Missy Harpenau
Missy  Harpenau


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Mother of Mercy




Bearcats Excel In Classroom In 2011-12


Harpenau Named College Sportswoman Of The Year


Harpenau Named Local College Volleyball Sportswoman Of The Year

The Cincinnati native wins local award for success on the court


UC Athletics: Top 10 Moments Of 2011

Championships, thrilling wins among year's highlights


Harpenau, Scott Earn AVCA All-America Honors


BIG EAST Championship Tournament

BIG EAST Championship Tournament at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

Career Highlights:Became the sixth member of UC's 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club with 1,285 kills and 1,414 digs.

2011 Season (Senior): Played in 37 matches ... named Local College Sportswoman of the Year by Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Women's Sports Association ... earned all-Big East First Team ... named AVCA all-America honorable mention ... deemed Most Outstanding Performer in the BIG EAST Championship after recording 39 kills and 35 digs ... third in the league in service aces per set (0.39), sixth in points per set (4.17) and sixth in kills per set (3.50) ... finished second on the team in kills and digs with a total of 458 kills and 407 digs on the season ... had 17 double-doubles ... registered a season-high 27 kills against Evansville (Sept. 20) ... recorded a season-best 23 digs at Florida State in NCAA second round game (Dec. 3) ... combined for 27 kills and 42 digs in NCAA first and second round games ... lead the team in service aces with 48 ... recorded season-high six service aces in 3-0 win against DePaul ... third on the team in assists with 51.

2010 Season (Junior): Played in 33 games this season...third on the team in digs with a total of 298 and digs per set with 2.66...recorded 180 kill along with four double-doubles on the season...had 12 kills and 9 digs in the NCAA second round game against Illinois (12/4)...had a season-best 20 digs, along with 10 kills in the 3-2 win at West Virginia (11/06)...had 15 digs against Western Kentucky (10/19)...recorded nine digs against BIG EAST opponents Rutgers (9/26) and Connecticut (10/3)...posted 13 kills and 17 digs versus ranked opponent Kentucky (9/7)...tied her season high of 15 kills and recorded two service aces and 12 digs versus James Madison (9/4)...had nine kills and four digs against Murray State (9/4)...reached season-high 15 kills along with nine digs against Kent State (9/3)...recorded 11 kills, nine digs and four blocks against San Diego State (8/28)...posted 12 kills, three service aces and seven digs in season opener against Northern Colorado (8/27).

2009 Season (Sophomore): AVCA Honorable-Mention All-Region selection ... second-team all-BIG EAST selection ... ranked second in the BIG EAST in service aces (0.42) and eighth in aces in conference-only matches (0.34) ... tied for 10th on UC's single-season aces list with 54 ... ended the season with her team-best 16th kill-dig double-double of the season (13 kills, 14 digs) and added four aces in NCAA Tournament match against Ohio State ... led the Bearcats with 14 kills and 11 digs in three-set win over Miami (OH) (11/28) ... collected 10 kills and 12 digs in BIG EAST quarterfinal win over UConn (11/20) ... notched 13 digs in back-to-back matches against UConn (11/14) and St. John's (11/15) ... led Cincinnati with a match-high 18 kills and hit .556 in three-set win at USF (11/8) ... posted 12th kill-dig double-double with 11 kills and 14 digs vs. Syracuse (11/1) ... continued string of great performances with eight kills, 11 digs, four blocks, and four aces at Wright State (10/27) ... had arguably best performance of the season with 12 kills and eights digs against Louisville (10/23), while hitting .524 ... put together solid all-around performance at Seton Hall (10/18) with 10 kills, 12 digs, three blocks, and two aces ... tallied a career-high 21 digs and added 10 kills for 10th kill-dig double-double of the season at Notre Dame (10/10) ... fell one dig shy of a then-career high with 19 digs vs. West Virginia (10/4) ... tallied 16 kills and 16 digs at Dayton (9/29) ... added seventh kill-dig double-double of the season with 12 kills and 11 digs at Northwestern (9/19) ... notched sixth kills-dig double-double with 13 kills and 16 digs vs. Western Kentucky (9/15) ... added season-high five service aces against the Lady Toppers ... named to the Bearcats Invitational and Utah Classic All-Tournament teams ... hit .389 with nine kills and 11 digs in win over No. 16 Saint Louis (9/12) ... had a match-high 14 kills and 13 digs in triumph over Illinois State (9/12) ... posted 10 digs and 20 digs at No. 17 Kentucky (9/8) ... made just one error en route to a career-best .615 hitting percentage against Youngstown State (9/4) ... knocked a career-best 20 balls to the ground vs. Arizona State (8/29).

2008 Season (Freshman): Put together a terrific all-around season finishing with 2.23 kills per set, 2.47 digs per set, 0.60 blocks per set, and 0.34 service aces per set ... three-time BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Oct. 13, Oct. 20, and Nov. 3 ... her 0.34 service aces per set tied for seventh in the league in overall games ... averaged 0.43 service aces per game in league-only action to rank fourth ... had 10 double-figure kill matches, including a season-high 18 kills vs. Seton Hall (10/10) ... collected first career double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs vs. IUPUI (9/23) and finished the season with five kill-dig double-doubles ... dug up a season-best 17 balls in a four-set win over Louisville (10/18) ... had 11 double-figure dig performances ... had nine service aces at Connecticut (9/28), tying for the second-most service aces in a match in UC history ... tied for the team lead in service aces with 41.

High School: Named National Player of the Year by Prepvolleyball.com ... selected as an American Volleyball Coaches Association High School Senior Girl's All-American ... named to Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 ... led Mother of Mercy High School to 2007 state championship, finishing the five-game championship match with 27 kills against conference foe Mount Notre Dame ... Girls Greater Cincinnati League Player of the Year as a senior ... first-team all-conference and all-Ohio selection as a senior ... named LaRosas MVP of the Week by LaRosasMVP.com on Oct. 30, 2007 ... first-team all-conference and second-team all-Ohio pick as a junior ... competed for Team Z - coached by UC head coach Reed Sunahara - in 2007, leading the club to a national championship at the Junior Olympics ... named Junior Olympics tournament MVP.

Personal: Born July 22, 1990 ...daughter of Mike and Lynn Harpenau.

Academic Major: Exploratory Studies.

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