Team honors seniors, celebrates championship at annual banquet
Senior earns second honor from publication
Cranston selected to third team; Paige, Plourde named honorable mention
Plourde becomes first CSU, MW player to earn status four times
Match concludes careers of four seniors
The Rams spent Thursday, Nov. 29, preparing for No. 22 Purdue, their NCAA tournament first-round opponent.
CSU volleyball vs. No. 22 Purdue in the first round of the 2012 NCAA tournament, played in Tallahassee, Fla.
Photos from CSU volleyball's win vs New Mexico on Nov. 23, 2012. Senior Night & Mountain West championship celebration!
CSU's 3-0 win at Boise State.
CSU volleyball's sweep of Air Force on Nov. 15, 2012.
AWARDS & HONORS:
All-Mountain West team (2011, 2012)
AVCA All-America honorable mention (2012)
COBRA Magazine All-American (2011, 2012)
Mountain West Championships all-tournament team (2011)
Mountain West Player of the Week (Oct. 31, 2011)
COBRA Magazine All-West Region (2010)
Rams Volleyball Classic all-tournament team (Sept. 8-10, 2010)
2012 (SENIOR): Earned AVCA All-America honorable mention honors and was selected to the All-Mountain West team after averaging 2.57 kills and 0.97 blocks per set... During conference action, she recorded 2.84 kills per set while hitting a conference-best .391... Ranked eighth in the MW with 1.09 blocks per set during league play... In a five-set match at Fresno State (Oct. 11), she kept the Rams within reach of the Bulldogs with a career-high 20 kills on .471 hitting... Led the team in blocks in eight of the team's 29 matches, including a career-best eight on two occasions... Finished sixth in CSU history with a career hitting percentage of .341... For the second consecutive season was named a COBRA Magazine All-American.
2011 (JUNIOR): Started all 30 matches as a junior, recording 227 kills, fourth-most on the team... Led the Mountain West with a .333 hitting percentage, good for 34th nationally... Named to the All-Mountain West team, in addition to becoming a COBRA Magazine All-West Region selection... Ranked seventh in the conference with 1.02 blocks per set... Recorded five or more blocks 10 times on the year, including five of the final six matches of the season... Set a career high with six blocks during the final three regular-season matches... Recorded double-digit kill totals seven times, and led the team on five occasions, including at New Mexico (Nov. 12), when she posted a career-high 16 kills... In the Mountain West finals against UNLV (Nov. 20), hit .462, recording seven kills and six blocks... Recorded 17 kills on .630 hitting in two matches during the week of Oct. 24-30, earning her first career Mountain West Player of the Week award... Against UNLV (Oct. 29), hit .800, tying a career best... Named to Rams Volleyball Classic all-tournament team after recording 29 kills on .373 hitting in three matches (Sept. 8-10).
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Broke out as a sophomore, earning 15 starts and appearing in all but one set for the Rams... Ranked second on the team with 95 total blocks (0.87 per set)... Led the Rams in blocks six times, tied for second most on the team... Recorded five-plus blocks six times, including a career-high seven vs. Illinois State (Sept. 11)... Averaged a .329 hitting percentage, good for second on the squad... Finished 16 matches hitting .400 or above, including the team-high twice... Tallied 143 kills on the year, fifth-most on the team... Notched five kills or more 12 times... Put up then-career highs in kills three times, with nine each contest... Finished with nine kills in back-to-back matches vs. Illinois State (Sept. 11) and VCU (Sept. 16)... During a nine-match stretch between Oct. 20 and Nov. 24, recorded 51 kills... Totaled 194 points on the season, fifth on the team.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 matches, making her collegiate debut Sept. 5 vs. UT Arlington... Was impressive vs. the Mavericks, recording eight kills on .500 hitting and adding four assisted blocks, all season bests... Recorded multiple blocks in five matches, tying for the team lead with three total blocks vs. Air Force (Nov. 5)... Ranked second on the team, behind Megan Plourde, with a .333 hitting percentage.
2008 (Redshirt): Redshirted during her first season at Colorado State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team all-league honors as a senior... Was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball... Named the Wildcats' best offensive player and led the team in blocks as a senior... Was a team captain as a junior and senior... Was an honor roll student who completed over 100 hours of community service.
PERSONAL: Born in Fresno, Calif., on March 25, 1990... Daughter of Stephone and Paula Paige... Father played football at Fresno State, and 12 years in the NFL, 10 with the Kansas City Chiefs and two with the Minnesota Vikings... Has two brothers, Stephone II and Elon, who were student-athletes at Sacramento State (Stephone II track & field, and Elon football)... Is studying communications at CSU.
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