8 Grace Chao
8 Grace Chao
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
High School: Centennial
Position: S
Major: Chinese, Economics, and Psychology
m 27
k/s 0.05
h % -.074
a/s 4.77
b/s 0.01
sa/s 0.44
d/s 1.28

2013: CAC All-Academic Team ... Played in 27 matches (80 sets) with nine starts ... Second on team with 185 assists, 2.31 assists/set, 30 service aces, and 0.38 service aces/set ... Fifth with 132 digs and 1.65 digs/set ... Added six kills ... Seven matches with double-digit assists ... Two matches with double-digit digs ... One double-double ... Career-best 24 assists at Gettysburg (9/14) ... Career-high 18 digs at Marymount (Va.) (11/5) ... Season-best four aces twice.

2012: CAC All-Academic Team ... Saw action in all 30 matches (114 sets) ... Made collegiate debut vs. Randolph-Macon (9/1) ... Led team with 47 service aces ... 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 ... Career-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 ... 2010 Maryland State Class 3A finalists ... 2010 regional champions ... 2010 District V champions ... 2010 Howard County champions with an undefeated record ... Team captain as a senior ... Silver Honor Roll all four years ... 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 ... Dean's List (Fall '13, Spring '14) ... SMCM 3.0 Club (2012-14) ... Alumni Legacy Scholarship Award (2013) ... Dean's Advisory Council (2013-14) ... Economics Department Teaching Assistant (2013-14) ... Multicultural Achievement Peer Program mentor (2013-14) ... Student Conduct Board (2012-14) ... Vice President, St. Mary's River Project Education (2013-14) ... Prezi Ambassador (2013-14) ... Student Ambassador (2012-14) ... SAAC representative (2012-14) ... Born March 7, 1994 in St. Mary's City, Md. ... Daughter of Henry Chao and Shirley Chao ... Her father is a 1994 St. Mary's graduate ... Has a younger sister, Katherine.

Aspirations: "Pursue a graduate degree in behavioral economics; seek work in the international development sector with a focus on evaluations of effectiveness and efficiencies related to humanitarian aid and NGO work." 

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

Best SMCM Sports Moment(s): "Defeating Franklin & Marshall 15-11 in the 5th set to cap off a hard fought, well-earned undefeated weekend away from our home court (2012)." ... "Winning the Hollins Green Invitational (one of our first 4-match weekend tournaments) without dropping a set the entire weekend (12-0), taking Salisbury to 5 sets by pulling ahead 25-21 in the 4th set (2013)."

Recent Games
Oct 24 at Gallaudet W, 3-2
Oct 25 Frostburg St. W, 3-0
Oct 29 Marymount (Va.) L, 3-2
Nov 1 at Wesley W, 3-0
Nov 4 at Mary Washington W, 3-1
Nov 6 at Chris. Newport L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 27 9
Sets 98 32
Kills 5 0
Kills per set 0.05 0.00
Errors 9 0
Total Attacks 54 12
Hitting Percentage -.074 .000
Assists 467 131
Assists per set 4.77 4.09
Service Aces 43 12
Service Errors 36 17
Service Aces per set 0.44 0.38
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 125 29
Digs per set 1.28 0.91
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 1 0
Block Total 1 0
Blocks per set 0.01 0.00
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 17 7
Points 48.5 12.0
Points per set 0.5 0.4
Matches started 20 5
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 30 Shenandoah L, 3-1 1 4 1 1 2 .000 24 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 1.0
Aug 30 Dickinson W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 15 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2.0
Sep 5 at Eastern (P.R.) L, 3-1 1 3 1 1 3 .000 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 6 at Bayamon Central W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 14 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 6 at American (P.R.) W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 18 4 2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 12 at Goucher W, 3-0 1 3 1 4 8 -.375 27 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Sep 13 vs. Franklin & Marshall L, 3-2 1 5 0 1 3 -.333 28 0 5 0 13 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Sep 13 at Stevenson L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 3 .000 14 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 20 vs. Bridgewater (Va.) W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 19 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 4.0
Sep 20 at Washington and Lee L, 3-1 1 4 0 0 4 .000 16 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 26 vs. Misericordia W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 3 .333 10 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 26 at Lycoming W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 1 1.000 15 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 27 vs. Montclair St. W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 0 - 26 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 27 vs. Penn College W, 3-0 1 3 0 2 6 -.333 29 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 1 Southern Virginia L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 3 .000 21 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Oct 4 Alumnae Match   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Salisbury W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 1 .000 20 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1.0
Oct 11 at Penn St.-Harrisburg W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 13 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 14 York (Pa.) W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.0
Oct 18 Mary Washington L, 3-1 1 4 0 0 2 .000 18 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1.0
Oct 18 McDaniel W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 0 - 21 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Oct 22 at Chris. Newport L, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 24 at Gallaudet W, 3-2 1 5 0 0 1 .000 22 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 3.0
Oct 25 Frostburg St. W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 3 .000 16 4 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 29 Marymount (Va.) L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 21 0 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 1 at Wesley W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 4 at Mary Washington W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 2 .000 14 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 6 at Chris. Newport L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 4 .000 16 1 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2012-13 30 114 5 0.04 1 30 .133 456 4.00 47 0.41 154 1.35 0 1 1 0.01 52.5 0.5
2013-14 27 80 6 0.07 3 20 .150 185 2.31 30 0.38 132 1.65 0 0 0 0.00 36.0 0.5
2014-15 27 98 5 0.05 9 54 -.074 467 4.77 43 0.44 125 1.28 0 1 1 0.01 48.5 0.5
2015-16 30 97 8 0.08 4 33 .121 459 4.73 24 0.25 173 1.78 0 2 2 0.02 33.0 0.3
Total 114 389 24 0.06 17 137 .051 1567 4.03 144 0.37 584 1.50 0 4 4 0.01 170.0 0.4
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 27 98 5 0.05 9 54 -.074 467 4.77 43 0.44 125 1.28 0 1 1 0.01 48.5 0.5
Conference 9 32 0 0.00 0 12 .000 131 4.09 12 0.38 29 0.91 0 0 0 0.00 12.0 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 30 1 0.03 1 11 .000 151 5.03 12 0.40 31 1.03 0 0 0 0.00 13.0 0.4
Away 14 50 3 0.06 5 31 -.065 204 4.08 23 0.46 59 1.18 0 1 1 0.02 26.5 0.5
Neutral 5 18 1 0.06 3 12 -.167 112 6.22 8 0.44 35 1.94 0 0 0 0.00 9.0 0.5
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Wins 17 57 3 0.05 6 29 -.103 294 5.16 34 0.60 73 1.28 0 1 1 0.02 37.5 0.7
Losses 10 41 2 0.05 3 25 -.040 173 4.22 9 0.22 52 1.27 0 0 0 0.00 11.0 0.3
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August 2 7 1 0.14 1 3 .000 39 5.57 2 0.29 7 1.00 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 0.4
September 12 41 4 0.10 8 32 -.125 224 5.46 23 0.56 67 1.63 0 1 1 0.02 27.5 0.7
October 10 38 0 0.00 0 12 .000 174 4.58 14 0.37 36 0.95 0 0 0 0.00 14.0 0.4
November 3 12 0 0.00 0 7 .000 30 2.50 4 0.33 15 1.25 0 0 0 0.00 4.0 0.3