FSU sand volleyball reflects on the inaugural collegiate season
The Seminoles will be part of CBSSN's AVCA National Championships broadcast at 9 p.m.ET
Pardon and Stepanova advance to the semifinals in the national pairs tournament
FSU's top two tandems still have a chance to capture the pairs national title on Sunday
Florida State faces Long Beach State at Noon CT to start the team championship Saturday.
Volleyball Career Athletically-gifted outside hitter who has shown moments of offensive brilliance... A two-year starter on the FSU indoor volleyball team which went to the NCAA Final Four this fall... Led the team this season in kills and ranked third in digs... AVCA Second Team All-American - making her the second Seminole to ever earn non-honorable mention All-America honors... Named to the All-ACC Team...Won the FSU Invitational Tournament MVP...Received ACC Co-Player of the week (Nov. 21)...Two-time AVSR Player of the Week (Aug. 29, Dec. 5)... AVSR Global Player of the Year...Claimed the Minneapolis Region All-Tournament Team MVP.
Personal Born March 19, 1989...Majoring in international studies...Swam in high school...Can speak Russian, English, and Latvian...Athlete she'd most like to meet is Alexander Ovechkin...Looks up to her mother the most... Favorite quote is by Muhammad Ali, which says, "I hated every minute of training, but I said don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."