- Cassandra Anderson
- 6' 1"
- Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield)
Major: Recreation and Event Management
As A Junior (2010)
A 2010 Second-Team All-SEC selection, starting each of the team’s 31 matches at middle blocker her junior season … Led the SEC and ranked 28th in the nation in blocks per set with 1.27 … Became the first Gator to lead the SEC in blocks per set since Benavia Jenkins averaged a league-leading 1.63 blocks per set during the 2002 campaign … Marked the time in program history that a Florida player has led the SEC in blocks per set … In conference matches only, led the league with 1.32 blocks per set … Became just the 18th player in school history to record 300 career blocks and now ranks tied for 13th in school history in career blocks with 343 … Is tied for fifth all-time in school history with a career blocks-per-set average of 1.20 … Ranked seventh in the SEC (all matches combined) with a .348 hitting efficiency … In conference matches only, logged a .372 hitting percentage … Hit better than .400 in 14 instances over the course of the season … Hit better than .300 in 12 of her last 15 matches … Recorded eight errorless matches during the season … Sixth on Florida’s team with 1.48 kills per set on .348 hitting … The SEC Defensive Player of the Week for Nov. 1 ... Totaled six kills on .234 hitting with a team-high three blocks for 9.0 total points vs. Purdue (12/10) in the NCAA Regional Semifinal … Charted a career-high 12 blocks in Florida’s NCAA Second Round win vs. Florida State (12/4), marking the most blocks by a Florida player in an NCAA Tournament match in school history and the most in a single match in school history since the advent of rally scoring ... Registered a then-season-high nine blocks at South Carolina (11/26) ... Recorded a match-high six blocks to go with a season-high 10 kills for a season-high 13.0 total points at No. 16 LSU (11/21) ... Had eight kills on .353 hitting with three blocks at Arkansas (11/19) ... Posted eight kills on .312 hitting with a match-high six blocks against Mississippi State (11/11) ... Registered seven blocks and six kills on .312 hitting against Auburn (11/7) ... Tallied five kills on .400 hitting with five blocks at Georgia (11/5) ... Registered six blocks in a three-set sweep of South Carolina (10/27) ... Charted seven kills on .417 hitting with seven blocks against Georgia (10/17) ... Had eight kills on 12 swings with no errors for a .667 hitting efficiency at Mississippi State (10/10) ... Tallied eight blocks to complement six kills in a 3-1 win against LSU (10/1) ... Recorded six kills on .667 hitting with six blocks against Florida State (9/22) ... Charted eight kills on .538 hitting with six blocks against Penn State (9/10) ... Tallied eight kills against Colorado State (9/4) ... Registered six kills and five blocks in an upset win against then-No. 2 Nebraska (8/29) at the Runza/AVCA Showcase.
As A Sophomore (2009)
Played in all 108 sets and 31 matches as a sophomore ... Led the Gators and ranked second in the Southeastern Conference with 1.23 blocks per set ... In conference matches only, averaged 1.28 rejections per set, which ranked second in the league ... Posted four or more blocks on 19 occasions in 2009, including seven of her last 11 matches ... Charted six or more blocks in 10 instances ... Led or tied for the team lead in blocks in 23 of 31 matches ... First on the team with a .353 hitting efficiency in 2009 ... Averaging 1.31 kills per set and recorded six or more kills in 11 matches including five of her last eight ... Tallied nine kills on 13 swings with no errors for a .692 hitting efficiency with seven blocks vs. FIU in the NCAA Second Round (12/4) ... Had five kills on .429 hitting vs. College of Charleston (12/3) in the NCAA First Round ... Charted seven kills on .455 hitting with a match-high six blocks for 11.0 points vs. No. 25 Notre Dame ... Tallied six kills on six swings for a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage with two blocks against South Carolina (11/27) ... Posted six kills and added six blocks in an upset of No. 10 Kentucky (11/22) ... Turned in a match-high seven blocks to go with five kills vs. Tennessee (11/20) ... Charted six kills on .600 hitting with a team-high four blocks vs. No. 19 LSU (11/13) ... Recorded a match-high four blocks to complement three kills on .600 hitting vs. Auburn (11/8) ... Charted five kills on eight swings with no errors for a .625 hitting efficiency to complement three blocks vs. Georgia (11/6) ... Tied for the team lead in blocks with four vs. Mississippi State (11/1) ... Recorded her finest offensive match of the season at Alabama (10/30), charting nine kills on .533 hitting with a squad-best two blocks for 11.5 points ... Tallied five kills and tied for the match high with three blocks against Ole Miss (10/25) ... Registered a match-high five blocks to complement six kills on .417 hitting for 9.0 total points in a home sweep of Arkansas (10/23) ... Charted four kills and four blocks at Georgia (10/18) ... Posted six blocks for 7.5 total points in a three-set sweep at Auburn (10/16) ... Charted a stellar blocking performance at South Carolina (10/7), tying her career high with 10 blocks in the match ... Had an impressive serving match against Tennessee (10/4), recording a career-high three service aces and spearheading a 7-0 Florida start to the second set with six consecutive service points ... Tallied six kills on 13 swings with no errors for a .462 hitting efficiency to complement a squad-best five blocks, including a career-high-tying three solo blocks vs. No. 15 Kentucky (10/2) ... Recorded a team-high five blocks in a sweep of Alabama (9/27) ... Tallied a season-high eight kills on 10 swings with no errors for a season-best .800 hitting efficiency to complement a squad-best three blocks in a 3-0 sweep of Mississippi State (9/25) ... Recorded five kills on .444 hitting, tying for the team lead in blocks with six in a five-set road win at Ole Miss (9/18) ... Posted back-to-back then-season-high seven-block matches on the road at Pacific (9/5) and South Florida (9/11) ... Registered a then-season-high six blocks vs. Stanford (9/4) to complement six kills ... Tallied six kills and four blocks in a five-set win against Florida State (8/31) ... Finished with a match-high four blocks vs. UNLV (8/29) ... Also had three kills on five swings for a .600 hitting percentage against the Rebels … SEC Academic Honor Roll.
As A Freshman (2008)
The first Florida freshman to lead her team in blocks since Benavia Jenkins did so in 2000 … Was the squad’s leading blocker, averaging 1.01 blocks per set … Just the seventh freshman in school history to average more than 1.0 blocks per set and the first since 2006 … Her hitting percentage of .347 ranks second all-time in school history in hitting efficiency by a freshman … Emerged as a strong blocking threat for the Gators midway through the Southeastern Conference season, recording three or more blocks in 13 of her last 17 contests … Beginning with the team’s Oct. 12 match vs. Tennessee, averaged 1.21 blocks per set the remainder of the season … Averaged 1.06 blocks per set in SEC play, which ranked fifth in the conference in league matches only … Played in 25 matches for the Gators in 2008, including 24 of the team’s last 25 … Was the nation’s fourth-leading hitter over the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, averaging a .684 clip in matches against Florida A&M and No. 22 Colorado State … Also recorded a squad-best 1.33 blocks per set during that two-match span … Tallied a team-high-tying four blocks vs. Colorado State (12/6) … Had the match of her young career against Florida A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (12/5), finishing with a career high 10 kills on 11 swings with no errors for a .909 hitting percentage and a career-high-tying 12.0 points … Named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for Dec. 1 after strong performances against South Carolina and UNLV … Charted a career-high 10 blocks and a career-high 12.0 points in a five-set win against South Carolina (11/26), that clinched the Gators’ 18th consecutive SEC title … Tallied a then career-high seven kills against the Gamecocks before breaking that personal best with eight kills on .350 hitting at UNLV (11/29) … Registered a then-career-high six blocks in a three-set win at Tennessee (11/14) … Had four kills on five swings for a .800 hitting efficiency with two blocks in a three-set sweep of Arkansas (11/2) … Recorded five kills on .364 hitting and also tied her then-career-high with a team-leading five blocks vs. Ole Miss (10/31) … Posted a breakout match against Tennessee (10/12), finishing with a then-career-best four kills on .571 hitting with a then-career-high four blocks … Had three block solos against the Lady Vols, making her the first Florida player to tally three or more solo blocks in a match since Kelsey Bowers did so against Alabama on Sept. 24, 2006 … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Florida
Ranked as the nation’s No. 17 player by PrepVolleyball.com … Named to the 2008 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 … The 2007 Bakersfield Californian Player of the Year … Three-time selection to the all-league and all-area first teams … Named Offensive MVP of her high school team in each of her last three seasons … Led Bakersfield to a school-record 32 wins in 2007 … Set single-season school records with 584 kills and 2,140 attacks as a senior … Made an incredible sacrifice to prepare herself for playing volleyball at the highest level - decided to switch club teams before her senior year of high school from Club Jamba, located in the Bakersfield area where she lived, to elite club TCA in Long Beach, Calif. Made the 2-hour, 20-minute drive (one way) multiple times in a week … Helped her TCA club team to the 18 Open Division Championship of the USA Volleyball Junior Nationals this past summer … Earned MVP honors at 2007 Highland Tournament after leading her Club Jamba team to the championship … Named one of the top 50 recruits of the 2008 class by PrepVolleyball.com following her junior season … Veteran of USA Volleyball High Performance A1 and A2 camps.
Anderson’s Career Statistics
Season SP-MP K K/S E TA Pct A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S RE BS BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S
2008.. 69-25 80 1.16 20 173 .347 5 0.07 0 0.00 4 4 0.06 1 4 66 70 1.01 3 0 117.0 1.70
2009.. 108-31 141 1.31 39 289 .353 6 0.06 18 0.17 29 58 0.54 2 18 115 133 1.23 8 0 234.5 2.17
2010.. 110-31 163 1.48 42 348 .348 8 0.07 6 0.05 12 37 0.34 1 11 129 140 1.27 8 0 244.5 2.22
TOTAL. 287-87 384 1.34 101 810 .349 19 0.07 24 0.08 45 99 0.34 4 33 310 343 1.20 19 0 596.0 2.08
Anderson’s Career Highs
Kills: 10, 2x., last vs. LSU (11/21/10)
Hitting Percentage: .909 vs. Florida A&M (12/5/08)
Assists: 2, 3x., last vs. S.C. State (12/3/10)
Service Aces: 3, 2x., last vs. Georgia (11/6/09)
Digs: 8 vs. Florida State (12/4/10)
Blocks: 12.0 vs. Florida State (12/4/10)
Points: 13.5 vs. FIU (12/4/09)
Anderson’s 2010 Season Highs
Kills: 10 vs. LSU (11/21/10)
Hitting Percentage: .700 vs. Ole Miss (9/26/10)
Assists: 2 vs. S.C. State (12/3/10)
Service Aces: 2 vs. Nebraska (8/29/10)
Digs: 8 vs. Florida State (12/4/10)
Blocks: 12.0 vs. Florida State (12/4/10)
Points: 13.0 vs. LSU (11/21/10)