Whitson hammered out 10 kills in final set, including back-to-back points to finish
CAREER RECORD WATCH: Just 288 assists shy of surpassing Katelyn Astruc for 5th on Aggie career leaderboard... Needs 1,077 assists to break Denise Bilbaeno's school record of 3,549, set from 1987-90.
2011: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... Ranked 2nd in Big West with 10.77 assists per set (1,185 total)... Season total ranks 5th in school history... Also finished with 305 digs (2.77)... Had 14 matches with 10-plus digs, including season-high 22 at Sacramento State (9/13)... Tallied season-best 59 assists in just four frames vs. UC Santa Barbara (10/28)... Posted 57 kills with 12 errors on 156 attempts for .288 average... Hit 5-0-9 with 58 assists and 19 digs vs. Cal Poly (10/29)... Made all-tournament squads at Northern Colorado Classic and Park Inn Hurricane Invite, earning MVP in latter... Recorded 44 assists - highest for three-setter - vs. tourney host Tulsa, hours after 19-dig performance vs. North Dakota State (9/3).
2010: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION and ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM... Started all 29 matches and played in all 114 sets... Amassed 1,288 assists, 3rd in school history and highest total by an Aggie freshman... Ranked 2nd in conference in assists at 11.30 per set... Added 56-18-182 (.209) hitting stats... Picked up 345 digs (3.03 dps), most by any Big West setter and highest by an Aggie setter since Denise Bilbaeno posted 420 in 1990... Twice delivered 63 assists, both against UC Santa Barbara in five sets (10/16 & 11/12)... Highest four-set total was 52, done at Utah (8/27) and Cal State Northridge (10/1)... Also had season-best 25 digs vs. Matadors that weekend plus 19 digs and 41 assists vs. UC Irvine (10/2), helping earn CVU National Player of the Week honors... Captured all-tournament honors at SMU Doubletree Invitational (9/3-9/4), tallying 51 assists and 5 block assists vs. host Mustangs... Had 19 matches with double-figure digs... Dug 22 shots and tied season-high 5 blocks vs. Sacramento State (9/14).
TORREY PINES HS '10: Earned All-America highest honorable mention from prepvolleyball.com... Also named to that website's Top 125 Senior Aces list... Selected to all-state second team (by MaxPreps) and All-San Diego Section and All-Avocado League first teams in 2009... Three-time all-section and all-league honoree... Earned school's and San Diego Union-Tribune Scholar-Athlete accolades... Won California Department of Education's Golden State Seal Merit Diploma... Member of revered Encinitas Wave VBC, which won Junior Olympics open division in 2008, then won bronze medal the following year... Wave won Southern California Volleyball Association from 2008 through 2010.
PERSONAL: Born in San Diego, Calif.... Majoring in community & regional development... Parents are Tom & Helaine Woolway... Tom was a rower at Loyola Marymount... Older brother, Greg, graduated from USC... Career highlight was winning 2008 Jr. Olympics.