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Paige Tapp
Paige  Tapp

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stewartville, Minn.

High School:
Stewartville HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Blocker


06/26/2017

A Pair of Former Gophers Earn Medals

Two former University of Minnesota volleyball players gained medals at the 2017 Pan American Cup, in Canete, Peru.

06/15/2017

Tapp Named to Pan Am Cup Roster

Paige Tapp was named one of 14 players that will represent Team USA at the Pan American Cup, June 17-25 in Peru.

02/21/2017

Gophers in the Pros: Paige Tapp

Gophersports.com checked in with professional volleyball player and #Gophers alumna Paige Tapp.

12/08/2016

Paige Tapp Named First Team Academic All-American

Senior middle blocker Paige Tapp (Stewartville, Minn.) has been named a First Team Academic All-American, announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

12/06/2016

Gophers Gear Up for NCAA Regionals

Minnesota is set to host Missouri, North Carolina and UCLA in the NCAA Regionals this week.

11/14/2013

Paige Tapp

Paige Tapp

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2015 Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-American • A two-time Third Team Volleyball Coaches Association All-American • two-time AVCA All-Region honoree • All-Big Ten selection as a sophomore • Three-Time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week• Named a two-time Academic All-Big Ten and CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District.

2016 • SENIOR SEASON:
First Team Academic All-American • first-ever Gopher in any sport, of the Senior CLASS Award, which goes to one individual in each sport who excels on the court, in the classroom and in the community • Academic All-Big Ten • All-Big Ten honorable mention • AVCA North Region honorable mention • Preseason All-Big Ten for the second-straight year • ranked fourth on the team in kills (259), kills per set (2.07) and attempts (616) • had 13 kills vs. Stanford (8/28) • had seven blocks vs. Texas A&M (9/2) • accomplished a .500 hitting percentage against No. 11 North Carolina (9/10) • added four digs against North Dakota (9/16) • established six digs against Maryland (9/23) • earned 11 kills on the weekend against Indiana and No. 14 Purdue (9/30-10/2) • did not commit one error in 17 attempts against Northwestern (10/9) • hit .438 against Wisconsin when she had nine kills in 16 attempts (10/12) • put up five blocks and eight kills against No. 14 Michigan State (10/15) • earned eight kills and seven blocks against Iowa and Nebraska (10/21-23) • hit .400 with 11 kills, adding four blocks against Rutgers (10/28) • put up six blocks in win over No.10 Penn State (10/29) • hit .524 against Indiana (11/2) • had seven kills against Maryland (11/6) • hit season-best .727 against Northwestern (11/13) • had nine kills and six blocks over the weekend against Michigan State and Michigan (11/18-20) • added 11 kills in the win over No. 1 Nebraska (11/23) • earned a career-high 21 kills against No. 3 Wisconsin (11/26) • committed only one error with 18 kills in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament (12/2-3) • had 21 kills and eight blocks in the NCAA Regionals.

2015 • JUNIOR SEASON
Academic All-American • Academic All-Big Ten • All-Big Ten Honorable Mention •2015 Preseason All-Big Ten • member of USA Volleyball’s Collegiate National Team that competed at the World University Games in South Korea • Started all 35 matches, played in all 129 sets • Second on team in blocks (150) • Third on team in kills (296), and points (395.5) • hit .478 with 12 kills in 23 attempts against Texas A&M (8/29) • had 10 kills and five blocks vs. Stanford (8/30) • had 11 kills and hit .500 vs. Louisville (9/4) • hit a season-high of .669 against NDSU  and added six blocks (9/12) • earned All-Tournament honors at the Charleston Classic, hitting a season-high 14 kills and .765 attack percentage (9/18-19) • had career-high 15 kills and 34 attempts against Ohio State (9/23) • put up a season-high 9 blocks at No. 1 Penn State (9/26) • named Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Week • had eight blocks in the win over Illinois (10/3 • added a season-best 5 digs and career-best 37 attempts in the win against Wisconsin (10/14) • hit for .409 with 11 kills in the rematch against Wisconsin (10/17) • had 11 blocks over the weekend against Michigan State and Michigan (11/6-7) • had only one error in the four-set win against Northwestern (11/11) • hit .308 and accomplished five kills in the sweep of No. 1 Penn State (11/14) • established a .438 hitting clip in the win over Maryland (11/18) • earned a career-high 16 kills and season-high six digs at Purdue (11/21) • earned career-high two assists and season-high seven digs against Ohio State (11/25) • had only one error in first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament (12/4-5) • contributed three block assists in the Regional Semifinal against Illinois (12/11) • established six kills and three blocks in the Regional Final against Hawaii (12/12) • had 13 kills in the National Semifinal against Texas (12/19).

2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON
Named an AVCA Third Team All-American • garnered AVCA All-Region honors • Named All-Big Ten • Also named Academic All-Big Ten and CoSIDA Academic All-District • After seeing action in 21 sets as a freshman, played in 110 of 111 possible sets and started in all 31 matches•Averaging 1.55 blocks per set and 171total blocks, ranked second in school history for total blocks and blocks per set in a single season• Finished the regular season as the nation's third-best blocker and led the Big Ten Conference in blocks per set • Hit over .400 in 14 matches and had four contests where she recorded over 10 blocks • Had 222 kills and hit .354, which ranked in the Big Ten's top 10 • Played with the United States Collegiate Team under former Gopher coach Mike Hebert this past summer • Set career highs in hitting (.600) and blocks (7) in season opener against Notre Dame (8/29) • Produced seven kills in Louisville match (8/30) • Had 26 kills, hit .383 and had 11 blocks during the Yale Invitational (9/5-6) • Had 25 kills and 17 blocks during Diet Coke Classic (9/12-13) • Had 18 total blocks in Rocket Invite (9/19-20) • Named the Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week (9/22) • Established a career-high 11 blocks in the OSU win (9/24) and hit .368 • Posted a career-high 13 kills and hit .545 at Illinois (10/1) • Had a team-high 6 blocks against Northwestern (10/5)• Had 11 kills and 7 digs vs. Maryland (10/10) and played right-side • Hit .476 with 10 kills and eight blocks against Nebraska (10/22) • Hit .429 for seven kills, four blocks (2 solo, 2 assists) vs. Iowa (10/25) • Posted 13 kills at Indiana (10/29) and hit a team-best .478 • Had a team-high five blocks at Purdue (11/1) • Posted 11 blocks against Michigan State (11/7) and Michigan (11/8) • Had 10 kills and hit .333 and a match-high eight total blocks vs. Northwestern (11/12) • Hit .364 with five kills at Maryland (11/19) • Established 10 kills and hit .386 at Ohio State (11/26) • Earned career-high 12 blocks vs. Indiana (11/28)•Concluded her sophomore campaign with her second Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week accolades after Indiana win.

2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON
Saw action in 21 sets as a freshman • Made her collegiate debut in the UAB match (8/30) and started against Georgia State (8/31) • Had four block assists in the Georgia State start • Played a set against Western Illinois (9/7) and established four block assists • Saw action in all four matches during the Dartmouth Duels (9/20) • Played in all thre rounds of the NCAA Tournament when she played against Radford (12/6), Colorado (12/7) and Stanford (12/13).

HIGH SCHOOL
Played with the Stewartville Tigers • a 2012 Ms. Baden finalist, which recognizes the top senior athlete in the state • a first-team, all-state selection her senior season • named an all-conference selection her sophomore, junior and senior seasons • helped the Tigers to a state runner up title in 2011 • was also named to the 2011 all-tournament team • in the 2010 season helped the Tigers to a third-place in state and also named to the 2010 all-tournament team.

CLUB:
Played with the Mizuno Northern Lights • helped the 17-1's win the open division of the USA Junior National Championships in July of 2012.

PERSONAL:
Graduated from Stewartville in 2013 • interested in a business major •earned academic all-state honors and held a 4.0 grade point average and named to academic honor roll • born June 21, 1995 • daughter of Tracy and Amy Tapp • twin sister, Hannah, also a member of the Gopher volleyball team.

Paige Tapp's Career Statistics
Season SP-MP K K/S E TA Pct. A SA Digs TB Pts
2013 21-13 6 .29 4 25 .080 2 2 5 17 (1-16) 17
2014 110-31 222 2.02 50 486 .354 10 15 77 171 (13-158) 329
2015 129-35 296 2.29 81 672 .320 11 17 71 171 (15-135) 395.5 
2016 125-34 259 2.07 78 616 .294 5 19 96 136 (8-128) 350
Career Totals 385-113 783 2.03 213 1799 .317 28 53 249 495 (37-437) 1091.5



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