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#15 Emily Heffernen
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Manchester, Iowa
High School: West Delaware
Experience: 2 Letters
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Sophomore Year (2010): Started in all 34 matches ... MVC Scholar-Athlete first team selection ... CoSIDA ESPN Academic All-District VII First Team honoree ... ranked second on the team with 274 kills, 2.09 kills per set and 115 total blocks ... ranked sixth in the Valley with a .303 hitting percentage ... Hampton Inn Bulldog Challenge all-tournament team honoree ... ranked 12th in the MVC with 0.88 blocks per set ... led Drake with 18 solo blocks, including a career-high three against Stephen F. Austin ... totaled double-digit kills in 10 contests and notched a season-high 14 kills in both games against Missouri State.

Freshman Year (2009): Started in all 34 games ... ranked third on the team with 253 kills and 2.04 kills per set ... ranked second on the team with a .296 attack percentage ... honored as MVC Freshmen of the Week Oct. 26 after leading team to three victories ... selected as MVC Newcomer of the Week Sept. 8 after notching 31 kills and 18 blocks at the Hampton Inn Invitational ... named to IPFW Invitational all-tournament team after compiling 27 kills, a .347 attack percentage and 12 blocks in four matches ... MVC All-Freshman Team honoree.

2008:
Redshirted.

Prep:
  A three-year letterwinner at West Delaware High School, where she led the Hawks to 124-14 mark ... led squad to Iowa Class 3A state runner-up finish as a junior with a 49-1 mark before reaching the state semifinals as a senior with a 42-5 record ... tabbed a first team all-state selection and elite all-state honors as a senior, where she was named the Iowa Class 3A Player of the Year ... a two-time all-conference honoree ... named second team all-state as a junior ... established a school record of 4.39 kills per game as a senior ... class valedictorian.

Personal:
Born Jan. 2, 1990 in Waterloo, Iowa ... biochemistry major ... daughter of John and Lorrie Heffernen ... has one brother: Josh and two sisters: Heather and Sara ... earned the 2011-12 President's Council Academic Excellence Award ... honored with the 2009-10 and 2010-11 and 2011-12 MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Awards.

CAREER STATS
Year SP MP MS K E TA Pct. Ast. SA Digs BS BA
2009 123 34 34 253 68 624 .296 15 1 47 13 105
2010 131 34 34 274 75 657 .303 7 0 67 18 97
Totals 254 68 68 527 143 1281 .300 22 1 114 31 212

 

CAREER HIGHS
Kills
- 16 at Bradley (11/20/09)
Attempts
- 31 at Bradley (11/20/09)
Attack Percentage
- .800 vs. South Dakota (9/11/10)
Assists
- 4 vs Creighton (10/10/09)
Digs
- 8 vs. Missouri State (10/2/09)
Aces
- 1 (2) vs. Southern Utah (9/4/10)
Solo Blocks
- 3 vs. Stephen F. Austin (9/11/10)
Block Assists
- 8 at Evansville (9/17/10)