Wittman was named Most Valuable Player for 2011.
Gophers fall to Iowa State in four
Minnesota won the first and lost the next three to end the 2011 campaign
Minnesota faces Iowa State at 7 p.m. or following Purdue/Florida State tilt
Fall Academic All-Big Ten teams boast several Gopher Standouts
CAREER NOTES: Entered the NCAA Tournament with over 365 career sets played has a .333 career hitting percentage named to the Marquette Challenge All-Tournament Team this season.
2011 SENIOR SEASON: In five sets, recorded eight kills with a .471 hitting percentage, two aces and blocks against USC (8/26) recorded two kills and seven blocks against Oregon also in five sets (8/27) had two kills, three digs and three blocks against Texas (9/2) in three sets had 11 kills, one assist and one dig in a win against Texas (9/3) registered a career-high .900 hitting percentage with nine kills against Saint Louis (9/9) also had four blocks (one solo) and one dig in three sets In five sets, had eight kills, three blocks, two digs and an ace against Kansas (9/10) recorded six kills with a .500 hitting percentage, four blocks (one solo) and an assist against Middle Tennessee (9/17) had 18 kills for a .548 hitting percentage against Marquette (9/18) added six blocks, one dig and one assist en route to being named to the Marquette All-Tournament Team recorded eight kills, three blocks, one dig and one ace against Illinois (9/23) against Northwestern (9/25), had eight kills, seven blocks (one solo) and two assists recorded six blocks (two solo) against Ohio State (9/30) in five sets against Michigan (10/7), had six kills and a .429 hitting percentage, six blocks one dig and one assist recorded two kills, two blocks (one solo), one dig and assist in a three game sweep over Michigan State (10/8) had eight kills for a .375 hitting percentage, six blocks and a dig against Iowa (10/14) played in five sets against Nebraska (10/15) with four kills, five blocks and one dig registered 14 kills and a .433 hitting percentage, four blocks (one solo), one dig and one kill assist against Wisconsin (10/19) against then No. 3 Illinois (10/29), had six kills and a .500 hitting percentage and three blocks in three sets in five sets against Penn State (11/4) had four kills, one dig and one assist had eight kills for a .389 hitting percentage, four blocks (one solo) and two digs against Ohio State (11/5) recorded six kills for a .455 hitting percentage and a block against Michigan State (11/9) in four sets, had five kills for a .357 hitting percentage, three digs, two blocks and two kill assists against Nebraska (11/16) tied a career-high 18 kills to go along with five blocks against Iowa (11/19) registered nine kills for a .368 hitting percentage, two digs, two blocks and two service aces against Wisconsin (11/23) finished the regular season with seven kills for a .778 hitting percentage and five blocks in a win against Indiana (11/25) hit .688 and had 11 kills, zero errors in 16 attempts against NDSU in the first round of NCAAs (12/2) had seven kills (.324), an ace and career high six digs and a team-high five blocks against Washington in the second round (12/3)in her final match aginst Iowa State (12/() in the Regional Semifinal she racked in nine kills, three aces, one dig, and three blocks.
2010 JUNIOR SEASON:
Played in 93 of 129 sets on the season averaged 1.38 kps and finished the season ranked second on the team with a hitting percentage of .303 (128-37-300) also finished second on the team in blocking percentage with 0.92 blps with has a total of 86 tallied two kills and two block assists against Denver at the Golden Gopher Invite on Aug. 27 had one solo block, two block assists, and two digs for the defense against Marquette on Aug. 28, while adding one kill in three attempts to the offense had two kills, two digs and a solo block against Baylor on Sept. 3 hit .312 with six kills and assisted in four blocks against No. 22 Northern Iowa on Sept. 4 added two kills and two digs to the victory over No. 20 Dayton to claim the Diet Coke Classic Championship title hit .320 (10-2-25) against Delaware on Sept. 11, while also assisting five blocks on the match had four kills in eight swings and four blocks against Duke in the final match of the Duke Invitational on Sept. 11 was named to the USD/San Diego State All-Tournament team along with teammate Ashley Wittman on Sept 17, tallied five kills and seven total blocks against UC Santa Barbara to start off the San Diego State/USD Tournament hit .615 (8-0-13) against San Diego State on Sept 18 with no hitting errors had a season-high 14 kills against No. 23 University of San Diego while committing only five errors in 27 attempts and tied a career-high of seven blocks on the evening was named to the All-Tournament team for her efforts in San Diego hit seven kills with no errors, while also collecting two block assists, against Michigan State in the Big Ten Conference opener on Sept. 24 had six kills, two solo blocks, and three block assists against No. 22 Michigan on Sept. 25 finished with nine kills, two digs, and two blocks against Purdue had one kill in four swings against Indiana on Oct. 3 she also set a career-high of eight blocks in the three-set match finished with 10 kills and a hitting percentage of .500 (10-2-16) on Oct. 6 against Iowa had seven kills, one service ace and six total blocks against No. 24 Northwestern on Oct. 10 had two kills and two digs in the match against No. 9 Penn State on Oct. 15 tallied three kills and two block assists on Oct. 16 against Ohio State tallied five kills, two digs, and three blocks against No. 6 Illinois on Oct. 22 had four kills and three blocks against Wisconsin on Oct. 24 has two kills, one assist, and five blocks against No. 24 Northwestern on Oct. 29 had one kill and three blocks against Indiana on Nov. 5 collected five kills, one dig, and two blocks in the win against Purdue on Nov. 6 hit .500 (5-1-8) with five kills against No. 16 Michigan on Nov. 12, while she also had two blocks tallied six kills, two digs, and three blocks against Michigan State on Nov. 13 played in one set against Ohio State on Nov. 26 but did not collect any statistics saw action in the first set against No. 7 Penn State on Nov. 27 but did not record any numbers.
2009 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
One of five Golden Gophers to play in every match, and was the only player on the team to play in every set during the 2009 season hit .455 (11-1-22) with 11 kills and three blocks against No. 22 Kansas State in the AVCA Showcase on Aug. 28 had 11 kills, seven blocks and hit .474 (11-2-19) against No. 12 Oregon on Sept. 18 hit .533 (10-2-15) with 10 kills and three blocks against Georgia Tech on Sept. 19 named to the Pioneer Classic All-Tournament team tied a school-record for hitting percentage in a single-match as she hit .909 (10-0-11) with 10 kills at Purdue on Oct. 2 had eight kills and six blocks against Ohio State on Oct. 9 collected 10 kills and two blocks against eventual national champion Penn State on Oct. 11 had 11 kills and five blocks at No. 12 Illinois on Oct. 16 hit .500 (13-2-22) with a career-high 13 kills and six blocks against No. 11 Michigan tallied a career-high eight blocks at No. 14 Michigan on Nov. 20 collected eight kills against No. 5 Illinois on Nov. 28 hit .464 (13-0-28) with 13 kills in 28 swings in the first and second against Louisville and Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament tallied eight kills and seven blocks against No. 12 Florida State in the NCAA Regional Semifinals on Dec. 11.
2008 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in 12 matches and 23 sets as a freshman averaged 1.22 kps (28 kills), had a .261 (28-10-69) hitting percentage and tallied 0.74 blps (17) had two kills in two swings in her collegiate debut against Texas A&M on Aug. 30 collected four kills and three blocks against Winthrop on Sept. 20 recorded two blocks at Purdue on Oct. 4 tallied two kills and three blocks against No. 1 Penn State on Oct. 31 collected career-highs in kills (14) and blocks (4), and hit .385 (14-4-26) at Iowa on Nov. 26.
Played for the Front Range Volleyball Club helped guide 18-1's team to a No. 12 national ranking as a member of the 16-1s team she helped the club to a runner-up finish in the AAU Championship and a fifth place finish in the Junior Olympics competed for the U.S. Young National Training team in the summer of 2007, and was part of the High Performance National team the previous summer.
Graduated from Lewis Palmer High School in 2008 she was the 24th-ranked high school senior in this year's class according to prepvolleyball.com was named All-Conference, and was Academic All-State in 2006 and 2007 the team ended up finishing fifth in the 5A State Tournament in each of her three years with the program as a senior, she was the 5A State leader in blocks also helped lead her team to a District Championship in 2005.
Born June 18, 1990 is majoring in Child Pscyhology Daughter of Pamela and Eddie Filho her family provided foster care since the time she was born, which led to the adoption of six of her siblings is the second-youngest of 10 children in her family has siblings Charlette (32), Alicia (31), Michelle (30), Leticia (25), Shelly (24), Travis (23), David (23), Heather (21), and B.C. (18).
Gophers Hit the Road to Indiana/Purdue
Minnesota travels to Indiana and Purdue this weekend to compete on Friday and Sunday.
Wilhite Garners B1G Laurels
Sarah Wilhite garnered Big Ten Player of the Week honors after a stellar opening week of Big Ten play.
Gophers defeat No. 17 Ohio State in Four
Minnesota defeated No. 17 Ohio State in four sets on Saturday to improve to 10-1 and 2-0 in the Big Ten.