Marisa Kersten is in her third year as administrative assistant after a two-year playing career for the Bears, which was cut short by a back injury.
Kersten, a senior at Baylor, is the first color analyst for Baylor volleyball broadcasts and will return for her third season behind the mic in 2006.
Kersten saw action in all 34 matches and 128 games, including starts in 13 of the last 19 matches, in 2003 at defensive specialist and libero. She contributed 181 digs (1.41 per game) and was third on the team with 26 service aces. Kersten posted six double-digit dig efforts last year, including a career-high 15 at Sam Houston State (9/22). She also had a career-high five aces at Oklahoma (10/29).
Kersten is a native of Green Oaks, Ill., and played at Carmel High School in Mundelein, Ill. She is majoring in business/marketing.