2013: Was one of only three players to play in all 123 sets…Tied for the team lead with 303 kills (2.46 per set), reeling off 15 matches of double-digit kills…Had five matches of at least 15 kills, including a season-high 16 kills in a five-set victory over Evansville on Sept. 3…Ranked second on the squad with 63 blocks (0.51 per set) with 17 multi-block efforts…Added 77 digs, including a double-double (10 kills, season-high 14 digs) against Nicholls State on Sept. 14…Recorded 17 service aces, including three aces in an OVC road win at SIU Edwardsville on Nov. 2…Earned an OVC Medal of Honor and a spot on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll for her perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average.
2012: Played in 23 matches, seeing time in 70 sets…Amassed 92 kills, 33 digs, 22 blocks, three assists and three service aces…Came on strong at the end of the season, tallying all three of her double-digit kill performances against Ohio Valley Conference competition from Oct. 27 through Nov. 10…Accounted for 13 kills against SIU Edwardsville on Oct. 27…Picked up a double-double (10 kills, 13 digs) and added a season-best four blocks against Jacksonville State on Nov. 10…Earned an OVC Medal of Honor and a spot on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll for her perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average.
2011: Played in 130 sets in all 33 matches, logging 24 starts…Accumulated 251 kills (1.93 per set) on 738 attempts, posting a .152 hitting percentage…Also contributed 126 digs, 62 assists, 61 blocks and 16 service aces…Delivered nine matches of 10 or more kills, including a career-high 18 kills (on a .375 attack percentage) in the OVC Tournament quarterfinals against Jacksonville State on Nov. 16…Tallied a double-double (11 kills, 13 digs) against Belmont on Sept. 10…Had a career-high 16 digs at Jacksonville State on Sept. 17…Had back-to-back five-block matches early in the season (against Southern Illinois on Aug. 27 and against UAB on Sept. 2)…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
BEFORE UTM: Attended the prestigious Cary-Grove High School program in Cary, Ill., where she played for head coach Patty Langanis...Led the Trojans to a 41-1 record and a national No. 1 ranking for over a month as a senior before ending the season as the No. 5 ranked team in the nation...Her CHGS squad won its first 41 matches last season before falling in the state championship match...Led CGHS to a victory in the prestigious Asics Challenge last season...Was named all-area in 2010...Was part of Cary-Grove's 4A state championship squad her junior season (2009).
PERSONAL: Born on May 7, 1993...Daughter of Michele and Dan Schuster and David Whimpey...Has one older sister Katie and a younger sister Emily...Majoring in family and consumer science.