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Michelle Banks
Michelle Banks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sonora, Calif.

High School:
Sonora HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
OH

Birthdate:
11/02/1984

Experience:
3L


UNLV: ~Michelle enters her fourth season as an outside hitter. ~In the career record book: She sits ninth in matches played (79) and eighth in games played (278). ~In the single-season record book: She sits in a tie for most games played (118 in 2005) and fifth in digs (290 in 2005).

2005: ~Played in 118 games and all 30 matches. ~She had 224 kills on the season, which ranked fourth on the team. ~Hit for a .625 average (10 kills, 16 attempts) in a 3-1 win at Air Force on Oct. 1. ~She had 10 matches of 10 or more kills, with 20 coming against Cal State Northridge (Aug. 27). ~She had 77 assists on the seasons, seven of which came in a 3-1 road win against Colorado State (Nov. 4). ~She had 17 aces with three coming at home against TCU on Oct. 14. ~She had 290 digs, with 17 matches tallying double-digits, including 19 in a 3-0 win over Arizona State on (Aug. 27). ~She had 40 total blocks of which four assisted blocks came in a 3-1 win over Rutgers on Sept. 10.

2004: ~Played in 71 games and 22 matches. ~She had 90 kills on the season, 15 of which came against Washington State (Sept. 3). ~She had 43 of her 245 season attempts vs. Utah Valley State (Sept. 25). ~She had 31 assists, while on three occasions she totaled four in a game; Wyoming (Oct. 3), New Mexico (Oct. 16) and at San Diego State (Oct. 22). ~She had 16 of her 156 digs come on the road against Wyoming (Oct. 29). ~She had 13 aces, on three occasions she totaled two in a game; San Jose State (Sept. 3), at BYU (Oct. 9) and at Wyoming (Oct. 29). ~She had four of her 12 blocks against San Jose State (Sept. 3).

2003: ~Played in 89 games during her freshman season, finishing with 135 kills, 163 digs and 398 attempts, including a career-high 26 attempts against West Virginia (Aug. 30). ~She had seven aces during the season.

High School: ~A 2003 graduate of Sonora High School in Sonora, Calif. ~She played four seasons of volleyball and participated in basketball and track. ~She earned varsity league championships in 2002 and 2003. ~She was named first-team all-league in 2001 and 2002. ~She earned a junior varsity league championship in 2000 with an 8-0 record. ~She was also a two-time all-league basketball player.

Personal: ~Born on November 2, 1984, in Sonora, Calif. ~Daughter of Mark and Kathie Banks. ~She has one brother, Orrin and one sister, Nicole. ~Her uncle, Tommy Banks, played football for the Kansas City Chiefs. ~She is majoring in marketing and communications.

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