Women's Volleyball

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    Bethany Johansen
    Bethany Johansen

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Los Gatos, Calif.

    Last College:
    UC Santa Barbara

    Height:
    6-4

    Position:
    Middle Blocker/Opposite Hitter

    Experience:
    1V

    2007
    Johansen provides the Trojans with a seasoned middle blocker who should be able to lead the younger middles...her blocking abilities will be a key for the team's postseason hopes.

    2006
    In her first season at USC, Johansen started every match as a 2006 junior...led the team in blocks (126) and blocks per game (1.11)...fourth on the team with 220 kills for a 1.93 kpg average...her .286 hitting percentage on the season placed her ninth among Pac-10 Conference players...recorded double figures in kills eight times during the season...recorded eight blocks (one solo, seven assists) against Fresno State on Sept. 1...on Sept. 3 against No. 11 Tennessee, she had 11 kills and hit .429 (11-2-21)...registered a season-high 12 kills while hitting .478 (12-1-23) and adding eight blocks (four solo, four assists)...had 10 kills without recording an error for a .526 performance (10-0-19) on Sept. 21 at Oregon State...the following evening at Oregon, she had a career-high 13 blocks (three solo, 10 assists) and 11 kills...on Oct. 20 against No. 4 UCLA, she had 10 kills...finished the season with another 10-kill performance at No. 11 Hawai'i in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

    2005 (UC Santa Barbara)
    As a 2005 sophomore, Johansen led the Gauchos with a .375 hitting percentage as the team finished 21-9 and lost to USC in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...she posted 137 kills for a 1.40 kpg average to go with 66 blocks (0.67 bpg) and 24 digs (0.24 dpg)...posted double digit kills for the first time on Oct. 14 with 11 against Cal State Northridge (11-2-19) for a .474 performance...had a season high seven block assists in back-to-back matches on Nov. 10 at Pacific and No. 12 at Cal State Northridge...had 15 kills against only one error (15-1-26) for a .538 match on Nov. 26 against South Dakota State...ironically, she recorded a career-high 16 kills against USC on Dec. 2 at the Lyon Center...named to the Big West Conference All-Academic team.

    2004 (UC Santa Barbara)
    Johansen earned Big West Conference All-Freshman Team honors after hitting .345, ranking her fifth among all conference players...recorded double digits in kills six times, including a season-high 13 kills on Oct. 30 at Pacific...ranked second on her team with 0.95 blocks per game.

    High School/Club
    She played at Archbishop Mitty High in San Jose and was a member of the 2003 CIF Division II state champions...played for coach Bret Almazan-Cezar...led her team with 12 kills in the championship match...ranked 34th overall among PrepVolleyball.com's "Senior Aces"...earned all-state first team honors as well as Central Coast Section Player of the Year recognition from both Cal-Hi Sports and High School Sports Focus in her senior season...three-time All-West Catholic Athletic League under coach Bret Almazan-Cezar...also competed in track and field and was named field most valuable athlete in her 2003 senior season...set the school record of 5'8" in the high jump...member of the National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation...played club volleyball for Vision and Yahoo...named to the 2002 Junior Olympics all-tournament team for the 16s Division.

    Personal
    Bethany Bernice Johansen was born on Jan. 5, 1986, in Los Gatos, Calif...parents are Jim and Carolyn...has two sisters, Cherolynn and Ali...favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption...favorite television shows are Law & Order and Family Guy...enjoys listening to Kelly Clarkson and Christina Aguilera...majoring in sociology with a minor in business law.

    Career Statistics

    Year	MP-GP	K	KPG	E	TA	PCT	A	APG	SA	SAPG	SE	DIGS	DPG	BS	BA	BE	TB	BPG	BHE	PTS	PPG
    2004*	27-83	171	2.06	46	362	.345	11	0.13	0	0.00	0	14	0.17	6	73	8	79	0.95	10	213.5	2.57
    2005*	30-98	137	1.40	32	280	.375	9	0.09	0	0.00	1	24	0.24	3	63	5	66	0.67	4	171.5	1.75
    2006	32-114	220	1.93	66	539	.286	16	0.14	0	0.00	0	24	0.21	21	105	15	126	1.11	9	293.5	2.57
    Totals	89-295	528	1.79	144	1,181	.325	36	0.12	0	0.00	1	62	0.21	30	241	28	271	0.92	23	678.5	2.30
    * - UC Santa Barbara