UW will face Spartans on Saturday
Wyoming opens up the 2013 season on Friday, August 30
Forty-seven UW students honored for hard work in classroom
Senior Purdy Breaks UW's All-Time Kills Record
Wyoming was led by Jodi Purdy with 13 kills and 14 digs
Cowgirl vs. Oregon State and DePaul
Junior (2013): Appeared in eight matches and 14 sets on the season...started in two matches against Stetson and Idaho...averaged 6.79 assists per set on the year...played in one conference match and recorded four assists...recorded a career-high 32 assists in the season opener against Stetson (8/30/13).
Sophomore (2012): Saw action in 32 matches and 113 sets...started in two matches during the year...averaged 4.11 assists per set which was second on the team...averaged 4.03 assists per set in Mountain West matches...recorded 103 digs (0.91 dps) and 14 service aces (0.12 saps)...finished with three kills with nine attempts against San Diego State (10/27/12)...also recorded a career-high five total blocks against the Aztecs...recorded four blocks against UNLV (10/11/12) and Fresno State (10/13/12)...had two kills and hit 1.00 while also recording two block assists against Colorado State-Pueblo (10/1/12)...recorded a season-high 27 assists against Boise State (11/15/12)...recorded her second double-double of the season against Pittsburgh with 16 assists and ten digs...at the KU Jayhawk Classic, she had 23 assists against Arizona State (9/7/12)...recorded double-figure digs for the first time in 2012 with ten against College of Charleston (9/7/12)...an Academic All-Mountain West and Scholar-Athlete selection for the second straight year.
Freshman (2011): In her first season of competition, she played in 23 matches and 87 sets with one start...saw her first action as a Cowgirl against Oregon State (8/26/11)...her first career start came against TCU (10/13/11)...averaged 4.11 assists, which was second on the team, plus 1.08 digs per set...in MW matches, she averaged 3.88 assists and 1.16 digs...ranked fifth with 14 service aces (0.29 saps) in MW play...finished with a season high 26 assists against Northern Colorado (10/5/11)...had 20 assists and a career high 12 digs against UNLV (10/1/11)...recorded 19 assists against Milwaukee (9/2/11)...finished with 18 assists against Oregon State (8/26/11)...recorded a career high four service aces against DePaul (8/27/11)...recorded 20 or more assists four times...earned Academic All-Mountain West and Scholar Athlete honors.
High School: A two-time letterwinner in volleyball while attending Seven Lakes High School...named preseason Honorable Mention and to the preseason watch list in 2010...helped her team to an 11-1 district record and a District Championship while being named First Team All-District her senior year...was also selected to play in the GHAVCA All-Star Tournament...holds the school record for assists per match...was coached in high school by Farah Holder...her 18 Black volleyball club team placed third at the regional tournament and qualified for the Girls Junior National Championships, while her 15 Black Tornados team was second at the Lonestar Classic and the Northern Lights Qualifier...qualified for the Junior Olympics as well...an excellent student, she was a member of the honor roll and was named Honorable Mention Academic All-State.
Personal: Full name is Whitney Irene Smith...born January 27, 1993 in Anchorage, Alaska...the daughter of David Smith and Janet Humphrey...has one sibling, Shannon...majoring in petroleum engineering.