Talented player that started 17 matches at middle hitter for the Yellow Jackets in her freshman season ... Part of a strong trio of Georgia Tech blockers that is expected to challenge for more playing time in her sophomore campaign ... A Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection out of high school that was part of a recruiting class ranked 21st in the nation by Prepvolleyball.com ... Listed as the No. 29 recruit on the Senior Aces List by Prepvolleyball.com ... Member of the Team Oz club program that finished third at the 2006 Junior Olympics in the National Division ... Was one of 24 students in her class of 378 that graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and continued her academic success at Georgia Tech, earning ACC Academic Honor Roll accolades in her first season.
2006: Made 24 match appearances, playing in 69 total games, in her rookie season ... Hit .500 with seven kills while recording four block assists in her first collegiate match against Mississippi State (9/1) ... Posted seven kills and six total blocks while hitting .429 in Tech's win over Georgia State (9/2) ... Notched a career-high 10 kills while recording eight block assists against Toledo (9/8) ... Added nine kills on a .438 hitting clip at Kentucky the next day (9/9) ... Hit a season-best .714 with five kills on seven attempts against Stetson (9/16) ... Recorded a season-high four service aces while posting six kills against Sam Houston State (9/16) ... Notched eight kills, a season-high nine total blocks and two service aces vs. Florida State (9/29) ... Posted a season-best six digs while recording seven total blocks and eight kills at Maryland (10/6).
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Park Hill South High School as a middle hitter ... Also earned letters in basketball and track and as a diver ... Captain of the Park Hill volleyball team as a junior and senior ... Helped Park Hill to a 35-4-1 record and a third-place finish in the state championships as a senior ... Recipient of the prestigious Eveland Gates Kansas City Metro Player of the Year Award, given to the most outstanding volleyball player in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area ... Tabbed the 2005 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year ... Also a finalist for the 2005 Wendy's High School Heisman Award ... Finished her career as the school record holder in blocks and kills ... Participated in the Missouri-Kansas All-Star Game ... All-state competitor in the high jump and 4x400 relay for the Park Hill South track team ... Also earned all-state honors in diving and all-conference accolades in basketball.
Personal: Erin Elizabeth Birmingham is the daughter of Casey and Anna Birmingham ... Born July 18, 1987 ... Has two older brothers, Bobby and Rory ... Brother Rory played football at Brown University ... Dean's list student majoring in international affairs ... Named to the Park Hill South Courtwarming Court her senior year.
BIRMINGHAM'S CAREER STATISTICS
OVERALL Season GP MP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G SE DIG D/G RE BS BA TB B/G 2006 69 23 102 1.48 35 227 .295 3 0.04 11 0.16 25 32 0.46 0 8 61 69 1.00
ACC ONLY Season GP MP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G SE DIG D/G RE BS BA TB B/G 2006 36 13 48 1.33 26 117 .188 2 0.06 6 0.17 12 25 0.69 0 6 30 36 1.00