Named the Mountain West Conference co-Player of the year while receiving all-league honors...Also selected to the 2002 All-MWC Tournament team...At the MWC Tournament, she totaled 26 kills (4.33 kpg), 29 digs (4.83 dpg) and 5 blocks (0.83 bpg) while hitting .400...Ranked second in the conference with 17 double-doubles (kills-digs) in 2002 and is first among active players with 29 in her career...Her 23 kills against Wyoming on Oct. 31 were a career best...Set a personal best in digs with 28 vs. Colorado State on Oct. 4...That total was also a Mountain West Conference record (since broken)...She was named the MWC Player of the Week on both Sept. 23 and 30, becoming the first player to ever earn the award in back-to-back weeks...Led team with 378 kills for a hitting percentage of .319...Notched fourth-best hitting percentage in the MWC for conference matches (.323) and fifth-best for all matches...Led the team with 391 digs, finishing second in the conference with 3.41 digs per game in league matches...Her 391 digs are fifth-most ever in a season by an Aztec...Her 837 career digs rank 10th all-time at SDSU...Named to the 2002 Ramada Invitational all-tournament team...Selected Most Valuable Player award at the Black and Gold Challenge at Wake Forest...Set three career highs including blocks with 12 (11/16 at Air Force), digs with 28 (10/4 at Colorado St.) and kills with 23 (10/31 vs. Wyoming)...Third in the conference for blocks per game against conference foes.
Third on the team with 239 kills for a .231 hitting percentage...Ranked sixth in the conference with 0.41 service aces per game against Mountain West opponents...Hit two double-doubles on the same day in the Inn Suites Invitational (9/1 vs. Loyola-Chicago and San Diego) and again at the Tulane Tournament (vs. SMU and Tulane on 9/8)...Hit double-digit in kills in 13 of 25 starts.
Named to the all-tournament team at the Mountain West Conference Championships...Earned all-tournament and MVP honors at the Cornell Invitational in mid-September...Recorded seven double-doubles (kills/digs)...Recorded at least one block in 31 of 32 matches...Third on the squad in both kill average (2.58 kpg) and dig average (2.13 dpg)...Averaged almost a block a game (0.93 bpg), second-best among the Aztecs...Finished first on the team in total kills with 289...Her 38 aces also ranked second among the Aztecs.
A three-year letterwinner at Grossmont High School in La Mesa...First-team all-Grossmont North League selection and North-League Player-of-the-Year in 1999...Named team MVP her senior year and second-team all-CIF her sophomore and senior years...Outstanding scholar athlete and a member of the honor roll.
Aspen Paulette McPartland was born Sept. 4, 1982, in Los Angeles...Daughter of Kevin and Valerie McPartland...Enjoys going to the beach in her spare time...Lists tennis star Serena Williams as her favorite athlete...Majoring in sports medicine and plans to become an athletic trainer.