SAN DIEGO STATE 2010
Starting outside hitter in 24 of SDSU's 32 matches ... Began the season by being named to the all-tournament team at the annual Aztec Invitational after averaging 3.78 kills and 3.00 digs per set over three matches during that opening weekend event ... Was also named the Mountain West Player of the Week for her performance ... Set a career high with 15 kills vs. Cincinnati (Aug. 28) ... Also had a career-best 18 digs in that same match ... Followed that with 15 digs vs. Utah State (Sept. 3) ... Honored as the Cal Bank & Trust Student-Athlete of the Wee on Sept. 10 ... Tied her career high with seven block assists against Wyoming (Oct. 28) ... during a five-match stretch in mid-October hit .419 while averaging 1.67 kills, 1.72 digs and 1.00 blocks per set ... Season-high .533 hitting percentage at Air Force during that run ... Named to the Mountain West All-Academic team ... Also recognized as an SDSU Scholar-Athlete.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2009
Moved into the starting lineup (27 of 29 matches) after having started in just a pair of contests on 2008 ... Appeared in every game but one during the season ... Set a career high with a .502 hitting percentage (10k-1e-16ta) in the season opener against Seattle (8/28) ... Reached double figures in kills in 10 matches with a high of 14 vs. New Mexico on 10/31) ... Had a personal best 11 digs on two occasions: vs. TCU on 10/29 and in the season finale at UC Santa Barbara on 11/24 ... Career-best three service aces at Air Force (11/13) ... Her block average of 0.81 per set ranked third on the squad ... Set career best of seven block assists at Air Force (11/13).
SAN DIEGO STATE 2008
Averaged 1.24 kills per set in the 10 matches (17 sets) in which she played ... Two starts came against University of San Diego (Aug. 30) and Weber State (Sept. 6) ... Set season-best in kills in the opening two matches of the year with four against both UC Irvine and Albany ... Personal best two blocks in contests vs. USD on Aug. 30 ... Recorded season-high three digs in one set against Weber State ... Received Aztec scholar-athlete academic recognition for the spring semester.
A four-year letterwinner at Chandler High School where she was a starter all four seasons ... Coached there by Janna Corbett ... Received Highest Honorable Mention All-America accolades from Prep Volleyball after her senior season ... Was listed among the top 100 seniors (No.78) in the nation by PrepVolleyball and was selected the 5A-1 Fiesta Region player of the year ... Was named to the 5A all-state team in Arizona after helping lead Chandler to the final four at the state championships ... Southeast Valley player of the year ... As a senior, led the 5A Fiesta Region with 4.7 kills per game and 0.6 service aces per game ... Her 0.5 blocks per game was second in the league and she also averaged 1.9 digs per game and hit .341 ... In league play, kill average improved to 5.7 kpg and she recorded 20 or more kills in six of her final nine matches in 2007 ... Second-team all-state as a junior, honorable mention all-state as a sophomore ... First-team all-region selection her final three seasons ... Second-team all-region as a freshman ... Named to all-tournament teams at eight in-season tourneys during her career ... Team's offensive player of the year as a freshman and was voted team MVP each of her final three seasons ... An Arizona Scholar Athlete honoree ... Honor roll student all four years and member of the National Honor Society ... Graduated with highest honors.
Played for the Club Red 18-1 team that won the open regional championship in 2008 and advanced to nationals ... Also competed for AZ Force one season and the Arizona Juniors for two years ... A member of the East Valley Juniors for six years ... Both her Arizona Juniors 16-1 squad and three of her East Valley Junior teams won regional titles and attended nationals.
Paije Alverta-Marie Pearson was born May 27, 1990, in Fort Sill, Okla. ... Daughter of Anthony Pearson and Tanya Pearson-Adam ... Father played football at Oklahoma State ... Favorite athlete is Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett ... Enjoys listening to music going to the beach, traveling, baking, sports and being with friends ... Also recruited by Tennessee, TCU, Arizona State, South Florida and Cal State Fullerton ... Involved in volunteer work in local community ... Plans to major in public health at SDSU.