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Liz Gruns
Liz Gruns

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington, Texas

High School:
Martin

Height:
6-0

Position:
Middle Hitter

Birthdate:
05/13/1979

Experience:
3L


Year	MP   GP   K	E     TA   PCT.	 A   SA	 SE  RE	 DIG  BS  BA   BE  BHE
1997	32   124  205	113   576  .160	 32  36	 51  48	 329  11  127  10  13
1998	28   102  195	121   540  .137	  8  33	 32  30	 296   6   87  13   9
1999	20    49   58	48    195  .051	  6  11	  9   2	 105   9   21	4   2
Career 	80   275  458	282  1311  .134	 46  80	 92  80	 730  26  235  27  24

1999 (Junior): Played in 20 matches and 49 games...Recorded 58 kills, 105 digs and 30 blocks on the season...Recorded a season high six kills four times...Had a season high five block assists and 15 digs against Saint Louis...Against UNC Charlotte, Gruns recorded six kills (.237), 10 digs along with two blocks...Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... Business School Dean's List...Team Co-Captain.
1998 (Sophomore): Saw action in 28 matches this season...Recorded a Tulane and career record with 32 digs in the season opening match against McNeese State...Was injured in the Southern Miss match and missed action in the following four matches...Had a season high 13 kills against Georgia State...Recorded five double-doubles in 98...Served four aces against Louisville, a season high...Recorded a career high 33 attacks vs. New Orleans.
1997 (Freshman):A 1997 Conference USA All-Freshman selection . . . Played in all 32 matches and played in 124 games, the most of any newcomer . . . Her 329 digs rank sixth on the single-season list. . . One of four players to record at least 200 kills (205) . . . Stood fourth on the team with 36 service aces . . . Ranked second of the team with 138 blocks, a figure that ranks 10th on the single-season list...Recorded 11 blocks against UNC Charlotte putting her seventh in the record books in blocks per match.
Prep Career- A three-year letterwinner at James Martin High School...Led the Martin Warriors to a victory in the 1996 Texas State Championships and a 42-1 season record...Compiled a 117-6 career record in four years...Was voted District MVP, Texas Sportswriters all-state second team, and Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Team and all-state team captain in 1996...Finished her final high school season with 230 blocks and a 90 percent attack percentage...Was named to the 8-5A all-district first team and the Arlington News All-Area second team in 1995...Played for the Metroplex volleyball club.
Personal-Born May 13, 1979, in Minneapolis, Minn....Parents are Ron and Karen Gruns...Has two older sisters, Laura and Leigh, and an older brother Scott...Won U.S. Business Education Award and All-American Scholar Award in 1997...Enjoys swimming, working out and shopping...Majoring in Marketing.