Will gain more minutes in 2013 as a returning Pac-12 runner-up and an NCAA runner-up after several key players, including two starting outsiders, were eliminated. As a freshman, she impressed coaches with her athletic potential and was the second-most popular perimeter hitter freshman. Surprisingly, double substitutions were inserted in the Pac-12 and playoff games to improve the team’s shot-blocking ability in key late-game situations. Thanks to her role on the department’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council, she is one of the team’s busiest players off the field. As of fall 2012, Duck was one of six newcomers (including five newcomers and three outsiders).
2012: Played 26 of the team’s 35 games, made the playoffs in 5 of their 47 games, scored in Toledo’s season-opening sweep (.857). In the second week of the season, he made his first college start in a three-set win over Western Carolina (4K, 0.273) and set a season-high block count. He also recorded multiple kills against UC Santa Barbara and the University of Houston, and blocked wins against No. 24 Ohio State, No. 2 UCSF, No. 2 Washington University and University of Northern Colorado. Played four of the team’s six games in the best NCAA tournament to date, including two against the Longhorns in the national championship. Season Highs: Hits: 0.857 (6K-0E-7A) vs. Toledo (24/08/12); Kills: 6 (6K-0E-7A) 3s vs. Toledo (8/24/ 12); Score: 6.0 (6K-0SA-0B) 3s, vs. Toledo (8/24/12); Blocks: 2 (0 BA-2 BS), vs. West Carolina (8/31/12).
PREP: A PrepVolleyball senior Ace 150 draft pick, she has been honored in recent years for being listed as a Frosh 59 Selection and Underclassman to Watch. As a senior and a freshman, she was the choice of the first team of Jinke, and as a sophomore and junior, she was the choice of the second team. As a senior, the 4-year-old trusty averaged 5.00 kills per game and set game highs with 26 kills and 18 digs. In the 4A State Championship, she led the team to its best finish to date (sixth) after 22 kills and 10 digs in a four-set win over Kent-Meridian. As a member of the 2009 USA Volleyball A1 team, her team finished third in the 2009 High Performance Championship. Club wise, their Washington Volleyball Academy team finished 23rd at the 2011 Youth Nationals and 32nd in 2010. Off the field are the four-time Scholar-Athlete recipients.
Personal: Sports Marketing major. Parents are Ben and Correine and have a younger brother, Jack. Her aunt, Renee Magee, was a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team, having previously played for North Carolina. Status has started.