Parents are Calvin and Marie Hjorth ... youngest of six children - two older sisters played collegiate volleyball (Debbie at Washington and Jennifer at Utah) ... majoring in health promotions ... hails from Spanish Fork, Utah ... loves Mexican food ... favorite book is "The Chosen" ... sports hero is Michael Jordan ... non-sports hero is her father ... the most influential person in her sports career was her high school coach Wendy Weaver ... got started in volleyball after watching her sister Debbie play and wanting to be just like her ... her biggest sports thrill was winning the state championship as a high school senior ... her favorite part of the game is defense.
CLUB: Helped the Utah Juniors club team to a second place finish in the Intermountain region and a 13th-place finish at nationals ... 1993 First Team all Intermountain Region and 1994 Intermountain Region MVP.
HIGH SCHOOL: 1991 and 1992 Spanish Fork MVP; 1993 Spanish Fork Player of the year; 1994 Spanish Fork Outstanding Athlete ... Volleyball Monthly Fab 50 Recruit ... All-Region in 1990 and 1992 and Region 8 MVP in 1991 and 1993 ... prep team won Utah State 3A championship in 1992 and the 4A title in 1993 ... Second Team All-State in 1990, First Team All-State in 1991 and 1992, and Utah State 4A MVP in 1993 ... a four-year Academic All-Region selection and 1994 Outstanding Scholar/Athlete.
CAREER MATCH HIGHS
Kills: 25 vs. Penn State, 08/22/97
Percentage: .556 (18-3-27) vs. Wyoming, 09/26/98
Blocks: 7 vs. Colorado St. 11/01/97
Digs: 23 vs. Hawai`i, 11/28/98
Played in 16 matches for the Cougars, averaging 1.72 kills, 1.52 digs, 0.24 blocks per game and hitting .172...best match was against UC Santa Barbara in late November when she had seven kills, three blocks and 11 digs...Cougar Club Scholar/Athlete.
Academic All-Conference ... played in 78 sets, totaling 206 kills, 31 aces and 197 digs
Started every match for the Cougars at outside hitter...hit a career-best 25 kills against Penn State at the State Farm/ NACWAA Preview Classic...named to the All-Tournament Team of the BYU/Mizuno Classic...finished the season first on the team and in the WAC in aces per game (0.44), third on the team in digs per game (2.82) and fourth in kills per game (2.67)...named to the All-Tournament Team of the WAC Championships.
Started for the third year as an outside hitter for the Cougars ... Academic All-Conference ... was second on the team with 319 digs ... recorded four double-doubles in kills and digs on the year ... set a career-high mark of 23 digs in the WAC Championship match against Hawai`i ... hit a career-high .556 (18-3-27) Sept. 26 against Wyoming ... named the WAC Player of the Week for Sept. 21-26, 1998 ... averaged .32 aces per set in her career, seventh-best in BYU history ... became 15th player in BYU history to reach 1,000 kills, finishing her career with 1,040
Cougar Club Scholar/Athlete.
Cougar Club Scholar/Athlete.