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Oct. 12, 1997

Angela Cooper
All-American Candidate Angela Cooper

All-America Candidates Cooper, Brown and Hilgers


Angela Cooper
Outside Hitter
6-1; Junior; 1L
Imperial, Texas/Abilene Christian/Crane
Major: Human Development

Angela Cooper's 1997 Notes
She hit .357 (7-2-14) vs. Texas A&M ... hit .474 (10-1-19) vs. Iowa State ... hit .500 (7-0-14) vs. Air Force ... finished with a .591 hitting percentage vs. Louisiana Tech (14-1-22) ... earned second all-tournament honors of her career at South Florida Tournament ... registered career highs in kills (25), attack attempts (58) and digs (18) vs. South Florida ... named to Sheraton Shootout all-tournament team, her first all-tournament honor of her collegiate career ... finished with a total of 31 kills in 76 attempts in those four matches ... totaled career-high 26 attack attempts vs. Portland and career-high 14 digs vs. Ohio.


Angela Cooper's 1997 Match-by-Match

|-------ATTACK------| SET |-SERVE-| PASS DEF |-------BLOCK------| GEN Date Opponent GP K E TA Pct A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE Total BHE August 29 TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO...... 2 2 1 6 .167 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1.0 0 August 29 PORTLAND............... 4 10 3 26 .269 2 0 1 0 9 1 0 0 1.0 0 August 30 SMU.................... 3 10 3 24 .292 0 0 0 0 9 1 1 0 2.0 0 August 30 OHIO................... 3 9 3 20 .300 1 2 1 2 14 2 0 0 2.0 0 September 5 vs UT-Chattanooga...... 2 6 1 18 .278 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 1.0 1 September 5 at South Florida....... 5 25 10 58 .259 0 1 2 1 18 0 2 0 2.0 1 September 6 vs Georgia Southern.... 1 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 September 12 SW LOUISIANA........... 2 5 2 11 .273 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0.0 0 September 12 LOUISIANA TECH......... 3 14 1 22 .591 2 1 0 0 7 0 1 0 1.0 0 September 13 SOUTH CAROLINA......... 4 14 5 36 .250 0 1 2 1 10 1 1 0 2.0 0 September 19 vs Denver.............. 2 5 1 8 .500 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1.0 0 September 19 at Air Force Academy... 3 7 0 14 .500 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 September 20 vs Hofstra............. 3 6 2 12 .333 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0.0 0 September 20 vs William & Mary...... 2 4 1 12 .250 0 1 1 0 5 0 3 0 3.0 0 September 26 at Missouri............ 3 9 4 19 .263 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 September 27 at Iowa State.......... 3 10 1 19 .474 0 2 1 0 5 0 1 0 1.0 0 October 3 TEXAS.................. 2 7 7 22 .000 0 0 3 2 5 1 0 0 1.0 0 October 4 TEXAS A&M.............. 3 7 2 14 .357 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 1.0 0 October 10 at Kansas.............. 3 4 6 19 -.105 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 October 11 at Kansas.............. 1 2 1 9 .111 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Totals.............................. 54 157 54 370 .278 8 10 15 9 120 6 15 0 21.0 2 Games played: 54 Kills per game: 2.91 Assists per game: 0.15 Service aces per game: 0.19 Digs per game: 2.22 Blocks per game: 0.39

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Brown
Tech Senior Brande Brown is one of the top players in the country. (file photo)
Brande Brown
Middle Blocker
5-10; Senior; 3L
Fort Worth, Texas/Haltom City High School
Major: Pre-Med

Brande Brown's 1997 Notes
1997: finished with 16 kills, five blocks and 11 digs vs. Kansas State ... hit .484 (17-2-31) vs. Kansas ... finished with 10 kills and 11 digs vs. Texas A&M ... had 11 kills in 35 attempts and had nine digs vs. Texas ... registered 18 kills in 25 attempts for a .640 percentage and five digs vs. Iowa State ... had a career-high five aces vs. Missouri ... named co-Big 12 Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 15 ... tied NCAA all-time match hitting percentage record, Texas Tech school record and personal-best record with a 1.000 performance (10-0-10) vs. William & Mary ... earned MVP honors for the third time on season and seventh time in career at Air Force Falcon Classic after hitting .535 (51-13-71) and finished with 10 total blocks and 17 digs on weekend ... finished with 14 kills in 20 attempts and 11 digs vs. Air Force (.500) ... finished with 19 kills in 28 attempts and four blocks vs. Denver (464) ... earned MVP honors at Four Points-Sheraton/RRC after finishing the tournament with 34 kills in 75 attempts, 22 digs and 10 blocks in 10 games ... set career high hitting percentage (.737) with 15 kills and one error in 19 attempts vs. Louisiana Tech ... earned unanimous all-tournament honors at South Florida Tournament (her sixth all-tournament selection of her career) with 34 kills and six errors in 73 total attempts to go along with 20 total digs and nine total blocks (one solo) ... set career records for total attacks (60) and digs (18) vs. South Florida ... finished with seven kills in eight attempts (.875) vs. UT-Chattanooga ... Selected Most Valuable Player of the Sheraton Shootout after totaling 41 kills in 84 attempts over the four games ... hit .462 (7-1-13) vs. Texas-San Antonio and .481 (15-2-27) vs. SMU ... led tournament in blocks per game (1.46) ... registered 15 kills vs. SMU.

Brown ties NCAA hitting percentage record
Brande Brown tied an NCAA hitting percentage record with a perfect 10-0-10 performance against William & Mary on September 20, 1997. Here is where she stands on the all-time NCAA hitting performance chart: Note- these records reflect records from the 1995 season and not the 1996 season. The 1997 NCAA guide is not completed.

NCAA Records- Hitting Percentage (10-14 attempts)
Pct.   (K-E/TA) Player, Team vs. Opponent   Date
1.000 (13-0/13) Amy Cooper, Stanford vs. California Oct. 9, 1990
1.000 (13-0/13) Debbie McDonald, Purdue vs. NC State    Sept. 25, 1987
1.000 (12-0/12) Kenyatta Lovelace, Hawai'i vs. Cal St. Fullerton    Oct. 3, 1992
1.000 (11-0/11) Cindy Silldorff, San Diego vs. San Francisco    Nov. 11, 1988
1.000 (10-0/10) Brande Brown, Texas Tech vs. William & Mary Sept. 20, 1997
1.000 (10-0/10) Julia Civardi, Colgate vs. LIU-Brooklyn Sept. 25, 1993
1.000 (10-0/10) Cris Omiecinski, Georgia Tech vs. West Georgia  Oct. 10, 1992
1.000 (10-0/10) Laura Olesen, Stanford vs. Oregon State Oct. 31, 1986

Brande Brown's 1997 Match-by-Match

|-------ATTACK------| SET |-SERVE-| PASS DEF |-------BLOCK------| GEN Date Opponent GP K E TA Pct A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE Total BHE August 29 TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO...... 3 7 1 13 .462 4 0 0 0 1 2 7 0 9.0 0 August 29 PORTLAND............... 4 12 4 27 .296 0 0 1 0 13 1 4 0 5.0 1 August 30 SMU.................... 3 15 2 27 .481 0 2 0 0 7 1 1 0 2.0 0 August 30 OHIO................... 3 7 3 17 .235 0 2 0 0 6 1 2 0 3.0 0 September 5 vs UT-Chattanooga...... 2 7 0 8 .875 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 September 5 at South Florida....... 5 23 6 60 .283 2 1 3 3 18 1 7 0 8.0 0 September 6 vs Georgia Southern.... 1 4 0 5 .800 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 September 12 SW LOUISIANA........... 3 8 3 19 .263 0 1 0 1 6 1 1 0 2.0 0 September 12 LOUISIANA TECH......... 3 15 1 19 .737 1 0 1 1 6 1 4 0 5.0 0 September 13 SOUTH CAROLINA......... 4 11 5 37 .162 1 0 2 0 10 1 2 0 3.0 0 September 19 vs Denver.............. 3 19 6 28 .464 1 1 1 0 3 1 3 0 4.0 0 September 19 at Air Force Academy... 3 14 4 20 .500 0 0 1 1 11 1 3 2 4.0 0 September 20 vs Hofstra............. 3 8 3 13 .385 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 September 20 vs William & Mary...... 3 10 0 10 1.000 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2.0 0 September 26 at Missouri............ 3 6 2 12 .333 0 5 3 0 10 0 2 1 2.0 0 September 27 at Iowa State.......... 3 18 2 25 .640 0 0 3 0 5 0 3 0 3.0 0 October 3 TEXAS.................. 4 11 10 35 .029 0 0 1 0 9 0 4 0 4.0 1 October 4 TEXAS A&M.............. 4 10 1 34 .265 0 0 3 0 11 0 1 1 1.0 1 October 10 at Kansas.............. 3 17 2 31 .484 1 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 October 11 at Kansas State..........4 16 7 43 .209 1 0 0 1 11 0 5 0 5.0 1 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Totals.............................. 64 238 62 483 .364 13 16 22 8 135 11 52 4 63.0 4 Games played: 64 Kills per game: 3.72 Assists per game: 0.20 Service aces per game: 0.25 Digs per game: 2.11 Blocks per game: 0.98
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Hilgers
All-America Candidate Lisa Hilgers. (file photo)
Lisa Hilgers
Setter
5-6; Junior; 2L
Victoria, Minn./Chaska High School
Major: Accounting

Lisa Hilgers' 1997 Notes
1997: totaled 13 digs and 48 assists vs. Kansas State ... finished with .667 (6-0-9) hitting percentage, 10 digs vs. Kansas ... hit .308 (4-0-13) and registered 41 assists and 14 digs vs. Texas A&M ... finished with 38 assists and 13 digs vs. Texas ... broke Texas Tech career assists record in game two vs. Iowa State and recorded career-best hitting percentage for a match (.727) with 9-1-11 performance ... earned eighth career all-tournament honors at Air Force Falcon Classic after leading Tech to title in four victories ... totaled 47 assists vs. Air Force ... earned all-tournament team honors at Four Points-Sheraton/RRC ... moved into second place on all-time TTU career assists leaders list with 40 assists vs. SW Louisiana ... led RRC in assists (134) and digs (43) and ranked second in hitting percentage (.444) ... earned all-tournament individual honors at South Florida Tournament ... registered 67 assists and 21 digs vs. South Florida ... named to Sheraton Shootout all-tournament team after finishing with 151 assists and 15 kills on four weekend matches ... finished with 11.62 asssists per game average in tournament ... surpassed 3,000-career assist mark in first game of season vs. Texas-San Antonio.

Hilgers breaks TTU career assists record
Junior setter Lisa Hilgers broke the Texas Tech all-time career assists record against Iowa State. During the Texas match, Hilgers was honored following game two with a game ball to commemorate the record. Before the Iowa State match, Hilgers needed 14 assists to break the record. She tied the record after she finished with 13 assists in game one. Her first assist in game two marked the record-breaking assist. Hilgers surpassed Ginger Carter's record of 3,598 career assists compiled from 1991-94. Hilgers now has 3,624 assists and will have this season along with next season to build upon her accomplishment. Hilgers also set a career high for hitting percentage in a match with a .727 performance (9-1-11).

Lisa Hilgers' 1997 Match-by-Match

                                         |-------ATTACK------|  SET |-SERVE-| PASS  DEF |-------BLOCK------|  GEN
Date         Opponent                GP    K    E   TA    Pct    A   SA   SE   RE  DIG   BS   BA   BE Total  BHE
August 29    TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO......  3    4    0    6   .667   29    1    0    0    7    0    0    0   0.0    0
August 29    PORTLAND...............  4    3    0   10   .300   45    0    0    0   20    0    3    0   3.0    0
August 30    SMU....................  3    4    0    5   .800   45    0    1    0   11    0    0    0   0.0    2
August 30    OHIO...................  3    4    0    7   .571   32    1    1    0   10    1    0    0   1.0    0
September 5  vs UT-Chattanooga......  3    4    2    6   .333   35    1    1    0   10    0    2    0   2.0    0
September 5  at South Florida.......  5    3    3   13   .000   67    1    2    0   21    0    2    0   2.0    0
September 6  vs Georgia Southern....  3    4    0    6   .667   28    4    0    0    3    0    1    0   1.0    0
September 12 SW LOUISIANA...........  3    5    0    8   .625   40    0    1    0    8    0    0    0   0.0    0
September 12 LOUISIANA TECH.........  3    4    1    7   .429   39    1    1    0    9    1    1    0   2.0    0
September 13 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  4    5    1   12   .333   55    0    2    0   26    0    2    1   2.0    4
September 19 vs Denver..............  3    3    1    8   .250   36    0    1    0   10    0    1    1   1.0    0
September 19 at Air Force Academy...  3    2    1    9   .111   47    2    1    0    5    0    0    0   0.0    0
September 20 vs Hofstra.............  3    2    1    7   .143   33    1    1    0    8    0    1    0   1.0    0
September 20 vs William & Mary......  3    2    1    9   .111   34    0    1    0    5    0    1    0   1.0    0
September 26 at Missouri............  3    0    0    1   .000   30    1    0    0    6    1    0    1   1.0    0
September 27 at Iowa State..........  3    9    1   11   .727   39    0    0    0    4    0    1    3   1.0    0
October 3    TEXAS..................  4    3    1    9   .222   38    0    2    0   13    0    2    0   2.0    1
October 4    TEXAS A&M..............  4    4    0   13   .308   41    0    2    0   14    0    2    3   2.0    4
October 10   at Kansas..............  3    6    0    9   .667   48    1    1    0   10    0    3    0   3.0    1
October 11   at Kansas State..........4    3    0   11   .273   48    0    0    0   13    1    2    0   3.0    1
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Totals.............................. 67   74   13  167   .365  809   14   18    0  213    4   24    9  28.0   13
Games played: 67
Kills per game: 1.10
Assists per game: 12.07
Service aces per game: 0.21
Digs per game: 3.18
Blocks per game: 0.42

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