SIU opens the tournament against No. 4 Missouri State at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Junior Taylor Pippen was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team for the second straight year.
SIU continues on to post-season play at the MVC Tournament beginning Thanksgiving Day.
Results of matches this weekend will determine final standings heading into the MVC tournament.
SIU continues on to face No. 3 ranked Wichita State tomorrow.
Photos from SIU's Senior Day match against Drake on Nov. 8, 2014.
Photos from SIU's volleyball match vs. Loyola on Oct. 3, 2014 at Davies Gym.
Head shots and team shots of the 2014 SIU Volleyball team.
Volleyball vs. MTSU
Volleybal vs. UNI
First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete
Named First-Team All-MVC and a First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete Was a part of SIU's first MVC tournament runner-up team since 2002 Played in all 33 of SIU's matches, starting in 11 of them Led the team and ranked seventh in the Valley in hitting percentage (.306) Second on the team in kills (333) and 13th in the MVC in kills per set (2.68) Led SIU with 142 blocks, the fourth-most in the MVC in 2013 Finished 10th in the conference in points per set (3.30).
Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshmen Team
Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team
2x MVC Freshman of the Week (Sep. 4, Oct. 30)
Played in 30 matches, starting 29 Saw action in 110 sets as a true freshman Second on the team in hitting percentage (.291) Ranked 8th in the Missouri Valley Conference in hitting percentage Tallied 236 kills to average 2.15 per set Recorded 111 total blocks for an average of 1.01 blocks per set to rank second on the team.
Earned three varsity letters at Carmel Catholic Led Corsairs to a combined 52-25 record during junior and senior seasons, including an appearance in the IHSA Class 3A Elite 8 senior year Earned honorable mention All-State honors junior and senior seasons Named Lake County All-Area junior and senior seasons Named team MVP senior season Named to All-Tournament team at 2010 USA Volleyball Junior Nationals after helping club team to second-place finish Named one of the top 250 athletes in Illinois by PrepVolleyball.
Club Team Rolling Thunder
Majoring in marketing Born July 20, 1994 in Mundelein, Ill. Daughter of Sonya Martin Has two siblings, Brian and Brianna.