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 recorded her ninth double-double of the year in her final match as a Bulldog.
The Bulldogs host Air Force and Boise State in the final homestand of the 2012 volleyball season.
Senior Barbara Alcantara recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 33 assists and 10 digs against the Anteaters.
Fresno State hosts UC Irvine in its final nonconference match of the season on Nov. 13 and heads to UNLV for its last regular season road match of 2012.
Three members of the Bulldog volleyball team blazed through the Fresno Grass Volleyball Association's Inferno Tournament this past weekend as undefeated champions.
The 'Dogs started the 2010 season by hosting the Fresno State Classic.
Last updated: Jan. 7, 2013
2012 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Appeared in 30 matches and made 29 starts ... averaged 3.18 kills, 0.15 aces and 2.84 digs per set in 116 sets played ... earned first team Academic All-District honors from CoSIDA ... hit .147 with a total of 369 kills on the year ... recorded 12 double-doubles on the year, the second most on the team ... tallied a career best 25 kills against Wyoming ... collected a season best 22 digs against Sacramento State ... hit a season-high .333 against Air Force ... totaled 17 assists, 13 aces, 46 blocks and 329 digs ... recorded three multi-ace efforts ... had 19 matches with 10 or more kills and eight matches with 15 or more kills ... also had three matches with 20 or more kills ... recorded 10 or more digs in 18 matches and 15 or more digs in six matches ... tallied a season best five blocks against NAU and Utah Valley ... had five solo blocks and 41 assisted blocks ... recorded a season-high 25.5 points against Wyoming ... averaged 3.5 points per set and had a total of 407.5 points on the year ... delivered two multi-assist efforts.
2011 (MEDICAL HARDSHIP): One of the West Region's best outside hitters ... Even with suffering a season-ending knee injury on Sept. 17 during match against San Francisco in UNLV Classic, led team with 3.94 kills per set and 4.3 points per set ... in 11 matches played, recorded 142 kills, 91 digs, 10 blocks and eight aces ... delivered career-best .500 hitting percentage (16 kills with two errors on 28 attempts) vs. Marist on Sept. 3 in Sacramento State Invitational ... tied career-high with three aces against Sacramento State on Sept. 2 ... opened the season with four double-doubles and posted 10 or more kills in 10 matches for 12 straight dating back to previous season ... posted 10 or more digs in four matches ... served as one of team's captains.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): As a versatile and talented athlete, she quickly became one of the WAC's premier outside hitters ... earned second-team All-WAC honors ... on the season, recorded a WAC-best 12 double-doubles (kills/digs) and led the team with 354 kills ... also contributed 268 digs, 16 service aces and 47 total blocks as one of eight Bulldogs to play in all 28 matches ... established new career-highs while shattering previous best marks in every major statistical category ... delivered a season-high .400 hitting percentage at Louisiana Tech ... landed career-best 23 kills in two road separate matches at Nevada and Boise State ... posted 10 or more kills in 19 matches ... posted 10 or more digs in 12 matches ... racked up a season-high three aces vs. Utah State on October 30, 2010.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Played in 23 matches, started in seven ... became one of the best freshmen blockers in the WAC ... on the year, posted 93 kills, 47 digs, 27.0 total blocks and 108.5 points ... had a season-high 12 kills and 43 attempts at LA Tech on Nov. 12 ... posted a .375 hitting percentage at Sacramento State on Sept. 12 ... had her first career assist and posted three blocks assists vs. Nevada on Nov. 9 ... had her first career ace vs. New Mexico State on Nov. 14 ... had nine digs in two separate matches on the year, once vs. LA Tech and the second at San Jose State on Nov. 19 ... at Cal State Bakersfield on Nov. 17, posted high's in block solos, total blocks and points ... had double-digit kills in three matches on the year.
HIGH SCHOOL (CYPRESS):A four-year varsity letterwinner in volleyball ... team captain her junior and senior seasons ... one-year varsity letterwinner in basketball ... a four-time all-academic team honoree in the Empire League ... named to the first team All-Empire League her sophomore through senior seasons ... volleyball team offensive player of the year her sophomore and junior seasons ... first team All-C.I.F her junior year and second team All-C.I.F her senior year ... C.I.F. Champions her junior season ... state participant her junior year ... senior year she was the Empire League MVP, team MVP, All-Orange Country honorable mention, second team All-C.I.F. and the Cypress High School Athlete of the Year.
PERSONAL: Born June 21, 1991 ... parents are Steven and Danielle Brand ... has one sister, Allison and two brothers, Trevor and Justin ... hobbies include all outdoor activities, reading, spending time at the beach, spending time with friends and family and watching movies ... list biggest athletic thrill as winning the C.I.F. Southern Section title her junior year ... has former teammates that attend and play at Portland, TCU and North Carolina ... was also recruited by UC Irvine, SMU, Texas State, Cal State Northridge and Hawaii Pacific University ... chose Fresno State for the coaching staff and the entire athletic program.
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