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Malorey Grove
5   Malorey Grove

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Albany, Ind.

Last College:
Presbyterian College

Height:
5-8

Position:
Defensive Specialist/Libero

Experience:
3L


CAREER AT TULSA: A three-year letterwinner at TU. . . . played in 103 career matches, including 382 career sets . . . posted 76 career double-digit dig performances ... Total 1,408 career digs ranks her second all-time in school history

AS A SENIOR: Grove played in all 33 matches and 120 sets for the Golden Hurricane, starting mostly as the libero... led the team in digs with 432 and digs per set with 3.60, and served up 11 aces... Ranked fourth in Conference USA in digs and ranks third with 252 digs and 4.13 digs per set in C-USA matches... She was named C-USA co-Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 6 after notching 34 digs as part of a 104-dig performance by the Hurricane in a 3-2 win at Rice... The 34 digs was the third-best total among league players in 2008 ... Also recorded 27 digs at IUPUI, 23 digs against UTEP and 21 digs against Evansville.

AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 134 games, including all 36 matches as the starting libero . . . recorded the most digs for a single-match in C-USA with 38 against UAB (11/18) , as well as the second most with 36 against Rice (10/07) . . . recorded double-digit dig performances in all but one match, including 21 straight to end the season . . . had three 30+ dig matches, in addition to 12 performances with 20 or more digs . . . earned C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors once. . . broke the school record for digs in a season with 675, becoming the first TU player to record over 600 digs in a single season . . . the 38 digs against UAB tied a school record for a match, while her 36 digs against Rice ranks third for a match in TU history . . . posted the fourth and sixth most digs for a match on the C-USA all-time chart . . . her season total is the third most all-time in league history as well.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 120 games and 34 matches . . . recorded 267 digs on the season, including five double-digit performances . . . had a season-best 21 dig performance against Texas-Arlington . . . recorded six service aces in the first game aginst Rice (11/10) . . . posted a season-best seven aces against Troy . . . ranked seventh in C-USA for total aces (52) and eighth in aces per game (0.43).

PRIOR TO TULSA: Transferred to TU from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. . . . played in all 130 games in 2005 for the Blue Hose . . . led the team with 499 digs and a 3.84 dig per game average . . . helped lead PC to a 32-5 overall record and a 14-0 South Atlantic Conference record . . . also helped PC to its second consecutive NCAA regional appearance.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Delta High School . . . earned all-county and all-conference honors as a senior . . . posted 142 kills, 154 digs, 21 assists, 44 aces and 19 blocks while playing in 82 games as a senior.

PERSONAL: Majoring in exercise sports science . . . born June 8, 1987 . . . daughter or Paul and Krista Grove.