22  Shella Neba
Shella Neba

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aurora, Colorado

High School:
St. Mary's Academy

Height:
6-0

Position:
Middle Hitter

Experience:
2L

Awards:
Commissioner's Honor Roll (2000, 2001, 2002); Commissioner's Academic Medalist (2001); Two Semesters on the Dean's List (2000); C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2003)


2002 (Junior): Played in 28 of the Tigers' 34 matches, missing six at the beginning of the season due to a back injury...Started 24 matches and played in 97 of the Tigers' 128 games...Was fourth on the team with 168 kills (1.73/game)...Led the team with 16 block solos and 93 total blocks (0.96/game)...Her 77 block assists also led the team...Became a part of the Tigers' serving game for the first time in her career, serving up a career best two service aces three different times during the year and finishing with 11 aces for the season....Had a season-best 12 kills at Cincinnati...Hit .778 in a C-USA win over Marquette (7 kills, 0 errors, 9 attacks)...Had a total of eight blocks two different times during the year (vs. Marquette and at Tulane)...Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll for her third straight season....Neba currently ranks ninth in school history in block assists with 208, just 29 shy of Drenda Roberts (1981-82) and Sarah Tjelmeland (1987-1990).

2001 (Sophomore)
Led the team with a .293 hitting percentage for the season, downing 257 kills from the middle and posting a team-leading 103 total blocks, including 12 solos...Posted a season-best .643 hitting percentage at UNC Asheville and downed a career-best 17 kills at TCU...Posted double-digit kills 13 times...Posted a career-best 10 total blocks against Houston, including eight assists...Also posted eight assisted blocks vs. Robert Morris at the Kent State tournament...Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and was one of 21 Tiger athletes to receive the Commissioner's Academic Medal for having a GPA of 3.75 or higher.

2000 (Freshman)
Neba appeared in 29 of the Tigers' 33 matches, playing 64 of Memphis' 121 games...Downed 64 kills on 198 attempts from the middle...Was also up for 35 total blocks, including 11 solos...Opened the season with a career-high nine kills against Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Bradley University Tournament...Also hit .471 in that match... Was named to the Tiger Top 30 and spent both semesters on the Dean's List (GPA of 3.50 and higher).

At St. Mary's Academy
Was named first team all-conference and was an all-state alternate... Also played club volleyball for the Rocky Mountain volleyball club that was ranked No. 1 in the region and qualified for the National Volleyball Tournament held in Louisville by placing ninth at the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier.

Personal
Daughter of Denis and Elizabeth Neba...Has one sister, Claudia...Volunteered with the children's hospital and with the St. Francis DeSalle After School program... Member of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society... Graduated with honors...Freshman and sophomore class president and student body president...Tri-M Music Honor Society...Cherry Creek Youth Advisory Board...Spanish Honor Society Historian...Majoring in psychology.

Career Highs
Kills: 17 at TCU (10/5/01)
Attempts: 35 at TCU (10/5/01)
Digs: 5 (twice)
Block Assists: 8 (four times)
Block Solos: 3 vs. Southern Miss (10/1/00)
Service Aces: 2 (six times)

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