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    Shelly O'Bryan
    5 Shelly O'Bryan
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Louisville, Ky.

    High School:
    Assumption

    Height:
    6-3

    Position:
    Middle Blocker/Opposite

    Birthdate:
    04/14/1982

    AT ILLINOIS

    2002:
    Started all 29 matches at middle blocker • Led the Illini in total blocks with 107 • Ranked 11th in the Big Ten in conference matches only with 1.13 blocks per game • Tallied a career-high 12 blocks vs. Indiana (Nov. 30), which ranks fourth in school history for blocks in a match • Hit .271 on the season while hitting .291 in league play • Registered a career-high 16 kills on .583 hitting in win over Wisconsin (Sept. 28) • Reached double figures in kills eight times • Hit a career-high .682 with 15 kills and no errors in 22 attempts vs. Purdue (Nov. 6) • Averaged 1.83 kills per game • Third on the team with 23 service aces • Academic All-Big Ten • Earned third Varsity "I" award.

    2001:
    Played in 10 matches on the year, including eight Big Ten contests • Saw most extensive playing time at Minnesota (Oct. 6), playing in three games while racking up a season-high three kills on six attempts for an attack percentage of .333 • Also added two digs and one block against the Gophers • Hit .267 on the season, tallying six kills and two errors in 15 swings • George Huff Award winner • Earned second Varsity "I" award.

    2000:
    Competed in 29 of 31 matches as a freshman • Amassed 43 kills and 36 blocks on the season • Recorded a season-high eight kills in a season-high 19 swings against Northern Illinois on Sept. 6 • Also had a season-high seven blocks against Northern Illinois • Hit .500 against Southern Mississippi (seven kills, zero errors in 14 swings) on Sept. 1 • Registered four digs against Wisconsin (Oct. 21) • Tallied five block assists on three occasions during the season • Earned first Varsity "I" award.

    High School
    Named First-Team All-American by Volleyball Magazine • Played on four state championship teams at Assumption • First-Team all-state and MVP of state tournament in 1999 and 1996 • Kentucky High School Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year in 1999 • All-Tournament Team at Nike Challenge in 1999 • Played on four AAU championship teams, earning AAU All-American honors all four years • Had 21 kills and 28 blocks in a match where her team defeated the European National Team.

    Personal
    Parents are Charles and Theresa O'Bryan • Majoring in biology with plans to pursue a doctoral degree in pharmacy • Played at Assumption under Head Coach Ron Kordes, the father of Illinois Assistant Coach Anne Kordes • National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member • Lists her biggest thrill in sports as being on the Assumption High School National Championship team in 1996.

    Shelly O'Bryan By The Numbers

    Overall Statistics
        Year    MP    GP    K     E     TA     Pct.   A   SA   SE   RE  DIG   BS   BA    TB    BE   BHE
        2000    29    70    43    28    149    .101   11  0    0    1   12    3    33    36    1    1
        2001    10    14    6     2     15     .267   0   0    3    0   2     0    1     1     0    0
        2002    29    106   194   70    458    .271   1   23   35   0   60    10   97    107   11   1
        Totals  68    190   243   100   622    .230   12  23   38   1   74    13   131   144   12   2
    

    Shelly O'Bryan's Career Highs

    K:     16 vs. Wisconsin (9/28/02)
    E:     6 vs. Penn State (11/9/02)
    TA:    27 vs. Wisconsin (11/15/02)
    PCT:   .682 vs. Purdue (11/6/02)
    A:     2, four times; last vs. Michigan (9/29/00)
    SA:    4 vs. Purdue (10/2/02)
    SE:    3, twice; vs. Alabama-Birmingham (8/30/02) & vs. Connecticut (9/14/02)
    DIG:   5 vs. Penn State (10/4/02)
    BS:    2, twice; vs. Northern Illinois (9/6/00) & vs. Connecticut (9/14/02)
    BA:    12 vs. Indiana (11/30/02)
    TB:    12 vs. Indiana (11/30/02)
    


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