Bears fall in three, conclude remarkable season
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Bears secure program's first 20-win season since 2012
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Volleyball vs. UT
VBall vs TCU
Volleyball vs Texas Tech - 09/28/2016
• 2016 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection (fall)
Earned her first career All-Big 12 honors after becoming the only six-rotation outside hitter on the Big 12 top-10 digs list, averaging 3.74 digs per set…Only second on the team to libero Jana Brusek in that category…Posted 26 double-digit dig performances and eight double-digit kill performances…Led the team in aces with 25, averaging 0.22 per set…Totaled 248 kills and averaged 2.21 per set…Had five double-doubles in junior season and led the team in kills two times and digs 14 times…Appeared in all 31 matches and started every match…Posted a season-high 14 kills on a .289 hitting efficiency against the College of Charleston on Sept. 2…Led the team with a career-high 23 digs at Kansas State on Oct. 24…Put up three aces against two opponents during the season: at Hawai'i and at Kansas State…Closed Big 12 play with three double-digit performances in the last four matches, putting up 12 apiece at West Virginia and against No. 2 Texas…Had a team-high 14 digs against Colorado in the NCAA Second Round.
Impact transfer who ranked second in kills and digs…Played in every set and match during the season…Averaged 2.28 kills per set and totaled 297 kills in 34 matches…Tallied 11 double-doubles, including a 14-kill, 13-dig performance in the upset win over 14th-ranked San Diego in the NCAA Tournament First Round on Dec. 2…Had an impressive seven double-doubles in conference play…Had a career-high 16 kills vs. UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, hitting .316 to lead the team on Dec. 3…Totaled 369 digs in 34 matches, averaging 2.84 per set…Matched a career-high 19 digs in a five-set win at Iowa State on Oct. 19…Also added a career-high seven blocks against the Cyclones…Added 21 aces from the service line, good for fourth on the team…Named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall.
2015 (Freshman, Louisville):
Appeared in 32 matches with 23 starts...Named to the All-ACC Freshman Team...Earned three-consecutive ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week honors on Oct. 12, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26...Finished her first collegiate season with 177 kills, 254 digs, and 29.0 blocks, all ranking in the top-six for the ACC champion Cardinals...Posted nine double-digit kill matches, including four double-doubles...Season-high 16 kills vs. Wake Forest on Oct. 16...Season-high 19 digs vs. Syracuse on Oct. 2.
Led Rockwall-Heath to an impressive 51-3 district record over her four high school seasons, securing four-consecutive district championships...Played under coach Maggie Younger...Three-time all-district player...Named to the Lonestar 2014-15 All-Texas second team...Selected as a 2013 Vype Magazine 100 Queens of the Court...Three-time team MVP, most outstanding hitter, and earned the team’s academic award...Played on the TAV National club and was a member fo the 17 Open National Championship team for coach John Sample ... Named in the Senior Aces Top 100 and All-American team by PrepVolleyball...Selected as the club’s best all-around player.
Given name is Aniah Philo...Also goes by Nia (“knee-uh”)...Daughter of Pete Philo and Tonia Hatfield...Majoring in Nutrition...Hopes to play volleyball professionally overseas after completing her collegiate career...Enjoys hanging out with friends and going to the movies.