Madeline Westman becomes the programs third student-athlete to earn the award four straight years.
UNLV volleyball will hit the road for a pair of tournaments and host its own on April 5.
The Rebels open up the 2013 season on Friday, Aug. 30, at 6:00 pm against Cal State Fullerton.
The UNLV volleyball program will host its Scarlet & Gray Scrimmage on Saturday evening.
UNLV: Named once to the MW's Scholar-Athlete Award (2013-14).
2013: Played in 12 matches and 23 sets ... Had a total of 14 kills with a season-high five at San Jose State (Nov. 9) ... Had one match with a hitting efficiency above .300 (minimum five kills) with a season-high .364 outing (5-1-11) at San Jose State (Nov. 9) ... Had a total of five digs with a season-high two vs. Seattle (Sept. 7) ... Had a total of 14 blocks (one solo, 13 assists) with a season-high five (all assisted) vs. Seattle (Sept. 7) ... Had a season-high one solo block at Gonzaga (Sept. 6).
High School: A 2013 graduate of Fruitland High School in Fruitland, Idaho ... Lettered three years in both volleyball and tennis and two more in basketball ... Helped the Grizzlies to the 2012 Idaho 3A state championship after winning 36 of 40 matches and a third straight Snake River Valley Conference title dating back to 2010 ... Named to the all-conference first team three times and earned league MVP honors in 2011 and '12 ... Selected to the all-state first team in 2011 and '12 after a second-team nod in '10 ... Chosen as the 2012 Wendy's High School Heisman Award recipient and Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Idaho ... Tabbed the Argus Observer Player of the Week as a senior ... Played club volleyball for the Idaho Stars ... Led the basketball team to consecutive trips to the state tournament with first-place finishes in 2010 and '12 with a runner-up showing in '11 ... As a junior, earned all-conference first team honors en route to league MVP and all-state second team honors one season after an all-conference second-team selection ... Led the tennis team to three consecutive state championships, while winning individual titles during sophomore and senior seasons ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and maintained a 4.0 grade point average, and was recognized with the Distinguished Student Award (Dec. 2012).
Personal: Born on May 8, 1995, in Spokane, Wash. ... Daughter of Greg and Jill Stutzman ... Has three siblings: Neil, Meg and Britt ... Brother, Neil, played basketball at the College of Idaho ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.