Allison Whitson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palo Alto, Calif.

High School:
Palo Alto HS '09

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH

Major:
Managerial Economics

CAREER: Finished as Aggies' No. 2 leader (and tops in rally-scoring era) in both kills (1,620) and total attacks (4,489)... First player from program's Division I era to earn first-team all-conference three straight years.

2012: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... Led Aggies and ranked 4th in conference with career-high 452 kills (3.90 avg.)... Started all 31 matches and all 116 sets... Also had 19 service aces, 59 blocks and a career-best 355 digs (3.06 dps)... Had 28 matches with double-digit kills, 3rd in school history and the most since Candy Lench had 29 in each of the 1990 and 1992 seasons... Tallied 24 kills each vs. Utah Valley (9/7) and Cal State Fullerton (9/29) before setting career high of 25 kills at home vs. Cal State Northridge (11/16)... Won Big West Player of the Week on 9/10 and 11/12, the former for garnering tournament MVP honors at Fresno State Classic... Hit season-high .472 on 19-2-36 hitting at Cal Poly (11/9)... Other .400-plus matches were 16-2-34 (.412) in season opener vs. Furman (8/24) and 17-2-35 (.429) at Fresno State (9/8)... Big West Academic All-Conference, also selected as school's Scholar-Athlete of the Year representative at the league basketball tournament.

2011: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... Led team and finished 5th in conference with 421 kills (3.66 per set)... Finished with 201 errors and 1,213 attempts for .181 hitting average... Also had 10 aces and career-high 305 digs... Tallied team-high 17 solo blocks with 49 assists for 66 total (0.57)... Earned all-tournament honors at all four events, including MVP at Northern Colorado Classic and Aggie Invitational... Became seventh Aggie to reach 1,000 career kills at UC Santa Barbara (11/1)... Earned Big West Conference Player of the Week honors for 9/26, posting 14 kills and .522 average at Pacific (9/21) followed by 19-kill, 15-dig performance vs. UC Irvine (9/24)... Hit double-digit kills 24 times, including 12 dig-kill double-doubles... Landed season-high 21 kills at Sacramento State... Hit 20 kills each vs. Denver (9/9) and Long Beach State (11/12)... Scooped up season-best 19 digs vs. Cal Poly (10/19)... Earned Big West Academic All-Conference honors.

2010: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... First Aggie sophomore to win first-team all-conference honors since Kaersten Hill in 1996... Appeared in all 29 matches and 114 sets... Continued to lead team in kills (377) and total attacks (984)... Became one of Aggies' primary servers, tallying 23 aces... Added 198 digs (1.74 dps) and 61 blocks (0.54 bps) on defense... Notched double-digit kills in all but three matches... Had eight dig-kill double-double matches, seven in Big West competition... Hit season-best 22 kills at Cal State Fullerton... Compiled .520 hitting average (15-2-25) vs. Nevada, helping earn all-tournament honors at Aggie Invitational... Broke .500 mark on two other occasions: 16-2-27 (.519) at SMU (9/4), 17-2-28 (.536) at UC Irvine (10/29)... Picked up season-best 15 digs at UC Santa Barbara... Tallied 10 blocks in two matchups with Pacific, including season-high 6 in season finale (11/20)... Earned Big West Academic All-Conference.

2009: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... ALL-BIG WEST FRESHMAN TEAM... Played in all 30 matches (starting 20) and all 110 sets... Led team and ranked 8th in conference with 3.36 kills per set... Total of 370 kills is the most by a UC Davis freshman... Compiled .207 attack average, committing 163 errors on 999 swings... Tallied 80 blocks (14 solos, 66 assists) for 0.73 average, highest among Aggie pin hitters... Had double-figure kills in 22 matches, including season-high 20 at Cal Poly (10/16)... Recorded .484 average (13-1-31) vs. Mississippi State (9/4), then .480 (13-1-25) vs. Sam Houston State the following weekend (9/12)... Amassed 16 kills and 6 blocks vs. Cal Poly (11/14)... Had season-high 7 blocks at Nevada (9/11).

PALO ALTO HS '09: Averaged better than 5.0 kills and .300 hitting to lead team to second straight Santa Clara Valley Athletic League title as a senior... Earned Player of the Year honors for both the SCVAL and Palo Alto Daily in 2008... Twice earned All-SCVAL distinction... Appeared on San Jose Mercury News first team as a senior after gaining a second-team nod as a junior... Won team's John Williams Scholarship Award and school's Rachel Austen Award for academic excellence in English... Named to all-tournament team at 2009 Junior Olympics, helping her City Beach VBC squad place fifth in National division.

PERSONAL: Born in Palo Alto, Calif.... Managerial economics major... Parents are Bruce & Deborah Whitson... Career highlight was making all-tournament team at 2009 Junior Olympics... Younger sister, Kimmy, is a freshman setter at Pacific.

Career Statistics

Year MP S K E TA PCT Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE KPS APS SAPS DPS BPS
2009 30 110 370 163 999 .207 3 0 0 5 63 14 66 8 0 3.36 0.03 0.00 0.57 0.73
2010 29 114 377 178 984 .202 8 23 42 23 198 8 53 10 6 3.31 0.07 0.20 1.74 0.54
2011 31 115 421 201 1213 .181 30 10 39 34 305 17 49 12 2 3.66 0.26 0.09 2.65 0.57
2012 31 116 452 221 1293 .179 28 19 66 47 355 9 50 4 1 3.90 0.24 0.16 3.06 0.51
Totals 121 455 1620 763 4489 .191 69 52 147 109 921 48 218 34 9 3.56 0.15 0.11 2.02 0.58