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Kaitlind Bestgen
Kaitlind Bestgen

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Fort Collins, Colo.

High School:
Rocky Mountain

Height:
5-10

Position:
Defensive Specialist

Experience:
2L

Club:
NORCO


08/27/2014

CSU volleyball 2014 season outlook

Media guide now online

06/12/2014

Volleyball prospectus: Rams enter summer after strong spring season

Veteran group gearing up for run at 6th straight championship

09/26/2013

Volleyball recap: CSU remains perfect after sweep at Air Force

Rams defeat Falcons in straight sets for 18th straight time

09/11/2013

Volleyball recap: Culbert, Rams keep on cruising, remain undefeated

CSU sweeps Missouri State to improve to 8-0

09/06/2013

Volleyball recap: Rams ace Cavaliers

CSU comes from behind to beat Virginia, start 4-0 for first time since 2010

11/30/2013

CSU volleyball vs. UNLV (2)

The Rams concluded their regular season on Nov. 29 with a 3-0 sweep vs. UNLV, improving to 28-1. Photos by Don Reichert.

11/29/2013

CSU volleyball vs. UNLV

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]

11/03/2013

CSU volleyball at Utah State

No. 9 CSU dropped the first two sets but came back to beat Utah State to earn a program-record 21-0 start. [Photos by Nic Hallisey]

10/31/2013

CSU volleyball at Boise State

The No. 9 CSU Rams tied a program record with a sweep of Boise State on Oct. 31, improving to 20-0. Photos by Nic Hallisey

10/20/2013

CSU volleyball at San Diego State

Photos from CSU's come-from-behind victory at San Diego State. The No. 12 Rams improved to 17-0. [Photos by Nic Hallisey]

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 80 sets (23 matches), ranking second on the team for service aces (22, 0.28 per set) and fifth for digs (1.64 per set)... Her 0.28 aces-per-set average was tied for eighth in the Mountain West... Earned seven starts, transforming from purely a server in 2012 to a defensive player, as well... Started seven matches... In a win vs. Virginia (Sept. 6), tallied five service aces, including four during a 7-0 CSU run... It marked just the third time since 2009 that a Ram has recorded five or more service aces... Less than a month later, at Air Force (Sept. 26), she again had four aces during a 7-0 run... Totaled 10 or more digs on three occasions, including a career-most 16 at UNLV (Oct. 17).

2012 (FRESHMAN): Was used sparingly as a server throughout the year, appearing in 13 matches and 28 sets... Tallied four service aces, including a career-high two against New Mexico in the final match of the regular season (Nov. 23)... The pair of aces came on back-to-back serves and swung the momentum in the Rams' favor to help CSU claim the Mountain West title.

2011 (REDSHIRT): Sat out the 2011 season, using a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: A local product of Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colo. ... Graduated in 2011... Was a three-year letterwinner in volleyball... First-team all-conference and honorable mention all-state selections as a senior... As team captain, led the Lobos to a conference championship her senior year... Played club volleyball for NORCO.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 12, 1993, in Fort Collins, Colo. ... Parents, Kevin Bestgen and Heidi Tillquist, both graduated from CSU... Has one brother, Kyle... Majoring in health & exercise science with a minor in business administration.

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