The Spartans enter Mountain West play with an 8-3 record.
Nandyala Gama led the Spartans in kills in both matches.
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.
The team fell in three sets to the USA Volleyball College National Team.
Fourth season at San José State.
SJSU CAREER RANKINGS: Enters the 2017 season in 10th-place on the San José State career block assists list with 241.
MOUNTAIN WEST ALL-STAR TEAM: Part of the 2017 Mountain West All-Star team that finished second at the 2017 European Global Challenge…played with teammate Breann Robinson.
2016: Honorable mention All-Mountain West selection…played in 30 matches and 111 sets...averaged 1.90 kills and 1.23 blocks per set...team leader in blocks with 137…on the San José State single-season list, tied for the second-highest block assist total with 128 and tied for sixth in total blocks with 137…recorded 13 block assists in a win over Cal State Fullerton, one shy of tying the school record for block assists and total blocks in a match...the only Spartan in school history to record 13 blocks in a match...tied for top blocking performance in the Mountain West and tied for seventh nationally in a five-set match...only double-double of her career with 12 kills and 10 blocks against UNLV...15 kills in a win over New Mexico...14 kills against Cal State Fullerton and at Air Force...11 kills against Houston Baptist and 10 kills against Southern Utah, Long Beach State and Nevada...hit .583 at Boise State, .524 against UNLV and .483 in a win over New Mexico...two aces against Manhattan and New Mexico...seven digs against CS Fullerton...five digs at Utah Valley and against UNLV...10 blocks versus UNLV, nine blocks against Houston Baptist and six blocks at Utah Valley and versus Southern Utah...named to the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup All-Tournament team.
2015: Played in 31 matches and 115 sets…averaged 2.26 kills and 0.87 blocks per set… one of her best hitting matches of season came in sweep of Utah State where she hit .529 (11-2-17)…hit .556 at Nevada (5-0-9) and .500 at UMass Lowell (10-3-14)...11 matches with 10+ kills...season-high 17 kills against Evansville, 14 against Fresno State, three matches with 12 kills - Cal Poly, UC Riverside and at UTRGV and 11 kills twice...four digs in four matches...career-best 10 block assists against Holy Cross...first Spartan with 10+ blocks since November of 2013...seven blocks against UNLV, two solo and five assists...six block assists at Air Force, five block assists and six total blocks at Fresno State...six block assists against Air Force...named to the UMass Lowell Invitational All-Tournament team and Chippewa Challenge All-Tournament team.
2014: Played in 27 matches and 95 sets...averaged 3.01 kills and 0.41 blocks per set...double-digit kills in 14 matches...20 kills in a win over South Dakota State and versus Air Force...19 kills in a win over Fresno State, 15 kills at Air Force and 14 kills against Bakersfield, at Fresno State and versus UNLV...six digs at New Mexico...two solo blocks against Bakersfield and at Utah State...three block assists at Cal Poly and at Chicago State...four total blocks at Chicago State and at Utah State.
2015 BEACH: Finished the season with 2-14 record…played in the number-one position with Bre Moreland… defeated pair from San Francisco for first win of season at NorCal Invitational…also won against top pair from Sacramento State on March 14…seven matches went three sets.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Colégio Batista Shepard in Rio…played for Minas Tenis Clube.
PERSONAL: A communication studies major…Academic All-Mountain West honoree…wants to play professionally after graduation…enjoys cooking and traveling…Nandyala Santos Gama was born on October 1, 1993, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.