Louis notches 17 kills in the victory
Golden Eagles win Cyclone Invitational
Louis and Niemann each record 20-plus kills
Defensive specialist has big shoes to fill
Honors and Awards2014: BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 10) BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Nov. 17, Nov. 24) All-Marquette Invitational BIG EAST All-Academic (2013)
2015 (Jr.): Collected 18 digs against Wichita State (Sept. 18)...Tallied 17 digs in three-set win against Albany (Sept. 19)...Posted 25 digs in four-set win against IUPUI (Sept. 19)...Landed 13 digs against Xavier (Sept. 23)...Tallied 16 digs in three-set win against DePaul (Sept. 26)...Achieved a double-double with 10 assists and 16 digs in win vs. Butler (Sept. 30)...Collected 16 digs against Villanova (Oct. 2)...Posted 18 digs in three-set win against Seton Hall (Oct. 3)
2014 (So.): Marquette's libero ...One of three MU players to play in all 120 sets this season ... Tallied 563 digs on the season, which puts her fourth all-time in a single season in Marquette history ... Posted 15 digs at then-No. 18 Colorado State (Aug. 30) ... Notched 17 digs in sweep at (RV) American (Sept. 5) ... Recorded 20 digs during five-set victory at No. 7 Florida (Sept. 19) ... Collected a season-high 23 digs in win at UCF (Sept. 20) ... Completed 12 digs and three assists in victory over Georgetown (Oct. 3)...Recorded 18 digs and added two assists in a win over Creighton (Oct. 4) ... Posted 28 digs in a four-set win vs. St. John's (Nov. 7) ... Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 10 after averaging 6.20 digs per set against St. John's (Nov. 7) and Providence (Nov. 8) ... Tied a career-high with 29 digs in a four-set loss at Seton Hall (Nov. 14) ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Nov. 17 after posting 62 digs for an average of 6.57 per set in matches at Seton Hall (Nov. 14) and Villanova (Nov. 15) ... Posted three consecutive matches with 20 plus digs, vs. St. John's (28), vs. Providence (20), and at Seton Hall (29) ... In the match vs. St. John's (Nov. 7) she also posted six assists ... Set a career high was 35 digs in a BIG EAST tournament semifinal loss to Seton Hall (Nov. 28).
2013 (Fr.): Houg played in seven sets in a total of five matches in her first year at Marquette ... Notched a season-best three digs on Oct. 13 at Creighton ... Also recorded a dig against Georgetown (Oct. 27) and at Seton Hall (Nov. 15).
High School: Houg joins the Golden Eagles from Wayzata High School as a first team AAA all-state selection by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association as a senior in 2012 ... Earned three varsity letters competing in volleyball and was a team captain as a senior for head coach Scott Jackson ... Averaged 7.7 digs per set (607 total) as a senior to lead the state of Minnesota and ended her high school career with 1,428 digs ... Averaged 5.6 digs as a junior (481) to lead the Trojans ... Houg helped Wayzata to a sectional semifinal appearance and a 21-9 record in 2012 and a 20-10 mark as a junior ... Named all-area, all-metro, all-conference in addition to all-state as a senior and was a finalist for the Minnesota Ms. Volleyball award ... All-area and all-conference as a junior (2011) ... Earned all-conference and honorable mention all-area honors as a sophomore in 2010, while Wayzata notched its highest win total (30-3) in program history and finished as state runner-up ... Set a career match-high with 53 digs in a four-set loss to Eden Prairie on Oct. 16, 2012 ... Listed on the 2012 Under Armour All-American Watch List ... Competed with Northern Lights Junior Volleyball on the club circuit ... One of three liberos selected in 2009 to the USA High Performance Continental Team to participate in the High Performance National Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Personal: Houg was born in Saint Louis Park, Minn., and is the second youngest of four children to Wade and Barb Houg ... Has one older sister, Meagan, and one younger sister, Kaitlyn ... Has an older brother, Michael ... Father played baseball at Luther College ... Majors in elementary/middle education.