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.
The outside hitter will compete with 248 athletes at this weekend's event at the Olympic Training Center.
Last updated: February 27, 2014
FRESNO STATE ACCOLADES:
2013 (SENIOR): One of the program's most talented and hardest-working players, she wrapped up her career ranked top six all-time for the Bulldogs in career aces per set (third, 0.31), aces (third, 136), digs (fifth, 1,203) and kills (sixth, 1,256) ... at season's end in the Mountain West Conference, she ranked top 20 in kills (second, 3.77 / 63rd NCAA); points: (2nd, 4.24 p/s), aces (sixth, 0.30 p/s) and digs (20th, 2.57 p/s), and also stood top 80 nationally in kills (63rd) and points (76th) ... for the 'Dogs in 2013, led team in season averages in kills and points, and stood second in aces and third in digs ... among her 29 starts, she had eight +.300 totals and 24 double-digit kill totals ... the team co-captain logged a season-high .438 hitting mark vs. SDSU in early November, and her 16 kills was the team's three-set season best and gave her the team's top honors in kills and points 15 and 14 times in 2013, respectively ... likewise, she led the squad in aces a team-best 12 times, and in similar #s of matches in digs (5) and hitting (5) ... she logged four 20-kill efforts in five-setters at home vs. New Mexico (20, .273, 14 digs), Boise State (20, 15 digs) and Santa Clara (21, .278) and at New Mexico (20, .261), and four-setter vs. Wyoming (season high 22 with 12 digs) ... in early September, she picked up all-tournament team honors in the Fresno State Classic after she led the Bulldogs in kills and points in all three matches ... she hit a then-season high (.391, 13 kills in her two sets) in the tourney finale vs. returning national runner-up and No. 20 Oregon ... the night before, the preseason All-MW pick registered a team-season best in digs (21) for non-liberos vs. Belmont, and her 19 kills was two shy of her team season high ... the following week she added Portland Nike Invitational all-tourney honors after her double-double vs. Portland (10 kills, .333, 13 digs) ... other double-doubles among her 11 on the year and 39 career-wise came in three sets vs. SDSU (16 kills, 10 digs), four sets vs. UNLV (16 kills, 10 digs), Utah State (16 kills, 14 digs) and Air Force (16 kills, 14 digs), and in five sets vs. CS Northridge (14 kills, 11 digs) and San Jose State (15 kills, 19 digs) ... in February 2014, was invited to U.S. National Team Selection Camp.
2012 (JUNIOR): Named Mountain West Player of the Week ... one of four Bulldogs to play all 120 sets ... led the team in double-doubles (14), kills (407, 3.40 per set) and points (478.5, 3.99 p/s), and stood second in digs (353, 2.94 p/s) ... also led team and conference in aces and stood 12th nationally (53, 0.44 p/s) ... in other conference rankings, stood top six in points (fourth, 3.99 p/s) and kills (sixth, 3.40 p/s) ... tallied 10 or more kills in 22 matches, including a career high vs. Wyoming (31) ... started 30-of-31 matches as an outside hitter ... for the second year in a row led the team in double-doubles, and recorded 14 on the year ... tallied 10 or more kills in 22 matches ... recorded a career-high 31 kills against Wyoming on Oct. 13 ... totaled a team best 407 kills (3.4 kps) ... led the team and 12th in the nation in aces per set 0.44 (53 total) ... served up a career-high of five aces against UTEP on Aug. 24 ... collected 353 digs (2.9 dps) and 34 blocks ... hit a career best .609 against CSU Bakersfield on Oct. 19 ... dug up a season best 23 digs against Colorado State on Oct. 11 ... recorded 13 assists and averaged 3.99 points per set ... set a new career-high of 35 points against Wyoming on Oct. 13.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): A team captain ... One of four Bulldogs to play and start in all 29 matches for a total of 108 sets ... transitioned from libero to outside hitter near the end of non-conference play ... tallied a team-best eight double-doubles (kills/digs), which also tied for the 9th most by any WAC student-athlete ... on the season, recorded a team-best 275 kills (2.55 kps), 331 digs (3.06 dps) and 34 service aces (0.31 aces/set) ... also contributed 36 assists (0.33 aps), 26.0 blocks (0.24 bps) and 323.5 points (3.00 pps) ... notched 10 or more kills in the final 12 matches of the year and 17 of the last 18 ... posted a season-best 27 kills, 29.5 points and five block assists in regular season finale and 3-2 win over Utah State (11/12/11) ... corralled 10 or more digs in 18 matches and reached 15 or more digs in seven matches ... posted a season-best 29 digs against Cal Poly (8/26/11) ... tallied three or more services in five matches ... posted a team-leading four service aces twice ... registered at least 10.0 points in the final 18 matches of the season ... earned a team-leading three weekly `Fighting Spirit Awards' during the season.
2010 (FRESHMAN): A versatile outside hitter and defensive specialist, quickly emerged as a strong leader and an impact player ... on the season, ranked in the top five on the team in kills (163), kills per set (1.61), attempts (577), service aces (17), service aces per set (0.17), digs (239), digs per set (2.37).
HIGH SCHOOL: An energetic and focused athlete earned the respect of the San Joaquin Valley as a three-time County Metro Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player and three-year varsity letterwinner for Sanger High School ... named first-team All-Valley as a senior and junior, following second-team All-Fresno Bee honors for her sophomore season, and a three-time team Most Valuable Player ... a key contributor that helped her team complete an undefeated season as a junior ... earned the captain's award three times ... averaged 20+ kills per game.
PERSONAL: Born July 22, 1992 ... parents Dan and Cindy Wild ... her four siblings all competed or participate in college athletics ... has two brothers, Jake (Pacific - baseball) and Jordan (Fresno Pacific - basketball) and two sisters, Jessica (CBU - swimming) and Katie (Fresno Pacific - volleyball/swimming) ... enjoys golfing, tennis, wakeboarding and spending quality time with her family ... received the B'nai Brith award ... involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... favorite athlete is Tim Tebow because he stands strong for God ... biggest athlete thrill was going undefeated during her junior year of high school ... most admires her parents for the example they have set for her ... also recruited by Chicago, Fresno Pacific, South Carolina and UC Riverside ... chose to attend Fresno State because she loved the school, the close proximity to home and respected the coaching staff's vision.
WILD'S CAREER MATCH HIGHS