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Tori Blake
Tori  Blake

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Midland, Mich.

High School:
Midland

Height:
6-3

Position:
MB

Tori Blake Photo Gallery

Of Note: Graduated high school early and joined the Badgers for the 2013 spring semester

2015: Played in two matches and five sets, making one start... recorded a new career high with eight kills against Western Kentucky (Aug. 28) ... also set a career high with 10 points against the Lady Toppers ... added three blocks against WKU

2014:
Played in 12 matches and 16 sets ... hit a team best .522, putting away 14 kills on 23 attempts with only two errors ... averaged 0.88 kills per set ... had a career-high five kills vs. Florida A&M (Sept. 6), taking a career-high nine attempts ... tied her career best with one dig vs. the Rattlers ... averaged 0.50 blocks per set ... had a career-high four blocks vs. Rutgers (Oct. 10)

2013:
Played in 14 matches, starting one, and 22 sets ... had one dig and two blocks vs. Iona (Aug. 30) ... recorded a career-high two kills vs. Colgate (Sept. 21) ... recorded one kill and one block at Purdue (Nov. 2) ... tallied one kill and two blocks at Northwestern (Nov. 30) and vs. Milwaukee (Dec. 6) ... averaged 0.23 kills and 0.41 blocks per set

High School: Ranked 89th nationally by PrepVolleyball.com ... top-10 finalist for Miss Michigan Volleyball ... 2012 AVCA Under Armour All-America honorable mention honors ... set school records for block solos, block assists and total blocks as a junior ... third-team all-state as a junior ... two-time all-conference and all-region ... member of the Midland Daily News Dream Team ... aided her team to three conference championships ... team also won the regional title in 2012 ... played club volleyball with Michigan Volleyball Academy under coach Jesse Ortiz ... also an outstanding track athlete, finishing second in the high jump at the state championship as a junior ... member of the National Honor Society ... three-year member of the honor roll

Personal: Parents are Gregg and Lynda Blake ... sister Dani (22), plays basketball at Michigan Tech ... born April 7 ... full name is Victoria ... major is retailing with a certificate in computer programming

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose the University of Wisconsin because it is the total package - great teammates, great atmosphere, and great academics!"

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Match Highs
Kills: 8 vs. Western Kentucky, 8-28-15
Attempts: 18 vs. Western Kentucky, 8-28-15
%: .556 (5-0-9) vs. Florida A&M, 9-6-14
Assists: 0
Aces: 0
Digs: 1 (2x; MR vs. Florida A&M, 9-6-14)
Blocks: 4 vs. Rutgers, 10-10-14
Points: 10 vs. Western Kentucky, 8-28-15

Off the Court with Tori Blake

Favorites - Spot on campus: Terrace; Food: Pasta; Book:    Tuesdays With Morrie; Car: Just let me keep my moped forever; Volleyball Player: Misty May; Sports team: Spurs
First started volleyball: Eighth grade
Most memorable volleyball match: against Texas in the 2013 final four
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: The team
Before each match, I: Play a soccer juggling game with a volleyball
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): Key Arena in Seattle
One word that describes the team:  family
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Cook dinner together
Most memorable volleyball achievement: Down goes Texas
This summer, I: Took three classes, enjoyed Madison, visited my grandparents, and spent a lot of the time on the phone talking to my sister
The best thing about the Field House is: The fans and the band
If I was Coach Sheffield for the day, I would: Change the music for practice from oldies to … less oldies
My “Bucky” List includes: Play volleyball, moped down Observatory, walk on the bike bath, picnic on Picnic Point, and go to the Farmers market for bread and jam!
What would you be doing if you weren’t playing collegiate volleyball? High Jumping
The best thing about Madison is: Being able to see the capitol from anywhere
Fantasy job/career: Google CEO- hey, I can dream
Person most admired/role model: My sister
Nobody knows how much I love to: run
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Magic bullet- I love making smoothies!
If I could live any place in the world it would be: On Lake Superior
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Singing like Haleigh Nelson
My bucket list includes: Traveling the world
My dream date would be: April 25 because it’s not too hot, and not too cold (Miss Congeniality)
What are you most thankful for? My family
My favorite quote or motto is: Toughen up buttercup
My favorite saying or a phrase I use all the time is: Literally
The best advice I have ever gotten is: Whatever you do, be the best at it
I am afraid of: bugs

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"Being a Badger means taking pride in everything you do, in all aspects of life."

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