Gabrielle Abernathy
Gabrielle Abernathy

Player Profile

Antioch, CA

High School:
Deer Valley


Outside Hitter



CALIFORNIA: Enters her fourth season as an outside hitter with the Golden Bears after redshirting during the 2002 season...participated in the USA National Team tryouts Feb. 1-4, 2001 in Colorado Springs, Colo.... As a JUNIOR in 2003 was second on the team with 36 service aces, and third with 253 kills...finished fourth in the Pac-10 in service aces per game (0.42)...played well in the NCAA first and second rounds, tallying 24 kills with a .400 hitting percentage versus Saint Mary's and Michigan...had 15 kills and a .423 hitting percentage versus Michigan Dec. 6...recorded four service aces at Long Beach State Nov. 29 and had seven kills with no errors in nine attempts (.778) versus Texas Christian Nov. 28...missed six matches from Oct. 18-Nov. 7 with a stress fracture in her left foot...had 15 kills versus Stanford Oct. 11...had a season-high 17 kills versus Washington Sept. 26...had 12 kills and .310 hitting percentage at Oregon Sept. 18...was named to the Golden Bear Invitational All-Tournament Team after 34 kills in three matches...had a team-high 17 kills and a .424 hitting percentage versus Nevada Sept. 12...had a career-high seven service aces versus New Hampshire Sept. 11...recorded 17 kills versus Hofstra Aug. 30... as a SOPHOMORE in 2001 led the Bears in kills with 288...had a team-leading 18 kills at Arizona State Nov. 17...recorded a team-high 21 kills and five service aces at Oregon Nov. 1...had 17 kills versus Santa Clara Oct. 23...had a career-high 14 digs versus Washington Oct. 20...recorded a team-high 12 kills at Washington Sept. 20...was named to the Golden Bear Classic All-Tournament team after tallying 24 kills in two matches...was named to the IKON Husky Classic All-Tournament team after a season-high 22 kills in the classic final at Connecticut Sept. 2... as a FRESHMAN in 2000 finished second on the team with 324 kills and was honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman...had a career-high 29 kills versus Washington Oct. 6...had 28 kills at Oregon Sept. 15 and had a career-high 14 digs at Oregon State Sept. 16...recorded 18 kills and five block assists versus Florida Sept. 9...finished the Golden Bear Classic with a team-high 28 kills...had a team-high 17 kills and 13 digs at Nevada Sept. 1...was named to the Silver Legacy/Ray Wersching Invitational All-Tournament team with 34 kills, a team-leading 23 digs and eight total blocks in three matches. HIGH SCHOOL: At Deer Valley High School was a three-time all-league selection and the 1999 Bay Valley Athletic League MVP...was also a three-time All-Contra Costa Times selection and was ranked among the top 50 volleyball recruits in the nation by Student Sports a senior, helped lead her team to a 17-1 record...for the week of Nov. 11, 1999 was the Cal-Hi State Athlete of the Week after recording 37 kills in a match...finished her high school career with 789 kills...competed in both basketball and track as well, placing second in the NorCo Section high jump in 1999...was a member of the 1998 Youth National Volleyball Team that trained at the Lake Placid (NY) Olympic Training team was the East Bay Juniors out of Pittsburg, Calif. PERSONAL: Gabrielle Kelly Abernathy was born Oct. 5, 1982 in Waukesha, Wisc....parents are Sherman and Theresa Abernathy...has a younger sister, Jennifer, 19, who plays volleyball at Arizona, and a younger brother, Trent, majoring in American studies.

Career Highs
Kills: 29 vs. Washington, 10/6/00
Attempts: 65 at Oregon, 9/15/00
Service Aces: 7 vs. New Hampshire, 9/11/03
Digs: 14 vs. three teams
Block Solos: 1 vs. nine teams
Block Assists: 5 vs. Florida, 9/9/00
Total Blocks: 5 vs. Florida, 9/9/00

ABERNATHY'S Career Statistics Year M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB 2000 28 98 324 198 864 .146 7 10 139 4 47 51 2001 28 91 288 176 767 .146 13 15 176 2 31 33 2003 26 86 253 126 588 .216 6 36 95 2 25 27 TOTAL 82 275 865 500 2219 .164 26 61 410 8 103 111

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