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#2 Shay Birath
Position: Libero
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Marshall, Minn.
High School: Marshall
Major: Graphic Design
Experience: 4 Letters
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2012: Played libero in all 116 sets in her final season as a Jackrabbit ... finished the season with a team-high 617 digs ... All-Summit League Honorable Mention selection ... broke the SDSU career digs record at UMKC (11/4) ... finished her career with an SDSU record 1,970 career digs ... led the team in digs in all four matches at the Hawkeye Challenge and in all three matches at the Gonzaga Tournament ... named Summit League Defensive Player of the Week (9/17) ... led the Jacks with 14 digs and added an ace vs. North Dakota (9/4) ... tallied a season-high 31 digs in a win over Green Bay (9/7) ... set a career-high with seven set assists vs. North Dakota State (9/16) ... recorded double-digit digs in every match this season ... set  ... posted 29 digs in her final collegiate match at North Dakota State (11/9) ... recorded at least 20 digs in 17 matches in her senior season, with a trio of 30-dig matches, including an SDSU four-set record 32 record vs. Omaha (10/12)

2011: Played in all 121 sets in her junior season ... led the team with 641 digs ... named to the all-tournament team at the season-opening SpringHill Suites Invitational hosted by Georgia Southern after posting double digit digs in all four matches ... named Summit League Defensive Player of the Week (9/19) ... set a career-high with six set assists vs. Arkansas State ... set a career-high with three service aces vs. IUPUI (9/16) ... became the 13th member of the SDSU 1,000-Digs Club and just the fifth junior to join the club at Oakland (9/24) ... set an SDSU 3-set record with 32 digs at Western Illinois (10/14) ... posted at least 20 digs 17 times including 11 of the last 13 matches ... finished the season ranked fifth on the all-time digs list at SDSU with 1,353, which leaves her 577 shy of the SDSU career record of 1,929  

2010: Started all 30 matches at libero and played in all 121 sets as a sophomore ... named Summit league Defensive Player of the Week twice (11/1 and 11/8) ... led the team with 556 digs ... set a career-high with two service aces vs. Long Island (8/28) ... set a career-high with four set assists vs. Oral Roberts (11/11) ... set a career-high with 24 digs vs. Green Bay (9/5) and then broke it again with 26 digs at Western Illinois (10/8) ... tied a career-mark with 26 digs at Oakland (10/16) and for a third time vs. Drake (10/19) before posting 34 digs at Southern Utah (10/29) for a new career-high ... recorded at least 11 digs in all but one match during the season, eclipsing the 20 digs mark 10 times

2009: Played in 84 of the team's 103 sets, including six starts in 26 matches ... finished fourth on the team with 156 digs ... hit double-digits for digs in a match for the first time in her career with 16 vs. Western Illinois (9/25) ... also tallied 16 digs in a five-set match at North Dakota State (11/7) ... set a career-high with 20 digs and recorded her first-career kill in a win at Southern Utah (10/3) ... set a career-high with two kills vs. IPFW (10/16)

Before SDSU: Four-time all-conference selection ... two-time Minnesota Coaches Association all-state selection ... four-year varsity letterwinner and three-year team captain ... won four Southwest Conference championships, four section championships and one state title ... finished her career with a 96 percent serve percentage and as the school record holder with 1,568 digs ... four-year honor roll student