Women's Volleyball


Dena Schorn
Dena Schorn
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Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lostant, Ill.

High School:
Putnam County

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Blocker

Birthdate:
04/07/1978

College
1998: Sat out 1998 as a redshirt year after transferring from Georgia Tech...Will compete for time at middle blocker.

1997: Played in 29 of 34 matches for Georgia Tech as a middle blocker, seeing less time in matches after deciding to transfer to Illinois...Appeared in 12 of 16 ACC contests...Posted 137 kills on the year, averaging 1.851 per game...Finished second on the team with 16 solo blocks...Also had 65 block assists and averaged 1.095 total blocks per game...Helped Georgia Tech finish 19-15 overall and 10-6 in the ACC.

1996: Led the ACC in blocks per game (1.4)...Fourth on the Georgia Tech team in kills with 248...Led the team in total blocks with 164 and in block assists with 151...Her 13 solo blocks ranked second on the team...Averaged 2.1 kills per game for the season...Posted a season-high 14 kills against Duke...Named ACC Rookie of the Week on Nov. 17...Recorded nine total blocks versus Virginia...Had 10 digs versus Wake Forest...Traveled with the Yellow Jackets to Finland to play after the 1996-97 school year.

High School: Listed as a Fab 50 recruit by Volleyball Magazine...Top 50 recruit by Student Sports Magazine...Four-year starter and letterwinner in volleyball...Three-year captain of the volleyball team...Helped lead Putnam County to three conference championships...Named first-team all-area by the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette as a senior...Named third-team all-state by the Chicago Tribune in 1995...Named Player of the Year by the News Tribune...1995 Player of the Year by the Peoria Journal Star...Named to the All-Tri-Country Conference team all four years...Recorded 33 kills in a match during her senior season, the second-most for one match in the entire state for that season...Was Putnam County's all-time kill leader.

Personal: Parents are Diana and the late Donald Schorn...Was a member of the High School honor roll for two years...Treasurer of the Russian Club and member of the Spanish Club...Enjoys listening to music, golfing, shopping and spending time with her family...Lists former Georgia Tech track standout and 1996 Olympian Derick Mills as her favorite athlete...Lists volleyball great Mary Eggers as her Fighting Illini hero...Was a volunteer at the 1997 Olympics in Atlanta and was able to meet the U.S. men's volleyball team and Karch Kiraly...Great-grandfather, Joe "Red" Schorn, played baseball in the Boston Red Sox system...Majoring in sports management and is considering attending law school after graduation.

Schorn's Top Performances

         Kills: 14 vs. Duke (11/15/96)
        Errors: 6 vs. Virginia (11/1/96)
      Attempts: 32 vs. No. Carolina State (10/12/96)
        Att. %: .727 (9-1-11) vs. Co. of Charleston (9/7/96)
       Assists: 2 on two occasions
          Aces: 2 on three occasions
Service Errors: 4 vs. Miami-Ohio (8/31/96)
          Digs: 12 vs. Virginia (10/5/96)
   Solo Blocks: 2 on three occasions
 Block Assists: 8 on two occasions
  Total Blocks: 9 vs. Virginia (10/5/96)

Overall Statistics

Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE
1996 40 116 248 90 582 .271 11 11 41 22 151 13 151 13
1997 29 74 137 56 356 .228 7 8 26 6 90 16 65 7
Totals 69 190 385 146 938 .255 18 19 67 28 241 29 216 20

ACC Statistics

Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE
1996 16 52 115 43 285 .253 1 2 16 8 78 8 63 9
1997 12 26 35 14 90 .233 4 1 12 3 23 3 23 1
Total 28 78 150 57 375 .248 5 3 28 11 101 11 86 10
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