1 - Meryl Gibbs
Meryl Gibbs
Height: 5-11
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Bellaire, Texas
High School: St. John's School
Position: OH/RH
Major: Undecided
Team: Texas Alliance VBC

2012: Played in 86 sets...168 kills...48 digs...45 blocks...16 aces...ranked third on the team in blocks and fifth in kills...posted 14 kills and four digs against Coast Guard (9/26)...recorded 10 kills and three aces versus WPI (10/4)...notched 10 kills and four blocks versus Amherst (10/20)...totaled nine kills and four blocks against Springfield in the NEWMAC Tournament semifinals (11/3)...produced nine kills and three aces versus Simmons (9/15)...collected six digs against Williams (10/19)...had a season-high five blocks versus Marian (9/8).

Off the Court at MIT: Major is undecided.

Why I Chose MIT: I chose MIT because I wanted to challenge myself academically and athletically while immersing myself in a community of driven, talented people who would also help me grow as an individual. I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to learn as much as I can from amazing professors and the students around me. In short, I feel that MIT will prepare me so that I can contribute to the world in a positive way.

High School: A 2012 graduate of St. John's School...two-time Southwest Preparatory all-conference...2009 conference champions...captain and four-year letterwinner...also earned four varsity letters for track and field, one for basketball, and one for soccer...was a soccer all-conference selection and team MVP as a senior...two-time track and field team conference champion...National Merit Commended Student...AP Scholar with Distinction...High Honor Roll...president and founder of the Independent Music and Cinema Club...National Scholastic Writing Award...Richard Johnson English Award.

Club: Texas Alliance VBC, Texas Tornados VBC...won American Bronze Medal at the 2010 National Junior Volleyball Championship.