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Cassie  Baird
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Cassie Baird

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Perry Meridian HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
Outside Hitter

Major:
International Business


12/06/2017

Baird and Rooke Named to Summit League Academic All-League Team

It is the first academic league honor for both

11/16/2017

Denver Earns League-High Eight Awards at Summit League Banquet

Pioneers place three on all-league team, two on all-freshman team, two honorable mentions and Tom Hogan won Coach of the Year

10/23/2016

Pioneers Outpace Leathernecks in Sweep

Denver hits .376 with 10 aces and eight blocks while holding WIU to a .075 mark

10/21/2016

Denver Takes Season Sweep over SDSU behind Rooke’s Heavy Serve

Pioneers’s junior libero sets new career high in service aces in win

10/14/2016

Denver Endures Late Surge to Claim Win over NDSU in Five

Six Pioneers have career nights in win over Bison

09/24/2014

DU Volleyball Teams Up With Reading Partners

The Pioneer volleyball team program is making a difference in the community by working with an organization call Reading Partners

09/24/2014

Season Preview: A View From Training Camp

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  •  The Summit League All-League Honorable Mention (2015, 2017)
  •  The Summit League Academic All-League Team (2017)


Career Highs:

  • Kills: 19, Omaha (11/22/15)
  • Attacks: 46, South Dakota (11/10/17)
  • Hitting percentage: .632 (12-0-19), South Dakota State (10/7/16)
  • Assists: 3, four times, last at Fort Wayne (10/21/17)
  • Service aces: 5, Oral Roberts (10/16/15)
  • Digs: 19, South Dakota (11/10/17)
  • Blocks: 6, two times, last at South Dakota (11/10/17)
  • Block solo: 1, 17 times, last vs. North Dakota State (10/29/17)
  • Block assists: 6, two times, last at South Dakota (11/10/17)
2017:
  • Started all 29 matches and played in 92 sets
  • Led the team in service ace with 33 on the season
  • Third on the team in kills, digs and points
  • Fifth on the team in total blocks
  • Had five double-doubles on the season
  • Had a team-high in kills against Oral Roberts on Oct. 7 and against Cal Poly on Dec. 1
  • Led the Pioneers in service aces in six matches
  • Had the team-high in total blocks and assisted blocks against South Dakota on Nov. 10
  • Led in solo blocks in two matches
2016:
  • Appeared in 59 sets for Denver
  • Totaled 92 kills at 1.56 per set with a .205 swing percentage
  • Added seven service aces, 90 digs and 27 blocks, five solo and 22 assisted
  • Swung at a career-best .632 on 10/7 against South Dakota State, tallying her lone double-double of the year

2015: 

  • Played in all 128 sets for the Pioneers this season.
  • Led DU with 41 service aces and ranks 51st in the country in that stat.
  • Tallied the fourth-most kills on the team with 244.
  • Recorded 232 digs, 20 assists, seven solo blocks and 30 block assists.
  • Named Pioneer Classic MVP.

2014:
  • Played in 115 of 122 sets for the Pioneers.
  • Led freshmen class with a total of 117 kills.
  • Compiled 8 service aces, 54 digs, and 43 blocks.
  • Set a career-high in kills (15) against UTEP (09/20/14).

BEFORE DENVER:

  • Played volleyball and basketball for Perry Meridian High School.
  • As an outside hitter, was named 2013 Academic All-State and a 2013 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace.
  • Named a three-time First Team All-State selection (2011, 2012, 2013), a three-time All-County honoree (2011, 2012, 2013) and a three-time All-Conference selection (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team twice (2011, 2012).
  • Named the Team - Offensive Player of the Year twice (2011, 2012).
  • Named Team Captain twice (2012, 2013).
  • Named a PrepVolleyball.com Soph 79.
  • As a forward/center for her high school basketball team, was named a 2012-13 All-Conference selection.
  • Named Team Captain two consecutive seasons (2012-13, 2013-2014).
  • Named to the TCU Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team twice (2010, 2012).

PERSONAL:

  • Born on Oct. 14, 1995 in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Daughter of John and Martha.
  • Has a younger brother, Dustin, and a younger sister, Caitie.
  • Chose DU because it had everything she was looking for, including a beautiful campus, amazing academics, great coaches and incredible teammates.
  • Hopes to one day play professionally.
  • Would also like to use her international business degree to work for an international company.
  • Was an officer for the National Honor Society, a member of the Blue Crew, a managing editor for Yearbook and was a Peer Mentor.
  • Was also a part of the Thirst Project, a basketball camp counselor and took part in the NHS Breast Cancer Awareness project.
  • Majoring in international business with minors in psychology and finance. 
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