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    Mary Grace Gallagher
    Mary Grace Gallagher


    Atlanta, Ga.

    High School:
    The Lovett School




    Northwestern Earns 97 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards to Break Own Mark Again

    Wildcats establish single-sport season high for the honor for the fifth-straight year


    Northwestern Stuns No. 2 Nebraska, 3-1

    Yewande Akanbi scored a career-high 20 kills in NU's first-ever win over the Huskers


    Wildcats Stumble Against No. 7 Illinois, 3-0

    Stephanie Holthus and Madalyn Shalter each recorded double-doubles for Northwestern


    'Cats Clash With Top-Ranked Foes To Close Regular Season

    Northwestern travels to No. 7 Illinois before hosting No. 2 Nebraska this week

    2011: Appeared in 39 sets ... Recorded two assists, two aces and six digs in a four-set match at Ole Miss (9/9) ... Tallied a career-best 13 digs with two assists in a four-set win over Duquesne (9/16) ... Recorded four digs on Sept. 23 at Wisconsin ... Tied a career-high with a pair of assists in that match ... Dug out six attacks on Sept. 25 at Minnesota ... Tallied eight digs in a four-set loss to Purdue (9/28)...Appeared in one set in a near-upet of eighth-ranked Penn State (10/5) ... Added five digs against Illinois (10/19) ... Served an ace and added an assist against Nebraska (11/26) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection for the third straight year.

    2010: Appeared in 20 matches for Northwestern with one start at libero ... Finished with 24 digs and four service aces on the season ... Made her season debut against Illinois-Chicago (8/28), recording a service ace in the second set ... Trailing 18-12 against 14th-ranked Tennessee (9/10), came off the bench and had five key serves, pulling the Wildcats to within one at 18-17 ... Notched a service ace against Pittsburgh (9/10) ... Recorded a pair of service aces in the Wildcat Classic, notching one each against Harvard (9/18) and Marquette (9/18) ... Started her first career match at libero at Wisconsin (10/1), recording a personal-best 10 digs ... Notched a career-best with a pair of assists against Penn State (10/23) ... Posted a trio of digs against Wisconsin (11/6) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009: Appeared in 13 matches for Northwestern ... Made her Wildcat debut against Florida International (8/29), recording an assist and a pair of digs ... Mirrored that performance later that evening against Western Carolina (8/29) ... Set a then-personal-best with four digs against Western Kentucky (9/6) ... Tallied a career-best seven digs against James Madison (9/12) ... Also had six against Presbyterian (9/11) ... Notched three digs at top-ranked Penn State (11/14) ... Recorded a pair of service aces against fifth-ranked Illinois (11/25) while adding four digs and an assist ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Did not see any match action.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner at the Lovett School ... All-state selection in 2007 ... All-area selection in 2006 and 2007 ... Helped lead the Lions to the state championship game in 2006 and 2007 ... Captured regional championships those same years ... Competed three years for A5 Mizuno club team ... Placed 13th at AAU nationals ... Helped team to a third place finish at both the Impact tournament and Spring Bash ... Also lettered in swimming and track and field in high school ... State champion in the 4x400m relay her junior year ... Named Best Female Athlete as a sophomore and junior ... Named to the scholar's and headmaster's list for academics all four years of high school ... Earned Wellesley Book award as a junior and Principal's Award as a senior.

    Personal: Born Mary Grace Gallagher ... Daughter of Kevin and Peggy Gallagher ... Father was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference fencer at North Carolina ... Brother, James, played basketball at North Carolina ... Chose Northwestern over George Washington, Maryland and Vermont ... Majoring in both political science and international studies

    Gallagher's Career Statistics

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    Gallagher's Career Highs

    Kills N/A
    Total Attempts 1, twice, last vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (Sept. 10, 2011)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) N/A
    Service Aces 2, twice, last at Ole Miss (Sept. 9, 2011)
    Assists 2, five times, last at Wisconsin (Sept. 23, 2011)
    Total Blocks N/A
    Digs 13 vs. Duquesne (Sept. 16, 2011)