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#9 Gabi Ailes
Position: Libero/Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb.
High School: Bellevue West
Major: Science, Technology and Society

As a Senior in 2010: Volleyball Magazine Second Team All-American ... AVCA Third Team All-American ... All-Pac-10 Conference selection ... led the team and was third in the Pac-10 with 4.64 digs per set ... became the first Stanford player to reach 2,000 career digs, finishing fourth all-time in conference history with 2,147 ... her 4.57 digs per set career average is sixth-best in Pac-10 history ... recorded double-digit digs in 30 of the team's 31 matches ... had 24 digs at Arizona State (9/24) ... tallied seven assists in the home opener against UC Irvine (9/2) ... put down a career high five aces against Oregon (10/2) ... registered 23 digs in three sets at Oregon (10/29) and in four sets versus UCLA (11/5) ... finished with a season high 27 digs at Washington (11/13) for her fifth 20+ digs match of the season ... finished with 17 digs and eight assists against ASU (11/26) ... tied her career high with nine assists against Albany (12/3) in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament ... followed up with eight assists and 14 digs against Colorado State (12/4) in the Second Round ... finished with a match-high 25 digs in her collegiate finale against USC in the Dayton Regional Final ... earned all-tournament honors at the MCM Elegante Lobo Classic and the Stanford Invitational ... Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

2010 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Junior in 2009: Volleyball Magazine Second Team All-America and AVCA All-America Honorable Mention ... earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention ... started all 31 matches at the libero position, competing in all 118 sets ... named to the Shamrock Invitational and Honolulu Advertiser Volleyball Challenge all-tournament teams ... led the Pac-10, averaging 5.23 digs per set, upping that mark to 5.90 dps in conference matches ... entered the top-10 on Stanford's career digs list against San Jose State (9/5) ... became Stanford's all-time career digs leader after recording 11 versus Long Island (12/4) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... finished the season with 1,641 career digs ... also set a new Stanford single season digs record with 617, breaking her own school record of 533 set in 2007 ... totaled 30 digs in a three-set win at USC (10/3) ... registered a career high, and Stanford single match best, 33 digs versus UCLA (10/31) ... her 33 digs versus the Bruins was the third-most digs by a Pac-10 player during the 2009 season ... tallied 20 or more digs in 15 matches this year, including 30 or more three times ... set a new career high with four aces against Saint Mary's (9/19) ... averaged 4.42 digs per set in the 2009 NCAA Tournament (11 vs. Long Island; 29 vs. Saint Mary's; 13 vs. Michigan) ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

2009 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Sophomore in 2008: Stanford's starting libero, appearing in all 118 sets ... reached the 20-dig plateau five times, including in three of the last four matches of the regular season ... ranked fifth in the Pac-10 with 4.16 dps ... single-season dig total (491) was the third-best in school history ... 4.16 dps season average ranked second in program history, just short of the record-setting pace (4.26 dps) she accomplished as a freshman ... third on the team with 20 service aces ... turned in 22 digs against Texas in the AVCA Showcase (8/31) ... added 24 digs later in the road trip at Saint Louis (9/6) ... picked up 17 digs in back-to-back matches in Los Angeles in late October ... added 19 digs in three sets against Washington State (11/2) ... racked up 52 digs in the home stand versus the Los Angeles schools, chipping in 24 digs in four sets against USC (11/21) and a season-high 28 digs in five sets against UCLA (11/22) ... 28 digs against the Bruins matched the eighth-best single-match performance in school history ... picked up 19 digs in a four-set win over Oregon (11/26) ... nabbed 24 digs in a sweep of Oregon State in the season finale (11/28), marking a career-high for a three-set match ... hit double figures in 14 of the last 17 matches of the year and 26 times overall ... averaged 5.39 dps over the eight matches in the month of November, increasing her production at the most critical point in the season ... chipped in a combined 27 digs in Stanford's NCAA first and second round matches ... picked up 18 digs in the NCAA Semifinal win over Texas (12/18), including the 1,000th of her career ... added 16 digs in the national championship match versus Penn State (12/20) ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

2008 Match-By-Match Statistics


As a Freshman in 2007: Earned Pac-10 All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention accolades ... won the starting libero spot as a freshman ... the only player on the roster to appear in all 125 games for the Cardinal ... shattered a program-record with 533 digs on the year ... contributed 4.26 digs per game, a mark which ranked sixth in the Pac-10 and second all-time at Stanford ... recorded double-figure digs in 32 of 35 matches and 20 or more on seven occasions ... shattered a single-match Stanford dig record with 31 at USC (10/27), marking just the third 30+ dig performance in program history ... turned in another one of the top-10 performances in Cardinal history with 29 digs in the team's win at Washington (11/8) ... tallied 21 digs in the NCAA Regional Final against UCLA (12/8) ... added 25 digs in the national semifinal against USC (12/13) ... also posted 20+ digs against Cincinnati (21, 9/12), Washington (24, 10/12) and UCLA (20, 10/26) ... recorded 18 service aces and 113 assists on the year ... posted a career-best three aces against Ohio (9/2) and Washington State (10/11) and a career-best nine assists against Yale (9/15).

2007 Match-By-Match Statistics

High School: A 2007 graduate of Bellevue West High School in Bellevue, Neb. ... lettered four years in basketball and volleyball and two in tennis ... three-time captain of the volleyball team ... led high school team to four consecutive state championships ... named the 2006 Nebraska Gatorade State Player of the Year ... a National Senior of the Year finalist ... a three-time Bellevue Leader Player of the Year ... the Bellevue Leader Athlete of the Year as a senior ... earned the Greater Omaha Committee Scholar/Athlete of the Year award ... an Academic All-American and a two-time AVCA High School All-American ... a four-time All-Metro Conference honoree ... earned all-state honorable mention as a freshman, second-team honors as a sophomore and first-team honors as a senior ... named to the Class A State Championship All-Tournament Team ... was listed among PrepVolleyball's Fab 50 Freshmen, Top 79 Sophomores, Top 10 Juniors and 100 Senior Aces ... a two-time honorary captain of the Superstate All-Nebraska Volleyball Team ... also a state champion and player of the year in tennis.

Club Competition: Played for the Nebraska Elite Volleyball Club ... named to the all-tournament team at the Junior Olympics in 2006 and 2007.

National Team Experience: Played in the "Bring It" Tournament that traveled through Europe with the USA A2 team in the summer of 2007.

Personal: Daughter of Holly and Gene Parkhurst and Doug and Kaleen Ailes ... sister, Tatum, played volleyball at Missouri ... has three brothers, Jade, Callahan, and late Tyler ... enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends ... full name is Gabrielle Ricole Ailes.

YearGKKPSETAPCTAAPSSASESAPSREDIGDPSBSBATOTBPSBE
200712510.0105.2001130.9018420.14385334.260000.000
200811840.03114.214760.6420220.17204914.160000.000
200911820.02012.1671170.9928330.24276175.230000.000
201010930.0315.4001291.1825200.23185064.640000.000
Totals470100.02236.2454350.93911170.2010321474.570000.000

Kills 1, 10X, lastvs. OhioState (12/10/10)
Attempts 3 at Arizona State (11/21/09)
Aces 5vs. Oregon (10/2/10)
Digs 33 vs. UCLA (10/31/09)
Assists 9, 2X, last vs. Albany (12/3/10)
Blocks None
Hitting Percentage None
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