SAN DIEGO STATE 2014
Appeared in 27 matches at middle blocker starting on 25 occasions ... Tied her career high with 15 kills vs. Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 7 ... Equaled her career best of eight total blocks vs. Villanova on Sept. 6 ... Recorded at least one block in every match she played ... Led the team with an average of 0.99 blocks per set ... Had a season-high .591 hitting percentage (15-2-22) against Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 7) ... Tied her career high with 17.0 points in that match ... Second-best attack percentage was ,524 (12-1-21) vs. San Jose State on Nov. 13 ... Was named the Mountain West Player of the Week honors on Nov. 17 for her performance in home matches vs. San Jose State (Nov. 13) and Nevada (Nov. 15) ... Over those two matches she averaged 2.78 kills and 1.22 blocks per set while recording a .500 attack percentage ... Finished with a hitting percentage of .312 or higher in 12 matches.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2013
Started 24 of the 26 matches in which she appeared ... Finished eighth in Mountain West contests with an average of 1.09 blocks per set ... Was also 11th in both hitting (.306) and service aces (0.24 per set) ... Recorded a career high with 10 kills in the win over Utah State on Nov. 23 ... Top hitting percentage of .444 with nine kills in 18 attempts against Colorado State on Oct. 19 ... Career-best two service aces on three occasions ... Had career-high eight total blocks on two occasions including at Air Force on Oct. 12 (eight block assists) and vs. Air Force on Oct. 31 (2 solo, six block assists) ... Had personal best six digs at Air Force (Oct. 12) ... Also set her high for points in that same match with 15.0 ... Had a string of four matches in mid-season (Oct. 12-24) when she compiled a .375 hitting percentage ... Had a personal best of two service aces in four matches.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Saw limited action as a true freshman ... Appeared in all three sets vs. Brown on Sept. 15 ... Finished that match with three kills, a solo block and two block assists ... Only other appearance came against Air Force on Nov. 8 when she played in one set.
Won a pair of varsity letters as a volleyball player at Desert Ridge High school in Mesa, Ariz. ... Earned honorable mention Division I all-state honors the past two seasons while playing at Desert Ridge HS as an outside hitter ... Averaged 2.1 kills and 1.1 blocks per game as a prep senior along with a .446 hitting percentage ... During her junior year posted averages of 2.3 kills, 0.9 blocks and a .462 attack percentage ... Named to the 5A-I East Valley (all-region) team in both 2010 and 2011 ... Set school records for blocks in a career (201), season (107) and match (9) in her two years as a varsity athlete ... Was named to a pair of all-tournament teams in 2011.
Played club volleyball for the Arizona Storm 18 Thunder during the 2011-12 season
Kaja Helena Sandberg was born Jan. 28, 1994, in Pittsburgh, Penn. ... Daughter of Erlend and Margaret Sandberg ... Enjoys longboarding and shopping ... Was also recruited by UNLV ... Undeclared major at SDSU.