Kristy Elswick
    Kristy Elswick


    Louisville, Ky.

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    Updated August 7, 2008

    A quick athlete, a staple in the lineup at libero, anchoring the Saluki defense • will provide leadership as a senior • averaged 6.7 digs per game in the spring • ranks seventh in Missouri Valley Conference history in career digs with 1,534 heading into her final collegiate season.

    • Tribe Classic All-Tournament Team
    Set a new SIU record for digs in a career • the only Saluki to play in all 111 games, starting all 31 matches at libero • averaged a team-high 4.36 digs per game, eighth in the Missouri Valley Conference • her 484 digs rank third all-time at SIU • recorded a receipt percentage of .952 with just 36 errors in 755 attempts • posted doubl-digit digs in 28 matches, including 20 or more digs in five matches • recorded a career-high 33 digs in a four-game match against William & Mary (Sept. 1).

    • MVC All-Academic Honorable Mention
    Played in all 99 games and 28 matches at libero • finished the season ranked 19th in the nation in digs per game (5.75), leading the Missouri Valley Conference overall and in league play (5.97) • set a new school record for digs in a season (569), sixth in the MVC all-time • led the team for the second-straight year in service aces (28), ranked in the top-15 in the league at 0.27 per game • recorded double-digit digs in all 28 matches, including eight 25-plus dig matches.

    • MVC All-Freshman Team
    Played in all 98 games and started every match at libero • led the team in digs 26 of 28 matches • her 481 digs on the season, rank fourth in school history • also led the team in service aces with 41, averaging 0.42 per game to, rank second in the league • averaged 5.35 digs per game in conference play to rank second in The Valley • in a match against Creighton (Oct. 15) tallied 32 digs, a season-high and fourth in school history for a single-match tally.

    High School
    Led team to 38-5 record and a state championship as a senior earning all-state and all-district honors • as a junior, team finished as the regional runner-up and district champion • earned all-state honorable mention honors • earned the Assumption Coaches' Award as a freshman and sophomore • was the Governor's Scholar Nominee as a junior • earned AAU All-American honors as a freshman, leading her team to the KIVA Championships and named MVP • team was also the Junior Olympic runner-up • team finished runner-up her sophomore and junior year at KIVA AAU Championships.

    High School • Assumption
    Club Team • KIVA
    Full name Kristy Lee Elswick • a finance major with a math minor, carrying a 3.36 GPA • earned academic first honors for four years in high school • played in Memorial Tournament in Moscow Russia, a tournament against teams from 10 different countries, earning second place • born July 30, 1987 in Louisville, Ky. • has one sister, Kasey • daughter of Chester and Kathy Elswick.