Senior Melanie Hicks and the Hoosiers play host to Northwestern and Illinois this weekend. Get to know her a little better. The Northwestern match is a Dig Pink match, a cause that is dear to her heart as her mother is a breast cancer survivor.
Indiana Volleyball held the banquet for the 2011 season on Sunday.
JUNIOR YEAR (2012) Recorded 171 digs, 19 aces and seven assists in 106 sets of action ... got 10 or more digs four times ont he season ... had 11 digs versus Chattanooga ... tallied 12 digs against Northwestern ... had 11 digs at Ohio State ... had three aces, two assists and five digs in the win at Wisconsin ... tallied three aces and six digs against Illinois.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2011)
Played in all 32 matches with 16 starts ... averaged 1.73 digs per set, tallying 187 on the season ... added 16 assists,10 service aces and a kill on the season ... had double-digit digs in seven matches ... had a career-high 13 digs at Iowa and at home against Northwestern ... tallied three aces against Michigan State.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2010)
Played in 34 matches and 115 sets as a defensive specialist, helping IU to the first Sweet Sixteen appearance in school history ... finished fifth on the team with 146 digs ... added 16 assists and 21 service aces on the season ... had 12 digs at Illinois ... scored four service aces at home against Bucknell.
An all-district selection in 2009 for Assumption High School after leading the Rockets to a district title ... a two-time AAU All-American (2005, '06) ... member of 2006 AAU and 2009 JVA National Championship teams ... also earned a letter on the swimming team.
The daughter of Mark Hicks, and Martin and Mechele Skaggs ... born on Oct. 2, 1991 ... has two stepbrothers, Matt and James ... intends to major in Interior Design.