Height: 6-8 Weight: 220
Birthdate: Feb. 17, 1972
Hometown: Woodburn, Ind.
College: Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne
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) ... 1994 World League.
Highlights with USA National Team: Came to USA national team in May, 1994 after concluding stellar collegiate career ... excellent poise, despite relative lack of international experience ... was available for '94 World League, but did not see action, due to still-healing hand injury suffered prior to NCAA Final Four while playing in a pick-up game of basketball ... made '94 national team debut on Banana Boat outdoor tour versus Canada ... consistently among team's leading blockers and servers ... led team with four stuff blocks versus Argentina in World Championship pool play (9-30-94) ... seven service aces versus Cuba in World Championship seeding match (10-4-94) helped give USA tourney's top seed ... starting setter for USA national 'B' team (summer '93) during tour of Greece and Germany ... first trained with USA 'B' team in 1990 at the age of 18 (youngest player ever).
Other volleyball achievements: Competed at the 1991 (silver) and 1993 World University Games ... competed in Argentina Cup in 1991.
College/high school: Regarded as one of the premier setters in college at Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne ... three-time All-America performer (1992-94) ... finished with school records for career assists (6,526), block assists (416) and service aces (167) ... also ranks third in career digs (771) and ninth in career kills (770) ... finished second in NCAA history in career assists and among top five service aces ... directed Volleydons to NCAA Final Four appearances in 1991, 1992 and 1994, though '94 effort was hampered by a broken hand suffered in a pick-up game of basketball ... named NCAA Freshman of the Year in 1991 ... turned down several basketball scholarship offers (including one from Bobby Knight at Indiana University) to play college volleyball, coached at IPFW by father, Arnie Ball ... a 1990 graduate of Woodlan High School, Woodburn, Ind. ... named to Volleyball Monthly's Fab 50 team as well as All-Time Fab 50 list ... four-time all-conference performer and two-time conference tournament MVP (1989, 1990) in volleyball ... Woodlan's career leading scorer and rebounder ... silver medalist at U.S. Olympic Festival-'87 and bronze medalist at USOF-'89.
Personal: Born Feb. 17, 1972 in Ft. Wayne, Ind. ... majored in communications at IPFW.