Mari Burningham Carpenter
High School: Sky View
Parents: Lee and Zan Burningham
Family: Two younger brothers
Husband: Matthew Carpenter, who is currently the student manager for the Cougars
Hobbies: Fly fishing, snowboarding, sky diving, snorkeling, hiking, reading, writing, art, listening to music, movies, walking and puddle jumping with Matthew.
Favorite Book: Watchers
Favorite Authors: Patricia Cornwell and Dean Koontz
Favorite Groups: Indigo Girls and Alice n' Chains
Favorite Actress: Madeline Stowe
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Place: The Bahamas
Favorite Basketball Player: Michael Jordan
High School: Two sport star in volleyball and basketball at Sky View High School ... in volleyball, two-year high school MVP and team captain ... Tri Valley Athlete of the Year ... two-time Region 5 Player of the Year ... led team to region title in 1994 ... 1994 Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune Player of the Year ... three-year All-State selection ... earned All-State, All-Region and school MVP honors in basketball as well. Honors: Played with the US Youth National Team between junior and senior years in high school ... Volleyball magazine "Fab 50" recruit.
CAREER MATCH HIGHS
Kills: 24 vs. Hawai`i, 11/28/98
Percentage: .818 (10-1-11) vs. Siena, 09/04/98
Blocks: 6 vs. Hawai`i, 11/28/98
Digs: 5 vs. New Mexico, 11/20/98
Year GP K E A Pct SA SE RE BS BA TB BE Dig Ast
1998 104 329 89 695 .345 1 2 0 12 56 68 12 54 37
Total 104 329 89 695 .345 1 2 0 12 56 68 12 54 37
1995 | Freshman Year
Honorable Mention All-Pac 10 Freshman team while playing for UCLA.
1996 | Redshirt Year
1997 | Sophomore Year
Outstanding Ricks College Volleyball Athlete ... led the NJCAA in kills per game with 5.7 ... named First Team NJCAA All-American.
1998 | Junior Year
Finished the season third on the team in kills with 329 while hitting an impressive .345 percentage ... was named 2nd Team All-WAC Pacific Division ... named to the All-Tournament Team in the UMass/Phoenix Invitational ... had season-high 24 kills against Hawai`i in the WAC Championship match ... hit an .818 percentage (10-1-11) in the Cougars first match of the season against Siena College in the UMass/Phoenix Invitational.