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  Melissa Griffin

Melissa Griffin

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Whitehall, Mich.

High School:
Whitehall

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB

10/06/2006

Volleyball vs. Eastern Michigan 9/30/2006

Volleyball vs. Eastern Michigan

2007: Selected to the AVCA All-Mideast Region Team and named AVCA Honorable Mention All-America ... Named MAC Player of the Year, first-team All-MAC for a second straight season and to the MAC All-Tournament Team ... Became the all-time kills leader at Ohio and has amassed 1,678 career kills ... First all-time at Ohio in career hitting percentage (.349) ... Ranks first all-time at Ohio in points (1,977.5), third in blocks (433), tied for third in matches played (133) and tied for seventh in games played (453) ... In MAC action, led the league in hitting percentage (.438), finished second in kills per game (4.75) and tied for seventh in blocks per game (1.06) ... Won Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week (Sept. 24) and MAC East Division Player of the Week after averaging 5.33 kills and a .596 hitting percentage in wins against Akron and Buffalo, becoming just the second Ohio player ever to win the national honor ... Selected MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week on back-to-back weeks (Oct. 19 & Oct. 25) ... Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Four Third Team ... Named to the Hampton Inn Volleyball Challenge All-Tournament Team and the Denver Pioneer Classic All-Tournament Team ... Posted a career-high 27 kills against and hit .531 against Kent State in the MAC Tournament ... Recorded 26 kills and hit .706 against Northern Illinois (Oct. 20) ... Hit a season-high .727 landing 18 kills on 22 swings against Akron (Sept. 21) ... Posted a season-high three service aces against Alabama (Sept. 7) ... Collected a season-high eight digs, seven blocks and 29 points against Denver (Sept. 14).

2006: Started all 33 matches of the year ... Reached the 1,000 mark in career kills with 1,208, which is seventh all-time in the history of Ohio volleyball ... Second on the team with a 4.13 kills per game average, which ranked 83rd nationally ... Grabbed back-to-back MAC East Player of the Week honors on Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 ... Tallied a career-high 24 kills against Kentucky in the opening round of the NCAA tournament ... Named MVP of the MAC Volleyball Tournament after averaging 4.91 kills per game ... Selected to the Academic All-MAC Team for the second year in a row ... Named to the all-tournament team at the AVCA Showcase and the Holiday Inn Express Invitational ... Ranked 22nd in the nation with a .379 hitting percentage ... Holds two places on Ohio's all-time list for most kills in a single season.

2005: Recorded a match-high seven blocks versus Ohio State ... Tallied a match-high 16 kills against Alabama ... Named to the Community Bankers Classic All-Tournament Team ... Posted a match-high 14 kills against Sacramento State ... Named to the Academic All-MAC Team ... Received second-team All-MAC honors ... Posted 11 kills and four blocks against Ball State in MAC Championship ... Tied for team honors with 14 kills in quarterfinals of MAC Tourney ... Matched career-best with eight blocks against Bowling Green ... Tallied seven blocks versus Kent State ... Recorded career-highs of 21 kills and eight blocks against Miami ... Named the MAC East Division Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 24 ... Posted 19 kills and six blocks versus Northern Illinois ... Tallied 12 kills, four assists and three aces against Buffalo ... Posted team-high 14 kills against Ball State ... Named the MAC East Division Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 19 after recording 30 kills and hitting .433 over two matches ... Named to the Purdue Mortar Board Premier All-Tournament Team ... Tallied 12 kills and six blocks and while hitting a team-best .556 against No. 16 Tennessee ... Posted first career double-double with 14 kills and 11 digs against Iona ... Set career-high with four aces against Iona ... Tallied 16 kills in win over Wake Forest ... Recorded 38 kills over three matches at AmeriHost Inn & Suites Invitational.

2004: Named Honorable Mention All-MAC and MAC All-Freshman Team... Playing in all 102 games this season, she totaled 299 kills and hit for a .338 average... Recorded a team-high 14 kills and .778 hitting percentage to lead the Bobcats over Pittsburgh in the NCAA Tournament... Tallied 15 kills and six blocks to power the Bobcats past Cincinnati... Was one of four Bobcats to record double-digit kills in the semifinals and finals of the MAC Tournament... Posted 13 kills on a .706 hitting percentage in home victory over Marshall... Recorded nine kills, four digs and three assisted blocks in win over Akron... Reached double figures in kills in six-straight matches.... Tied a career high with 16 kills against Western Michigan... Earned MAC East Division Player of the Week for her efforts against Buffalo and Kent State... Reached her career-high hitting percentage in the victory at home over Buffalo with .778 percentage thanks to 14 kills on 18 attempts... Recorded a career-high seven block assists in the victory over Toledo on October 16th... Had 10 kills against #11 Colorado State, and nine kills against both Southern Miss and Pepperdine... Furman Invitational All-Tourney Team selection, tallied 11 kills against Jacksonville... Recorded 14 kills in three games at the Michigan State Invitational... Bobcat debut included six kills and four blocks in victory over Virginia Tech.

High School: Regional champ and state quarterfinalists as a senior... Two-time conference champions... Twice named a Michigan First Team All-State selection... All-region and West Michigan All-Conference four years... Three-year all-region first team honors... State record-holder with 33 kills in a game... School season record-holder for kills, blocks, and digs... AAU National Tournament All-American... Club team won Asic Tournament and placed third in the open division of the national tournament in 2003.

Personal: A hearing/speech and languare sciences major ... Daughter of Kimm and Anne Griffin ... Aunt Cheryl attended Ohio ... Father played basketball at Grand Valley State ... Born Jan. 10, 1986.