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Amie Held
Player Profile:
Amie Held 3035143
Height: 5'9"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Festus, Mo.
Experience: 1st Year

2016 (Northern Iowa): Started all 34 matches ... played in all 122 sets ... named to the first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference squad for the second consecutive season ... a three-time first-team MVC scholar-athlete honoree ... led the Panthers in kills (374), service aces (38) and double-doubles (19) ... became only the second UNI player to reach 2,000 career digs with 2,002 ... ranks eighth on the Missouri Valley Conference's all-time digs list ... ranked second on the squad with 446 digs (3.66 digs/set) ... named to the Michigan Invitational All-Tournament team after she had 24 kills (2.67/set) and posted 33 digs (3.67/set) in the three tourney matches ... set her career-high with 23 kills in a five-set win over Iowa State (9/13) ... Held became the 24th member of UNI's 20-20 Club with 23 kills and 22 digs vs. the Cyclones ... had a season-high 23 digs in a five-set match at Southern Illinois (9/23) ... went for 18 kills and 20 digs in a four-set win at Indiana State (10/3) ... notched 21 kills in a four-set match at Missouri State (10/29) ... had a season-high four service aces in a 3-0 sweep of Drake (11/5) ... was named the MVC Defensive Player of the Week (8/29) for the fifth time in her career - the second-most defensive player of the week awards in school history, trailing only Ellie Blankenship's nine times ... collected 33 career double-doubles.

2015 (Northern Iowa): Named to the first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference ... earned first-team MVC Scholar-Athlete team honors for the second consecutive year ...  a first-team MVC Scholar-Athlete team honoree ... saw action in all 133 sets ... started first 17 matches of the season at libero ... made final 17 starts as a six-rotation player ... made switch from libero to six-rotation player in the third set vs. Indiana State (10/2) ... notched the seventh-most digs in school history in a single season (577) ... led the team in service aces (34) ... ranked No. 4 on the team in kills (226) ... recorded 14 double-doubles ... had 13 20-plus dig efforts ... had two 30-dig efforts vs. Alabama (9/19) and vs. Missouri State (10/10) ... against Missouri State, Held (30 digs) and Kendyl Sorge (33 digs) became the first set of Panther teammates to each tally 30 or more digs in the same match ... was named to the MVC All-Tournament team after registering a team-best 30 kills (3.33/set), 28 digs (3.11/set), four total blocks and four service aces in UNI's two MVC tourney matches ... a two-time MVC Defensive Player of the Week honoree ... earned her first league accolade after averaging 5.27 digs per set and helping the Panthers to a second-place finish in the UNI Tournament (9/8) ... earned her second MVC defensive player of the week honor after she averaged 5.38 digs per set and 3.88 kills per set in matches vs. Wichita State and Missouri State (10/12) ... tallied a career-high 16 kills vs. Wichita State in the MVC Tournament semifinal (11/27) ... named to the all-tournament team at the Butler All-American Classic (9/11-12) ... earned a spot on the Huskie Invitational all-tournament team (9/18-19) ... selected to participate in the U.S. Collegiate National Team program June 21-30 in Indianapolis ... took part in USA Volleyball team tryouts in Colorado Springs in February 2016.

2014 (Northern Iowa): Earned First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete honors ... named a second-team All-MVC performer ... took part in USA Volleyball team tryouts in Colorado Springs in February ... was selected to participate in the U.S. Collegiate National Team program June 21-29 in New Orleans, La. ... earned a spot on the Commonwealth Classic All-Tournament team ... two-time MVC Defensive Player of the Week honoree ... led the Panthers in digs (455) ... ranked second on the squad in assists (85) ... saw action in 24 matches and 92 sets ... missed eight matches with a knee injury following a 3-0 win at Drake (9/27) ... tallied 13 matches of 20 or more digs ... twice posted a season-high 28 digs (vs. Bradley; vs. Missouri State) ... recorded double-figure dig totals in 23 of the 24 matches she played.

2013 (Northern Iowa): Named to the MVC All-Freshman Team ... led the Panthers in digs (524) ... ranked second on the squad with 27 service aces ... ranked No. 8 in the MVC in digs/set (4.40) ... two-time MVC Freshman of the Week honoree ... had seven 20-plus dig efforts ... secured a season-best 29 digs in a 3-2 win over Loyola (11/23) ... also recorded four aces in the five-set win over the Ramblers (11/23).

High School: Earned first-team all-state honors in 2011 and 2012 ... helped lead St. Pius X High School to a state championship in 2011, which was its first-ever state championship ... helped her prep squad to a state runner-up finish as a senior ... named to the all-conference first-team all four seasons in high school and was named conference MVP in 2010 and 2011 ... holds high school records in career digs (1,397), career kills (1,524) and career blocks (367) ... named an AVCA honorable mention Under Armour High School All-American ... qualified for state in track and field in 2010 in both the long jump and triple jump ... received Academic All-State in 2010 and 2011 ... member of the National Honor Society ... played for the St. Louis CYC Volleyball Club team.

Personal: Born July 5, 1995 … daughter of Scott and Paula Held … has one older sister, Amanda … majoring in sports psychology and is minoring in coaching … member of National Honor Society … enjoys watching Grey’s Anatomy.

CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 23 vs. Iowa State (9/13/16)
Aces: 4 [4] vs. Drake (11/05/16)
Blocks: 4 at Evansville (10/23/15)
Digs: 30 [2] vs. Missouri State (10/10/15)
Assists: 8 vs. Alabama (9/19/15) 
Points: 24.5 vs. Iowa State (9/13/16)

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