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Gayle Tripp

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rio Rancho, N.M.

High School:
Rio Rancho HS

Height:
5-2

Position:
LIB

Experience:
4L

SENIOR (2008): MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE LIBERO OF THE YEAR ... All-Mountain West Conference ... Academic All-MWC ... Took over first place on the UNM career digs list on Nov. 6 vs. No. 13 Colorado State with 20 digs in the match ... Finished career with 1,578 digs, first on UNM career digs list and third on MWC career digs list ... Finished second in MWC in digs with 4.44 per set ... Had a career-high 8 assists vs. Wyoming on Nov. 8 ... Season-high 26 digs vs. St. John's on Sept. 12 ... Had double-digit digs in 25 of 29 matches ... Named Most Valuable Player of the MCM Elegante Lobo Classic ... Senator in the Associated Students of UNM ... Also an officer on the UNM Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Gayle Tripp finished her Lobo career on top of the all-time career digs list.


JUNIOR (2007): Lobo Club Female Student-Athlete of the Year ... Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... Joined the Lobo 1,000-Career Dig Club on Oct. 13 against UNLV ... Moved into second place on the UNM all-time career digs list on Nov. 17 against Colorado State ... Finished season wih 1,143 career digs ... Ended up fourth in the MWC in digs per game with a 4.29 average ... Passed a season-high 27 digs against Gonzaga on Sept. 8 ... Had 24 matches with double-digit digs ... Her 442 season digs ranks second on the UNM list ... Tied her career-high with 5 service aces against BYU in the MWC Tournament on Nov. 22 ... Named to MCM Elegante Lobo Classic all-tournament team ... During the summer of 2007, participated in the Sibillini Tournament in Italy with Bring It Promotions ... Named Libero of the Tournament.

SOPHOMORE (2006): Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... Finished fourth in the MWC in digs, averaging 4.29 per game ... Placed fifth for the overall season in service aces, notching 36 for a 0.36 per game average ... Posted the second-highest digs per game average (4.29) and the fourth-most digs (433) in a single season ... Sits in a four-way tie for the fourth most digs (29) recorded in a single match ... Had 23 matches with double-digit digs ... One of just two Lobos to play in every game ... Dished out a career-high 4 assists vs. UC Riverside on Aug. 26 in the Hilton Classic ... Recorded her first kill of the season and the third of her career on her only attack at Baylor on Sept. 1 ... Crushed her career-high for digs, notching 29 vs. UTEP on Sept. 8 ... Attempted a career-high six attacks vs. UNLV on Sept. 30 ... Posted a season-high 4 aces against TCU on Nov. 10.

FRESHMAN (2005): Played in all 28 matches, getting three starts as a defensive specialist ... Split time as the starting libero with Kim Cox ... Led the Lobos in digs with 268 and a 2.60 per game average ... Named to the Comcast Invitational All-Tournament team ... Recorded her first kill Sept. 3 vs. Lamar ... Dished out a season-high 2 assists vs. Wyoming on Oct. 20 and New Mexico State on Nov. 7 ... Dropped in a career-high 5 service aces against BYU on Sept. 23 ... Recorded a season-high 21 digs vs. UC Davis on Sept. 9 ... Scored a career-high 5.0 points vs. BYU on Sept. 23.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in volleyball for four years at Rio Rancho High ... Led Rio Rancho to state titles in 2002 and 2003 and runner-up finishes in 2001 and 2004 ... Earned first-team all-state honors three straight years (2002-04) ... Named to the all-district team all four years ... District 1-5A Player of the Year in 2004 ... Made the Play of the Year as a sophomore according to the Westside Albuquerque Journal ... Maintained a 3.6 GPA in high school ... Was a member of the National Honor Society ... Named to the Rio Rancho Academic Honor Roll all four years ... Member of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership program ... Named to the All-Metro Albuquerque Tribune team her junior and senior year.

PERSONAL: Will play professionally in Europe in Fall 2009 ... Daughter of Gary and Jeannette Tripp ... Gary is the Executive Director of the New Mexico High School Activities Association ... Has a sister and brother-in-law, Delia Ann and Randy Hayden ... Graduated in May 2009 with a double major in Political Science and Communications and Journalism.

CAREER SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS

Kills: 1, 11x - last vs. Wyoming (11/8/08)
Attacks: 6, vs. UNLV (9/30/06)
Hitting Percentage: 1.000, 4x-last vs. Central Arkansas (8/29/08)
Assists: 8, vs. Wyoming (11/8/08)
Service Aces: 5, 2x - last vs. BYU (11/22/07)
Digs: 29, vs. UTEP (9/8/06)
Total Blocks: n/a
Solo Blocks: n/a
Block Assists: n/a
Points: 5.0, 2x - last vs. BYU (11/22/07)

Tripp's Career Stats
Year	SP-MP	K	E	TA	Pct.	A	SA	Dig	BS	BA	TB	Pts.
2005	103-28	2	7	27	-.185	13	27	268	0	0	0	29.0
2006	101-30	3	6	36	-.083	32	36	433	0	0	0	39.0
2007	103-29	4	2	17	.118	37	26	442	0	0	0	30.0
2008	98-29	2	1	14	.071	62	18	435	0	0	0	20.0
Totals	405-116	11	16	94	-.053	144	107	1,578	0	0	0	118.0
Friday, August 29
10:30 AM - 
Volleyball
at Texas vs. UTEP
1:00 PM - 
Volleyball
vs. Seattle U
5:00 PM - 
Volleyball
at UTEP vs. Seattle U
7:30 PM - 
Volleyball
vs. Texas
Saturday, August 30
1:00 PM - 
Volleyball
vs. UTEP
3:30 PM - 
Volleyball
at Texas vs. Seattle U
Thursday, September 04
11:30 PM - 
Volleyball
at Hawai'i
Friday, September 05
9:00 PM - 
Volleyball
at St. John's
Saturday, September 06
6:30 PM - 
Volleyball
at Oregon
Friday, September 12
5:00 PM - 
Volleyball
at Bethune Cookman vs. UC Irvine
7:30 PM - 
Volleyball
vs. Montana State
Saturday, September 13
10:30 AM - 
Volleyball
at UC Irvine vs. Montana State
1:00 PM - 
Volleyball
vs. Bethune Cookman
5:00 PM - 
Volleyball
at Montana State vs. Bethune Cookman
7:30 PM - 
Volleyball
vs. UC Irvine
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