Gross will look to go out on top as she plays her final match at College Park Center this Sunday.
UT Arlington volleyball placed the most athletes and coaches on the 50th Anniversary All-SLC Honor Roll.
Named Second Team All-Southland Conference...No. 13 on UTA's career kills list with 1,033...No. 12 on UTA's career attempts list with 2,464...No. 16 on UTA's career digs list with 950 career digs...ranked seventh in the SLC and second on her squad, averaging 3.77 digs per game...started 104 games for the Mavericks......averaged 3.18 kills per game, second best on her squad...contributed 43 blocks...collected a career high 23 digs and 46 attempts in four-game win over Southeastern Louisiana...tied career high with 22 kills in four-game win over Northwestern State on October 18...set a new career mark with five assists in win over Sam Houston State... recorded 16 service aces and 46 assists.
2002 (Sophomore at UTA)
Named to the All-Southland Conference third team...named to the Southland Conference All-Academic first team...finished the year second on the squad and third in the league with a .328 attack percentage...averaged 3.04 kills per game, third best on the team...recorded season high eight block assists in five-game loss to Lamar on November 16...second on the team with 97 total blocks, averaging 0.87 per game...tied her career high 22 kills in four-game win over Lamar in Southland Conference championship match...recorded 15 double-digit kill matches, while leading the Mavericks in six of those matches...picked up a season high 19 digs in win over Southeastern Louisiana on September 21...recorded 10+ digs in eight matches...fourth on the team in digs with 257, averaging 2.38 per game.
2001 (Freshman at UTA)
Wore No. 12 as a freshman...named Southland Conference Freshman of the Year, becoming fifth Maverick to earn that honor and one of two current Mavericks to earn SLC Freshman of the Year, joining Amber Pack, who won the award in 1999...named SLC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10 and SLC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 18...led the Mavericks with .306 hitting percentage, 96 block assists and 100 total blocks...second on the team with 365 total kills and 0.81 blocks per game...third on team with 2.94 kills per game average and 40 service aces...19 matches with at least 10 kills...career high 22 kills vs. Idaho State Sept. 7...collected 19 kills at Southeastern Louisiana Oct. 8 and vs. Nicholls State Nov. 9...11 double-figure dig matches...career high 19 digs in win over SMU Oct. 9...racked up eight double-doubles on the season...set career high with six total blocks vs. SMU, and equalled the mark at Texas-San Antonio Nov. 6...had 14 matches with at least four total blocks...sent career high four service aces over the net in SLC Tournament semifinals vs. host Lamar on Nov. 17.
Alvin High School
First-team All-State selection as a junior and senior at Alvin High School...District MVP as a senior...three-time All-District selection...Brazoria County MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in 1999...All-Brazoria County in 1998, 1999 and 2000...second team All-Greater Houston in 1999...varsity team put together 115-17 record in Smith's three years as letter winner, winning the Region III championship in 1999 and 2000 with back-to-back 40-4 seasons...1998 District 24-5A Newcomer of the Year...named to All-Tournament teams at Pearland and Cy Creek in 2000, and Duncanville and Pearland in 1999...named Best Defensive Player at Cy Creek Tournament in 1999...All-Area second team in 1998...MVP of freshman team that went 28-0 in 1997...second-team All-District performer on the basketball floor in 1998...MVP of freshman basketball team, and was the track team's Newcomer of the Year...won a district crown in the mile and 1.5 mile races...also won district swimming championship in the 100 meter and 200 meter freestyle competitions...school record holder in 100 meter freestyle and 200 meter freestyle...helped South Shore Mizuno Gold club team reach 17U national tournament in 1999 club season ...a member of the Gifted and Talented Program...trained at the World Volleyball Training Center in Huegonot, New York every summer from 1996-99.
Daughter of Marilyn and Randy Smith ...born April 9, 1983...business major at UTA...twin sister, Laura, is a member of the softball team at the University of Southern Mississippi and younger sister Ashley is a sophomore on the Maverick volleyball squad.
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