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Allison Penner
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Allison Penner 2221140
Position: Setter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Aurora, Neb.
High School: Aurora
Major: Accounting
Experience: High School


First Team All Southern Conference
SoCon Honor Roll
Commissioner's Medal
SoCon All-Academic Team

SoCon Freshman of the Year
SoCon Honor Roll

2017 (Junior): First Team All-Southern Conference … SoCon Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 6) … Spartan-Aggie Invitational All-Tournament team … Started all 31 games and played in 120 of 122 sets … Led the team with 1,246 assists ranking sixth-most in a season in school history … Averaged 10.38 assists per set, ranking ninth-best in single season history … Earned 100 kills, averaging 0.83 per set … Scored 25 service aces during the year … Tallied 317 digs, averaging 2.64 per set … Blocked 53 opponent attacks … Earned 16 double-doubles … Double-digit assists in every match and went for at least 20 in all 31 matches … Recorded a season-high 61 assists against American (Sept. 8) … Earned her first double-double of the season against Morgan State (Aug. 26) with 32 assists and 11 digs … Recorded a season-high 20 digs against Western Carolina (Nov. 8) … Went for 50 or more assists in seven matches … 40 or more assists in 17 matches … Season-high six kills in four matches … Earned multiple kills in 25 matches … 18 digs in a four-set match with Presbyterian (Sept. 1) … Earned solo blocks against Morgan State (Aug. 26) and Mercer (Oct. 28) … Season-high five blocks against ETSU (Oct. 20) and The Citadel (Nov. 11) … Season-high three service aces against Samford (Oct. 27) and Furman (Nov. 3) … Two service aces against Delaware State (Sept. 2), Wofford (Oct. 6) and Western Carolina (Nov. 8) … Three service aces against Samford (Oct. 27) and Furman (Nov. 3).

2016 (Sophomore): First Team All-Southern Conference… Southern Conference Commissioner's Medal after achieving a GPA higher than 3.8... Attained a 4.0 GPA... Played in 30 matches, making 26 starts… Earned 1,172 assists, averaging 10.95 per set… 10.95 assists per set ranks fifth-best for a single season total in school history… 1,172 assists ranks eight-best in school history for a single season… Earned 13 service aces… 272 digs, averaging 2.54 per set… Earned 53 blocks, with 49 block assists and four solo… Ranked 30th in the country in assists per set… 35th in the nation in total assists at the end of the season… Earned a double-double in 14 matches… Notched 30-plus assists in 23 matches… 40-plus assists in 15 matches… 50-plus assists in 10 matches… 60 assists in matches against Valparaiso (Sept. 17), and Chattanooga (Nov. 20)… Scored 72 kills, hitting at a .176 average… Tied a season-high five kills in back-to-back matches with Mercer (Sept. 30) and The Citadel (Oct. 1)… Scored four kills in seven matches… Hit better than .400 in six matches… Recorded an .800 hitting average after recording four kills against Eastern Kentucky (Aug. 27)… Scored four kills in three-straight games against Samford (Nov. 11), Chattanooga (Nov. 12), and Western Carolina (Nov. 19)… Earned a season-high six block assists against Western Carolina (Nov. 9)…. Scored a pair of service aces in matches against Hampton (Sept. 10), Ohio State (Sept. 16) and Wofford (Sept. 23)… Earned 16 digs as part of a 53 assist, four-set victory over The Citadel (Oct. 1)… Earned 19 digs and 57 assists in a five-set win over Chattanooga (Oct. 15)… Recorded 16 digs and 55 assists in a four-set triumph over SoCon Regular Season Champion ETSU (Oct. 29)… Earned five block assists against Western Carolina (Nov. 19)… Earned 21 digs in a 50 assist effort in a four-set victory over Radford (Sept. 9). 

2015 (Freshman): Southern Conference Freshman of the Year… Started 26 matches while appearing in 29 total… Finished first on the team, and second in the SoCon with 11.23 assists per set… Earned a total of 1,079 assists… Finished second on the team with 19 service aces… Earned 264 digs second-most on the team… Earned 49 blocks, including four solo blocks… Tallied over 40 assists in 12 matches… Had double digit assists in 28 of his 29 matches… Earned 11 double doubles, including a season-high 17 digs in a five set victory over Mercer (Oct. 28)… Earned 16 digs to go with 46 assists in a four-set victory over High Point (Sept. 8)… Earned 15 digs and 49 assists against Western Carolina (Oct. 18)… Earned another 15 dig performance against The Citadel in a three-set victory (Oct. 14)… Season-best 64 assists in a five-set victory over Chattanooga (Oct. 23)… Earned her first career kill against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 5)… Earned a season-high five kills against High Point (Sept. 8)… Hit a pair of service aces on three occasions, against High Point (Sept. 8), Chattanooga (Oct. 23), and Samford (Oct. 24).

High School: Served as the starting setter for Aurora High School all four years of her prep career under head coach Lois Hixson … Graduated as the program's career leader in assists (2,758) as well as holding the record for assists in a season (993) and a match (59) … Amassed 993 assists, 124 kills, 325 digs and 43 blocks during her senior season as the Huskies turned in a 29-8 record and captured the conference, district and substate championships … Helped Aurora win the substate title her junior campaign and led the squad to the state tournament as a junior and senior … The Nebraska Prep four-star recruit will bring a decorated resume to Greensboro next season as she was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association Phenom her sophomore and junior seasons … Also earned Nebraska Prep Volleyball All-Nebraska honors as well as garnering recognition on the all-area, all-conference and all-state teams the last three seasons … Was selected to participate in the Nebraska Coaches All-Star Game … A three-season starter on Aurora's varsity basketball team and earned all-conference honors her junior year … Led the Huskies in rebounding as a junior and in rebounding and scoring as a sophomore … Part of the school-record holding 3200 relay team and was a two-time state qualifier in the 1600 and 3200 relays … Earned membership to numerous clubs and programs including the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Business Leaders of America, Junior Leadership and the Aurora Mentoring Program.

Personal: Allison Anna Penner … Born July 5, 1997 … Daughter of Kirk and Jennifer Penner … Majoring in accounting.

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