Junior libero averaged 5.15 digs per set in four matches last week
Introducing the juniors and seniors on the WCU volleyball team
Morgan Cochran finishes her Catamount career as WCU's all-time dig leader
WCU, No. 6 seed, will play No. 3 seed Samford at 4:30 p.m. in Timmons Arena
Western Carolina ended the year at 18-12 overall and 8-8 in SoCon play
The WCU volleyball team vs. App State, a 3-1 Catamount win.
Western Carolina volleyball downs Appalachian State, 3-2, in its Dig Pink match. All photos courtesy Ashley Evans, WCU Public Relations.
Western Carolina swept Gardner-Webb in the Ramsey Center Tuesday night. The Catamounts improve to 4-11 with the win.
Has 1,484 career digs for third on the career record list ... Became 12th Catamount all-time to eclipse the 1,000 dig mark ... Has led the team in digs in 71 matches ... Recorded double-figure digs 75 times ... Has 20 or more digs in 31 matches ... Broke 30 dig mark in a match four times ... Longest double-digit digit streak 18 matches, sophomore season (2011) ... Has two streaks of 20 plus digs for five matches, both during junior season (2012) ... Holds a 4.77 dig per set average for second all-time ... Holds two of the top-five and three of the top-ten records for digs per set in a single season.
Appeared and started in all 31 matches at the libero position ... Finished ranked second in the SoCon with 5.53 digs per set ... Digs per set average ranks second in a single season at WCU ... Collected 608 digs to rank second in single-season at WCU ... Had 27 matches with double-digit digs ... Had 18 matches with 20 or more digs ... Recorded 30 or more digs in four matches ... Had 13 matches without a reception error ... Had 21 digs against North Carolina A&T (08/25) ... Picked up 23 digs verse Campbell (09/08) ... Had 28 digs against North Florida (09/14) ... Followed up with first 30 dig performance with 33 digs against Mercer (09/15) ... Had 33 digs at Chattanooga (09/22) ... Earned a career-high 35 digs against Appalachian State (10/04) ... Had 23 digs against Davidson (10/06) to cap off a career long five match streak with 20 or more digs ... Tied five-match streak with 20 or more digs starting at Wofford (10/13) with 22 digs and ending with 21 digs against Elon (10/27) ... Had 29 digs at Georgia Southern (11/03) ... Picked up 32 digs against Chattanooga (11/09).
Appeared and start in 25 matches for the Catamounts ... Finished ranked fifth in the SoCon with 4.63 digs per set ... Digs per set average ranked fourth in a single-season at WCU ... Recorded double digit digs in 23 matches in the final 18 matches ... Recorded 20 or more digs in seven matches ... Led the team in digs 21 times ... Had six matches without a reception error ... Recorded 20 digs at UNC Asheville (10/04) ... Collected 25 digs in back-to-back matches against Wofford (10/14) and Furman (10/16) ... Four 20 or more digs in four straight matches: 22 against Elon (10/29), 21 against UNCG (10/30), 20 against Georgia Southern (11/05) and 23 against Appalachian State (11/08)
Named to the 2010 SoCon All-Freshman Team at the libero position ... Averaged 4.14 digs per set to rank fourth in the SoCon ... Digs per set averaged ranked sixth in a single-season at WCU ... Collected 459 digs for eighth in a single-season ... Had double-digit digs in 26 matches including the 12 matches ... Had seven matches of 20 or more digs ... Had five matches with no reception errors ... Made her collegiate debut with 19 digs against Coppin State (08/27) ... Followed with first 20-plus dig performance with 23 digs against Eastern Kentucky (08/27) ... Set a career-high with 29 digs against UNC Asheville (09/18) ... Recorded four consecutive 20-plus dig matches with back-to-back 21 dig matches against Bethune-Cookman (09/26) and Appalachian State (09/29), 25 digs against UNCG (10/02) and 21 digs against Elon (10/03) ... Picked up 26 digs at Chattanooga (10/09) ... Had 22 digs against Georgia Southern (10/22).
Four-year letterwinner at Eastern Alamance High School ... Helped her team to conference titles during junior and senior campaigns ... Selected to the all-conference team in 2007-09, earning Player of the Year accolades in 2009 ... Named Eastern Alamance High School's Athlete of the Year during her senior year ... Helped team capture the 2009 Invitational Championships, earning Most Outstanding Player honors ... Ranked as the No. 1 defensive player in North Carolina according to MaxPreps.com.
Daughter of Van and Nancy Cochran ... Has three brothers, Waylon, Logan and Carson ... Hobbies include playing the guitar and piano in addition to singing.
Daughter of Micheal Butler and Selamawit Butler... Speaks Amharic.