Hawkeye alum set a new standard in his 1st season as head volleyball coach
Records fall, Hawkeyes win 6 in B1G action, Shymansky logs 300th win
Brobst paced the offense, matched her career-high with 23 kills
Middles Dietz, Gunderson hit above .350 to lead the Hawkeyes
Losses prompt changes that lead to wins for Iowa volleyball
Iowa vs. Wisconsin Nov. 15, 2014 Carver-Hawkeye Arena Photos by Clem Messerli
Iowa Volleyball vs. #12 Purdue Nov. 8, 2014 Carver-Hawkeye Arena Photos by Clem Messerli
Iowa Volleyball vs. Northwestern Oct. 18, 2014 Carver-Hawkeye Arena Photo by Clem Messerli
Practice Facility in Carver-Hawkeye Arena Aug. 9, 2014 Photos by: Jil Price
Hawk Items... One of four to play in every set (106), and one of seven to appear in every match (31) in 2014... set new career-highs in seven categories in 2014, including kills (9), total attacks (31), attack percentage (1.000), service aces (3), digs (20), solo blocks (1) and total blocks (2).
2014 as a Junior... Appeared as a defensive specialist in every match (31) with 15 starts... one of four to play in every set (106), and one of seven to appear in every match (31)... ended the season ranked 14th in the Big Ten in service aces per set (0.24)... set new career-highs in seven categories in 2014, including kills (9), total attacks (31), attack percentage (1.000), service aces (3), digs (20), solo blocks (1) and total blocks (2)... reached double-digits in digs against Texas A&M (10) and UTSA (14) on Aug. 29... led the team in digs in the opening match of the season (10) at Texas A&M... posted a career-high 14 digs against UTSA ... matched her career-high with two service aces in Iowa's win over Idaho State on Sept. 6... made her first start of the season at Michigan on Oct. 10 and led the team with nine digs... matched her career-high with two aces at Michigan State on Oct. 11... recorded a career-high six kills and matched career-highs with two service aces and two blocks against Illinois on Oct. 15... reached double-digits in digs with 12 in Iowa's first Big Ten win over Northwestern on Oct. 18... led Iowa with a career-high seven kills and matched career-high stats with one solo block and two total blocks at Minnesota on Oct. 25... tied her career-high for the second-straight match with seven kills and matched her career-high with two blocks at Maryland on Oct. 31... matched her career-high with seven kills and set new career-highs with 20 digs and 31 total attacks against Indiana on Nov. 5... set new career-highs with eight kills and three service aces against Purdue on Nov. 8... matched her career-high with two blocks against Wisconsin on Nov. 15... set a career-high with nine kills in Iowa's 3-2 win over Maryland on Nov. 26... Academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.
2013 as a Sophomore... Appeared in 13 matches and 25 sets... recorded a career-high with a .500 attack percentage vs. Northwestern on Nov. 1... matched career-highs with four kills, one solo block, and two total blocks against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 7... hit .400 vs. Wofford on Aug. 30 and .500 vs. Northwestern on Nov. 1... Academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.
2012 as a Freshman... Competed in 13 matches, including 11 during Big Ten action... started the last six contests... set careers highs in aces (two), digs (10) and total blocks (two) in season finale against Illinois (11/24)... made first career start against No. 21 Purdue (11/8)... started against Indiana (11/10), equaling a career high with four kills... saw first career action in 3-2 win over Syracuse (9/7), registering four kills, two assists, one block and eight digs... turned in two kills and a dig against Milwaukee (9/14)... letterwinner... named to the 2012-13 Dean's List.
High School... Three-time all-conference performer... led Chanhassen to an undefeated conference record in 2011... graduated as the school's all-time leader in kills... played club volleyball with the Northern Lights Volleyball Club... Northern Lights 17-1 team captured third place at the 2011 AAU National Tournament.
Personal... Born May 25, 1994... parents are Kim and Dick Blomberg... siblings are April, Ryan, Kelsey and Caroline... both parents are University of Iowa graduates.
Kills: 4, three times, last vs. Eastern Michigan, Sept. 7, 2013
TA: 29 vs. Syracuse, Sept. 7, 2012
Attack %: .500 vs. Northwestern, Nov. 1, 2013
Assists: 2 vs. Syracuse, Sept. 7, 2012
Aces: 2 vs. Illinois, Nov. 24, 2012
Digs: 10 vs. Illinois, Nov. 24, 2012
Solo Blocks: 1, twice, last vs. Eastern Michigan, Sept. 7, 2013
Total Blocks: 2, twice, last vs. Eastern Michigan, Sept. 7, 2013