Heise earns third defensive award of the season
Four Mustangs named to preseason team
Mustangs to compete for spot on U.S. National Team
Five Mustangs earn all-conference accolades
Manning finishes career second in C-USA history with 579 career blocks
SMU Dig Pink
2013 (So.): Named to the All-American Athletic Conference second team...Started 14 of 28 matches, playing 85 sets...Led league in services aces with 29 on the season...Hit a season-high 17 kills against South Florida (10/18)...Had 13 kills in three straight matches...Notched career-high nine digs against Cincinnati (11/8)...Hit .615 with eight kills on 13 attempts against Baylor (9/3)...Ranked 13th in the league and second on the team for kills in conference matches...Finished 16th in The American and third on the team in hitting percentage for the year.
2012 (Fr.): Played in 86 sets over 26 matches with 20 starts...Named to the Georgia Tech Invitational All-Tournament Team...Fifth on the team in kills, 162, and kills per set, 1.88...Had a season-high 13 kills twice, at Georgia Tech (8/25) and against Arkansas-Little Rock (9/15)...Had at least 10 kills five times...Hit .733 with 12 kills and just one error in 15 attempts in against Charleston Southern in the first match of the season (8/24)...Had a season-high 11 digs at UCF (10/5)...Also had 10 digs at UTEP (11/2)...Had 33 blocks and 10 aces, scoring three against ECU (9/21).
High School: Two-year letterwinner for head coach Al Bennett at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas...Named First-Team All-District 5A after both seasons...Named District 5A Newcomer of the Year by the league's coaches and Westlake volleyball Newcomer of the Year as a junior...Earned Academic All-State and All-District honors as a senior...Was a team captain and voted team MVP in 2011...Led Westlake to the regional final of the state tournament in 2011...Led Westlake to championships at the Duncanville Tournament and Lonestar Classic.
Personal: Born June 2, 1994...Daughter of Gerry and Barbara Bula...Has a brother, Brendon, and two sisters, Lauren and Erin...Mother was on the rowing team at Dartmouth and Brendon was on the rowing team at Santa Clara...Plays the guitar...Most prized possession is her photo collection...Favorite actor is Hugh Jackman...Favorite athlete is Tim Tebow...Major is undecided.