CSU advances to 1st Round-of-16 since 2009, 10th in school history
Colorado State to play rival Colorado Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Culbert, Reynolds, Snider, Colaizzi also garner honors
Seniors improve to 68-6 all-time at Moby Arena
Trio has elevated program's proud tradition
CSU played in its 10th NCAA Regional Semifinal, falling to No. 2 seed Texas in Minneapolis. - 12/12/14 [Photos by Eric Miller]
After arriving in Minneapolis, the CSU volleyball team practiced at the Sports Pavilion - 12/11/14 [Photos by Nic Hallisey]
Photos from CSU's 3-2 second-round victory over rival Colorado - NCAA tournament - 12/6/14 [Photos by Dan Byers]
Photos from CSU's second-round win over CU at Moby Arena - 12/6/14 [Photos by Don Reichert]
CSU held its final practice before taking on Denver in the first round of the NCAA tournament - 12/4/14 [Photos by Don Reichert]
AWARDS & HONORS:
- All-Mountain West Preseson Team (2014)
- Mountain West All-Star Team, third place & All-Tournament Team (2014)
- All-Mountain West (2013)
- Mountain West Academic All-Conference (2013)
- BIP/Global Challenge participant (2013)
2013 (JUNIOR): Earned All-Mountain West honors during her first season as a middle blocker, switching during the offseason from outside hitter... Ranked third on the team for kills (2.60 per set) and second for blocks (1.04)... Hit at a .365 clip, second-highest on the team for players with at least 50 kills and 11th in CSU single-season history... The percentage was fifth-best in the MW and 47th nationally... Her blocks-per-set average ranked 10th in the MW... Recorded 10 or more kills 14 times, including a career-high 18 on .341 hitting at New Mexico (Sept. 28)... In a five-set win at Utah State (Nov. 2), she nearly recorded her first double-double with 14 kills and a career-high nine blocks... Totaled 16 kills and zero errors on a personal-best .762 hitting in CSU's NCAA tournament match vs. Cal State Northridge (Dec. 5), recording kills on her first 12 swings... The figure is a CSU NCAA tournament record and the best overall percentage by a CSU player in a five-set match... Started all 30 matches and played in 108 of 109 sets... Added serving to her game, recording 11 aces... During the 2014 summer, competed in Italy and Croatia with the MW All-Star team, helping the squad to a third-place finish at the Global Challenge... Earned MW Academic All-Conference honors.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 27 of the team's 29 matches, and played in 80 sets... Averaged 1.76 kills and 2.05 points per set... Had the best match of the season against No. 2 UCLA (Sept. 15), when she tallied a then-career-best 15 kills and 15.5 total points... During a five-match period (Sept. 2-Sept. 15), averaged 2.80 kills and 0.60 blocks per set... Saw consistent playing time through the season's first 14 matches, totaling 117 kills in 53 sets (2.21 per set)... Against BYU (Sept. 1), set season highs for service aces (2) and blocks (2)... Competed with the USA/Bring It Promotions Global Challenge Developmental Team in China over the summer, playing six matches against top professional Chinese teams.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Made 11 starts and appeared in 55 sets... Averaged 1.18 kills and 0.69 blocks per set... Was a key factor in CSU's Mountain West Championships opening-round win against Air Force (Nov. 18), recording five kills, including three during an 8-1 run to give the Rams the lead... In the three matches that weekend, totaled 11 kills and 10 blocks... Posted one of her best performances of the season against TCU (Oct. 15), finishing with five kills at a .455 clip... Opened conference action with 11 kills and eight blocks in two matches, including a start vs. Boise State (Sept. 24)... Recorded a then-career-high .538 hitting percentage vs. Air Force (Sept. 22) with seven kills on 13 attempts... Made her collegiate debut at Arkansas (Aug. 26), earning a start... Recorded five kills and three blocks, totaling 6.5 points in the three-set win.
2010 (REDSHIRT): Sat out the 2010 season, using a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a 2010 graduate of Pomona High School in Arvada, Colo. ... Earned two varsity letters in volleyball and two in track & field... Received all-state and all-conference honors in volleyball... Named team MVP and Best Offensive Player as a senior... Named team captain her senior year... Played club volleyball for Juggernaut... Earned four academic letters... Named American Government and World History Student of the Year.
PERSONAL: Born March 13, 1992, in Denver, Colo. ... Raised in Westminster, Colo. ... Daughter of John and Debra Snider... Has one older sister, Steffanie... Diagnosed with a heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome at the age of 14... Caused by an extra electrical circuit in the heart, she experienced irregular and rapid heartbeats which prompted two heart surgeries in order to continue her athletic career... Is spending the 2014 season interning in the volleyball office... Assists director of operations Bri Olmstead and oversees duties such as scheduling, travel and camp... Majoring in health & exercise science at CSU, with a concentration in health promotion.
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