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5 Ariel Austin
2011: Earned All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference Honorable Mention honors after posting league top-20 ranks in attack pct. (.231, 13th), kills per set (2.36, 16th), blocks per set (0.69, 18th) and points per set (2.73, 19th)  … improved stats to .249 att. pct., 2.45 kps and 0.79 bps in league-only play to help Seawolves finish runner-up in 10-team GNAC with 13-5 mark … ranked 3rd on team in kills, blocks and attack percentage as UAA went 18-9 and reached NCAA Tournament … posted double-digit kills in eight matches, including four of the last five … hit over .300 on seven occasions, including .615 (9 kills-1 error-13 attacks) in road win over Chaminade and .556 (11-1-18) in home sweep of Northwest Nazarene … posted season-high 15 kills in 5-set, neutral-court win over Chico State that eventually proved vital to UAA’s NCAA Tourney bid … notched 14 kills and season-best 8 block assists in 5-set win over Central Washington in home finale … other top efforts included 13 kills on .308 hitting and 3 block assists in 4-set win at Western Washington; 11 kills and 3 block assists in 4-set, NCAA Tourney loss at nationally top-ranked Cal St.-San Bernardino; and 8 kills on .389 hitting in home sweep of Western Washington.

Played for junior-college national powerhouse Western Nebraska, helping Cougars to combined 85-8 record in two seasons … started at right side as sophomore in 2010, posting stats of 2.79 kills per set, 0.53 blocks per set and .310 attack pct. for Cougar team that repeated as Region IX champions and won NJCAA national title … earned all-region honors and made all-tourney team at Region IX Tournament … named to Omaha World Herald All-Nebraska JUCO Team … as freshman in 2009, averaged 1.63 kps on .282 hitting as WNCC won regional title and finished 3rd place at NJCAA national tourney.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Woodland Park High … named Class 4A/5A all-state honorable mention by Colorado Springs Gazette as senior … competed two years in track & field, qualifying for state meet in long jump as junior and triple jump as sophomore … also lettered one year in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born Ariel Ann Austin on May 24, 1991… daughter of Kent and Nancy Austin … enjoys fishing … nursing major.

Career Stats
Season     SP-MP   K   K/S   E   TA   Pct   A   A/S  SA  SA/S SE  RE DIG  D/S  BS  BA  TB  B/S  BE BHE
2011 (Jr)  91-25 215  2.36  87  554  .231   2  0.02   0  0.00  0   1  33  0.36  3  60  63  0.69  5   1
Totals     91-25 215  2.36  87  554  .231   2  0.02   0  0.00  0   1  33  0.36  3  60  63  0.69  5   1

Career Highs
Kills – 15 vs Chico State, 9/2/11
Attacks – 37 vs Seattle Pacific, 9/29/11
Att.% – .615 (9-1-13) vs Chaminade, 8/27/11
Aces – 0
Assists – 1, twice
Block Assists – 8 vs Central Washington, 11/5/11
Block Solos – 2 at MSU Billings, 10/27/11
Total Blocks – 8 vs Central Washington, 11/5/11

Position: Right Side Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Woodland Park, Colo.
High School: Woodland Park
Other College: Western Nebraska CC
Experience: Transfer
Ariel Photos:
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