University of Iowa Athletics

#7 Alex Lovell

Height 5-11
Class Sr.
Hometown Leonard, Mich.
High School Marian
Alex Lovell - Volleyball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Items… Appeared in all but four matches of her career (125-of-129)… appeared in 423-of-466 sets in her career… closes her career ninth all-time at Iowa in kills with 1,279.

2014 as a Senior… Played in 27 matches with 15 starts… appeared in all but four matches of her career (125-of-129)… appeared in 423-of-466 sets in her career… closes her career ninth all-time at Iowa in kills with 1,279… named to the Texas A&M Invitational all-tournament team after leading Iowa in kills against UTSA (15) on Aug. 29 and Tulane (10) on Aug. 30 and reaching the double-digit kill mark in all three matches… named to the Residence Inn Challenge all-tournament team after helping Iowa to a 2-1 record at Arizona State… posted a season-high 19 kills in Iowa’s win over Idaho State on Sept. 6… recorded a double-double in consecutive matches against North Dakota (18 kills, 10 digs) on Sept. 12 and against Florida International (15 kills, 10 digs) on Sept. 13… came off the the bench at Ohio State on Nov. 19 and recorded seven kills, hit .308 and served up an ace… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient… letterwinner.

2013 as a Junior… Started all 33 matches and played in all 121 sets… became the 16th player in Iowa volleyball history to surpass the 1,000 career kills mark at Penn State on Oct. 26)… led the Hawkeyes in kills (405) and was second in digs (295)… posted a team-most 13 double-doubles: vs. Youngstown State on Aug. 31 (26 kills, 10 digs), at Coastal Carolina on Aug. 31 (17 kills, 11 digs), vs. Rhode Island on Sept. 6 (15 kills, 17 digs), vs. Eastern Michigan on Sept. 7 (16 kills, 13 digs), at Valparaiso on Sept. 7 (20 kills, 14 digs), vs. Drake on Sept. 13 (17 kills, 15 digs), at Milwaukee on Sept. 17 (17 kills, 18 digs), vs. Wisconsin on Oct. 2 (14 kills, 12 digs), vs. Minnesota on Oct. 5 (18 kills, 12 digs), vs. Indiana on Oct. 19 (20 kills, 11 digs), at Minnesota on Nov. 8 (11 kills, 11 digs), at Indiana on Nov. 22 (12 kills, 11 digs), vs. Ohio State on Nov. 30 (11 kills, 13 digs)… posted career highs in seven statistical categories including: sets played (121), kills (405), kills per set (3.35), total attacks (1,241), assists (27), service aces (19), digs (295)… earned personal bests in kills with 26 vs. Youngstown State on Aug. 31, assists with five at Indiana on Nov. 22, service aces with four vs. Drake on Sept. 13, digs with 22 vs. Northwestern on Nov. 1, and matched her career best with two solo blocks at Indiana on Nov. 22… hit .300 or higher on three occasions: .368 vs. Youngstown State on Aug. 31, .367 vs. Rhode Island on Sept. 6, and .300 at Minnesota on Nov. 8… named to the Valpo Popcorn Classic All-Tournament team… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2012 as a Sophomore… Academic All-Big Ten… started all 33 matches… one of three Hawkeyes to play every set in 2012 (Dailey, Yeager)… named Big Ten Player of the Week on Oct. 8 (Iowa’s first winner since 2006), after tallying 37 kills, three aces, 14 digs, 41 points and a team-best .297 attack percentage in wins at Indiana and No. 12 Purdue… in win at No. 12 Purdue (10/6), registered a career-high 24 kills to go along with six digs, while hitting .385… equaled a career best with two aces to go along with 13 kills and eight digs in win at Indiana (10/5)… tallied team-high and career-best 382 kills… 382 kills are the most in a single season since Catherine Smale posted 441 in 2005… second on team with eight double-doubles… hit a career-best .476 at Michigan State (11/2), leading the team with 12 kills… paced Iowa with 10 kills at Michigan (11/3) and 16 vs. Illinois (11/24)… turned in two double-doubles at home against Minnesota (11 kills, 14 digs) and Wisconsin (19 kills, 11 digs)… earned all-tournament honors at the Iowa State Challenge and at the Golden Grizzly Invite… letterwinner… named to the 2012-13 Dean’s List.

2011 as a Freshman… Appeared in all 33 games with 28 starts… started final 12 games of the season… registered 312 total kills, becoming the first Hawkeye freshman since 2005 to surpass 300 kills in a single season… recorded a game-high 14 kills in Hawkeye debut vs. Central Michigan (8/26)… recorded first career double-double in kills (14) and digs (10) vs. Central Michigan (8/27)… career-high 21 kills vs. Oakland (9/10)… named to the all-tournament team at the Iowa Invitational… earned all-tournament honors at the Columbia Invitational… recorded 19 kills in her Big Ten debut vs. Ohio State (9/23)… recorded 16 kills and a career-high five total blocks vs. Indiana… recorded nine kills and two digs vs. Purdue (10/8)… recorded five kills, four digs and one service ace at Wisconsin (10/16)… recorded four kills and six digs at Nebraska (10/19)… recorded five kills and eight digs vs. Northwestern (10/22)… recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs vs. Penn State (10/7)… recorded nine kills and a career-high 19 digs vs. Michigan (11/4)… recorded 16 kills and 11 digs at Purdue (11/10)… recorded 14 kills and 12 digs at Indiana (11/12)… recorded 13 kills and seven digs vs. Minnesota (11/19)… recorded 13 kills and eight digs at Illinois (11/26)… letterwinner.

High School… 2010 High School All-American… named to the 2010-11 Under Armour All-American Second Team… 2010-11 Gatorade Michigan Volleyball Player of the Year… named a top ten candidate for Michiga’s Miss Volleyball in 2010, having earned All-Catholic and All-Region honors her senior season… selected to the USA Junior National Championships 17 All-Tournament Team and was named an AAU All-American in 2010… earned all-league, all-county, all-region and all-state honors while leading Marina to the 2009 Michigan State Championships… led Marian to state runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2008, earning all-state and all-region honors.. in 2010, she was named Wendy’s Player of the Week and Sunkist Player of the Week on separate occasions… named to the 2008 USA High Performance Regional Team in 2008 and teamed with fellow recruit Erin Leppek to win the USA Junior National Championships while competing for the Michigan Elite in 2010.

Personal… Born December 15, 1992… parents are Mike and Audrey… sister Abby plays volleyball at Northern Michigan… Pharmacy major.

Personal Bests
Kills: 26 vs. Youngstown State, Aug. 13, 2013
TA: 66 vs. Milwaukee, Sept. 14, 2012
Attack %: .476 at Michigan State, Nov. 2, 2012
Assists: 5 at Indiana, Nov. 22, 2013
Aces: 4 vs. Drake, Sept. 13, 2013
Digs: 22 vs. Northwestern, Nov. 1, 2013
Solo Blocks: 2, twice, last at Indiana, Nov. 22, 2013
Total Blocks: 5, three times, last vs. Toledo, Sept. 1, 2012