2009: Junior at Creighton • Honorable-mention member of the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team. • Averaged 3.24 kills per set while hitting .396 in team’s last six matches. • Opened her career with nine kills against Texas Tech (Aug. 28), most by a CU player in their debut since 1995. • Led team with eight kills at No. 6 Nebraska (Sept. 1). • Had career-high 17 kills and five blocks while hitting .341 against Northern Iowa (Sept. 19). • Had 12 kills to go with career-highs of six blocks and .478 hitting in sweep over Indiana State (Oct. 24). • Had 13 errorless kills while hitting .500 in win over Southern Illinois (Nov. 13). • Followed that up with 15 kills and five blocks while hitting .400 in win over Evansville (Nov. 14). • Had 14 kills and hit .448 in four sets against No. 21 Northern Iowa (Nov. 20). • Averaged 3.82 kills and 0.91 blocks per set while hitting .394 in three matches against league champion Northern Iowa.
2008: Redshirted at Creighton • Did not play in any matches while redshirting, but was allowed to practice. • Had a match-high 23 kills in the team’s Blue/White exhibition match. • Dean’s List.
Iowa Western CC • Won national title as a freshman in 2006 before team placed seventh nationally in 2007. • Team was undefeated in league play during her two years and was 118-11 overall. • Had 210 kills, 194 blocks and 55 digs as a sophomore while hitting .449 and picking up All-Region honors. • Named Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week on Oct. 12, 2007, after hitting .550 and averaging 2.5 kills and 2.2 blocks in five victories. • The 2006 team was also named NJCAA Academic Team of the Year and her 3.65 GPA helped her nab Academic All-Region honors and recognition as an IWCC Presidential Scholar. • Had 56 kills, 20 blocks and 11 digs as a freshman. • Ranked fourth in IWCC history in total blocks. • Coached by NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Famer Terry Gamble.
North Kossuth High School • Won 13 letters overall while participating in track (4), softball (3), volleyball (3) and basketball (3). • Was an eight-time all-conference pick and was all-state in volleyball, basketball and track. • Four-time qualifier for the state meet in the high jump, winning the state meet as a senior. • Also participated in the state track meet in the 4x400 relay, 4x100 relay, shuttle hurdle relay and 100-meter hurdles. • Coached in volleyball by Andrea Accola-Sabin.
Career Highs Kills 17 vs. Northern Iowa 9/19/09 Attempts 48 at Wichita State 10/31/09 Attack Pct. .500 vs. Southern Illinois 11/13/09 Assists 1 (4x) last vs. Southern Illinois 11/13/09 Digs 9 at Kansas 9/5/09 Aces 2 vs. Texas Tech 8/28/09 Blocks 6 vs. Indiana State 10/24/09 Points 19.5 vs. Northern Iowa 9/19/09
Creighton Awards & Honors 2008-09 Dean’s List 2009 Honorable-Mention MVC Scholar-Athlete Team 2009-10 Dean’s List 2009-10 MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 2009-10 MVC Honor Roll
More About Alicia Full Name: Alicia Ann Runge Birthday: Feb. 5, 1988 Birthplace: Tacoma, Wash. Parents: Todd and Janiece Runge Siblings: Andy (25), Ariel (18), Aric (14) Major: Organizational Communication Career Aspiration: Event coordinating Why Creighton: Great program and friendly atmosphere Favorite Athlete: Joe Mauer Favorite Spot on Campus: My room Favorite Vacation Spot: The beach somewhere Player You Model Your Game After: Juliana Paz Hobbies: Any other sports, shopping, video games, computer 2010 Summer Job: Desk receptionist at Kiewit Hall and camp coordinator Favorite Movie: Anchorman or anything with Will Ferrell Favorite Part of Ryan Athletic Center: Smaller, feels like a huge crowd Favorite Class and Professor: Communication & The Community by Dr. Leighter Match Day Superstition: Lucky black headband Best VB Memory: Beating Wichita State on our home court last year