Savannah Knowles
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Savannah Knowles

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Crystal Lake, Ill.

High School:
Crystal Lake Central

Height:
5-9

Position:
OH

Birthdate:
12/19/1984

Experience:
2L

2005: Played on USA Select team on a tour to Argentina in June, along with Redbird teammate Kari Staehlin.

2004: Second Team All-Missouri Valley Conference ... 2005 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team ... second Redbird player and 9th in Valley history to accumulate at least 600 kills and 600 digs by the end of her sophomore season (the other Redbird is Hall of Famer Chris Rehor) ... Valley Season Ranking: No. 10 in kills per game ... ISU Record Book: No. 5 in career total points ... No. 6 in career points per game ... No. 7 in season points ... No. 8 in season points per game ... No. 10 in career kills per game ... only Valley player to average at least three kills (3.12) and three digs (3.17) per game ... 16 double-doubles (kills and digs) this season, including each of last four matches ... No. 7 in Missouri Valley Conference kills per game.

2003: Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year ... the only Valley freshman to average above 2.5 kills and 2.0 digs per game for the season ... averaged 3.54 kills and 3.36 digs during an eight-match winning streak in November ... double-figure kills in 13 matches ... double-figure digs in 11 matches, including the final five ... 43 digs in final three matches of regular season (3.58 per game) ... career-high 22 kills and 24 points in win over No. 12 Northern Iowa (11/21) ... third ISU freshman with 300 kills in a season ... third ISU player to earn Valley Freshman of the Year.

High School: 2001 & 2002 Special Mention Chicago Tribune All-State ... 2002 member of Northwest Herald's `High Five' volleyball team ... her 2002 prep team was ranked as high as No. 10 in the state ... broke school career kills record as a junior ... hit .441 with a team-high 281 kills in 2001 ... hit .329 as a sophomore ... a four-year varsity starter who led her team to 102 wins in four seasons ... prep coach Doug Blundy ... played five years of club volleyball for Sky High Black ... also participated in track and field as a high jumper and hurdler.

Personal: Major is health education, with teaching and coaching a possibility ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004 ... chosen for 2004 LeaderShape Conference of 60 select student leaders on campus ... daughter of Jeff and Stacey McInerney, and Mark and Pam Knowles ... prep high honors student ... Savannah Kathleen Knowles, born 12-19-84.