Tied for second in the MW, Fresno State first looks to even the season series with the Broncos.
Fresno State caps the first half of MW play at No. 12 CSU & Wyoming Thursday & Saturday
Bulldogs use a 9-0 final-set start to stake fourth straight MW win.
Students are invited to a free pre-match pizza party Thursday; and all active military and veterans get in free to Saturday's match with a military ID.
Fresno State combines for team-high 18 blocks vs. the previous MW-leading Utah State.
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.