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    Symone Abbott
    Symone Abbott


    Northville, Mich.

    High School:




    Freshmen Producing Strong One-Two Punch for Wildcats

    Newcomers Symone Abbott and Taylor Tashima have been fixtures for Northwestern in 2014


    Symone Abbott Earns Second Big Ten Freshman of the Week Nod

    Abbott buried career-high 21 kills in three sets vs. No. 18 Minnesota


    Northwestern Claws Past Ohio in Five Thrilling Sets

    Akanbi returns to the lineup with career-high 21 kills Thursday


    Two Wildcats Recognized with Big Ten Accolades

    Northwestern wins Defensive Player and Freshman of the Week Awards


    Wildcats to Lift Lid on 2014 at NIU Invitational

    Northwestern opens season with six matches away from home

    2014: Finished the regular season second among B1G freshmen and 10th overall with 3.19 kills per set ... Also led the 'Cats in kills per set .. Ranked third among freshman and 15th overall in points per set (3.37) ... Appeared in all 116 sets ... One of four true freshman to see action for NU ... Buried a team-high 18 kills and added two blocks in season finale against Maryland (11/29) ... Had seven kills and added a dig in victory over Iowa (11/22) ... Notched 13 kills and added two blocks against No. 9 Illinois on the road (11/8) ... Put away 16 kills and added a block and four digs in upset of No. 9 Illinois (11/5) ... Posted a team-high 17 kills against Michigan (10/31) .. Contributed 13 kills and one block against Indiana (10/25) ... Had 14 kills and added a dig and an assist against Indiana (10/24) ... Set a career-high with three blocks, notched 20 kills and hit at a clip of .405 against Iowa (10/18) ... Put away 14 kills against Ohio State (10/11) ... Claimed Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week honors (10/6) ... Buried career-high 21 kills in three-set win over No. 18 Minnesota (10/5) ... Led the 'Cats with 13 kills and hit at a clip of .458 against No. 6 Wisconsin (10/1) ... Tallied 17 kills and added two blocks in win over Maryland (9/27) ... Had 11 kills in win over Green Bay (9/21) ... Recorded 17 kills in win over Ohio (9/18) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after posting double-digit kills in all three victories during the Wildcat Classic and leading the `Cats with 3.80 kills per set ... Buried 16 kills at a clip of .481 against Youngstown State (9/12) ... Posted double-digit kills for the fourth time in six matches against Brown (9/6) ... Hit .467 against Presbyterian (8/30) ... Earned the start and converted 15 kills in collegiate debut in season opener against Colorado (8/29).

    High School: Four-year letterwinner at Northville High School ... Team captain ... Helped the Mustangs secure back-to-back district championships in 2012 and 2013 ... Helped the team reach the semifinals of the state tournament in 2012 ... 2012 All-State selection ... Two-time All-Region honoree ... Ranked by the Detroit News as one of the top 10 players in Michigan in 2013 ... Northville's all-time leader in kills ... Plays club with Premier Volleyball Academy ... Also lettered in track and field.

    Personal: Daughter of Krystal and Anthony Abbott ... One of five children ... Grandfather, Art, received Masters in Audiology from NU in 1966 ... Chose Northwestern over Georgia Tech, Central Michigan and Florida International ... Anticipated major is journalism.

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    Abbott's 2014 Highs

    Kills 21, vs. Minnesota (Oct. 5)
    Total Attempts 52, vs. Ohio (Sept. 18)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) .481, vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 12)
    Service Aces N/A
    Assists N/A
    Total Blocks 3, vs. Iowa (Oct. 18)
    Digs 8, vs. Brown (Sept. 6)