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7  Yolanda Cumbess
Yolanda Cumbess

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Jesse J. Jones

Last College:
Purdue

Height:
5-11

Position:
Middle Blocker


2000: Saw action in 56 games this season at the middle blocker position...played in four games against Kansas State in both matches...tallied a season-high seven kills against Kansas State on Oct. 28...put up a season-high seven total blocks against Kansas on Sept. 30

1999: Middle Hitter who saw action in 53 games...totaled 92 kills and 205 attempts...tallied 25 total blocks...season high .692 percentage against North Carolina State 10/3/99...season and career high 12 kills against Iowa State 10/9/99...

1998: Freshman transfer from Purdue who saw spot duty at outside hitter ... finished with two kills in three attempts and a block at Iowa State ... registered two kills in five attempts vs. Belmont ... ended with kill in four attempts and block vs. Liberty.

1997 AT PURDUE: Redshirt Season

HIGH SCHOOL: A 1997 graduate of Jesse J. Jones High School in Houston, Texas where she played volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis and track and field ... named District Most Valuable Player as senior ... selected Second Team All-District as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore ... led Jesse J. Jones to two consecutive District championships as a junior and senior ... played volleyball for Bob Jonas ... all-around athlete who won district tennis singles championship as a junior.

PERSONAL: Born Yolanda Renee Cumbess on November 13, 1978 ... daughter of Sammie Charles and Rory Cumbess ... has a brother, Rory Jr. and a sister, Stefanie ... interests include mathematics and science ... was an apprentice at NASA during the summer of 1996 ... plans on majoring in computer or electrical engineering ... talented athlete with much potential who has great jumping ability, speed and quickness ... can jump and grab the basketball rim.

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