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Eliza Zachary
Player Profile:
Eliza Zachary 819113
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'2"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Bloomington, Minn.
High School: Jefferson

Athletic Honors

  • 2015 Catamount Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 2014 Second-Team All-Sun Belt
  • 2013 USC Upstate Tournament MVP
  • 2012 All-CAA Rookie Team

Academic Honors

  • Spring 2016 Athletic Director's Honor Roll
  • Spring 2015 Athletic Director's Honor Roll
  • Spring 2014 Athletic Director's Honor Roll
  • 2013-14 Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll
  • Fall 2013 Athletic Director's Honor Roll
  • Fall 2012 Athletic Director's Honor Roll

2016

Played and started in all 28 matches ... Played in 101 sets and all but one on the season ... Finished second on the team in kills with 224 ... Also posted 49 digs and 58 block assists to go along with eight solo blocks ... Zachary led GSU in both blocking categories ... Accounted for 266 points ranking second on the Panthers ... Posted double-digit kill numbers seven times including a season-high 16 kills versus Georgia Southern on Nov. 10 ... Earned five or more block assists three times with six block assists coming at Troy on Oct. 16 ... Zachary finished her career with 1,074 kills, which ranks eighth all-time in GSU history.

2015

Started the first seven matches before getting injured and was granted a medical redshirt… Matched a career-high with 22 kills on .318 hitting with six blocks at Western Carolina to open the season… Was named to the Catamount Classic All-Tournament Team after strong performances against WCU, Fresno State and Murray State… At time of injury, Zachary had already tallied 68 kills and 23 blocks.

2014

Zachary led the team and finished seventh in the conference in hitting percentage at .306 in her third season … Was the only Panther to start all 30 matches and one of only two to play in every set … Hit .500 or better four times … Second on team with 357 kills and 3.22 kills per set … Second on team with 10 solo blocks and had a team-leading 61 total blocks … Averaged 3.81 points per set and recorded double-digit kills in 18 matches … Finished with a career-high 22 kills on .302 hitting vs. ULL on Oct. 2 … Hit a career-high .531 with 18 kills and five blocks in a 3-1 win over South Alabama on Oct. 4 … Posted five or more blocks in four matches … Named second-team All-Sun Belt.

2013

Started all of Georgia State’s 32 matches ... Was second on the team in kills with 312 ... Had the highest hitting percentage on the team at .262 ... Fourth on team in service aces with 14 ... Led team in solo blocks with 26 ... Had a season-high 21 kills on Sept. 29 against UALR ... Named MVP of the USC Upstate Tournament … Named to 2013-14 Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll. 

2012

Started all 24 of Georgia State’s matches ... Named to the All-CAA Rookie Team ... Led the Panthers with 23 solo blocks and 68 block assists for a total of 91 blocks ... Had a team best 1.12 blocks per set, which ranked third best in the CAA ... Scored the sixth-best hitting percentage in the CAA standings at .288 ... Totaled 141 Kills ... Notched 10 service aces ... Had three solo blocks and six assisted blocks against IUPUI ... Named to AD’s Honor Roll in fall 2012.

Prep

Three-time All South Suburban Conference Honorable Mention pick while playing at Thomas Jefferson High School ... Named to the 2012 MaxPrep Top-150 hitters in the nation list ... Helped her Northern Lights Club Team to first place at the AAU Nationals in the 17 age group ... Posted a second place finish in the AAU Nationals in the 18 age group ... Colorado Crossroads title in 2011 ... Her AAU 18 team finished first at the Eater Ville Italian International Tournament ... Career match-best is 19 kills...Three-time letterwinner in high jump where she was conference honorable mention ... Earned numerous academic awards including a Scholastic Gold Key award for an art piece in 2012.

Personal

Eliza Christine Zachary was born on June 20, 1994 to Louis and Diane Zachary ... Has one younger sister, Sydnie ... Father, Louis, played collegiate football at Minnesota State Mankato ... Cousin Marcus Freeman has played for the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants in the NFL and played in a Super Bowl ... Great-uncle, Percy Zachary, was the first African-American to play football for Minnesota ... Double major in marketing and finance.

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