Cora Kellerman
Cora Kellerman
Year: Sr.
Hometown: La Conner, Wash.
High School: La Conner HS '08
Position: Throws
Experience: HS

Outdoor Best at EWU
Javelin 170-0

2012-13 Track and Field: After capping off a stellar career for Eastern Volleyball, Kellerman will throw the javelin for the track and field team.

2011 Volleyball: In her first year back on the court after redshirting the 2010 season due to medical complications, Kellerman was recognized by the league coaches as one of the six best players in the Big Sky Conference…She was honored on the All-Big Sky First Team, and was also a Big Sky All-Academic selection for the third time in her career…Kellerman was selected as a BSC Player of the Week twice during the 2011 season…She was among the top five hitters in the league, averaging 3.14 kills and 3.41 points per set…She also averaged 2.82 digs and tallied 42 total blocks…She registered 10 double-doubles and had four 20+ kill outings, including a career-high 25 against Montana (Oct. 28), which was the third-best offensive performance turned in by any player in the league in 2011…She had double-digit kills in 16 of 28 matches and also picked up 10 or more digs on 16 different occasions…In a three-match span from Oct. 28-Nov. 3, Kellerman tallied 65 kills with only 14 errors, and had 46 digs to lead EWU to wins against Montana, Montana State and Northern Arizona…Her first 20-kill performance came in just the second match of the year against Washington State (Aug. 27), when she posted 20 kills and 17 digs to propel Eastern to a thrilling 3-2 upset of the in-state rival…She had six kills alone in the final set of the nail-biting match…For her efforts, Kellerman was named to the Seattle U Fall Volley All-Tournament Team…Four days later against Boise State (Aug. 31), she became the first and only player in the league in 2011 to register 20 kills and 20 digs in a single match, as she had 21 and 20 in another five-set win against the Broncos. 

2010 Volleyball: Utilized redshirt season, as she was battling a rare heart condition called atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). She endured three heart surgeries during the year to try and correct the disorder. The first two were unsuccessful, but the final surgery, performed in December by a specialist from the University of Pennsylvania, was a success and after a six-month rehabilitation, she was cleared to start training again.

2009 Volleyball: Kellerman was selected to the Big Sky All-Academic team for the second year in a row…She helped Eastern advance to the BSC Tournament after tallying 11 kills and 12 digs in the school’s final regular-season game against Sacramento State (Nov. 21) …She also had several strong outings during non-conference play, including a 10-kill, six-dig performance in the season-opener against Missouri State (Aug. 28) and 10 kills, nine digs and two aces against Pac-10 powerhouse Arizona (Sept. 5) …She matched her career-high in blocks with three in EWU’s sweep of Northern Colorado (Nov. 13) …Kellerman closed out her sophomore season with a solid 1.32 digs per set average, while hitting at a .141 clip.

2008 Volleyball: As a freshman, Kellerman teamed up her athletic prowess with her academic skills, as she was a member of the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team…On the court, Kellerman saw significant playing time in her rookie season…Her highest kill total of 2008 came in an exciting five-set road win over Gonzaga (Oct. 13), when she had 11 putaways…She also had six digs and a block in that contest…Kellerman hit .250 or better (with at least 15 attempts) on three different occasions…She had a season-high three blocks against Idaho (Sept. 6) and had a season-high 14 digs versus Idaho State (Oct. 23) …Her second double-digit dig performance came at Montana State (Nov. 1), where she had 10 pickups to help EWU capture a 3-1 victory over the Bobcats.

High School: Kellerman, a four-year varsity letterwinner out of La Conner (Wash.) High School, helped lead the Braves to back-to-back 2B state titles her junior and senior years…She was also part of runner-up teams her first two years at La Conner…She was named to at least one All-State, All-Area and All-League team throughout her preparatory career…Kellerman was honored as the 2B State Most Valuable Player, as well as the MVP of the Northwest League…Additionally, she saw success in basketball, as a three-year varsity starter. Competing for the track team, Kellerman placed in the top eight in multiple events at the 2B and 1A WIAA State Championships during her career. Her senior year, she placed first in the javelin with a personal-best throw of 137-3. She also placed sixth in the 4x200 relay and eight in the triple jump. She was third in the javelin at the 2B Championships her junior year and 10th in the high jump. During her sophomore season, she placed second in the javelin at the 1A Championships. Academically, she carried a 4.00 grade point average.

Personal: Daughter of Brian Kellerman and Darlene Azure…Her father, Brian, played basketball at the University of Idaho, where he was named the MVP of the Big Sky Conference, led the Vandals to a No. 6 ranking in the AP poll and helped Idaho advance to the 1982 NCAA Sweet 16…Kellerman is majoring in electrical engineering at Eastern.

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