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Kristien Van Lierop
11   Kristien Van Lierop

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kruibeke, Belgium

High School:
Sint Joris Insitute Bazel

Height:
5-8

Position:
Outside Hitter

Experience:
3L

Club Team:
Asterix Kieldrecht Club



AT TULSA: A returning letterwinner and starter . . . ranked 15th in the WAC in 1998 in kills (336) and assists (556) . . . has posted 38 double-doubles (10+kills/10+digs) and 21 triple-doubles (10+kills/10+digs/10+assists) in three seasons . . . was a Western Athletic Conference second-team selection and WAC Freshman of the Year runner-up in 1997 . . . has earned WAC all-academic honors the last two seasons . . . as a freshman, she set a single-season record for most kills (383), digs (359) and service aces (48) . . . she currently owns one individual match record (kills), three season records (kills, digs and service aces), and four career records (kills, attacks, digs, service aces) . . . currently second in career hitting percentage, also third on the career assists chart.

AS A JUNIOR: Finished the season as the squad?s top attacker in kills, attempts, service aces and digs . . . broke school career records for kills (1,101), attempts (2,869), digs (955) and service aces (103) for a career . . . came up one kill short of tying own school record for kills in a season (382) . . . had a season-high 26 kills in a four-game victory over North Texas . . . was named to the all-tournament teams at the Hurricane Classic and Texas-Pan American Tournament . . . had 22 kills and 25 digs against Rice.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season ranked first on the team in kills (336), assists (556), and digs (302) . . . was third on the team in hitting percentage (.251) . . . recorded 13 triple-doubles and eight double-doubles . . . tallied a season-high 23 kills vs. St. John?s (9/12) and Wyoming (10/29) . . . had 19 kills in three different matches and finished with 18 kills vs. St. Peter?s (9/26) . . . tallied a season-high 35 assists vs. Wyoming (10/29) . . . also had 33 assists vs. TCU (10/23) and 30 assists vs. St. Peter?s (9/26) . . . recorded 29 assists in a match on three different occasions and finished with 28 twice . . . led Tulsa in digs with a season-high 25 vs. Wyoming (10/29) . . . recorded 22 digs vs. Air Force (10/8) . . . named to the Four Points Titan Classic and St. John?s University Classic all-tournament teams . . . selected as a first-team member on the Asics Drexel-Villanova All-Tournament Team.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the season ranked among the league's best in overall matches and WAC matches in assists, service aces and digs . . . was the team leader in kills (383), digs (359) and service aces (48) and ranked second in assists (586) . . . tied for third on the team in total blocks with 72 (5 solos and 67 assists) . . . was named to three all-tournament teams (North Texas, Illinois State, Air Force) and was tournament MVP at the Air Force Invitational . . . established a school record for most kills in a single match with 27 against SMU (10/23) . . . hustled for a season-high 20 digs, twice, and set a personal best in assists with 42 vs. San Diego State (11/15) . . . landed two personal bests at the Air Force Invitational with six aces vs. Army (9/12) and seven block assists against Marquette (9/13) . . . was the team leader in kills 17 times and digs 13 times . . . produced 16 double-doubles and eight triple-doubles.

PRIOR TO TULSA: Brought five years of international volleyball experience to Tulsa . . . played on Belgium's top club team, Asterix Kieldrecht, for three years (1994-96) . . . she was also a member of the Pardaf Kruibeke club team and First Antwerp Volleyball team.

PERSONAL: Majoring in engineering physics . . . born January 10, 1979 . . . daughter of Marcel Van Lierop and Maria Cant.

Year	M	G   	K	E	TA	PCT  	AST	SA	DIGS  	BS	BA	K/G	D/G 
1997	35	132	383	156	1001	.227	586	48	359	5	67	2.90	2.72
1998	27	98	336	127	834	.251	556	26	302	5	43	3.43	3.08
1999	27	90	382	143	1034	.231	20	29	294	6	21	4.24	3.27
Totals	89	320	1101	426	2869	.235	1162	103	955	16	131	3.44	2.98