Bruins Prepare For The Central Regional Semifinals

Dec. 6, 1999

LOS ANGELES - Following home-court victories over Eastern Washington and Ohio State in the first weekend of NCAA play, No. 8 UCLA now has an opportunity to avenge one of its three regular season losses, facing off against No. 9 Pepperdine in the Central Regional semifinal on Thursday at Penn State. Should the Bruins advance and Minnesota upset the host Nittany Lions, a second rematch would take place, between UCLA and the Golden Gophers.

The Bruins now hold an all-time record of 47-15 (.758) in NCAA Championship play, a mark that includes three NCAA titles (1984, '90, '91). UCLA also won national titles in 1972, '74 and '75 when the sport was under the DGWS (1972) and AIAW. The Bruins have a 121-24 (.834) all-time record in postseason play.

No team in women's collegiate volleyball has appeared in more postseason tournaments or final fours than UCLA. Head coach Andy Banachowski leads his squad into postseason play for the 30th time in his 33 years at the helm. Banachowski's teams have appeared in 21 final fours, earning six titles, seven runner-up finishes, five third-place trophies and three fourth-place finishes.

This Week's Schedule December 6-12

With victories over Eastern Washington and Ohio State last weekend at Pauley Pavilion, the Bruins now advance to their first NCAA Regional since 1995. The Central Regional will be hosted by top-seeded and No. 1 Penn State in Rec Hall on the PSU campus. All remaining UCLA matches will be available on with Lou Riggs and Paul Nihipali calling the action.

Thu. Dec. 9 UCLA vs. Pepperdine State College, Pa. 5:00 p.m. ET Thu. Dec. 9 Minnesota (22/NR) at Penn State (1/1) State College, Pa. 7:30 p.m. ET Fri. Dec. 10 Central Regional Final State College, Pa. 7:30 p.m. ET

Last Time vs. Pepperdine

When the NCAA Tournament bracket was announced, Banachowski was asked if first-round opponent Eastern Washington would go straight out and find tape of the Bruins Nov. 23 loss at Pepperdine. His response was 'if they do, they'll see two different matches on the same tape.' The matchup between the two teams in UCLA's regular season finale was indeed a night-and-day performance for the Bruins. UCLA struggled following 15-8 and 15-7 victories in the first two games, allowing the Waves to take a 4-0 lead in game three and a 6-0 game four lead, resulting in 15-7, 15-7 Pepperdine game wins. The deciding fifth game was hard-fought, but the Waves came away with the 15-12 fifth-game win. NOTE: Pepperdine head coach Nina Matthies played for Banachowski at UCLA in 1974-75 and was named one of UCLA's 25 Greatest Players in a 1997 ceremony.

Last Time vs. Minnesota

In the season's second match, the Bruins survived a scare and defeated the Golden Gophers 9-15, 11-15, 16-14, 15-5, 15-9 at the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic on Sept. 5. For further details on this match, please see 'Five Game Match Notes' on page 4 and the box score in the back of this postseason guide. NOTE: Minnesota senior Linda Shudlick lettered at UCLA in 1995 and 1996 before transferring home to Minnesota.

Last Time vs. Penn State

The Nittany Lions were a part of UCLA's brutal early-season schedule in 1998, taking a 15-3, 15-7, 15-9 victory from the Bruins in the opening match of the Chicago Challenge. Penn State was the fourth consecutive ranked opponent for UCLA NOTE: Julie Bremner, older sister of PSU's Bonnie Bremner, was UCLA's setter the last time the Bruins won an NCAA title (1991, Julie's sophomore year).

Head Coach Andy Banachowski

In his 33rd season on the Bruin bench, UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski remains one of the top coaches in his profession. On Oct. 24, 1997, he was the first women's volleyball coach to be inducted into the National Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, MA, and was the first women's coach in history to record 800 career wins (872-203, .811). The only other collegiate volleyball coach, men's or women's, with more career wins than Banachowski is UCLA men's coach Al Scates, who notched career victory number 900 during the 1997 season. Banachowski played under Scates at UCLA and also got his start in coaching with Scates. Under Banachowski's leadership, the Bruins have won six national championships, including three NCAA titles.

Seven Bruins Tabbed for Pac-10 Postseason Honors

Four Bruins were named to the 12-member All-Pac-10 Team, including junior middle blocker Elisabeth Bachman (Lakeville, MN/Lakeville HS), sophomore outside hitter Ashley Bowles (Manhattan Beach, CA/Mira Costa HS), sophomore outside hitter Kristee Porter (Tyler, TX/John Tyler HS) and sophomore setter Erika Selsor (Linden, CA/Linden). Senior middle blocker Tamika Johnson (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral HS) and junior defensive specialist Michelle Quon (Dana Point, CA/Dana Hills HS) were named to the Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 team, and Lauren Fendrick (Carlsbad, CA/Carlsbad HS) was honored as a member of the six-player Pac-10 All-Freshman Team.

UCLA, which completed conference play as co-champions with Stanford, led the league in All-Pac-10 Team honorees, with four. The Bruins seven total selections were just one behind the Cardinal, who had four players honored on the honorable mention team.

Bachman, Quon Recognized for Academic Excellence

Junior middle blocker Elisabeth Bachman was recognized on Nov. 18 as a first-team member of the Academic All-District VIII team. Bachman's name will now be included on the national Academic All-America ballot. The 1999 GTE Academic All-America team will be announced on Tues., Dec. 14. Additionally, Bachman and junior Michelle Quon earned Pac-10 recognition as members of the conference's All-Academic Women's Volleyball Team. Bachman earned first-team honors with a 3.71 GPA in communications, while Quon was a second-team honoree with a 3.27 GPA in psychology with a business specialization.

Career Updates

Many Bruins have been busy moving up on the school's career lists this season. Kristee Porter became the second-fastest person in NCAA history and 16th Bruin to record 1,000 career kills, doing so in her 50th career match. Her 1,145 kills (as of 12/6) is 15th in Bruin history and is third among the Pac-10's active players. Junior middle blocker Elisabeth Bachman is now ranked in all three career block categories with 85 block solos (5th), 349 block assists (7th) and 434 total blocks (7th). Among active Pac-10 players, she ranks second behind Stanford's Kerri Walsh (470 TB). With 2,907 career assists, sophomore setter Erika Selsor ranks leads the Pac-10 list of active setters, and is fifth in Bruin history.

It Took Three Tiebreakers

Pac-10 co-champions UCLA and Stanford finished with identical 17-1 records and are therefore the first volleyball co-champions in conference history. The following tiebreakers were used to decide which team received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament: 1) head-to-head competition in the conference (tied), 2) most games won head-to-head in conference matches (tied), 3) team with highest for-against ratio of points in head-to-head competition (Stanford held the advantage, 89-86).

Bruins Lead Four Pac-10 Individual Statistical Categories

Four Bruins have accumulated statistics that are Pac-10 bests. Bachman holds the top spot in hitting percentage (.441) and is third in a close race in blocks (1.33 per game), just 0.02 per game away from the top spot. Two other Bruins, Tamika Johnson (.385) and Kristee Porter (.305), rank second and ninth in hitting percentage, respectively. Among conference setters, UCLA's Erika Selsor is the best, averaging 13.74 assists/game. Kristee Porter leads the conference in kills per game with a 5.31 average, and is the only player in the conference averaging over 5.00 kills/game. As a team, the Bruins are tops in assists (15.88/gm) and kills (17.38/gm).

Injury Update

Freshman Stacy Millichap is playing with a broken finger on her left hand, an injury suffered in practice last week. Redshirt sophomore Celeste Peterson will not travel with the team this weekend, as the knee injury that forced a medical redshirt a year ago continues to act up.

Porter Points

Kristee Porter has 536 kills through 30 matches, 220 more than the next closest Bruin (Ashley Bowles). Porter's 36 kills at Arizona is the top total by a Pac-10 player this season. She has two 30-kill matches this season (tops in Pac-10) and six for her career, tying Natalie Williams and Liz Masakayan for the career lead in that category. She also is ranked 13th in the most recent available NCAA statistics (11/28) with a 5.25 kills per game average. Despite being only a sophomore, Porter ranks third on the Pac-10's list of active career kill leaders (1,145 kills), behind Stanford senior Kerri Walsh and Washington senior Kristina Laffling.

Opposing Hitting Percentage Bottoms Out

UCLA held 22 of 28 regular season opponents and both postseason opponents to a team hitting percentage under .200, and are responsible for three of the Pac-10's top-five hitting percentages this season. Three times, Sept. 11 against Idaho State at the Pioneer Classic, on Oct. 1 at Washington State, and Nov. 11 against Oregon, opposing teams finished the match with a negative team hitting percentage. In all, the Bruins have held 24 of 30 opponents (including the opponents in 15 of 18 Pac-10 matches) under .200, and 13 teams have been held under .100.

Bruins vs. 1999 NCAA Tournament Field

UCLA played eight members of the 1999 NCAA field during its regular season schedule, and accumulated a 9-3 record against those schools. Two of UCLA's losses were on the road against top seeds Stanford (Nov. 5) and Hawai'i (Sept. 7). Pepperdine was the Bruins third loss against the field, and the Waves are seeded second to UCLA's third in the Central region. Other schools in the tournament field the Bruins played this season include Minnesota (Sept. 5, W), USC (Oct. 13, W, Nov. 19, W), Arizona State (Sept. 25, W, Oct. 21, W), Cincinnati (Sept. 18, W) and Arizona (Sept. 24, W, Oct. 22, W).

1998 vs. 1999

A year ago, with three freshman in the starting lineup, the Bruins struggled against a powerhouse early season schedule, in which the first five matches were against teams ranked in the top-15. From an 0-6 start, the team recovered for a 16-12 (13-5/3rd Pac-10) season and NCAA Tournament berth. Last year's Bruins played seven matches that went the full five games (3-4 in those matches), and had 12 matches that went four games (8-4). By contrast, this season's UCLA club lost to then-No. 3 Hawai'i on Sept. 17 and proceeded to put together a 19-match winning streak, the program's longest since the 1993 squad won its first 21 matches.

The 1999 Bruins have played just three five-game matches (2-1), six four-game matches (4-2), and have earned sweeps in 21 of their 27 victories, without being swept. The proof can be seen in the team's numbers. At the conclusion of the 1998 season, UCLA's 28 matches consisted of 110 games played, while the 1999 stats through 28 matches, showed just 96 games played.This explains why players such as Bachman, Porter and Selsor have higher per-game averages than a year ago, but their raw numbers are significantly lower.

.300 Club

Three Bruins are on pace to etch their names in the UCLA record book for hitting percentage in a single season. Elisabeth Bachman leads the way with a .441 hitting percentage, a mark that would easily improve upon the Pac-10 and school record of .416, set by Natalie Williams in 1992. Tamika Johnson is next in line with a .385 mark that would rank third, behind Bachman and Williams, while Kristee Porter has a chance to join the group with a .305 hitting percentage for the season. To qualify for the list, players must average three attempts/game.

Setting Everyone Up

Sophomore setter Erika Selsor started the 1999 season ranked eighth in Bruin history with 1,506 career assists. Since then, she has added 1,401 to her total and currently ranks fifth on UCLA's all-time career list with 2,907 to her credit. With 72 assists at Arizona on Oct. 22, Selsor set a new UCLA standard with her seventh career match with 70 assists or more, breaking the previous record held by Ann Boyer (1985-88) and Selsor's predecessor, Kim Coleman (1994-97).

Bowles Playing Double Role

Sophomore Ashley Bowles has spent much of the season at opposite hitter, but also has set for the Bruins at the end of numerous matches. Her setting experience paid off for the Bruins in the key match on Oct. 22 at Arizona. With regular setter Erika Selsor in the front row in game five, Banachowski was able to replace Selsor with middle blocker Angela Eckmier, giving UCLA a better blocking weapon in the front row. Bowles was the only setter on the floor for seven rallies in game five, and finished the match with eight assists.

Five-Game Match Notes

There are several similarities between UCLA's five game victories over Minnesota (Sept. 5) and Arizona (Oct. 22). The most interesting coincidence is probably that the Bruins faced a match point in both matches at 14-10. On Sept. 5, the key moment was in game three, when the Gophers had apparently won the match before an overturned call gave UCLA new life. They eventually won game three 16-14, and posted victories in games four and five to win the match. On Oct. 22 at Arizona, the Bruins were down 14-10 in game four, facing match point to the Wildcats. Arizona served for the match three times before UCLA rallied to a 16-14 game four win, eventually winning the fifth and deciding game, 15-13. The Bruins dropped their first five-game match of the season on Nov. 23 in Malibu, Calif., losing to Pepperdine 3-2.

Missing Match?

Yes, the Bruins did play one less match than originally scheduled at the Kent Invitational (Sept. 17-18). Due to the remnants of Hurricane Floyd, UCLA's Friday evening opponent, Seton Hall, was unable to leave South Orange, N.J., and was forced to cancel its trip to Northeast Ohio. Kent and Cincinnati made up for the lost match by facing off twice in tourney play, once in the originally-scheduled match on Friday (a 3-1 Cincinnati victory) and an additional match on Saturday (3-0 Cincinnati).


With a record of 27-3 (17-1 Pac-10), UCLA not only earned its first Pac-10 title since 1993, but has its best overall record since the 1994 season, when the Bruins lost in the NCAA Championship match to Stanford.. Ashley Bowles holds the team lead in service aces with 29, but is just two ahead of Selsor, who checks in with 27 ? Only three Bruins have played in every game of the season: Selsor and defensive specialists Michelle Quon and Stacy Millichap. Quon is the only current Bruin with 700 or more career digs, ranking seventh among active Pac-10 players with 738. Either Bachman or Bowles will be the next Bruin to reach 1,000 kills. Both rank among Pac-10 top active players with 862 (8th) and 807 kills (10th), respectively ? UCLA is averaging more than four kills/game more than their opponents (17.4-12.9) and are out-blocking (2-8-2.0) and out-digging (15.4-13.2) their opponents on average.

AVCA/USA Today Poll (11/29/99)

No.School (1st place)Points
1.Penn State* (52)1488
2.Stanford (8)1444
6.Long Beach State1194
7.UC Santa Barbara1116
11.Colorado State922
13.Texas A&780
17.Northern Iowa555
19.Kansas State387
23.North Carolina221
25.Univ. of San Diego110

Volleyball Magazine Poll (11/29/99)

1.Penn State
6.Long Beach State
11.Colorado State
12.Texas A&M
15.Northern Iowa

1999 UCLA Record

all matches27-3
vs. conference opponents17-1
vs. ranked opponents(at match time)5-3
home matches at Pauley Pavilion11-0
playing on a Friday11-1
playing on a Saturday8-0
playing on a Sunday 2-0
playing Monday through Thursday6-2
The Bruins' Record When They
Won 1st game25-2Lost 1st game2-1
Won 2nd game25-2Lost 2nd game2-1
Won 3rd game23-0Lost 3rd game4-3
Won 4th game6-0Lost 4th game0-3
Played five games2-1

Tournament Ticket Minnesota
Nickname: Golden Gophers
Current Ranking: No. 23 AVCA
Location: Minneapolis, Minn.
Enrollment: 38,000
Head Coach: Mike Hebert
1999 Record: 27-8, 15-5 Big Ten
Series: UCLA leads 3-0
Last Meeting: UCLA won 3-2, 9/5/99 (@Hawaii)

Penn State
Nickname: Nittany Lions
Current Ranking: No. 1/No. 1
Location: State College, Pa.
Enrollment: 30,500
Head Coach: Russ Rose
1999 Record: 32-1, 20-0 Big Ten
Series: UCLA leads 4-2
Last Meeting: PSU won 3-0 9/11/98 (@Chicago Challenge)

Nickname: Waves
Current Ranking: No. 9/No. 10
Location: Malibu, Calif.
Enrollment: 8,000
Head Coach: Nina Mathies
1999 Record: 26-3, 14-0 West Coast Conference
Series: UCLA leads 41-6
Last Meeting: Pepperdine won 3-2, 11/23/99 in Malibu

All-Tournament Bruins

Wahine ClassicPioneer ClassicKent Inv.
PorterPorter (MVP)Porter (MVP)

1999 Bruins in the Rankings

WeekAVCA/USA TodayVB Magazine

Pac-10 Final Standings

5.Arizona State#10-814-13
6.Washington State7-1113-15
9.Oregon State2-168-18

*-Pac-10 Co-Champions
#-NCAA Tournament Participants

1999 All-Pac-10 Team

Player, TeamPos.Year
Elisabeth Bachman, UCLAMBJr.
Ashley Bowles, UCLAOHSo.
Amanda Burbridge, ASUOHJr.
Dana Burkholder, ARIZSSo.
Marisa DaLee, ARIZMBJr.
Jennifer Detmer, STANMBJr.
Kristina Laffling, WASHSWSr.
Jennifer Pahl, USCMBSo.
Kristee Porter, UCLAOHSo.
Erika Selsor, UCLASSo.
Logan Tom, STANOHFr.
Kerri Walsh, STANOHSr.

Honorable Mention
Tara Conrad, STAN
Kashi Cormier, USC
Brook Coulter, CAL
LaToya Harris, WSU
Janae Henry, USC
Tamika Johnson, UCLA
Lindsay Kagawa, STAN
Antoinette Polk, USC
Michelle Quon, UCLA
Lisa Rutledge, ARIZ
Sara Sandrick, STAN
Angie Shirley, OSU
Lisa Underhill, WASH
Lindsey Yamasaki, STAN

All-Freshman TeamSchoolPos.
Lauren FendrickUCLAOH
LaToya HarrisWSUOH
Tracy LindquistUSCS
Lisa RutledgeARIZOH

HM: Paige Benjamin, WASH, Sydney Chute, ORE, Holly Harris, WSU, Lauren Killian, USC, Stafani Saragosa, ARIZ, Melissa Wright, WSU

Player of the Year: Kerri Walsh, STAN

Freshman of the Year: Logan Tom, STAN

Coach of the Year: Jerritt Elliott, USC

UCLA's NCAA Championships History

W Purdue (3-2) 15-11, 6-15, 11-15, 15-8, 15-13 Regional Semifinal @ BYU
W Stanford (3-2) 4-15, 15-10, 15-10, 10-15, 15-3 Regional Final @ BYU
W San Diego State (3-1) 4-15, 15-8, 15-9, 15-8 NCAA Semifinals @ UCLA
L USC (2-3) 15-9, 7-15, 15-10, 13-15, 7-15 NCAA Championship @ UCLA

1982 W Louisville (3-0) 15-6, 15-4, 15-8 First Round @ UCLA W BYU (3-0) 15-5, 15-4, 18-16 Regional Semifinal @ UCLA L San Diego State (1-3) 7-15, 10-15, 15-6, 6-15 Regional Final @ UCLA

1983 W Penn State (3-0) 15-1, 16-14, 15-11 Regional Semifinal @ Purdue W Western Michigan (3-0) 15-6, 15-8, 15-12 Regional Final @ Purdue W Pacific (3-2) 15-5, 15-12, 15-17, 9-15, 15-7 NCAA Semifinals @ Kentucky L Hawaii (0-3) 13-15, 4-15, 10-15 NCAA Championship @ Kentucky

1984 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS W Duke (3-0) 15-4, 15-3, 15-8 Regional Semifinal @ Texas W Texas (3-1) 15-17, 15-11, 15-13, 16-14 Regional Final @ Texas W San Jose State (3-0) 15-6, 15-2, 15-4 NCAA Semifinals @ UCLA W Stanford (3-2) 15-12, 7-15, 15-10, 9-15, 15-13 NCAA Championship @ UCLA

1985 W Georgia (3-0) 15-3, 15-5, 15-8 Regional Semifinal @ Texas W Texas (3-0) 15-8, 15-10, 15-11 Regional Final @ Texas L Pacific (1-3) 11-15, 7-15, 15-9, 15-17 NCAA Semifinals @ Western Michigan L USC (2-3) 7-15, 12-15, 15-8, 15-11, 3-15 Third Place Match @ Western Michigan

1986 L Loyola Marymount (2-3) 15-1, 15-9, 8-15, 12-15, 14-16 1st round @ UCLA

1987 W California (3-1) 15-12, 11-15, 15-11, 15-2 1st Round @ UCLA L BYU (2-3) 15-17, 4-15, 15-11, 12-15 Regional Semifinal @ Stanford

1988 W California (3-0) 15-10, 15-8, 15-12 1st round @ UCLA W BYU (3-0) 15-7, 15-7, 15-13 Regional Semifinal @ UCLA W Washington (3-0) 15-7, 16-14, 15-9 Regional Final @ UCLA L Texas (0-3) 14-16, 11-15, 13-15 NCAA Semifinals @ Minnesota

1989 W Pepperdine (3-1) 9-15, 15-10, 15-6, 15-4 1st round @ UCLA W Arizona (3-0) 15-11, 16-14, 16-14 Regional Semifinal @ UCLA W Wyoming (3-0) 15-8, 15-10, 15-11 Regional Final @ UCLA L Nebraska (0-3) 13-15, 11-15, 6-15 NCAA Semifinals @ Hawaii

1990 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS W Gonzaga (3-0) 15-6, 15-7, 15-12 1st round @ UCLA W New Mexico (3-1) 15-8, 11-15, 15-3, 16-14 Regional Semifinal @ UCLA W Stanford (3-0) 15-10, 15-8, 15-12 Regional Final @ UCLA W Louisiana State (3-0) 15-13, 15-10, 15-6 NCAA Semifinals @ Maryland W Pacific (3-0) 15-9, 15-12, 15-7 NCAA Championship @ Maryland

1991 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS W Pepperdine (3-0) 15-3, 15-8, 15-11 1st round @ UCLA W New Mexico (3-0) 15-12, 15-10, 15-10 Regional Semifinal @ Stanford W Stanford (3-0) 15-2, 15-12, 16-14 Regional Final @ Stanford W Ohio State (3-0) 15-8, 15-8, 15-5 NCAA Semifinals @ UCLA W Long Beach State (3-2) 12-15,13-15,15-12,15-6,15-11 NCAA Championship @ UCLA

1992 W Ball State (3-0) 15-1, 15-4, 15-0 1st round @ UCLA W Arizona State (3-0) 15-3, 15-9, 15-3 Regional Semifinal @ UCLA W BYU (3-0) 15-5, 15-8, 15-9 Regional Final @ UCLA W Florida (3-0) 15-12, 15-12, 15-10 NCAA Semifinals @ New Mexico L Stanford (1-3) 8-15, 9-15, 15-6, 10-15 NCAA Championship @ New Mexico

1993 W New Mexico (3-0) 15-8, 15-3, 15-6 2nd round @ UCLA W Stanford (3-1) 15-11, 12-15, 15-5, 15-10 Regional Semifinal @ UCLA L BYU (0-3) 14-16, 15-17, 11-15 Regional Final @ UCLA

1994 W Ga. Tech (3-0) 15-7, 15-9, 15-8 2nd round @ UCLA W Duke (3-0) 15-3, 15-3, 15-4 Regional Semifinal @ Florida W Houston (3-0) 15-5, 15-7, 15-12 Regional Final @ Florida W Penn State (3-2) 3-15, 15-4, 15-9, 5-15, 15-11 NCAA Semifinals @ Texas L Stanford (1-3) 10-15, 15-5, 14-16, 13-15 NCAA Championship @ Texas

1995 W Ball State (3-0) 15-4, 15-4, 15-7 2nd round @ UCLA W Ohio State (3-0) 15-6, 15-6,15-9 Regional Semifinal @ Nebraska L Nebraska (0-3) 9-15, 7-15, 14-16 Regional Final @ Nebraska

1997 W Pepperdine (3-1) 15-10, 15-12, 14-16, 15-9 1st round @ UCSB L UCSB (2-3) 8-15, 8-15,15-6, 15-6, 14-16 2nd Round @ UCSB

1998 W Virginia (3-1) 15-7, 15-6, 14-16, 15-5 1st round @ UCSB L UCSB (1-3) 8-15, 15-8, 13-15, 11-15 2nd Round @ UCSB

1999 W Eastern Washington (3-0) 15-5, 15-5, 17-15 1st round @ UCLA W Ohio State (3-0) 15-10, 15-12, 15-10 2nd round @ UCLA

Division I Fastest to 1,000 Kills
(by MATCHES played)

No.MPGPPlayer, School
1.46157Svetlana Vtyruina, George Washington-%
2.50183Kristee Porter, UCLA-*
3.59181Sarah McFarland, Loyola Marymount-*
59216Jaunelle Hamilton, Auburn
5.61200Tara Cross, Long Beach
61212Demetria Sance, Texas

*-indicates 1,000th kill recorded during 1999 season
%-Vtyurina recorded her 1,000th kill in either her 156th or 157th game. The exact number is unavailable. 157 is used on both lists.

1999 UCLA Bruins Inside the Numbers

Match Highs
#1 BachmanSeasonCareer
Kills:15 vs. Wright State 9/1024, twice
15 vs. Washington 10/28
Digs:6 vs. Minnesota 9/59 vs. Oregon 9/25/98
Blocks:11 (1/10) @Wash.St. 10/112 (2/10) vs. Wash. 11/15/98
Aces:none3 vs. Oregon 9/27/98

Notable: 10/18 and 11/1 Pac-10 POW, UCLA-record and NCAA's 3rd-best .938 hitting percentage (15K-0E-16TA) against Washington 10/28

#2 BowlesSeasonCareer
Kills:23 vs. Minnesota 9/535 @Washington 11/15/98
Digs:21 vs. Arizona State 9/25same
Blocks:8 (1/7) @ Arizona 10/22same
Aces:4 vs. USC 10/136 @Wash. State 11/13/98

Notable: 17 matches with double-figure kills, 17 with double-figure digs

#3 DwyerSeason(did not compete in 98)
Digs:1 vs. Lamar 9/11
Assists:7 vs. Lamar 9/11
Aces:1 vs. Lamar 9/11

Notable: Reserve setter, has traveled on Denver and Arizona trips

#4 PorterSeasonCareer
Kills:36 @Arizona 10/2238 vs. UCSB 11/14/98
Digs:19 @Denver 9/10, @Ariz. 10/2224 vs. UCSB 11/14/98
Blocks:5 (2/3) vs. Cincinnati 9/187 (1/6) @Wash.St.,v.Pepperdine
5 (1/4) @Wash. St. 10/1
5 (0/5) vs. Cal 10/8
5 (0/5) vs. Cal 11/6
Aces:3 @ USC 11/193 v.Wash.St., v.Virginia

Notables: Second-fastest in NCAA history to 1,000 kills (50 MP/183 GP) Tied Natalie Williams and Liz Masakayan with sixth career 30-kill match on 10/22

#6 MillichapSeason(Freshman)
Kills:1 vs. Cincinnati 9/18, vs. Arizona 9/24, vs. Wash.St. 10/29
Digs:14 vs. USC 10/13
Aces:3 @Denver 9/10

Notable: Defensive specialist, 1 of 3 Bruins to play in every possible game this season

#8 SelsorSeasonCareer
Assists:72 @ Arizona 10/2288 vs. UCSB 10/14/98
Kills:5 v. Lamar 9/11, at WSU 10/15 @Washington 11/15/98
Digs:13 @ USC 11/1917 vs. UCSB 10/30/98
Blocks:3 (0/3) vs. Cal 10/85 (0/5) vs. Washington 11/15/98
Aces:3 vs. Minnesota 9/5, @ USC 11/193 vs. USC 10/30/98

Notable: 5th in UCLA history with 2,907 career assists

#10 JohnsonSeasonCareer
Kills:17, vs. USC 10/1320 vs. Wash. St. 10/24/97
Digs:4, three times11 vs. UCSB 12/7/97
Blocks:8 (3/5) vs. Arizona State 9/259 (3/6) vs. Pepperdine 12/6/97
Aces:none2 five times, last: Florida 9/7/98

Notable: Ranked 8th in the NCAA (11/28) with a .394 hitting percentage

#12 PetersonSeasonCareer
Kills:8 vs. Lamar 9/1120 vs. Oregon State 11/7/97
Digs:8 vs. Arizona 9/2414 vs. UNC 9/6/97,CSUN 11/18/97
Blocks:3 (0/3) @ USC 11/19/99 (career is same)
Aces:4 vs. Cal 10/84 vs. Oregon State 11/7/97

Notable: Returning from medical redshirt season in 1998, started at Stanford Nov. 5.

#14 FendrickSeason(Freshman)
Kills:17 @ USC 11/19, vs. Ohio State 12/5
Digs:19 @ Arizona 10/22
Blocks:8 (0/8) vs. Minnesota 9/5
Aces:4 @ Kent 9/18

Notable: Had six kills on six swings @ Kent 9/18

#15 QuonSeasonCareer
Kills:none2 vs. Ohio State 9/6/98
Digs:16 vs. Minnesota 9/519 @Oregon State 10/11/97
Aces:3 vs. Arizona State 9/253 @Ariz. 10/9/98,v.Ariz. 11/8/98

Notable: Defensive specialist, 1 of 3 Bruins to play in every possible gamethis year

#16 EckmierSeasonCareer
Kills:11 vs. Idaho State 9/11same
Digs:7 @ Cal 11/612 at Santa Clara 9/16/98
Blocks:6 (2/4) @Oregon 10/155 (0/5) @Cal 9/18/98
Aces:none1 @Hawai'i 9/4/98, @Cal 9/18/98

Notable: Has played in 15 matches this season, incl. 12 Pac-10 matches

#18 RybaSeason
Kills:3 v.Wright State 9/10, v.Lamar 9/11 (career same)
Digs:4 three times, last vs. Lamar 9/11 (career same)
Blocks:2 (0/2) twice, vs. Wright St. 9/10, vs. Idaho State 9/11
Aces:1 vs. Wright State 0/10

Notable: Saw action in all four matches of the Pioneer Classic

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