5 - Chelsea Ross
Chelsea Ross
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Burns, Ore.
High School: Burns HS '04
Position: OH/RS
Experience: 2L

2007: After having impressive years in the classroom and on the court, Ross earned Big Sky Conference All-Academic team honors in 2007. She had the first of 10 double-digit kill totals versus Utah State on Aug. 25 (10). That contest also saw her record a personal-record 12 digs. In Eastern's next contest against Colgate on Aug. 31, she helped EWU to a dramatic comeback 3-2 victory over the Red Raiders with another double-digit dig sum (10) to go with 14 kills, her second double-double in two contests. She also had four blocks in that match, setting a career high that would be broken later in the season. The next day, Ross had another 14 putaways versus Oral Roberts. The opening weekend of Big Sky Conference play, she had 11 and 12 kills versus Weber State and Idaho State, respectively. Ross' best hitting performance of the season came on Sept. 22, when she hit at a .406 clip (15-2-32) in Eastern Washington's dramatic 3-2 win at Montana. She set a personal record in blocks with five in Eastern Washington's 3-2 victory over Northern Arizona on Sept. 29. She also had an impressive outing against Portland State on Oct. 5, hitting .333 (6-2-12) in that contest. Her season average of 2.40 kills per game was the third-highest on the team. She had three blocks apiece against Gonzaga and Idaho State on Oct. 9 and 18, respectively. Her final two complete matches of the season, against Idaho State and Weber State on Oct. 18 and 20, respectively, she had 12 kills apiece. Unfortunately, she suffered a season-ending knee injury in Eastern's match against Montana on Oct. 25.

2006: Ross had an amazing match in one of Eastern Washington's most crucial contests of the season, hitting .692 (9-0-13) in EWU's three-game sweep of Portland State in the Big Sky Conference semifinals. That average is the third-highest in Big Sky Tournament history. In the first game of that contest, Ross hit .800 with four kills in five attacks. Late in game three, she pulled the Eagles to within one, 28-27, with a service ace. Her highest previous hitting percentage in a match (with five or more attacks) was .375. The next day, she once again led the squad in hitting, this time at .333, in Eastern's 3-1 loss to Sacramento State in the title contest. On the season, her .184 hitting percentage, 0.22 blocks per game and 0.77 kills per game placed her eighth on the Eagle squad in each of those categories.

2005: Sat out season due to an injury.

2004: Redshirted.

High School: Ross earned All-State honors three times at Burns High School in Oregon - first team as a senior, second team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore. She was also named the Greater Oregon League (GOL) Player of the Year as a senior and achieved First Team All-GOL honors her final three seasons. Ross earned honorable mention accolades as a freshman. In her senior season on the basketball squad, Ross was named the Oregon 3A Player of the Year, as she helped lead the Burns Hilanders to the 3A state title. Ross received four letters in volleyball and basketball and two in tennis and track and field. She is the daughter of Daryl and Ann Ross and is majoring in psychology.

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