Photo Highlights From Rams vs New Mexico on September 22
2007 Played in 30 matches and 107 games as an outside hitter... Had a career-high 81 attacks in a five-game match at TCU on Nov. 15, which is No. 1 on the individual single-match record chart for CSU... Had 1,217 total attacks on the season, putting her at eighth on the individual single-season record list... Led the team with 451 kills and 4.21 kills per game... Had career-best 30 kills at BYU on Sept. 22... Had 15 or more kills in 15 games... Set a career-high mark for assists with eight vs. Oregon State on Aug. 24... Matched career best two solo blocks in five games... Broke her previous career record of six total blocks with seven at TCU on Nov. 15... Had 11 double doubles for the season with kills and digs... Had a season-high 21 digs at BYU on Sept. 22... Named an honorable mention All-American by AVCA and named to the AVCA All-West Region team... Named MWC Player of the Week and named to the MWC all-conference team
2006 Played in all 30 matches and 110 games, as an outside hitter...Finished the season with a team-leading 392 kills...Hit .217 and averaged 3.56 kills per game...Set career bests in every category...Notched 24 kills against both BYU and TCU for a career high...Had a least 10 kills in 23 matches...Also had a career-attack high at BYU with 58 swings...Set her career high in digs with 22 vs. Missouri State...Had six blocks against Wyoming...Had 64 blocks for the season, averaging 0.58 per game...Finished third on the team with 284 digs...Earned 13 double-doubles...Named the Mountain West Conference tournament MVP
2005 Played in all 30 matches and in 101 of the team's 108 games...Notched 13 digs in the second match of the season against Northern Iowa...Had six kills against Wyoming on Sept. 30...Played in the back row as a defensive specialist for Tess Rogers all season...Was one of three freshmen to play in all of the Rams' matches...Also had a solo block in the home win over Wyoming.
High School Was named to the all-conference team from 2002-04 and was an all-state selection in both 2003 and `04...Also named to the 2004 All-Colorado team as well as being the 2004 4A State Player of the Year, conference Player of the Year and Weld Player of the Year...Also played one year of tennis for the Wizards...Played club volleyball for NORCO with CSU teammate Ashley Fornstrom.
Personal Born Oct. 31, 1986, in Fort Collins...Is the oldest of two children of Jeff and Tami Strauss, and has a younger brother, Tyler...Becomes the seventh player from Fort Collins to play volleyball at Colorado State since 1982.