Heather Gneiting
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Pleasant Grove, 
Last School
Pleasant Grove High School
Roster Years
2018-2019 | 2021-2022


  • Parents are Tom and Kristin
  • Has two brothers and three sisters
  • Father played basketball at BYU (1984-87)
  • Served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Seattle, Washington (2020)

High School

  • Named an AVCA Under Armour First-Team All-American
  • Named All-State First Team as a senior
  • Named the state high school beach champion
  • Named a Deseret News 6A Senior All-Star
  • Named to the USA Today Third Team
  • Named the No. 6 recruit in the nation by PrepVolleyball
  • Named Ms. Volleyball Deseret News
  • Took second in state in the high jump
  • A four-year varsity starter


  • Played for Club V, Club Utah and Dig It
  • Helped her team finish first in state 17’s
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018

  • AVCA National Freshman of the Year, the first in program history
  • AVCA All-America Third Team
  • VolleyballMag.com All-America Fourth Team, All-Freshman Team
  • AVCA Pacific South Region Freshman of the Year
  • AVCA Pacific South All-Region
  • WCC Freshman of the Year
  • All-WCC First Team
  • All-WCC Freshman Team
  • NCAA Provo Regional Team
  • Helped the Cougars to a 31-2 record, the WCC title, an NCAA Final Four appearance and a No. 4 final ranking
  • Ranked No. 10 in the nation in blocks per set (1.50), No. 18 in total blocks (159) and No. 23 in hitting percentage (.380)
  • Led all freshmen nationally in blocks per set and hitting percentage, second in total blocks
  • Finished No. 8 in hitting percentage and blocks per set and No. 10 in total blocks and block assists in a single season in the BYU rally scoring era
  • Regular starter, playing in 106 sets with 225 kills, .380 hitting percentage, 18 aces and 159 blocks (7 solo)
  • Contributed 10 blocks vs. Stanford (8/31) 
  • Set a career high with 13 kills, adding nine blocks at Portland (10/25)
  • Collected a career-high 12 blocks with seven kills vs. San Diego (11/2) 
  • Earned WCC Player of the Week after garnering a team-high 11 kills and six blocks vs. Santa Clara (11/8) and 10 kills and six blocks vs. San Francisco (11/10)
  • Recorded 12 kills and a .688 percentage vs. Utah in the NCAA Second Round (12/1)
  • Had eight kills and seven blocks vs. Florida (12/7) and nine kills and four blocks vs. Texas (12/8) to be named to the Provo Regional Team
Sophmore Year 2019

  • AVCA Pacific South All-Region
  • All-WCC First Team
  • BYU Doterra Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Started in every match and played in every set on the year, totaling 226 kills, 16 assists, 20 aces, 54 digs and a team-high 138 blocks
  • Helped BYU to a 26-5 record and the second round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Hit .556 with 10 kills in the win at No. 2 Stanford (9/21)
  • Recorded a season-high eight blocks at Portland (9/28)
  • Had a season high 12 kills with no errors in a win against LMU (10/1), hitting .632, good for the eighth-best mark in a five-set match by a BYU player in the rally scoring era
  • Hit .727 (9/1/11) in a win against Saint Mary's (10/31)
  • Played with the U.S. Junior National Team and Collegiate National Team - Japan in the summer of 2019
Junior Year 2021

  • Played in 32 matches and 105 sets
  • Led with the team's highest hitting percentage, a .425, on her 227 kills. She also had 106 blocks and 21 service aces.
  • VolleyballMag.com All-America honorable mention
  • AVCA Pacific South All-Region
  • All-WCC First Team
  • Ranked No. 2 in the NCAA for hitting percentage (.500) the week of 9/20
  • Notched a season-high kill count of 12 against Loyola Marymount (10/14)
  • Had seven block assists against Weber State (9/2)
  • Held a .714 clip after killing 6 of her 7 attacks against Portland (10/7). She matched this clip with her 10 kills against Santa Clara (10/30).
  • Had double-digit kills six times this season
Senior Year 2022

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

  • 2022 BYU women's volleyball picked to win the West Coast Conference

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  • Erin Livingston, Heather Gneiting, Whitney Bower and Kate Grimmer named to 2022 Preseason All-WCC Team

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  • BYU celebrates after scoring a point during a game against Duke.


  • Heather Gneiting celebrates with her team after a kill during a game against LMU.

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  • Eden Bower, Heather Gneiting and Whitney Bower between points against UVU on September 17, 2022

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  • Alyssa Montoya and Heather Gneiting celebrate after a kill during a 3-1 win over the Pepperdine Waves at the Smith Fieldhouse on Saturday.


  • Heather Gneiting takes a swing during a 3-1 win over the Pepperdine Waves at the Smith Fieldhouse on Saturday.


  • Whitney Bower, Erin Livingston, Kate Grimmer and Heather Gneiting in between points against Pepperdine


  • Whitney Bower, Erin Livingston, Kate Grimmer and Heather Gneiting in between points against Pepperdine

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  • Heather Gneiting — WCC Defensive Player of the Week, 10.3.22

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  • Heather Gneiting celebrates with Erin Livingston after scoring a point

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  • Elyse Stowell, Heather Gneiting and Whitney Bower await the serve

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  • Heather Gneiting and Erin Livingston high-five after point against Gonzaga

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  • Kate Grimmer, Aria McComber and Heather Gneiting celebrate a big moment

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