Seniors honored Sunday at the AMU
Carlson earned a pair of national honors
Carlson named to Academic All-America Second Team
Carlson is MU's only two-time AVCA All-American
Trio moves on to AVCA All-America ballot
Honors and Awards
2012: Capital One Academic All-America Second Team (Marquette's first since 1996)... AVCA All-America Honorable Mention (Marquette's only two-time honoree) ... AVCA All-Northeast Region ... All-BIG EAST First Team ... Ended the season ranked No. 10 in NCAA Division I in hitting percentage (.398), the second-best single season mark in MU history ... Ended her career sixth in Marquette history with 1,061 kills ... Recorded a .345 hitting percentage (13-5-29) against Creighton (Nov. 30) in the first round of the NCAA tournament ... finished her career as MU's career-best hitting percentage holder with a .358 mark (1,061-188-2,436) ... Had 12 kills and four blocks in regular-season finale vs. NIU (Nov. 24) ...Earned BIG EAST Conference All-Tournament Team honors after hitting .609 (15-1-23) against Pittsburgh(Nov. 16)in the quarterfinals, .591 (14-1-22) vs. USF in the semifinals and .368 (7-0-19) in the title match vs. Louisville (Nov. 18) ...Notched 1,000th career kill on match point to help Marquette sweep Notre Dame (Nov. 11) on Senior Day ...Earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors (Oct. 29) after helping MU to a pair of victories at Georgetown (Oct. 26) and Villanova (Oct. 28), while hitting .519 (29-2-52) with 4.14 kills and 1.43 blocks per set ...Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 15) after hitting .444 with just three errors in wins over Western Michigan (Oct. 9), Seton Hall (Oct. 13) and Rugers (Oct. 14) ... Tallied 16 kills and six blocks in a five-set win against USF (Oct. 7) ... Hit a career-high .636 (14-0-22) in a win against Western Michigan (Oct. 9) ...Collected 14 kills and seven blocks vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 28) in Marquette's five-set victory ...Hit .421 (10-4-18) against Syracuse (Sept. 22) in MU's three-set sweep of the Orange ...Helped MU to a straight-set sweep over Iowa (Sept. 15) by notching 10 kills ...Collected a season-best eight blocks, while slamming home 13 killsin MU's five-set loss to Pacific (Sept. 14) at the Marquette Invitational ...Earned most valuable player honors at Ambassador Hotel Golden Eagle Classic (Sept. 7-9) after leading MU to a tournament-best 3-1 record, with wins over Eastern Illinois, No. 23 Michigan and Wake Forest ... Hit a collective .449 (42-2-89) through four matches at the Ambassador Hotel Golden Eagle Classic ... Notched 12 kills in MU's 3-1 win over No. 23 Michigan (Sept. 7) ... Led the Golden Eagles with five total blocks against Eastern Illinois (Sept. 7) ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Xavier Invitational after helping Marquette to sweeps of Mississippi, Tennessee Tech and Xavier ... Recorded 13 kills and hit .632 (13-1-19) against Tennessee Tech (Aug. 31) ... Chipped in nine kills and hit .364 (9-1-22) in title match of the Marquette Challenge (Aug. 26) and received all-tournament honors for the fourth time in her career ... Recorded 10 kills and a block in opening match of the season against Bowling Green (Aug. 24) ... Unanimous All-BIG EAST Preseason Team selection.
2011: 2011-12 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for women's volleyball ... AVCA All-America Honorable Mention ... AVCA All-Northeast Region ... All-BIG EAST First Team ... Ended the season ranked No. 17 in NCAA Division I in hitting percentage (.385; 349-57-759) ... Notched 11 kills with only one error while hitting .476 in the NCAA Championship Second Round against Illinois (Dec. 3) ... Had 10 kills and hit .350 in NCAA victory over No. 24 Western Kentucky (Dec. 2) ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the third time after helping MU to sweeps at Pittsburgh (Oct. 29) and West Virginia (Oct. 30) as the Golden Eagles improved to 10-0 in conference play ... Hit a season-high .692 with nine kills and zero errors on 13 attacks at Pitt ... Set career highs with seven digs and seven blocks against Seton Hall (Oct. 21) ... Landed a career-high 16 kills and hit .467 in 3-1 win at Syracuse (Oct. 15) ... Also had a season-high six digs to tie a career-high... Hit .458 with 12 kills and five blocks in 3-0 sweep of Villanova (Oct. 9) ...Earned second BIG EAST Honor Roll mention in as many weeks on Oct. 3 after hitting a combined .508 at Sacred Heart (Sept. 29), UConn (Oct. 1) and St. John's (Oct. 2) ... Hit .571 with 13 kills in sweep at St. John's (Oct. 2) ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Sept. 26 for the first time in her career following the match vs. USF (Sept. 25) ... Had 15 kills and hit .600 (15-0-25) with four blocks to help MU to a 3-1 BIG EAST opening win over USF (Sept. 25) ... Landed 12 kills to lead MU to 3-1 win over Green Bay (Sept. 13) ... Hit a combined .625 with an average of 3.25 kills in the final two matches of the Marquette/Milwaukee Invitational against Akron and Milwaukee to earn all-tournament honors ... Earned her second all-tournament honors in as many weeks to start the season at the Bluejay Invitational on Sept. 3 ... Hit .636 in the opening match against South Dakota with 15 kills on 22 attacks with only one error ... Also landed 13 kills with zero errors to hit .542 against Northern Illinois and ended the Bluejay Invitational with 10 kills and four blocks in a sweep of tournament-host Creighton ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Hawkeye Challenge ... Notched a season-best 14 kills in Marquette's season opening match against Saint Louis (Aug. 26) ... BIG EAST All-Academic.
2010: Hit a combined .379 (12-1-29) in the season finale against Northern Illinois (Nov. 27)...Posted a hitting percentage of.233 (10-3-30) against Louisville (Nov. 20) in BIG EAST Semifinal match...Notched a career-high 15 kills to help MU rally from a two-set deficit on Nov. 12 to defeat Louisville...Hit a combined .429 (19-1-42) to help MU extend its winning streak to 13 matches with wins at Rugers (Nov. 6) and Seton Hall (Nov. 7)...Recorded 11 kills and three digs in win at Notre Dame (Oct. 24)...Tied a career-high with 13 kills at Green Bay (Oct. 13)...Notched 10 kills in MU's BIG EAST home opener against St. John's (Oct. 8)... Recorded a career-high 13 kills at Villanova (Oct. 1)...Against St. Mary's (Calif.) (Sept. 5) notched a season-high 10 kills and reached career-highs in both digs (six) and blocks (five)...Recorded eight kills and hit .467 (8-1-15) in season opener against Stony Brook (Aug. 27) ...BIG EAST All-Academic.
2009: Made five starts during her first season at Marquette, all in the final eight matches of the season...Reached season-high 12 kills against Syracuse (Oct. 24), while hitting .556 (12-2-18)...At BIG EAST Tournament Champion Louisville, hit .600 (11-2-15) with 11 kills and three blocks...Recorded three blocks on four separate occasions in 2009...Notched a season-best five digs against BIG EAST Regular Season Champion Notre Dame (Nov. 6) to go along with five kills and three blocks...In season finale against Central Michigan (Nov. 27), hit .545 (6-0-11) ... BIG EAST All-Academic.
High School: Carlson was a four-year letter winner in volleyball at Marshfield High School and was named team captain as a junior and senior...named most valuable player on high school squad as a junior and senior...top hitter in conference during final three years in high school with hitting percentages of .340 as a sophomore, .445 as a junior and .405 as a senior...named to the all-conference first team as a junior and senior...received third team all-state recognition as a senior...also earned four letters in basketball as a three-time all-state performer and was team captain as a junior and senior.
Personal: Carlson was born in Oconto Falls, Wis., as the only child to Mike and Leona Carlson...Lists former Marshfield volleyball player Janelle Tomlinson as her athletic inspiration...Graduated in December 2012 with bachelor's degrees in theology and psychology.