|| Sara Sandrik
Will challenge for time at the outside hitter position...Had an excellent spring working at outside hitter...Has posted impressive career totals of 684 kills (2.67 kpg), 269 blocks (1.05 bpg) and a .273 attack percentage (684-272-1509) in her first three campaigns.
As a Junior in 2000 - Started in 13 of 28 matches played ... Notched three double-doubles on the season ... Notched double figures in kills on nine occasions ? All-Pac-10 All-Academic second team selection ... Had 19 kills and 13 digs vs. Utah (9/5) followed by another 19 kill performance (15 digs) vs. Fairfield (9/7) ... Averaged 2.62 kills, 1.70 digs and 0.61 blocks per game ... Hit .545 (7-1-11) vs. Washington (10/7) ... Had five blocks vs. WSU (11/4) ... Had 202 kills on the year as well as 131 digs ... Hit .636 (17-3-22) vs. Portland State (9/1) ... Ranked fourth on the team in kills per game (2.62) ... Hit .192 on the year ... Notched 11 digs and four blocks against UC-Santa Barbara (12/1) ... Recorded six kills, five digs and three blocks versus Loyola Marymount (11/30).
As a Sophomore in 1999 - Spent the second half of the season splitting time at middle blocker with Tara Conrad, opposite full-time starter Jennifer Detmer...Started with Conrad while Detmer was injured early in the campaign ... Named honorable mention All-Pac-10...Ranked second on the team with a .351 attack percentage (197-60-390, #5 Pac-10), while adding 2.32 kills and 1.18 blocks per game (#8 Pac-10)...Finished the season with 197 kills and exactly 100 total blocks...Posted season-highs of 18 kills and 13 digs at Tulane (9/6)...Posted double-digit kills on seven occasions, including six times in the first 15 matches...Hit .500 or better 11 times...Had an incredible run over a four-match stretch that spanned the end of the regular season and the beginning of the NCAA Tournament (11/19 - 12/3), compiling a .722 attack percentage (27-1-36)...Posted a combined eight kills in eight total attempts for a perfect 1.000 attack percentage during the middle two matches of the stretch at Santa Clara (11/23) and vs. Florida Atlantic (12/2)...Had a big match versus Washington (13-1-19, .632 to begin the stretch...Had a career-high 11 blocks at Louisiana State (9/8)...Had double-doubles in back-to-back matches at Tulane (9/6 - 18 kills, 13 digs) and Louisiana State (9/8 - 12 kills, 11 blocks).
As a Freshman in 1998 - Starting middle blocker ... Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team ... Ranked sixth in the Pac-10 in blocks per game (1.30 bpg) and ninth in hitting percentage (.292) ... Posted a career high of 21 kills twice, at Pacific (10/20) and vs. Sacramento State (10/6) ... Recorded a season-best nine blocks vs. San Diego (9/5) ... Posted three double-doubles ... Notched 10 or more kills in a match 17 times ... Tallied at least five blocks on 12 occasions.
National Competition - Two-time member of the U.S. Youth National Team (1996 and '97) ... Played and roomed with Cardinal setter Robyn Lewis on the 1997 U.S. Youth National squad.
Prep - Transferred to Pelham High School in Pelham, Alabama, from Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyoming, prior to her senior year ... Named the 1997 Gatorade Circle of Champions National High School Girls Volleyball Player of the Year ... Also named 1997 National Senior of the Year by Student Sports Magazine ... Two-time Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American (1996 and 1997) ... Named by USA Today as the most highly recruited player in the United States ... Member of state title winning teams in three different sports (basketball, track and field, volleyball) ... Set national high school records for kills in a match (41) and kills in a season (992) in 1997 ... Two-time Gatorade Wyoming Player of the Year (1996 and 1997) and Alabama Player of the Year in 1998 ... Despite playing just one season at Pelham High School, is considered as one of Alabama's best high school volleyball players ever ... Class Salutatorian at Pelham High School ... Member of the National Honor Society ... National English Merit Award winner...Played volleyball for Sheryl Levi at Campbell County High School and Tammy Richardson at Pelham High School...Played at the club level for Kent and Sheryl Levi on the Northeast Wyoming Juniors and Robbie Wilson on the Sojourners Athletic Club 18-1.
Personal - American Studies major ... Born September 27, 1979 ... Daughter of Randy and Marylyn Sandrik ... Career plans include broadcast journalism.
Sara Sandrik Career Highs
- Kills: 21, twice, last at Pacific, 10/20/98
- Aces: 3, vs. USF, 11/24/98
- Digs: 15, vs. Fairfield, 9/7/00
- Blocks: 11, at Louisiana State, 9/8/99
- Assists: 3, twice, last at Utah, 9/5/00)
Sara Sandrik Career Post-Season Statistics
Sara Sandrik Career Statistics