Men's Volleyball

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    Austin Zahn
    Austin Zahn

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hermosa Beach, CA

    High School:
    Redondo Union

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 230

    Position:
    MB

    CAREER: He has a .418 career hitting percentage with 540 kills, 262 blocks, 79 digs and 23 aces ... His 3 matches with double figure blocks is a USC rally scoring era career record ...

    2011: Zahn returns for his fourth season as a starting middle blocker as a junior in 2011 ...

    2010: He started at middle blocker for his third season as a junior in 2010 ... Overall while starting 23 of the 25 matches in which he appeared, he hit .387 (second on USC) with 174 kills (third on USC), 87 blocks (second on USC), 37 digs and 7 aces ... He hit .500-plus 9 times, had double kill figures 5 times and had 5-plus blocks 7 times (including a USC season-high 10 blocks against Pacific) ... He missed several matches with an ankle sprain ...

    2009: He started for his second season as a sophomore in 2009 and emerged among the nation's best middle blockers...Overall while starting 31 times and appearing in all 32 matches, he led USC's regulars in hitting at .446 and had a team-best 115 blocks, plus had 281 kills (third on the team), 28 digs and 11 aces ... His .446 hitting percentage and 2 matches with double figure blocks are USC rally scoring era season records ... He was in double kill figures 14 times, hit .500 plus 10 times and had 5-plus blocks 9 times (including twice with 10-plus blocks) ... His 12 total blocks and 9 block assists versus UCLA were USC season highs ... He was seventh nationally in hitting percentage (.446, fifth in MPSF) ... He was named 2009 VBall Magazine All-American third team, All-MPSF honorable mention and made the NCAA All-Tournament team ...

    2008: As just a first-year freshman, he was a part-time starter at middle blocker in 2008 ... Overall while appearing in 24 matches (starting 17), he had 85 kills (hitting .390, tops among USC's regulars), 60 blocks, 14 digs and 5 aces ... He hit .500-plus 8 times and had 5-plus blocks 4 times ...

    HIGH SCHOOL: He was named to the 2007 Volleyball Magazine All-American first team, Volleyball Magazine Fab 50, All-CIF Division I third team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Bay League Co-MVP while getting 336 kills (14 average per match), 92 blocks (4 average) and 92 blocks (5 average) as a senior at Redondo Union High in Redondo Beach, Calif. ... He made the 2006 Mizuno Volleyball Magazine All-American second team, All-CIF Division I second team, Los Angeles Times All-Star second team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Bay League as a junior when he posted 367 kills and 100 blocks (Redondo was the CIF Division I runner-up) ... As a sophomore in 2005, he was an All-Bay League first teamer ...

    PERSONAL: He was on the 2009 U.S. Men's National A2 team that won a gold medal at the Pan Am Cup in Mexico... He was on the 2007 USA Junior National Team which finished seventh at the Junior World Championships in Morocco ... He also was a member of the 2006 USA Volleyball Men's Junior National Team, the 2005 USA Volleyball Boys' Youth National Team and made the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics 16 Open All-Tourney team (his Riptides club team placed third) ... He won a gold medal at the 2004 USA Volleyball Junior Olympics U16 Beach Championships ... His brothers played college basketball: Andrew at Arizona in 2002 (the Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen) and Biola in 2003 (he then played professionally in Japan) and Adam at Oregon (2004-07, with the 2007 squad making it to the NCAA Elite Eight), who then played professionally in Norway and Jordan ... He is a public policy, management and planning major at USC ... Birthdate is Oct. 7, 1988.

    G M K E TA PCT AST SA SE RE DG BS BA BE
    2008 (Fr.)... 65 24 85 23 159 .390 7 5 39 3 14 6 54 20
    2009 (So.)... 117 31 281 55 507 .446 10 11 96 1 28 14 101 19
    2010 (Jr.)... 91 25 174 50 320 .387 16 7 38 2 37 12 75 8
    CAREER... 273 80 540 128 986 .418 33 23 173 6 79 32 230 47

    Career single-match highs: 17 kills (Pepperdine, 2009), 3 digs (Springfield, 2008, UC San Diego and Pepperdine, 2009), 12 blocks (UCLA, 2009)