Position: Middle Blocker
Weight: 71 kgs
Hometown/Residence: Los Angeles/Los Angeles
Birth Date: Sept. 11, 1990
College/Major/Grad Year: Arizona/NA/NA
Joined Team: May 2013
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2013 USA Volleyball Cup...FIVB Grand Champions Cup (Silver).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Started and played five sets in final USA Volleyball Cup match versus Japan on July 13…Notched 10 points in 3-2 win over Japan with four kills, three aces and three blocks in debut with U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team…In FIVB debut, averaged 2.33 points per set with a .340 hitting efficiency at FIVB Grand Champions Cup while starting one match and playing in 12 sets...Scored 11 points versus Thailand on Nov. 16 with nine kills on 18 errorless attacks and two blocks.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 - Named to the All Pac-12 Team after playing in every set and led Arizona in hitting percentage (.293) and blocks (102). 2010 – Selected All-Pac 10 Honorable Mention after transferring to University of Arizona…Averaged 2.43 kills per game and posted a team-high 133 total blocks. 2009 - Named to the Mountain West's All-Conference playing for UNLV…Placed third in points per set (4.10) and fourth in kills per set (3.39) in the conference…Participated in all matches in 2009. Led the Rebels in kills (298), kills per set (3.39), assisted blocks (71) and total blocks (88). 2008 - Named the Mountain West Conference's Freshman of the Year playing for UNLV... Had a total of 210 kills with nine matches of 10 or more kills, including a season-high 19 vs. BYU (Nov. 6).
CLUB/PREP CAREER: A 2008 graduate of John A. Rowland High School in Rowland Heights, Calif....Lettered three years in volleyball, while also participating in track and basketball...Named to the All-Valley First Team in volleyball and track in 2007-08...Named to the All-San Antonio League First Team during her junior and senior seasons in volleyball and track...Won the league championships in long jump in 2005-06 and the high jump in 2007-08...Team captain in 2007-08...Holds the high school's record in the high jump, long jump and triple jump.
PERSONAL: Born Cursty Jackson on Sept. 11, 1990…Has 10 siblings: Antonio, Curtis Jr., Latisha, Shaquisha, Curtisha, Shawanda, Leonardo, Kayonna, Ravion and Shamya.
LAST UPDATED: Nov. 27, 2013
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