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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
Following the team's first fall practice, Head Coach Tom Hilbert and the CSU volleyball team hosted a dinner for its boosters and members of the media. Photos by Nic Hallisey.
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.
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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