|1 Brooke Chrisman
Played in 110 of 116 games, downing 160 kills (1.45/game) and finishing third on the team with 81 total blocks, including 10 solos...Averaged 0.74 blocks per game...Had a season-best .875 hitting percentage against Jackson State (7-0-8) and tied her season best with 11 kills at C-USA foes DePaul (10/27/01) and UAB (9/21/01)..Stuffed a total of five blocks a match four times last season (at Morehead State, at UAB, vs. Tulane and at DePaul).
At the University of Tulsa:
Chrisman played 12 matches at Tulsa before suffering a season-ending
knee injury as a freshman...She rehabbed to return for her
sophomore season, playing in 18 matches and downing 45
kills and hitting .229 in the 30 games she played...She
helped Tulsa to its first-ever 20-win season in 2000.
At James E. Taylor High School:
Chrisman was a three-year letterwinner who helped her team
to the district championships three times (1995-97), advancing
to the regional finals in 1995...Her senior squad, a team
she co-captained, finished 40-2...She was named to three
all-tournament teams as a senior and was a first-team all-district
honoree in 1997 and 1998...She was the Houston Chronicle
player of the week in 1998 and averaged
10.5 kills per game as a senior, finishing with 355 in her final year...
She set a school record for kills in a single game (23) and was named
Most Valuable Player in 1998...She played club volleyball with
Houston Junior Preps team, finishing eighth at Nationals her
Daughter of Robert and Kathy Chrisman...Planning on majoring in
sociology...Is also active in the Fellowship for Christian Athletes and Young Life.
Coach Yerty's Comments:
Brooke has made a complete turn-around after transferring to Memphis. It took her a year to adjust to the environment, the training and our systems here. She had a great spring and has put on 10 pounds of muscle. She's strong, she's competitive, her overall play has really improved and I think she's gearing up to have a great senior year. She will do a great job for us in the middle this season.
Kills: 12 vs. Arkansas State(9/6/02)
Attempts: 29 vs. Ole Miss (9/14/01)
Digs: 9 vs. Belmont (10/22/02)
Blocks 7 vs. Belmont (10/22/02)
Service Aces: 2 (four times)FONT>