AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2014): Thunder Invitational All-Tournament Team (Aug. 30) ... Broke UIC's career dig program record (1,533) on Oct. 4 with 16 digs against Youngstown State.
2013 MATCH-BY-MATCH AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2013): Saw action in 99 sets and ranked second on the squad with 298 digs ... season-high 24 digs vs. Drake (Sept. 13) and at Wright State (Nov. 16) was one of the best four-set performances in the Horizon League ... four 20-plus dig efforts, including 23 digs at Loyola Chicago (Nov. 6) and 22 digs vs. Marshall (Sept. 6) ... 18 digs in four-set win vs. Youngstown State (Nov. 8) ... season-high two aces at Youngstown State (Oct. 12) ... Entered her senior season ranked seventh in UIC history with 1,250 digs. AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2012): Appeared and started in all 123 sets ... top defensive player for UIC ... earned 600 digs in the season; the most in UIC volleyball program history ... she averaged 4.88 per set ... collected 35 digs against Belmont on Sept. 15, 2012, which is the most digs earned in a single match in UIC volleyball program history ... she had 13 plus-20 dig performances and two over-30 dig efforts ... led her team to the Horizon League championship match with 64 digs during the three post-season matches to be named to the Horizon League all-tournament team.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011): Earned the UIC "Unity, Integrity, Commitment" Award ... began the season as a hitter, before transitioning to the starting libero ... appeared in all 106 sets ... led the team in service aces with 28 ... paced the Flames with 350 digs for an average of 3.30 per set.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Did not appear in the UIC line up, retained four years of eligibility.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner at Amos Alonzo Stagg (Ill.) ... helped the Chargers to four South Suburban Red Conference Championships ... three-time regional champions ... led the team in kills, blocks, digs and serve receptions as a senior ... three-time all- South Suburban Red selection ... three-time all-city honoree ... two-time all-region and all-county recipient ... all-state selection as a senior ... holds the school record in kills (1,126) and digs (1,212) ... born May, 5, 1992, in Oak Lawn, Ill. ... daughter of John and Debbie Strus ... has two brothers, Marty and Max ... brother played basketball at Lewis ... currently enrolled as a Communication major.
UIC Career-Highs Kills: 11 vs. Nebraska-Omaha (8.26.11) Attempts: 43 vs. Nebraska-Omaha (8.26.11) Attack Pct. (min. 5 K): .294 (6k-1e-17ta) vs. DePaul (9.2.11) Digs: 35 vs. Belmont (9.15.12) *PROGRAM RECORD Assists: 10 at Youngstown State (11.5.11) Aces: 5 vs. Western Illinois (8.30.11) Total Blocks: 3 (0-3) vs. Nebraska-Omaha (8.26.11)