8 Annie Bierman
8 Annie Bierman
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hamilton, Ohio
High School: Lakota West
Position: Outside Hitter

Junior Year (2015)

2015 Southern Conference Player of the Year…AVCA All-East Coast region…started all 30 matches for the Paladins and played in all 108 sets…team captain…reached double-digit kills in all but four of Furman’s 30 matches in 2015…reached the 1,000 career kill / 1,000 career dig milestone in just her third season with the Paladins, 19th player in program history to join the 1,000/1,000 club…led the SoCon in total kills (467) and kills per set (4.32)…put down 20+ kills in six matches…tied a school record with a career-high 31 kills vs. UNCG on Nov. 14…turned in a season-high .500 hitting percentage against ETSU, going 13-24 with just one error…tallied 20 double-doubles…recorded Furman’s only 20/20 game of the season, with 21 kills and 21 digs at Chattanooga on Nov. 7…put down a team-high 21 kills with 19 digs in Furman’s second-straight win over Clemson, then recorded a double-double later in the day as the Paladins won the Carolina Classic for the second-straight year…recorded a double-double in each of Furman’s three matches in the SoCon tournament, en route to the Paladins’ third SoCon Tournament Championship and second NCAA Tournament appearance in school history…ranked second on the team in digs with 402…recorded double-digit digs in all but seven of Furman’s 30 matches…twice recorded 20+ digs…named to SoCon All-Touranment Team… first time All-SoCon…named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 31, Oct. 19, Oct. 26)…SoCon Player of the Month (October)…named to SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Year (2014)

Started all 30 games for the Paladins and played in all 118 sets…team captain…reached double-digit kills in all but 11 of Furman’s 30 matches in 2014…put down 18 kills in Furman’s five-set win vs. Clemson, then again put down 18 kills in the Paladins’ five-set win over Gardner-Webb on Sept. 9…turned in 14 double-doubles on the year…recorded a career-high 29 digs vs. Western Carolina on Nov. 23…named the SoCon Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 13…named to SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman Year (2013)

Appeared in 29 games (27 starts) for the Paladins and played in all 112 sets as a true freshman…turned in her first career double-digit kills game with 16 vs Delaware on Sept. 14…reached double-digit kills nine times on the season, including a career-high 21 vs Chattanooga on Nov. 16…tallied double-digit digs 14 times, including a career-high 20 vs Georgia Southern on Oct. 4…turned in five double-doubles on the year…reached 15+ digs 7 times and 15+ kills 3 times…recorded two aces in a game three times…hit .444 vs UNCG on Nov. 8 and turned in 3 total blocks two times…named the SoCon Freshman of the Week on Nov. 18 and named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team.

High School

Led her Lakota West team to a Greater Miami Conference championship and a spot among the top 16 teams in the state tournament after helping the team to a perfect 9-0 league record as a senior...started all four seasons for the Firebirds, helping the school to a league-record 39-1 Greater Miami Conference record over her career...honored as a first-team All-GMC selection her junior and senior seasons...also garnered first team all-city and second-team all-accolades as a senior...earned the All-Academic Award for Ohio District 16...led the GMC with 4.17 kills per game (321) and ranked fifth in the conference with 3.66 digs per game (282)...was sixth in the league with 42 blocks...played for the Elevation Volleyball Club, which finished 11th nationally in 2011 and 21st nationally in 2012.

Personal

Annie Nicole Bierman was born January 21, 1995…Daughter of Bill and Kathy Bierman…majoring in biology.