María

Fernanda

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Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
High School: Colegio Adianez

Bio

Overall Career Statistics

Year SP K E TA PCT A TA PCT SA SE TA PCT RE TA PCT DIG BS BA TOT BE BHE
2012 116 8 2 18 .333 119 533 .223 15 16 420 .962 31 743 .958 556 0 0 0 0 1
2011 122 2 2 5 .000 130 536 .243 19 45 458 .967 25 737 .966 609 0 0 0 0 0
2010 129 7 2 11 .455 139 495 .281 15 28 453 .938 26 782 .967 550 0 0 0 0 1
2009 109 4 2 7 .286 103 567 .192 16 29 422 .931 21 532 .961 489 0 0 0 0 0
Total 476 21 8 41 .317 497 2131 .233 65 88 1753 .950 103 2794 .963 2204 0 0 0 0 2

Big 12 Career Statistics

Year SP K E TA PCT A TA PCT SA SE TA PCT RE TA PCT DIG BS BA TOT BE BHE
2012 54 2 0 5 .400 56 216 .259 8 7 183 .962 12 342 .965 243 0 0 0 0 0
2011 68 1 0 2 .500 76 296 .257 11 9 258 .965 13 431 .970 344 0 0 0 0 0
2010 75 4 1 6 .500 82 294 .279 11 13 268 .951 18 450 .960 319 0 0 0 0 1
2009 72 3 2 6 .167 77 434 .177 11 14 282 .950 14 387 .964 314 0 0 0 0 0
Total 269 10 3 19 .368 291 1240 .235 41 43 991 .957 57 1610 .965 1220 0 0 0 0 1

Career
Oklahoma career digs leader (2,024)...Second in the Big 12 record book with 2,024 career digs...Oklahoma Season Digs Record Holder (609)...Named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the week on Sept. 10, 2012...Named to the 2012 and 2010 Academic All-Big 12 first team...2009 All-Big 12 Freshman team...Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Oct. 5, 2009...Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 20, 2009 and Sept. 26, 2011.

2012 (Senior)
Became one of two OU players to appear in the NCAA Tournament each of her four years at OU...Has led Oklahoma in digs in 102 of 128 matches played throughout her four years at Oklahoma...Recorded a season-best 29 digs in a four-set victory over Baylor. The number matched her own, OU individual-match record for number of digs in four sets, last accomplished by Fernanda on Sept. 10, 2010 against Utah...Finished her career at OU as the program's Career Digs Leader (2,204) and sits second in the Big 12 Record Book in the respective category...Led the Sooners in both the NCAA First and Second Rounds with 27 and 14 digs, respectively...Took sole possession of the second-place spot in the Big 12 record books after she totaled a team-high 13 digs against a No. 22 Kansas squad on Nov. 14 to own 2,119 digs to her name throughout her time in the Crimson and Cream...Also added a season-high seven assists in the series sweep over Baylor...Notched two service aces against Texas Tech for a season-best performance...Totaled 25 digs in a four-set upset victory over No. 25 Kansas State in the final match of the 2012 regular season for the ninth 20-plus dig performance of her senior campaign and the 44th of her career...Became the first player in Oklahoma history and fifth in Big 12 history to total over 2,000 career digs after she posted 18 against Baylor...Named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10, 2012 for the third weekly defensive honor of her career, and the first for the Sooners in 2012, following her performance at the Ameritas Player Invitational...Has led Oklahoma in digs all but one match on the year...Holds OU's program-record with 2,024 total digs...Matched her own Oklahoma three-set match record when she recorded 25 digs against SMU, last done on Sept. 10, 2011...Recorded a then-season-best output when she notched 26 digs in a five-set loss to No. 21 Kansas to record the seventh 20-plus dig performance of her senior campaign...Named to the 2012 Oklahoma Invitational All-Tournament Team...Became the first Sooner in program history to record 1,900 or more digs after totaling 50 at the Oklahoma Invitational to own 19,01 to her name...Against No. 1 Nebraska totaled a team-high 12 digs to surpass the 1,800 career dig marker and own 1,804 to her name...Tallied a season-high seven assists in a 3-0 sweep over North Dakota State...Surpassed the 1,700 career-dig marker in the third game of the season in a five-set thrilling victory over Tulsa after she recorded the first 20+ performance of her senior campaign (21), and 36th of her career...Led the Sooners in digs (21, Tulsa; 17, Western Michigan; 17 Missouri State) in each match of the 2012 Nike Invitational.


2011 (Junior)
Earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 26...Led Sooners with 4.99 digs per set...Set an Oklahoma single season record with 609 digs...Averaged 5.06 digs per set in conference action...Had double-digit digs in 29 of 30 matches played this year ... Posted a match high 24 digs against Tulsa in the NCAA Championship first round...Had 21 digs against Texas A&M on Nov. 19...Had 23 digs against Baylor on Nov. 12...Registered 21 digs at Kansas State on Nov. 9...Had 26 digs against Iowa State on Nov. 2...Led OU in digs against Missouri on Oct. 5 with 31 digs...Had 28 digs at Texas Tech on Oct. 1...Matched a career-best with three service aces against No. 8 Texas on Sept. 28...Also added a season-high eight assists and her 10th career kill...Opened conference play with 27 digs at Baylor on Sept. 21...Named to the Oklahoma Invitational all-tournament team...Averaged 4.12 digs per set during the tournament...Posted a season-high 34 digs at Wichita State on Sept. 14...Averaged 6.30 digs per set at the Hurricane Invitational...Had 28 digs at Miami and 25 digs against Auburn on Sept. 10...Named to the all-tournament team at the Nike Invitational...Had 16 digs against No. 15 Colorado State...Averaged 4.10 digs per set in the season-opening tournament.

2010 (Sophomore)
Started every match at libero...Led team in digs with an average of 4.26 per set on the year...Totaled 550 digs in 129 sets played...Had 139 assists, a 1.08 per set average...Recorded 15 service aces and seven kills on the year...Averaged 4.45 digs per set in the NCAA Championship...Also dished out 1.55 assists per set...Had an average of 4.88 digs per set in the Norman Sub-Regional...Also added 1.62 assists per set...Had 29 digs against No. 22 Tulsa in the second round match...Averaged 4.25 digs per set during conference matches...Added 11 service aces and 82 assists...Set an Oklahoma rally scoring record with 35 digs at Missouri on Nov. 24...Team leader with 20 digs against Kansas State...Had 20 digs in the win over No. 14 Iowa State...Led OU with 17 digs at Texas A&M and 23 against Baylor...Had 23 digs in first matchup with Missouri...Totaled 24 digs against Texas Tech...Had 4.28 digs per set during non-conference action...Recorded a 1.06 assists per set average...Tallied 4.83 digs per set at the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational...Totaled 29 digs against Utah...Named to the Wynn Invitational all-tournament team...Had 52 digs, a 4.42 per set average, at the Houston Invitational...Opened the year with 3.80 digs per set at the Nike Invitational...Defensive leader with 21 digs against Central Arkansas.

2009 (Freshman)
Started every match at libero...Named to the All-Big 12 freshman team...Led team with 4.49 digs per set...Had 489 on the year...Also totaled 109 assists, second on the squad...Had 16 service aces...Had 20 digs in the NCAA Championship opening-round loss at Southern Cal...Had 11 service aces in Big 12 play...Had a 4.36 digs per average during conference matches...Recorded 19 digs against Texas A&M...Totaled three service aces against Colorado...Recorded 27 digs at home against No. 19 Baylor...Had 20 digs against No. 14 Iowa State...Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Oct. 5...Had seven assists and 17 digs in a win over Texas Tech...Totaled 22 digs and a service ace against No. 10 Nebraska...Had 27 digs at Kansas...Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 20 after posting 18 digs against Missouri...Opened conference play with 23 digs at Kansas State...Had 21 digs against the host school at the UT-Arlington Invitational...Named to the Best Western Shocker Classic All-Tournament team...Had 21 digs against host Wichita State...Had first career kill against North Carolina...Also added 23 digs...Opened with 22 digs and a service ace against Grambling State...Named to the Mizuno Invitational All-Tournament team...Had 15-plus digs in every match, including 17 against Central Arkansas and Houston Baptist...Tallied six assists and 16 digs in a win over Rice.

High School
Prepped at Colegio Adianez in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico...Team captain...Also participated in softball...Team won the LACC championship in 2007...Excelled academically as a high honor student with a 4.0 grade point average for five straight years...Earned the President's Award for Educational Excellence...Member of the National Honor Society.

International
Member of the U20 Puerto Rico National team...Team won silver medal at the 2007 Central American and Caribbean School Sport Games...Also holds all-star awards from 2006 Copa Primera Hora and 2007 Copa El Nuevo Día...Named Best Digger at the 2006 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation Girls' Youth Championship.

Personal
Born María Fernanda Escoto Lopez in San Juan, Puerto Rico...Daughter of Alberto Escoto and Nancy Lopez...Father played basketball at LaSalle University...Majoring in health and exercise science.

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