Women's Volleyball


Catherine Culligan
Catherine Culligan
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Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Glen Ellyn, Ill.

High School:
St. Francis

Height:
5-7

Position:
DS/L

Birthdate:
04/24/1990

AT ILLINOIS

2008
• Inserted for defensively purposes late in sets.
• Tallied three digs, all in crucial situations in the victory over Purdue on Nov. 19

High School

Helped St. Francis to a state title in 2006 and to a runner-up finish in 2007 • Three-year starter at libero for a team that ended the 2006 season ranked eighth nationally by PrepVolleyball.com • Named first team All-Area by the Daily Herald in 2007 and earned All-Area honorable mention accolades in 2006 from both the Daily Herald and the Glen Ellyn News after recovering from a torn ACL. A three-time All-Suburban Catholic Conference performer, Culligan had 271 digs and 70 aces in 2007. • Played for First Alliance, the same club team as current Illini Laura DeBruler and Abby Nelson • Also played for Sports Performance, earning AAU All-American honors in 2005 • Continues a tradition of St. Francis players at Illinois, which included recent starters Erin Virtue and Amy Palash. • Also starred on the basketball floor, starting three seasons for the

Spartans, twice earning Daily Herald All-Area accolades, and advancing downstate in the Country Companies Three-Point Showdown.

Personal

Born April 24, 1990 • Daugther of Leo and Janet Culligan • Has four siblings -- Michael (22), Emmett (20), who attends Illinois, Thomas (16) and Allison (5) • Plans to major in kinesiology

Career Statistics

	Year	MP	GP	K	E	TA	Pct.	A	SA	SE	RE	DIG	BS	BA	TB	BE	BHE
	2008	10	13	0	1	1	-1.000	1	2	1	0	11	0	0	0	0	1
	Total	10	13	0	1	1	-1.000	1	2	1	0	11	0	0	0	0	1

Career Highs
K: 0 E: 1 vs. North Carolina (8/30/08) TA: 1 vs. North Carolina (8/30/08) PCT.: NA A: 1 vs. Gardner-Webb (9/14/08) SA: twice, last vs. SIU-Edwardsville (9/19/08) SE: 1 vs. Gardner-Webb (9/14/08) D: 3, 3x, last vs. Michigan St. (11/22/08) BS: 0 BA: 0 TB: 0
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