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Elizabeth Austin
Elizabeth  Austin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kansas City, Mo.

High School:
Park Hill South

Height:
5-10

Position:
OH/DS

As a Junior (2006): Saw limited action as she recovered from a knee injury ... posted a career high 15 digs against West Virginia (Sept. 24) while registering a season-high four kills ... recorded a crucial kill for the Red Storm against Albany at the NCAA Tournament to help her team advance to the second round.

As a Sophomore (2005): Appeared in 20 matches ... compiled six kills and 40 digs ... tied individual game highs in kills (6), assists (2), digs (7), block assists (1) and total blocks (1) ... posted a season high four kills against Holy Cross (Sept. 3) ... recorded a season high seven digs against Coppin State (Sept. 17).

As a Freshman (2004): Played sparingly in her first season with the Red Storm, seeing action in 19 matches ... posted 10 kills and 45 digs in limited action ... set a season high in six kills on 12 attempts vs. Delaware State at the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawk Challenge ... compiled a season-high seven digs at Princeton.

At Park Hill South: Named one of the top volleyball players in the senior class of 2004 by Missouri Sports Online ... help lead her team to district and conference championships from 2001-03 ... named second team all-conference and first team all-district in 2003 ... named to the all-tournament team at both the Lee's Summit Tournament and City of Fountains Tournament in 2003 ... was a letterwinner in track and field her in junior and senior seasons ... was a member of the National Honor Society and a three-year academic letterwinner.

Off The Court Austin, a finance major, is a three time BIG EAST Academic All-Star. In addition to playing volleyball, she is the secretary of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) and is a member of S.T.A.R., V.I.T.A.L. and Campus Ministry. She lists winning the BIG EAST regular season match against Villanova as the most thrilling moment from last season. Austin wants to help the team win the BIG EAST Tournament next year and go further in the NCAA Tournament. For fun, Austin enjoys traveling and photography and is a big fan of the T.V. show LOST.

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