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Brittney Dolgner
Brittney Dolgner


Waupun, Wis.

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Of Note: First UW sophomore to be named All-American ... first UW freshman to be named to the All-Big Ten team; only the third sophomore to be named ... versatile hitter that can swing from anywhere on the court ... ranks third on the UW career list for kills with 1,643 and third in kills per set with 3.84 ... ranks second on career list in attack attempts (4,071) and second in attack attempts per set (9.51) ... also ends her career ranked fourth in points (1,857), fifth in points per set (4.34), 11th in digs (1,025), 17th in digs per set (2.39), 17th in service aces (92) and 18th in sets played (428)

Honors: 2007 AVCA Second-team All-American ... 2006 AVCA Honorable Mention All-American ... 2006 and 2007 AVCA All-Mideast Region ... 2007 and 2006 All-Big Ten ... 2009 honorable mention All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week, Oct. 12, 2009 ... 2009 Notre Dame Invitational All-Tournament ... 2009 Oregon State Challenge All-Tournament ... 2008 Kentucky Classic All-Tournament ... 2008 UNLV Invitational All-Tournament ... 2007 and 2008 InnTowner Invitational All-Tournament ... 2007 BYU Classic All-Tournament ... 2006 Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... 2006 UWM Panther Invitational All-Tournament

2009: Played in all 29 matches, starting 25, and 101 sets ... led the team with 3.19 kills per set ... recorded a season-high 22 kills vs. Oregon State (Sept. 6) ... had double-figure kills in 18 matches ... led the team in kills in 18 matches ... ranked second on the team with 2.56 digs per set ... led the team in digs in six matches ... had double-figure digs in 14 matches and had a double-double in a team-best 12 matches ... had a season-high 18 digs vs. Michigan (Oct. 10) ... tallied two service aces in four matches ... added 0.15 service aces per set ... led the team in aces in seven matches ... had a season-high five blocks at Indiana (Oct. 18) ... chipped in 0.35 blocks per set ...

2008: Played in 30 matches, starting 28, and 109 sets ... led the Badgers and ranked eighth in the Big Ten with 3.39 kills per set ... recorded double-figure kills in 21 matches, including 20-or-more kills in two matches ... led the team in kills in 16 matches ... hit a career-high .737 (14-0-19) vs. IUPUI (Sept. 13) ... ranked second on the team with 2.17 digs per set ... tallied a career-high 20 digs vs. Michigan State (Oct. 31) ... recorded nine double-doubles on the season ... second on the team with 22 service aces (0.20/set) ... had a career-best five service aces vs. UNLV (Sept. 5) ... averaged 0.57 blocks per set ...

2007: Played and started in 30 matches and 106 games ... ranked third in the Big Ten with 4.63 kills per game ... had double-figure kills in a team-leading 25 matches ... recorded 20-or-more kills in 12 matches, including a season-high 27 vs. Penn State (10/21) ... led the team in kills in 22 matches ... hit a career-best .274 ... ranked second on the team with 2.35 digs per game ... had a career-high 19 digs at Indiana (10/26) ... had double-figure digs in nine matches ... adds 0.53 blocks and 0.22 service aces per game ... tied for second on the team with 23 service aces ... had a team-high eight double-doubles on the season ... had a career-best eight blocks at Illinois (9/19) ... also added three service aces vs. the Illini

2006: Played in 33 matches, starting 31, and all 112 games ... led the team and ranked 10th in the Big Ten with 4.12 kills per game ... recorded a career high 30 kills against Northwestern (11/10) ... led the team in kills in 17 matches ... recorded double-figure kills in a team-high 23 matches ... recorded 20-or-more kills in seven matches ... ranked second on the team with 2.51 digs per game ... had a season-high 14 digs at Iowa (10/21) and vs. Northwestern (11/10) ... had double-figure digs in 10 matches ... recorded seven double-doubles ... had a career-best .611 hitting percentage (12-1-18) and four service aces against Penn State (10/27) ... also had four service aces vs. South Dakota State (9/2) ... added 0.50 blocks per game ... had a season-high five blocks vs. Purdue (10/13), at Iowa (10/21) and against Illinois (11/11)

High School: 2005 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Player of the year ... 2004 PrepVolleyball.com Junior Player of the Year ... 2004 and 2005 Gatorade State Player of the Year ... three-time Mizuno All-American ... ranked No. 20 on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces ... 2006 Volleyball Fab 50 ... three-time PrepVolleyball.com All-American ... member of the 2004 and 2005 U.S. Youth National team that won a gold medal at the 2004 NORCECA Tournament ... Wisconsin's all-time kill leader with 2,480 ... led Waupun High School to four straight state titles ... four-time all-state tournament team ... three-time first-team all-state ... three-time all-conference ... two-time conference player of the year ... member of the National Honor Society

Personal: Nicknames are Britt and B ... parents are Doug and Darlene Dolgner ... has four sisters-Dara (27), Deanna (26), Desi (23) and Brandi (17) ... Deanna played volleyball at Marian College from 2000-04 ... sister Desi played volleyball at UW-Green Bay from 2004-05 ... enjoys traveling, camping, playing beach volleyball, going to concerts and reading

Major: Sociology

Why Wisconsin?

"The campus is beautiful, the fans in the Field House are amazing and
my teammates and coaches are great. It's also close to home
so my family can watch me play."



Kills: 30 vs. Northwestern, 11-10-06
Attempts: 71 at Ohio State, 10-6-06
Hitting Percentage: .737 (14-0-19) vs. IUPUI, 9-13-08
Assists: 4 (2x; MR vs. Penn State, 11-16-07)
Service Aces: 5 vs. UNLV, 9-5-08
Digs: 20 vs. Michigan State, 10-31-08
Total Blocks: 8 vs. Illinois, 9-19-07
Points: 32 vs. Northwestern, 11-10-06


First started volleyball: fourth grade
Most memorable match: 2007 Penn State Breast Cancer match
My favorite thing about Wisconsin Volleyball is: the fans
Before each match I: do my hair, brush my teeth, dance with my teammates to get pumped up
One word that describes the UW team is: eclectic
Favorite thing to do off-the-court with my teammates is: go to Elle's lake house up north
In off-season training, I worked on: Getting strong
This summer, I did: Took summer classes, worked out, went to a lot of concerts, spent a lot of time outside, and worked a ton of volleyball camps
If I wasn't playing college volleyball, I would be: going to college as a regular student
Dream as a collegiate player: win the Big Ten and at LEAST get to the Final Four (winning is icing on the cake)
Is there anything significant about your uniform number? My dad picked it because I have seven people in my family
Favorite part of practice or game day: Running out to the music before matches and the fans cheer and it gets me excited to play
Who is the funniest player on the team? Nellie
Who is the best dressed player on the team? Me of course
My role models are: My family
What talent would you like to have? to sing (well)
Fantasy job/career: Working in advertising or anything with a rock band!
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: bungee jumping or sky diving
Post-college/career plans: playing over in Europe or working
If I could travel to anywhere in the world, it would be: Greece
If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: My family
Weird thing not many people know about me is: I can touch my nose with my tongue
I can't live without: my music
What is your greatest achievement or regret? Becoming a role model to my little sister and nephews.
Most famous person I've met: lead singer of The White Tie Affair
My dream date would be: Anything with the Jonathan Cook from the band Forever The Sickest Kids
My secret addiction is: buying Converse shoes
Favorite Coach Heffernan quote: "There is no reason to merely hope any longer. You have all of the tools you need for success in any endeavor when you simple prepare yourself and apply yourself."
Favorites - Athlete: Kelly Slater; Movie: The Hangover; TV show: Gossip Girl; Sports team: Badgers; Food: Ziti; Place on campus: Terrace; Place to shop: H&M; Cartoon character: Goofy; Vacation spot: Europe; Volleyball player: Nikki Klingsporn; Favorite drink: My grandma's homemade lemonade

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