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HONORS: Academic All-Mountain West (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2014, 2015, 2016), USC Classic All-Tournament Team (2015), UNC Classic All-Tournament Team (2015).
RECORDS: Ranks sixth in school history in a single-season with 1,186 attempts in 2015.
2017 SEASON (SR): Appeared in 30 matches with 29 starts, playing in 98 sets... Finished third on the team with 224 kills, averaging 2.29 per set... Recorded a season-high 15 kills against Boise State (10/10) as part of 10 double-digit kill outings... One of five Aggies with 150 or more digs during the year, finishing with 155 and averaging 1.58 per set... Recorded a season-high 11 digs against Nevada (11/16) as part of four double-digit dig outings during the year... One of five Aggies with 20 or more service aces, finishing the year with 20... Logged a career-high three services aces against Wyoming (10/5)... Also totaled 34 blocks and nine assists... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.
2016 SEASON (JR): Appeared in 22 matches, playing in 44 sets… Recorded 76 kills, averaging 1.73 per set… Logged a season-high 17 kills at Denver (9/3)… Also tallied 33 digs and 11 blocks during the year… Matched career high of two service aces vs. Portland (8/27)... Joe E. & Elma Whitesides Scholar Athlete... Earned academic all-Mountain West and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors.
2015 SEASON (SO): Appeared in 32 matches, playing in 112 sets with 30 starts… Led the team with four double-doubles… Was first on the team with 355 kills, averaging a team-best 3.17 per set… Recorded a career-high 27 kills against Utah Valley (9/15) as part of 18 double-digit kill performances during the year… Was second on the team with 225 digs, averaging 2.01 per set, including a career-high 16 digs against UNLV (10/3) and Air Force (11/21)… Finished fifth on the team with 37 blocks, averaging 0.33 per set, including a season-high three at Wyoming (9/26) and against Nevada (11/12)… Was first on the team in service aces with 19, including a career-high of two in five matches… Finished fifth on the team in assists with 16, including career highs of two assists in three matches… Earned academic all-Mountain West and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors… Named to the USC Classic all-tournament team and the UNC Classic all-tournament team.
SUMMER 2015: Member of the Mountain West All-Star team that competed in the World Volleyball Challenge in Pula, Croatia, finishing third.
2014 SEASON (FR): Appeared in 23 matches with one start, playing in 52 sets... Finished fifth on the team with 91 kills, averaging 1.75 per set and hitting .088 (91-64-306)... Recorded double-digit kills in two matches during the year... Had her best outing at Fresno State (11/15), logging season highs of 16 kills, 40 attempts, five digs, 10 blocks and a .275 hitting percentage en route to a double-double... Also tallied six assists (.12 per set), one service ace (.02 per set) and 33 digs (.63 per set)... Recorded a season-high two assists at Nevada (11/16)... Earned academic all-Mountain West and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Four-year letterwinnner at Pleasant Grove (Utah) High School... Named the Utah Class 5A Most Valuable Player by the Deseret News, as well as earning first-team, all-state honors by the Salt Lake Tribune and was also named to the all-Salt Lake Tribune Team... Posted 414 kills (4.2 kps), 216 digs (2.2 dps) and 24 blocks (0.2 ps) during senior season, helping the Vikings to a 25-6 overall record and their second-straight 5A state championship, tallying 23 kills in the title match... Selected to play in the 2013 Utah Senior All-Star Match for the 5A Senior All-Star team... Also selected as one of the top-10 high school athletes for Utah County... Earned second-team all-state honors as a junior... Was a three-time all-region honoree, earning first-team accolades as a senior after earning second-team honors as both a sophomore and junior... Was named to the Durango Classic all-tournament team as a junior... Off the court, was a four-year Pleasant Grove High School Academic Achievement High Honor Roll member, graduating with a 4.0 GPA.
PERSONAL: One of three children of Steven and LaDonna Gale... Has one brother and one sister... Married Landon Hammond in August, 2017... Majoring in family, consumer and human development.
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