14 Melissa Mazur
14 Melissa Mazur
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: John F. Kennedy HS
Major: Behavioral Psychology

2018: 1,865 career digs are the third-most in program history while averaging 6.09 digs per set which is the second-highest tally by a Pioneer... Also has 219 assists and 61 service aces in her 80-match career.

2017: All-South Atlantic Conference Honorable Mention... 565 total digs were fourth in the league while her 5.65 digs per set average was third in the SAC... Her 565 digs were also the ninth-most in a TU single season while her 5.65 dps average was seven in the Tusculum record book... Played in 100 sets spanning 26 matches... Posted 10 or more digs in every outing... Recorded a season-high 38 digs at Carson-Newman (Nov. 14) in SAC Quarterfinal, which are tied for the ninth most in a four-set match in Tusculum history... Posted 36 digs in road win at Carson-Newman (Sep. 26) and 34 at Queens (Oct. 28)... Also tallied 30 digs in home win over Mars Hill (Sep. 19)... Her 25 service aces were T17th in the SAC... Recorded four aces in season-opening win over American International (Sep. 1)... Tallied three aces at home against Carson-Newman (Sep. 8).

2016: D2CCA All-Southeast Region First Team... All-South Atlantic Conference First Team... Appeared in 26 matches, leading the team and ranking second in the league with 5.77 digs per set... Totaled 589 digs for the season... Had a streak of 53 consecutive matches with double digits in digs snapped when she was sidelined against Lincoln Memorial (Nov. 1)... 30 or more digs in five matches, including a season-high 41 in a five-set loss to Lander (Oct. 15)... Ranked third on the team with 69 assists and tied for third with 22 service aces... Posted four aces each against Virginia-Wise (Sep. 3) and Carson-Newman (Oct. 25)... Season-high six assists against UVa-Wise and Coker (Oct. 7)... Posted a service ace in seven straight matches (Oct. 14-25).

2015: D2CCA All-American Second Team... D2CCA All-Southeast Region First Team... All-South Atlantic Conference First Team... NCAA II National Statistical Champion averaging nation-leading 6.84 digs per set (Led all NCAA divisions)... South Atlantic Conference All-Freshman Team... Tallied 711 digs in 104 sets played... Her digs per set average is the third-best in program history and 10th in NCAA Division II history (25-point format, 2008-present)... The 711 total digs are the fourth-most by a Pioneer in a season... Recorded double-double digit digs in all 28 matches, including a season-high 44 in a five-set victory at Lander (Oct. 9), which are the fifth-most in a 5-set contest in program history. Her 29 kills at Lenoir-Rhyne (Oct. 2) are tied for the sixth-most in a three-set match, while her 28 digs at Newberry (Oct. 23) are tied for ninth-most in a three-set contest.

High School: Graduated from John F. Kennedy HS... Coached by Timothy Laughlin... Named a team captain... Led the Crusaders to the 2014 City Championship while earning tournament MVP honors and was a member of the 2011 championship squad... Named to the 2014 Bishop McNamara All-Tournament team and the 2013 De Lasalle All-Tournament team... Also lettered in Softball where she was a three-time team MVP... Presented with the Kennedy Angel Award after earning over 100 community service hours... Played with the Chicago Elite Volleyball Club under the direction of Maggie France.

Personal: Born Sept. 19, 1996 in Chicago, Ill... Daughter of Keith and Jolene Mazur... Brothers - Matt and John; Sister - Jenny... Melissa's uncle, Tim, is a former college baseball player...  Majoring in behavioral psychology and minoring in criminal justice... Hobbies: Art; Favorite book: The Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carmin; Favorite class at Tusculum: Profiling Class; Favorite midnight snack: Chocolate/Takis; Favorite movie: "Harry Potter"; Favorite musical artists: Nick Minaj, Luke Combs; Favorite song: "Tequila" by Dan + Shay; Melissa can't go a week without: Food; Favorite sports team: Team USA; Favorite athlete: April Ross; Melissa's Most thrilling moment in sports: Winning the City Championship in high school; Favorite Tusculum moment: Taking Wingate to five-sets in 2017; Advice to kids: "Follow your dreams"; Favorite color: Coral; Favorite food: Anything spicy; Favorite sport other than volleyball: Softball; Person Melissa most admires: God; What people don't know about Melissa: She's a great dancer; When she was a kid, Melissa tried to be like: Michael Jordan.