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    Abby Simmons

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Phoenix, Ariz.

    Last College:
    University of Utah

    Position:
    S

    Birthdate:
    03/02/1990

    Experience:
    TR

    Abby Simmons

    04/12/2013

    Fifteen Student-Athletes Receive Conference USA Academic Medal

    Cougars earn academic honor with 3.75 cumulative GPA or higher

    04/11/2013

    More than 160 Student-Athletes Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    Cougars earn award with cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher from 16 sports programs

    11/26/2012

    2012 Season Recap: Houston Volleyball

    Cougars Show Promise for Future Under New Head Coach Kaddie Platt

    11/17/2012

    Volleyball's Season Ends in Fall to UCF at C-USA Championship

    Cougars Finish with 9-19 Record Under First-Year Head Coach Kaddie Platt

    11/16/2012

    Volleyball Sends Rice Home with 3-2 Win in First Round of C-USA Championship

    Cougars Move on to Semifinal Round on Saturday at 5 p.m.

    01/07/2013

    Houston Volleyball: Season Photo Gallery

    Houston Volleyball: Season Photo Gallery

    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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