1999: Unanimous 2000 Pre-season All-Big Ten pick Earned first team All-Big Ten honors and AVCA All-District Two honors following a superb junior year where she led the Illini and was fourth in the Big Ten in attack percentage, hitting .333 Led the team and ranked fifth in the conference in blocks, averaging 1.34 per game Hit .857 (12-0-14) in a home win over Purdue, the fifth-best performance in school history State Farm Illini Classic Tournament MVP Tied career high in kills with 22 in a road win at Michigan State Had season-high 10 blocks against Purdue Recorded eight double-double matches on the year Also led the team in service aces with 31 Currently ranks sixth on Illinois career attack percentage list (.320).
1998: Honorable mention All-Big Ten pick Appeared in all 33 matches Finished second on the team by hitting .322 for the season Led the team with 129 block assists and was second with 144 total blocks Finished sixth in the Big Ten with 1.21 blocks per game Set career highs in kills (22) and digs (14) in NCAA First Round action against Southwest Texas State at Huff Hall Hit .500 (22-5-34) while leading Illinois to the first round win Hit a career-best .667 (13-1-18) against Ohio State Had 18 double-digit kills outings Collected 18 kills in back-to-back outings against Michigan and Michigan State.
1997: Came on during the second half of the season and started the last 10 Big Ten matches at middle blocker Appeared in 21 matches all together, 18 of those were Big Ten contests Recorded 14 kills and hit .458 with seven blocks at Michigan, Nov. 7 Posted a season-high eight blocks versus Penn State, Nov. 1, and at Purdue, Nov. 23 During Big Ten matches, she finished second on the team in hitting with a .297 attack percentage Earned her first Varsity "I" Award Hit .352 with 77 kills during Illinois' summer trip to Holland.
High School: Named all-area and all-conference in volleyball and basketball by the Arlington Heights Daily Herald and Pioneer Press Daily Herald Female Athlete of the Year Asics All-American Three-time recipient of Barrington's Elite Athlete Award 1997 Barrington Female Athlete of the Year Earned nine varsity letters (three in volleyball, two in basketball and four in track) Was the basketball MVP Qualified for the state track meet four years and holds five school records on the track Three-year track MVP Member of Barrington's all-academic teams for all three sports.
Personal: Parents are Thomas and Barbara Spicer Lists Jackie Joyner-Kersee as her favorite athlete Fighting Illini heroes included football great Dick Butkus and 1997 Big Ten Basketball Player of the Year Ashley Berggren, who also attended Barrington High Lists caring for children and coaching as two of her favorite activities One of seven children, her sister Megan runs cross country at Eastern Illinois University.