Three Cowgirls earn all-tournament team honors
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
Sophomore (2014): Started in 29 of 31 matches she played and 116 sets at the setter position...led the team in assists with 1,206 (10.40 asps)...also recorded 273 digs (2.44 dps) and 26 service aces (0.23 saps)...in league matches, she averaged 9.76 assists and 2.40 digs per set...ranked fourth overall, seventh in league matches and 86th in the nation in the same category...had a career-high six kills and 13 attempts against UNLV (10/30/14)...had a career-high 57 assists against Boise State (10/25/14)...recorded a career-high 22 digs against New Mexico (10/18/14)...finished with 56 assists against Air Force (10/16/14)...finished with a 52 assists and 12 digs against Cal Poly (8/30/14)...earned MVP honors at the Montana Invite after averaging 13.40 assists and 2.60 digs...recorded 20 or more assists in all 31 matches and recorded double-doubles 11 times...moved into ninth place all-time in assists with 1,732...garnered Academic All-MW honors.
Freshman (2013): Appeared in 30 matches with 19 starts while playing in 99 sets on the season...started in her first career match against Montana State (8/31/13)...was second on the team in assists averaging 5.31 per set with 526 on the year...also added 179 digs (1.81 dps)...in MW matches, she averaged 2.16 assists, while adding 79 digs (1.41 dps)...recorded a season-high 53 assists against Montana State...was named to UniWyo Wyoming Invite All-Tournament team...earned Academic All-MW and Scholar-Athlete honors.
High School: A MaxPreps 2012 Volleyball Medium Schools Third Team All-American and Denver Post and MaxPreps All-Colorado Volleyball selection in 2012...during her senior campaign, she also earned First Team All-State, 3A Denver Post Player of the Year and 3A MVP of the State Tournament...was selected to play in the CCGS All-State Games and the CHSAA All-State games...helped her team to a perfect 29-0 record en route to a Colorado 3A State Championship...a four-time All-Patriot League honoree, she was twice selected Second Team All-State (2011, 2009) and First Team All-State (2010)...her team won a second 3A State Championship in 2010, while they finished third in the tournament in 2011...was coached in high school by Rene Aafedt...besides volleyball, she also lettered in track and field and basketball...led her club team to two first place finishes at the Colorado Crossroads Tournament and a first place spot at the Northern Lights Tournament...they also finished in the Top 13 the last six years and had a third place finish in 2008 at the Junior National Tournament...an excellent student, she was a member of the National Honor Society and Honor Roll among other scholastic honors.
Personal: Full name Courtney Michelle Chacon...born October 13, 1994 in Greeley, Colo...the daughter of Paul and Michelle Chacon...has one brother, Brendan...majoring in speech language and hearing science.