12  Krista Neumann
Krista Neumann

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Downers Grove, IL

High School:
Downers Grove HS

Last College:
Tennessee-Martin

Height:
5-11

Position:
OPP


Notes: Transferred to Western Carolina during the summer of 2005 after concluding her sophomore season at the University of Tennessee-Martin ... After just one season in Cullowhee, ranks 25th on the all-time career assists chart with 68 and ranks 29th on WCU's all-time career service ace list with 32 last season ... Will be the third-leading returner in terms of kills this season... Is one of four seniors on the Catamount roster and is also one of three players that hail from the state of Illinois.

2005: Played in 112 games, appearing in 30 of Western's 34 seasonal matches with 28 starts ... Led the team in service aces with 32 and finished third on the team in blocks with 51 ... Recorded double-digit kills on eight separate occasions and double-digit digs 10 times ... Tallied four double-doubles ... Posted her first double-digit performance in the win at Samford, recording a then career-high 11 kills (9/10/05) ... Turned in the first double-double of her WCU career in a home win over Chattanooga tallying 11 kills and 11 digs (9/27/05) ... Established career highs with 14 kills on a .414 attack percentage (14k, 2e, 29ta) with 11 digs at The Citadel (10/2/05) ... Dished out a career-best seven assists in back-to-back matches at home versus The Citadel (10/30/05) and at Georgia Southern (11/6/05), setting a career-best with 13 digs against the Bulldogs ... Served up a career-high five aces versus UNC Asheville (11/10/05) ... Recorded three-straight double-digit dig performances to end the season, blocking a career-best five in the final game of the season in a SoCon tournament loss to Appalachian State (11/18/05) ... Was named to the Dean's List in the spring of 2006 and was listed on the 2005-06 Southern Conference Honor Roll.

At UT-M: Saw action in 22 matches, playing in 69 games in 2004 ... Finished with 61 kills, adding 28 digs and 28 assists ... Ranked fourth on the Skyhawk team with 46 total blocks ... Appeared in 60 games registering 17 kills in 2003 ... Dished out 116 assists, averaging 1.93 assists per game ... Also had 41 digs.

High School: Was a part of the 2002 Illinois State Championship Downer's Grove High School team ... Her high school team also placed 3rd in State in 2000 and 8th in State in 2001 ... Has experience at both left and right outside hitter spots ... Playing club volleyball for West Suburban Volleyball Club, her teams have placed high in National Qualifiers, winning one of them, as well as placing top five in some National Championships, including one National Championship.

Personal: Full name is Krista Marie Neumann ... Is the daughter of Walter and Linda Neumann ... Has one sister, Greta (21) ... Prefers to be called "Krissy" ... Majoring in Physical Education with a concentration in health promotion and wellness.

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