The ninth-ranked Colorado State volleyball team closed the regular season with a 3-0 sweep vs. UNLV to improve to 28-1. After, the team was presented the 2013 Mountain West championship trophy. [Photo by Dan Byers]
No. 10 Colorado State swept Fresno State on Nov. 23, playing one of its most complete matches of the season. Photos by Nic Hallisey.
AWARDS & HONORS
BIP/Global Challenge participant (2013)
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 27 of the team's 29 matches, and played in 80 sets for the Rams... Averaged 1.76 kills and 2.05 points per set... Had the best match of her career against No. 2 UCLA (Sept. 15), when she tallied a career-best 15 kills and 15.5 total points... During a five-match period (Sept. 2-Sept. 15), averaged 2.80 kills per set, also tallying 0.60 blocks per set... Through the season's first 14 matches saw consistent playing time, totaling 117 kills in 53 sets (2.21 per set)... Against BYU (Sept. 1), she set career highs in 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 for the Rams... Averaged 1.18 kills and 0.69 blocks per set... Was a key factor in CSU's opening-round win against Air Force (Nov. 18) in the Mountain West Championships, 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 attack percentage, earning starts in the second and third sets... Opened conference action with 11 kills and eight blocks in two matches, earning a start vs. Boise State (Sept. 24)... Set a 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 in 2010, 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... Team captain her senior year... Earned four academic letters... Named American Government and World History Student of the Year.
PERSONAL: Born March 13, 1992, in Denver, Colo. ... Daughter of John and Debra Snider... Has one older sister, Steffanie... Majoring in health & exercise science at CSU, with a concentration in health promotion.