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Denae Mohlman
Denae Mohlman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shoreline, Wash.

High School:
Shorecrest

Height:
6-

Position:
Middle Blocker

Birthdate:
05/17/1979

Experience:
3L

ALL-BIG WEST CANDIDATE (2000)

~First Team All-Big West (1999)
~Academic All-Big West (1999)
~Academic All-Big West (1998)
~Big West Conference Freshman of the Year (1997)
~First Team All-Big West (1997)
~Volleyball Magazine All-Freshman Team (1997)
~Big West Player of the Week (11/10/97)

USU THIS SEASON: Will look to finish out one of the most outstanding careers in Utah State history in this her senior season... is Utah State's all-time hitting percentage leader with a .346 average... also holds the school record with 329 total blocks and 284 block assists... is second all-time in kills with 964... is also among the top-10 all-time in games played (313), matches played (89), attacks (2085),and block solos (45).

1999 (JR.): Was named to the Big West Conference All-First team after leading the Aggies with a .343 hitting percentage, which was fifth-best in the conference... finished second on the team with 270 kills and tied for the team lead with Tiffany Kitley for total blocks with 85... her best match of the season came on Nov. 4 versus Idaho when she hit .593 (17-1-27)... her best defensive game of the year came on Sept. 25 at Nevada when she notched 10 digs and nine blocks... had 10 or more kills in 16 matches on the year, with a season-high 19 at Idaho on Oct. 2... hit over .300 in 18 different matches.

1998 (SO.): Despite not putting up the same numbers as a freshman, she still had an outstanding season, leading the team with a .302 hitting percentage... was third on the team with 250 kills and second with 96 total blocks... recorded double-digits in kills in 11 matches on the season, including a strecth of four straight in one point of the season... best match of the year came against Weber State on Oct. 20, when she hit .469 (17-2-32) with seven blocks... had at least one block in every match but two on the season... continued to add her name to the single-season record books... now owns the top-two all-time single-season hitting percentages with a .302 clip last year... also recorded the eighth-best block assist total in school history with 85.

1997 (FR.): Had perhaps the best year a freshman has ever had at Utah State... named the Big West Freshman of the Year... also named first-team all-Big West and named to the all-freshman Big West team and to the Volleyball Magazine all-freshman team... led the Aggies in hitting (.375), kills (444) and blocks (21s, 127a)... all of those marks are season records except for solo blocks... finished in the top-10 in the Big West in hitting, kills, and blocks... was in double figures in kills in all but six matches... had a string of 11 straight double figure kill matches... named the Big West Player of the Week (11/10) when she led USU to a pair of road wins over UC Irvine and Nevada, hitting .595 (27-2-42) against the Anteaters and .444 (26-6-45) against the Wolf Pack... had at least one block in every match but one... had one solo block and 10 block assists at Boise State (11/15).

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned first-team all-area honors at Shorecrest High School in 1996, helping her team to a 11-1 league record and a qualifying berth in the district tournament... named first-team all-league three years... league south division Most Valuable Player as a senior and team Most Valuable Player her final two seasons... as a junior, was cited as a U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete... four-year honor roll student... member of the honor society... played for Club Vertical in Seattle from 1995-97.

PERSONAL: Full name: Denae Mohlman... Born: 5/17/79 in Seattle, Wash. ... Hometown: Shoreline, Wash. ... daughter of Marian and Dave Mohlman... majoring in deaf education.

MOHLMAN'S CAREER BESTS

Kills               27       at UC Irvine      10/31/97
Assists              3       Two times          9/13/97
Aces                 3       at George Mason    9/13/97
Digs                14       at Boise State     11/15/97
Block Solos          3       Two times          9/28/97
Block Assists       10       at Boise State    11/15/97
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