40 to walk at commencement on Saturday
144 Tech athletes earn a spot on the academic list
165 Bulldog and Lady Techster student-athletes recognized
Nia Myah Johnson paced the offense with 10 kills.
Tech honored four seniors in their last home match on Sunday.
Pictures from Tech's match against C-USA-foe Charlotte
Tech celebrated four seniors in their last home match on Sunday.
LA Tech's epic comeback attempt fell just short against the Panthers.
The Lady Techsters snagged their first conference win of the season, defeating UAB by a score of 3-1.
Lady Techsters earned their first home victory of the season with a 3-0 sweep over the Golden Lions
2016: Played 111 sets during the 2016 season and totaled 1,014 assists in those sets, good for an average of 9.14 assists per set ... Recorded a .224 attacking percentage and 70 kills on the year ... Had a season-high five kills against UTEP and Southeast Missouri ... Also totaled 246 digs in 2016 ... Had 50 or more assists in two games this year and a season-high 55 assists in the first match of the season in a win over Illinois-Chicago ... Had over 45 assists against Marshall and a road-win over Charlotte ... Recorded an impressive 30 service aces on the year and six in a single match on the road against Eastern Illinois.
2015: Appeared in 29 of LA Tech's 30 matches as a sophomore while starting 12 as a setter ... totaled 453 assists with an average of 5.21 per set, a mark that ranked second on the team for the Lady Techsters ... Also ranked second on the squad with 14 service aces (0.16/set) ... Totaled 157 digs (1.80/set) in the 87 sets she played in ... In C-USA play, she totaled 289 assists and 5.25 per set, a mark that ranked first among all Lady Techsters ... Recorded a season-high 42 assists in LA Tech's five-set match at Southern Miss (10/18) ... Had two double-doubles on the season ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2015-16 academic year.
2014: Saw action in 27 matches and started nine as a true freshman setter for LA Tech ... Led the Lady Techsters in service aces (19), while ranking second on the team with 274 assists and 3.81 assists per set ... Totaled 96 digs and 1.33 digs per set ... Recorded three double-doubles for the Lady Techsters and double-digit assists in 14 of the matches she played ... Totaled a season-high 27 assists in a five-set win over Saint Francis (8/29) ... Recorded a season-high six kills and four aces to go along with 18 assists for 10.5 total points in a straight-set win over Jackson State (9/5) ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2014-15 academic year.
High School: Graduated from Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, Calif. in 2014 where she lettered four years in volleyball ... President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) her senior year ... Member of the SCVA High Performance team and helped her team place second in the European Global Challenge Tournament held in Pula, Croatia.
Personal: Full name is Brooke Taalor Short ... Born on Oct. 8, 1996 in Lodi, Calif. ... Daughter of Mark and Rochelle Short ... Has three siblings: Bryce, Ryleigh and Chandler ... Mother played one year of college volleyball at Cal State Fullerton, followed by four years at Point Loma Nazarene University ... Father played four years of college baseball at the University of the Pacific.
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