The 2005 Stanford Volleyball Post-Season Report

Jan. 2, 2006

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The 2005 Stanford Women's Volleyball Post-Season Report

Scouting Stanford
Stanford finished the 2005 season with a 26-6 mark, a 14-4 ledger in the Pac-10 (tied for second place) and a #13 national ranking ... Stanford has finished or second (including ties) in the Pac-10 standings in 24 of 25 seasons of league play ... The Cardinal has won at least 25 matches in each of the last five seasons ... Eighteen of Stanford's 26 wins were by margins of 3-0 in 2005 ... Stanford has won 40 of its last 45 matches ... Stanford's longest winning streak of the year was 15 matches ... During Stanford's 15-match winning streak, the Cardinal generated a .348 hitting percentage (886-269-1772) while holding the opposition to a .098 hitting mark (546-346-2041) ... Stanford won 45 of 47 games during the 15-match winning streak.

Tournament Time
For the 25th straight year, the Stanford women's volleyball team competed in the NCAA Tournament ... The Cardinal is one of three schools (also Penn State and UC Santa Barbara) to have appeared in all 25 NCAA Tournaments ... The Cardinal was awarded a fifth-seed in the tournament, and also was awarded first and second round matches in the NCAA Tournament at Maples Pavilion on Dec. 2-3 ... Stanford also hosted the Palo Alto Regional on Dec. 9-10 ... The Cardinal opened tournament play with a 30-25, 30-20, 30-21 victory over Nevada (12/2/05) ... However on the second night of competition, Stanford fell to No. 11 Santa Clara, 30-23, 19-30, 27-30, 29-31 ... Stanford ended the season with a 26-6 overall record, a No. 13 national ranking, a 14-4 conference record and a second place finish in the Pac-10.

National Notes
During the regular season, Stanford played eleven of the 64 teams that participated in the 2005 NCAA Tournament ... That list included NCAA champion Washington (32-1), second-ranked Nebraska (33-2) #5 Penn State (31-3), #7 Arizona (25-6), #15 UCLA (20-11), #19 USC (17-11), #20 California (19-11), #29 UC Santa Barbara (21-9), Colorado (15-13), St. Mary's (19-10) and Utah State (21-13) ... Stanford was 11-5 in matches against those teams in 2005.

History Hoopla
Stanford has participated in every NCAA Tournament (25 years) ... During that span, the Cardinal is 77-20 (.794) ... The 77 NCAA women's volleyball tournament victories by Stanford are the most by any school ... Stanford has won six NCAA titles (1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2004). and has finished second (1984, 1985, 1987, 1999, 2002) in five tournaments ... Stanford has been to the NCAA Final Four 14 times ... John Dunning is 20-3 in tourmament matches while the head coach at Stanford ... Dunning coached Stanford to the NCAA titles in 2001 and 2004.

Coaches Corner
John Dunning completed his fifth season as head coach of the Stanford Cardinal ... Under Dunning's direction, the Cardinal has won two NCAA titles (2001, 2004) and produced a runnerup finish in 2002 ... His Stanford record is 147-26 (.850) against the toughest collegiate competition in the United States ... Dunning's career mark (16 seasons at Pacific, 4+ seasons at Stanford) is 583-128 (.820) ... Dunning has chalked up 30 or more wins in three of his four seasons at Stanford ... That included 33 wins in 2001, 32 wins in 2002, and 30 wins in Stanford's NCAA championship season last year.

Dynamic Defense
The Cardinal defense served notice that this was one of the team's strengths ... The Cardinal held the opposition to only a .178 hitting percentage (#3 in the Pac-10), and in two of those matches (Boston College, Maine), the Cardinal held the opposition to a minus hitting percentage ... In nine matches, Stanford opponents had a hitting percentage of less than .100 ... Only three teams (#1 Nebraska, #3 Washington, #11 Santa Clara) hit .300 or better against Stanford.

Senior Salute
Stanford was a young team with only two seniors, setter Katie Goldhahn and libero Courtney Schultz ... During their four seasons (2002-05) at Stanford, Goldhahn and Schultz helped lead the Cardinal to a 113-24 record, four trips to the NCAA Tournament, two trips to the NCAA Final Four, and an NCAA championship (2004) ... Goldhahn played in 357 games in four seasons at Stanford, and her 2,189 assists is sixth-best in school history ... Schultz played in 449 games in four seasons at Stanford, and played in all 113 games in 2005 ... Her 1,097 career digs is eighth on the all-time list at Stanford.

Medical Memo
Despite its 26-6 overall record, a 14-4 mark in the Pac-10 and a #13 national ranking, Stanford was hit with the injury bug in 2005 ... Sophomore All-America setter Bryn Kehoe broke her right hand in practice on Oct. 31 ... Kehoe was second in the Pac-10 and third nationally in assists per game (14.30 apg) at the time of her injury, and was on pace to break her school record of 1,637 assists set in 2004 ... Kehoe finished the year with 1,104 assists (13.14 apg, #18 in the nation) ... Kehoe's 2,381 career assists is fifth-best in school history ... Despite missing seven matches with the hand injury, Kehoe was still named a third-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association ... Kehoe's injury came on the heels of a torn anterior cruciate ligament that ended the season for Stanford freshman volleyball player Cynthia Barboza ... Barboza was enjoying an All-American type season when she suffered the knee injury during the first play of the third game in Stanford's victory at California (10/21/05) ... Barboza, an alternate as a high school senior on the 2004 U.S. Olympic team, started all 21 matches (66 games) in 2005, and at the time of her injury led the Pac-10 in kills (297, #3 on the Cardinal) and was second on the team in hitting percentage (.306, #8 in the Pac-10) ... Her 4.50 kills per game was second-best on the Cardinal and at the time of her injury was fourth-best in the conference ... A recent Sports Illustrated article referred to Barboza as the 'nation's top female freshman - in ANY sport.' ... Barboza produced double-digit numbers in kills in 15 of the team's 21 matches ... Barboza tallied a career-high 26 kills in Stanford's Pac-10 season opening victory against nationally-ranked USC ... Barboza collected six double-doubles (kills, digs) during the year.

All-American Accolades
Kristin Richards, Foluke Akinradewo and Bryn Kehoe were honored as All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) ... Richards, named a first team team All-American, was selected to the All Pac-10 team for a third straight season and to the AVCA All Pacific Region team ... Richards, a junior outside hitter, led the Cardinal in kills (544, 4.90 kpg, #3 in the Pac-10) ... Richards' 544 kills is sixth-best in for a single season in school history ... Akinradewo, the 2005 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, was a second team All-American ... Akinradewo, a freshman middle blocker, was first on the Cardinal, third in the Pac-10 and 13th in the nation in hitting percentage at .397 ... In 13 matches, Akinradewo hit .450 or better ... Akinradewo also led the Cardinal in blocks (122, 1.09 bpg) ... Kehoe, despite missing seven matches with a broken right hand, was selected as a third-team All-American ... Kehoe, a sophomore setter, finished the year averaging 13.14 assists per game, second-best in the Pac-10 Conference.

Regional Recap
Three Stanford athletes were honored on the AVCA All-Pacific Region team ... Foluke Akinradewo and Kristin Richards were named to the eight-woman first team, while Bryn Kehoe was named honorable mention.

Pac-10 Potpourri
Foluke Akinradewo and Kristin Richards were honored for their outstanding play in the Pacific-10 Conference in 2005 ... Akinradewo, a middle blocker, was named 2005 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, and named first team all-conference ... Akinradewo became the ninth Cardinal, and fourth in the last seven years to earn Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors ... In Pac-10 matches, Akindarewo topped all Pac-10 players with a .386 hitting percentage ... Richards, a junior outside hitter, was named to the All Pac-10 first team for a third straight season ... Richards was named AVCA National and Pac-10 Player of the Week for her 66 kills and 38 digs in wins at #14 UCLA (11/25/05) and #12 USC (11/26/05) ... Richards tallied a career-high 35 kills along with 22 digs at USC (11/26/05).

Academic Analysis
Junior middle blocker Lizzie Suiter was named a first team All-Academic Pac-10 selection ... Suiter is a Communication major with a 3.71 gpa ... Senior libero Courtney Schultz was named a second team All-Academic selection with a 3.52 gpa in Human Biology ... Named Honorable Mention were senior setter Katie Goldhahn and junior outside hitter Nji Nnamani.

Honors Hoopla
Sophomore setter Bryn Kehoe, freshman middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo, junior outside hitter Kristin Richards and freshman outside hitter Cynthia Barboza were honored for their play at three regular season tournaments in 2005 ... Kehoe was named the tournament MVP at the Boston College Invitational (Sept. 1-3) where she collected 126 assists, 35 digs, eleven blocks, seven service aces and six kills in wins over Boston College, Maine and Syracuse ... Akinradewo tallied 43 kills (.486 hitting percentage), six blocks and five digs in helping the Cardinal to victories over Colorado, Marquette and Creighton at the Colorado Invitational (Sept. 8-10) to earn tournament MVP honors ... For her efforts, Akinradewo was named Pac-10 Athlete of the Week ... Akinradewo was also named tournament MVP at the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 15-17) in leading the Cardinal to wins over St. Mary's, Utah State and UC Santa Barbara ... In the three matches, Akinradewo tallied 47 kills in 93 attempts (.376) along with ten blocks and five digs ... Akinradewo started the year by earning a berth on the all-tournament team at the Boston College Invitational (Sept. 1-3) ... Richards was named to the all-tournament team at the Boston College Invitational (Sept. 1-3), the Colorado Invitational (Sept. 8-10) and the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 15-17) ... Barboza was named to the all-tourney team at the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 15-17).

Record Review
Kristin Richards, a first team All-American junior outside hitter, joined the Stanford career 1,000 kills list during the 2005 season ... Richards has 1,422 kills in three seasons at Stanford, ninth-best in school history ... Richards chalked up a career-high 35 kills at USC (11/26/05) which also is fifth-best for a single match in school history ... Richards had 31 kills at Washington State (11/4/05) and at UCLA (11/25/05), ninth-best for a single match in school history ... Richards is fifth in the Cardinal Top-10 in career digs with 1,247 career digs ... Richards collected 394 digs in 2005, good for sixth place in the Stanford record book ... Richards tallied 544 single season kills in 2005, sixth-best for a single season in school history ... Third team All-American setter Bryn Kehoe has collected 2,741 assists in two seasons at Stanford, good for fifth on the Stanford Top-10 list ... Kehoe had a season-high 69 assists at Arizona (10/13/05), ninth-best for a single match in school history ... Katie Goldhahn tallied 2,189 career assists in four seasons at Stanford, sixth-best in school history ... Goldhahn collected a career-high 79 assists at USC (11/26/05), third-best in school history and only four short of the school record set by Carrie Feldman at UCLA in 1990 ... Senior libero Courtney Schultz had 1,097 career digs in four seasons on The Farm, eighth-best in school history ... Schultz had 415 digs during the 2005 season, good for fifth place on the Stanford Top 10 list ... Freshman middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo, a second team All-American, had a hitting percentage of .397, third-best for a single season in school history ... Akinradewo had 12 blocks at UCLA (11/25/05), ninth-best in school history.

Frequent Fliers
Stanford believes in seeing all parts of the United States ... In 2000, Stanford started the year with nine road matches, and the following year, the Cardinal played its first eleven matches away from Maples Pavilion ... In 2005, the defending NCAA champion Stanford Cardinal gathered extensive frequent flier miles during the first three weeks of the 2005 season ... The Cardinal began the season with two matches at the AVCA/NACWAA Showcase in Omaha, Ne (August 26-27) and then traveled cross country to the Boston College Invitational (Sept. 1-3), a road match at New Hampshire (Sept. 6) and then back to the Midwest to the Colorado Invitational (Sept. 8-10) ... Stanford went 8-1 during those two extensive road trips.

Footnote Facts
Several of Stanford's athletes (excluding freshman) generated career numbers in 2005 ... Junior outside hitter Kristin Richards career-highs in kills (35 at USC (11/26/05) and attempts (73 at USC, 11/26/05) ... Richards' four aces against Syracuse (9/3/05) and St. Mary's (9/15/05) are career-highs ... Junior outside hitter Nji Nnamani collected a career-high 16 kills at USC (11/26/05), and a career-high 39 attempts at California (10/21/05) ... Nnamani tallied a career-high 15 digs vs California (11/18/05) ... Jennifer Wilson, a junior outside hitter, had career-highs in kills (9) and attempts (15) against Syracuse (9/3/05) ... Senior libero Courtney Schultz had a career-high 23 digs against UC Santa Barbara (9/17/05) ... Franci Girard collected a career-high 25 attempts against Penn State (8/25/05) ... Senior setter Katie Goldhahn posted a career-high 79 assists at USC (11/26/05).

The 2005 Stanford Women's Volleyball Roster

#16 Foluke Akinradewo, Freshman, Middle Blocker, Plantation, Fl
The 2005 Pacific-10 Freshman of the Year ... Became the ninth Cardinal, and fourth in the last seven years, to earn Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors ... Also named first team All Pac-10 ... Also named AVCA Pacific Region Freshman of the Year ... Named a second team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) ... First in hitting percentage (.397, #3 in the Pac-10, #13 in the nation, #3 for a single season in school history) and second in kills (439) ... Averaged 3.92 kpg, #10 in the Pac-10 ... Led the Cardinal in blocks (122, 1.09 bpg) ... Tallied a career-high 12 blocks (ninth-best for a single match in school history) at UCLA (11/25/05) ... Hit .450 or better in 13 matches ... Hit a season-high .720 (19-1-25) vs Utah State (9/16/05), and .714 (16-1-21) at Boston College (9/1/05) ... Tallied a .650 hitting percentage (14-1-20) at Oregon State (9/29/05) ... Had double-digits in kills in 26 of the 32 matches ... During Stanford's seven match road trip to the East Coast and the Midwest, chalked up 94 kills in 152 attempts for a .618 hitting percentage along with 24 blocks, 14 digs and three service aces ... Hit no lower than .450 during those seven matches, and hit .500 in five of those matches ... Named tournament MVP at the Colorado Invitational (Sept. 8-10) as she collected 43 kills in 74 attempts for a .486 hitting percentage in three wins ... Also gained tournament MVP honors at the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 15-17) ... In three matches, collected 47 kills in 93 attempts (.376) along with ten blocks and five digs ... For her efforts in leading the third-ranked Stanford Cardinal to four victories from Sept. 5-11, was named Pac-10 Player of the Week ... In victories at New Hampshire (Sept. 6) and at the Colorado Invitational (Sept. 8-10, Colorado, Marquette, Creighton), collected 52 kills in 90 attempts for a .578 hitting percentage ... Over the four-match stretch, hit .450 or better in each contest.

#1 Cynthia Barboza, Freshman, Outside Hitter, Long Beach, Ca
A torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee sidelined the freshman All-America candidate for the final eleven matches of the season ... Suffered the injury on the first rally of the third game at California (10/21/05) ... Underwent successful surgery on Nov. 3 ... Had started all 21 matches (66 games) ... At the time of her injury led the Pac-10 in kills (297) and was third in kills per game (4.50) ... Second on the team in hitting percentage (.306) ... Produced a hitting percentage of .450 or better in four matches, and produced double-digit numbers in kills in 15 of the team's 21 season matches ... Hit a season-high .522 (13-1-23) at New Hampshire (9/6/05) ... Tallied a career-high 26 kills in the Pac-10 three-game season opening victory against USC (9/23/05) ... Collected six double-doubles (kills, digs) ... Named to the all-tourney team at the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 15-17).

#11 Jessica Fishburn, Freshman, Libero/Outside Hitter, Los Angeles, Ca
A valuable reserve as a libero ... Had 19 service aces ... Collected a season-high three service aces against Utah State (9/16/05) and Arizona (11/11/05) ... Played in 31 matches (102 games) ... Collected 40 digs (13 at UCLA, 11 at USC, 8 vs Nevada, 8 vs Santa Clara) in the last four matches.

#8 Alex Fisher, Freshman, Outside Hitter, Menlo Park, Ca
Redshirted the 2005 season due to a knee injury.

#6 Franci Girard, Sophomore, Outside Hitter, Brooklyn, NY
Played in 28 matches (86 games) ... Chalked up a season-high ten kills (10-4-16, .353) against top-ranked Nebraska (8/27/05) at the AVCA Showcase ... Produced a career-high 25 attempts vs Penn State (8/26/05) at the AVCA Showcase ... Hit .467 (8-1-15) along with three digs and three blocks in Stanford's victory at Oregon (10/27/05) ... Hit .400 or better in five matches ... Fifth in the team in kills (136).

#2 Katie Goldhahn, Senior, Setter, Lodi, Ca
Moved into the starting lineup as Stanford's setter due to the injury (broken right hand) to Bryn Kehoe and has helped Stanford to a 6-3 record during that span ... Averaged 13.64 assists per game (491 assists, 36 games) in her nine starts ... Collected a career-high 79 assists in Stanford's five-game victory at USC (11/26/05) ... That was also third-best in school history and only four short of the school record ... Started her first match in two years with 33 assists in three games at Washington (11/3/05) ... Posted 68 assists along with career-highs in kills (6) and attempts (14) at Washington State (11/4/05) ... Played in 31 matches (110 games) ... Compiled double digits in digs in seven matches including a season-high 14 at California (10/21/05) and against the Golden Bears (11/18/05) at Maples Pavilion ... Tallied eleven digs against UC Santa Barbara (9/17/05) and UCLA (9/24/05) ... Her 2,189 assists is sixth-best in school history ... An honorable mention All Pac-10 Academic choice.

#3 Kirsten Hornbeak, Sophomore, Libero/Defensive Specialist, Encintas, Ca
Played in 13 matches (18 games) ... Produced a season-high two digs in three matches.

#4 Bryn Kehoe, Sophomore, Setter, North Bend, Oh
A third team AVCA All-American ... An honorable mention AVCA Pacific Region selection ... Suffered a broken right hand in practice on Oct. 31 ... Underwent successful surgery on Nov. 2 ... Missed seven matches but returned to action for Stanford's final two matches in the NCAA Tournament ... Stanford's starting setter for a second straight season ... During her two seasons as a starter, the Cardinal is 50-9 ... Was averaging 14.30 assists per game (#2 in the Pac-10, #3 in the nation) when she was injured ... Finished the year with 13.14 assists per game (#2 in the Pac-10, #18 in the nation) ... Collected a season-high 69 assists (tenth-best for a single match in school history) at Arizona (10/13/05) ... That figure against the Wildcats was one short of her career high, and tenth-best in school history ... Had 65 assists against UC Santa Barbara (9/17/05) ... Named the tournament MVP at the Boston College Invitational (Sept. 1-3) where she collected 126 assists, 35 digs, eleven blocks, seven service aces and six kills in wins over Boston College, Maine and Syracuse ... Her 2,741 career assists is fifth-best in school history.

#15 Michelle Mellard, Junior, Middle Blocker, Leawood, Ks
Played in 18 matches (24 games) ... Collected two kills in four matches.

#5 Nji Nnamani, Junior, Outside Hitter, Bloomington, Il
Played in 29 matches (94 games), several as a starter ... Fourth on the team in kills (226) ... Had nine double-digit matches including a career-high 16 kills at USC (11/26/05) ... Tallied 15 kills at Arizona (10/13/05) ... Collected 14 kills (.385) and ten digs at Washington State (11/4/05) ... Collected 13 kills in the season opening victory over Penn State (8/26/05) at the AVCA Showcase ... Hit .500 (7-0-14) against Washington State (10/7/05), and .438 (8-1-16) vs Marquette (9/9/05) ... Collected a career-high 39 attempts at California (10/21/05) ... Tallied a career-high 15 digs in Stanford's win vs California (11/18/05) ... An honorable mention All Pac-10 Academic selection.

#10 Kristin Richards, Junior, Outside Hitter, Orem, Ut
A first team AVCA All-American ... Also named first team AVCA Pacific Region ... Named to the All Pac-10 first team for a third straight season ... Finished first on the team in kills (544, 4.90 kpg, #3 in the Pac-10, #19 in the country) as a starter in 32 matches ... Her 544 kills is sixth-best for a single season in school history ... Posted 20 or more kills in each of her last eight matches ... Named the AVCA National and Pac-10 Player of the Week in leading Stanford to victories at UCLA (11/25/05) and USC (11/26/05) ... Against the Bruins, tallied a then career-high 31 kills in 60 attempts (.367) along with 16 kills ... Then at USC, collected career-highs in kills (35, #5 for single match in school history) and attempts (73) along with 22 digs ... Produced 31 kills along with 16 digs at Washington State (11/4/05) ... Tallied 29 kills against nationally-ranked Arizona (11/11/05) ... Collected 22 kills (.357) against Syracuse (9/3/05) and against California (11/18/05) ... Also had 20 kills (.607) against Washington State (10/7/05) and at Arizona (10/14/05) ... Hit .272 for the season ... Hit .611 (12-1-18) at New Hampshire (9/6/05), .607 (20-3-28) vs Washington State (10/7/05), and .600 (14-2-20) vs Marquette (9/9/05) ... Second on the team in digs (394, 3.55 dpg, #10 in the Pac-10) ... Her 394 digs is sixth-best for a single season in school history ... Had a season-high 23 digs along against Arizona State (11/10/05) ... Had 21 digs against UC Santa Barbara (9/17/05) ... In 23 of the 32 matches had ten or more digs ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Boston College Invitational (Sept. 1-3), the Colorado Invitational (Sept. 8-10) and the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 15-17) ... Has 1,422 career kills at Stanford, ninth-best in school history ... Her 1,247 career digs is fifth-best in school history.

#14 Courtney Schultz, Senior, Libero, Pacific Palisades, Ca
Stanford's starting libero for a second straight season ... Led the team in digs (415, 3.67 dpg, #9 in the Pac-10) ... Her 415 digs was fifth-best for a single season in school history ... Collected a career-high 23 digs against UC Santa Barbara (9/17/05) ... Tallied 21 digs in the season opener against Penn State (8/26/05) ... Tallied double-digits in digs in 26 of the 32 matches ... Collected 1,097 career digs in four years at Stanford which is eighth all-time on The Farm ... Named to the All Pac-10 Academic second team.

#13 Lizzie Suiter, Junior, Middle Blocker, Aspen, Co
Bothered with an ankle and eye injury that limited her to just 18 matches (45 games) ... Wore protective goggles ... Had a season-high eight blocks in the Pac-10 season opener against USC (9/23/05), and against nationally-ranked Arizona (11/11/05) ... Had her best match of the season with six kills (.333) along with four blocks against Oregon State (10/28/05) ... Named a first team All Pac-10 Academic selection.

#12 Erin Waller, Freshman, Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker, Ballwin, Mo
A starter in the last four matches ... Collected a career-high eleven kills in 16 attempts (.562) against Nevada (12/2/05) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Tallied ten kills and career-high in attempts (26), digs (5) and aces (2) in Stanford's five-game victory at USC (11/26/05) ... Produced eight kills in 23 attempts against UC Santa Barbara (9/17/05) ... Collected a season-high five blocks against St. Mary's (9/15/05) and at UCLA (11/25/05).

#9 Jennifer Wilson, Junior, Outside Hitter, Spokane, Wa
Hit .355 as a reserve ... Made her first collegiate start against Syracuse (9/3/05) and responded with career-highs in kills (9) and attempts (15) ... Hit .533 against Syracuse (9/3/05) ... Hit .500 or better in four matches ... Came off the bench for an injured Cynthia Barboza and collected three kills in seven attempts (.429) at California (10/21/05).

Top Team
Two of the best women's volleyball players in Stanford history, Logan Tom and Kerri Walsh, were named to the six member NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball 25th Anniversary Team ... NCAA Division I women's volleyball began in 1981 and celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the 2005 championship ... To commemorate this milestone, a 25th Anniversary Team was named in a vote of the public ... Tom and Walsh joined four other outstanding former collegiate stars on this prestigious team; Deitre Collins of Hawaii, Elaina Oden of Pacific, Danielle Scott of Long Beach State and UCLA's Natalie Williams ... Hawaii's Dave Shoji was named head coach on the 25th Anniversary Team ... Tom was a four-time All-American at Stanford (1999-2002), one of only eight players in Stanford history to be accorded that honor ... Tom was a two-time AVCA National College Player of the Year, and was also named MVP at the 2001 NCAA Tournament in helping lead Stanford to the national championship ... During her four years on The Farm, Tom helped Stanford chalk up a 115-22 (.839) record, two Pac-10 titles (1999, 2001) and a national title (2001) ... Tom was named All Pac-10 four times (1999-2002) and voted Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002 ... Her named is included in six statistical categories in the Stanford record book, including career kills (#2, 1,939) ... Tom has been a member of the United States National team since 1998 ... Walsh, a four-time All-American (1996-99), helped lead Stanford to two NCAA titles (1996, 1997), three trips to the NCAA Final four and four Pac-10 titles ... Walsh was named the NCAA Tournament MVP in leading Stanford (31-2) to the 1996 NCAA title ... During her junior and senior seasons, Walsh was named Pac-10 Player of the Year ... Walsh was also an all-league selection four times ... Walsh's name is etched in several categories in the Stanford record book, including career digs (#3, 1,285) and seventh in career kills (1,553) ... Her hitting percentage of .379 in 1998 still ranks fourth in the Cardinal record book.

Attendance Analysis
Stanford was second among Pac-10 schools in attendance with an average of 2,055 fans per game ... A season-high 4,712 fans attended Stanford's match against nationally-ranked Washington (10/7/05) ... It was the second highest attendance total in school history and ninth-best in Pac-10 history ... Overall, the Cardinal was 12th in the nation in average attendance ... Stanford played in two of the most attended matches of the 2005 season ... On August 27, a crowd of 10,576 watched the Cardinal face Nebraska at the AVCA Showcase in Omaha, Ne ... A night earlier, Stanford played Penn State before a crowd of 10,028 in Omaha.

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