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2005 Volleyball Player Bios


5'10"...Junior...Outside Hitter
Batesville, Indiana (Batesville)

2004: Earned GLVC Player of the Week honors after recording a career-high 20 kills to go along with a .405 attacking percentage against the University of Indianapolis... averaged 2.88 kills per game as a sophomore...recorded 14 kills in USI's victory over Ferris State University in the first round of the NCAA II Great Lakes Regional Tournament...recorded 10 or more kills in 11 matches, including a stretch of six straight that ended in USI's loss to Northwood University in the semifinals of the NCAA II Great Lakes Region Tournament...recorded a career-high six digs against SIU Edwardsville. 2003: Averaged 2.65 kills per game as a freshman...recorded a season-high 18 kills in a five-game match against Ferris State University...recorded 15 kills in a three-game match against Quincy University...recorded 10 or more kills in 13 matches...had a season-high five digs on three occasions. HIGH SCHOOL: Comes to USI from Batesville High School in Batesville, Indiana, where she earned varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, and softball...named to the Indiana South All-Star team after leading BHS to its second straight Ripley County Tournament championships...her efforts netted her All-Conference and conference MVP honors in 2002...earned Academic All-State honors in volleyball and basketball...helped lead the BHS basketball team to the 2003 sectional championship and was the 2003 co-MVP at BHS. PERSONAL: Born August 23, 1985...daughter of Phil and Pam Ryan.

Career Statistics
Year   MP/ GP    Att  Kills  Errors   PCT    AST   SA   Digs  BS  BA

2003   29/ 92    694    244     149  .137      1    0     53   9  19
2004   23/ 75    567    216     111  .185      5   12     53   3  10
Tot.   52/167  1,261    460     260  .159      6   12    106  12  29

6'0"...Senior...Middle Blocker
Newburgh, Indiana (Castle)
MAJOR: Elementary Education

2004: Earned honorable mention AVCA All-America honors after leading USI with 3.34 kills per game, a .343 attacking percentage, and 0.87 blocks per game...also earned first-team AVCA All-Great Lakes Region honors, first-team Daktronics All-Great Lakes Region honors, and first-team All-GLVC honors...was named to the NCAA II Great Lakes Region All-Tournament team after recording 32 kills, a .381 attacking percentage, 24 digs, and seven blocks in USI's two tournament matches...also earned Academic All-GLVC honors for the third straight season and was named to the Radisson Riverfront Classic All-Tournament team...earned GLVC Player of the Week a school-record three times in 2004...recorded 10 or more kills in 23 matches, including a career-high 19 in a five-game match with SIU Edwardsville...recorded four double-doubles in 2004 and enters 2005 with a streak of nine double-figure kill performances...needs 253 kills to enter the top six in career kills at USI and just 231 to reach 1,000...ranked second in the GLVC in attacking percentage, seventh in the league in points per game (4.17), and 10th in the GLVC in kills per game. 2003: Earned second-team All-GLVC honors after recording a conference-high .358 attacking percentage, a team-high 1.03 blocks per game, and 3.29 kills per game...was second on the team and 10th in the GLVC in kills per game...also tied with Leeanne Gross for first on the team and third in the conference with 0.45 service aces per game...finished fifth in the GLVC in blocks per game...recorded a career-high 17 kills in a four-game match against Tusculum College and matched that total later in the season in a three-game match against Saint Joseph's College...recorded 10 or more kills in 21 matches and recorded her first-career double-double with a 10-kill, 10-dig performance against Ferris State University...recorded a career-high nine blocks in a four-game match against the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a five-game match against Quincy University...also recorded a eight blocks against Quincy in a three-game match...earned Academic All-GLVC honors for the second straight season. 2002: Earned Academic All-GLVC honors...saw limited action during her freshman year, but made the most of her time on the court...recorded a .471 hitting percentage in 51 total attacks...had match-high nine kills and a .615 hitting percentage against Kentucky Wesleyan College. HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Castle High School to the sectional championships in 1999, 2000, and 2001 as well as the SIAC championship in 2001...eight-time letter winner in volleyball, basketball, and softball at CHS, Ellerbusch...was the 2001 Evansville co-Player of the Year and was the winner of the 2001 Kiwanis Mental Attitude Award...named first-team All-Conference in 2000 and 2001 and was CHSís most valuable player in 2000...set the school record for kills in a season (248)...All-Conference and All-Metro selection in basketball in of CHSís womenís basketball team, Ellerbusch was named the teamís most valuable player...helped lead the CHS women's basketball team to sectional championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002 as well as a regional championship in 2001...member of the National Honor Society and the Academic Honors Program. PERSONAL: Born January 22, 1984...daughter of David and Patty Ellerbusch.

Career Statistics
Year   MP/ GP    Att  Kills  Errors   PCT    AST   SA   Digs  BS  BA

2002   11/ 15     51     29       5  .471      3    4      6   2   9
2003   30/109    720    359     101  .358      8   49     89  38  74
2004   31/114    796    381     108  .343     14   29    221  32  67
Tot.   72/238  1,567    769     214  .354     25   82    316  72 150 

5'9"...Sophomore...Defensive Specialist
Ft. Wayne, Indiana (Bishop Luers)
MAJOR: Public Relations & Advertising

2004: Saw limited playing time as a freshman, recording 25 assists and 11 digs in 11 games...recorded a season-best 15 assists against Kentucky Wesleyan College and a season-high five digs against Quincy University. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned varsity letters in basketball, dance, and volleyball at Bishop Luers High School...earned All-Summit Athletic Conference honors and was the BLHS co-MVP as a senior in 2003...helped BLHS to sectional and regional championships in 2001 and 2002, as well as a second-place finish in the IHSAA State Tournament.  PERSONAL: Born November 1, 1985...daughter of Steven and Rebecca Keever.

Career Statistics
Year   MP/ GP    Att  Kills  Errors   PCT    AST   SA   Digs  BS  BA

2004    8/ 11      3      0       0  .000     25    1     11   0   2

6'1"...Sophomore...Middle Blocker
Evansville, Indiana (Mater Dei)
MAJOR: Physical Education (Teaching)

2004: Saw limited playing time as a redshirt freshman, recording five kills and a .333 attacking percentage in six games...had a season-best three kills against Kentucky Wesleyan College. 2003: Redshirted in 2003. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mater Dei High School where she earned three varsity letters in volleyball...member of the two-time regional finalist squad...member of MDHS's sectional championship squads in 2000, 2001, and 2002...led MDHS in kills, recording a match-high 21 kills...earned first-team All-City and All-Metro honors...played USAV club volleyball for River City in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2003...earned the 2003 Kiwanis Award. PERSONAL: Born August 7, 1984...daughter of Rusty and Carol Reising.

Career Statistics
Year   MP/ GP    Att  Kills  Errors   PCT    AST   SA   Digs  BS  BA

2004    6/  6      9      5       2  .333      0    1      0   0   1

6'1"...Junior...Outside Hitter
Griffin, Indiana (North Posey/Winthrop)
Exercise Science

2004: Became a primary target for the Eagles as a sophomore, recording 3.15 kills per game (kpg) and a .265 attacking percentage in 96 games...recorded double-figure kills in USI's final seven matches, including a career-high 24 against the University of Missouri-St. Louis...averaged a team-best 3.7 kpg during that stretch and a .281 attacking percentage...led USI and was ninth in the GLVC in kills per game in conference play (3.4)...recorded double-figure kill tallies in 17 matches last season...racked up 25 kills and a .333 attacking percentage in the NCAA II Tournament...recorded a career-best eight digs against Northern Kentucky University and served up a career-high four aces on three occasions...also averaged 0.98 digs and 0.45 blocks per game. 2003: Came on strong during the GLVC Tournament when she averaged 3.00 kpg...recorded a season-high 19 kills against the University of Indianapolis in the GLVC championship after recording her previous career-high of 11 kills in the semifinals against Northern Kentucky University the night before...overall, averaged 1.78 kpg to go along with 0.78 blocks per game. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Winthrop University where she redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended North Posey High School where she served as the team captain and was voted first-team All-Conference...named the best offensive player of the 2001 season...played USAV club volleyball for the Evansville River City Juniors. PERSONAL: Born February 23, 1984...daughter of Jeri Ziliak and Keith Doubler.

Career Statistics
Year   MP/ GP    Att  Kills  Errors   PCT    AST   SA   Digs  BS  BA

2003   16/ 37    162     66      25  .253     14   10     22   6  23
2004   30/ 96    775    302      97  .265      8   33     94  15  28
Tot.   46/133    937    368     123  .262     22   43    116  21  51

Terre Haute, Indiana (Terre Haute South)
MAJOR: Chemistry

2004: Earned first-team Daktronics All-Great Lakes Region honors as well as honorable mention AVCA All-Great Lakes Region honors as a freshman after averaging 12.79 assists, 2.31 digs, and 0.91 kills per game...also earned first-team All-GLVC honors as well as Academic All-GLVC honors...selected to both the NCAA II Great Lakes Region and Radisson Riverfront Classic All-Tournament teams...had 56 assists, eight kills, eight digs, and a .375 attacking percentage in USI's first round NCAA II Tournament win over Ferris State University...the eight kills marked a season-high...set a school-record for assists in a single-match (76 vs. Hillsdale College) and a school record for assists by a freshman (1,471)...recorded 50 or more assists in 13 matches, 60 or more assists in seven matches, and 70 or more assists in two matches...posted 12 double-doubles and had 10 or more digs in 12 matches...had a season-best 20 digs against Hillsdale...ranked second in the GLVC in assists per game...also averaged 0.43 blocks and 0.23 service aces per game. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Terre Haute South High School where she led her squad to back-to-back sectional championships, as well as the regional finals in 2002 and 2003...led Terre Haute South in assists in three straight seasons and was selected All-County in 2001, 2002, and 2003...set school records for season and career assists...was a first-team Academic All-State selection...named to the Nike-Crossroads Classic All-Tournament team twice and was a four-time volleyball scholar athlete. CLUB: Member of the Circle City Volleyball Club...helped lead her 15-club team to a USAV National Championship in 2001...has been a member of three national championship qualifying teams throughout her club career. PERSONAL: Born June 9, 1986...daughter of Richard and Mary Jo Wilson.

Career Statistics
Year   MP/ GP    Att  Kills  Errors   PCT    AST   SA   Digs  BS  BA

2004   31/115    259    105      27  .301  1,471   27    266  11  39

5'11"...Junior...Libero/Outside Hitter
Wheeler, Illinois (Newton)
MAJOR: Pre-Special Education

2004: Earned second-team All-GLVC honors after setting a school record for digs in a single season...also earned Academic All-GLVC honors for the second straight season...did not switch to libero until the 13th match of the season...averaged 4.84 digs per game as USI's libero, including a career-high and school single-match record 32 digs against Quincy University...recorded 10 or more digs in 24 matches and 20 or more digs in eight matches...averaged 2.15 kills per game and a .201 attacking percentage prior to switching to libero...recorded 10 or more digs in five matches, with a career-high 17 coming against the University of Alabama-Huntsville...also had five double-doubles...was third in the GLVC with 0.48 service aces per game and fifth in the GLVC with 4.14 digs per game...led the conference with 0.55 service aces per game in GLVC-only matches. 2003: Named Academic All-GLVC as a freshman in 2003...used primarily in defensive and serving situations, averaged 2.28 digs and 0.36 service aces per game...ranked 11th in the GLVC in service aces per game...recorded 10 or more digs 11 times, including a season-high 16 on two occasions...tallied a season-high seven service aces against Kentucky Wesleyan College and recorded a season-high five kills three times. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Newton High School in Newton, Illinois, where she was a three-time All-Apollo Conference performer...named honorable mention All-State by the Champaign News-Gazette...helped NHS to three conference championships and two regional championships...earned MVP honors at NHS in 2001 and 2002 and was tabbed as All-Area by the Decatur Herald & Review as well as the Effingham Daily News...member of the National Honor Society and was a four-year honor roll student at NHS.  PERSONAL: Born January 19, 1985...daughter of Jerry and Elaine Probst.

Career Statistics
Year   MP/ GP    Att  Kills  Errors   PCT    AST   SA   Digs  BS  BA

2003   30/110    164     39     28   .067      5   40    251   0   0
2004   31/115    361    104     41   .175     13   55    475   1   4
Tot.   61/225    525    143     69   .141     18   95    726   1   4

5'10"...Sophomore...Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter
Ferdinand, Indiana (Heritage Hills)
MAJOR: Exercise Science

2004: Earned Academic All-GLVC honors...played in 45 games, recording 1.62 kills and 1.53 digs per game to go with a .207 attacking percentage as a freshman...recorded 10 or more kills twice, with a season-high 20 coming against the University of North Dakota, and 10 or digs twice, reaching a season-high 12 both times. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team All-State honors as a senior in 2003 after leading Heritage Hills High School (Lincoln City, IN) to a conference, sectional, and regional championship...led the Pocket Athletic Conference in kills as a junior and senior and in blocks as a senior...was second-team All-State as a junior in 2002 and was voted by her team as the Mental Attitude Award winner...also played basketball at HHHS, earning All-PAC honors as a junior and a senior...led HHS in scoring as a sophomore, junior, and senior and in rebounding as a junior and senior...was voted the most improved player in 2001-02 and in 2002-03...earned three varsity letters for both volleyball and basketball. PERSONAL: Born December 27, 1985...daughter of Eddie and Gloria Rahman.

Career Statistics
Year   MP/ GP    Att  Kills  Errors   PCT    AST   SA   Digs  BS  BA

2004   17/ 45    217     73      28  .207      7   12     69   3  10


6'0"...Junior...Outside Hitter
St. Peter, Illinois (S. Central/Shawnee C.C.)
MAJOR: Biology

TRANSFER: Shawnee C.C.-Transferred from Shawnee Community College where she helped the Saints to a 39-14 record in 2004...played just one season at SCC, recording 203 kills in 95 games (2.1 kpg)...also recorded 12 assists (0.1 apg), 27 service aces (0.3 sapg), 48 blocks (0.5 bpg), and 310 digs (3.3 dpg). Eastern Illinois-Started collegiate career at Eastern Illinois University where she played in 40 games, recording 9 kills and 44 digs...had a season-high five kills against Murray State University and had a season-best nine digs against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from South Central High School in Farina, Illinois, where she was the Midland Trails Conference "Most Valuable Player"...led SCHS to a 29-2 record and a regional championship her senior year...also helped SCHS to a regional championship as a sophomore...named Champaign News-Gazette honorable mention All-State...earned All-Area honors from both the Decatur Herald and the Effingham Daily News...was named the 2002 Female Athlete of the Year and 2002 Volleyball Player of the Year by the Salem Times Commoner...three-time first-team All-MTC...received Presidential Award for Academic Excellence. PERSONAL: Born June 8, 1985...daughter of Mark and Marcia Wollin.

6'0"...Freshman...Right Side/Middle Blocker
Reynolds, Indiana (North-White)

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from North-White High School in Monon, Indiana, where she earned seven varsity letters in volleyball, track, and basketball... led NWHS to four sectional titles, four conference championships, and three county championships...was a three-time All-Midwest Conference and All-Area performer as well as a two-time All-State honoree...was the Midwest Conference and White County Player of the Year as a junior and senior and competed for the Junior North All-Star Team as well as the Senior North All-Star Team...set a school record as a senior with 508 kills and 215 blocks...also holds the career record at NWHS for blocks and kills...was second in Fine Arts at the Academic Super Bowl in 2003 and third in English at the Academic Super Bowl in 2004...also was a three-year member of the National Honor Society and won the German Embassy Award in 2003. PERSONAL: Born February 3, 1987...daughter of Charles and Maureen Buschman.

5'7"...Freshman...Defensive Specialist/Libero
Ferdinand, Indiana (Forest Park)

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Forest Park High School earned four varsity letters in volleyball and track...helped FHS to sectional championships in 2002 and 2003 as well as a regional runner-up in 2003...earned Blue Chip All-Conference honors in 2003 and 2004 and was named first-team All-State in 2004...led FHS in digs in 2002 and 2003 as well as kills in 2003 and 2004...played USAV volleyball for River City for five years. PERSONAL: Born April 30, 1987...daughter of Paul and Paula Gogel...twin sister, Amanda, going to Indiana State University to play soccer.


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