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Seven Cougars named to WCC Honor Roll

Jul 17, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:39 am | Updated: July 17, 2012 11:01 am | Permalink

BYU women’s volleyball received seven WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll accolades for the 2011-12 season.

Rookie defensive specialist Tia Withers received Gold Honors, which are given to letterwinners who completed more than 12 graded credit hours per term and maintain above a 3.75 GPA.

In the Silver Honors category, sophomore Kimberli Boswell, sophomore Jennifer Hamson and junior Nicole Warner represented BYU with GPAs higher than 3.5. Sophomore Coriann Clark Thompson, junior Kendalyn Hartsock and freshman Katie Vaughn received Bronze Honors.

View BYU’s official release for a complete list of honor roll award winners.

Getting to Know Christie Carpenter

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:27 am | Updated: January 4, 2012 10:31 am | Permalink

Class: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

Height: 6-1

Academic major: Exercise and wellness

Academic minor: Business

Favorite color: Green (yellow in close second)

Favorite movie: I love too many

Favorite place to eat: My house w/ my mom cooking

Favorite musical: Wicked

Someone you look up to: Everyone in my family

Athlete crush: Dwayne Wade

Favorite actor: Julia Roberts/Ryan Reynolds

Favorite place to travel: La Jolla, Calif.

Something few people know about you: I’m 1/12 Indian.

If you were queen for a day, you would:

Throw a ball.

Favorite quote/motto: “Keep on keeping on.”

When did you decide to come to BYU? As soon as I came out of the womb.

Getting to Know Casey Thurston

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:25 am | Permalink

Class: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

Height: 6-1

Academic major: Exercise and wellness

Favorite color: Purple

Favorite movie: Despicable Me

Favorite musical: Phantom of the Opera

Someone you look up to: My mom. She’s smart. :)

Athlete crush: Jordan Thurston. He’s an awesome snowboarder and he’s way HOT!

Favorite actor: Jack Black

Favorite place to travel: Coronado, Calif.

Something few people know about you: I was still born.

If you were queen for a day, you would:

Eat a lot of ice cream and travel with my family.

Top thing you did this summer: Camping with family.

Why did you decide to come to BYU? It is close to family and my brother was here for school.

Getting to Know Camilla Phillips

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:22 am | Permalink

Class: Senior

Position: Outside hitter/opposite hitter

Height: 5-11

Academic major: Psychology

Favorite color: Turquoise, purple, black

Favorite movie: The Proposal

Favorite place to eat: Home :)

Favorite musical: Mama Mia

Someone you look up to: My sister, Victoria Phillips-Tuione

Athlete crush: Blake Griffin

Favorite actor: Aishwayra Rai

Favorite place to travel: Hawaii, anywhere my family is.

Something few people know about you: I’m Maori.

If you were queen for a day, you would: Do anything and everything with my family and friends.

Top three things you did this summer: Hiked, spent time w/ nephews and nieces, California.

Why did you decide to come to BYU? It’s close to home and the awesome environment. 

Getting to Know Kimberli Boswell

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:20 am | Permalink

Position: Middle blocker

Year: Sophomore

Height: 6-2

Academic major: Chemistry education

Favorite color: Bright pink 

Favorite movie: The Princess Bride

Favorite place to eat: My own kitchen

Favorite musical: The Sound of Music

Someone you look up to: My mother

Athlete crush: Any tall, hot guy

Favorite actor: Tony Shaloub

Favorite place to travel: Disneyland

Something few people know about you: I love speaking in accents. :)

If you were queen for a day, you would: Establish world peace.

Favorite quote/motto: Always do your best and you’ll have no regrets.

Why did you decide to come to BYU? BYU is an outstanding school.

Getting to Know Jessica Jardine

Nov 07, 2011 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 12:01 pm | Permalink

Position: Outside hitter

Year: Sophomore

Height: 6-1

Academic major: Public health


Favorite color: Green


Favorite movie: The Count of Monte Cristo


Favorite place to eat: Zupa’s


Favorite musical: Grease


Someone you look up to: My parents


Favorite actor: Morgan Freeman and Johnny Depp


Favorite place to travel: Anywhere


Something few people know about you: I have the same birthday as Jimmer.


Top three things you did this summer: Played volleyball, went boating and ate shave ice.


Favorite quote/motto: “Dance as if no one was watching, sing as if no one was listening, live every day like it was your last.”


Why did you decide to come to BYU? To have a good college experience and be a part of BYU volleyball.

Getting to Know Katie Vaughn

Nov 07, 2011 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 11:55 am | Permalink

Position: Outside hitter

Year: Freshman

Height: 6-2

Academic major: Graphic design


Favorite color: Purple


Athlete crush: Bolt. He is the fastest runner in the world.


Favorite movie: John Tucker Must Die


Favorite place to eat: Ettore’s Bakery or any bakery.


Someone you look up to: My sisters, Allie and Sarah


Favorite actor: Ryan Gosling. I love him.


Favorite place to travel: Lake Tahoe or Santa Cruz


If you were queen for a day, you would: Buy the nicest car ever


Favorite quote: “Do or do not, there is no try.” - Yoda


Why did you decide to come to BYU? I love the atmosphere on the BYU campus, a great education and an awesome team!

Getting to Know Kathryn LeCheminant

Oct 27, 2011 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:27 am | Permalink

Position: Middle blocker

Height: 6-2

Hometown: Layton, Utah

Year: Sophomore

Academic major: Theraputic Recreation


Favorite color: Purple


Favorite musical: Singing in the Rain


Favorite movie: The Proposal


Favorite place to travel: Alaska


Favorite actress: Sandra Bullock


Someone you look up to: Emma Smith


Something few people know about you: I want to go to Australia and go camping in the outback.


If you were queen for a day, you would: Feed all the hungry children.


Favorite quote: Carpe diem- Sieze the day


Top three things you did this summer: Went to Alaska, played/coached volleyball, went to the Grand Canyon.


Why did you decide to come to BYU? Because it’s where I’ve always wanted to come here.

Getting to Know Tia Withers

Oct 27, 2011 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:21 am | Updated: October 27, 2011 10:22 am | Permalink

Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero

Height: 5-9

Hometown: Beaverton, Ore.

Year: Freshman

Academic major: Elementary education


Favorite color: Pink and purple


Favorite place to eat: Olive Garden


Athlete crush: Roger Federer because he is one of the best tennis players in the world, he is humble amid his many successes, and he is a handsome, fit athlete.


Favorite Movie: Tangled


Someone you look up to: My three older brothers: Justin, Drew and Mitch.


Something few people know about you: I did pole vault in high school and I love white coconut chocolate.


If you were queen for a day, you would: Buy Disney World for the day and take all of my friends and family to spend the day there with me.


Favorite quote: “I’m proof that great things can happen to ordinary people if they work hard and never give up.” - Orel Hershiser


Why did you decide to come to BYU? I wanted to represent the school that represents my values by academic and athletic excellence.

Getting to Know Kendalyn Hartsock

Oct 06, 2011 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:50 am | Permalink

Kendalyn Hartsock


Position: Libero

Hometown: Kalispell, Montana

Height: 5-6

Academic major: RMYL- Commercial


Favorite color: Purple


Favorite musical: The Sound of Music


Favorite place to eat: Mama’s Kitchen/Frugals


Athlete crush: Noah Hartsock- He’s a hottie!


Favorite place to travel: Anywhere tropical


Someone you look up to: My dad


Favorite actor/actress: Sandra Bullock


Something few people know about you: I’m part Canadian, eh. I like feet.


If you were queen for a day, you would: Create a new holiday.


Top three things you did this summer: Oklahoma to see Noah’s family, anniversary in St. George, Montana to see my family.


Why did you decide to come to BYU? To get a good education and find my husband...Which I did!