Nevada Senior who enters her fifth year in the program which includes a redshirt season and will challenge for a starting spot at middle blocker...provides the team with experience and at 6-1 height in the Pack frontline... counted on to be one of the top blockers on the team...has started 26 of the 49 matches in which she has played. 2010 (Jr.): Slowed by injuries last season which allowed her to play in just 16 matches earning three starts...averaged .64 blocks per game to rank third on the team and contributed 1.36 kills per set...career-high 12 kills on a career-high 19 attempts in a road loss at Louisiana Tech (Nov. 18)...earned third volleyball letter...earned WAC Academic recognition for the third consecutive year. 2009 (So.): Played in 16 matches earning starts in 14...missed several matches after suffering an ankle injury...recorded a kill in 12-of-14 matches and a block in 10-of-14...averaged .56 blocks per set to rank second on the team and 27 total blocks was sixth...69 kills and .95 per set was sixth on the squad...1.16 points per set ranked seventh on the team...two solo blocks versus Eastern Washington (Sept. 4) was a career high...top offensive match was at home versus Louisiana Tech (Nov. 12) when she totaled five kills, a dig and four block assists to total seven points...season-high five kills occurred twice at San Jose State (Oct. 29) and in the home match with Louisiana Tech...named to WAC Academic team for the second year in a row...earned second volleyball letter.
2008 (Fr.-Rs.): Began the season as a starter then split time between starting and coming off the bench...played in 17 matches earning starts in nine...averaged .73 blocks per set to rank third on the team...career-high eight blocks (1 solo, 7 assisted) vs. New Mexico State (Nov. 6)...came off the bench in the home match vs. Louisiana Tech (Oct. 23) and totaled eight kills on 17 attempts...six kills versus Valparaiso (Aug. 29) in the season opener led the team... recorded a kill in 15-of-17 matches played...came off the bench to record the final kill in the Pack's 3-0 victory vs. Sacramento State (Oct. 7)...selected to the WAC Academic team...earned first volleyball letter.
2007 (Fr.-Rs.): Practiced with the team but sat out the year as a redshirt.
High school Three sport athlete who lettered in volleyball (4), track & field (3), and basketball (2) at Maurice J. McDonough High School in Pomfret, Md...two-time all-county volleyball selection...once blocked 11 shots in a high school basketball contest...graduated Magna Cum Laude... received Presidential Education Award, Academic Excellence and Certificate of Merit...played two years for Virginia Elite Volleyball Club and coach John Teifer...club team won the 2007 Delmarya Invitational, Team Force Invitational and MVSA Invitational.
Getting Acquainted Hobbies include reading, shopping, listening to music, talking on the phone, and working out...chose Nevada over UNLV, Stony Brook and UMBC... daughter of Thomas Yates and Jamie Yates...working on a degree in business management with a minor in communications.