4 UI volleyball seniors leave mark on program
The match was Senior Night for Bedell, Burns, Dailey, Yeager
Radke posted a team-high .467 hitting percentage with 9 kills
Bedell and Lovell pace Iowa with 13-kill performances in the loss
UI senior libero Bethany Yeager breaks record, sets example
Ohio State at Iowa Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013
Nebraska at Iowa Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
Michigan State at Iowa Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
Michigan at Iowa Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, IA Photos by Clem Messerli
Michigan at Iowa Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Hawk Items... broke the 23-year-old Iowa career digs record of 1,931 previously held by Janet Moylan in 1990... became the first player in Iowa volleyball history to surpass the 2,000 career digs threshold... member of the Big Ten's 1,250 digs club... ranks sixth in the Big Ten in career digs... ends her career with 2,007 career digs... played every match of her Hawkeye career (127) and started all but one (126) as the team's libero... played in 486-of-469 sets of her career... led the team in digs all four years... named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career on Sept. 2... two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2013 as a Senior... played in all 32 matches and 121 sets, making 31 starts as the team's libero... led the team in digs with 485... broke the 23-year-old Iowa career digs record vs. Michigan on Nov. 15... ranks sixth in the Big Ten in career digs... surpassed 2,000 career digs mark in the last match of the season with a 14-dig effort... ends her career with 2,007 digs... earned her first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor after helping Iowa accomplish the Chanticleer Invitational championship and a 3-0 start to the season... compiled double-digit digs performances in 25 matches, including a season-high 30-dig effort vs. Youngstown State on Aug. 31... dished out a season-high six assists on three occasions: vs. Youngstown State on Aug. 31; vs. Minnesota on Oct. 5; vs. Indiana on Oct. 19... letterwinner.
2012 as a Junior... Academic All-Big Ten... started all 33 matches... one of three Hawkeyes to play every set (Dailey, Lovell)... became 14th Hawkeye in program history to surpass 1,000 career digs with a match-high 21 in Iowa's season-opening sweep of Chicago State (8/24)... moved up nine spots from 14th to fifth on all-time digs list... led Iowa in digs (533) for the third time in as many years... 533 digs are the most in a season since 2006, when Emily Hiza registered 545... 533 digs marked a career high... third in Big Ten in digs/set (4.48)... named to Marquette Invitational All-Tournament team... named to Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament team -- registered 86 digs, 12 assists in the four-match tournament... letterwinner... named to the 2012-13 Dean's List.
2011 as a Sophomore... Academic All-Big Ten... started all 33 matches... one of three Hawkeyes to start every match... had 10 matches of recording 20 or more digs... averaged four digs per set at the Hawkeye Challenge... named top libero of Hawkeye Challenge... picked up 30 digs vs. Arizona State (9/2)... career-high five assists vs. Saint Louis (8/27)... named to the all-tournament team at the Iowa State Challenge... named top libero at the Iowa Invitational... recorded 19 digs and one service ace vs. Ohio State (9/23)... recorded 16 digs and one service ace vs. Penn State (9/24)... recorded 20 digs vs. Indiana (10/7)... recorded 14 digs with one service ace vs. Purdue (10/8)... recorded 17 digs vs. Northwestern (10/22)... picked up 22 digs at Penn State (10/28)... recorded 17 digs vs. Ohio State (10/30)... recorded 19 digs vs. Michigan (11/5)... recorded 22 digs at Purdue (11/10)... recorded 20 digs vs. Minnesota (11/19)... recorded 22 digs at Illinois (11/26)... letterwinner.
2010 as a Freshman... one of three Hawkeyes to start every match... appeared in all 106 sets... led the team and ranked fourth in the Big Ten averaging 4.36 digs per set... recorded double-digit digs in 24 of 29 matches... named the top libero of the Hawkeye Challenge... averaged 5.25 digs per set at the Hawkeye Challenge... picked up a career-high 33 digs vs. Creighton (9/4)... named MVP of the Marcia E. Hamilton Active Ankle Challenge after averaging 5.3 digs per set... recorded 32 digs and one service ace in five-set win over Indiana... picked up 18 digs at Northwestern (10/8)... picked up 14 digs and dished two assists at Penn State (10/16)... picked up 24 digs and matched her career high with five assists vs. Wisconsin (10/22)... picked up a team-high 13 digs vs. Illinois (10/23)... picked up a team-high 13 digs at Minnesota (10/27)... recorded a team-high 16 digs at Purdue (11/5)... recorded a career-high two services aces and picked up 15 digs vs. Michigan (11/13)... picked up 25 digs and dished three assists at Illinois (11/19)... picked up 17 digs vs. Penn State (11/26)... picked up 15 digs vs. Ohio State (11/27)... letterwinner.
High School... AVCA Under Armour Girls High School all-American Honorable Mention in 2009-10... earned All-Greater Houston MVP honors in 2009-10... named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A All-State team... named to the all-state tournament team in 2009-10... earned Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State first team honors... led Brenham High to the state championships her senior year and regional finals her sophomore and junior seasons... named to the PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces "The 150" list... earned second team Lonestar Volleyball all-Texas Team honors her senior season... named to the 4A all-state team as a senior... named District Defensive Player of the Year as a junior, District Attacker of the Year as a sophomore and District Newcomer of the Year as a freshman.
Personal... born 5/28/92... parents are David and Debbie Yeager... has one sister, Amanda, and two brothers, David and Erik ... sister Amanda plays volleyball at Texas A&M Kingsville... health and human physiology and sport studies double major... minoring in health promotion.