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
Trio of Owls Earn AVCA Southwest Region Honors
12/06/2016 - Rice volleyball athletes Chelsey Harris and Madison McDaniel were selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Southwest Region...
Owls Drop Thrilling C-USA Championship to WKU...
11/20/2016 - An incredible journey through the C-USA Championship came to a close Sunday afternoon for the Rice Owls in a grueling five-set loss (22-25, 20-25, ...
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Volleyball Advances to C-USA Semis with Sweep...
11/18/2016 - Behind a stingy defense and a match-high 21 kills from senior Chelsey Harris, the No. 6 seeded Rice Owls volleyball team advanced to the semifinals...
Mikesky Selected to C-USA All-Academic Team
11/18/2016 - Rice senior outside hitter Leah Mikesky earned her third consecutive Conference USA All-Academic Volleyball Team selection, the league office...
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Five Owls Named to C-USA All-Conference Teams
11/16/2016 - Conference USA released its annual volleyball All-Conference and All-Freshman teams Wednesday morning and the Rice Owls were well represented with ...
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11/12/2016 - The Rice Owls volleyball team bounced back from a difficult previous weekend with a 3-0 triumph over the UTSA Roadrunners Saturday afternoon on...
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