Jennifer Berwanger
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    Jennifer Berwanger

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lake Zurich, Ill.

    High School:
    Lake Zurich

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    Outside Hitter

    Birthdate:
    08/17/1988


    11/26/2009

    11/26/09 Volleyball vs. Wichita State

    2009 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Photos by Shalae Patrick

    Updated April 15, 2011

    The outside hitter became the fourth player in school history to garner first-team All-MVC honors twice, after ranking top-10 in the league in kills, digs and points, recording 18 double-doubles in 2009 • in the SIU record books, ranks in career attack attempts (second, 4,059), career digs (second, 1,577) and career kills (fourth, 1,374), career sets played (third, 450) and career matches played (third, 126). She finished her Saluki career with 58 double-doubles.

    2010
    • All-MVC Second Team
    • MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team (unanimous choice)
    • Saluki Invitational All-Tournament Team - Most Valuable Player
    • UConn Toyota Classic All-Tournament Team
    • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team
    • MVC Player of the Week, Oct. 25
    • MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week, Oct. 27
    • Lowe's Senior CLASS candidate
    • Charlotte West Scholarship recipient

    As a senior, played in all 99 sets and started all 28 matches • totaled 126 court appearances during her career as a Saluki, including playing in 118 consecutive matches • recorded a team-high 3.62 kills and 3.47 digs per set • hit .224 on the season • recorded a team-high 14 double-doubles • recorded a career-best 29 kills vs. Evansville (Oct. 22) • ranked in the Missouri Valley Conference in kills (third, 3.76 kps) and digs (19th, 3.21 dps).

    2009
    • All-MVC First Team
    • MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team (unanimous choice)
    • Saluki Invitational All-Tournament Team
    • Northern Illinois All-Tournament Team
    • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Second Team
    • MVC Player of the Week, Aug. 31
    • MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week, Sept. 1
    • MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week, Sept. 8
    As a junior, played in all 116 sets and started all 30 matches • recorded a team-high 3.42 kills and 3.71 digs per set • her 430 digs rank ninth all-time and her 1,199 attack attempts and 10.33 attempts per set rank second all-time at SIU in the single-season books • hit .207 on the season • recorded a team-high 18 double-doubles • posted a career-best 31 digs at Evansville (Nov. 20) • ranked in the Missouri Valley Conference in kills (third, 3.42 kps), service aces (13th, 0.20 saps), digs (10th, 3.71 dps) and points (third, 3.83 pps).

    2008
    • MVC All-MVC First Team
    • MVC Scholar-Athlete
    • Saluki Invitational All-Tournament Team
    • Ball State All-Tournament Team
    As a sophomore, played in all 107 sets and all 29 matches • recorded a team-high 3.64 kills and 4.06 digs per set • her 434 digs rank seventh all-time at SIU for digs in a season • she was second on the team hitting .233 • recorded 19 double-doubles, including a career-best 23 kills and 24 digs at Missouri State (Nov. 8) • she hit .233 at outside hitter and recorded 26 service aces • ranked second in the MVC in kills per set (3.64) and points (436.5).

    2007
    • MVC All-Freshman Team
    • Freshman of the Week (Sept. 24)

    As a redshirt freshman, played in all 31 matches and 100 sets • recorded 2.26 kills, 2.98 digs and 0.41 blocks per set • posted a season-best 21 kills against Wichita State (Oct. 26) and 17 digs at Evansville (Oct. 18) • she hit .176 in her first full season at outside hitter and recorded 32 service aces, second on the team • ranked eighth in the league in service aces at 0.32 per set.

    2006
    Played limited time in eight matches and 28 games before having her season cut short • recorded three kills and averaged 2.32 digs per game.

    High School
    As a sophomore was named second-team all-conference and Honorable Mention All-Area Lake County • named all-conference and all-area as a junior and senior • earned second team All-State - top 50 special mention in Illinois • was named team MVP and played in high school all-star game senior year • named 2006 Lake County Female Athlete of the Year • in three years of varsity volleyball, her team was 85-20 • also played basketball and softball • a member of the National Honor Society as a prep.

    Personal
    High School • Lake Zurich
    Full name is Jennifer Colleen Berwanger • majoring in therapeutic recreation and physical therapy • carries a 3.89 cumulative GPA • born on August 17, 1988 in Lake Zurich, Ill. • has a brother, Paul, and two sisters, Kristie, a former member of the SIU volleyball team, and Katie, who wrapped up her basketball career at SIU in 2004 • daughter of Paul and Mary Berwanger.

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