Getting to know Abby
Favorite professional sports team: White Sox
Favorite restaurant: Chi Tung, a Chinese restaurant by my house in Chicago.
Career Plans: Physical trainer for the elderly
Favorite Food: Mac and cheese
Favorite TV Show: One Tree Hill
Favorite Movie: Love Actually
How I started playing the game of volleyball: My cousins and my sister played so my mom made me try it. I didn't want to and I cried on my way to my first practice.
What I like most about being a Fighting Illini: The support we get from our fans, the community, and everyone that helps our program.
My dream job would be: Something I can wake up every day and be excited about doing.
If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and why? Greece because I hear it's beautiful.
Tell us about a unique or quirky habit of yours. I always eat skittles in color order.
What's your favorite cartoon character? Stewie from Family Guy
One thing most people don't know about you: My pet peeves are missed serves and people who eat really loud.
Something I couldn't live without: My cell phone, I always have it on me.
Favorite Musical Group: I don't have a favorite music group but I love heavy metal music.
Favorite Illinois volleyball memory: When we had a team appetizer only dinner.
Emerged as a starter and key contributor at middle blocker. Hit .636 with eight kills in the three-set victory over Purdue on national television Had a big weekend against Michigan and Ohio State with 15 kills and a .464 hitting percentage in a pair of road victories and followed that with a .533 clip with eight kills in rematch with the Wolverines on Oct. 31 Is a major reason why the Illini were 15th nationally in blocks Led team with 29 service aces Hit over .300 12 times and over .400 10 times Hit a career-best .667 with eight kills and five block assists in a victory over No. 23 New Mexico State Totaled a career-high eight blocks in a four-set victory over Saint Louis and finished the tournament with 19 blocks at the Billiken Invitational Set a career-high with nine kills vs. Dayton, Tennessee and SIU-Edwardsville In the Tennessee Comcast Classic, Nelson had 24 kills and hit .403 Hit .474 with 10 kills in five-set victory over Michigan State on Nov. 22.
Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A SA SE RE DIG BS BA TB BE BHE 2007 15 27 19 11 42 .190 1 2 4 0 9 2 8 10 2 0 2008 34 125 199 62 464 .295 9 29 20 0 69 5 114 111 2 12 Total 49 152 218 73 506 .287 10 31 24 0 76 7 122 121 4 12