Volleyball

 
23 - Natasha Calkins
Natasha Calkins
Height: 6-1
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
High School: William Aberhart
Position: MB/RS
Major: Studying in the College of Arts and Sciences

EYEBRONCO: An introduction to Natasha Calkins

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: Has played in 18 matches this year … vs. St. Francis Brooklyn (Aug. 29), had 3 kills, hitting .600, with 3 blocking assists … started vs. Lafayette (Aug. 30) and had 2 kills … vs. Central Conn. St. (Sept. 5), had 3 kills hitting .500 … at UCSB (Sept. 19), picked up 4 kills in 4 attempts … started vs. NIU (Sept. 20), and picked up 9 kills while hitting .750 … at Cal Poly (Sept. 20) started and hit  .412 with 10 kills, adding 1 solo block and 2 block assists … at San Francisco (Sept. 26) had 5 block assists … vs. Pacific (Sept. 30), picked up a start with 2 kills and 5 blocking assists … at No. 24 San Diego (Oct. 2), started and earned 9 kills while hitting .562 with 4 block assists … started vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 10), had 9 kills, 1 solo block and 6 block assists … at No. 24 LMU (Oct. 18) started and had 2 kills and 6 block assists ... hit .500 at Saint Mary’s (Oct. 23) with 5 kills and 4 blocks …  earned 3 kills and 2 blocks at Pacific (Oct. 25).

HIGH SCHOOL: William Aberhart High School ... Calgary Senior Girls City Champions 2013-14 ... Provincial 3rd place 2013-14 ... Calgary Senior Girls City Champions 2012-13 ...  Provincial 4th place 2012-13 ... Calgary Junior Girls City Champions 2011-12 ... Track: 3rd place at cities in long jump 2012-13 ... 3rd place at cities 4x100 relay 2013-14. 

CLUB: Dinos u18 Provincial Champions 2013-14 ...  team finished in third place in 2013-14 ... Canuck u16 Provincial 2nd place 2011-12 ... Team BC White, 2012 ... Team Alberta Blue, 2011.

PERSONAL: Career goals are to play professional volleyball ... Mother, Esmie Lawrence, was an Olympian (1988) and ran professionally in France ... Father, Brian Calkins, played basketball at Grande Prairie Regional College ... in high school she played basketball, track, volleyball and was on the swimming team ... hobbies and interests include reading and running ... studying in the College of Arts and Sciences.

WHY NATASHA CHOSE SANTA CLARA: I chose to go to Santa Clara because they have a great program that is up and coming. I believe the team is going to be very successful, and I am excited to work hard and hope contribute to that success during my time there.