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Elle Ohlander
Elle Ohlander


Caledonia, Ill.

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Elle Ohlander Photo Gallery | 2011 Match By Match Stats

Honors: 2011 team co-captain ... 2011 N.C. State Invitational All-Tournament ... 2009 Notre Dame Invitational All-Tournament ... 2009 and 2010 Academic All-Big Ten ... 2008 Big Ten All-Freshman team

2011: Played in 14 matches, starting eight (including the last seven matches of the season), and in 33 sets ... tied her season high mark with seven kills at Iowa (Nov. 18) on a season-best 18 attempts to hit .389 ... hit a season-high .400 (7-1-15) vs. Western Carolina (Sept. 3) ... led the team with four total blocks each at Iowa (Nov. 18) and at Nebraska (Nov. 19) ... matched her career high with two service aces vs. Penn State (Nov. 6) ... averaged 0.79 kills, 0.76 blocks and 0.15 digs per set in her final season as a Badger

2010: Played in 17 matches, starting 11, and 37 sets ... put down seven kills vs. Chicago State (Sept. 4) ... hit .545 vs. the Cougars ... added three digs and one block vs. CSU ... had one service ace vs. William & Mary (Aug. 27) ... had five kills at Michigan (Oct. 8) ... had a season-high eight kills and five blocks against Michigan (Oct. 30) ... averaged 1.30 kills and 0.46 blocks per set ... added 0.03 assists, 0.03 aces and 0.27 digs per set

2009: Played in 27 matches, starting 22, and 89 sets ... averaged 1.76 kills and 0.62 blocks per set ... tied her career best with 13 kills vs. Oregon State (Sept. 6) ... had double-figure kills in five matches ... had a season-high seven blocks vs. Michigan (Oct. 10) and vs. Northwestern (Oct. 24) ... had four digs at Green Bay (Sept. 16) ... had two service aces in two matches ... added 0.08 aces and 0.29 digs per set

2008: Played in 31 matches, starting 28, and 105 sets ... ranked second on the team with a .248 hitting percentage and 0.91 blocks per set ... hit a career-best .440 (13-2-20) vs. Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 6), recording a career-high 13 kills ... had a career-best eight blocks vs. Purdue (Nov. 28) ... led the team in blocks in nine matches ... had a career-high two service aces vs. Michigan State (Oct. 11) ... put up a career-high three assists vs. Northwestern (Oct. 29)

High school:
2008 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 ... one of 25 Underclassmen to Watch according to Volleyball Magazine ... named No. 28 of 100 senior aces for 2008 by PrepVolleyball.com ... PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American in 2006 ... named one of the top 50 recruits in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com ... four-year varsity starter ... varsity co-captain as a senior ... finished with a 62-2 record at Hononegah High School, which is a four year NIC-10 Conference record ... 2006 AA state championship runner-up ... all-state in 2006 and 2007 ... Rockford Register Star NIC-10 Conference Female Athlete of the Year in 2007 ... NIC-10 Conference MVP in 2007 ... first-team all-conference in 2006 and 2007 ... named the WIFR-TV All-Area Team MVP in 2007 ... played club volleyball with Club Fusion ... named to the 18-open all-tournament team at the 2007 Junior Olympics ... fifth place Junior Olympic 18 Open in 2007 ... traveled with her club team to Europe in April of 2008 ... four-year NIC-10 Scholar Athlete ... 2008 Illinois State Scholar ... won the Prairie State Achievement Award for math and sciences

Nickname is Eleanor ... parents are Patricia and Jan Ohlander ... has two brothers--Scott (30) and Sam (28) ... hobbies include fishing, watching movies and being with friends

Major: Elementary education

Why Wisconsin?

"I love everything about it!"

Season SP MP/MS K/S % A/S SA/S D/S B/S Pts P/S
2008 105 31/28 1.51 .248 0.22 0.11 0.45 0.91 224.0 2.13
2009 89 27/22 1.76 .236 0.11 0.08 0.29 0.62 194.5 2.18
2010 37 17/11 1.30 .262 0.03 0.03 0.27 0.46 60.0 1.62
2011 33 14/8 0.79 .303 0.00 0.06 0.15 0.76 43.0 1.30
Career 264 89/69 1.48
.248 0.13 0.08 0.33
0.73 521.5 1.97

Match Highs
Kills: 13 (2x; MR vs. Oregon State, 9-6-09)
Attempts: 26 vs. Oregon State, 9-6-09
%: .600 (3-0-5) vs. Campbell, 9-2-11
Assists: 3 (2x; MR vs. New Mexico State, 9-12-09)
Aces: 2 (4x; MR vs. Penn State, 11-6-11)
Digs: 5 vs. BYU, 9-13-09
Blocks: 8 vs. Purdue, 11-28-08
Points: 16 vs. Oregon State, 9-6-09

Off the Court with Elle Ohlander

Favorites - Spot on campus: The terrace; Movie: Walk the Line; TV Show: Dexter; Book: Twilight; Car: Infinity FX; Athlete: Derrick Rose; Volleyball Player: Kerri Walsh; Sports team: Chicago Bulls
First started volleyball: 8th grade
Most memorable volleyball match: Beating Northwestern in 5 last year
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: The relationships I have built with my teammates and the fans
Before each match, I: Read over the scouting report and dance
Best UW road trip: Spring break in California
One word that describes the team: weird
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Watch scary movies with Nellie
This summer, I: Took two classes, worked out with the team, worked camps, and spent time with my family up north
Is there something significant about your uniform number? My cousin, Jessie, had it in college and it was my high school number.
The best thing about the Field House is: The fans
Who is the funniest player on the team? Janelle
Who is the best-dressed player on the team? Mary
Who is the sloppiest player on the team? Janelle
The best thing about Madison is: There is always something to do
Dream as a collegiate player: to make it to the final four, then the championship and then WIN!
Fantasy job/career: Famous actress, so I could be friends with all of the famous people
Persons most admired: My brothers and my parents
My most prized possessions are: My computer, my cell phone and my moped
I can't live without: My family and my best friends
My secret addiction is: Facebook
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: My body bends in weird ways
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be? Keeping up with the Kardashians
If you could be a cover of a magazine it would be? Elle
The best sporting event you ever attended was? When the Badgers went to the Rose Bowl in 2011
You won't catch me eating: Wasabi
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: cell phone
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Chicago
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: My lake house in Minocqua
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: My grandma, Johnny Cash and Taylor Swift
Post-college plans: Hopefully find a job teaching 8th grade Science in Chicago and coaching Volleyball.
Most famous person I've ever met: One time I saw Sinbad at the Cheesecake Factory...
If I was Coach Waite for the day, I would: Let the team scrimmage ALL day
If I could have one superpower, it would be: to read people's minds
My dream date would be: Ryan Reynolds
What are you most thankful for? My family and the opportunities that I have been given
My favorite websites are: Facebook, Twitter and StumbleUpon
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: you should be able to block a serve
My favorite quote or motto is: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"--Dr. Seuss

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