GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE: Played two years of volleyball for head coach Bill Lawler at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif. ... Was a two-time All-Orange Empire Conference recipient, receiving first team honors as a sophomore ... Helped the Rustlers to two OEC league championships ... Reached the California State championship match where Golden West fell to Pierce College in five sets ... Recorded 252 kills with a .230 attack percentage ... Accounted for 75 blocks, 31 solo ... Had a season-high 16 kills in a 3-0 sweep of Fullerton College on Oct. 26 ... Finished with four double-doubles.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played two seasons of varsity volleyball for head coach Dave Huber at Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, Calif. ... Helped the Griffins to a 32-6 record as a senior in 2010 ... Was team captain in 2010.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 2, 1992 to John and Josette Utke ... Father, John, is a warehouse manager ... Mother, Josette, is a State Farm agent ... Has one younger sister ... Majoring in applied exercise science ... Wants to pursue a career as volleyball coach and physical therapist ... Enjoys beach volleyball.