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Ellen Chapman
Ellen  Chapman


Glenview, Ill.

High School:
Glenbrook South



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Ellen Chapman Photo Gallery | 2011 Match By Match Stats | 2012 Match by Match Stats

Of Note: Member of the 2013 USA Volleyball A2 squad ... joined the 1,000-kill club at Michigan State on Nov. 22, 2013, becoming the 19th UW player over 1,000 ... currently ranks 15th with 1,113 kills

Honors: 2013 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention ... 2013 NCAA Regional All-Tournament ... 2013 AVCA All-Region ... 2013 N.C. State Invitational All-Tournament ... 2013 InnTowner Invitational All-Tournament ... 2013 Pepperdine Classic MVP ... 2012 USF Invitational All-Tournament ... 2011 Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... 2011 InnTowner Invitational All-Tournament

2014: Has started 21 matches, played in 32 matches and 106 sets ... leads the team with 2.90 kills per set, which ranks 14th in the Big Ten ... has double-figure kills in 15 matches ... recorded a season-high 19 kills at Northern Colorado (Sept. 5) ... marked a season-best .516 (16-0-31) hitting percentage at Purdue (Oct. 29) ... ranks third on the team with 19 service aces (0.18/set) ... served a season-best three aces against Maryland (Oct. 12) ... had two aces vs. Louisville (Aug. 29) and vs. Missouri State (Sept. 13) ... has at least one service ace in 15 matches ... adds 0.96 digs and 0.41 blocks per set ... had a season-high eight digs at Illinois (Oct. 4) ... had a season-high four blocks vs. Missouri State (Sept. 13)

Played in all 38 matches, starting 29, and played all 146 sets ... led team with 3.51 kills and 3.97 points per set, which ranked seventh in the Big Ten ... had double-figure kills in a team-leading 33 matches, including a season-high 23 at North Dakota State (Sept. 7) ... recorded double-figure kills in 17 matches in a row from Oct. 2 - Nov. 27 ... has 20-or-more kills in three matches ... ranked third on the team with a .259 hitting percentage ... had a season-high 11 digs vs. Colgate (Sept. 21) along with 13 kills to record first season double-double ... recorded career-high five service aces vs. Milwaukee (Sept. 14) ... tied career-high of five blocks at Nebraska (Oct. 5) and vs. Milwaukee (Dec. 6) ... tallied a season-high .545 attack percentage (13-1-22) vs. Iowa (Nov. 10) ... led team in total service aces with 33 (0.23/set) ... had at least one service ace in 19 matches ... recorded three-or-more blocks in 10 matches ... averaged 0.93 digs and 0.43 blocks per set

2012: Played in all 33 matches, starting 20, and 109 sets ... led the team with 2.86 kills per set ... recorded double-figure kills in 14 matches this season ... had a season-high 20 kills vs. Iowa (Oct. 13) before setting a new career-best with 24 kills against Indiana (Oct. 19) ... added 0.81 digs per set ... had a season-high 11 digs vs. James Madison (Aug. 31) ... set a career-best with three service aces against Drake (Sept. 7) ... tied a career high with five blocks against Ohio State (Sept. 28) ... added 0.51 blocks per set ... set a career-high with 25 points against Indiana (Oct. 19)

2011: Started all 32 matches and played in 110 sets ... led the team with 311 total kills and 2.83 kills per set in her rookie season ... finished with four double-doubles on the season, most recently at Nebraska (Nov. 19) with 10 kills and 10 digs ... led or co-led the Badgers in kills for the last 15 matches of the season ... had double-digit kills in 16 matches, including 11 in a row ... had 15 kills and no errors to hit .469 (15-0-32) at Iowa (Nov. 18) ... finished with a career-high 21 kills vs. Michigan (Nov. 11) ... had double-figure digs in five matches ... averaged 1.51 digs per set (fourth on the team) and 0.45 blocks per set

High School:
Ranked No. 6 by PrepVolleyball.com on its Senior Aces list ... Volleyball Fab 50 ... top-ranked player in the state of Illinois ... named one of the 25 Underclassmen to Watch by Volleyball Magazine in 2010 ... Pioneer Press Player of the Year in 2009 ... earned first-team all-state honors by the Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette in 2010 ... also earned all-state honors in 2009, aiding Glenbrook South High School to a third-place finish at the state championship ... put away more than 400 kills her last two seasons and nearly 300 digs ... also plays for Sky High Volleyball Club ... 2009 AAU All-American, aiding her 16 Black team to the AAU Junior National Volleyball Championship ... three-time state track championship participant in the high jump, winning the state title as a sophomore

Personal: Parents are David and Laurie Chapman ... has one brother Beau (21) ... born March 26 ... enjoys drawing, playing beach volleyball and going to the lake

Major: Life sciences communication

Why Wisconsin?

"The beautiful campus, the great atmosphere, and the people"


Match Highs
Kills: 24 vs. Indiana, 10-19-12
Attempts: 61 vs. Penn State, 11-6-11
%: .562 (9-0-16) vs. Michigan, 10-7-12
Assists: 2 (2x; MR vs. Florida A&M, 9-6-14)
Aces: 5 vs. Milwaukee, 9-14-13
Digs: 14 vs. Penn State, 11-6-11
Blocks: 5 (6x; MR vs. Milwaukee, 12-6-13)
Points: 26.5 at North Dakota State, 9-7-13

Off the court with Ellen Chapman

Favorites -Spot on campus: Terrace; Cartoon Character: Spongebob Squarepants; Food: Avocado; Holiday: Christmas; TV Show: Madmen; Sports team: Chicago Bulls
First started volleyball: eighth grade
Earliest volleyball memory: playing in my middle school gym
Most memorable volleyball match: beating Texas to make it to the national championship
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: the players on the team
Before each match, I: do my hair and listen to music
Best UW road trip: Seattle for the Final Four
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): outside
My teammates say I am: weird at times
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: go to the docks
This summer, I: took an online class, went to the docks/ swimming a lot, coached camps.
The best thing about the Field House is: the fans
My goal for this year is: win a national championship
Dream as a collegiate player: Win a national championship
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Competing in the high jump
The best thing about Madison is: the people I spend my time with
Fantasy job/career: to compete on the AVP tour
When you were growing up, what did you want to be? a veterinarian
I can't live without: hot sauce
My secret addiction is: hot sauce and Jalapeño peppers
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I put hot sauce on almost everything
If I could live any place in the world it would be: California
A non-athletic talent I have is: Ceramics
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Dancing
Most famous person I've ever met: Scottie Pippen
What are you most thankful for? Friends and family
My worst habit is: Biting my nails

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"I am full of pride and honor every time I put on the Wisconsin jersey."

Volleyball vs Minnesota
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