63 individuals garner MW's highest academic honor
Veteran group gearing up for run at 6th straight championship
Players are vying for U.S. Collegiate National Team roster spots this summer
3 individuals hold 4.0 cumulative grade-point average
CSU celebrates seniors, 5th straight Mountain West championship in front of 4,681 fans
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)
- Coaches Award - Most Improved/Immediate Impact (2012)
2012 (FRESHMAN): Started all 27 matches that she appeared in, missing just two matches due to a shoulder injury... Finished her freshman season ranking second on the team with 185 digs and 1.99 digs per set... Also provided reliable serving for the Rams, and posted a career-high two service aces at Air Force (Nov. 15)... Filling in for an injured Izzy Gaulia at libero, stepped up and recorded a 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 Academic All-Mountain West 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 the conference, district and regional championships, before WHS finished the 2011 season in the state semifinals... Tri-Valley Athlete of the Year as a junior... Named first-team all-conference, first-team all-state and earned academic all-state selections... Played club volleyball for NORCO.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 28, 1993, in Littleton, Colo. ... Raised in Windsor, Colo. ... Parents are Donna McWhorter and John Colaizzi... As a senior in high school, was her class president... Was also involved with the student council community outreach team... Is studying health & exercise science at CSU.
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