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Sharisa Livingston

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With her high-flying kills and big block, Sherisa Livingston thrilled University of Wisconsin volleyball crowds from 1998-2001. Her athletic ability led her to become the first UW volleyball player to earn first-team All-America honors in 2000. In 2001, she became the Badgers' first and only two-time first-team All-American.

The 6-2 Livingston could touch 10-9 on her approach, well above the height of a basketball hoop. Her ability to jump led her to become the UW's all-time kill leader with 1,912. Livingston also set the career hitting percentage mark at .366. She also ranks among the top blockers, coming in fourth in total blocks with 580.

During her four years with the Badgers, the Simi Valley, Calif., native aided the team to four NCAA tournament appearances, including the 2000 NCAA runner-up finish. Wisconsin also won two Big Ten Conference titles during her career.

Livingston was named the 2000 co-Big Ten Player of the Year and the 2000–01 Wisconsin Female Athlete of the Year. She was a three-time All–Big Ten selection and a four-time AVCA all-region selection. Livingston was also named the 1998 Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

A nine-time all-tournament selection, Livingston was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team in 1998 and 1999, and was named the best blocker at the 1999 World Junior Championships.

Livingston has played professionally for the last eight years and was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

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