2008-09 Volleyball
Abby Gruenbacher
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Abby Gruenbacher
No.: 14
Pos.: MB/OH
Cl.: So.
Ht.: 6-2
Hometown (Last School): Wichita, Kan. (Bishop Carroll)
Rosters: 2008-09 Volleyball
2007: One of several impact freshmen who saw significant time during the season..one of four Dolphins to start all 32 matches during the year (Melissa Merchant, Hannah Munneke, Michelle Walroth)...earned A-Sun all-freshman team honors...ranked third in the conference and led all freshmen with 98 total blocks, including a season-high 13 vs. New Orleans (9/15)..racked up at least five blocks in five matches...finished second on the squad with a .263 hitting percentage, including a season-high .583 (7-0-12) vs. Providence (9/1)...hit over .300 on 13 occasions during the year...ranked fifth on the squad with 192 kills and 2.02 kills per game...tallied a season-high 14 kills vs. East Tennessee State (11/16) and notched double-digit kills in nine matches...registered a season-high five digs on four occasions...finished with a season-high three aces vs. Gardner-Webb (11/15)...set a personal-best two assists vs. Mercer (9/28)...earned A-Sun All-Academic Honors.

High School: Three-year starter as an outside hitter and middle blocker at Bishop Carroll High School...as a senior, she earned all-metro, first team all-city and academic all-city honors after leading the Eagles to a sixth-place finish in the state...as a junior, she earned honorable mention all-city accolades...as a sophomore, she was named honorable mention all-city after leading the squad to a third place finish in the state...at the club level, she was a member of Shockwave Club Volleyball...also a two-year starter as a post player for the basketball squad as a sophomore and junior.

Personal: Born June 18, 1989, in Wichita, Kan...daughter of John Gruenbacher and Kris Lancaster...has three sisters: Whitney, Kylie and Courtney; and a brother, Skyler...major is undecided.