Spartan assistant coach Alex Luna will be an assistant for the team.
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.
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.
Second season at San José State…Academic All-Mountain West honoree.
2017: Starting middle blocker for the Spartans…started 23 matches at middle blocker…averaged 1.79 kills and 0.76 blocks per set…hit .269 for the year…career-best 16 kills at Drake…added 13 kills in a win over Colorado State, 12 versus New Mexico, 11 at New Mexico and versus Wyoming…10 kills at San Diego and at Boise State…six blocks at Drake, at San Diego State and at New Mexico…five blocks in a win over Pepperdine and UNLV…four blocks in six matches…four digs against New Mexico, three at UNLV and versus Wyoming and two in three matches…recorded her first service aces at New Mexico and two at UNLV.
2016: Starter at middle blocker...played in all 30 matches and 111 sets...averaged 1.47 kills and 0.93 blocks per set...season-high 11 block assists against Southern Utah, fourth-highest total in school history...ninth player in school history to record 11 blocks in a match...added nine block assists against Manhattan, seven at Air Force and six versus North Texas...season-high 14 kills against Long Beach State...13 kills against UNLV, 11 versus New Mexico and 10 kills versus Cal State Fullerton, Air Force and San Diego State...assists against Cal State Fullerton, New Mexico, Colorado State and at Air Force...two digs at Houston and Air Force and versus Long Beach State...hit .643 against San Diego State (10-1-14) and .450 versus Air Force (10-1-20).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Clovis East High School in 2016…four-year starter in volleyball for coach Vicki Samarin…2015 Fresno Bee Co-Player of the Year with teammate Christina Tran…2015 team finished with a school-record 33-9 record…won the school’s first Tri-River Athletic Conference and section Division I titles…made first appearance in the CIF state playoff…recorded 397 kills her senior year…team won the John Riding Memorial Hard Driven Volleyball Challenge…listed on the 2014 AVCA Phenom List.
CLUB: Played for Central Cal Volleyball Club and coaches Jeff Wanderer and Kieran Roblee…played at the 2016 USA Junior National Championship in Milwaukee…won the USA Pacific Northwest Qualifier to advance.
PERSONAL: Majoring in biology with an emphasis in human physiology…Academic All-Mountain West honoree…likes singing and dancing…Thaliana Kimberly Grajeda was born in Fresno, Calif.