Montana advanced to face No. 1 Portland State Friday night
Montana wins at Montana State for the eighth straight year
Montana hits .252 and serves up a season-high 10 aces
Montana closes regular season with Sacramento State on Saturday, Montana State on Monday
Montana vs. Idaho State (11/8/13)
Montana vs. Eastern Washington (10/31/13)
Montana vs. Montana State (10/21/13)
Montana vs. Southern Utah (10/11/13)
Montana vs. Northern Arizona (10/12/13)
2012 (junior season): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in all 29 matches and all 115 sets, getting 28 starts ... Had 1,000-plus assists for the second time ... 2,861 assists through seasons ranks No. 6 on the Montana career list ... Season average of 9.03 assists ranked ninth in the Big Sky ... Ranked eighth in league matches at 9.46 ... Added 62 kills (0.54/s) and finished second on the team with 14 service aces ... Fourth on the team in blocks (0.45/s) and digs (2.11/s) ... 13 times broke the 40-assist mark ... Twice recorded a season-high 52 assists ... Nine times had double-figure digs, with 19 at Portland State ... Had a season-high five blocks in three-set win over Sacred Heart.
2011 (sophomore season): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... North Dakota Classic all-tournament team ... Started 23 of 24 matches and played in all 97 sets ... Averaged 8.36 assists per set to lead the team and rank fifth in the Big Sky Conference ... Finished fifth on the team in digs (2.01/s) and blocks (0.30/s) ... Also added 52 kills (0.54/s) and nine service aces ... Had a season-high 59 assists in home win over Northern Colorado and 58 at Idaho State ... Recorded 30 or more assists 15 times ... Reached double figures in digs eight times, with a season-high 17 on two occasions ... Three times had a season-high four blocks ... Hit .714 (6/1/7) at home against Idaho State and .700 (8/1/10) against Southern Utah at North Dakota's tournament.
2010 (freshman season): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played and started all 28 matches at setter ... Totaled 1,011 assists, the most ever by a Montana freshman ... Ranked third in the Big Sky in assists, both overall (9.54/s) and during league play (10.12/s) ... Had 11 matches with 40+ assists and was twice over 50, with a season-high 54 in 3-1 win over Idaho State ... Also an effective offensive player (0.45 kills per set) and one of the team's top servers with 14 service aces ... Ranked fourth in the team in blocking (0.71/s) ... Had a season-high eight blocks in four-set win against Idaho State.
Career Highs (entering the 2013 season)
Kills: 8, Southern Utah (9.3.11)
Attacks: 16, Colorado (9.4.10)
Hitting pct.: .500 (5/0/10), Arkansas-Little Rock (8.28.10)
Assists: 59, Northern Colorado (10.22.11)
Service aces: 3, Weber State (10.2.10)
Digs: 19, Portland State (10.27.12)
Blocks: 8, Idaho State (11.20.10)
Prep: A 2010 graduate of Sandpoint High ... Led the Bulldogs to a four-year record of 100-17 ... SHS won Class 4A state titles in 2006 and '08, with a runner-up finish in 2007 and a third-place finish in 2009 ... A four-time first-team All-Inland Empire League selection and the conference's co-player of the year as a senior ... Named Class 4-5A co-Player of the Year at the 48th annual North Idaho Sports Banquet ... A member of the Sandpoint Volleyball Club that tied for 11th in the 18s division at the 2010 Volleyball Festival in Phoenix, Ariz.
Personal: Born September 19, 1991, in Sandpoint, Idaho ... The daughter of Randy and Kathy James ... Has two older sisters, Jennie and Kelsey ... Jennie was a middle blocker at Idaho State, Kelsey was a setter at Idaho ... A biology major.
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