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.
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.