USU Volleyball's DuBose Named WAC Coach Of The Year, Brainard Tabbed Freshman Of The Year As Part Of Aggies' Nine WAC Awards
Neves, Orr, Sorensen And White Named To First-Team; Three First-Teamers Is Most In USU's Time In WAC
Senior Liz McArthur was named to the first-team, junior Shay Sorensen was named to the second-team, and Paige Neves was named to the all-freshmen team.
WAC All-Freshman Team (2008)
WAC Player of the Week (11/10/08)
Will be one of the team's primary attackers during the season... Developed a lot of range during her first year of collegiate volleyball and will continue to improve with more time on the court... A very good competitor... Played at the same high school as current Aggie Chelsea Fowles.
2008 Season (Fr.):
Was named to the Western Athletic Conference's all-freshman team after starting 15 matches and playing in 26 during her first season at USU... Appeared in 80 sets during the year and finished the season by hitting .234 (141-54-372), which ranked third on the team... Was named the WAC's Player of the Week on Nov. 10 after leading Utah State to a four-set win against San Jose State at home... Against the Spartans, she hit a season-high .522 (12-0-23) and recorded a season-high seven block assists... Posted a career-high 13 kills in a five-set win against Idaho on Oct. 30... Recorded double-digits in kills four times during the season and those four matches all occurred during a two-week period from Oct. 23 to Nov. 6... Finished the season averaging 1.76 kills, 0.49 blocks and 0.21 digs per set.
Earned first-team all-central coast section honors as a prep senior... Was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tri-County League three straight years ... Was also named a Junior Olympic All-American in 2007 and an honorable mention Junior Olympic All-American in 2006.
Born July 25, 1990 in El Centro, Calif. ... One of five children of Brad and Daren Kortsen... Undeclared on a college major.