Will compete for the top setters job after missing 2001 due to her 2000 foot injury.
2000: Played in three matches and nine games as the starting setter before injuring her foot during the Saluki/Best Inns Invitational ... was still named all-tournament ... received a medical red-shirt ... had a .348 hitting percentage (11 kills, 3 errors, 23 attempts) ... racked up 82 assists (9.11 per game) ... added 18 digs (2.0 per game) and five total blocks (1 solo, 4 assists) ... had 44 assists and 9 digs against Murray State (9/2) in championship match before her season came to an abrupt end.
1999: Backed up record holder Debbie Barr at setter, and earned playing time due to her diverse skills ... appeared in 23 matches and 50 games, including all five against Bradley (10/2) ... picked up her first kill against Missouri-Kansas City (9/4) on her only attempt and first service ace in win over Chicago St. (9/25) ... also had four digs against Chicago St. ... recorded at least two digs in eight matches ... put into action as a setter against Southeast Missouri St. (10/5) and dished out three assists.
High School: Honorable mention all-state selection by the Chicago Tribune as a senior ... two-time team MVP at Marengo High School and co-captain ... holds the school record for assists (1,485) and aces (152) ... two-time all-state choice by the Illinois News Gazette ... twice all-area accolades from the Northwest Herald and the Elgin Courier ... named the co-MVP of the New Balance Challenge Tournament ... captured all-Big Northern Conference honors three times, including a unanimous selection as a senior ... member of the Asics Junior National All-Star team ... played club ball for Sky High ... also played basketball on an Elite Eight team ... served as school's class valedictorian and junior and senior class vice-president.
Personal: Radio & TV major ... aspires to be an anchor on a major TV network ... born July 19, 1981 in Woodstock, Ill. ... one of nine players honored at the Saluki Scholars Academic Banquet for a 3.50 GPA or better in the 2001 Fall or Spring semesters ... named one of the 25 Most Distinguished Seniors at SIU ... only Saluki to have a perfect 4.00 GPA ... named to the Dean?s List last spring ... has one sister, Asia ... daughter of Chuck and Dale Follett.