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#5 Natalie Vondrak
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'1"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
High School: Bishop Heelan
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Natalie Vondrak
Release: 06/15/2012

Awards and Honors
Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2013)

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in 37 sets across 17 matches … made four starts early in the season in place of Tory Knuth, who was nursing a rolled ankle … finished with 52 kills at 1.41 per set and a .291 hitting percentage … set career high of eight kills against Texas A&M and at UNI … had seven kills at a .500 hitting percentage in first career match against South Dakota State … recorded season-highs in digs (five) and block assists (four) at UNI … earned first career solo block against St. Mary’s … recorded service aces at UNI and vs. St. Mary’s.

2012 (Freshman)
Redshirted initial season at Iowa State.

High School
Three-time all-state selection...named to the 2011 state all-tournament team...averaged 4.22 kills per set and 3.54 digs per set as a senior at Bishop Heelan...recorded 24 kills in the Crusaders’ loss to Waverly-Shell Rock in the state championship match...averaged a career-high 0.94 blocks per set as a sophomore in 2009...earned Catholic Youth Organization All-Tournament honors in 2010...led Heelan to the CYO championship in 2011...four-year basketball starter and two-time all-district selection...chose Iowa State over five other schools, including Creighton.

History major ... parents are Curt and Sue Vondrak ... the youngest of five daughters: Michelle, Noelle, Kathleen and Maggie ... born Oct. 15.

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