Position: MH Ht.: 5-11
Hometown: Dexter, Mich.
Previous School: Dexter HS
Eligibility: Sr. Major: Psychology/English
As a Senior: CoSIDA first-team academic all-district… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll with perfect 4.0 GPA…Saw action in 101 sets in her final season…Played in 35 matches, starting 34…Registered a season-high 15 kills versus Asusa Pacific (9/9), while tallying nine kills versus Central Missouri (9/10)…Was credited with a season-high seven digs versus Central Missouri (9/10)…Recorded five kills multiple times against Barry (9/17), Nova Southeastern (11/4), and Rollins (11/9)…Credited with a season-high four blocks multiple times, last versus SSC rival Florida Southern (11/18) during NCAA South Regional tournament…Saw action in NCAA Final Four match versus Bridgeport (12/1) recording seven kills while clipping a .875 hitting percentage…Finished season with 154 kills and 52 blocks.
As a Junior: CoSIDA second-team academic all-district… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll with perfect 4.0 GPA…Appeared in 27 matches including appearances in the South Region Tournament and the NCAA Division II Volleyball national championship match against Concordia (12/4)... Tallied a career-high seven blocks to go with two service aces against Eckerd (9/14)... Responded with four blocks in following match, versus Harding (9/17)…Recorded seven kills against Nebraska-Kearney (9/3) and West Alabama (10/16)... Notched two kills in the NCAA II championship match while also picking up a block...Had multiple kills in 21 matches…Was 5-for-9 in NCAA tournament opener with Kentucky State (11/18).
As a Sophomore: CoSIDA academic all-district second team…SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Started 30 of 32 matches played…Team leader with 82 total blocks also led squad with 63 block assists while ranking second with 19 solo blocks…Was third among all Spartans with 204 kills…Had double figure kills in five matches, including 14 in five-set victory over Wheeling Jesuit (8/28)…Was 10-for-14 with a .714 hitting percentage at Florida Southern (11/7)…Season-high three service aces came at West Florida (9/11)…Opened the season with a block in 19 consecutive matches… Had multiple blocks in 22 contests…Notched a season-high six blocks at West Florida (9/11)…Had multiple solo blocks in five matches…Posted five block assists at Eckerd (11/10)…Also recorded a season-best five digs in five-set win at Eckerd.
As a Freshman (2008): SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll...Saw immediate playing time starting in 25 matches and playing in 31...Had a career-high nine kills versus Rollins (11/7)...Recorded an .857 hitting percentage with six kills against Central Oklahoma (8/30)...Registered at least one kill in 28 matches and finished the season with 102...Tallied at least one dig in 14 matches including a season-high three digs against North Alabama (10/17)...Was fourth on the team in blocks with 40 and had a season-high four blocks versus Flagler (10/28).
As a Freshman (2007): SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll with a perfect 4.0 GPA...Did not see any action as a redshirt freshman.
High School: Recorded 262 kills and 80 service aces as a senior at Dexter High School...Played for head coach Sarah Hynes...Named all-Southeastern Conference and first-team all-area...Played club volleyball for Huron Valley, where she helped her team to a first place finish at the Motor City Madness and HVVC tournaments...Received Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award.
Personal: Attending UT on Presidential Scholarship...Also received a Michigan Competitive Scholarship...Member of the National Honor Society also received Scholar-Athlete Award and graduated Cum Laude...Volunteered at Alpha House and Habitat for Humanity...Daughter of Michael and Patti Hanks...Has three older brothers...Psychology major, English minor...Birthdate: 5/15/89.