21  Brittany Barnett
Brittany Barnett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Lake Highlands

Height:
6-0

Position:
Outside Hitter

Birthdate:
11/13/1981

Experience:
3L

Awards:
All-Conference USA (2nd Team, 2003); C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2003-04); C-USA All-Freshman Team(2000), Commissioner's Honor Roll (2001, 2002); Tournament MVP (Yale, 2002); All-Tournament Team (Georgia Southern, 2002; Memphis, 2002, 2003; Yale, 2002; Boston College 2002)


2003 (Senior): Has already marked her place all over the Tiger record book...Downed her 1,000th career kill in a 3-0 win over Wofford at the Birmingham Southern Tournament and her 1,000th career dig a week later in a 3-2 win at Middle Tennessee...She is currently third in career history with 1,349 kills and is second with 3,607 career attacks...Is also 13th in career history with a .219 attack percentage and 8th with 1,174 career digs...Her 520 kills so far this season (after C-USA tournament) is the fifth-best single season mark in school history after posting 532 kills as a junior last year...Named to the all-tournament team at Memphis.

2002 (Junior): Posted the third-best single season offensive mark in school history with 532 kills on the season...Is one of two Tigers returning from 2002 that played in all 128 games...Her 1,362 attacks was the second-highest mark in Tiger history in 2002...Is just 171 kills shy of the 1,000 career kill mark, which would make her the 13th player in school history to reach that prestigious mark (April Harriman was the last one to reach that mark in 2000)...Her 4.16 kills/game led the team as did her 532 kills...Also finished third on the team with 34 service aces and fourth with 49 total blocks...Hit the 30-kill plateau for the first time in her college career with 31 kills in an exciting 3-2 loss to TCU in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse...She had 77 swings in that game...Hit a season-best .583 in a 3-2 loss to Middle Tennessee in the Tigers' home tournament, downing 22 kills with just one error in 36 attacks...Downed 60 kills in the four matches of that tournament...Was named to four all-tournament teams with setter Heather Watts (Georgia Southern, Memphis, Yale, Boston College) and was named tournament MVP at Yale after downing 15 kills in three straight matches before dropping 14 kills on host Yale...Downed double-digit kills in all but five matches in 2002...Should earn consideration for All-Conference USA Honors as a senior.

2001 (Sophomore): Moved back to an outside hitter position with the addition of middle hitters in the 2001 freshman class...Had fewer swings at the ball after moving behind seniors Ginger Garrett, Emily Eichmann and Adrianne Edmonds at the outside hitter spot and suffering an ab muscle tear that confined her to back-row play...Played in all 116 games and was a consistent threat from the back row, serving up 32 service aces, fifth on the team...Downed 115 kills and posted 20 total blocks on the outside.

2000 (Freshman): Named to Conference USA All-Freshman team after starting all 33 matches and appearing in 120 of the Tigers' 121 games, missing just one game at USM after spraining an ankle in the fourth game of a five-game match...Posted the seventh-highest single season total in school history with 105 block assists...Finished with 115 total blocks...Had to play middle hitter due to the injury to Laura Stoke before the season began...Downed a career-high 13 kills at Louisville...Tallied double-digit kills in five matches... Had double-digit digs in 10 matches...Had two career double-doubles (against South Alabama and UAB)...Also served as one of the Tigers' primary passers, finishing with just 32 receiving errors, the second-lowest total of the four passers from 2000...Finished with 182 kills on 551 swings...Will move back to outside hitter for the 2001 season.

At Lake Highlands High School
Barnett was the district and team MVP as well as a first team all-district and all-area nominee her senior year at the Dallas school under head coach Tracey Hurst...She also earned all-state honors as well as beingnamed the Lake Highlands' Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Her high school team finished with a 32-6 record her senior year...As a junior, Barnett was named to two all-tournament teams and earned all-city, all-district and LHHS' Defensive Player of the Year honors...She was the first-ever freshman in the Richardson School District to play on a varsity team, playing on both the volleyball and softball varsity squads...She was the softball team's Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman...She also played club volleyball for coach Andy Retinger with the Dallas Summit... She travelled to Mexico with her church to help with vacation bible school.

Personal
Born November 13, 1981, in Arlington, Texas...Daughter of Bill and Becky Barnett...Has one brother, Brady, a junior at Baylor, and two sisters, Brooke and Brianna...Her sister, Brooke, is a junior at Southern Arkansas University, where she is a member of their volleyball team...Her dad played basketball at Texas-Arlington...Is undecided on her major at The U of M...Favorite musical artist is Led Zeppelin and favorite athlete is Mike Modano of the Dallas Stars.

Career Highs

Kills: 31 vs. TCU (10/12/02)
Attempts: 77 vs. TCU(10/12/02)
Digs: 22 (vs. MTSU, 10/24/00)
22 at Arkansas State (8/30/03)
Block Assists: 8 (vs. Christian Brothers, 11/7/00)
Block Solos: 2 (vs. UWGB, 9/1/00)
Service Aces: 6 at Yale (9/15/02)

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