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4  Brooke Bartek
Brooke Bartek

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lincoln, Neb.

High School:
Lincoln Northeast

Last College:
Nebraska

Height:
6-2

Position:
OH


2008 (Junior): Suffered a shoulder injury during spring practice ... Averaged 1.30 kills per frame and appeared in 11 matches during the season ... Recorded two kills, including the match-winner against Tennessee State ... Put down three kills against both Eastern Kentucky and Albany ... Added a solo block against EKU ... Hammered down a pair of kills in the win over Mississippi State ... Registered four kills and added two blocks in the win over LSU ... Was a spark off the bench tallying four kills in the final set in the victory over Auburn ... Came off the bench to throw down six kills in the loss to Florida ... Made her first start of the season, and tallied two kills and a block in the win over South Carolina.

2007 (Sophomore): Found a prominent role in the UK attack in her first season with the team ... Was third on the squad averaging 2.51 kills per set ... Appeared in all 32 matches, earning 31 starts ... Set a career-high with 18 kills in the upset win over LSU ... Achieved career-highs with 10 digs against Arizona, 44 attack attempts and two aces against Northern Iowa, and five blocks against Arkansas ... Had 10 or more kills in 13 matches, including 10 in the NCAA Tournament against Michigan State.

2006 (Freshman - Nebraska): Saw action in nine matches her rookie season ... Was a back-up for the Cornhuskers at the outside hitter position ... Had two kills on two attempts and a service ace against No. 20 Louisville... Had a kill on match point to lift Nebraska to a win against Colorado.

High School: Ranked as the 13th-best player nationally by PrepVolleyball.com coming out of high school and also was named a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 recruit ... A four-year starter at Lincoln Northeast where she set a school record with 337 blocks and ranks second all-time with 1,190 kills ... The 2005 Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year ... Totaled 406 kills on .359 hitting with 74 blocks, 33 aces and 290 digs her senior season ... Led Lincoln Northeast to a 19-11 record an an appearance in the district finals in 2005 ... Captained the Lincoln Journal-Star's Super State team her senior year ... Earned first-team all-state honors from the Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald her last two seasons ... Coached by Michelle Leising ... Played club volleyball for a Nebraska Juniors squad that finished third at the 2005 Junior Olympics in Salt Lake City ... Trained with the A2 Junior National Team in 2005 ... Earned All-America honors at the 2004 Junior Olympics in the 17-and-under category ... Also participated in track and basketball at Lincoln Northeast, helping the basketball squad to an undefeated record and a Class A state title in 2004-05 ... Named to the honor roll every semester of high school and graduated in the top five percent of her high school class.

Personal: Full name is Brooke Kathleen Bartek ... Born Dec. 11, 1987 ... Parents are Steve and JoAnne Bartek ... Comes from a family of athletes ... Father Steve was an All-America basketball player at Doane College and mother JoAnne participated in volleyball and track and field at Midland Lutheran, earning All-America honors in the high jump ... Grandfather Bertyl Gissler played football at Nebraska in 1943.

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