14 Michelle Klima
14 Michelle Klima
Height: 6-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
High School: Centennial
Position: RS
Major: Biology

2012: First team All-CAC ... CAC All-Academic Team ... CAC Player of the Week (9/17) ... Neumann Knights Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Stepped on the court for all 30 matches ... Recorded 242 kills, 72 blocks (10 bs, 62 block assists), 29 assists, and 24 digs in 114 sets ... Second in total blocks ... Third in kills, kills per set (2.12), points (283), and points/set (2.48) ... Nine matches with double-digit kills ... Season-best 14 kills vs. Washington College (10/20) ... Career-high six block assists at Elizabethtown (10/19) ... Season-best four digs vs. Salisbury (9/18).

2011: CAC All-Academic Team ... Played in 27 matches (10 starts) and 97 sets ... Second with .210 hitting percentage, 0.51 blocks/set, 28 block assists and 21 block solos ... Fourth with 1.89 kills/set ... Four matches with double-digit kills ... Season-high 11 kills three times ... Season-bests of three block solos and 5.0 total blocks in four-set loss to DeSales ... Season-high four block assists in three-set loss to Gettysburg ... Career-high five digs in 3-1 win over Bridgewater (Va.).

2010: Saw action in 29 matches and 101 sets ... Second on the team with a 2.47 kill average ... 10 double-digit kill matches ... Career-best 17 kills twice ... Second with 0.76 blocks per set (25 block solos, 52 block assists) ... Career-highs of seven block solos and 8.0 total blocks in sweep of Rowan ... Season-high five block assists in five-set loss to Virginia Wesleyan ... Season-best three digs three times ... Season-high two service aces against Goucher.

Centennial HS: 2010 graduate ... Two-sport athlete (volleyball, basketball) ... Volleyball: Coached by Larry Schofield ... 2009 district and Howard County Champions ... 2008 Maryland 3A State Champions ... 2008 regional and county champions ... Basketball: Played for Robert Slopek ... 2009-10 regional champions ... Merit scholar ... National French Honor Society.

Personal: Michelle Lynne Klima ... minoring in neuroscience ... aspires to be a neurologist ... SMCM 3.0 Club (two years) ... SAAC representative ... Student Ambassador ... Relay for Life ... born June 2, 1992 in Columbia, Md. ... daughter of Pat and Maryanne Klima ... her father played basketball at Delaware ... has a younger brother, Steven ... her second cousin, Elizbeth Scanlan, is a St. Mary's graduate.

Why St. Mary's?: "Welcoming atmosphere ... small class sizes ... strong science program."

Best SMCM Sports Moment(s): "Hitting 10-foot line over block against York (Pa.)." ... "Blocking last point against Franklin & Marshall to win in three sets (2011)."