Nandyala Gama Named Honorable Mention All-MW

Nov. 28, 2016

Colorado Springs, Colo.— San José State junior middle blocker Nandyala Gama has been named to the honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference volleyball team today, as selected by the conference’s head volleyball coaches.

Gama led the 2016 Spartans in blocking in MW matches with 76, 1.19 per set, and in all matches with 137, 1.23 per set. She recorded the second-highest season block assists total in San José State history with 128.  Her 137 total blocks are tied for the sixth-best single-season total.  Gama ends her third season with 241 career block assists, good for 10th on the San José State career block assists list.

Gama is the third San José State player to receive all-conference accolades, following Tyanna Roy (honorable mention, 2015) and Hanah Blume (All-MW team, 2013).

San José State finished the 2016 season with a 12-18 overall record and 5-13 MW record.


Name                                       Class                Position           Institution



Sierra Nobley#%                       Jr.                    OH                   Boise State

Maddy O’Donnell#%                  Sr.                    MB                   Boise State

Kaitlyn Oliver%                          Jr.                    MB                   Boise State

Maddi Osburn%                        Jr.                    L                      Boise State

Sanja Čizmić                             Jr.                    OH                   Colorado State

Jasmine Hanna                          Jr.                    OH                   Colorado State

Kirstie Hillyer                             R-Fr.                 MB                   Colorado State

Katie Oleksak                            Fr.                    S                      Colorado State

Alexandra Poletto%                   Jr.                    MB                   Colorado State

Madison Morell%                      Sr.                    OH                   Nevada

Julia Warren^#                           Sr.                    OH/L                 New Mexico

Deja Harris%                             So.                   MB                   San Diego State

Alexandra Psoma                      So.                   OH                   San Diego State

Bree Hammel#%                        Sr.                    MB                   UNLV

Alexis Patterson#                      Jr.                    S                      UNLV

Lauren Anderson                       Jr.                    OH                   Utah State

Laura Beach#%                         Sr.                    MB                   Wyoming

Kayla Slofkiss%                        Sr.                    OH                   Wyoming

Honorable Mention:

Sabryn Roberts                         So.                   OH                   Boise State

Aleisha Coates                          Sr.                    OH                   Fresno State

Lyndsey Anderson                    Sr.                    S                      Nevada

Madison Foley                          Jr.                    OH                   Nevada

Nandyala Gama                      Jr.                    MB                   San José State

Player of the Year:  Sierra Nobley, Jr., OH, Boise State 

Freshman of the Year:  Katie Oleksak, S, Colorado State 

Newcomer of the Year:  Kirstie Hillyer, R-Fr., MB, Colorado State

Coach of the Year:  Shawn Garus, Boise State

^ = 2013 honoree

# = 2014 honoree

% = 2015 honoree

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