The Spartans are picked sixth in the poll, one spot lower from where they finished the 2017 season with a 9-9 MW record.
Five Spartans have earned the academic honor each of their four years.
Andrade averaged 5.62 digs and 0.38 service aces per set last week for the Spartans.
The Spartans snapped the Rams 15-match winning streak and handed them just their third loss of the season.
Andrade helped the Spartans to a 2-0 record last week.
Fourth year at San José State…three-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree…Mountain West Scholar Athlete.
CAREER RANKING: Begins the 2018 season ranked fourth all-time in digs with 1,155…eight player in school history to record 1,000 career digs, accomplished in a match Colorado State on October 12, 2017.
2017: Spartan starting libero...averaged 3.96 digs per set and 0.36 service aces ps…double-digit digs in 24 matches... 20+ digs in six matches - 25 digs in a win at Drake, 24 against Santa Clara, 23 versus Kansas and Colorado State, 22 against Wyoming and 20 at San Diego State...19 digs at home to Air Force, 18 digs at Nevada, 17 digs at San Francisco and against Montana, 16 versus Idaho and 15 at Air Force...eight assists at San Francisco and at Drake and six assists in six matches...four service aces at UC Riverside and against Howard....three aces versus Omaha, Montana, at Wyoming and Colorado State...MVP of the Drake Invitational where she averaged 4.58 digs and 0.50 aces per set... MW Defensive Player of the Week for Nov. 13, after averaging 5.62 digs and 0.38 aces and helping the Spartans to an upset win over #19 Colorado State...named October 2 MW Defensive Player of the Week after averaging 4.33 digs per set as the team went 2-0.
MOUNTAIN WEST ALL-STAR TEAM: Member of the 2016 Mountain West All-Star team that played at the 2016 European Global Challenge.
2016: Played in 30 matches and 111 sets as the team’s primary libero...averaged 3.91 digs per set...team leader in digs with 434, sixth-highest total in school history...double-figure digs in 26 matches... recorded career-best 37 digs against Cal State Fullerton, the fifth-highest total in school history and tied for 16th nationally in digs for a five-set match in 2016...the only player in San José State history to record 37 digs in a match...recorded 30 digs at Utah Valley, the fourth Spartan to record 30 digs in a match and the 13th Spartan in school history to record 30 or more digs in a match...added 24 digs against Southern Utah, 23 against UNLV and 22 digs in the win over North Texas... recorded her first collegiate double-double against Long Beach State with 11 assists and 13 digs...almost had a double-double three other times...match-winning kill at Air Force when her pass went over the net and fell for the final point...three aces against New Mexico, Air Force and San Diego State...nine matches with one service ace...named to the Spartan Invitational All-Tournament team.
2015: Played in 31 matches and 115 sets…primary passer…averaged 2.44 digs per set…three matches with 20+ digs – 24 versus Evansville, 21 against Omaha and 20 versus Quinnipiac…11 matches with double-figure digs…six assists and four service aces versus Quinnipiac…three service aces against UC Riverside…three assists and a kill versus Sacramento State…Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for September 14-21…averaged 5.18 digs per set and led the Spartans to a 2-1 record at the Chippewa Challenge.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Played for the Brazilian Youth National Team…2011 team won the South American Championship…played club for Flamengo…team won the Copa Minas International Volleyball Tournament in 2012 and 2013…named best libero of the South American Champions tournament…three times named the best defender in the nation at the Copa Minas International Volleyball Tournament…best libero in the nation at Taca Parana.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Colégio Anglo-Americano High School.
PERSONAL: Communications studies major with a minor in business…older brother, Gabriel, played basketball at BYU Hawaii and now plays professionally in Brazil…Mountain West Scholar Athlete…three-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree… likes being with family and friends…Luiza Imbuzeiro Andrade was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.