Abby Cole 17
Abby  Cole


Grand Haven, Mich.

High School:
Grand Haven




Senior Cole, Freshman Welsh Garner AVCA All-America Honors

Cole, Welsh Garner Volleyball All-America Honors


Cole, Welsh Earn AVCA All-North Region Team Honors

Cole, Welsh Earn Volleyball All-Region Honors


Cole, Welsh Earn All-B1G Conference Honors

Volleyball's Cole, Welsh Earn All-B1G Conference Honors


Kornacki: Inside U-M's Recipe for Success

Kornacki: Inside Volleyball's Recipe for Success


No. 23 Michigan Downs No. 14 Ohio State in Top-25 Showdown

No. 23 Volleyball Downs No. 14 Ohio State in Top-25 Showdown


Volleyballs Wins Home Finale over Indiana

U-M won a five-set thriller over Indiana in the Wolverines' home finale.


Volleyball Outlasts No. 19 Duke

The Wolverines knocked off No. 19 Duke in five sets Friday night at Cliff Keen Arena.

Senior (2016-17)
• AVCA All-America Second Team
• AVCA All-North Region selection
• All-Big Ten First Team (unanimous)
• NCAA Regional Semifinals (Austin Regional) All-Tournament Team
• Team co-captain
• Preseason All-Big Ten selection (unanimous)
• Michigan Invitational Tournament MVP
• K-State Invitational Tournament MVP
• Michigan/EMU Challenge MVP (unanimous)
• Appeared in all 35 matches, starting all but one
• Finished second in program history in attack percentage at .317
• Finished fifth in program history in career kills at 1,452
• Finished sixth in program history in career attack attempts at 3,236
• Totaled 18 kills at a .341 attack average at No. 2 Minnesota (Nov. 20)
• Led Michigan with 17 kills and six blocks against No. 1 Wisconsin (Oct. 15)
• Earned a season-high .636 attack average with eight kills in a three-set win over American (Sep. 9)
• Tallied a career-high nine digs against Georgia Tech (Sep. 3)
• Totaled a season-high 19 kills in a four-set win over Colgate (Sep. 17)
• Registered 17 kills against six different opponents
• Tallied double-digit kills in 21 contests, leading U-M with a .316 attack average for the year
• Recorded a season-high nine blocks in a victory over Colgate (Sep. 17)

Junior (2015-16)
• AVCA All-America Second Team Selection
• AVCA All-North Region
• All-Big Ten team
• Big Ten Player of the Week (Sep. 14)
• Preseason All-Big Ten (unanimous)
• Named the MVP of the Michigan Challenge and Michigan Invite tournaments
• Named to the Bobcat Invitational All-Tournament team
• Played in all 33 matches for the Maize and Blue, making 31 starts
• Led her team with 3.18 kills per set on a .318 attack average
• Led the Wolverines with 123 total blocks on 1.02 blocks per set
• Rallied a career-high 10 blocks in two matches
• Recorded double-digit kills in 19 matches, including contests against top-ranked Penn State, Ohio State and Illinois
• Registered two block-kill double-doubles against George Washington (Aug. 28) and Indiana (Sep. 26)
• Led her team in kills 13 times and in blocks ten times
• Tallied a season-high 20 kills in a 3-1 upset victory over No. 18 Illinois (Nov. 27)
• Recorded a season-high .636 attack average with 14 kills against Indiana (Sep. 26)

Sophomore (2014-15)
• AVCA All-America honorable mention
• AVCA All-North Region
• All-Big Ten team
• Big Ten Player of the Week (Oct. 13, Oct. 20)
• Named to the Arkansas Invitational All-Tournament team
• Named to the Michigan Invitational All-Tournament team
• Led the Wolverines with 3.67 kills per set and 103 team blocks
• Recorded a Michigan single-season record with a .359 hitting percentage
• Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in hitting percentage, sixth in kills per set, and fourth in points per set
• Recorded 23 double-digit kill performances
• Had five 20-plus kill matches
• Registered 24 kills two times against Indiana (Sept. 27, Nov. 26)
• Posted 20 kills and four blocks versus No. 4 Wisconsin
• Led the Maize and Blue in blocks in 14 matches
• Posted 19 kills in three sets to go along with a .621 hitting percentage against No.8 Nebraska

Freshman (2013-14)
• Big Ten All-Freshman team
• Big Ten Freshman of the week (Sept. 9)
• Started in 22 of her 31 matches
• Averaged 2.14 kills per set
• Recorded 96 total blocks and 13 double-digit kill performances
• Hit .682 in a win over Oregon State, which is the fifth best by a Michigan player in program history (Sept. 6)
• Had 16 kills at Northwestern (Nov. 10)
• Led the Wolverines with 10 kills and a .471 hitting percentage at Iowa (Nov. 15)
• Registered nine kills and a .533 hitting percentage in her collegiate debut (Sept. 1)
• Recorded five blocks at No. 1 Penn State (Sept. 28)

• Grand Haven High School (2013)
• Under Armour All-America second team (2013)
• All-Michigan first team (2012)
• All-Michigan second team (2011)
• All-Michigan third team (2010)
• Runner-up for Michigan's Miss Volleyball (2012)
• Named All-Area (2010-12)
• Was ranked the No. 3 Senior Ace by (2012)
• Was named a top-50 Junior by (2011)
• Led Grand Haven to a state semifinal berth her senior season
• Was named to the Honor Roll and was also a member of the National Honor Society at Grand Haven

• Played on the Michigan Volleyball Academy (2011-13)

• Abigail Brooke Cole
• Daughter of Scott and Dawn Cole
• Born Sept. 15, 1995
• Enrolled in the College of Kinesiology
• Sport Management major
• Her father, Scott, played football at Hope College from 1986-89
• Competed with the USA College National Team in China during the summer of 2015 and 2016

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