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#5 Mandy Mellencamp
Position: MB
Height: 6'1"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Prescott, AZ
High School: Prescott HS
Experience: 2 Letters
2010 (JUNIOR):
Rebounded from a 2009 season-ending knee injury to play in 25 of MSU’s 31 matches as a junior • Concluded the year with 95 kills, 24 digs and 39 total blocks • Tallied a season-high nine kills in the SEC season-opener at Ole Miss (9/19) and added late-season eight-kill efforts against Kentucky (11/5), Tennessee (11/7) and at South Carolina (11/13) • Backed her nine-kill match at Ole Miss with a career-best six total blocks (two solos/4 assisted blocks) • Also delivered six assisted blocks at South Carolina (11/13) • Played in 16 of MSU’s 20 SEC matches, nine of those as a starter • Among eight Bulldogs earning berths on the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009 (SOPHOMORE):
Saw her sophomore season curtailed after sustaining a torn ACL and MCL in her right knee against Stephene F. Austin (9/4) in the fourth match of the season • Missed the first two matches of the campaign with an illness, drawing starts against Arkansas-Little Rock (8/29) in the MSU Maroon Classic and against Stephen F. Austin (9/4) in the Missouri State tournament • Registered eight kills and an assisted block against Arkansas-Little Rock and had two kills, a dig and a block solo prior to her opening-set injury against Stephen F. Austin • Underwent successful surgery and missed the remainder of the season • Named to the 2009-10 SEC Volleyball Academic Honor Roll.

2008 (FRESHMAN):
One of three Bulldog players and the lone freshman to start all 31 matches and compete in all 107 sets • Finished third on the club with 159 kills and a team-leading .199 attack percentage • Also ranked second on the team with 59 total blocks (11 solos blocks and 48 assisted stops) and third with 18 service aces • Tallied five kills made her collegiate debut and her first career start • Registered at least one kill in each of her 31 matches played, including season-high 10-kill performances against both Southern Miss (9/5) and Arkansas (11/14) • Led State in kills once (7 vs. Kentucky, 10/24) and in blocks seven times • Hit .300 or better in 11 matches, including a season-best .545 (seven kills, one error, 11 chances) against South Carolina (10/3) • Recorded at least one block in 28 of 31 matches played, including four-block efforts against Grambling State (9/6), Florida (10/5), Arkansas (11/14) and at Florida (11/21) • Posted five of her 37 digs in MSU’s early-season win over Troy (8/30) • Totaled 98 kills with a .149 attack percentage and 37 total blocks 20 SEC starts as a rookie • One of four Volleyball Bulldogs named to the 2008-09 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A three-year standout frontline player from Prescott High School in Prescott, Ariz. • Coached by Dan Dendy • Mississippi State’s first volleyball signee from Arizona • Earned honorable mention all-state and first-team all-region and KYCA All-Area Player of the Year honors as a senior • Paced the PHS Badgers with 176 kills as a senior • Tabbed for second-team all-region honors her sophomore and junior seasons • A seven-year veteran of club volleyball, concluding her club career competing for Club Red coached by Joe Hesse • Also served as a volunteer coach in her local YMCA youth volleyball program • Honored as the 2007-08 Prescott High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year • Also played trumpet for four years in the PHS jazz and marching bands.

PERSONAL:
Born Amanda Lyn Mellencamp on May 18, 1990 in Tucson, Arizona • Daughter of Ross and Ann Mellencamp of Prescott, Ariz. • Third cousin of pop star John Mellencamp • Majoring in general business administration.

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