3 Marit Thorkildsen
Marit  Thorkildsen


Lynnwood, Wash.

Last College:
Washington State


Defensive Specialist



Zags Build the Foundation in 2017

Finish among the top half of the WCC standings for second consecutive year


Kuehn All-Academic, Four Zags Academic Honorable Mention

Five Bulldogs bestowed with postseason academic honors


VB Falls to No. 12 San Diego

Zags still tied for third place with an 8-7 WCC record


Zags to Host Pair of Ranked Foes

No. 9 BYU due up Thursday, No. 12 San Diego Saturday


Northwest Showdown Looms for Gonzaga

Zags take on Pilots in Portland on Saturday


Volleyball vs. Portland; Senior Day

Photos from Gonzaga's Senior Day match against Portland Nov. 20.


VB vs. Loyola Marymount

Photos from the Oct. 7 match between Gonzaga and Loyola Marymount.


Volleyball vs. Pepperdine

Photos from Gonzaga volleyball's match against Pepperdine Oct. 5.


VBall versus Pacific

Scenes from volleyball's match against Pacific Sept. 23.


Women's Volleyball vs Saint Mary's

Women's Volleyball vs. Saint Mary's on 9/21/17.

2017: Picked up All-Academic Honorable Mention accolades in junior season...co-captain...started six matches in rotation, seven as libero...second on team with 2.65 digs per set, fourth with 209 total digs...11 matches with at least 10 digs, eight straight Aug. 26-Sept. 16...set school record with 24 digs in three-set match Sept. 9 at Grand Canyon...four service aces, 16 digs in win versus Fordham...named to GCU Invite All-Tournament team...three aces, 15 digs Sept. 16 versus San Diego State...12 digs Sept. 30 in five-set win at San Francisco.

2016: Saw action in six matches and nine sets in first season at Gonzaga...tallied seven digs, two assists, and one ace...made intercollegiate debut Sept. 3 at Montana, serving up an ace...first three career digs came Oct. 1 versus San Francisco...one dig, one assist Nov. 3 versus Loyola Marymount...added two digs Nov. 10 at BYU.

Washington State University: Played club volleyball at Washington State…named First Team All-Evergreen Region libero.

Bishop Blanchet High School: Played three years of varsity volleyball for the Braves, captaining the squad in 2013 and 2014…two-time Second Team All-League Libero…317 digs and 54 aces in 73 sets as a senior in 2014…team MVP in 2013…earned Coaches Award in 2012 and 2014.

Club Experience: Played club ball for Northwest Juniors Elite from 2011 to 2013…team captain for both seasons…led U15 team to first place in division at Volleyball Festival in 2012…named to U16 Club All-Tournament Team at Emerald City Classic in 2013.

Personal: Daughter of Karri and Steve…has five siblings: an older sister, a twin sister, a younger brother, and two step-sisters…majoring in sport management and wants to be a sports agent…chose Gonzaga because, “After spending a year at WSU, I knew I didn’t choose the right school. I needed to be playing volleyball, and at a higher level than I was. I needed to be pushed harder academically so I can succeed in my field in the future. Having the opportunity to attend Gonzaga is something I would have never dreamed of.”


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