Height: 5-9 Weight: 153
Birthdate: August 1, 1967
Hometown: Springfield, Mo.
College: University of Nebraska
Team USA member since: 1989
Major international competitions: 1995 World Cup ... 1995 World Grand Prix (gold) ... 1995 Canada Cup (gold) ... 1995 Pan American Games (silver) ... 1994 World Championship ... 1994 World Grand Prix ... 1993 FIVB Grand Champions Cup ... 1993 NORCECA Championships (silver) ... 1992 FIVB Super Four (bronze) ... 1992 Olympics (bronze) ... 1991 World Cup ... 1991 NORCECA (silver) ... 1990 World Championships (bronze) ... 1990 Goodwill Games ... 1989 NORCECA (bronze).
Highlights with USA national team: A bona fide world-class setter, with a string of accomplishments attesting to that fact, including: best setter at the World Championship Qualification Tournament in Ankara, Turkey (1993); best setter at the '92 Olympics, where she guided the Americans to a bronze medal (while also chipping in 11 kills and two stuff blocks); and best setter at '92 FIVB Super Four ... selected by teammates as the 1992 winner of the Judy Bellomo Players Award ... in 1991, named to World All-Star squad and helped it sweep a pair of matches from the Soviet Union at World Gala ... named best setter at '91 NORCECA Zone Championship ... despite injured left hand in late 1989, which required surgery and sidelined her for beginning of '90 season, came back strong in March and set USA to a bronze medal at '90 World Championships in China and was honored with tournament's Fair Play Award ... also named Outstanding Setter at '90 World Challenge Cup in Spain and FIVB Super Four tournament in Japan ... joined USA national team program in Jan.-1989, after a short stint with USA `B' team during summer of 1988.
College/high school: Helped Nebraska to a second-place finish at 1986 NCAA Championship ... member of four consecutive Big Eight Conference championship teams (1985-88) ... two-time Russell All-America (1987-88), and honored both years as Big Eight Player of the Year ... holds three University of Nebraska records: single-season assists (1,524), career assists (3,082) and career service aces (149) ... during her career, Cornhuskers posted a record of 115-19 (.860) ... NU retired her number at 1992 alumni match ... coached at NU by Terry Pettit ... had only two full years of collegiate setting experience at Nebraska after playing outside hitter ... member of gold medal-winning East squad at U.S. Olympic Festival-'86 and also played at USOF-'87 ... named to All-Rookie team at 1987 U.S. Open Volleyball Championships ... garnered several academic All-America awards with her 3.41 GPA in athletic training and corporate fitness, including 1988 GTE Academic All-America and 1987-88 Big Eight All-Academic team ... a 1985 graduate of Willard High School in Springfield, Mo ... .led team to Missouri state championship in 1981 and third-place finish in 1983 ... three-time all-conference pick (1982-84), and considered by many as top prep player in region ... listed on 1985 Volleyball Monthly Fab 50 roster, and further honored as member of 1990 All-Time Fab 50 elite ... outstanding prep basketball player -- twice named to all-state team (1984-85) ... coached at WHS by Diane Cline.
Personal: Born Aug. 1, 1967 in Kansas City, Mo. ... married in Dec. 1993 (Mark Vandersnick) ... studied athletic training at Nebraska ... currently employed by Wells Fargo Mortgage Loan Center, through the Olympic Job Opportunities Program ... same hometown as actress Kathleen Turner.