Bruins Advance To First Regional Final Since 1995

Dec. 13, 1999

LOS ANGELES - The Bruins completed one of their best seasons in recent memory last Friday, losing to a strong top-ranked Penn State team at Rec Hall in State College, Pa. Despite the disappointment of missing a trip to Hawai'i and a chance to play for the NCAA Title, UCLA still made its first Regional Final appearance since 1995, placing two team members (Kristee Porter and Ashley Bowles) on the Central Regional All-Tournament Team.

With all six NCAA Tournament starters returning for the 2000 season, the future is bright for UCLA. National postseason awards will be announced later this week, with the All-America list released on Wednesday (Dec. 15) and the GTE Academic All-America announcement on Tuesday (Dec. 14). Junior middle blocker is the only Bruin eligible for Academic All-America honors, while Bachman, Porter and setter Erika Selsor are eligible for All-America recognition.

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 Quick Facts

1999 Overall Record: 28-4
1999 Pac-10 Record: 17-1 Co-Champions
Ranking: 8th, AVCA/USA Today, 8th, Volleyball Magazine
Head Coach: Andy Banachowski
Career Record: 873-204 (33rd season)

This Week's Schedule - December 13-19
Although the UCLA women's volleyball season is over, there are still three matches to be played in order to determine the 1999 NCAA Championship. All three matches will be aired on a tape-delayed basis on ESPN2, with the first semifinal airing at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, Dec. 17, the second semifinal airing at 10 p.m. PT Saturday, Dec. 18, and the final at 11 a.m. Dec. 19.

Thu.Dec.16No. 1 Penn State vs. No. 5 PacificHonolulu, Hawai'i5:00 p.m. HT
Thu.Dec.16No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 6 Long Beach StateHonolulu, Hawai'i7:30 p.m. HT
Fri.Dec.18NCAA Championship MatchHonolulu, Hawai'i5:00 p.m. HT

Nittany Lions Too Strong for Bruins
Entering their first NCAA Regional Final since 1995, the Bruins knew that top-ranked Penn State would be a tough opponent. They also knew that PSU's three seniors had never lost in their careers at Rec Hall, and that the Nittany Lions are building on an NCAA record home winning streak (currently at 80 matches). Central Regional MVP Lauren Cacciammani checked in with a match-high 24 kills, as the Nittany Lions hit .329 on their way to a third consecutive NCAA Championships appearance on the strength of a 15-11, 15-9, 15-5 win over UCLA. Kristee Porter led the way for the Bruins with 22 kills, and was joined in double figures by fellow Central Regional All-Tournament honoree Ashley Bowles, who had 15 kills and 15 digs on the evening.

Stunning Game-Three Comeback Downs Waves
As Yogi Berra would say, "It was deja vu all over again," for the Bruins, as they faced off against Pepperdine for the second time in two weeks. In the regular season finale in Malibu, the Waves dropped the first two games of the match 15-8 and 15-7 before turning a 4-0 game three lead and a 6-0 game four lead into two 15-7 wins, and an eventual 3-2 victory.

On Dec. 9 in State College, Pa., the Bruins had another shot for a win over Pepperdine. UCLA cruised to 15-9 and 15-12 victories. Then the Waves came out for game three and promptly marched out to a 14-0 lead in game three. "When we were down 0-14," said Bruin setter Erika Selsor, "I just didn't want to get bageled" UCLA fought off the first two of 12 Pepperdine game points to score its first point of the game. At 14-3, it became the Kristee Porter show.

"When I went back to serve," said Porter, "Burt (Fuller, a UCLA assistant coach) told me to jump serve. I don't think I've ever gotten three in a row in, but I said 'OK, Burt knows what he's doing' and so I did it." Porter earned an ace on her first jumper, had three back-row kills, and served the Bruins to eight straight points. The Bruins eventually won the game 17-15, and the match, 3-0.

"That was one of the greatest comebacks we've ever had at UCLA," said Bruin head coach Andy Banachowski. The win propelled the Bruins into the Regional Final against host Penn State.

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 (873-204, .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 1,198 kills is 14th 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 90 block solos (4th), 354 block assists (t6th) and 444 total blocks (5th). Among active Pac-10 players, she ranks second behind Stanford's Kerri Walsh (495 TB). With 3,031 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 Three Pac-10 Individual Statistical Categories
Three Bruins have completed their seasons with statistical totals that are Pac-10 bests. Bachman's .429 season hitting percentage tops the UCLA and Pac-10 record set by Natalie Williams in 1992. She is alsothird in a close race in blocks (1.33 per game), just 0.01 out of second and 0.05 per game away from the top spot. Two other Bruins, Tamika Johnson (.375) and Kristee Porter (.308), rank third and ninth in hitting percentage, respectively, while Porter is the only player among the top-10 with over 1,000 total attacks. Among conference setters, UCLA's Erika Selsor is the best, averaging 14.12 assists/game. Kristee Porter leads the conference in kills per game with a 5.50 average, and is the only player in the conference averaging over 5.00 kills/game. As a team, the Bruins are tops in assists (16.26/gm) and kills (17.71/gm).

Porter Points
Kristee Porter completed her season with 589 kills, 241 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 ... Her 31 kills against Pepperdine in the Central Regional Semifinal tied the UCLA record for a three-game match, set by Natalie Williams vs. Florida on 12/17/92 ... Porter now has three 30-kill matches this season (tops in Pac-10) and seven for her career, topping 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. The NCAA will not update statistics again until the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament ... Despite being only a sophomore, Porter ranks third on the Pac-10's list of active career kill leaders (1,198 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 25 of 32 opponents (including the opponents in 15 of 18 Pac-10 matches) under .200, and 13 teams were 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 played just three five-game matches (2-1), six four-game matches (4-2), and have earned sweeps in 22 of their 28 victories.UCLA was swept only once all season, in the season-ending loss to Penn State in the Central Regional Final. 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 etched their names in the UCLA record book for hitting percentage in a single season. Elisabeth Bachman smashed the Pac-10 and school record of .416, set by Natalie Williams in 1992, as her 250K-43E-483TA converts to a .429 mark. Tamika Johnson is next in line with a .375 mark (277K-75E-538TA) that ties for seventh, while Kristee Porter, the third Bruin over .300 for the season, would be 12th on the list at .308 (589K-218E-1203TA). 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 1,525 to her total and currently ranks fifth on UCLA's all-time career list with 3,0031 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). Since then, her 70-assist performance in the NCAA Central Regional Semifinal against Pepperdine gave Selsor her eighth career 70-assist match.

Bowles Playing Double Role
Sophomore Ashley Bowles spent the majority 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 were 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, a loss the Bruins avenged in the NCAA Central Regional Semifinal.

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 28-4 (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 finished with the team lead in service aces with 30, just two ahead of Porter who finished with 28 ... Only three Bruins 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 sixth among active Pac-10 players with 755 ... Both Bachman and Bowles should reach 1,000 kills in the 2000 season. Both rank among Pac-10 top active players with 878 (8th) and 839 kills (10th), respectively ... UCLA averaged more than four kills/game more than their opponents (17.7-13.3) and out-blocked (2-8-2.2) and out-dug (15.7-13.6) 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

* indicates potential Central Region opponents.

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 matches28-4
vs. conference opponents17-1
vs. ranked opponents(at match time)5-4
home matches at Pauley Pavilion11-0
playing on a Friday11-2
playing on a Saturday8-0
playing on a Sunday 2-0
playing Monday through Thursday7-2

The Bruins' Record When They...

Won 1st game26-2Lost 1st game2-2
Won 2nd game26-2Lost 2nd game2-2
Won 3rd game26-0Lost 3rd game4-4
Won 4th game6-0Lost 4th game0-3
Played five games2-1

All-Tournament Bruins

Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Classic
Kristee Porter
Ashley Bowles

Pioneer Classic
Kristee Porter (MVP)
Tamika Johnson

Kent Invitational
Kristee Porter (MVP)
Ashley Bowles
Tamika Johnson
Erika Selsor

NCAA Central Regional
Kristee Porter
Ashley Bowles

1999 Bruins in the Rankings

WeekAVCA/USA TodayVB Magazine
Final PollTBATBA

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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
W Pepperdine (3-0) 15-9, 15-12, 17-15 Regional Semifinal @ Penn State
L Penn State (0-3) 11-15, 9-15, 5-15 Regional Final @ Penn State

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 Bachman
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 Bowles

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 Dwyer

Season(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 Porter

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 Millichap

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 Selsor

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 Johnson

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 Peterson

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 Fendrick

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 Quon

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 Eckmier

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 Ryba

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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