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Caroline Workman
Caroline  Workman


Los Angeles, Calif.

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Caroline Workman Photo Gallery | 2011 Match By Match Stats | 2012 Match by Match Stats

2011-12 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner for UW Volleyball ... 2012 and 2013 Academic All-Big Ten

2014: Has started two matches and played in 19 matches ... averaging 0.14 aces per set ... tied her career high with two aces vs. Ball State (Sept. 13) ... also had aces at Washington (Sept. 19), vs. Ohio State (Sept. 28), against Nebraska (Oct. 26), at Purdue (Oct. 29) and at Indiana (Nov. 1) ... averages 0.74 digs per set ... recorded a then-season high six digs at Northwestern (Oct. 1) ... upped her season-high with nine digs at Illinois (Oct. 4) ... had one assist vs. Notre Dame (Aug. 30), at Illinois (Oct. 4), vs. Maryland (Oct. 12) and at Indiana (Nov. 1)

2013: Missed the first 22 matches of the season due to leg injury ... came back to play in five matches as a server and defensive specialist ... had a season-high three digs against Penn State (Nov. 15) ... did not play after Nov. 15 due to illness

2012: Played in 32 matches, starting 20, and 110 sets ... played back row for Badgers' left-side hitters ... ranked third on the team with 2.00 digs per set ... set a career-best with 18 digs vs. Michigan State (Oct. 5) ... had double-figure digs in eight matches ... had a career-best two service aces in four matches ... averaged 0.19 aces per set ... put up 0.15 assists per set ... had a kill vs. South Alabama (Sept. 15) and vs. Indiana (Oct. 19)

2011: Played in 27 matches, starting seven, and 90 sets as a defensive specialist ... started at defensive specialist for the first time vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 17) ... scored on a service ace in seven matches, most recently at Minnesota (Nov. 23) ... scored on a kill twice, most recently vs. Nebraska (Oct. 14) ... recorded a career-high 14 digs vs. Penn State (Nov. 6) ... had double-figure digs in three other matches ... averaged 1.47 digs per set

High School: Named the most valuable player of the Sunshine League in 2010, aiding her team to the league championship ... team also won the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section title for Division 1-A and advanced to the state quarterfinals, losing to eventual state runner-up Long Beach Poly ... named first-team All CIF ... also plays with Sunshine Volleyball Club, where she has been a starter since the age of 12 ... in 2010, Sunshine was a top-five team in southern California, finishing second in the L.A. Qualifier and third in the Spokane Qualifier in 2010

Personal: Parents are Paul and Kelley Workman ... has two brothers Christian (22) and Andrew (17) ... grandfather Hank Workman played for the New York Yankees in 1950 ... enjoys listening to music, cooking, and hanging out with friends ... born March 23 ... nicknames are Carol and C-Dub

Major: Life Science Communication

Why Wisconsin?

"I love the atmosphere, the campus and my teammates!"


Match Highs
Kills: 1 (4x; MR vs. Indiana, 10-19-12)
Attempts: 1 (8x; MR vs. Indiana, 10-19-12)
%: 1.000 (1-0-1) (4x: MR vs. Indiana, 10-19-12)
Assists: 2 (4x; MR vs. Illinois, 10-26-12)
Aces: 2 (6x; MR vs. Ball State, 9-13-14)
Digs: 18 vs. Michigan State (10-5-12)
Blocks: 0
Points: 2 (6x; MR vs. Ball State, 9-13-14)

Off the court with Caroline Workman

Favorites - Spot on campus: The Terrace; Movie: Almost Famous; Celebrity: Jennifer Lawrence; Food: Mexican; Holiday: Christmas; TV Show: Friday Night Lights; Car: Jeep Wrangler; Athlete: Michael Jordan; Volleyball Player: Kerri Walsh; Sports team: Wisconsin Badgers
First started volleyball: Fifth grade
Earliest volleyball memory: My first year playing club we got second at nationals
Most memorable volleyball match: Beating Texas in the NCAA semifinals
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: the team
Before each match, I: listen to music and dance with my teammates
Best UW road trip: Every road trip is fun!
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): Nebraska
One word that describes the team: Goofy
One word that describes me: loud
My teammates say I am: funny
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: cook and hangout
Most memorable volleyball achievement: 2014 National Finalist
This summer, I: spent two weeks in California, worked, conditioned with the team, spent a lot of time at the lake, played lots of volleyball, coached camps, and went to Lake Tahoe with my family.
The best thing about the Field House is: It's historical significance.
My goal for this year is: Win a Big Ten Championship
Dream as a collegiate player: Win a National Championship
If you were stranded on an island, which three teammates would you bring with you and why? Ito, because she's smart and would know what to do, Deme, because she's strong and could protect me, and Haleigh, because she would keep me laughing and smiling.
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? I probably would have studied abroad as a normal student.
The best thing about Madison is: The lakes and lively atmosphere.
Fantasy job/career: Talk show host on the Today Show
When you were growing up, what did you want to be? Marine biologist
Persons most admired/role models: My parents
My most prized possession is/are: my phone
Favorite childhood memory: family vacations with all my cousins
I can't live without: my dog Gus
My secret addiction is: peanut butter
The community service activity or group I most like: Going to the UW Children's hospital
The best sporting event I ever attended was: 2012 Rose Bowl- Oregon vs. Wisconsin
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: iPhone
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Anywhere on a beach
Who would star as you in the story of your life? ME
If I had a million dollars, I would: Travel the world
How would you like to change the world? Make it a happier place
My bucket list includes: Skydiving
Post-college plans/goals: I would really like to spend a month in Europe backpacking.
Most famous person I've ever met: Nancy Reagan
If I was Coach Sheffield for the day, I would: Buy a team boat on Lake Mendota so we could go on it in the summer.
What is your favorite Kelly saying? "Bring It"
What are you most thankful for? My family and friends
What are you passionate about? Eating
My favorite quote or motto is: Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose
I am afraid of: deep dark waters and not knowing what is beneath.

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"Being fierce and not afraid of anything that comes at you, and of course pride!"

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