I am a senior at Grand Canyon University finishing up my last year playing beach volleyball. In high school, I attended Stayton High School for 3 years and then transferred to Salem Academy my senior year. I ended my club career playing at Mid Valley Volleyball Club under Head Coach Ryan Case.
At Grand Canyon, I started off playing both beach and indoor, but decided to stick to one my junior year. This last year our team finished at 15th in the nation, sending our top pair to Nationals. This year, under new head coach Kristen Rohr, we are sitting at 10th in the DiG polls so far, with a 6-1 start both as a whole team and as a pair (my partner is Becca Conrad).
Because Grand Canyon is going through a transition period (in our 3rd year of "probation"), we were originally told we were no longer allowed to participate in Nationals, as beach was just made an NCAA Sport. As of a couple of weeks ago, that has changed and we now have to opportunity to make it. Two weekends ago we barely lost to FSU 2-3 and they are now ranked in the top 3. To make it to Nationals, we have to be top 8 and with big games at LSU (rematch against FSU there) at the Fiesta at Siesta Keys Tournament and then also a weekend tournament and duals in Hawaii against top ranked teams, we are looking to earn a spot and get ourselves to Alabama.