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#2 Kari Mueller

Height 5-7
Class Sr.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School City

2014 as a Senior… Appeared as a defensive specialist in 26 matches with four starts… made her first start of the season and posted a season-high three digs against Ohio State on Oct. 3… recorded two digs at No. 17 Arizona State… started at Michigan and Michigan State on Oct. 10-11, recording six and two digs, respectively… played in all five sets against Illinois on Oct. 15 and Northwestern on Oct. 18, compiling four and five kills, respectively… recorded a season-high seven digs at Wisconsin on Oct. 22 and added five digs at Minnesota on Oct. 25… reached double figures with a season-high 10 digs in Iowa’s 3-0 win at Rutgers on Nov. 1… matched her season-high with 10 digs in Iowa’s 3-1 win over No. 12 Purdue on Nov. 8… letterwinner.

2013 as a Junior… Played in 26 matches with six starts including one start at the libero position… recorded a career-best 15 digs and five assists against Western Illinois on Sept. 14… had her most productive season in a Hawkeye uniform, recording career-highs in several categories including: sets played (74), matches played (26), starts (6), digs (109), assists (13), kills (1), and attack percentage (.125)… reached double-digit digs mark three times: vs. Eastern Michigan (12); vs. Western Illinois (15); vs. Minnesota (13)… letterwinner.

2012 as a Sophomore… Saw action in 21 matches, including two starts… started at Oakland, recording an ace (9/1)… started at No. 18 Iowa State (9/7)… notched season-best 10 digs against Pacific (9/14)… equaled a season high with 10 digs and added a service ace against Wisconsin (10/13)… registered a career-best two services aces vs. No. 20 Ohio State (10/27)… letterwinner.

2011 as a Freshman… Played in 20 matches with five starts… recorded four digs vs. Marquette (8/27)… career-high 13 digs vs. St. Francis (9/16)… career high three-assists vs. St. Francis (9/16)… recorded 13 digs in her Big Ten debut vs. Ohio State (9/23)… recorded seven digs and served a career best two service aces vs. Indiana (10/7)… underwent foot surgery and missed the final 12 matches of the season… letterwinner.

High School… First team all-state as a senior… named MVC Athlete of the Year as a senior… team captain as a senior… two-time first team all-conference and all-district… second team all-state as a junior… honorable mention all-state as a freshman and sophomore… school’s all-time leader in career digs… varsity letterwinner in track from 2008-10… National Honors Society from 2009-11… member of the Iowa Rockets and Platform Elite club teams.

Personal… Born March 16, 1993… parents are Brent and Toni Mueller… has three sisters; Lindsay Kain, Megan Cuellar and Signe Mueller… sister Signe played volleyball for Iowa… open major.

Personal Bests
Kills: 1 at Illinois, Sept. 27, 2013
TA: 2 at Illinois, Sept. 27, 2013
Attack %: .500 at Illinois, Sept. 27, 2013
Assists: 5 vs. Western Illinois, Sept. 14, 2013
Aces: 2 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 27, 2012
Digs: 15 vs. Western Illinois, Sept. 14, 2013