The tournament will feature six matches over Friday and Saturday
Shanahan selected to preseason team
Cowgirls open 2015 campaign against No. 14 Ohio State
UW returns nine letterwinners
It's the fourth conference honor for Kirby and first for Beach and Shanahan
Junior (2014): An All-Mountain West selection for the first time in her career...played in all 31 matches with 28 starts and 116 sets during the season...averaged a team high 3.33 kills per set (386) while recording 51 total blocks (0.44 bps)...also hit .251 (386-125-1038)...in league matches, she averaged a team-high 3.06 kills while hitting .222 (214-75-627)...ranked third in kills (3.33 kps), ninth in points (3.56 pps) and 19th in hitting percentage (.251, 386-125-1038) overall, while ranking sixth in kills (3.06 kps) and 14th in points (3.29 pps) in MW matches...finished with a career-high 20 kills against Utah State (9/27/14)...had 19 kills and hit a season high .600 (19-1-30) against Hampton (9/19/14)...averaged 3.85 kills, 4.15 points and hit .354 (50-10-113) for the week of Sept. 1-7 to earn MW Player of the Week honors and MVP honors at the UniWyo Cowgirl Classic...recorded 19 kills and 44 attempts against Cal Poly (8/30/14)...averaged 4.50 kills, 0.60 blocks and hit .365 (45-10-96) at the Montana Invite to earn All-Tournament Team honors...recorded double-figures in kills in 24 of 31 matches, while leading the team in kills 18 times...an Academic All-MW selection.
Sophomore (2013): Played in 34 matches with 20 starts appearing in 126 sets...made her first career start against Stetson (8/30/13)...was second on the team in kills averaging 2.68 per set with 338 on the season...also recorded 108 total blocks (0.86 bps)...in MW matches, she was second on the team in kills (2.92 kps), while recording 73 total blocks (1.01 bps)...recorded a career-high hitting percentage of .600 (10-1-15) against Boise State (10/10/13)...finished with a career high ten blocks against Fresno State (11/21/13) and followed that up with a season-high 19 kills and five digs against San Jose State (11/23/13)...averaged 3.44 kills and 1.44 blocks on her way to earning MW Player of the Week for the first time in her career (11/25/13)...recorded double-figure kills 21 times on the year...an Academic All-MW selection for the second year in a row.
Redshirt Freshman (2012): Saw action in 24 matches and in 71 sets for UW during her first season...averaged 0.93 kills and 1.15 points per set...recorded 30 total blocks (0.42) for the year...finished with a season-high ten kills against Arizona State while hitting a season-high .400 (10-2-20)...recorded a season-high three digs against Colorado State-Pueblo (10/1/12) and San Diego State (10/27/12)...recorded her first career solo block against New Mexico (9/22/12)...played in the first match of her career against Presbyterian (8/24/12)...finished with seven kills in her first match...recorded 16 total kills for an average of 1.33 per set in her first four matches...had five block assists against San Francisco, Seattle and College of Charleston...an Academic All-Mountain West selection.
Freshman (2011): Redshirted.
High School: A four-time First Team All-League selection while attending Royalton-Hartland High School...was also named All-Western New York four straight years...helped her team to a league championship in both 2008 and 2009...a two-time team captain, she was named to several All-Tournament Teams during her career and is the school record holder in kills, hitting efficiency and blocks...was coached by Bill Holahan...was a member of the Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club for four years, and was selected to the USA Volleyball High Performance Continental Team...besides volleyball, she lettered in track and field...was also a two-time captain and holds the school record in 100-meter hurdles.
Personal: Full name Bridget Elizabeth Shanahan...born January 6, 1993 in Fayetteville, North Carolina...is the daughter of Bernard and Caryn Shanahan...has one sibling, Kyle....majoring in communication with a minor in disabilities studies.