Mizzou ushers in a new era against league-favorite Tennessee on ESPNU Wednesday.
Weiwen "Wendy" Wang enters her first season as the operations coordinator for the Mizzou volleyball team. A four-year letterwinner for the Tigers, the China native finished up an impressive tenure with Mizzou last season. She is a three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection and earned plenty of accolades on the competition floor as well. She was a member of the 2007 All-Big 12 Freshman Team, is a former Big 12 Player of the Week and was named to two separate All-Tournament teams in her four-year career at Mizzou. Below is a complete look at Wang's career.
2009 Academic All-Big 12 (First Team)
2008 BYU Molten Classic All-Tournament Team
2008 Academic All-Big 12 (First Team)
2007 Big 12 All-Freshman Team
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (2007)
2007 Texas State CenturyTel Premier All Tournament Team
Finished the season tied for fifth on the team with 106 kills on .274 hitting while seeing time at both the middle hitter and left side positions ... Also added 21 blocks, 27 digs and three service aces on the season while accounting for 121.0 total points on the season ... Averaged 1.68 kills per set and tallied a kill in 23 of her 27 matches played ... Hit her season-best eight kills in back-to-back matches at Kansas State (10/14) and at home against Nebraska (10/16) in her first match at left side hitter ... In her match at Kansas State she hit .375 as well ... Posted six kills on 18 errorless attacks against BYU (8/29) and added six more against Washington State (9/4) while hitting .385 ... Hit .444 with four kills in the Tigers' four-set win over Utah Valley (9/5) and followed that with four-straight matches in which she totaled six kills, highlighted by an effort against Morehead State that saw her hit .500 on 10 attacks ... Posted seven kills on 11 error-free attacks against SIU-Edwardsville ... Finished the season with just 26 errors, which means that she did not commit an error on 91.1-percent of her total attacks ... That efficiency was tops on the team among hitters with more than 200 attacks, only setter Lei Wang-Francisco has a better percentage ... Pulled in a career-high eight digs in the Tigers' sweep of Oklahoma (11/11), nearly a third of her 27 total digs on the season ... Also pulled n five digs in the Tigers' four-set win at Kansas (10/24) ... Posted three service aces on the season, two of which came against Nebraska (10/16) ... Had a season-high five total blocks (one solo, four assists) in the Tigers' five-set comeback win over Texas A&M (9/26) ... Earned her third varsity letter with the Tigers.
Started all 30 matches and played in all 115 sets for the Tigers en-route to her second varsity letter ... Was second on the team with a .242 hitting percentage and her 246 kills were also second-best on the team, as were her 90 total blocks ... Hit double figures in kills during 11 matches, including a season-best 16 on two different occasions - at BYU (8/30) and versus Iowa State (10/1) ... Had 15 kills in the Tigers' season-opening match against Tulane (8/29), helping the Tigers to a four-set win ... Had 40 total kills in the three-match tournament earning All-Molten Tournament honors; she also posted three aces in those three matches ... Had 28 kills, highlighted by 11 against Maryland, at the Spring Hill Suites at Arundel Mills Invitational, the Tigers' second tournament of the non-conference slate ... Had 151 kills while hitting .234 during Big 12 play and posted 50 of her 90 total blocks during league play ... Added 83 digs, 16 service aces and 36 assists to her ledger ... Accounted for 312.5 total points averaging 2.82 per set, both of which ranked second on the team ... Had a career-best seven digs on two occasions - at Kansas State (10/8) and against Kansas (8/15).
Had a fantastic freshman campaign, playing in all 30 Tiger matches, garnering starts in 24 contests ... Led her team with 34 service aces and was eighth in the Big 12 during league play with 0.25 aces per set ... Was second on the team in four categories, kills per set (2.96), hitting percentage (.256), points per set (3.78) and blocks per set (3.78) ... Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (10/8) after a remarkable match at Colorado (10/3) where she recorded a school record 13 blocks while notching 19 kills on an errorless 34 attempts (.559), a school-record for most kills without an error ... Matched the 19 errorless kill total in rematch with Colorado (11/24) at home, doing so on only 27 attempts (.704) ... Recorded 11 kills while hitting .529 (11-2-17) in match versus No. 1 Nebraska (10/17) ... Recorded 10 or more kills in 19 Tiger contests, surpassing 15 kills on eight occasions ... Had nine matches with five or more blocks and had 10 matches with two-or-more aces.
Was captain of her national-champion high school team ... Was a member of her country's team that won the 2006 World School Volleyball Championship in Porec, Croatia ... Member of the Chinese 15 & Under Youth National team that took third.
Majoring in accounting ... Is the fifth Tiger to come from China ... Career goal is to become an excellent accountant and meet Donald Trump ... Reads as her major hobby ... Favorite movies are the Harry Potter series ... Born June 11, 1989.