7 Mia Tabberson  
Mia Tabberson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Muncie, Ind.

High School:
Burris HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
Setter

Experience:
HS


12/08/2012

Gophers End Season in Four-Set Loss to No. 1 Seed Penn State

Minnesota ended the season at 27-8

12/06/2012

Gophers Place 70 on Fall Academic All-Big Ten List

Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11

12/01/2012

Minnesota Punches a Ticket to the Sweet 16 With Four-Set Win Over Creighton

Gophers advance to Sweet Sixteen matchup against Purdue

11/28/2012

Volleyball Set to Host NCAA First and Second Rounds

Minnesota faces Liberty, while Creighton and Marquette are the early game

11/24/2012

Gophers End Big Ten Season with Sweep Over Indiana

Minnesota went on an 11-1 run in the third to win in three over the Hoosiers

10/05/2011

G-60: Mia Tabberson

Today's G-60 features Gopher volleyball player Mia Tabberson.

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2012 • SENIOR SEASON: Academic All-Big Ten • opened the season with 32 assists and three digs against James Madison (8/25)• had 15 assists and 2 assists off a block against Appalachian State on (8/25) • played all three matches in the Diet Coke Classic and led the team in assists in the Miami (OH) and Albany wins (9/1) • helped the team to an above .500 hitting percentage in both the LIU Brooklyn and Miami (OH) matches• had 23 assists in the win against Texas (9/6) and earned a season high of three solor blocks and a block assist • against NDSU she had the game-high of 23 assists (9/10) • recorded her 100th block assist in the win over Dayton (9/14) • added 23 assists against Kansas State (9/14) • played all four sets against Northwestern (9/23) • saw action in two sets in the win over Ohio State (9/28) • played in all three sets against Penn State, had one assist and one block assist (9/29) • added five assists and one dig against Michigan State (10/6) • had four assists, two digs, one block solo, and one block assist in the win over Iowa (10/12) • saw action in all four sets and had three assists against Nebraska (10/14) • had two assists and two block assists in the sweep over Wisconsin (10/17) • had one assist and one block assist against Purdue (10/20) • produced five assists and a block in the sweep over Northwestern (10/26) • earned another five assists and also had one dig in the llinois victory (10/28) • had one assist, two digs, and two block assists against the Penn State (11/2) • recorded four assists and two block assists in the win over Ohio State (11/4) • produced nine assists and three blocks to help aid in the five set win over Nebraska (11/16) • had four assists and two blocks assists against the Hawkeyes (11/17) • had three assists in the Wisconsin win (11/21) and five assists against Indiana (11/24) • recorded a kill, three assists and one dig in the win over Creighton (12/1) • had seven assists and two kill attempts in the Purdue win • in her last career match, had three assists and three blocks against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the NCAA Regional Final (12/8).

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON: Academic All-Big Ten• Minnesota's recipient of the Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Award• held a team-high 1167 assists to average 12.16 per set • had 19 service aces and 35 kills • in five sets, recorded eight digs, three blocks, an ace and a kill of her own while setting a then career-high of 61 kill assists against USC (8/26) • recorded 58 kill assists, four digs and nine blocks and a kill against Oregon (8/27) • finished the night with a hitting percentage of .500 in five sets • collected seven digs, two kills and a whopping 41 kill assists against Texas (9/2) in only three sets • dished out 43 kill assists in three sets adding eight digs and one block against Texas (9/3) • continued to dish out kill assists with 33 against Saint Louis (9/9) • also had eight digs, two kills, two blocks and one service ace • recorded a career high 63 kill assists against Kansas (9/10) in five sets • also had eight digs, four blocks and four kills with a hitting percentage of .429 • earned her first double double of the season with 49 kill assists and ten digs against UNI (9/10) • also had six kills with a hitting percentage of .455 and four blocks • added 43 more kill assists against Middle Tennessee (9/17) • also had two digs and a block • registered a double double with 54 kill assists and 13 digs against Marquette (9/18) • also had three kills and two blocks • opened the Big Ten season with 54 kill assists, six digs and one block against Illinois (9/23) • played in only one set against Northwestern (9/25) with nine kill assists and one dig • in five sets against Michigan (10/7), had 56 kill assists, six blocks, five digs and two service aces • recorded a double double with 41 kill assists, 11 digs and two blocks in a three game sweep over Michigan State (10/8) • recorded her fourth double double with 36 kill assists, 10 digs, three kills, two service aces and one block against Iowa (10/14) • played in five sets against Nebraska (10/15) with 52 kill assists, eight digs, two blocks and one kill • registered 61 kill assists, 14 digs, three kills with a .500 hitting percentage, one block and one service ace against Wisconsin (10/19) • in one set, had nine kill assists, two digs and a block against Nebraska (11/16) • racked up her fifth double double of the season with 55 kill assists, 13 digs, four kills, four blocks (one solo) and three service aces against Iowa (11/19) • registered 45 kill assists and 10 digs for her sixth double double on the season, three kills and a block against Wisconsin (11/23) • finished the regular season with 35 kill assists, dive digs, two blocks, one kill and a service ace in a win against Indiana (11/25) • had a match-high 46 assists in the NCAA first round win against North Dakota State (12/2) • came into the match in the third set against Washington and had a match high 45 assists during the NCAA second round comeback win (12/3).•ended the final match against Iowa State in the Regional Semifinal (12/9) with 49 assists, nine digs, and two blocks.

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Saw action as the starting setter in 83 sets in 27 matches • averaged 10.84 aps and ended with a hitting percentage of .186 (51-24-145) • collected 900 assists for the Gophers • her average of 10.84 aps ranked fifth in the Big Ten • made her first start for the Gophers against Denver on Aug. 27 and tallied 32 assists, nine digs, and two total blocks • had a perfect assist percentage for 20 in assists against Baylor connecting with the hitters on all 20 attempts • also accounted for two kills and one service ace in the effort against Baylor on Sept. 3 • went 32 for 33 in assists against No. 22 Northern Iowa on Sept. 4 and also had five digs and one kill against the Panthers • had 30 assists for the three-set victory over NC Central on Sept. 10 • also tallied four kills, two digs, and two block assists in the win • On Sept. 18 against San Diego State tallied 25 assists • shared setting duties against No. 23 San Diego where she tallied 27 assists in three sets • had 32 assists against Michigan State in the Big Ten Conference opener on Sept. 24 • also added three kills, one dig, and one block assist on the match • tallied 35 assists, seven digs, two kills, and four total blocks in the five-set loss to No. 22 Michigan on Sept. 25 • collected 52 assists, two kills, one service ace, and six digs against Purdue on Oct. 1 • tallied 26 assists in two sets against Indiana on Oct. 3 • played in all four sets against No. 24 Northwestern on Oct. 10 and collected 25 assists and six digs • connected with the Gopher hitters for 42 assists against No. 9 Penn State on Oct. 15 where she also had two kills, five digs, and one block • had 24 assists in two sets, one service ace, and one dig against Ohio State the next night • played one set against No. 6 Illinois on Oct. 22 and tallied three assists • played in two sets against Wisconsin and collected 15 assists, one kill, one service ace, and eight digs • saw action in one set against No. 24 Northwestern on Oct. 29 but did not record any statistics • played in two sets of the four against Indiana on Nov. 5 in which she tallied 19 assists, two kills, and one service ace, four digs, and two blocks • connected with the Gopher hitters for 51 assists against Purdue on Nov. 6 • also had three kills and seven digs in the match • tallied 35 assists, one service ace, three blocks, four digs, and tied her personal best of four kills in the win over No. 16 Michigan on Nov. 12 • set a career-high 56 assists in the Nov. 13 match against Michigan State • also had two kills, nine digs, and one block on the night • played for 29 assists, two kills, 10 digs, and one block assist against Wisconsin on Nov. 19 • had 54 assists for the Gopher offense in the five-set victory over No. 9 Illinois on Nov. 20 • also had three kills, seven digs, and two total blocks in the match • collected 44 assists, nine digs, three blocks, and two kills against Ohio State on Nov. 26 • tallied 56 assists against No. 7 Penn State on Nov. 27 • also had one kill, two service aces, 10 digs and four blocks in the five-set win • collected 38 assists, one service ace and ten digs against NDSU in round one of the NCAA Tournament • also hit .556 (6-1-9) against the Bison on Dec. 3 • connected for 48 assists while also adding four kills, nine digs, and two blocks against Creighton on Dec. 4 to advance the Gophers to the NCAA Regionals in Seattle, Wash. • had a match-high 47 assists, three digs and three total blocks on Dec. 10 against Cal in the Regional Semifinal match.

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in 27 sets in 15 matches throughout the season • finished second on the team in assists with 195 • averaged 7.22 aps, 0.26 kps, 0.89 dps and 0.41 bps on the season • had five assists and one dig in her Golden Gopher debut on Aug. 31 against George Mason • tallied 25 assists, one solo block, one block assists and one dig in a three set victory over Navy on Sept. 1 • set a career-high in both kills and digs, three and four respectively, in a match against the USF Bulls on Sept. 12 • had two kills in four attempts and two digs in one set against Oregon on Sept. 18 • improved her career-high assists to 36 and tied her career-highs of four digs and one service ace, in a four-set victory against Northwestern on Oct. 17 • had two kills, 15 assists, one service ace, two block assists, and two digs against Penn State on Oct. 30 • made her first NCAA Tournament appearance against Louisville on Dec. 4 • received the Gold Country Award for the highest GPA during the fall semester.

CLUB BALL:
Named MVP and an All-American at the AAU Championships in 2009 for the Munciana Samurai Club that she led to a national title • setter for the USA A-2 Youth National Team in 2006 • helped her 15'1s team a third-place national finish in the Junior Olympics • Her 16'1s team finished 11th in the Junior Olympics and third in the AAU National Tournament • was also named an AAU All-American in 2008.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Attended Burris High School • as a senior, she helped lead her team to the 2A State Championship, a MEC Conference Championship and received All-State and Area honors • in her junior season, she was the setter for the 2A State Championship team at Burris, and also received All-State and All-Area honors • during her time at Burris High School, they won four state titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).

PERSONAL:
Born on Jan. 27, 1991 • psychology major • daughter of Bill Tabberson and Pam Harwood.