No. 15 CSU volleyball vs. Illinois State - 9-11-10
Awards & Honors:
All-Mountain West (2010)
Academic all-Mountain West (2010)
Preseason all-Mountain West
AVCA all-region and All-America honorable mention (2009)
All-Mountain West (2009)
Trained with the USA Volleyball A2 national team following sophomore season
2010 (Junior): Earned all-Mountain West honors for the second straight season after recording 1,162 assists, an average of 10.56 per set, which was first in the Mountain West and 52nd nationally...Recorded 60 assists in a five-set match at BYU on Sept. 24, which ranked first for all conference games in 2010...Tallied 30 or more assists in 24 of the Rams' 31 games...Recorded six double-doubles on the season, adding to her career number of 14...Against Cal State Fullerton (Dec. 3), in the first round of the NCAA tournament, recorded her first double-double involving blocks when she recorded a career-high 10 blocks and 46 assists...On the season, led the Rams six times in blocks, including a personal-best six vs. TCU (Nov. 13)...Recorded 89 kills, tallying two or more kills in 25 matches, and five or more on five occasions...Totaled 21 digs in a win over TCU (Oct. 14), a career high...Also earned preseason all-Mountain West and academic all-Mountain West honors.
2009 (Sophomore): Named to the 2009 all-Mountain West team and was a nominee for AVCA all-region and All-America consideration...Played in all 31 matches for Colorado State, appearing in 112 total sets...Ranked second in the MW and 63rd nationally, averaging 10.56 assists per set in her first season as the Rams' primary setter...Recorded 30 or more assists in 26 of CSU's 31 matches...Twice recorded a career-high seven kills in a match: vs. Marshall (Sept. 11) and vs. New Mexico State (Nov. 28)...Posted eight double-doubles (assists and digs) on the season...Ranked second on the team with 18 service aces, averaging 0.16 aces per set...Recorded 92 total kills, sixth on the team, averaging 0.82 per set...Ranked third on the Rams roster with 228 total digs, an average of 2.04 per set...Trained with the USA Volleyball national A2 team following her sophomore season.
2008 (Freshman): Made collegiate debut against Eastern Washington and recorded two assists...Played 33 sets...Established a season high with four assists against Air Force (Nov. 1)...Recorded a career-high 10 digs at BYU (Nov. 20).
High School: Earned all-state honors in volleyball all four years (first-team during her freshman, junior and senior seasons and second-team as a sophomore...Was named first-team all-conference all four years as well as team MVP each season...Conference MVP in volleyball as a freshman, sophomore and senior...Named to the Junior Olympics All-America team...Lettered four years in volleyball and two each in basketball and track and earned first-team academic all-conference in each of those seasons...Named as a "Top 50 Frosh in the country" by Prep Volleyball following her freshman season.
Personal: Full name is Evangella Sanders...Daughter of Collins and Beverly Sanders...Mother played volleyball at the University of Colorado and Cal-State Stanislaus, and father played football at Northern Colorado...Has one sister, Alexandra, and one brother, Dillon...Was born in Modesto, Calif., on Feb. 9, 1990...Is a human development & family studies major at CSU.