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Abby Simmons
Abby  Simmons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
University of Utah

Last College:
University of Utah

Position:
S

Birthdate:
03/02/1990

Experience:
TR


HONORS & AWARDS
2012 C-USA Academic Medal
2012 Commissioner's Honor Roll
2012 C-USA Setter of the Week (Oct. 15)





CAREER HIGHS
Assists 56 vs. Appalachian State (Aug. 31, 2012)
Kills 5 (2x) last coming, at SMU (Nov. 9, 2012)
Digs 18 vs. Tulane (Oct. 5, 2012)
Points 5.0 vs. Toledo (Aug. 24, 2012)

SENIOR (2012)
Played in all 28 matches, making 26 starts as the starting setter...Tallied 962 assists and 9.62 per set for a team-best...Recorded 17 matches with 30 or more assists...Posted a season-best 56 assists vs. Appalachian State (Aug. 31) and 54 assists in a five-set win over Rice in the C-USA Championship (Nov. 16)...Added 35 kills to the offense...Led the team with 20 service aces, including three in a win over Southern Miss (Nov. 4)...Finished fifth-best on the team with 35 blocks...Racked up nine double-doubles...Recorded 222 digs for fourth-best on the team...Had a season-high 18 digs in a win over Tulane (Oct. 5)...Was named Conference USA Setter of the Week (Oct. 15)

PRIOR TO HOUSTON
Played three years at the University of Utah...Named to the PAC-12 All-Academic Team...Was a three-time Mountain West All-Academic Team member...Helped Utah to a Sweet 16 berth and a Mountain West Conference Championship in 2008... Member of SPEAK club, a student-ran club promoting awareness and knowledge about eating disorders...Member of SAMS, student-athlete mentors.

HIGH SCHOOL
Named First Team All-State...East Valley Tribune Arizona 5A Player of the Year...Honored as the Central Region Player of the Year...Named to the Arizona Republic All-Arizona team...Was a three-time All-Region honoree...Two-time All-City honoree...Two-time Team Captain...Two-time Team MVP.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Deena and Layne Simmons...Born March 2, 1990 in Phoenix, Arizona...Has an older brother, Reid and younger sister, Emma...Enjoys beach volleyball, hiking, running, and nutrition...Majoring in psychology with a minor in nutrition...Pursuing a Masters in physical education.


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