Sixteen Illini saw action in the match
Illinois captures its sixth victory over a ranked opponent in 2013
The Illini won the first set but dropped the next three to fall, 3-1
The current Illini defeated the alumni team, 3-0
The current Fighting Illini will take on a team of Illini alumni
Pictures from Illinois' Big Ten matchup against Maryland.
The women's volleyball team competed in an intrasquad competition at Huff Hall on Saturday, August 23. Several former Illini players were recognized prior to the exhibition.
2013 Illinois Alumni Match
2013: Played in three matches as a true freshman ... Made her debut at the Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational, coming in for Alexis Viliunas to provide an extra blocker in the front row on key plays against LBSU and No. 17 Kentucky ... Saw action in the third set at No. 16 Wisconsin, taking the first swing of her career.
Second Team AVCA/Under Armour High School All-American 2012 ... Suburban Journal St. Clair County Athlete of the Year 2012 ... Four-time All-Southwestern Conference First Team ... Four-time Belleville News-Democrat Large School All-Area First Team ... All-Area Player of the Year 2012 ... Three-time first-team all-state ... All-state special mention 2009 ... O'Fallon Township High School won Regional Championships in 2009 and 2012 ... Had 17 kills and three aces in the 2012 Regional Championship title match ... Southern Illinois Volleyball Association Sportsmanship Award 2009 ... Totaled 1,468 kills, 1,232 digs, 210 service aces and 220 blocks, averaging 4.99 kills per set, 4.19 digs, 0.71 aces and 0.75 blocks in high school, hitting over .300 in three of her four seasons ... Played club for Southwestern Illinois (SWIC) and High Performance ... PrepVolleyball.com "Frosh 59," "Sophomore 79," Top 85 Junior Recruits," and "Senior Aces," lists ... Also played three seasons of basketball at O'Fallon Township, leading the team in rebounds and blocked shots every year.
Born Kathryn Elaine Roustio on October 22, 1994 in Belleville, Illinois ... Daughter of Michele and Scott Roustio ... Has three siblings, Rachel, Ronnie and Parker ... Sister Rachel ran cross country and track at SIU Edwardsville ... Majoring in communication.
Career Single-Match Highs
TA: 1 at Wisconsin (10/27/13)
Getting to know Katie