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6'1"...Junior...Middle Blocker/Right Side Hitter
Greenwood, Indiana (Center Grove)
MAJOR: Pre-Occupational Therapy

2007: Earned Academic All-GLVC honors for the second straight season...finished second on the team and ninth in the GLVC with 1.12 blocks per game...led USI and was sixth in the conference with 1.20 blocks per game in GLVC-only matches...needs just 39 more block assists to enter the top five at USI in that category...had a season-high nine blocks against Bellarmine...recorded seven or more blocks in five matches...reached double-digit kill totals in three matches, including a career-high 11 kills twice...reached double-figure point totals in five matches, including a career-high 16.0 points (11 kills, 8 block assists) against SIU Edwardsville...averaged 1.45 kills and 2.09 blocks per game.

2006: Earned Academic All-GLVC honors...made a big impact as a freshman as she recorded a school record for block assists in a single season (122)...led the GLVC in blocks per game (1.30) and was third in the conference in total blocks (134)...recorded a season-high eight kills against Northwood (Mich.) and against South Dakota...had a season-best nine blocks against Palm Beach Atlantic...recorded five or more kills in 14 matches and five or more blocks in 14 matches...recorded 188.0 points, including a season-best 12.5 points (8 kills, 1 solo block, 7 block assists) against Northwood...averaged 1.12 kills and 1.83 points per game.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Center Grove High School where she earned varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, and track...helped CGHS to county and sectional championships as a sophomore, junior, and senior...also helped CGHS's track team to a county and sectional championship in 2005...helped her Circle City Club team to the American Division title at the 2005 Junior Olympic Championships...earned the Academic All-Conference Award...was enrolled in the Academic Honors Program at CGHS and was a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Club, and the Spanish National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Born February 1, 1988...daughter of David and Nobuko Henricks.

Career Statistics
Year   MP/ GP    Att  Kills  Errors   PCT    AST   SA   Digs  BS  BA

2006   28/103    327    115      60  .168      7    0     22  12 122
2007   20/ 58    230     84      39  .196      4    2     29   6  59
Tot.   48/161    557    199      99  .180     11    2     51  18 181

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