Boise State's indoor and beach volleyball teams have received AVCA Team Academic Awards
The Boise State duo have each earned AVCA Honorable-Mention All-American recognition.
For the second straight year two Broncos are honored by the AVCA, Garus named coach of the year.
Boise State's great season of firsts comes to an end against Stanford in second round of NCAA Tournament.
Boise State made program history Friday winning its first ever match in its first NCAA appearance.
Boise State volleyball received five Mountain West Conference Awards this season. Head Coach Shawn Garus and the athletes who received the awards talk about how much that meant to the Broncos.
Head coach Shawn Garus and sophomore Maddy O'Donnell recap the Broncos weekend at Colorado State and Wyoming, and look ahead to this weekend when they will host New Mexico and Air Force.
Maddy O'Donnell takes us on a Cribs style tour of the volleyball facilities at Boise State. O'Donnell shows off the locker room, team room, training room and weight room.
Women's Volleyball - Air Force | Nov. 22
Photo gallery for the Colorado State at Boise State volleyball match in Bronco Gym, Nov. 16, 2016.
Photo gallery from the 2016 Blue & Orange Scrimmage on August 18 in Bronco Gym.
2015Boise State Volleyball MW Postseason Honors
Photo gallery for the Nevada at Boise State volleyball match on Nov. 14, 2015.
HONORS: Graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in communication ... as a senior received AVCA Honorable Mention All-American and All-Region recognition ... three-time All-Mountain West honoree ... three-time Academic All-Mountain West ... member of Boise State’s first Mountain West championship team in 2016 and second team to win a conference title all-time ... also a member of the Broncos’ first-ever NCAA Tournament Team, which won its first match and advanced to the second round in 2016.
STATISTICS (Record Book Ranking): Finished career with 924 kills (19th), 29 assists, 86 service aces (t-29th), 264 digs, 35 block solos (23rd), 356 block assists (4th), 391 total blocks (7th) and 1,223.0 points (15th) ... averaged 2.51 kills per set (19th), 0.23 service aces, 0.72 digs, 1.06 blocks (8th) and 3.32 points (14th) ... hitting percentage of .366 (2nd).
2016 | SENIOR SEASON | STATS
HONORS: AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, AVCA All-Region, All-Mountain West ... 2016 Preseason All-MW ... MW Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 17) ... Academic All-Mountain West.
STATISTICS (Notable Rankings): Tallied 311 kills (2nd team), 14 assists, 27 service aces (3rd team), 120 digs, 145 blocks (1st team / 4th MW / 44th NCAA) and 417.0 points (2nd team / 8th MW) ... averaged 2.73 kills (2nd team), 0.24 service aces (3rd team), 1.05 digs, 1.27 blocks (1st team / 4th MW / 48th NCAA) and 3.66 points per set (2nd team / 10th MW) ... hit 36.2 percent (1st team / 2nd MW / 44th NCAA) ... led team in points five times, kills three, service aces seven and blocks 27 times ... 16 matches in double-figure kills ... her season attack percentage of 36.2 ranked seventh all-time in program history ... had 132 block assists on the year, fourth most in Bronco history and her 145 total blocks ranks tied for ninth.
HIGHLIGHTS: Played in all 33 matches starting at middle blocker ... tallied a team-second-best 26 points at TCU Invitational (Aug. 27-28) on 10 kills, four service aces and eight block assists ... named to the Golden Flashes Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 2) after hitting 40.6 percent with 15 kills and nine blocks for 27.5 points ... hit a season high 66.7 percent for eight kills against Wright State (Sept. 2), added four blocks ... hit 42.9 percent for 11 kills with five blocks in upset victory over No. 17 Santa Clara (Sept. 16) to help Broncos to first ever win over a nationally ranked opponent ... had 52.5 points to help Broncos win Boise State Invitational (Sept. 15-17) with 39 kills, three service aces, four block solos and 13 block assists ... tallied a team-high (tied) 13 kills at UNLV (Sept. 22), became 13th Bronco to reach the 300 career blocks milestone with five to give her 303 ... recorded double-double to help Broncos win for first time ever at New Mexico (Sept. 24) with 10 kills and career-high 14 digs, also had four blocks and two service aces ... notched six blocks in win over San Diego State (Sept. 29) to give her 313 to move into 11th place on the Boise State career list ... tallied nine kills and tied season-high for blocks with eight against Nevada (Oct. 1) ... recorded six blocks in win at Air Force (Oct. 4) to move into 10th on the career blocks list with 327 ... notched six blocks in win against Utah State (Oct. 8) to move into ninth-place on career blocks list with 333 ... recorded team-high 13 kills while hitting 48 percent in win at San Jose State (Oct. 13) with four blocks ... had 13 kills and hit 52.6 percent with five blocks in win at Fresno State (Oct. 15) ... hit 61.5 percent for nine kills in win over UNLV (Oct. 22) with team-high five blocks ... tallied 12 kills and a team-high six blocks in victory at Nevada (Oct. 27) ... hit 50 percent in win at San Diego State (Oct. 29) with 10 kills and four blocks ... nine kills and four blocks in sweep at Utah State (Nov. 3) to move into eighth-place on career blocks list with 362 ... 12 kills and five blocks versus Fresno State (Nov. 10) ... 13 kills while hitting 55 percent in win over San Jose State (Nov. 12) with five blocks moving into seventh on career block list with 370 ... hit 50 percent for 17 kills with eight digs and two blocks to help Broncos to first win ever over Colorado State (Nov. 16) ... hit 35.7 percent for seven kills in win at Wyoming (Nov. 18) ... nine kills, four blocks and hit 53.3 percent in regular season finale win over Air Force (Nov. 22) to help Boise State win MW championship outright ... four kills, team-best two service aces, three digs and team-high (tied) seven blocks in Broncos first-round NCAA Tournament victory over 20th-ranked Western Kentucky (Dec. 2) at Stanford, Calif. ... six kills, one assist, one service ace, three digs and one block in second-round NCAA Tournament loss at ninth-ranked and eventual 2016 NCAA National Champion Stanford (Dec. 3).
2015 | JUNIOR SEASON | STATS
HONORS: All-Mountain West ... North Texas Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Academic All-Mountain West.
STATISTICS (Notable Rankings): Battled through injuries to amass 247 kills (3rd team), six assists, 26 service aces (3rd team), 67 digs, 96 blocks (1st) and 325.5 points (2nd team) ... hit 35 percent (3rd team / 5th MW / 80th NCAA) on the year and averaged 2.47 kills, 0.26 services aces (3rd MW), 0.67 digs, 0.96 blocks (1st team / 6th MW) and 3.26 points (8th MW) per set ... led team in hitting percentage 12 times, service aces seven and blocks 14 times ... 10 matches in double-digit kills with a high of 16, twice and 14 matches with three or more blocks with a high of nine.
HIGHLIGHTS: Played in all 30 matches with 28 starts seeing action in 104 sets during the 2015 campaign ... 10 kills, five digs and one block versus Idaho State (Sept. 3) ... eight kills, two service aces and team-high six blocks in 3-2 victory at North Texas (Sept. 11) ... recorded a team-high six blocks to go with 10 kills at Wyoming (Sept. 24) ... 12 kills while hitting 31.8 percent to go with two service aces and two blocks at Colorado State (Sept. 26) ... team-high six blocks with eight kills while hitting 53.3 percent in sweep over San Jose State (Oct. 8) ... tallied 16 kills, team-best (tied) three service aces, two digs, team-high five blocks and hit 56 percent to help Broncos to first road victory (3-2) ever at San Diego State (Oct. 17) ... had 11 kills while hitting 42.9 percent in 3-1 win over Wyoming (Oct. 24) to go with four digs and four blocks ... helped lead Boise State from two sets down at Fresno State (Oct. 29) to victory by hitting 52 percent and tallying 14 kills, one assist, two service aces, five digs and eight blocks ... recorded a team and season-high nine blocks with 11 kills while hitting 40.9 percent in 3-1 win over Air Force (Nov. 18) ... led Broncos to 3-1 victory versus New Mexico (Nov. 21) in Boise with 16 kills, three service aces, three digs and team-high eight blocks.
2014 | SOPHOMORE SEASON | STATS
HONORS: All-Mountain West ... Islander Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 19-20) ... Academic All-Mountain West.
STATISTICS (Notable Rankings): Recorded 262 kills (2nd team), seven assists, 28 service aces (1st team), 57 digs, 105 blocks (1st team) and 347.0 points (2nd team) ... averaged 2.7 kills (2nd team / 16th MW), 0.29 service aces (1st team / 5th MW), 1.08 blocks (1st team / 11th MW) and 3.58 points per set (2nd team / 7th MW) ... hit 37.2 percent (2nd team / 4th MW / 39th NCAA) ... led team in kills three times, hitting percentage nine times, service aces on nine occasions and in blocks a team-high 17 times ... 12 matches in double-digit kills with a high of 22 ... 21 matches with three or more blocks with a high of nine.
HIGHLIGHTS: Started 26 of 29 matches at middle blocker and saw action in 97 sets ... hit 57.1 percent for 14 kills in 3-1 Bronco win over Portland State (Aug. 30) to with team-highs for services aces and blocks with five each, the five service aces ranks tied for second in a four-set match during rally scoring era at Boise State ... tallied a team-high eight blocks with 12 kills while hitting 47.4 percent against Tulsa (Sept. 5) ... tied career-high for service aces with five in 3-1 win over Central Arkansas (Sept. 5), the five service aces versus UCA ranks tied for first in a five-set match during rally scoring era ... hit 72.4 percent (22-1-29) with career-high 22 kills at Idaho (Sept. 12) ... tallied team highs for service aces and blocks with three and seven, respectively, in sweep over Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Sept. 20) with 11 kills on 35 percent hitting ... season-high nine blocks and 11 kills in 3-1 win versus Utah State (Oct. 14) ... hit career-high 77.8 percent with 14 kills and four blocks in sweep against Fresno State (Oct. 18) ... hit team-best 52.4 percent for 12 kills and had seven blocks in 3-0 victory over Air Force (Nov. 1).
2013 | FRESHMAN SEASON | STATS
STATISTICS (Notable Rankings): Tallied 104 kills, two assists, five service aces, 20 digs, 45 blocks (t-5th team) and 133.5 points ... hit a team-high 40.2 percent on the year ... averaged 1.82 kills (5th team), 0.35 digs, 0.79 blocks (3rd team) and 2.33 points (4th team) per set.
HIGHLIGHTS: Played in 24 of 30 matches, starting 12 at middle blocker ... first action as a Bronco came in season opener as a starter against fifth-ranked Washington (Aug. 30) at the Northwest Challenge in Portland, Ore., recording four kills, one block and one dig ... five kills and four blocks in 3-2 victory at Fresno State (Sept. 28) ... season-high six blocks with five kills in 3-0 win over Wyoming (Nov. 2) ... first career match in double figure kills with 10 while hitting 44.4 percent at New Mexico (Nov. 7) ... recorded 12 kills with two blocks at Air Force (Nov. 9) ... season-high 13 kills while hitting 40 percent versus Fresno State (Nov. 14) ... five blocks and season-high-tying 13 kills while hitting season-best 72.2 percent at San Diego State (Nov. 21).
IRVINE HIGH SCHOOL
HONORS: Two-time All-Pacific Coast League First Team honoree as a junior and senior, honorable mention as a sophomore ... two-time team captain ... Team MVP junior and senior years ... Coach’s Prime Time Player award during sophomore campaign and two-time player of the month ... earned scholar athlete recognition her last two years.
HIGHLIGHTS: A 2013 graduate of Irvine High School in Irvine, Calif. ... four-year starter at middle blocker for the Vaqueros’ varsity team playing for coach Mark Mednick ... as a senior averaged 20 kills, six blocks, five aces and 22 digs per match ... also lettered in basketball earning first-team all-league honors twice.
Played club ball for Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club in Lake Forest, Calif., 2010-2013 coached by Kelli Mulvany and Ki Yi, who also coached former Bronco Liz Harden, a senior on the 2012 Boise State team.
Two-sport athlete at Boise State competing for both the indoor and beach volleyball teams ... was a member of th 2014 inaugural Bronco beach volleyball ... played for the Mountain West All-Star Volleyball Team in 2015 that competed in the European Global Challenge at Pula, Croatia, placing third.
Majored in Communication ... three-time Academic All-Mountain West.
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