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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1992 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19520.

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Transcript New netters add CHEMISTRY to strong team 1 he University of Houston Volleyball team Amie Roberts, a transfer from Ricks Junior chalked up its fifth consecutive 20-win sea- College in California, to be his starting set- son in 1991, boosting head coach Bill Walton's UH record to 127-74 (.632) and earning the team the elusive ticket to "The Big Dance". The invitation to the NCAA was ter. Roberts was named best junior college setter in the nation in 1990, leading her team to a 54-8 record and a second place finish nationally. Roberts also earned First Team all region 18 honors and was named only the second in UH history for the vol- Regional MVR Due to a lengthy summer leyball team. The UH netters were passed session at Ricks, Roberts was unable to over by the NCAA last year after a second make the team's first practice on Aug. 10th. place finish in the Southwest Conference With the University of Texas at Ar- and 24 wins. They had to settle for the lington tournament scheduled for Aug. 30 National Invitational ■ Volleyball Championship tournament where they thrashed their competitors in an undefeated six matches to win the tournament. This year, with five new team members and a" photo by Thomas Nguyen & 31 st and Roberts not scheduled to arrive until Aug. 28th, Walton decided to take a chance with freshman Heidi Sticksel from Tascosa High School in Amarillo. Sticksel, who had no experience as a setter, third place finish in the SWC, the Coogs stunned everyone with a 3-0 victory over were finally taken seriously by the NCAA UTA, who played an experienced senior and received an invitation to "the Dance", setter. Sticksel continued as the starting Unfortunately, the first name on setter through the first half of the season UH's dance card was Louisiana State, and lead the team to a 9-2 record in Septem- ranked fifth nationally with a 32-1 season ber. record. Eighth seeded UH traveled to Ba- But the nationally ranked JC trans- ton Rouge on Dec. 5 to battle the first seeded fer was not forgotten. Roberts became the Tigers before a crowd of 1,000. Despite the starting setter for the second half of the Cougars' explosive attack, the Tigers could season, driving the Coogs to a proud 20-11 not be defeated in their own ballroom. LSU finish. wonitinthree(5-15,5-15,14-16)andwaltzed The 20-win season is especially im- all the way to the Final Four. pressive considering their rigorous sched- With only one half of the 1990 team ule. UH played eight teams this year, that returning, 1991 looked uncertain for Hous- made it to the NCAA, six of which were in ton Volleyball. Coach Bill Walton, who had the final eight. Nine of UH's 11 losses were lead a team to post-season play seven times to teams ranked in the NCAA top 20 when in his 11 year career, had his hands full, UH played them. With such a young team training two new setters and having eight able to hold their own against the likes of of 11 players with less than one year of UT, Nebraska, Stanford and LSU, the Cou- experience. gar netters will undoubtedly be a force to Walton had high hopes for junior contend with next season.-Melissa Lang (Story continued, page 120) ands interweave in competition, not in friendship as Senior Ginger Wittkofski tangles with her opponent. Photo by Gilbert Sifuentes. enior Karen Bell shows her power and prowess in her last season as a Cougar. Bell has the record for most aces and has been SWC Player of the Week. Photo by Thomas Nguyen. Team PLAYERS photo courtesy Spoils Information 1991 Volleyball Team Seniors Karen Bell Ginger Wittkofski Juniors Edwina Ammonds Janell Harmonson Julie James Amie Roberts Sophomores Karina Faber Ashley Mulkey Freshmen Lilly Denoon Kristen Sellers Heidi Sticksel H T Xleidi Sticksel and Ashley Mulkey go up to make Janelle Harmonson, a junior from Long Beach, the play. Mulkey has recorded double kills and California, returned from injuries last year to make double digs on several occasions in her UH career. great plavs like this one. Photo by Thomas Nguyen. Photo by Thomas Nguyen. Coaches Bill Walton Yong Guo 118 Sports Volleyball 119