Played in 24 matches and got starts in two of the last three ... Upped her season average to 1.02 kills per set with strong performances last in the season ... Notched six kills on 16 attacks (.312 attack percentage) in the match with Alabama A&M ... Chipped in two kills on five attacks against SMU ... Tallied three more kills in two sets in the match with Army ... Her three digs against Arizona were a career best, as were her two blocks ... Had a career-high three blocks against Prairie View A&M, while adding three kills ... Had four kills on 12 attacks in three sets of action at Kansas ... Chipped in another four kills against Baylor on Nov. 14 ... Got her first-career start against Kansas (Nov. 17) and tallied three kills on 10 attacks ... Continued her solid play at OU with a career-best 10 kills on 22 attacks ... Closed the season with her second-straight strong match with a .636 attack percentage (7-0-11) against West Virginia.
Attended Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif. ... Was teammates with Macy Capen at Orange Lutheran ... Was a varsity starter three of her four years in high school ... PrepVolleyball.com ranked her as one of the top-250 players in the nation ... Named to the AVCA High School All-America watch list.
Full name is Blaire Danielle Pickens ... Born July 21, 1994 in Anaheim, Calif. ... Parents names are Jeffrey and Kerry ... Has two brothers, Brett and Jeffrey ... Brother plays volleyball at Rutgers and won a gold medal at the US Junior Nationals ... Plans to major in political science or history ... Enjoys playing beach volleyball, cooking and music in her free time.