All-Millennium Team Short Bios
TEXAS TECH ALL-MILLENNIUM TEAM SHORT BIOS
Becky Boxwell 1984-87 5-8, OH, Amarillo, Texas CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Ranks ninth on the Texas Tech all-time list in kills with 862… ranks third on the single season list for kills (383)… ranks 11th on the Texas Tech career attack attempts list and fifth on the single season list…led the team in digs in 1985 and '86… a three-time all-Southwest Conference selection… first team All-South Region selection in 1987… nicknamed "the executioner" for her killing prowess.
Brande Brown 1994-97 5-10, MB, Fort Worth CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Selected to 1997 All District 5 team … named to 1997 All Big 12 First Team … tied NCAA record for hitting percentage in a match with a perfect 10-0-10 performance vs. William & Mary at Air Force Classic in 1997 (broke school record) … broke school records for career kills, season kills in 1997 as a senior … selected to 10 all-tournament teams in her career and was named MVP at the US Air Force Classic (1997), Four Points Sheraton Classic (1997) and Sheraton Shootout (1997) … two-time Big 12 Player of the Week in 1997 … surpassed 1,000 career kills in 1997 vs. Iowa State … four-year letterwinner and three-year starter … dynamic, quick, versatile player who had outstanding vertical leap.
Jill Burness 1995-96 6-2, MB, Corrales, N.M. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Academic All American and All Region player … jersey No. 16 was retired in a ceremony on September 25, 1998 … 1996 GTE-CoSIDA Volleyball Academic All America of the Year, given to the top academic athlete for each sport (only one honor nationally for each sport) … 1996 GTE-CoSIDA Academic All America … 1996 Rhodes Scholar candidate … 1996 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship … 1996 NACDA Scholarship … 1996 Jeannine McHaney Award winner … 1997 Margaret Wilson Acadmic Award winner … 1996 All Region 5 selection … 1996 All Conference First Team … Top-10 in 1996 Big 12 in kills, kills per game, hitting percentage, block assists, total blocks, blocks per game … 1996 All Big 12 Conference Academic First Team … 1996 three-time tournament MVP … 1995 GTE-CoSIDA Academic All-America … ranked on several school lists and broke school records for season hitting percentage, career hitting percentage and season kills in 1996 … two-year starter and letterwinner after transferring from Kentucky Wesleyan …graduated with a 4.0 grade point average.
Lisa Clark 1987-90 6-0, MB, Cypress, Texas CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: One of the most dominating volleyball players to ever play at Texas Tech … became second player in Texas Tech history to secure All Region status in 1990 … named to All SWC Decade First Team … selected to All Southwest Conference First Team in 1990 and All SWC Second Team in 1989 … named SWC Newcomer of the Year in 1987 as a freshman … named Whataburger/SWC Player of the Week on September 16-22, 1990 … ranked among Texas Tech school leaders in virtually every stat including kills, attacks, hitting percentage, service aces, digs, blocking and games/matches played … outstanding all around game … following freshman season, she was one of an elite few players to play on a SWC All Star team … named to all tournament teams in seven different tournaments during her career… played on the 1990 squad that went 30-3 and was Tech's first NCAA tournament team.
Kim Gosselin-Keim 1989-92 5-11, OH, Lodi, Calif. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Selected to two all tournament teams in her career … four-year starter and letterwinner … ranked among Texas Tech school leaders kills, attempts, hitting percentage, digs and blocks … 103 digs ranks ninth on all-time list…had a 31 dig match against San Luis Obispo, the third best single game total in school history…ranks 13th on Tech career list in hitting percentage…an All-SWC first team selection in 1992… known as a great all-around player with outstanding ball control…played on the 1990 squad that went 30-3 and was Tech's first NCAA Tournament team.
Lisa Hilgers 1995-98 5-5, S, Victoria, Minn. CAREER HILGHLIGHTS: Two-year All Region selection (1997, 1998) … 1998 All Big 12 First Team selection and 1997 All Big 12 Honorable Mention selection … 1998 All America candidate … completed her career ranked 14th all-time in NCAA record book in both career assists and career assists average … … four-year starter, two-year captain and four-year letterwinner… concluded her career as the school record holder of 15 TTU records and owns every school assist record … among her records include career digs, career assists, season assists, game assists, career games played, season digs … named Big 12 Player of the Week two times … selected to 11 all-tournament teams during her career, one tournament MVP award and twice has been selected to all conference academic teams … all around player with speed in the backcourt and outstanding ability to lead team… led Tech to three NCAA appearances in four years.
Rochelle Kaa'iai 1989-92 5-5, S/DS Kailua, Hawaii CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: An All-Region selection in 1991…recorded 2 30-plus dig matches in her career…holds the Tech single match record for digs with 34 against San Luis-Obispo in 1992…6th on the all-time list in service aces (109)…12th all-time in digs (885)…holder of six of the top 15 defensive performances in school history… played on the 1990 squad that went 30-3 and was the first Tech team to qualify for the NCAA tournament.
Lisa Love 1975-77 OH CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: A pioneer of the sport of volleyball at Texas Tech…played on the original Texas Tech volleyball team in 1975…a four-year starter and letterwinner…was selected to the All-Region team in 1977…was team MVP her senior season…team captain in 1976 and 1977…team had a combined record of 146-49 (.749) during her career…went on to a brilliant coaching career in volleyball at Texas-Arlington and Southern California… has won a combined total of 9 Coach of the Year awards and coached 13 NCAA Tournament teams and 8 All-Americans… has been inducted into the UTA Hall of Fame… currently serves as Associate Athletic Director at USC.
Christine Martin 1988-91 6-1, MB, Phoenix, Ariz. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Selected as an AVCA All South Region Second Team honoree in 1991 … helped lead Texas Tech to a four-year record of 89-39, going 56-9 in her last two seasons … selected to All SWC Decade Second Team … concluded career as career school leader in digs and career hitting percentage … posted best single season hitting percentage (.312 in 1991) … named to several all-tournament teams in career … led SWC in hitting percentage in 1991 … named Whataburger/SWC Player of the Week from November 15-21, 1991 … four-year starter and letterwinner … ranked in several school individual categories including kills, attempts, digs, blocks, games played and service aces.
Cristine Martin 1993-97 5-11, OH, Los Angeles, Calif. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Two-time All Big 12 Academic Honorable Mention selection … named to two all tournament teams in career … ranked No.1 on the Tech list in career and season service aces… 1,323 digs ranks second on the all-time list…No. 1 all-time in attack attempts (3,181)…1,046 kills ranks second on the all-time list… also ranked among school single season leaders in attack attempts, kills and digs … most dangerous server in Texas Tech volleyball history.
Connie Pittman 1977-80 5-11, S, Monohans, Texas CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: A pioneer of the game at Tech, playing for the team during its infancy…played for coach Janice Hudson during her four years… team never had a losing record during her time at Tech, going a combined 142-77, a winning percentage of .648.
Erica Ruegg 1990-93 5-11, MB, Aurora, Colo. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Selected to AVCA All South Region Second Team in 1991 … named to All Southwest Conference Second Team in 1993 … earned 1993 All SWC Tournament honors … named Whataburger/SWC Player of the Week from October 20-27, 1992 … earned three all tournament honors and was named MVP of the 1991 Arkansas State Tournament … one of the strongest players ever to play at Texas Tech … became first player in SWC history to lead the conference blocking average two straight years … three-year starter and four-year letterwinner … led SWC in digs in 1992 … featured in AVCA Mikasa Power Plays after defeating Texas and Texas A&M … nationally ranked in both hitting percentage and blocking during her career… played on the 1990 squad that went 30-3 and was the first Tech team to make an NCAA tournament appearance.
Courtney Thames-Riles 1993-96 5-5, DS, Dallas, Texas CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: One of only two players at Texas Tech to be selected to all conference academic teams three straight seasons (Sabrina Zenon was the other player) … two-time GTE/Southwest Conference Academic Team member (1994 and 1995) … selected to All Big 12 Academic First Team after maintaining a 3.5-4.0 GPA in 1996 … an outstanding student-athlete, she was a two-time winner of the Margaret Wilson Award as the school's top female student-athlete… four-year starter and letterwinner … ranked among Texas Tech school leaders in games played and digs … named to 1995 Sheraton Inn/Red Raider Classic all tournament team in 1995… helped lead Tech to NCAA Tournament appearances in 1995 and 1996.
Carolyn Tubbs 1978-81
5-9, MB, El Paso, Texas
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Was a two-time recipient of the Texas Tech Academic Excellence Award… three-time letterwinner… described as a powerful hitter and tremendous leaper…led the team in blocks as a senior… team went 128-94 during her four years for a winning percentage of .577