Casey Thurston Athlete Profile

#20 Casey Thurston

Position: Outside Hitter Height: 6-1 Roster Years: 2007-2011 Hometown: West Valley City, UT Last School: Granger High School

Personal

  • Parents are Joe and Carol Speredon
  • Married Jordan Thurston in the summer of 2009
  • Has three brothers and two sisters
  • Brother Jason was a member of the BYU football team
  • Enjoys art
  • Favorite food is anything Italian
  • Also recruited by Colorado State
  • Exercise and wellness major

Before BYU

Club:

  • Played for Club Utah at the Elite 18 level under head coach Scott Lee

High School:

  • Four-year letterwinner at Granger High School under head coach Kristin Estes
  • Earned first-team all-state recognition as a junior and senior
  • Named first-team all-region as a sophomore, junior and senior, leading her team to a second-place regional finish as a senior in 2006
  • Deseret News Prep Athlete of the Week during her junior season
  • Totaled 414 kills and 110 blocks during her senior campaign
  • Also lettered in basketball
  • Named to the Honor Roll all four years of high school
  • Active member of the Lancer Action Team, a school service group

Stats

CAREER MATCH HIGHS
KILLS: 13 vs. SDSU, 9/17/09
HITTING PERCENTAGE: .667 (twice)
DIGS: 3 vs. UNLV, 10/29/09
BLOCKS: 5 vs. SDSU, 9/17/09

 

Year-by-Year Statistics
Year  MP-GP  K    E   A   Pct.  Ast. SA  SE  RE  Dig  BS BA  TB  BE  BHE  
2008  11-13  18   7   53  .208    0  0   0   0   1    0  1   1   0   0
2009  20-66  104  50  309 .175    2  0   3   4   17   2  34  36  4   2 
Total 31-79  122  57  362 .180    2  0   3   4   18   2  35  37  4   2



2008 | Freshman Year

  • Saw action in 11 matches and 13 sets as a redshirt freshman
  • Totaled 18 kills, one dig and one block on the year
  • Did not play the first nine matches of the year due to an injury suffered during the team's foreign tour in Argentina
  • Made her Cougar debut at Wyoming, playing one set
  • Also saw action in one set at then-No. 15 Colorado State
  • Tallied four kills on five swings in one set against Air Force, hitting .600 on the night
  • Posted one kill on two swings at New Mexico and saw action in one set at TCU
  • Put down a kill on her only swing against UNLV
  • Tied her career high with four kills at Air Force
  • Established a new career high with five kills vs. TCU while adding the first block of her BYU career
  • Played one set with one kill at UNLV
  • Saw action in one set at then-No. 23 Utah
  • Posted two kills on three swings against Wyoming in the final match of the year, recording a season-high .667 hitting percentage

2009 | Sophomore Year

  • Saw action in 20 matches and 66 sets as a sophomore, missing nine matches because of injury
  • Totaled 104 kills at .175 hitting
  • Tallied two sets 17 digs, two solo blocks and 36 total blocks
  • Posted a career-high 13 kills against San Diego State
  • Tallied two kills and three attempts against Wyoming to earn a season-high and tie her career-high .667 hitting percentage
  • Chalked up a career-high three digs against UNLV
  • Posted a career-high five blocks against SDSU
  • Had the sixth-highest hitting percentage on the team
  • Had the seventh-most blocks on the team with 36

2010 | Junior Year

  • Sat out her junior season due to injury

2011 | Senior Year

  • Had three double-figure outings in kills in 2011
  • Tied her career high of 13 kills twice
  • Had seven kills on .500 hitting and two blocks against Utah, helping the Cougars to a win of the Utah Invitational title
  • Recorded seven kills and three digs against Utah State
  • Posted four kills and four blocks against Cal State Fullerton
  • Had eight kills and five blocks in the second match against Saint Mary's
  • Recorded 13 kills, four digs and five blocks (two solos, three assists) in the first matchup with Loyola Marymount
  • Had five kills in the first match against Portland
  • Tallied six kills in the second loss to No. 16 San Diego
  • Posted 10 kills and four blocks against San Francisco
  • Had five kills and two solo blocks in the final match against Saint Mary's
  • Recorded 13 kills against Gonzaga in the final matchup
  • Posted seven kills, two digs and two blocks in her final match as a Cougar
  • Finished the season with 104 kills, 1.73 per set, with 37 blocks