Alyssa Barrus Athlete Profile

#11 Alyssa Barrus

Position: Middle Blocker Height: 6-2 Roster Years: 1997-2000 Hometown: Ridgefield, WA Last School: Ridgefield High School

Personal

High School: Ridgefield Major: Political Science Parents: Dean and Marianne Barrus Family: Oldest of five children (one brother and three sisters), all involved in sports Hobbies: Outdoor activities, being with friends and family, playing the piano and other music and vacationing Favorite Movies: The Man From Snowy River, Runaway Bride Favorite Song: You're the Inspiration Non Sports Hero: "My handicapped sister, Jessica." Biggest Sport Thrill: Winning the state shot put championship as a sophomore, setting a new state record and being ranked nationally. Came to BYU because: "I was raised with the dream of coming to BYU."

Before BYU

CLUB: Led Nike Northwest Junior team to 1996 and 1997 regional championships and top-10 finishes at four prestigious tournaments, including a first place finish at the Berkeley tournament in 1997. Honors: Named to Volleyball magazine's "Fab 50" list.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time MVP of prep team ... 1994 Most Improved Player and 1995 and 1996 team captain ... 1994 Second Team all-league, 1995 and 1996 league Player of the Year ... senior all-state team ... led her team to the state runner-up spot in 1995 and fifth in state in 1996 ... lettered in track for three years (freshman through junior) ... set state record and all-time best throw for a sophomore in shot put and won state shot put title again as a junior.

Stats

CAREER MATCH HIGHS
* Kills: 4 vs. Utah St., 09/17/99
* Blocks: 5 vs. New Mexico, 10/24/98
* Digs: 2 vs. Central Michigan, 09/19/98
YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS
Year GP K E A Pct. SA SE RE BS BA TB BE Dig Ast.
1998 13 24 14 61 .164 2 2 1 0 10 10 7 11 5
1999 19 18 6 47 .255 0 0 0 0 17 17 3 3 1
Total 32 42 20 108 .203 2 2 1 0 27 27 10 14 6



1997 | Redshirt Year

REDSHIRT (Shoulder surgery in spring of 1997)

1998 | Freshman Year

Played in 10 matches ... finished the season with seven kills and nine blocks ... ended the season averaging 0.75 blocks per game ... recorded career-best five blocks in match vs. New Mexico in which she filled in for Nina Puikkonen, who missed the match because of injury.

1999 | Sophomore Year

Played in 14 matches for the Cougars ... recorded a career-high 4 kills against Utah St. ... recorded 4 blocks in two matches ... finished the season averaging 0.89 blocks/game ... hit .255 on the season.