Lady Demons add transfer on the outside

Northwestern State volleyball played with lots of offensive options during the 2022 season. On Thursday it added another powerful swing to its arsenal ahead of 2023. 

Head coach Sean Kiracofe announced the addition of Wyoming transfer Teresa Garza as the Lady Demons began their spring practice. 

The 5-foot-10 outside hitter spent the past two seasons with the Cowgirls seeing action in 45 matches during her time 7,220 feet above sea level. In two season Garza collected more than 200 kills, 175 digs and more than 40 blocks.  

As a freshman, the Alvin, Texas, native finished sixth on the team in kills, averaging 1.64 kills per set, doing so in 18 total matches. She had a pair of matches where she collected double-digit kills and averaged 2.13 points per set for her rookie campaign. 

A year ago, she was fifth on the team in total kills, upping her per set kills average to 1.85 and dig average to 1.59. 

Garza had three separate double-digit dig matches and three double-digit kill matches a year ago. Her first career double-double came with an 11-kill, 10-dig performance against Nevada. She had a career-best 14 kills against San Diego State and a 12-kill, no-error match at Boise State. 

The daughter of two collegiate athletes (volleyball mom, baseball dad), Garza was a four-time all-district selection during her high school career, including three first-team honors. In her senior season she was an Under Armor All-American nominee and named district MVP.