10 Bethany Johansen
10 Bethany Johansen
Birth Date: 01/05/1986
Height: 6-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Archbishop Mitty HS
Position: Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter
One of two Gauchos on the seven-player Big West All-Freshman Team...Hit .345 as a rookie, ranking her fifth among all Big West players...That mark is also 10th-highest ever in a single season by a UCSB attacker...Produced double-digit kills six times, highlighted by career-high 13 put-aways while hitting .684 in win at Pacific (Oct. 30)...Did not commit a single error on 19 swings vs. the Tigers...Hit .643 with 10 kills in sweep at Utah State (10-7-05), while another 10-put-away effort came in Sept. 10 upset at Cal, connecting at a .450 clip...Slammed home nine balls without an error on 14 swings (.643) in four-game win to clinch Big West crown at rival Long Beach State (Nov. 12)...Ranked second among all Gauchos in blocks per game at 0.95...Notched at least one stuff in all but two matches, including 11 performances with four or more. High School
Ranked 34th nationally among PrepVolleyball.com's "Senior Aces"...Capped prep career by helping Archbishop Mitty High School capture the CIF Division II state title in 2003...Team-high 12 kills in championship match...Earned First Team All-State honors as well as Central Coast Section Player of the Year recognition from both Cal-Hi Sports and High School Sports Focus as a senior...An All-West Catholic Athletic League choice from 2001 through 2003 under Coach Bret Almazan-Cezar...Also a standout track and field performer who established the Monarchs' school record of 5'8" in the high jump en route to being named her team's field MVP in 2003...Member of the National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation...Played club volleyball for Vision and Yahoo. Personal
Bethany Bernice Johansen came into this world on January 5, 1986 in San Jose, CA...The daughter of Carolyn and Jim Johansen...Has one older sister (Cherolynn) and one younger (Ali)...Has yet to decide on a field of study...Affectionately nicknamed "Lou"...Enjoys reading all of the "Harry Potter" books, and considers "The Shawshank Redemption" and Christina Aguilera her favorite movie and musician, respectively.