Mandelbaum and Doss named Female and Male Athletes of the Year, Schelske and Schmidt earned Female and Male Scholar Athletes of the Year Honors and Magee and Walker receive the James W. Wilson, Jr. Award
|Strasner's Career Honors|
|2013||Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic All-Tournament Team|
|2013||Kathy Trosclair Memorial All-Tournament Team|
Freshman (2013): Appeared in 114 sets during 32 matches on the season, with 31 starts...totaled 221 kills, five assists, 10 service aces, 38 digs, 106 total blocks (20 solo) and 294.0 points...led the team in blocks (106), solo blocks (20), blocks per set (0.93) and hitting percentage (.380) while ranking fourth on the team in kills (221), kills per set (1.94), points (294.0) and points per set (2.58)...ranked second in Conference USA in hitting percentage while also ranking 14th in Conference USA in blocks per set...ranked 35th in the NCAA in hitting percentage...hitting percentage of .380 good for the fourth best total in Tulane history in a single season...made her collegiate debut against Mississippi Valley State (8/30), totaling six kills and six blocks while hitting .500...managed 13 kills and four blocks while hitting .706 against Nicholls State (8/31) to earn All-Tournament Team honors at the Kathy Trosclair Memorial Tournament...hit .571 with nine kills and five blocks versus Toledo (9/6)...tied a season-high with 14 kills while recording a season-high seven blocks at Youngstown State (9/6)...tallied 12 kills at New Orleans (9/11) while hitting .611...earned Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic All-Tournament honors for her performances against Texas Southern (9/13, 12 kills, .409 hitting percentage), Florida A&M (9/13, six kills, .385 hitting percentage) and North Dakota (9/14, 14 kills, .333 hitting percentage, four total blocks)...tallied 11 kills and six blocks against Southern Miss (10/18)...hit .667 against FAU (10/25) with six kills and three blocks...hit .455, .500 and .450 at the Conference USA Championship versus UAB (11/22), versus Tulsa (11/23) and versus UTSA (11/24), respectively, while adding 11 kills in the match versus Tulsa (11/23).
About Sarah Strasner
Prep: Was a three-year letterwinner at middle blocker at Clear Lake High School in Houston...team captain during her senior season in which the team finished 32-10, going undefeated in District 24-5A, falling in the state semifinals to state champion Coppell High...recorded 398 kills, 123 total blocks (70 solo) and 55 service aces during her senior year...a 5A All-State team member, and a member of the 5A-4A All-Star team in Texas...team MVP during her junior and senior years...named to the All-Tournament Team for the Nike Classic Girl's High School Pearland Tournament and the All-Tournament Team for the Kingwood Girl's High School Tournament in 2011 and 2012...a Vype Magazine top 40 Preseason Volleyball Player in the Greater Houston Area as well as an Under Armour All-American Watch List member in 2012...earned Athlete of the Month honors from Muscle Milk in October 2012...qualified for the 18-Open Beach Volleyball Nationals in 2013...also played Frisbee at Clear Lake High School from 2011-13.
Personal: Born Sarah Jane Strasner on January 19, 1995...daughter of Nancy and Harold Strasner...has one younger brother, Josh.