Owls pull even in Conference USA action with pair of home wins
Freshman pounds 17 kills in four-set win
Four Owls post double figures in kills
Owls close homestand with a 3-0 sweep of East Carolina
Rice falls to Middle Tennessee in three sets
Rice 3, Marshall 1 Oct. 11, 2013 Tudor Fieldhouse
Sept. 27, 2013 Tudor Fieldhouse
Rice Volleyball hosted NC State on Sept. 14, 2013
LSU at Rice
Rice vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Career: Finished her career ranked second in Rice history in career digs (1,756), digs per set (3.80) and career sets played (462).
2014 (Sr.): Ranked third in C-USA in total digs (519) and fourth in C-USA in digs per set (4.33) ... her 519 digs were the fifth-most in a single-season in school history and ranked 91st in the country ... led the Owls in both total digs and digs per set ... played all 120 sets ... received 490 serves, for a reception percentage of .951 ... ranked third on the team with 113 assists ... posted 11 service aces ... reached double-figures in digs in 28 of 33 matches played, including a streak of 16 straight to end the season ... Had 20-pus digs in 11 matches ... collected a season-high 23 digs against Marshall (Nov. 13) while also notching a season-high eight assists ... recorded 20-plus digs in six of seven matches stretching from Sept. 12-Sept. 26.
C-USA All-Tournament Team
2013 (Jr.): Led the Owls with 473 digs ... averaged 4.26 digs per set, which ranked seventh in C-USA and 134th in Division I ... Played all 111 sets ... Received 531 serves, for a reception percentage of .930 ... third on the team with 75 assists ... third on team with 14 services aces ... Posted double figures in digs in 27 matches ... Set a career and season-high with 35 digs vs. Houston Baptist (Sept. 13), becoming just the third Owl to reach 35 digs in a single-match ... Had 20+ digs in seven matches ... Became the 14th player in Rice history to surpass 1,000 career digs (Sept. 27).
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2012 (So.): Ranked 9th in C-USA and 8th in C-USA matches in digs/set ... Posted 451 total digs (3.94 per set) to rank eighth on Rice's single-season digs list... Ranked 198th in Division I in digs per set ... Played all 114 sets as the libero ... Received 563 serves, for a reception percentage of .954 ... Ranked second on the squad with 104 assists ... Posted 14 service aces ... Reached double figures in digs in 26 matches, including the last ten of the season ... Had 20+ digs in seven matches ... Posted 3.96 digs/set in 10 matches against teams that finished the season regionally-ranked ... Compiled 11 digs against LSU (Aug. 31) ... Collected 17 digs against No. 7 Purdue (Aug. 31) ... Came away with 13 digs against No. 12 Washington (Sept. 1) ... Registered six assists and a kill vs. North Dakota (Sept. 7) ... Picked up 20 digs against Houston Baptist (Sept. 14), a career-high at the time, and added in six assists ... Matched that figure her next contest with 20 digs against Texas Tech (Sept. 15), while also posting five assists ... Collected 22 digs against Houston (Sept. 18), the seventh-most in a three-set match in C-USA and her third straight 20+ dig effort ... Picked up 22 in two straight matches against SMU (Sept. 28) and Tulsa (Sept. 30) ... Had a season-high 27 digs, the sixth-most in a four set match in C-USA, with six assists, and received all 20 serves sent her way at Tulsa (Nov. 9) ... Picked up 26 digs in the C-USA Tournament match against Houston (Nov. 16) ... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Rice Hard Hat Award
2011 (Fr.): Registered double-digit digs in 15 matches... Second on team with 2.68 digs per set (313 digs)... In first collegiate match, collected 15 digs vs. Delaware and then 12 digs vs. #6 Stanford... Dug up 10 balls vs. UTSA and 13 vs. Georgia Tech... 6 digs at #12 Hawai'i... Had 11 digs vs. Cincinnati and 10 digs vs. Pacific... 10 digs vs. Sam Houston State... Collected 9 digs vs. Houston and a kill... 12 kills vs. Tulane... 15 digs at SMU and 13 digs at Tulsa... 19 digs at UAB... 14 digs at UCF... 9 and 7 digs in the two matches respectively vs. East Carolina... Team-high 16 digs vs. Tulsa and 8 vs. SMU... 13 kills at Southern Miss and 9 at Tulane... 13 digs at Houston.
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
High School: A 2011 graduate of Cypress Woods High School... Played for coach Ashley Ahlfinger... Four-year starter and four-year letterwinner... Cy Fair ISD Tourney MVP in 2008 and outstanding hitter for 2009 and 2010 in addition to being named to the Pearland All-Tournament Team... As a senior, averaged 4.6 kills per set (481 kills) with 374 digs and she dug up 404 digs as a junior with 341 kills for a 2.8 kills per set average... Team posted a 35-7 record her senior season... Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston Third Team.
Personal: Full name: Daniela Arenas... Born: Sept. 9, 1992... Parents: Rodrigo and Kay Arenas (two sisters)... Parents played collegiate tennis at McNeese State ... Her older sister Cristina played volleyball at Alabama & Texas, and her younger sister, Victoria, plays volleyball at Texas A&M ... College: Martel.
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