Women's Volleyball


Anne Koester
Anne Koester
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Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Muncie, Ind.

High School:
Muncie Burris

Height:
6-4

Position:
Mid. Blocker/Out. Hitter

Birthdate:
10/04/1981

AT ILLINOIS...

1999: Saw action in six matches as a true freshman, including three during Big Ten season and both matches during the NCAA Tournament ? Posted the first kill of her career in her only attempt against Minnesota ? Tallied one kill in a season-high three attempts against Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


High School: A two-time all-state pick ? Team won back-to-back state titles in 1997 and '98 ? Named MVP of the 1998 Indiana state tournament ? As a senior led team with 3.05 kills per game while hitting .568 ? Recorded 44 aces as a senior ? Team was high school national champions in 1997 and earned third-place national finish in 1998.

Personal: Parents are Robert Koester and Jill Gauker ? Plans to major in biology ? From the same hometown as Illini senior Sara Sorrell ? Lists biggest thrill in sports as playing in two state tournaments at Market Square Arena ? Lists her parents and the many talented coaches she has had as the biggest influences on her athletic career because "they taught me to work hard, have fun, and they gave me a chance."

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