Cherie Sam Fong Athlete Profile

#17 Cherie Sam Fong

Position: Setter Height: 5-6 Roster Years: 1986-1989 Hometown: Waimanalo, HI Last School: Kamehameha High School

At BYU

  • Stepped into setter position at beginning of 1988 season after injury sidelined the projected starter
  • Set career high of 79 assists and 15 digs in 1988
  • Started at setter in 24 of the Cougars' 37 matches in 1988 and logged 973 assists
  • All-Tournament teams of BYU Beehive Classic and Rhode Island/Village Inn Classic in 1988
  • HCAC and Cougar Club Scholar Athlete in 1987 and 1988
  • 1989 team captain
  • From head coach Elaine Michaelis: "Real competitor. Exceptional athlete, intelligent player and team leader. Recovery from elbow and shoulder surgery key to successful season. If healthy will be primary setter and exceptional defensive player."
  • Majored in accounting
  • From Elaine Michaelis (1987): An exceptional defensive player who deserves to be on the court. Back-up to three senior defensive players. Hard working and intelligent performer."

Before BYU

  • High school league all-star 1984
  • Honor roll
  • Played on three state championship teams

Stats

Yr. GP K E TA Pct. SA BS BA TB Dig Ast.
1986 6 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 10 0
1987 22 1 0 3 .333 1 0 0 0 31 3
1988 99 25 12 82 .159 25 3 29 32 212 973