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    Whitney Arena
    Whitney Arena

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    West Linn, Ore.

    High School:
    West Linn

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    Setter

    Major:
    Pre-Business

    2002 (Sophomore)

  • Injured ankle in first game (had 5 assists) vs. East Carolina then sat out 2 matches due to a sprained ankle (Radford and William & Mary)
  • Sprained ankle in third game vs. Tulsa and sat out against UTEP
  • Had season-best 69 assists vs. San Jose State
  • Had two 60+ assist matches (60 vs. La Tech & 69 vs. San Jose State)
  • Had season-high 6 kills & .750 (6-0-8) hit pct. vs. Southern Miss
  • Had career-high 18 digs vs. UNLV
  • Had season-best 2 aces vs. six teams (most recent vs. San Jose St.)
  • Had season-best 4 blocks vs. San Diego & SMU o Set school?s rally scoring record for assists in three games (44) vs. Rice
  • Averaged 11.86 assists per game
  • Had first 1,000 assist season
  • Has started 51 matches out of possible 54 (missed 3 due to injuries in ?02)

    2001 (Freshman)

  • Season-high eight kills vs. Sacramento State
  • Season-best 70 assists & 17 digs vs. Rice
  • Season-high five blocks vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
  • Started all 24 matches
  • Averaged 11.87 assists per game
  • In last 12 matches, averaged 12.80 assists per game (525 in 41 games played)
  • MVP of Fresno State Invitational
  • Second team all-WAC

    West Linn High School

  • Three sport student-athlete in volleyball, track and tennis
  • Four-year All-Three Rivers League selection
  • Two-time first team all-state honoree
  • Four year varsity player who was WLHS starting setter the last three years
  • In her prep career, high school team finished in the top five in the State championship every year
  • As a senior, guided WLHS to a fifth place finish in Class 4-A State championship
  • Also garnered Three Rivers League MVP honors and picked up first team all-state honors
  • As a junior, guided team to a Three Rivers League championship title
  • As a sophomore, led prep team to an undefeated season in conference play for the second straight year
  • Also helped team to its second straight Class 4-A State championship in 1998
  • Her 1998 team was singled out as the Class 4-A volleyball academic team champions
  • As a freshman, WLHS placed second in the State championship
  • School honor roll

    Personal
  • Born August 10, 1983
  • Parents are Steve and Jeani Arena
  • Has an older brother, Casey and a dog, Riley
  • Hobbies include yoga
  • Biggest athletic thrill to date was winning State championship
  • Admires her parents the most
  • Second Oregonian to join the Bulldog volleyball program
  • Select member of the Oregon volleyball tour to Japan

    Fresno State Honors

  • 2002 AVCA All-West Region (honorable mention)
  • 2002 WAC VB C?ship All-Tournament
  • 2001 Fresno State Scholar-Athlete
  • Two-time All-WAC (2002, First Team; 2001, Second Team)

    Fresno State Recordbook

  • Ranks No. 3 in career assists per game (11.87)
  • Ranks No. 5 in career assists (2,124)
  • Ranks No. 7 in assists per game in a season (11.87, 2001)
  • Ranks No. 8 in assists per game in a season (11.86, 2002)

    ARENA?S CAREER STATISTICS Year M G K E TA PCT A SA SE RE DG BS BA TB BE BHE 2001 24 84 52 18 181 .188 997 13 27 1 167 3 39 42 5 31 2002 27 95 69 16 177 .299 1127 19 29 1 225 3 38 41 4 35 Total 51 179 121 34 358 .243 2124 32 56 2 392 6 77 83 9 66

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