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Jennifer Nolasco
1  Jennifer Nolasco

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Horizon

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defensive Specialist

Experience:
3L

Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week (9/28/09)
Three-time Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009)

2010 (SENIOR): Saw action in 33 contests in 2010 ... registered 185 digs (1.75 per set) for UTEP to rank second on the team ... also second on the squad in aces (17) ... posted four double-digit dig matches, including a season-best 12 versus UTSA ... registered 35 assists and five kills for the Miners.

2009 (JUNIOR): Played in all 28 matches ... named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 28 ... recorded 329 digs and 18 aces for the season ... tallied a career-high 32 digs vs. Tulsa (Sept. 27) ... posted 24 digs in the C-USA opener vs. Tulane (Sept. 17) ... dug 22 shots vs. SMU (Sept. 22) and Memphis (Oct. 23) ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2008 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 28 matches making nine starts ... recorded a season-high 19 digs against Weber State on September 13 ... posted 18 digs that same afternoon against San Diego ... tallied a season-high six serving aces against Coppin State ... recorded double-digit digs seven times during the season ... 12 against Northern Colorado, 16 against North Dakota State, 11 against Providence, 10 against SMU and Rice.

2007 (FRESHMAN): Tallied 11 digs in 14 games for UTEP including a career-best five against UAB ... also registered four assists and one ace for nine points ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named first team All-State by both the Texas Writers' Association and the Texas Girls Coaches Association her senior season ... named to the El Paso Times All-City team ... led Horizon to the District 2-4A title while earning district MVP honors ... lettered in track where she was the high jump district champion, qualifying for the Texas regional meet ... recipient of the UTEP Presidential Excellence Scholarship.

PERSONAL: Jennifer Nolasco is the daughter of Martha and Andres Nolasco ... she has one sister (Brenda) and one brother (Andres Jr.) ... born June 23, 1988 in El Paso, Texas ... possible college major is kinesiology.

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