Abby Cole 17
Abby  Cole

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grand Haven, Mich.

High School:
Grand Haven

Height:
6-5

Position:
MB/OPP


12/06/2016

Cole, Welsh Earn AVCA All-North Region Team Honors

Cole, Welsh Earn Volleyball All-Region Honors

11/29/2016

Cole, Welsh Earn All-B1G Conference Honors

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

11/10/2016

Kornacki: Inside U-M's Recipe for Success

Kornacki: Inside Volleyball's Recipe for Success

10/09/2016

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

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

07/20/2016

Cole Dominates with CNT China Team

Volleyball's Cole Dominates with CNT China Team

11/26/2014

Volleyballs Wins Home Finale over Indiana

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

09/05/2014

Volleyball Outlasts No. 19 Duke

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

Senior (2016-17)
• Team co-captain
• Unanimous Preseason All-Big Ten selection
• Michigan Invitational Tournament MVP
• K-State Invitational Tournament MVP
• Michigan/EMU Challenge MVP (unanimous)
• Appeared in all 34 matches, starting all but one
• Totaled double-digit kills in the last seven matches
• 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 Northern Iowa (Aug. 27), Kansas State (Sep. 2) and Pitt (Sep. 10)
• Has tallied double-digit kills in 16 contests this season
• 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)

Prep
• 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 PrepVolleyball.com (2012)
• Was named a top-50 Junior by PrepVolleyball.com (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

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

Personal
• 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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