Ethan Watts
Position:
Middle Blocker
Height: 6-7 Weight: 210
Birthdate: May 4, 1972
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
College: Brigham Young University
Team USA Member Since: 1994 Major international competition: 1995 World Cup ... 1995 World League ... 1995 Pan American Games (silver) ... 1994 FIVB World Super Four ... 1994 World Championship (bronze). Highlights with USA National Team: Joined USA national team on an extended tryout basis in June 1994 ... impressed coaching staff with blocking and middle-hitting ability, as well as work ethic ... cracked starting lineup in 1994 FIVB World Super Four opener versus Italy, but had to leave the match due to a back injury ... had nine kills versus Netherlands in Super Four ... earned berth on 12-player squad that earned bronze medal at World Championship and saw action in opener versus Germany ... made Team USA debut in World Championship tune-up match versus Denmark at Aarhus ... was on Banana Boat Summer Series tour versus Canada, but did not play. Other volleyball achievements: In 1993, was a member of the U.S. World University Games Team (Buffalo, N.Y.) and played for the USA "B" team during tours of Germany and Greece. College/high school: Played four years of varsity volleyball at BYU under former USA national team head coach Carl McGown ... named NCAA first-team All-America in senior year (1994) and NCAA second-team All-America as a junior (1993) ... made NCAA all-freshman team in 1991 ... earned Athletic Honor Roll at BYU (1992-94) ... graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Okla. in 1990 ... during senior year of high school (1990) played club volleyball (for Tulsa Stuff-It, coached by Peggy McCaw) and team placed fifth in Junior Olympics ... also participated in wrestling and football in high school ... made high school honor roll (1989-90). Personal: Born May 4, 1972 in Philadelphia, Penn. ... majored in psychology at BYU ... single.