Marshall earned a cumulative GPA of 3.60 in 2015-16
Boster, Kiekover, Phares and Zerkle among 18 honorees from 2015-16
Number increased by 50 percent from 2014-15
Marshall places third-most student-athletes on list among league schools
Marshall to play seven matches in the spring
Appeared and started in all 30 matches … played 121 sets … named to the All-Conference USA first team and All-Academic teams … member of the Fairfield Invitational and Panthers Invitational all-tournament teams … had the second-best hitting percentage in a single season in Marshall history with .402 … had 329 kills, second on the team … led the team in blocks with 76 … had a season-high 20 kills against Boston College (Sept. 5) … set a season high in blocks with seven at UAB (Oct. 30) … recorded double-digit kills 16 times … led Conference USA in hitting percentage with .416 … averaged 2.72 kills and 0.63 blocks per set ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and awarded the C-USA Academic Medal.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014)
Appeared and started in all 32 matches ... named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 29 after recording 45 kills and a .434 hitting percentage during the week ... first on squad with 338 kills, third with 71 blocks 21 service aces ... recorded a team and personal-high .667 hitting percentage on Oct. 1 vs. WVU ... Posted an above. 300 hitting percentage in 16 matches, including three above .600 and four above .400 ... achieved a career-high 19 kills in Herd's comeback win against Rice on Nov. 13 ... named to Conference USA Second Team and named to C-USA All-Academic Team ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and awarded the C-USA Academic Medal.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013)
Appeared in 28 matches, starting in 21 ... played 104 sets, recording 240 kills on the season ... had ten games where she recorded at least 10 kills, including a team-high 23 on 9/02 versus EKU ... recorded a .636 hitting efficiency in her second collegiate match on 8/31 versus Montana ... led team with 81 total blocks ... awarded Marshall Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 2 ... recorded 15 service aces on the season ... also recorded 71 digs during her freshman campaign ... awarded the C-USA Academic Medal and named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
PRIOR TO MARSHALL
Played for Forest Hill Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Mich.and competed for Dead Frog Volleyball Club out of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... selected to the Michigan All-State team twice and to the all-conference team her last three seasons ... named to the all-area team her freshman year ... she finished her high school career with 926 kills, 348 blocks, 109 service aces, and 253 digs ... averaged 6.3 kills per set, 1.36 blocks per set, 4.42 digs per set and nearly an ace per set during her senior campaign ... led her club team to a fifth place finish in the 2012 AAU Nationals ... helped that team to two champion titles in the AAU Lakeshore Volleyfest ... she added championship titles at the Showcase Tournament and JVA World Challenge in 2011.
Majoring in cell molecular medical biology.