The Fresno State volleyball team concluded the 2012 season with its annual end of the year banquet. The coaches honored various student-athletes with program awards.
Senior Barbara Alcantara became the first Bulldog volleyball player to earn All-Mountain West honors.
Senior Barbara Alcantara earned her first career MW Player of the Week honor.
Senior Barbara Alcantara recorded her ninth double-double of the year in her final match as a Bulldog.
Fresno State volleyball defeated Air Force in three-straight sets on Wednesday night.
Updated: Jan. 7, 2013
Alcantara is pronounced "All-KAAN-tuh-ra"
FRESNO STATE ACCOLADES:
All-Mountain West (2012)
Mountain West Player of the Week (2012)
Fresno State Classic All-Tournament (2012)
Academic All-WAC (2011)
2012 (SENIOR): Selected to the All-Mountain West team ... earned Mountain West Player of the Week honors ... appeared in all 120 sets and started all 31 matches as the setter ... led the conference and 28th in the nation in assists per set (11.2) ... recorded a career-high 65 assists against Wyoming on Oct. 13 ... ranks in sixth place in Bulldog history with 1,348 assists in a single season ... collected 50 or more assists in nine matches ... also sixth in the conference in aces per set with 0.26 and a total of 31 on the season ... recorded nine double-doubles ... hit .500 or better in six matches ... tallied 253 digs (2.1 dps) and 45 blocks (four solo, 45 assisted) ... recorded a career best 20 digs against UNLV on Oct. 19 ... had a total of 59 kills and recorded a career best six kills against Boise State on Sept. 20.
2011 (JUNIOR): One of the West Region's premier setters ... eclipsed the 1,000-assist mark for the season with a team-best 1,001 assists (9.27 aps) ... led the Western Athletic Conference during league play with 607 assists (11.04 aps) ... posted more than 40 assists in 12 matches, including eight of the final nine matches of the season ... surpassed 50 assists in six matches ... on the season, in addition to the 1,001 assists, she recorded 48 kills (.341 hitting percentage), 185 digs (1.71 dps) and 24 blocks (0.22 bps) ... also notched a team-best 34 service aces (0.31/set), which tied for the third-most in the WAC ... one of three Bulldogs with four aces in a three-set match, which led the conference ... logged seven double-doubles, which was the second most by any Bulldog and tied for 11th in the WAC ... posted the top two assist clips for conference matches, with 52 against Idaho (11/10/11) and 51 versus San Jose State (10/29/11) ... tossed up 46 assists in 3-0 road sweep at LA Tech (11/5/11) for most by any WAC player in three-set match during entire season ... posted season-best 56 assists twice ... one of four Bulldogs to play and start in all 29 matches for a total of 108 sets.
PRIOR TO FRESNO STATE: Over two years at the College of Southern Idaho, she was named a 2010 junior college second-team All-American and first-team all-region as a sophomore following an impressive freshman campaign ... in 2009, Alcantara led CSI to the NJCAA semifinals while she earned top setting honors and a spot on the all-tournament team ... in the national semifinal match against Salt Lake Community College, Alcantara recorded 54 assists and 12 digs for the Golden Eagles.
HIGH SCHOOL: In Brazil, Alcantara excelled both nationally and internationally for her role leading the Military Club to four consecutive state championships from 2004-2007 ... Alcantara twice earned setter of the international tournament accolades ... in 2005, she received national recognition as Brazil's Most Valuable Player ... in 2004, she received Player of the Year honors and led her high school team to a state title.
PERSONAL: Also known as "Ba" ... Born Dec. 22, 1989 in Lisbon, Portugal ... parents are Cleni and Ademir Alcantara ... has two sisters, Leticia and Gabriela ... hobbies include listening to music, watching movies and shopping ... also recruited by Auburn and Penn State.
ALCANTARA'S CAREER HIGHS
Category, #, Opponent/Date
Kills: 6 -- at Boise State (9/20/12)
Attempts: 10 -- vs. New Mexico (9/27/12)
Hit Pct.: 1.000 -- 4x, last vs. Nevada (11/1/12)
Assists: 65 -- vs. Wyoming (10/13/12)
Aces: 4 -- 2x, last vs. New Mexico State (10/8/11)
Blocks: 5 -- 3x, last vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/15/12)
Digs: 20 -- vs. UNLV (10/19/12)
Points: 10.5 -- at Idaho (11/15/10)
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