#1 Aleah Hayes
Hometown: Ozark, Mo.
2012: Played in all 44 matches for the Cougars...Ranked third on the team with 310 digs (2.1/set)...Earned honorable mention All-AMC honors and was named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete along with First Team Academic All-AMC.
2011: Played in all 43 matches for the Cougars...Earned 1st Team All-Conference and Libero of the Year honors in addition to being an Honorable Mention All-American...Led the team with 509 digs, averaging 3.64 digs per set...Also posted an .899 serve percentage with 18 service aces
2010 & 2009: Attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas...2 Year Letterman at Texas Tech, earning Academic All-Big 12 First Team, Academic Excellence Award and was an officer for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee...Big 12 Leadership Summit Participant and 2010 Chick-fil-A Community Champion.
Prep: Attended Ozark High School...Holds records in career and game assists as well as aces per game...School pole vault record holder with a vault of 10'6...Four year varsity volleyball player earning all-state, all-region, all-conference and all-district accolades...Salutatorian and a four-time academic all-state and board of education honor roll student.
Personal: Daughter of Bruce and Joanna Hayes...Has one sibling, Jade, who is a sophomore on the University of Missouri Volleyball Team...Born on July 7th...Father Bruce played football at the University of Tulsa and at Southwest Missouri State University...Mother Joanna played volleyball and ran track at Missouri Southern State University...Aleah is a Peer Educator at Columbia College for the second straight year.