Paula Weishoff
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-1 Weight: 165
Birthdate: May 1, 1962
Hometown: Torrance, Calif.
College: USC
Team USA member since: 1981 Major international competitions: 1995 World Grand Prix (gold) ... 1992 FIVB Super Four (bronze) ... 1992 Olympics (bronze) ... 1991 World Cup ... 1991 NORCECA Championships (silver) ... 1986 World Championships ... 1986 Goodwill Games (bronze) ... 1984 Olympics (silver) ... 1983 Pan American Games (silver) ... 1983 NORCECA (gold) ... 1982 World Championships (bronze) ... 1981 NORCECA (gold).

Highlights with USA national team: Originally made national team debut in 1981 ... sat out 1995 World Cup due to knee injury ... named outstanding player at the 1992 Olympics, as well as member of the all-spectacular team ... compiled 96 kills and nine blocks in six matches ... winner USA team MVP award in 1992 ... possesses strong blocking and ball control skills, as well as an aggressive attitude on the court ... played key role on the United States' bronze medal squad at the '82 World Championships before starring on the '84 Olympic silver medal-winning squad ... tabbed U.S. most valuable player in 1984 ... reappeared in June, 1986 after playing two years in Italy ... played on 1983 gold medal NORCECA champion squad and silver medal Pan American team ... named 1984 USOC Female Volleyball Athlete of the Year.

Other volleyball achievements: Returned to Team USA after leading Daiei to 1995 Japan pro league title and earning league MVP honors ... played professionally in Brazil (1994) and led her team to the finals ... played for nine seasons in Italian League -- Reggio Emilia (1988-91), Civc Civ Modena (1985-88/1992-93) and Cassana Dadda (1984-85) named most valuable player twice times, and in 1991 received the best player award in Italian League.

College/high school: Played collegiately at the University of Southern California for one season (1980), where she earned all-America and all-conference acclaim en route to leading Trojans to national championship and an overall record of 46-4 ... selected as outstanding collegiate player of the year ... coached at USC by Chuck Erbe ... a 1980 graduate of West Torrance (Calif.) High School ... captured silver medal at U.S. Olympic Festival-'79 as well as earning all-America and MVP accolades at '80 U.S. Junior Olympics ... lettered in volleyball, track, soccer and softball ... coached at WTHS by Dave Westburg. Personal: Born May 1, 1962 in Hollywood, Calif. ... studied physical education at USC.