd Team All-State (5A) by
                    Parents: Daniel and Rebecca Bowers                  both Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune in 1996 ...
                    Family: Three brothers. Brother Andy is currently   5A State Champions in 1996 ... named 1st Team
                    playing for the University of Utah football team.   All-State (4A) in 1997 and 1998 ... 1997 4A State
                    Ben is a former Ute football player and father      Champions ... All-Region (Region 2) in 1996 ... All-
                    played football at BYU.                             Region (Region 5) in 1997 and 1998 ... also lettered
                    Hobbies: Camping, shooting and reading              in varsity basketball Club: IVA All-Region Team
Rightside Hitter    Sports Hero: Pro beach player Jose Loiola because   in 1996 and 1998 (18 and under) for Klub Boom ...
                    he’s fiery and shows his love for the game          1998 Junior National Team member Honors: 1998
6-2 • Freshman
                    Favorite Book: A Tale of Two Cities                 Prep High School All-American ... Volleyball maga-
Salt Lake City,                                                         zine “Fab 50” high school recruits ... Student Sports
                    Favorite Food: Cereal
Utah                Favorite Musical Performers: Jimmy Buffet and       Super Senior ... took 3rd Place in Olympic Junior
                    Sarah McLachlan                                     National Beach Championships doubles.



    KARINA

puikkonen           PERSONAL                                            Most influential person/persons in your sports
                    Hometown: Murray, Utah                              career: “My parents who never failed to support
                    High School: Murray                                 me in whatever I was doing.”
                    Major: Undeclared                                   Reasons for attending BYU: “Great environ-
                    Born: January 3, 1981                               ment that meets my needs. My sister is here and
                    Parents: Veikko and Sirkka Puikkonen                I’m just following in her footsteps.”
                    Family: Sister Nina was the WAC Freshman of
                    the Year last season and returns to play for the    BEFORE BYU:
                    Cougars this season.                                High School: Earned both Academic All-State
                    Hobbies: Outdoors, hiking, camping, photogra-       and Athletic All-State in 1998 ... was the two-
                    phy and drawing                                     time MVP of her high school volleyball team ...
                    Favorite Food: Chicken Caesar salad                 was named All-Region in 1997 and 1998 ... was
                    Favorite Group: Beatles                             also a member of her high school yearbook staff
Setter                                                                  ... was a Rotary Club Top 10 student at Murray
                    Sports Hero: Michael Jordan because he never
6-0 • Freshman      gives up no matter what the situation.              High. Club: Played on the Utah Juniors Club
Murray, Utah        Greatest Sports Thrill: Coming back from 12-3       team for Tom Petersen and Jean Widdison ... her
                    in two games and winning them both.                 club team placed first during her 16, 17 and 18
                    How I got started in the sport: I started after     year-old years. Honors: Club team All-Region
                    my sister started playing.                          honors in 1996-97 and 1998-99.

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Natalie Whittaker    Anna-Lena Smith      Amy Rhead                Emily Kennedy           Martha Brinton
Outside Hitter
So., 6-0         2
                     Setter
                     Sr., 5-10        3   Outside Hitter
                                          So., 6-0             5   Setter/Def. Spec.
                                                                   Fr., 5-9            6   Setter
                                                                                           Fr., 5-10         7



Caroline Bower       Nina Puikkonen       Jackie Bundy             Alyssa Barrus           Melissa Layton
Outside Hitter
Sr., 5-11        8   Middle Blocker
                     So., 6-3         9   Middle Blocker
                                          So., 6-1          10     Middle Blocker
                                                                   So., 6-2      11                      12
                                                                                           RS Hit/Mid. Bl.
                                                                                           Jr., 6-1




Mari Carpenter       Sunny Tonga          Michelle Otteson         Lindsey O’Reilly        Elaine Michaelis

Sr., 6-4     14
Outside Hitter       RS/OH/S
                     Fr., 6-2     15      Def. Specialist
                                          Fr., 5-6          17     Outside Hitter
                                                                   Fr., 5-11     18        Head Coach
                                                                                           38th Season



                                                                Pronunciation Guide

                                               Alyssa Barrus           uh-LISS-uh          BARE-us
                                               Caroline Bower          CARE-uh-line        BAU-er
                                               Nina Puikkonen          NEE-nuh             PWEE-koh-nehn
                                               Amy Rhead                                   REED
                                               Anna-Lena Smith         ANN-uh              LAYNE-uh
                                               Sunny Tonga                                 TAUN-ga
                                               Elaine Michaelis                            MY-kehl-iss


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                                           ELAINE

michaelis
In the world of collegiate women’s volleyball, few if any
coaches command more respect than Cougar head
coach Elaine Michaelis.

     Now beginning her 38th year at       marathon match that many consider to       Tech and Kansas State. Her 31 wins in
the helm of the BYU program, Elaine       be the finest volleyball match ever        1998 marked the 25th straight time
Michaelis also enters her fifth year as   played, the Cougars swept through the      Michaelis has taken a team to 20 or
Director of Women's Athletics.            first and second rounds of the NCAA        more victories in a season and the 27th
     A proven winner, Michaelis is        Tournament to advance to the East          time overall in 30 years.
acknowledged as one of the top coach-     Regionals. After defeating Pacific in             The Cougars' foray into the NCAA
es in the nation. Second all-time in      the Regional semifinals, the Cougars       tournament was their 17th in the 18-
Division I victories, Michaelis has       were defeated by host Penn State.          year history of NCAA control of the
guided her teams to an 813-204-5 mark          On the year, the Cougars four loss-   sport. It also marked the 27th time
over the past 30 years since records      es came against national champion          BYU has participated in a national
were first kept at                        Long Beach State, NCAA runner-up           tournament. BYU's run to the NCAA
BYU beginning                             Penn State and twice to No. 5 Hawaii.      regional finals improved Michaelis'
in 1969. She enters                       Victories included                         national tournament record to 69-41.
her first season in                       Hawaii, UC                                        Prior to the NCAA taking over
the new Mountain                          Santa Barbara,                             women's sports, Michaelis earned a 51-
West Conference with                        Pacific, Texas                           9 record in AIAW regional play, win-
a 321-30 conference                                                                  ning seven straight AIAW Region VII
record in four previous                                                              titles.
leagues and the distinction of                                                              Michaelis' winning tradition at
winning the inaugural champi-                                                        BYU began during the 12 years of
onship of each league.                                                                NAGWS and AIAW control of
     Last year, Michaelis coached in                                                    women's sports and has continued
her 1000th match (since records                                                           through the 15 years of NCAA rule.
were kept) and reached                                                                      In all Michaelis has led her teams
the milestone of 800                                                                        to 10 top five and 18 top 10 nation-
victories while coaching                                                                    al placements. Her best finishes
the Cougars to their third                                                                 were second place in 1973, fourth
straight NCAA Regional                                                                    place in 1978, and an NCAA semifi-
Final.                                                                                  nal appearance in
     She guided BYU to a 31-4 record                                                     1993. She has taken her teams to the
last year, the eighth time she has                                                      NCAA tournament 17 times - plac-
recorded more than 30 victories in a                                                     ing 17th five times, 9th four times,
season. The Cougars finished the WAC                                                      5th seven times, and 3rd once.
Pacific Division regular season in a                                                        Bringing in top-flight talent and
first-place tie with Hawaii, sharing a                                                     teaching sound fundamental vol-
13-1 record. After falling to the                                                          leyball has resulted in players
Rainbow Wahine in a five-game                                                              earning many honors over the

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years. Under her guidance,16 players        multi-sport athlete who
have earned 43 All-America awards           played volleyball, basket-
including six AVCA/CVCA First               ball and softball at BYU,
Team, four Volleyball Monthly First         Michaelis once pitched a
Team, and three GTE Academic First          no-hitter and two one-hit-
Team.                                       ters on the same day dur-
     Throughout her years on the side-      ing a regional softball
lines, one of Michaelis' most cherished     tournament in Colorado in
goals was to win the title in the tough-    1959.
est region in volleyball and earn a spot         As a coach and admin-
in the NCAA Final Four. In 1993, that       istrator at BYU, Michaelis
happened. After coaching the Cougars        has constantly worked not
to a 26-2 record and a second straight      only to improve the BYU
undefeated (14-0) WAC season, her           program but also to
fourth-ranked charges defeated Pac-10       improve collegiate volley-
powers Washington State and Arizona         ball as a whole - serving as
before sweeping top-ranked UCLA in          an NAGWS and NCAA
three games on the Bruins' home court       clinician, chair of the
to advance out of the West. An NCAA         AIAW Volleyball Sports
Championships semifinal loss to Penn        Committee, and chair of
State did not diminish her accomplish-      the Volleyball Rules
ments.                                      Committee. She was a member of the        served a term on the AIAW Rules and
     In April of 1994, Michaelis' work      AIAW Executive Committee for five         Standards Committee. She currently
for the 1993 season was rewarded            years, chair of the National Ethics and   serves as on the Mountain West
when she received the Dale Rex              Eligibility Committee for AIAW, and                    Continued on next page
Memorial Award, an annual honor
given by the BYU Cougar Club to the
person who has contributed the most
                                              Michaelis’ Career Milestones
to amateur athletics in the state of Utah
                                                 1969-70    First trip to the AIAW National Championships (2-3)
during the year. Only three women
                                                 1972-73    Highest finish in AIAW National Championships (2nd)
have earned that honor in the 51-year
                                                    1974    100th win (Wyoming)
history of the award.
                                               11/19/77     200th win (Utah)
     Through the 1960s and into the             9/26/81     300th win (Texas-Arlington)
early 1970s - the era of "sports days,"             1981    First trip to the NCAA tournament (lost first round)
she coached volleyball, basketball,             12/3/82     First win in the NCAA tournament (W. Mich. @ Provo)
softball, and field hockey. She contin-        10/22/84     400th win (Arizona State)
ued on as basketball coach until 1977,         12/14/85     First NCAA Regional win (Arizona @ Stanford)
logging an intercollegiate record of 48-            1986    First AVCA No.1 ranking and host for NCAA Regional
34 from 1972-1977. She also served as           10/3/87     500th win (Fresno State)
director of the women's intramural              8/31/91     600th win (Cal State Northridge)
and extramural programs at BYU for                  1993    First West Regional title and trip to the NCAA Final Four
10 years.                                       11/5/94     700th win (Wyoming)
     She has authored two books on                  1996    First WAC Mountain Division Title, First WAC
the importance of sports in special                         Tournament Championship, First District VII Coach of the
education, as well as producing a                           Year honor
physical fitness and recreation manual,             1997    WAC Mountain Division Title, WAC Tournament
an officiating manual, and a sports-                        Championship, NCAA East Regional Finals
manship filmstrip. Michaelis played            10/23/98     800th win (UTEP)
volleyball for BYU from 1956-60. A                 1998     WAC Pacific Division Co-Champion, NCAA Regional Finals


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ELAINE MICHAELIS Continued
Conference television and champi-                leled volleyball mind, Michaelis is gra-        During Michaelis's tenure as head
onships committees as well as the BYU            cious and dignified before, during and     coach, her peers have honored her as
Advancement Council.                             after matches. Her teams are always        Conference Coach of the Year eight
    Respected throughout the colle-              well prepared for opponents and play       times — once in the IAC, three times in
giate volleyball world for her unparal-          under control during the matches.          the HCAC, and four times in the
                                                                                            WAC. She was named the Tachikara
                                                                                            Northwest Region Division I Coach of
     The Michaelis Era                                                                      the year in 1987, and NCAA District 7
                                                                                            Coach of the Year in 1996.
       Year Conference                   Rgn./WAC* National                     Overall
                                                                                                 In her home state Michaelis has
        1998 13-1, 1st (tie) WAC PD      2-1 (2nd)      3-1 (5th tie)                31-4
                                                                                            been inducted into the Utah Summer
        1997 13-1, 1st WAC MD            3-0 (1st)      2-1 (5th tie)                29-6
                                                                                            Games Hall of Fame in 1987, the Hall
        1996 15-1, 1st WAC MD            3-0, 1st*      2-1 (5th tie)                27-7
                                                                                            of Fame of the Utah Network of
        1995 11-3, 2nd WAC               -----          1-1, 17th (tie)              21-9
                                                                                            Women and Girls in Sport in 1990, and
        1994 13-1, 1st WAC               -----          1-1, 17th (tie) NCAA         25-4
                                                                                            was one of three honorees of the Salt
        1993 14-0, 1st WAC               -----          3-1, 3rd (tie) NCAA          29-3
                                                                                            Lake City Old Time Coaches
        1992 14-0, 1st WAC               -----          2-1, 5th (tie) NCAA          29-4
                                                                                            Association in 1993. She was the 1994
        1991 10-2, 2nd WAC               -----          0-1, 17th (tie) NCAA         26-5
        1990 9-1, 1st WAC                -----          0-1, 17th (tie) NCAA         26-8   recipient of the Dale Rex Award for
        1989 10-2, 2nd (tie) HCAC        -----          DNC                        24-11    her outstanding contribution to ama-
        1988 9-3, 2nd (tie) HCAC         -----          1-1, 9th (tie) NCAA        26-11    teur athletics in the state of Utah. She
        1987 11-1, 1st HCAC              -----          2-1, 5th (tie) NCAA          34-5   was the first BYU woman and the sec-
        1986 12-0, 1st HCAC              -----          2-1,5th (tie) NCAA           40-3   ond female to ever receive this award
        1985 10-2, 2nd HCAC              -----          2-1, 5th (tie) NCAA        34-10    — presented annually by the BYU
        1984 9-3, 2nd (tie) HCAC         -----          0-1, 17th (tie) NCAA       33-14    Cougar Club — in its 49-year history.
        1983 9-1, 1st HCAC               -----          1-1, 9th (tie) NCAA          29-7        For her years of dedication,
        1982 10-0, 1st HCAC              -----          1-1, 9th (tie) NCAA          33-9   Michaelis received the Volleyball
        1981 10-0, 1st IAC               -----          0-1, 9th (tie) NCAA        32-10    Festival Distinguished Service to U.S.
        1980 8-2, 2nd IAC                3-1, 3rd       DNC                        29-13    Volleyball Award in 1993. She also
        1979 8-2, 2nd IAC                2-2, 3rd       2-2, 13th AIAW           21-17-3    accepted the AVCA Founders Award
        1978 9-3, 3rd IAC                2-2, 2nd       4-4, 8th AIAW              29-16    at the Coach of the Year luncheon in
        1977 12-0, 1st IAC               4-1, 2nd       6-2, 4th AIAW                34-5   1996, which honors individuals who
        1976 12-0, 1st IAC               5-0, 1st       5-3, 6th AIAW             31-4-1    have been involved in the advance-
        1975 13-0, 1st IAC               5-0, 1st       6-2, 5th AIAW             29-3-1    ments of volleyball for at least fifteen
        1974 11-1, 1st IAC               5-0, 1st       4-3, 7th AIAW                22-4   years.
     1973-74 8-0, 1st (Dist.) ICCWPE     4-1, 2nd       6-2, 5th AIAW                18-3        Michaelis earned B.S. and M.S.
     1972-73 8-0, 1st (Dist.) ICCWPE     5-0, 1st       7-1, 2nd AIAW                20-2
                                                                                            degrees in physical education from
     1971-72 8-0, 1st (Dist.) ICCWPE     3-2, 7th       DNC                          11-2
                                                                                            BYU and holds the rank of professor of
     1970-71 8-0, 1st (Dist.) ICCWPE     10-0, 1st      4-2, 9th AIAW                22-2
                                                                                            physical education. As Director of
     1969-70 14-0, 1st (Dist.) ICCWPE 3-0, 1st          2-3, 7th AIAW                19-3
                                                                                            Women's Athletics, Michaelis is
     Totals 321-30 (.915)                53-10 (.841) 63-41 (.606)       813-204-5 (.795)
                                                                                            responsible for 11 women's intercolle-
               ICCWPE — Intermountain Conference of College Women Physical Education
                                                                                            giate sports in one of the nation’s top
                                IAC — Intermountain Athletic Conference (began 1974-75)
                                                                                            overall sports programs. Last year,
                              HCAC — High Country Athletic Conference (began 1982-83)
                                                                                            BYU finished 12th in the Sears
                                    WAC — Western Athletic Conference (began 1990-91)
         NCAA — National Collegiate Athletic Association began running women's National     Director's Cup Standings with several
                                                    Championships in the 1981-82 season.    women's teams finishing among the
                                                                                            top 10 in their respective sports.


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                                      STEPHANIE

                            trane
                            Assistant Coach
                            8th Season
                               Former BYU star Stephanie Trane
                            brings her stellar playing background to
                            the sidelines as a dynamic, skilled coach.
                               Now in her eighth year with the pro-
gram, Trane will continue to help the squad with an expertise born
of her own abilities as a player and an apprenticeship under one of
the top volleyball minds in the nation.
     Trane has moved up the coaching ladder rapidly, progressing
from student assistant six years ago to a full-time position. With a
keen knowledge of the game and willingness to spend countless
hours training athletes and preparing scout film, Trane has proven
an invaluable asset to the team in practice and during games. Trane
is also the recruiting coordinator and handles facility arrangements.
     After earning All-America honors at Utah Valley State College,
Trane came to BYU for two outstanding seasons. While with the
Cougars, she earned First Team All-HCAC honors in 1989. A devas-
tating jump server, Trane is tied for the school record for aces in a
match with nine. She also put down 80 aces as a senior (seventh best on the BYU career list for aces in a season). Last year
Trane was the first female athlete inducted into the UVSC Hall of Fame.
     In 1997, she was invited to play with the Utah Predators professional volleyball team and this past summer was named
the MVP of a national volleyball tournament won by a collection of players from the 1989 BYU volleyball team.
     Following her BYU career, the American Fork native interrupted her education to serve an 18-month LDS mission to
Sweden. She graduated from BYU in 1993 with a bachelors degree in health education. She is currently working on a
master's degree.




                          Andrea Petrilli                                                 Matt Carpenter
                           Undergraduate Student                                           Manager
                           Assistant                                                           Joining the Cougars for his first
                                   A two-time WAC Defensive                                season, Carpenter will work with
                           Specialist of the Year for BYU,                                 the team as a student manager.
                           Petrilli continues to use her experi-                               Carpenter, a native of
                                                                                           Northbrook, Ill., is a junior English
                           ence, knowledge and work ethic as
                                                                                           teaching major at BYU. He attended
                           an undergraduate student assistant
                                                                                           Glenbrook North High where he
                           in 1999.
                                                                                           was a four-year letter winner in vol-
        Petrilli came to BYU after a a stellar career at
                                                                   leyball and led his team to the state volleyball champi-
   Granada High School in Livermore, Calif., where she was
                                                                   onship his senior year. He was named team MVP and sec-
   named team MVP. She played in 450 games for BYU over
                                                                   ond-team All-State as a middle blocker.
   her career and ended with 915 digs, sixth on BYU’s all-
                                                                       After serving an LDS mission to Pocatello, Idaho, he
   time list.                                                      served as a student assistant women’s volleyball coach at
        She is currently working to complete a degree in psy-      Ricks College, where he met his wife Mari, a senior on the
   chology.                                                        1999 BYU volleyball team.


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                                      KAREN           CURTIS

                           lamb
                           Assistant Coach
                           6th Season
                                After a successful run as a head coach at
                             both the junior college and University levels,
                             Karen Curtis Lamb is in her sixth year as an
                             assistant coach at BYU.
     A BYU star in the late 1970s, Lamb was the first Cougar to receive a
volleyball grant-in-aid and the first Cougar to earn All-America volley-
ball honors. She is one of three volleyball inductees in the BYU Athletic
Hall of Fame. She is first in the BYU record books in hitting percentage
for a season (.485 in 1976) and has a career-best .777 single-match hit-
ting percentage (10th on the BYU list). She once served 15 straight
points against Weber State.
     After finishing her career at BYU, Lamb worked as an assistant
coach at BYU for one year before heading to Arizona where she started
the first Junior Olympic team in the state. In 1980, she was named head
coach at Central Arizona College and held that position until 1983. At
CAC she compiled a record of 105-29, led her charges to the 1983
NJCAA national championship, was named NJCAA Coach of the Year
in 1983.
     In 1984, she began a volleyball program at UNLV, leading the Rebels to a 23-17 record in their first year of existence.
She moved on to Washington State in 1986 and coached the team to its first winning season in 10 years (22-17 in 1988). She left
full-time coaching in 1988, but remained involved in volleyball by assisting with the women's National Team in San Diego
from 1990-1992.
     Lamb earned a bachelors degree in physical education (coaching emphasis) from BYU in 1978 and a masters degree
in educational administration (athletics emphasis) from Arizona State in 1984. She has just finished her course work for
her Phd and plans to finish her dissertation by 2002. The Safford, Ariz., native is married to BYU assistant football coach
Barry Lamb and they have three sons - Mackenzie (14), Tanner (11) and Tucker (9).



                                                                                CHRIS

                                                                       linde athletic trainer
     Returning to the team for her tenth year as the athletic trainer, Chris Linde brings extensive
experience and knowledge to the program.
     Linde, a native of Sacramento, Calif., graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in physical
education athletic training in 1980. She earned a master’s degree in 1982 from BYU in athletic train-
ing. She earned her certification with the National Athletic Trainers Association in 1981.
     After spending time at such schools as Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio, South Mountain
Junior College in Phoenix, Ariz., and Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif., as both a trainer and softball coach, she returned to BYU
in 1989. Since her return she has worked with numerous programs and is currently involved with women’s volleyball, men’s
volleyball, women’s golf and women’s softball.
     She is being assisted this season by Christine Kempe. Kempe is a graduate assistant who earned her degree from BYU in
1999 and has received certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association.

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 MICHIGAN
 Sept. 3, 2 p.m.
                                                             GEORGIA
                                                             Sept. 3, 7 p.m.
 Georgia Invitational                                        Georgia Invitational

 GENERAL INFORMATION                                         GENERAL INFORMATION
 Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan                               Location: Athens, Georgia
 Enrollment: 37,197                                          Enrollment: 30,009
 Nickname: Wolverines                                        Nickname: Lady Bulldogs
 Colors: Maize and Blue                                      Colors: Red and Black
 Facility: Cliff Keen Arena (1,800)                          Facility: Ramsey Center (2,000)
 Conference: Big Ten                                         Conference: Southeastern

 VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION                                      VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION
 Series Record: First Meeting                                Series Record: 2-0
 Last meeting/Result: NA                                     Last meeting/Result: 09/09/95 (BYU
 Head coach: Mark Rosen                                       won 3-1 at BYU)
 Overall Record (Years): 209-37 (7)                          Head coach: Jim Iams
 Record at School (Years): 0-0 (1st year)                    Overall Record (Years): 273-128 (12)
 Asst. Coaches: Leisa Rosen, Jun Liu      Mark Rosen         Record at School (Years): 232-103 (10)     Jim Iams
 1998 Overall Record: 12-18                                  Asst. Coaches: Melinda Claiborne,
 1998 Conference Record/Finish: 4-16/10th Place               Cindy Young
 1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: None                 1998 Overall Record: 14-14
                                                             1998 Conference Record/Finish: 8-6 (3rd in SEC East)
                                                             1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: None
 PLAYER INFORMATION
 Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3                                PLAYER INFORMATION
 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/7                           Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2
 Top Returners: Joanna Fielder, 6-2, Jr.,                    Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/5
  MB; Sarah Behnke, 5-10, Jr., OH;                           Top Returners: Stacy Buerger, 5-10,
  Shannon Melka, 5-9, Soph., S                                Soph., RS; Rebecca Dady, 6-2, Sr.,
 Top Newcomers: Dana Chapman, 6-3,                            OH; Courtney Shealy, 6-3, Sr., MB;
  Fr., MB; Nicole Poquette, 6-2, Fr.,                         Mindi Westfall, 6-0, Sr., S
  OH; Sarah McGuire, 5-11, Fr., OH          Joanna Fielder   Top Newcomers: Casey DeLong, 6-0,         Rebecca Dady
                                                              Fr., MB; Jennifer Foytich, 5-11, Fr.,
                                                              OH; Kilee Goetz, 5-10, Jessica Leverette, 5-9, Fr., OH;
 SPORTS INFORMATION                                           Iskra Perez, 5-8, Jr., S
 Volleyball Contact: Rich Marion
 Phone: (734) 763-4423                                       SPORTS INFORMATION
 FAX: (734) 647-1188                                         Volleyball Contact: Steve Rodriguez
 Courtside phone: (734) 764-3532                             Phone: (706) 542-6544
 E-mail: rjmar@umich.edu                                     FAX: (706) 542-9339
 Website: mgoblue.com/volleyball                             Courtside phone: NA
                                                             E-mail: stever@sports.uga.edu
                                                             Website: www.sports.uga.edu




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TOLEDO
Sept. 4, 1 p.m.
                                                       LMU
                                                       Sept. 11, 12 noon
Georgia Invitational                                   Loyola Marymount Tournament

GENERAL INFORMATION                                    GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Toledo, Ohio                                 Location: Los Angeles, California
Enrollment: 20,387                                     Enrollment: 7,200
Nickname: Rockets                                      Nickname: Lions
Colors: Midnight Blue and Gold                         Colors: Crimson and Navy Blue
Facility: Savage Hall (9,000)                          Facility: Gersten Pavilion (4,156)
Conference: Mid-American                               Conference: West Coast

VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION                                 VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION
Series Record: First Meeting                           Series Record: First meeting
Last meeting/Result: NA                                Last meeting/Result: NA
Head coach: Kent Miller                                Head coach: Steve Stratos
Overall Record (Years): 20-42 (2)                      Overall Record (Years): 192-81 (9)
Record at School (Years): 20-42 (2)                    Record at School (Years): 192-81 (9)
Assistant Coaches: David Chapman         Kent Miller   Asst. Coaches: Larry Smoot, Heather       Steve Stratos
1998 Overall Record: 3-27                               Collins, Nathan Jones
1998 Conference Record/Finish: 1-15 /6th in West       1998 Overall Record: 18-8
 Division                                              1998 Conference Record/Finish: 9-5 (4th Place)
1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: None            1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: NA

PLAYER INFORMATION                                     PLAYER INFORMATION
Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2                           Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/6                      Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/6
Top Returners: Cori Begle, 6-1, Sr.,                   Top Returners: Sarah McFarland, 6-6,
 MB; Ashley Clark, 5-9, Sr., S; Emily                   Jr., Opp/OH; Candace Boller, 6-0,
 Konczal, 5-11, Sr., RS                                 Soph., MB
Top Newcomers: Jessica Buck, 5-10,                     Top Newcomers: Jaimee Brubacher, 6-
 Fr., MB; Heidi Nuemeister, 6-2, Fr.,                   0, Fr., OH; Eleftheria Koukou, 6-1, Jr.,
 MB; Bitsy Mayle, 5-10, Fr., OH;         Cori Begle     OH/Opp                                   Sarah McFarland
 Becky Radonski, 5-9, Fr., OH
                                                       SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION                                     Volleyball Contact: Vicky Hammond
Volleyball Contact: TBA                                Phone: (310) 338-7638
Phone: (419) 530-3790                                  FAX: (310) 338-2703
FAX: (419) 530-3795                                    Courtside phone: (310) 670-8792
Courtside phone: NA                                    E-mail: vhammond@lmumail.lmu.edu
E-mail: TBA                                            Website: www.lmulions.com
Website: www.utoledo.edu/athletics




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 HOUSTON
 Sept. 10, 5 p.m.
                                                           UTAH STATE
                                                           Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
 Loyola Marymount Tournament                               Provo, Utah

 GENERAL INFORMATION                                       GENERAL INFORMATION
 Location: Houston, Texas                                  Location: Logan, Utah
 Enrollment: 30,757                                        Enrollment: 20,808
 Nickname: Cougars                                         Nickname: Aggies
 Colors: Scarlet and White                                 Colors: Navy Blue and White
 Facility: Hofheinz Pavilion (8,520)                       Facility: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270)
 Conference: Conference USA                                Conference: Big West

 VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION                                    VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION
 Series Record: 5-4                                        Series Record: 45-8-0
 Last meeting/Result: 11/29/95 (BYU                        Last meeting/Result: 10/12/98 (BYU
  won 3-0 at BYU)                                           won 3-1 at Utah State)
 Head coach: Bill Walton                                   Head coach: Tom Peterson
 Overall Record (Years): 488-209 (18)                      Overall Record (Years): 207-87 (9)
 Record at School (Years): 278-154 (13)    Bill Walton     Record at School (Years): 0-0 (1st Year)  Tom Peterson
 Asst. Coaches: Julie Miller, Justin                       Asst. Coaches: Valerie Jones, Grayson
  Ingram                                                    DuBose, Shay Goulding
 1998 Overall Record: 21-13                                1998 Overall Record: 8-22
 1998 Conference Record/Finish: 11-5 / Tied for 4th        1998 Conference Record/Finish: 4-12 (5th in the Eastern
 1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: First Round of      Division)
  the NCAA Tournament                                      1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: NA

 PLAYER INFORMATION                                        PLAYER INFORMATION
 Starters Returning/Lost: 2/4                              Starters Returning/Lost: 6/0
 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/4                         Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/3
 Top Returners: Michelle Frazier, 5-11,                    Top Returners: Tiffany Kitley, 6-0, Sr.,
  Jr., MH; Kristin Guidish, 5-8, Sr., OH                    MB; Amy Goulding, 5-11, Jr., OH;
 Top Newcomers: Amanda Baggett, 6-                          Melissa Schoepf, 5-9, Jr., OH;
  0, Fr., MH; Stephanie Heiskell, 6-0,   Kristin Guidish    Heather Black, 5-10, Sr., OH              Tiffany Kitley
  Jr., MH; Jane Anne Karasek, 6-1, Fr.,                    Top Newcomers: Rochelle Currier, 6-
  OH; Leslie Lasiter, 6-1, Fr., MH/OH; Donna Sellen, 5-     0, Fr., OH; Karen Elmgren, 6-0, Fr., MB; Telenia Leota,
  7, Fr., S                                                 5-8, Fr., S

 SPORTS INFORMATION                                        SPORTS INFORMATION
 Volleyball Contact: John Sullivan                         Volleyball Contact: Doug Hoffman
 Phone: (713) 743-9404                                     Phone: (435) 797-3714
 FAX: (713) 743-9411                                       FAX: (435) 797-2615
 Courtside phone: (713) 743-9477                           Courtside phone: (435) 797-3443
 E-mail: jsullivan@uh.edu                                  E-mail: dhoffman@cc.usu.edu
 Website: www.uhcougars.com                                Website: www.usu.edu/~athletics




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PEPPERDINE
Sept. 18, 7 p.m.
                                                        CALIFORNIA
                                                        Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m.
Provo, Utah                                             Stanford Invitational

GENERAL INFORMATION                                     GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Malibu, California                            Location: Berkeley, California
Enrollment: 8,000                                       Enrollment: 30,000
Nickname: Waves                                         Nickname: Golden Bears
Colors: Blue, Orange and White                          Colors: Blue and Gold
Facility: Firestone Fieldhouse (3,104)                  Facility: Recreational Sports Facility (1,000) Haas
Conference: West Coast                                   Pavilion (12,100)
                                                        Conference: Pacific-10
VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION
Series Record: 11-4                                     VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION
Last meeting/Result: 09/07/96                           Series Record: 9-2
 (Pepperdine won 3-2 at BYU)                            Last meeting/Result: 10/22/94 (BYU
Head coach: Nina Matthies                                won 3-0 at BYU)
Overall Record (Years): 285-211 (16)                    Head coach: Rich Feller
Record at School (Years): 285-211 (16)  Nina Matthies   Overall Record (Years): 299-167 (14)       Rich Feller
Asst. Coaches: Tim Jensen, Becci                        Record at School (Years): First year
 Twombley                                               Asst. Coaches: Chris Bigelow, Lee Maes
1998 Overall Record: 19-11                              1998 Overall Record: 7-22
1998 Conference Record/Finish: 11-3 (2nd Place Tie)     1998 Conference Record/Finish: 3-15 (8th Place tie)
1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: No. 15 AVCA,     1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: None
 Third Round NCAA Tournament
                                                        PLAYER INFORMATION
PLAYER INFORMATION                                      Starters Returning/Lost: 6/0
Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3                            Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/3
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/4                       Top Returners: Brook Coulter, 5-10,
Top Returners: Jamie Hill, 6-4, Sr.,                     Sr., OH; Kellie Alva, 6-0, Sr., MB;
 MB; Melissa Plass, 5-11, Soph., S;                      Alicia Perry, 5-9, Jr., OH; Candace
 Melissa Snow, 5-10, Soph., OH                           McNamee, 6-0, Soph., S; Jameka
Top Newcomers: Jennifer Fopma, 6-3,       Jamie Hill     Stevens, 6-0, Jr., OH                  Brook Coulter
 Fr., MB; Paola Rodriguez, 5-9, Fr., S;                 Top Newcomers: Alyssa Currier, 5-10,
 Stacy Rouwenhorst, 6-2, Fr., OH                         Fr., OH; Courtney Guerra, 6-0, Fr., OH

SPORTS INFORMATION                                      SPORTS INFORMATION
Volleyball Contact: Al Barba                            Volleyball Contact: Scott Ball
Phone: (310) 456-4455                                   Phone: (510) 642-5363
FAX: (310) 456-4322                                     FAX: (510) 643-7778
Courtside phone: (310) 456-5050                         Courtside phone: (510) 642-3098
E-mail: abarba@pepperdine.edu                           E-mail: sball@uclink4.berkeley.edu
Website: www.pepperdine.edu                             Website: www.calbears.com




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 STANFORD
 Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
                                                       AIR FORCE
                                                       Oct. 1, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 7 p.m.
 Stanford Invitational                                 Oct. 30, Provo, Utah, TBA

 GENERAL INFORMATION                                   GENERAL INFORMATION
 Location: Stanford, California                        Location: USAF Academy, Colorado
 Enrollment: 13,811                                    Enrollment: 4,100
 Nickname: Cardinal                                    Nickname: Falcons
 Colors: Cardinal and White                            Colors: Blue and Silver
 Facility: Maples Pavilion (7,500)                     Facility: East Gym (1,000)
 Conference: Pacific-10                                Conference: Mountain West

 VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION                                VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION
 Series Record: 2-6                                    Series Record: 2-0
 Last meeting/Result: 09/15/92                         Last meeting/Result: 11/08/97 (BYU
  (Stanford won 3-0 at BYU)                             won 3-0 at BYU)
 Head coach: Don Shaw                                  Head coach: Penny Lucas-White
 Overall Record (Years): 409-67 (15)                   Overall Record (Years): 113-148 (8)
 Record at School (Years): 409-67 (15)     Don Shaw    Record at School (Years): 18-68 (3)   Penny Lucas-White
 Asst. Coaches: Denise Corlett, Josh                   Assistant Coaches: Verna Julaton,
  Cohen                                                 Capt. Paul Larger
 1998 Overall Record: 27-4                             1998 Overall Record: 9-17
 1998 Conference Record/Finish: 17-1 (1st Place)       1998 Conference Record/Finish: 2-12 (8th in the WAC
 1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: 9th/lost in     Mountain Division)
  regional semifinals                                  1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: None

 PLAYER INFORMATION                                    PLAYER INFORMATION
 Starters Returning/Lost: 6/0                          Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1
 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/5                    Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/1
 Top Returners: Kerri Walsh, 6-2, Sr.,                 Top Returners: Robyn Duncan, 5-9, Sr.,
  OH/MB; Jennifer Detmer, 6-3, Jr.,                     OH; Brooke Effland, 5-8, Sr., OH;
  MB; Robyn Lewis, 5-10, Jr., S                         Summer Koons, 5-9, Sr., MB; Shaylor
 Top Newcomers: Ashley Ivy, 6-0, Fr.,    Kerri Walsh    Billings, 6-0, Jr., MB                  Brooke Effland
  OH; Logan Tom, 6-1, Fr., OH                          Top Newcomers: Sarah Kotte, 5-8, Fr.,
                                                        OH
 SPORTS INFORMATION
 Volleyball Contact: TBA                               SPORTS INFORMATION
 Phone: (650) 723-4418                                 Volleyball Contact: Laurie White
 FAX: (650) 725-2957                                   Phone: (719) 333-2313
 Courtside phone: (650) 723-4418                       FAX: (719) 333-3798
 Website: www.gostanford.com                           Courtside phone: (719) 333-7788
                                                       E-mail: laurie.white@usafa.af.mil
                                                       Website: www.airforcesports.com




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NEW MEXICO
Oct. 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 7 p.m.
                                                           WEBER STATE
                                                           Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
Oct. 29, Provo, Utah, 7 p.m.                               Ogden, Utah

GENERAL INFORMATION                                        GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Albuquerque, NM                                  Location: Ogden, Utah
Enrollment: 23,744                                         Enrollment: 14,000
Nickname: Lobos                                            Nickname: Wildcats
Colors: Cherry and Silver                                  Colors: Purple and White
Facility: Johnson Center (5,000)                           Facility: Dee Events Center (11,500)
Conference: Mountain West                                  Conference: Big Sky

VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION                                     VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION
Series Record: 43-7                                        Series Record: 47-0
Last meeting/Result: 11/20/98 (BYU                         Last meeting/Result: 9/22/98 (BYU
 won 3-0 at New Mexico)                                     won 3-0 at BYU)
Head coach: Laurel Brassey Iversen                         Head coach: Al Givens
Overall Record (Years): 244-166 (14)                       Overall Record (Years): 220-245 (14)
Record at School (Years): 244-166 Laurel Brassey Iversen   Record at School (Years): 68-108 (6)       Al Givens
 (14)                                                      Asst. Coaches: Teri Spiers, Melissa
Assistant Coaches: Matt McShane, Ingrid Roosild             Leonard
1998 Overall Record: 9-18                                  1998 Overall Record: 13-17
1998 Conference Record/Finish: 3-11 (6th Place, WAC        1998 Conference Record/Finish: 8-8 (6th Place)
 Pacific Division)                                         1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: None
1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: None
                                                           PLAYER INFORMATION
PLAYER INFORMATION                                         Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3
Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3                               Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/6
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/5                          Top Returners: Liz Covill, 5-11, Sr.,
Top Returners: Janelle Torres, 5-8, Sr.,                    MB; Laura Black, 6-2, Sr., MB; April
 S; Nana Allison, 5-9, Sr., DS; Amber                       Taylor, 6-0, Sr., OH
 Smith, 5-9, Sr., MB/OH                                    Top Newcomers: Shannon Downey, 6-
Top Newcomers: Micaela Conley, 5-9,         Nana Allison    0, Fr., MB; Stephanie Johnson, 6-0,     Laura Black
 Jr., OH; Kelly Griffin, 5-9, Fr., S; Erika                 Fr., OH; Holly Alsup, 5-9, Fr., OH
 Sansoni, 6- 0, Fr., MB; Staci Masten, 5-10, Fr., OH;
 Blaire Burns, 5-9, Fr., OH                                SPORTS INFORMATION
                                                           Volleyball Contact: Nan Holyoak
SPORTS INFORMATION                                         Phone: (801) 626-6012
Volleyball Contact: Andrea Tafoya                          FAX: (801) 626-6490
Phone: (505) 925-5523                                      Courtside phone: (801) 626-6588
FAX: (505) 925-5529                                        E-mail: nholyoak@weber.edu
Courtside phone: NA                                        Website: catsis.weber.edu/athletics
E-mail: andreat@unm.edu
Website: www.golobos.com




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 UNLV
 Oct. 8, Provo, Utah, 7 p.m.
                                                          SAN DIEGO ST.
                                                          Oct. 9, Provo, Utah, 3 p.m.
 Nov. 6, Las Vegas, Nevada, 7 p.m.                        Nov. 5, San Diego, California, 7 p.m.

 GENERAL INFORMATION                                      GENERAL INFORMATION
 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada                              Location: San Diego, California
 Enrollment: 21,000                                       Enrollment: 30,000
 Nickname: Rebels                                         Nickname: Aztecs
 Colors: Scarlet and Gray                                 Colors: Scarlet and Black
 Facility: Lied Gymnasium (1,500)                         Facility: Peterson Gym
 Conference: Mountain West                                Conference: Mountain West

 VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION                                   VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION
 Series Record: 4-0                                       Series Record: 19-13
 Last meeting/Result: 11/27/98 (BYU                       Last meeting/Result: 11/07/98 (BYU
  won 3-0 at the WAC Tournament)                           won 3-0 at San Diego State)
 Head coach: Deitre Collins                               Head coach: Mark Warner
 Overall Record (Years): 37-48 (3)                        Overall Record (Years): 72-50 (5)
 Record at School (Years): 37-48 (3)     Deitre Collins   Record at School (Years): 72-50 (5)      Mark Warner
 Asst. Coaches: Kevin Hambly, Kee                         Asst. Coaches: John Ross, Kori
  Williams                                                 Ermigarat, Tim Klauda
 1998 Overall Record: 23-8                                1998 Overall Record: 5-23
 1998 Conference Record/Finish: 11-3/ 2nd in WAC          1998 Conference Record/Finish: 2-12 (Tied for 8th Place
  Mountain Division                                        in WAC Pacific Division)
 1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: None              1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: None

 PLAYER INFORMATION                                       PLAYER INFORMATION
 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1                             Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1
 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/3                       Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/1
 Top Returners: Justine Kamelamela,                       Top Returners: Andrea Arroyo, 6-1, Jr.,
  6-0, Jr., OH; Jeanette Graves, 6-1, Sr.,                 OH/MB; Lisa Bostian, 5-9, Sr., S
  OH; Amber Graham, 6-0, Soph., MB;                       Top Newcomers: Nicole Akporiaye, 6-
  Christel Eves, 5-10, Sr., MB; Angie                      2, Fr., OH/MB; Melissa Cansdale, 5-
  Sylvas, 5-11, Sr., OH                    Angie Sylvas    11, Fr., OH                              Lisa Bostian
 Top Newcomers: Maria Goes, 5-9,
  Soph., S; Leiana Oswald, 6-0, Fr., MB; Robyn Shea, 5-   SPORTS INFORMATION
  10, Jr., S                                              Volleyball Contact: Mike Vicarra
                                                          Phone: (619) 594-5547
 SPORTS INFORMATION                                       FAX: (619) 582-6541
 Volleyball Contact: Andy Grossman                        Courtside phone: (619) 594-5533
 Phone: (702) 895-3764                                    E-mail: smanske@mail.sdsu.edu
 FAX: (702) 895-0989                                      Website: www.goaztecs.com
 Courtside phone: (702) 895-1598
 E-mail: agrossman@ccmail.nevada.edu
 Website: www.unlvrebels.com



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UTAH
Oct. 15, Salt Lake City, Utah, 7 p.m.
                                                             NOTRE DAME
                                                             Oct. 19, 7 p.m.
Nov. 12, Provo, Utah, 7 p.m.                                 Provo, Utah

GENERAL INFORMATION                                          GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah                               Location: Notre Dame, Indiana
Enrollment: 26,183                                           Enrollment: 10,301
Nickname: Utes                                               Nickname: Fighting Irish
Colors: Crimson and White                                    Colors: Blue and Gold
Facility: Crimson Court (1,500)                              Facility: Joyce Center (11,418)
Conference: Mountain West                                    Conference: Big East

VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION                                       VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION
Series Record: 56-6                                          Series Record: 1-0
Last meeting/Result: 10/30/98 (BYU                           Last meeting/Result: 11/27/93 (BYU
 won 3-0 at BYU)                                              won 3-0 on a neutral court)
Head coach: Beth Launiere                                    Head coach: Debbie Brown
Overall Record (Years): 158-128 (10)                         Overall Record (Years): 325-154 (14)
Record at School (Years): 158-128 (10)  Beth Launiere        Record at School (Years): 208-71 (8)     Debbie Brown
Asst. Coaches: Cory Solomon, Jamie                           Asst. Coaches: Steve Hendricks,
 Young                                                        Jessica Fiebelkorn-Kerr
1998 Overall Record: 21-10                                   1998 Overall Record: 18-13
1998 Conference Record/Finish: 9-5 (3rd Place, WAC           1998 Conference Record/Finish: 9-2 (3rd during regular
 Pacific Division)                                            season, 1st in tournament)
1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: NCAA                  1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: 2nd Round of
 Tournament Second Round                                      NCAA Tournament

PLAYER INFORMATION                                           PLAYER INFORMATION
Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3                                 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/7                            Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/2
Top Returners: Brooke Barton, 5-10,                          Top Returners: Denise Boylan, 6-1, Jr.,
 Jr., OH; McKelle Stilson, 6-1, Soph.,                        S; Mary Leffers, 6-4, Sr., MB; Christi
 MB; Graciela Torres, 5-8, Sr., S                             Girton, 6-3, Jr., OH
Top Newcomers: Brenda Beal, 6-1, Fr., McKelle Stilson        Top Newcomers: Kaitlin McEwen, 6-2,       Denise Boylan
 MB; Sara Chapman, 6-2, Jr., MB;                              Fr., MB
 Katrina Ellett, 6- 1, Fr., MB; Alisa Geddes, 5-11, Soph.,
 OH                                                          SPORTS INFORMATION
                                                             Volleyball Contact: Peggy Curtin
SPORTS INFORMATION                                           Phone: (219) 631-7516
Volleyball Contact: Liz Abel                                 FAX: (219) 631-7941
Phone: (801) 581-3511                                        Courtside phone: (219) 631-5309
FAX: (801) 581-4358                                          E-mail: curtin.3@nd.edu
Courtside phone: (801) 585-9560                              Website: www.und.com
E-mail: label@huntsman.utah.edu
Website: www.utahutes.com



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     1999 opponents




 COLORADO ST.
 Oct. 22, Fort Collins, Colorado, 7 p.m.
                                                           WYOMING
                                                           Oct. 23, Laramie, Wyoming, 7 p.m.
 Nov. 20, Provo, Utah, TBA                                 Nov. 19, Provo, Utah, 7 p.m.

 GENERAL INFORMATION                                       GENERAL INFORMATION
 Location: Fort Collins, Colorado                          Location: Laramie, Wyoming
 Enrollment: 21,600                                        Enrollment: 10,600
 Nickname: Rams                                            Nickname: Cowgirls
 Colors: Green and Gold                                    Colors: Brown and Yellow
 Facility: Moby Arena (8,745)                              Facility: MultiPurpose Gym (1,200) and Arena-
 Conference: Mountain West                                  Auditorium (15,028)
                                                           Conference: Mountain West
 VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION
 Series Record: 39-7-1                                     VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION
 Last meeting/Result: 11/01/97 (CSU                        Series Record: 41-3
  won 3-1 at CSU)                                          Last meeting/Result: 11/25/98 (BYU
 Head coach: Tom Hilbert                                    won 3-0 at WAC Tournament)
 Overall Record (Years): 225-86 (10)                       Head coach: Susan Judge
 Record at School (Years): 51-14 (2)       Tom Hilbert     Overall Record (Years): 86-75 (5)        Susan Judge
 Asst. Coaches: Debbie Buchanan, Ken Murphy                Record at School (Years): 49-43 (3)
 1998 Overall Record: 24-8                                 Asst. Coaches: David Simon, Jon Stevenson
 1998 Conference Record/Finish: 12-2 (1st Place, WAC       1998 Overall Record: 16-14
  Mountain Division)                                       1998 Conference Record/Finish: 10-4 (3rd Place Tie,
 1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: NCAA                WAC Mountain Division)
  Tournament Second Round                                  1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: None

 PLAYER INFORMATION                                        PLAYER INFORMATION
 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1                              Starters Returning/Lost: 2/4
 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/1                         Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/4
 Top Returners: Catie Vagneur, 5-9,                        Top Returners: Melody Friehauf, 6-2,
  Sr., OH; Angela Knopf, 6-1 Soph.,                         Jr., MB; Angel Whalen, 5-8, Sr., S;
  MB; Kristen Vance, 5-10, Sr., DS                          Jamie Burke, 5-10, Sr., OH
 Top Newcomers: None                       Catie Vagneur   Top Newcomers: Michele Keller, 6-0,     Melody Friehauf
                                                            Fr., OH; Aynsley Laluk, 6-0, Fr.,
 SPORTS INFORMATION                                         OH; Brook Lowry, 5-9, Fr., S; Jansen Siplon, 6-1, Fr.,
 Volleyball Contact: Page Campbell                          OH/MB
 Phone: (970) 491-5705
 FAX: (970) 491-1348                                       SPORTS INFORMATION
 Courtside phone: (970) 491-3981                           Volleyball Contact: Amy Dambro
 E-mail: ramsid@lamar.colostate.edu                        Phone: (307) 766-2256
 Website: www.colostate.edu/athletics                      FAX: (307) 766-2346
                                                           Courtside phone: (307) 766-2222
                                                           E-mail: montross@uwyo.edu
                                                           Website: www.wyomingathletics.com




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                                                                       1999 opponents




ARIZONA ST.
Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
                                                           ARIZONA
                                                           Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
Tempe, Arizona                                             Tucson, Arizona

GENERAL INFORMATION                                        GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Tempe, Arizona                                   Location: Tucson, Arizona
Enrollment: 42,225                                         Enrollment: 35,306
Nickname: Sun Devils                                       Nickname: Wildcats
Colors: Maroon and Gold                                    Colors: Cardinal and Navy
Facility: Wells Fargo Arena (14,198)                       Facility: McKale Center (14,489)
Conference: Pacific-10                                     Conference: Pacific-10

VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION                                     VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION
Series Record: 19-4                                        Series Record: 22-10
Last meeting/Result: 09/13/91 (BYU                         Last meeting/Result: 12/03/94
 won 3-0 at BYU)                                            (Arizona won 3-1 at BYU)
Head coach: Patti Snyder-Park                              Head coach: David Rubio
Overall Record (Years): 159-128 (10)                       Overall Record (Years): 243-141 (12)
Record at School (Years): 159-128 (10) Patti Snyder-Park   Record at School (Years): 123-76 (7)     David Rubio
Asst. Coaches: Mindy Rich, Scott                           Asst. Coaches: Charita Johnson, Chris
 Swanson                                                    Lamb
1998 Overall Record: 11-14                                 1998 Overall Record: 22-7
1998 Conference Record/Finish: 8-10 (5th Place)            1998 Conference Record/Finish: 12-6 (4th Place)
1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: None                1998 Final Ranking/Post Season Finish: 2nd Round of
                                                            NCAA Tournament / 20th
PLAYER INFORMATION
Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2                               PLAYER INFORMATION
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/3                         Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1
Top Returners: Amanda Burbridge,                           Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/4
 Jr., OH; Jami Coughlin, Soph., OH;                        Top Returners: Allison Napier, 6-2, Jr.,
 Michelle Mortensen, Jr., MB; Jamie                         OH; Marissa DaLee, 6-3, Jr., MB;
 Peck, Sr., RS/MB                                           Dana Burkholder, 5-8. Soph., S
Top Newcomers: Julia Leddy, 6-2, Fr., Amanda Burbridge     Top Newcomers: Stephanie                 Marissa DaLee
 MB; Mandy Stephens, 6-3, Fr., MB                           Saragosa, 6-2, Fr., MB; Lisa
                                                            Rutledge, 6-2, Fr., OH; Shannon Torregrosa, 6-2, Fr.,
SPORTS INFORMATION                                          OH
Volleyball Contact: Aimee Dombroski
Phone: (480) 965-6592                                      SPORTS INFORMATION
FAX: (480) 965-5408                                        Volleyball Contact: David Hardee
Courtside phone: (480) 965-7274                            Phone: (520) 621-4163
E-mail:dombrosk@imap2.asu.edu                              FAX: (520) 621-2681
Website: www.thesundevils.com                              Courtside phone: (520) 621-4989 or 8496
                                                           E-mail: dhardee@u.arizona.edu
                                                           Website: www.arizcats.com




                                                                                                                    47
 1999 tournaments




 MWC TOURNEY
 Nov. 24-27, match times TBA
                                                         NCAA TOURNEY
                                                         Dec. 2-18, match times TBA
 Provo, Utah                                             Various sites
                                                         Championship in Honolulu
 GENERAL
 INFORMATION                                             GENERAL
 Host site: Brigham Young                                INFORMATION
   University                                            Number of Teams: 64
 Location: Provo, Utah                                   Selection Date: Nov. 28
 Shipping address: 30 SFH, Provo, UT 84602               First Round/Second Round:
 Arena (capacity): Smith Fieldhouse (5,000) wood floor    Dec. 2-3, 3-4 or 4-5
 Tickets: 378-BYU1 or 1-800-322-2981                     Regionals: Dec. 9-10, 10-11 or 11-12, four sites
 Media credential requests: Elaine Adams, Mountain       Semifinals: Thursday, Dec. 16 in Honolulu
   West Conference Director of Communications (719)      Finals: Saturday, Dec. 18, in Honolulu
   533-9510                                              Arena (capacity): Stan Sherriff Center (10,300),
                                                          University of Hawai`i
 MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE INFORMATION
 Founded: 1999                                           AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS
 Commissioner: Craig Thompson                            Conferences: America East, Atlantic Coast, Atlantic-10,
 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 35670, Colorado Springs,       Big East, Big Sky, Big South, Big Ten, Big 12, Big West,
   CO, 80935                                              Colonial Athletic Association, Conference USA, Ivy
 Shipping Address: 1855 Telstar Drive, Suite 2,           Group, Metro Atlantic Athletic, Mid-American, Mid-
   Colorado Springs, CO 80920                             Continent, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Midwestern
 Phone: (719) 533-9500                                    Collegiate, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley,
 Fax: (719) 533-9512                                      Pac-10, Patriot League, Southeastern, Southern,
 Website: www.mountainwestconf.com                        Southland, Southwestern Athletic, Sun Belt, Trans
 Volleyball Contact: Elaine Adams, Director of            America Athletic, West Coast and Western Athletic.
   Communications (719) 533-9510
                                                         The Mountain West Conference will not receive an auto-
 TOURNAMENT BRACKET                                       matic bid in 1999 or 2000.



                                                         FUTURE CHAMPIONSHIP SITES AND DATES
                                                         2000: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 15
                                                          & 17, 2000.
                                                         2001: Aztec Bowl Student Activity Center, San Diego,
                                                          Dec. 13 & 15, 2001.
                                                         2002: New Orleans Sports Arena, New Orleans, Dec. 19
                                                          & 21, 2002.
                                                         2003: Reunion Arena, Dallas, Dec. 18 & 20, 2003
                                                         2004: Long Beach State University Arena, Long Beach,
                                                          Calif., Dec. 16 & 18, 2004.




48
                                                                               series results


Opponent          Record Last Wnr     Opponent          Record Last      Wnr   Opponent          Record Last Wnr
Air Force          2-0-0   1997 BYU   L. Marymount       First meeting         San Jose State      4-4-0    1998 BYU
Arizona            22-10-0 1994 AU    Maryland           1-0-0    1977   BYU   Santa Anna          0-1-0    1970 SA
Arizona State      19-4-0 1991 BYU    Massachusetts      1-0-0    1998   BYU   Santa Clara         1-0-0    1992 BYU
Arkansas State     1-0-0   1996 BYU   Memphis State      1-0-0    1987   BYU   Sienna              1-0-0    1998 BYU
Biola              1-0-0   1975 BYU   Miami-Dade         1-0-0    1971   BYU   Southern Calif.     6-9-0    1994 USC
Boise State        5-0-0   1991 BYU   Michigan           First meeting         Southern Colorado 1-0-0      1970 SC
BYU JV             2-0-0   1978 BYU   Michigan State     0-1-0    1995   MSU   Southern Illinois   3-0-0    1983 BYU
BYU-Hawaii         7-1-0   1989 BYU   Minnesota          5-0-0    1997   BYU   Southern Methodist 2-0-0     1996 BYU
Bradley            1-0-0   1989 BYU   Mississippi        1-0-0    1978   BYU   Southern Utah       3-0-0    1988 BYU
California         9-2-0   1994 BYU   Montana            8-0-0    1990   BYU   SW Missouri         3-0-0    1989 BYU
Cal Poly SLO       8-4-0   1992 BYU   Montana State      5-0-0    1983   BYU   SW Texas State      1-1-0    1973 BYU
CS-Fullerton       2-1-1   1985 BYU   Mt. St. Joseph     0-1-0    1971   MSJ   Stanford            2-6-0    1992 SU
CS-Northridge      8-0-0   1993 BYU   Nebraska           2-5-0    1996   NEB   SUNY-Brockport 1-0-0         1973 BYU
Central Michigan 1-0-0     1998 BYU   Nevada             1-0-0    1985   BYU   SUNY-Oneonta        1-0-0    1973 BYU
Central Missouri 1-0-0     1971 BYU   New Mexico         43-7-0 1998     BYU   Syracuse            1-0-0    1989 BYU
Chaminade          2-0-0   1988 BYU   New Mexico State 27-5-0 1995       BYU   Temple Buell        1-0-0    1970 BYU
Coastal Carolina   1-0-0   1998 BYU   North Carolina     2-0-0    1990   BYU   Tennessee           0-1-0    1980 UT
Colorado           5-1-0   1995 CU    North Texas        1-0-0    1992   BYU   Texas               9-5-0    1997 BYU
Colorado State     39-7-1 1996 CSU    Northern Arizona 11-0-0 1996       BYU   Texas A&M           9-1-0    1997 BYU
Delaware           1-0-0   1998 BYU   Northern Colorado 10-0-0 1981      BYU   Texas-Arlington     11-1-0 1992 BYU
Duke               1-0-0   1976 BYU   Northern Illinois 1-0-0     1998   BYU   Texas Christian     4-0-0    1997 BYU
E. Kentucky        1-0-0   1974 BYU   Northern Iowa      1-0-0    1991   BYU   Texas-Lutheran      1-0-0    1980 BYU
E. Oregon          1-0-0   1974 BYU   Northern Kentucky 2-0-0     1978   BYU   Texas Tech          2-2-0    1998 BYU
Florida Int.       1-0-0   1976 BYU   Northeastern       1-0-0    1988   BYU   Texas Women’s       1-3-0    1979 BYU
Florida            3-2-0   1997 UF    Northwestern       2-0-0    1983   BYU   Toledo              First meeting
Florida State      4-1-0   1989 FSU   Notre Dame         1-0-0    1993   BYU   Tulsa               2-0-0    1996 BYU
Fort Lewis         2-0-0   1974 BYU   Ohio State         5-0-0    1991   BYU   UC-Davis            3-0-0    1977 BYU
Fresno State       15-1-0 1998 BYU    Oklahoma           4-0-0    1996   BYU   UC-Irvine           1-0-0    1982 BYU
G. Washington      1-0-0   1993 BYU   Oral Roberts       1-0-0    1997   BYU   UCLA                5-22-1 1993 BYU
Georgia            2-0-0   1995 BYU   Oregon             9-1-0    1988   BYU   UC-Riverside        3-0-0    1987 BYU
Gonzaga            3-0-0   1995 BYU   Oregon State       1-0-0    1982   BYU   UC-Santa Barbara 7-6-1       1998 BYU
Hawai’i            5-12-0 1998 UH     Occidental         1-0-0    1982   BYU   UNLV                4-0-0    1998 BYU
Hawaii-Hilo        1-3-0   1984 H-H   Pacific            4-7-0    1998   BYU   US-International 1-0-0       1986 BYU
Hawaii-Pacific     1-0-0   1984 BYU   Penn State         3-4-0    1998   PSU   UTEP                24-0-0 1998 BYU
Houston            5-4-0   1995 BYU   Pepperdine         11-4-0 1996     PEP   Utah                56-6-0 1998 BYU
Idaho              2-0-0   1985 BYU   Pittsburgh         1-0-0    1988   BYU   Utah State          45-8-0 1998 BYU
Idaho State        22-1-0 1998 BYU    Portland State     4-3-0    1984   PSU   Utah Tech           1-0-0    1982 BYU
Illinois           3-0-0   1988 BYU   Princeton          1-0-0    1975   BYU   Washington          10-0-0 1997 BYU
Illinois-Chi-Cir.  1-0-0   1975 BYU   Providence         2-0-0    1988   BYU   Washington State 5-1-1       1998 BYU
Illinois State     6-0-0   1993 BYU   Purdue             2-1-0    1987   BYU   Weber State         47-0-0 1998 BYU
Indiana            1-0-0   1985 BYU   Rice               4-0-0    1996   BYU   West Georgia Coll. 2-0-0     1973 BYU
Iowa               1-0-0   1984 BYU   Ricks Coll.        6-0-0    1974   BYU   Western Michigan 2-0-0       1986 BYU
Kansas             2-0-0   1973 BYU   Rhode Island       2-0-0    1988   BYU   Whittier Coll.      1-0-0    1975 BYU
Kansas State       1-0-0   1998 BYU   Rutgers            1-0-0    1998   BYU   Wisconsin           0-1-0    1990 UW
Kent State         1-0-0   1997 BYU   St. Mary’s         1-0-0    1990   BYU   Wooster             1-0-0    1973 BYU
Kentucky           1-0-0   1990 BYU   Sacramento State 2-0-0      1993   BYU   Wyoming             41-3-0 1998 BYU
Lamar              4-2-0   1984 BYU   Sam Houston State 2-0-0     1980   BYU                      1998 Opponents in Bold
Long Beach State 4-12-0 1998 LBS      San Diego U.       1-1-0    1996   SDU
Louisiana State    1-0-0   1984 BYU   San Diego State    19-13-0 1998    BYU
Louisville         1-0-0   1997 BYU   San Francisco      2-0-0    1983   BYU

                                                                                                                     49
 all-time vs. opponents


FIRST TIME OPPONENTS                               11/18/78   Region 7 Chmp. (El Paso)N      L      3-2   11/05/82 UCLA Tournament           N   L 0-2
Toledo, Michigan, Loyola Marymount                 11/17/78   Region 7 Chmp. (El Paso)N      L      3-0   09/17/81 San Diego Invitational    N   W 2-1
                                                   10/26/78   IAC                     A      L      3-0
GEORGIA                                            10/17/78   Dual                    A      L      3-0   AIR FORCE ACADEMY
Record: 2-0-0, H: 1-0, N/NR: 1-0                   11/19/77   Region 7 Champ. (SLC) N        L      3-1   Record: 2-0, H: 1-0, A: 1-0
09/09/95 Mizuno Classic            H    W 3-1      10/26/77   Dual                    A      W      3-1   11/08/97 WAC                       H   W 3-0
11/29/85 Dual                      N    W 3-0      10/21/77   IAC                     H      W      3-0   10/10/97 WAC                       A   W 3-0
                                                   10/01/77   BYU Invitational        H      W      3-2
OHIO STATE                                         11/20/76   Region 7 (Albuquerque) N       W      2-1   NEW MEXICO
Record: 5-0, H: 3-0, N: 2-0                        11/13/76   IAC                     A      W      2-1   Record: 43-7, H: 19-3, A: 18-4, N/NR: 7-0
09/06/91 Trudy’s Volleyfest        N    W    3-1   10/01/76   Dual                    H      W      2-0   11/20/98 WAC                       A W       3-0
09/08/89 Fullerton Tournament      N    W    3-2   11/08/75   IAC                    NR      W      2-0   10/24/98 WAC                       H W       3-0
09/17/86 BYU Invitational          H    W    3-0   11/22/74   Region 7 Champ. (Provo)H       W      2-0   10/24/97 WAC                       H W       3-0
09/19/85 BYU Invitational          H    W    3-0   1974       IAC                    NR      W      2-0   09/26/97 WAC                       A W       3-0
09/10/82 Dual                      H    W    3-1   11/17/73   Intermountain (Ft Lewis)N      W      2-0   11/23/96 WAC                       H W       3-0
                                                   10/27/73   District               NR      W      2-1   10/25/96 WAC                       A W       3-0
HOUSTON                                            09/29/73   District               NR      W      2-0   11/18/95 WAC                       A W       3-0
Record: 5-4, H: 1-1, A: 0-1, N: 3-1 Natls: 2-2     11/18/72   Intermountain (Logan) A        W      2-1   10/13/95 WAC                       H     L   3-0
11/29/95 NCAA Tournament             H W 3-0       1972       District               NR      W      2-0   11/19/94 WAC                       H W       3-1
11/24/90 Long Beach Invitational N W 3-2           11/14/70   District               NR      W      2-0   10/14/94 WAC                       A W       3-0
09/24/82 BYU Invitational            H W 2-0       11/10/70   District               NR      W      2-0   11/13/93 WAC                       A W       3-1
09/05/80 Texas Invitational          A     L 1-3                                                          10/08/93 WAC                       H W       3-1
12/06/79 AIAW Tournament             N W 2-0       PEPPERDINE                                             11/07/92 WAC                       H W       3-2
09/28/79 BYU Invitational            H     L 1-3   Record: 11-4, H: 7-1, A: 1-0, N/NR: 3-3, Ntls: 2-0     10/09/92 WAC                       A W       3-1
12/10/76 AIAW Tournament             N     L 0-2   09/07/96 Mizuno Classic              H L 3-2           10/22/91 WAC                       H     L   3-1
12/11/75 AIAW Tournament                   L       09/19/92 Mizuno Classic              H W 3-0           10/26/91 WAC                       A     L   3-1
12/15/73 AIAW Tournament             N W 2-1       09/05/91 Trudy’s Volleyfest          N W 3-1           11/17/90 WAC                       H W       3-1
                                                   12/05/87 NCAA Tournament             H W 3-0           10/18/90 WAC                       A     L   3-2
UTAH STATE                                         10/07/87 Dual                        A W 3-1           11/04/89 HCAC                      H W       3-1
Record: 44-8, H: 19-1, A: 16-4, N/NR: 9-3          09/10/86 Dual                        H W 3-1           10/06/89 HCAC                      A     L   3-1
10/12/98 Dual                      A W       3-1   11/05/83 UCLA Tournament             N W 2-1           11/12/88 HCAC                      A     L   3-2
10/16/97 Dual                      H W       3-0   10/19/83 Dual                        H W 3-0           10/20/88 HCAC                      H     L   3-2
10/15/96 Dual                      A W       3-0   11/05/82 UCLA Tournament             N L 1-2           11/20/87 HCAC                      H W       3-0
09/16/95 Utah Centennial Classic H W         3-0   09/29/82 Dual                        H W 3-2           11/14/87 HCAC                      A W       3-0
09/06/94 Dual                      H W       3-0   11/24/81 Dual                        H W 3-1           11/06/86 HCAC                      H W       3-0
09/30/93 Dual                      A W       3-0   11/01/80 UCLA Tournament             N W 2-0           10/17/86 HCAC                      A W       3-1
11/03/92 Dual                      H W       3-0   11/02/79 UCLA Tournament             N T 1-1           10/25/85 HCAC                      H W       3-1
09/25/91 Dual                      A W       3-0   12/08/77 AIAW Tournament             H W 2-0           11/16/85 HCAC                      A W       3-1
09/14/90 Dual                      H W       3-0   12/09/76 AIAW Tournament             N L 1-2           11/09/84 HCAC                      H W       3-0
11/07/89 HCAC                      H W       3-1                                                          10/11/84 HCAC                      A W       3-0
10/14/89 HCAC                      A W       3-0   CALIFORNIA                                             10/28/83 HCAC                      H W       3-1
11/05/88 HCAC                      H W       3-1   Record: 9-2, H: 2-0, A: 1-0, N: 5-2                    10/07/83 HCAC                      A W       3-2
10/06/88 HCAC                      A W       3-0   10/22/94 Dual                         H   W      3-0   11/19/82 HCAC                      A W       3-1
09/17/88 BYU Beehive               H W       3-1   11/06/93 Cal/Day’s Inn Invit.         A   W      3-1   10/23/82 HCAC                      H W       3-1
11/05/87 HCAC                      H W       3-0   09/09/89 Fullerton Tournament         N   L      0-3   09/18/82 San Diego Invit.          N W       2-0
10/24/87 HCAC                      A W       3-0   10/28/86 Florida Invitational         N   W      0-2   10/31/81 IAC                       A W       3-2
11/22/86 HCAC                      A W       3-0   10/10/86 UCLA NIVT                    N   W      3-0   11/22/80 Region 7 (Ft Collins)     N W       3-1
10/25/86 HCAC                      H W       3-0   10/12/85 Tournament                   N   W      3-0   11/21/80 Region 7 (Ft Collins)     N W       3-0
10/03/85 HCAC                      A W       3-0   09/14/84 San Diego St. Tourney        N   W      3-0   10/24/80 IAC                       H W       3-0
11/05/85 HCAC                      H W       3-0   09/23/83 BYU Invitational             H   W      3-2   10/12/79 IAC                       A W       3-0
11/16/84 HCAC                      A W       3-0   11/03/79 UCLA Tournament              N   L      0-2   09/27/79 BYU Invitational          H W       2-0
10/09/84 HCAC                      H W       3-1   11/03/78 UCLA Tournament              H   W      2-0   10/20/78 IAC                       A W       3-0
11/12/83 Dual                      H W       3-1   09/30/78 BYU Invitational             N   W      2-0   10/29/77 IAC                       A W       3-0
10/25/83 Dual                      A W       3-0                                                          11/19/76 Region 7 (Albuquerque) A W          2-0
10/19/82 Dual                      A W       3-0   STANFORD                                               10/15/76 IAC                       H W       2-0
10/12/82 Dual                      H W       3-1   Record: 2-6, H: 1-2, A: 0-2, N: 1-2, Ntls: 0-4         11/15/75 IAC                       NR W      2-0
10/20/81 Dual                      A W       3-0   09/15/92 Dual                        H L         3-0   11/23/74 Region 7 (Provo)          H W       2-0-
10/10/81 IAC                       H W       3-0   12/11/87 NCAA Tournament             A     L     1-3   1974      IAC                      NR W      2-0
11/14/80 IAC                       A     L   3-1   09/11/87 Dual                        H W         3-1   11/17/72 Intermountain (Logan) N W           2-0
11/17/79 Region 7 Champ. (Logan)A L          3-0   12/12/86 NCAA Tournament             H L         0-3   11/20/70 Intermountain (Metro St.)N W        1-0
10/02/79 IAC                       H     L   3-0   12/16/85 NCAA Tournament             A     L     1-3
                                                   12/09/83 NCAA Tournament             N L         1-3

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WEBER STATE                                         11/26/97   WAC Tourn.(Las Vegas) N     W     3-0   10/30/85   HCAC                    A    L   3-2
Record: 47-0, H: 18-0, A: 19-0, N/NR: 10-0          11/29/96   WAC Tourn. (Las Vegas)N     W     3-1   10/04/85   HCAC                    H    W   3-0
09/22/98 Dual                      H W       3-0    11/01/96   WAC                   H     W     3-2   09/21/85   BYU Invitational        H    L   3-2
09/09/97 Dual                      A W       3-0    09/27/96   WAC                   A     L     3-2   11/17/84   HCAC                    H    W   3-0
10/01/96 Dual                      A W       3-1    11/10/95   WAC                   H     W     3-1   10/30/84   HCAC                    A    W   3-2
09/17/96 Dual                      H W       3-0    10/07/95   WAC                   A     L     3-1   11/08/83   HCAC                    A    W   3-2
10/17/95 Dual                      A W       3-1    10/29/94   WAC                   H     W     3-0   10/11/83   HCAC                    H    W   3-0
09/16/95 Utah Centennial Classic H W         3-0    09/23/94   WAC                   A     W     3-1   09/23/83   BYU Invitational        H    W   3-0
10/11/94 Dual                      H W       3-0    11/20/93   WAC                   H     W     3-1   10/26/82   HCAC                    H    W   3-0
09/27/94 Dual                      A W       3-0    10/15/93   WAC                   A     W     3-1   10/08/82   HCAC                    A    W   3-0
10/22/93 Dual                      A W       3-0    11/12/92   WAC                   A     W     3-1   11/18/81   Dual                    A    L   3-2
09/08/93 Dual                      H W       3-0    10/16/92   WAC                   H     W     3-0   10/14/81   IAC                     H    W   3-0
10/27/92 Dual                      A W       3-0    11/08/91   WAC                   H     W     3-1   11/21/80   Region 7 (Ft. Collins)  N    W   3-1
09/27/91 BYU Invitational          H W       3-0    10/09/91   WAC                   A     W     3-2   10/11/80   IAC                     A    L   3-2
10/30/90 Dual                      H W       3-0    11/30/90   NCAA First (Provo)    H     L     3-1   10/03/80   Dual                    H    W   3-1
10/09/90 Dual                      A W       3-0    11/16/90   WAC                   H     W     3-0   11/10/79   IAC                     H    W   3-1
09/18/89 Dual                      A W       3-0    10/20/90   WAC                   A     W     3-2   09/15/79   Dual                    A    L   3-0
09/17/88 BYU Beehive               H W       3-0    09/13/86   SDSU Invitational     H     L     3-2   10/31/78   IAC                     A    W   3-1
09/15/88 BYU Beehive               H W       3-2    11/30/84   NCAA 1st Round (SDSU)A      L     3-0   10/24/78   Dual                    H    W   3-2
10/22/87 Dual                      A W       3-0    09/28/84   Dual                  H     W     3-2   11/19/77   Region 7 Champ. (SLC) A      W   2-0
10/21/86 Dual                      H W       3-0    09/14/84   SDSU Invitational     A     L     3-1   10/19/77   IAC                     H    W   3-2
09/30/86 Dual                      A W       3-0    10/14/83   Dual                  H     L     3-2   11/19/76   Region 7 (Albuquerque) N     W   2-0
09/10/85 Dual                      A W       3-1    10/29/82   Dual                  H     L     3-2   11/11/76   IAC                     H    W   2-0
09/25/85 Dual                      H W       3-0    09/17/82   SDSU Invitational     A     L     2-1   10/09/76   Dual                    A    W   2-0
11/13/84 Weber State               H W       3-0    11/06/81   UCLA Tournament       N     L     2-0   10/25/75   IAC                    NR    W   2-0
09/26/84 Dual                      A W       3-1    09/17/81   San Diego Invit.      A     W     2-0   1974       IAC                    NR    W   2-0
09/13/83 Dual                      H W       3-1    09/19/80   San Diego Invit.      A     L     2-0   11/07/73   District               NR    W   2-0
09/30/82 Dual                      H W       3-0    11/02/79   UCLA Tournament       N     L     2-0   10/11/73   District               NR    W   2-0
09/02/82 Dual                      A W       3-0    11/04/78   UCLA Tournament       N     W     2-1   1972       District               NR    W   2-0
10/08/81 IAC                       A W       3-0    11/05/77   UCLA Tournament       N     L     2-0   11/21/70   Intermountain (Metro St)NR   W   2-0
11/13/80 IAC                       H W       3-0                                                       11/14/70   District               NR    W   2-0
09/25/80 BYU Invitational          H W       2-0    UTAH                                               11/10/70   District               NR    W   2-0
09/13/80 Dual                      A W       3-0    Record: 56-6, H: 27-1, A: 18-5, N/NR: 11-0         11/02/70   District               NR    W   2-0
10/25/79 IAC                       A W       3-1    10/30/98 WAC                       H W       3-0
10/28/78 IAC                       H W       3-0    10/02/98 WAC                       A W       3-0   NOTRE DAME
10/12/78 Dual                      A W       3-0    11/14/97 WAC                       A W       3-0   Record: 1-0, N: 1-0, Natls: 1-0
10/22/77 IAC                       H W       3-0    10/18/97 WAC                       H W       3-0   11/27/93 NCAA Tourney             N     W 3-0
10/12/77 Dual                      A W       3-0    10/29/96 WAC                       A W       3-1
11/12/76 IAC                       A W       2-0    10/04/96 WAC                       H W       3-1   COLORADO STATE
10/09/76 Dual (SLC)                N W       2-0    10/20/95 WAC                       H W       3-1   Record: 39-7-1, H: 20-2, A: 14-5, N/NR: 5-0-1
11/07/75 IAC                       NR W      2-0    09/22/95 WAC                       A     L   3-0   11/01/97 WAC                        A    L 3-1
1974      Dual                     NR W      2-0    09/15/95 Utah Centennial Classic H W         3-0   10/02/97 WAC                        H W 3-0
1974      IAC                      NR W      2-0    11/11/94 WAC                       A W       3-1   11/27/96 WAC Tourn. (Las Vegas)N W 3-1
11/03/73 District                  NR W      2-0    10/07/94 WAC                       H W       3-1   11/04/95 WAC                        A W 3-1
10/26/73 District                  NR W      2-0    11/03/93 WAC                       H W       3-0   09/29/95 WAC                        H W 3-0
1972      District                 NR W      2-0    10/01/93 WAC                       A W       3-0   11/04/94 WAC                        A W 3-1
11/21/70 Intermountain (Metro St.)N W        2-0    10/30/92 WAC                       A W       3-1   10/01/94 WAC                        H W 3-1
11/14/70 District                  NR W      2-0    09/29/92 WAC                       H W       3-0   10/29/93 WAC                        H W 3-0
11/10/70 District                  NR W      2-0    11/06/91 WAC                       H W       3-0   09/25/93 WAC                        A W 3-1
                                                    10/08/91 WAC                       A W       3-0   11/21/92 WAC                        H W 3-1
UNLV                                                11/03/90 WAC                       A W       3-0   10/22/92 WAC                        A W 3-1
Record 4-0, H: 2-0, A:1-0, N: 1-0                   10/08/90 WAC                       H W       3-0   11/16/91 WAC                        A W 3-1
11/27/98 WAC Tourn. (Las Vegas)N         W   3-0    11/08/89 HCAC                      A W       3-0   10/18/91 WAC                        H W 3-0
11/07/97 WAC                      H      W   3-0    10/12/89 HCAC                      H W       3-0   11/09/90 WAC                        A W 3-2
10/11/97 WAC                      A      W   3-0    09/15/89 BYU Invitational          H W       3-0   10/06/90 WAC                        H W 3-0
09/21/84 BYU Invitational         H      W   2-0    11/04/88 HCAC                      A W       3-0   11/18/89 HCAC                       A W 3-2
                                                    10/07/88 HCAC                      H W       3-0   10/21/89 HCAC                       H W 3-1
SAN DIEGO STATE                                     09/16/88 BYU Beehive               H W       3-0   11/17/88 HCAC                       H W 3-1
Record: 19-13 H: 9-4, A: 7-6, N/NR: 3-3, Ntl: 0-2   11/04/87 HCAC                      A W       3-0   10/14/88 HCAC                       A W 3-0
11/07/98 WAC                       A W 3-0          11/23/87 HCAC                      H W       3-0   10/31/87 HCAC                       A    L 3-1
10/09/98 WAC                       H W 3-0          11/21/86 HCAC                      H W       3-0   10/16/87 HCAC                       H W 3-0
                                                    10/24/86 HCAC                      A W       3-0   11/15/86 HCAC                       A W 3-2

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10/31/86   HCAC                     H    W   3-0   10/30/93   WAC                    H   W   3-0   ARIZONA STATE
10/19/85   HCAC                     A    L   3-1   09/24/93   WAC                    A   W   3-2   Record: 19-4, H: 8-1, A: 4-1, N/NR: 7-2, Natl: 2-0
11/09/85   HCAC                     H    W   3-1   11/20/92   WAC                    H   W   3-0   09/13/91 Dual                        H W 3-0
10/25/84   HCAC                     A    L   3-2   10/24/92   WAC                    A   W   3-0   10/02/89 Dual                        A W 3-2
10/05/84   HCAC                     H    L   3-1   11/15/91   WAC                    A   W   3-0   09/09/89 Fullerton Invitational      N W 3-2
11/19/83   HCAC                     A    W   3-1   10/19/91   WAC                    H   W   3-2   10/03/88 Dual                        H    L 1-3
10/21/83   HCAC                     H    W   3-2   11/10/90   WAC                    A   W   3-2   11/25/87 Dual                        A W 3-1
09/24/83   BYU Invitational         H    W   3-1   10/05/90   WAC                    H   W   3-1   09/05/87 Illinois Invitational       N W 3-0
11/12/82   HCAC                     H    W   3-1   11/17/89   HCAC                   A   L   3-1   12/11/86 NCAA Tournament             H W 3-1
10/15/82   HCAC                     A    W   3-0   10/19/89   HCAC                   H   W   3-0   10/23/86 Dual                        H W 3-0
09/23/82   BYU Invitational         H    W   2-1   11/18/88   HCAC                   H   W   3-1   11/19/85 Intersectional              A W 3-2
10/24/81   IAC                      A    W   3-1   10/15/88   HCAC                   A   W   3-0   10/10/85 UCLA NIVT                   N    L 0-2
09/25/81   BYU Invitational         H    W   3-0   10/30/87   HCAC                   A   W   3-0   10/22/84 Dual                        H W 3-1
11/22/80   Region 7 (Ft. Collins)   A    L   3-1   10/17/87   HCAC                   H   W   3-0   1984                                 N W 3-0
09/26/80   BYU Invitational         H    W   3-2   10/30/86   HCAC                   H   W   3-0   12/02/83 NCAA Tournament             H W 3-0
10/17/80   IACe                     H    W   3-2   11/14/86   HCAC                   A   W   3-0   10/29/81 Dual                        A    L 1-3
11/17/79   Region 7 (Logan)         N    W   3-0   10/18/85   HCAC                   A   W   3-0   10/14/78 IAC                         H W 3-2
10/05/79   IAC                      A    W   3-0   11/06/85   HCAC                   H   W   3-1   10/07/78 IAC                         H W 3-0
09/28/79   BYU Invitational         H    L   3-2   10/26/84   HCAC                   A   L   3-0   10/22/76 IAC                         A W 2-0
09/21/79   San Diego Invit.         N    T   1-1   10/04/84   HCAC                   H   W   3-2   11/21/75 Region 7 Tournament N W 2-0
11/11/78   ICA                      H    W   3-0   09/22/84   BYU Invitational       H   L   3-0   11/14/75 IAC                              W 2-0
10/15/77   IAC                      A    W   3-0   11/18/83   HCAC                   A   W   3-0   1974      IAC                             W 2-0
10/29/76   IAC (SLC)                N    W   2-0   10/22/83   HCAC                   H   W   3-0   01/23/74 Region 7 Tournament H W 2-0
10/17/75   IAC                      NR   W   2-0   11/11/82   HCAC                   H   W   3-0   11/17/73 IAC Championships           N    L 0-2
1974       IAC                      NR   W   2-0   10/16/82   HCAC                   A   W   3-0   11/18/72 IAC Championships           N W 2-0
                                                   10/23/81   IAC                    A   W   3-2
WYOMING                                            11/18/80   IAC                    H   W   3-1   ARIZONA
Record: 41-3, H: 21-1, A: 18-2, N/NR: 5-0          10/06/79   IAC                    A   W   3-0   Record: 22-10, H: 8-3, A: 2-3, N/NR: 12-4, Natl: 3-1
11/25/98 WAC Tourn. (Las Vegas)N W           3-0   1979       BYU Invitational       H   W   2-0   12/03/94 NCAA Tournament              H     L 3-1
09/26/98 WAC                       H W       3-0   11/10/78   IAC                    H   W   3-0   12/10/93 NCAA Tournament              N W 3-1
10/31/97 WAC                       A W       3-0   09/29/78   BYU Invitational       H   W   2-0   09/20/90 Dual                         H W 3-0
10/04/97 WAC                       H W       3-1   11/11/77   IAC                    A   W   2-0   11/20/89 Dual                         H     L 2-3
11/03/95 WAC                       A W       3-2   10/30/76   IAC (SLC)              N   W   2-0   09/29/89 Tucson Hilton East ClassicA        L 2-3
09/30/95 WAC                       H W       3-0   10/17/75   IAC                   NR   W   2-0   12/02/88 NCAA Tournament              H W 3-1
11/05/94 WAC                       A W       3-2   1974       IAC                   NR   W   2-0   11/27/87 Dual                         A W 3-0
09/30/94 WAC                       H W       3-2   11/17/72   Intermt. Champ. (Logan)N   W   2-0   09/04/86 Dual                         H W 3-0
                                                                                                   12/14/85 NCAA Tournament              N W 3-2
                                                                                                   11/18/85 Dual                         A W 3-1
     Series Records versus Mountain West Teams                                                     09/28/85 Nebraska Classic             N     L 0-3
                                                                                                   10/20/84 Dual                         H W 3-1
                 BYU record versus                               BYU record versus                 09/15/82 Dual                         A     L 0-3
                 Air Force                                       UNLV                              11/07/81 UCLA Tournament              N     L 0-2
                                                                                                   09/04/81 Dual                         H W 3-1
                 2-0-0 (1.000)                                   4-0-0 (1.000)
                                                                                                   09/03/81 Dual                         H W 3-0
                                                                                                   09/19/80 San Diego Invitational N           L 1-2
                                                                                                   09/13/79 Dual                         H     L 1-3
                 BYU record versus                               BYU record versus                 11/18/78 Region 7                     N W 3-1
                 Colorado State                                  Utah                              10/21/78 IAC                          A     L 1-3
                 39-7-0 (.848)                                   56-6-0 (.903)                     11/18/77 Region 7                     N W 2-0
                                                                                                   10/07/77 IAC                          H W 3-0
                                                                                                   11/20/76 Region 7                     N W 2-1
                                                                                                   10/22/76 IAC                          N W 2-0
                 BYU record versus                               BYU record versus                 11/22/75 Region 7                     N W 2-0
                 New Mexico                                      Wyoming                           11/14/75 IAC                               W 2-0
                 43-7-0 (.860)                                   41-3-0 (.932)                     11/22/74 Region 7                     H W 2-0
                                                                                                   1974                                        L 0-2
                                                                                                   11/16/73 Intermountain Champs. N W 2-0
                 BYU record versus                               BYU overall versus                11/21/70 Intermountain Champs. N W 2-0
                                                                                                   11/21/70 Intermountain Champs. N W 2-0
                 San Diego State                                 MWC Schools
                                                                                                   11/20/70 Intermountain Champs. N W 2-0
                 19-13-0 (.594)                                  204-36-0 (.850)


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         the conference


                   THE NEW

mountain
west
On July 1, 1999, the Mountain West Conference
                                                            CONFERENCE



began official operations with a membership com-
posed of eight Division I-A institutions from the
Western Athletic Conference.
                                                                                        MWC and Volleyball
     The eight MWC schools — Air                  Collectively and individually the
                                                                                             Women’s volleyball teams have
Force Academy, Brigham Young                  eight universities bring a tremendous
                                                                                        also garnered much success over the
University, Colorado State University,        amount of firepower with them into
                                                                                        years. Five of the institutions (BYU,
University of New Mexico, San Diego           the new MWC.
                                                                                        CSU, New Mexico, San Diego State
State University, UNLV, University of
                                                                                        and Wyoming) have competed in the
Utah and Wyoming — all former                 National Prominence
                                                                                        NCAA Tournament at least twice this
members of the Western Athletic                     The 1998-99 WAC champions in
                                                                                        decade, while BYU has advanced to
Conference, collectively decided to           football (Air Force) and men’s basket-
                                                                                        the NCAA Regional Finals each of the
form a smaller conference and foster          ball (Utah) are members of the new
                                                                                        last three years and the NCAA Final
the traditional rivalries that were born      Mountain West Conference. The Utah
                                                                                        Four in 1993.
in the '70s and '80s.                         men’s basketball team, which won five
                                              straight WAC titles culminating in last
                                                                                        Success Across the Board
Back to the Future                            year’s undefeated league slate, was the
                                                                                              In addition to the success in vol-
    BYU, New Mexico, Utah and                 1998 NCAA runner-up. Utah, along
                                                                                        leyball, football and men’s basketball,
Wyoming were charter members of the           with New Mexico, has qualified for the
                                                                                        MWC teams produced similar results
WAC in 1962, and Colorado State               NCAA Tournament each of the past
                                                                                        in other sports. Brigham Young won
(1968), San Diego State (1978) and Air        five years. On the gridiron, Mountain
                                                                                        both the men’s and women’s WAC
Force (1980), were long-standing mem-         West Conference teams accounted for
                                                                                        cross country and track championships
bers heading into the 1990s. UNLV             three of the WAC’s four bowl appear-
                                                                                        in 1998-99, as well as the men’s golf
was the most recent addition, joining         ances last year in Air Force, BYU and
                                                                                        title. The Cougars’ men’s track and
the group in 1996.                            San Diego State.
                                                                                        field team also took 12th at the 1999
                                                                                        NCAA Outdoor Track
     MWC Quick Facts                                                                    Championships, while the women’s
     Founded: 1999                                                                      team placed eighth outdoors and sixth
     Commissioner: Craig Thompson                                                       indoors.
     Mailing Address: P.O. Box 35670, Colorado Springs, CO, 80935                             Colorado State became the first
     Shipping Address: 1855 Telstar Drive, Suite 2, Colorado Springs, CO 80920          WAC women’s basketball team ever to
     Phone: (719) 533-9500                                                              advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 (1999)
     Fax: (719) 533-9512                                                                after winning the WAC regular season
     Website: www.mountainwestconf.com                                                  title with 14-0 mark and ranking as
     Volleyball Media Contact: Elaine Adams, Director of Communications                 high as No. 4 in both national polls.
     (719) 533-9510                                                                           San Diego State’s women’s soccer


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                                                                                           success. The most notable of the group
  MWC Chronology                                                                           is Utah’s skiing and women’s gymnas-
  • June 2, 1998 – Reaffirmed the intention to form a new conference beginning             tics programs, which each have been
    January 1, 1999 in preparation for the 1999-2000 season.                               crowned National Champions 10 times
  • July 1, 1998 – Established an executive committee to facilitate the transition. Dr.    during this century. In 1999, BYU’s
    Al Yates, CSU President, chair. Named Dr. Merrill Bateman of BYU and Dr.               men’s volleyball team captured the
    Carol Harter of UNLV to the committee.                                                 NCAA crown for the first time in
  • Oct. 15, 1998 – Named Craig Thompson new Commissioner                                  school history.
  • Oct. 26, 1998 – Adopted name Mountain West Conference.
  • Dec. 4, 1998 – Selected Colorado Springs, Colo., as the headquarters.                  1999-2000 MWC Events
  • Jan. 4, 1999 – Conference office opened with Craig Thompson, commissioner,
                                                                                               In its first year of existence, the
    and Betty Warren, director of operations.
                                                                                           Mountain West Conference will crown
  • Jan. 10, 1999 – The new MWC logo unveiled.
                                                                                           champions in baseball, men's and
  • Feb. 1, 1999 – Reached a seven-year television agreement with ESPN, Inc.
                                                                                           women's basketball, men's and
  • April 26-28, 1999 – MWC administrators and Joint Council gather for first con-
                                                                                           women's cross country, football, men's
    ference meetings in San Diego, Calif.
                                                                                           and women's golf, women's soccer,
  • May 20, 1999 – MWC and AXA/Equitable Liberty Bowl announced a three-
                                                                                           softball, men's and women's swim-
    year deal matching MWC champion and Conference USA in bowl game begin-
    ning in 1999.
                                                                                           ming & diving, men's and women's
  • July 1, 1999 – MWC 12-member full-time staff begins operation in Colorado              tennis, men's and women's indoor and
    Springs headquarters.                                                                  outdoor track & field, and women's
                                                                                           volleyball.

team captured the 1998 WAC title and          San Diego State, Wally Joyner from           MWC Headquarters
advanced, along with BYU, to the third        BYU, and Matt Williams, Todd                 Address: 1855 Telstar Drive, Suite 2,
round of the NCAA Tournament.                 Stottlemyre, Brian Boehringer, T.J             Colorado Springs, CO 80920
     The 1998 NCAA men’s golf cham-           Mathews, Eric Ludwick and Donovan            Phone: (719) 533-9500
pion UNLV, finished second behind             Osborne all call UNLV their alma             Fax: (719) 533-9512
BYU at the 1999 WAC championships             mater.                                       Web: www.mountainwestconf.com
and advanced to the NCAA Finals                    In the 1990s, baseball teams from
along with the Cougars, Colorado              BYU (1990, 94), San Diego State (1990-
State and San Diego State. The Rebels         91) and UNLV (1996) have all seen the          MWC Volleyball
captured sixth, while BYU took sev-           postseason.                                    Teams NCAA Factoids
enth at the 1999 NCAA Golf                         In swimming and diving,
                                                                                             • Six of the eight MWC women’s
Championships.                                Colorado State alum Amy Van Dyken
                                                                                               volleyball programs have com-
     In tennis, UNLV captured men’s           set an NCAA record in the 50-yard                peted in postseason action over
individual singles and doubles                freestyle and four Olympic gold                  the years while the other two
National Championships in 1998 and            medals in 1996.                                  programs have only been in
sent the Rebel team along with San                 On the team side, BYU’s women’s             competition since 1996.
Diego State and New Mexico to NCAA            team won five conference titles during
                                                                                             • BYU has competed in the NCAA
Regionals in 1999. On the women’s             the 1990s, while Utah’s men’s team               tournament 17 times, highlight-
side, five MWC teams (BYU, New                captured six league championships.               ing by a final four appearance in
Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV and             BYU’s men’s team has finished in the             1993. Colorado State has compet-
Utah) have qualified for NCAA                 top 30 at the NCAA Championships                 ed in the last four NCAA tourna-
Regionals the last three years, includ-       the past two years. In 1999, BYU and             ments and 10 in all. San Diego
                                                                                               State (12) New Mexico (7),
ing New Mexico and San Diego State            UNLV both had individuals place in
                                                                                               Wyoming (4) and Utah (1).
in 1999.                                      the top 16 at the NCAAs.
     Other MWC championship sports                                                           • Last year, three MWC teams
have turned out all-star athletes over        Other Sports                                     competed in the NCAA tourna-
the years. Current major-league base-              In addition to the 19 MWC-spon-             ment. BYU (Regional Final), and
                                                                                               Colorado State and Utah (second
ball players Tony Gwynn, Mark Grace,          sored sports, several universities spon-
                                                                                               round).
Travis Lee and Jeff Barry all hail from       sor other intercollegiate programs with


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     1999                           MWC

schedule
September 1 (Wednesday)
San Diego St. at Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m.
                                               September 5 (Sunday)
                                               New Mexico at Arkansas State Tournament
                                                                                           UNLV vs. Rutgers, 2:30 p.m.
                                                                                           UNLV vs. Maryland, 7:30 p.m.
Wyoming at Denver, 7 p.m.                      New Mexico vs. Arkansas State, 2 p.m.       Utah at Illinios Classic
Colorado at Colorado State, 7 p.m.             Loyola Marymount vs. CSU, 1 p.m.            Consolation/Championship, TBD
Northern Iowa at Utah, 7 p.m.                                                              BYU at Loyola Marymount Tourney
                                               September 7 (Tuesday)                       BYU vs. Loyola Marymount, 12 p.m.
September 2 (Thursday)                         Air Force at Colorado, 7 p.m.
Mississippi vs. Air Force, 8 p.m.              Long Beach State at San Diego St., 7 p.m.   September 12 (Sunday)
                                               Weber State at Utah, 7 p.m.                 San Diego State at Creighton, 1 p.m.
September 3 (Friday)
Eastern Illinois vs. Air Force, 11 a.m.        September 10 (Friday)                       September 13 (Monday)
Fordham vs. Air Force, 7 p.m.                  Morgan State vs. Air Force, 7 p.m.          New Mexico at New Mexico State, 7 p.m.
New Mexico vs. Jackson State, 12 p.m.          Colorado vs. New Mexico, 8 p.m.
New Mexico vs. NE Louisiana, 6 p.m.            San Diego State vs. Arizona, 5 p.m.         September 16 (Thursday)
Wyoming vs. Western Carolina, 1 p.m.           Wyoming vs. Wichita State, 5 p.m.           Utah State at Utah, 7 p.m.
Wyoming vs. Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m.             Colorado State vs. Maryland, 12 p.m.
George Washington vs. CSU, 7 p.m.              UNLV vs. Louisville, 4:30 p.m.              September 17 (Friday)
Utah vs. SMU, 10 a.m.                          Utah vs. Georgia, 5:30 p.m.                 Pepperdine at Utah, 7 p.m.
Utah vs. Wright State, 5:30 p.m.               BYU vs. Houston, 5 p.m.                     Utah State at BYU, 7 p.m.
BYU vs. Michigan, 2 p.m.                                                                   Air Force at Alabama Invitational
BYU vs. Georgia, 7 p.m.                        September 11 (Saturday)                     Air Force vs. Georgia Tech, 1 p.m.
Missouri-Kansas City vs. UNLV, 2 p.m.          Tennessee Tech vs. Air Force, 11 a.m.       Air Force vs. Alabama, 7:30 p.m.
Iowa State vs. UNLV, 8 p.m.                    Weber State vs. Air Force, 7 p.m.           New Mexico/Domino's Pizza Classic
                                               Washington State vs. New Mexico, 12 p.m.    Loyola Marymount vs. New Mexico, 7 p.m.
September 4 (Saturday)                         Texas A&M vs. New Mexico, 8 p.m.            San Diego State at Buffalo Tournament
New Mexico vs. Belmont, 10 a.m.                San Diego State at Nebraska Tournament      San Diego State vs. Central Conn., 5 p.m.
New Mexico vs. Baylor, 6 p.m.                  San Diego State vs. Nebraska, 11 a.m.       Colorado State Coors Rocky Mount. Classic
Wyoming vs. Montana State, 12:30 p.m.          San Diego State vs. South Florida, 5 p.m.   Bowling Green vs. Colorado State, 5 p.m.
Wyoming vs. William & Mary, 5:30 p.m.          Wyoming at Sooner Invitational Tourn.       Cal Poly SLO vs. Colorado State, 7 p.m.
SE Missouri State vs. Colorado State, Noon     Wyoming vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 10 a.m.   UNLV Invitational
Utah vs. North Carolina State, Noon            Wyoming vs. Oklahoma, 5 p.m.                New Orleans vs. UNLV, 7:30 p.m.
Utah vs. Texas Tech, 7:30 p.m.                 UNLV and CSU at Univ. of Maryland Tour.
BYU vs. Toledo, 1 p.m..                        Colorado State vs. Rutgers, 10 a.m.         September 18 (Saturday)
Southern Illinois vs. UNLV, 6 p.m.             Colorado State vs. Louisville, 5 p.m.       Pepperdine at BYU, 7 p.m.
                                                                                           Air Force at Alabama Invitational
                                                                                           Winthrop vs. Air Force, 3 p.m.
     MWC Preseason Poll                                                                    Belmont vs. Air Force, 5 p.m.
                                                                                           Wyoming at Pittsburgh Tournament
                                                                                           Wyoming vs. James Madison, 1 p.m.
     BYU was voted by the Mountain West Conference coaches as the preseason
                                                                                           Wyoming vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
     favorite to win the first MWC title. The Cougars have won the inaugural confer-       New Mexico/Domino's Pizza Classic
     ence championship in each of their four previous leagues and will host the inau-      UTEP vs. New Mexico, 1 p.m.
     gural MWC tournament Nov. 24-27 at the Smith Fieldhouse in Provo, Utah.               Texas Tech vs.New Mexico, 8 p.m.
                                                                                           San Diego State at Buffalo Tournament
      1.     BYU                No. 9 Volleyball and No. 12 AVCA preseason rankings        San Diego State vs. Buffalo, 10 a.m.
      2.     Colorado State     No. 19 AVCA preseason ranking                              San Diego State vs. Syracuse, 5 p.m.
      3.     Utah               Received 24 votes in AVCA preseason poll                   Colorado State Coors Rocky Mount. Classic
      4.     UNLV               Received 1 vote in AVCA preseason poll                     Colorado State vs. Bowling Green, 12 p.m.
      5.     Wyoming                                                                       Colorado State vs. Cal Poly, 7 p.m.
      6.     New Mexico                                                                    UNLV Invitational
      7.     San Diego State                                                               Consolation, 1 p.m./Championship, 4 p.m.
      8.     Air Force
                                      *see page 96 for last year’s final WAC standings     September 19 (Sunday)
                                                                                           San Diego St. at Canisius College, 12 p.m.

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Wyoming at Pittsburgh Tournament          * New Mexico at Colorado State, 7 p.m.         * New Mexico at Utah, 7 p.m.
                                          * San Diego State at Utah, 7 p.m.              Weber State at Wyoming, 7 p.m.
September 20 (Monday)                     * Air Force at Wyoming, 7 p.m.
Utah at Idaho State, 7 p.m.               * UNLV at BYU, 7 p.m.                          November 4 (Thursday)
                                                                                         *Utah at UNLV, 7 p.m.
September 21 (Tuesday)                    October 9 (Saturday)
Air Force at Army, 7 p.m.                 * New Mexico at Wyoming, 7 p.m.                November 5 (Friday)
Colorado State at Denver, 7 p.m.          * San Diego State at BYU, 3 p.m.               * Wyoming at New Mexico, 7 p.m.
                                          * Air Force at Colorado State, 7 p.m.          * BYU at San Diego State, 7 p.m.
September 22 (Wednesday)                  * UNLV at Utah, 7 p.m.                         * Colorado State at Air Force, 7 p.m.
Air Force at Navy, 7 p.m.
San Diego State at San Diego, 7 p.m.      October 11 (Monday)                            November 6 (Saturday)
                                          Wyoming at Utah State, 6 p.m.                  * Colorado State at New Mexico, 7 p.m.
September 23 (Thursday)                                                                  * Utah at San Diego State, 1 p.m.
UNLV at Pepperdine, 7 p.m.                                                               * Wyoming at Air Force, 7 p.m.
                                          October 15 (Friday)                            * BYU at UNLV, 7 p.m.
September 24 (Friday)                     * New Mexico at Air Force, 7 p.m.
Fresno State at San Diego State, 7 p.m.   * Colorado State at San Diego State, 7 p.m.    November 11 (Thursday)
Notre Dame at Wyoming, 7 p.m.             * Wyoming at UNLV, 7 p.m.                      * UNLV at Colorado State, 7 p.m.
Evansville at Colorado State, 7 p.m.      * BYU at Utah, 7 p.m.
New Mexico at UConn Tournament                                                           November 12 (Friday)
New Mexico vs. New Hampshire, 2:30 p.m.   October 16 (Saturday)                          * Air Force at New Mexico, 7 p.m.
New Mexico vs. UConn, 7:30 p.m.           * Colorado State at UNLV, 7 p.m.               * San Diego State at Wyoming, 7 p.m.
BYU and Utah at MWC/Pac-10 Challenge      * Wyoming at San Diego State, 7 p.m.           * Utah at Brigham Young, 7 p.m.
BYU vs. California, 5:30 p.m.
Utah vs. Stanford, 7:30 p.m.              October 18 (Monday)                            November 13 (Saturday)
                                          New Mexico at Northern Arizona, 7 p.m.         * UNLV at Wyoming, 7 p.m.
September 25 (Saturday)                                                                  * San Diego State at Colorado State, 7 p.m.
Evansville at Wyoming, 7 p.m.             October 19 (Tuesday)
Notre Dame at Colorado State, 7 p.m.      Notre Dame at BYU, 7 p.m.                      November 17 (Wednesday)
UNLV at Santa Clara, 7 p.m.                                                              San Diego at San Diego State, 7 p.m.
New Mexico at UConn Tournament            October 20 (Wednesday)
New Mexico vs. Harvard, 9:30 a.m.         Notre Dame at Utah, 7 p.m.                     November 19 (Friday)
New Mexico vs. SMU, 5 p.m.                                                               * Air Force at UNLV, 7 p.m.
BYU and Utah at MWC/Pac 10 Challenge      October 22 (Friday)                            * New Mexico at San Diego State, 7 p.m.
Utah vs. California, 5 p.m.               * UNLV at New Mexico, 7 p.m.                   * Wyoming at BYU, 7 p.m.
BYU vs. Stanford, 7 p.m.                  * San Diego State at Air Force, 7 p.m.         * Colorado State at Utah, 7 p.m.
                                          * Utah at Wyoming, 7 p.m.
September 28 (Tuesday)                    * BYU at Colorado State, 7 p.m.                November 20 (Saturday)
UNLV at Nevada-Reno, 7 p.m.                                                              * New Mexico at UNLV, 7 p.m.
                                          October 23 (Saturday)                          * Air Force at San Diego State, 7 p.m.
September 29 (Wednesday)                  * UNLV at Air Force, 7 p.m.                    * Wyoming at Utah, 5:30 p.m.
San Diego State at Pepperdine, 5 p.m.     * San Diego State at New Mexico, 7 p.m.        * Colorado State at BYU, 7 p.m.
                                          * BYU at Wyoming, 7 p.m.
October 1 (Friday)                        * Utah at Colorado State, 7 p.m.               November 24 (Wednesday)
* BYU at Air Force, 7 p.m.                                                               1999 MWC Tournament at Provo, Utah
* Utah at New Mexico, 7 p.m.              October 25 (Monday)                            Quarterfinals, 11:30 a.m. / 2 p.m. / 4:30
                                          Northern Arizona at San Diego State, 4 p.m.    p.m. / 7 p.m.
October 2 (Saturday)                      BYU at Arizona State, 7 p.m.
* BYU at New Mexico, 7 p.m.                                                              November 26 (Friday)
* San Diego State at UNLV, 7 p.m.         October 26 (Tuesday)                           1999 MWC Tournament at Provo, Utah
* Colorado State at Wyoming, 7:30 p.m.    BYU at Arizona, 7 p.m.                         Semifinals, 4:30 p.m. / 7 p.m.
* Utah at Air Force, 7 p.m.
                                          October 29 (Friday)                            November 27 (Saturday)
October 5 (Tuesday)                       * New Mexico at BYU, 7 p.m.                    1999 MWC Tournament at Provo, Utah
BYU at Weber State, 7 p.m.                * UNLV at San Diego State, 7 p.m.              Championship, TBA
                                          * Wyoming at Colorado State, 7 p.m.
October 6 (Wednesday)                     * Air Force at Utah, 7 p.m.                    *Mountain West Conference Matches.
Denver at Air Force, 7 p.m.                                                              All times listed are local to match site and
                                          October 30 (Saturday)                          subject to change.
October 8 (Friday)                        * Air Force at BYU, 7 p.m.


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  conference honors


      A TRADITION                                               OF

excellence
BYU’s tremendous success on the court over the years has helped produced many
conference award winners wearing BYU blue.
Amazingly, since recognition was first             BYU has had all-conference per-        Korie Rogers was honored three times
given for conference player of the year in    formers on each team dating back to         for outstanding play while fellow senior
1984 with the HCAC and freshman of            1976. In all but two seasons, 1995 and      Helen Hjorth was recognized for the sec-
the year honors was started in 1990 by        1991, at least two Cougars have been        ond time during her career. BYU senior
the WAC, a BYU player has been named          named to the All-Conference First Team.     setter Anna-Lena Smith is the only cur-
Player of the Year or Freshman of the         Last year BYU had three first-team All-     rent Cougar who has earned a player of
Year in every season except the inaugur-      WAC players and two second-team             the week award. She earned the distinc-
al year in 1984.                              selections.                                 tion during her freshman season in 1996.
     In all, eight BYU athletes have been          Forty-eight conference player of the        Honors have not been awarded sole-
set apart as the best player in the confer-   week awards have been earned by BYU         ly to BYU players as Coach Elaine
ence — earning a total of 13 awards.          players since 1986. In that 13 year span,   Michaelis has received eight conference
Five Cougars have garnered recognition        BYU has had at least one player of the      coach of the year awards. Most recently,
as the top freshman in the conference in      week award winner each season. Last         she earned the WAC honor four times in
the eight years of the Award.                 year, BYU’s two-time All-American           five years from 1993 to 1997.


                                               WAC & HCAC PLAYERS OF THE YEAR




                       GALE JOHNSON                AMY STEELE GANT               CHARLENE JOHNSON          MICHELE FELLOWS
                       1996 WAC (MD)               1995 & 1997 WAC (MD)          1994 WAC                  1993 WAC




                       TEA NIEMINEN                DYLANN DUNCAN                 MARILIISA SALMI           SARI VIRTANEN
                       1990 & 1992 WAC             1988 & 1989 HCAC              1986 & 1987 HCAC          1985 & 1986 HCAC

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          ALL WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
                                                                                         WAC Coach of the Year
1998 First Team: Anna-Lena Smith, Korie Rogers, Nina Puikkonen
        Second Team: Mari Carpenter, Melissa Layton                                      1990 Laurel Brassey, UNM
1997    First Team: Amy Steele Gant, Anna-Lena Smith, Korie Rogers, Andrea Petrilli      1991 Laurel Brassey, UNM
1996    First Team: Gale Oborn Johnson, Amy Steele, Anna-Lena Smith, Andrea              1992 Lindy Vivas, Fresno State
        Petrilli Second Team: Korie Rogers                                               1993 Elaine Michaelis, BYU
1995    First Team: Amy Steele                                                           1994 Elaine Michaelis
        Second Team: Gale Oborn Johnson, Ann-Mari Lindqvist                                     Beth Kuwata, Wyoming
1994    First Team: Charlene Johnson, Marianne Clark, Gale Oborn.
                                                                                         1995 Mark Warner, SDSU
        Second Team: Angie Walker
                                                                                         1996 Dave Shoji, Hawai`i, PD
1993    First Team: Michele Fellows, Charlene Johnson, Tumua Matu’u
                                                                                                Elaine Michaelis, MD
        Second Team: Carol S. Rawson
                                                                                         1997 Lindy Vivas, FSU, PD
1992    First Team: Tea Nieminen, Shannan E. Skidmore, Michele Fellows
                                                                                                Elaine Michaelis, MD
        Second Team: Charlene Johnson
1991    First Team: Charlene Johnson                                                     1998 Dave Shoji, Hawai`i, PD
        Second Team: Michele Fellows, Shannan Egbert                                            Tom Hilbert, Colo. St., MD
1990    First Team: Marinda G. Ashman, Tea Nieminen
        Second Team: Carla Gee



                    ALL HCAC & IAC HONORS

1989* First Team: Cherie Sam Fong, Stephanie Trane, Marinda Gorbahn, Tea
        Nieminen
        HM: Jan Giles, Rebecca Molen
                                                                                         ELAINE MICHAELIS
1988* First Team: Dylann Duncan, Jill S. Plumb; HM: Jan Giles
1987* First Team: Dylann Duncan, Jill S. Plumb, Mariliisa Salmi; HM: Diane               WAC Defensive
        Campbell                                                                         Specialist of the Year
        Second Team: Vicky B. Solomon, Marinda Gorbahn
1986* First Team: Dylann Duncan, Sari Virtanen, Mariliisa Salmi                          1995 Maria Marquez, UNM
        Second Team: Jill Sanders; HM: Diane Campbell                                    1996 Nalani Yamashita, UH, PD
1985* First Team: Sari Virtanen, Dylann Duncan                                                  Andrea Petrilli, BYU, MD
        Second Team: Tami Hamilton, Jill Sanders; HM: Socorro Leal                       1997 Tahani Miyashiro, UH, PD
1984* First Team: Tami Hamilton, Karen Doane                                                    Andrea Petrilli, BYU, MD
        Second Team: Raelyn Hoglund; HM: Socorro Leal                                    1998 Nana Allison, UNM, PD
1983* First Team: Karin Knudsen, Madge Ferreira
                                                                                                Kristen Vance, CSU, MD
        Second Team: Raelyn Hoglund; HM: Lisa Monson
1982* First Team: Valerie dePourtales, Madge Ferreira
        Second Team: Raelyn Hoglund, Karin Knudsen
1981    Lisa Motes Connolly, Andi Westover, Noreen Hoglund, Madge Ferreira
1980    Lisa Motes, Carole Bean
1979    Kari Pew, Lisa Motes
1978    Kari Pew, Lisa Motes
1977    Annette Cottle, Karen Curtis, Joni Rogers
1976    Sheila Hellzindinger, Joni Rogers, Karen Curtis, Annette Cottle
                                                                          * HCAC Years   ANDREA PETRILLI

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 conference honors


                                                               WAC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
     Players of the Week

     1998 Korie Rogers, Oct. 12-17, Oct.
     19-24, Nov. 16-24; Helen Hjorth, Sept.
     21-26.

     1997 Amy Steele Gant, Sept. 3-9,
     Sept. 24-30, Nov. 4-10; Korie Rogers,
     Oct. 1-6; Oct. 21-27.

     1996 Helen Hjorth, Aug. 26-Sept. 2;
     Gale Johnson Oct. 20-27, Oct. 28-Nov.      NINA PUIKKONEN          ANNA-LENA SMITH          ANGIE WALKER
     3; Anna-Lena Smith, Oct. 1-6; Amy          1998 Pacific Division   1996 Mountain Division   1994
     Steele, Nov. 18-24

     1995 Amy Steele, Oct. 16-22, Oct. 30-
     Nov. 5, Nov. 6-12

     1994 Charlene Johnson Aug. 29-Sept
     3, Oct. 24-29; Marianne Clark Nov. 14-
     19; Gale Oborn Nov. 21-2

     1993 Tumua Matu’u Sept. 13-18, Oct.
     4-9; Michele Fellows Oct. 26-30;
     Charlene Johnson Nov. 15-20                CHARLENE JOHNSON        TUMUA MATU’U
                                                1991                    1990
     1992 Tea Nieminen Sept. 14-19;
     Michele Fellows Oct. 12-17
                                                               1998 ALL-WAC OF THE YEAR
                                                               WAC FRESHMANPERFORMERS
     1991 Shannan Egbert Sept. 16-21;
     Michele Fellows Oct. 14-19

     1990 Tea Nieminen Sept. 17-22

     1989* Marinda Gorbahn Oct 16-20;
     Tea Nieminen Oct. 30-Nov. 2

     1988* Dylann Duncan Aug. 30-Sept.
     3, Oct. 11-15; Jill S. Plumb Nov. 14-19

     1987* Jill S. Plumb Oct. 10; Dylann          KORIE ROGERS          ANNA-LENA SMITH          NINA PUIKKONEN
     Duncan Oct 19, Nov. 16; Mariliisa             First Team Pacific     First Team Pacific       First Team Pacific
     Salmi Nov. 23

     1986* Sari Virtanen Sept 8-13, Nov.
     10-15; Mariliisa Salmi Oct. 6-11; Dylann
     Duncan Oct. 13-18

     1985* Sari Virtanen Sept. 23-28, Oct.
     28-Nov. 3, Nov. 23-28; Dylann Duncan
     Nov. 4-9; Tami Hamilton Nov. 11-16
                                    HCAC*

                                                 MARI CARPENTER          MELISSA LAYTON
                                                 Second Team Pacific     Second Team Pacific
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         all-americans




ANNA-LENA SMITH           NINA PUIKKONEN             KORIE ROGERS               GALE JOHNSON               AMY STEELE GANT
‘98 AVCA, 2nd Team        ‘98 Volleyball, Freshman   ‘98 AVCA, 2nd Team         ’96 AVCA, 2nd team         97 AVCA 1st team
                                                     ’98 Volleyball, 3rd team   ’96 Volleyball, 3rd team   97 Volleyball,1st team
                                                     ’97 AVCA, 2nd team                                    ’95 Volleyball, HM
                                                     ’97 Volleyball, 2nd team                              ’96 Volleyball, HM
                                                                                                           ’95 AVCA, 2nd team




CHARLENE JOHNSON          MICHELE FELLOWS            TEA NIEMINEN               DYLANN DUNCAN              JILL SANDERS PLUMB
 ’94 AVCA, 2nd team       ’93 AVCA, 1st team         ’92 AVCA, 2nd team         ’88 AVCA, 1st team          ’87 AVCA, 1st team
 ’93 AVCA, 1st team       ’93 VB Monthly, 1st        ’92 VB Monthly, 3rd        ’88 VB Monthly, 2nd         ’87 VB Monthly, HM
 ’93 VB Monthly, 3rd      ’92 AVCA, 2nd team         ’90 AVCA, 2nd team         ’87 AVCA, 2nd team
 ’91 VB Monthly, Fresh.   ’92 VB Monthly, HM         ’90 VB Monthly, HM




MARILIISA SALMI           SARI VIRTANEN              KAREN DOANE                MADGE FERREIRA             LISA MOTES CONNELLY
’87 AVCA, 1st team        ’86 CVCA, 1st team         ’84 Russell, 2nd team      ’83 VB Monthly, HM          ’81 Russell Team
’87 VB Monthly, 1st       ’86 VB Monthly, 1st        ’84 VB Monthly, HM                                     ’79 Volleyball, HM
’86 CVCA, 1st team        ’85 CVCA, 2nd team
’86 VB Monthly, 1st       ’85 VB Monthly, 3rd




                                                                                ANNETTE COTTLE             KAREN CURTIS
                                                                                ’77 VB Magazine, 2nd       ’77 VB Magazine, 2nd

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                                                                             national honors

                              ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS




AMY STEELE GANT                SHANNON            DYLANN DUNCAN                VALERIA
 1996 GTE/CoSIDA,              SKIDMORE            1988 GTE/CoSIDA,          DEPOUTALES
      3rd Team              1992 GTE/CoSIDA,            2nd Team              1982 CoSIDA,
 1997 GTE/CoSIDA,                1st Team                                       1st Team
                                                   1987 GTE/CoSIDA,
      1st Team
                                                        1st Team
                                                   1986 GTE/CoSIDA,
                                                        3rd Team




                                  OTHER NATIONAL PLAYER HONORS




      DYLANN DUNCAN                             MARILIISA SALMI                      VALERIE DE POURTALES
     1988 NCAA TOP SIX                             1986 CVCA                          1982 NCAA TOP FIVE
     Awarded annually to the                   PLAYER OF THE YEAR                         FALL SPORT
 nations’ six best collegiate athletes          Awarded annually to the              Awarded annually in the fall
                                                      Nation’s Top                          to the nations’
                                               Collegiate Volleybal Player            top five collegiate athletes

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      national honors


                                      NCAA ALL-TOURNAMENT
Nina Puikkonen                        Charlene Johnson                      Jill Sanders Plumb
 1998 Central Regional All-            1993 Championship All-Tournament       1985 West Regional All-Tournament
  Tournament                           1993 West Regional All-Tournament      1987 West Regional All-Tournament
                                       1992 West Regional All-Tournament
Korie Rogers                                                                Raelyn Hoglund
 1998 Central Regional All-           Dylann Duncan                          1983 West Regional All-Tournament
  Tournament                           1988 West Regional All-Tournament
 1997 East Regional All-Tournament     1987 West Regional All-Tournament    Lisa Motes Connolly
                                       1986 West Regional All-Tournament      1981 SW Regional All-Tournament
Amy Steele Gant
 1997 East Regional All-Tournament    Mariliisa Salmi
 1996 Mountain Regional All-           1987 West Regional All-Tournament
  Tournament                           1986 West Regional All-Tournament

Tumua Matu’u                          Sari Virtanen
  1993 West Regional All-Tournament     1986 West Regional All-Tournament



                                                                            AVCA PLAYER        OF THE   WEEK
     National/Olympic Festival

     Amy Steele Gant                  Charlene Johnson Tagaloa
      1998 U.S. National Team          1998 U.S. National Team
                                       1997 U.S. National Team
     Korie Rogers                      1995 U.S. National Team
      1998 U.S. National Team          1994 U.S. “Extended A” Team
                                       1991 U.S. Olympic Festival

                                      Gale Oborn
                                       1994 U.S. Olympic Festival           AMY STEELE GANT
                                                                             National Division I Player
                                      Dylann Duncan                          October 30-November 5, 1996
                                       U.S. National Team

                                      Raelyn Hoglund
                                       U.S. National Team
                                                                              NCAA POST GRADUATE
                                      Sari Virtanen                         Shannon Egbert-Skidmore
                                       Finnish National Team                 1992 $5,000

                                      Mariliisa Salmi
                                                                            Dylann Duncan
                                       Finnish National Team
                                                                             1988 $5,000

                       CHARLENE
                                                                            Valerie de Pourtales
                       JOHNSON
                        TAGALOA                                              1982 $2,000



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                                                                          other honors


                                           ALL DISTRICT/REGION
Anna-Lena Smith                             1992 AVCA 2nd Team All-West   Dylann Duncan
 1998 AVCA 1st Team All-District VII        1991 AVCA 2nd Team All-West    1988 AVCA 1st Team All-Northwest
                                                                           1987 AVCA 1st Team All-Northwest
Nina Puikkonen                            Marianne Clark                   1986 CVCA 1st Team All-Northwest
 1998 AVCA 1st Team All-District VII       1994 AVCA 2nd Team All-West
                                                                          Jill Sanders Plumb
Amy Steele                                Michelle Fellows                  1988 AVCA 1st Team All-Northwest
 1997 AVCA 1st Team All-Dist. VII          1993 AVCA 1st Team All-West      1987 AVCA 1st Team All-Northwest
 1996 AVCA 1st Team All-Dist. VII          1992 AVCA 1st Team All-West
 1995 AVCA 1st Team All-Dist. VII          1991 AVCA 1st Team All-West    Mariliisa Salmi
                                                                           1987 AVCA 1st Team All-Northwest
Korie Rogers                              Tumua Matu’u                     1986 CVCA 1st Team All-Northwest
 1997 AVCA 1st Team All-Dist. VII           1993 AVCA 1st Team All-West
 1998 AVCA 1st Team All-Dist. VII                                         Sari Virtanen
                                          Tea Nieminin                      1986 CVCA 1st Team All-Northwest
Gale Oborn Johnson                          1992 AVCA 1st Team All-West
 1996 AVCA 1st Team All-Dist. VII           1990 AVCA 1st Team All-West

Charlene Johnson                          Shannan Egbert Skidmore
  1994 AVCA 1st Team All-West               1992 AVCA 2nd Team All-West
  1993 AVCA 1st Team All-West               1991 AVCA 2nd Team All-West



       ELAINE MICHAELIS COACHING AWARDS
                                                                           Academic All-District
  National, State, and University
    1996 AVCA Founders Award                                               Amy Steele
    1994 BYU Cougar Club Dale Rex Memorial Award                             1997 GTE CoSIDA District VIII
    1993 Volleyball Festival Distinguished Service Award                     1996 GTE CoSIDA District VIII
    1993 Honoree of Salt Lake City Old Time Coaches Association              1995 GTE/CoSIDA District VIII
    1990 UNGWS Hall of Fame
    1987 Utah Summer Games Hall of Fame                                    Shannan Egbert Skidmore
                                                                             1992 GTE/CoSIDA District VIII
  Regional                                                                   1991 GTE/CoSIDA District VIII
    1996 District VII Coach of the Year
    1987 AVCA/Tachikara Coach of the Year                                  Dylann Duncan
                                                                             1988 GTE/CoSIDA District VIII
  Conference                                                                 1987 GTE/CoSIDA District VIII
    1997 WAC Mountain Division Coach of the Year                             1986 GTE/CoSIDA District VIII
    1996 WAC Mountain Division Coach of the Year
    1994 WAC Coach of the Year                                             Sari Virtanen
    1993 WAC Coach of the Year                                               1986 GTE/CoSIDA District VIII
    1986 HCAC Coach of the Year
    1983 HCAC Coach of the Year                                            Valerie de Pourtales
    1982 HCAC Coach of the Year                                              1982 CoSIDA District VIII
    1977 IAC Coach of the Year

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      all-time roster

AAA                                             HHH
Leslie Anderson          1993,92,91             Tamara Hamilton       1985,84            OOO
Marinda G. Ashman        1990                   Britt Hamson          1991,90            Virpi Ollila          1994,93,92,91
                                                Kim Harrington        1983               Laci Olmstead         1995,94
BBB                                             Kathy B. Higbee       1987,86            Lindsey O’Reilly      1999, 98
Alyssa Barrus            1999, 98, 97           Helen Hjorth          1998, 97,96,95     Michelle Otteson      1999
Vickie Backus            1986, 85, 84           Noreen Hoglund        1982,81
Kathy Barnes             1985,84                Raelyn Hoglund        1984,83,82         PPP
Katie Barton             1986,85,84             Kathy Hone            1987               Andrea Petrilli       1998,97,96,1995
Danka Bartonova          1994                   Erin Heers            1998               Jill S. Plumb         1988,87
Carole Bean              1981                                                            Diane Proctor         1982
Heather Bova             1988                   JJJ                                      Karina Puikkonen      1999
Caroline Steuer Bower    1999, 98, 97, 96, 95   Charlene Johnson      1994,92,91         Nina Puikkonen        1999, 98,97
Carrie Bowers            1999                   Gale Oborn Johnson    1996,95,94,93
Jackie Bundy             1999, 98                                                        RRR
Martha Brinton           1999, 98               KK                                       Carol S. Rawson       1993,92
                                                Emily Kennedy         1999, 98           Stacie Reber          1996
CCC                                             Jennifer Kennedy      1992,91            Cynthia Reeves        1994
Diane Cambell            1987,86                Megan Kennedy         1992,91,90,89      Amy Rhead             1999, 98,97
Marianne Clark           1995,93,92,91,90       Karin Knudsen         1983,82,81         Korie Rogers          1998,97,96,95
Lisa Motes Connolly      1982,81                                                         Corinne Russell       1987,86,85,84
KaLani Curtis            1993                   LLL
Mari Carpenter           1999, 98               Melissa Layton        1999, 98, 97       SSS
                                                Socorro Leal          1985,84            Mariliisa Salmi       1987,86,85
DDD                                             Debra Lee             1984               Jill Sanders          1986,85
Valerie de Pourtales     1983,82,81             Jareen Lee            1982               Shauna Scott          1993,92,91,909
Dylann Duncan            1988,87,86             Maren Legas           1995               Carol Schumann        1991,90
Karen Doane              1984                   Ann-Mari Lindqvist    1995,94,93,92,91   Tami Senkovich        1983,82
                                                                                         Shannan Skidmore      1992
EEE                                             MMM                                      Vonda Skousen         1987,1985,94
Shannan Egbert           1991,90,89,85          Leslie A. Manwaring   1994               Anna-Lena Smith       1999, 98,97,96
                                                Tumua Matu’u          1993,92,91,90      Vickie Solomon        1987
FFF                                             Brigitte McBride      1982,81
Michele Fellows          1993,92,91,90          Shuana McMillen       1991               TTT
Madge Ferriera           1983,82,81             Loralie Mertes        1993,92            Angie Walker Tanner   1995,94
Charlene J. Fiaputa      1993                   Lori Mertes           1996               Sunny Tonga           1999
Michele Fife             1982                   Wendy Midgley         1998, 97,96,95     Gretchen To’o         1996
Debbie Dimond Freeland   1995                   Laura Miller          1994,93,92         Stephanie Trane       1989,88
Cherie Sam Fong          1989,88,87,86          Suzanne Millet        1989
                                                Rebecca Molen         1990,89            VVV
GGG                                             Lisa Monson           1983,82,81         Sari Virtanen         1986,85
Amy Steele Gant          1997,96, 95,94         Laurie Moore          1981
Carla Gee                1990,89,88,87          Sherrie Mortensen     1984               WWW
Daphne Gee               1989,88                Donna Mott            1983               Sheri Walker          1982,81
Jan Giles                1989,88,87,86                                                   Laura Warnock         1991,90,89
Lisa Grandmaison         1983,82                NNN                                      Andrea Westover       1982,81
Rachel Greene            1997,96                Michele Nattrass      1984               Heather Whittaker     1997,96,95,94
Marinda Gorbahn          1989,88,87             Tea Nieminen          1992,91,90,89,88   Natalie Whittaker     1999, 98,97
                                                Michele Nekota        1983,82            Becky Williams        1981


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    1993 FINAL FOUR TEAM




            AMONG                           THE

best ever
BYU has appeared in 27 of 30 National Championship Tournaments since 1969

    n the world of collegiate volleyball,        In 1993, the Cougars became the          Individually, 19 Cougars have
I   few schools have a volleyball tradi-    first BYU team in any sport to make it    received 62 All-America awards
tion as successful and rich as the histo-   to an NCAA Final Four. After record-      including eight AVCA/ CVCA first
ry of the sport at BYU.                     ing a 26-2 regular season mark, BYU       team, five Volleyball Monthly first team,
      While the Cougars still seek their    defeated three PAC 10 teams, includ-      and four GTE Academic first team.
first national championship, there is       ing a three-game sweep of top-ranked          In 1998, three Cougars were hon-
little else that BYU's program has left     UCLA on its home court, to earn the       ored as All-Americans with senior
to prove. In 30 years of recorded inter-    Final Four berth.                         Korie Rogers and junior Anna-Lena
collegiate play, the Cougars have won            The Cougars have appeared in 27      Smith earning second-team AVCA
21 conference titles, finished in the top   of the 30 national championship tour-     recognition while Nina Puikkonen was
five of the AIAW national champi-           naments on record since the 1969-70       named to Volleyball magazines
onships four times, made the final          season. They have been invited to 17 of   Freshman All-America team.
eight of the NCAA tournament eight          the 18 NCAA sponsored tournaments,        Puikkonen was also honored as the
times and the NCAA semifinals once.         including each of the last nine years.    nation’s No. 1 blocker in the statistical

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                                                                                            historical look


rankings. In 1997, senior middle blocker
Amy Steele Gant and Rogers were
named AVCA and Volleyball Monthly
first and second team All-Americans
respectively.
     In addition to the numerous Cougar
players have also earned conference and
district honors over the years, BYU has
earned a reputation as one of the top
teams in the nation. The Cougars have
never had a losing season and have won
20 or more games in each of the past 25
seasons. BYU coach Elaine Michaelis is
second all-time in Division I coaching
victories and is the top female coach in
the country.
     The Cougars play and practice in
the volleyball friendly atmosphere of
the 5,000 seat Smith Fieldhouse in
Provo, Utah. Last year, the Cougars
hosted eventual national champion Long Beach
State and also faced NCAA runnerup Penn State
for the second straight year in University Park, Pa.
     The following pages provide a year-by-year
look at BYU’s rich volleyball tradition, summariz-
ing some of the many highlights while providing
match results from each season and photos of
some of the top players to take the court for the
Cougars.




                                   BYU WAC VOLLEYBALL SUMMARY

   1 9 9 0 Predicted to finish second in      1 9 9 4 A 30-match WAC win streak is           1 9 9 7 BYU wins the WAC Mountain
   the inaugural year of WAC volleyball,      broken when the Cougars lose a five-           Division title for the second-straight year.
   BYU wins nine of 10 conference matches     game heartbreaker at Fresno State in the       The Cougars sweep the WAC tourna-
   to take the title.                         first weekend of WAC play. BYU bounces         ment, winning all three matches in three
                                              back to win the rest of its league contests    games. Five Cougars are named to the
   1 9 9 1 The WAC Conference title           and its fourth conference crown in five        All-WAC Tournament Team, with Amy
   eludes BYU for the only time in the five   years with a 13-1 record.                      Steele Gant earning MVP honors.
   year history of the conference. The
   Cougars 10-2 record is good enough for a   1 9 9 5 BYU’s strong second-place fin-         1 9 9 8 BYU ties Hawai’i for the the
   strong second-place finish. Both losses    ish to preseason favorite San Diego St.        WAC Pacific Division title with a 13-1
   were to league champion New Mexico.        includes the only victory by a WAC team        record. The Cougars lose a marathon
                                              over the Aztecs — a 3-1 win in Provo.          match to Hawai’i in the WAC
   1 9 9 2 BYU completes its first of two                                                    Tournament Championship before going
   consecutive undefeated conference sea-     1 9 9 6 BYU overcame a 2-6 start to            on to its third straight Regional Final
   sons, winning their second WAC title       post a 27-7 record and a WAC Mountain          appearance. Five Cougars are named All-
   with a perfect 14-0 record.                Division title. After defeating Hawai’i in     WAC and three receive All-America hon-
                                              the inaugural WAC Tournament, BYU              ors. Elaine Michaelis achieves her 800th
   1 9 9 3 BYU again proves unbeatable        went on to a fifth place finish at             career win. BYU finishes the year with a
   in the WAC, going 14-0 on its way to a     Nationals.                                     31-4 record.
   trip to the NCAA Final Four.


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1998 SUMMARY                                                         1997 SUMMARY                                                          N 26 * v. San Diego State                   15-13, 15-4, 15-10   W   Hotel in Las Vegas to win the
Finishing with a 31-4 record, BYU                                    No.8 BYU played a typically                                           N 28 * v. Hawai'i                             15-6, 15-6, 15-8   W   WAC Tournament title.
tied for fifth in the NCAA                                           strong schedule facing seven                                          ! NCAA Subregional, Provo, Utah                                      After a first-round NCAA
Tournament and placed sixth in                                       top-20 teams in the first month.                                      D 5 ! Minnesota                              15-8, 15-9, 15-11   W   Tournament bye, then 19th-
the final poll. The Cougars                                          After an 8-4 preseason record,                                        !! NCAA East Regional, University Park, Pa.                          ranked BYU defeated No. 18
achieved more than 30 victories                                      BYU went 13-1 to win its second                                       D 12 !! v. Texas A&M 15-12, 7-15, 17-15, 13-15, 16-14            W   Washington in Provo to
for an eighth time under Elaine                                      consecutive WAC Mountain                                              D 13 !! at Penn State                       0-15, 12-15, 10-15   L   advance to the NCAA
Michaelis and the first time since                                   Division title. Once again the                                            Record: 29-6 (WAC 13-1)                                          Mountain Regional in
a 34-5 record in 1987. BYU was                                       WAC Tournament champi-                                                    Elaine Michaelis: 782-200-5                                      Honolulu. BYU defeated No. 11
dominating, winning 26 of its 31                                     onship match pitted BYU                                                                                                                    Pacific, a team that had beaten
matches in three games and                                           against Hawaii, the undefeated                                        1996 SUMMARY                                                         BYU in September. Host Hawaii
advancing to the NCAA Regional                                       Pacific Division Champions.                                           The WAC expanded to 16 teams                                         swept BYU in front of 10,000
Finals for a third consecutive                                       The Cougars won 15-6, 15-6, 15-                                       in 1996. BYU was in the                                              fans, ending the Cougars’ 25-
year. The Cougars four losses                                        8 to capture their second con-                                        Mountain Division along with                                         match winning streak. BYU fin-
were to eventual national cham-                                      secutive WAC Tournament title.                                        Utah, New Mexico, UTEP,                                              ished with a 27-7 record. Coach
pion Long Beach State (1-3),                                         After a first-round NCAA bye,                                         SMU, TCU, Rice and Tulsa.                                            Michaelis was named the
NCAA runner-up Penn State (0-3)                                      the Cougars defeated                                                  Against a tough preseason                                            District VII Coach of the Year
and No. 5 Hawaii, who edged the                                      Minnesota at subregional play                                         schedule, BYU won only two of                                        and was presented with the
Cougars in two five-game                                             in Provo and Texas A&M in an                                          its first eight matches — the                                        1996 AVCA Founders Award.
marathon contests. Michaelis also                                    exciting marathon match in the                                        worst start in its history. But the
achieved her 800th win.                                              East Regional semifinals.                                             Cougars went on a 20-match                                           1996 RESULTS
                                                                     Midway through the match,                                             winning streak and reappeared                                        + Domino’s Pizza Tournament, Albuquerque, N.M.
1998 RESULTS                                                         however, Caroline Steuer rein-                                        in the AVCA top 25 after defeat-                                     A 30 + v. Nebraska 15-10, 9-15, 15-8, 11-15, 12-15          L
+ UMass/Phoenix Invitational, Amherst, Mass.                         jured her knee and could not                                          ing Oklahoma in November.                                            A 31 + v. Arkansas State                 15-8, 15-8, 15-1   W
S 4 + v. Siena College                      15-1, 15-10, 15-1    W   continue to play. BYU lost to                                         After winning the mountain                                           ^ BYU Mizuno Classic, Provo, Utah
S 4 + v. Delaware                             15-2, 15-8, 15-2   W   No. 2 Penn State on their home                                        division, the scrappy 25th-                                          S 6 ^ Pacific                     6-15, 11-15, 15-4, 4-15   L
S 5 + v. Rutgers                            15-1, 15-11, 15-9    W   court for a chance to make the                                        ranked Cougars upset No.3-                                           S7 ^ Pepperdine 3-15, 15-17, 15-13, 15-2, 14-16             L
S 5 + at UMass                        15-7, 15-9, 13-15, 15-3    W   final four. BYU finished tied for                                     ranked Hawaii (6-15, 15-11, 15-                                      S 13 Long Beach State            15-11, 15-17, 6-15, 7-15   L
^ BYU Invitational, Provo, Utah                                      5th-place in the nation at 29-6.                                      13, 16-18, 15-8) at the MGM                                          S 17 Weber State                        15-11, 15-7, 15-4   W
S 10 ^Washington State                      15-12, 15-5, 15-0    W
S 11 ^Long Beach State                 15-8, 5-15, 8-15, 9-15    L   1997 RESULTS
# BYU Mizuno Classic, Provo, Utah                                    + State Farm/NACWAA, Palo Alto, Calif.                                   AMY STEELE GANT
S 18 # Texas Tech                             15-6, 15-9, 15-7   W   A 22 + v. Penn State                  8-15, 5-15, 15-12, 13-15    L      1997 ALL-AMERICAN
S 19 # Northern Illinois                    15-4, 15-12, 15-9    W   A 23 + v. Texas A&M                           15-5, 15-8, 15-10   W
S 19 # Central Michigan                     15-1, 15-5, 15-11    W   ^ Long Beach Invitational, Long Beach, Calif.
S 22 Weber State                              15-6, 15-8, 15-7   W   A 29 ^v. UC Santa Barbara                   10-15, 12-15, 8-15    L
S 26 Wyoming                                  15-4, 15-7, 15-6   W   A 30 ^at Long Beach State 15-12, 11-15, 5-15, 6-15                L
O 2 at Utah                                 15-3, 15-10, 15-1    W   # BYU Mizuno Classic, Provo, Utah
O 5 Idaho State                      15-1, 15-10, 11-15, 15-2    W   S 5 # Washington                              16-14, 15-8, 15-5   W
O 9 San Diego State                           15-5, 15-7, 15-0   W   S 6 # Oral Roberts                             15-3, 15-8 ,15-4   W
O 10 Hawai`i                         13-15, 15-4, 15-12, 15-8    W   S 6 # Texas                                    15-8, 15-4, 15-3   W
O 12 at Utah State                    18-20, 15-6, 15-6, 15-1    W   S 9 at Weber State                             15-6, 15-7, 15-1   W
O 16 at San Jose State                      15-3, 15-10, 15-1    W   % Florida Invitational, Gainsville, Fla.
O 17 at Fresno State                       15-11, 15-6, 15-12    W   S 12 % at Florida                    8-15, 10-15, 15-13, 14-16    L
O 23 UTEP                                     15-2, 15-0, 15-9   W   S 13 % v. Louisville                  15-7, 13-15, 16-14, 15-7    W
O 23 UC Santa Barbara                       15-10, 15-6, 15-3    W   S 3 % v. Kent University                       15-1, 15-3, 15-3   W
O 24 New Mexico                               15-5, 15-7, 15-3   W   S 16 Utah State                               15-3, 15-3, 19-17   W
O 30 Utah                                     15-6, 15-4, 15-9   W   S 25 at UTEP                                   15-3, 15-6, 15-0   W
N 5 at Hawai`i              15-13, 15-13, 2-15, 5-15, 14-16      L   S 26 at New Mexico                             15-1, 15-7, 15-7   W
N 7 at San Diego State                        15-1, 15-9, 15-2   W   O 2 Colorado State                            15-4, 15-10, 15-8   W
N 13 Fresno State                             15-2, 15-3, 15-6   W   O 4 Wyoming                             15-7, 15-6, 10-15, 15-6   W
N 14 San Jose State                         15-13, 15-3, 15-7    W   O 7 at Idaho State                             15-7, 15-1, 15-8   W
N 20 at New Mexico                          15-6, 15-11, 15-7    W   O 10 at Air Force                              15-2, 15-3, 15-2   W
N 21 at UTEP                                  15-7, 15-4, 15-4   W   O 11 at UNLV                                   15-1, 15-9, 15-7   W
* WAC Tournament, Las Vegas                                          O 16 at TCU                                    15-6, 15-3, 15-8   W
N 25 * v. Wyoming                           15-13, 15-5, 15-3    W   O 17 Utah                                  15-11, 15-11, 17-15    W
N 27 * v. UNLV                             15-12, 15-10, 15-6    W   O 24 New Mexico                                15-8, 15-7, 15-7   W
N 28 * v. Hawai`i 12-15, 19-21, 15-13, 18-16, 22-24              L   O 25 UTEP                                      15-0, 15-9, 15-1   W
! NCAA Subregional, Provo, Utah                                      O 31 at Wyoming                               15-10, 15-2, 15-4   W
D 4 ! Coastal Carolina                        15-1, 15-7, 15-3   W   N 1 at Colorado State                   8-15, 15-3, 11-15, 6-15   L
D 5 ! Kansas State                         15-6, 15-10, 17-15    W   N 7 UNLV                                       15-5, 15-3, 15-4   W
!! NCAA Central Regional, University Park, Pa.                       N 8 Air Force                                  15-3, 15-0, 15-1   W
D 11 !! v. Pacific                   15-7, 15-5, 12-15, 16-14    W   N 14 at Utah                                   15-4, 15-9, 15-3   W
D 12 !! at Penn State                      16-18, 2-15, 10-15    L   N 21 TCU                                      15-11, 15-7, 15-5   W
    Record: 31-4 (WAC 13-1)                                          * WAC Championship Tournament, Las Vegas, Nev.
    Elaine Michaelis: 813-204-5                                      N 25 * v. San Jose State                      15-9, 15-10, 15-8   W

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                                                                                                                                     Senkovich-Hamilton's record of                                      NCAA Tournament. After
                                                                                                                                     4,167 in 14 fewer games. With a                                     defeating No. 21 Washington
                                                                                                                                     win over Wyoming, Michaelis                                         State and Arizona, BYU upset
                                                                                                                                     joined the elite 700 win club and                                   No. 1 UCLA, 16-14, 17-15, 15-11,
                                                                                                                                     Johnson reached her 5,000 assist                                    at the John Wooden Center to
                                                                                                                                     mark. The Cougars claimed                                           reach the final four in Madison,
                                                                                                                                     their third consecutive WAC                                         Wis. The Cougars, became the
                                                                                                                                     title and entered the 1994                                          first WAC team to reach the
                                                                                                                                     NCAA tournament with an 18-                                         final four. Even though the
                                                                                                                                     match winning streak and a No.                                      Cougars had 90 kills to Penn
                                                                                                                                     8 ranking. BYU earned a bye in                                      State's 70, 98 digs to 72, and out
                                                                                                                                     the first-round but lost a four-                                    hit the Nittany Lions .229 to
                                                                                                                                     game match to Arizona in the                                        .197, Penn State defeating BYU
                                                                                                                                     second round in Provo. BYU                                          15-13, 16-14, 15-12. BYU’s third
                                                                                                                                     finished with a 25-4 record.                                        place tie is its best ever NCAA
                                                                                                                                                                                                         finish. Members of that team
   1992 TEAM                                                                                                                         1994 RESULTS                                                        were Charlene Johnson, Tumua
   WINNERS OF 28-STRAIGHT MATCHES                                                                                                    + Colorado PowerBar Classic, Boulder, Colo.                         Matu'u, Michelle Fellows, Gale
                                                                                                                                     S 1 + v. Butler                        15-12, 15-12, 15-12     W    Oborn, Carol Schumann-
                                                                                                                                     S 2 + at Colorado                 8-15, 15-12, 15-12, 15-9     W    Rawson, Leslie Anderson,
S27 at San Diego State 8-15, 15-13, 8-15, 15-7, 9-15          L   ended with a 21-9 record.                                          S 3 + v. Washington              15-13, 15-12, 13-15, 15-2     W    Shauna Scott, Marianne Clark,
S28 at San Diego                         5-15, 14-16, 8-15    L                                                                      S 6 Utah State                            15-4, 15-1, 15-12    W    Virpi Ollila, Ann-Marie
O 1 at Weber State               13-15, 15-7, 15-12, 15-10    W   1995 RESULTS                                                       S 9 Washington                     8-15, 15-6, 15-10, 15-6     W    Lindqvist, Laura Miller, and
O 4 Utah                         14-16, 15-11, 15-11, 15-4    W   + Washington State Invitational, Pullman, Wash.                    S 10 San Jose St.         15-11, 15-1, 7-15, 10-15, 10-15       L   Loralie Mertes.
O 5 Northern Arizona                     15-13, 15-3, 15-2    W   S 1 + v. Gonzaga                            15-4, 15-8, 15-5   W   ^ BYU Mizuno Classic
O 11 at SMU                                15-5, 15-4, 15-9   W   S 2 + v. New Mexico State 15-6,8-15,15-10,11-15,19-17          W   S 16 ^Southern California                10-15, 13-15, 5-15     L   1993 RESULTS
O 12 at TCU                                15-2, 15-8, 15-1   W   S 2 + at Washington State                5-15, 15-15, 14-16    L   S 17 ^Gonzaga                               15-9, 15-7, 15-5   W    S 2 at Hawai’i                          15-17, 4-15, 11-15    L
O 15 at Utah State                       15-12, 15-6, 15-8    W   ^ BYU Mizuno Invitational, Provo, Utah                             S 23 at San Diego St.            15-8, 11-15, 16-14, 15-13     W    S 3 at Hawai’i                          15-12, 15-12, 15-9    W
O 18 Rice                                  15-1, 15-3, 15-7   W   S 7 ^ Minnesota                    15-2, 6-15, 15-11, 15-10    W   S 24 at Fresno St.       12-15, 15-12, 15-9, 14-16, 11-15       L   S 8 Weber State                           15-10, 15-6, 15-2   W
O 19 Tulsa                                 15-6, 15-9, 15-4   W   S 8 ^ Colorado                     15-12, 6-15, 2-15, 10-15    L   S 27 at Weber State                      15-4, 15-11, 18-16    W    S 9 Sacramento State               9-15, 15-4, 15-5, 15-10    W
O 25 at New Mexico                         15-7, 15-7, 15-5   W   S 9 ^ Georgia                     15-5, 15-11, 12-15, 16-14    W   S 30 Wyoming             10-15, 15-6, 10-15, 16-14, 15-13      W    S 15 Idaho State                           15-2, 15-1, 15-5   W
O 26 at UTEP                             15-12, 15-4, 15-7    W   S 12 at Idaho State               15-10, 13-15, 15-7, 15-12    W   O 1 Colorado St.                  15-5, 15-9, 11-15, 16-14     W    + Minnesota Invitational, Minneapolis, Minn.
O 29 at Utah                       15-4, 15-7, 13-15, 15-9    W   % Utah Centennial Classic, Logan, Utah                             O 7 Utah                         14-16, 15-13, 15-11, 15-4     W    S 17 + at Minnesota                        15-3, 15-8, 15-8   W
N 1 San Diego State         15-2, 15-17, 7-15, 15-5, 18-16    W   S 15 % v. Utah                            17-15, 15-5, 15-9    W   O 11 Weber St.                            15-6, 15-6, 15-10    W    S 18 + v. George Washington               15-4, 15-12, 15-5   W
N 5 Idaho State                         15-10, 15-8, 15-10    W   S 16 % at Utah State                        15-4, 15-7, 15-4   W   O 14 at New Mexico                       15-11, 15-6, 16-14    W    S 18 + v. Illinois State           15-7, 15-1, 12-15, 15-8    W
N 8 TCU                                    15-6, 15-6, 15-7   W   S 16 % v. Weber State                     15-5, 15-13, 15-5    W   O 15 at UTEP                             15-4, 15-11, 15-11    W    S 24 at Wyoming             15-13, 8-15, 15-5, 11-15, 15-6    W
N 9 SMU                                    15-5, 15-7, 15-1   W   S 22 at Utah                              10-15, 6-15, 9-15    L   O 21 Oklahoma                             15-3, 15-5, 16-14    W    S 25 at Colorado State           9-15, 15-6, 15-10, 15-11     W
N 14 at Oklahoma                  10-15, 15-11, 15-0, 15-8    W   S 29 Colorado State                       15-13, 15-2, 15-3    W   O 22 California                             15-5, 15-8, 15-7   W    S 29 at Utah State                         15-4, 15-3, 15-5   W
N 15 at Tulsa                            15-2, 15-4, 16-14    W   S 30 Wyoming                                15-6, 15-6, 15-9   W   O 28 Fresno St.                          15-11, 15-6, 17-15    W
N 16 at Rice                               15-7, 15-8, 15-3   W   O 6 at Fresno State 15-9, 16-18, 14-16, 16-14, 16-14           W   O 29 San Diego St.                       15-10, 15-4, 15-10    W
N 22 UTEP                                  15-8, 15-9, 15-2   W   O 7 at San Diego State            12-15, 9-15, 16-14, 10-15    L   N 4 at Colorado St.              9-15, 15-10, 15-11, 15-12     W
N 23 New Mexico                          H15-8, 15-8, 15-9    W   O 13 New Mexico                          15-4, 15-11, 17-15    L   N 5 at Wyoming              3-15, 6-15, 15-4, 15-13, 18-16     W
% WAC Championship Tournament, Las Vegs, Nev.                     O 14 UTEP                                   15-3, 15-4, 15-8   W   N 11 at Utah                     15-3, 15-13, 14-16, 15-10     W
N 27 % v. Colorado State          11-15, 15-9, 15-3, 15-11    W   O 17 at Weber State               15-17, 15-10, 18-16, 15-3    W   N 18 UTEP                              15-13, 15-12, 15-12     W
N 29 % v. San Diego State 9-15, 15-13, 15-13, 15-11           W   O 20 Utah                          15-13, 2-15, 15-3, 15-13    W   N 19 New Mexico                   15-10, 6-15, 15-9, 15-12     W
N 30 % v. Hawai`i          6-15, 15-11, 15-13, 16-18, 15-8    W   O 27 Texas A&M           15-10, 15-10, 13-15, 12-15, 17-19     L   N 25 at Texas A&M                 9-15, 15-13, 15-9, 17-15     W
! NCAA Second Round, Provo, Utah                                  N 3 at Wyoming              15-9, 15-10, 13-15, 9-15, 16-14    W   N 26 Texas                       17-19, 15-13, 15-5, 16-14     W
D 7 ! Washington                     15-7, 8-15, 15-8, 15-7   W   N 4 at Colorado State                14-16, 15-3, 15-2, 15-5   W   ! NCAA Second Round, Provo, Utah
!! NCAA Mountain Regional, Honolulu, Hawaii                       N 10 San Diego State               15-13, 15-13, 9-15, 15-8    W   D 3 ! Arizona                     15-10, 5-15, 4-15, 10-15      L
D 12 !! v. Pacific          15-7, 8-15, 15-4, 13-15, 15-13    W   N 11 Fresno State                         15-3, 15-13, 15-9    W       Record: 25-4, 13-1
D 13 !! at Hawaii                        10-15, 6-15, 6-15    L   N 17 at UTEP                              15-6, 15-5, 15-10    W       Elaine Michaelis: 705-178-5
    Record: 27-7 (WAC 15-1)                                       N 18 at New Mexico                       15-12, 15-9, 16-14    W
    Elaine Michaelis: 753-194-5                                   # Long Beach State Baden Blowout, Long Beach, Calilf.              1993 SUMMARY
                                                                  N 24 # v.UC Santa Barbara 15-8,9-15,15-10,14-16,13-15          L   After a season opening loss,
1995 SUMMARY                                                      N 25 # at Long Beach State 12-15, 15-11, 8-15, 2-15            L   BYU went on the nation's
BYU finished second in the                                        ! NCAA First Round, Provo, Utah                                    longest winning streak — 25
WAC with an 11-3 record. The                                      N 29 ! Houston                            15-5, 15-10, 15-8    W   straight matches — climbing to
Cougars earned an NCAA                                            !! NCAA Second Round, East Lansing, Mich.                          No. 4 in the polls before losing
berth and entered the tourna-                                     D 2 !! at Michigan State                    7-15, 9-15, 7-15   L   to No. 1 UCLA at the Pacific
ment as the nation’s fourth best                                      Record: 21-9 (WAC 11-3)                                        Banker's Classic. BYU rebound-
blocking team. The No. 7 seed,                                        Elaine Michaelis: 726-188-5                                    ed the next day to sweep No. 17
BYU defeated Houston in the                                                                                                          Notre Dame. With a perfect 14-0
first round of the Mountain                                       1994 SUMMARY                                                       conference record, BYU cap-
Region before losing to Big Ten                                   In September Charlene Johnson                                      tured its second consecutive                                           MICHELE FELLOWS
champion, 6th-ranked Michigan                                     became BYU's all-time leader in                                    WAC title. BYU received a bye                                          1993 FIRST TEAM
State (31-2). BYU’s season                                        assists, topping Tammi                                             in the first-round of the 48-team                                      ALL-AMERICAN


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             all-time results


O 1 at Utah                                   16-14, 15-0, 15-8   W    S 25 % v. Cal St. Northridge             15-13, 16-14, 15-11     W
O 8 New Mexico                     15-10, 15-11, 7-15, 15-10      W    S 26 % at San Diego                         15-3, 15-3, 15-12    W       TEA NIEMINEN
O 9 UTEP                                       15-1, 15-6, 15-2   W    S 26 % v. North Texas                       15-5, 15-7, 15-11    W       TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN
O 14 at Fresno State                          15-7, 15-10, 15-7   W    S 29 Utah                                    15-2, 15-3, 15-1    W
O 15 at San Diego State              8-15, 15-11, 15-10, 15-4     W    # Wasatch Invitational, Provo, Utah (Utah co-hosts)
O 22 at Weber State                          15-12, 15-12, 15-3   W    O 2 # Texas-Arlington                       15-2, 15-5, 15-10    W
O 29 Colorado State                            15-6, 15-9, 15-3   W    O 3 # Cal Poly-SLO                         15-11, 15-10, 15-5    W
O 30 Wyoming                                   15-1, 15-8, 15-6   W    O 9 at New Mexico                 15-7, 15-11, 10-15, 15-13      W
N 3 Utah                                     15-3, 15-11, 15-10   W    O 10 at UTEP                                 15-3, 15-8, 15-6    W
^ California Invitational, Berkeley, Calif.                            O 16 San Diego State                       15-8, 15-10, 15-11    W
N 5 ^v. Cal St. Northridge                    15-0, 15-11, 15-4   W    O 17 Fresno State                           15-10, 15-8, 15-1    W
N 6 ^at California                 15-12, 12-15, 15-8, 15-12      W    O 22 at Colorado State               15-5, 15-0, 14-16, 15-7     W
N 12 at UTEP                                   15-4, 15-4, 15-6   W    O 24 at Wyoming                              15-6, 15-9, 15-9    W
N 13 at New Mexico                    15-5, 8-15, 15-13, 15-8     W    O 27 at Weber State                         15-8, 15-6, 17-15    W
N 19 Fresno State                              15-6, 15-7, 15-2   W    O 30 at Utah                       15-6, 10-15, 15-4, 15-10      W
N 20 San Diego State                   9-15, 15-7, 15-4, 15-4     W    N 3 Utah State                               15-8, 15-3, 15-9    W
% Pacific Bankers Classic, Stockton, Calif.                            N 6 UTEP                                    15-5, 15-7, 15-13    W
N 26 % v. UCLA               10-15, 15-8, 16-14, 6-15, 16-18       L   N 7 New Mexico              13-15, 11-15, 15-9, 15-6, 16-14      W
N 27 % v. Notre Dame                          15-5, 15-6, 15-11   W    N 12 at San Diego State              6-15, 15-7, 15-6, 15-13     W
! NCAA Second Round, Provo, Utah                                       N 13 at Fresno State                        15-5, 15-9, 15-10    W
D 4 ! Washington State                        15-6, 15-11, 15-4   W    N 20 Wyoming                                 15-2, 15-4, 15-4    W
!! NCAA West Regional, Los Angeles, Calif.                             N 21 Colorado State                15-7, 15-12, 12-15, 15-7      W
D 10 !! v. Arizona                    15-8, 11-15, 15-9, 15-8     W    N 27 at Texas              6-15, 12-15, 15-10, 15-10, 16-14      W
D 12 !! at UCLA                             16-14, 17-15, 15-11   W    N 28 at Texas-Arlington                     16-14, 15-2, 15-3    W
!!! NCAA Final Four, Madison, Wis.                                     ! NCAA First Round, Provo, Utah
D 16 !!! v. Penn State             13-15, 15-6, 14-16, 12-15       L   D 4 ! Santa Clara                          15-4, 15-13, 16-14    W
    Record: 29-3, 14-0                                                 !! NCAA West Regional, Los Angeles, Calif.
    Elaine Michaelis: 680-178-5                                        D 11 !! v. Southern California 15-5, 15-5, 13-15, 15-11          W
                                                                       D 12 !! at UCLA                              5-15, 8-15, 9-15     L
1992 SUMMARY                                                               Record: 29-4, 14-0
BYU played one of its toughest                                             Elaine Michaelis: 651-174-5
preseason schedules and suf-
fered losses to No. 1 UCLA, No.                                        1991 SUMMARY
2 Stanford and No. 13 Florida                                          The ninth-ranked Cougars
before defeating No. 7 Texas to                                        handed Michaelis her 600th
start a winning streak. BYU                                            career win against Cal State
claimed titles in three tourna-                                        Northridge at the Boise State
ments and won the WAC title                                            Labor Day Classic. Even though                                        O 8 at Utah                                   15-4, 15-4, 15-6   W    Mizuno Classic was the first to
with a perfect 14-0 mark.                                              New Mexico claimed the WAC                                            O 10 at San Diego State 15-4, 15-17, 15-4, 2-15, 15-10           W    cover BYU women’s sports.
Ranked eighth, the Cougars                                             title, BYU stayed in the top 10                                       O 18 Colorado State                        15-13, 15-13, 15-4    W    BYU won the inaugural WAC
defeated West Coast Conference                                         all year and was selected to host                                     O 19 Wyoming                15-1, 13-15, 11-15, 15-9, 18-16      W    title, Tea Nieminen was named
Champion Santa Clara in the                                            USC in the NCAA first round.                                          O 25 at UTEP                                  15-4, 15-7, 15-4   W    WAC Player of the Year, and
NCAA first round before beat-                                          Seeded No. 4 in the West, BYU                                         O 26 at New Mexico                   15-8, 11-15, 9-15, 12-15     L   Tumua Matu’u was named
ing 11th-ranked USC in the                                             lost to No. 5-seed USC in four                                        ~ Texas-Arlington Invitational, Arlington, Texas                      Freshman of the Year. Four of
West Regional semifinals. BYU                                          games to finish 26-5 on the year.                                     N 1 ~ v. Oklahoma                        15-12, 15-13, 15-10     W    the six WAC volleyball teams
lost to host UCLA, ranked No.                                                                                                                N 2 ~ at Texas-Arlington                 15-11, 15-10, 17-15     W    made the NCAA field — BYU,
1, in the finals, ending the                                           1991 RESULTS                                                          N 6 Utah                                 16-14, 15-13, 15-11     W    New Mexico, San Diego State,
Cougars’ 28-match winning                                              + Boise Invitational, Boise, Idaho                                    N 8 San Diego State                    15-9, 9-15, 15-4, 15-7    W    and Wyoming — all assigned to
streak, a BYU record. BYU fin-                                         A 30 + at Boise State                        15-10, 15-8, 15-2   W    N 15 at Wyoming                             15-6, 17-15, 15-4    W    the West regional. In the first
ished with a 29-4 season record,                                       A 30 + v. Northern Iowa                      15-4, 15-13, 15-5   W    N 16 at Colorado State             16-14, 15-13, 11-15, 15-8     W    match of the tournament, the
with all four losses coming                                            A 31 + v. Idaho State                12-15, 15-2, 15-5, 15-10    W    N 22 New Mexico                       6-15, 7-15, 15-11, 6-15     L   Cougars hosted WAC-rival San
against teams that made the                                            A 31 + v. Cal St. Northridge 15-10, 15-17, 15-6, 15-5            W    N 23 UTEP                            15-5, 15-6, 13-15, 15-11    W    Diego State, who they had beat-
NCAA final four — UCLA,                                                ^ Texas Invitational, Austin, Texas                                   $ Long Beach Invitational Bader Blowout, Long Beach, Calif.           en twice in closely contested
Stanford, and Florida.                                                 S 5 ^ v. Pepperdine               15-12, 15-10, 10-15, 15-10     W    N 29 $ at Long Beach State 7-15, 15-10, 4-15, 15-6, 9-15          L   matches. But No. 19 SDSU beat
                                                                       S 6 ^ v. Ohio State                  15-11, 15-2, 13-15, 15-7    W    N 30 $ v. Cal Poly-SLO 14-16, 12-15, 15-1, 15-9, 15-3            W    11th-ranked BYU in the third
1992 RESULTS                                                           S 7 ^ at Texas                     11-15, 17-16, 10-15, 1-15      L   ! NCAA First Round, Provo, Utah                                       match, ending BYU’s season
S 2 at Idaho State                   15-7, 15-5, 8-15, 15-12      W    % BYU Invitational, Provo, Utah                                       D 6 ! Southern California              7-15, 6-15, 15-1, 9-15     L   with a 26-8 record and a tie for
+ BYU Invitational, Provo, Utah                                        S 13 % Arizona State                          15-9, 15-6, 15-2   W        Record: 26-5, 10-2                                                17th place in the tournament
S 11 + UCLA                                14-16, 1-15, 11-15      L   S 14 % Boise State                            15-9, 15-3, 15-5   W        Elaine Michaelis: 622-167-5
S 12 + Florida                           10-15, 11-15, 14-16       L   # BYU IBYU Mizuno Challenge, Provo, Utah                                                                                                    1990 RESULTS
S 15 Stanford                            11-15, 13-15, 13-15       L   S 20 # Nebraska              15-9, 5-15, 15-10, 12-15, 15-13     W    1990 SUMMARY                                                          S 1 Colorado                    11-15, 15-8, 15-12, 18-16   W
^ BYU Mizuno Classic, Provo, Utah                                      S 21 # Washington                             15-6, 15-3, 15-6   W    Women’s programs in the                                               + BYU Mizuno Classic, Provo, Utah
S 18 ^Texas                         15-13, 15-1, 8-15, 15-10      W    S 25 at Utah State                           15-3, 15-5, 15-11   W    HCAC merged with the WAC,                                             S 7 + Rice                              15-10, 15-9, 15-3   W
S 19 ^Idaho State                           16-14, 15-1, 15-9     W    * BYU Invitational, Provo, Utah (second of the year)                  which had previously offered                                          S 7 + Kentucky                          15-10, 15-7, 15-4   W
S 19 ^Pepperdine                            15-8, 15-6, 15-13     W    S 27 * Weber State                            15-4, 15-3, 15-9   W    services only to men’s athletics.                                     S 8 + Pacific                     13-15, 7-15, 15-9, 9-15    L
% University of San Diego Invitational, San Diego, Calilf.             S 28 * Sacramento State                      15-8, 15-4, 15-11   W    The radio broadcast during the                                        ^ BYU Invitational, Provo, Utah

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                                                                                                                                           ^ Cal State Fullerton Tournament, Fullerton, Calif.                   S 17 % Utah State                   15-12, 10-15, 15-5, 15-6    W
                                                                                   STEPHANIE TRANE                                         S 7 ^ v. Fresno State             11-15, 15-10, 15-12, 15-6      W    S 17 % Southern Utah                         15-9, 15-0, 15-8   W
                                                                              CURRENT ASSISTANT COACH                                      S 7 ^ v. Ohio State 14-16, 15-17, 15-8, 15-13, 15-6              W    S 17 % Weber State                         15-13, 15-7, 15-10   W
                                                                                                                                           S 8 ^ v. Southern California                15-4, 15-13, 15-10   W    # Rhode Island Tournament, Kingston, R.I.
                                                                                                                                           S 8 ^ v. Arizona State 15-17, 15-8, 15-6, 10-15, 15-10           W          # v. Providence                        15-5, 15-5, 15-3   W
                                                                                                                                           S 9 ^ v. California                          6-15, 13-15, 9-15   L          # v. Northeastern                      15-5, 15-5, 15-1   W
                                                                                                                                           % BYU Invitational, Provo, Utah                                             # at Rhode Island             15-4, 16-14, 10-15, 15-9    W
                                                                                                                                           S 15 % Idaho State 11-15, 15-11, 15-10, 6-15, 12-15              L    S 29 Florida                                 15-7, 15-9, 15-4   W
                                                                                                                                           S 15 % Utah                                   15-1, 15-7, 15-9   W    O 1 Illinois               15-10, 15-13, 8-15, 13-15, 16-14     W
                                                                                                                                           S 16 % BYU-Hawaii 12-15, 12-15, 15-9, 15-10, 13-15               L    O 3 Arizona State                   11-15, 15-12, 8-15, 8-15     L
                                                                                                                                           S 16 % SW Missouri State          12-15, 15-11, 15-11, 15-8      W    O 6 at Utah State                           15-6, 15-8, 15-10   W
                                                                                                                                           S 18 at Weber State           15-9, 7-15, 12-15, 15-6, 15-10     W    O 7 Utah                                    15-6, 15-4, 15-10   W
                                                                                                                                           # Tucson Hilton East Classic, Tucson, Ariz.                           O 14 at Colorado State                      15-6, 15-10, 15-6   W
                                                                                                                                           S 29 # at Arizona              16-14, 4-15, 9-15, 15-7, 9-15     L    O 15 at Wyoming                            15-11, 15-10, 15-9   W
                                                                                                                                           S 30 # v. Texas-Arlington                    11-15, 6-15, 7-15   L    O 20 New Mexico              13-15, 15-9, 15-7, 12-15, 5-15      L
                                                                                                                                           O 2 at Arizona State 15-11, 15-8, 13-15, 6-15, 15-11             W    O 22 New Mexico State             15-13, 13-15, 15-13, 15-6     W
                                                                                                                                           O 6 at New Mexico                 13-15, 1-15, 16-14, 11-15      L    * UCLA Tournament, Los Angeles, Calif.
                                                                                                                                           O 7 at New Mexico State                       15-7, 15-1, 15-8   W    O 28 * v. Southern California               15-8, 15-13, 15-7   W
                                                                                                                                           O 9 Washington State            15-8, 5-15, 15-6, 6-15, 15-5     W    O 29 * at UCLA                             10-15, 10-15, 6-15    L
                                                                                                                                           O 12 Utah                                    15-6, 15-4, 15-12   W    O 31 at Cal Poly-SLO                 6-15, 15-7, 10-15, 9-15     L
                                                                                                                                           O 13 Montana                                15-12, 15-8, 15-13   W    N 4 at Utah                                15-12, 15-11, 15-9   W
                                                                                                                                           O 14 at Utah State                          15-7, 15-13, 16-14   W    N 5 Utah State                       5-15, 15-8, 15-13, 15-8    W
                                                                                                                                           O 19 Wyoming                                15-4, 15-13, 16-14   W    N 11 at New Mexico State          12-15, 12-15, 15-6, 12-15      L
                                                                                                                                           O 21 Colorado State               11-15, 15-10, 15-8, 15-12      W    N 12 at New Mexico 15-11, 15-13, 8-15, 10-15, 10-15              L
                                                                                                                                           O 27 at Texas A&M                   6-15, 15-9, 15-12, 15-11     W    N 17 Colorado State                 15-8, 16-18, 15-12, 15-8    W
                                                                                                                                           O 28 at Texas                                6-15, 5-15, 14-16   L    N 18 Wyoming                        15-3, 15-9, 11-15, 15-11    W
                                                                                                                                           N 2 New Mexico State                        15-11, 15-12, 15-8   W    ~ Wendy’s Classic, Stockton, Calif.
                                                                                                                                           N 4 New Mexico                      12-15, 15-9, 17-15, 15-9     W    N 25 ~ v. UCLA                           14-16, 16-18, 13-15     L
                                                                                                                                           N 7 Utah State                       9-15, 15-4, 15-2, 15-10     W    N 26 ~ at Pacific                           10-15, 8-15, 4-15    L
                                                                                                                                           N 8 at Utah                                  15-11, 15-5, 15-8   W    ! NCAA First Round, Provo, Utah
                                                                                                                                           * Kentucky Invitational                                               D 2 ! Arizona                        11-15, 15-9, 15-7, 15-5    W
                                                                                                                                           N 10 * v. Florida State 6-15, 17-15, 15-8, 11-15, 11-15          L    !! NCAA West Regional, Los Angeles, Calif.
                                                                                                                                           N 11 * v. Syracuse                           18-16, 15-2, 15-8   W    D 9 !! at UCLA                              7-15, 7-15, 13-15    L
                                                                                                                                           N 17 at Wyoming                     8-15, 7-15, 15-12, 11-15     L        Record: 26-11,9-3
                                                                                                                                           N 18 at Colorado State 15-10, 11-15, 4-15, 15-13, 15-13          W        Elaine Michaelis: 546-143-5
                                                                                                                                           N 20 Arizona                  9-15, 16-14, 9-15, 15-13, 6-15     L
                                                                                                                                               Record: 24-11, 10-2
                                                                                                                                               Elaine Michaelis: 570-154-5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JILL SANDERS PLUMB
S 14 ^Utah State                                 15-6, 15-5, 15-2   W   ~ Long Beach Invitational, Long Beach, Calif.                                                                                                                          1987 FIRST TEAM
S 14 ^Boise State                     15-5, 13-15, 15-11, 15-5      W   N 23 ~ at Long Beach State 15-7,11-15,15-12,15-7,15-11         L                                                                                                         ALL-AMERICAN
S 15 ^Gonzaga                                  15-1, 15-3, 15-13    W   N 24 ~ v. Houston              12-15, 15-7, 15-9, 8-15, 15-8   W   1988 SUMMARY
S 20 Arizona                                   15-11, 15-9, 15-5    W   N 24 ~ v. UC Santa Barbara              15-13, 19-17, 15-12    W   Finishing the regular season
% Colorado State Challenge, Fort Collins, Colo.                         ! NCAA First Round, Provo, Utah                                    ranked 10th, BYU defeated
S 21 % v. Texas            15-11, 15-17, 15-13, 11-15, 12-15        L   N 30 ! San Diego State            10-15, 8-15, 15-12, 13-15    L   16th-ranked Arizona in the
S 22 % v. Texas-Arlington                      15-7, 15-11, 15-9    W       Record: 26-8, 9-1                                              opening round of the NCAA
S 25 Idaho State                      15-4, 8-15, 17-15, 15-11      W       Elaine Michaelis: 596-162-5                                    championship before advancing
# Nebraska Invitational, Lincoln, Neb.                                                                                                     to meet No. 1 UCLA on their
S 28 # at Nebraska                      15-3, 14-16, 6-15, 1-15     L   1989 SUMMARY                                                       home court at the regional tour-
S 29 # v. Wisconsin                           10-15, 13-15, 5-15    L   The Cougars finished second in                                     nament. Although UCLA
S 29 # v. North Carolina                         15-7, 15-5, 15-6   W   the HCAC with a 10-2 record.                                       ended BYU’s season in three
O 5 Wyoming                                15-7, 9-15, 15-4, 15-3   W   Their longest winning streak of                                    games, the Cougars finished the
O 6 Colorado State                            15-3, 15-13, 15-13    W   the season was eight. Despite a                                    season tied for ninth in the
O 8 Utah                                         15-6, 15-1, 15-4   W   24-11 record, BYU did not                                          nation with a 26-11 record.
O 9 at Weber State                             15-9, 15-12, 15-4    W   receive one of the 17 at-large
* Stanford Invitational, Palo Alto, Calif.                              spots determined by the com-                                       1988 RESULTS
O 11 * v. Nebraska                             10-15, 6-15, 6-15    L   mittee — the only year BYU has                                     + Hawaii Tournament, Honolulu, Hawaii
O 12 * v. St. Mary’s                           15-12, 15-7, 15-7    W   not participated in the NCAA                                       A 30 + v. Chaminade                      16-14, 15-10, 15-6      W
O 18 at New Mexico               15-7, 15-10, 9-15, 4-15, 8-15      L   Tournament. Two early season                                       A 31 + at BYU-Hawaii                      15-13, 15-5, 15-1      W
O 20 at San Diego State 7-15, 15-5, 3-15, 15-8, 15-13               W   losses to unranked Idaho State                                     A 31 + at Hawai’i                      10-15, 11-15, 11-15        L
O 27 at Idaho State                     15-4, 8-15, 15-12, 15-7     W   and BYU-Hawaii came back to                                        S 1 + v. Oregon                           15-8, 15-11, 15-7      W
O 30 Weber State                                 15-6, 15-5, 15-1   W   haunt the Cougars.                                                 ^ BYU Regional Cup Challenge, Provo, Utah
N 2 Montana                                   15-3, 15-13, 15-12    W                                                                      S 9 ^ Texas                              11-15, 8-15, 12-15       L
N 3 at Utah                                   15-11, 15-3, 15-10    W   1989 RESULTS                                                       S 10 ^ Pittsburgh                          15-4, 15-7, 15-6      W
N 9 at Colorado State 15-10, 11-15, 15-10, 13-15, 15-11             W   A 31 Bradley                              15-7, 15-7, 15-8 W       S 10 ^ Pacific                           15-11, 15-8, 15-12      W
N 10 at Wyoming               6-15, 13-15, 15-13, 15-4, 15-12       W   + HCAC/Big West Conference Challenge, Provo, Utah                  S 15 Weber State           15-13, 12-15, 15-13, 13-15, 15-4      W
N 16 San Diego State                         18-16, 15-13, 15-11    W   S 1 + Long Beach State                    4-15, 6-15, 5-15 L       % BYU Invitational, Provo, Utah
N 17 New Mexico                      15-9, 15-17, 12-15, 15-12      W   S 2 + Cal Poly-SLO 15-11, 12-15, 5-15, 15-13, 16-14 W              S 16 % Utah                               17-15, 15-4, 15-7      W


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                                    Region Coach of the Year.                                             with a perfect 12-0 record to                                      O 4 Nebraska                               2-15, 10-15, 11-15   L
 MARILIISA SALMI                                                                                          recapture the HCAC title. The                                      % UCLA National Invitational Tournament, Los Angeles, Calif.
 -TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN             1987 RESULTS                                                          Cougars headed into the NCAA                                               % v. Cal St. Northridge                           2-0   W
 -1986 CVCA PLAYER OF               + Illinois Classic, Champaign, Illinois                               tournament ranked No. 1 in the                                     O 9 % v. UC-Santa Barbara                        15-11, 15-10   W
  THE YEAR
                                    S 4 + v. Texas A&M                           15-5, 15-6, 15-11   W    CVCA poll, No. 2 in the NCAA                                       O 10 % v. California                              15-5, 15-11   W
                                    S 5 + v. Arizona State                    15-13, 15-13, 15-13    W    poll. They blitzed Washington                                      O 10 % v. Long Beach State 14-16,15-3,15-10,10-15,15-3          W
                                    S 5 + at Illinois                       15-6, 15-8, 7-15, 15-9   W    in three games before losing in                                    O 11 % v. Pacific             15-8, 12-15, 7-15, 16-14, 18-16   W
                                    S 9 Purdue                           15-10, 15-11, 9-15, 15-4    W    the West Regional Finals to No.                                    O 11 % v. Hawai’i             12-15, 12-15, 15-9,18-15,15-10    W
                                    S 10 Cal Poly-SLO                            15-12, 15-2, 15-6   W    11 Stanford, who advanced to                                       O 17 at New Mexico                  15-10, 6-15, 15-12, 16-14   W
                                    S 11 Stanford                       10-15, 15-12, 15-10, 15-5    W    its fifth straight final four. BYU                                 O 18 at New Mexico State                    15-10, 15-4, 15-6   W
                                    ^ BYU Invitational, Provo, Utah                                       finished with a 40-3 record.                                       O 21 Weber State                             15-9, 15-4, 15-1   W
                                    S 16 ^ Memphis State                          15-4, 15-1, 15-2   W    Mariliisa Salmi and senior out-                                    O 23 Arizona State                          15-9, 15-9, 15-10   W
                                    S 17 ^ Rhode Island                          15-9, 15-0, 15-12   W    side hitter Sari Virtanen were                                     O 24 at Utah                                15-7, 15-8, 15-13   W
                                    S 17 ^ Ohio State                             15-7, 15-5, 15-9   W    named to the CVCA/ Russell                                         O 25 Utah State                              15-6, 15-4, 15-6   W
                                    S 18 ^Boise State                      15-9, 15-3, 15-17, 15-2   W    All-America first team, and                                        O 30 Wyoming                                15-8, 15-10, 15-6   W
                                    S 18 ^UC-Riverside                            15-4, 15-2, 15-1   W    Salmi was picked CVCA/                                             O 31 Colorado State                          15-6, 15-4, 15-5   W
                                    S 19 ^Texas-Arlington                        15-6, 15-4, 15-13   W    Reebok Player of the Year.                                         N 6 New Mexico                              15-2, 16-14, 15-6   W
                                    S 19 ^Idaho State                             15-5, 15-2, 15-2   W    BYU was the only team to have                                      N 7 New Mexico State                       15-5, 17-15, 15-11   W
                                    O 2 at Pacific                         15-7, 8-15, 13-15, 8-15    L   two players named on the All-                                      N 14 at Wyoming                            15-5, 15-11, 15-11   W
                                    O 3 at Fresno State                           15-5, 15-7, 15-5   W    America squad.                                                     N 15 at Colorado State          15-2, 15-17, 15-4, 3-15, 15-4   W
                                    O 7 at Pepperdine                      10-15, 15-1, 15-4, 15-8   W                                                                       N 21 Utah                                                 3-0   W
                                    O 8 at UC Santa Barbara                    16-14, 15-13, 15-5    W    1986 RESULTS                                                       N 22 at Utah State                           15-7, 15-5, 15-8   W
                                    % UCLA Tournament, Los Angeles, Calif.                                S 4 Arizona                                 15-2, 15-9, 15-9   W   * Florida Tournament, Gainsville, Fla.
                                    O 9 % v. Fresno State                        15-3, 15-13, 15-5   W    S 6 Cal Poly-SLO             7-15, 15-8, 15-7, 8-15, 16-14     W   N 28 * v. Florida State                15-9, 15-7, 9-15, 15-5   W
                                    O 10 % at UCLA                      5-15, 17-15, 15-12, 16-14    W    S 10 Pepperdine                    15-12, 15-7, 13-15, 15-4    W   N 29 * v. California                       15-12, 15-3, 15-13   W
                                    O 10 % v. Pacific                            15-9, 15-13, 15-6    L   + San Diego State Invitational, San Diego, Calif.                  N 29 * at Florida                                         3-0   W
                                    O 16 Colorado State                          15-6, 16-14, 15-5   W    S 11 + v. U.S. International               15-11, 15-6, 15-6   W   ! NCAA First Round, Provo, Utah
                                    O 17 Wyoming                                  15-6, 15-5, 15-3   W    S 11 + v. Illinois State                   15-0, 15-12, 15-6   W   D 5 ! Washington                            15-4, 15-8, 15-10   W
                                           at Weber State                                      3-0   W    S 12 + v. Texas A&M                      15-7, 15-11, 15-12    W   !! NCAA West Regional, Provo, Utah
                                    O 23 Utah                                    15-5, 15-8, 15-10   W    S 12 + v. Western Michigan                  15-5, 15-4, 15-8   W   D 11 !! Arizona State               15-10, 15-3, 15-17, 15-12   W
                                           at Utah State                                       3-0   W    S 13 + at San Diego State 16-14,10-15,15-13,8-15,14-16         L   D 12 !! Stanford                         12-15, 13-15, 12-15    L
                                    O 30 at Wyoming                           15-11, 17-15, 15-11    W    S 16 BYU-Hawaii                             15-4, 15-2, 15-2   W       Record: 40-3, 12-0
                                    O 31 at Colorado State              12-15, 10-15, 15-13, 6-15     L   ^ BYU Invitational, Provo, Utah                                        Elaine Michaelis: 486-127-5
                                    N 4 at Utah                                   15-6, 15-1, 15-4   W    S 18 ^Idaho State                  8-15, 15-3, 15-11, 15-11    W
                                    N 5 Utah State                                15-6, 15-4, 15-2   W    S 18 ^Washington                           15-2, 15-4, 15-10   W   1985 SUMMARY
                                    N 7 UCLA                            14-16, 11-15, 15-7, 13-15     L   S 19 ^Montana                               15-6, 15-6, 15-7   W   The eight-month pregnant Tami
                                    N 13 at New Mexico State             15-8, 12-15, 15-6, 15-12    W    S 19 ^BYU-Hawaii                            15-8, 15-2, 15-6   W   Senkovich-Hamilton had 41
                                    N 14 at New Mexico                            15-5, 15-8, 15-8   W    S 20 ^Washington            12-15, 15-7, 15-7, 11-15, 15-7     W   assists in the Cougars’ victory
                                    N 20 New Mexico                            15-11, 15-9, 17-15    W    S 26 at Idaho State                         15-9, 15-6, 15-7   W   over No. 7 Cal Poly-San Luis
1987 SUMMARY                        N21 New Mexico State                         15-6, 15-10, 15-8   W    S 30 at Weber State                        15-2, 15-5, 17-15   W   Obispo and competed in 12
Ranked No. 3, BYU started           N 25 at Arizona State                  15-1, 15-6, 8-15, 15-13   W                                                                       matches before her son was
strong, including a win over        N 27 at Arizona                           15-12, 15-10, 15-11    W                                                                       born October 9. She returned
No. 4 Stanford, 10-15, 15-12, 15-   ! NCAA First Round, Provo, Utah                                          SARI VIRTANEN                                                   October 23. BYU placed second
10, 15-5, in the Marriott Center.   D 5 ! Pepperdine                           15-11, 15-12, 15-6    W       TWO-TIME ALL-                                                   in the HCAC, had a 10-match
                                    !! NCAA West Regional, Stanford, Calif.                                  AMERICAN                                                        winning streak, and received an
Salmi served a perfect game
against Rhode Island and            D 12 !! v. UCLA                     17-15, 15-4, 11-15, 15-12    W                                                                       at-large NCAA berth. Ranked
Michaelis coached her 500th         D 13 !! at Stanford                    9-15, 6-15, 15-11, 4-15    L                                                                      No. 13, BYU beat Big East
win, defeating Fresno State. The        Record: 34-5, 11-1                                                                                                                   Champion Providence before
Cougars won the HCAC cham-              Elaine Michaelis: 520-132-5                                                                                                          heading to Stanford to defeat
pionship for the second straight                                                                                                                                             Arizona in the second round of
year, giving them14 conference      1986 SUMMARY                                                                                                                             the West Regionals. The next
title in 19 tries. The NCAA West    The No. 4 Cougars played their                                                                                                           match was scheduled for
Region tournament bracket had       first-ever game in the Marriott                                                                                                          Sunday, but BYU’s position
No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 BYU,          Center before the largest-ever                                                                                                           against Sunday play was hon-
No. 5 UCLA, and No. 6               crowd, 3,975, but lost to ninth-                                                                                                         ored by the NCAA and the
Colorado State. BYU defeated        ranked Nebraska. BYU                                                                                                                     match with No. 1 Stanford was
Pepperdine in the first round       rebounded with a victory over                                                                                                            re-scheduled for Monday.
before downing UCLA, 3-1, to        fourth-ranked Hawaii and con-                                                                                                            Stanford remained perfect on its
advance to the West Regional        tinued to climb in the rankings.                                                                                                         home floor, leaving BYU one
Finals. For the third consecutive   After being No. 2 for several                                                                                                            win from the final four. BYU
year, Stanford denied BYU a         weeks, BYU reached the No. 1                                                                                                             finished tied for fifth at 34-10.
trip to the final four. BYU fin-    spot in the College Volleyball
ished the season at 34-5 and        Coaches Association poll, the                                                                                                            1985 RESULTS
tied for fifth in the tournament.   first time a BYU women’s team                                                                                                            UCLA                            H           L               1-3
Michaelis was honored by her        had been ranked No. 1 in any                                                                                                             Weber State                     A           W               3-1
peers as the 1987 Northwest         sport. BYU finished league play                                                                                                          Idaho State                     H           W               3-0


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                                    Georgia               N       W       3-0   Louisiana State          A    W   3-0    Utah State               A    W   3-0
                                    Florida State         A       W       3-0   Arizona State            N    W   3-0    New Mexico               H    W   3-1
                                    Florida               A       W       3-1   *San Diego State         A    L   0-3    New Mexico State         H    L   0-3
                                    *Providence           H       W       3-0       Record: 33-14, 9-3                   UCLA                     A    L   0-2
                                    *Arizona              N       W       3-2       Elaine Michaelis: 412-114-5          Oregon                   N    W   2-1
                                    *Stanford             A       L       1-3                                            Pepperdine               N    W   2-1
                                         Record: 34-10, 10-2                    1983 SUMMARY                             Texas                    N    W   2-1
                                         Elaine Michaelis: 446-124-5            BYU defended its HCAC crown              Hawai’i                  N    L   0-2
                                                                                and defeated Arizona State in            Utah                     A    W   3-2
                                    1984 SUMMARY                                the NCAA first round before              Cal Poly-SLO             H    W   3-0
                                    BYU was HCAC runner-up to                   traveling to San Diego for the           Utah State               H    W   3-1
                                    Colorado State. Michaelis                   NCAA West Regionals. The                 Wyoming                  A    W   3-0
                                    picked up her 400th win against             Cougars, ranked ninth, lost 3-1          Colorado State           A    W   3-1
                                    Arizona State. BYU had an 11-               to fourth-ranked Stanford. The           Pacific                  H    L   1-3
                                    match winning streak when                   Cougars finished the season              *Arizona State           H    W   3-0
                                    they lost to San Diego State in             with a 29-7 record. Four of those        *Stanford                N    L   1-3
                                    the NCAA first round. BYU tied              losses came to teams that made               Record: 29-7, 9-1
                                    for 17th with a 33-14 record.               the Final Four in Lexington,                 Elaine Michaelis: 379-100-5
                                    Senior Tami Hamilton led the                Kentucky. Michaelis was named
                                    nation in assists.                          HCAC Coach of the Year.                  1982 SUMMARY
                                                                                                                         BYU joined the newly formed
                                    1984 RESULTS                                1983 RESULTS                             High Country Athletic
                                    Hawaii-Pacific            A       W   3-0   Idaho State              A    W   3-0    Conference (HCAC), compris-
                                    BYU-Hawaii                A       W   3-0   Weber State              H    W   3-1    ing six charter schools —
                                    Chaminade                 A       W   3-1   Cal Poly-SLO             N    L   1-3    Brigham Young, Colorado State,
                                    Hawai’i                   A       L   1-3   Northwestern             N    W   3-0    New Mexico, New Mexico
                                    Hawai’i                   A       L   2-3   Penn State               H    W   3-1    State, Utah and Wyoming.
                                    Hawaii-Hilo               A       L   1-3   San Francisco            H    W   2-0    Utah State joined in 1983-84.
                                    Montana                   N       W   3-0   Southern Illinois        H    W   2-0    The Cougars racked up 24 con-
                                    California                N       W   3-0   Montana State            H    W   2-0    secutive wins before falling in a
                                    San Diego State           A       L   1-3   Texas-Arlington          H    W   2-1    tough 3-2 match to No. 1 San
                                    Oregon                    N       W   3-2   Utah                     H    W   3-0    Diego State. BYU won the
Cal Pol-SLO           H   W   3-2
                                    Cal Poly-SLO              N       L   0-3   Colorado State           H    W   3-1    HCAC with a perfect 10-0
Indiana               H   W   3-2
                                    Oregon                    H       W   3-2   Penn State               H    W   3-0    record. The Cougars defeated
Nevada                H   W   3-0
                                    Idaho State               H       W   2-0   Idaho State              H    W   3-0    Western Michigan, the Mid-
Washington State      H   W   3-0
                                    Portland State            H       L   2-1   New Mexico State         A    W   3-0    American Athletic Conference
Ohio State            H   W   3-0
                                    UNLV                      H       W   2-0   New Mexico               A    W   3-2    Champions, 15-10, 15-7, 15-7, to
Montana               H   W   3-0
                                    Washington State          H       W   2-0   Utah                     H    W   3-0    win their first NCAA champi-
Idaho                 H   W   3-0
                                    Oregon                    H       L   1-3   San Diego State          H    L   2-3    onship match. They advanced
Utah                  H   L   2-3
                                    Idaho                     H       W   2-0   Pepperdine               H    W   3-0    to the West Regionals held at
Illinois              H   W   3-1
                                    Wyoming                   H       L   0-3   Colorado State           H    W   3-2    UCLA but lost the Bruins on
Weber State           H   W   3-0
                                    Weber State               A       W   3-1   Wyoming                  H    W   3-0    their home court.
Oregon                N   W   3-0
                                    San Diego State           H       W   3-1
Nebraska              A   L   0-3
                                    Penn State                H       W   3-0
Arizona               N   L   0-3
                                    Wyoming                   H       W   3-2
Utah State            A   W   3-0
                                    Colorado State            H       L   1-3
Utah                  H   W   3-0
                                    Utah State                H       W   3-1
Arizona State         N   L   0-2
                                    New Mexico                A       W   3-0
Cal State Fullerton   N   W   0-2
                                    New Mexico State          A       W   3-0
Pacific               N   L   0-2
                                    Cal Poly-SLO              H       W   3-0
Oregon                N   W   2-1
                                    Arizona                   H       W   3-1
California            N   W   3-0
                                    Arizona State             H       W   3-1
Southern California   N   W   3-1
                                    Colorado State            A       L   2-3
Wyoming               A   W   3-0
                                    Wyoming                   A       L   0-3
Colorado State        A   L   1-3
                                    Utah                      A       W   3-2
New Mexico State      H   W   3-2
                                    Cal Poly-SLO              N       L   0-2
New Mexico            H   W   3-1
                                    Southern California       N       L   0-2
Utah                  A   L   2-3
                                    Lamar                     N       W   2-0
UCLA                  N   L   0-3
                                    Cal St. Northridge        N       W   2-0
Fresno State          N   W   3-0
                                    New Mexico                H       W   3-0
Utah State            H   W   3-0
                                    New Mexico State          H       W   3-0
Wyoming               H   W   3-1
                                    Weber Sate                H       W   3-0
Colorado State        H   W   3-1
                                    Utah State                A       W   3-0
New Mexico State      A   W   3-1
                                    Utah                      H       W   3-0
New Mexico            A   W   3-1
                                    Iowa                      N       W   3-1                                                       TAMI HAMILTON
Arizona               A   W   3-1                                                                                       1984 NATIONAL ASSIST LEADER
                                    Florida State             N       W   3-0
Arizona State         A   W   3-2

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                                                                    N 12 Colorado State                  15-7, 15-1, 10-15, 15-9    W    S 24 ^ Northern Colorado                   11-15, 15-2, 15-9    W     Utah                      H       W   3-1
                                                                    N 19 at New Mexico                 15-87, 15-7, 13-15, 15-9     W    S 24 ^ Texas Tech                                 15-12, 15-8   W     Utah                      A       L   2-3
                                                                    N 20 at New Mexico State             15-8, 15-7, 13-15, 15-9    W    S 25 ^ Southern Illinois                          15-12, 15-8   W     Colorado State            H       W   3-2
                                                                    ! NCAA First Round, Provo, Utah                                      S 25 ^ Montana State                              15-4, 15-11   W     New Mexico                H       W   3-0
                                                                    D 3 ! Western Michigan                     15-10, 15-7, 15-7    W    S 25 ^ Colorado State                      15-1, 15-11, 15-8    W     Northern Arizona          H       W   3-1
                                                                    !! NCAA West Regional, Los Angeles, Calif.                           S 26 ^ Texas-Arlington                    15-8, 15-13, 15-10    W     Hawai’i                   N       L   1-2
                                                                    D 9 !! at UCLA                             5-15, 4-15, 16-18     L   S 26 ^ Long Beach State                   15-9, 15-10, 15-12    W     San Jose State            N       W   2-1
                                                                        Record: 33-9, 10-0                                               O 8 at Weber State                        15-2, 15-10, 15-11    W     Texas                     N       W   2-1
                                                                        Elaine Michaelis: 350-95-5                                       O 9 Idaho State                             15-4, 15-6, 15-7    W     Pepperdine                N       W   2-0
                                                                                                                                         O 10 Utah State                           15-10, 15-11, 15-6    W     UCLA                      N       L   2-0
                                                                    1981 SUMMARY                                                         O 14 Utah                                   15-4, 15-5, 15-5    W     UTEP                      A       W   3-0
                                                                    The NCAA announced it would                                          O 20 at Utah State                       15-13, 16-14, 15-13    W     New Mexico State          A       W   3-1
                                                                    conduct a national champi-                                           O 23 at Wyoming               15-10, 15-7, 1-15, 3-15, 15-8     W     Weber State               H       W   3-0
                                                                    onships for women, making                                            O 24 at Colorado State              15-7, 10-15, 15-4, 15-7     W     Utah State                A       L   1-3
                                                                    two national championships                                           O 29 at Arizona State           14-16, 11-15, 15-10, 11-15      L     Idaho State               A       W   3-0
                                                                    available for women in 1981-82                                       O 30 at Northern Arizona                    15-4, 15-9, 15-5    W     Boise State               N       W   3-0
                                                                    along with the AIAW. BYU,                                            O 31 at New Mexico 15-7, 13-15, 15-10, 10-15, 16-14             W     Wyoming                   H       W   3-1
                                                                    wanting to compete against the                                       N 4 at UCLA               10-15, 15-11, 12-15, 15-12, 15-9      W     #New Mexico               N       W   3-0
                                                                    top teams in the nation —                                            % UCLA National Invitational Tournament, Los Angeles, Calif.          #Utah                     N       W   3-1
                                                                    UCLA, USC, Hawaii, San Diego                                         N 6 % v. SW Missouri State                        15-11, 15-7   W     #Colorado State           A       L   1-3
                                                                    State, and Stanford — chose to                                       N 6 % v. Washington                        11-15, 15-4, 15-8    W     #New Mexico               N       W   3-1
                                                                    enter the first-ever NCAA                                            N 6 % v. San Diego State                           6-15, 3-15   L          Record: 29-13, 8-2
                                                                    championship. By November,                                           N 7 % v. Fresno State                     15-13, 6-15, 15-12    W          Elaine Michaelis: 285-90-5
                                                                    the Cougars were ranked No. 4                                        N 7 % v. Arizona                                   15-4, 15-6   L
                                                                    in the NCAA poll and No. 8 in                                        N 13 New Mexico State                 9-15, 15-5, 15-7, 15-7    W     1979 SUMMARY
1982 RESULTS                                                        the Tachikara poll. Michaelis                                        N 14 UTEP                                   15-0, 15-8, 15-5    W     BYU tied for second place in the
S 2 at Weber State                         15-5, 15-3, 15-1    W    earned victory number 300 with                                       N 18 at Utah               15-5, 14-16, 15-6, 14-16, 14-16      L     IAC and placed third at the
S 3 at Idaho State                        15-0, 15-11, 15-4    W    a win over Texas Arlington.                                          N 24 Pepperdine                    15-13, 11-15, 15-2, 15-1     W     Region VII tournament. BYU
S 10 Ohio State                    15-12, 15-8, 12-15, 15-7    W    BYU claimed its first conference                                     ! NCAA Southwest Regional (semi final), Provo, Utah                   participated in the AIAW cham-
S 15 at Arizona                          7-15, 13-15, 11-15     L   title since 1977 with a 10-0                                         D 11 ! UC Santa Barbara 11-15, 15-13, 15-4, 9-15, 8-15            L   pionship and tied for 13th place.
+ San Diego State Women’s Collegiate, San Diego, Calif.             record. The Cougars received a                                            Record: 32-10, 10-0                                              Thirteenth was a disappointing
S 17 + v. Texas                                  7-15, 8-15     L   bye in the NCAA first round                                               Elaine Michaelis: 317-100-5                                      finish for the Cougars because
S 17 + at San Diego State                8-15, 15-11, 13-15     L   and then hosted the Southwest                                                                                                              they had never placed lower
S 17 + v. Oregon State                           15-9, 15-4    W    Region — the strongest in the                                        1980 SUMMARY                                                          than ninth in 11 years at nation-
S 18 + v. New Mexico                            15-10, 15-6    W    nation. All four teams were                                          BYU started strong with seven                                         al championships.
S 18 + v. Washington                            15-2, 15-12    W    ranked nationally — No. 2 San                                        wins over schools from Texas
S 21 Texas-Arlington                      15-1, 17-15, 15-3    W    Diego State played No. 16 New                                        and finished conference play                                          1979 RESULTS
^ BYU Preview Invitational, Provo, Utah                             Mexico and No. 7 UC-Santa                                            with an 8-2 record to tie for sec-                                    Arizona                   H       L   1-3
S 23 ^ Utah Tech                                 15-3, 15-1    W    Barbara faced No. 8 BYU. The                                         ond place. BYU placed third at                                        Utah                      A       L   0-3
S 23 ^ UC Irvine                                15-13, 15-5    W    Cougars lost in five games to                                        the regional championship but                                         UC-Riverside              N       W   2-0
S 23 ^ Colorado State                     10-15, 15-5, 15-0    W    the Gauchos to finish the year                                       for the first time in nine years                                      Texas Women’s             N       W   2-0
S 24 ^ Houston                                   15-9, 15-9    W    32-10 and tied for ninth. Senior                                     was not invited to attend the                                         Cal State Fullerton       N       W   2-0
S 24 ^ Montana                             15-3, 9-15, 15-6    W    Lisa Motes-Connolly was                                              AIAW championships.                                                   Colorado State            N       T   1-1
S 24 ^ Oregon                             15-4, 15-5, 16-14    W    named to the NCAA Southwest                                                                                                                Minnesota                 N       W   2-1
S 25 ^ Portland State                     15-4, 15-10, 15-3    W    Regional All-Tournament Team                                         1980 RESULTS                                                          UCLA                      N       L   0-2
S 25 ^ California            10-15, 15-7, 15-9, 6-15, 15-11    W    and was one of only six women                                        Texas A&M                                 A        W        3-0       Long Beach State          N       L   0-2
S 29 Pepperdine              14-16, 15-6, 11-15, 15-3, 15-8    W    selected to the Russell All-                                         Texas-Arlington                           A        W        3-1       New Mexico                H       W   2-0
S 30 Weber State                         15-11, 15-11, 15-7    W    America Volleyball Team.                                             Rice N                                    W       2-0                 Texas                     H       W   2-1
O 5 Southern Utah                          15-5, 15-5, 15-7    W                                                                         Houston                                   A        L        1-3       Montana State             H       W   2-1
O 6 Idaho State                          15-13, 15-9, 15-13    W    1981 RESULTS                                                         Sam Houston State                         N        W        2-0       Wyoming                   H       W   2-0
O 8 at Utah                               15-4, 15-13, 15-7    W    S 3 Arizona                               15-11, 13-15, 15-4    W    Texas Lutheran                            N        W        2-0       Houston                   H       L   1-3
O 12 Utah State                   15-7, 15-10, 12-15, 15-12    W    S 4 Arizona                         13-15, 16-14, 15-4, 15-5    W    Lamar                                     N        W        3-1       Colorado State            H       L   2-3
O 15 at Colorado State                     15-1, 15-6, 15-9    W    S 11 at Hawaii-Hilo                       6-15, 10-15, 12-15     L   Weber State                               A        W        3-0       Montana State             H       W   3-0
O 16 at Wyoming                          16-14, 15-8, 15-13    W    S 12 at BYU-Hawaii                          15-8, 15-3, 15-5    W    Arizona                                   N        L        1-2       Utah State                H       L   3-0
O 19 at Utah State                       15-10, 15-12, 15-8    W    S 15 at Hawai’i                     4-15, 10-15, 15-13, 4-15     L   San Diego State                           A        L        0-2       Colorado State            A       W   3-0
O 22 New Mexico State 15-2, 11-15, 15-9, 17-19, 15-9           W    S 16 v. Hawaii-Hilo (neutral floor)       15-12, 15-8, 16-14    W    Cal State Fullerton                       N        L        0-2       Wyoming                   A       W   3-0
O 23 New Mexico                    15-10, 15-13, 7-15, 15-5    W    + San Diego State Invitational, San Diego, Calif.                    Tennessee                                 N        L        1-2       New Mexico                A       W   3-0
O 26 Utah                                15-12, 17-15, 15-8    W    S 17 + at San Diego State                          15-9, 15-2   W    Oregon                                    N        W        2-1       Northern Arizona          A       W   3-1
O 29 San Diego State 15-5, 16-14, 5-15, 14-16, 14-16            L   S 17 + v. Stanford                         15-4, 11-15, 15-3    W    BYU-Hawaii                                H        W        3-0       UTEP                      H       W   3-0
% UCLA National Invitational Tournament, Los Angeles, Calif.        S 18 + v. San Jose State                  15-3, 17-19, 13-15     L   Weber State                               H        W        2-0       UCLA                      H       L   2-3
N 5 % v. Stanford                                6-15, 5-15     L   S 18 + v. Oklahoma                                 15-6, 15-1   W    Montana                                   H        W        2-0       New Mexico State          H       L   2-3
N 5 % v. Pepperdine                     16-14, 14-16, 12-15     L   S 18 + v. Montana State                            15-2, 15-3   W    Northern Arizona                          H        W        2-0       Lamar                     H       L   1-3
N 5 % v. Northwestern                            15-8, 15-7    W    S 19 + v. Southern Cal                           19-17, 15-11   W    Texas Tech                                H        L        1-2       Weber State               A       W   3-1
N 6 % v. Southern California               15-8, 4-15, 6-15     L   S 19 + v. UCLA                                    7-15, 13-15    L   Portland State                            H        L        0-3       Idaho State               H       W   3-0
N 6 % v. Portland State                   15-5, 9-15, 12-15     L   S 19 + v. UC Santa Barbara                        3-15, 11-15    L   Colorado State                            H        W        3-2       San Diego State           N       L   0-2
N 11 Wyoming                               15-3, 15-8, 15-7    W    ^ BYU Invitational, Provo, Utah                                      Texas Tech                                H        L        1-3       Cal State Fullerton       N       L   0-2


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Pepperdine               N       T   1-1   #Utah State               N       L   0-3   Utah State               H       W   3-2   Long Beach State          A       W   3-2
Washington State         N       T   1-1   #Arizona                  N       W   3-1   Texas-Arlington          H       W   3-0   UCLA                      A       T   1-1
California               N       L   0-2   #Utah State               N       L   2-3   Arizona                  H       W   3-0   Occidental                N       W   2-0
Utah                     H       W   3-1   Hawai’i                   A       L   0-3   Arizona State            H       W   3-0   UC-Davis                  N       W   2-0
#UTEP                    N       W   3-1   Hawaii-Hilo               A       L   0-2   Northern Arizona         H       W   3-0   San Francisco             N       W   2-0
#New Mexico State        N       L   1-3   !Mississippi              N       W   2-0   Weber State              A       W   3-0   Texas                     N       W   2-0
#Utah St.ate             A       L   0-3   !Purdue                   N       W   2-0   Northern Colorado        A       W   3-1   UC-Santa Barbara          N       L   1-2
#Colorado State          N       W   3-0   !Northern Kentucky        N       W   2-0   Colorado State           A       W   3-0   Southern California       N       L   0-2
!Florida State           N       W   2-1   !Southern California      N       L   0-2   Utah                     H       W   3-2   Utah                      H       W   2-0
!Houston                 N       W   2-0   !Portland State           N       W   2-1   Utah State               H       W   3-0   Weber State               A       W   2-0
!UCLA                    N       L   0-2   !UCLA                     N       L   0-3   Weber State              H       W   3-0   Utah State                A       W   2-1
!Purdue                  N       L   0-2   !Southern California      N       L   0-3   Utah State               A       W   3-1   #New Mexico               A       W   2-0
    Record: 21-17-3, 8-2                   !San Jose State           N       L   0-3   New Mexico State         N       W   3-1   #New Mexico State         N       W   2-1
    Elaine Michaelis: 256-61-5                  Record: 29-16, 9-3                     UTEP                     A       W   3-0   #Utah                     N       W   2-0
                                                Elaine Michaelis: 235-44-2             New Mexico               A       W   3-0   #Utah State               N       W   2-1
1978 SUMMARY                                                                           Cal St. Northridge       A       W   3-0   #Arizona                  N       W   2-1
BYU tied for second in the con-            1977 SUMMARY                                Illinois State           N       W   2-0   !Duke                     N       W   2-0
ference, finished third at                 BYU, ranked No. 5, won its own              Lamar                    N       W   2-0   !Florida International    N       W   2-0
Region VII, and placed eighth at           preview defeating 10th-ranked               UC-Davis                 N       W   2-0   !Pepperdine               N       L   1-2
the national tournament.                   Texas Arlington, 16-14, 15-10,              UC-Santa Barbara         N       L   0-2   !Illinois State           N       W   2-0
Following the national champi-             15-5. In November, Michaelis                San Diego State          N       L   0-2   !Nebraska                 N       W   2-0
onships, BYU players from                  won her 200th match, defeating              Wyoming                  A       W   3-0   !UCLA                     N       L   0-2
women’s volleyball and men’s               Utah at the Region VII                      #Northern Colorado       N       W   2-0   !SW Missouri State        N       W   2-1
football took a trip to Hawaii             Championship. For the fourth                #New Mexico State        N       W   2-0   !Houston                  N       L   0-2
and Japan for additional compe-            consecutive year, the Cougars               #Arizona                 N       W   3-1        Record: 31-4-1, 12-0
tition. The volleyball team com-           won the conference title.                   #Utah                    A       W   2-0        Elaine Michaelis: 172-23-2
peted against Nippon                       Michaelis was named IAC                     #Utah State              N       L   1-3
University, the Japanese nation-           Coach of the Year. BYU placed               !Pepperdine              H       W   2-0   1975 SUMMARY
al team, and against several               second to Utah State at the                 !Northern Kentucky       H       W   2-0   BYU defended its IAC title with
club teams which had players               Region VII championship and                 !Maryland                H       W   2-0   a 13-0 record, repeated as
from the 1964 Olympic gold                 returned home prepared to host              !Portland State          H       W   2-0   regional champions and was
medal team.                                the AIAW national tournament                !Texas A&M               H       W   2-0   one of 24 teams to advance to
                                           for the second time. During                 !Long Beach State        H       W   3-1   nationals. BYU reached the
1978 RESULTS                               pool play BYU defeated No. 4                !Southern California     H       L   0-3   championship bracket and
Texas-Arlington          H       W   2-0   Pepperdine before finishing                 !UCLA                    H       L   0-3   placed fifth at nationals.
Southern Illinois        H       W   2-0   fourth in the AIAW champi-                      Record: 34-5, 12-0
New Mexico State         H       W   2-0   onship. Karen Curtis and                        Elaine Michaelis: 206-28-2             1975 RESULTS
Wyoming                  H       W   2-0   Annette Cottle became BYU’s                                                            Colorado State                    W   2-0
BYU JV                   H       W   2-0   first All-Americans, being                  1976 SUMMARY                               Wyoming                           W   2-0
Long Beach State         H       L   0-3   named to Volleyball Magazine’s              BYU claimed its third IAC Title            Northern Colorado                 W   2-0
California               H       W   2-0   All-America Second Team.                    and second perfect 13-0 confer-            Colorado                          W   2-1
Texas A&M                H       W   2-1                                               ence record. For the first time,           Utah                              W   2-0
New Mexico State         A       L   2-3   1977 REVIEW                                 IAC selected a volleyball all-             UC-Santa Barbara          N       T   1-1
UTEP                     A       W   3-0   Texas                     H       W   2-0   conference team. Four BYU                  Biola College             N       W   2-0
Weber State              A       W   3-0   Northern Colorado         H       W   2-0   players were honored the inau-             UC-Riverside              N       W   2-0
Northern Arizona         H       W   3-0   BYU JV                    H       W   2-0   gural year — Karen Curtis,                 Cal St. Northridge        N       W   2-0
Arizona State            H       W   3-2   New Mexico State          H       W   3-0   Annette Cottle, Sheila                     Whittier College          N       W   2-0
Utah State               H       L   0-3                                               Hellzinger, and Joni Rogers.               San Jose State            N       L   1-2
New Mexico               A       W   3-0                                               BYU won the Region VII cham-               Weber State                       W   2-0
Arizona                  A       L   1-3                                               pionship, and won five matches             Utah State                        W   2-0
Utah                     H       W   3-2                                               in the national tournament on              BYU-Hawaii                H       W   2-0
Utah State               A       L   0-3                                               its way to a sixth-place finish.           Arizona State                     W   2-0
Weber State              H       W   3-0                                                                                          Arizona                           W   2-0
Utah                     A       W   3-1                                               1976 RESULTS                               Northern Arizona                  W   2-0
Portland State           N       W   2-0                                               Utah State               H       W   2-0   New Mexico                        W   2-0
UCLA                     A       L   2-0                                               Weber State              N       W   2-0   New Mexico State                  W   2-0
Illinois State           N       W   2-0                                               Utah                     A       W   2-0   UTEP                              W   2-0
California               N       W   2-0                                               New Mexico               H       W   2-0   #Northern Colorado        A       W   2-0
San Diego State          N       W   2-1                                               UTEP                     H       W   2-0   #Arizona State            N       W   2-0
Hawai’i                  N       L   0-2                                               New Mexico State         H       W   2-0   #Northern Arizona         N       W   2-0
UCLA                     A       L   0-2                                               Arizona State            A       W   2-0   #Arizona                  N       W   2-0
Cal St. Northridge       A       W   2-0                                               Arizona                  N       W   2-0   #New Mexico State         N       W   2-1
Northern Colorado        H       W   3-0                                               Northern Arizona         A       W   2-0   !Oregon                   N       W   2-0
Wyoming                  H       W   3-0                                               Colorado State           N       W   2-0   !Houston                          L
Colorado State           H       W   3-0                                               Northern Colorado        N       W   2-0   !Princeton                A       W
#New Mexico State        N       W   3-1                                               Wyoming                  N       W   2-0   !North Carolina           N       W   2-0


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!SW Missouri State       N       W   2-0                                                                                          DGWS national championship
!Long Beach State        N       L   0-2                                                                                          in Kansas. BYU finished ninth
!Lamar                   N       W   2-1                                                                                          among the 28 teams.
!Illinois-Chicago        N       W   2-0
    Record: 29-3-1, 13-0                                                                                                          1970-71 RESULTS
    Elaine Michaelis: 141-19-1                                                                                                    Utah                            W   2-0
                                                                                                                                  Weber State                     W   2-0
1974 SUMMARY                                                                                                                      Utah State                      W   2-0
The Cougars played a single                                                                                                       Utah                            W   2-0
round-robin conference sched-                                                                                                     Utah                            W   2-0
ule against every school for the                                                                                                  Southern Utah                   W   2-0
first time. Michaelis recorded                                                                                                    Weber State                     W   2-0
her 100th win in a match                                     1973 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM                                         Utah State                      W   2-1
against Wyoming. BYU won the                                                                                                      Northern Colorado           N   W   2-0
inaugural IAC large school title                                                                                                  Arizona                     N   W   2-0
and Region VII before placing              Utah                           W   2-0   District match                      W         Temple Buell                N   W   1-0
seventh at nationals.                      Arizona                   N    W   2-0   District match                      W         Southern Colorado           N   W   1-0
                                           Colorado                  N    W   2-0   Wyoming                         N   W   2-0   New Mexico                  N   W   1-0
1974 RESULTS                               Ricks                     N    W   2-0   New Mexico                      N   W   2-0   Fort Lewis                  N   W   1-0
Ricks                            W   2-0   Utah State                N    W   2-0   Ricks                           N   W   2-0   Utah                        N   W   2-0
Utah State                       W   2-0   Arizona State             N    L   0-2   Arizona State                   N   W   2-0   Weber State                 N   W   2-0
Weber State                      W   2-0   !Texas Women’s            N    L   0-2   Utah State                      A   W   2-1   Arizona                     N   W   2-0
Weber State                      W   2-0   !Kansas                   N    W   2-0   Long Beach State                    L         Arizona                     N   W   2-0
Utah                             W   2-0   !West Georgia             N    W   2-0   !SW Texas State                 H   W   2-1   !SW Texas State             N   L   1-2
New Mexico State                 W   2-0   !Wooster                  A    W   2-0   !Fresno State                   H   W   2-0   !Mt. St. Joseph             N   L   1-2
Northern Arizona                 W   2-0   !SUNY-Brockport           N    W   2-0   !Kansas                         H   W   2-0   !Central Missouri           N   W   2-1
Arizona State                    W   2-0   !Texas Women’s            N    L   1-2   !West Georgia                   H   W   2-0   !Illinois                   N   W   2-0
Arizona                          L   0-2   !Sam Houston              N    W   2-1   !SUNY-Oneonta                   H   W   2-0   !Miami-Dade                 N   W   2-1
New Mexico                       W   2-0   !Houston                  N    W   2-1   !UC-Santa Barbara               H   W   2-0   !Montana                    N   W   2-0
Wyoming                          W   2-0        Record: 18-3                        !UCLA                           H   W   2-1       Record: 22-2
Colorado State                   W   2-0        Elaine Michaelis: 90-12             !Long Beach State               H   L   0-2       Elaine Michaelis: 41-5
Northern Colorado                W   2-0                                                Record: 20-2
Colorado                         W   2-0   1972-73 SUMMARY                              Elaine Michaelis: 72-9                    1969-70 SUMMARY
#Fort Lewis              H       W   2-0   BYU recaptured the Region VII                                                          BYU was undefeated in the
#Arizona                 H       W   2-0   title and hosted 24 teams at the         1971-72 SUMMARY                               Wasatch District (13-0) and cap-
#Utah State              H       W   2-0   national championship in                 BYU’s team struggled at the                   tured the ICCWPE intermoun-
#New Mexico              H       W   2-0   February. BYU was undefeated             1972 Region VII tournament                    tain title (3-0). With a perfect 17-
#Arizona State           H       W   2-0   in pool play and advanced to             and did not apply for the                     0 record, BYU was one of 16
!UC-Santa Barbara        N       W   2-1   the final eight championship             national championships. After                 teams chosen to participate in
!Eastern Kentucky        N       W   2-0   bracket, seeded second. With a           the season, BYU went on its first             the First DGWS National
!Lamar                   N       L   0-2   2-0 win over UCSB and a 2-1              competitive trip to Hawaii.                   Intercollegiate Volleyball
!Minnesota               N       W   2-0   win over UCLA, BYU faced                                                               Tournament to be played at
!Eastern Oregon          N       W   2-0   Long Beach State for the nation-         1971-72 RESULTS                               Long Beach State. BYU’s team
!UCLA                    N       L   0-2   al championship. The opposing            District: 8-0, 1st Place                      was the first women’s team to
!Texas Women’s           N       L   1-2   coach was Dixie Grimmett, an             Intermountain: 3-2, 7th Place                 represent the university at a
    Record: 22-4, 11-1                     Orem, Utah native who played                 Record: 11-2                              national championship. BYU
    Elaine Michaelis: 112-16               volleyball at BYU with                       Elaine Michaelis: 52-7                    advanced in the winner’s brack-
                                           Michaelis in the late 1950s. BYU                                                       et and finished seventh, playing
1973-74 SUMMARY                            lost 15-10 and 15-8 and finished         1970-71 SUMMARY                               five matches in two days.
BYU finished 8-0 in ICCWPE                 second in the nation— its high-          BYU logged an undefeated 18-0
play and 4-1 in Spring Region              est-ever finish. Team members            season and attended the second                1969-70 RESULTS
VII championship to finish sec-            were Malia Ane, Myrna                                                                  District Record: 14-0
ond. Entering the AIAW                     Boughton, Monica Butler, Jean                                                          Intermountain Record: 3-0
Tournament with a 12-1 record,             Crickmore, Denise Loo,                                                                 !UC-Davis                       W   2-0
BYU placed fifth going 6-2 at              Laenette Loo, Virginia Monson,                                                         !Southern California            W   2-3
the national championship held             Susanna Owen, Brenda                                                                   !Santa Anna                     L   0-2
in December.                               Peterson, Janet Rockwood,                                                              !UC-Santa Barbara               L   1-2
                                           Adele Satelle, Launa                                                                   !Southern California            L   1-2
1973-74 RESULTS                            Thompson, and Jean Widdison.                                                               Record: 19-3
Ricks                            W   2-0                                                                                              Elaine Michaelis: 19-3
Utah State                       W   2-0   1972-73 RESULTS
Ricks                            W   2-0   Ricks                          W   2-0                                                 # Region VII Tournament
Utah                             W   2-0   Utah                           W   2-0                                                 ! AIAW Tournament
Weber State                      W   2-0   Weber State                    W   2-0
Utah State                       W   2-1   Utah State                     W   2-0
Weber State                      W   2-0   District match                 W          ELAINE MICHAELIS
                                           District match                 W          1973

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                                                                                 coaching history


          WINNING

tradition
BYU’s winning tradition has developed under the guidance of one of the nation’s top
coaches, Elaine Michaelis, who has coached the Cougars for 38 years.

     Women’s volleyball was one of four women’s sports at BYU to compete
against other four-year Utah schools beginning in 1949. JoAnne Calderwood             BYU Head Coaches
coached the volleyball squad and other women’s teams until leaving BYU in 1961.
                                                                                      JoAnne Calderwood . . . . .1949-61
The women’s programs were taken over by one of her former players, Elaine
                                                                                      Elaine Michaelis . . . .1962-Present
Michaelis, who has developed a winning tradition for 38 years and counting.                     *no records were kept before 1969
     Second all-time in Division I victories, Michaelis has guided her teams to an
813-204-5 mark over the past 30 years since records were first kept at BYU begin-     The Michaelis Era
ning in 1969. She enters her first season in the new Mountain West Conference         Year          Record        Conference
with a 321-30 conference record in four previous leagues and the distinction of       1998          31-4             13-1 WAC
winning the inaugural championship of each league. Last year, Michaelis coached       1997          29-6             13-1 WAC
                                                                                      1996          27-7             15-1 WAC
in her 1000th match (since records were kept) and reached the milestone of 800        1995          21-9             11-3 WAC
victories while coaching the Cougars to their third straight NCAA Regional Final.     1994          25-4             13-1 WAC
     Michaelis' national tournament record to 69-41.In all Michaelis has led her      1993          29-3             14-0 WAC
                                                                                      1992          29-4             14-0 WAC
teams to 10 top-five and 18 top-10 national placements. Her best finishes were sec-   1991          26-5             10-2 WAC
ond place in 1973, fourth place in 1978, and an NCAA semifinal appearance in          1990          26-8              9-1 WAC
                                                                                      1989          24-11          10-2 HCAC
1993. She has taken her teams to the NCAA tournament 17 times — placing 17th
                                                                                      1988          26-11            9-3 HCAC
five times, 9th four times, 5th seven times, and 3rd once.                            1987          34-5           11-1 HCAC
     During Michaelis's tenure as head coach, her peers have honored her as           1986          40-3           12-0 HCAC
                                                                                      1985          34-10           10-2HCAC
Conference Coach of the Year eight times, and she was named the Tachikara             1984          33-14            9-3 HCAC
Northwest Region Division I Coach of the year in 1987, and NCAA District 7            1983          29-7             9-1 HCAC
Coach of the Year in 1996. For her years of dedication, Michaelis received the        1982          33-9           10-0 HCAC
                                                                                      1981          32-10              10-0 IAC
Volleyball Festival Distinguished Service to U.S. Volleyball Award in 1993. She       1980          29-13               8-2 IAC
also accepted the AVCA Founders Award at the Coach of the Year luncheon in            1979          21-17-3             8-2 IAC
1996, which honors individuals who have been involved in the advancements of          1978          29-16               9-3 IAC
                                                                                      1977          34-5               12-0 IAC
volleyball for at least fifteen years.                                                1976          31-4-1             12-0 IAC
                                                                                      1975          29-3-1             13-0 IAC
                                                                                      1974          22-4               11-1 IAC
       ALL-TIME DIVISION I COACHES BY WINS                                            1973-74       18-3         8-0 ICCWPE
                                                                                      1972-73       20-2         8-0 ICCWPE
                                                                                      1971-72       11-2         8-0 ICCWPE
  Rank    Coach                     School            Win        Loss      Yrs        1970-71       22-2         8-0 ICCWPE
  1       Andy Banachowski          UCLA              845        130       32         1969-70       19-3         14-0ICCWPE
  2       Elaine Michaelis          BYU               813        204       37         Totals      813-204-5              321-30
                                                                                                    (.795)                (.915)
  3       Mick Haley                USC               773        188       22
  4       Linda Dollar              SW Mo. St.        755        266       24         ICCWPE — Intermountain Conference of
  5       Marilyn Nolen             St. Louis U.      730        284       27                   College Women Physical
  6       Cathy Cain                Towson St.        728        233       26                   Education
                                                                                      IAC—Intermountain Athletic Conference
  7       Russ Rose                 Penn State        717        125       20                   (began 1974-75)
  8       Terry Pettit              Nebraska          716        142       24         HCAC—High Country Athletic
  9       Dave Shoji                Hawai`i           681        135       24                   Conference (began 1982-83)
  10      Barbara Viera             Delaware          675        417       26         WAC — Western Athletic Conference
                                                                                                (began 1990-91)
                                                      Italics – Retired Coach


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         final avca polls


1998                     16.   Louisville         5.    UCSB               1990                     3.    Stanford           7.    Nebraska
1.    Long Beach State   17.   UCSB               6.    Stanford           1.    UCLA               4.    BYU                8.    San Diego State
2.    Penn State         18.   Washington         7.    Penn State         2.    Nebraska           5.    UCLA               9.    Texas
3.    Nebraska           19.   Texas A&M          8.    Nebraska           3.    Stanford           6.    Colorado State     10.   Colorado State
4.    Florida            20.   George Mason       9.    Colorado           4.    Hawai'i            7.    Texas              11.   San Jose State
5.    Hawaii             21.   Maryland           10.   Arizona State      5.    Pacific            8.    Illinois           12.   Illinois State
6.    BYU                22.   South Florida      11.   Pacific            6.    Penn State         9.    Kentucky           13.   Arizona
7.    Wisconsin          23.   Arizona            12.   Kentucky           7.    Texas              10.   Nebraska           14.   Penn State
8.    Texas              24.   Kansas State       13.   Southern Cal       8.    UCSB               11.   San Jose State     15.   BYU
9.    Stanford           25.   Notre Dame         14.   Florida            9.    Long Beach State   12.   Western Michigan   16.   Northwestern
10.   Pacific                                     15.   Ohio State         10.   San Jose State     13.   UCSB               17.   Pepperdine
11.   Southern Cal       1995                     16.   Arizona            11.   Pepperdine         14.   Cal Poly SLO       18.   Oregon
12.   UCSB               1.    Nebraska           17.   Notre Dame         12.   BYU                15.   Southern Cal       19.   Western Michigan
13.   Arkansas           2.    Texas              18.   Hawai'i            13.   Wisconsin          16.   Texas-Arlington    20.   Purdue
14.   Illinois           3.    Stanford           19.   Georgia            14.   New Mexico         17.   Oregon
15.   Pepperdine         4.    Michigan State     20.   Duke               15.   Ohio State         18.   Pepperdine         1983
16.   UCLA               5.    Hawai'i            21.   Washington State   16.   Texas Tech         19.   California         1.    Hawai'i
17.   Colorado           6.    Florida            22.   Santa Clara        17.   LSU                20.   Long Beach State   2.    Pacific
18.   Texas A&M          7.    UCLA               23.   Illinois           18.   Pittsburgh                                  3.    UCLA
19.   San Diego          8.    Penn State         24.   Loyola Marymount   19.   San Diego State    1986                     4.    Stanford
20.   Arizona            9.    Ohio State         25.   Florida State      20.   Purdue             1.    BYU                5.    Kentucky
21.   Louisville         10.   Oral Roberts                                                         2.    Pacific            6.    San Diego State
22.   Michigan State     11.   Arizona State      1992                     1989                     3.    Hawai'i            7.    Texas
23.   Kansas State       12.   Southern Cal       1.    UCLA               1.    UCLA               4.    San Jose State     8.    BYU
24.   Ohio State         13.   San Diego State    2.    Stanford           2.    Hawai'i            5.    San Diego State    9.    Western Michigan
25.   Indiana            14.   Notre Dame         3.    Long Beach State   3.    Pacific            6.    Nebraska           10.   Arizona
                         15.   Texas A&M          4.    Pacific            4.    Long Beach State   7.    UCLA               11.   Southern Cal
1997                     16.   Illinois           5.    Florida            5.    Nebraska           8.    Texas              12.   UCSB
1.    Stanford           17.   Washington State   6.    Illinois           6.    Texas              9.    Illinois           13.   Cal Poly SLO
2.    Penn State         18.   UCSB               7.    Nebraska           7.    Illinois           10.   UCSB               14.   Tennessee
3.    Long Beach State   19.   Pacific            8.    BYU                8.    Stanford           11.   Stanford           15.   Purdue
4.    Florida            20.   Long Beach State   9.    Penn State         9.    Texas-Arlington    12.   Cal Poly SLO       16.   Nebraska
5.    Wisconsin          21.   Loyola Marymount   10.   Texas              10.   Washington         13.   Arizona State      17.   California
6.    UCSB               22.   Georgia Tech       11.   Southern Cal       11.   Penn State         14.   Penn State         18.   Arizona State
7.    BYU                23.   BYU                12.   LSU                12.   UCSB               15.   Oregon             19.   Oregon State
8.    Nebraska           24.   Northern Iowa      13.   UCSB               13.   Arizona            16.   LSU                20.   Colorado State
9.    USC                25.   Texas Tech         14.   Arizona State      14.   Southern Cal       17.   Western Michigan
10.   Texas                                       15.   Colorado           15.   Ohio State         18.   Georgia            1982
11.   Washington         1994                     16.   Kentucky           16.   Oregon             19.   Pepperdine         1.    Hawai'i
12.   Washington State   1.    Nebraska           17.   Texas Tech         17.   LSU                20.   Colorado State     2.    San Diego State
13.   Texas A&M          2.    Stanford           18.   New Mexico         18.   Wyoming                                     3.    Southern Cal
14.   Colorado           3.    UCLA               19.   Georgia            19.   Cal Poly SLO       1985                     4.    Stanford
15.   Ohio State         4.    Ohio State         20.   Washington State   20.   California         1.    Stanford           5.    Pacific
16.   Pacific            5.    Penn State         21.   Ohio State                                  2.    Pacific            6.    Cal Poly SLO
17.   Loyola Marymount   6.    Hawai'i            22.   Notre Dame         1988                     t3.   Cal Poly SLO       7.    UCLA
18.   Notre Dame         7.    Long Beach State   23.   Fresno State       1. UCLA                  t3.   Southern Cal       8.    Purdue
19.   Colorado State     8.    BYU                24.   Houston            2. Stanford              5.    UCLA               9.    Arizona State
20.   San Diego          9.    UCSB               25.   CS Northridge      3. Hawai'i               6.    Nebraska           10.   California
21.   Arkansas           10.   Southern Cal                                4. Illinois              7.    San Jose State     11.   Arizona
22.   Arizona            11.   Pacific            1991                     5. Nebraska              8.    Hawai'i            12.   San Jose State
23.   Maryland           12.   Notre Dame         1.    Stanford           6. Texas                 9.    Texas              13.   BYU
24.   Pepperdine         13.   Colorado           2.    Long Beach State   7. Texas-Arlington       10.   Purdue             14.   Tennessee
25.   Hawaii             14.   Florida            3.    Hawai'i            8. Long Beach State      11.   Illinois           15.   Nebraska
                         15.   Arizona State      4.    Pacific            9. Washington            12.   UCSB               16.   Texas
1996                     16.   Arizona            5.    LSU                10. Pacific              13.   Arizona State      17.   UCSB
1.    Stanford           17.   Houston            6.    UCLA               11. Kentucky             14.   BYU                18.   Northwestern
2.    Hawai'i            18.   Georgia            7.    Nebraska           12. BYU                  15.   Colorado State     19.   Pepperdine
3.    Nebraska           19.   Idaho              8.    New Mexico         13. Oklahoma             16.   Western Michigan   20.   Texas A&M
4.    Florida            20.   New Mexico         9.    BYU                14. Arizona State        17.   Arizona
5.    Penn State         21.   Duke               10.   Florida            15. San Diego State      18.   Texas A&M
6.    Michigan State     22.   Washington         11.   Texas              16. Arizona              19.   San Diego State
7.    Washington State   23.   Montana            12.   Ohio State         17. Southern Cal         20.   Penn State
8.    BYU                24.   Texas              13.   UCSB               18. San Jose State
9.    Loyola Marymount   25.   Washington State   14.   Southern Cal       19. New Mexico           1984
10.   Long Beach State                            15.   Pepperdine         t20. Penn State          1.    UCLA
11.   Texas              1993                     16.   Penn State         t20. Cal Poly SLO        2.    Stanford
12.   Pacific            1.    UCLA               17.   Texas Tech                                  3.    Pacific
13.   Ohio State         2.    Texas              18.   Georgia            1987                     4.    Cal Poly SLO
14.   USC                3.    Long Beach State   19.   Washington State   1. Pacific               5.    Southern Cal
15.   Wisconsin          4.    BYU                20.   Fresno State       2. Hawai'i               6.    Hawai'i

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                                                                                               ncaa history


          P O S T- S E A S O N

success
Having earned a berth in 17 of the 18 NCAA Tournaments, BYU boasts one of the
nation’s strongest post-season tournament traditions.

BYU’s All-Time NCAA Tournament Appearances
17 years (1981-82-83-84-85-86-87-88-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98)
                                                                                                 All-Time NCAA Lists
1981   First Round (Bye)                                                                         Most Appearances
       Southwest Regional (Provo) lost to UCSB              15-11, 13-15, 4-15, 15-9. 15-8         1st T – (18)UCSB, Pacific, PennState,
1982   First Round (Provo) defeated Western Michigan        15-10, 15-7, 15-7                                    Standord
                                                                                                   5th T – (17) BYU, Hawaii, Texas
       West Reg. Semi (Los Angeles) lost to UCLA            15-5, 15-4, 18-16                                    Nebraska, UCLA
1983   First Round (Provo) defeated Arizona State           15-8, 15-8, 15-12
       West Reg. Semi (San Diego) lost to Stanford          16-14, 4-15, 15-12, 15-4             Most NCAA Victories
1984   First Round (Provo) lost to San Diego State          15-13, 15-9, 15-11                     1. Stanford (51-15)
                                                                                                   2. UCLA (45-15)
1985   First Round (Provo) defeated Providence              15-3, 15-4, 15-5
                                                                                                   3. Nebraska (39-16)
       West Reg. Semi (Palo Alto) defeated Arizona          12-15, 15-10, 15-6, 8-15, 16-14        4. Hawaii (38-14)
       West Reg. Final (Palo Alto) lost to Stanford         15-7, 10-15, 15-9, 15-12               5. Texas (37-16)
1986   First Round (Provo) defeated Washington              15-4, 15-8, 15-10                      6. Pacific (36-18)
       West Reg. Semi (Provo) defeated Arizona State        15-10, 15-3, 15-17, 15-12              7. Penn State (27-18)
                                                                                                   8. USC (25-15)
       West Regional Final (Provo) lost to Stanford         15-12, 15-13, 15-12                    9. BYU (22-17)
1987   First Round (Provo) defeated Pepperdine              15-11, 15-12, 15-6                     10. UCSB (12-18)
       West Reg. Semi (Palo Alto) defeated UCLA             17-15, 15-4, 11-15, 15-12
       West Regional Final (Palo Alto) lost to Stanford     15-9, 15-6, 11-15, 15-4              BYU Record by Round
1988   First Round (Provo) defeated Arizona                 11-15, 15-9, 15-7, 15-5
                                                                                                 First Round
       West Reg. Semi (Los Angeles) lost to UCLA            15-7, 15-7, 15-13                      14-3 (including five byes)
1990   First Round (Provo) lost to San Diego State          15-10, 15-8, 12-15, 15-13
1991   First Round (Provo) lost to USC                      15-7, 15-6, 1-15, 15-9               Second Round
1992   First Round (Provo) defeated Santa Clara             15-4, 15-3, 16-14                      4-2
       West Reg. Semi (Los Angeles)defeated USC             15-5, 15-5, 13-15, 15-11             Regional Semifinals
       West Regional Final (Los Angeles) lost to UCLA       15-5, 15-8, 15-9                       8-3
1993   First Round (Bye)
       Second Round (Provo) defeated Washington State       15-6, 15-11, 15-4                    Regional Finals
                                                                                                   1-7
       West Reg. Semi (Los Angeles) defeated Arizona        15-8, 11-15, 15-9, 15-8
       West Regional Final (Los Angeles) defeated UCLA      16-14, 17-15, 15-11                  Championship Semifinals
       Semifinal (Madison) lost to Penn State               15-13, 6-15, 16-14, 15-12              0-1
1994   First Round (Bye)
       Second Round (Provo) lost to Arizona                 10-15, 15-5, 15-4, 15-10             Championship Match
                                                                                                   0-0
1995   First Round (Provo) defeated Houston                 15-5, 15-10, 15-8
       Second Round (East Lansing) lost to Michigan State   15-7, 15-9, 15-7                     Overall NCAA Record
1996   First Round (Bye)                                                                           22-17
       Second Round (Provo) defeated Washington             15-7, 8-15, 15-8, 15-7
       Mountain Reg. Semi (Honolulu) defeated Pacific       15-7, 8-15, 15-4, 13-15, 15-13
                                                                                                 BYU’s Top
       Mountain Reg. Final (Honolulu) lost to Hawaii        15-10, 15-6, 15-6                    National Finishes
1997   First Round (Bye)
       Second Round (Provo) defeated Minnesota              15-8, 15-9, 15-11                    Best NCAA Finish
       East Reg. Semi (Univ. Park) defeated Texas A&M       15-12, 7-15, 17-15, 13-15, 16-14       1993 — Final Four
                                                                                                           Tie for third
       East Reg. Final (Univ. Park) lost to Penn State      15-0, 15-12, 15-10
1998   First Round (Provo) defeated Coastal Carolina        15-1, 15-7, 15-3                     Best AIAW Finish
       Second Round (Provo) defeated Kansas State           15-6, 15-10, 17-15                     1972 — Championship Match,
       Central Reg. Semi (Univ. Park) defeated Pacific      15-7, 15-5, 12-15, 16-14                       Second Place
       Central Reg. Final (Univ. Park) lost to Penn State   16-18, 2-15, 10-15

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     where are they now


                                        FORMER

cougars
Former players continue to support BYU volleyball while pursuing various interests in
life. Here’s a glimpse at a few former Cougars and where they are now.

Marinda Gorbahn Ashman is head volleyball coach for Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Shannan Egbert Skidmore is a technical writer and consultant in Northern California.
Megan Kennedy is an assistant volleyball coach at UVSC in Provo, Utah.
Charlene Johnson Tagaloa plays on the US National Team.
Amy Steele Gant just left the US National Team to pursue a professional career in Italy.
Heather Whittaker Barlow works in athletic marketing at BYU promoting women’s athletics.
Rachel Greene is a teacher and coach at Bingham High School in Utah.
Carol Rawson is coaching high school and club volleyball in Salt Lake City.
Helen Hjorth is serving an LDS Church mission in Birmingham, England.
Tea Niemenen is coaching high school boys’ volleyball in Northern California.
Gale Oborn Johnson is a teacher and coach at American Fork High School.
Dylann Duncan designs knee braces for a company in San Diego.
Kathy White Mendenhall is coaching volleyball at Brighton High School in Utah.
Wendy Midgley is assistant volleyball coach for Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ann Marie Lindquist is attending physical therapy school in Chicago.
Laura Miller is a dental assistant in Provo, Utah.
Lori Mertes Albright is teaching high school Spanish in Southern California.
Jan Giles Johnston is a physical therapist in St. George, Utah.
Sheila Hilzendegger Greene is a counselor at Canyon View Junior High in Orem.
Annette Cottle is a recreation director/official in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Lori Richards is teaching at UVSC and retired from coaching last year.
Debbie Freestone is a high school athletic director
Tina Gunn Robison is a volunteer coach in Clearfield, Utah.
Terri Willison is a volunteer coach in Sacramento.
Lisa Motes Connolly lives in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Joni Rogers Powell officiates division I volleyball and lives in Mesa, Arizona.
Kari Pew White is becoming a dental hygienist in Mesa, Arizona
Kelli Jones Schroeder is a fitness instructor in Mesa, Arizona.
Becky Hannah Beall is running a flower shop in Redlands, California.
Jean Widdison is teaching and coaching at Salt Lake City Community.
Malia Ane is teaching at Punahou Elementary School and coaching boy’s high school
volleyball in Honolulu, Hawai’i.
Brenda Peterson is a technical writer for Xerox in southern California.
Diane Campbell is coaching club volleyball in San Diego.
Marrilee Kupfer is coaching club volleyball in Montana.
Michelle Natrass is a volunteer coach in San Francisco.
Diane Congdon is coaching and teaching junior high school in Salt Lake City.
Marianne Clark Hambly works as a dental assistant in Las Vegas.
Michelle Fellows Lewis recently relocated to St. Louis with her family while NFL husband
Chad plays footbball.
Angie Walker Tanner lives in Texas with husband finishing law school.
Korie Rogers is attending real estate school in Arizona.

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     1998 season review


                      A SEASON TO

remember
A 31-4 record and coach Elaine Michaelis’ 800th win were among the many
accomplishments achieved by the Cougars in 1998.

Finishing the 1998 season with a 31-4       time under Elaine Michaelis and the first   eventual national champion Long Beach
record, the BYU women’s volleyball          time since a 34-5 record in 1987. BYU       State (1-3), NCAA runner-up Penn State
team tied for fifth in the NCAA             was dominating, winning 26 of its 31        (0-3) and No. 5 Hawaii, who edged the
Tournament and placed sixth in the final    matches in three games and earning a        Cougars in two of their three matches,
poll to complete one if its most success-   third consecutive appearance in the         both times in five-game marathon con-
ful seasons.                                NCAA Regional Finals. The Cougars           tests.
     The Cougars achieved                                       four losses were to           One of the highlights of the season
more than 30 victories in a                                                             was ironically also one of BYU’s defeats.
single season for an eighth                                                             After defeating Hawaii 3-1 in Provo and
                                                                                         suffering a tough 2-3 loss in Hawaii in
                                                                                          front of nearly 9,000 Rainbow Wahine
                                                                                            fans, the Cougars matched up with
                                                                                             Hawaii for a third time, this time in
                                                                                                front of a television audience in
                                                                                               the WAC Tournament champi-
                                                                                                 onship match in Las Vegas. Three
                                                                                                  hours and 38 minutes later, BYU
                                                                                                   came out on the losing end of
                                                                                                 what many have said to be the
                                                                                        best volleyball match ever played. The
                                                                                        Cougars fell to the Rainbow Wahine 12-
                                                                                        15, 19-21, 15-13, 18-16, 22-24. During the
                                                                                        match, Anna-Lena Smith set a BYU sin-
                                                                                        gle match record with 89 assists and red-
                                                                                        shirt freshman Nina Puikkonen recorded
                                                                                        career highs with 25 kills, 19 digs and 14
                                                                                        blocks.
                                                                                              BYU was led all year by rightside
                                                                                        hitter Korie Rogers. The senior earned
                                                                                        second-team AVCA All-America honors
                                                                                        for the second straight year and was a
                                                                                        third-team selection by Volleyball
                                                                                               Magazine. Smith joined Rogers on
                                                                                                the AVCA All-America Second
                                                                                                 Team, her first such honor.
                                                                                               Puikkonen, a Volleyball Magazine
                                                                                            Freshman All-American, earned
                                                                                         District VII recognition along with
                                                                                        Rogers and Smith and led the nation in

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                                                                                             Rogers, Smith and WAC Freshman of the
                                                                                             Year Puikkonen were first-team All-
                                                                                             WAC selections while Carpenter and
                                                                                             Melissa Layton earned second-team hon-
   ANDREA PETRILLI                                                                           ors. Rogers and Smith were also named
   Two-time WAC Defensive                                                                    to the WAC All-Tournament Team.
   Specialist of the Year
                                                                                             Hosting the first and second rounds of
                                                                                             the NCAA Tournament, BYU defeated
                                                                                             Coastal Carolina and Kansas State to
                                                                                             advance to University Park, Pa., and the
                                                                                             East Regional hosted by No. 2-ranked
                                                                                             Penn State. After defeating Pacific 3-1 in
                                                                                             the regional semifinal, the Cougars fell to
                                                                                             the Nittany Lions for the second consec-
                                                                                             utive year on their home court, 16-18, 2-
                                                                                             15, 10-15. Rogers and Puikkonen earned
                                                                                             all-tournament recognition.
                                                                                                  As a team, BYU was second in the
                                                                                             nation in blocking (3.77 bpg), sixth in hit-
                                                                                             ting (.291) and 19th in assists (15.20 apg).
                                                                                             The Cougars were also 19th in home
                                                                                             attendance with 16 regular season
                                                                                             matches averaging 1,135 Cougar faithful
                                                                                             at the Smith Fieldhouse.
blocks — becoming the first player in          own BYU Mizuno Classic featuring
five years to average more than two            Texas Tech, Northern Illinois and
blocks per game at 2.17.                       Central Michigan. Rogers was again the
      The Cougars opened the year with         tournament MVP with Smith again mak-              “Hawai’i and Brigham Young
four wins on their way to the                  ing the all-tournament team, this time            University played perhaps the
UMass/Phoenix Invitational title. Rogers       joined by Puikkonen.                              greatest collegiate match of this or
earned tournament MVP honors while                  Coach Elaine Michaelis also                  any season in the championship of
Smith and junior college transfer Mari         achieved two milestones during the sea-           the WAC tournament. The setting
Carpenter made the All-Tournament              son, coaching in her 1,000th match (since         was the MGM Grand Garden
Team in the tournament played in               records were kept in 1969) at home in a           Arena and the two teams played a
Amherst, Mass. After a home win over           3-1 win over Idaho State Oct. 5 and earn-         five-game heart-stopper that lasted
Washington State, the Cougars faced            ing her 800th win in a 3-0 home victory           three hours and thirty-eight min-
top-ranked Long Beach State and reign-         Oct. 23 against UTEP. Later that same             utes. This match was longer than
ing and eventual player of the year Misty      night, BYU achieved its second win of             the uncut version of Ben Hur, the
May. BYU started strong, winning the           the day and perhaps its biggest triumph           longest on record in NCAA history.
first game after jumping out on the 49ers      of the season, defeating No. 7 ranked UC          Hawai’i won in five games, but not
by a 10-0 count. Even though the eventu-       Santa Barbara in three games, 15-10, 15-6,        before the momentum jumped
al NCAA champions came back to win             15-3, at the Smith Fieldhouse.                    around like a ball in a roulette
the final three games, 15-5, 15-8, 15-9, the        Playing in their final year as a WAC         wheel. The two teams broke 12
Cougars came out of the contest know-          member, the Cougars finished the con-             WAC tournament records and the
ing they could play with anyone in the         ference season with a 13-1 record, tying          175-point total established another
country.                                       Hawaii for first place in the pacific divi-       record.”
      A 16-match winning streak fol-           sion and setting up the eventual WAC                         — Jon Hastings, Publisher
lowed. During the streak, BYU won its          Tournament championship game.                                     Volleyball Magazine



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       1998 statistics


                                       1998 FINAL VOLLEYBALL STATISTICS

Player                     MP    GP         K      E ATT PCT            AST       SA SE        RE DG           BS BA TB BE               BHE
Layton, Melissa             35   111      301     97 578 .353              5       12 35         0   42         17 129 146  9               2
Carpenter, Mari             34   104      329     89 695 .345             37        1  2         0   54         12 56 68 12                 0
Puikkonen, Nina             34   107      340    108 681 .341             17        7 46         7 154          38 194 232 18               2
Rogers, Korie               35   113      378    138 747 .321             75       28 59        22 351           8 139 147  7               0
Smith, Anna-Lena            35   115      129     35 319 .295           1502       24 22         1 220           5 67 72 22                29
Hjorth, Helen               35   112      269    104 742 .222             29       23 23        18 319           7 64 71    6               1
Bower, Caroline             35   112       70     45 220 .114             23       28 39        14 259           1 11 12    3               3
Barrus, Alyssa              10    12        7      6  27 .037              0        0  0         0    3          1   8   9  1               2
Midgley, Wendy              32    95        1      3  12 -.167            22       10 18         4 103           0   0   0  1               3
Petrilli, Andrea            35   113        1      9  26 -.308            30       24 19        19 240           0   0   0  0               1
Team RE                                                                                          3
Brigham Young               35 115       1874    661 4168      .291     1748     164 270        90 1776         93 680 433         84       43
Opponents                   35 115       1408    904 4310      .117     1317      90 247       164 1359         69 310 224         63       57

Overall Record: 31-4     Home: 17-1     Away: 8-2      Neutral: 6-1



                       1998 VOLLEYBALL STATISTICS – WAC MATCHES ONLY

Player                     MP GP            K      E ATT PCT            AST       SA SE         RE     DG      BS    BA     TB BE        BHE
Layton, Melissa             14 45         119     26 207 .449              0        3  9          0     13       7    42     49  2          1
Carpenter, Mari             13 42         131     32 260 .381              5        0  0          0     23       5    20     25  5          0
Puikkonen, Nina             13 40         122     41 251 .323              7        4 22          3     50      12    76     88  8          0
Rogers, Korie               14 44         148     58 295 .305             23       10 25         11    133       3    57     60  4          0
Smith, Anna-Lena            14 45          46     11 115 .304            569        7  9          0     82       2    23     25 10         11
Hjorth, Helen               14 45          93     34 267 .221              9       10  9          9    119       2    20     22  2          1
Bower, Caroline             14 45          28     15  77 .169              6       10 12          5    101       1     4      5  1          0
Barrus, Alyssa               4  6           3      2   9 .111              0        0  0          0      1       1     6      7  1          0
Midgley, Wendy              14 43           0      0   4 .000              4        6  4          2     37       0     0      0  0          0
Petrilli, Andrea            14 43           0      2   7 -.286            16       12  9          9     99       0     0      0  0          0
Team RE                                                                                           1
Brigham Young               14    45      704    226 1521      .314      642       65 101        40    671      37 251 162.5       36       13
Opponents                   14    45      521    368 1628      .094      485       40 92         65    504      25 98 74           26       28

Overall Record: 13-1     Home: 7- 0     Away: 6- 1     Neutral: 0- 0




                                            1998 BYU Statistical Leaders
 Kills                       Hitting                     Assists                      Digs                         Blocks
   K. Rogers . . . . . .378    M. Layton . . . . ..353     A. Smith . . . . .1,502      K. Rogers . . . . . .351     N. Puikkonen . . .232
   N. Puikkonen . . .340       M Carpenter . . ..345       K. Rogers . . . . . . .75    H. Hjorth . . . . . .319     K. Rogers . . . . . .147
   M. Carpenter . . .329       N. Puikkonen . ..341                                     C. Bower . . . . . . .259    M. Layton . . . . . .146
   M. Layton . . . . . .301    K. Rogers . . . . . ..321 Service Aces                   A. Petrilli . . . . . .240   A. Smith . . . . . . . .72
   H. Hjorth . . . . . .269    A. Smith . . . . . ..295    C. Bower . . . . . . . .28   A. Smith . . . . . . .220    H. Hjorth . . . . . . .71
   A. Smith . . . . . . .129   H. Hjorth . . . . . ..222   K. Rogers . . . . . . .28    N. Puikkonen . . .254        M. Carpenter . . . .68


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                       1998 FINAL RESULTS
                                                                                          Final Polls
Date    Opponent              Site     W/L Score Match Scores
09/04   Siena College         #N        W      3-0  15-1, 15-10, 15-1                     AVCA/USA Today
09/04   Delaware              #N        W      3-0  15-2, 15-8, 15-2                      Rk School            Rec.     Pts.
09/05   Rutgers               #N        W      3-0  15-1, 15-11, 15-9                      1. Long Beach St.   36-0    1500
                                                                                           2. Penn State       35-1    1440
09/05   UMass                 #A        W      3-1  15-7, 15-9, 13-15, 15-3
                                                                                           3. Nebraska         32-2    1380
09/10   Washington State      *H        W      3-0  15-12, 15-5, 15-0
                                                                                           4. Florida          35-3    1302
09/11   Long Beach State      *H         L     1-3  15-8, 5-15, 8-15, 9-15
                                                                                           5. Hawai`i          32-3    1200
09/18   Texas Tech            @H        W      3-0  15-6, 15-9, 15-7                       6. BYU              31-4    1179
09/19   Northern Illinois     @H        W      3-0  15-4, 15-12, 15-9                      7. Wisconsin        30-5    1167
09/19   Central Michigan      @H        W      3-0  15-1, 15-5, 15-11                      8. Texas            27-5    1059
09/22   Weber State            H        W      3-0  15-6, 15-8, 15-7                       9. Stanford         27-4    1026
09/26   Wyoming                H        W      3-0  15-4, 15-7, 15-6                      10. Pacific          26-6     939
10/02   Utah                    A       W      3-0  15-3, 15-10, 15-1                     11. USC              24-6     900
10/05   Idaho State            H        W      3-1  15-1, 15-10, 11-15, 15-2              12. UCSB             28-6     888
10/09   San Diego State        H        W      3-0  15-5, 15-7, 15-0                      13. Arkansas         29-6     792
10/10   Hawai`i                H        W      3-1  13-15, 15-4, 15-12, 15-8              14. Illinois         22-11    639
                                                                                          15. Pepperdine       19-11    507
10/12   Utah State              A       W      3-1  18-20, 15-6, 15-6, 15-1
                                                                                          16. UCLA             16-12    489
10/16   San Jose State          A       W      3-0  15-3, 15-10, 15-1
                                                                                          17. Colorado         22-8     471
10/17   Fresno State            A       W      3-0  15-11, 15-6, 15-12
                                                                                          18. Texas A&M        21-9     459
10/23   UTEP                   H        W      3-0  15-2, 15-0, 15-9                      19. San Diego        24-6     429
10/23   UC Santa Barbara       H        W      3-0  15-10, 15-6, 15-3                     20. Arizona          22-7     399
10/24   New Mexico             H        W      3-0  15-5, 15-7, 15-3                      21. Louisville       29-5     390
10/30   Utah                   H        W      3-0  15-6, 15-4, 15-9                      22. Michigan St.     23-8     336
11/05   Hawai`i                 A        L     2-3  15-13, 15-13, 2-15, 5-15, 14-16       23. Kansas St.       19-12    264
11/07   San Diego State         A       W      3-0  15-1, 15-9, 15-2                      24. Ohio State       17-14    108
11/13   Fresno State           H        W      3-0  15-2, 15-3, 15-6                      25. Indiana          16-14     36
11/14   San Jose State         H        W      3-0  15-13, 15-3, 15-7
11/20   New Mexico              A       W      3-0  15-6, 15-11, 15-7                     Volleyball Magazine
                                                                                          Rk School
11/21   UTEP                    A       W      3-0  15-7, 15-4, 15-4
                                                                                           1. Long Beach State
11/25   Wyoming               +N        W      3-0  15-13, 15-5, 15-3
                                                                                           2. Penn State
11/27   UNLV                  +N        W      3-0  15-12, 15-10, 15-6
                                                                                           3. Florida
11/28   Hawai`i               +N         L     2-3  12-15, 19-21, 15-13, 18-16, 22-24      4. Nebraska
12/04   Coastal Carolina      ^H        W      3-0  15-1, 15-7, 15-3                       5. Stanford
12/05   Kansas State          ^H        W      3-0  15-6, 15-10, 17-15                     6. Hawaii
12/11   Pacific               !! N      W      3-1  15-7, 15-5, 12-15, 16-14               7. BYU
12/12   Penn State            !! A       L     0-3  16-18, 2-15, 10-15                     8. UC Santa Barbara
               Elaine Michaelis Career Record: 813-204-5 (.795)                            9. Pacific
                          1998 Overall Record: 31-4                                       10. Wisconsin
            1997 WAC Record: 13-1 (Tied for 1st Pacific Division)                         11. Southern Cal
                      WAC Tournament Record: 2-1 (2nd)                                    12. Texas
                                                                                          13. Arkansas
                 NCAA Record: 3-1 (Regional Finalist, tie 5th)
                                                                                          14. Colorado
                             #-Phoenix Invitational
                                                                                          15. Texas A&M
                                 *-BYU Invitational
                                                                                          16. San Diego
                             @-BYU/Mizuno Classic                                         17. UCLA
                             +-WAC Championship                                           18. Michigan State
                             ^-NCAA Subregionals                                          19. Pepperdine
                          !!-NCAA Central Regionals                                       20. Northern Iowa




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Match #1 — Sept. 4                            Match #4 -- September 5                       Match #7 -- September 18
Curry Hicks Cage                              Curry Hicks Cage                              Smith Fieldhouse
Amherst, Mass. (125)                          Amherst, Mass. (257)                          Provo, Utah (1,035)
UMass/Phoenix Invitational                    UMass/Phoenix Invitational                    Mizuno Classic

BYU                15        15       15      BYU   15          15         13      15       Texas Tech        6        9         7
Siena College      1         10       1       UMass 7            9         15       3       BYU               15       15        15

AMHERST, Mass. -- BYU’s eighth-               AMHERST, Mass. -- BYU defeated host           PROVO -- Paced by All-WAC setter
ranked women’s volleyball team opened         UMass 15 7, 15-9, 13-15, 15-3 to finish the   Anna-Lena Smith, BYU’s No. 6-ranked
the season with an impressive 15-1, 15-       tournament undefeated. Mari Carpenter         women’s volleyball team opened the
10, 15-1 victory over Siena College in the    was named to the all tournament team          BYU Mizuno Classic with a three-game
UMass/Phoenix Invitational. The               after leading the Cougars with 19 kills.      win over Texas Tech. Smith tossed up 43
Cougars were led by All-American Korie        Tournament MVP Korie Rogers ended             assists during the match and Korie
Rogers who finished with 14 kills. Mari       the match with 11 kills and 11 digs.          Rogers knocking down 11 kills. Melissa
Carpenter, a junior transfer played from      Joining Carpenter and Rogers on the all-      Layton added 10 kills while Mari
Ricks College, had 10 kills in 11 attempts.   tournament team was setter Anna Lena          Carpenter and freshman Nina
Setter Anna-Lena Smith dished out 40          Smith. Smith had 52 assists in the four       Puikkonen each contributed nine.
assists. (1-0 overall, 0-0 conference)        games against UMass. (4-0, 0-0)               (6-1, 0-0)

Match #2 -- September 4                       Match #5 -- September 10                      Match #8 -- September 19
Curry Hicks Cage                              Smith Fieldhouse                              Smith Fieldhouse
Amherst, Mass. (125)                          Provo, Utah (772)                             Provo, Utah (176)
UMass/Phoenix Invitational                    BYU Invitational                              Mizuno Classic

BYU                15        15       15      Wash. State       12          5       0       No. Illinois      4        12        9
Delaware           2         8        2       BYU               15         15      15       BYU               15       15        15

AMHERST, Mass. -- The eighth-ranked           PROVO -- Lighting up the court with 10        PROVO -- Led by freshman middle
BYU women’s volleyball team finished          kills and four digs, Helen Hjorth led the     blocker Nina Puikkonen, the 6th-ranked
their first day of competition at the         sixth-ranked Cougars to a 15-12, 15-5, 15-    BYU women’s volleyball team defeated
UMass/Phoenix Invitational by defeat-         0 win over No. 24 Washington State.           Northern Illinois 15-4, 15-12, 15-9 during
ing Delaware 15-2, 15-8, 15-2. All-           Caroline Steuer Bower added nine digs.        second day action of the BYU Mizuno
American Korie Rogers and junior Mari         After winning the first two games, BYU’s      Classic. Puikkonen ended the match
Carpenter finished with 11 and 10 kills,      Andrea Petrilli served eight unanswered       with nine kills, 10 blocks and five digs.
respectively. Junior setter Anna-Lena         points to open game three, which lasted       Setter Anna-Lena Smith had another
Smith had 39 assists in leading BYU to        only thirteen minutes as WSU went             solid match for the Cougars finishing
their second win of the day. (2-0, 0-0)       scoreless. (5-0, 0-0)                         with 36 assists. (7-1, 0-0)

Match #3 -- September 5                       Match #6 -- September 11                      Match #9 -- September 19
Curry Hicks Cage                              Smith Fieldhouse                              Smith Fieldhouse
Amherst, Mass. (143)                          Provo, Utah (3,045)                           Provo, Utah (696)
UMass/Phoenix Invitational                    BYU Invitational                              Mizuno Classic

BYU                15        15       15      LBSU      8       15         15      15       Cen. Michigan     1        5         11
Rutgers            1         11       9       BYU      15        5          8       9       BYU               15       15        15

AMHERST, Mass. -- BYU continued its           PROVO -- Melissa Layton put down 11           PROVO -- Led by tournament MVP
domination of the UMass/Phoenix               kills but the sixth-ranked BYU women’s        Korie Rogers, BYU finished its three-
Invitational by defeating Rutgers 15-1,       volleyball team fell to top-rated Long        match sweep of the BYU Mizuno Classic
15-11, 15-9. Sophomore middle blocker         Beach State. BYU scored 10 unanswered         with a win over Central Michigan. The
Melissa Layton led the way offensively        points on their way to a 15-8 win in          Cougars ended the tournament with a
with 12 kills and one service ace. Korie      game one, but Long Beach State warmed         perfect 3-0 record. Other Cougars named
Rogers helped the Cougar attack by            up and won games two and three. BYU           to the all-tournament team were Anna-
adding nine kills and five digs. (3-0, 0-0)   opened game four with a six-point lead,       Lena Smith and Nina Puikkonen. Smith
                                              but couldn’t hold on before losing 9-15.      finished the tournament with 100 assists
                                              Mari Carpenter added 10 kills. Nina           and Puikkonen ended with 20 blocks for
                                              Puikkonen had seven blocks. (5-1, 0-0)        the Cougars. (8-1, 0-0)
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Match #10 -- September 22                    Match #13 -- October 5                          Match #16 -- October 12
Smith Fieldhouse                             Smith Fieldhouse                                Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
Provo, Utah (437)                            Provo, Utah (597)                               Logan, Utah (841)

Weber State          6          8     7      ISU      1         10        15        2        BYU      18       15       15       15
BYU                 15         15    15      BYU      15        15        11        15       Utah St. 20        6        6        1

PROVO -- BYU extended its winning            PROVO -- BYU volleyball coach Elaine            LOGAN, Utah -- Three Cougars set
streak against Weber State when the          Michaelis was honored with flowers, the         career highs in kills Monday as No. 5-
fifth-ranked Cougars downed the              game ball and a lot of praise for coaching      ranked BYU defeated Utah State in
Wildcats in three games. The Cougars         her 1,000th match -- a milestone only           Logan. Senior Korie Rogers knocked
served well in the first and third games     three others have ever accomplished.            down 25 kills to top her previous best
to keep the Wildcats from getting into a     Her team honored her with her 794th             effort of 20 while hitting an impressive
good passing game. BYU took advantage        career win with a victory over Idaho            .500 hitting percentage. Freshman Nina
and had a solid effort from Mari             State. BYU was led by All-American              Puikkonen continued her red-hot play of
Carpenter, who had nine kills while          rightside hitter Korie Rogers who had 14        late, recording 16 kills, one better than
making only one error in 13 attempts.        kills, a .706 hitting percentage, 15 digs,      the 15 she mustered Saturday in BYU’s
Freshman Nina Puikkonen contributed          seven total blocks and two service aces.        win over No. 10 Hawai`i. Melissa Layton
11 kills. (9-1, 0-0)                         (12-1, 1-0)                                     had a career-best 13 kills. (15-1, 3-0)

Match #11 -- September 26                    Match #14 -- October 9                          Match #17 -- October 16
Smith Fieldhouse                             Smith Fieldhouse                                The Event Center
Provo, Utah (945)                            Provo, Utah (873)                               San Jose, Calif. (450)

Wyoming              4          7     6      San Diego State    5         7         0        BYU               15       15       15
BYU                 15         15    15      BYU                15        15        15       San Jose State     3       10        1

PROVO -- Senior Helen Hjorth was on          PROVO -- Korie Rogers led fifth-ranked          SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Nina Puikkonen had
fire, putting down 18 kills and contribut-   BYU to a win over San Diego State with          12 kills, one solo block and eight block
ing 14 digs to lead BYU to its 10th win of   10 kills, six digs, and three blocks. San       assists in BYU’s win over San Jose State.
the season. Hjorth also added four block     Diego State jumped out to a three-point         Korie Rogers added 13 kills, nine digs
assists and had a career-best hitting per-   lead in the first game, but BYU’s block-        and five block assists. Mari Carpenter
centage of .556. Cheered on by the men’s     ing and defense proved too tough as the         contributed eight kills. Puikkonen, who
volleyball team, which came decked out       Aztecs scored only nine more points in          leads the nation in blocking, hit a per-
in cowboy garb, the Cougar defense           the match. Melissa Layton contributed 10        centage of .688 to help the team hit .439
came on strong. Caroline Bower had 17        kills, hitting .563, while the nation’s lead-   for the night. As a team, the Cougars hit
digs. Mari Carpenter added 13 kills to       ing blocker Nina Puikkonen contributed          an impressive .654 in the third game. (16-
the offensive attack . (10-1, 0-0)           six blocks for the match. (13-1, 2-0)           1, 4-0)

Match #12 -- October 2                       Match #15 -- October 10                         Match #18 -- October 17
Crimson Court                                Smith Fieldhouse                                North Gymnasium
Salt Lake City, Utah (1,257)                 Provo, Utah (2,031)                             Fresno, Calif. (748)

BYU                 15         15    15      Hawai`i 15         4         12        8        BYU               15       15       15
Utah                 3         10     1      BYU     13         15        15        15       Fresno State      11        6       12

SALT LAKE CITY -- BYU demonstrated           PROVO -- No. 5 BYU ended 10th-rated             FRESNO, Calif. -- Helen Hjorth put
why it is ranked fifth in the nation,        Hawai`i’s 53-game conference winning            down 10 kills and contributed nine digs
defeating Utah in three games on its         streak. The Cougars became the first con-       to lead the BYU women’s volleyball team
home court in the WAC opener for both        ference team to defeat the Rainbows in a        to a win over Fresno State. Anna-Lena
teams. Senior Korie Rogers and fresh-        regular season conference match dating          Smith added to Hjorth’s effort with 40
man Nina Puikkonen led the way for           back to 1994. Korie Rogers had 12 kills,        assists and six kills. Sophomore Melissa
BYU, each recording 10 kills. Puikkonen      career-best 11 blocks and nine digs. Nina       Layton contributed 10 kills and hit .533,
also recorded 10 blocks on the night         Puikkonen hit .500 with 15 kills, 10            while senior Andrea Petrilli led the
while Melissa Layton and Mari                blocks and nine digs. Setter Anna-Lena          defense with 11 digs. Petrilli also had
Carpenter both added seven kills. Anna-      Smith tossed up 54 assists and had a            two service aces while freshman Nina
Lena Smith had 32 assists and a match-       strong serving night. Mari Carpenter had        Puikkonen helped defensively with five
high 12 digs. (11-1, 1-0)                    a team-leading 17 kills. (14-1, 3-0)            block assists. (17-1, 5-0)

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Match #19 -- October 23                       Match #22 -- October 30                       Match #25 -- November 13
Smith Fieldhouse                              Smith Fieldhouse                              Smith Fieldhouse
Provo, Utah (279)                             Provo, Utah (2,201)                           Provo, Utah (869)

UTEP              2         0        9        Utah                6         4         9     Fresno State      2        3        6
BYU               15        15       15       BYU                15        15        15     BYU               15       15       15

PROVO -- BYU head coach Elaine                PROVO -- Led by outside hitter Mari           PROVO, Utah -- An impressive team
Michaelis became the second NCAA              Carpenter, fourth-ranked BYU defeated         effort helped the No. 6-ranked BYU
women’s volleyball coach to win 800           in-state rival Utah 15-6, 15-4, 15-9 Friday   women's volleyball team beat the Fresno
matches as her fourth-ranked Cougars          in front of 2,201 fans, the second largest    State Bulldogs. Nina Puikkonen led the
defeated UTEP 15 2, 15-0, 15-9. Setter        crowd to watch a match during the year        team in kills with nine and Mari
Anna-Lena Smith led BYU with 41               at the Smith Fieldhouse. Carpenter, who       Carpenter and Helen Hjorth added eight
assists and a career-best nine kills while    also plays on the Cougars’ basketball         kills apiece. Setter Anna-Lena Smith had
hitting .615. Sophomore Melissa Layton        team, knocked down 15 kills in 24             29 assists. Senior defensive specialist
added 12 kills and a .714 hitting percent-    attempts without making an error to           Andrea Petrilli, had 10 digs for the match
age. Senior Helen Hjorth added nine kills     headline BYU’s offensive attack. She also     while Puikkonen racked up seven block
and All American Korie Rogers led the         played well defensively at the net, total-    assists, keeping her average above two
defensive attack with 13 digs. (18-1, 6-0)    ing four blocks on the night. (21-1, 8-0)     per game. (23-2, 10-1)

Match #20 -- October 23                       Match #23 -- November 5                       Match #26 -- November 14
Smith Fieldhouse                              Stan Sheriff Center                           Smith Fieldhouse
Provo, Utah (1,835)                           Honolulu, Hawai`i (8,824)                     Provo, Utah (1,142)

UCSB              10        6        3        BYU         15     15       2      5   14     San Jose State    13       3        7
BYU               15        15       15       Hawai`i     13     13       15    15   16     BYU               15       15       15

PROVO -- Led by freshman sensation            HONOLULU -- Playing in front of a spir-       PROVO, Utah -- Playing its last home
Nina Puikkonen, BYU’s women’s volley-         ited Hawai`i crowd, No. 4 BYU dropped         game of the regular season, BYU defeat-
ball team solidified its No. 4 national       a tough five-game rematch with the            ed San Jose State, led by Korie Rogers,
ranking by sweeping No. 7 UC Santa            ninth-rated Rainbow Wahine. The loss          who had 11 kills, seven digs and five
Barbara 15-10, 15-6, 15-3. Puikkonen was      was only the second Cougar defeat of the      blocks. Melissa Layton and Mari
on target offensively against the power-      year and stopped the team’s 16-match          Carpenter both added 10 kills. Caroline
ful Gauchos, setting a then career-high       winning streak. Mari Carpenter had 17         Bower led the team in digs with 11 and
19 kills while hitting a .453. Korie Rogers   kills, Korie Rogers 16 and Nina               added nine kills. The nation’s No. 1
contributed 10 kills and a .625 hitting       Puikkonen 14. Rogers also had 15 digs         blocker, Nina Puikkonen, matched her
percentage as the Cougars outhit UC           while Helen Hjorth contributed 13 and         career high of 11 block assists, an aver-
Santa Barbara .382 to .130. (19-1, 6-0)       Caroline Steuer Bower 10. (21-2, 8-1)         age of 3.67 per game. (24-2, 11-1)

Match #21 -- October 24                       Match #24 -- November 7                       Match #27 -- November 20
Smith Fieldhouse                              Peterson Gym                                  University Arena
Provo, Utah (1,226)                           San Diego, Calif. (167)                       Albuquerque, N.M. (367)

New Mexico        5         7        3        BYU                15        15        15     BYU               15       15       15
BYU               15        15       15       San Diego St.       1         9         2     New Mexico        6        11       7

PROVO -- Coming off two wins Friday           SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Putting its tough        ALBUQUERQUE -- Korie Rogers was on
night against UTEP and No. 7 UC Santa         loss to Hawai`i behind it, BYU defeated       fire again, chalking up 18 kills, 10 digs,
Barbara, BYU continued its strong play        San Diego State in the second of two          two service aces and a .592 hitting per-
in a win over New Mexico. Korie Rogers        meeting on the year. Setter Anna-Lena         centage to lead No. 6-ranked BYU to a
led the defense with 10 digs and five         Smith had 48 assists and the Cougar           win over New Mexico. Melissa Layton
blocks. Helen Hjorth ended the match          offense was strong throughout the ranks,      added 12 kills and recorded a .578 hitting
with 11 digs. Melissa Layton put down         with four players putting down 10 kills       percentage. She also led the team in
11 kills to lead the Cougar offense while     or more. Helen Hjorth had 12, Nina            blocking with seven block assists, one
Anna-Lena Smith contributed 32 assists.       Puikkonen 11, Korie Rogers 10 and Mari        more than teammate Nina Puikkonen,
Freshman Alyssa Barrus added to the           Carpenter 11. Carpenter led the team in       who also added 10 kills. Caroline Bower
blocking effort with four block assists       hitting efficiency with a .611 percentage.    led the team with 11 digs. Anna-Lena
and one solo block. (20-1, 7-0)               (22-2, 9-1)                                   Smith contributed 43 assists. (25-2, 12-1)
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Match #28 -- November 21                     Match #31 -- November 28                      Match #33 -- December 5
Memorial Gym                                 MGM Grand Garden Arena                        Smith Fieldhouse
El Paso, Texas (135)                         Las Vegas, Nev. (2,494)                       Provo, Utah (772)
                                             WAC Tournament                                NCAA Subregionals
BYU               15       15       15
UTEP               7        4        4       Hawai`i    15    21       13        16   24   Kansas State         6         10   15
                                             BYU        12    19       15        18   22   BYU                 15         15   17
EL PASO, Texas -- Nina Puikkonen put
down 12 kills and had three solo blocks      LAS VEGAS -- BYU and Hawai’i played           PROVO -- Seventh-ranked BYU defeated
in BYU’s win over UTEP in their last reg-    what both coaches considered one of the       No. 21 Kansas State 3-0 in NCAA Central
ular season match. Helen Hjorth led the      greatest women’s collegiate volleyball        Region second-round play to advance to
team with 12 digs, while Korie Rogers        matches ever played, as the Rainbows          the Central Regional. Nina Puikkonen
added 10 digs and 12 kills. Freshmen         outlasted the two-time defending cham-        led BYU, contributing 12 kills, nine digs
Alyssa Barrus and Jackie Bundy saw           pion Cougars. Hawaii, 29-2, served for        and 13 blocks. Her 13 blocks tied her
playing time, putting down six kills and     match point six times in the fourth game      career record for total blocks in a game.
recording three digs and a solo block.       and seven times in the fifth game, but the    She led the nation in blocking during the
Setter Anna-Lena Smith tossed up 43          Cougars, 28-3, forced the match to go         season, averaging 2.12 blocks per game.
assists and had one of four BYU service      three and a half hours. Eleven tourney        The Cougars out-blocked the Wildcats
aces. (26-2, 13-1)                           records were set and one tied. Korie          22-6. (30-3, 13-1)
                                             Rogers tied the tourney record for 31
Match #29 -- November 25                     digs and added 18 kills. BYU had match-       Match #34 -- December 11
MGM Grand Garden Arena                       point attempts at 16-15, 17-16 and 22-21,     Rec Hall
Las Vegas, Nev. (729)                        but couldn’t hold a serve. Hawaii             University Park, Pa. (850)
WAC Tournament                               could’ve also put the match away at 18-       NCAA Regionals
                                             17, 19-18, 20-1, 21-20 and finally won
Wyoming           13        5        3       after two service points. A pair of “out of   Pacific    7         5         15   14
BYU               15       15       15       rotation” calls cost BYU dearly in the        BYU       15        15         12   16
                                             hotly contested second game. With the
LAS VEGAS -- BYU's sixth-ranked              Cougars up 18-17, a penalty point was         UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- BYU defeated
women's volleyball advances to the           awarded to the Rainbows to even the           Pacific (26-6) in four games in the NCAA
semifinals of the Western Athletic           score at 18-18. After sideouts were trad-     Regional semifinal match. Nina
Conference Tournament after posting a        ed, the Cougars were again penalized,         Puikkonen led BYU with a .444 hitting
three-game sweep of Wyoming. Anna-           giving Hawaii a 19-18 lead and the            percentage, 20 digs, and eight blocks.
Lena Smith contributed 42 assists and        Rainbows went on to win 21-19. BYU’s          She put down 16 kills, second only to
Nina Puikkonen added 13 kills to lead        Anna-Lena Smith was named the top             Helen Hjorth, who had 17. Melissa
the Cougar attack. All-American right-       setter of the tournament, joining Korie       Layton added 16 kills while Korie Rogers
side hitter Korie Rogers had nine kills      Rogers and Nina Puikkonen on the All-         contributed 14 kills and 18 digs.
and 12 digs. (27-2, 13-1)                    Tournament team. (28-3, 13-1)                 (31-3, 13-1)

Match #30 -- November 27                     Match #32 -- December 4                       Match #35 -- December 12
MGM Grand Garden Arena                       Smith Fieldhouse                              Rec Hall
Las Vegas, Nev. (2,363)                      Provo, Utah (678)                             University Park, Pa. (3,236)
WAC Tournament                               NCAA Subregionals                             NCAA Regionals

BYU               15       15       15       Coastal Carolina 1             7         3    BYU                 16          2   10
UNLV              12       10        6       BYU              15            15        15   Penn State          18         15   15

LAS VEGAS -- Two-time defending              PROVO -- Seventh ranked BYU defeated          UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- An outstand-
WAC champion BYU swept UNLV to               Coastal Carolina 3-0 in NCAA Central          ing season for No. 7 BYU came to a close
advance to the championship match.           Region First Round play. No. 2 seed BYU       as No. 2 Penn State defeated the Cougars
UNLV’s only leads of the match were 1-0      was led by WAC Freshman of the Year           to win the NCAA Central Region Final.
and 2-1 in the third game, but BYU put       Nina Puikkonen in the win over No. 15         Both teams made a tough battle of the
together 8-straight points without a side-   seeded Coastal Carolina. Puikkonen led        first game, stretching it out for 45 min-
out to propel them to the 15-6 match-        BYU with 10 kills while hitting .600 and      utes as the lead switched back and forth.
deciding score. The second and first         contributing eight blocks. The Cougars        Nina Puikkonen had 17 kills to led BYU.
games were almost identical with the         hit .368 and had 14 team blocks com-          Korie Rogers and Puikkonen were both
Cougars jetting out to early leads only to   pared to two team blocks for Coastal          named to the NCAA All-Central
see them evaporate. (28-2, 13-1)             Carolina. (29-3, 13-1)                        Regional Team. (31-4, 13-1)

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     graduated seniors


                    HELEN                                                                                              WENDY

hjorth                                                                       midgley
                                  5-11 • Outside Hitter                                                      5-10 • Def. Specialist
                                  Spanish Fork, Utah                                                         Bountiful, Utah

                                  SENIOR (1998): Started for the                                             SENIOR (1998): Played in all but
                            third year as an outside hitter for the                                          three matches for the Cougars ... had
                            Cougars ... was second on the team                                               back-to-back matches where she
                            with 319 digs ... recorded four dou-                                             recorded more than 10 digs ...
                            ble-doubles in kills and digs on the                                             recorded 12 digs 9/11/98 against
                            year ... set a career-high mark of 23                                            Long Beach State and had 10 digs
                            digs in the WAC Championship                                                     against Texas Tech, 9/18/98 ... fin-
                            match against Hawai`i. Nov. 28 ... hit                                           ished the season with 103 digs, giv-
                            a career-high .556 (18-3-27) Sept. 26                                            ing her a total of 194 for her career ...
                            against Wyoming ... he match
against Wyoming helped her be named the WAC Player of the                    JUNIOR (1997): Started on defense for the first half of the WAC
Week for Sept. 21-26, 1998.                                                  season ... in 23 games, averaged 1.73 digs per game ... recorded
                                                                             career- best 12 digs against Wyoming in Provo.
JUNIOR (1997): Started every match for the Cougars at out-
side hitter ... hit a career-best 25 kills against Penn State at the State   SOPHOMORE (1996): Played in 17 games, recording 16 digs ...
Farm/ NACWAA Preview Classic ... named to the All-Tournament                 made a significant contribution on defense in the Cougars’ upset
Team of the BYU/Mizuno Classic ... finished the season first on the          win over Hawai’i in the WAC championship match with five digs in
team and in the WAC in aces per game (0.44), third on the team in            three games ... Academic All-WAC and Cougar Club
digs per game (2.82) and fourth in kills per game (2.67) ... named to        Scholar/Athlete.
the All-Tournament Team of the WAC Championships.
                                                                             FRESHMAN (1995): Forfeited a redshirt year to play in one
SOPHOMORE (1996): Started for much of the season ...                         match (at San Diego State) when starting setter Laci Olmstead was
played in 30 of 34 matches ... averaged 2.64 kills, 2.53 digs, .40 ser-      injured ... recorded 20 assists, two service aces and six digs playing
vice aces and hit .205 ... All-Tournament Teams of the UNM/                  a back row rotation in a 6-2 offense that BYU employed beginning
Domino’s Pizza Classic and the BYU/Mizuno Classic ... WAC                    with that match ... Cougar Club Scholar/Athlete.
Mountain Division Player of the Week ... Academic All-WAC ...
Cougar Club Scholar Athlete.                                                 REDSHIRT (1994): Cougar Club Scholar/Athlete

FRESHMAN (1995): Played in 16 matches for the Cougars,                       MATCH HIGHS:
averaging 1.72 kills, 1.52 digs, 0.24 blocks per game and hitting            • Aces: 5 vs. New Mexico St., 9/2/95
.172...best match was against UC Santa Barbara in late November              • Assists: 40 vs. Nebraska, 8/30/96
when she had seven kills, three blocks and 11 digs...Cougar Club             • Digs: 24 vs. Nebraska, 8/30/96
Scholar/Athlete.

REDSHIRT (1994): Cougar Club Scholar/Athlete

MATCH HIGHS:
• Kills: 25 vs. Penn State, 08/22/97
• Percentage: .556 (18-3-27) vs. Wyoming, 09/26/98
• Blocks: 7 vs. Colorado St. 11/01/97
• Digs: 23 vs. Hawai`i, 11/28/98




     Hjorth Career Stats                                                        Midgley Career Stats
     Year    GP      K E A Pct. SA BS BA TB BE Dig Ast.                         Year    GP    K   E    A Pct. SA BS BA TB BE Dig Ast.
     1995     25    43 21 128 .172 2 1 5         6 2 38 1                       1995      4   0   0    0 .000 2 0 0     0 0    6 20
     1996     78   206 91 561 .205 31 7 47 54 9 197 10                          1996     17   0   0    2 .000 1 0 0     0 0 16 1
     1997    112   299 125 836 .208 49 13 64 77 20 316 27                       1997     40   0   2    6 -.333 1 0 0    0 0 69 1
     1998    112   269 104 742 .222 23 7 64 71 6 319 29                         1998     95   1   3   12 -.167 10 0 0   0 1 103 22
     Total   327   817 3412267 .209 107 28 180 208 37 870 67                    Total   156   1   5   20 -.200 14 0 0   0 1 194 44


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 ANDREA                                                                        KORIE

petrilli                                                                  rogers
                                5-7 • Def. Specialist                                                      6-0 • Rightside Hitter
                                Livermore, Calif.                                                          Poway, Calif.

                                SENIOR (1998): Played in all 35                                            SENIOR (1998): named to the
                                 matches for the Cougars and played                                    AVCA All-America Second Team
                                 in 113 of the 115 games ... finished                                  and Volleyball magazine Third
                                 the season with 240 digs and 915 for                                  Team ... was First Team All-WAC ...
                                 her career which is sixth on the all-                                 WAC Player of the Week three
                                 time list for BYU players ... had a                                   times ... led the team in total kills,
                                 season-high 14 digs against Hawai`i,                                  attempts, service aces and digs and
                                 Oct. 10 ... recorded 10 or more digs                                  was second in total assists and
                                 seven times ... she was tied for third                                blocks ... was named to the All-
                                 on the team with 24 service aces on                                   Tournament Team at the Central
the season ... she finished her career by playing in all 134 matches      Regional and at the WAC Tournament ... named MVP of
that BYU had from her freshman year to her senior year.                   UMass/Phoenix Invitational Tournament and BYU Mizuno Classic
                                                                          Tournament.
JUNIOR (1997): Started every match as a defensive specialist
... averaged 2.36 digs per game and third on the team in aces with        JUNIOR (1997): Two-time WAC Player of the Week and All-
0.28 per game ... season best of 15 digs and three aces ... WAC           Tournament Team of the Florida Invitational ... second on the team
Mountain Division Defensive Specialist of the Year and All-WAC            in kills per game (2.98), hitting percentage (.333) and digs per game
Tournament Team as defensive specialist.                                  (2.86) ... third in blocks per game (1.13) ... played both right and left
                                                                          side, depending on the rotation ... had 20 kills and 22digs at East
SOPHOMORE (1996): Played in 34 Cougar matches, missing                    Regional Semi Final against Texas A&M ... First Team All-WAC
only one game ... started the year as a setter in a 6-2 offense and       Mountain Division and All-Tournament Team of the WAC
moved to defensive specialist when the Cougars went back to the 5-        Championships ... All-Tournament Team of the East Regional ...
1 ... hit career high 40 assists and 24 digs in the season opener         AVCA First Team All-District VII ... AVCA Second Team All-
against defending national champion Nebraska in New Mexico ...            America and Volleyball magazine Honorable Mention All-America
recorded double figure digs five times and averaged 2.02 digs per         ... won Cougar Club Crowd Pleaser Award ... made U.S. National
game, despite playing only half the rotations ... named WAC               team winter of 1998.
Mountain Division Defensive Specialist of the Year.
                                                                          SOPHOMORE (1996): Started all 34 matches ... hit .234 and
FRESHMAN (1995): Played in all 30 Cougar matches, first as a              was third on the team in blocks per game (1.41), fourth in kills per
defensive specialist and then as the second setter in the 6-2 offense     game (2.04) and averaged 1.71 digs per game ... had double figure
BYU inserted early in the WAC season ... averaged 3.41 assists per        kills eight times and double figure digs five times ... earned Second
game and 1.56 digs per game ... recorded 365 assists in 65 games as       Team All-WAC Mountain Division honors.
a three-rotation setter for an average of 5.62 assists per game when
she was playing setter ... had personal bests of 34 assists and 12        FRESHMAN (1995): Earned a starting spot as a right-side hit-
digs.                                                                     ter in a 6-2 offense ... played in 28 of BYU’s 30 matches, averaging
                                                                          1.67 kills, 1.24 blocks, and a .178 hitting percentage per game ...
                                                                          Cougar Club Scholar/ Athlete.
MATCH HIGHS:
• Aces: 5 vs. New Mexico St., 9/2/95
• Assists: 40 vs. Nebraska, 8/30/96                                       MATCH HIGHS:
• Digs: 24 vs. Nebraska, 8/30/96                                          • Kills: 25 vs. Utah St. 10/12/98
                                                                          • Percentage: .800 (8-0-10) vs. UTEP, 10/25/97
                                                                          • Blocks: 11 vs. San Diego St., 10/7/95; Hawai`i, 10/10 & 11/28/98
                                                                          • Digs: 31 vs.Hawai`i, 11/28/98


   Petrilli Career Stats                                                     Rogers Career Stats
   Year    GP K      E A Pct.      SA BS BA TB BE Dig Ast.                   Year    GP K        E A     Pct. SA BS BA TB BE           Dig Ast.
   1995    104 6     3 32 .094      26 0 2   2 4 167 365                     1995     86 144    85 331   .178 2 14 93 107 6             65 26
   1996    122 4     5 25 -.040     30 0 1   1 2 246 127                     1996    118 241   104 564   .243 28 9 157 166 17          202 52
   1997    111 2     6 26 -.154     31 0 0   0 0 262 15                      1997    112 334   112 666   .333 36 10 116 126 4          331 61
   1998    113 1     9 26 -.308     24 0 0   0 0 240 30                      1998    113 378   138 747   .321 28 8 139 147 7           351 75
   Total   450 13   23 109 -.092   111 0 3   3 6 915 537                     Total   4291097   4392308   .285 94 41 505 546 34         949 214


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  1999 summer tour


                         BYU’S                          1999

foreign tour
BYU Women’s Volleyball Trip to Europe and Israel was full of many positive experi-
ences, including a 4-2 record and a win over the Czech National Team.
April 23-24: The team traveled from Salt Lake City to Zurich,      May 3: After a morning on the Mediterranean Sea coast, the
Switzerland, and into Tel Aviv, Israel.                            team traveled to Tel-Aviv for their second match against the
                                                                   Israel National Women’s Team in the Tel-Aviv Sports Center.
April 25: The team toured various parts of the area surrounding
Jerusalem, including the Qumran, the site of the Dead Sea          May 4: The day was spent traveling from the Zurich Airport to
Scrolls recovery as well as the Dead Sea and Bethany.              the Swiss Temple and onto France.

April 26: The team visited several Biblical Holy Sites around      May 5: The team played the local French club team, Asph
Jerusalem including the Dome of the Rock, the last supper room     Mulhouse before traveling to Fussen, Germany.
and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
                                                                   May 6: In Germany, the team looked at various sites including
                                                                   the Neuschwanstein Castle and the concentration camp at
                                                                   Dachau. Afterwards they traveled to Prague, Czech Republic.

                                                                   May 7: The team spent the morning touring throughout Prague.
                                                                   Afterwards, they went to the sports center to play the Czech
                                                                   National Team and won against the favored Czechs 3-2.

                                                                   May 8: Just hours after defeating the national team the night
                                                                   before, BYU lost to the Czech Junior National Team 3-1 before
                                                                   traveling to Vienna, Austria.

                                                                   May 9: After attending church meetings in Vienna, the team
  DOME OF THE ROCK                                                 saw various sites including Mozart’s grave, several World
                                                                   War II historical sites and a symphonic concert in the
                                                                   Schonbrun Palace.
April 27: The tour this day in Jerusalem included the pools of
Bethesda, the traditional sites of Calvary and the Sacred Tomb,    May 10: The morning was spent in downtown
as well as the Via Dolorosa.                                       Vienna with more sightseeing and shopping. In
                                                                   the afternoon the team drove to Italy.
April 28: The team left the Jerusalem Center and headed to
Jericho, through the Jordan River Valley north to the Sea of       May 11: The day was spent in Venice visiting
Galilee and the traditional site of Christ’s baptism.              the houses of Marco Polo and Casanova,
                                                                   taking gondola rides and seeing other
April 29: The team saw various sites including the Golan           tourist attractions.
Heights, Upper Galilee and the Mount of the Beatitudes.
                                                                   May 12: The team headed
April 30: The team visited Mt. Tabor and the traditional site of   back to Switzerland, dri-
the Transfiguration, as well as Nazareth, the Basilica of the      ving through the Alps.
Annunciation and St. Gabriel (Mary’s) Well. Afterwards they
went to the Wailing Wall to watch the Jews begin the Sabbath.      May 13: The team played
                                                                   their final match of the trip
May 1: After Church meetings, the team traveled to the Garden      against the Cheseaux VB Team
of Gethsemane, Golgotha and the Garden Tomb.                       before heading to Zurich.

May 2: The team traveled to Haifa and visited various 19th-        May 14: The team left
Century Latter-day Saint graves, Mt. Carmel and the Bahia          Zurich and arrived in Salt
Gardens. Afterwards, they traveled to the Haifa Sports Hall, the   Lake City in the evening.
site of their first volleyball match of the trip.                                                                  MASADA
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                                                                            “The most wonderful place we went (to me) was
                                                                         Bethany and in Lazarus’s tomb and where Mary and
                                                                         Martha dwelled. This was amazing to me because that
                                                                         was where Christ walked and stopped to talk. That is
                                                                         where Christ felt peace and I felt an overwhelming
                                                                         peace about me.” – Martha Brinton

                                                                             “Many were touched along Via Dolorosa and think-
                                                                         ing of Christ as he walked up and down the streets in
                                                                         such agony. . . imagining Christ’s journey was much
                                                                         more plausible.” – Alyssa Barrus

                                                                             “On the boat ride to Galilee we stopped in the mid-
  THE GARDEN TOMB                                                        dle and talked about Jesus calming the sea. It was a

very neat feeling. Nothing had been changed so you could feel the
spirit. When we first went out it was calm and then the wind
picked up and there were more waves so I better understood how
the apostles felt. It was cool.” – Anna-Lena Smith

     “I loved the gathering we had at the Mount of Beatitudes. It is
always so nice to be with our team and read the scriptures and
share experiences with each other. Our team has the strongest spir-
its and we are all so individual in sharing our spirits with others. I
love how our team is so unified and compatible.” – Jackie Bundy

     “My feelings were pretty mixed. I was excited to go to Europe,
but I was even more sad to leave Israel. I had so much fun. I had
really gotten used to the people and the variety of cultures. I know
that my visit to the Holy Land has forever changed my life.”
     – Mari Carpenter                                                     CZECH REPUBLIC


                                                                         “I love this team. They work so hard and I really
                                                                         admire all my teammates. Each one of them teaches me
                                                                         something very valuable and different.”
                                                                             – Martha Brinton

                                                                              “Going inside the castle I couldn’t believe the
                                                                         amount of work and talent that was put into building
                                                                         it. The ballroom was just amazing! You started to feel a
                                                                         bit dizzy going up and down the spiral stairs. The
                                                                         views from the castle windows were just awesome. The
                                                                         waterfall, mountains, fog and the green trees were all
                                                                         what it would look like in a postcard.”
  VIENNA                                                                      – Emily Kennedy


     “As we drove through the mountains I was in
awe of the beauty. The trees were so luscious and
                                                           European Trip Volleyball Match Results
green. There were waterfalls coming out of the
                                                           May 2 -- Israel National Team, BYU won 25-20, 25-20, 18-25, 25-19.
mountains everywhere. There were so many
                                                           May 3 -- Israel National Team, BYU won 25-22, 25-27, 28-26.
quaint little villages on the sides of mountains, the
edges of lakes, and on rolling hills of grass. It          May 5 – Asph Mulhouse (French Club Team), BYU lost 0-3.
makes you wonder if the people who live there              May 7 – Czech National Team, BYU won 17-25, 18-25, 25-23, 25-17, 15-8.
ever leave their village and if they appreciate all        May 8 – Czech Junior National Team, BYU lost 20-25, 19-25, 25-23, 20-25.
the beauty around them.” – Amy Rhead                       May 13 – VBC Cheseaux (Swiss Club Team), BYU won 25-20, 25-20, 25-19.


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     All-WAC                               1998 FINAL WAC VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS
                           MOUNTAIN DIVISION                                        PACIFIC DIVISION
                                                 WAC                  ALL                                WAC               ALL
                                            W      L Pct.       W       L    Pct.                   W      L Pct.     W      L    Pct.
                           Colorado St.     12     2 .857       24      8    .750   Hawai`i         13     1 .929     32     3    .914
                           UNLV             11     3 .786       23      8    .742   BYU             13     1 .929     31     4    .886
                           Rice             10     4 .714       23     10    .697   Utah             9     5 .643     21    10    .677
                           Wyoming          10     4 .714       16     14    .533   San Jose St.     7     7 .500     21    12    .636
                           SMU               5     9 .357       14     17    .452   Fresno St.       7     7 .500     18    11    .621
     KORIE ROGERS          TCU               4    10 .286        7     23    .233   New Mexico       3    11 .214      9    18    .333
      First Team Pacific
                           Tulsa             2    12 .143       11     16    .407   UTEP             2    12 .143     10    15    .400
                           Air Force         2    12 .143        9     17    .346   San Diego St.    2    12 .143      5    23    .179



                                          1998 WAC TEAM STATISTICS (all games)
                           HITTING EFFICIENCY                                       BLOCKING
                           Team         M   G             K     E    ATT      Pct   Team            M     G BS BA      TB Avg
                           BYU          35 115         1874   661    4168    .291   BYU             35   115 93 680 433.0 3.77
ANNA-LENA SMITH            Hawai`i      35 123         2237   776    5031    .290   Hawai`i         35   123 90 667 423.5 3.44
  First Team Pacific       Rice         33 118         1873   603    4883    .260   Wyoming         30   105 100 447 323.5 3.08
                           Colorado St. 32 115         1947   775    4642    .252   Utah            31   110 50 528 314.0 2.85
                           UNLV         31 115         1970   879    4835    .226   Rice            33   118 53 555 330.5 2.80
                           Wyoming      30 105         1490   628    3991    .216   Colorado St.    32   115 67 498 316.0 2.75
                           San Jose St. 33 118         1927   855    5015    .214   San Jose St.    33   118 70 474 307.0 2.60
                           Utah         31 110         1784   826    4545    .211   UNLV            31   115 36 507 289.5 2.52
                           Fresno St.   29 107         1734   774    4658    .206   UTEP            25    89 70 306 223.0 2.51
                           Tulsa        27  98         1275   576    3494    .200   San Diego St.   28   103 61 383 252.5 2.45

                           KILLS                                                    ACES
NINA PUIKKONEN             Team                   M       G            K     Avg    Team                   M     G         SA    Avg
  First Team Pacific       Hawai`i                35     123        2237    18.19   UNLV                   31   115        209   1.82
                           UNLV                   31     115        1970    17.13   Rice                   33   118        212   1.80
                           Colorado St.           32     115        1947    16.93   Utah                   31   110        196   1.78
                           San Jose St.           33     118        1927    16.33   Hawai`i                35   123        210   1.71
                           BYU                    35     115        1874    16.30   TCU                    30   112        190   1.70
                           Utah                   31     110        1784    16.22   San Jose St.           33   118        187   1.58
                           Fresno St.             29     107        1734    16.21   New Mexico             27    96        147   1.53
                           Rice                   33     118        1873    15.87   SMU                    31   111        169   1.52
                           San Diego St.          28     103        1539    14.94   Colorado St.           32   115        175   1.52
                           SMU                    31     111        1582    14.25   Air Force              26    84        126   1.50
 MARI CARPENTER
 Second Team Pacific       ASSISTS                                                  DIGS
                           Team                   M       G         AST      Avg    Team                   M     G        D       Avg
                           Hawai`i                35     123        2025    16.46   New Mexico             27    96    1708      17.79
                           UNLV                   31     115        1759    15.30   Rice                   33   118    2052      17.39
                           BYU                    35     115        1722    14.97   Fresno St.             29   107    1860      17.38
                           San Jose St.           33     118        1748    14.81   Utah                   31   110    1768      16.07
                           Fresno St.             29     107        1555    14.53   SMU                    31   111    1751      15.77
                           Rice                   33     118        1700    14.41   San Jose St.           33   118    1852      15.69
                           Colorado St.           32     115        1651    14.36   UNLV                   31   115    1796      15.62
                           Utah                   31     110        1571    14.28   BYU                    35   115    1772      15.41
                           San Diego St.          28     103        1376    13.36   TCU                    30   112    1726      15.41
 MELISSA LAYTON
 Second Team Pacific       Wyoming                30     105        1348    12.84   Hawai`i                35   123    1831      14.89
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 individual records


                                                                    MATCH RECORDS
     Season Records
                                     Kills
     Kills                             39    Sari Virtanen vs. SDSU          1986                     TUMUA MATU’U
       669   Karen Doane      1984     36    Angie Walker vs. Wyoming        1994
       655   Dylann Duncan    1988     35    Dylann Duncan vs. N.M. St.      1988
       653   Tea Nieminen     1990     35    Tea Nieminen vs. Colorado St.   1990
       640   Sari Virtanen    1986
                                       34    Jill Sanders vs. Arizona        1985
       603   Jill S. Plumb    1987
                                       34    Tea Nieminen vs. New Mexico     1990
     Kills Per Game
      5.60 Dylann Duncan      1988   Hitting % (min. 10 attempts/match)
      5.22 Tea Nieminen       1990   .863 Lisa Connolly vs. New Mexico 1981
      5.13 Amy Steele Gant    1997   .818 Mari Carpenter vs. Siena College 1998
      4.92 Tea Nieminen       1992   .818 Dylann Duncan vs. Utah           1987
                                     .812 Val dePourtales vs. Weber St.    1980
     Hitting % (min. 300 attempts)   .800 Korie Rogers vs. UTEP            1997
      .485 Karen Curtis       1976   .800 Carole Bean vs. BYU-Hawaii       1980
      .471 Annette Cottle     1977   .800 Lisa Monson vs. New Mexico St. 1983
      .407 Karen Curtis       1977   .800 Dylann Duncan vs. Illinois St. 1986
      .369 Amy Steele Gant 1997                                                     Block Assist
      .364 Lisa Connolly      1981                                                    18 Raelyn Hoglund vs. Idaho St.   1982
                                     Block Solo                                       18 Diane Campbell vs. New Mexico 1986
      .361 Raelyn Hoglund 1984
                                        6 Nina Puikkonen vs. Hawai`i         1998     15 Melissa Layton vs. Hawai`i     1998
     Aces                               6 Raelyn Hoglund vs. SDSU            1982     15 Sheri Walker vs. Arizona       1981
      104    Sari Virtanen    1986      6 Dylann Duncan vs. SDSU             1986     14 Mariliisa Salmi vs. New Mexico 1986
      100    Socorro Leal     1984      5 Carole Bean vs. No. Arizona        1980
       99    Dylann Duncan    1987      5 Raelyn Hoglund vs. Texas           1982   Aces
       92    Dylann Duncan    1988      5 Lisa Grandmaison vs. California    1982     9    Sari Virtanen vs. Utah             1985
       90    Madge Ferreira   1983      5 Karen Doane vs. Utah St.           1983     9    Mariliisa Salmi vs. Rhode Island   1987
                                        5 Debbie Lee vs. Penn St.            1984     9    Stephanie Trane vs. Wyoming        1989
     Aces Per Game                      5 Dylann Duncan vs. Georgia          1985
      .912 Sari Virtanen      1986                                                    8    Socorro Leal vs. Utah St.          1984
                                        5 Mariliisa Salmi vs. Oregon         1985     8    Socorro Leal vs. Weber St.         1985
      .779 Dylann Duncan      1987
      .779 Dylann Duncan      1988                                                    8    Dylann Duncan vs. Utah             1987

     Block Solo                                                                     Total Blocks (Since 1985)
        66 Raelyn Hoglund     1982                                                    20 Diane Campbell vs. New Mexico 1986
        44 Raelyn Hoglund     1983                                                    15 Melissa Layton vs. Hawai`i     1998
        43 Lisa Grandmaison   1982                                                    15 Dylann Duncan vs. SDSU         1986
        43 Sari Virtanen      1985                                                    14 Nina Puikkonen vs. Hawai`i     1998
        42 Dylann Duncan      1987
                                                                                      14 Dylann Duncan vs. Pacific      1986
                                                                                      14 Mariliisa Salmi vs. New Mexico 1986
     Block Assist
       213 Dylann Duncan      1986                                                    14 Dylann Duncan vs. New Mexico 1986
       194 Nina Puikkonen     1998                                                    14 Amy Steele vs. Colorado St.    1996
       180 Dylann Duncan      1987
       180 Amy Steele         1996                                                  Digs
       178 Dylann Duncan      1985                                                    35   Socorro Leal vs. Utah St.          1984
       164 Raelyn Hoglund     1982                                                    32   Val dePourtales vs. Portland St.   1980
                                                                                      31   Korie Rogers vs. Hawai`i           1998
     Total Blocks                                                                     31   Tumua Matu’u vs. Wyoming           1991
       253 Dylann Duncan      1986                                                    30   Kari Pew vs. Colorado St.          1979
       232 Nina Puikkonen     1998
       230 Raelyn Hoglund     1982
                                                                                    Assists (Since 1984-85)
       222 Dylann Duncan      1987
       218 Dylann Duncan      1985                                                    89 Anna-Lena Smith vs. Hawai`i      1998
       204 Sari Virtanen      1985                                                    85 Mariliisa Salmi vs. Colorado St. 1986
       204 Amy Steele         1996                                                    84 Anna-Lena Smith vs. Texas A&M 1997
                                                                                      81 Tami Hamilton vs. Oregon         1984
         Continued on next page       CHARLENE JOHNSON                                80 Tami Hamilton vs. Wyoming        1984
                                      THREE-TIME ALL-AMERICAN                         80 Tami Hamilton vs. Utah           1984

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                              CAREER RECORDS
                                                                                      Season Records
Kills                                       Blocks Per Game (Since 1983-84)           Continued
2188    Dylann Duncan       1985-86-87-88    1.63 Dylann Duncan      1985-86-87-88
1796    Jill S. Plumb       1985-86-87-88    1.56 Amy Steele Gant    1994-95-96       Blocks Per Game
1770    Tea Nieminen        1988-89-90-92    1.25 Carol S. Rawson    1990-91-92-93     2.17 Nina Puikkonen      1998
1755    Amy Steele Gant     1994-95-96-97                                              1.85 Raelyn Hoglund      1982
1340    Gale O. Johnson     1993-94-95-96   Digs (Since 1984-85)                       1.75 Dylann Duncan       1987
1310    Marinda G. Ashman   1997-88-89-90   1354 Tumua Matu’u         1990-91-92-93    1.74 Dylann Duncan       1986
1190    Michele Fellows     1990-91-92-93   1269 Tea Nieminen         1988-89-90-92
                                            1180 Charlene Johnson     1991-92-93-94   Digs
                                                                                        401   Cherié Sam Fong   1989
Kills Per Game(Since 1983-84)               1176 Gale O. Johnson      1993-94-95-96
                                                                                        400   Shannan Egbert    1991
 4.02 Dylann Duncan      1985-86-87-88       942 Corinne Russell      1984-85-86-87
                                                                                        377   Tumua Matu’u      1990
 4.00 Sari Virtanen      1985-86             915 Andrea Petrilli      1995-96-97-98
                                                                                        370   Tea Nieminen      1990
 3.95 Amy Steele Gant    1994-95-96-97       898 Amy Steele Gant      1994-95-96-97     366   Tumua Matu’u      1991
 3.89 Tea Nieminen       1988-89-90-92       892 Jill S. Plumb        1985-86-87-88
                                                                                      Digs Per Game
Hitting % (Min. 5 attempts per game)        Digs Per Game                              3.57 Shannan Egbert      1991
 .345 Mari Carpenter      1998               3.33 Tumua Matu’u        1990-91-92-93    3.49 Tumua Matu’u        1991
 .341 Nina Puikkonen      1998               3.15 Shannan Egbert      1989-90-91-92    3.35 Tumua Matu’u        1992
 .330 Sari Virtanen       1985-86            3.09 Gale O. Johnson     1993-94-95-96
 .328 Karin Knudsen       1980-81-82-83                                               Assists (Since 1983-84)
 .318 Raelyn Hoglund      1981-82-83-84     Assists (Since 1983-84)                    2026 Tami Hamilton       1984
 .310 Melissa Layton      1997-98           5321 Charlene Johnson     1991-92-93-95    1722 Cherié Sam Fong     1989
 .310 Jill S. Plumb       1985-86-87-88     4550 Anna-Lena Smith      1996-97-98       1668 Mariliisa Salmi     1986
 .309 Dylann Duncan       1985-86-87-88     4167 Tami Hamilton        1983-84-85       1601 Mariliisa Salmi     1987
                                            4054 Mariliisa Salmi      1985-86-87       1596 Carla Gee           1990
Aces                                        2698 Cherié Sam Fong      1986-87-88-89
 233    Dylann Duncan       1985-86-87-88   1669 Carla Gee            1987-88-89-90
                                                                                      Assists Per Game
                                                                                      (Since 1984-85)
 191    Sari Virtanen       1985-86
                                                                                       13.96 Anna-Lena Smith    1997
 162    Socorro Leal        1983-84-85      Assist Per Game (Since 1983-84)
                                                                                       13.13 Charlene Johnson   1992
 162    Tea Nieminen        1988-89-90-92   12.96 Anna-Lena Smith    1996-97-98        13.06 Anna-Lena Smith    1998
 155    Madge Ferreira      1980-81-82-83   12.35 Charlene Johnson   1991-92-93-94     12.90 Tami Hamilton      1984
                                            11.84 Tami Hamilton      1983-84-85        12.85 Cherié Sam Fong    1989
Aces Per Game (Since 1983-84)               10.34 Cherié Sam Fong    1986-87-88-89     12.77 Carla Gee          1990
 0.67 Sari Virtanen     1985-86             10.29 Mariliisa Salmi    1985-86-87        12.43 Charlene Johnson   1993
 0.46 Socorro Leal      1983-84-85           6.62 Carla Gee          1987-88-89-90
 0.43 Dylann Duncan     1985-86-87-88

Block Solo
 155 Dylann Duncan          1985-86-87-88                                                         GALE JOHNSON
 133 Raelyn Hoglund         1981-82-83-84
 108 Jill S. Plumb          1985-86-87-88
 100 Amy Steele Gant        1994-95-96-97
  71 Karen Doane            1983-84

Block Assist
 733 Dylann Duncan          1985-86-87-88
 594 Amy Steele Gant        1994-95-96-97
 370 Raelyn Hoglund         1981-82-83-84
 369 Marinda G. Ashman      1987-88-89-90
 348 Carol S. Rawson        1990-91-92-93

Total Blocks
 888 Dylann Duncan          1985-86-87-88
 694 Amy Steele Gant        1994-95-96-97
 503 Raelyn Hoglund         1981-82-83-84
 437 Marinda G. Ashman      1987-88-89-90
 417 Jill S. Plumb          1985-86-87-88

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         team records


                                                                  SEASON RECORDS
      Match Records
                                          Kills
  Kills                                      2451   1984-85                                           1991 TEAM
    105 vs. Hawai`i        11/28/98          2397   1985-86
     97 vs. New Mexico St. 10/22/82          2332   1986-87
     96 vs. Pacific        10/11/86          2130   1989-90
     96 vs. UCLA           12/12/87          2089   1987-88
     96 vs. Texas A&M      12/12/97
  Total Attempts (Since 1984-85)          Kills Per Game
    305 vs. Hawai`i        11/28/98         16.75 1997-98
    253 vs. Arizona        12/14/85         16.58 1992-93
    252 vs. Texas A&M      12/12/97         16.38 1990-91
    238 vs. New Mexico     10/18/90         16.30 1998-99
    237 vs. Cal Poly SLO   09/02/89
  Hitting Percentage                      Hitting Percent
   .600 vs. Colorado St.   10/15/82          .396 1976-77
   .538 vs. Portland St.       1977          .362 1977-78
   .515 vs. UC-Riverside    9/18/87          .307 1986-87
   .513 vs. Colorado St.    9/23/82          .302 1987-88
   .505 vs. Utah St.        10/6/88          .295 1982-83
  Aces
     20 vs. Weber St.       9/25/85       Aces                   159   1983-84   Digs Per Game            25     1986-87
     18 vs. Montana         9/20/85          371    1985-86      150   1985-86     18.30 1991-92          25     1993-94
     18 vs. Colorado St.   10/21/83          337    1984-85      140   1986-87     18.28 1992-93          24     1982-83
     17 vs. Louisiana St.  11/23/84
                                             332    1986-87                        17.36 1994-95          23     1977-78
     17 vs. Cal Poly-SLO   11/30/91
                                             306    1983-84   Team Blocks                                 23     1981-82
  Block Solo
                                             289    1987-88      521 1986-87     Assists
     15 vs. Pepperdine     11/05/82
     15 vs. Texas           9/17/82
                                                                 520 1985-86       2225    1984-85   Game Winning
                                          Aces Per Game          481 1982-83       1978    1985-86   Streak
     15 vs. Idaho St.        9/3/82
                                            2.51 1983-84         478 1984-85       1941    1989-90       34 1981-82
     15 vs. New Mexico     11/14/87
                                            2.41 1985-86         443 1987-88       1900    1986-87       33 1986-87
     14 vs. San Diego St.  10/29/82
                                            2.29 1986-87                           1839    1987-88       30 1992-93
  Block Assist
     59 vs. New Mexico     10/17/86                           Blocks Per Game                            26 1975-76
     50 vs. Colorado St.   11/27/96
                                          Block Assist           3.77 1998-99    Assists Per Game        26 1981-82
     41 vs. Oregon         10/11/85
                                             762 1986-87         3.67 1982-83     15.37 1997-98
     40 vs. Utah           10/29/96          740 1985-86         3.41 1986-87     15.20 1998-99      Conference Match
     36 vs. San Diego St.   11/1/96          680 1998-99         3.41 1987-88     14.52 1994-95      Winning Streak
     36 vs. Southern Cal   10/12/85          630 1984-85                          14.41 1992-93       42 1974-78,
  Team Blocks (Since 1986)                   615 1987-88      Digs                14.40 1993-94          IAC
     37 vs. UNM            10/17/86          607 1997-98        2226   1989-90    14.17 1984-85       30 1992-94,
     28 vs. Colorado St.   11/27/96                             2179   1984-85                           WAC
     23 vs. San Diego St.   11/1/96       Block Solo            2087   1991-92   Match Winning        28 1980-84,
     22 vs. Utah           10/29/96          184 1982-83        2029   1992-93   Streak                  IAC &HCAC
     22 vs. Washington      9/29/86          163 1984-85        1949   1990-91       28 1992-93       17 1985-86,
  Digs                                                                                                   HCAC
    130 vs. Utah            11/6/91                                                                   16 1982-83,
    127 vs. Colorado St.       1980                                                                      HCAC
    122 vs. Wyoming        10/19/91                                                                   15 1986-87,
    117 vs. Wyoming         9/30/94                                                                      HCAC
    116 vs. Hawai`i        11/28/98
  Assists (Since 1984-85)                                                                            Home Match
    101 vs. Hawai`i        11/28/98                                                                  Winning Streak
     90 vs. New Mexico      11/4/89                                                                   31 1982-1984
     89 vs. Weber St.       9/15/88                                                                   27 1992-1994
     87 vs. Oregon         10/14/84                                                                   26 1993-1977
     86 vs. Wyoming        10/26/84                                                                   24 1986-1987
     86 vs. Long Beach St. 10/10/86                                                                   22 1980-1981
     86 vs. Penn St.       12/16/93
                                                                                                     * see page 108 top sea-
  * see page 108 for attendance records                                                              son attendance marks
                                            1996 TEAM

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BRIGHAM                          YOUNG

university
It has been called one of the “quickest paybacks” by Business Week magazine. It has
placed in the top 35 the last six years in the Sears Directors Cup collegiate ranking.
U.S. News and World Report consistently awards it top scores for undergraduate and
graduate programs and for high quality teaching.

Its graduate business program is           after admission to the university. BYU     degrees in 239 academic programs,
ranked among the top 50 in the nation.     is one of the leaders in students who      masters degrees in 79, juris doctorates
It’s Brigham Young University - this is    are awarded National Science               in one and doctorates in 32. The
the place.                                 Foundation fellowships - eight stu-        degrees are supplemented with vari-
     In 1875, few people would have        dents received awards in 1998. BYU         ous on-campus internships, plus
predicted that the one-building            also claims six Rhodes scholars, two       opportunities to study abroad interna-
Brigham Young Academy would blos-          Mellon fellows, several law clerks to      tionally.
som into a fully-accredited, interna-      the U.S. Supreme Court and a Marshall           BYU also has two professional
tionally-recognized university. Nearly     scholar.                                   schools; the Marriott School of
30,000 full-time students attend BYU,                                                 Management and the J. Reuben Clark
the nation’s largest private university.   Programs                                   Law School. In October of 1998,
                                                "Education is the power to think      Business Week magazine ranked the
Students                                   clearly, the power to act well in the      Marriott School of Management as one
      Competition for admission to BYU     world’s work, and the power to appre-      of the top business schools in the
is stiff. In 1998, the average freshman    ciate life," said Brigham Young, for       nation. This ranking should come as
admitted had a 3.71 GPA and a 27.2         whom the university is named. His          no surprise because the school’s
composite score on the ACT.                vision for BYU includes developing         accounting program is rated third in
According to the National Merit            students of faith, intellect and charac-   the nation, and its finance track has
Scholarship Corporation, in its annual     ter who have the skills and the desire     been called the nation’s fastest return
ranking of colleges and universities       to continue learning and serving oth-      on investment. Success Magazine
enrolling freshman Merit Scholars          ers throughout their lives. To culmi-      rated the Marriott School the 18th
named each year, BYU ranked 12th in        nate these kinds of students, the
the nation with its admittance of 119      university offers bache-
freshman Merit Scholars in 1997. The       lors
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best in the nation for aspiring entrepre-
neurs. On a different focus, the
J.Reuben Clark Law school is the 29th
best in the nation, according to U.S.
News and World Report in 1998. The
law school’s faculty is ranked 28th in
the nation in terms of published schol-
arship by the Chicago-Kent Law
Review’s Faculty Scholarship Survey.

Diversity
     BYU students come from all 50
states, the District of Columbia, and
more than 100 countries. Of the nearly
1,400 foreign students enrolled at BYU
in ‘98, nearly 30 percent were from
Canada, 17 percent from the Far East,
14 percent from Europe, 11 percent
from Central America and Mexico, 10
percent from South America, 7 percent                                          BRIGHAM YOUNG STATUE
from Eastern Europe and Russia, 5 per-
cent from the Middle East, 5 percent        ence with a foreign-language housing      quality facilities to fit each depart-
from the South Pacific, and 4 percent       complex. It is estimated that nearly      ment’s needs. Recently the Henry B.
from Africa.                                half of the campus population speaks a    Eyring Science Center experienced a
     BYU also has one of the most           second language.                          complete renovation to bring it up to
demanding language programs in the                                                    the most current standards of excel-
nation. Classes are regularly available     Facilities                                lence. BYU also completed a magnani-
in 47 languages, including American             BYU has a broad range of degree       mous overhaul on its Harold B. Lee
Sign Language, and classes optionally       programs, as well
available in 25 additional languages.       as                                                      Continued on next page
BYU also provides live-in language
experi-




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BRIGHAM YOUNG Continued
Library, with a 234,000 square                                                                   This code charges all
foot addition including an atri-                                                            involved with the University
um, a new periodical room,                                                                  to be honest, live a chaste
copy center, computer lab and                                                               and virtuous life, obey the
study area, all in a second floor                                                           law and university policy,
annex. The library is one of the                                                            respect others, observe the
most technically advanced in                                                                Church of Jesus Christ of
the nation, following university                                                            Latter-day Saints’ Word Of
President Merrill J. Bateman’s                                                              Wisdom (which includes
desire that "the library carry                                                              abstaining from alcohol,
students into the next century.”                                                            tobacco, tea, coffee and
      In addition to one of the                                                             drugs), and support others
most progressive general                                                                    in their commitment to obey
libraries in the country, BYU                                                               the Honor Code.
also boasts a brand-new law
library. The Howard W.                                                                      www.byu.edu
Hunter Law Library houses                                                                       BYU's Home Page is the
105,700 square feet of research                                                             university's gateway to a
and resource areas for students,                                                            rich blend of information
faculty and members of the bar.                                                             and tools for getting things
The library contains computer                                                               done. Prospective students
classrooms and research facili-
ties, with carrels that function
as mini-offices. Every month
the law library hosts a chamber
music concert.
      Most people go to New
York City or Europe to see the
masterpieces of the ages, but
BYU students are privileged to
have this opportunity right on their      A Light to the World
own campus. BYU’s Museum of Art                "Students who study here are
has hosted several nationally             charged with the responsibility to
acclaimed exhibits including the impe-    continue learning and serving
rial tombs of China, Rembrandt, Rodin     throughout their lives. It is our hope   can check out colleges and majors,
and Minerva Teichert.                     that Brigham Young University will be    learn about housing, food and tuition
                                          a light to the world, sharing knowl-     costs, get application forms and apply
Location                                  edge for the public good and for indi-   for admission online. Students can reg-
     BYU is located about 45 miles        vidual happiness," declared Merrill J.   ister, see what's happening on campus,
south of Salt Lake City in Provo, Utah.   Bateman, current University president.   and read the student newspaper.
The campus is at the western base of           Brigham Young University is         Faculty members and other employees
the Wasatch Mountains, part of the        sponsored by the Church of Jesus         connect to a wide variety of services
Rocky Mountain Range. Utah Valley,        Christ of Latter-day Saints, and this    also. And the Home Page provides
with a population of over 333,000         fact makes BYU much different than       access to Route Y, the university's
offers BYU a beautiful setting with       other universities. BYU’s unique         secure intranet, which provides e-mail
11,750-foot Mount Timpanogos on the       atmosphere is preserved through stu-     and several other services for students
east and 23 mile-long Utah Lake on the    dent, staff and faculty commitment to    and employees.
west.                                     the BYU Honor Code.

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                                                                              student athlete center


           STUDENT                           ATHLETE

center                                                                                  was created April 1, 1999, represents
                                                                                        an expansion of the University’s previ-
                                                                                        ous Academic Advisement Center.
                                                                                        Although academic advisement is still
                                                                                        included, a variety of other services
                                                                                        have been added.
BYU has long been known for its ability to continually                                       Some of the services provided by
produce athletes who not only compete well on the                                       the Student Athlete Center are: indi-
athletic field, but also in the classroom.                                              vidual counseling, special religious
                                                                                        classes for non-LDS athletes, opportu-
     T o continue assisting with this        efforts and the center is hoped to be      nities for community involvement and
legacy of student academic achieve-          comparatively similar to the kind of       service, association with the advisory
ment, BYU recently created the               support LDS athletes obtain from their     council (which consists of former BYU
Student Athlete Center.                      church leaders.                            athletes), employment placement,
     The Student Athlete Center was               "I am pleased to have this oppor-     hosting of student athletes’ families,
established to provide additional            tunity and look forward to working         and an NCAA approved life skills pro-
resources for BYU athletes and offer         with our students in creating a home       gram consisting in part of career devel-
support on academic, social and citi-        base where their needs can be met in a     opment and aptitude tests.
zenship issues. The Center enables stu-      supportive environment," said Warner.           Warner said that one of the major
dents to be successful in academic pur-           In efforts to help ease the transi-   focuses of the Center is to help net-
suits and personal development both          tion into campus life, the Center is       work with other BYU departments and
on and off the field.                        designed to work with athletes as soon     work in coordination with their exist-
     The purpose of the new athletic         as they commit to BYU. The facility        ing services. BYU’s counseling center,
support facility is to help student ath-     will offer guidance on academic issues,    multi-cultural center, career advise-
letes succeed in the BYU environment.        housing, Honor Code compliance and         ment center and BYUSA are among
The Center is designed to foster the         other personal issues.                     some of the departments mentioned.
growth and maintenance of social net-             "If we can build connections early         The Student Athlete Center is
works consisting of friends and men-         on, I am sure we can help ease the         located in the George Albert Smith
tors that will help athletes throughout      transition into campus life for our stu-   Fieldhouse.
their college careers and beyond.            dent athletes," said Warner.
     "In coming to BYU, many of our               The Student Athlete Center, which
athletes leave behind a whole support
system of family, friends and church
leaders," said BYU Advancement Vice
President Fred Skousen. "Our purpose
in establishing this center is to help our
student athletes, especially those not of
the LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day-Saints) faith, to succeed in
the BYU environment."
     Former athlete and coach, Paul
Warner, is the director for the new
Student Athlete Center. Warner, who
received a doctorate in educational
administration from BYU and is also a
former LDS seminary teacher, will
serve as chaplain for non-LDS stu-
dents. The support received from his

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             academics


              ACHIEVING                                   ACADEMIC

excellence
Achieving national recog-
nition in both academics                                                           “Our education... should
and athletics is a difficult                                                       improve our minds and
challenge for universities                                                         fit us for increased use-
across America. Brigham                                                            fulness; to make us of
Young University is one of                                                         greater service in the
the elite institutions that                                                        human family.”
annually earns praise for                                                                   – Brigham Young
its achievements in the
classroom and on the
field of play.

Academic Advisement
     The Athletics Academic
Advisement Office at BYU, located in
the Student Athlete Center, was estab-
lished to provide student-athletes with
solid academic counsel while partici-
pating in intercollegiate athletics.

Purpose and Objective
     The single most important goal of
this office is to ensure student-athletes
who leave BYU obtain a bachelor’s
degree in their chosen field of study.
     To achieve this goal, the Athletics
Academic Advisement Office provides
a comprehensive support service pro-
gram which enables the student-ath-
lete to make use of all the resources at
the University to make academic
progress and to graduate.
     The role of the advisor includes
                                            Services provided                      Topics include: Time Management,
close monitoring of academic prob-
                                                 The Athletics Academic            Note Taking, Effective Textbook
lems, instituting and organizing edu-
                                            Advisement Office provides the fol-    Reading, Test Taking, and Stress
cational programs, and coordinating
                                            lowing services to student-athletes:   Management.
support services with other academic
                                                 1. Academic Success Strategy          2. Individual tutoring for student-
and non-academic units to help in the
                                            Workshops are presented during the     athletes receiving scholarships.
retention and academic success of the
                                            first few weeks of every semester.         The mentor/tutor program pro-
student athlete.

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vides one-on-one academic assistance
designed to facilitate the development
of the student-athlete’s academic suc-
cess skills.



                 n
  “All the things you do as an
  athlete are not as valuable
  as the things you can gain
  and learn from an educa-
  tion here at the Y.”
          – Greg Kite
             12 NBA Seasons

                 n                           7. Referrals to connect student-
                                         athletes with learning disabilities to
                                                                                   NCAA CHAMPS
                                                                                   Life Skills Program
                                         the Services for Students with                 Beginning fall 1998, the Athletic
     3. Teaching assistant sessions      Disabilities office.                      Department became a member of the
available for all student-athletes.          8. Contemporary issues class          NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.
     4. Computer lab privileges avail-   (Health 201) for Freshman and transfer    CHAMPS is an acronym for
able for all student-athletes. Lap-top   student-athletes. Topics discussed        “Challenging Athletes Minds for
computers are available to check out     include: substance abuse and violence,    Personal Success.” The CHAMPS/Life
for road trips.                          women’s issues, nutrition, gambling,      Skills program is designed to address
     5. Personal and Career              media relations, agents, eating disor-    the “total development” of the stu-
Counseling.                              ders, NCAA eligibility rules, and acad-   dent-athlete. There are five vital com-
     6. Sports Psychology services.      emic issues.                              ponents to the CHAMPS/Life Skills
                                                                                   program including commitment to
                                                                                   academics, athletics, personal develop-
                                                                                   ment, service, and career.

                                                                                   Recognition
                                                                                       BYU athletes who achieve a 3.2
                                                                                   grade point average or higher during
                                                                                   either fall or winter semester are hon-
                                                                                   ored at the Annual Athletics Academic
                                                                                   Honor Banquet sponsored by the
                                                                                   Cougar Club.
                                                                                       This past year, 64 percent of BYU’s
                                                                                   student-athletes qualified as Academic
                                                                                   Athletes.
                                                                                       The average GPA among this
                                                                                   year’s Academic Athletes was an
                                                                                   impressive 3.53 — a reflection of the
                                                                                   high academic achievement of BYU
                                                                                   athletes.



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                   facilities


                      THE BUILDING OF

champions
BYU's athletic facilities are among the best in the nation. From the Smith Fieldhouse
that is home to BYU’s nationally ranked women’s and national champion men’s vol-
leyball teams to the nationally acclaimed track and spacious Marriott Center to the
top-notch weight rooms, much of the success of the BYU athletic program can be
attributed to the top-notch facilities available to athletes on campus.
Smith Fieldhouse                                    matches averages more than 1,000 fans        women’s athletic department, the
     The Smith Fieldhouse is one of the             annually. Located on campus, the             Smith Fieldhouse includes an athletic
finest volleyball facilities in the nation.         Smith Fieldhouse is a very well-main-        training facility, locker rooms for
In addition to being home to BYU’s                  tained facility that also houses three       BYU’s intercollegiate athletes, and a
annual schedule of top-quality teams                basketball courts, an artificial turf west   state-of-the-art stength and condition-
visiting Provo, the Smith Fieldhouse                annex big enough for spring batting          ing center.
has also been the sight of many NCAA                practice and a one-fifth mile rubber-             The Athletic Media Relations
Tournament matches over the years.                  ized indoor track.                           offices are located at 30 Smith
     The Smith Fieldhouse has a capac-                  In addition to being the home to         Fieldhouse, providing convenient
ity for 5,000 spectators and provides a             the vast majority of BYU’s coaches and       access to media-related services upon
great viewing opportunity. Since the                athletic administrators, including the       the completion of a Cougar volleyball
early 1990s, attendance at Cougar                   BYU volleyball coaching staff and            match.




   Attendance
   Top Five Home Crowds
   1.   3,975   vs. Nebraska*         10/04/86
   2.   3,549   vs. Utah              10/20/95
   3.   3,159   vs. SDSU              11/20/93
   4.   3,045   vs. Long Beach St. 09/11/98
   5.   3,031   vs. Utah              11/07/94
                  * played in the Marriott Center

   Season Attendance in the 90s
   Year           Total       Match        Avg.
   1990           7,431        16         464.43
   1991          13,080        13        1,006.2
   1992          18,744        17        1,102.6
   1993          16,231        11        1,475.5
   1994          21,680        16        1,355.0
   1995          16,756        15        1,117.1
   1996          10,474        15          698.3
   1997          14,266        13        1,097.4
   1998          18,159        16       *1,134.9
   Avg.         136,821       132        1,036.5

   * BYU finished 19th nationally in attendance

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                                                                                          facilities


                                                                                        room for 27,000 seats, the Marriott
                                                                                        Center covers three acres and encloses
                                                                                        eight million cubic feet. The roof is the
                                                                                        size of two football fields placed side-
                                                                                        by-side. The four-million pound roof
                                                                                        was constructed first at ground level,
                                                                                        then raised 38 feet. There are seven
                                                                                        locker rooms, a president’s room, two
                                                                                        reception rooms, a press and interview
                                                                                        room, a team lounge, a weight room, a
                                                                                        classroom and a training room. The
                                                                                        Marriott Center also has an eight-
                                                                                        sided, 26-foot wide by 16-foot high
                                                                                        scoreboard which features four large
                                                                                        video walls designed to show live
                                                                                        game action and instant replays. The
                                                                                        Marriott Center ranks in the top 10 in
                                                                                        ticket sales nationally.
  STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COMPLEX
                                                                                        Football
                                                                                             The 65,000 seat Cougar Stadium is
Strength & Conditioning                      cerned with much more than just
                                                                                        home to BYU football and ranks in the
     Success begins with training, and       improvement in the weight room.
                                                                                        nation’s top-25 in attendance every
BYU has a state-of-the-art strength and      They are committed to improving the
                                                                                        year. The stadium boasts a 17 x 25 feet
conditioning center with nearly 10,000       athletes’ overall fitness and health.
                                                                                        animation board and sound system, a
feet of working space that ranks                  The primary goal of the BYU pro-
                                                                                        box-bowl configuration, a grass-play-
among the nation’s best. It features 106     gram is to keep athletes healthy and
                                                                                        ing surface and one of the finest press
stations to accommodate both female          prepared for competition by reducing
                                                                                        boxes in the country.
and male athletes.                           their susceptibility to injury. BYU’s
     A well-structured strength and          strength and conditioning staff has
                                                                                        Soccer
conditioning program is playing an           experienced excellent results through
                                                                                            South Field is home for Cougar
increasingly vital role in the success of    its computer analyzed combination of
                                                                                        Soccer. For the past two seasons, the
collegiate athletic programs, including      a strict weight and conditioning pro-
                                                                                        BYU women’s soccer team has gone
volleyball.                                  gram, a carefully planned diet and suf-
                                                                                        undefeated at home and led the WAC
                                             ficient rest.
                                                                                        in home attendance. In 1997, BYU
Athletic Training                                 A well-balanced diet is important
                                                                                        was 4th in the West region in home
     BYU’s athletic training staff is        to keeping student-athletes healthy
                                                                                        attendance.
responsible for the care of student-ath-     throughout the year. BYU’s training
letes from the time they arrive on cam-      table has long been praised as one of
                                                                                        A Promising Future
pus, aiding in the prevention of             the finest in the nation. BYU players
                                                                                             The quality and variety of today’s
injuries.                                    are treated to a variety of nutritious
                                                                                        BYU facilities continues to draw praise
     When student-athletes do get            meals that are planned by profession-
                                                                                        and compliments from all around the
injured, they are treated by one of the      als in the fields of institution manage-
                                                                                        nation. With these first-rate facilities
nation’s most qualified athletic train-      ment and food and nutrition dietetics.
                                                                                        behind them, the strength and ability
ing staffs. The staff includes certified
                                                                                        of the university’s athletes will contin-
athletic trainers, a sports physical ther-   Basketball
                                                                                        ue to be an impressive force world-
apist, a team physician, team orthope-          The Cougs had their opening
                                                                                        wide.
dic surgeons and a wide variety of           game on December 3, 1971 in the
other medical specialists.                   Marriott Center, the third largest on-
     BYU athletic trainers are con-          campus arena in the nation. With

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                                                         1999 NCAA VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS




 BYU

athletics
BYU has been ranked in the Sears Directors Cup every
                                                                                  athletic teams finish their seasons
                                                                                  ranked in the top 10 or top 25 national-
                                                                                  ly. The top 10 rankings included:
                                                                                  men’s volleyball (1st), women’s cross
                                                                                  country (2nd), men’s gymnastics (5th),
                                                                                  women’s volleyball (5th), women’s
                                                                                  indoor track (6th), men’s golf (7th) and
year since the awards inception, and the 1998-99 sea-                             women’s outdoor track (8th). Top 25
son was no different.                                                             rankings include: men’s outdoor track,
                                                                                  women’s gymnastics and women’s
    The 1998-99 season was the best      appearance. The Cougars became only      soccer.
ever for BYU in the Sears Directors      the second non-California team to ever
Cup sponsored by USA TODAY and           win the national championship. BYU       Back to the Future
the National Association of Collegiate   men’s volleyball went 30-1 on the sea-       The biggest change of the year
Directors of Athletics. The Cougars      son and was ranked No. 1 in the nation   however, involves BYU’s move to a
moved up significantly from the previ-   by both USA TODAY AVCA and               new athletic conference. The new
ous year’s 18th place, placing 12th      Volleyball Magazine nearly all season    league is called the Mountain West
with 420 points.                         long.                                    Conference and is composed of Air
    The 1999 men’s volleyball team                                                Force, Brigham Young, Colorado State,
won its first-ever NCAA National         1998-99 Season                           UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State,
Championship in its first Final Four         In 1998-99, BYU had several other    Utah and Wyoming. With its exit from

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the Western Athletic Conference, BYU             Indeed, Richards was an athlete of
leaves behind a rich history of success.    such quality that he was favorably            1999 Final Top 25
     Since the inception of the Western     compared with legendary Jim Thorpe,           Sears Director’s Cup
Athletic Conference in July 1962, BYU       who won a gold medal in the
won more championships than any             decathlon at Stockholm. A few years             1.   Stanford               970
other member, (60 percent of WAC            later at the World’s Fair in San                2.   Georgia                720
championships in the last three             Francisco, Alma won the decathlon               3.   Penn State             600
decades).                                   with 1,000 more points than Thorpe              4.   Florida                580
     Included in these team titles are 10   had scored at Stockholm.                        5.   UCLA                   570
consecutive football championships               That same year another BYU ath-            6.   Michigan               520
from 1976 through 1985. BYU’s base-         lete, Clint Larsen, high jumped 6-7, a          7.   Duke                   510
ball team won 22 division titles in 23      mark that surpassed the world record.           8.   Virginia               490
                                                                                            9.   Arizona                470
years and was ranked No. 1 in 1983.         Both Richards and Larsen were
                                                                                                 S. California          470
                                            coached by the legendary E.L. Roberts,
                                                                                          11.    Texas                  440
National Champions                          who coached every competitive men’s
                                                                                          12.    Brigham Young         420
      The University sponsors 22            sport at BYU.
                                                                                                 Arizona State          420
NCAA-sanctioned varsity sports and               The first intercollegiate event on
                                                                                                 Nebraska               420
has captured men’s national champi-         campus is credited for starting the
                                                                                           15.   Ohio State             410
onships in football (1984), outdoor         famous University of Utah – BYU
                                                                                           16.   Louisiana State        390
track (1970), golf (1981), and volleyball   rivalry. It began on May 18, 1895 in           17.   Arkansas               370
(1999) as well as a women’s national        Provo when BYU was only the                          North Carolina         370
title in cross country (1997). Cougar       Academy. After a successful track and                Tennessee              370
basketball teams have won the NIT           field meet in the morning, an after-           20.   Auburn                 340
twice (1951, 1966) and have been            noon baseball game turned violent.             21.   Minnesota              330
ranked in the top 20 numerous times         The contest ended in a tie when a                    Washington             330
— reaching the Elite Eight in the           protested call climaxed into a wild fist-      23.   California             320
NCAA playoffs in 1981.                      fight.                                         24.   Maryland               310
                                                 In the year following the fight in        25.   Notre Dame             300
Olympic Stars                               Provo, the Academy’s football team
    In 1992, three former Cougars           engaged Utah in a contest in Salt Lake
earned a total of four medals in the        City where a vicious fight erupted          pension of the game, which remained
Barcelona Olympics. Frank Fredericks        between the rival fans, and it didn’t       in effect until 1922. In the first year of
won silver medals in both the 100 and       end until a squad of policemen              "the return" in 1922, the Cougars
200 meter runs, the late Oluyemi            arrived. Final score: BYU 8, Utah 6.             played six games, scored a total of
Kayode captured a silver medal in the            Because of in-state fatalities               10 points for the season, and were
4x100 relays, and Christy Opara             from football, Karl G. Maeser,                    shut out in four contests. But
Thompson won a bronze in the 4x100          then superintendent of church                      things would improve.
relays. Fredericks added two more sil-      schools,
ver medals to his collection from the       voted for                                               1997 NCAA CROSS
100 and 200 meter runs in the 1996          a sus-                                               COUNTRY CHAMPIONS
Atlanta Olympics.

The Early Years
     The first athlete to bring national
and international attention to the
school was Alma Richards, a slender,
all-around athlete from Parowan,
Utah. A high jumper and track athlete,
Richards captured a gold medal in the
Summer Olympics at Stockholm,
Sweden, in 1912.

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                                                                                                    transported by heli-
                                                                                                    copter.
                                                                                                      In 1924, BYU began
                                                                                                    lighting the "Y" during
                                                                                                    homecoming, gradua-
                                                                                                    tion and other special
                                                                                                    events.

                                                                                                    Cosmo the Cougar
                                                                                                      Another generator of
                                                                                                    BYU spirit is BYU’s
                                                                                                    mascot, Cosmo the
                                                                                                    Cougar. Cosmo’s story
                                                                                                    began on Oct. 1, 1923
                                                                                                    when Coach Eugene L.
                                                                                                    Roberts used the
                                                                                                    cougar to describe his
                                                                                                    athletes. At that time,
                                                                                                    the cougar, a native
                                                                                                    Utah animal, was
                                                                                                    looked upon very
                                                                                                    favorably because of its

 COUGAR                                                                                             powerful, agile and




pride
                                                                                     wise nature.
                                                                                          In 1925, a BYU alumnus contacted
                                                                                     Coach Roberts informing him of a
                                                                                     mother cougar and three kittens that
                                                                                     had been captured. Two of these kit-
                                                                                     tens were brought to Provo and kept
Over the years BYU athletics has seen a number of                                    as mascots. But problems resulted
events that have brought about its current popularity.                               from keeping live cougars for mascots,
                                                                                     so in 1953 pep chairman Dwayne
     Today spirited Cougar fans               The 32,847 square-foot structure       Stevenson came up with a new version
nationwide continue their strong sup-    dates back to 1906 when a drafting          of the cougar mascot — Cosmo had
port of the mighty blue and white. As    professor and several students made         arrived. The acrobatic and high-spirit-
BYU consistently ranks nationally in     plans to put a large block BYU on the       ed animal has helped cheer the
the top 25 in football, symbols of its   mountain. The student body formed           Cougars to victory ever since.
support are highly visible.              an assembly line passing sand, rocks             Over the years Cosmo has under-
                                         and lime up the side of the mountain        gone a series of changes. The 1997 ver-
“Y” Mountain                             for an entire day. The task became          sion of Cosmo underwent major
     The most visible symbol of BYU      arduous and the idea of putting a "B"       "Cosmotic" surgery and a new-and-
spirit is found high in the mountains    and "U" on either side of the "Y" was       improved version was introduced to
east of Brigham Young University. The    abandoned.                                  Cougar faithful at the football season
enormous block letter "Y" measures            For decades the "Y" was white-         opener against Washington.
465 feet high and is acclaimed as the    washed annually by students to show
largest sign in the country — larger     school spirit. In 1978, the face of the Y   The Cheerleaders
than the letters spelling "HOLLY-        was coated with gunite—a mixture of             Imagine an athletic team consist-
WOOD" and larger than any neon sign      sand and white cement—and painted           ing of both women and men athletes
on Times Square.                         with 155 gallons of paint which was         who practice three hours a day, three

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days a week for the sole purpose of
enhancing the efforts of other athletic
teams. There is only one team that fits
this description—the BYU Cheer
Squad. It is the responsibility of this
team to lead cheers and unify the
crowd at BYU’s athletic events, and
has been ever since the first pass was
thrown and the first basket was made.
     The squad has proven their tal-
ents, winning a second place finish in
the national competition in both 1997
and 1998. Basketball season is another
time to shine, as they dance during
time outs.

Cougarettes
     Brigham Young University’s pre-
cision dance team, the Cougarettes,
continue their reign as the National
Cheerleading Champions. The
Cougarettes won the NCAA Collegiate
Dance Competition in Daytona Beach,         for the first half-time and pre-game       ROTC. For 18 of the past 22 years the
Fla. in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Their three    show. Rehearsals are on the black          band has performed at a bowl game.
year grasp of the national title is the     asphalt of the Marriott
first ever in the history of the National   Center parking lot three days a week
Dance Team competition.                     from 4-6 p.m.
     To be a member of the BYU                    The band is currently under the
Cougarettes precision dance squad not       direction of Dr. Don Peterson who is in
only takes experience, education and        his 14th year at BYU. Second year
motivation, it takes dedication and         assistant Randall Beach is also on his
technique.                                  ninth year as drum line instructor.
     The Cougarettes were organized         Loe Pierce is the color guard director
in 1946 as a spirit group. Their mission    and Chris Redfearn, Tom Storm, and
was to support athletics on campus.         Valerie Haring are the drum majors.
Throughout the past 51 years, the                 The band consists of 17 piccolos,
Cougarettes have undergone a series         17 clarinets, 21 saxophones, 38 trum-
of changes, moving from a marching          pets, 19 French horns, 28 trombones,
drill team to a precision jazz dance        17 baritones, 18 tubas, 25 percussion-
team. They often perform at BYU half-       ists, and 25 color guard members.
times.                                      There are 62 returned missionaries
                                            in the band and 35 music majors. The
The BYU Marching Band                       voice of the Cougar Marching Band
     The 225-member Cougar                  is KSL Sports Personality and
Marching Band thrills audiences with        former Cougar Band member,
the sound, pageantry and excitement         Scott Miller.
in its performance. Band rehearsals               The Cougar Band had its
begin one week before the start of fall     start in 1908, with the Marching
semester when they begin preparing          Band taking root by 1943 through the

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                 BUILDING THE

legacy                                                                                 current and former athletes to finish
                                                                                       their degrees.

                                                                                       Bringing the Best to BYU
                                                                                            Cougar Club funds all of the ath-
                                                                                       letic program's recruiting expenses,
Since its creation in 1964, the Cougar Club has worked                                 helping BYU coaches to attract some of
to promote athletic excellence by bringing loyal friends                               the world's premier athletes to Provo,
                                                                                       UT. Professional athletes and world
and vital funds to the Athletic Department.                                            class performers like former Cougars
                                                                                       Danny Ainge, Steve Young, Ty
     Thanks to the donations and sup-      For the Student-Athlete                     Detmer, Tiffany Lott, Wally Joyner,
port of nearly 4,000 members nation-            One of Cougar Club’s major goals
                                                                                       Johnny Miller, and Frank Fredericks
wide, the Cougar Club has helped           is to encourage academic excellence
                                                                                       chose BYU because of the recruiting
BYU build one of America’s strongest       among student athletes. The Club
                                                                                       efforts funded by the Cougar Club.
collegiate athletic programs. Through      sponsors the Annual Academic Athlete
                                                                                          "The Cougar Club has been the
its fund-raising and promotional mis-      Banquet to honor all BYU student-ath-
                                                                                       financial support for our recruiting,"
sion, the Cougar Club is ensuring the      letes who earn a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
                                                                                       said Elaine Michaelis, women's athletic
future success of BYU Athletics.           Since the program started in 1986, the
                                                                                       director and head volleyball coach.
      "The Cougar Club has been on the     number of athletes qualifying for the
                                                                                       "We've been able to go and get athletes
front lines of athletic fund-raising for   award has more than doubled-an
                                                                                       wherever we find them."
more than three decades now," said         incredible 64 percent of varsity athletes
athletic director Rondo Fehlberg.          qualified in 1998-99.
                                                                                       Athletic Loyalty
"Many of the great things we have             Cougar Club also sponsors BYU's
                                                                                           The Cougar Club also sponsors
done–the 1984 National Football            academic tutoring program for stu-
                                                                                       many programs and events that build
Championship our 1996 Cotton Bowl          dent-athletes and has created a half-
                                                                                       athletic loyalty among Cougar fans,
victory and this year’s men’s volleyball   million dollar endowment to provide
                                                                                       BYU alumni and other friends of the
NCAA championship–have been made           post-eligibility scholarships to assist
                                                                                       university. Such programs include the
possible by the
                                                                                                       BYU Athletic Hall of
contributions of
                                                                                                         Fame, football and
Cougar Club
                                                                                                         basketball previews,
members."
                                                                                                           pre-game activities
                                                                                                             before each
                                                                                                               home football
                                                                                                               game, monthly
                                                                                                               luncheons
                                                                                                               with coaches
                                                                                                               and players,
                                                                                                               satellite and
                                                                                                               replay broad-
                                                                                                               casts of home
                                                                                                              football and
                                                                                                              basketball
                                                                                                              games, club
                                                                                                              chapters in geo-
        1998 COUGAR CLUB AWARDS                                                                              graphic areas of

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major support and more than 450
satellite representatives throughout the                              Mike Middleton
United States and Canada.                                             Cougar Club Director
   For the enjoyment of club members
                                                                          Appointed director of the Cougar Club in June of
and athletic department personnel, the
                                                                      1998 ... worked for the past six years as the Club’s
Cougar Club annually sponsors more
                                                                      assistant director and communications manager ... has
than 30 events, including the Blue &                                  written scripts for Bonneville Communications’
White Game, the "Meet the Football                                    “Music and the Spoken Word” since 1994 ... earned an
Team" Watermelon Bust, the men's                                      M.A. in communications from BYU in 1996 after grad-
basketball Varsity Preview, the                                       uating summa cum laude with a B.A.
Reception for Female Athletes and
monthly luncheons for the club's Salt
Lake City and Utah County Chapters.        Membership Levels                            the Cougar Club is helping BYU
   Other Cougar Club chapters that             There is a membership level in           Athletics become one of the nation’s
hold events of their own and cheer for     Cougar Club for every fan who wants          best collegiate programs.
the Cougars when they are on the road      to help BYU continue in building a
are currently organized in San Diego,      strong athletic tradition. Individuals       The Legacy Program
Ventura and Fresno, Calif.; Las Vegas,     and businesses annually make tax-               In 1997 Cougar Club introduced the
Nev.; and Phoenix, Ariz., with area                                                     Legacy Program to further ensure con-
representatives in many other areas of                                                  tinued athletic success at BYU. The
alumni concentration.                                                                   Legacy Program is designed to help
   Before each BYU home football                                                         club members structure their financial
game, club members get a preview                                                           planning (appreciated securities,
of the upcoming contest-given by                                                            trusts, bequests, wills, life insur-
former players, university adminis-                                                          ance and other options) and to
trators and members of the media-                                                            provide tax benefits to the donors.
while eating a delicious buffet in the                                                       Club members who make a
Cougar Stadium Cougar Room.                                                                  deferred gift of any amount
Club members also enjoy exciting                                                              through the Legacy Program are
athletic tours co-sponsored by                                                                memorialized by having their
Cougar Club and the BYU Alumni                                                                names added to the beautiful
Association.                               deductible Cougar Club contributions         Legacy Wall that will be built in the
                                           of between $50 and $5,000, based on          Cougar Stadium Cougar Room.
The Key to Future Growth                   their financial ability and on the athlet-   Additional athletic benefits are also
     Loyal Cougar Club members             ics benefits they desire to receive.         available through the Legacy Program
nationwide are continuing to build a          To acknowledge the generosity of          for those who make present value
foundation for future success even as      club members, the athletic department        Legacy gifts of $10,000 or more.
the face of major college athletics        makes a number of benefits available
changes. To compete at the highest lev-    to club members, including exclusive         Contacting Cougar Club
els, BYU must raise more money every       seating, free reserved parking, pre-             For more information about the
year because the costs associated with     game meetings before each home foot-         Cougar Club, visit the web site at
being one of the nation’s elite pro-       ball game, free monthly luncheons            www.cougarclub.com or call (801) 378-
grams continue to rise dramatically.       with BYU coaches and athletes, athletic      2583 or (800) 426-4298.
With that challenge in mind, the sup-      publications and the opportunity to
port of Cougar Club and its members        purchase post-season tickets before the
becomes an even more important key         general public. The greatest benefit of
to the future growth of BYU Athletics.     membership, however, is knowing that


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                                                                           BYU AT H L E T I C

hall of fame
The Cougar Club Hall of Fame was established to pay tribute to those whose athletic
skill, performance or service brought honor and distinction to BYU’s athletic pro-
gram. Selections are based on the athlete’s character and ability as well as their
contribution to their sport, team, community and the university.

Danny Ainge, Basketball               Wayne Hales, Basketball/Track        Jill Holiday Linford, Track &
Chick Atkinson, Coaching              Larry Hall, Tennis                      Field/C.C.
Fred Baird, Swimming                  Tresa Spaulding Hamson, Basketball   Vaughn Lloyd, Football
Tristan Baker-Schultz, Diving         Brad Hansen, Wrestling               Tracy Tanner MacDonald, Tennis
Tom Bell, Football                    Laron Hansen, Wrestling                 Ralph Mann, Track
Rex Berry, Football                   C.J. Hart, Coaching                          Henry Marsh, Track
Margaret Greenwood Blake, Athletics   Milt Hartvigsen,                             John Mecham, Wrestling
Robbie Bosco, Football                  Administration                             Johnny Miller, Golf
Mike Brannan, Golf                    Ron Hill, Baseball                            Floyd Millet,
Hugh Cannon, Basketball               Leona Holbrook,                                 Coaching/Administration
Virgil Carter, Football                 Administration                                   Zdravko Mincek, Tennis
Harold Christensen, Basketball        Doug Howard,                                        Roland Minson,
Jack Christensen,                       Baseball                                          Basketball
  Football/Basketball/Track           Orin “Bob” Howard,                                   Mike Moss, Baseball
Todd Christensen, Football              Football/                                          Joe Nelson, Basketball
Bobby Clampett, Golf                    Track/Basketball                                    Dick Nemelka,
Keith Clearwater, Golf                Mel Hutchins,                                         Basketball
Lisa Motes Connolly, Volleyball         Basketball                                          Gifford Nielsen,
Kresimir Cosic, Basketball            Dane Iorg, Baseball                                 Football
Paul Cummings, Track                  Lee Iorg, Baseball                              Scott Nielsen, Baseball
Stan Curnow, Diving                   Phyllis Jacobson,                               Keith Nielson, Tennis
Fred “Buck” Dixon,                      Administration                                Reed Nilsen, Football
  Basketball/Tennis/Golf              Clayne Jensen,                                 Bart Oates, Football
Devin Durrant, Basketball               Administration                              Brad Oates, Football
Carey May Edge, Track & Field/C.C.    Floyd Johnson,                               Phil Odle, Football
Cyrus Ellsworth, Track                  Administration                            Ben Ohai, Wrestling
Ed Eyestone, Track & Field/C.C.       Peter Kendrick, Baseball                   Doug Padilla, Track
Nick Eyre, Football                   Karen Kennington, Tennis                  Wayne Pearce,
John Fairchild, Basketball            Rod Kimball, Training                             Tennis/Coaching
Reed Fehlberg, Wrestling              Eddie Kimball, Coaching                   Herschel Pedersen, Basketball
Rondo Fehlberg, Wrestling             Dennis Lamb, Baseball                     Brenda Peterson,
Dick Felt, Football                   Karen Curtis Lamb, Volleyball           Volleyball/Basketball
LeLei Fonoimoana, Swimming            Dean Larsen, Basketball
Eldon Fortie, Football                Clinton Larson, Track                  ED EYESTONE
John Fought, Golf                     Ray Leach, Golf                        1998 inductee, track
Richard George, Track                 Ben Lewis, Administration              & cross country

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  Volleyball Recipients          1990-91   Tea Nieminen           Outstanding Senior
                                 1993-94   Tumua Matu’u           Female Athlete Award
  of Cougar Club                 1994-95   Leslie A.Manwaring     1982-83 Michele Nekota
  Awards                         1995-96   Gale Oborn Johnson     1984-85 Tami Hamilton
                                                                  1987-88 Maikki Salmi
                                 Floyd Johnson Service Award      1988-89 Dylann Duncan
  Dale Rex Award
                                 1991-92 Caroline Steuer Bower    1992-93 Shannon E. Skidmore
  1993-94 Elaine Michaelis
                                                                  1998-99 Korie Rogers
  Competitor Award               Kimball Memorial Award
  1987-88 Jill Sanders-Plumb     1991-92 Shannon Egbert            Women’s Team of the Year
                                                                   1993-94 Volleyball
  1993-94 Charlene Johnson
  1994-95 Charlene Johnson       Leona Holbrook
  1997-98 Korie Rogers           Spirit of Sport Award            Hall of Fame Inductees
                                 1981-82 Noreen Hoglund           1985   Brenda Peterson
                                 1982-83 Valerie dePortales       1989   Karen Curtis Lamb
  Crowd Pleaser Award
                                 1986-87 Sari Virtanen            1994   Lisa Motes Connolly
  1979-80 Kari Pew
                                 1988-89 Dylann Duncan            1994   Margaret Greenwood Blake
  1981-82 Lisa Motes
                                 1993-94 Michele Fellows
  1982-83 Madge Ferreira
                                 1996-97 Gale Oborn Johnson
  1985-86 Sari Virtanen
                                 1997-98 Amy Steele Gant
  1986-87 Maikki Salmi




Raimo Pihl, Track               Tom Steinke, Basketball
Pertti Pousi, Track             Jack Stringham, Football
Marion Probert, Football        Floyd Taylor, Administration
Dennis Ramsey, Gymnastics       Mike Taylor, Golf
Mark Reeve,                     Terry Tebbs, Basketball
  Football/Basketball/Track     Paul Thorn, Football
Wayne Reeve, Football           Bob Tobler, Track
David Reeves, Track             Glen Tuckett,
Mike Reid, Golf                   Coaching/Administration
Richard Reid, Track             Pete Van Valkenburg, Football
Alma Richards, Track            Brady Walker, Basketball/Track
Bob Richards, Track             Lu Wallace, Administration
Joe Richey, Basketball          Max Warner, Football
Charles Roberts,                Stan Watts, Basketball/Coaching
  Football/Basketball/Track     Marc Wilson, Football
E.L. Roberts, Administration    Mike Young, Wrestling
Clarence Robison, Track         Steve Young, Football
Tina Gunn Robison, Basketball   Wayne Young, Gymnastics
Linn Rockwood, Tennis           Maria Zanandrea, Track
Elwood Romney, Basketball       Richard Zinniger, Baseball
Ott Romney, Coaching            1951 NIT Basketball Team
Owen Rowe, Track                1966 NIT Basketball Team
Keith Russell, Diving
Dale Schofield, Track
Budd Shields, Swimming                      KORIE ROGERS
Michael Smith, Basketball       1998 Outstanding Senior Female
                                 Athlete and Competitor Awards

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                             Elaine Michaelis                                                   Brett Pyne
                             Women’s Athletic Director                                          Associate Director,
                                                                                                Athletic Media Relations
                             In addition to being the
                             women’s head volleyball coach,                                    Pyne joined the BYU athletic
                             Elaine Michaelis also has the                                     department in 1998. After gradu-
                             responsibility as athletic director                               ating from BYU in 1992 with
                             for one of the top women’s ath-                                   degrees in public relations and
                             letic programs in the nation.                                     Italian, he worked as the director
                               Michaelis has coached her                                       of communications for the
   teams to 10 top-5 finishes and 18 top-10 national finishes         American Junior Golf Association and manager of corpo-
   and 14 NCAA tournament appearances.                                rate communications at Nu Skin Enterprises before return-
       Michaelis earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in physical             ing to BYU as the Associate Athletic Media Relations
   education from BYU and has the rank of full athletic pro-          Director.
   fessional. In 1994 she was a recipient of the Dale Rex
   Award, given annually to the person who has contributed            Women’s Volleyball Contact:
   most to amateur athletics in Utah. She was only the sec-           Work phone: 801-378-4912 • Home: 801-796-6867
   ond woman to ever receive the award.                               Fax: 801-378-3520 • E-mail: brett_pyne@byu.edu




 Merrill Bateman          Fred Skousen              Val Hale          Ann Valentine           Pete Witbeck            Duff Tittle
   University             Advancement                 Men’s          Women’s Associate        Men’s Senior          Men’s Associate
   President              Vice President         Athletic Director    Athletic Director       Associate AD          Athletic Director




 Teresa Peugnet            Mike King               Becky Enoch        Barbara Lockhart         Paul Warner         Mike Middleton
Women’s Assistant        Men’s Assistant         Women’s Games/           Faculty            Student-Athlete        Cougar Club
 Athletic Director       Athletic Director      Equipment Manager      Representative        Center Director          Director




  Mike Deaver             Mark Philbrick          George Curtis       Chuck Stiggins        Dr. Kirt Kimball       Dr. Darrell Stacey
Women’s Marketing          University             Head Athletic       Head Strength &         Orthopedic                 Team
    Director              Photographer              Trainer          Conditioning Coach         Surgeon                Physician

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                          LOCAL MEDIA CONTACTS                                               Phone Numbers (801)

  Print Media                   Color Country Spectrum        KBYU TV News                   Merrill J. Bateman . . . . . . 378-2521
                                Rob Shore                     Sports Director                  University President
  Daily Herald (a.m.)           275 East St. George Blvd.     C-302 HFAC
                                                                                             Fred Skousen . . . . . . . . . . 378-2640
  Tad Walch, Dick Harmon        St. George, UT 84770          Provo, UT 84602
  P.O. Box 717                  (435) 673-3511                (801) 378-6918                   Advancement VP
  Provo, UT 84603                                                                            Elaine Michaelis . . . . . . . . 378-4225
  (801) 344-2550                BYU Daily Universe (a.m.)     SportsWest Productions           Director of Women’s Athletics
                                Sports Editor                 Jessica Johnson
                                538 ELWC                      55 North 3rd West, 2nd Flr.    Ann Valentine. . . . . . . . . . 378-7306
  Salt Lake Tribune (a.m.)
  Mike Lewis, Gordon            Provo, UT 84602               Salt Lake City, UT 84110         Women’s Associate AD
  Monson, Dick Rosetta          (801) 378-7111                (801) 575-5824                 Teresa Peugnet . . . . . . . . . 378-6165
  143 South Main                                                                               Women’s Assist AD-Finance
  Salt Lake City, UT 84111
                                Television                    Wire Services                  Val Hale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-2096
  (801) 237-2070
                                                                                               Director of Men’s Athletics
  Deseret News (p.m.)           KSL-TV                        Associated Press               Pete Witbeck . . . . . . . . . . 378-2096
  Dirk Facer, Jeff Call,        Tom Kirkland,                 Tim Korte
                                Alema Harrington              30 East 100 South, Suite 200     Senior Associate AD
  Brad Rock, Doug Robinson
  30 East 100 South             Broadcast House               Salt Lake City, UT 84111       Gary Pullins . . . . . . . . . . . 378-1365
  Salt Lake City, UT 84111      5 Triad Center                (801) 322-3405                   Assistant AD
  (801) 237-2161                Salt Lake City, UT 84110
                                                                                             Duff Tittle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-4910
                                (801) 575-5535
                                                              Radio                            Associate AD-External Relations
  Orem Daily Journal (p.m.)
  Pat Bryson, Sports Editor     KTVX                                                         Paul Warner . . . . . . . . . . 378-3911
  500 West 1200 South           Justin Farmer, Wesley Ruff,   KSL Radio                        Director, Student Athlete Center
  Orem, UT 84058                Marius Payton                 Greg Wrubell
                                1760 Fremont Avenue           P.O. Box 1160
                                                                                             Barbara Lockhart . . . . . . . 378-3786
  (801) 226-1983
                                Salt Lake City, UT 84104      Salt Lake City, UT 84110         Faculty Representative
  Standard Examiner (p.m.)      (801) 975-4427                (801) 575-5535                 Chuck Stiggins . . . . . . . . 378-5548
  Brady Bingham                                                                                Strength and Conditioning
  P.O. Box 951                  KUTV                          KFNZ Radio
                                Dave Fox, David James         Jeff Rickard                   George Curtis . . . . . . . . . 378-2936
  Ogden, UT 84402
  (801) 625-4267                2185 South 3600 West          434 Bearcat Drive                Head Trainer
                                Salt Lake City, UT 84119      Salt Lake City, UT 84115       Dr. Darrell Stacey . . . . . . . 378-2946
  Herald Journal (p.m.)         (801) 973-3167                (801) 485-6700
                                                                                               Team Physician
  Shawn Harrison
  P.O. Box 487                  KSTU-TV                       KALL Radio                     Dr. Kirt Kimball . . . . . . . . 378-2946
  Logan, UT 84321               Mike Runge, Ira Cronin        Jeff Austin                      Head Orthopedic Surgeon
  (435) 752-2121                5020 W. Amelia Earhart Dr.    2801 South Decker Lake Dr.
                                                                                             Becky Enoch . . . . . . . . . . . 378-7872
                                Salt Lake City, UT 84116      Salt Lake City, UT 84119
                                (801) 536-1313                (801) 908-1300                   Games/Equipment Manager
                                                                                             Larry Neal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-2465
                                                                                               Fieldhouse Special Events Dir.
                                                                                             David Miles. . . . . . . . . . . . 378-6022
Directions to the Smith Fieldhouse
                                                                                               Ticket Manager
      From Salt Lake City International Airport, exit airport heading South on I-215.
                                                                                             Mark Philbrick . . . . . . . . 378-7322
Merge with I-15 heading South. Go south on I-15 until exit 272 (University Parkway) in
                                                                                               Team Photographer
Orem. Go East on University Parkway through Orem until you reach University
                                                                                             Mike Deaver . . . . . . . . . . . 378-2028
Avenue in Provo. Turn right (south) on University Avenue until the next traffic light at
                                                                                               Director of Athletic Marketing
Bulldog Blvd (1230 North). Turn left (east) on Bulldog Blvd for one block to the next
traffic light at Canyon Road. Turn right (south) on Canyon Road and then immediately         Heather Barlow . . . . . . . . 378-3720
turn left into parking lot area. Proceed to the stop sign and turn left (east). The Smith      Women’s Marketing Director
Fieldhouse is just ahead on the right. Parking is free anytime after 4 p.m. in the lot       Norma Collett . . . . . . . . . . 378-4908
directly adjacent to the Smith Fieldhouse.                                                     Dir. of Athletic Media Relations
      From South Provo (Holiday Inn, Provo Marriott), go north on University                 Dave Broberg . . . . . . . . . . 378-4907
Avenue until 1060 North (there is no traffic light and is located just before Zion’s bank      Director of Athletic Publications
on the right). Turn right and proceed to the stop sign. Go straight into parking lot area.   Brett Pyne . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-4912
The the Smith Fieldhouse is on the right. Parking is free anytime after 4 p.m.                 Volleyball Media Relations


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    he 1999 BYU Women’s Volleyball                        Media Services                                      Parking
T   Media Guide has been designed to                            A weekly release will be issued via                Parking is free to media. No parking
provide local, regional and national                      e-mail and will also be available at                pass is required unless the match begins
media with useful information about the                   www.byucougars.com and on Fax on                    before 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
BYU women’s volleyball, its history and                   Demand. Notes, season statistics, rosters,          Please contact the Athletic Media
tradition. The media relations staff wel-                 programs and media guides will be pro-              Relations office to obtain a parking pass
comes your interest in BYU athletics. The                 vided to working media prior to each                for an afternoon match. Parking is avail-
following services are also provided for                  home match. Official statistics will be             able in the lot just north of the Smith
working media covering BYU women’s                        made available after each game and                  Fieldhouse (see directions on previous
volleyball.                                               upon completion of the match. A post-               page).
                                                          match press conference will be held after
Credential Requests                                       each match with BYU coach Elaine                    Interviews
     All requests for press, broadcast and                Michaelis and any requested players.                     During the season, all player and
photo credentials for BYU women’s vol-                    The Athletic Media Relations office locat-          coaches interviews must be scheduled
leyball home matches should be directed                   ed at 30 Smith Fieldhouse serves as a               through Brett Pyne in the athletic media
to Brett Pyne, Associate Director,                        press room for working media. Two ana-              relations office at (801) 378-4912.
Athletic Media Relations, Brigham                         log phone lines are available for filing            Interview requests should be made 24
Young University, 30 Smith Fieldhouse,                    stories. Phone lines are available on a             hours in advance. Players and coaches
Provo, Utah 84602. Requests should be                     first-come, first-serve basis. Additional           are generally available prior to and
made in writing and sent on company                       digital phones are available for calls.             immediately following practice (Noon-3
letterhead. Please send faxes to (801) 378-               Collect or credit card calls can be made            p.m.). Telephone interviews can be
3520.                                                     from each of these lines. Radio lines will          arranged through the athletic media rela-
     Reporters representing papers with                   be installed only upon special request.             tions office.
daily or next-day editions, national mag-                 Radio line requests must be made at least
azines, wire services, live television and                two weeks prior to the desired match.               Fax on Demand
radio broadcasts and television and radio                                                                          Updated volleyball information is
stations covering for nightly news shall                  Photography                                         available to media via the Mountain
be given priority. Spouses, dates, non-                        Courtside credentials will be issued           West Conference fax-on-demand system.
workers and children are not allowed in                   only to accredited photographers and TV             Call 800-300-2050 to enter your PIN
the working media areas during the                        reporters/camera operators on assign-               number and access the system. The
match. Working media are to enter at the                  ment. Requests should be directed to                MWC Passcode is 692. Document num-
pass gate, located at 106 Smith                           Brett Pyne in the Athletic Media                    bers: Schedule - 2409; Release - 2510;
Fieldhouse, east of the main entrance.                    Relations office.                                   Roster - 2511; Stats -2512; Box - 2513.

                                                                                                              BYU on the Internet
                                                                                                                   The most up-to-date news, statistics
   Athletic Media Relations Staff & Information
                                                                                                              and information about BYU women’s
                                                                                                              volleyball is available 24 hours a day on
   Media Relations: (801) 378-4911
                                                                                                              BYU’s official athletics website —
   Media Relations Fax: (801) 378-3520
                                                                                                              www.byucougars.com.
   Smith Fieldhouse Press Row: (801) 378-8342
   Athletic Web: www.byucougars.com
                                                                                                              Local Television Broadcasts
   Address: 30 Smith Field House • Provo, UT 84602-2239
                                                                                                                   BYU's award winning PBS station,
   Duff Tittle, Associate Athletic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (801) 378-4907
                                                                                                              KBYU Channel 11, will broadcast six
     duff_tittle@byu.edu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cellular: 372-4401
                                                                                                              Cougar matches in 1999 (see schedule on
   Norma Collett, Athletic Media Relations Director . . . . . . . . . . . (801) 378-4908
                                                                                                              page 1). Play-by-play will be called by
      norma_collett @byu.edu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cellular: 372-0989
                                                                                                              Brandon Fullmer and commentary will be
   Brett Pyne, Associate Director (volleyball contact) . . . . . . . . . . . (801) 378-4912
                                                                                                              provided by former BYU All-American and
     brett_pyne@byu.edu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cellular: 367-1631
                                                                                                              U.S. National Team member Amy Gant.
   Jeff Reynolds, Associate Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (801) 378-4909
                                                                                                              Any additional live television coverage of
     jeff_reynolds@byu.edu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cellular: 372-2080
                                                                                                              BYU women’s volleyball will be
   Ralph Zobell, Web & Game Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . (801) 378-9769
                                                                                                              announced through the media relations
     ralph_zobell@byu.edu
                                                                                                              office.

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