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2011 Symposium Speaker: Erin Aldrich

A member of the 2000 US Olympic Track Team and 2001-2003 & 2006 US Volleyball National Team, Erin Aldrich is one of the leading dual-sportswomen in the world today.

As a high jump star for UT, she won 4 NCAA National Championships, 7 All-America honors, and jumping a still-standing collegiate record of 1.97m (6’5.5″) on the track. As a volleyball player at UT, Aldrich was tabbed 1st Team AVCA All-America and led the nation in triple-doubles her senior season. She finished off her collegiate career being named the Big XII Athlete of the Year in 2000.

Following her years at Texas she played volleyball for three seasons with the US National Team, leading her team to a bronze medal at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In 2003 she left the US National Team to pursue a professional volleyball career in Italy, the most prestigious professional volleyball league in the world. She was named to the 2004 and 2005 Italian A1 Professional Volleyball League All Star Teams.

Aldrich returned to the track after her 2004-2005 professional volleyball season. She posted wins in her first six meets, including a winning jump of 1.95m (6’4.75”) at the Nike Prefontaine Classic. She was named to her third US World Championships Team (Helsinki, Finland) and finished her 2005 track season with a top 20 world ranking.

Currently, Aldrich is an MBA student at the University of Texas and is hoping to pursue a career in athlete management following graduation.

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