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  Abby Simmons
Abby Simmons

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Desert Vista HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
S

Birthdate:
03/02/1990

Experience:
2L

11/28/2011

Utah Volleyball Concludes Inaugural Pac-12 Season

Utes close season with wins over Washington State and Colorado.

11/23/2011

Four Utes named to Pac-12 Women's Volleyball All-Academic Team

Erin Redd and McKenzie Odale receive second-team nods.

11/23/2011

Utah Volleyball Completes Season with Sweep of CU

Utes outhit Buffaloes, .250 to .171.

11/21/2011

Ute Volleyball Hosts Inaugural Rumble in the Rockies Against CU

Utah looks to finish season strong.

11/19/2011

Utah Volleyball Completes Season Sweep of Washington State

Odale and Schofield combine for 45 kills.

Simmons Notes: Started at setter during the 2008 and 2009 seasons ... is now back to 100 percent after thumb injury in preseason camp last season ... runs the offense very well and has a good feel for her hitters and teammates ... playing at a much higher level than when she finished her sophomore year because she is a year stronger and quicker.

2010: Redshirt season due to thumb injury.

2009: Appeared in all 29 matches and all 110 sets ... made 20 starts ... finished 10th in the Mountain West Conference with 5.43 assists per set ... led team with 597 assists ... had six double-doubles, including 24 assists and a career-high 14 digs at BYU (10/23) ... came up with a career-high 16 digs at Long Beach State (11/28) ... had a career-high 33 assists to go with 12 digs for first double-double in 2009 at Utah St. (9/8) ... had 31 assists and had 12 digs in first match against BYU (9/25) ... registered 193 total digs for a 1.75-dig-per-set average ... recorded double figures in digs six times ... turned in first kill of season against No. 25 Arizona (9/11) ... served career-high three aces against Cincinnati (8/29) and Air Force (9/17) ... registered a career-high two kills at Air Force (11/21) ... had a block assist at Utah Valley (9/4).

2008: Appeared in 30 matches with three starts ... led or tied for team lead in assists nine times ... distributed a career-high 31 assists and credited with first and only career kill in first career start against Florida Gulf Coast ... dished out a conference career-high 27 assists in win over BYU (11/14) ... had at least 20 assists in eight matches, including three straight from Nov. 6-14 ... reached double-digits in assists in final 22 matches of the season ... came up with a career-high 10 digs in win over No. 15 Colorado State .... recorded a pair of two-block matches: against Florida Gulf Coast (9/6) and Wyoming (9/20) ... served one ace in four different matches ... Academic All-MWC.

High School/Club: First-team all-state at Desert Vista under head coach Molly West ... East Valley Tribune Arizona 5A Player of the Year as a senior ... Central Region Player of the Year ... Arizona Republic All-Arizona team ... had 1,073 assists and 54 aces as a senior, along with 105 kills, 262 digs and 64 blocks ... three-time all-region and two-time all city ... two-time team captain and team MVP ... plays at the club level for Arizona East Valley Juniors ... was involved with student council, Key Club and Best Buddies in high school.

Personal: Majoring in Psychology ... born March 2, 1990 ... parents are Layne and Deena Simmons ... the fourth generation in her family to attend Utah ... aunt played golf at BYU ... two siblings ... enjoys beach volleyball and playing guitar.

Career Highs
Kills 	        2 vs. Air Force, Nov. 21, 2009
Attempts 	2; 4x (MR vs. Colo. St., Nov. 12)
Assists 	33 at Utah State, Sept. 8, 2009
Service Aces 	3; 2x (MR vs. Air Force, Sept. 15, 2009)
Digs 	        16 vs. Long Beach State, Nov. 28, 2009
Blocks 	        2; 2x (MR at Wyoming, Sept. 20,2008)

Career Statistics

Season	SP-MP	K	K/S	E	TA	Pct.	A	A/S	SA	SA/S	SE
2008	3-30  	3  	0.03  	4  	16  	-.062   473  	5.09  	10  	0.11  	24
2009	110-29 	4 	0.04 	2 	17 	.118 	597 	5.43 	22 	0.20 	27
TOTAL	203-59 	7 	0.03 	6 	33 	.030 	1070 	5.27 	32 	0.16 	51

Season DIG D/S RE BS BA TB B/S BE BHE 2008 100 1.08 0 0 5 5 0.05 1 8 2009 193 1.75 0 0 1 1 0.01 4 6 TOTAL 293 1.44 0 0 6 6 0.03 5 14


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