Megan Bower 5
Megan Bower

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Cathedral

Height:
6-1

Position:
RS/L

Birthdate:
09/08/1987


At Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten (2008-09) ... Voted 2009 team captain ... Set program record for matches played (137) ... Became second Wolverine in program history to eclipse 500 career kills and 1,300 career digs ... Ranks second all-time in career digs (1,467) ... Third-most single-season digs in program history (434 in 2006) ... Fourth-most single-match digs in program history in an NCAA Tournament match (22 vs. No. 14 Cal Poly on Dec. 1, 2006).

Senior (2009) ...
Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Voted Team captain ... Floor captain ... Set program record for matches played (137) ... Became second Wolverine in program history to eclipse 500 career kills and 1,300 career digs ... Moved into second place on career digs list vs. Indiana (Nov. 14) ... Started every match ... Posted first double-double of the season (11 kills, 10 digs) vs. Michigan State (Nov. 18) ... Set career-high in assists with six at Michigan State (Oct. 21) ... Career-high seven blocks vs. Dayton (Sept. 18) ... Had 21 double-digit dig efforts ... Was second on the team in digs (394) and total blocks (71) while ranking fourth in total kills (225).


Junior (2008) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Appeared in 33 matches with 31 starting assignments ... posted a personal-best 282 kills on the year ... tallied a career-high 17 kills vs. Saint Louis (Dec. 5) in NCAA tournament second round action ... also set career-high in attempts (41) and points (20.5)in that contest ... registered career-high 21 digs at Kentucky (Dec. 4) in NCAA first round action ... her 282 kills was third most on team ... tied for third best team mark with 321 digs ... hit at a .242 clip on career-high 731 swings ... posted 10 or more kills 13 times ... led the team in digs three times ... team leader in digs twice ... had 13 double-digit dig performances and registered seven double-doubles (kills-digs).


Sophomore (2007) ... Started the final 15 matches of the season on the right side ... Career-best 10 kills vs. Illinois (Nov. 10) ... Hit a personal-best .615 (8-0-13) and had a career-high seven blocks vs. No. 21 Colorado State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (Dec. 1) ... Had a season-best 18 digs three times, vs. Minnesota (Nov. 2), vs. Purdue (Oct. 20) and at Oakland (Sept. 11).

Freshman (2006) ... Had 22 digs against No. 14 Cal Poly (Dec. 1) in her first NCAA Tournament match ... Finished with 23 digs in a three-game sweep of Iowa (Nov. 25) ... Had 22 digs vs. No. 19 Ohio State (Nov. 17) ... Had 21 digs in a three game sweep over Indiana (Nov. 11) ... Dug 22 balls in an upset win over No. 12 Minnesota (Nov. 4) ... Had 16 digs vs. Northwestern (Oct. 28) ... Tallied 18 digs vs. Illinois (Oct. 27) ... Finished the 17 digs against No. 24 Ohio State (Oct. 22) and served a career-best four aces as libero ... Recorded a career-best 24 digs vs. No. 2 Penn State (Oct. 20) as libero ... Tallied 17 digs vs. Iowa (Oct. 13) as libero ... Had 10 digs vs. Illinois (Oct. 8) ... Tallied 12 digs and played two games as the team's libero at No. 14 Wisconsin (Sept. 30) ... Had 12 digs and one ace vs. Minnesota (Sept. 29) ... Matched a career high with 18 digs against #11 Purdue (Sept. 23) ... Had 12 digs and three aces vs. Indiana (Sept. 22) ... Tallied 15 digs against Virginia (Sept. 8) ... Had a career-best 18 digs and one ace vs. Iowa State (Sept. 2) ... Set a career-best with three aces vs. Wright State (Aug. 26) ... Had a career-best four kills and added 14 digs vs. Binghamton (Aug. 25) ... Played her first collegiate match against Western Kentucky (Aug. 25), earning her first collegiate start and tallying four digs.

Prep ... National Honor Society ... Academic All-State ... High Honor Roll ... Prepvolleyball All-American (2006) ... Two-time All-State team (2005-06) ... Second-team all-state (2004) ... City Conference Player of the Year (2006) ... One of the nation's top 50 seniors according to Prepvolleyball (2006) ... Four-time City Conference champions (2003-06) ... State 4A Champions (2004) ... Two-time State runners-up (2005-06) ... Three-time All-City team (2005-06) ... Also played JV basketball, winning City Conference title and earning all-tournament team honors (2003).

Club/Junior Team ... Munciana Volleyball Club ... Runner-up at nationals (2004).

Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Birthday: September 8, 1987 ... Full name is Megan Theresa Bower ... Daughter of Kevin and Maureen Bower ... Father, Kevin, played basketball at Bentley College.

Year MP SP K E TA Pct. A SA Dig BS BA TB
2006 34 116 8 14 76 -.079 25 24 434 0 0 0
2007 35 128 71 34 201 .184 25 15 318 2 36 38
2008 33 117 282 105 731 .242 35 22 321 6 61 67
2009 37 137 225 80 659 .220 49 18 394 10 61 71
Career 139 498 586 233 1667 .212 134 79 1467 18 158 176

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