UNLV Athletics has had a minimum of 43 representatives boast a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA for 10 straight years.
Track & Field senior Kaysee Pilgrim earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after posting an outdoor program record in the high jump last weekend.
UNLV Volleyball will face five squads that competed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
Track & Field junior Najia Hudspeth earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after taking first in all four events she competed in at the Fresno State Bulldog Invite last weekend.
Women's tennis sophomore Aiwen Zhu earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after going 4-1 last week to help the Rebels win two of three matches.
2015: Named the Mountain West's Defensive Player of the Week once (Sept. 14) ... Played in 30 matches and 113 sets ... Had 13 double-doubles (assist-dig combinations) ... Had a total of 105 kills with a season-high eight at Utah State (Oct. 3) ... Had eight matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .714 outing (5-0-7) vs. Texas Southern (Sept. 19) ... Had a total of 1,091 assists with 30 matches of 10 or more assists, including a season-high 57 vs. Portland State (Sept. 11) ... Had a total of 18 aces with a season-high two on two occasions: at Fresno State (Oct. 20) and vs. Boise State (Oct. 31) ... Had a total of 269 digs with 13 matches with 10 or more digs, including a season-high 20 vs. Fresno State (Nov. 24) ... Had a total of 66 blocks (two solo, 64 assisted) with a season-high seven blocks (all assisted) vs. Green Bay (Sept. 4) ... Had a season-high one solo block on two occasions.
2014: Played in 33 matches and 116 sets ... Had eight double-doubles (assist-dig combinations) ... Had a total of 114 kills with a season-high six on three occasions: at Wyoming (Oct. 4), at Air Force (Nov. 8) and vs. San Jose; State (Nov. 15) ... Had three matches with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .500 outing (6-1-10) vs. San José State (Nov. 15) ... Had a total of 1171 assists with 33 matches of 10 or more assists, including a season-high 57 at New Mexico (Nov. 6) ... Had a total of 29 aces with a season-high three on two occasions: vs. UC Davis (Sept. 13) and vs. Grambling (Sept. 19) ... Had a total of 243 digs with eight matches with 10 or more digs, including a season-high 18 at Seton Hall (Sept. 6) ... Had a total of 85 blocks (three solo, 82 assisted) with a season-high seven blocks (all assisted) at New Mexico (Nov. 6) ... Had a season-high one solo block on three occasions.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Northwest Christian High School in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Lettered four years in volleyball ... Helped the Crusaders to three state championships - Division IV in 2011 and '13 and Div. 2A in 2010 - and a runner-up finish in Div. IV in 2012 ... The team owned a 77% winning percentage (122-37) behind four straight seasons of at least 25 wins ... In league play, the team only lost once in 36 contests ... Named to the Arizona Republic's Volleyball First Team twice (2011 and '12) and Honorable Mention Team once (2010) ... Selected to the 2011 and '12 Arizona Interscholastic Association's All-Division First Team and All-Section Team at two different positions ... Tabbed the AIA Section Player of the Year in both 2011 and '12 ... Chosen the player of the match 11 times and earned the player of the week award once over junior and senior seasons ... As a junior, named a Max Preps All-Divisions Underclassman All-American and Medium School All-American ... As a senior, voted the West Valley Prep's Girls Athlete of the Year ... Participated with the USA High Performance A-2 Teams and the Junior Beach and High Performance at camps and tournaments ... Member of the Junior National Honor Society.
Personal: Born on April 30, 1996, in Glendale, Ariz. ... Daughter of Douglas and RoseAnn Patterson ... Has two brothers, Nicholas and Johnny, and one sister, Kaitlyn ... Father, Douglas, played baseball at Grand Canyon University ... Cousin, Kristin Vesely, played softball and volleyball at the University of Oklahoma ... Majoring in kinesiology.