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Markie Schaedig
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Markie Schaedig was named a student assistant coach for the A-State volleyball program on Aug. 16, 2017.

Schaedig helped the Red Wolves' defensive specialists and liberos in her first season as a student assistant. The team averaged 15.42 digs per set to rank as fourth best in the Sun Belt Conference and she helped Tatum Ticknor garner Second-Team All-SBC honors. Ticknor ended the season with a 4.93 digs per set average to rank third in the conference.

A native of Little Rock, Ark., Schaedig will help coach the team's back row and libero, the position she excelled at for the last three seasons at A-State. She was the program's first All-American with Honorable Mention honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) in 2014 and claimed the accolade once again to become the Red Wolves' first two-time All-American.

Additionally, Schaedig was a three-time Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year from 2014-16 and was First-Team All-SBC all three of those seasons. She garnered AVCA All-Southwest Region accolades from 2014-16 and finished with the third most digs in school history with 2,153 during her four-year career. She set the school record for digs in a season in 2014 with 762 and led the nation with a 6.68 per set mark.

Playing Career (2013-16):


SENIOR SEASON (2016): Appeared in all 33 matches and played in all 115 sets as libero ... named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year for the third year in a row ... claimed AVCA All-American Honorable Mention honors for second time in career, becoming first two-time All-American in school history ... also garnered All-American Honorable Mention accolades from ... earned AVCA All-Southwest Region recognition for third consecutive season ... was named SBC Defensive Player of the Week twice for 12 career awards, tied for most all-time in league ... First-Team All-SBC honoree ... picked up 609 digs for a 5.30 per set average to rank in the top 20 of the nation in both categories ... the 609 digs was eighth most in a single season in school history ... finished career with 2,153 digs, which is third most all-time at A-State ... recorded season-high 36 digs at Coastal Carolina Sept. 25 ... had season-high seven assists twice ... registered double-digit digs in 30 matches and 20 or more digs in 17 matches ... helped A-State defense hold opposing offenses to .160 hitting percentage ... finished season with 23 service aces, tied for second most on team, and was only player with less errors (21) than aces ... had second most assists on the team with 111 and also had four kills ... named to SBC Commissioner's List.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Played in 29 of team's 30 matches and 99 sets as libero ... named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Student-Athlete of the Year and First-Team All-SBC for the second consecutive season ... earned AVCA All-Southwest Region honors for second straight year ... won the SBC Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week award five times ... led team with 537 digs, which is 10th most in school history for a single season, with a 5.42 per set mark that ranked second in the SBC and 13th in the country ... second on the team with 109 assists ... also registered nine service aces and six kills throughout the season ... tied career high with nine assists Oct. 17 versus Texas State ... had season-high 31 digs at Missouri State Sept. 9 ... named to the SBC Commissioner's List.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played in all 114 sets as libero ... first A-State player in history to receive AVCA All-American honors as an honorable mention ... fourth player in school history to earn AVCA Southwest All-Region accolades ... led the nation in total digs (762) and digs per set at 6.68 ... set the school record for digs in a season, breaking Margie Kolat McGee's record of 748 in 1993 ... named the 2014 Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-SBC ... set A-State rally-scoring record with 42 digs against ULL on Nov. 2, which was also second most in conference history ... tallied 30+ digs on eight different occasions and 40+ digs three times ... named the SBC Defensive Player of the Week five times ... named to SBC All-Tournament Team ... third on team in service aces with 23 and one of only two players to have more aces than errors (21) ... second on team with 114 assists ... named to the SBC Commissioner's List.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Played in 125 of A-State's 133 sets as a defensive specialist, starting in 19 matches, while playing in 33 total ... recorded double-digit digs in eight matches, including a season-high 20 against Texas State Oct. 11 ... second on the team with 245 digs and third on the team with a 1.96 digs per set average ... tied for fourth on the team with 17 service aces and had a season-high four aces against Idaho State Aug. 30.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity player ... led Little Rock Christian Academy to the 5A state championship match in her junior and senior seasons ... named All-Conference, All-State, and All-State Tournament all four years of high school career ... team captain from 2010-2012 ... MVP of the Henderson State Tournament as a sophomore and junior ... selected as one of the top 25 volleyball players in the state of Arkansas after freshman season ... also participated in basketball and soccer ... Honor Roll all four years of high school.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Keith and Karen Schaedig ... born October 28, 1994 ... majoring in health promotion ... enjoys pool, hiking, canoeing, and sleeping.

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