Senior Middle Blocker Becomes USU Career Total Blocks Record Holder
Senior Middle Blocker Collects Third All-Tournament Accolade In As Many Weeks
Three Players In Double-Digit Kills Paves Way For Second Win Of Day
Utah State Volleyball Earns 600th All-Time Victory And First Of Season With Four-Setter Over Northern Iowa Saturday
USU Believed To Be 102nd Team In NCAA History To Reach 600-Win Plateau; Neves Moves Up To No. 7 On Career Assists List
Orr Leads Three Aggies In Double-Figure Kills, Followed By Etimani's Career-High 11 And Brainard's 10 Kills; Neves Reaches 2,000 Career Assists Mark
USU vs UNLV 11/19/2014 Volleyball
USU vs WY Volleyball 09/27/2014
USU vs CS Volleyball 09/25/2014
USU vs. Saint Mary's in the Utah State Invitational, sponsored by Gossner Foods at the Wayne Estes Center, Aug. 30, 2014.
USU Volleyball vs. Fresno State 2013
• No. 1 All-time in career blocks (570)
• No. 1 All-time in career block assists (543)
• No. 6 All-time in career hitting percentage (.264)
• Four-Year Letterwinner
• Mountain West all-Conference Team (2014)
• Second-Team All-WAC (2012)
• Academic All-WAC (2011, 2012)
• Academic All-MW (2013, 2014)
• USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
• Earned all-state honors three-straight seasons at Alta (Utah) High School.
2014 SEASON (SR): Appeared and started in all of Utah State's 29 matches, playing in all 114 sets... Recorded double-digit kills in 21 matches during the year, finishing second on the team with 317, averaging 2.78... Led all hitters with a .321 hitting percentage (317-106-657)... Led the team with 154 blocks during the year, finishing fourth in the MW with 1.35 per set... Recorded a season-high 10.0 blocks at New Mexico as part of a double-double effort to go along with 14 kills... Finished her career as the all-time leading blocker in school history with 543 blocks assists and 570 total blocks during her career... Finished sixth all-time with a .264 career hitting percentage (816-320-1882)... Fourth on the team with 23 services aces... Also tallied 11 assists and 59 digs... Named all-Mountain West Conference... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.
2013 SEASON (JR): Started and played in all 31 matches and all 116 sets, one of four Aggies to play in all 31 matches and one of three players to play in all 116 sets... Posted school-record for single-match best attack percentage with 10-14 attempts with an .818 attack percentage (9-0-11) against Fresno State on Nov. 16, topping the previous mark of .786 (11-0-14) by Rebecca Anderson in 2008... Finished third in the Mountain West and 36th in the NCAA in blocks with 1.30 blocks per set, notching eight solo and assisting on 143 for a total of 151... Also ranked 15th in the MW overall with a .285 attack percentage (250-89-565)... Was also ranked third in MW-only for blocks with 1.40 per set, posting eight solo and 93 block assists for 101 total blocks... Also 13th in the league in MW-only for attack percentage with .299 (169-60-365)... The 151 total blocks was No. 4 on USU single-season list, while the 143 block assists was also No. 4 on single-season list... Logged 250 kills, with double-digit attacks in 10 matches... Set career-best with 13 kills against Colorado State on Nov. 2... Logged 17 assists and 50 digs on the season... Had seven service aces, highlighted by a career-high three against Fairfield on Aug. 31... Went to Tanzania for a month during the summer before the season on volunteer service trip with HELP International program... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors as well as Mountain West Scholar-Athlete accolades.
2012 SEASON (SO): Started and played in all 30 matches and 111 sets, one of three Aggies to start all 30 matches, one of six to play in all 30 matches as well as one of five to see action in all 111 sets... Earned second-team all-WAC honors after ranking fourth in the WAC and 30th in the NCAA in blocks per set (1.33)... Finished season with 148 total blocks with 138 block assists and 10 solo blocks... The 148 total blocks is tied for No. 6 on USU single-season list, while the 138 block assists is No. 6 on single-season list... Logged six or more total blocks in total of 11 matches, highlighted by career-high 12 blocks vs. Sacred Heart on Sept. 1, adding 10 blocks each vs. Seattle on Sept. 20 and against Denver on Oct. 6... Logged two solo blocks against Sacred Heart on Sept. 1, tying career-high, as well as adding a then career-high nine kills in same match... Posted five or more kills in 17 total matches, and added eight in four other matches... Tallied a .188 attack percentage (146-70-404) with a 1.32 kills per set average... Added 11 assists, dishing out two helpers each at UTSA on Sept. 13 and at New Mexico State on Nov. 3... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2011 SEASON (FR): Appeared in 27 matches, earning 24 starts, while playing in 98 sets... Ranked fourth in the WAC at 1.19 blocks per set... Was second on team with 117 total blocks, just outside of the USU top 10 single-season list, as her 113 block assists were the 11th-most in school history... Posted six or more total blocks in nine matches, highlighted by then career-high nine at Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 17... Registered 103 kills, while hitting .188 (103-55-256), setting her then-career-high of seven twice, first at Weber State on Sept. 6 and at Nevada on Nov. 10... Finished the season with 17 assists and 29 digs... Earned academic all-WAC accolades.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned all-state honors three-straight seasons at Alta (Utah) High School... Also helped her club team, Club Utah, win three-straight region championships and finish in first-place at two different qualifiers... A member of the honor roll and recipient of the all-state academic volleyball scholarship.
PERSONAL: One of five children of John and Jana VanHoff... Enjoys snowboarding, traveling and being in the outdoors... Graduated with a degree in art in May 2015.
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