SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Appeared in 23 matches as a sophomore while making nine starts ... saw an increase in playing time from her freshman to sophomore seasons ... inserted into 57 sets, the most in her career so far ... finished 57 kills on the year while hitting at a .162 clip ... added 29 blocks at an impressive 0.51 per set rate ... marked the fourth-highest blocks per set average on the team ... saw action in every Big 12 match ... best offensive match of the year came Nov. 2 with a season-high seven kills ... also added five kills Oct. 12 at TCU and Nov. 23 at Kansas ... recorded two or more blocks four times during league play and six times on the season ... matched her season high with three blocks at West Virginia on Nov. 2 and against Oklahoma on Nov. 20 ... originally set season high on Sept. 13 against Montana ... one of eight Red Raiders honored for work in the classroom ... named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Saw action in 16 matches while making eight starts in the middle ... was part of a much more productive group of middle blockers for the middle blockers ... totaled 36 kills in 36 sets played while taking 113 attempts ... began to see more playing time as Big 12 play began ... all but two of her kills came during league action ... recorded a then season-high five kills and four blocks in a near upset of Kansas State on Oct. 20 ... followed the performance with four kills against West Virginia a week later ... had six kills against TCU on Nov. 7 after finishing 6-for-15 on the attack with three errors ... notched her best match of the season Nov. 17 in Tech's upset of No. 20 Kansas State ... recorded a season-high 10 kills against the Wildcats off 21 attempts ... her .333 hitting percentage also marked a season high ... came close to her first career double-double as she added nine blocks, all assists, on the net ... finished tied with Aubree Piper for the season high in blocks among Red Raiders ... had the most blocks of any player against a Big 12 opponent ... finished with 24 blocks on the season, averaging 0.67 per set ... also added four service aces, two of which that came Nov. 14 at Texas ... named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team.
CAREER HIGHS (entering 2013 season) Kills: 10, vs. Kansas State (Nov. 17, 2012) Total Attacks: 21, vs. Kansas State (Nov. 17, 2012) Hitting Percentage (Min. 5 Kills): .714, vs. South Dakota (Sept. 7, 2013) Assists: 1, three times, last at Kansas (Nov. 23, 2013) Service Aces: 2, at Texas (Nov. 14, 2012) Digs: 2, three times, last at West Virginia (Nov. 2, 2013) Solo Blocks: 2, at Iowa State (Oct. 30, 2013) Block Assists: 9, vs. Kansas State (Nov. 17, 2012) Total Blocks: 9, vs. Kansas State (Nov. 17, 2012)
ANTIOCH COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
Three-year starter at Antioch Community High School ... another top recruit that was recognized nationally ... named to the AVCA Under Armour Watch List prior to her senior season ... listed as one of Illinois top players by the Chicago Sun-Times during both her junior and senior seasons ... led the squad in kills and aces final two seasons ... team leader in blocks as a sophomore ... also listed on the Super 25 Player to Watch List by the Pioneer Press as a sophomore ... three-time all-conference first team and all-country selection ... squad won the conference and division title her sophomore year ... regional champions as a junior ... was a two-time all-academic team selection ... graduated cum laude (4.0 GPA or higher ) ... played under high school coach Glen Heitman.
Played for the Wisconsin Junior Volleyball Club, a top program in the Midwest ... spent five years with the program ... squad was the tournament champion in the 17-under category at the Badger Region Championships.
Born June 18, 1994 to parents Bruce and Pamela Grant ... the middle child of three sisters with Lauren being the oldest and Marissa the youngest ... enrolled in the Rawls College of Business ... marketing major.