|Heather Dempsey - 13
Junior: Finished the season ranked eighth in the conference in assists per game (11.00) ... currently ranked eighth in assists on UAB?s all-time career list (1,581) ... played in all 31 matches for the Blazers last season ... posted 1,144 assists, 194 digs, 56 kills, 36 total blocks and 30 service aces ... had seven double-double matches in assists and digs ... had double digit assists in every match she played in ... highest assist total was 66 against UT-Martin (Sept. 10) ... led the team in assists ... second on the team in service aces (30) ... was named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll fall quarter 1999 and winter and spring quarters of 2000 ... named Who?s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Sophomore: Played in 28 out of the 35 matches the Blazers participated in ... recorded double digits in assists in 10 matches, her highest being 49 against Delaware (9/12/99) ... hit for .333 or better in six matches.
Freshman: Saw limited playing time as a freshman ... played in 20 matches for the Blazers ... had 156 assists and 41 digs... Athletic Director?s Honor Roll winter quarter 1998.
High School: Four year letterwinner in volleyball ? also lettered four years in basketball and track ? First Team All-State (1996-97), First Team All-Tournament (1996), MVP (Capital Conference, 1996-97), team MVP (1996-97), State of Oregon Senior All-Star (1996), team captain (1994-1996) ? Scholar-Athlete freshman year in the Southern Cascade League ... member of High Desert club team ... high school teammate of fellow UAB player Shelly Greene at Sisters High School.
Personal: Full name is Heather Marie Dempsey ? born July 21, 1979 in Roseburg, Oregon ... daughter of Dennis and Nancy Dempsey ? started playing volleyball at age nine ... she plans to be a physical therapist and own her own business ... major is pre-physical therapy.