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 two years of collegiate volleyball... A very good competitor... Played at the same high school as current Aggie Chelsea Fowles... Ranks 10th all-time at Utah State in hitting percentage (.222).
2009 Season (So.):
Started all 29 matches and played in 114 sets during the year... Finished the year ranking second on the team with 236 kills and 268 digs... Was also third on the team with 70 block assists... Hit .216 (236-83-708) overall... Recorded double-digits in kills nine times during the season, including a career-high 15 kills in a five-set win at home against Brigham Young on Sept. 1... Had double-digits in digs in 15 matches during the year, including a string of 10 straight... Had a career-high 17 digs at Kent State on Sept. 18... Recorded five double-doubles overall... Had her best match of the season in a four-set home win against Fresno State on Oct. 15 as she had 11 kills, 15 digs and five block assists, and hit .400 (11-1-25)... Had a season-high six block assists against nationally-ranked Hawai'i on Nov. 16... Recorded a career-high two service aces in three different matches during the season... Averaged 2.07 kills, 2.35 digs and 0.61 blocks per set.
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... Majoring in physical education/teaching.
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