Kirby finishes with 11 kills in front of hometown crowd
UW continues play tomorrow against Cal Poly and Montana
Cowgirls begin 2014 season at Montana Invite
The Cowgirls opened the season with a 4-0 record at the UniWyo Wyoming Invite
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 career-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 and and hearing science.