CAREER HONORS: 2001 Preseason All-Big 12 Conference 2000 Volleyball magazine honorable mention All-American 2000 NCAA Mideast Regional All-Tournament Team 2000 NCAA All-Central Region Team 2000 First Team All-Big 12 Conference 2000 Second Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference Big 12 Conference Player of the Week (Nov. 20, 2000) 2000 MVP of the Kansas State Wildcat Classic Tournament 2000 Preseason All-Big 12 Conference 1999 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference 1999 Syracuse Preview All-Tournament team
SCHOOL RECORDS HELD (16): First K-State player to tally 500 or more kills in back-to-back seasons (1999-2000) Most Kills/Three-Game Match (34, vs. Colorado, 10/11/00) *Most Kills/Four-Game Match (35, at Texas, 10/9/99) Most Kills/Three-Game Match – Postseason (21, at BYU, 12/5/98) Most Kills/Four-Game Match – Postseason (28, at Colorado State, 12/3/99) Most Kills/Sophomore (526) Most Kills/Junior (571) Highest Kills Per Game Ratio/Sophomore (4.83) Highest Kills Per Game Ratio/Junior (5.05) Highest Kill Per Game Ratio/Career (4.47) Most Attacks/Three-Game Match (66, vs. Kansas, 10/4/00) Most Attacks/Four-Game Match (90, at Texas, 10/9/99) Most Attacks/Three-Game Match – Postseason (47 at BYU, 12/5/98) Most Total Attacks/Sophomore (1,487) Most Total Attacks/Junior (1,340) Highest Digs Per Game Ratio/Sophomore (3.21)
RECORDS TO KEEP AN EYE ON: 2nd in career 20-kill matches (23) 3rd in career total kills (1,467) - needs 180 kills to break record 3rd in career total attacks (3,681) - needs 952 total attacks to break record 4th in career 20/20 double-doubles (3) 10th in career digs (853) 12th in career service aces (90)
TOP 5 RECORDS: 2nd in single-season kills (571 - 2000) 2nd in single-season kills per game ratio (5.05 - 2000) 2nd in single-season total attacks (1,487 - 1999) 3rd in single-season kills (526 - 1999) 3rd in single-season kills per game ratio (4.83 - 1999) 3rd in single-season total attacks (1,340 - 2000)
*Tied for record
AS A JUNIOR (2000): One of three players to start in all 31 matches for the Wildcats as an outside hitter… One of just two players to play in all 113 matches... Became just the second Wildcat in school history to earn recognition to an All-American team when Volleyball magazine named her as one of 17 honorable mention selections... Also became the first player in school history to be named to a postseason all-tournament team team when she was selected to the NCAA Mideast Regional team following the Wildcats’ loss to eventual national runner-up Wisconsin on Dec. 8... Joined teammate Kelle Branting on the NCAA All-Central Region team... Earned first team All-Big 12 Conference honors from the coaches for the first time in her career.... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 second team... Ranked 19th nationally and second in the Big 12 with a 5.05 kills per game average... Helped the Wildcats place seventh nationally and fourth in the Big 12 with a 17.91 team kills average... Individually, she also placed 13th in the league in aces per game with a 0.27 average... Ranked first in Big 12-only matches with a 5.68 kills per game average and 11th with a 0.28 aces per game average... Led the team in three categories, including total kills (571), kills per game (5.05) and total attacks (1340)... In fact, she finished with the second-most kills in school history for the second year in a row, surpassing her 1999 high of 526... Became the first player in school history to tally 500 or more kills in back-to-back seasons... Incredibly, 500 or more kills in a single-season has only been accomplished four times in K-State history... Also set the school records for total kills and kills per game by a junior... Tallied the fourth-most total attacks in a single-season in school history with 1,340... Finished second on the team in service aces (31) and third in total digs (277)... Led all outside hitters and was third on the team in total blocks with 67… Recorded 13 double-doubles during the season... Posted double-digit kills in 29 of the Wildcats’ 31 matches, including 20 or more on 10 occasions… With those 10 20-kill matches, she tied her 1999 mark for the second-most in a single-season in school history... Led or tied for the team lead in kills on 23 occasions, including pacing the team in 18 of its last 20 matches in 2000… Tallied double-digit digs 14 times over the course of the season with 20 or more on four occasions… Led or tied for the team lead in digs five times… Posted two or more service aces nine times with a season and career-tying four in a 3-0 win over Virginia Tech at the Wildcat Classic on Sept. 9… Earned three or more block assists in 11 of the Wildcats’ matches with a season-high four in wins over Baylor (Sept. 16) and Texas (Nov. 4)… Led or tied for the team lead in total blocks on six occasions… Turned in an all-around impressive match in the five-game win over Utah State (Sept. 1) in the season opener at the WSU Cougar Challenge with 15 kills, 11 digs and three blocks... Posted a season-high 18 digs in the five-game loss to host Washington State (Sept. 2) in the championship match of the tournament... Also added a team-high 19 kills against the Cougars with three assists and three blocks... Recorded 17 kills in the 3-1 loss at No. 17 BYU... Named the tournament’s most valuable player at the Wildcat Classic (Sept. 8-9) after tallying double-digit kills in two of three matches... Had 17 kills against Air Force (Sept. 9) on a .419 hitting percentage, while leading the team with four blocks... Recorded 20-plus kills for the first time in 2000 with 22 in the five-game loss at Texas Tech (Sept. 20), while adding 14 digs... Broke the school-record for kills in a three-game match on three consecutive weeks beginning with 28 against Texas on Sept. 27... Then broke it again with 29 kills on a school-record 66 total attacks against archrival Kansas on Oct. 4... Finally, she set both the Big 12 and school record for kills in a three-game match with a 34 on an amazing .424 hitting percentage against Colorado on Oct. 11... Continued her impressive play later that week with 29 kills in a five-game win over No. 22 Texas A&M on Oct. 14... Connected 18 kills in just 26 total attacks in a win over Iowa State (Oct. 21) for a .654 hitting percentage... Came through with another all-around performance in the come-from-behind win at Texas with 24 kills, 13 digs, two service aces and four blocks... Poured in 16 kills in the 3-0 win over No. 23 Missouri (Nov. 8)... Followed this performance with four consecutive double-double matches against Oklahoma, Colorado, No. 25 Texas A&M and top-ranked Nebraska... For her performances against the Sooners and Buffaloes, she earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors for the first time in her career... Tallied an impressive .519 hitting percentage against Oklahoma (Nov. 15) with 15 kills, while she turned in 18 kills and 15 digs in the victory over Colorado (Nov. 18)... Garnered 21 kills in just three games in a loss at Texas A&M (Nov. 22)... Helped the Wildcats to a near-upset of unbeaten Nebraska (Nov. 25) in the home finale, as she recorded 25 kills and 15 digs... Collected 23 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 17 kills and 17 digs against host and No. 15 Pepperdine on Dec. 2... Finished the season with 17 kills and 11 digs in a 3-1 loss to No. 4 and eventual national runner-up Wisconsin at the Mideast Regional Semifinals.
AS A SOPHOMORE (1999): Started 28 of the Wildcats’ 30 matches as an outside hitter… One of five players to play in all 109 games… Earned recognition to the All-Big 12 team as a honorable mention selection... Ranked 24th nationally and third in the Big 12 Conference with a 4.83 kills per game average… Ranked sixth in Big 12-only matches with a 4.69 kills per game average and 10th with a 3.30 digs per game average… Led the team in service aces with 32 on the season… Finished second on the team to All-American Dawn Cady in total kills (526) and digs (350)… In fact, she finished with the second-most kills in school history in 1999 behind Dawn Cady’s school-record 622 kills… Also set the school records for total kills and kills per game by a sophomore... Finished with the second-most total attacks in school history with 1,487 behind Dawn Cady’s school-record 1,671 total attacks… Led all outside hitters and was third on the team in total blocks with 64… Recorded 15 double-doubles, including three 20/20 double-double against nationally-ranked Nebraska, Texas and Baylor… Posted double-digit kills in 29 of the Wildcats’ 30 matches, including 20 or more on 10 occasions… Led or tied for the team lead in kills on 10 occasions… Tallied double-digit digs 15 times over the course of the season with 20 or more on four occasions… Led or tied for the team lead in digs on six occasions… One of the team’s best servers, she posted two or more service aces 10 times with a season and career-best four in a 3-1 win over UNC Charlotte at the Penn State Invitational Sept. 11… Earned three or more block assists in eight of the Wildcats’ matches with a season and career-high seven in a 3-0 win over Iowa State on Sept. 29… Led or tied for the team lead in total blocks on five occasions… Led the team with 17 kills against defending NCAA champion Long Beach State in the season opener on Sept. 1… Was named to the Syracuse Preview All-Tournament team after posting double-digit kill in each of the Wildcats’ three victories, including 14 against host Syracuse in the finals… One of just three players on the team to post double-digit kills against eventual NCAA champion Penn State with 11 in a 3-0 loss to the Nittany Lions at the Penn State Invitational on Sept. 11… Tied for the second-most kills in a three-game match in school history with 23 in the home opening win over Creighton… Playing against her home state school, she turned in one of the finest performances of her career in the come-from-behind 3-2 win over No. 4 Nebraska with her first 20/20 double-double, as she tallied 21 kills on the third-most total attacks in school history (84) and 25 digs… Posted 26 kills in the Wildcats’ second consecutive victory over No. 21 Colorado in Boulder with 16 digs… In perhaps her best performance as a Wildcat, she tied a school-record for both kills and total attacks in a four-game match with 35 kills on 90 total attacks in the program’s first win over No. 8 Texas in Austin, Texas… Also added 20 digs for her second 20/20 double-double of the season with five blocks in the 3-1 win over the Longhorns… Followed this performance with three consecutive matches of 20 or more kills against archrival Kansas, No. 14 Texas A&M and Baylor… Tallied 22 kills on the third-most total attacks in a four-game match (82) with 19 digs in a 3-1 loss at No. 22 Baylor… Finished the season by tying the school-record for kills in a four-game match with 28 in a 3-1 loss to No. 11 Colorado State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
AS A FRESHMAN (1998): Saw action in all 31 matches as a swing hitter and played in all but three games (106) as a true freshman... Ranked ninth in Big 12-only matches with a 3.74 kills-per-game average... Finished second on the team in service aces (27), third in kills (370) and total blocks (81) and fifth in digs (81)... Recorded seven double-doubles during the season, including a combined season-best 21-kill and 17-dig performance that helped the ‘Cats upset No. 22 Illinois 3-2 at the Bank of Fayetteville Classic on Sept. 19... K-State was 5-2 when Wegner scored a double-double... Nearly pulled off a triple-double in a pair of matches against Colorado on Nov. 7 and Nov. 27... In the ‘Cats 3-1 upset of No. 17 CU in Boulder, she recorded 18 kills, eight digs and seven total blocks.. In the return 3-1 loss in Manhattan, Wegner posted 17 kills, eight digs and seven blocks... Posted double-digit kills in 17 matches, including accululating 20 or more on four occasions... Finished the season with double figure kills in 12 of K-State’s last 15 matches... Turned in double-digit digs in eight matches... Performed well against KSU’s 13 ranked opponents as she recorded double-digit kills 10 times and double-digit digs on four occasions... During a five-match span from Oct. 17 to Oct. 31, she recorded four double-doubles including a pair against No. 12 Texas and No. 15 Texas A&M on consecutive nights... In addition to 14 digs, she earned a season-best 23 kills at Oklahoma on Oct. 31... Had a season-high 49 total attacks against No. 12 Texas Oct. 23 and Oklahoma Oct. 31... Recorded a season-best .600 hitting percentage in just her second match against UMKC on Sept. 7.
AT GRAND ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL (1994-98): Letterwinner in volleyball all four years at Grand Island Senior High School in Grand Island, Neb. ... One of the top players in the state, she led Grand Island to a No. 9 final ranking in Class A her senior season... She blasted 352 kills with a hitting percentage of .480 and also had 105 solo blocks and 36 service aces... Posted a season-high 23 kills on three separate occasions and recorded 15 or more kills 12 times... Named to the Huskerland Volleyball Super Sixty list... Member of the 1997 Lincoln Journal-Star Super State First Team... Selected to the Omaha World-Herald All-Class A Second Team as a junior and senior... Named to the Class A All-State First Team as a senior and Second Team as a junior... Distinguished as a member of the All-Nebraska Second Team in 1997... Honored as a member of the All-Heartland Athletic Conference Volleyball Super Squad in 1996 and 1997, while she was selected to the second team in 1995... Member of the Associated Press Class A All-State Second Team as a junior... Recognized as the National Student-Athlete Day Award winner in 1996 and 1997... Holds the Grand Island school record for kills in a match with 32 against North Platte (alma mater of former teammate Kelle Branting)... Also holds the career record for blocks (379)... Played on the Nebraska Juniors’ 18-and-under club team that finished fifth at the national tournament... An all-round accomplished athlete, she lettered in three additional sports for Grand Island, including basketball, soccer and track... Named to the Heartland Athletic All-Conference Team in basketball as a junior and senior... Holds the Islanders’ basketball record for most points in a season and most steals in a game... Member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes... Named to the Academic All-Conference Team three consecutive years... Twice named to the Academic All-State team... Three-time winner of the team’s Athletic Academic Award... Elected to the Student Council three times... Involved in numerous community service projects including Key Club, Red Cross Blood Drive and Central Nebraska Rehabilitation Center... Coached in volleyball by Cindy Wells.
PERSONAL: Elizabeth Kelley Wegner was born May 12, 1980, in Grand Island, Neb. ... The daughter of Charles and Roxanne Wegner... Second youngest of four children... Has one sister, Stephanie, 26, and two brothers, Jeffrey, 23, and Michael, 18... Her uncle, Craig Wegner, was drafted by the Cleveland Browns... Father, Charles, played basketball for Nebraska-Kearney... Worked two years as a student athletic trainer at Grand Island... Has plans to attend medical school in sports medicine with the idea of working with other athletes... Intends to major in nutrition and exercise science.