Duke Volleyball BIO
9 Emily Sklar
2012: Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team ... Twice earned ACC Freshman of the Week accolades ... Appeared in 28 matches, starting 27 ... Ranked second on the team with 319 kills ... Averaged 2.93 kills per set to lead the Blue Devils ... Knocked down 10 or more kills 18 times on the year ... Picked up her first league rookie of the week citation Aug. 27 after hitting .333 with 33 kills and 28 digs in the Blue Devils' three victories at the Duke Invitational ... Earned her second ACC Rookie of the Week honor Sept. 4 following a 42-kill, 20-dig performance at Louisville's Cardinal Classic ... Amassed a season-high 20 kills in Duke's five-set victory over NC State Oct. 27 ... Led the team with 10 double-doubles ... Topped 10 digs in 13 contests, including a season-high 23 against Miami Sept. 28 ... Added 23 service aces and 35 blocks as well.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Presentation ... named the 2011 California Gatorade Player of the Year ... garnered AVCA Under Armour, Max Preps, ESPN Rise and Volleyball Magazine All-America honors her senior year ... two-time West Catholic Athletic League MVP and team MVP ... Cal-Hi Sports Player of the Year ... Prep Volleyball Senior Ace ... led Presentation to a 34-1 record and Division II state championship as a senior, picking up tournament MVP honors ... named Mercury News Player of the year her junior and senior seasons ... In her final season, averaged 4.6 kills per game for a total of 584 kills ... also accumulated 487 digs, 61 blocks and 33 aces ... named Division II Player of the Year in 2010 ... earned Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions MVP accolades junior year ... posted 370 kills and 244 digs as a junior ... played for Vision Volleyball Club ... led team to SoCal qualifier title in 17s, placing fifth at Junior National Championships ... In 18s, guided squad to titles at the Las Vegas invitational, Colorado Crossroads, SoCal qualifier and Reno Qualifier ... traveled to Ecuador in 2009 on service learning trip ... coached junior high volleyball ... volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Personal: Born Emily Morgan Sklar on November 15, 1994 in San Diego, Calif. ... daughter of Dale and Michelle Sklar ... has one younger sister, Sophia ... father played baseball at the University of Michigan ... grandfather, Stephen Sklar, was a member of the basketball team at the University of Buffalo ... uncle, Paul Griffiths, played football at California State University, Chico.