A look back at 17 years of Houston Volleyball in C-USA
Honors at Houston
2005 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
2005 AVCA All-Region First Team
2005 ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-District VI First Team
2005-06 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2005 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
2005 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year
2005 Conference USA First Team
2004-05 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2004 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year
2004 Conference USA First Team
2003-04 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2003 Conference USA Second Team
2002-03 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2002 Conference USA Second Team
2005 Season (Senior)
Gonzalez was named C-USA Defensive Player of the Year and a member of the C-USA First Team for the second consecutive season ... picked up C-USA All-Tournament honors ... one of three Cougars to play in all 113 games this season ... sprawled out for 20 or more digs in 23 of 30 matches ... holds the Conference USA digs record and sits third all-time, second among active players, on the NCAA list with 2,451 career digs ... paced C-USA as a five-time member of the 30-dig club ... also led C-USA and was sixth in the NCAA posting 6.12 digs per game ... played in 473 career games, second-most in the Houston record book ... stretched out for 31 digs and a season-best four assists against Stephen F. Austin (Aug. 27) ... plucked a season-best 35 digs against Texas Tech (Aug. 27) ... served in a season-high three aces against Arkansas State (Sept. 3) ... had her streak dating back to 2004 season of 21 matches with at least double-digit digs snapped against No. 5 Minnesota (Sept. 9) ... became the 13th player in NCAA to surpass 2,000 digs against South Carolina (Sept. 16) ... picked up 31 digs against College of Charleston (Sept. 17) ... her 24 digs against Tulane (Oct. 2) broke the C-USA career record ... collected 30 digs against UCF (Oct. 16) ... equaled her season-high of 35 digs in a five-game victory against Rice (Nov. 2) ... passed the 600-dig mark for the second consecutive season registering 27 at Rice (Nov. 10) ... reeled in 28 digs in the C-USA Championship match against Marshall (Nov. 20).
2004 Season (Junior):
Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year ... All-Conference USA First-Team member ... set six new C-USA and UH marks for digs including single match record of 43, single-season record of 698, C-USA single-season record of 307, class records for a single match and season, and single-season digs per game with 5.77 ... became the UH career digs leader with her second dig against St. Louis (Nov. 11) ... produced double-digit outings in digs in all but two matches ... led the conference in digs and digs per game for overall matches and C-USA matches ... tallied 20 or more digs in 17 matches, including five matches with 30 or more digs ... garnered Libero of the Tournament honors at the SEC/C-USA Challenge stretching out 82 digs in two matches against Alabama (Nov. 26) and LSU (Nov. 27).
2003 Season (Sophomore):
Earned Second-Team All-Conference honors for the second straight season ... led all players in Conference USA with 562 digs for a 4.53 average ... one of five Cougars to play in all 32 matches ... one of just two Cougars to play in all 124 games ... her total digs and digs average rank first all time in school history ... finished all but one match with double digits in digs ... collected a season-high 32 digs against nationally-ranked Cincinnati in Houston's 3-1 upset of the Bearcats in the Conference USA Tournament ... collected 25 digs against Marquette (Oct. 31) ... picked up 26 digs against UAB (Oct. 24) ... collected 26 digs against Florida State (Sept. 12) ... picked up 30 digs against nationally-ranked Notre Dame (Sept. 5).
2002 Season (Freshman):
Was the only freshman in the league to earn Second-Team All-Conference USA honors ... saw action in 31 matches and 115 games as the Cougars' only true freshman ... led Houston and finished third in C-USA with 4.35 digs per game in her rookie campaign ... set the single-season school dig record (500)... served as the Cougars' first-ever Libero ... posted double-digit digs in 28 of 31 matches played including eight 20+ dig performances ... opened her collegiate career and the season averaging better than 16 digs in the Lamar Cardinal Classic ... posted 21 digs against Rice (Sept. 7) at the Crowne Plaza/Rice Invitational ... set a career-high and tied Jennifer Wittenburg's school record (vs. Michigan - Sept. 15, 2000) with 34 digs in three games against Southern Miss (Oct. 5) ... continued her freshman campaign with 20 or more digs against Memphis, Rice (twice), TCU (twice), Tulane and Arkansas ... named to the 2002 All-C-USA Second Team as a libero.
Multi-sport athlete at Sandra Day O'Connor High School ... helped lead high school to a 32-6 record as a senior and a berth in the regional finals ... competed as top setter for four years under head coach Yamilet Garcia ... as a junior, was named to the All-District First Team and All-City Second Team ... as a senior, was First Team All-District and All-City and a member of the All-City "Super Team"... named 2002 Female Athlete of the Year ... played softball as a middle infielder ... point guard for the varsity basketball team as freshman ... member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honor Society, and was named an All-American Scholar and Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Daughter of Roger and Denise Gonzalez ... born on Feb. 18, 1984 ... has two sisters who are active members in volleyball leagues ... majoring in kinesiology ... also recruited by Florida State, Texas-Pan American, and Texas-San Antonio.