SAN DIEGO STATE 2011
Continued her role as primary defensive specialist, appearing in all 28 matches ... Hit double figures in digs twice including tying her career high with 13 at Wyoming on Oct. 29 ... Also had a dozen digs in the match at Tulane (Sept. 2) ... Averaged 1.24 digs per set while playing in 92 of team's 106 sets ... Recorded a pair of service aces in win at TCU (Oct. 6)
SAN DIEGO STATE 2010
Became a regular as a defensive specialist in her first season of collegiate volleyball, appearing in 31 of San Diego State's 32 matches ... Recorded at least one dig in every match but one ... Set her season high with 13 digs vs. UC Irvine (Sept. 11) ... Also reached double digits in digs with at TCU on Nov. 24 ... Averaged 1.38 digs per set after playing in 106 of the team's 117 sets during the season ... Other season bests included three assists vs. Air Force on Nov. 20 and two service aces against Utah on Oct. 9.
Played four seasons of varsity volleyball at Redlands East Valley High School in Redlands, Calif. ... Coached there by Trisha Vansant ... Teammate of current Aztec setter Johnna Fouch all four years ... Three-time all-Citrus Belt League selection as a libero ... Twice named to the all-tournament team at the Redlands East Valley Classic Tournament ... Named a Top Freshman by prepvolleyball.com ... Winner of Coaches Award after her first season ... Was also involved with the Interact Club and Rachel's Challenge.
Played three years for the 951 Elite club in Temecula, Calif. ... Team won the gold medal at the Junior Olympics in 2009 ... Finished 13th in the Open Division in 2010 ... Teammate of current Aztec Johnna Fouch with 951 Elite ... Competed for two years for Club West in La Verne, Calif., where her team finished eighth at the Reno Volleyball Festival ... Began club career with two season at the Storm Volleyball Club in San Bernardino, Calif.
Kyla Oropeza was born Oct. 16, 1992, in Redlands, Calif. ... Daughter of Ruben and Irma Oropeza ... Enjoys the beach and working out ... Favorite athlete is Lance Armstrong ... Also considered Ohio State, Cal State Fullerton and Wright State ... Majoring in political science.