Sedlak and Whitson capture first-team honors for second straight year
2010: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... First Aggie MB to earn first-team all-conference honors since Kristina Svendsen in 1995... Led league with school-record .395 hitting average and ranked 2nd at 1.28 blocks per set... Ranked No. 1 nationally in hitting average in early October (finished season at 15th)... Also set Aggie benchmark of 146 total blocks... Previous records belonged to Hall of Famer Candy Lench, who set previous marks of .341 and 142 in 1992... Blocking average ranks 4th in school history, highest since 2001 and only slightly behind Mia Iverson's 1998 record of 1.30... Put down 286 kills with just 63 errors in 565 attempts... Tied Long Beach State's Haleigh Hampton for Big West Player of the Week on 9/20, thanks mostly to tournament MVP nod at Aggie Invitational... Award was aided by 13-1-22 hitting, 7 blocks and 5 digs vs. Sacramento State earlier in the week... Amassed 33 kills and hit .500 at SMU Doubletree Invitational, earning tournament MVP honors (9/3-9/4)... Earned all-tournament honors at all four events... Opened season with .700 hitting at Utah (8/27), 5th in school history... Hit double-figure kills 15 times, seven or more blocks 10 times... Twice tallied season-high 9 blocks, both against UC Riverside (9/24 & 10/23)... Made Big West All-Academic squad.
CAREER RECORD WATCH: Holds career hitting average of .346, well on pace to break Lench's record of .309... With 269 blocks, needs 37 to catch Svendsen for 5th all-time and 79 to tie Lench for 2nd... Record-holder Kaersten Hill (429) is likely out of reach, although Kate DeVore's three-year career mark of 329 is quite prone.
2009: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... Ranked 2nd in conference with 1.13 blocks per set... Total of 123 (21 solos, 102 assists) ranks 3rd in school history... Hit 156-52-380 (.274) for the year... Attack percentage improved to .307 (104-31-238) during conference matches... Totaled season-high 9 blocks twice: 3-6-9 vs. Pacific (9/24) and 1-8-9 vs. Cal Poly (11/14)... Had 6 blocks on six other occasions... Posted double-figure kills in three matches, including season-high 13-2-24 (.456) offense at Cal State Fullerton (11/6)... Hit 10-for-14 with no errors (.714) at Cal State Northridge (10/24).
OREGON: Played sparingly as a freshman, appearing in seven matches for eight sets... Hit 3 kills with no errors in 7 swings offensively, while adding a pair of block assists at the net.
FOOTHILL HS '08: Named to All-East Bay Athletic League first team three straight years... Enjoyed her best season as a junior, garnering North Coast Section Player of the Year and Top 100 Bay Area Athlete honors... Led team in kills (454) and blocks (101), helping Falcons to 38-1 record in NorCal finals that year... Knocked down career-high 29 kills against archrival Amador Valley in 2006... Played club ball for NorCal VBC for four years... Earned all-tournament accolades at 2008 Junior Olympics, helping team finish 3rd in American division... Named as club's Most Dedicated Player in 2008... Selected as a Top 250 Senior Ace by prepvolleyball.com.
PERSONAL: Born in Livermore, Calif.... Majoring in film studies... Parents are Michael & Merry Sedlak... Hopes for career in television or film production or coaching Division I volleyball.