Emily Kabbes
Emily Kabbes


Normal, Ill.

High School:
Bloomington Central Catholic





2005: Janyeth Aellig Endowed Scholar.

2004: First Team Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete ... finalist for Illinois State's 2004 Scholar-Athlete of the year ... team leader in blocks ... all-tournament in Western Kentucky Invitational and Barker GMC Classic ...two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week (9/13) and (11/14) ... Prairie Farms Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week (9/15) ... Preseason All-Missouri Valley Conference ... fourth ISU player to hit .800 in a match (12-0/15) vs. South Florida (9/11) ... third Redbird junior with 300 career block assists ... third Redbird junior with 900 career kills ... Valley Season Rankings: No. 7 in blocks per game ... No. 9 in hitting percentage ... ISU Record Book: No. 2 in career points ... No. 4 in career points per game ... No. 4 in career hitting percentage and season block assists ... No. 6 in career block assists and career total blocks per game ... No. 9 in career total blocks ... tied for No. 10 in season total blocks (with her sister, Jenny) ... her 12 block assists at Saint Louis (9/28) tied for No. 6 in total blocks and tied for No. 2 in block assists for a match by an ISU player ... ISU was 13-4 in 17 matches when she hit .300 or better.

2003: First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference ... Honorable Mention Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team ... Valley Season Rankings: No. 5 in aces and hitting percentage ... No. 10 in blocks per game ... ISU Record Book: No. 1 in season points ... No. 2 in match points (30.5 at Denver, 9/5) ... No. 6 in season hitting percentage ... hit above .400 12 times and ISU was 11-1 in those matches ... eight aces at SIU (10/10) second best in ISU history ... 20 or more kills seven times ... first ISU player with 500 points in a season.

2002: State Farm Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament team ... started her first game as a Redbird, starting 22 matches in the season ... led her team in kills in three matches and in blocks in 10 matches ... hit .342 for her first four matches in November (18-5/38) ... scored 21 points in four-game win over Marshall (8/31), with career highs in kills and service aces ... No. 2 on team in blocks and No. 3 in hitting percentage.

High School: 2001 USA Junior Olympics All-American for Illinois Juniors team which finished No. 5 nationally ... two-time all-area by Bloomington Pantagraph ... two-year all-conference selection ... led team to school-record 26 wins as a junior and 28 wins as a senior ... averaged 3.6 kills and 1.4 blocks per game as a senior ... had 3.8 kills and 1.4 blocks as a junior ... prep coach Daniel Rolph ... played club volleyball with Redbird classmate Laura Doornbos ... played prep basketball.

Personal: Major is elementary education ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005 ... chosen for 2004 LeaderShape Conference of 60 select student leaders on campus ... daughter of Mike and Jody Kabbes, with sister Jenny Fuente (former teammate, current ISU assistant coach), brothers Luke and Paul ... her mother is an Illinois State alumna and her father played basketball at Quincy University ... full name is Emily Christine Kabbes, born 9-30-83 in Decatur, Ill ... last name pronounced KAB-iss.