2011 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Played in 21 of 35 matches including four starts in September in place of injured middle hitter Megan Lambertson...Had a breakout weekend in October in place of injured outside hitter Lauren Cammack...Notched 10 kills with three blocks at IUPUI and got a career-high 12 kills the following night at Western Illinois while hitting .500 with only three errors in 18 attacks...Had 10 kills in the home win over IPFW...Served three aces in the win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
2010 SEASON (REDSHIRT): Sat out the entire season as a redshirt at North Dakota State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2010 from Wausau West High
School...Four-year starter and three-time all-conference performer...Set school
records for kills, total blocks, solo blocks and hitting percentage, and was
second in service aces...Led the Wisconsin Valley Conference with 4.59 kills
and 1.02 blocks per set her senior year...Played for the Wisconsin Ice
volleyball club...Won a national championship with the 2008 Badger Region high
performance team...Four-year letterwinner in track and field...Conference
champion in the high jump indoors and outdoors.
PERSONAL: Born April 26, 1992...Daughter of Kerry and
Michele Whalen of Wausau, Wis...Oldest of three children...Has a younger
brother, Jake, and a younger sister, Mariah...Majoring in marketing.