Height: 6-3/191 cm
Weight: 173 lbs/77 kg
Hometown: Coto De Caza, Calif.
Joined Team: January 2008
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: None
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Scored three points in a start and two sets played versus Egypt on April 10.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Limited to 24 of California’s 33 matches due to injury, playing in 65 of 116 sets…Averaged 1.68 kills, 1.63 digs, 0.22 aces and 0.46 blocks as the Bears reached the NCAA Region Final. 2007 – Helped the California Bears to their first-ever NCAA Championship semifinal appearance in 2007 as she averaged 3.14 points, 2.39 kills, 1.03 blocks and 1.66 digs per game…Earned All-Pac 10 honorable mention for the second consecutive season. 2006 – Tabbed All-Pac-10 honorable mention as she compiled 127 blocks for 1.15 per set, the sixth highest in single season at Cal. 2005 – Member of Pac-10 All-Freshman Team in 2005…Finished second on the team in kills (342), kills per game (3.26) and points (3.62 per set).
OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of U.S. Women’s Junior National Team in 2005…Member of U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team in 2003.
CLUB/PREP CAREER: Began playing club volleyball in 1999 with Saddleback Valley 13-1 George…Helped Saddleback win the Volleyball Festival Championship in 2003 and 2004…Attended San Clemente High School (Calif.) from 2003-2005 where she was a Mizuno High School All-American as a senior…Established four school records as a senior, including kills in a season (544), hitting percentage (.497), kills in a match (39) and service aces in a match (11)…Tabbed PrepVolleyball.com All-American and Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 (ranked 26th) as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born Morgan Elizabeth Beck in Newport Beach, Calif…Parents are Ed and Cindy Beck…Siblings are sister Erin Margolin (1971) and brother Garrett Beck (1988)…Expected to graduate from California in 2009…Played three years on the beach with playing partner Kari Pestolesi…Hobbies include beach, shopping, Facebook, wakeboarding, snowboarding, fashion and traveling…Person most admired is her dad…Favorite food is Nick’s Breakfast Burritos…Enjoys all types of music.
Getting to Know Morgan Beck
What are the top songs in your iPod? Dota by Basshunter; Little Black Sandals by Sia; Colbie Calliat; Taylor Swift
Name three things that most people do not know about you. I love to travel; I hate not being tan; I don’t like the snow.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Play on my computer! Facebook. Spend every second possible at the beach. However in C. Springs I am usually limited to my computer :)
Other than family, who would you like to invite to complete a dinner foursome (individuals can be dead or alive)? Kari Pestolesi, Matt Proper, and CJ Macias
Who was your club coach prior to going to college? George Carey
Where would you like to spend a week’s vacation? Italy or somewhere tropical and warm.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Orange County…the most amazing place in the world!
What is your favorite room in your house and why? Kitchen! It has all the food. Plus it has a big sofa in the room right next to it with a fireplace and a television!
What is the one luxury item that you could not do without? Cell phone, car, or my computer
What luxury item do you wish you could invent? A calorie counter for every bite of food you ate or a transporter like in Star Trek
What is your favorite television program? FOOTBALL!!!!!
What is your favorite movie? Juno
Are you a morning person, afternoon person or night person? All of the above…I’m not a big sleeper. I’m up early and awake late.
On an airplane, would you rather, sleep, read, work on a computer or talk with the person sitting next to you? Anything to make the time pass. I do not enjoy flying.
What is the best thing about competing on the USA Women’s National Team? The girls and the competition.
What is your favorite volleyball drill? TENNIS!!!
What is your favorite food? Breakfast burritos from Nick’s in seal beach, but I LOVE FOOD in general.
What is your favorite restaurant to eat at? TK Burger, Nick’s, Ichi Berries, Pedros
What is your hometown best known for? The TV show “The Real Housewives of Orange County”
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing that you would buy or pay for? A house on the beach.
If you could have one super power, what would it be? To fly!
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas, 4th of July, and My birthday!
What is your favorite season – winter, spring, summer or fall? SUMMER!!!
What are your most prized possessions? My friends! Life probably would be horrible without them. And of course my cell phone.
What is your pet peeve? I hate it when people tickle me. Also when you are in the middle of a texting conversation and the person disappears!! HATE THAT
What communication tool do you use most often – text messaging, talking on the cell phone or e-mail? Facebook and text messaging…..I send about 10,000 text messages a month
Posted and Updated: June 1, 2009
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