3 Lori Betchker
3 Lori Betchker
Birth Date: 01/04/1981
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Amhest, Ohio
High School: Steele
Position: Right-side Hitter

Voss on Betchker: "Lori will provide leadership off the court as she recovers from surgery."

2001 - as a junior: Started all 26 matches and saw action in all but one game...Ranked third in the Horizon League and led the Vikings with 0.55 service aces per game...Sliced Towson with a career-high seven aces on 9-8-01...Pounded down a career-best 19 kills in CSU's win at UW-Green Bay on 11-3-01...Notched seven double-digit kill outings...Third on the squad with 2.14 kills per game...Had 14 double-digit dig performances with a seaons high of 20 against UIC on 11-10-01...Second on the team with 2.93 dpg.

2000 - as a sophomore: Started 26 matches and saw action in all 29, appearing in 98 games...Took career-highs in every statistical category...Recorded 21 digs at UIC on 10-21-00...Put down 12 kills against in a four-game win over Towson at the Northwestern Wildcat Classic on 9-16-00... Notched three service aces in a three-game sweep of Eastern Michigan on 9-19-00...Third on the squad in aces at 0.27/game... Fourth among the Vikings in kills per game at 1.38.

1999 - as a freshman: Saw action in 16 matches, appearing in 29 games...Best outing of the year came at Loyola Chicago on 10-30-99 when she tagged seven kills while hitting .385 and recorded a pair of digs, a block solo and a block assist.

High School: Best on her team in kills (213) and tops in Lorain County in digs (214)...Earned the Plain Dealer's Player of the Week honor...Helped the Comets to a first place finish in the Southwestern Conference with a 18-4 record...Served as team captain and named Most Valuable Player during her senior year...Was named to the All-Academic District 3 team in 1998...A member of the Plain Dealer's Lorain County All-Star Team...Lettered in volleyball (2), swimming (1) and track & field (3)...Holds the Comet's all-time shot put record (37' 91/4")...Was a regional qualifier in shot put and a district qualifier in discus and shot put...Received a Lorain County Honorable Mention in swimming an 1997...Also named swimming team captain and MVP in `97.

Personal: Born 1-4-81...Parents are Ron and Rose Betchker...Has an older brother, Erik...Psychology major ....CSU Athletic Academic Excellence Award in 2000, 2001, 2002...Dean's List Spring Term 2001 and 2002... Treasurer for the Residence Hall Association for 2000-2001...Student-Athlete Advisory Board in 2001-02.

BETCHKER'S BESTS

Kills: 19 vs. UW-Green Bay, 11-3-01

Assists: 6 vs. UW-Milwaukee, 10-13-00

Service Aces: 7 vs. Towson, 9-8-01

Block Solos: 1 (6x), last @ UW-Green Bay, 11-3-01

Block Assists: 5 (2x), last vs. Towson, 9-8-01

Total Blocks: 5 (2x), last vs. Towson, 9-8-01

Digs: 21 @ UIC, 10-21-00