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    Lydia Gard
    9 Lydia Gard
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Champaign, Ill.

    High School:
    Centennial

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    Middle Blocker

    Birthdate:
    11/11/1979

    AT ILLINOIS...

    2000:
    Played in all but one match last season, starting at the middle blocker position ? Tallied double figures in kills seven times, highlighted by a string of three straight matches against Michigan, Iowa, and Northwestern ? Had a career-high 18 kills in a five-game match against Michigan St. on Sept. 30 ? Also set a career high in attack percentage against MSU, hitting .600 (18 kills, three errors in 25 swings) ? Hit over .300 in 10 matches on the year ? Recorded a hitting percentage of .560 at Northwestern, with 16 kills and just two errors in 25 attempts ? Led the Illini in total blocks with 122 on the season ? Tied career high in total blocks with 10 against Purdue on Oct. 25 ? Ranked fourth on the team with 239 kills ? Set a new career high with five digs against Southern Mississippi ? Earned third Varsity ?I? Award.

    1999:
    Played in 27 matches, starting at the middle blocker position ? Recorded 13 kills in her first match of the season against North Carolina ? Registered a season-high 17 kills in Illinois? first round NCAA tournament victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee ? Recorded 10 or more kills in nine matches ? Ranked second on the team and fifth in the Big Ten in attack percentage, hitting .322 for the season ? Finished second on the team in total blocks with 101 ? Ranked fifth on the team in kills with 226 ? Earned second Varsity ?I? Award

    1998:
    Competed in first match as an Illini against Baylor at Arkansas Invitational ? Earned first Varsity ?I? Award

    1997:
    Redshirt season ? Trained and traveled with the team but did not compete in any matches ? Practiced with the team in Holland over the summer but could not compete in any matches.

    HIGH SCHOOL...
    Played volleyball for three years at Urbana High School before transferring to Centennial ? Moved to Champaign in December of 1995 from Urbana ? Named second-team all-state by the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette in 1996 ? Named to the News-Gazette's all-area first team ? A member of six all-tournament teams during high school career ? Led the Big 12 Conference in 1996 with 358 kills ? Centennial won the Big 12 team co-championship and a regional championship in 1996 ? In 1995, was named first-team all-conference and Urbana High School's MVP ? Member of the Twin City Volleyball Club and was a Junior Olympic Qualifier in 1995 and 1996 ? Also played in the Great Lakes Power League in Chicago in 1995 and 1996.


    Lydia Gard By The Numbers...

    Overall Statistics
    

    Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A SA SE RE DIG BS BA TB BE BHE 1998 1 1 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1999 27 94 226 70 484 .322 3 0 0 0 17 6 95 101 16 2 2000 30 115 239 96 566 .253 4 0 0 0 21 14 108 122 13 3 Totals 58 210 465 166 1,051 .284 7 0 0 0 38 20 203 223 29 5

    Big Ten Statistics

    Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A SA SE RE DIG BS BA TB BE BHE 1999 20 68 168 57 365 .304 1 0 0 0 12 4 76 80 15 1 2000 19 72 152 60 364 .253 2 0 0 0 9 5 65 70 9 2 Totals 39 140 320 117 729 .278 3 0 0 0 21 9 141 150 24 3

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