Freshman Blaire Pickens had a career-best 10 kills
Played in 24 matches and notched five starts ... Tallied two kills on four attacks against Alabama A&M ... Posted another two kills against Prairie View A&M ... Chipped in two blocks against No. 3 USC ... Came off the bench at West Virginia on Sept. 22 to tally a career-best seven kills and help the Frogs out of an 0-2 hole ... Posted a robust .857 hitting percentage at Iowa State (six kills on seven attacks) ... Earned the start at Texas and had three total attacks ... Had two kills on four swings against Iowa State ... Appeared in two sets against Texas ... Tallied her first-career ace at Kansas State ... Against started against Baylor and tallied five kills on 13 attacks ... Tied her career high with three blocks against Kansas, while setting a season best with three digs ... Posted a career-best four blocks at Oklahoma ... Had a kill and three blocks in the season finale against West Virginia (Nov. 24) ... Earned a spot on the Academic All-Big 12 team for her efforts in the classroom.
Appeared in all 32 matches and made two starts ... Played in 81 sets and totaled 14 kills ... Tallied 16 assists, 21 digs and 14 blocks (one solo, 13 assists) on the season ... Two starts came against Alabama (Sept. 3) and Loyola (Sept. 9) ... Had a career-high four digs and two blocks in each of the starts ... Had multiple assists in three straight games Sept. 3-9 against Alabama, Lamar and Loyola ... Had a career-high five in the Loyola match ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 in kills against Air Force on Oct. 27.
Played in 24 matches and made two starts ... Lone starts came at Texas on Aug. 27 and at Wyoming on Oct. 16 ... Recorded eight kills, nine assists and 16 blocks ... Tallied a career-high three kills in two sets played against Alcorn State on Sept. 3 ... Recorded a pair of blocks against Princeton at the Rutgers Invitational on Sept. 10 ... Totaled three blocks at San Diego State on Sept. 25 ... Also notched a career-high four assists in that contest ... Posted a career-high with four blocks at UNLV on Oct. 31 ... Tallied a pair of assists at BYU on Nov. 18.
Appeared in six matches and played in seven sets ... Tallied a kill, three assists and four total blocks ... Made her collegiate debut on Aug. 29 against Grambling State ... Racked up a career-high two assists in the contest ... Picked up her first two career blocks in a match against St. Francis (Pa.) on Sept. 11 ... Recorded her lone kill of the season at Air Force on Oct. 31 ... Tied her career-high with two blocks in that match against the Falcons ... Assisted on a kill by Lauren Otto in the Frogs' NCAA second-round match at Texas on Dec. 4 ... Also made appearances at Air Force on Oct. 1 and against New Mexico on Nov. 20.
Lettered four times for head coach Dan Turner ... Earned first-team all-state accolades as a junior and senior ... Was a state all-tournament team member after guiding her squad to a semi-finalist finish as a junior and senior ... Tabbed as the District 4 MVP... Also a four-time first-team all-district selection ... Led the team in blocks, kills and serving as a senior ... As a freshmen, was tabbed as the TAPPS District Newcomer of the Year ... Was also a first-team all-Texomaland member and earned Player of the Year honors ... Was a member of the National Honor Society ... A two-time academic all-state member ... Also a member of the Texas Advantage Volleyball club ... Spent the 2007 season helping lead the squad to a fifth-place showing at the Junior Olympics ... Prior to TAV, spent four years with the Dallas Force club ... Also was a member of the Dallas Summit Club.
Parents are Kevin and Kay Ellen... has a younger sister, Lauren, who plays basketball at Wofford... majoring in English and communication studies.