AS A JUNIOR (2000): One of the team’s special surprises in 2000, Mimick made a miraculous recovery from a broken foot that occurred during preseason drills to post an outstanding season... She was expected to miss eight to 10 week after doctors inserted a screw in the fifth metatarsal of her right foot, but she returned less than three weeks after the surgery in a match against Iowa State on Sept. 13... Returned to the starting lineup, two weeks later against Texas on Sept. 27 where she remained the rest of the season... In all, she saw action in 23 matches and 82 games, including starts in 20 matches, for the Wildcats as an outside hitter... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team...Ranked 16th nationally and second in the Big 12 with a 4.17 digs per game average... Helped the team place seventh nationally and fourth in the Big 12 with a 17.91 kills per game average... Ranked third in Big 12-only matches with a 4.14 digs per game average and 14th with a 0.26 aces per game average... Led the team in two categories, including total digs (342) and digs per game (4.17)... Finished third on the team in total blocks (53)... Recorded 12 double-doubles during the season... Posted double-digit kills in 13 of the 23 matches she played, including tallying a career-high 21 kills against Nebraska on Nov. 25... Tallied double-digit digs 18 times over the course of the season with 20 or more on seven occasions… Those seven 20-dig matches ranks as the second-most in a single-season in school history... Led or tied for the team lead in digs 15 times... Earned three or more block assists in 12 matches with a season-high six in a five-game win over No. 22 Texas A&M on Oct. 14… Less than a month after she broke her foot in preseason drills, Mimick tallied 20 digs in a five-game loss at Texas Tech on Sept. 20.. Earned her first double-double of the season in a loss at Missouri (Sept. 30) with 10 kills on .304 hitting with 24 digs... Followed that performance back-to-back double-doubles against Kansas (Oct. 4) and Oklahoma (Oct. 7)... Nearly turned in a triple-double in the thrilling five-game victory over No. 22 Texas A&M, as she totaled 10 kills, 18 digs and seven total blocks against the Aggies... Began a streak of three straight matches with 20 or more digs against Baylor (Oct. 25), as she tallied 23 digs to go with 10 kills... Matched her season-high for digs with 24 in a five-game win over Texas Tech (Oct. 28)... Posted an impressive all-around performance in the Wildcats’ come-from-behind win at Texas (Nov. 4) with 11 kills, 21 digs, four total blocks and two service aces... Began a streak of five straight matches with double-digit kills (four of which she garnered double-doubles) against Kansas (Nov. 11), as she recorded 15 kills to go along with 10 digs... After capturing back-to-back double-doubles against Colorado (Nov. 18) and No. 25 Texas A&M (Nov. 22), she turned in her first 20/20 double-double against top-ranked and unbeaten Nebraska (Nov. 25) in perhaps her greatest match... Playing against her home state school, the gutsy Mimick posted 21 kills on .265 hitting against the Huskers with a career-high 29 digs, which ranks as the fourth-most tallied by an individual in school history... The Wildcats were the first Big 12 school and just the fifth all season to push unbeaten Nebraska to five games... Collected 18 digs with eight kills on .300 hitting in the opening round win over Loyola-Chicago (Dec. 1) in NCAA Tournament... Helped K-State to its first-ever trip to the Sweet 16 with 14 kills and 21 digs against host and No. 15 Pepperdine on Dec. 2... Finished the season with 10 kills and 13 digs in a 3-1 loss to No. 4 and eventual national runner-up Wisconsin at the Mideast Regional Semifinals.
AS A SOPHOMORE (1999): Saw action in 29 matches and 101 games as an outside hitter and defensive specialist with 14 starts... Ranked fifth on the team in digs with 231 and a 2.29 digs per game average... Also averaged 0.45 kills per game, 0.12 service aces per game and 0.28 blocks per game... Competed in all 20 Big 12 Conference matches with 12 starts and averaged 2.51 digs per game, 0.43 kills per game and 0.25 blocks per game... Mainly a defensive weapon for the Wildcats, she collected double-digit digs in nine matches, including a stretch of four consecutive matches from Nov. 17-27... Led or tied for the team-lead in digs on five occasions, including back-to-back matches against No. 24 Colorado and Iowa State on Nov. 3 and Nov. 6... Tallied five or more digs on 21 occasions, including the last 12 matches of the season... Posted a career-night against No. 22 Baylor in a four-game loss in Waco, Texas, as she earned career-highs in kills (nine), total attempts (20) and digs (23)... Scored double-digit digs for the first time on Sept. 25 in a 3-0 win over Texas Tech... Then followed a week later with 11 digs in the 3-1 win at No. 21 Colorado Oct. 2... Turned in a then career-best 19 digs in a tough 3-2 loss to the Buffaloes on Nov. 3 in Manhattan, while also adding five kills and four blocks... Keyed a tough three-game battle at Iowa State Nov. 6 with a career-high three service aces... Surpassed her previous high with 20 digs in the 3-1 loss at No. 14 Texas A&M then 10 days later earned her now career-best 23 digs in the 3-1 to No. 22 Baylor on Nov.27.
AS A FRESHMAN (1998): Saw action in all 31 matches as an outside hitter and played in all but two games (107) as a true freshman... Trailed only Disney Bronnenberg (109) for games played by a freshman last year... Finished sixth on the team in digs (183)... Recorded double-digit digs in five matches... In fact, during a four-match span from Oct. 31 to Nov. 13, she posted four consecutive double-digit dig performances including a career-best 19 against Oklahoma on Oct. 31... The span also included a pair of 10-dig matches at No. 3 Nebraska and No. 13 Colorado... Recorded five or more digs in 19 of 31 matches played... Posted a season-best two kills against Iowa State on Oct. 9 and Nov. 14... Compiled a .500 hitting percentage against the Cyclones on Nov. 14 with no errors.
AT SPENCER-NAPER HIGH SCHOOL (1994-98): Letterwinner in volleyball all four years at Spencer-Naper High School in Spencer, Neb. ... Four-year starter... Paced her team with 277 kills and a .359 hitting percentage during her senior season, helping the Pirates to an second-place finish in Class D-1 at the Nebraska State Tournament her senior season... Recorded 816 kills, 182 total blocks and 161 service aces during her career helping the Pirates compile a 77-12 record... Selected to the all-area, All-Niobrara Valley Conference and Nebraska Class C-2 All-State first teams all four years... Named to the third team Super State team, a squad made up of players from all classes in Nebraska... Lettered three years in both basketball and track and field... A three-year starter in basketball, Mimick was selected three times to the all-area and All-Niobrara Valley Conference teams, and twice to the all-state first team... Huskerland Prep Report Player of the Year as a senior... A two-year state qualifier in track and field, she still holds school records for the 100-meter hurdles (15.3), 300-meter hurdles (47.6), triple jump (36’-6”) and discus (145’)... As a sophomore, she finished as the state runner-up in the discus, while finishing third in the 300-meter hurdles, fifth in the triple jump and seventh in the 100-meter hurdles... Finished second in her graduating class... Three-year member of the National Honor Society... Coached in volleyball by Donna Benson.
PERSONAL: Lisa Elaine Mimick was born Sept. 23, 1979, in Lynch, Neb. ... The daughter of Bill Mimick and Connie Zidko... Second youngest of four children... Has one sister, Amy, 28, and two brothers, Tom, 26, and Jeffrey, 14... A part of a very athletic family... Father, Bill, played football at Wayne (Neb.) State and is currently a football coach... Brother, Tom, played football at Seward Concordia (Neb.) College... Sister, Amy, played on the 1990 Spencer-Naper state volleyball championship team... Is planning a major in elementary education.