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Michelle Matheson
Michelle Matheson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moreno Valley, Calif.

High School:
Canyon Springs

Height:
6-

Position:
Middle Blocker

Birthdate:
06/19/1980

Experience:
3L

ALL-BIG WEST CANDIDATE (2001)

Academic All-Big West (1999)

USU THIS SEASON: Will be a starter as a senior at one of the middle blocking positions... tremendous lateral speed in the middle... a crafty attacker that is hard to figure out when she is on a roll... can be effective both on the offensive and defensive ends... ranks ninth in her career at USU with 187 block assists... her 198 total blocks ranks fourth in the Big West Conference among active players.

2000 (JR.): Finished third on the team with a .296 hitting percentage... played in all 34 matches for the Aggies as a junior and 103 games... was second on the team in total blocks with 114, which is the sixth-best single-season mark in school history... averaged 1.88 kills and 1.11 blocks per game... ranked eighth in the Big West Conference in hitting percentage (.296) and 10th in blocks (1.11)... hit .316 in 16 league matches and averaged 1.05 blocks per game... had a season-high 13 kills against Montana State and a season-high eight block assists against both Long Beach State and Missouri in the first round of the NCAA Tournament... hit over .500 on five different occasions during the season.

1999 (SO.): Played in 49 games and 23 matches for USU as a sophomore... Had 53 kills in 124 attacks for a .258 hitting percentage.. also had 38 blocks on the season... averaged 1.08 kills and 0.78 blocks per game... best match of the season came against Portland State on Sept. 11 when she had nine kills and hit .500 to go along with four block assists and three assists... notched six blocks in back-to-back matches versus Boise State and Idaho on the road... her .258 hitting percentage tied for fourth best on the team... hit .271 in conference matches with 17 total blocks... had a then career-high seven blocks at Idaho on Oct. 2.

1998 (FR.): Appeared in 24 matches (15 in conference) for the Aggies as a true freshman... recorded 76 kills and hit .241 in 199 total attacks... also notched 84 digs, five solo blocks and 41 block assists...best match of the season came at Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 17, as she had a season-high 12 kills on 26 attacks with only two errors for a hitting percentage of .385... averaged 1.27 kills, 1.40 digs, 0.77 blocks, 0.13 service aces, and 0.23 assists per game... in conference matches, she hit .313 with 55 kills in 39 games... also had 49 digs and 32 blocks during the conference season.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Named the Most Valuable Player of the Ivy League for Canyon Springs High School during her last two seasons... also named the Riverside County Tournament Most Valuable Player during her senior season... an all-Ivy League performer for three years.

PERSONAL: Born June 19, 1980 in Moreno Valley, Calif? daughter of Claudia Andersen... majoring in business marketing.

MATHESON'S CAREER BESTS

Kills             13       at Montana State	    9/8/00
Attacks		  23       at Montana State	    9/8/00
Assists            5       at Idaho                11/5/98
Aces               2       Two times               10/3/98
Digs              12       at Idaho                11/5/98
Block Solos        2       Three times             
Block Assists      8       Two times                
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