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Jennifer Eichler
10   Jennifer Eichler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rapid City, S.D.

High School:
Stevens HS

Last College:
Western Nebraska CC

Position:
Outside Hitter/OPP

Experience:
2L


Career at Tulsa: Played in 66 matches and 249 sets ... had 863 kills (3.47 per set), a .280 hitting percentage, 27 service aces, 372 digs (1.49 per set) and 179 blocks (17 solo, 162 assists) ... totaled 988.0 points (3.97 per set) ... 2009 C-USA co-Player of the Year, 2009 All-C-USA First Team selection, 2009 AVCA All-Midwest Region First Team selection ... 2008 C-USA Newcomer of the Year and a 2008 All-C-USA Second Team member.

Senior (2009): AVCA All-Midwest Region selection ... 2009 C-USA Player of the Year, and All-C-USA First Team member ... played in and started all 33 matches and 121 sets ... had 460 kills (3.80 per set), a .283 hitting percentage, 22 service aces, 299 digs (2.47 per set) and 86 blocks (six solo, 80 assists) ... totaled 528.0 points (4.36 per set) ... had 14 double-doubles and recorded double-digit kills in all but four matches ... hit above .300 in 15 matches, including six matches above .400 and two matches above .600 ... recorded 13 kills and hit .419 at Boise State (8/29) ... tallied 12 kills and seven blocks vs. Northern Arizona (9/29) ... had 20 kills, hit .514 and had seven digs vs. UALR (9/5) .. recorded 24 kills, hit .312, and had four digs and five blocks vs. Arkansas (9/8) .. tallied 17 kills and 13 digs vs. Stephen F. Austin (9/11) ... had 20 kills and 11 digs vs. Gonzaga (9/12) ... recorded 14 kills and hit .636 vs. Texas Tech (9/12) ... tallied 19 kills, 12 digs and three blocks at TCU (9/18) ... recorded 15 kills and hit .619 vs. Texas Southern (9/19) ... tallied 10 kills and 15 digs at Tulane (9/25) ... had 18 kills, hit .325, 18 digs and three blocks at UTEP (9/27) ... recorded 17 kills, hit .412, and had 10 digs and a pair of blocks vs. Marshall (10/2) ... tallied 19 kills and hit .375 at Rice (10/9) ... had 10 kills and hit .375 vs. Memphis (10/16) ... recorded 11 kills and 10 digs vs. UAB (10/18) ... tallied 11 kills and eight digs vs. Oral Roberts (10/20) ... had 10 kills, six digs and eight blocks vs. Houston (10/23) ... recorded 15 kills and 10 digs vs. Rice (10/25) ... tallied 18 kills and hit .317 with two aces and eight digs vs. UTEP (10/30) ... had 16 kills and 16 digs, and hit .306 with five blocks vs. Tulane (11/1) ... recorded 11 kills and 14 digs at UCF (11/6) ... tallied 13 kills, 12 digs and three blocks at Southern Miss (11/8) ... had 13 kills, hit .308, had nine digs and two aces vs. SMU (11/12) ... recorded 15 kills and 15 digs with 5.0 blocks at SMU (11/14) ... tallied 15 kills and 13 digs with two aces and a pair of blocks vs. UAB (11/20) ... hit .409 with 11 kills, nine digs and 3.0 blocks vs. Tulane (11/21) ... had 16 kills and 10 digs vs. Rice (11/22).

Junior (2008): Started 27 matches and played in all 128 sets ... led the team in kills with 403 (the fifth-best season in school history), total attempts with 1014 and points with 460.0 ... ranked second on the squad in kills per set with 3.15, attack percentage with an average of .276, and had a total of 93 blocks (11 solo, 82 assists), which was the second-best total on the team, and her 11 solo blocks tied for the team lead ... named C-USA Newcomer of the Year and was a All-Conference Second Team selection ... named C-USA co-Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 27 after scoring 44 kills (5.50 k/s) over a weekend at East Carolina and Marshall ... slammed 27 kills at Marshall (10/26), a C-USA high in conference matches, and second-highest total in all matches; also highest total in all four-set matches among C-USA players ... hit a season-high .636 attack percentage vs. Oral Roberts (10/7) ... recorded 19 kills vs. Evansville (8/31) ... recorded 18 kills twice - at Arkansas (9/10) and at Rice (10/5)... had one double-double on the season - a 15-kill, 10-dig performance against Austin Peay (9/13) ... at one time during the season, had a string of seven matches with 10 or more kills.

Prior to Tulsa: Played two years at Western Nebraska Community College ... helped lead the Cougars to a 54-2 record in 2007 and an NJCAA national title ... earned second-team All-America honors as a sophomore ... led the team with 489 kills ... ranked second on the squad with 135 total blocks ... earned all-conference and all-region honors in her sophomore campaign ... helped lead WNCC to a 110-4 record over two seasons.

High School: A three-year letterwinner at Stevens High School ... earned Most Valuable Player honors as a senior, received all-region, all-conference and all-tournament honors her senior season as well ... also lettered in track and field.

Personal: Born Jennifer JoAnne Eichler on May 16, 1987 in Rapid City, S. D. ... daughter of Walter and Darla Eichler ... has two brothers - Scott, 32, and Keith, 27 ... her dream as a child was to play pro volleyball, and her craziest ambition is to play in the Olympics ... her most memorable event is winning the national championship in junior college ... overcame a case of hyperthyroidism during her freshman year of college, forcing her to redshirt the season ... majoring in psychology.

Eichler's Career Stats
  Season                SP-MP      K    K/S     E    TA    Pct     A   A/S    SA  SA/S    SE
  2008................ 128-33    403   3.15   123  1014   .276     9  0.07     5  0.04     7
  2009................ 121-33    460   3.80   144  1115   .283    25  0.21    22  0.18    15
  TOTAL............... 249-66    863   3.47   267  2129   .280    34  0.14    27  0.11    22

Season DIG D/S RE BS BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S 2008................ 73 0.57 1 11 82 93 0.73 1 1 460.0 3.59 2009................ 299 2.47 11 6 80 86 0.71 1 1 528.0 4.36 TOTAL............... 372 1.49 12 17 162 179 0.72 2 2 988.0 3.97

Eichler's Career Highs Kills = 27 at Marshall (10/27/08) Total Attempts = 54 vs. Austin Peay (9/13/08) Hitting Pct. = .636 twice - latest (14-0-22) vs. Texas Tech (9/12/09) Digs = 18 at UTEP (9/27/09) Assists = 3 vs. Gonzaga (9/12/09) Aces = 2 five times - latest vs. Oral Roberts (10/20/09) Blocks = 8 vs. East Carolina (11/20/08) Points = 28.5 at Marshall (10/26/08)