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10  Aleah Hayes
Aleah Hayes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ozark, Mo.

High School:
Ozark

Height:
5-6

Position:
DS/LIB

Experience:
2L


2010 (Sophomore): Appeared in 18 matches and 47 sets ... made 11 starts, seven of which that came in Big 12 play ... began the year with five digs against Rice ... followed with four digs in each of Tech's next two matches against Ole Miss and UTSA ... opened Big 12 play with a season-high six digs against Missouri ... earned starts in back-to-back matches against Texas A&M and Oklahoma ... had possibly one of her best matches of her career at Missouri ... matched her career high from a year ago with 10 digs while playing in her home state ... also set a new personal best with two service aces in the match ... surpassed her previous high for digs at Colorado, finishing with 12 in the match ... added seven digs against Iowa State to go along with two assists ... Academic All-Big 12 first team selection.

2009 (Freshman): Appeared in 72 sets, 26 matches... contributed 105 digs on the season, with her best match coming at Iowa State, 10 ... had 7 service aces and a .953 serving efficiency... added 9 digs at Colorado and 8 vs. Nebraska at home and 8 in Waco at Baylor... stepped in on the set a few times as well and collected 21 assists as a result ... had a 1.46 digs-per-set average.

Ozark High School: Was a four-sport athlete in Missouri: volleyball, swimming, diving and track & field ... was second-team all-state in volleyball, twice and was a two-time all-district first-team selection ... was a three-time Southwest Missouri All-Region team selection and was twice her squad's MVP ... she was a four-year starting varsity setter for her prep program which was the district champions in 2007 ... she was a four-time state qualifyer as both a swimmer and a diver (1m board) and was a pole vaulter on the track team ... graduated as salutatorian and graduation speaker for her class, with a perfect 4.0 g.p.a. ... she was active in both student government and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal: Born July 7, 1991 in Springfield, Mo., to parents Joanna and Bruce ... mother is a teacher and coach and father is a minister and professor ... has a younger sister, Jade ... both parents were student-athletes as mom competed in volleyball and dad played football and ran track ... hobbies are taking pictures, scrapbooking, reading, biking, laughing and spending time with friends ... she has had two coaches who have had Olympic experiences, Lori Endicott-Vandersnick (volleyball) and Ginny Fulner (swimming) ... she plans to own and operate a day care center.

CAREER HIGHS:

Kills: None
Total Attacks: 3, at Kansas, 11/24/09
Hitting Percentage (Min. 5 Kills): None
Assists: 4, vs. Oklahoma, 11/14/09
Service Aces: 2, at Missouri, 11/9/10
Digs: 12, at Colorado, 11/20/10 SOLO BLOCKS: None
Block Assists: 1, at Colorado, 11/20/10
Total Blocks: 1, at Colorado, 11/20/10

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