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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


09/09/2014

Volleyball recap: Rams push past Pioneers

Hanna finishes with career-most 15 kills, Colaizzi records season-best 22 digs

08/30/2014

Volleyball recap: CSU sweeps VCU in season opener

Reynolds leads Rams with 13 kills; 4 players make debut

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

09/09/2014

CSU volleyball vs. Denver

No. 14 Colorado State swept Denver behind a career-high 15 kills by Jasmine Hanna - 9-6-14 [Photos by Dan Byers]

09/06/2014

CSU volleyball vs. Wisconsin

Photos from No. 13 CSU volleyball's match against No. 4 Wisconsin. A CSU record 7,018 fans were in attendance - 9/6/14 [Photos by Dan Byers]

09/05/2014

CSU volleyball vs. Florida A&M

No. 13 Colorado State improved to 5-0 on the season with a 3-0 win over Florida A&M - 9/5/14 [Photos by Dan Byers]

09/03/2014

CSU volleyball at Northern Colorado

No. 13 Colorado State swept Northern Colorado on Sept. 3 to win its 18th-straight true road match. Photos by Don Reichert.

08/31/2014

CSU volleyball vs. Marquette

The 18th-ranked Rams improved to 3-0 and won the Rams Volleyball Classic with a sweep over Marquette - 8/31/14 [Photos by Dan Byers]

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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