UIC Athletics closes busy year for donors and fans with successful golf outing
2005: Finished third in the league with 1,467 assists, ranking third in the UIC single-season records book and fourth in the UIC career records book with 3,164 assists in three seasons... seventh on the Horizon League single-season records book with 1,467 assists...recorded a career-high 43 service aces, which ranked second on the team and eighth in the conference...owned third-place on the squad with a career-high 294 digs last season...posted a career-high with 35 blocks on the season...was one kill away from recording a triple-double with nine kills, 44 assists and 23 digs versus Loyola on Oct. 28 in a four-game win...totaled five service aces versus Bowling Green on Sept. 2...posted a season-high with three blocks against UW-Milwaukee on Sept. 23...recorded a double-double with 50 assists and 11 digs versus Northern Illinois in UIC's season opener on Aug. 26...notched a double-double of 14 digs and 55 assists in a five-game victory over Wright State on Oct. 8...averaged 0.77 kills, 11.93 assists, 0.35 service aces, 2.39 digs and 0.28 blocks per game in 2005.
2004: Named to the All-Horizon League team...finished fifth in the league with 11.1 assists per game...was third in the league in conference matches with 12.3 assists per game...dished out 1,332 assists during the season, which was the fifth most in school history for a single season...is currently eighth in school history with 1,697 career helpers...narrowly missed a double-double with 36 assists and nine digs in a three-game sweep of Tennessee State on September 3rd...set a career-high with 66 assists in a five-game loss to Alabama A&M on September 4th...had a team-high 46 assists in a five-game victory over DePaul on September 10th...connected for a double-double of 53 assists and career-high, 12 digs in a five-game victory over Chicago State on September 14th...garnered a double-double of 36 assists and 10 digs against Ole Miss on September 17th...picked up a double-double of 48 assists and a then, career-high, 13 digs, including a career-high four block assists, against Jacksonville State on September 18th...notched a double-double of 55 assists and 11 digs in a four-game win over Youngstown State on September 24th...earned another double-double of 38 assists and a then, career-high 14 digs against Cleveland State on September 25th...dished out 56 assists against UW-Green Bay on October 2nd...finished with a career-high five kills, including a double-double of 27 assists and 10 digs, against Loyola on October 8th...finished with a double-double of 59 assists and 20 digs, including a career-high, five service aces, in a five-game win over Wright State on October 14th...tallied a double-double of 57 assists and 18 digs against Butler on October 15th...helped UIC snap a 13-match, road-losing streak with a match-high 59 assists against Cleveland State on October 22nd...notched a double-double of 58 assists and 12 digs in a five-game win over Youngstown State on October 23rd...picked up a double-double of 54 assists and 11 digs in a victory over UW-Green Bay on October 29th...took home a double-double of 47 assists and 10 digs against UW-Milwaukee on October 30th...had 60 assists and a career-best 21 digs against Western Illinois on November 2nd...notched 58 helpers in a four-game win over Wright State on November 12th.
2003: Saw extensive action at setter during her freshman season...finished year with 365 assists, which was second best on the squad, and 108 digs...posted 15 assists and three digs in her collegiate debut against IPFW on August 29th...had 14 assists, five digs and a service ace against UW-Green Bay on August 30th...recorded 13 assists and three service aces against Stony Brook on September 13th...had 14 assists and six digs against East Tennessee State on September 20th...dished out 18 assists against UW-Milwaukee on October 10th...had a career-high 37 helpers against Eastern Illinois on October 14th...led UIC with 24 assists against Loyola on October 17th...had double-doubles against both Butler (24 assists, 10 digs) and Wright State (20 assists, 12 digs) for the weekend of October 24-25th...dished out 19 assists and nine digs against Cleveland State on October 31st...posted 13 assists and eight digs in a three-game sweep of Youngstown State on November 1st...passed out 26 assists and had six digs in a five-game win over IUPUI on November 4th...led UIC with 25 assists against Loyola on November 14th.
2002: Used season as redshirt campaign and will retain four years of eligibility.
Prep/Personal: Helped Mother McAuley to the IHSA State championship in 2000...propelled Mighty Macs to three consecutive GCAC Conference championships...member of two-time Rich East Tournament champions...pushed Mother McAuley to the Glenbard East Autumnfest championship in 2001...guided Mother McAuley to two consecutive top-five finishes in the highly prestigious Nike Challenge...Mother McAuley finished 17th in the nation in Student Sports' Fab 50 teams at the end of the 2001 season...two-time member of the GCAC All-Conference team...earned Chicago Tribune Player of the Week honors in 2000...was named to the News Gazette and Chicago Tribune All-State selections as a junior...took home second-team all-area honors from the Chicago Sun-Times in 2000...received Glenbard East All-Tournament honors as a junior...named to the News Gazette All-State team as a senior...captured Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times Second-Team All-State honors as a senior...was voted ISNET Most Outstanding Player of the 2001 IHSA Regional Championships...earned Student Sports All-American Highest Honorable Mention honors as a senior...named the 2000 Player of the Year by Star Newspapers...took home All-Area team honors from both the Star and Daily Southtown newspapers in 2000 and 2001...daughter of John and Debbie Kozak...born on September 13, 1983...majoring in education.