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Veronica Rood 1
Veronica Rood

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Temperance, Mich.

High School:
Bedford

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH


At Michigan ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Recipient (2009).

Senior (2009) ...
Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Recipient ... Started all 37 matches in the middle ... Led the team with 100 total blocks (23 solo, 77 assists) and a .305 hitting percentage ... Ranked third on the team with 314 kills, reaching double-digits in 16 matches ... Set career-high in blocks with 10 vs. Ohio University (Dec. 5) in NCAA Tournament second round ... Posted first double-double (kills/blocks) for a Wolverine since 2005 with 13 kills and 10 blocks vs. Ohio University (Dec. 5) in NCAA Tournament second round ... Set a new career-best with 19 kills at Iowa (Oct. 9) ... Totaled a career-best nine blocks against Wisconsin (Oct. 30) ... Led Michigan in blocks 13 times.

Junior (2008) ... Appeared in 26 matches with 15 starting assignments ... Reached double-digit kills four times including a season-high 11 twice versus Albany (Sept. 20) and Purdue (Oct. 10) ... Hit a season-best .471 versus Arkansas (Sept. 6) ... Finished the season with 125 kills and 51 digs while adding 26 total blocks.

Sophomore (2007) ... Had career highs in all major statistical categories, playing in all 35 matches ... Had 18 double-digit kill matches ... Had a career-best 18 kills, hitting .441, at No. 11 Wisconsin (Nov. 9) ... Hit a career-best .667 (12-1-17) at Indiana (Nov. 17) ... Had a collegiate-best seven digs vs. Purdue (Oct. 20) ... Had a personal-best five blocks at Purdue (Nov. 16) ... Nailed 17 kills in the season-opener vs. No. 10 Hawaii (Aug. 24) ... Had 16 kills in back-to-back matches vs. Northwestern (Oct. 26) and Michigan State (Oct. 27) ... Had nine kills and hit .318 vs. Miami in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament (Nov. 30).

Freshman (2006) ... Had 10 kills in her first NCAA Tournament match, vs. No. 14 Cal Poly (Dec. 1) ... Led the Wolverines with 11 kills vs. Michigan State (Nov. 22) ... Had 10 kills at Indiana (Nov. 11) ... Had a career-best 14 kills in an upset over No. 12 Minnesota (Nov. 4) ... Had seven kills vs. Illinois (Oct. 27) ... Hammered a career-best 13 kills vs. Michigan State (Oct. 11) ... Saw action vs. Northwestern (Oct. 6) ... Had her first collegiate dig against IPFW (Sept. 15) ... Saw her first collegiate action vs. Wright State (Aug. 26), checking in on the left side and hammering three kills on three swings for a perfect 1.000 attack percentage.

Prep ... Monroe Evening News Player of the Year (2005) Monroe Evening News Co-Player of the Year (2006) ... Two-time all-state first team (2005-06) ... All-state third team (2004) ... All-region (2004) ... Three-time all-conference (2004-06) ... State champions (2005) ... Semi-finalists at the state tournament (2003, '04, '06) ... Broke school record for single-season digs with 684 (2005).

Club/Junior Team ... Fraser Volleyball (2005) ... M-Juniors (2006) ... With M-Juniors, won Lakeshore Bid Tournament as the No. 4 seed and advanced to the national tournament in Chicago.

Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Birthday: April 17, 1988 ... Full name is Veronica Joanne Rood ... Daughter of Richard and Laura Rood.

Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A SA Dig BS BA TB
2006 19 54 116 78 358 .106 8 0 27 1 15 16
2007 35 128 351 174 971 .182 8 0 78 3 63 66
2008 26 70 125 65 356 .169 8 1 51 3 23 26
2009 37 133 314 102 696 .305 19 0 48 23 77 100
Career 117 385 906 419 2381 .205 43 1 204 30 178 208

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