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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


12/06/2014

Volleyball recap: Rams knock off Buffs to advance to Minneapolis Regional

CSU advances to 1st Round-of-16 since 2009, 10th in school history

11/13/2014

Volleyball recap: No. 9 CSU earns 43rd-straight win over Air Force

Colaizzi records 1,000th career dig

10/23/2014

Volleyball recap: No. 6 CSU sweeps Boise State

Rams have won 20-straight sets, 16 matches in a row

10/17/2014

Volleyball recap: Rams fly past Falcons

CSU reaches 20 victories for 20th-straight season

10/16/2014

Volleyball recap: No. 6 Rams sweep 2nd-place Lobos

Culbert tallies 12 kills in tight 3-set match

12/12/2014

CSU volleyball vs. Texas - NCAA tournament

CSU played in its 10th NCAA Regional Semifinal, falling to No. 2 seed Texas in Minneapolis. - 12/12/14 [Photos by Eric Miller]

12/11/2014

CSU Volleyball NCAA tournament send off

Fans lined up outside of Moby Arena to send the team off to Minneapolis for the NCAA Regional Semifinal

12/11/2014

CSU volleyball NCAA Regional practice

After arriving in Minneapolis, the CSU volleyball team practiced at the Sports Pavilion - 12/11/14 [Photos by Nic Hallisey]

12/06/2014

CSU volleyball vs. Colorado - NCAA Tournament (1)

Photos from CSU's 3-2 second-round victory over rival Colorado - NCAA tournament - 12/6/14 [Photos by Dan Byers]

12/06/2014

CSU volleyball vs. Colorado - NCAA Tournament (2)

Photos from CSU's second-round win over CU at Moby Arena - 12/6/14 [Photos by Don Reichert]

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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