WAC releases its 2011 All-Academic teams for the fall sports; Bulldogs show well in the classroom
Seniors Brianna Clarke and Alysia Baker closed their Save Mart Center careers by delivering a 3-2 victory over Utah State.
Senior Brianna Clarke became the second-leading blocker in school history during Fresno State's 3-1 loss to Idaho on Thursday night.
Fresno State cruised to a straight-set victory in CSU Bakersfield's home opener at the Icardo Center.
Last updated: Sept. 2, 2011
2009 (Sophomore) Earned first team All-Independent honors after leading the independent ranks in hitting percentage (.293), aces (54) and aces per set (0.45) ... also finished among the Independent leaders in points (5tf, 389.0), block assists (6th, 62) and total blocks (7th, 68) ... her 54 service aces rank No. 17 on CSUB's single-season list...enters the season ranked No. 9 in career attack percentage (.295) ... collected 27 kills over three matches to earn all-tournament honors at the Fresno State Invitational...earned Division I Independent Player of the Week honors after hitting .923 (12-0-13) in a win over Seattle (Nov. 1) ... reached double figures in kills 19 times, including a career-high 18 in a win over Fresno State (Nov. 17) ... also had a career-high six blocks in that win...had at least one aces in 26 of 31 matches.
2008 (Freshman): Alysia made an immediate impact in 2008, becoming the first true freshman to play in every set for the Roadrunners since Erica Baldwin in 2004 ... finished second on the team with a .298 attack percentage and third with 258 kills ... led CSUB with 55 block assists and 63 total blocks ... also chipped in 41 aces, good for third on the team ... had double-digit kills in 10 matches, equaling her season-high of 11 three times: vs. Lamar (Sept. 5), Cal State Northridge (Sept. 30) and San Jose State (Oct. 18)...first collegiate double-double came with 10 kills and 10 digs at Utah Valley in the NCAA Division I Independent Championship match (Nov. 22) ... season-high five aces vs. CSUN (Nov. 6) ... season-high five blocks vs. Lamar.
Tri-City Christian HS Alysia made the jump from high school star to collegiate starter after an award-winning career at Tri-City Christian High School in northern San Diego County ... CIF San Diego Section Division V titles as a junior and senior while earning CIF Player of the Year honors in 2007 ... ranked among San Diego's top players in 2007 by both the Union Tribune and the North County Times ... averaged 3.9 kills, 3.0 digs and 0.9 blocks per set as a senior...first team All-Coastal North League in 2007 ... second team All-North County as a junior and senior...earned area player of the week honors twice as a senior ... team MVP and co-captain in 2007 ... earned team most improved player award as both a freshman and a sophomore...also played basketball for one year at Tri-City.
Personal: An Oceanside, Calif., native, Alysia is majoring in kinesiology at CSUB ... career goal is to be a physical therapist ... parents are Cheryl Chilton and Mike Baker.
Netherby-Sewell on Baker: "Alysia's been one of the best players out of CSUB and always gave us plenty of trouble across the net over the last few years - we're happy to have her on our side now. She's a knowledgeable and confident player. She's accustomed to the middle and will initially compete for a position there, but I think she can do it all. Being her last year, I look forward to seeing her drive earn her a spot somewhere on our floor."