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Sabel Moffett is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection majoring in psychology.
Moffett has been the heart and soul of the Wildcat volleyball team for the past two seasons, serving as team captain both on the court and off. She has an extremely engaging personality and is a natural leader. A relatively new player to the sport of volleyball entering college, Moffett has dedicated herself incredibly since her redshirt year to the point where she was one of 24 players selected to the U.S. National A2 Team this past summer.
Moffett has participated in several community service projects during her time at Northwestern, During Women’s Basketball Autism Awareness Day, Moffett - along with other student-athletes - assisted those with autism to their seats in Welsh Ryan. She also spent time with some of the autistic children in the auxiliary gym playing games as well as watching movies in the N-Club. She participated in Read Across America by reading a book to a classroom of special needs children at Park School here in Evanston. at Northwestern’s Field Day, she and her teammates hosted a session in which they coached local youth through different activities relevant to volleyball. As part of National Student-Athlete Day, athletes from the Special Olympics came to Welsh Ryan arena where they were coached and cheered through certain events by Moffett and other Northwestern student-athletes. There was an autograph session at the end where the Special Olympians signed posters for the Northwestern student-athletes. Over the past three years Moffett has also served as a representative for Northwestern at the NCAA Apple Conference. The Apple Conference is aimed at promoting student-athlete health and wellness. During the conference Moffett and other Northwestern student-athletes would develop a project to take back to campus. After their first trip to the conference Moffett and her fellow student-athletes developed a presentation on alcohol education. They educated freshman student-athletes as well as other peers on topics such as the dangers of binge drinking and the amount of alcohol in beverage containers. After her second trip to the conference, Moffett and the other student-athletes collaborated with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs to host a social event for student-athletes and non student-athletes. This event gave students the opportunity to create new connections with people that they may not normally have the opportunity to meet. The most recent Apple Team, which includes Moffett, is currently in the process of developing a student-taught seminar in which they will educate their peers on certain topics such as alcohol, bystander intervention and suicide.
An AVCA All-America honorable mention selection in 2009 after being named All-Big Ten, Moffett started all 32 matches with a season .349 hitting percentage, which is tops in program history for a single season. She also currently ranks second in Northwestern history with a career .299 hitting percentage. Moffett led the team in kills with 398, ranking sixth in the Big Ten in hitting percentage (.349), kills per set (3.37) and points per set (4.25). She moved into ninth-place all-time in NU history in career block assists and 10th in solo blocks and was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 9. Her 137 block assists and 165 total blocks are the third-best single-season totals in program history as she ranked fifth in the Big Ten in blocks per set (1.40). Moffett was named to the all-tournament team in all four of Northwestern’s 2009 preseason tournaments, including three MVP selections.