#9 Jen Baird
|HIGH SCHOOL||Kankakee Valley|
2001: Missed most of the season while recovering from ACL surgery ... appeared in three matches, playing in five games ... registered four digs against Illinois-Chicago and three at Western Illinois ... recorded a block at Chicago State ... a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
2000: Saw action in 22 matches for the Crusaders, playing in 44 games ... tallied 18 kills and 50 digs ... added eight assists and three service aces ... recorded five block assists ... tallied a season-high four kills and three blocks, while registering eight digs at Western Illinois helping Valpo clinch a conference tournament berth ... recorded a season-high nine digs at DePaul.
1999: Played in 26 matches and 58 games for the Crusaders as a freshman ... recorded 77 kills and 75 digs on the season ... tallied six service aces and 13 blocks including one solo block ... recorded a career high 12 kills against Chicago State ... tallied a career best 14 digs against Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Prep: Three-year starter at Kankakee Valley High School ... tallied 555 career kills ... two-time All-Area selection ... named I.M.P.A.C.T. player of the year as a senior ... led the team in digs (279) as a senior ... Academic All-State Honorable Mention selection ... team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen as a sophomore ... a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Jennifer is the daughter of Dennis and Janice Baird ... major is marketing ... born October 24, 1980.