2000 Cowgirl Volleyball Informational Press Release And Game Notes

Nov. 13, 2000


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Probable Starters:Here are the probable starters for this week's matches:

Setter Katy Brown (881, 8.72 aspg)Middle Blocker Rachel Lau (112, .99 bpg)Rightside Hitter Barbie Bragg (143, 1.32 dpg)Outside Hitter Michele Rauter (286, 2.58 kpg)Outside Hitter Jamie Burke (323, 3.08 kpg)Def. Specialist Shannon Patrick (102, 1.13 dpg)

Cowgirls Begin Play At Mountain West Conference Tournament: The WyomingCowgirl Volleyball team will finish up their season at the MWCConference in Ft. Collins, Colo. They will see the Brigham Young Cougarson Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m.

About Brigham Young: Wyoming will face the Brigham Young Cougars, onThursday morning at 11:00 a.m., at the MWC Tournament. The Cougars arecurrently 20-6 overall and 12-2 in the conference. They are led byNina Puikkonen, who is averaging 4.14 kills and 1.76 blocks. This is the46th meeting between the two teams, Brigham Young leads the series 42-3.The Cougars have defeated the Cowgirls both times they have played thisseason. Brigham Young is coached by Elaine Michaelis, who is in her39th season with the Cougars.

                   2000 Record   A Year AgoWyoming            10-21 (2-12)  9-21   (3-11)Brigham Young      20-6 (12-2)   28-5   (13-1)

Team Capsules,Brigham Young, Thur., Nov. 16, Ft. Collins, Colo., 11:00 a.m., Wyoming Series Record vs. BYU leads 3-42 2000 Overall Record 20-6 2000 Conference Record 12-2 1999 Overall Record 28-5 1999 Conference Record 13-1 (1st) Conference Mountain West Head Coach Elaine Michaelis Alma Mater BYU '60 Record at School (Years) 841-209-5 (39) Career Record (Years) Same Letterwinners Returning/Lost 9/4 Starters Returning/Lost 3/3 Sports Information Contact Brett Pyne Sports Information Office Phone (801) 378-4912

Friehauf Moves Into First Place In Career Blocks: Senior middle blockerMelody Friehauf continues her move into the Wyoming Top 10 in blocks andkills during the 2000 season. On Tuesday, Oct. 24 against DenverUniversity, Friehauf overtook first place in career blocks with a matchhigh 11 blocks. With 167 on the season, she currently has 614 in herillustrious career. She overtook Kristina Dzelme, who previously heldthe mark with 573. She has also moved into the top ten in kills atnumber three with 1,285 kills. Friehuaf, from Windsor, Colo., is athree-year starter and two-time All-Conference Player. She was named theMWC Player of the Week twice, and earned All-Tournament honors threetimes.

Leading Weapons in the Cowgirl Attack: The top Wyoming players in keystatistical categories from the 2000 season cumulative statistics are asfollows:

Kills              Jamie Burke (323, 3.08 kpg)Hitting Percentage Melody Friehauf (.263)Assists            Katy Brown (881, 8.72 apg)Service Aces       Michele Rauter (33, .30 sapg)Digs               Michele Rauter (322, 2.90 dpg)Blocks             Melody Friehauf (167, 1.48 bpg)

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