Gamecocks looking to white out the Gators on Friday night
The junior outside hitter posted 17 kills, 14 digs and three block assists in the sweep
Gamecocks open season at 12:30 PM on Friday vs. Temple
Photos of the Oct. 28 volleyball match between South Carolina and Texas A&M
Pictures from the Sept. 30 volleyball contest between South Carolina and Mississippi
vs. Winthrop (September 8, 2012)
Pictures from South Carolina's sweep of UNC Asheville in the 2012 Gamecock Invitational
Shots from South Carolina's five-set win over East Tennessee State in the 2012 Gamecock Invitational
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 19 matches, starting three times ... Her last two starts came as the lone setter, posting 36 assists at Missouri (11/2) and 21 at Kentucky (11/4) ... Also set a personal best with three kills at Missouri (11/2) ... On three occasions while playing in the 6-2 alignment, posted seven digs against Temple (8/24), East Tennessee State (8/25) and West Virginia (9/1) ... On Aug. 25, dished out 22 and 21 assists against ETSU and UNC Asheville ... Played in all three sets against Texas A&M (10/28), posting six digs and 14 assists ... Named to the Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Saw time in 16 matches, playing in 27 sets ... Averaged 4.19 assists per frame during her time as a setter ... Got more time during periods when the Gamecocks went to a 6-2 lineup ... Had 17 assists in two sets of work in her first career match against Stony Brook (8/27) ... Posted a career-best three kills in the home win over UNC Asheville (9/3) in the final match of the 2011 Gamecock Invitational ... Compiled a season-best four digs vs. LSU (10/7) before matching it at Arkansas (11/11) ... Earned placement on the 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A four-year letter-winner for her mother and coach Lisa Pawlik at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Ind ... .A two-time first-team 4A all-state player by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association, she also twice earned player of the year for the Northern Indiana Conference ... Claimed a spot on the Under Armour/AVCA High School All-America second team ... Among the top 250 in PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces posting ... The starting setter all four years, she helped lead the Kingsmen to the state title in 2010, as the team went 39-1 en route to the crown ... Dished out 1,134 assists and posted 67 blocks, both personal bests, while also adding 78 service aces and 246 digs ... Team got progressively better during Pawlik's time, moving from sectional runner-ups to sectional champs then regional runner-ups before taking the state championship ... Played club with Matt Botsford's Mizuno Gold group ... Participated in USA Volleyball's national camps, making the 2008 High Performance Youth Silver team ... Participated in the Donna & Dr. Jerry Thacker 5K Run/Walk for Education twice ... A member of the honor roll.
PERSONAL: Alexandra Marie Pawlik is the daughter of Rod and Lisa and has one little brother, Jeffery ... Chose the Gamecocks over scholarship offers from Miami of Ohio and Ohio ... Likes listening to country music, listing Jason Aldean and Lee Brice as her favorite musical artists ... Says Reese Witherspoon is her favorite actress...Wants to become an elementary school teacher and is majoring in elementary education.