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    Kathleen Bazzetta
    12 Kathleen Bazzetta
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    North

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    Defensive Specialist/Libero

    Birthdate:
    10/03/1982

    AT ILLINOIS

    2004 • Had ten double-digit digs matches, including a season-best 19 vs. Northwestern in Huff Hall and at home vs. Iowa.
    • With 974 digs, moved into seventh on Illinois' all-time digs list.
    • Named to the Academic All-District Team and is finalist for Academic All-America.
    2003:
    Named Academic All-Big Ten and CoSIDA Second Team All-District • Received the team's Jim Bayne Award for academic excellence • Started all 33 matches and appeared in 118 of 120 games at defensive specialist • Ranked second on the team with 310 digs • Her top matches included 17 digs vs. Clemson (8/31), 18 digs in the win over #20 Minnesota (11/7), and 16 digs vs. Ohio State (10/11) • Ranked 20th in the Big Ten in digs per game (2.63) • Earned third Varsity "I" award.

    2002:
    Played in all 29 matches, primarily as a defensive specialist but also saw time at libero • Ranked third on the team in digs with 198, averaging 1.85 digs per game • Recorded double figures in digs in five matches on the year, highlighted by a career-high 14 digs at Penn State (Nov. 9) • Fourth on the team with 18 service aces • Had a season-high three aces vs. BYU (Sept. 20) • Academic All-Big Ten • George Huff Award winner • Honored at Illinois' annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet for having the highest GPA among sophomore female athletes • Recipient of Jim Bayne Award for academic excellence at annual Networkers volleyball banquet • Earned second Varsity "I" award.

    2001:
    Played in all 30 matches as a true-freshman • Ranked second on the team with 31 service aces on the year • Tied the school record for service aces in a match with a career-high eight aces at Minnesota (Oct. 6), equaling the mark set by Sue Nucci in 1994 • Fifth on the team with 188 digs on the season • Set season highs of 13 digs on two occasions, vs. Iowa (Oct. 27) and vs. Penn State (Nov. 9) • Had a career-high three assists vs. Northwestern (Sept. 28) • Earned first Varsity "I" award.

    High School
    Two-year starter and captain was named team MVP after leading Naperville North to consecutive conference and regional championships • Named second-team all-state by the Chicago Tribune and all-area by the Chicago Sun-Times • Two-time all-conference selection in the DuPage Valley and two-time all-city performer by the Naperville Sun • Team captain on the Sports Performance club team that won the 2001 AAU 18-and-under national championships in Orlando, Fla.

    Personal
    Parents are Bob and Mary Jean Bazzetta • Majoring in finance • Has two aunts who lettered in volleyball at Illinois; Kathleen Gartland was a left-side hitter from 1975-78 and Eileen Gartland was a setter from 1976-77 • Member of Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity • Honor roll student, National Honor Society member and academic All-Conference selection • Chose Illinois because of the long family tradition and its high academic reputation.

    Kathleen Bazzetta By The Numbers

    Overall Statistics
        Year    MP    GP    K    E    TA    Pct.    A    SA   SE   RE   DIG   BS   BA    TB    BE   BHE
        2001    30    105   3    1    12    .167    10   31   34   25   188   0    1     1     0    0
        2002    29    107   1    3    9    -.222    16   18   23   29   198   0    0     0     0    3
        2003    33    118   2    1    10    .100    21   14   23   31   310   0    1     1     0    1
        2004    30    216   0    4    10   -.400     9   27   21   30   278   0    0     0     0    1
        Total  122    546   6    9    41   -.073    56   90  101  115   974   0    2     2     0    5
    

    Kathleen Bazzetta's Career Highs

    K:     1, six times; last vs. Wisconsin (11/15/03)
    E:     2 vs. Northern Illinois (9/7/02)
    TA:    3, twice; vs. Minnesota (10/6/01) & vs. Northern Illinois (9/7/02)
    PCT:   1.000, twice; vs. Michigan (10/12/01) & vs. Indiana (10/17/01)
    A:     18, twice, last vs. Minnesota (9/28/01)
    SA:    8 vs. Minnesota (10/6/01)
    SE:    3, three times; last vs. Ohio State (11/7/03)
    DIG:   1 vs. Iowa (11/27/04)
    BS:    0
    BA:    1 twice; last at Iowa (10/30/03)
    TB:    1 twice; last at Iowa (10/30/03)
    


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