Colleen Starrs | #8 | DS/L
Hometown: West Bloomfield, Mich.
Previous School: Walled Lake Central HS
Major: Athletic Training
2012: Emerged as UWF's starting libero as a true freshman and played all but three matches for 108 sets total... Was second for UWF in digs averaging 3.57 per set... Totaled 386 digs... Had 23 matches with at least 10 digs... Her career-best performance of 23 digs came against Christian Brothers on 9/21.
High School: Named all-conference her senior year after recording 644 digs at Walled Lake Central HS … Was named to her conference all-tournament team for three consecutive years (‘09-’11) … Named best defensive player in soccer and volleyball at WLCHS (‘09-’11) … Was named a scholar athlete in soccer, basketball and volleyball (’09-’11) … Helped lead team to city championships in basketball and volleyball (’12) … Named academic all state in basketball, soccer and volleyball (’09-’11) … Named to the Environmentalists Club and the National Honors Society.
Personal: Daughter of Michelle and Kevin Starrs … Has three siblings, Caitlin, Kevin and Joseph … Her twin sister Caitlin plays golf collegiately for Wingate University … Enjoys playing all sports, hanging out on the lake and at the beach, being with friends and family and traveling the country … Athletic training major.
Coach Wolter on Starrs: "Colleen comes to us from Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy. Colleen trains with and against some of the best players in the state of Michigan. She had an incredible tryout for us that showed how fearless she really is. Colleen is tough and I expect her to be competing for court time right away as a freshman. She truly loves the University of West Florida and those types of players are invaluable."