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Gabrielle Shipe

Class: Sophomore
Position: DS/L
Height: 5-5

Previous School: The First Academy

Hometown: Orlando, Fla.

2011 (Fr.)
• Appeared in all 117 sets, starting 22 matches at defensive specialist
• Opened the year as team's starting libero at Georgia, totaling eight digs and two aces
• Ranked third on the team with 245 digs
• Posted 23 aces, good for third place on team
• Registered double figures in digs during nine matches, including three straight (Sept. 23-Oct. 1)
• Collected 13 digs against Seton Hall on Sept. 2, her first career 10-dig match
• Set career high with 18 digs versus UNC Asheville, Sept. 30
• Served up season-high three aces and added 16 digs at Presbyterian College, Oct. 22
• Recorded 10 digs in Big South Championship final victory over Radford, Nov. 20

• Played for The First Academy for four seasons, competing alongside current Lady Flames teammates Loren Thomas and Ansley Gebben
• Helped Royals to three Florida 2A state championships
• Named to 2010 All-Central Florida second team, the only defensive player to make first or second team
• Earned Florida State camp hustle award
• Named All-Central Florida honorable mention in 2009
• Posted 1,047 career digs, averaging 3.88 digs per game as a three-year libero
• Twice tabbed defensive player of the year
• Played on elite club volleyball teams for five years, qualifying for Junior Olympics
• Honors student for six semesters
• Member of Art Honors Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes

• Daughter of Timothy and Barbara Shipe
• Majoring in accounting
• Sister Danielle played volleyball at Savannah College of Art and Design
• Father played football at Tennessee Tech
• Grandfather competed for football team at Georgia Tech
• Uncle Scott Gillum played football at William and Mary
• Birthday is April 20