|| Stephanie Ross
AS A JUNIOR (2007)
Ross saw action in 47 matches in 2007...third on the team in assists (36), blocks (63) and service aces (15)...the first double-double of the season with a then season-high 12 kills and 10 digs against Georgia Tech...added four assists against Duquesne...chipped in three block assists in the GT and Miami matches...posted a season-high 13 digs against UAB...blocked three attacks and served two aces in the Buffalo contest...recorded 10 digs and three blocks in the Cal State Northridge match...led the Panthers on a 9-1 run with her serve in game one of the Notre Dame contest and later won the game point with a block....added three aces against the Fighting Irish...chipped in two block assists in the DePaul match...added 13 kills and a career-high seven blocks against then-No. 19 St. John's...recorded a season-high .545 hitting clip in the Seton Hall contest...held a season-high 18 digs and a career-high six block assists in the Villanova match...posted a double-double against Georgetown (10 kills/10 digs) and tallied six blocks in the contest...added 11 kills and seven digs against Cincinnati...chipped in 13 kills against Saint Louis...a Big East Academic All-Star.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006)
Stephanie Ross stepped into a key role as an outside hitter for the Panthers in 2006, with 12 double-doubles on the season...had 17 kills and 18 digs along with three blocks against Ole Miss (Aug. 26)...named to the all-tournament team at the Rhode Island Invitational after leading the Panthers to a three-match victory and averaging 5.5 kills per game throughout the weekend...led the Panthers with 13 kills for 14.5 points against No. 24 Arizona (Sept. 9)...set a career-high 36 kills against Syracuse (Oct. 22) putting her second among Pitt's all-time individual performances...closed the regular season strong with 24 points and 11 digs against Notre Dame (Nov. 11) and 15 kills and 14 digs against DePaul (Nov. 12) to earn her a spot on the conference honor roll...had a double-double with 19 kills and 13 digs in the Big East Tournament game vs. Marquette (Nov. 17)...led the team in service aces (35) and had the second highest total kills (407).
AS A FRESHMAN (2005)
Ross was one of three Pitt players to appear in all 30 matches...made 12 starts as a right-side hitter and saw time as a reserve back-row player as well...had eight kills and 14 digs in her first collegiate match at Delaware (Aug. 26)...recorded at least 10 digs on eight occasions, including a season-best 15 in back-to-back matches against Mercer (Sept. 2) and Florida State (Sept. 3) at the FSU Invitational...had 94 digs in 57 games versus Big East opponents this season....had seven digs and two kills in the upset victory over No. 5 Notre Dame (Nov. 6)...had three kills in seven errorless attacks in the loss to St. John's (Nov. 12), adding five digs as well...had six service aces in the win over New Hampshire (Aug. 27)...moved back to the front at the end of the season and recorded 18 putaways and 11 digs for her first double-double in the win over UC Irvine (Nov. 26) and hit .304 with 10 kills and seven digs against No. 24 Long Beach State...ranked second on the squad with 28 aces and .26 aces per game.
Ross played for Chaminade-Julienne High School, where she helped guide the team to a 79-23 mark and three district championships...was a two-time all-area selection and named the 2004 District Player of the Year...earned second-team all-state honors as a senior...played club volleyball for the Dayton Juniors and helped lead them to two fifth-place finishes at nationals...named an All-America twice for her performance with the Juniors.
Born Oct. 25, 1986...daughter of Joseph and Sharon Ross...has one brother and one sister...a sociology major.
Kills: 36 (vs. Syracuse, 10-22-06)
Attempts: 70 (vs. Syracuse, 10-22-06)
Digs: 21 (vs. Marquette, 10-20-06)
Assists:6 (vs. Georgetown, 10-12-07)
Service Aces: 6 (vs. New Hampshire, 8-27-05)
Solo Blocks:3 (vs. St. John's, 9-29-07)
Block Assists:6 (vs. Villanova, 10-07-07; vs. Georgetown, 10-12-07)
Total Blocks:7 (four times)