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Emily Hiza
Emily Hiza


Swink, CO

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Hawk Item... Finished career ranked second in career digs (1,929) and 12th in career service aces (97).

2008 as a Senior... ESPN the Magazine Academic all-District first team selection... academic all-Big Ten... started 31 of 32 matches... led team with 419 digs and 3.81 digs per set... ranked fifth in the Big Ten in service aces (26) seventh in the Big Ten in digs (419)... named Libero of the Tournament at the Pioneer Classic and Hawkeye-Holiday Inn Challenge... also named to the Iowa State Tournament all-tournament team... tallied career-high six service aces vs. DePaul (Sept. 20)... recorded 20 or more digs three times, including season-high 22 in last collegiate match at Michigan State (Nov. 28).

2007 as a Junior... Named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic all-District second team... Academic all-Big Ten... team captain... selected to Hampton Inn State of Iowa College Volleyball Challenge and Hawkeye-Holiday Inn Challenge all-tournament teams... started and played in all 31 matches and 109 games at libero... led the team and ranked fifth in the Big Ten in digs with 4.52 per game (493)... tied a career-high with 29 digs at Drake (Sept. 7)... recorded 20 or more digs 11 times.

2006 as a Sophomore... Started all 32 matches and 115 games at libero... ranked second in the Big Ten in digs (4.74) and digs in conference play (4.72)... named to the Hawkeye-Holiday Inn Challenge All-Tournament team... posted a career-high 29 digs twice (vs. North Dakota State - Aug. 29 and vs. College of Charleston - Sept. 16)... recorded 28 digs against Iowa State (Aug. 26)... her 545 digs are the fourth-highest single-season total in Iowa history and the second-most by a sophomore.

2005 as a Freshman... Played in all 33 matches and 122 games... started all but one match at libero... averaged 3.87 digs per game... set an Iowa freshman record with 472 digs... had a season-high 26 digs at Michigan State (Nov. 4)... had 20+ digs in five games... led the team with 35 service aces... named team's Best Defensive Player... started at outside hitter and had a season-best eight kills against Ohio State (Oct. 22)... had four service aces against Coastal Carolina (Sept. 14) and Purdue (Nov. 25).

High School... Four-time Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post all-state, all-region, all-district and all-conference selection... prepvolleyball.com first team high school all-American as a senior... Junior Olympic all-tournament team as a sophomore... helped Swink HS team to 2001 Class 2A State Championship... also participated in swimming... where she was a state qualifier in four events in both 2002 and 2003... four-year GPA of 4.0... class Salutorian... captain of state champion Math Bowl and Knowledge Bowl teams... student council member.

Personal... Born 1/26/87... Parents are Ed and Libby Hiza... has two older siblings, Justin and Elise... marketing major.

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