9 - Emily Hendrickson
Emily Hendrickson
Born: 08/23/1985
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Wilson HS
Position: OH/LIB
Honorable Mention All-Big West 2005
Became a standout libero for the Gauchos after making the move from outside hitter early in the season, earning honorable mention All-Big West acclaim...Ranked third in the conference with 4.72 digs per game...515 total scoops are the fifth-best single season total in UCSB history...Career-high 34 digs in Oct .28 win at UC Irvine equaled the 10th-most ever by a Gaucho...Also enjoyed a 33-dig effort in five-game win at Pacific (Nov. 11) as well as seven performances of 20 or more...Began season with a bang, in the form of a personal best 22 kills to go along with 28 scoops in come-from-behind win over Missouri State (Sept. 2)...Later that day, amassed another double-double (13 kills, 16 digs) during sweep of Dayton...Served up three aces as UCSB swept Cal State Fullerton in nationally-televised Nov. 5 contest...Matched career high of four block assists twice. 2004
Emerged as UCSB's most efficient server, with 44 aces vs. only 20 errors...Ranked third in the Big West at 0.52 aces per game...Split time at outside hitter, with top offensive performances coming during the early season...Averaged 3.29 kills, 3.57 digs and 0.71 aces during Big West road trip to UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 24-25), producing her only two career double-doubles...Hit .524 (12-1-21) in the sweep of CSF...Three double-digit kill totals on the season, while she reached the 10-dig plateau on seven separate occasions...Averaged exactly 1.00 aces per game over the Gauchos' final five league matches...Six put-aways without an error and 10 digs on Nov. 5 as UCSB avenged its earlier loss to Idaho...Big West All-Academic Team member. 2003
Valuable defensive and serving specialist whose 2.36 digs per game were third-most on the team...Recorded double-digit scoops 11 times, including impressive career-high of 24 in tough five-game loss at UC Irvine on Oct. 17...Part of four-match streak in which she reached the 10-dig plateau, after which she missed the next two contests due to an ankle injury...Barely missed first career double-double with team-high 11 kills - a season best - and nine digs at Cal State Northridge (Oct. 4), a match in which she connected at a .364 clip...Eight-kill, five-assist and five-dig effort came in sweep of San Diego at the Stanford Invitational...Also hit .353 and served up three aces vs. the Toreros...Scooped 13 balls in first round of NCAA tourney. High School
A 2002 graduate of Wilson High School, where she earned four varsity letters as a member of the Bruins...Team captain and All-CIF honoree in 2002 as Wilson won its first ever Southern Section Division I title and advanced to the state championship match...Three-time All-Moore League honoree...Coached by Rob Machan and Susan Pescar...Named a "Distinguished Scholar" all four years and was also a Governor's Scholarship recipient...All-American club volleyball player as a member of Cal Juniors. Personal
Emily Janine Hendrickson was born on August 23, 1985 in Placentia, CA...Daughter of Janine and Paul Hendrickson...Elise (16) is her younger sister...Entered UCSB as a pre-biology major who wants to become an orthopedic surgeon...Considers "Life is Beautiful" her favorite movie...Enjoys painting, traveling and fishing while away from the volleyball court.

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