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#15 Ellyce Youngren
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brookings, S.D.
High School: Brookings H.S.
Major: Advertising
Experience: 4 Letters
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2011: Team Captain ... played in 119 of 121 sets and in all 33 matches during her final season as a Jackrabbit ... hit .474 in the season opener vs. Montana state (8/26) with nine kills and no errors in 19 swings ... became the 14th Member of the SDSU 1,000-Kills Club in the win over IUPUI (9/16) ... set a career-high with three solo blocks at South Dakota (10/3) ... tied a season-high with 14 kills vs. Southern Utah (10/8) ... recorded 10 kills, with an ace and a pair of block assists vs. UMKC (11/11) ... closed her career on a high note, with 11 kills, eight digs and three service aces in the final match of her career against South Dakota (11/12) ... finished her career ranked 13th on the SDSU all-time kills list with 1,144

2010: Team captain ... all-Summit League second team selection and all-tournament team selection at The Summit League Tournament (11/19-20) ... played in all 121 sets and started all 30 matches in 2010 ... named MVP of the Air Force Invitational (8/27-28) ... named Summit League Offensive Player of the Week (8/30) ... led the team with 366 kills and with 36 service aces ... also added 275 digs on the season ... set career-highs with 26 kills and with 17 digs in season-opening win over Boise State (8/27) ... tied her career-best digs total vs. FIU (9/3) ... set a career-high with four service aces at Air Force (8/28) and then tied the mark at Western Illinois (10/8) ... finished second on the team with 11 double-doubles

2009: All-Summit League first team selection ... played in 98 sets in 26 matches with 25 starts ... team-leader with 82 total blocks, 75 block assists and seven solo blocks ... finished second on the team with 281 kills ... recorded double-digit kills in 16 matches ...  tallied a season-best 19 kills, a .643 hitting percentage and a career-high eight block assists in a home win over Oral Roberts (9/12) ... earned Summit League Player of the Week honors after posting 29 kills with just two errors in 48 attempts for a .562 hitting percentage with 12 total blocks at home against Centenary and Oral Roberts (9/11-12) ... tied a season-high with 19 kills in back-to-back matches at UMKC (10/1) and at Southern Utah (10/3) ... set a career-high with 11 digs and added 17 kills for her first-career double-double at Western Illinois (10/24)

: Only Jackrabbit to play in all 100 sets during the season ... earned all-Summit League second-team and all-freshman team honors ... debuted with 13 kills and two block assists in the season-opening win over Southeast Missouri ... named to the all-tournament team at the Hurricane Invitational ... led the team with a .228 hitting percentage, with 16 solo blocks and with 79 total blocks ... finished second on the team with 256 kills ... set a career-high with 25 kills vs. IPFW (11/8) ... set a career-high with six block assists at IPFW (10/3) and at Western Illinois (11/1) ... recorded double-digit kills in 11 matches ... recorded first career double-double with ten kills and ten digs vs. IUPUI (10/11)

Before SDSU: Three-time varsity letterwinner ... earned all-state, all-Eastern South Dakota and team MVP honors in both 2006 and 2007 ... earned Brookings Register Player of the Year honors in 2007 ... named to the Brookings Register team in 2006 and in 2007 ... also earned three varsity letters in basketball ... named to the Brookings Register team and earned all-ESD basketball honors in 2006-08 ... named to the all-tournament team in 2008 ... voted most improved player in 2006-07 ... Academic all-state selection in 2007-08 ... four-year honor roll student ... four-time scholar athlete selection ... named the Optimist Club Athlete of the Month in September 2007