CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Second-Team (2008)
Continues to improve as a middle blocker and is a very smart player... Has improved her strength and blocking skills during the offseason... Possesses a good arm and sees the court well.
2008 Season (So.):
Earned second-team all-Western Athletic Conference honors as she started all 28 matches for Utah State during the season and played in all 108 games... Finished the year ranking ninth in the WAC with a .275 (157-55-371) hitting percentage... Was also second on the team with 89 total blocks and third in kills with 157... Recorded double-digits in kills twice during the season as she had 10 in a five-set win at San Jose State on Sept. 20 and a career-high 11 in a five-set win against Nevada at home on Sept. 27 as she hit .562 (11-2-16) in the match... Posted a career-high 10 blocks, including eight assists, in a five-set win against No. 15 Purdue on Sept. 13 at the Utah Classic... Finished the year by averaging 1.45 kills and 0.82 blocks per set... Earned academic all-WAC honors for the second straight year and also earned second-team academic all-district honors from CoSIDA.
2007 Season (Fr.):
Played in 15 matches and 23 games during her first season at Utah State, including starting two matches against No. 12 Minnesota and Eastern Kentucky... Finished the season by hitting .448 (18-5-29) and averaging 0.87 blocks and 0.78 kills per set... Had her best match of the season in the quarterfinals of the WAC Tournament as she hit .833 (5-0-6) and posted season-highs with five kills and seven block assists... Also had an outstanding match against 12th-ranked Minnesota on Sept. 8 as she recorded then season-highs with four kills and five total blocks, while hitting .500 (4-1-6)... An academic all-WAC selection.
Earned first-team all-state and all-region honors as a prep senior at Skyline High School as she helped lead her team to a fourth-place finish at the 5A state tournament... Named the Most Valuable Player at the 2006 Las Vegas Invitational as she led the Eagles to the tournament championship... Earned academic all-region honors in 2006 and was a member of the National Honor Society... A member of the Club Utah volleyball team coached by Scott Lee.
Born Oct. 30, 1988 in Provo, Utah... One of four children of Alan and Laura Astle... Her dad played basketball at BYU in the 1980s... Majoring in finance at Utah State.