Blue Demons face host Chicago State and UIC on Saturday in Windy City Invitational
Colleen Smith dishes out 35 assists and nine digs in the Blue Demons' first win of the year
Unprecedented success in BIG EAST Conference highlights 2014 Athletics Department Banquet
Unprecedented BIG EAST success highlights 2013-14 Athletics Department Awards Banquet
2014 (Junior): Made 30 appearances and 29 starts... recorded team-best 10 double-doubles... came within one kill of landing a triple-double at Seton Hall with 45 assists, 21 digs and nine kills... her 21 digs were the third-highest single-game total on the team... named to the Windy City Invitational All-Tournament Team... reached the 20-assist mark in 24 matches, including the final seven duels of the season... added a career0best six total blocks versus Villanova... finished with a team-high .393 (115-19-244) attacking percentage... that mark is the second-best in a single season in program history... her 959 assists ranked sixth in the BIG EAST and was the fourth-highest total in program history... ended the year with a team-best 19 aces... finished with second-best dig total on the team with 266 defensive stops.
2012 (Sophomore at Indiana): served as team manager for the Hoosiers.
2011 (Freshman at Indiana): played as a setter in four matches in her campaign as a Hoosier, recording 24 assists in six sets of action.
High School: Named a PrepVolleyball All-American as one of the top players in the nation... earned All-State honors... served as the captain of the 41-1 and No. 1 nationally-ranked Cary-Grove High School squad that finished as Illinoi state runners-up in 2010 and state champions in 2009... excelled in club ball as well, earning AAU All-American honors in 2009 after leading her squad to an AAU National Championship and being named tournament MVP... chosen as one of PrepVolleyball's `Senior Aces' for the class of 2011.
Personal: daughter of Robert "Bubba" and Krista Smith... has three sisters, Breanna, Danielle and Kylie... born September 13, 1992... special education major... both sisters played collegiate volleyball at McHenry County College... father played football at Drake University.Career Highs
Kills: 9, at Seton Hall, Nov. 15, 2014
Attacks: 20, at Seton Hall, Nov. 15, 2014
Attack Percentage: .700 (8-1-10), Bradley, Aug. 30, 2014
Assists: 63, Marquette, Sept. 28, 2013
Service Aces: 4, Stony Brook, Aug. 29, 2014
Digs: 21, at Seton Hall, Nov. 15, 2014
Blocks: 6, Villanova, Oct. 18, 2014
Block Solo: 2, vs. UIC, Sept. 6, 2014
Block Assists: 6, Villanova, Oct. 18, 2014