2006 Volleyball Season Highlights
Whitney Named MVP
Senior outside hitter Katherine Whitney earned MVP honors at the annual Ram Volleyball banquet on Febuary 8. Other Rams receiving awards included Coach’s Award - Tessa Nelson (freshman middle blocker); Debbie Murphy Most Inspirational Player - Ashley Fornstrom (sophomore setter); and BOMB Squad MVP – Amanda Fahnestock (junior middle blocker). [Full story on CSURams.com]
The Top Ten Moments of
2006 Ram Volleyball
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The Colorado State volleyball team upsett #9 Utah in five games (25-30, 19-30, 34-32, 30-20, 15-10) to win the MWC Tournament Championship.
"Our team never gave up, fighting until the bitter end," said Head Coach Tom Hilbert. "Mekana was absolutely unstoppable."
Sophomore outside hitter Jaime Strauss was named the MVP of the tournament after posting a double-double tonight with 12 kill and 12 digs. Sophomore blocker Mekana Barnes posted a career-high 24 kills and tied her career high with nine blocks to help her earn all-tournament honors and sophomore setter Ashley Fornstrom was also named to the all-tournament team, tonight posting 59 assists, five kills, 10 digs and four blocks. Freshman libero Katelin Batten led the team with 20 digs, while senior outside hitter Katherine Whitney chipped in 14 and junior defensive specialist Jenni Hirneisen tallied a career-high four aces, as the Rams had a season high 11 on the night.
An Even Dozen, Times Two
The NCAA tournament bid was the 12th straight for the Rams.
The Rams also won 20 matches for the 12th straight year.
- Oct 1 - Rams move into the Top 25, Strauss named conference Player of the Week
- Sept 11 - Rams defeat the Buffs, win Hilton Classic
- Sept 4 - Barnes Named National and MWC Player of the Week
- Aug 30 & Sept 1 - Rams Defeat No. 13 Ohio State and Pacific, Win Coors Classic
- Season Highlights
- Nov 26 - Rams Win MWC Tournament
- Nov 16 - Rams to Honor Seniors
- Oct 14 - Rams Win Seventh Straight
- Oct 13 - Rams Sweep UNLV
- Sep 22 & 23 - Rams Sweep New Mexico and TCU
- Sep 1 & 2 - Coors Invitational Highlights
- 2005 Season Highlights
- Dec 2 - CSU vs. CU (NCAAs) Volleyball Highlights
- Nov 15 - CSU vs. TCU Volleyball Highlights
- Nov 5 - CSU vs. SDSU Volleyball Highlights
- Oct 9 - CSU vs. Utah Volleyball Highlights
- Sep 30 - CSU vs. Wyoming Volleyball Highlights
- Sep 17 - CSU vs. Florida A&M Volleyball Highlights
- Sep 16 - CSU vs. New Mexico St. Volleyball Highlights
- Sep 10 - CSU vs. Oregon St. Volleyball Highlights
- Sep 9 - CSU vs. UC Irvine Volleyball Highlights
- Oct 18 - CSU vs. BYU Volleyball Highlights
- Oct 13 - CSU vs. New Mexico Volleyball Highlights
- Sep 17 - CSU vs. Pepperdine Volleyball Highlights
- Sep 16 - CSU vs. Ohio Volleyball Highlights
- Sep 18 - CSU vs. CU Volleyball Highlights