Four Catamounts graduate with honors; three received graduate degrees
Five seniors conclude their Catamount careers
Senior Katie O'Connor led with a career-high 21 kills while compiling a .677 attack percentage
WCU will now begin Southern Conference play Tuesday at mountain rival ETSU
Seniors lead the way for the Catamounts
Western Carolina Volleyball Senior Night
Western Carolina versus Charleston Southern
Western Carolina versus Appalachian State
Western Carolina versus Tennessee Tech
2016 Volleyball Preseason Practice
2016 (Junior): Appeared in 18 matches for the Catamounts while making 14 starts ... Battled injuries throughout the season including missing several matches ... Started her first career match with the Catamounts against UAB (08/26) while tallying 11 kills and 17 digs ... Had three double-digit kill performances before moving to the back row exclusively due to injuries ... Had a career-high 20 kills versus Charleston Southern (08/27) while picking up 16 digs ... Finished with eight double-figure dig matches with a career-high 17 coming in the opening match of the season ... Named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Earned a 2016-17 Southern Conference Commissioner's Medal with an impressive 3.91 GPA for the academic year while pursuing a degree in criminal justice.
Prior to Western Carolina: 2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in 35 matches for the Grizzlies ... Named First Team All-Region 16 ... Helped lead team to an eighth place finish at the NJCAA DI Championships and a 26-12 record ... Named to the NJCAA Region 16 All-Tournament team ... Finished third on the team with 321 kills ... Averaged 2.34 kills per set ... Finished second on the squad in digs with 389 ... Averaged 2.84 digs per set ... Reached double-figure kills 12 times during the season including a season-high 22 versus Iowa Western ... Had double-figures digs 23 times including a season-high 23 at Jefferson ... Received the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement ... Member of the New Zealand National Team.
Prior to Western Carolina: 2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 40 matches for the Grizzlies ... Named to the NJCAA region 16 All-Tournament team ... Helped lead team to a seventh place finish at the NJCAA DI Championships and a 27-14 record ... Finished third on the team with 368 kills ... Averaged 2.39 kills per set ... Tied for the team lead with 29 service aces ... Finished third on the squad with 426 digs ... Averaged 2.77 digs per set ... Had double-digit kills in 17 matches including a season-high 17 twice versus Illinois Central and Tyler ... Had double-digit digs 23 times including a season-best 20 versus Indian River State ... Member if the U19 New Zealand National Team.
Prior to College: Led team to a second place finish at the 2013 New Zealand Secondary Schools Volleyball Championship ... Named to the All-Tournament Team as a junior and a senior ... Served as co-captain of the U17 New Zealand National Team ... Named MVP of Christchurch HS team in 2013 ... Finished third at the New Zealand Club Nationals with Shirley Volleyball Club.