6 - Elyssa Garfinkle
Elyssa Garfinkle
Height: 5-7
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
High School: Vestavia Hills
Position: S

2008 - Freshman Season: Started in two of 18 matches...totaled 35 digs at a rate of 0.88 per contest...tallied a season-high 11 assists at UTEP (Aug. 29)...averaged 0.82 assists per set on the season...added a career-best 12 digs against Milwaukee (Nov. 22).

At Vestavia Hills High School: Named to the all-state team as a setter in 2005 and 2006...team captain in 2007...lettered four years...named to the all-tournament team in 2004 and 2005...Athlete of the Year by the Kiwanis Club in 2008...coached by Mandy Burgess...also lettered two seasons as a guard on the basketball team.

Personal: Born June 29, 1990...daughter of Jan and Eddie Garfinkle...media arts and TV production major.