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#2 Courtney Kersten
Position: Setter
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ruby, Mich.
High School: Yale HS
Courtney Kersten
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Release: 09/03/2006
Returning second team All-MAC selection ... four-year captain ... enters the season ranked fifth on CMU’s career assists list with 3,021 ... athletic setter who makes plays ... driven and competitive ... true leader.

2006: Second team All-MAC selection ... named MVP of the Chippewa Classic (CMU) and Loco’s Invitational (Birmingham-Southern) and to all-tournament team at the Patriot Invitational (George Mason) ... named MAC Player of the Week on August 28 ... started and played in all 30 matches and in 111 of the team’s 112 games ... totaled 1,400 assists to rank fourth on CMU’s single season list ... ranked third in the MAC with 12.61 assists per game ... posted 10 double-doubles ... had career highs of 68 assists and 21 digs against IPFW (10/23) ... had 50 or more assists in 12 matches ... set a career-high with eight kills at Ball State (11/11) ... third on the team with 77 total blocks (eight solo, 69 assists) ... had seven blocks in a pair of matches against Nicholls State (9/15) and IPFW (10/23) ... totaled 77 kills and 21 aces on the season.

2005: Started and played in 26 of 27 matches ... totaled 1,017 assists, an average of 10.59 per game, which ranked 10th in the MAC ... totaled 66 assists at Northern Illinois (9/24) ... posted 10 double-doubles ... recorded 20 digs, along with 59 assists, versus Northern Illinois (10/7) ... notched 50 or more assists in seven matches ... notched 74 total kills, with seven kills in a pair of matches against Oakland (9/6) and Kent State (9/30) ... had eight solo and 49 block assists on the season (0.59 per game) ... averaged 2.48 digs per game.  

2004: Played in 27 matches with 14 starts while appearing in 71 games ... split time at setter with Jaimeson Whitman ... tallied 604 assists for a 8.51 assists per game average ... ranked 12th in the MAC in assists per game average (8.51) ... notched 62 assists against Indiana State (9/4) while posting a double-double with 11 digs ... notched another double-double against Clemson (9/10) with 61 assists and 12 digs ... had 24 total kills for a 0.34 kills per game average ... recorded one solo and 22 block assists on the year (0.32 per game) ... averaged 1.63 digs per game.  

2003: Redshirted.  

High School: Second team all-state senior year and third team as a junior ... first team all-conference and all-region three straight years ... Times Herald Athlete of the Week and runner-up for Athlete of the Year ... all-conference scholar-athlete four years ... earned letters in volleyball (four), track (four), and basketball (three).  

Personal: Born Courtney Nicole Kersten on January 2, 1985 ... nicknames are Corky and Duece ... parents are Bob and Deanna Kersten ... majoring in health fitness and minoring in business asministration ... carries a 3.32 GPA ... lists Tom Brady as sports hero and dad as non-sports heroes ... favorites include: movie, My Best Friend’s Wedding; place on campus, third floor of Park Library; TV show, Grey’s Anatomy; Web site, cmuchippewas.com; dessert, no-bake cookies.