CSU swept Wyoming in the Border War, winning in front of 3,727 fans on Homecoming Weekend. All photos by Dan Byers.
AWARDS & HONORS: Debbie Murphy Award -Most Inspirational Player (2012) Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2009, 2010, 2011) Academic All-Mountain West (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) Mountain West Volleyball Championships Outstanding Libero (2011) Arkansas Invitational all-tournament team (Aug. 26-27, 2011)
2012 (SENIOR): Recorded 410 digs, finishing second in CSU single-season history with 4.23 digs per set... Had double-digit dig totals in 15 consecutive matches (Sept. 8-Nov. 8) and 23 of the 27 matches she appeared in... Had 14 career matches with 20-plus digs, ranking second in program history, including four during her senior year... In a five-set loss to No. 2 UCLA, she recorded a season-high 25 digs... Finished fourth in program history with 1,164 career digs, and third with 3.13 digs per set for her career... Earned Academic All-Mountain West honors--her fourth--for her performance in the classroom... Was given the Debbie Murphy Award by the coaching staff, which annually goes to the team's most inspirational player.
2011 (JUNIOR): Set a CSU single-season record with 508 digs, also becoming the school's single-season leader in digs per set (4.75)... Recorded double-digit dig totals in 26 of the team's 30 matches, including 20-plus nine times... In the first round of the NCAA tournament, a five-set win over No. 13 Oregon (Dec. 1), recorded a career-high 39 digs, a CSU single-match record... Saw action in all 107 sets, and started each match... Averaged 0.22 assists per set and 0.23 service aces per set, fifth and fourth on the team, respectively... Tallied 50 total digs in three matches in the Mountain West Volleyball Championship, earning outstanding libero honors (Nov. 20)... Named to the Arkansas Invitational all-tournament team (Aug. 27)... Earned 2011 Academic All-Mountain West honors for her performance in the classroom, and was later named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 110 sets as a sophomore, starting in 17 of the Rams' 31 matches... Recorded 174 digs, an average of 1.58 per set, which placed fifth on the team... Led the Rams in digs on two occasions... Recorded a career high with 14 digs in the Rams' regular-season finale against BYU (Nov. 26)... Reached double digits in digs five times, including 11 vs. Stanford in the NCAA tournament (Dec. 4), and recorded five or more digs in 16 contests... Named to the 2010 Academic All-Mountain West team and as a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
2009 (FRESHMAN):Played in 20 matches, starting five times and seeing action in 58 sets as a true freshman... Notched 72 digs, an average of 1.24 per set, which ranked sixth on the team... Recorded season highs with seven digs in three consecutive matches--at Utah (Nov. 12), at BYU (Nov. 14) and vs. UNLV (Nov. 21)... Recorded four or more digs in six of CSU's final seven matches of the regular season.
HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior, was named D-II Player of the Year... Two-time region Player of the Year... Named first-team all-state and all-state honorable mention... Named first-team all-region and second team all-region... Varsity captain and MVP junior and senior years... Earned a scholar-athlete award her sophomore season... Club captain for one year... Earned three varsity letters for volleyball... Holds school records for digs in season, highest ace percentage and service receiving percentage.
PERSONAL: Born on May 4, 1990, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil... Daughter of Maristela and Michael Hoodspith... Father is Ricardo Gaulia... Has one brother... Full name is Isabelle Vilas Gaulia... Is a business administration major at CSU.