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Gabrielle Shipe

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

Previous School: The First Academy

Hometown: Orlando, Fla.

2013 (Jr.)
• Played in 102 out of Liberty's 103 sets on the season, mostly at libero
• Led team and finished seventh in the Big South with 411 digs (4.03 dps)
• Second on team with 83 assists and 19 aces
• Recorded 1,000th career dig, during 21-dig match, Oct. 25 at Presbyterian College
• Enters senior season ranked 15th all-time at Liberty with 1,166 career digs
• Posted 22 double-digit dig matches, reaching 20 digs on eight occasions
• Recorded 20 digs on Aug. 31 versus Green Bay
• Totaled 23 digs and career-high nine assists against Georgetown
• Collected 18 digs versus Gardner-Webb (Oct. 4)
• Posted four straight 20-dig matches (Oct. 25 through Nov. 8)
• Had 20 digs and two service aces at Winthrop (Oct. 26)
• Added 22 digs versus Radford (Nov. 1)
• Set new career high with 31 digs against High Point (Nov. 8), the most digs by a Lady Flame since Kelly Haseman had 35 versus UNC Asheville, Nov. 13, 2010
• Collected 25 digs at UNC Asheville on Nov. 15
• Registered 24 digs and career-high four aces in Big South semifinal against Radford (Nov. 22)

2012 (So.)
• Appeared in all 123 sets, serving as Liberty's starting libero
• Led team and finished fourth in the Big South with 510 digs (4.15 dps)
• Second on team with 112 assists, and tied for third with 30 aces
• Her 510 digs are the sixth-most in a single season in program history
• Three times named Big South Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 4, Oct. 15, Nov. 10)
• Averaged 4.51 digs per set during conference play
• Posted 25 double-digit dig matches, reaching 20 digs on six occasions
• Led the Lady Flames in digs 29 times
• Served up career-high-tying three aces at North Carolina Central (Aug. 24) and at High Point (Nov. 2)
• Collected 20 digs in season opener versus UNCG (Aug. 24)
• Totaled a career-high 29 digs during 3-2 win at Charleston Southern (Oct. 12)
• Had 24 digs during victory at High Point (Nov. 2)
• Posted double-digit dig totals during each of last 13 matches of season
• Averaged 5.2 digs per set during 2013 Big South Volleyball Championship
• Totaled 19 digs in conference championship match against Coastal Carolina (Nov. 18)
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

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

Prep
• Played for The First Academy for four seasons
• 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

Personal
• Daughter of Tim and Barb Shipe
• Majoring in business
• 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