The Fresno State volleyball team (6-18, 1-9) takes the road once again to continue their second half of the Mountain West Conference slate playing San Jose State (3-20, 0-10) this Thursday, Oct. 30 and UNLV (19-5, 7-2) on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Fresno State is the lone MW volleyball team to be honored with a +3.30 team GPA for the 2013-14 season.
The recent graduates look ahead to their first post-collegiate action with teams in France and Sweden.
Seniors Albertson, Brand, Franks & Wild are honored among the three awards announced.
Eight Bulldogs now sport multiple career honors, including three with three or more laurels.
2013 (SENIOR): The MW Newcomer of the Year ranked top 20 in the MW in aces (fourth, 0.31 p/s), points (eighth, 3.52 p/s) and kills (17th, 2.80 p/s) and 163rd nationally in aces ... among team stats, topped team in season averages for aces, and stood second in blocks and points and third in kills ... the 31-match starter logged 17 double-digit kill totals on the campaign, and had 10 matches with multiple aces ... in her first season for the `Dogs after transferring from Cal Poly, boosted the offense with team match highs in kills in 10 matches, and likewise in a similar # of matches in aces (10), blocks (8), points (7) and hitting (4) ... in late September, she logged her season high in kills and points vs. Utah State (20/24) - and the latter was a team best for a non-five-set match in `2013 - and also topped the team in points that same weekend vs. Boise State (22) ... her eight blocks vs. Utah State was her season high and one off the team season high, and her three aces tied the team's fourth-best total in 2013 ... in mid-September, she was tabbed the UC Irvine Tournament MVP after she posted then-season highs in kills (18) and points (21.5) vs. the Anteaters ... the weekend before, her seven aces vs. Wichita State set a new school record and helped her earn Portland Nike Invitational all-tourney honors ... he posted the team's second-best aces mark of `13 vs. SJSU (5) in three sets in October ... she claimed Fresno State Invitational all-tourney honors opening weekend after she hit a season high vs. CS Northridge (.400) - one of seven +.300 totals in 2013, including a season-high .455 in a sweep at Wyoming.
PRIOR TO FRESNO STATE: She played three seasons at Cal Poly.
2012 (Junior): Appeared in all 108 sets and made 19 starts ... led the team with 2.9 kills per set and a total of 318 kills ... hit .191 on the year ... recorded 10 aces, 63 digs (0.58 dps) and 39 blocks (0.36 bps) ... tallied a season-high 21 kills against Pacific ... recorded 12 kills in a match against UC Irvine ... earned all-tournament honors at Utah and USC.
2010 (Sophomore): Played in 23 matches and 91 sets as a sophomore ... averaged 1.6 kills and 0.6 blocks per set ... added 0.6 digs while hitting .194 ... recorded a season-high 13 kills at UC Santa Barbara ... totaled four matches with 10 or more kills ... recorded a season-high of seven blocks against BYU.
2009 (Freshman): Played in 28 matches and 84 sets as a true freshman ... averaged 1.9 kills and 0.3 blocks per set, hitting .201 ... hit a season-high .556 (11 kills 18 swings and 1 error) at Denver ... added a second match of .417 against Cal State Northridge ... recorded a season-high 17 kills against Weber State and added 16 kills at BYU ... dished out seven assists in a five-set match against BYU ... dished out three assists at Colorado ... had a season-high 11 digs against Weber State and served up two aces against Pacific ... had a season-high six blocks at BYU (one solo and five assisted).
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letter winner for the Chieftans and a three-time All-North Sequoia League honoree ... led program with 2.3 kills and 0.8 aces per set as a senior ... named NSL Most Valuable Player as a junior in 2007 after averaging 2.3 kills and 1.2 blocks per set and recording 29 aces ... earned three letters in basketball and named NSL Most Valuable Player for the 2007-08 campaign ... also a four-time letterwinner in track and field.
PERSONAL: Born March 19, 1991 ... parents are Gene and Marlyce Franks ... has one brother, Steven ... hobbies include, traveling, going to the beach, snowboarding and watching movies ... admires her parents because they support her in everything she does.