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#12 Jourdan Norman
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
City/State: Carrollton, Texas
High School: Hebron
Experience: 2 Letters
Jourdan Norman Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/29/2009

Career Notes: Finished her career as Duke’s record holder in blocks in a career (640), blocks in a season (176) and blocks in a match (15)...also set records for blocks per set in a career (1.36) and in a season (1.61)...Owns the first, second (168) and third (164) most blocks in a season in Duke history...Finished fifth all-time at Duke in career hitting percentage (.310)...Became the 20th Blue Devil to reach 1,000 kills in a career, finishing with 1,106.

2008: Named to the All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team for the third straight year...Earned AVCA All-America Honorable Mention honors...AVCA All-East Region selection...A Second Team All-ACC selection...Broke Duke’s career blocks record to solidify the program’s Blocking Triple Crown...Put back 168 blocks for the second most in a season in school history, second only to the 176 she had as a freshman...Had a block in every match to extend a streak of 82 consecutive matches with at least one block...Started all but one match and appeared in all but one set...Led Duke with a .309 hitting percentage...Had 24 solo blocks and 168 total blocks for an average of 1.29 stops per set...Had at least five blocks in 17 matches and at least eight seven outings...Had 10 blocks in four sets against Seton Hall as part of a double-double that included 14 kills and a .619 hitting percentage...Named MVP of the Charleston Invitational where she hit .500 with 22 kills and nine blocks to lead Duke to a sweep of the tournament...Appeared on the Duke Invitational All-Tournament team...Put down eight blocks in a first round NCAA Tournament win over No. 25 San Francisco...Accumulated a season-high 21 points with 16 kills and eight blocks against Wake Forest...Went 8-for-11 attacking without an error against Boston College...Had a season-best .778 hitting percentage with seven kills on nine errorless attacks against NC State...Put back nine blocks and recorded 11 kills against North Carolina...Hit .522 against Florida State with 12 kills and no attack errors...Had just two attack errors over five matches from Oct. 18  until Nov. 2, a span of 94 attacks...Chipped in eight blocks and nine kills in a Duke Invitational Tournament win over Georgia...Went 13-for-19 attacking with one error, a .632 hitting percentage and eight blocks against Middle Tennessee.

2007:

Named to the All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team for the second straight year...Enters her senior season ranked third on Duke’s all-time blocks list and second on the career blocks per game list...Played in 121 of Duke’s 122 games...Led the team with a .393 hitting percentage, 164 blocks and a 1.36 blocks per game average...Also led the squad with 19 solo stops...Finished second in the ACC and 15th nationally in hitting percentage...Ranked third in the conference in total blocks and fourth in blocks per game...Was second in the ACC with a .411 hitting percentage in conference matches...Had six or more blocks in 13 matches...Had two or less errors in 18 matches...Turned in nine blocks, 16 kills and a .542 hitting percentage in a 3-2 win over American in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...Put together a hitting percentage of .400 or better in six straight ACC matches, compiling 63 kills at a .514 clip to lead Duke to six straight wins...Blocked 11 attacks in a four-game match against Wake Forest to go along with 11 kills for a double-double...Had a career-high .833 attack percentage against North Carolina, turning 10 kills on 12 errorless attacks...Went 11-for-19 attacking with six blocks in a 3-2 loss at No. 4 USC.

 

2006: Named to the All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team ... Played in 111 of Duke’s 114 games as a sophomore ... Ranked tied for seventh in the ACC in blocks per game with a 1.19 average and eighth in hitting percentage at .304 ... Led the team in blocks with 132 and blocks per game for the second straight season ... Ranked fifth on the team in kills with 247 and kills per game with a 2.23 average ... Had 27 digs and eight assists on the year ... Recorded 10 or more kills nine times ... Had a season-high 12 kills against San Diego on Dec. 2 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Hit a career-best .778 against Florida State on Oct. 22 ... Posted a season-high eight blocks on two occasions.

2005: Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team ... Played in 109 games and all 32 matches ... Set the Duke record for most blocks in a season, recording 176 blocks during her freshman campaign ... Also set the school record for blocks per game with a 1.61 average ... Led all freshmen and finished 12th in the NCAA in blocks per game ... Tied for first in the ACC in blocks per game and finished second in blocks ... Set Duke’s single-match record with 15 blocks against Virginia on Nov. 19 ... Recorded her first career triple-double in that match, adding 14 kills and 11 digs to her 15 blocks ... Added five double-doubles on the year ... Registered 261 kills, 136 digs, 19 service aces and 10 assists on the season ... Finished fourth on the team in kills and kills per game with a 2.39 average ... Totaled 10 or more kills 13 times ... Had 10 or more digs four times and 10 or more blocks three times ... Tallied a career-high 17 kills against Clemson on Oct. 27 ... Recorded a career-high 16 digs against North Carolina on Nov. 4 ... Had a career-high five service aces in the NCAA Tournament against American on Dec. 2.

High School: Named an All-American by PrepVolleyball.com as a senior ... Named to the PrepVolleyball.com’s Fab 50 recruits for 2005 ... Named the 26th best Senior Ace by PrepVolleyball.com ... Made three trips to the Junior Olympic Nationals, finishing fifth her junior year ... Participated in the USVA High Performance Development Camp in 2001 and 2002 ... Named to the LoneStarVolleyball.com All-Texas Team and TGCA 4A-5A All-Star team ... TGCA all-state 4A conference selection as a senior ... Named the 2004 Dallas Morning News and Denton County News Player of the Year ... Totaled 600 kills and 33 service aces as a senior ... Totaled 450 digs and 192 total blocks in her final high school season ... Played for the Texas Advantage, the No. 1-ranked club team in Texas ... TGCA all-state 4A conference honoree as a junior ... Named all-district as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... District 94-A Most Valuable Player as a junior ... All-Denton County MVP ... Named to the Denton Ryan All-Tournament team as a junior and senior and named MVP as a senior ... Led team to district championships as a junior and an undefeated season as a senior ... All-Texas state honorable mention as a junior ... Led Hebron to the state championship as a senior ... Named the MVP of the UIL State Tournament ... Three-time Denton County Athlete of the Week ... Also lettered in basketball as a center, leading her team to an undefeated freshman season ... Played softball as a freshman in high school at first base ... Four-year member of the Honor Roll ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal: Jourdan Alexis Norman was born on October 7, 1986, in Dallas, Texas ... She is the daughter of Joe and Alfreda Norman ... Majoring in Cultural Anthropology ... She has one brother, Alexander.

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