Five Spartans have earned the academic honor each of their four years.
The Spartans snapped the Rams 15-match winning streak and handed them just their third loss of the season.
The Spartans enter Mountain West play with an 8-3 record.
Fernanda Vido recorded her first double-double in the win.
The Spartans needed five sets and four match points in the fifth set for the win.
First year at San José State…Academic All-Mountain West honoree.
2017: Played in 23 matches and 86 sets...made her Spartan debut against Pepperdine...averaged 3.84 kills and 2.26 digs per set...season-best 26 kills in a win at UNLV...added 24 kills in win at San Francisco and in the final home match against Utah State and 20 in a win at home over Air Force...double-digit kills in 19 matches...18 kills at UC Riverside, at Drake, against Santa Clara and in a win over Colorado State...eight double-doubles on the season...13 digs in win at Drake and 12 against Idaho, at San Francisco and at UNLV...four block assists at Drake and three against Pepperdine, UC Riverside and Fresno State...only solo block against Santa Clara.
EASTERN WASHINGTON: Played the 2015 season at Eastern Washington…also play three matches in 2016 before redshirting the year…in her freshman year, played in 21 matches and 68 sets…averaged 1.71 digs per set…season-best 18 digs against Southeastern Louisiana…two blocks against Nevada to start the year…had a career-best eight kills against Lamar to start the 2016 season.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Played on Brazil’s junior national team in 2012…earned accolades at both the club and national level in Brazil…three times, named Copa Minas Brazil Most Valuable Player…awarded top hitter honors at Taca Paraná, the highest-level volleyball tournament in her country.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Colégio Pitágoras in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 2015.
PERSONAL: Majoring in business marketing…wants to work in Silicon Valley after graduation…both of her parents competed in Olympic Games…father Marcelo was a two-time Olympic basketball standout for Brazil (1980 & 1984), while her mother Luiza competed with the Brazilian volleyball team at the 1984 Olympics…two of her older sisters earned Division I scholarships – Clara, volleyball, at Louisiana Tech; and Julia, women’s swimming, at Old Dominion.