Huskie student-athletes honored for excellence in academics and athletics
2012: Named to the Mid-American Conference's all-tournament team after helping the Huskies reach the conference title match for the third consecutive season... Earned Missouri State All-Tournament team laurels after leading the Huskies to four wins and the tournament title... Garnered Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention following the 2012 campaign... Started 32 of the team's 36 matches on the year... Played in all but one set (136 of 137) in 2012... Paced NIU and ranked sixth int the MAC with 460 kills and 3.38 kills per set... Finished third on the team with a .192 hitting percentage... Her 497.5 points scored put her second on the team in 2012, trailing only Mackenzie Roddy... Ranked third on the team with 50 total blocks - nine solo, 41 assisted... Credited with six assists and eight service aces on the season... Set career-highs in kills (21) and points (23.5) against Nebraska Omaha (Sept. 7)... Set single game highs in attacks (61, Oct. 13 vs. Akron), digs (12, Sept. 8 vs. Connecticut) and blocks (6, Nov. 18 vs. Bowling Green).
2011: Saw action in 15 matches and 33 sets as an outside hitter...totaled 41 kills for a kills per set rating of 1.24...compiled 18 digs and eight blocks on the season...finished with 45.5 points...racked up season-high eight kills in season opener against IUPUI (Aug. 26)...recorded season-high four blocks against South Dakota (Sep. 3)...tallied seven digs against IUPUI for a season-high (Aug. 26)...was a Huskie Scholar (3.00-3.49 GPA) for the third consecutive year.
2010: Played in all 35 matches including 128 of 132 sets as an outside hitter...racked up career highs in kills (230), assists (8), digs (22), blocks (65), and points (265.5)...ranked fifth on the team in both kills and points...finished the season third on the team in blocks...had six matches with 10 kills or more including a season-best 14 at Miami (Oct. 3)...tallied 11 matches with 10 or more points with a season high of 15.5 at Miami (Oct. 3)...recorded multiple blocks in 21 matches including a season-high of four on five separate occasions...honored as a Huskie Scholar (3.00-3.49 GPA).
2009: Appeared in 18 of 30 matches and 58 of 108 sets as an outside hitter...made Huskie debut against Southern Illinois (Aug. 28), tallying nine kills on 17 attacks with only three errors and two blocks for 10.5 points...ranked fifth on the team with 130 kills (2.24/set) and 24 blocks (0.41/set)...ranked fourth on team with 2.48 points per set (144)...posted three matches with 10 kills...totaled six matches with multiple blocks, including a season-high five against Tennessee State (Sept. 12)...registered 10 or more points on four occasions, with a season-best 12.5 points against Tennessee State...recognized as a Huskie Scholar (3.00-3.49 GPA).
High School: Named team captain, team MVP, Northwest Indiana Times Player of the Year and Duneland Athletic Conference Co-MVP as a senior, totaling 377 kills, 50 aces and 53 blocks...earned a spot on the all-conference first team in her junior and senior seasons...selected to all-area first team as a senior, second team as a junior and was an honorable mention choice as a sophomore...holds Valparaiso High School record for kills in a match with 27...honor roll member all four years.
Club: Participated in the Dunes VBC.
Personal: Intends to major in physical therapy...Birthdate - January 12, 1991...daughter of Raymond and JoAnne Romo...Coaches the Valparaiso Volleyball Club...her father, Raymond, played football at Eureka College and was a four-year letterman, all-conference 1979 and 1980, and an honorable mention All-American.