The Cal Baptist women’s volleyball team has made the addition of Summer Avery, a graduate transfer from San Jose State University. As a fifth-year-senior, Avery will have one year left of play and be immediately eligible for the fall of 2018 season.
A 5’11” outside hitter, Avery played with both the indoor and beach teams at San Jose State. In 2014 indoors she was granted a medical redshirt before seeing her playing time spike as a second and third year player. Her highlight season came in 2016 as a redshirt sophomore when she appeared in 27 matches (nine starts) and 94 sets and notched 209 kills (2.22 per set) on a .184 mark, 41 blocks (0.44 per set) and 25 digs (0.27 per set).
However, she appeared in just one set in 2017 for a San Jose State team that went 17-12. In total for her career, she recorded 367 kills (2.03 per set) on a .133 hitting percentage, 61 blocks (0.34 per set) and 56 digs (0.31 per set) with the Spartans.
A native of Tucson, Arizona, Avery played four years at Tucson High School and in 2013 was the Tucson Citizen Southern Arizona Player of the Year. She also played with Zona VB Club.
Cal Baptist, who went 29-1 last season and was upended in the second round of the NCAA Division II West Regional, is making their transition to Division I this season with Avery giving them playing experience in the division. She also is the fourth grad transfer they have added in the last five seasons, so it won’t be their first try implementing one into the program.