No. 8 Purdue set to face No. 21 Florida State in the Sweet 16 in Minneapolis on Friday.
2011: Saw action in all 34 matches, starting 27 at libero ... averaged a team-leading 4.02 digs per set, a tally which ranked ninth in the Big Ten and tied for seventh on Purdue's season list ... pulled up 4.37 digs per set in conference play, ranking fifth ... posted double-digit digs 26 times, including 20 or more on seven occasions ... led team in digs 21 times ... posted 487 digs, ranking eighth on the season digs list ... recorded 1,000th career dig vs. #9 Penn State, Oct. 14 ... served up 28 aces, second most on the team ... made good on 97 percent of 848 serve reception attempts ... ranks seventh in career digs (1,265), and fifth in digs per set (3.21) ... pulled up 29 digs at No. 1 Illinois, marking the fifth-best Purdue four-game match tally ... named to Denver Invitational all-tournament team.
2010: Saw action in all 35 of the team's matches, starting three at libero ... pulled up 2.52 digs per set, third most on the team ... tallied double-digit digs 13 times, including a season-high 25 against No. 24 Northern Iowa and 20 against No. 10 Illinois ... led team in digs six times: against Western Kentucky, No. 24 Northern Iowa, Tulane, No. 20 Michigan, Michigan State and No. 10 Illinois .... served up 19 aces, second most on the team, including a season-high three against Central Michigan and against Louisville in the NCAA second round ... made good on 97 percent of her serve reception opportunities ... posted a block assist against No. 10 Illinois in regular-season finale after rotating to the front row when the team ran out of substitutions.
2009: Baylor Classic all-tournament libero...played in all 31 matches...posted 10 or more digs in 21 matches, including 30 or better efforts in two matches...had a career high 39 digs vs. Baylor (9/5)...led the team in aces (25), digs (434), and digs per set (3.50) for the season...ranked 10th in the Big Ten in digs.
2008: Saw action in 11 matches...recorded a career-high three digs on two occasions ... made good on 84 percent of her serve receive opportunities.
2007: Redshirted the season.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in volleyball ... named all-conference each of last two years ... led team in blocks during sophomore campaign ... honored with Athletic Excellence, for demonstrating honor, leadership, a higher skill level and good sportsman-like conduct after junior and senior seasons ... team captain her senior year for volleyball and basketball teams ... four-year varsity starter in basketball ... named all-conference for her sophomore and junior seasons ... earned All-South Zone honors her freshman and sophomore years ... named basketball team's Most Improved Player after freshman season ... garnered Athletic Excellence award for basketball after her junior year ... two-time letterwinner in track & field and holds the school record in 1600 Sprint Medley Relay ... varsity cheerleader for two years.
Personal: Given name is Blair Alise Bashen ... born Feb. 7, 1989 ... parents are Steve and Janet Bashen ... has one brother, Drew ... majoring in computer science.