Flames play No. 3 Valparaiso in the Quarterfinals Friday (Nov. 21)
Nicole Johnson selected the Freshman of the Year
UIC entertains Indiana, Eastern Kentucky, Buffalo and Western Illinois
Redshirt freshman setter averaged 15.36 assists per set as the Flames won two matches
Flames and Redbirds last met at the 2008 Chicago Classic
2013 UIC Invitational (Sept. 6-7)
AS A SENIOR (2013): Played in 109 sets and ranked third in the Horizon League with 9.94 assists per set ... finished career ranked third in program history with 3,634 assists ... Named to UIC Invitational All-Tournament team (Sept. 7) and Kent State All-Tournament team (Sept. 21) ... Horizon League-high 65 assists vs. Marshall (Sept. 6) ... 50 assists vs. Drake (Sept. 13) ... collected 216 digs and finished career with 1,041 digs ... season-highs of 17 digs and five kills to go along with 46 assists at Oakland (Nov. 15) ... had a team-high six double-doubles, including two straight to end the season ... season-high three aces vs. Elon (Aug. 30) ... season-high five blocks vs. Youngstown State (Nov. 8).
AS A JUNIOR (2012): Started in all 123 sets during the 2012 season ... the second-year starting setter collected 1,377 sets at 11.20 per set to lead UIC ... she had 11 over-50 assist performances ... her season-high was 63 assists against Valparaiso on Nov. 17, 2012 during a 3-2 victory to send the Flames to the Horizon League championship match, it was also her 18th double-double performance as she collected 17 digs in the match ... led the Horizon League in assists ... collected the top-two Horizon League assist performances with 63 against Valparaiso on Nov. 17, 2012 and 61 against Milwaukee Oct. 6, 2012 ... collected the most double-doubles in the Horizon League with 19 ... earned the No. 6 spot in single-season assiststhe UIC History and Records book with 1,377 ... 2012-13 UIC SAAC President, will serve as president again in 2013-14 ... 2012-13 Horizon League SAAC Vice President ... named to the Horizon League Honor Roll ... named an AVCA all-Midwest Honorable Mention ... 2012 all-Horizon League selection ... named to the Fall Horizon League all-academic team ... one of three volleyball members named a Chancellor's Student Service and Leadership award winner ... named the team's "Most Valuable Player".
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Starting setter for the Flames ... appeared in all 106 sets ... dished out 1,156 sets on the season ... averaged 10.91 sets per set ... posted a season-high 65 sets versus Southeast Missouri State on 9.10.11 ... collected 20 service aces, the second-highest on the team ... had 310 digs on the season, the second-highest on the squad ... averaged 2.92 digs per set ... academically, named to the "Bronze" Team, which is a grade-point average between 3.0-3.49.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Posted season-high 12 digs at Youngstown State (10.16.10) ... tied a career-high with three aces against Green Bay (10.6.10) ... made collegiate debut off the bench vs. Kennesaw State (9.4.10).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner at Carl Sandburg (Ill.) ... led the Eagles in assists and aces during her junior and senior seasons ... two-time Southwest Suburban champions ... three-time regional champions ... selected as team captain during her junior and senior seasons ... two-time all-conference selection ... two-time all-regional recipient ... two-time all-state selection ... garnered all-state honors during her junior and senior campaigns ... named PrepVolleyball.com All-American and finalist for the nationally-bestowed Andi Collins Setter Award ... SouthtownStar Player of the Year, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Champaign News-Gazette All-State honoree ... born December 17, 1991, in Orland Park, Ill. ... daughter of Mike and LuAnn Imrie ... has four siblings, Matt, Megan, Michael and Maureen ... greatest athletic thrill to date is winning nationals for her club team, 1st Alliance during the 17's division ... selected as the national MVP after the first-place finish ... currently enrolled as a Communication major.