Flames play No. 3 Valparaiso in the Quarterfinals Friday (Nov. 21)
Nicole Johnson selected the Freshman of the Year
2003: Led UIC with 999 assists on the campaign?finished with the third-highest hitting percentage in school-history at .327 (90 kills, 25 errors, 199 attacks)?named to the UIC Invitational All-Tournament team with double-doubles against Mississippi (31 assists, 11 digs), Loyola (39 assists, 13 digs) and Northwestern (22 assists, 11 digs)?dished out 45 assists and added four kills in a three-game sweep over Bradley?had a season-high 49 assists against Northern Illinois on September 12th?passed out 62 assists and notched eight digs against Wright State on September 26th?had a career-high 70 assists and 12 digs in a five-game loss to Youngstown State on October 3rd?collected five kills against Cleveland State on October 4th?had a double-double of 25 assists and 11 digs in a four-game loss against UW-Milwaukee on October 10th?totaled 39 assists and six kills against UW-Green Bay on October 11th?hit at a clip of .800 (4 kills, 0 errors, 5 attacks) in a five-game come-from-behind victory over Eastern Illinois on October 14th?collected five kills against Loyola on October 17th?posted a double-double of 36 assists and 12 digs against Wright State on October 25th?dished out 40 assists, along with five kills and five service aces in a five-game victory over IUPUI on November 4th?had a double-double of 20 assists and 13 digs against Loyola on November 14th.
2002: Named Horizon League Co-Newcomer of the Year?set a school-record for hitting percentage in a match with a .900 performance against Birmingham Southern (9 kills, 0 errors, 10 attacks) in her third match in an UIC uniform?her 1,212 assists are good for 8th in UIC history for a single season and 9th in UIC history for a career?turned in a 10-kill, 55 assist performance in a five-game victory over Harvard on September 14th?recorded 50-plus assists in seven matches over the season, including 68 helpers in a four-game loss to Sam Houston State on August 30th?dished out 32 assists and recorded 20 digs in a five-game victory over Wright State on November 1st?Fell one kill short of a triple-double with a nine kill, 15 dig, 52 assist performance in a five-game victory over Wright State on October 5th.
Prior to UIC: Transfer from Auburn University?topped Tigers in 2001 with 853 assists and was third on the team in aces (16) and fourth in digs with 151?dished out a career-high 74 assists against Mississippi State as a freshman.
Prep/Personal: Was named All-State by the Champaign News Gazette as a senior and second-team by the Chicago Tribune?garnered All-Area honors by the Chicago Sun Times and was named the Player of the Year by Suburban Life?earned Honorable Mention All-State honors by the Chicago Tribune as a junior?was a two-time All-Area selection by Pioneer Press?took home All-West Suburban All-Conference honors as a junior and a senior?sister Julie served as an assistant coach for UIC in 2000 and 2001?named to the Honor Roll all four years in high school and was a member of the National Honors Society?daughter of Dave and Sue Keck?born February 10, 1982?majoring in business.