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#24 Katie Eberling
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
City/State: Palos Hills, Ill.
High School: Amos Alonzo Stagg
Experience: 3 Letters
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2009:   Named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV Third Team ... Academic All-MAC ... WMU co-Outstanding Defensive Player ... WMU Leadership Award ... named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week (10/12) after averaging 7.50 digs per set with 60 digs in victories over Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan ... finished career fifth in school history with 1,371 kills and 1578 points ... ranks third in school history with 1,575 career digs ... 457 digs on the season were sixth best in school history ... Played in all 137 sets and started all 35 matches ... Ranked third on team in digs (457) and digs per set (3.34), and fourth in kills (203) ... hit .300 or better four times ... recorded career-high 37 digs against Eastern Michigan (10/9) ... reached double digits in kills eleven times ... earned fourth letter.

2008:   Named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV First Team and Academic All-MAC ... co-winner of WMU Lois Ellis Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Allyson Doyle) and co-winner of WMU Champion Award (Allyson Doyle) ... named to Aquafina Invitational All-Tournament Team (8/29-30) with 15 kills and 26 digs in a pair of matches ...  led the team with 15 kills-digs double-doubles, which is tied for fifth in a single season at WMU ... played in all 129 sets, while starting all 35 matches ... finished second in kills (357) and attack percentage (.270), third in digs (374) and aces (21) and sixth in blocks (41)  ... posted five-straight double-doubles (10/30-11/14) ... registered season-high 16 kills at Wake Forest (9/12) and at Bowling Green (11/1) ... hammered home 15 kills in each of the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament against Dayton and Tulane (12/5-6) ... season-high 19 digs at Eastern Michigan (10/3) ... posted 10 or more digs in 11 consecutive matches (10/24-11/23) ... season-high four blocks vs. Bowling Green in the MAC Tournament (11/22) ... hit .300 or more in 16 matches ... third on the team in serve receptions, with 511, converted 95.1 percent ... earned third letter.

2007: Named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV Third Team and Academic All-MAC (3.90 GPA in early childhood education) ... named one of the co-winners of the WMU Leadership Award (Vogl, Mitchell) ... named MAC West Player of the Week (10/29) after having 36 kills and 36 digs at Northern Illinois and vs. Bowling Green ... named to the Clarion Classic All-Tournament Team (8/31-9/1) after picking up 42 kills (4.20 kpg) and 31 digs (3.10 dpg) in three matches ... set a new school record with seven service aces at Buffalo (10/12) ... picked up 389 digs, which is ninth all-time in a single season ... tied for the team lead with 13 kills-digs double-doubles ... played in all 117 games in 33 matches with 31 starts ... ranked second on the team in digs (389-3.32 dpg) and service aces (22-0.23 apg), third in kills (351-3.00 kpg) and points (405.5-3.46 ppg) and fifth in blocks (42.0-0.36 bpg) ... finished with 23 kills, 14 digs and two blocks in the championship match of the Clarion Classic against IPFW (9/1) ... collected 21 kills and career-high 24 digs at Northern Illinois (10/25) ... also notched career-high 24 digs in home victory over Northern Illinois (9/20) ... posted 19 kills on a .471 attack percentage with 10 digs and two blocks at Eastern Michigan (11/3) ... collected 18 kills, 12 digs and three blocks at Miami (9/22) ... closed out the season with 18 kills and 19 digs vs. Xavier (11/24) ... finished the year with 17 matches of 10 or more kills and 19 matches of 10 or more digs ... earned second letter.

2006: Named to the MAC All-Freshman Team after starting in all 36 matches and playing in all 133 games for WMU ... won the WMU Rookie of the Year award ... ranked ninth in the MAC in kills per game (3.46) and 10th in aces per game (0.35) in all games ... in conference games, eighth in kills per game (3.78) and 10th in attack percentage (.289) ... finished second on the team with 460 kills and second among regular attackers with a .260 attack percentage ... 460 kills is seventh all-time in a single season at WMU and a school freshman record ... fourth on the team with 355 digs ... registered 18 kills-digs double-doubles, second all-time and one more than the previous school record ... posted a career-high 25 kills vs. Ball State (10/28) ... finished with 21 kills vs. Akron in the regular season finale (11/11) and had 20 at Eastern Michigan (9/23) and at Kent State (10/21) ... picked up a career-high 19 digs vs. Eastern Michigan (10/6).

High School: Starting varsity outside hitter all four years of high school and co-captain her junior and senior year ... named Stagg High School 2005-06 Female Athlete of the Year in voting by her peers ... led the Chargers to a sectional championship in 2005 by leading the team in kills and digs ... named Chicago Sun Times First Team All-Area, Illinois Volleyball Second Team All-State and Chicago Tribune Second Team All-State ... led her team in kills and digs as a junior, while being named team MVP and Chicago Daily Southtown and Star Newspaper All-Area ... also earned Chicago Tribune Volleyball Athlete of the Week (9/28/04) and Chicago Daily Southtown Volleyball Player of the Week (10/2/04) honors ... helped the Chargers to a 20-14 record as a sophomore ... qualified for the state meet in the 400 meters in each of her final three years of high school and was named team MVP in each of those seasons ... finished her career with the school record in the 400m ... named Most Valuable Freshman in track and field ... started on the 1st Alliance Club Team that finished 10th at the USA Volleyball Junior Nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2005 and finished second at the USA Volleyball Junior Nationals in Houston, Texas, in 2004.

Personal: Daughter of Hal and Pat Eberling ... was named Homecoming Queen during her senior year ... has an older sister, Ellen, who played varsity softball at Huntington University in Huntington, Ind. ... majoring in elementary education ... born Aug. 7, 1988.

YEAR MP-MS SP K K/S E TA % A A/S SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S BE BHE POINTS
2006 36-36 133 460 3.46 164 1138 .260 57 0.43 42 59 0.32 43 355 2.67 14 37 51 0.38 3 1 534.5
2007 33-31 117 351 3.00 143 1069 .195 34 0.29 27 22 0.23 31 389 3.32 13 29 42 0.36 3 1 405.5
2008 35-35 129 357 2.77 97 962 .270 36 0.28 21 47 0.16 25 374 2.90 6 35 41 0.32 1 1 401.5
2009 35-35 137 203 1.48 71 664 .199 30 0.22 17 24 0.12 28 457 3.34 5 23 28 0.20 2 2 236.5
TOTAL 139-137 516 1371 2.66 475 3833 .234 157 0.30 107 152 0.21 127 1575 3.05 38 124 162 0.31 9 5 1578.0

EBERLING'S CAREER HIGHS

Kills:
25 (Ball State, 10/28/06)
Total Attacks: 62 (IPFW, 9/1/07)
Attack % (min. 10 att.): .667, 18-0-27 (vs. Tennessee Tech, 8/26/06)
Assists: 6 (twice)
Aces: 7 (at Buffalo, 10/12/07)
Digs: 37 (Eastern Michigan, 10/9/09)
Block Solos: 3 (twice)
Block Assists: 4 (twice)
Total Blocks: 5 (Bowling Green, 10/26/07)
Points: 29.0 (Ball State, 10/28/06)
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