?Janelle is a fifth year senior and has had some good experience. She has played a role the last two seasons in the middle and has developed. I think she is really coming along well. She is our biggest jumper at 10-7 with her approach touch she has the ability to be a dominating blocker. Her biggest problem has been lack of playing time. She played a lot last fall and this spring so hopefully she will come back a little more experienced and ready to have a great season. If she swings high and she moves quickly she too has the ability to put up big numbers. She is up so high that the block really isn't a factor unless she hits the ball straight down and that is a task for her. She needs to improve her transition and ability to read the other team's setter. She is a phenomenal athlete and will accept some leadership.?
Middle Blocker who played in 94 games throughout the season...named to the All-Big 12 Academic First Team...tallied a career high 3 assists against Kansas State 9/25/99...racked up three solo blocks in a match against New Mexico State 9/1/99...tallied 11 blocks against Ball State 9/12/99.
Texas Tech?s third string middle blocker who was one of 48 players invited to the USA Volleyball team trials in May, 1998 ... selected All Big 12 Academic First Team ... finished with six kills in seven attempts (.857) in only one game of action vs. Baylor ... hit .500 (7-1-12) at Iowa State ... hit .400 (4-0-10) with three blocks at SMU ... finished with seven kills and four blocks vs. UC-Santa Barbara ... hit .667 (8-0-12) vs. Belmont.
1998 USA VOLLEYBALL
Selected as one of 48 collegiate players to attend a tryout for the USA Volleyball National Team from May 1-3 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Named All-Big 12 Academic First Team selection ... hit .364 (5-1-11) vs. Nebraska ... started first career match at Colorado ... totaled four blocks at Kansas State ... hit .308 (7-3-13) vs. Texas A&M ... hit .462 (7-1-13) and totaled five total blocks vs. William & Mary ... led Four Points-Sheraton/RRC in hitting percentage at .465 (22-2-43) ... totaled career highs in kills (14), total attacks (28) and hitting percentage (.464) vs. South Carolina ... registered seven kills in 25 attempts and four blocks at South Florida ... finished her first collegiate tournament with 20 kills in 40 attempts (.325 percentage) in reserve roll at Sheraton Shootout.
Redshirted year at Tech ... earned Most Improved Player award at team banquet.
A 1996 graduate of Lutheran High School in Denver, Colo. where she was a three-sport standout in volleyball, basketball and track and field ... coached by Karen Hoppmann, Juls Clausen and Cindy Ortega ... named All-Conference in volleyball after her team posted a 19-5 record in 1995 ... also named All-Conference in basketball ... led basketball team to the Class 3A Colorado state championship with a 25-0 season ... finished third in the Colorado state high jump competition in track and field ... named to All-Metro Track and Field team ... participated in other activities such as the speech team, student council, DARE Role Model program ... also was a Bible school teacher, elected Homecoming Queen and was the debutante head girl.
Born Janelle Jones on December 9, 1977 in Denver ... daughter of James Jones and Betty Fossum ... has two older sisters, Vicki (31) and Becky (11) ... relative Steve Hill played football at Texas Southern and UNLV ... hobbies and interests include eating, sleeping, listening to music, dancing and roller blading ... most memorable experience was winning the basketball state title ... favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... favorite food is ice cream ... favorite color is blue ... most admires her mom ... selected Texas Tech from over 70 other schools.
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