Veteran group gearing up for run at 6th straight championship
Players are vying for U.S. Collegiate National Team roster spots this summer
Rams honor seniors, team at celebratory banquet
3 individuals hold 4.0 cumulative grade-point average
Rams finish season ranked for 5th time in last 6 years
CSU volleyball's historic season came to an end Thursday, falling to Cal State Northridge in the first round of the NCAA tournament. [Photos by Kirby Lee]
The Rams concluded their regular season on Nov. 29 with a 3-0 sweep vs. UNLV, improving to 28-1. Photos by Don Reichert.
The ninth-ranked Colorado State volleyball team closed the regular season with a 3-0 sweep vs. UNLV to improve to 28-1. After, the team was presented the 2013 Mountain West championship trophy. [Photo by Dan Byers]
No. 9 Colorado State suffered its first loss of the season on Nov. 27, losing to San Diego State in five sets. Photos by Don Reichert.
No. 10 Colorado State swept Fresno State on Nov. 23, playing one of its most complete matches of the season. Photos by Nic Hallisey.
AWARDS & HONORS:
- Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2012-13)
- Academic All-Mountain West (2012)
2012 (FRESHMAN): After sitting out the first four matches of the season expected to redshirt, came in and made an immediate impact for the Rams... Averaged 2.42 digs per set, ranking third all-time among CSU freshmen... In her collegiate debut, against No. 14 Tennessee (Aug. 31), she registered eight kills and a career-high 15 digs... Tallied double-digit dig totals 10 times, including three of the final four regular-season matches... Against No. 2 UCLA (Sept. 15), recorded a career-high nine kills... At Northern Colorado (Nov. 13), she posted her first career double-double (12 digs, career-high 10 assists)... Ranked 10th in the Mountain West with a .272 hitting percentage, which was second among outside hitters behind only All-American teammate Dana Cranston... Earned Academic All-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete honors for her performance in the classroom.
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a 2012 graduate of Delton-Kellogg High School in Delton, Mich. ... As a four-year letterwinner, was a finalist for Michigan's Miss Volleyball, awarded annually to the top high school player in the state... Advanced to the state regional finals as a senior... Named first-team all-state three times... As a sophomore, assisted her team to the state championship... Competed for the prestigious club team, Dead Frog... Also lettered in basketball and track each year of high school... Named to the all-state team in basketball in 2012.
PERSONAL: Goes by Dri... Born Jan. 27, 1994, in Kalamazoo, Mich. ... One of seven children born to Sam and Carla Culbert... Three of her siblings currently compete or have competed in college athletics, ranging from football to volleyball to rowing... Her father also was a football player at Western Michigan... Majoring in business administration at CSU.
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