HONORS and AWARDS
2011 Collegiate Volleyball Update National Player of the Week: Nov. 29, 2011
2011 Big Sky Conference Volleyball Championship All-Tournament Team: Nov. 26, 2011
2011 Big Sky Conference MVP: Nov. 24, 2011
2011 Big Sky Conference Player of the Week: Oct. 3, 2011
2011 Rams Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team: Sept. 10, 2011
2011 Hampton Inn & Suites Northern Colorado Classic All-Tournament Team: Aug. 27, 2011
2010 Big Sky Fall All-Academic Team: Jan. 27, 2011
2010 Big Sky Volleyball Championship All-Tournament Team: Nov. 27, 2010
2010 All-Big Sky Conference First Team: Nov. 25, 2010
2010 Big Sky Conference Player of the Week: Nov. 8, 2010
2010 Big Sky Conference Player of the Week: Oct. 25, 2010
2010 Big Sky Conference Player of the Week: Oct. 11, 2010
2010 Hampton Inn & Suites Northern Colorado Classic MVP: Sept. 4, 2010
2010 San Diego State Aztec Invitational All-Tournament team: Aug. 28, 2010
Had a standout season in just her sophomore year, leading the Bears in kills (455), attacks (1072) and aces (28) en route to being named to the 2010 All-Big Sky Conference First Team and 2010 Big Sky Volleyball Championship All-Tournament Team ... Finished third on the team in assists (55), blocks (80) and digs (274) ... Earned three Big Sky Conference Player of the Week awards and was honored as the MVP of Northern Colorado's Hampton Inn & Suites Northern Colorado Classic in early September ... Also named to the 2010 San Diego State Aztec Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Had a team-most 11 double-doubles on the season ... Finished the year with a .296 attack percentage (third on the team; fourth in the Big Sky) ... One of just two players to see the floor in each of Northern Colorado's 121 games in 2010 (Amanda Arterburn) ... Finished with double-digit kills in all but seven of the Bears' 31 matches in 2010, including smacking down a career-high and Northern Colorado Division I-record 30 in Northern Colorado's 3-2 victory against Cal State Northridge in San Diego ... Proved a defensive stalwart, too, recording double-digit digs in 12 matches, including a stretch of seven out of eight matches between October 9 and November 6 ... Set career highs in single-match kills (30), assists (six), digs (18) and blocks (seven) ... Her 19 kills and nine digs against Georgia (Sept. 4) helped the Bears defeat an SEC opponent for the first time 1981 ... In mid-October put together a three-match stretch that saw her collect 69 kills and 46 digs in Big Sky road matches at Portland State, Eastern Washington and Sacramento State ... Led all players with 20 kills in the Bears' 3-2 season-ending loss to Portland State in the final match of the Big Sky Volleyball Championship.
Began career as one of the highest touted prospects to ever sign on with Northern Colorado ... Didn’t play in 26 of the Bears’ 129 games (injury) but still ranked fifth on the team with 234 kills and third on the sqaud in kills per game (2.27) ... Had double-digit kills in 13 matches, including a career-high 20 at Weber State on Halloween ... Finished season with 11 kills and a team-best .292 hitting percentage in Northern Colorado’s NCAA First Round loss to sixth-ranked Washington ... Also had four assists on the year as well as 41 blocks, second-most on the team among non-seniors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three varsity volleyball letters and one letter in track for the Berthoud (Colo.) Spartans... Was the 2008 Northern League Player of the Year, a two-time All-State Team selection and finalist for Gatorade Player of the Year... Named a Prep Volleyball Fab 50 recruit for the class of 2009... Was a nominee for AVCA/UnderArmour All-Star Game (top 24 players in the nation)... Was an all-conference selection in 2006 before earning all-conference and all-state merit in 2007... Helped Spartans to conference, district and regional titles in 2007 before finishing seventh in the state... Was a member of Berthoud's honor roll in 2006 and 2007.
PERSONAL: Born in Fairview, Ohio... Parents are James and Julie Arnold... Has four siblings, Tammy, Jeff, Bree and Michelle.