2006: Played in 27 matches with 16 starts... Ranked second on the team in total kills with 263 ... Ranked second on the team in kills per game with a 2.99 average, which was 19th in the Southland Conference ... Recorded double digit kills in 11 matches...Knocked down a season-high 24 kills against Northwestern State (9/23/06)... Knocked down 14 kills with a hitting percentage of .500 against Nicholls (10/6/06).
2005: Played in 20 matches before an injury sidelined her for the final nine matches ... Ranked fourth on the team in total kills (216)... Ranked second on the team in kills per game with a 2.96 average, which was 17th in the Southland Conference ... Recorded double-digit kills in 11 matches ... Knocked down a season-high 20 kills against UT-Pan American (8/27/05) ... Knocked down 18 kills with a .516 hitting percentage against Northwestern State (11/16/05) ... Recorded 11 kills with a .550 hitting percentage against Nicholls State (11/20/05).
2004: Honorable mention All-Southland Conference ... One of three Lady Cardinals to play in all 32 matches, making 27 starts ... Kills total ranked first on the team and eighth in the Southland Conference, as did a 3.81 kills per game average ... Ranked second on the team in total blocks with 85 ... Posted double digit kills in 27 matches ... Ranked fourth on the team in digs with 181 ... Posted five, kill-dig double doubles... Pounded out a season-high 23 kills against Grambling State (9/10) ... Had back-to-back double-double performances twice, first against Sam Houston State and Texas Arlington on Oct. 9-10 with 12 kills and 15 digs against SHSU and 14 kills and 11 digs against UTA, and again on Nov. 6 and 9 against Northwestern State and Nicholls, posting 22 kills and 12 digs against NWLA and 20 kills and 15 digs against NSU.
High School: Abel was a three-time all-district selection for coach Tammy Pipkin at Friendswood High ... As a sophomore she earned second team all-district while helping FHS to a 19-16 record and a regional semi-finals appearance ... During her junior and senior seasons, Abel notched first team all-district, leading Friendswood to regional championships and a pair of third place finishes in the state playoffs ... As a senior she was named all-Galveston County and second team all-state ... Abel averaged 3.30 digs and 2.79 kills per game as a senior ... She finished with 337 total kills for the year ... Abel served as National Honor Society president and was named to the 2003 all-academic team.
Personal: Majoring in nursing ... Enjoys playing basketball, tennis and skiing ... Also recruited by Memphis, Winthrop, Texas and Texas-Arlington ... Born on November 16, 1985, in Houston, Texas ... Daughter of Henry and Lisa Abel of Friendswood.