Cardinal Capsule

Oct. 20, 2000


Jennifer Detmer
Sport: Women's Volleyball
Year: Senior
Position:Middle Blocker
Height:6-3
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
High School: Thousand Oaks HS
Major:International Relations
Stanford Athletics Highlights: Boasts impressive career totals of 398 total blocks and a .369 attack percentage, adding 611 career kills ... Having a big start to her senior season (.400 attack percentage, 3.03 kpg, 1.54 bpg) through her first 11 matches ... A two-time All-Pac-10 selection as a junior and sophomore ... Named First Team All-District 8 as a sophomore ... Has hit .350 or better in each of her first three seasons and has averaged 1.50 blocks or higher per game in each of her last two years (not including 2000) ... Earned honors as the Pac-10 Player of the Week as a sophomore after recording a career-high 23 kills versus USC (9/18/98) ... Selected to the All-Tournament team at San Diego State as a sophomore ... Named to the Pac-10's All-Freshman team in her first season.

NICKNAME
My freshman nickname was Punk, but that thankfully never stuck. Most people call me Det or JD.

FAVORITE FOOD
Milkshakes from the Creamery.

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST
Dave Matthews Band.

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM
The Los Angeles Lakers.

FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT
Caf� Barrone.

BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ
'Oh, the Places You'll Go!' by Dr. Seuss.

FAVORITE CLASS
U.S. History: 1945 to the Present. Every U.S. History class I have ever taken stopped at World War II and t his course finally filled the void.

FAVORITE HOBBY
Water-skiing.

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME
Super Mario Brothers.

FAVORITE TV SHOW
The West Wing.

FAVORITE ATHLETE
Magic Johnson. He's the reason I wear #32 and his rookie card is my prized possession.

FAVORITE NON-VOLLEYBALL ACTIVITY
Biking around San Francisco.

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU
Antsy. I can never relax and sit down for more than a few minutes. I used to get in a lot of trouble as a kid, and I guess I've never quite grown out of that.

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE?
Getting a portable CD player may be a more appropriate first step.

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN
Freshman dorm ski trip to Mammoth. It was quite an experience sharing one condo with 50 people.

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT
Penn State.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A MATCH?
I lip sync to rap songs to lighten up the atmosphere in the locker room.

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I would play men's basketball, because I figure if I can beat Jason Collins at HORSE then I should be good enough.

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD
Surprising your classmates with the fact that jocks have brains, too.

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME
Blocking. Being 6'3' has its advantages although shopping for clothes poses more of a challenge.

SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT
The moon. I figure with less gravity, I might jump higher.

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Secretary General of the UN Kofi Annan.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT?
Winning the 1997 NCAA National Championship and having the chance to play with Kristen Folkl and Lisa Sharpley in their senior seasons.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
I wish I had some, but if I did, you can bet I would spend it outside doing something active.

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE
My parents. I'm so thankful for their love and support.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD?
I've wanted to attend Stanford ever since I was seven, so there wasn't much of a decision to be made.

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW?
I love to cook for my family and friends.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS WHO WANT TO PLAY COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL?
This advice - for all the TALL young players to be proud of your height and stand tall. It's an incredible asset to be a head above the rest.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL
All that have sugar listed as the first ingredient.

NOBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH I LIKE
The show Survivor. I can't wait to try out.

EARLIEST VOLLEYBALL MEMORY
I was traumatized to learn that my first team would be playing in 'buns' (bathing suit bottoms practically) and I refused to take my shorts off.

FAVORITE PRE-MATCH MEAL
T.G.I. Friday's Jack Daniel's Chicken Dinner.

FAVORITE VOLLEYBALL COURT TO PLAY ON AND WHY?
Maples Pavilion of course! I love to play at home for our amazing fans.

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