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Blossom Sato
Blossom  Sato

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Santa Monica, Calif.

High School:
Santa Monica HS

Last College:
Mississippi State

Height:
5-8

Position:
Setter

Experience:
TR


11/11/2017

Waves Roll Past San Francisco in Three-Set Road Sweep

Jasmine Gross now leads the Pepperdine women's volleyball record books for highest hitting percentage in a single match after posting a .867 success rate (13-0-15_

11/04/2017

Waves Win in Four; Gross Sets Single-Season Record

Jasmine Gross' 156 blocks mark the second-straight season that she has broken the Pepperdine women's volleyball program's single season block record in the rally scoring era.

11/02/2017

Waves Sweep Through Portland at Home

Blossom Sato dished out the Waves' offensive to a .318 hitting percentage on 48 kills in three sets.

10/26/2017

Waves Roll Over Saint Mary's with Road Sweep

Jasmine Gross led the Waves with her fourth double-figure block match of the season after two solos and eight block assists.

09/08/2017

Waves Sweep Wyoming to Open Asics Classic

Nikki Lyons tabbed her second-straight double-double with 11 kills, 10 digs and three aces.

11/18/2017

Women's Volleyball vs. LMU (11/18)

Women's Volleyball vs. LMU (11/18)

11/04/2017

Women's Volleyball vs. Gonzaga

Women's Volleyball vs. Gonzaga

11/02/2017

Women's Volleyball vs. Portland (11/2)

Women's Volleyball vs. Portland (11/2)

10/21/2017

Women's Volleyball vs. #18 San Diego

Women's Volleyball vs. #18 San Diego

10/14/2017

Women's Volleyball vs. Santa Clara (10/14)

Women's Volleyball vs. Santa Clara (10/14)

MISSISSIPPI STATE: Played two seasons at SEC’s Mississippi State University under Head Coach David Mcfatrich in Starkville, Miss. … Tabbed 1,840 career assists which ranks 7th in the MSU record books … Tabbed a career-high 58 assists vs. Arkansas on November 20 in her sophomore season … Amassed 872 assists in her freshman campaign which stands as the fourth-most in a single season in school history by a Bulldog freshman … In her freshman season, earned 25-plus assists in 20 matches, and 40-plus in six matches … In her sophomore campaign, marked 968 assists throughout the season to average 7.87 assists/set.

CLUB: Played for Mizuno Long Beach from 2012-14 and Sunshine Volleyball Club from 2014-15 … In 2015, garnered Pacific Northwest Junior National Qualifier Dream Team honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, Calif. in 2015 … Lettered four seasons as a setter in the Ocean League (CIF-SS) under Head Coach Liane Sato with SMHS … Garnered AVCA High School All-American honors in 2014 … Named to AVCA Phenom Watch List in 2013 and to PrepVolley.com’s Top 50 High School Freshman list in 2011 … Three-time CIF Southern Section first team honoree … Two-time Ocean League Most Valuable Player selection … Ocean League Most Outstanding Player in 2015 … Three-time Ocean League top-assist leader … SMHS honor roll for four consecutive seasons.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Liane Sato … Plans to major in Intercultural Communications at Pepperdine … Her mother Liane Sato was a member of the US Women’s National Volleyball Team in 1988 and 1992 when the team captured the bronze medal … Her uncles Eric and Gary were also standouts in the sport, playing or coaching alongside legendary Pepperdine men’s volleyball coach Marv Dunphy for Team USA when the squad won the gold in 1988 – Eric was a member of the 1988 US Men’s National Team that claimed gold and the 1992 squad that earned bronze and Gary (now an assistant for USC) served as the United States’ Head Coach for the 1985 FIVB World Cup gold medal finish and served as an assistant for the US Men’s National Team from 1984-88, 1992 and from 2009-12 … State she “chose Pepperdine because of the girls on the team and the coaching staff and how they all love and support one another tremendously. [She] could really feel at home at Pepperdine.”

FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant … Favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee … Favorite movie is Mean Girls … Favorite TV show is Friends … Favorite musical artist is Michael Jackson … Favorite food is sushi … Favorite sport other than volleyball is basketball … Favorite pastimes include going to the beach, traveling and exploring different cultures.

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