5   Sam Grams
Sam Grams


Forest Park, Ill.

High School:




Northern Illinois Volleyball Caps Season with Annual Banquet

Kurisch, Romo and Schepler garner team accolades


Three Huskies Earn Academic All-MAC Selections

Kurisch is one of two in the league to garner unanimous status


Huskies End Season with 3-1 Loss at Marquette

Romo leads NIU with 17 kills in final collegiate match


Huskies Ready for Last Weekend of MAC Regular Season Play

NIU travels to Western Michigan, hosts Bowling Green on senior night


NIU Earns 3-1 Road Win at Toledo

Kurisch stout at the net with 11 kills and eight blocks

2012: Earned Academic All-MAC honorable mention laurels during her senior campaign with the Huskies... Played in 24 matches and 62 sets in 2012... Totaled 28 kills and 39 blocks on the front line... Recorded 14 digs during the year... Scored 48 total points during the season... Set single game highs in blocks (8) points (7) and digs (5) at Missouri State (Sept. 8)... Sang the National Anthem at nearly every home match.

2011: Saw action in two of 35 matches and two of 125 sets as a middle blocker...finished season with two kills, one assist, one dig, and 2.0 points...recorded a kill in matches against Lamar (Sep. 8) and South Florida (Sep. 18)...also recorded an ace and a dig against South Florida (Sep. 18)...sang the National Anthem at nearly every home match...honored as a Victory Scholar (3.50 GPA or better) for the third consecutive year.

2010: Played in 20 of the 35 matches, including 31 of 132 sets as a middle blocker...recorded her first kill as a Huskie versus Chicago State (Aug.27) and finished with five in the game...served her first ace against Stetson (Sep. 11) along with tallying up her first career dig and assist...made her first block while playing Memphis (Sep. 4) and finished the season with five...finished with career highs in kills (12), assists (2), aces (1), digs (3), blocks (5), and points (15.5)...was a Victory Scholar (3.50 GPA or better).

2009: Appeared in two of 30 matches and two of 108 sets as a middle blocker...made Huskie debut at Bradley (Sept. 1)...made first attack attempt at Toledo (Sept. 26)...sang the National Anthem at all 14 home matches...named a Victory Scholar (3.50 or better GPA).

High School: Two-year letterwinner for Fenwick High School...led the Friars in blocks as a junior...played basketball as a freshman and sophomore (co-captain)

Club: Lions/1st Alliance volleyball club (17 Red and 18 White).

Intends to major in physical therapy...Birthdate - September 24, 1990...daughter of Timothy and Peggy Grams...member of the Liturgical Choir and S.A.D.D.


Kills: 5, vs. Chicago State (Aug. 27, 2010)
Attempts: 14, vs. Chicago State (Aug. 27, 2010)
Hitting Percentage: .125, vs. Connecticut (Sept. 8, 2012)
Assists: 1, eight times
Aces: 1, vs. Stetson (Sept. 11, 2010)
Digs: 5, @ Missouri State (Sept. 8, 2012)
Blocks: 8, @ Missouri State (Sept. 8, 2012)
Points: 7, @ Missouri State (Sept. 8, 2012)


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