Beyer signs with Swedish volleyball team
MU has All-American trio in consecutive years
Shymansky coach of the year; Heier top freshman
MU ends 2011 with a record of 24-11
MU will play Ililnois Saturday at 7 p.m.
Women's Volleyball - Photos of the Season
Honors and Awards
2011 (Senior): First returning AVCA All-American at Marquette since Kim Todd in 2007...All-BIG EAST Second Team ... Tenth player in program history to record 1,000 career kills ... Notched 15 kills and eight digs to help MU to first NCAA tournament victory over Western Kentucky (Dec. 2) ... Led Marquette in both BIG EAST Championship matches with 17 kills against Seton Hall (Nov. 18) in the quarterﬁnal and 20 kills against Cincinnati (Nov. 19) in the semiﬁnal ... Landed 10 kills and added 14 digs for her eighth double-double of the season against DePaul (Nov. 13) ... Had 14 kills and eight digs as MU swept Pitt (Oct. 29) by hitting a season-high .396 as a team ... Helped MU come back from down 2-0 to defeat Seton Hall (Oct. 21) in ﬁve sets with her seventh double-double of the season with 16 kills and 11 digs ... Notched sixth double-double with 19 kills and 10 digs at Western Michigan (Oct. 18)... Became the 10th player in MU history to reach 1,000 kills with sixth tally against Georgetown (Oct. 7) ... Recorded a season-high 19 kills against Connecticut (Oct. 1) ... Tallied ﬁfth double-double of the season with 13 kills and 17 digs at Sacred Heart (Sept. 29) ... Notched fourth doubledouble of the season with 16 kills and 18 digs in 3-1 win over USF (Sept. 25) to open BIG EAST play 1-0 ..Earned all-tournament honors at the Marquette Challenge after facing Middle Tennessee (Sept. 16) and No. 9 Minnesota (Sept. 18) with13 and 16 kills in each match, respectively ... Recorded third double-double of the season in four-set win over Green Bay (Sept. 13) with 10 kills and 11 digs ... Earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors for the second time in her career on Sept. 12 after earning most valuable player honors in the Marquette/Milwaukee Invitational ... Tallied 16 kills and hit .364 in sweep of Akron (Sept. 9) ... Notched second double-double of theseason with 10 kills and 13 digs in home opener against Southern MIss (Sept. 9) ... Recorded 18 kills and a Bluejay Invitational-record seven service aces against Northern Illinois (Sept. 3) ... Her seven aces are one shy of the MU record (8), set by Abby Roberts against Tulane on Nov. 1, 1996 ... Notched 12 kills in Marquette's sweep of Central Michigan (Aug. 27) at the Hawkeye Challenge ... All-BIG EAST Preseason Team.
2010 (Junior): Collected a game-high 20 kills against Northern Illinois (Nov. 27) in the season finale...Notched 13 kills and matched a season-high 19 digs against Louisville (Nov. 20) in the BIG EAST Semifinals...Recorded her third straight double-double and 11th of the season to lead MU with 15 kills against No. 19 Cincinnati (Nov. 14)...Tied Ciara Jones for the team lead with 20 kills in win at Seton Hall (Nov. 7)...Led MU with 14 kills in sweep of Pittsburgh (Oct. 31)...BIG EAST Player of the Week (Oct. 25) for her play in wins at DePaul and Notre Dame to extend MU's winning streak to eight matches...First BIG EAST Player of the Week from MU since Kim Todd on Oct. 8, 2007...Tallied 21 kills and 14 digs, her eighth double-double of the season, in five-set victory at Notre Dame (Oct. 24)...She notched five of her kills on five attempts against the Irish in the fifth set as MU hit .692 as a team...Recorded 16 kills and 13 digs at DePaul (Oct. 23)...Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the third time on Oct. 18 after wins at Green Bay (Oct. 13) and Syracuse (Oct. 16)...Notched a career-high 19 digs, along with 17 kills for her sixth double-double of the season at Green Bay (Oct. 13)...Led MU with 11 kills in 3-0 sweep of St. John's (Oct. 8)...Earned second BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll mention of the season on Oct. 4 for her play at Villanova and Penn...Notched a double-double (17 kills/10 digs) at Villanova (Oct. 1) to help MU earn first BIG EAST Conference victory of the season...Named to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 20) for the first time of the season and third of her career following the Wildcat Classic...Named to the all-tournament team at the Wildcat Classic after leading MU in kills against Harvard (13 kills, Sept. 17), Charlotte (14 kills, Sept. 18) and a season-high 23 kills against Northwestern (Sept. 18)...Tied career high with 17 digs against Creighton (Sept. 11) and recorded a season-high 19 kills against Toledo (Sept. 12)...Notched two double-doubles in first home weekend against Creighton (10 kills/17 digs) and Toledo (19 kills/12 digs)...Recorded a season-high 17 kills at St. Mary's (Calif.) (Sept. 5)...Notched double-doubles against UC Irvine (11 kills/10 digs, Sept. 3) and St. Mary's (Calif.) (17 kills/10 digs, Sept. 5) over Labor Day weekend...Led MU in kills against Stony Brook (13 kills, Aug. 27) and No. 6 Minnesota (15 kills, Aug. 28) at the Golden Gopher Invite...Preseason All-BIG EAST selection.
2009 (Sophomore): Named All-BIG EAST Second Team...Two-time BIG EAST Honor Roll honoree (Oct. 26 & Nov. 16) for her play against Green Bay (Oct. 21), Syracuse (Oct. 24) and Villanova (Nov. 15)...Ended the season tenth in the BIG EAST in points and eighth in kills...In conference-only matches, ranked second in kills (206 total, 4.04/set) and fourth in points (4.55/set)...With her 35 service aces, ranked tenth in the BIG EAST with 0.31 per set...Named to the Michigan Invitational All-Tournament Team...Recorded double digits in kills in 15 of the last 18 matches...Recorded 15 kills and 15 digs against Notre Dame on Nov. 6, for her seventh double-double of the season...Notched a career-high 24 kills against Loyola-Chicago (Aug. 29) and West Virginia (Sept. 27)...Recorded four service aces on Oct. 11 at St. John's...In last two BIG EAST contests, against DePaul and Villanova, combined for 32 kills with a .391 attack percentage and 17 digs.
Prior to Marquette (Kishwaukee (Ill.) College): In her only year at Kishwaukee, Beyer led the squad to its third consecutive NJCAA Division II National Championship, an NJCAA record, with a 56-3 record, en route to being named tournament MVP...named a 2008 AVCA Two-Year Colleges First Team All-American...set the school's single season kils record with 784, while leading the nation in that category...also led the country with 197 aces and ranked 36th in hitting percentage...was also second on her team with 306 digs in 2008.
(Bloomington High School): Beyer was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Bloomington High School...led the Raiders her senior year to a 33-4 record and a berth in the sweet sixteen of the state tournament...as a senior averaged 4.1 kills and 3.1 digs per set...school record holder inl kills in a season (375) and kills in a match (22)...also ranks second in school history in total kills (1,025) and total aces (163)...all-area and all-conference first team selections as a senior...with Illini Elite Volleyball club, competed at the girls USA Volleyball National Championships from 2003-08... earned AAU All-American honors in 2006...has eight former AAU teammates playing Division I volleyball, including Maggie Mergen at BIG EAST rival Villanova...also a two-year letterwinner in track, Beyer was a two-time state qualifier in the 100-meter hurdles.
Personal: Beyer was born in Bloomington, Ill., to Mark and Robin Beyer...has an older brother, Justin...mother ran track at Illinois State as a collegian...plans to major in communications studies.
(No. 4 all-time at Marquette with 1,214 kills)