PATRICK ON PETERSON: "Andrea will be looked upon for depth at both the outside hitter and defensive specialist positions. She has the best ball control on the team and will add senior leadership on the court, something that we have never really had during my tenure here."
2000: Peterson played in all but one match in 2000…She led the team and finished ranked fourth in the Southeastern Conference in service aces…Tallied 41 service aces on the season and averaged .39 per game…Noted for her ball control on the court, Peterson averaged 2.50 digs per game, the second highest average on the team…Rotating in on defense and playing all the way through, Peterson carded nine matches with double-digit dig performances…Turned in a double-double on Sept. 9 against Jacksonville State with 10 kills and 10 digs…Earned Academic All-SEC honors for the second time in her career.
1999: A steady contributor for the Lady Vols, Peterson made an appearance in every match last season…Rotating in on defense, she registered 215 digs on the season…Peterson averaged 2.0 digs a game and 6.7 digs per match…She was named to the SEC Women's Volleyball Academic Honor Roll…Peterson had seven matches with double-figure dig totals…She turned in 10 digs against South Carolina on Nov. 12…Registered 15 digs at Virginia Tech on Sept. 28…Had a season-high 17 digs versus Nevada on Sept. 10…Earned Academic All-SEC honors for the first time.
1998: Made an immediate impact on the Lady Vol squad her freshman season, as she appeared in all 29 matches…In 97 games, Peterson averaged 2.66 digs and nearly one kill (0.99) per contest…Recorded her first career double-double with a 12-dig, 11-kill performance against Radford…Was second on the Tennessee squad with 258 digs and 33 service aces as well as being fourth in blocks with 40…Recorded 25 digs against Georgia at home which stood along with Chris Jestila's mark against South Carolina, as the top UT dig efforts during the 1998 season…Led the squad in digs and kills in eight and two matches, respectively…Named to the Lady Vol Academic Honor Roll as well as being recognized by the University of Tennessee Athletics Board for achieving one of the highest grade point averages for Lady Vol freshmen.
HIGH SCHOOL: Peterson was a two-time all-league selection at Notre Dame Academy...She was named to the all-tournament team at the Marlborough High School Tournament...Helped guide her team to consecutive titles in 1995 & 1996 at the Arcadia High School Tournament...Her greatest thrill in sports came when her team defeated Long Beach Poly High School in five games in the CIF semifinals in 1995...Selected as the Female Athlete of the Week by the Outlook newspaper in October 1997...Peterson earned three letters in volleyball...She was a member of the South Bay Volleyball Club which finished third at the Fiesta Classic in Phoenix.
PERSONAL: Peterson is majoring in English and American studies...Has two sisters, Giselle, 29, and Monica, 17...Hobbies include drawing and listening to music…Andrea Jean Peterson was born Oct. 13, 1980, in Santa Monica, Calif….Her parents are John and Heidi Peterson.
Kills: 11 vs. Western Carolina (10/27/98) and Radford (9/5/98)
Attacks: 28 vs. Radford (9/5/98)
Percentage (min. 3 att/g): .455 (6-1-11) vs. Arkansas (11/20/98)
Assists: 6 vs. Alabama (11/20/98)
Aces: 4 vs. Jacksonville (10/9/98) and Virginia Tech (9/26/00)
Block Solos: 1 (five times)
Block Assists: 6 vs. Louisiana State (11/18/98)
Total Blocks: 6 vs. Louisiana State (11/18/98)
Digs: 25 vs. Georgia (10/16/98)
Kills: 10 vs. Jacksonville State (9/9)
Attacks: 25 vs. Denver (9/1) and Jacksonville State (9/9)
Percentage (min. 3 att/g): .200 vs. Texas Christian (9/2) and Jacksonville State (9/9)
Assists: 4 vs. Radford (10/17)
Aces: 4 vs. Virginia Tech (9/26)
Block Solos: 1 vs. Radford (10/17)
Block Assists: 3 vs. Jacksonville State (9/9)
Total Blocks: 3 vs. Jacksonville State (9/9)
Digs: 18 vs. LSU (10/8)
PETERSON'S CAREER STATISTICS