Rams experience historic season on many levels
Culbert, Reynolds, Snider, Colaizzi also garner honors
Seniors improve to 68-6 all-time at Moby Arena
Colaizzi records 1,000th career dig
No. 7 Rams win 18th-straight match
CSU played in its 10th NCAA Regional Semifinal, falling to No. 2 seed Texas in Minneapolis. - 12/12/14 [Photos by Eric Miller]
Fans lined up outside of Moby Arena to send the team off to Minneapolis for the NCAA Regional Semifinal
After arriving in Minneapolis, the CSU volleyball team practiced at the Sports Pavilion - 12/11/14 [Photos by Nic Hallisey]
Photos from CSU's 3-2 second-round victory over rival Colorado - NCAA tournament - 12/6/14 [Photos by Dan Byers]
Photos from CSU's second-round win over CU at Moby Arena - 12/6/14 [Photos by Don Reichert]
AWARDS & HONORS:
- Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2013-14, 12-13)
- Mountain West Academic All-Conference (2013, 12)
- Coaches' Award - Most Improved/Immediate Impact (2012)
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Recorded 445 digs during her first season as libero, fourth-most in CSU single-season history... Her 4.08 digs-per-set average ranks fifth... Played in all 109 sets, helping CSU to one of its best-ever reception percentages... Had eight 20-plus dig performances, including 23 vs. Air Force (Nov. 15), the fifth-most for a three-set match in CSU annals... Had a career-most 25 digs at Utah State (Nov. 2), helping the Rams overcome an 0-2 deficit... Posted double digits for digs 26 times, including 15 matches in a row between Sept. 3 and Oct. 19... Also added 10 service aces, including three in one match (Oct. 26 vs. San José State)... Earned accolades for her academic achievements, being named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and to the MW Academic All-Conference team for the second straight season.
2012 (FRESHMAN): Started 25 matches as a true freshman, and missed just two contests on the year due to a shoulder injury... Ranked second on the team with 185 digs and 1.99 digs per set... Also provided reliable serving for the Rams, and posted a season-high two service aces at Air Force (Nov. 15)... Filling in for an injured Izzy Gaulia at libero, stepped up and recorded a then-career-most 14 digs in a three-set win at Northern Colorado (Nov. 13)... Recorded at least 10 digs in three separate matches... Was selected by the coaching staff as the recipient of the Coaches' Award, given annually to the player who improved the most or made an immediate impact... Earned Mountain West Academic All-Conference and MW Scholar-Athlete honors for her performance in the classroom.
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a 2012 graduate of Windsor High School... Helped the Wizards win conference, district and regional championships before finishing the 2011 season in the state semifinals... Tri-Valley Athlete of the Year as a junior... Named first-team all-conference and first-team all-state... Played club volleyball for NORCO, and was coached by former Rams libero Katelin Batten... Was class president as a senior... Also involved with the student council community outreach team... Earned academic all-state accolades.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 28, 1993, in Littleton, Colo. ... Raised in Windsor, Colo. ... Parents are Donna McWhorter and John Colaizzi... Grew up attending matches at Moby Arena and idolized former Ram and Windsor native Jaime Strauss... Majoring in health & exercise science.
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