2014 AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention
2013 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
2013 AVCA All-Region First Team
2013 AVCA East Region Rookie of the Year
2014, 2013 All-BIG EAST First Team
2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
Seven-Time BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll Selection
Two-Time BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
SOPHOMORE (2014): Named to the All-BIG EAST First Team for the second consecutive season... earned AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention honors... earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll honors twice... led the team in kills (420), while ranking second in digs (322) and service aces (28)... finished the year ranked sixth in the BIG EAST in total points, while ranking fifth in kills and ninth in service aces... added 50 blocks and 60 assists... played in 31 matches, totaling 117 sets... had double-figure kills in all but five matches... also recorded a team-high 15 double-doubles... had 20 or more kills in a match six times, including a career-tying 25 kills at Dayton on Sept. 16... the 25 kills ranked tied for sixth in single-match school history... had 72 attack attempts against Butler on Oct. 18, the fifth most attempts in single-match history... finished the season with 1,189 attack attempts to rank 10th in single-season school history... also added 50 blocks.
FRESHMAN (2013): Earned AVCA All-American Honorable Mention honors... was named the AVCA East Region Rookie of the Year... also earned AVCA All-Region First Team honors... named to the All-BIG EAST First Team... earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honors twice, while being tabbed to the weekly honor roll five times... recorded the second most attack attempts (1,376) in school history... finished the year with five of the school's top-10 single-match marks for attempts... recorded 21 double-doubles... had a career-high 25 kills at Georgetown on Nov. 8... had 20 or more kills in a match six times... led the team in kills (454), while ranking third in digs (380)... also had 75 blocks and 28 service aces... finished the year ranked fourth in the BIG EAST in kills per set and third in points per set.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball... earned all-state first-team honors in 2011 and 2012... was named the 2012 DII KGVCA and Region 9 Player of the year... also earned all-state honorable mention honors in 2010... led her team to a All-A State Championship as a senior... helped her team to a Region 9 Title in 2012.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Vince and Kathy Bessler... born Nov. 1, 1994... has seven siblings... was a member of National Honor Society and Crusaders for Life... majoring in liberal arts.