5 Grace Chao
5 Grace Chao
Height: 5-3
Year: Fy.
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
High School: Centennial
Position: S
Major: Economics and Psychology

2012: CAC All-Academic Team ... Saw action in all 30 matches ... Made collegiate debut vs. Randolph-Macon (9/1) ... Led team with 47 service aces in 114 sets ... Second with 457 assists ... Four double-doubles ... 28 matches with double-digit assists, including four matches of 20+ helpers ... Four matches with double-digit digs ... First career double-double of 16 assists and 11 digs vs. Mary Washington (10/2) ... Season-best 23 assists vs. Hollins (10/27) ... Season-high 11 digs twice ... Season-best six aces vs. Lycoming (10/26) ... Added five kills, including two kills at Franklin & Marshall (10/20).  

Centennial HS: 2012 graduate ... Played for Larry Schofield ... Silver Honor Roll ... College Board AP Scholar with Distinction ... Minds in Motion Award ... Ellicott City Tutors ... CHS Advanced Orchestra Violist ... National Honor Society ... Tri-M Music Honor Society ... SGA secretary ... HCASC executive board secretary.

Personal: Grace Lian Chao ... born March 7, 1994 in St. Mary's City, Md. ... daughter of Henry and Shirley Chao ... her father is a 1994 St. Mary's graduate ... has a younger sister, Katherine.

Why St. Mary's?: "The beautiful campus/location, top-notch academics, and competitive volleyball team/program."