Michelle Quon
Michelle Quon

Player Profile

Dana Point, CA

High School:
Dana Hills HS


Defensive Specialist

Returning Starter

Overview - Called “the best defensive player in the country” by Coach Banachowski...Numbers back up that statement, as Quon had just 28 fewer digs than 1999 team leader Ashley Bowles, despite the fact that Quon is only on the floor in half of the team’s rotations...Named to the All-Tournament Team at the U.S. Open Nationals as a libero...An extremely underrated player on a team of offensive weapons...Hard worker who has put time into improving her passing and defense...An inspiration to her teammates with her outstanding defensive play.

1999 - Honorable Mention All-Pacific-10, becoming the first pure defensive player to earn such a recognition...Second-team Pac-10 All-Academic...One of three players to play in every game of every match for the Bruins...Had 14 digs against Ohio State as one of three Bruins in double figures...Added a service ace against the Buckeyes...Had 16 matches with double-figure digs...Season-best dig total of 16 was against Minnesota on Sept. 5...Also had 15 digs in UCLA’s televised three-game win at Washington State on Oct. 1...Had four additional 14-dig matches: at Hawai’i (Sept. 7), Lamar (Sept. 11), and against USC (Oct. 13)...Season-high of three aces was posted in the Bruins’ 3-1 victory against Arizona State on Sept. 25...That mark ties her career high.

1998 - Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection...Team MVP...Ranked second on the team with 27 service aces...Notched a career-high three aces against Arizona in Tucson on Oct. 9...Matched that number against the Wildcats a month later at Pauley Pavilion on Nov. 8...Ranked fourth on the team with 215 total digs for a 2.11 digs per game average...Recorded double-figure digs 11 times, including the last five matches of the season...Season-high of 16 digs came on Oct. 25 at Oregon...Had 13 digs at UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 6...Also had 13 digs against the fourth-ranked Gauchos when the Bruins recorded Pac-10 season team-best 109 digs in the five-game victory...Posted 10 digs against Texas on Sept. 12 in a three-game match...Registered a career-high two kills against Ohio State on Sept. 6...Averaged over two digs/game for a team that was fourth in the Pac-10 with a team average of 14.83/game...Started 26 of 28 matches and was one of five athletes to see action in all 110 games.

1997 - Earned Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention...A defensive starter in the Bruin backcourt...A major reason why the UCLA team led the Pac-10 conference with a 16.68 digs per game average...Missed the first three matches of the season with stitches in her knee...Played every game of every match after returning from that injury...Reached double figures in digs seven times...Established a career-high with 19 digs at Oregon State on Oct. 11...Served a then-career high two aces vs. Cal Oct. 3 and against Oregon Nov. 8...Named team’s “Best Digger.”

Prep - Competed for Laguna Beach Club...Four-year letterwinner for coaches Mike Hurlbut and Dave Hollaway at Dana Hills High...Earned first-team all-South Coast League and all-South County honors as both a junior and senior...Helped team win South Coast League Championship three times...Chosen Athlete-of-the-Month at Dana Point High...Captained team as a senior...Scholar-Athlete.

Personal - Psychology major...Parents are Stan and Jane Quon...Has one younger sister, Amy...Enjoys photography and being with friends...Born Michelle Gayle Quon on September 24, 1979, in Monterey, CA.

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