No. 8 Purdue set to face No. 21 Florida State in the Sweet 16 in Minneapolis on Friday.
2011: Played in all 34 matches, starting 33 ... averaged 2.68 digs per set, third most on the team ... posted double-digit digs in 16 matches, including season-best 22 against No. 5 Illinois ... recorded her 1,000th-career dig vs. Iowa ... led team in digs six times: vs. VCU, Air Force, Jacksonville State, No. 5 Illinois, No. 2 Nebraska and at Wisconsin ... made good on 97 percent of her 648 serve reception attempts ... added 19 aces, fourth most on the team, and 63 assists, second most on team ... named as Purdue volleyball's Big Ten Sportsmanship award honoree.
2010: Started all 35 matches ... pulled up 2.77 digs per set, second-most on the team ... posted double-digit efforts 20 times, leading the team twice: against Cincinnati (14) and vs. No. 19 Minnesota (14) ... served up 15 aces, including two twice ... dished out 40 assists, including a season-high four vs. No. 10 Illinois ... made good on 98 percent of her serve reception opportunities ... tied career highs with two kills against Cincinnati, two aces against Ohio State and Michigan State and one block against No. 24 Northwestern ... posted a career-best four attempts vs. Western Kentucky ... named to the Active Ankle Challenge all-tournament team.
2009: Saw action in all 31 matches, playing in all 124 sets... racked up 319 digs on the season, averaging 2.57 digs per set...had a season high 24 digs vs. Indiana (11/4)...posted 20 or more digs 2 times...led the team in digs 8 times...had 6 assists vs. Wisconsin (10/16).
2008: Played in 16 matches ... recorded career-high 10 digs against No. 6 Hawai'i in the NCAA Sweet 16 ... led the team with nine digs in the win vs. Ohio State (10/31) ... also posted nine digs vs. Indiana (11/14) ... averaged 1.36 digs per set.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball ... named first team all-state and conference MVP after senior season and second team all-state after junior year ... earned all-conference honors her last three years ... named team captain for senior season ... team won sectional and regional titles in 2004 and 2006 seasons ... racked up South Bend Tribune Athlete of the Week honors on multiple occasions ... named Burger King Athlete of the Week and Kiwanis Athlete of the Week during senior campaign .. won Kingsmen of the Year award ... named to USA All-Tournament Team in 2006 and 2007 as club team won national titles.
Personal: Given name is Emily Joy Ehlers ... born Jan. 24, 1990 ... parents are Tom and Gwen Ehlers ... has two sisters, Jessica and Liz, and two brothers, Eric and Andrew ... father, Tom, played football at Kentucky from 1972-74 and played four years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles (1975-77) and Buffalo Bills (1978) ... sister, Jessica, played volleyball at Campbell University and brother, Eric, played club hockey at Purdue ... grandfather, Ed, played basketball (1942-43, 1946-47), baseball (1943, 1946) and football (1946) at Purdue ... majoring in business.