Western Carolina volleyball downs Appalachian State, 3-2, in its Dig Pink match. All photos courtesy Ashley Evans, WCU Public Relations.
2013 (Junior): Started all 31 matches on the season, playing in 107 sets on the year ... Led the team with 137 total blocks including a team-best 27 solo blocks ... Paced the Southern Conference with a 1.28 block per game average ... Ranked third on the team with 259 kills, averaging 2.42 per set ... Had nine kills in the season-opener against Wright State (08/30) ... Had eight total blocks, one solo and seven block assists against Boston College (08/30) ... Had nine block assists tying for third for block assists in a single-match against USC Upstate (08/31) ... Recorded a career-high 13 kills against Memphis (09/06) with seven total blocks, two solo and five block assists ... Tied a career-high with 13 kills at Gardner-Webb (09/10) ... Had six total blocks, two solo and four assists, in the match, as well ... Set a career-high with three solo blocks vs. Mercer (09/13) ... Had nine kills at South Carolina (09/20) ... Collected nine kills and set a school record with 15 block assists against Robert Morris (09/21) ... Earned Carolina Classic All-Tournament Team ... Named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week for week four of the season ... Led the team in kills in consecutive matches -- at Samford (10/04) with 16 kills and at Chattanooga (10/05) with 11 kills ... Her 16 kills at Samford (10/04) set a new career-high ... Tallied a .600 hitting percentage with 14 kills and two errors on 20 attempts at The Citadel (10/18) ... Recorded 15 kills and a .440 hitting percentage at Georgia Southern (11/15) ... Collected six total blocks, two solo blocks and four block assists, at The Citadel (11/16) ... Named to the 2013 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.
2012 (Sophomore): Appeared in 26 matches with 26 starts in 2013 ... Started the last 17 matches including al 16 Southern Conference matches ... Played in 96 sets ... Averaged 1.64 kills, .97 blocks and 2.22 points per set ... Finished fourth in the Southern Conference and led the team in blocks per set ... Ranked seventh all-time for blocks per set in 2012 ... Led the team with .216 hitting percentage ... Led the team in blocks 18 times and kills once ... Had double-digit kills four times ... Recorded 11 kills on 18 swings with one error for a .556 hitting percentage against Campbell (09/08) ... Had nine kills and one error on 12 swings for a .667 hitting percentage against Gardner-Webb (09/12) ... Earned a career-high ten total blocks with two solo blocks and eight block assists, both career-highs, against Appalachian State (10/04) ... Followed up 12 kills and a .379 hitting percentage against Davidson (10/06) ... Recorded 13.5 total points in the match with on solo block and on block assists ... Scored 14.5 points for a career-high against the College of Charleston (10/21) on 12 kills, three block assists and one solo block ... Hit .450 with 11 kills at Elon (10/27) ... Had a nine total blocks, two solo tying a career-high and seven block assists, against Samford (11/10).
2011 (Freshman): Saw action in ten matches ...Made collegiate debut with two kills against Western Michigan (08/27)... Tallied two blocks and an ace against N.C. A&T (09/02) ... Had four kills on five attempts against Elon (10/29).
Prior to Western Carolina: Graduated a semester early to enroll at WCU in the spring of 2011 ... Named All-Southeast Conference junior and senior season ... Named the 2010 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year... Began high school career at Ramstein High School in Germany... Three-time letter winner at Pinecrest... Notched 48 service aces and 49 blocks her senior season... Also competed in soccer and basketball.
Personal: Daughter of Clint and Mindy George ... Born in West Jordan, Utah ... Oldest of five children ... Plays the violin and piano ... Great-uncle, Johnny Longden, won the Triple Crown on Count Fleet in 1943.