AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: Redshirted in 2013.
HIGH SCHOOL: Varsity Volleyball 5A State Tournament 3rd Place (2010) ... Varsity Volleyball 5A District Runner Up (2010) ... 5A State Sportsmanship Award and Academic Award (2010) ... 5A State Tournament (2012) ... Kuna Classic Tournament 2nd Place (2012) ... 3-year letter winner for Boise High Volleyball ... Team Captain (2012) ... All Tournament Player Wood River (2011) ... Idaho Statesman Varsity Volleyball Player of the Week, Sept. 10-16, 2012 (2012) ... 5A Volleyball 1st Team All-Conference Player (2012) ... Boise High Varsity MVP Award (2012) ... Boise High Varsity Best Offensive Player Award (2012) ... All Conference Player of the Year Runner Up (2012) ... Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee (2012) ... Senior Year Stats: Sets Played: 55, Hitting Percentage: .258, Digs: 129, Total Blocks: 98, Serving Aces: 18 ... Played for Club Idaho 16Gold (2010-11), 17Gold(2011-12), 18Gold (2012-13) ... AAU Nationals (2012) - brought up to 18Gold Club Idaho in the spring ... Spokane PNQ 9th Place (2012) ... Idaho Classic Champions (2013)- qualified for Junior Nationals ... Team Captain 16 Gold, 17 Gold, 18 Gold (2010, '11, '12).
PERSONAL: Daughter of Steve and Gail ... has two siblings, Kelsey and Mac ... Kelsey also attends SCU ... plans on majoring in Biology and minor in Mathematics ... career goal is to be a radiologist ... her grandfather, Jim Nystrom, played football at San Jose State ... Boise Rotary Century Scholar (2013) ... National Honor Society (2012) ... United States Army Reserve Student Athlete Award (2013) ... AP Scholar with Honor (2011) ... Key Club (2011) ... Morrison Knudsen Nature Center Volunteer, 2009-2012 (200+ hours) ... YMCA Volleyball Coach, Summer 2011/2012/2013 (96 hours) ... Idaho Bird Observatory Volunteer, 2011 (25+ hours) ... Boise Architecture Project Volunteer, 2012 (12 hours) ... outside of volleyball she enjoys swim team, golf, tennis and skiing ... majoring in biology.
I chose Santa Clara because it had the right balance for me with a strong volleyball program and great academics. I wanted to go to school outside of Idaho and I have always loved California, especially the location of SCU in Silicon Valley. When I visited, it was everything I had hoped it would be plus more. I felt very welcomed by the team and everyone on campus, and after hearing so many wonderful things from being in an SCU family, it wasn’t hard for me to realize that this was where I wanted to be.