Utes clinch second title of spring exhibition season.
Right-side Alli Spurrier hits .400.
Awards handed out at year-end celebration.
Utes finish ninth.
Alli Spurrier receives first-team nod.
Bateman Notes: Emerged as one of the top blockers in the Pac-12 this season ... waited her turn during 2011 and has taken full advantage when her opportunity came ... exciting, dynamic and fast middle, a little bit different than the style Utah has had in the past ... quicker than most middles and still plays the game high ... a competitor who loves to win ... 182 block assists in 2012 is the third most in a season in school history ... fifth on Utah's single-season total blocks chart with 188.
2012: Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Second Team selection ... Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... ranked ninth in the NCAA and second in the Pac-12 with 1.54 blocks per set ... was second in the Pac-12 with 1.52 blocks per set in league play ... also had 1.68 kills per set and hit .279 ... led or tied for team lead in blocks 23 times this year ... registered nine kills on 20 attempts for a .350 hitting percentage against Colorado (11/23) ... turned in eight blocks at Cal (11/19) ... tied career high with 12 blocks at Arizona State (11/16), which is tied for the fourth-most in a single match in the league this year ... had nine blocks against UCLA (11/1) and Washington (11/4) ... posted seven blocks and eight kills against Washington State (11/2) ... had seven kills and seven blocks against Oregon State (10/26) ... turned in 10 blocks against Arizona State (10/14), which is tied for the most in a three-set match in the Pac-12 this season ... hit for eight kills on a .400 hitting percentage to with seven blocks against Arizona (10/12) ... had eight kills and seven blocks against both No. 2 Washington (10/5) and Washington State (10/6) ... had eight kills and eight blocks at Oregon State (9/30) ... had seven kills and three blocks at Colorado (9/19) ... named to Utah Classic All-Tournament Team ... had eight kills on 12 swings for a .667 hitting percentage to go with three digs and a career-high three digs against Cal Poly (9/14) ... posted six blocks and had five kills against Nevada (9/14) ... registered first career double-double with a career-high 14 kills on 22 swings for a .636 hitting percentage to go along with a career-high 12 blocks against Bowling Green (9/8) ... 12 blocks against BGSU is tied for the third-highest five-set-match output in the Pac-12 this year and just one shy of tying teammate Erin Redd's school record for block assists in a five-set match ... turned in eight kills on 10 attempts without an error for a career-high .800 hitting percentage to go with seven blocks in win at UC Davis (8/31) ... posted eight blocks in back-to-back games, against Utah Valley (8/28) and Portland (8/25) ... both performances have her tied for the third-most in a three-match set in the league this season ... totaled eight kills on 17 swings with two errors for a .353 hitting percentage against Portland (8/25) ... registered a career-high 11 kills on a .643 hitting percentage against Southern Utah (8/24).
2011: Appeared in eight matches and nine sets ... made career debut against Weber State (8/26) ... had two kills, two digs and two blocks against CS Northridge (8/27) ... tied career high with two kills at Oregon State (10/29).
High School/Club: Nominated for both the Gatorade Player of the Year and Under Armour High School Player of the Year awards during her junior year ... named to PrepVolleyball.com's Top 100, one of two from the state of Utah ... top Utah player in 2010 ... all-area selection in 2009 ... earned team's MVP and Best Front Row Player ... won a gold medal at Utah Summer Games ... three-year letterwinner for coach Alicia Mitchell ... plays for Club V 18 Black for coach Reed Carlson ... team won the Extreme 18's title at the 2008 Far Western Championship and was the 2007 Gold Medal champions ... also won the High Performance Team Arizona title ... won the Triple Crown Stand-Out Athlete award.
Personal: Intends to major in Forensics and would like to become involved with the Criminal Justice Department ... born Nov. 4, 1992 ... daughter of Brett and Monica Bateman.
Career Highs Kills 14 vs. Bowling Green (9/8/12) Hitting % .800 vs. UC Davis (8/31/12) Attempts 22 vs. Bowling Green (9/8/12) Assists 1, 5x (MR vs. Oregon, 10/28/12) Digs 4 vs. Washington (11/4/12) Blocks 12, 2x (MR vs. Arizona State, 11/16/12)
2012 Season Highs Kills 14 vs. Bowling Green (9/8) Hitting % .800 vs. UC Davis (8/31) Attempts 22 vs. Bowling Green (9/8) Assists 1, 5x (MR vs. Oregon, 10/28) Digs 4 vs. Washington (11/14) Blocks 12, 2x (MR vs. Arizona State, 11/16)