Whitney Bower
Setter 7
Ht
5'
9"
Class
Senior
Hometown
Nampa, 
Idaho
Last School
Skyview High School
Roster Years
2019-2022



Personal

  • Parents are Danny and Caroline Bower
  • Mother was an outside hitter at BYU (1996-99) and father was a shooting guard on the men’s basketball team for the Cougars (1998-99)
  • Grandfather, Wayne, also played football at BYU (1970-73)
  • Sisters, Morgan and Eden, are also currently members of the BYU women's volleyball team
  • One of seven sisters
  • Frequent contestant in wild turkey calling contests

Before BYU

  • Won back-to-back 4A Idaho State championships and placed second the third year
  • Two-time Prepvolleyball.com All-American
  • Top 50 Junior Recruit by PrepVolleyball.com
  • 2018 Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year
  • Three-time All-State selection
  • As a 14-year-old, helped 16U team to top-10 finish at USAV Junior Olympics after becoming the first team from Idaho to qualify for the event
  • Reclassified after her junior year to graduate early and skip her senior season
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019

  • VolleyballMag.com All-America honorable mention
  • VolleyballMag.com Freshman All-America honorable mention
  • All-WCC First Team
  • All-WCC Freshman Team
  • Shocker Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Female Rookie of the Year at the Y Awards
  • Helped BYU to a 26-5 overall record and the second round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Started every match and played every set, totaling 1,070 assists, 40 aces, 278 digs, 58 blocks, 87 kills and hitting .390
  • In the BYU rally scoring season records, finished sixth in aces and eighth in aces per set
  • In the BYU all-time freshman season records, finished second in aces and aces per set, fourth in assists and sets played, sixth in assists per set, seventh in digs per set and eighth in digs
  • Named WCC Player of the Week (10/14)
  • Had 10 double-doubles, the most by a BYU freshman in the rally scoring era
  • Had a career-best 51 assists against Wichita State (9/12)
  • Had five aces in the season opener against Boise State (8/30) and vs. VCU (9/14), tying a BYU freshman record and tying for third-most by a BYU player in the rally scoring era
  • Served the first 10 points of a set against VCU, the fifth-longest streak to start a set in NCAA history
  • Became the first player in BYU rally scoring era history to record at least four kills, three aces, 10 assists and 10 digs in a single match after totaling four kills, five aces, 42 assists and 15 digs in the win against VCU (9/14)
  • Had a career-high 18 digs with 37 assists, two kills and an ace in the win at No. 2 Stanford (9/21)
  • Also became the first Cougar in the rally scoring era to total at least six kills, 20 assists and 15 digs in a match, finishing with six kills, 30 assists and 16 digs while adding two blocks at Saint Mary’s (10/5)
Sophmore Year 2020

  • WCC Player of the Year
  • WCC Setter of the Year
  • AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • AVCA Pacific South All-Region
  • All-WCC First Team
  • WCC All-Academic First Team
  • Started all 19 matches, appearing in all 63 sets, while leading BYU to a 17-2 season, the WCC title, an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and No. 15 final ranking
  • Led one of the most efficient offenses in the country, averaging 10.38 assists per set to help BYU rank No. 5 nationally in assists per set (13.41), No. 5 in team hitting percentage (.302) and No. 8 in kills per set (14.29)
  • Ended the year with 676 assists, 48 kills, 28 blocks and 22 aces while tallying 11 double-doubles in 19 matches.
  • Recorded a career-high 52 aces at San Francisco (3/6)
  • Totaled a career-high eight kills, 26 digs and 13 points at Pepperdine (2/24)
Junior Year 2021

  • Played in all 32 matches and 107 sets
  • WCC Setter of the Year
  • AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • VolleyballMag.com All-America Third Team
  • AVCA Pacific South All-Region
  • All-WCC First Team
  • WCC Offensive Player of the Week (10/11)
  • Led the team with 1,094 assists. Put up 297 digs, 46 blocks and 26 service aces.
  • Put up at least 23 assists per match
  • In five sets against Weber State, she racked up 55 assists (9/2)
  • Posted a season-high count of seven kills against San Diego (10/22)
  • Recorded 11 double-doubles this season in assists/digs
Senior Year 2022

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year



  • Bower, Whitney  vs Gonzaga 2-9-21

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

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  • Whitney Bower sets a ball during a game against Duke.

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  • Whitney Bower celebrates a kill during a game against Duke.

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  • Whitney Bower celebrates a kill during a three set sweep of Washington State at the Smith Fieldhouse Saturday night.

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  • Erin Livingston and Whitney Bower celebrate after scoring a point against Utah State in the Smith Fieldhouse on September 1, 2022

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  • Whitney Bower serves 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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  • Whitney Bower serves Whitney Bower and Whitney Llarenas celebrate after a kill during a 3-1 win over the Pepperdine Waves at the Smith Fieldhouse on Saturday.

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  • Heather Olmstead becomes fastest coach in women's volleyball history to reach 200 wins with 3-1 win over Pepperdine on Saturday.

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