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  Michaele Blackburn

Michaele  Blackburn

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Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Ursuline Academy




Volleyball vs. Eastern Michigan 9/30/2006

Volleyball vs. Eastern Michigan

2006: Played in a 33 matches of the season as the team's libero ... Reached the 2,000 mark in career digs and finished career as Ohio's all-time digs leader with 2,091 ... Hold three spots on Ohio's top-five list for most digs in a single season ... Averaged a team-high 4.66 digs per game ... Named second team All-MAC ... Had 29 double-digit digs performances, including a season-high 26 against Eastern Michigan ... Totaled 50 assists and 10 service aces ... Ranked nationally in the digs per game category.

2005: Finished season with 1,551 career digs, most in Ohio history ... Recorded 612 digs during season, most ever by a Bobcat in a single season ... Tallied 21 digs in Sweet 16 match with Arizona ... Moved into first place on Ohio's all-time career digs list with 16 digs against Ohio State ... Posted 46 digs over two matches at Community Bankers Classic ... Recorded a team-high 21 digs in quarterfinals of MAC Tourney ... Tallied 23 digs with no receiving errors against both Miami and Bowling Green ... Set a season-high with 28 digs versus Miami ... Recorded a team-best 23 digs against Akron ... Posted a team-high 24 digs in win over Buffalo ... Tallied team-high 23 digs in win over Buffalo ... Named to UAlbany Tournament All-Tournament Team after averaging 4.82 digs per game ... Recorded 25 digs against Iona ... Named to Courtyard by Marriott Airport Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 4.55 digs per game over three matches ... Recorded 22 digs in win over Idaho.

2004: Established a new school record by averaging 4.62 digs per game... Tallied double figure digs in 30 of the Bobcats 32 matches... Led Ohio with 23 digs in the NCAA Tournament... Tied a season high with 26 digs in helping the Bobcats drop Cincinnati... Recorded 21 digs in the MAC Tournament final against Marshall... Tallied a season-high 26 digs in the win versus Miami... Tallied 40 digs in three games at the Michigan State Invitational... Kicked-off sophomore season with 21 digs in win against Virginia Tech.

2003: Selected to the MAC All-Freshmen Team... Played in all 33 matches and 117 games for the Bobcats as the libero... Set an Ohio freshmen record for digs in a season with 468, the fourth-most in school history... Posted double digit digs in 26 of 33 contest... Recorded a season-high 36 digs against Eastern Michigan on Oct. 17, tied for ninth-highest total in the country... Led all MAC freshmen with 4.00 digs per game... Recorded her first collegiate kill against San Diego on Aug. 29... Had 20 digs in the Bobcats victory over #23 Missouri on Sept. 12... Had a string of 11 or more digs from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5, a span of 12 matches... Had seven digs in the NCAA Tournament match against Kansas State.

High School: Three-year letterwinner at Ursuline Academy... Led the Lions to a 27-3 mark and the 2002 state title as a senior... Honorable mention all-league... A 2002 All-American for her Cincinnati Bullets club team... Played varsity basketball for one season... A peer tutor and member of the chemistry club... Coached youth volleyball for fifth and sixth graders

Personal: Major is undeclared... Daughter of John and Elizabeth Blackburn... Sister Stephanie is a Bobcat teammate... Born September 25, 1984.