Junior middle blocker Lauren Bakker, senior outside hitter Kalani Norris and senior libero McKenna Tait were all named to the 2014 Preseason All-WAC Team.
At Utah Valley University ...
JUNIOR ~ (2013): Appeared in all 123 sets and all 33 matches for the Wolverines ... earned All-WAC First Team honors ...led the WAC in service aces with 55 (0.45 aps) on the season ... also finished fourth in the conference in digs with an average of 4.72 per set in WAC-only play ... with 143 aces in three seasons at Utah Valley, she became the program's all-time career service ace record holder ... her 55 aces on the season are also good enough to tie her for first place in the single-season record books.
SOPHOMORE ~ (2012): Appeared in all 27 matches for UVU ... finished the season with 108 kills, 60 assists , 323 digs, and 37 service aces ... was named Great West Conference Player of the Week on Oct. 8 after tallying 62 digs over two games during the week prior ... recorded her first career double-double on Sep. with 11 kills and 12 digs against UC Davis ... repeated the feat the next day vs. Fresno State with 17 kills and 11 digs ... posted a career-high 33 digs at Houston Baptist on Oct. 6 ... earned GWC All-Tournament team honors after recording 22 digs in the championship match ... set a single-game UVU record with eight service aces at Chicago State on Nov. 10, breaking her own record of seven set in 2011.
FRESHMAN ~ (2011): Named to the Great West Conference All-Newcomer team ... appeared in 31 games for UVU during her freshman stint ... led the team in digs with 345 and 51 service aces ... her 51 aces stand as the second highest total ever produced by a Wolverine in a single season ... was third on the team in assists with 89 ... set a UVU individual match record with seven service aces in the GWC Regular Season title-clinching game against North Dakota on Nov. 11 ... also had seven assists and 17 digs against the Fighting Sioux ... had a season high 24 digs against Houston Baptist on Oct. 27 ... recorded 23 digs at Boise State on Nov. 1.
Before Utah Valley ... Prepped at Bingham High School in South Jordan ... named First Team All-State senior year and to the All-Tournament team at state ... received the Outstanding Female Athlete award at Bingham ... First Team All-Region sophomore, junior and senior years ... was also the Region 3 MVP senior year ... helped lead her team to two top four finishes at the 5A State Tournament her junior and senior seasons ... her team took first in Region all four years ... also played basketball and ran track in high school.
Personal ... Graduated from Bingham HS in 2011 with a 3.62 GPA ... born Sept. 20, 1992 ... plans on majoring in Pre-Medicine ... also recruited by BYU, Utah State and Northeastern ... daughter of Nathan and Sherri Tait.