The All-America duo of Jace Pardon and Sarah Wickstrom fell in the pairs quarterfinals
FSU fell to the defending national champions, 3-2, on Saturday
No. 3 seed Florida State swept No. 6 seed ULM to open the National Championships.
FSU went 2-1 on Day 1 and faces No. 1 seed Pepperdine at 11 a.m. CT Saturday
The Seminoles' Stephanie and Nina Pellitteri win the Silver bracket, as Pardon and Wickstrom get second in the Gold bracket.
Sophomore Season (2013) Named an AVCA All-American along with teammate and frequent partner Sarah Wickstrom...Paired with Wickstrom for a 14-5 overall record in 2013...Paired with Maria Milosavljevic to go 12-5...Teamed with freshman Jeassica McGregor and Julie Brown and went 1-1 with each to finish 2013 28-12 overall...Won the `Gold' bracket at the Chula Vista OTC with Milosavljevic (March 15)...Took second place with Milosavljevic at the Panama City Beach tournament (March 23)...Lost to Georgia State in the 'Gold' bracket with McGregor in Atlanta, Ga. after Milosavljevic went down with an injury (April 7)...Reached the quarterfinals with Wickstrom at the Siesta Key Tournament...Made the `Gold' bracket finals at the FSU Sand Tournament with Wickstrom before falling again to Georgia State (April 21)...Went 3-1 at the AVCA National Championships, beating ULM, North Florida, and Pepperdine, while losing to eventual champion Long Beach State...Seeded third in the 16-team Pairs Tournament and reached the quarterfinals before falling to FIU...Went 7-4 as No. 1, 3-0 as No. 2, and 5-1 as No. 3 in duals during the season.
Freshman Season (2012) Teamed with Jekaterina Stepanova to advance to the semifinals of the pairs portion of the AVCA National Championships...Tallied a 45-6 overall record, including a 43-6 mark with Stepanova...Finished 18-0 in dual competitions and 20-0 at the No. 2 position...Led FSU in kills per set (6.35) and hitting percentage (.468)...Ranked third on the Seminoles in digs per set (5.35)...Teamed with Stepanova to win the pairs championship at the Clash of the Collegians tournament (March 8-9)...She and Stepanova placed second at the Fiesta at Siesta Key (April 14) and tied for third at the USC Tournament (March 16-18) and at the FSU Sand Tournament (March 24-25)...Pardon and Stepanova were the No. 1 seed in the pairs portion of the UNF Tournament (April 1), but had to forfeit after Stepanova suffered an injury in the first round of bracket play...Pardon was 6-2 at the No. 1 position.
Before FSU Won various AAU, CBVA, and USA tournaments...Teamed with Tiffany Morales to claim the USA Volleyball Youth Beach High Performance under-19 division championship in June 2011...Advanced to the final round of the 2011 USA Beach Volleyball High Performance Championships...Nabbed gold in 18U division for the 2011 California Regional Championships and placed third at the 2010 AAU National Championships for the 18U Division...Named MVP at the Gahr Tournament...Won Manhattan Beach Open in 2011...Captured Hermosa Beach Open title in 2009...Finished in the top eight at the 2009 "Queen of the Beach."
Major is economics...Favorite movie is Anchorman...Favorite TV show is South Park...Favorite musician is Beyonce...Enjoys going to the beach, shopping, traveling and dancing... Has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and feeding the homeless... Lettered in swimming in high school... Role models are Dwight Howard and LeBron James...Parents are Jeanne Dempsey and Michael Pardon... Born June 9, 1993...Sister, Sivan, played water polo at Hawaii...Brother, CJ, competed in water polo at UC Irvine.