Green Wave to face UTSA, host Texas A&M on Friday; square off with Iowa on Saturday
Preseason All-American Athletic Conference honoree Annie Shurtz paces squad with 11 kills
Sophomore outside hitters Tea Juric, Annie Shurtz named to preseason all-conference team
Green Wave hold pair of practices in preparation for 2014 campaign with focus on learning
Green Wave to play 13 home matches, host Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic in Devlin Fieldhouse
2013: Played in all 32 matches and all 115 sets as a true freshman...ranked third on the team in kills (351), kills per set (3.05), points (392) and points per set (3.41), fourth in total blocks (45), and fifth in digs (261), digs per set (2.27), service aces (16), aces per set (0.14) and blocks per set (0.39)...finished 17th in Conference USA in kills per set and 19th in points per set...tallied 21 double-digit kill contests, including a season-best 16 at Radford (9/20) at the Highlander Classic and vs Tulsa (11/23) during the C-USA Championship semifinals...posted 11 double-figure dig outings, including a season-high 15 at UAB...completed seven kill/dig double-doubles...recorded 13 multiple-block matches with a season best four (all assists) vs FAU (10/25)...add four multiple-assist and four multiple-ace outings, including season-high marks of three assists at Youngstown State (9/6) and three aces vs Louisiana Tech (11/15)...claimed all-tournament honors at the Kathy Trosclair Memorial after averaging 3.6 kills and 1.1 digs per set to go with two blocks, one assist and an ace...also played for the Tulane sand volleyball team where she posted a 7-18 overall record, including a 5-10 mark in dual-match action...off the court, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Campolindo High for coaches Scott Bishop and John Vuong...helped lead the Cougars to a combined 107-27 overall record, Diablo Foothill league titles in each of her final three prep seasons and four trips to the playoffs, including a state title as a sophomore, the section semifinals as a junior and a state runner-up finish as a senior...claimed first-team All-Diablo Foothill honors as a junior and senior and was named the league MVP in her final season...named a PrepVolleyball.com All-American and a third-team Max Preps Medium Schools All-American while claiming Cal-High Sports Co-NCS and Contra Costa Times East Bay Player of the Year as a senior after tallying 352 kills, 98 digs, 48 blocks and 47 service aces...played club volleyball for the Encore Volleyball Club where she helped the team finish first in the Northern California 18s Open...also lettered once in basketball...off the court, was a Scholar-Athlete
Personal: Born Annie Marie Shurtz on Nov. 19, 1994, in Moraga, Calif...daughter of Tom and Sandra Shurtz...has one brother, Jack, and one sister, Alex...majoring in business.