Green Wave to face UTSA, host Texas A&M on Friday; square off with Iowa on Saturday
Preseason All-American Athletic Conference honoree Annie Shurtz paces squad with 11 kills
Tea Juric paces Green Wave with 13 kills; Lauren Etta, Ally Frank tally 22 assists each
Green Wave hold pair of practices in preparation for 2014 campaign with focus on learning
Green Wave to play 13 home matches, host Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic in Devlin Fieldhouse
Career Notes: Three-year letterwinner has 328 kills (1.05/set), 153 assists (0.49/set), 74 service aces (0.24/set), 1,057 digs (3.40/set) and 37 blocks (0.12/set) in 85 matches and 311 sets of action during her career...enters senior season ranking third in Green Wave career history in digs per set and eight in total digs...also a member of Tulane's sand volleyball team where she has accumulated a career record of 22-30, including an 18-18 mark in dual-match action...claimed Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane 3.0 Club distinction in each of her first three collegiate seasons.
2013: Played in 32 matches and 114 sets at libero as a junior...led the team in digs (515), digs per set (4.52) and service aces (30) while sitting second in assists (104) to go with four kills...dig total ranks second in Tulane single-season history while digs-per-set average stands fourth...ranked sixth in Conference USA in digs per set and tied for ninth in aces per set...finished 97th in the NCAA in digs per set...tallied double-figure dig outings 27 times with nine 20-plus dig matches, including a season-high 27 vs Toledo (9/6) and at Youngstown State (9/6) during the Youngstown Invitational...had four-plus assists 14 times, including a career-best nine vs Rider (8/31) during the Kathy Trosclair Memorial...posted seven multiple-ace outings with a career-high four at Radford (9/20) during the Highlander Classic...off the court, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2012: Saw action in 27 matches with 20 starts at outside hitter and played in 108 sets as a sophomore...led the team in digs (339), digs per set (3.14) while sitting third in kills (187),points (215), assists (35) and service aces (20), fourth in both kills per set (1.57) and points per set (1.99), and fifth in attack percentage (.173)...ranked 15th in Conference USA in digs per set...tallied 12 double-digit kill matches, including a career-best 19 at Southern Miss (9/21)...posted 16 double-figure dig outings, including nine to complete double-doubles, with a career-high of 32 vs Tulsa (11/1)...added 10 multiple-assist contests with a season-high five at UTEP (10/28)...had five two-block and four two-ace matches...off the court, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2011: Played in 26 matches with 20 starts at outside hitter and saw action in 89 sets as a true freshman...led the team in service aces (24) while ranking third in digs (203) and digs per set (2.34), and fifth in kills (137), points (173), points per set (1.94) to go with 21 blocks and 14 assists...finished fourth in Conference USA in aces per set (0.27)...posted seven-plus kill outings 12 times, including a season-best 10 kills vs Belmont (9/16) and Lamar (9/17) during the Kathy Trosclair Memorial...tallied eight double-digit dig contests with a season-high 24 vs UAB (9/30)...lone kill/dig double-double of the season came against Belmont when he added 12 digs to his kill total...recorded seven multiple-block and five multiple-ace outings, logging a career-high three blocks vs San Diego State (9/2) during the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic and vs Belmont as well as a season-best three aces vs Southern Illinois (9/2)...had two assists vs San Diego State, Belmont and South Alabama (9/17)...off the court, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Belton High for coach Justeen Patton Coulson...helped lead the Tigers to a combined 59-56 overall record and consecutive Region II 5A Bi-District championships over her final three prep seasons...named Killeen Daily Herald Player of the Year, first-team All-District 12-5A, first-team All-CenTex and first-team all-area as both a junior and senior...tabbed Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) and Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) first-team all-state and District MVP as a senior after posting 526 kills, 443 digs, 94 blocks and 41 service aces...claimed TSWA honorable-mention all-state recognition and named District Co-MVP as a junior after tallying 432 kills, 315 digs, 49 blocks and 44 aces...as a sophomore, named to PrepVolleyball.com's "Soph 79" and tabbed second-team all-district after recording 319 kills, 260 digs, 60 aces and 28 blocks... played for the Austin Performance Volleyball Club, helping the team finish fifth in the 17U AAU Junior Olympics...instrumental in guiding Apex 18 advance to the Junior Olympics in 2011...also lettered once in track and field when she won the district high jump title and placed fifth in the Texas 5A Region II meet...off the court was an academic all-state and all-district selection.
Personal: Born Grace Elizabeth Weaver on Nov. 12, 1992, in Austin, Texas...daughter of Ronnie and Sue Weaver...has one brother, Ryan...mother, Sue, played volleyball at Mississippi where she was a two-time All-SEC selection...majoring in communications.