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Dana Burkholder
Dana Burkholder


Bakersfield, Calif.

High School:
Bakersfield H.S.




Career: All-time Arizona leader in assists (4,068) ... All-time Arizona leader in assists per game (13.00) ... School single-season record holder in assists (1,562 - 2000 season) ... Single-season record holder in assists per game (13.58 - 2000 season) ... Single match record holder in assists (84 vs. Arizona State 9/13/2000) ... Fourth on Arizona's all-time hitting percentage list (.294 - min. 1,000 attempts) ... Eighth on the career records list in matches started (87) and digs (889).

2000: AVCA First-Team All-American ... Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American ... AVCA All-Pacific Region honoree ... NCAA Central Region All-Tournament Team ... Pac-10 Player of the Year and First-Team All-Pac-10 ... Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10 ... Second in the conference with a 13.58 assists per game average ... Became Arizona's all-time assist leader, breaking Laura Bartsch's record of 4,024, with her 18th assist against Nebraska ... Broke Heather McCormack's single-season assist record with 1,562 ... Broke McCormack's nine-year-old school record with an 84 assist performance at Arizona State (9/13) ... Led Arizona to a .320 hitting percentage in 2000, the second highest percentage in Pac-10 history ... Tallied third career triple-double in Arizona's five-game loss to UCLA (10/12). Finished with a career-high15 kills, 67 assists and 22 digs ... Recorded second career triple-double on Sept. 2 with a 10 kill, 54 assist, 10 dig performance in Arizona's four game win over San Diego (9/2) ... Named to UOP Bankers Classic All-Tournament Team (11/25) ... Had a match-high 60 assists against Nebraska in the Central Region Finals (12/9) ... Dished out 62 assists and had 18 digs vs. ASU (11/18) ... In three matches against No. 9 Florida, No. 6 USC and No. 7 UCLA had 172 assists (13.23 apg) ... Had nine kills, 62 assists and 12 digs vs. No.9 Florida (11/7) ... Narrowly missed third triple-double of the season with 57 assist, 11 dig and nine kill performance at Stanford (10/26) ... Had 194 assists (16.17 apg) over a three match stretch Sept. 13-16 (84 at ASU, 65 at BYU, 45 at Utah) ... Pac-10 Player of the Week September 11 ... Named Wildcat Classic MVP for her 126 assist, 22 dig, 22 kill, .606 hitting percentage performance in the three match tournament ... Had a then-career-high 13 kills against Santa Clara (9/9) ... Garnered all-tournament honors at SDSU's Diggin' It 2000 Tournament Sept. 1-2.

1999: Starting setter ... All-District 8 honoree ... First-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Led the Cats in assists (1,160), assists per game (12.89) and digs per game (2.84) ... Broke Heather McCormack's Arizona single-season record for assists per game of 12.53, set in 1990 ... Ranked third in the Pac-10 in assists per game and 10th in the league in digs per game ... Finished eighth on the Cats' single-season assists list and 15th on their digs per game rankings ... Led the Cats in assists 24 times, in digs 10 times and in blocks four times ... Led the Cats with 14 double-figure dig matches and 14 double-doubles ... Averaged 14.0 assists per game in the Cats' three NCAA Tournament matches ... Recorded 50 or more assists nine times ... Earned spot on All-Starwoods Plaza Hotel Thanksgiving Tournament team thanks mostly to 43-assist, 12-dig performance vs. Hawaii (11/26) ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week after averaging 14.0 assists at Washington and Washington State (11/5-6) ... Had 74 assists, fifth on Arizona's single-match list, and a career-high seven blocks at Washington (11/5) ... Posted her first career triple-double vs. UCLA (10/22) with 11 kills, 70 assists and 14 digs ... Her 11 kills in that match were a career-best ... Missed a triple-double by just three kills vs. Southern California (10/21), posting a season-high 20 digs ... Had a then-season-high 66 assists and a then-career-best five blocks at USC (9/25) ... Named to the U.S. Bank All-Tournament team by averaging 13.56 assists per game ... Starting setter on the 1999 U.S. Junior National Teams, missing the first week of Arizona's season competing at the World Junior Games ... Team reached semifinals of the competition ... Fellow Wildcat Lisa Rutledge was a teammate ... Honored with a 1999-2000 Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award.

1998: Starting setter ... Led the Cats in assists (1,346) and digs (309) ... Pac-10 All-Freshman and honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Arizona's first freshman starting setter since Lindsey Hahn in 1986 ... Played every point of every match ... One of three Wildcats to appear in all 108 games and one of four to start all 29 matches ... Ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in assists (12.46) and eighth in digs (2.86) ... Set Arizona freshman records for matches started (29), assists, assists per game, digs and digs per game ... Ranked second on Arizona's single-season assists per game list and fourth on the total assists list ... Also finished among the Cats' season leaders in digs per game (14th), digs (15th) and matches started (t-15th) ... Ranked among UA's freshman leaders in games played (4th), service aces per game (5th), matches played and service aces (t-5th), block assists and total blocks (10th) ... The 77 assists were one shy of Arizona's single-match record ... Led the Cats in assists in all 29 matches and in digs 12 times ... Led the Cats with 15 double-figure dig matches and 15 double-doubles ... Recorded 50 or more assists 10 times ... Had 52 assists and 12 digs in postseason debut against Fresno State (12/3) ... Posted team season-highs with 77 assists and 26 digs vs. Washington State (11/22) ... Posted 67 assists vs. Arizona State (11/13) ... Registered 57 assists and hit .462 (6-0-13) at Stanford (10/25) ... Had a team-best four blocks at California (10/23) ... Recorded 63 assists at Oregon State (10/2) ... Posted 59 assists and 23 digs vs. Stanford (9/25) ... Had a season-high three service aces vs. Western Michigan (9/11) ... Registered seven kills in four different matches ... Earned all-tournament honors at both the University Park Holiday Inn Classic and the Varsity Clubs of America Classic ... Ranked 50th on the Arizona Daily Star's "98 for 98."

High School: Graduated from Bakersfield (Calif.) High School where she played for Coach Kelly Hardin ... Lettered three years in volleyball ... Team captain each year ... Third-team All-American as selected by Volleyball Magazine ... Named to Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 ... Starting setter and captain on 1998 world champion U.S. Junior National Team ... Named Bakersfield County player of the year as a senior ... Earned all-league and all-area honors three years ... Named team MVP three times ... Also competed one season on the soccer team as a center halfback.

Club Experience: Competed for the Kern River Volleyball Club in Bakersfield, Calif., from 1993-98 under head coach Kelly Hardin ... Team finished first at Davis competition in 1997.

Personal: Full name: Dana Elizabeth Burkholder ... Born: 6/21/80 in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... Major: creative writing/English literature ... Daughter of Fred and Mary Ellen Burkholder ... Sister, Joy, plays volleyball at Cal State Bakersfield ... Another sister, Beth, competed on the Northern Illinois volleyball team from 1994-97.