Penn State will face either Minnesota or Purdue in Regional Championship match
Lion Career 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).
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.
Born Dominique Shavawn Gonzalez on July 11, 1993 in San Antonio, Texas ... parents are Roger and Debra Gonzalez ... has two sisters, Jaci Gonzalez Barrientes (27) and Nicki (31) ... 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 New York Yankees as favorite professional sports team, Derick Jeter as favorite athlete, Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock as favorite actors and pizza as her favorite food.
"We have worked really hard to get better at the things we needed to work on and are excited to get started up again and work towards attaining those championship titles."