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#4 Lena Skipper
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Experience: Transfer
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JUNIOR (2012): Served as an outside hitter in her first season at UNM...played in all 33 matches and made 31 starts...was second on the team in kills with 233...had six double-doubles...had one of her best matches of the season at home (match was played in The Pit) against Boise State on Oct. 4, tallying a career-high 16 kills, hit .317 (16-3-41), recorded 10 digs and had a total of 17.0 points...served as the Lobos' libero on Oct. 6 and recorded 16 digs...had double digits in digs in 15 matches in 2012...fall 2012 MW Academic All-Conference.

PRIOR TO UNM: A 2008 graduate of Eltham High in Melbourne, Australia...studied at Swinburne University in Melbourne...a member of the Australian National Team in 2012, participating in the Vietnam Cup...also played in the 2012 Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships...played in the Australian Volleyball League with the University Blues from 2008-2011 earning the title of Vice Champions of the League from 2009-11...played in the Victorian Volleyball League with the Melbourne Falcons, 2005-11 earning a number of individual honors (Club Rising Star Award 2008, Club Coaches Award 2009, and Club MVP (2010)...a member of the 2011 Victorian All Stars team.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 20, 1990 to Adam and Sue Skipper in Melbourne, Australia...has two older siblings, Amy and August...was encouraged to look in to coming to UNM by former Lobo All-American and Australian Olympian Pauline Manser...has played volleyball competitively since she was 15...favorite athlete is Roger Federer...favorite food is vegetables...favorite movie is Breakin'...major is liberal arts.

CAREER MATCH HIGHS

Kills: 16, vs. Boise State (10/4/12)
Attacks: 41, vs. Boise State (10/4/12)
Hitting percentage: .333, vs. Wyoming (9/22/12) (10-1-27) Assists: 3, four times, last vs. Air Force (10/6/12)
Service Aces: 3, vs. Southern, (8/24/12)
Digs: 16, vs. Air Force(10/6/12)
Total Blocks: 3, vs. UMES (8/31/12)
Solo Blocks: 1, three times, last vs. San Diego State (10/18/12)
Block Assists: 3 vs. UMES (8/31/12)
Points: 17.0, vs. Boise State (10/4/12)

Seasonsp-mpkk/setapctaa/ssasa/ssedigd/sretarec %bsbatbb/spts.pts./s
2012 (Jr.) 123-33 233 1.89 145 815 .108 36 0.29 19 0.15 50 273 2.22 38 802 .953 3 21 24 0.20 265.5 2.15
Thursday, September 25
7:00 PM - 
Volleyball
at San Josť State
Saturday, September 27
3:00 PM - 
Volleyball
at Nevada
Thursday, October 02
6:30 PM - 
Volleyball
vs. Utah State
Saturday, October 04
12:00 PM - 
Volleyball
vs. Boise State
Thursday, October 09
7:00 PM - 
Volleyball
at San Diego State
Saturday, October 11
7:00 PM - 
Volleyball
at UNLV
Thursday, October 16
7:00 PM - 
Volleyball
vs. Colorado State
Saturday, October 18
2:00 PM - 
Volleyball
vs. Wyoming
Monday, October 20
7:00 PM - 
Volleyball
vs. New Mexico State
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