Former CSU volleyball star vying to become a finalist for prestigious award
Senior leaders helped respective teams to NCAA tournament
Senior leaders helped respective teams to NCAA tournament
Foss helps A2 team to silver medal; Snider, Cranston take game abroad
The Rams spent Thursday, Nov. 29, preparing for No. 22 Purdue, their NCAA tournament first-round opponent.
CSU volleyball vs. No. 22 Purdue in the first round of the 2012 NCAA tournament, played in Tallahassee, Fla.
Photos from CSU volleyball's win vs New Mexico on Nov. 23, 2012. Senior Night & Mountain West championship celebration!
CSU's 3-0 win at Boise State.
CSU volleyball's sweep of Air Force on Nov. 15, 2012.
AWARDS & HONORS
Team MVP (2012)
Capital One Academic All-America (2012)
AVCA All-America third team (2012)
AVCA All-West Region (2012)
Mountain West Player of the Year (2012)
All-Mountain West (2011, 2012)
Capital One Academic District VII first team (2012)
Senior CLASS Award finalist (2012)
Mountain West Player of the Week (Oct. 1, 2012)
Rams Volleyball Classic all-tournament team (Sept. 9, 2012)
Rocky Mountain Invite all-tournament team (Aug. 25, 2012)
Mountain West Preseason Co-Player of the Year (2012)
Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Academic All-Mountain West (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Debbie Murphy Award -Most Inspirational Player (2011)
Mountain West Championships all-tournament team (2011)
Capital One Academic District VII second team (2011)
Arkansas Invitational all-tournament team (Aug. 26-27, 2011)
Competed with the Canadian A national team (2011)
CoSIDA/ESPN Academic District VII all-district second team (2010)
Trained with the Canadian B national team (2010)
2012 (SENIOR): Earned AVCA All-America honors and was selected as the Mountain West Player of the Year after averaging 3.26 kills and 4.28 points per set... Ranked second in the MW in kills, service aces and points, while leading all outside hitters in the conference with a .277 hitting percentage... Also finished the year in the top four on the team in digs (2.06), assists (0.18) and blocks (0.72) per set... Posted a career-high 19 kills on three separate occasions, including a four-set victory over Fresno State (Nov. 10)... Also set career highs with 23.5 points (vs. Oklahoma on Sept. 2), six service aces (vs. San Diego State on Sept. 29) and six blocks (at UNLV on Oct. 14)... Led the Rams in kills in 18 of the team's 29 matches... Earned team MVP honors... Recognized off the court as CSU's second-ever Capital One Academic All-American, an Academic All-MW selection and one of 10 Senior CLASS Award finalist, which annually is given to the nation's top student-athlete who excels on the court, in the classroom, in the community, and has excellent character
2011 (JUNIOR): Led all Rams with 36 service aces, and ranked second with 2.46 kills per set and 2.54 digs per set... Also added 52 total blocks on the season... Played in all 107 sets, recording a start in each match... Led CSU in service aces a team-most 13 times, and led the Rams in kills three times and digs on five occasions... Posted double-digit kill totals 11 times, including six of the final eight matches of the season... In the second round of the NCAA tournament, against No. 3 Hawaii (Dec. 3), tallied 14 kills and 12 digs, her fifth double-double of the season... Against San Diego State (Oct. 27), recorded five service aces, the most by a CSU player in two seasons... Set a career high in kills at Wyoming (Oct. 8), with 16... Named to the All-Mountain West team for her performance during the season (Nov. 17), and three days later, after winning the Mountain West Volleyball Championship, earned all-tournament honors... Notched 19 kills in the final two matches of the Arkansas Invitational (Aug. 27), earning all-tournament honors... Selected to the Academic All-Mountain West and Capital One Academic District VII teams.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Started 21 matches for the Rams, and appeared in all but one during sophomore season... Ranked seventh on the team with 62 kills (0.58 per set)... At UNLV (Oct. 9), recorded a double-digit kills total for the first time in her career with 10... That night was a career night for her, as she finished with a .346 hitting percentage, 11.5 total points and her first career double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs... Her 46 assists ranked second on the squad... Recorded 25 service aces (0.24 per set) and a 199 digs (1.88 per set), both ranking second on the team... Overall, led the Rams in aces 11 times, the second highest total... Tallied 10 or more digs six times, including a career-high-tying 12 at BYU (Sept. 24)... Was the team-leader in digs three times... Was in on 25 total blocks on the season, including three solos... Honored for her 3.93 GPA by being selected as a 2010 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and to the Academic All-Mountain West and CoSIDA/ESPN Academic District VII All-District teams... Spent the summer after her sophomore season competing with the Canadian national team.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Played in 27 matches, appearing in 83 total sets as a true freshman... Showed her versatility by averaging 0.39 kills, 0.49 assists, 1.53 digs and 0.23 blocks per set... Notched a season-high nine kills, while adding three blocks and tying a season-high with 12 digs vs. Wyoming (Oct. 30)... Also posted 12 digs vs. Ohio State on Sept. 4, her first of three double-figure digs matches on the season... Recorded a season-best four blocks vs. Marshall (Sept. 11)... Recorded a season-best six assists in CSU's victory over No. 6 Washington (Dec. 4) in the second round of the NCAA tournament... Also posted a then-personal-best three service aces against the Huskies... Overall, led the team in aces three times, and blocks once... Trained with the Canadian B national team during the summer following her freshman season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Captain of high school team for three years (2007-09)... Selected as the North Peace High School Athlete of the Year her senior season... Second-team Provincial All-Star in British Columbia... Played for Team British Columbia in the 18-Under Nationals in Canada... Was named National MVP for Team BC in 2009... Also named National Team Challenge Cup MVP in 2009... Honor roll athlete at North Peace High School... Also participated in track & field.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 5, 1991, in Fort St. John, B.C. ... Daughter of Karen and Arley Cranston... Has one brother and one sister... Full Name is Dana Margaret Cranston... Is a business administration major at CSU.
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