University of Iowa Athletics
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#22 Michelle Fugarino

Height 5-5
Class Fr.
Hometown Muskego, Wis.
High School Muskego

Hawk Items… Led the Hawkeyes in digs (422) and digs per set (3.98)… one of three to start every match in 2014, one of four to play every set and one of seven to appear in every match… ended the season ranked sixth in the Big Ten and second among league freshmen in digs per set (3.98).

2014 as a Freshman… Hawkeye starting libero in every match (31)… one of three to start every match in 2014, one of four to play every set and one of seven to appear in every match… paced Iowa in digs (422) and digs per set (3.98)… ended the season ranked sixth in the Big Ten and second among league freshmen in digs per set (3.98)… digs leader in Iowa’s wins over UTSA (26) on Aug. 29 and Tulane (19) on Aug. 30… served up a career-high three aces against UTSA… led Iowa in digs in each match of the Residence Inn Challenge with 11 vs. UAB and 10 vs. Idaho State on Sept. 6 and 12 at Arizona State on Sept. 7… led the Hawkeyes in digs in all four wins en route to the 2014 SDSU Challenge tournament championship… recorded her first career kill at Nebraska on Sept. 24… matched career-highs with one kill, one attack and 1.000 hitting percentage against Illinois on Oct. 15… set a career-high with 27 digs in Iowa’s first Big Ten win of the season over Northwestern on Oct. 18… set a season-high and career-high, compiling 29 digs in Iowa’s 3-2 win over Maryland on Nov. 26… letterwinner.

High School… As a freshman, All-conference honorable mention, Practice player of the Year, second place High School State Tournament… named team MVP as a sophomore… twice named All-State first team…, All-Conference first team, All-Area second team, Team MVP, Prep Volleyball All-American – Special Mention as a junior… conference player of the year in 2013… 2013 Mizuno Cup All-Tournament team… 2013 Prep Volleyball Senior Ace… 2013 Quarter-Finalist at High School State Tournament… member of Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Club… 2012 All-American award at AAU National Championships… first place finish at 2013 JVA World Challenge… first place at the Badger Region Championships in back to back years… holds school record for career digs… former state champion gymnast in 2004… high academic honors all four years… member of French National Honor society.

Personal… Born Oct. 22, 1995… Daughter of Jim and Maureen Fugarino… has two siblings, Nicolette and Tony… High school coach was Karen Anderson… Pre-Med/Physical Therapy major.

Personal Bests
Kills: 1, 2x, last vs. Illinois, Oct. 15, 2014
TA: 1, 5x, last vs. Wisconsin, Nov. 15, 2014
Attack %: 1.000, 2x, last vs. Illinois, Oct. 15, 2014
Assists: 6 at Texas A&M, Aug. 29, 2014
Aces: 3 vs. UTSA, Aug. 29, 2014
Digs: 29 vs. Maryland, Nov. 26, 2014