More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored
Redshirt freshman put up 12.57 assists per set in wins
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
2014 (RSo.): Named an AVCA Southwest Region Honorable Mention ... Selected to the C-USA All-Conference Second-Team ... Earned the C-USA Setter of the Week (10/6) ... Was named to the Preseason All-C-USA Team ... Selected to the All-Rice Invitational I Team, Courtyard Midtown All-Tournament Team and All-Marquette Invitational Team (MVP) ... named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll ... ranked 27th in the nation and first in C-USA in assists per set (11.07) ... was third in C-USA in total assists (1,173) ... second on the Owls with 13 double-doubles ... led the Owls in total assists and was tied with Kimberly Vaio for the team lead in service aces with 19 ...27 matches in which she recorded 30 or more assists and 14 matches of 40 or more assists ... set a season-high with 55 assists in a win over James Madison (Sept. 13) ... posted a career-high 19 digs in a win over Marquette (Sept. 12) ... had a career-high eight kills vs. Toledo (Sept. 6).
2013 (RFr.): Selected to both the C-USA All-Conference Second Team and the C-USA All-Freshman Team ... Named the C-USA setter of the week (10/14) ... Became the first Owl to be named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team since Jillian Humphrey in 2011 ... Recorded a team-best 872 assists in 84 sets played (10.3 per set), eighth-most in the conference ... was fifth in C-USA league play with 503 assists (11.43 per set) ... set a career-high with 62 assists at UTSA (10/18) ... notched 30 or more assists in 17 of the 25 matches she played in, including 11 straight matches to end the season ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012 (Fr.): Did not see game action ... Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
High School:A 2012 graduate of Slinger High School... Played for coach Jill Risse... Four-year starter and four-year letterwinner... Second-team all-conference and first-team all-area as a freshman... Missed most of sophomore season due to injury... First-team all-area, first-team all-conference, and team MVP as a junior... First-team all-conference, team MVP, and team captain for 2011... Led the team in assists, kills, digs and aces as a senior... Played club volleyball for Milwaukee Sting and Club Fusion... National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Science Olympiad... Ranked seventh in her class out of 217 with a 3.98 grade point average (4.0 scale).
Personal: Full name: Sara Ellyn Blasier... Born: Feb. 25, 1994... Parents: Mark and Amy Blasier (three brothers)... Rice College: Wiess
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Volleyball Set to Open C-USA Play at Home This ...
09/24/2015 - The Owls host a pair of C-USA matches this weekend, beginning with FIU on Friday (6 p.m.), followed by Florida Atlantic on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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Vaio Earns C-USA Defensive Player of the Week
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09/19/2015 - The Rice Owls volleyball team used a balanced offensive attack to claim their second sweep at the Baylor Classic with a three-set (25-18, 25-14, 25...
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