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    Carmen Burbach
    Carmen Burbach

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Columbus, Neb.

    High School:
    Scotus Central Catholic

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    OH



    Is 55 kills and 193 digs shy of becoming only the fifth Wildcat to reach the 1,000-1,000 plateau.

    1999: Played in 30 matches and 105 games ? Led the team in kills, averaging 2.82 per game while recording 296 on the season ? Second on the team in digs (289) ? Is fifth in NU history with 2.97 kills per game ? Recorded double-doubles in six matches ? Picked up a career-high 22 digs against Louisville ? Hit a season-best .474 against Minnesota (9-0-19) ? Ranked 10th in digs per game among conference ? Academic All-Big Ten.

    1998: Played in 30 matches and 101 games ??Missed the last seven games of the season because of a concussion suffered when she collided with teammate Melissa Doan in game two of the Minnesota match on Nov. 21 ? Ranked second on the team in kills (328), kill attempts (893), digs (269) and digs per game (2.66) ? Ranked sixth in digs among Big Ten performers both for overall games and for conference games only ? Hit a career-best .667 in a win over Mississippi (16-0-24) ??Led the team with 13 double-doubles (all on kills and digs) ? Totaled a season-high 18 kills against Purdue ??Picked up a season-high 20 digs in the win over Kansas ??Named to the all-tournament team at the Evanston Holiday Inn Wildcat Classic ??Academic All-Big Ten.

    1997: Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Oct. 20 after her 21-kill performance against Penn State ? Played in all 112 games ? Led the ?Cats in service aces (30) ? Posted a season high of five aces against DePaul ? Finished second on the team with 249 digs and third on the team with 321 kills ? Notched a career-high 23 kills against both Western Michigan and Iowa ? Had Career Bests of 21 digs and 52 total attempts against Akron ? Named to the all-tournament team at the NC State Invitational.

    High School: Two-time all-state honoree ? Scotus Central Catholic won the 1995 and 1996 Nebraska state championships and was ranked as high as 13th in the country ? Also competed in basketball, softball and track ? Participated in six Nebraska state championship games during her prep career (four volleyball, two basketball), winning three of those ? The Shamrocks compiled a 103-3 mark in volleyball during her four years ? Class President.

    Personal: Born Carmen Rae Burbach on July 18, 1978 ? Daughter of Lyle and Jeanne Burbach ? Chose Northwestern over Nebraska, Texas, Kansas State, Michigan State and Colorado ? Majoring in psychological services.

    Career Bests

    Kills:23 at Western Michigan (9-3-97)
    vs. Iowa (11-15-97)
    Total Attempts:60 vs. Louisville (9-4-99)
    Hitting Pct. (min 10 att.):.667 (16-0-24) vs. Mississippi (9-18-98)
    Assists:4 vs. Miami (OH) (9-1-99)
    at Michigan (10-16-99)
    Service Aces:5 vs. DePaul (9-13-97)
    Block Solos:1, 11 times (last: at Purdue, 11-20-99)
    Block Assists:5 vs. Illinois (9-24-99)
    Total Blocks:5 vs. Illinois (9-24-99)
    Digs:22 vs. Louisville (9-4-99)

    Career Stats

    YearM-GKETAPCTASTSABSBADG
    199731-112321151851.2001830329249
    199830-101328166893.1812224428269
    199930-105296151943.1543216436289
    Totals91-3189454682687.53572701193807