Hawk Items… played in 71 career matches, recording 260 digs… one of three team captains as a senior.
2012 as a Senior… Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree… one of three team captains… only senior in 2012… played in 28 matches, with seven starts… posted career-high 16 kills in back-to-back matches against Minnesota (10/12) and Wisconsin (10/13)… turned in 12 digs and an ace in win at Indiana (10/5)… equaled a career high with three aces in 3-0 victory at No. 12 Purdue (10/6)… notched career-best 13 digs vs. Michigan (9/28)… posted 12 digs and three aces at No. 4 Penn State (9/22)… tallied 11 digs at No. 18 Iowa State (9/7)… playing in her 71st career contest, started season finale against Illinois (11/24) and recorded five digs to go along with a block and a kill… ranked in the top 10 in the Big Ten in service aces for most of the conference season… letterwinner.
2011 as a Junior… appeared in 17 matches… tallied four digs vs. Marquette (8/27)… picked up five digs vs. Penn State (9/24)… recorded five digs vs. Penn State (9/24)… picked up season-high eight digs at Michigan (9/30)… picked up five digs vs. Northwestern (10/22)… made her first career appearance at libero in the third set vs. Michigan State (11/4)… recorded a service ace vs. Nebraska (11/22)… letterwinner.
2010 as a Sophomore…appeared in 17 matches with six starts… played in 40 sets… picked up eight digs vs. Creighton (9/4)… recorded six kills on a career-best 20 attacks vs. Wake Forest (9/4)… matched a season-high with six kills while playing every point at Michigan State (9/26)… recorded career highs in kills (9), attempts (39) and digs (10) in five-set win over Indiana (10/1)… recorded first career solo block vs. Minnesota (10/6)… recorded one service ace and a career-high two total blocks at Northwestern (10/8)… recorded three kills and one dig vs. Wisconsin (10/22)… recorded two kills and three digs at Purdue (10/5)… letterwinner.
2009 as a Freshman… appeared in nine matches and 19 sets… picked up career-high seven digs served a career-best two aces at Indiana (Oct. 16)… picked up four digs against Binghamton in her collegiate debut (Sept. 18).
High School… Chicago Sun-Times first team all-state as a senior and third team all-state as a junior… Chicago Daily Herald first team all-area honors as a senior and second team honors as a junior… team captain and named team’s Most Valuable Player as a senior… led high school team to three Fox Valley Conference championships in 2005-06 and 2008, along with a regional championship in 2007… only second player from her high school to be selected to an all-state team… played for Sky High Volleyball Club for three years… led team to Nationals all three seasons, placing second in 2006 and first in 2007 and 2008.
Personal… Born 12/22/90… parents are Jayne Straumann and William Straumann… has one brother, Evan, and one sister, Megan, who plays basketball at Rhode Island… journalism and health sports studies major.
Kills: 9 vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 2010
TA: 39 vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 2010
Attack %: .273 vs. Northern Illinois, Sept. 19, 2010
Assists: 2, twice, last at Northwestern, Oct. 21, 2012
Aces: 3, twice, last at Purdue, Oct. 6, 2012
Digs: 16, twice, last vs. Wisconsin, Oct. 13, 2012
Solo Blocks: 1 vs. Minnesota, Oct. 6, 2010
Total Blocks: 2 vs. Northwestern, Oct. 8, 2010