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Janelle Gabrielsen
Janelle Gabrielsen


Menomonee Falls, Wis.

High School:
Menomonee Falls



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Janelle Gabrielsen Photo Gallery | 2011 Match By Match Stats

Honors: 2011 team co-captain ... 2010-11 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... 2011 Duke Invitational All-Tournament team ... 2010 Tribe Invitational All-Tournament team... 2009 InnTowner Invitational All-Tournament team ... 2009 and 2010 Academic All-Big Ten ... 2008 Big Ten All-Freshman team

Of Note: Recorded the first triple-double for a UW athlete since 1988 when she had 13 kills, 10 digs and 15 assists at Michigan (Nov. 8, 2008); also only the third Badger to record a triple-double ... finished sixth on the career records list with 3,447 assists ... also finished seventh all-time with 7.68 assists per set and 1,131 total digs ... played in 449 sets as a Badger, tied for 10th-highest all time ... became only the second Badger to record 3,000 assists and 1,000 digs in her career behind current assistant coach Colleen (Neels) Bayer

2011: Started all 32 matches and played in all 117 sets... recorded her program-best third career triple-double vs. Michigan (Nov. 11) with 10 kills, a season-high 32 assists, and 11 digs ... recorded a season-high five total blocks in the Badgers' upset of Penn State (Nov. 6) ... added a season best 17 digs at N.C. State (Sept. 2) ... finished second on the team in total service aces (23) and service aces per set (0.20) ... scored on a season-high three aces twice ... finished with 13 double-doubles this season and 51 in her career ... averaged 5.68 assists, 1.20 kills and 2.66 digs per set

2010: Played and started 30 matches and played in 106 sets ... finished the season ranked fifth in the Big Ten with 10.35 assists per set ... had a career-high 63 assists at Iowa (Oct. 22) ... had a career-best four service aces vs. Milwaukee (Sept. 10) ... ranks fourth on the team with 16 service aces (0.17/set) ... had a career-best 19 digs at Minnesota (Oct. 24) and at Northwestern (Nov. 6) ... ranks second on the team with 3.04 digs per set ... has double-figure digs in 19 matches ... has a team-high 20 double-doubles ... Averaged 1.10 kills per set ... had a season-high 10 kills at Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... tallied at least one kill in all 30 matches she has played this season ... third on the team with 0.56 blocks per set ... had a season-high five blocks vs. Ohio State (Sept. 24) and vs. Michigan (Oct. 30) ... had four blocks vs. Iowa (Nov. 20), including three solos

2009: Started all 29 matches and played in all 110 sets at setter ... averaged 9.63 assists per set, which ranked eighth in the Big Ten ... put up a career-best 56 assists vs. Oregon State (Sept. 6) ... averaged 0.89 kills per set, including a season-high six in three matches ... added three service aces vs. Duke (Aug. 28) ... averaged 0.15 aces per set ... led the team in service aces in four matches ... ranked third on the team with 2.43 digs per set ... tallied double-figure digs in 11 matches, including a career-high 21 vs. Indiana (Nov. 27) ... had 11 double-doubles on the season ... added 0.46 blocks per set ... had a career-high seven blocks, including one solo, vs. Michigan (Oct. 10)

2008: Played in 31 matches, starting 26, and 116 sets ... saw action as a setter and outside hitter in the Badgers' 6-2 offense ... recorded the first triple-double for a UW athlete since 1988 when she had 13 kills, 10 digs and 15 assists at Michigan (Nov. 8); also only the third Badger to record a triple-double .... had six double-doubles on the season ... averaged 5.22 assists per game ... put up a career-best 39 assists vs. Minnesota (Nov. 14) ... added 1.21 kills per set ... had a career-high 13 kills at Michigan (Nov. 8) ... also had 10 kills vs. Minnesota (Nov. 14) ... ranked third on the team with 1.86 digs per set ... recorded double-figure digs in six matches, including a career-high 16 digs vs. UNLV (Sept. 5) ... averaged 0.48 blocks per set ... tallied a career-high six blocks vs. Purdue (Nov. 29) ... chipped in 19 service aces (0.16/set) ... had a career-high three service aces in two matches

High school: 2007 Gatorade Player of the Year for Wisconsin ... ranked No. 12 on PrepVolleyball.com list of Top 100 seniors ... 2008 Volleyball Fab 50 ... one of 25 Underclassmen to Watch by Volleyball in 2006 ... one of the top players to watch as a junior, sophomore and freshman by PrepVolleyball.com ... 2006 PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American ... two-time first-team all-state ... sixth-team all-state as a sophomore and honorable mention all-state as a freshman ... two-time first-team all-area ... two-time conference player of the year ... three-time first-team all-conference ... second-team all-conference as a freshman ... aided her team to three appearances in state tournament, advancing to the semifinals her junior season ... two-time member of the state championship all-tournament team .. three-time team MVP ... also played basketball ... conference player of the year in basketball as a senior ... two-time first-team all-conference ... earned second-team all-conference honors as a sophomore and honorable mention all-conference as a freshman ... broke school record for total points ... two-time member of the All-Suburban team ... played club volleyball with Milwaukee Sting ... WIAA Scholar-Athlete

Personal: Nickname is Nellie ... parents are Jeff and Jill Gabrielsen ... has three older sisters, Jessica (28), Jolene (26) and Jamie (25) ... Jessica played volleyball at Concordia University and Jamie played volleyball at UW-Milwaukee ... hobbies include playing sports, watching movies and hanging out with friends

Major: Human development and family studies

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose Wisconsin because it has a great volleyball program,
a great academic program and the fans are amazing!

Season SP MP/MS K/S % A/S SA/S D/S B/S Pts P/S
2008 116 31/26 1.21 .185 5.22 0.16 1.86 0.48 189.0 1.63
2009 110 29/29 0.89 .206 9.63 0.15 2.43 0.46 144.5 1.31
2010 106 30/30 1.10 .289 10.35 0.16 3.06 0.56 169.5 1.59
2011 117 32/32 1.20 .179 5.68 0.20 2.66 0.32 185.5 1.58
Career 449 122/117 1.10 .209 7.63 0.17 2.49 0.45 688.5 1.53

Match Highs
Kills: 13 vs. Michigan, 11-8-08
Attempts: 28 vs. Michigan, 11-8-08
%: .700 (7-0-10) vs. Northwestern, 10-8-08
Assists: 63 at Iowa, 10-22-10
Aces: 4 vs. Milwaukee, 9-10-10
Digs: 19 (2x; MR at Northwestern, 10-6-10)
Blocks: 7 vs. Michigan, 10-10-09
Points: 15.5 vs. Michigan, 11-8-08

Off the Court with Janelle Gabrielsen

Favorites - Spot on campus: The Field House and Memorial Terrace; Cartoon Character: Spongebob Squarepants; Movie: Anchorman; TV Shows: The Office and Dexter; Athlete: Michael Jordan; Volleyball Player: Brittney Dolgner; Sports team: The Badgers and The Packers
First started volleyball: 5th grade
Most memorable volleyball match:
The Northwestern match last year where we won in 5.
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: The team
Before each match, I: look over the scouting report and listen to pump up music
Best UW road trip:
The Virginia tournament because we won the tournament and we got to go sight seeing.
One word that describes the team:
One word that describes me:
My teammates say I am:
a little crazy
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is:
eating out
Most memorable volleyball achievement:
When we beat Northwestern in 5 because everybody played their hearts out and it felt amazing.
Is there something significant about your uniform number?
It is my lucky number
The best thing about the Field House is:
The fans
Who is the funniest player on the team?
Elle Ohlander
Who is the best-dressed player on the team? Mary Ording
Who is the sloppiest player on the team? Elle Ohlander
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Playing collegiate basketball
The best thing about Madison is: THE VOLLEYBALL TEAM!
Dream as a collegiate player: To make it to the finals of the NCAA tournament
Fantasy job/career: To be a guidance counselor
Persons most admired: My parents and all my older sisters
I can't live without: volleyball
My secret addiction is: cookies
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be: GLEE
If you could be on the cover of a magazine it would be: USA Volleyball
The best sporting event you ever attended was: The Bucks versus the Celtics
Nobody knows how much I love to: rollerblade and sing
If I could spend a week anywhere in the world: Hawaii
If I could live any place in the world it would be: WISCONSIN
A non-athletic talent I have is: playing video games
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: a singing voice
If you could have any talent: read people's minds
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Have children
If I could have one superpower, it would be: to be invisible
My dream date would be: Chinese food followed by a scary movie
My favorite websites are: UWBadgers.com and Facebook

Volleyball vs Minnesota
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