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Ellen Krueger
Player Profile:
Ellen Krueger 715538
Position: Setter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lakeville, Minn.
High School: Lakeville South High School
Major: Pre-Elementary Education

Career: Ranks ninth all-time at UND in career attack percentage (.252).

2012 (Junior): Played in 96 sets in 27 matches ... Moved into a hitter's role and generated 117 kills ... Hit .194 with 335 total attacks ... Her 44 total blocks were a career high ... Had back-to-back 10-kill performances, in the sweeps of North Dakota State (Oct. 9) and Southern Utah (Oct. 11) ... Recorded 19 assists and eight digs ina win at Eastern Washington (Oct. 4) ... Team was 10-5 when she had at least four kills in a match ... Named to the Academic All-Big Sky Team ... Earned third letter.

2011 (Sophomore):  Named to the Great West Academic All-Conference Team and the GWC All-Tournament Team ... Finished the season ranked second in assists (3.78/set), seventh in blocks (.53/set), and ninth in kills (1.08/set) and digs (.78/set) ... Only had 10 attack errors all season on 80 swings ... Appeared in 22 matches with two starts ... Finished nine balls in the championship game of the Great West Conference Tournament (Nov. 19), a career high ... Tallied a then-career-high seven kills vs. UNO (Sept. 23), then later equalled the total vs. Minot State (Oct. 10) ... Earned second letter.

2010 (Freshman): Named UND's 2010-11 Female Rookie of the Year ... 2010 Great West Conference Setter of the Year ... Named to the Great West All-Conference first team and the GWC All-Newcomer Team ... Led the conference with 933 assists (10.60/set) ... Ranked fifth on the team in aces (88; 0.24/set) and digs (88; 1.82/set) ... Appeared in 28 matches with 24 starts ... Made her UND debut against Cal State Bakersfield (Aug. 28) ... Landed a season-best six kills against Green Bay (Sept. 4) and then equalled the mark three more times during the season ... Finished with a season-best .857 attack percentage against South Dakota (Sept. 18) ... Recorded a career-best six blocks (five assisted) against Texas-Pan American (Oct. 7) ... Tallied a career-high 15 digs against South Dakota (Oct. 14) ... At Utah Valley (Oct. 30), amassed a team-high 57 assists for the second-best single-match performance in the league ... Finished with double-digit assists in all but three matches ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: A 2010 graduate of Lakeville South High School ... Earned four varsity letters as a setter and outside hitter for head coach Jen Nelson ... Earned first team All-Lake Conference honors as a senior and honorable mention all-conference honors as a junior ... Team captain as a senior ... Named team's Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... As a junior earned Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press Athlete of the Week honors (Sept. 16).

Personal: Daughter of Dave and Gwen Krueger ... Majoring in elementary education.



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