Peggy Riessen
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Peggy Riessen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wilton, Iowa

High School:
Wilton

Height:
5-10

Position:
OH

Birthdate:
06/25/1988

Experience:
3L

Junior Year (2008)
All-Valley First-Team selection ... MVC Scholar-Athlete First-Team selection ... started all 31 matches ... led the Redbirds in kills (410), kills per set (3.63) and points (448.5) ... recorded double-digit kills in 19 matches, including six 20-kill efforts ... named to the Redbird Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 17.3 kills over the three matches ... recorded hitting percentages of .517 against Western Carolina (9/5) and .560 against Oakland (9/6) in the first two matches of the tournament ... posted a career-high 24 kills and 25 points against Northern Illinois (9/2) and Louisville (9/12) ... had a season-high 24 digs at Northern Iowa (10/25) ... had a career-high two solo blocks against Indiana State (11/13) ... recorded 20 service aces and had five matches with two aces.

Sophomore Year (2007)
Appeared in 32 matches, starting 29 ... ended the season with 334 kills, 27 set-assists, a team second-best 31 service aces, 385 digs, 28 blocks and 380 points ... registered 20 double-digit kill efforts, including eight-straight from 9/14-10/6 ... had 19 double-digit dig outings, including six-consecutive to begin the season, and four-straight to end the campaign ... recorded 16 double-doubles (kills-digs) on the season ... twice set season-highs with 18 kills against Miami University (9/25) and Missouri State (9/22) ... tallied a career-best 32 digs against top-seeded Wichita State in the State Farm MVC Tournament semifinals ... had a season-best four blocks at Wichita State (10/20) ... recorded a team-high 16 kills against Northern Iowa in the championship match of the State Farm MVC Tournament ... Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention selection ... CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First-Team selection.

Freshman Year (2006)
Appeared in 27 matches with 13 starts ... recorded double-digit kill efforts in five matches ... collected a season- high 16 kills in a four-set win over Southern Illinois (9/23) ... scored a season-high 17.0 points against 2006 NCAA Tournament participant Winthrop (8/26) ... also recorded a season-best nine digs in the match ... had a combined 20 kills in two matches against State Farm MVC Tournament finalist Missouri State ... recorded double-figures in points seven times.

Prior To ISU
Led the state with 499 kills as a senior, while finishing second in kills as a junior ... team won the regional title in 2003 and 2004, advancing to two-consecutive state tournaments ... named to the state tournament team in 2004 ... a three-time all-conference pick, who also received all-state first-team accolades as a junior and senior ... helped lead her team to three conference and district championships ... tallied 781 digs, 1,232 kills, 151 service aces and 271 blocks in her high school career ... was a four-sport standout, also participating in basketball, softball and track and field ... qualifyied for the state track and field meet in the high jump as a junior ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal
Peggy Veronica Riessen ... born June 25, 1988 ... daughter of Paul Riessen and Shelly MacGowan ... one brother (Mike) and one sister (Ashley) ... Ashley played volleyball at Indian Hills Community College and Drury (Mo.) ... Mike is a sophomore on the Ashford (Iowa) men's basketball team ... majoring in international business.