3 Morgan Wallen






    Setter
    5-8, Senior, 3L
    Muncie, IN
    Wes-Del HS

    1999: Played well in her first full season as the starting setter, helping the team earn the C-USA regular season co-championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament...started every match and was one of only two Cougars to play in every game...finished third in the conference with 13.03 set assists for all games and an improved 13.52 assists against C-USA competition...directed the Houston offense to the No. 3 ranking in the league in kills per C-USA game (16.41) and team hitting percentage for all matches (.205)...a total of six different Cougar hitters averaged over 2.80 kills per C-USA game because of balanced set distribution...tallied a career-high 78 assists in a 3-2 win over Charlotte...dished out 60 or more assists in a match seven times ...set 69 and 68 assists in a pair of 3-1 wins over Memphis and LSU (respectively), an average of over 17.0 assists per game on both occasions...recorded 47 assists in back-to-back 3-0 wins over Rice and Tulane...had 59 assists and 19 digs in three games on the road at Cincinnati...finished second on the team in service aces (33) and tenth in the league with 0.31 aces per C-USA game...served a career-high five aces in a 3-1 win over South Florida to tie for the most by a Cougar all season long...dropped in three aces in match three other times...finished second on the squad in defensive digs (336)... averaged 2.80 digs for all games...dug a season-high 21 shots twice, a 3-2 win on the road at SMU and a 3-1 win on the road at Memphis... tallied ten or more digs in a match 19 times, including 20 or more four times...averaged 0.68 blocks per game from setter's spot...made a career-high 8 blocks in the Charlotte win...solo blocked 6-foot-8 First Team All-American Sara McFarland of Loyola Marymount...crafty offensive attacker who has hit for a .300 percentage or better 14 times ...spiked a career-high 7 kills in a match against LSU...averaged almost a kill per C-USA game from setter's spot...1998: Played in 32 of the team's 34 matches and in 89 of 117 games (76 percent)...compiled 318 set assists as the No. 2 setter and 163 defensive digs playing on the back row...started one match at setter, leading the team to a 3-1 win over Texas-San Antonio...passed out a season-high 58 assists against UTSA and also had a season-high 16 defensive digs... averaged 14.5 assists per game and directed UH hitters to a composite .231 attack percentage in the win over the Roadrunners...came off the bench to total 47 assists in a 3-0 sweep of SMU, an average of 15.67 assists per game...the team registered a .238 hitting percentage to beat the Mustangs...posted double-figure digs in a match four times, including 3-0 sweeps of South Florida on the road and Saint Louis at the Conference USA Tournament...steady server who finished second on the team in service aces per game (0.20)...dropped in a season-high three aces in the win over Saint Louis and served two or more aces in a match five times...tallied three quick kills from her setter's spot against nationally-ranked Louisville...1997: Appeared in 31 of 33 matches as a true freshman...played in 67 of the team's 117 games (57 percent)...made primary contribution as the backup setter and as a serving and back-row specialist...started four matches when Bethany Hill was sidelined by injuries...came off the bench to spark the team in the championship match of the C-USA Tournament, helping UH win the title over Cincinnati and claim the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament...passed out 27 set assists and served a season-high two aces in three of the four games against the Bearcats..recorded 11 defensive digs in the first match with NCAA-bound South Florida and 10 digs in the second meeting with the Bulls...played in all three games of the NCAA Tournament against Oklahoma...High School/Club Volleyball: Highly regarded club player for Muncie Juniors...four-time all-conference and two-time all-state honoree in volleyball at Wes-Del High School in Gaston, Indiana...was named the county Player of the Year as a senior in 1996...played setter and rightside hitter in leading the team to a 27-6 record...established new school records for set assists and service aces...team was 97-26 (.787) in her four years of "quarterbacking" the team...coached by her father, Chuck Wallen...also lettered in softball and basketball, earning multiple all-county and all-conference accolades...served as president of the Math and Science Clubs...active in school's Students Against Drunk Driving organization...Personal: Born June 4, 1979, in Muncie, Indiana... parents are Chuck and Marsha Wallen...sister, Kelly, plays collegiately at Northern Kentucky... elementary education major...chose to attend Houston over Butler, Kansas State, Ball State and Kent State.

    Career Statistics Year MP/GP K E TA Pct. Ast SA Digs BS BA TB 1997 31/67 9 3 27 .222 140 10 83 0 7 7 1998 32/89 17 11 51 .118 318 18 163 0 4 4 1999 32/120 91 43 269 .178 1564 31 336 2 79 81 Totals 95/276 117 57 347 .173 2022 59 582 2 90 92

    NCAA Tournament Statistics Year MP/GP K E TA Pct. Ast SA Digs BS BA TB 1997 1/3 0 1 1 -1.000 1 1 3 0 0 0 1998 1/3 2 0 5 .400 13 0 6 0 1 1 1999 1/3 1 0 3 .333 36 1 10 0 2 2 Totals 3/9 3 1 9 .222 50 2 19 0 3 3

    Match Highs Kills: 7 (1999) Attempts: 16 (1999) Assists: 78 (1998) Digs: 21 (1999) Aces: 5 (1999) Blocks: 8 (1999)

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