Kelly Therkelsen

Kelly Therkelsen

Player Profile


Eagan, Minn.

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SENIOR: Named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VI second team for the second straight year...finished second in the program's career record book for blocks (336) and block assists (326), eighth in attack attempts (2,571), ninth in kills (941) and points (1,192.0) and 10th in matches played (109)...just the second Lobo to ever post 300 blocks and block assists...placed ninth in the UNM career book for attacks (2,517)and 10th in kills (923)...only Lobo named to the Hilton Albuquerque Classic (Aug. 25-26) all-tournament team...moved up to second in the UNM career history books for block assists with eight on the weekend, also jumped to eighth for all-time blocks with 10...led the team in kills (14) vs. Utah State (8/25) and posted 10 digs for her first double-double of the season...hit .346 vs. UC Riverside (8/26), with 10 kills and just one error on 26 attacks...recorded her second double-double of the season with 11 kills and 13 digs vs. Stephen F. Austin (8/26)...13 digs tied her career high while 11 kills was a team-high...earned her second consecutive nod to an all-tournament team, being honored at the Baylor Clarion Tournament...led the team in kills vs. Houston (9/1) with 10...hit .333 (14K-3E-33TA) with two assists, three aces and four digs vs. UALR (9/2)...team-high 15 kills and five blocks, notching another double-double with 11 digs...recorded 11 kills, three aces, seven digs and seven blocks for a team-high 17.5 points vs. UTEP (9/8)...1-for-2 with no errors vs. Dartmouth (9/9) before a sprained ankle sidelined her in game one...returned from her injury on Sept. 23 at Air Force, recording six kills, three digs and two blocks...posted 10 kills vs. SDSU (9/29) and 13 kills and seven blocks vs. UNLV (9/30)...led the team in kills at No. 16 Utah (10/6), recording eight...posted two block assists vs. the Utes, bringing her career total for blocks to 300...recorded 10 kills and four assists, which is a season high, at BYU (10/7)...posted 10 kills at TCU (10/13)...hit .312 (7K-2E-16TA) at New Mexico State (10/15)...posted her 300th career block assist against Colorado State (10/21)...hit .368 (7K-0E-19TA) with three blocks at San Diego State (10/27)...led team in kills (8) at UNLV (10/28), and posted three blocks...recorded 13 kills, four assists, five digs and four blocks vs. BYU (11/3)...hit .333 (7K-0E-21TA) with four digs and four blocks in her final home match (11/10 vs. TCU)...hit .333 with 11K-2E-27TA, eight digs, three blocks, one ace and one assist at Wyoming (11/18)...hit a season-high .579 (11K-0E-19TA) vs. Air Force at the Mountain West Conference Championship (11/22)...posted a team-high seven kills vs. Utah at the MWC Championship (11/23).

JUNIOR: Garnered several honors including Mountain West Conference All-Academic, CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District, Hilton/Albuquerque All-Tournament and Montana All-Tournament teams ... ranked ninth in the MWC in blocks per game (1.13) ... tied 10th in the MWC for the most blocks in a single game during the 2005 season, compiling 10 (1 solo and 9 assisted) vs. Wyoming (10/20) ... played in all 28 matches and 109 games, started 26 matches ... tied for the team-high in service aces (33) ... second on the team in points (362.0), blocks (123, 1.13 pg), block assists (120), total attacks (678) and service aces per game (0.30) ... third on the team in kills (266, 2.44 pg), attack percentage (.245) and aces (35, 0.32 pg) ... set career highs in total attacks (45, vs. Oral Roberts, 9/16), attack percentage (.583, at Wyoming, 11.19), digs (13, vs. Gonzaga, 9/10) and points (28.5, vs. Oral Roberts, 9/16) ... tied her career highs in assists (5, vs. UNLV, 9/30 and at UNLV, 10/29), solo blocks (1, vs. Syracuse, 9/17; vs. UNLV, 9/30 and vs. Wyoming, 10/20) and total blocks (10, vs. Wyoming, 10/20) ... moved to fourth in the UNM Career Recordbook for block assists (247), needing three for third and six for second place ... also 10th in total blocks (253), needing four for ninth and six for eighth ... posted the third most block assists in UNM's history ... also tied fifth in season recordbook for total blocks (123).

SOPHOMORE: Pounded 23 kills, 26.5 points and 44 attempts vs. Northern Colorado (9/3) ... 12 kills and career-high six blocks vs. Montana (9/4) ... named to Comcast Lobo Invitational All-Tournament team ... career-high 25 kills vs. George Washington (9/10) ... named to the Delaware Invitational All-Tournament team ... 11 kills and seven digs vs. New Mexico State (9/14) ... 14 kills and eight digs vs. UTEP (9/17) ... 14 kills vs. Weber State (9/18) ... 10 kills eight digs and three blocks at Wyoming (9/24) ... eight kills and two blocks vs. BYU (9/30) ... put down 16 kills and had two blocks for 17 points against No. 22 Utah (10/2) ... seven kills, five digs and four blocks at New Mexico State (10/5) ... team-high 13 kills while hitting a career-high .524 (13K-2E-21TA) at Air Force (10/8) ... 13 kills and three blocks in road trip at San Diego State and UNLV (10/15-16) ... 10 kills and four digs vs. Wyoming (10/21) ... 10 kills and four digs vs. No. 9 Colorado State (10/22) ... nine kills and four digs at No. 17 Utah (10/29) ... seven digs, six kills and three blocks at BYU (10/30) ... good all-around match in win over Air Force (11/5), collecting nine kills, seven digs and four blocks ... tallied a double-double against UNLV, putting down a career-high 10 blocks to go with 12 kills ... hit .429 with eight kills, five digs and three blocks vs. No. 8 Colorado State in the first round of the MWC Championship (11/18).

FRESHMAN: Collected seven kills vs. Idaho State (8/30) ... totaled five blocks at the Fresno State Invitational (8/29-30) ... 11 kills vs. Youngstown State (9/5) ... hit .471 (11K-3E-17A) with season-high tying five block assists vs. Alcorn State (9/6) ... nine kills, eight digs, five assists and three aces vs. Saint Louis (9/13) ... season-high 13 kills and hit .385 with four digs vs. Ohio (9/20) ... 11 kills vs. Sacramento State (9/20) ... earned Albuquerque Marriott All-Tournament honors ... five kills and four blocks at UNLV (10/11) ... collected five kills, two assists and two blocks vs. Wyoming (10/18) ... eight kills at New Mexico State (10/21) ... eight kills, five blocks and five digs in road trip to BYU and Utah (11/2-3) ... excellent all-around match vs. UNLV (11/6), collecting six kills, four service aces, three digs, four blocks and 12 points ... four blocks (one solo, three assists) vs. San Diego State (11/8) ... 10 kills and four blocks at Wyoming (11/14) ... tied season high with five blocks to go along with three kills and two services aces in MWC Tournament vs. Colorado State (11/20) ... named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.

HIGH SCHOOL: Therkelsen was named 2002 All-Lake Conference and Pioneer Press All-State (honorable mention) ... she was voted the Best Offensive Player by her teammates her senior season ... academically, Therkelsen was named a National Merit Scholar Commended Student, named to the A-Honor roll, and was in the top-one percent of her graduating class of 525 ... a member of the National Honors Society and the World Languages Honor Society ... was a High School Heisman National Nominee.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Jill and Kent Therkelsen ... has a sister, Amy ... intends to major in Political Science and Pre-Law.

K: 24, vs. George Washington (9/10/04)
ATT: 45, vs. Oral Roberts (9/16/05)
Hitting Pct.: .583, at Wyoming (11/19/05)
A: 5, twice - vs. St. Louis (9/13/03) & UNLV (9/30/05)
SA: 4, three times - last vs. UNLV (10/29/05)
Digs: 13, twice - vs. Gonzaga (9/10/05), vs. SFA (8/26/06)
B: 10, twice - UNLV (11/11/04), Wyoming (10/20/05)
BS: 1, 8 times - last at TCU (10/13/06)
BA: 10, vs. UNLV (11/11/04)
Pts: 28.5, vs. Oral Roberts (9/16/05)