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6 Beth Shelton
Beth  Shelton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
St. Ursula Academy

Height:
6-0

Position:
Outside Hitter

Club:
Team Z

Worth Noting--A returning starter at outside hitter ... top technical player on the squad ... a very steady player who competed on the top club team in her age division in 2001, 2002, and 2003.


2005- The only player to start all 31 matches ... played in 115 of 120 games ... fifth on the team with 270 kills (2.35 per game) and second in digs with 295 (2.57 per game) ... also recorded 36 service aces, which was fourth on the team, 45 blocks and 40 assists ... named to the Texas A&M/McDonald's Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/2-3) ... posted six double-doubles in kills and digs ... set career highs with 19 kills and 22 points vs. Florida State (10/15) ... also hit .405 in the match vs. the Seminoles and added 17 digs ... had 17 kills and a career-best five blocks vs. Albany (9/17) ... tallied an impressive 29 digs vs. Duke (11/19) to tie Melissa Caldwell for team-high honors in defensive saves in a match for the season ... recorded a career-high four aces vs. Liberty (9/17) and Miami (11/12).

2004--Was a medical red-shirt.

High School--A four-year starter for St. Ursula Academy at outside hitter and middle blocker ... 2001 and 2003 Ohio state champions and runners-up in 2002 ... ranked 92nd in the class of 2004 by PrepVolleyball.com ... PrepVolleyball.com listed St. Ursula as its 2003 national champions ... was a first-team All-League and a second-team All-State selection in 2003 ... earned second-team All-League honors in 2002 and was also an honorable mention All-State pick ... also garnered honorable mention All-League accolades in 2000 ... member of the National Honor Society in 2003 and 2004 as well as the Latin Club in 2001 and 2002 ... also a member of the Girls Athletic Association ... club team, Team Z, won the Open Division at Junior Olympics in 2002 and 2003 ... also third in the Open Division at Junior Olympics in 2001 while playing for Cincy Classics ... a 2001 All-American at Junior Olympics.

Personal--Daughter of Marianne and James Shelton ... born 12/2/85 in Cincinnati, Ohio ... has a younger sister (Emily) ... volunteer for American Red Cross ... enjoys shopping ... majoring in sociology.

Why Beth chose UVa--"It has the perfect balance of strong athletics and renowned academics and also because it is beautiful."

Shelton's Career Statistics

Year MP/GP ATT K E Pct. K/Gm Ast. SA Digs BS BA TB
2005 31/115 744 270 144 .169 2.35 40 36 295 1 44 45

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