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Erica Haslag

School

Bradley University

Position
Outside Hitter
Major
Actuarial Science

Classroom

An actuarial science major, Erica Haslag boasts a 3.91 cumulative grade-point average. She will graduate in December, earning her bachelor’s degree in 3.5 years, and plans to begin working toward a master’s degree in the spring. Haslag was a first-team MVC Scholar-Athlete in 2017 after earning honorable mention MVC Scholar-Athlete honors as a sophomore. In addition, she is part of Gamma Iota Sigma (actuarial science club) along with Beta Gamma Sigma business fraternity. A three-time Bradley COUNTRY Financial Scholar-Athlete of the Week selection, she also earned the MVC Presidents Council Academic Award (2017, 2018). Haslag has also been a recipient of the MVC Academic Excellence Award and named to the MVC Honor Roll each of her three years, and has also been named to the Bradley AD Honor Roll all six semesters. She posted a perfect 4.00 semester GPA for both the 2017 Fall and 2018 Spring semesters.

Character

In addition to her membership in Gamma Iota Sigma (actuarial science club) and Beta Gamma Sigma business fraternity, Haslag has spent the last two years serving on the Bradley University Student Senate. In this role, she represented the overall student population and ran for election with the goal of trying to make Bradley University a smoke-free campus. Haslag also serves as a team captain.

Community

During her time on The Hilltop, Haslag has been involved with numerous community service projects. This past spring, she and her teammates made a trip to Puerto Rico to deliver supplies and help with clean-up efforts following Hurricane Maria. Haslag and the Braves gathered relief supplies from Central Illinois businesses and helped distribute them to people in the hometown of teammate Yavianliz Rosado (Morovis, Puerto Rico) and the surrounding areas.

Haslag has also volunteered at Special Olympics events in Central Illinois and assisted with the Children’s Hospital of Illinois Teddy Bear Drive. She has been a frequent speaker at area elementary schools where she has talked with children about the benefits of education and physical fitness.

Competition

Haslag was a first-team All-MVC performer in 2017 after ranking 11th in the nation in total kills and 18th in the country in kills per set in 2017. She started the year 12th among active players nationally in career kills and has already climbed into 5th in career kills at Bradley (1,241). Her 530 kills in 2017 rank as the second-best season total in school history, and she is the only player in program history to tally 500 kills, 25 aces, 375 digs and 45 or more blocks in a season. Just the third player in program history with 1,200 career kills and 800 digs, she has earned all-tournament honors a total of five times. Her 70 career double-digit kill efforts are tied for the third most in school history, while her 16 outings with 20 or more kills ranks fourth all-time at BU. Currently averaging a team-best 3.81 kills per set to rank 3rd in the MVC, she is on pace to become the 2nd player in school history to lead the team in kills in all four seasons. She boasts 29 career double-doubles, and has helped Bradley to na improved overall record in each of her four seasons. She ranks 66th nationally in kills per set and 71st in points per set. During her first three years, she has helped Bradley to an improved overall record to mark the first time the Braves had a better win total in three consecutive seasons since 1995.

This season, she has helped Bradley to its best start in school history (14-2 overall) and just the third 4-0 start to MVC play in program history. Currently 10th among NCAA Division I players in career kills, she is averaging 3.81 kills per set on the year and 3.86 kills per set in Valley action. Haslag has climbed into fourth on Bradley’s career kills list and is one of just players in the program history to tally 1,400 career kills and 800 or more digs.

(All stats current as of October 8th, 2018.)