33 Skylar Boom
33 - Skylar Boom
Height: 6-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Position: MB
Previous School: Eastern HS
Club Team: KIVA
m 31
k/s 1.97
h % .254
a/s 0.04
b/s 0.93
sa/s 0.00
d/s 0.12

2021 (Sophomore*): Boom played in 29 of Tech’s 30 matches, appearing in 102 of 114 total sets… ranked third on the team with 92 total blocks, 82 block assists, and 10 solo blocks… finished fifth on the squad with 201 kills, 1.97 kills per set, 252.0 points, and 2.47 points per set… erupted for a career-high 24 kills and 25.5 points with a ridiculous .625 hitting percentage at Belmont (Nov. 13)… followed it up with an insane .722 attack percentage and 13 kills in three set versus Austin Peay (Nov. 18) in the OVC Tournament… tied the program’s four-set match records for both rally and pre-rally-scoring eras with 11 block assists and 12 total blocks at Morehead State (Oct. 27)… also paired with Taylor Dorsey to become the first Tech teammates with 10 or more total blocks in the same match since 2001 at Morehead… accounted for double-digit kills five times, including each of the final three matches of the season… accounted for at least one block in 27 of the 29 matches she played… recorded five or more blocks eight times.

2020-21 (Sophomore): Boom appeared in all 16 of the team’s matches, competing in all 61 sets overall… led Tech and the OVC with 17 solo blocks… ranked second on squad and fifth in the league with 60 total blocks… paced the Golden Eagles and finished sixth in the conference with 0.98 blocks per set… was second on the purple and gold with 144 kills, 2.36 kills per set, a .229 hitting percentage, 43 block assists, and 182.5 points… rocked a career-high 14 kills on a .313 hitting percentage with three total blocks at Tennessee State (Mar. 14)… tallied a career-best four solo blocks at Austin Peay (Feb. 8)… registered a career-high six total blocks four different times, including back-to-back matches at Murray State (Mar. 21 & Mar. 22)… posted a career-best 17.0 points on 13 kills and six total blocks on the road against the Racers (Mar. 21)… totaled five or more total blocks in eight matches, including three of the final four on the year… recorded multiple solo blocks four times… notched double-digit kills eight times, including six of the final eight matches of the season… posted double figures in kills in each of the final four matches on the year… recorded at least one block in 14 of the team’s 16 matches.

2019 (Freshman): Boom competed in 12 of Tech’s 30 matches, playing in 27 of 112 sets overall… totaled 30 kills, eight total blocks, six block assists, two solo blocks, and 35.0 points… made her collegiate debut with one dig at No. 24 Louisville (Sept. 6)… fired off a season-high 11 kills with a block assist versus Southeast Missouri (Nov. 21) in the OVC Tournament… racked up a season-best five block assists with four kills against Belmont (Nov. 16).

High School: Boom lettered as a middle blocker for head coach Laura Bowling at Eastern High School in Louisville, Ky.… racked up 381 kills, 136 total blocks, 96 solo blocks, and 22 service aces as a senior… named to the All-State Second Team as a senior and was All-State Honorable Mention as a junior… earned the team’s Eastern Eagle Award and was a three-time, Team Offensive MVP.

Personal: Daughter of Andre and Christina Boom… born in Columbia, Mo. on March 3, 2001 … full name is Skylar Shae Boom.

Academic: Majoring in international business and cultures… named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll five times and to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll twice.

*Indicates extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19.

Recent Games
Oct 29 Little Rock W, 3-0
Nov 4 at Eastern Illinois W, 3-1
Nov 5 at Eastern Illinois W, 3-2
Nov 11 UT Martin L, 3-1
Nov 12 UT Martin W, 3-2
Nov 17 vs. Lindenwood L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 31 18
Sets 116 67
Kills 228 136
Kills per set 1.97 2.03
Errors 87 51
Total Attacks 556 338
Hitting Percentage .254 .251
Assists 5 2
Assists per set 0.04 0.03
Service Aces 0 0
Service Errors 0 0
Service Aces per set 0.00 0.00
Receptions 11 7
Reception Errors 1 0
Digs 14 10
Digs per set 0.12 0.15
Block Solo 20 14
Block Assist 88 56
Block Total 108 70
Blocks per set 0.93 1.04
Block Errors 10 6
Ball Handling Errors 1 1
Points 292.0 178.0
Points per set 2.5 2.7
Matches started - -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se r re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 26 vs. Central Arkansas L, 3-1 - 4 6 2 11 .364 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Aug 26 at Missouri State L, 3-1 - 4 3 2 16 .063 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 7 0 7.0
Aug 27 vs. Oral Roberts L, 3-1 - 4 8 1 15 .467 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Sep 2 Northwestern L, 3-1 - 4 7 3 19 .211 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Sep 2 Western Carolina L, 3-1 - 4 9 4 25 .200 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 2 8 0 14.5
Sep 3 Evansville W, 3-1 - 4 13 0 22 .591 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 15.0
Sep 9 vs. Loyola Maryland W, 3-0 - 3 4 0 14 .286 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 4 0 7.0
Sep 10 vs. Bradley L, 3-2 - 5 15 5 24 .417 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 16.5
Sep 10 at Ohio W, 3-1 - 4 15 4 28 .393 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 4 0 17.0
Sep 16 at #21 WKU L, 3-1 - 4 3 5 12 -.167 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 16 vs. Indiana L, 3-0 - 3 5 2 9 .333 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 6.0
Sep 17 vs. Texas A&M L, 3-0 - 3 3 3 12 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 4.5
Sep 23 Southern Indiana W, 3-0 - 3 8 3 19 .263 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 5 0 10.5
Sep 24 Southern Indiana W, 3-0 - 3 6 1 11 .455 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Sep 29 at Tennessee State L, 3-0 - 3 4 3 12 .083 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 4 1 6.5
Sep 30 at Tennessee State L, 3-1 - 3 4 3 16 .063 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 7 at Lindenwood W, 3-2 - 5 6 1 17 .294 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 7.5
Oct 8 at Lindenwood L, 3-1 - 4 4 2 13 .154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 12 Morehead State W, 3-1 - 4 8 3 22 .227 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 10.0
Oct 14 SIUE W, 3-0 - 3 10 0 17 .588 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 5 0 13.0
Oct 15 SIUE W, 3-0 - 3 12 0 22 .545 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 14.5
Oct 21 at Southeast Missouri W, 3-1 - 4 7 4 26 .115 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 7 0 11.5
Oct 22 at Southeast Missouri W, 3-1 - 4 15 3 27 .444 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 16.5
Oct 26 at Morehead State W, 3-1 - 4 7 1 14 .429 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 10.0
Oct 28 Little Rock W, 3-1 - 4 7 3 17 .235 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 8 0 11.5
Oct 29 Little Rock W, 3-0 - 3 7 6 20 .050 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 9.5
Nov 4 at Eastern Illinois W, 3-1 - 4 7 3 15 .267 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 10 2 10 0 12.0
Nov 5 at Eastern Illinois W, 3-2 - 5 11 4 25 .280 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 13.0
Nov 11 UT Martin L, 3-1 - 4 8 4 24 .167 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 11.0
Nov 12 UT Martin W, 3-2 - 4 5 7 21 -.095 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 6.5
Nov 17 vs. Lindenwood L, 3-0 - 3 1 5 11 -.364 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 2.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s r re digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2019-20 12 27 30 1.11 22 88 .091 1 0.04 0 0.00 1 0 5 0.19 2 6 8 0.30 35.0 1.3
2020-21 16 61 144 2.36 67 336 .229 3 0.05 0 0.00 15 1 11 0.18 17 43 60 0.98 182.5 3.0
2021-22 29 102 201 1.97 79 513 .238 4 0.04 0 0.00 13 0 16 0.16 10 82 92 0.90 252.0 2.5
2022-23 31 116 228 1.97 87 556 .254 5 0.04 0 0.00 11 1 14 0.12 20 88 108 0.93 292.0 2.5
Total 88 306 603 1.97 255 1493 .233 13 0.04 0 0.00 40 2 46 0.15 49 219 268 0.88 761.5 2.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s r re digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 31 116 228 1.97 87 556 .254 5 0.04 0 0.00 11 1 14 0.12 20 88 108 0.93 292.0 2.5
Conference 18 67 136 2.03 51 338 .251 2 0.03 0 0.00 7 0 10 0.15 14 56 70 1.04 178.0 2.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 43 100 2.33 34 239 .276 1 0.02 0 0.00 4 0 3 0.07 12 35 47 1.09 129.5 3.0
Away 12 48 86 1.79 35 221 .231 2 0.04 0 0.00 4 0 10 0.21 6 40 46 0.96 112.0 2.3
Neutral 7 25 42 1.68 18 96 .250 2 0.08 0 0.00 3 1 1 0.04 2 13 15 0.60 50.5 2.0
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Wins 17 64 148 2.31 43 337 .312 2 0.03 0 0.00 5 0 11 0.17 13 61 74 1.16 191.5 3.0
Losses 14 52 80 1.54 44 219 .164 3 0.06 0 0.00 6 1 3 0.06 7 27 34 0.65 100.5 1.9
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August 3 12 17 1.42 5 42 .286 1 0.08 0 0.00 0 0 1 0.08 1 7 8 0.67 21.5 1.8
September 13 46 96 2.09 36 223 .269 3 0.07 0 0.00 4 1 6 0.13 6 32 38 0.83 118.0 2.6
October 10 38 83 2.18 23 195 .308 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 0 5 0.13 10 30 40 1.05 108.0 2.8
November 5 20 32 1.60 23 96 .094 1 0.05 0 0.00 5 0 2 0.10 3 19 22 1.10 44.5 2.2