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4 - Alyssa Mort
Alyssa Mort
Height: 5'11"
Year: JR
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
High School: University HS
Position: OPP/M
Major: Sociology
2012: Had 5 kills and a block against Grinnell (Sept. 8)...posted 8 kills, 2 service aces, 6 digs, and 2 blocks at Chapman (Sept. 14)...registered 4 kills and 7 services aces on Sept. 15 at Caltech...in a 3-0 sweep at Whitter (Sept. 21), posted 12 kills on 17 attemps, good for .647 kill percentage...finished with 12 kills against Cal Lutheran (Sept. 22)...tallied 10 kills on 20 attempts versus Pomona-Pitzer (Sept. 25)...registered 9 kills versus La Verne (Sept. 29)...had 13 kills and 2 block against CMS (Sept. 29)...posted 6 kills and a block at La Verne (Oct. 6)...posted nine kills (.500 hit percentage) and two blocks in a sweep over Whittier (Oct. 9)...had nine kills and three blocks at Cal Lutheran (Oct. 12)...registered 8 kills and 3 blocks vs. Chapman (Oct. 16)...notched 13 kills and two blocks vs. UC Santa Cruz (Oct. 20)...recorded nine kills on 12 attempts in a sweep of Mills College (Oct. 20)...registered two kills and two blocks vs. West Coast Baptist  (Oct. 23)...
 
2011: Finished the season with 167 kills and 66 digs in 28 matches...Had a total of 39 blocks and 201.5 points...
 
High School: Alyssa played volleyball at Rincon/University High School in Tucson, Arizona for 4 years, 3 as a varsity starter. Her sophomore year Alyssa made Second Team in the 5A Southern Region and her junior and senior year she made First Team in the 5A Southern Region. Other honors her senior year include All-Southern Arizona first team and All-State Honorable Mention. Alyssa played middle blocker all 4 years and was also captain of her team.
 
Personal: Alyssa was born on January 15th, 1992 in Tucson, Arizona to Brad and Bonnie Mort. She has lived in Tucson her whole life along with her younger siblings, her sister and best friend, Alexis(17) and brothers Addison(10) and Anderson(9). Along with volleyball Alyssa participated in many other sports. She was a 4 year varsity starter in basketball and a 2 year varsity letter winner in track and field placing second in state in the 800m  with a time of 2:21. Alyssa’s major is undecided but she wants to become an elementary school teacher. Her favorite TV shows include “Gilmore Girls” and “Law and Order:SVU” and her favorite food is ice cream.

Q & A with Alyssa Mort

Q: Why did you choose Occidental?
A: The challenging academics and competitive athletics

Q: Favorite Movies:
A: The Notebook, Glory Road, Remember the Titans and The Lion King

Q: Favorite Foods:
A: Ice cream, cornbread and english muffins

Q: Favorite Sport:
A: Basketball

Q: Favorite TV Shows:
A: 24 and Gilmore Girls

Q: Favorite Quotes:
A: "Whoever said 'it's not whether you win or lose that counts' probably lost."

Q: If you could visit anywehere, where would it be? Why?
A: Disneyland- it's the happiest place on earth