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Dominique Gonzalez
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Dominique Gonzalez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

High School:
Sandra Day O'Connor

Height:
5-6

Position:
DS


12/14/2012

No. 1 Penn State Falls to No. 5 Oregon in National Semifinals, 3-1

Scott led all players with 18 kills

12/14/2012

VIDEO: NCAA Semifinal Post-Match Press Conference

Nittany Lions finish 2012 season with a 33-3 record

12/11/2012

No. 1 Women's Volleyball Takes on No. 5 Oregon in NCAA Semifinal

Nittany Lions face the Ducks at 9 p.m. on ESPN2 on Thursday

12/08/2012

No. 1 Penn State Advances to NCAA National Semifinals With 3-1 Win Against No. 8 Minnesota

Lions move on to face either Oregon or Nebraska in National Semifinals

12/07/2012

No. 1 Penn State Sweeps No. 16 Kentucky, Advances to Regional Championship

Penn State will face either Minnesota or Purdue in Regional Championship match

Dominique Gonzalez


2013 Junior:
Started all 36 matches at libero ... Concluded the season ranked first on the team in digs (416), averaging a squad-best 3.28 per set ... Tied for team leader with seven digs against Syracuse (8/31) ... Notched nine digs against No. 19 Louisville (8/31) ... Ranked second on the team with 13 digs at No. 6 Texas (9/7) ... Posted 11 digs, an ace and two assists against No. 8 Florida (9/8) ... Logged four assists, two service aces and 11 digs against Marquette (9/13) ... Posted 14 digs adding one service ace against Central Arkansas (9/14) ... Registered 11 digs and three assists against FGCU (9/14) ... Tallied eight digs, two assists and one service ace against Albany (9/20) ... Reached a season-high mark with 20 digs against Eastern Kentucky, adding two assists and two aces (9/21) ... Totaled five assists, two aces and 16 digs against Yale (9/21) ... Notched eight digs at Indiana (10/3) ... Recorded 14 digs and four assists at No. 24 Purdue (10/5) ... Logged 19 digs and two assists against No. 11 Minnesota (10/9), chipping in one kill ... Registered 10 digs against No. 19 Wisconsin (10/12) ... Led the team with 13 digs at Illinois (10/20), while also adding three assists and a service ace ... Notched a service ace and four digs at Northwestern (10/20) ... Tallied eight digs and four assists against No. 24 Ohio State (10/23) ... Recorded 10 digs against Iowa (10/26) ... Led the team with 18 digs at No. 17 Michigan (11/1), adding two assists ... Ranked first on the team with 11 digs at No. 14 Michigan State (11/2) ... Tallied five digs against No. 14 Purdue (11/8) ... Posted seven digs and three assists against Indiana (11/9) ... Recorded four assists, nine digs and one ace at No. 14 Wisconsin (11/15) ... Registered nine digs at No. 11 Minnesota (11/16) ... Tallied three assists and a season-high 24 digs against Northwestern (11/22) ... Totaled four assists and eight digs against No. 20 Illinois (11/23) ... Posted six assists and eight digs at Ohio State (11/27) ... Recorded two assists and 11 digs at No. 10 Nebraska (11/30) ... Posted two assists and nine digs against LIU Brooklyn (12/6) ... Tallied two assists and nine digs against Utah, adding one service ace (12/7) ... Recorded 16 digs vs. MSU (12/13) ... Posted 15 digs against No. 7 Stanford (12/14) ... Tied for team leader with 13 digs in the NCAA national semifinal match against No. 3 Washington (12/19) ... Tied for first on the squad with 20 digs in the NCAA national title match against No. 12 Wisconsin (12/21).

2012 Sophomore:
Chicago Classic All-Tournament Team ... started all 36 matches at libero, playing in 125 sets ... led the team with 457 digs, averaging 3.66 digs per set ... had double-digits digs in 25 matches ... had at least three digs in all 36 matches ... led the Nittany Lions in digs on 23 occasions ... was second on the team in aces with 26, averaging 0.21 aces per set ... also recorded 96 assists ... had 22 digs vs. Stanford (8/31) .. led the team with 11 digs vs. DePaul (9/8) ... had a match-high 19 digs vs. Oregon State (9/8) ... led the team with 16 digs vs. Nebraska (9/19) ... had 11 digs vs. Iowa (9/22) ... tied for first on the team with 16 digs vs. Wisconsin (9/28) ... had 12 digs vs. Minnesota (9/29) ... had a match-high 12 digs at Northwestern (10/5) ... posted 12 digs and five assists at Illinois (10/6) ... totaled eight digs vs. Purdue (10/12) ... had a team-best 16 digs vs. Indiana (10/13) ... recorded 15 digs at Ohio State (10/17) ... posted 22 digs at Michigan (10/20) ... second on the team with 10 digs at Iowa (10/24) ... had a career-high 29 digs at Nebraska (10/28) ... had a match-high 20 digs vs. Minnesota (11/2) ... tied for first on the team with 11 digs against Wisconsin (11/4) ... had a team-best 11 digs vs. Illinois (11/8) ... posted a team-high 13 digs vs. Northwestern (11/10) ... had eight digs at Indiana (11/16) ... posted two aces and eight digs at Purdue (11/17) ... recorded 11 digs against Ohio State (11/21) ... had seven digs against Michigan State (11/24) ... led the team with 12 digs vs. Binghamton (11/30) ... tallied a match-high 12 digs vs. Kentucky (12/7) ... led the squad with 20 digs vs. Minnesota (12/8) registered 22 digs vs. Oregon (12/13).

2011 Freshman:
Saw action in 29 matches, starting six, as a serving and defensive specialist ... totaled 123 digs for the season, averaging 1.46 digs per set ... had at least one dig in 22 of her 29 matches and had double-digit digs three times ... led the team with nine digs vs. Oregon (8/26) in collegiate debut ... started and tallied 14 digs vs. Illinois (10/8) ... started and tallied seven digs at Purdue (10/14) ... posted six digs at Indiana (10/15) ... had eight digs vs. Michigan (10/22) ... posted 11 digs vs. Nebraska (10/29) ... tallied seven digs at Minnesota (11/4) ... recorded eight digs at Wisconsin (11/6) ... tied for second on the team with 10 digs at Northwestern (11/12) ... posted six digs vs. Liberty (12/2).

High School
Four-year varsity letterwinner and team captain at Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Helotes, Texas ... was a 2007 Second Team All-District honoree and two-time First Team All-District selection ... named a "Frosh 59", "Soph 79" and a Top 100 Senior Ace (#70) by PrepVolleyball.com ... Volleybal Magazine "Fab 50" ... was a two-time All-Texas Team selection ... earned a spot on the Express News Super Team and Express News 5A Area Team ... earned 2009 AAU All-America laurels and TGCA All-State 5A accolades ... an excellent student off the court, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars ... was a 2009 Academic All-District honoree ... also lettered in softball.

Personal
Born Dominique Shavawn Gonzalez on July 11, 1993 in San Antonio, Texas ... parents are Roger and Debra Gonzalez ... has two sisters, Jaci Gonzalez Barrientes (30) and Nicki (33) ... sister, Jaci, played volleyball and softball at the University of Houston and sister, Nicki, played volleyball at UT Brownsville ... majoring in kinesiology ... names watching movies as her hobby, "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks as favorite book, Carrie Underwood as favorite entertainer, "Grey's Anatomy" as favorite TV show, the San Antonio Spurs as favorite professional sports team, Tim Duncan as favorite athlete, Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock as favorite actors and pizza as her favorite food.

Gonzalez's Expectations
"Last season we got to the final four and got a taste of what it's like, but this year we are going to work one game at a time to get back there and hopefully we will go one step further and win a national championship."

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