NEWCOMER PLAYER PROFILES
14 Julie Bassett
SOPHOMORE • 5-9 • OUTSIDE HITTER Wadsworth, Ohio Wadsworth HS
2013 (Sand): Atlantic Sun First-Team All-Conference ... Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team ... Atlantic Sun Pair of the Week with Kaley Melville (Mar. 13) ... Posted a 1311 overall record including 10 wins at the no. 1 pairs position with Melville. 2012 (Sand): Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year ... Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team ... A-Sun Pair of the Week with Alexa Stonish (Mar. 21) ... Recorded 17-18 record in program’s inaugural season to lead the Hatters in victories ... Qualified for AVCA Collegiate National Championships with partner Kaley Melville ... Won 14 matches with Melville and three with Stonish.
High School: Honor Roll student at Wadsworth (Ohio) High School...ran one year of track in addition to four years of volleyball...All-Ohio, First Team All-District and All-League...helped lead her team to a district title...earned a Cleveland Plain Dealer Player of the Week award...also helped pace her club team, Zero Gravity Juniors, to regonal title and qualification for national tournament. Personal: Julie Lynn Bassett was born December 29, 1992 in Alliance, OH ... Daughter of Jeff and Kathy Bassett ... Is majoring in Communication Studies.
21 Madison Akins
FRESHMAN • 6-0 • RIGHT SIDE HITTER Brooks, Ga. Whitewater HS
High School: Helped lead Whitewater to a 54-3 record and the Georgia Class 5A State Championship in 2012 ... Earned first team All-State and first team allcounty honors ... Recorded 330 kills, 85 aces, and 68 blocks for the Wildcats ... Also earned all-area honors for the second straight year and was a Senior All-Star
... Helped guide the Tsunami Volleyball Club to a third-place finish at the USA Girls Championships in the 16 National division in 2011. Personal: Madison Gay Akins was born Feb. 21, 1995 in Fayetteville, Ga. ... Daughter of Christi and Mike Akins ... Major is undecided.