Women's Volleyball


Cassie  Baird
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Cassie Baird


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Perry Meridian HS


Outside Hitter

International Business


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

It is the first academic league honor for both


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


Pioneers Outpace Leathernecks in Sweep

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


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

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


Denver Endures Late Surge to Claim Win over NDSU in Five

Six Pioneers have career nights in win over Bison


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


Season Preview: A View From Training Camp


  •  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)
  • 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
  • Finished the season ranked 82nd nationally in aces per set
  • 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


  • 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.

  • 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).


  • 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).


  • 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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