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      Kelsey Fautsch
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chisago Lakes, Minn.

High School:
Chisago Lakes

Last College:
Nebraska

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH/RS

Birthdate:
04/07/1984

Experience:
1L

PATRICK ON FAUTSCH

"Kelsey is one of our most versatile players as she can play all six positions and be very effective at each one. She is an outstanding technical blocker which will allow us to match her up with the opposing team's best hitter. She is also an extremely effective attacker from either the right or left side, so we can move her around defensively to make her harder to defend. We are also able to keep her in the game and use her as an offensive weapon because her back row skills are very sound."

FAUTSCH'S PROFILE

2005 (JUNIOR): Competed in 117 of Tennessee's 118 games and started 33 of the Lady Vols' 34 matches...Posted double-digit attack totals in all but one match...UT was 15-1 when she had 10+ kills...Started the year off strong with a .385 hitting percentage (7-2-13) and five digs in a sweep of Lipscomb...Tallied 12 digs and two blocks versus Utah at the Tiger Invitational...Had 29 kills, 27 digs and five blocks in three matches at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic Sept. 9-10... Hit an amazing .414 (29-5-58) for the tournament...Collected her third consecutive double-digit kill performance against Xavier at the Mortar Board Premier...Hit .667 (15-1-21) in UT's 3-0 sweep of Arkansas on Sept. 23...Average tied for the second-highest hitting percentage earned by a Lady Vol in 2005...Recorded 16 kills and seven digs at Auburn on Oct. 14...Posted four consecutive double-digit kill matches, beginning with a team-high 19 in the Lady Vols' three-game sweep of South Carolina at home...Followed that up with performances of 12, 16 and 15 against Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State, respectively...Had a spectacular match in UT's dramatic 3-2 win at No. 7 Notre Dame on Nov. 26, tallying 35 kills, tied for the fifth-highest Lady Vol total in history and the third most recorded in Joyce Center history...Also contributed two dramatic kills, both coming on UND's two match points of the match at 29-28 and 30-29 of the fourth game...Continued her hot play in NCAA tournament action, collecting 10+ kills in three of five Tennessee matches, putting up 14 kills versus No. 17 Minnesota, 16 at No. 2 Penn State and 16 versus No. 8 Missouri...Was named to the All-State College NCAA Regional Team for her performances against the Nittany Lions and Tigers.

NEBRASKA: 2004 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 19 matches...Hit .200 with 25 kills, 13 blocks and seven digs...First Team Academic All-Big 12...Played primarily in the front row...First action of the season came Oct. 30 against Iona...Recorded a kill in the match...Came off the bench to tally two kills on two attacks at Western Michigan on Sept. 6...Had one kill and season-high three block assists against Ball State on Sept. 11...Enjoyed best match of the season against Maryland, recording a season-high six kills in 13 attempts as Nebraska swept Maryland...Appeared in all three games of a sweep over Baylor on Oct. 6, recording three kills and hitting .400 in the contest...Tied season high with three blocks to go with three kills in win over Creighton on Oct. 10...Earned solo block against Kansas State on Oct. 13...Tallied two kills in win over Texas on Oct. 20.

NEBRASKA: 2003 (FRESHMAN): First Team Academic All-Big 12...Played in 90 of Nebraska's 117 games...Shared time at the right side in the 6-2 offense used by the Cornhuskers...Finished season ranked sixth on the team in kills/game (2.17), hitting percentage (.235) and total blocks (54)...Career-high total of 13 kills versus Missouri on Oct. 15...Came off the bench against Kansas State on Nov. 15 and tallied 10 kills...Put 10 balls away against Kansas four days later for the first back-to-back double-figure kill efforts of her career...Also put up double-figure kill totals with 10 each against LSU, Santa Clara, Iowa State, Kansas State and Kansas...Hit over .300 on 10 occasions and over .400 six times...Season-best hitting percentage of .889 (8-0-9) was accomplished against Clemson on Aug. 29 in the first match of her collegiate career...Averaged 0.60 blocks/game...Season-best efforts saw Fautsch record six blocks at Kansas on Oct. 8 and another half dozen against Kansas State three days later.

NEBRASKA: 2002 (REDSHIRT): Used her redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 pick...Four-year starter...Captian her senior season...Set single-season school records for kills (369) in 2001 and solo blocks (156) in 2000...Produced 650 total blocks...Selected as Baden's 2001 Miss Minnesota Volleyball...Earned 2001 Class 3A All-State honors...Two-time All-Rum River Conference selection...Twice named Chisago Lakes High School MVP and Best Offensive Player...Also played right side for Mizuno Minnesota One volleyball club...Helped lead the squad to a second-place finish at the 2000 USVBA Junior National Champonships...Named to the 16 club division All-America team at the event...Played on the USA Youth National Team in May 2001...Carried 3.99 GPA and won Chisago Lakes Academic Achievement awards in each of her four years at the school.

PERSONAL: Majoring in accounting...Highest volleyball ambition is to win a national championship...Biggest athletic thrill came when her team finished second at 16 club nationals...Enjoys riding horses, reading, watching movies and camping...Lists former Nebraska volleyball player Laura Pilakowski as the athlete she most models herself after...Chose Tennessee over Colorado State, Kentucky and Georgia Tech (originally picked Nebraska over Michigan State, Minnesota and Indiana)...Picked the Lady Vols because they have a motivated and fun team, knowledgeable coaches and the quality of the UT accounting program...Has one sister, Courtney, 14...Kelsey Nicole Fautsch, the daughter of Gary and Deb Fautsch, was born on April 7, 1984, in Chisago Lakes, Minn.

FAUTSCH'S HIGHS

2005 AND CAREER HIGHS
Kills:35 at Notre Dame (11/26/05)
Attacks:80 at Notre Dame (11/26/05)
Percentage (min. 3 att/g): .667 (15-1-21) at Arkansas (9/23/05)
Assists:3 (five times), most recently vs. Alabama (11/11/05)
Aces:2 vs. Auburn (11/13/05)
Block Solos:1 (four times), most recently vs. Missouri (12/10/05)
Block Assists:5 vs. Florida (10/30/05)
Total Blocks:5 (three times), most recently vs. Missouri (12/10/05)
Digs:18 vs. Notre Dame (11/26/05)

FAUTSCH'S CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR
MP-GP
K
E
TA
PCT.
KPG
AST
BHE
SA
SE
RE
DIG
DPG
BS
BA
BPG
BE
2005
34-117
238
65
577
.300
2.3
5
3
1
1
3
24
0.2
12
149
1.5
9

Note: Played the 2003-04 seasons at Nebraska

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