Former Volleyball Standout Named to C-USA All-Decade Team
CHICAGO- Former Blue Demon volleyball standout, Stephanie Bishop (1998-2001) was named to the Conference USA All-Decade team, as announced by Russ Anderson, Senior Commissioner for Media Services today. Bishop was joined by two players from
Bishop was named to the All-Conference USA Team three times (1999. 2000, 2001) and was named C-USA Player of the week, twice in 2001. She currently ranks second on DePaul all-time career attempt (5,566), kill (2,052) and dig (1,842) lists. Bishop was a member of three 20 seasons, and helped the Blue Demons to a 2001 NCAA Tournament appearance.
USF star Michelle Collier was named the Player of the Decade. The Volleyball Coach of the Decade award was won by
C-USA VOLLEYBALL ALL-DECADE TEAM
Michelle Collier, USF (1998-2002) - PLAYER OF THE DECADE
AVCA All-American (Third Team, 2002) ... Only four-time First Team All-C-USA honoree in C-USA history (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) ... Two-time C-USA Player of the Year (2000, 2002) .... C-USA Freshman of the Year (1998) ... Led her team to C-USA regular-season titles in 2000 and 2002 and C-USA tournament title in 2002 ... Led team to NCAA Tournament in 1998, 2000 and 2002 ... Holds USF and C-USA career kill record (2,729) ... Holds USF and C-USA match (41) and single-season (760) kill records.
Stephanie Bishop, DePaul (1998-2001)
Named Division I National Player of the Week in October of 1999... AVCA All-Mideast Region in 1999... Led C-USA with 543 digs in 1999... named C-USA Player of the Week twice in 2001... member of the 1999 and 2001 C-USA All-Tournament team... Named to the first-team C-USA team in 1999, 2000 and 2001... 1999 DePaul team MVP... Currently ranks #2 on DePaul all-time career attempt (5,566), kill (2,052) and dig (1,842) lists... ranks third in DePaul's record book in single season kills (606), and attempts (1,604)... member of three 20-win seasons... 2001 team won the C-USA tournament, made an appearance in the NCAA tournament.
One of only two All-Americans in conference history...2003 Conference Player of the Year...two-time all-conference, including one first team...currently ranks fourth in conference history and first in school history in career kills...led conference in kills, kills per game and points in 2003...helped team to two conference championships and three NCAA Tournament berths in first three seasons...currently tied for second place in school history with 1,303 career digs and has more than 2,000 kills.
Three-time all-conference choice, including first team in 2003...2003 Conference Setter of the Year and honorable mention All-American...C-USA Co-Freshman of the Year in 2000...second in conference history and first in school annals in career assists (5,946)...helped team to two conference championships and four NCAA Tournament appearances...led C-USA in assists per game in 2003.
Was the 1999 C-USA Player of the Year ... the 1997 Freshman of the Year (helping Houston to its first C-USA title) ... All-Conference First Team in 1999 ... Second Team in 2000 and 1998 ... Third Team in 1997 when she was also a member of the Freshman Team ... was a member of the 1999 AVCA All-District VI selection ... Holds the No. 2 position for most block assists in a single match with 14 against Charlotte in 1999 ... No. 2 in total blocks for a single match with 17 against Charlotte in 1999 ... No. 2 for career blocks with 577, No. 6 in career blocks per game with 1.27, No. 7 in kills at Houston with 1,168, No. 4 in hitting percentage with .274, No. 8 in attack attempts with 2,888. Is ranked No. 1 in total blocks with 577, blocks per game with 1.27 and block assists with 488.
Named the C-USA Player of the Year in 2002 ... A First Team All-Conference USA selection in 2000 and 2001 ... named to the All-Tournament Team in 2001 ... was Player of the Week five times between 2000 and 2001 ... was a two-time AVCA All-Midwest Region honoree in 2000 and 2001 ... Led C-USA in kills with 646 and kills per game with 6.27 in 2001 (both school records) ...was No. 1 in the conference with 1,505 attempts during the 2001 season (No. 2 in school history) ... is No. 2 and No. 3 for most kills per game all-time in a season with 6.27 in 2001 and 6.16 in 2000 ... in 2001 posted the No. 9 highest kill total with 646 for a single season ... holds four total school single season records ... Against C-USA opponents, she led league in kills per game in back-to-back seasons with 6.86 in 2000 and 6.57 in 2001 ... No. 1 in kills with 381 in 2001 ... No. 1 in attempts with 835 in 2001.
Colleen Hunter, Saint Louis (1999-2002)
Ranks second all-time in C-USA history with 2,230 kills ... only player in league history with at least 2,000 kills, 1,000 digs and 500 blocks ... is fourth all-time in the league with 530 blocks and ranks 10th in career hitting percentage at .295 ... was a first-team All-Conference selection three times ... as a freshman, was a third-team All-Conference choice and on the All-Freshman team ... a three-time All-District selection ... was twice a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree.
Erica Berggren, USF (1995-96)
Played in C-USA during her final two seasons ... C-USA Player of the Year both years ... Two-time C-USA First Team honoree ... Holds USF career records in blocks assists (488) and total blocks (626) ... Holds USF single-season record for block assists (135) and hitting percentage (.443) ... Holds USF match record for block assists (15) ... Both second and third on C-USA single-season hitting percentage list (.409 and .395) ... Holds USF (.415) and C-USA (.402) career hitting percentage record.
C-USA VOLLEYBALL COACH OF THE DECADE
Yelin entered the 2003 season with a career record of 309-97 and a winning percentage of .761, which ranks him No. 10 winningest Division I Active Coaches. In the last nine years,