JUNIOR (2011): Played and started in 32 matches... helped lead the team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament...was third on the team in kills with 278...was second on the team in digs with 247...recorded eight double-doubles...recorded a season-high 14 kills and added in 11 digs for a double-double against Saint Mary's (10/26/11)...recorded 14 kills and had 14 digs in a win against Long Beach State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (12/2/11)...recorded 14 kjills in a win against Georgia Southern (9/10/11)...recorded 13 kills against Fresno State (9/27/11), BYU (10/22/11) and against Loyola Marymount (11/12/11)... helped lead the team to the best overall record in program history at 28-5.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Appeared in 15 matches during the season at outside hitter... helped lead the team to the 2010 WCC Championship...recorded 25 kills, including a season-high of 13 against UC Riverside (9/28/10)...posted a season-high .333 hitting percentage with five kills on 12 attempts against Gardner-Webb (9/4/10)...also contributed 10 assists and 34 digs...had a season-high 13 digs against Virginia (9/9/10).
FRESHMAN (2009): Played in all 25 matches for the Toreros as a freshman while playing as an outside hitter...named to the All-WCC freshman team...recorded 157 kills while hitting at a .231 clip in her first season, and also chipping in 18 service aces and 185 digs...recorded 13 kills with a .619 attack percentage against Seattle for a 3-0 victory (9/15/09)...picked up a double-double against UC Irvine with 10 kills and a tremendous 21 digs and propelled the Toreros to a 3-2 victory (9/17/09)...added another double-double at Loyola Marymount in a 3-2 win with 13 kills and 10 digs (10/1/09)...finished with 10 kills and seven digs at Pepperdine (10/3/09)...had 11 digs in 3-1 victories against both San Francisco (10/8/09) and Saint Mary's (10/17/09)... Added her third double-double of the year in a 3-1 win at Portland finishing with 10 kills at a .500 clip and 10 digs (10/24/09)...finished with 14 digs against Portland to help the Toreros achieve a shutout victory (11/19/09)...completed the year with 12 kills in a 3-0 victory against Gonzaga (11/21/09).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters in volleyball while playing at Cherry Creek High School...was a three-time first-team All-Centennial League selection...as a senior she helped led her team to a perfect 31-0 record and a 5A state championship...she broke the schools 12-year old career kills record, and how sits atop the record books with 963 career kills...as a senior she recorded 335 kills, while hitting at a .335 clip...she recorded 93 blocks, 69 solo, as a senior...she was named first-team All-Centennial League and named to the All-State tournament team in her senior season, while also taking home MVP honors of the state tournament...she was named an ESPN Rise Fab 50 player as a senior...she was named an AVCA All-American as a senior...she plays club volleyball for the Front Range Volleyball 18-1 Black team...while playing for the Front Rage, she helped lead her team to 14 top-5 finishes in national club tournaments...she was a USA High Performance A2 Team member, and played in Global Challenge Tournament in Europe...she helped her team qualify for the Junior Olympics by taking a Gold medal in the Big South Qualifier in 2008.
PERSONAL: Carrie Alyssa Baird was born on August 3, 1991...she is the daughter of Robert and Patricia Baird...was heavily recruited by Michigan, Illinois, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Duke, UC Berkeley and Washington...chose to attend USD because she wanted a school with challenging academics, a very competitive volleyball program, and a volleyball team that felt like a family.
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