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Sarah

Gurbach

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#7

Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height 5'4"
Year Senior
Hometown Manhattan Beach, Calif.
High School Chadwick School
School: CC
Birthdate July 16, 2013

Bio

 

2016: One of two Lions to play in all 85 sets of all 24 matches, starting 18 times … Ranked third on the team with 15 aces and 297 serve-receive attempts, and tied for fifth on the team with 149 digs (1.75 per set) … Had five matches with double-figure digs and four matches with multiple aces … Put down her first two aces of the season in a three-set victory over Manhattan (Sept. 9) … Had 10 digs to help the Lions defeat Providence in three (Sept. 16) … Spotted two aces in a sweep over Brown (Oct. 1), capping Columbia's six-game winning streak and first 3-0 Ivy League start in program history … Posted a dozen digs and an ace in a five-set comeback win over Penn (Oct. 8) … Hit her season-high in digs with 13 at Dartmouth (Oct. 15) and again at Yale (Oct. 29) … Posted a career-high four aces on her Senior Night, adding six digs and a perfect 21-for-21 mark on serve-receive to help the Lions defeat Harvard in four (Nov. 5) … Came up with 10 digs to help the Lions tie a program record with nine Ivy League wins in a four-set victory at Penn (Nov. 11).

2015: Played in all 23 matches, starting in 16 ... finished the season with eight double-figure dig matches ... averaged 2.22 digs per set ... started in her last seven matches of the season ... picked up her only kill of the season on her only attempt in the final game of the year against Princeton (Nov. 14) ... picked up a pair of service aces while adding 15 digs against South Dakota State (Sept. 4). 

2014: Recorded nine digs and one assist in the season-opening sweep of Bucknell (Sept. 5) … Notched four digs in a straight-set victory over Stony Brook (Sept. 6) ... Posted seven digs at George Washington (Sept. 12) ... Recorded five digs at Connecticut (Sept. 19) … Added two digs against Hofstra (Sept. 20) … Chipped in two digs versus Bryant (Sept. 20) ... Contributed six digs against Cornell (Sept. 27) ... Posted one dig at Penn (Oct. 3) … Contributed four digs at Princeton (Oct. 4) ... Turned in two digs against Dartmouth (Oct. 10) … Contributed four digs versus Harvard (Oct. 11) ... Posted five digs and one ace at Brown (Oct. 17) … Recorded three digs at Yale (Oct. 18) ... Notched 12 digs at Cornell (Oct. 25) ... Registered three digs and one ace versus Princeton (Oct. 31) … Tallied seven digs, one ace and one assist against Penn (Nov. 1) … Chipped in five digs versus Yale (Nov. 7) … Recorded four digs at Harvard (Nov. 14) … Contributed one dig and one kill at Dartmouth (Nov. 15).    

2013: Played in five matches … Picked up four digs against Yale. 

Before Columbia: Four-sport athlete for the Chadwick Dolphins ... Earned four varsity letters in volleyball, while competing for two years in track and field and one year in soccer and softball ... Helped lead the volleyball squad to two CIF SS Championship titles and a state semi-finalist run as a junior ... Named to Chadwick Tournament All-Tournament Team and All-Prep League that same year in addition to becoming the distance medley relay school record holder in track and field ... Sister, Lauren Gurbach, joined the Columbia volleyball team in 2016, and was a teammate during the 2016 season.

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VB: Columbia vs Yale (11/11/17)
Postgame: Anja Malesevic (Columbia vs. Yale - Senior Night)
Highlight: Malesevic Hits Career-High on Senior Night