Women's Volleyball

 
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Kelli Dickson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Orleans, La.

High School:
Academy of the Sacred Heart

Height:
5-10

Position:
Libero/Setter

Birthdate:
02/24/1984

Experience:
3L

Major:
Finance & Accounting

Kelli Dickson

Only fourth-year senior on the team and was named team captain for the second year prior to 2005 season...ranks fourth in Tulane career history with 2,237 assists and ninth in career history with 917 digs...enters the season just 83 digs shy of becoming the first player in Green Wave history to post at least 2,000 assists and 1,000 digs in a career.

2004: Played in all 29 matches and 101 of 103 games as a junior...primarily line up at libero, but did start a pair of matches at setter...led the team and ranked third in Conference USA with 4.42 digs per game...her 446 digs in 2004 is a career high and ranks third in Tulane single-season history...also ranked second on the team in service aces (24) and third in assists (175)...posted double-digit dig totals 24 times, including 20-plus dig outings on 10 occasions...posted a career-best 29 digs at DePaul (11/6), which ranks tied for fourth in Tulane single-match history, and had a 28-dig outing vs. Saint Louis (10/8) which ranks tied for seventh...tallied a career-best four aces vs. Southern Illinois (9/4)...as a setter, posted a pair of double-doubles with 40 assists and 16 digs at UNO (10/19) and 33 assists and 15 digs at Charlotte (10/23)...named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Tulane's 3.0 Club and Dean's List.

2003: Played in all 32 matches and 116 games as a sophomore...split time at setter in the Green Wave's 6-2 system, and finished second on the team in assists (711) and assists per game (6.13) while ranking tied for third in aces (29) and fifth in digs (221)...posted 25 or more assists on nine occasions, including a season-best 36 vs. Wright State (8/30)...had double-digit dig totals six times, including a season-high 14 at Memphis (11/15) and vs. Memphis in the Conference USA Tournament (11/22)...named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Tulane's 3.0 Club and Dean's List.

2002: Appeared in 35 matches and 128 games as a true freshman, earning Conference USA All-Freshman, Louisiana Freshman of the Year and second-team All-Louisiana honors...averaged 10.55 assists per game on the year, and that number improved to 11.83 as a starter...tallied 40-plus assists 23 times, 50-plus assists nine times and 60-plus assists on three occasions...tallied a career-high 65 assists in the Green Wave's win at Houston (9/12) which is tied for seventh in the Tulane single-match record book...had double-digit dig totals on nine occasions, including a season-best 13 at Charlotte (9/1) and again at Houston (9/12)...her 1,351 assists in 2002 ranks fifth in the Green Wave single-season record book and sixth in the career record book...named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Tulane's 3.0 Club and the Dean's List and earned the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal for having at least a 3.75 GPA.

High School: Three-year letterwinner as a prepster, playing her sophomore season at Pullman High in Pullman, Wash., for coach Jennifer Stinson before moving to New Orleans where she played two years at the Academy of the Sacred Heart for coach Mike Barnes...helped lead the Cardinals to back-to-back Division III state championships, claiming all-state honors both years...named to the state all-tournament team as a junior and claimed state tournament MVP honors as a senior in 2001...as a senior, led Sacred Heart in digs (372) and blocks (29) while finishing second in service aces (61) and kills (306)...also lettered three years in basketball, two in tennis and one in cross country...helped the basketball squad to a fifth-place finish in the state tournament and helped the Pullman tennis squad to a pair of District 3-1A championships and a state title...off the court, was a member of the Highest Honor Roll and earned Academic All-State honors.

Club: Played club volleyball for Cajunland in New Orleans in 2001 and 2002 after playing with the Palouse Juniors in Pullman, Wash., from 1999-2000...helped Cajunland win the Delta Valley Championship and advance to the national tournament both years.

Personal: Born Kelli JoAnne Dickson on Feb. 24, 1984 in Tulsa, Okla...daughter of Rick and Brenda Dickson...has one brother, Doug, and two sisters, Kari and Kasi...father, Rick, played football and baseball at Tulsa and is currently the athletic director at Tulane...older sister, Kari, played volleyball at Tulane in 2000, and twin sister, Kasi, played volleyball at Tulsa in 2003 before transferring to Tulane in 2004...brother, Doug, is on the Tulane track and field team...majoring in finance and accounting.

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