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    Donna Sellen

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    League City, Texas

    High School:
    Clear Creek

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    Setter

    Birthdate:
    10/23/1980

    Experience:
    3L

    Donna Sellen

    06/28/2013

    Farewell to Conference USA: Houston Volleyball

    A look back at 17 years of Houston Volleyball in C-USA

    2001-02 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    2000-01 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    One of three seniors on this year's team... Should be the team's starting setter when the season opens... Continuing to improve her game in setting, running the team on the court and handling bad passes... Worked hard in off-season as shown by 4.5-inch improvement in vertical leap.

    2001 SEASON

    Team's leading setter with 1,298 assists... Posted 12.36 assists per game, the sixth-highest total in UH single-season history... Already ranks eighth in Cougar career history with 1,433 assists... Was one of only three players to start all 27 matches... Dished out 65 assists with 13 digs at SMU in the Cougars' season finale... Tallied a match-best 59 assists while recording 11 digs in the Cougars' loss to DePaul at the Conference USA Tournament... Dished out 57 assists in only three games against Marquette... Posted a season-best 67 assists with 12 digs against DePaul... Tied her season and career high with six kills against TCU while dishing out 56 assists... Ripped a career-best six kills in 11 chances and dished out a match best 34 assists at UAB... Dished out 47 assists at TCU for a new Cougar-single-match high in three-game contests... Posted 54- and 55-assist efforts in consecutive matches at Cincinnati and Louisville... Tallied 55 assists to help lead the Cougars to a five-game victory over Tulane in UH's Conference USA opener... Recorded 65 assists in a 3-2 loss to nationally-ranked Texas A&M... Dished out 66 assists against Arkansas in the final match of the Kansas State Wildcat Classic... Led all players with 54 assists against Samford in the final match of the Rice Invitational.

    2000 SEASON

    Answered the call to play a bigger role in the team's setting schemes with good results...was the team's starting setter on opening day against Texas-Arlington, helping lead the team to a 3-1 win...passed out 28 assists while recording three kills in three attempts, six defensive digs and three blocks in pacing UH to the opening day victory over the Mavericks...played in 23 matches overall and in 45 of the team's 118 games...posted a career-high 32 assists in three games played against Conference USA rival UAB...recorded 10 or more assists in a match five times, including 13 against NCAA Tournament-bound Louisville...twice tallied a season-high 11 digs vs. league foes South Florida and Southern Miss...served three aces in a win over crosstown rival Rice...converted on a pair of kills in three attempts against Memphis.

    1999 SEASON

    Made an immediate impact in her first full season of Division I volleyball... started and played in more games than any other Cougar freshman ...played in all 32 matches and in 96 of the team's 120 games (80 percent)...started eight matches on the back row...posted 187 digs, an average of 1.95 per game...ranked sixth on the team in digs... recorded a career-high 14 digs twice, against LSU and Tulane...the 14 digs vs. Tulane was in just three games played (4.67 dpg)...made 13 digs against Atlantic 10 co-champion and NCAA-Tournament team Temple...also tallied 11 digs in three games played vs. NCAA-bound C-USA co-champion Cincinnati...finished fourth on the team in servie aces (19)...served a career-high two aces in a match five times, four of which were against C-USA competition... registered kills against league rivals South Florida and Cincinnati... also contributed to the team from the setter's spot...passed out 10 against Texas in the NCAA Tournament.

    HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

    Earned all-District 24-5A honors at Clear Creek High School after compiling 453 assists, 94 kills and 30 service aces as a senior in 1998...selected as the team's top offensive player...served as captain for the Wildcats... coached by Tammy Laurence...named to the district all-academic team...outstanding student who scored a 1290 on the SAT...also earned varsity letters for basketball and softball...experienced club volleyball player who was a member of both the South Shore and NASA Juniors teams...was coached on the NASA Juniors by former Cougar great Debbie Vokes.

    PERSONAL Born on October 23, 1980, in Webster, Texas...parents are Mike and Jane Sellen...business major... likes to play softball and work out in spare time...chose to attend Houston because "of the good business school and volleyball program close to home"...nicknamed "Big D."

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