Garus Adds Three to 2016 Roster
July 20, 2016

BOISE, Idaho  - Shawn Garus, Boise State’s head volleyball coach, announced today the addition of three more recruits to the 2016 roster in Celine Christensen (Salem, Utah), Jensen Allen (Brea, Calif.) and Kenna Hanses (Renton, Wash.). Christensen is a transfer from Snow College (Utah), while Allen and Hanses are incoming freshmen. This increases the new recruiting class for 2016 to six members to go with eight returning veterans.

“I’m excited for the addition of Celine, Jensen and Kenna to our program,” said Garus. “All three are athletic and talented volleyball players who bring a lot to the team. In addition to adding depth to our lineup, they all have the potential to be impact players here at Boise State.”

Celine Christensen is a sophomore transfer from Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, where she started as a freshman during fall 2015. The 6-foot-3 middle blocker was one of six players to see action in 27 or more matches for Snow last year. As a freshman she recorded 94 kills, one assist, 17 service aces, 26 digs and 47 blocks for a total of 147.5 points. Her kill per set average was 1.11, service aces was 0.20, digs 0.31 and blocks 0.55. Christensen finished the season hitting 24.6 percent for the Badgers.

Christensen is originally from Salem, Utah, where she is a 2015 graduate of Salem Hills High School. She was a three-year member and two-year starter for the Skyhawks’ varsity team. Christensen helped SHHS to three straight state tournament berths during her career. She finished her prep career as a two-time all-conference and all-region honoree for Salem Hills.

Kenna Hanses is a 2016 graduate of Liberty High School in Renton, Wash. Hanses was a four-year starter for the Patriots’ varsity squad coached by Trina Christensen. The 6-foot middle blocker is a two-time All-KingCo honoree, first team as a senior. Hanses helped lead Liberty High to two state tournament berths her final two years with a seventh place finish as a junior. She tallied 190 kills as a senior while hitting 47.1 percent to go with 49 service aces and 22 blocks. During her career Hanses recorded 600 kills, 130 service aces and 101 blocks. She played club volleyball for Sudden Impact Volleyball Club of Bellevue, Wash., coached by Tom Murphy.

Jensen Allen comes to Boise State from Brea, Calif., where she graduated this past spring from Brea Olinda High School. The 5-foot-10 middle blocker was a four-year starter for the Wildcats’ varsity team that was coached by Mariana Montes. Allen was a two-time All-North Hills League First Team honoree. The two-year team captain helped lead Brea Olinda High to the league title her junior season. During Allen’s prep career she was twice named the team’s most improved player, as well as the MVP as a senior. As a senior she hit 25.1 percent and led the team in three categories: kills with 140, service aces with 26 and digs with 110. Allen played club ball for the Goldenwest Volleyball Club of Fullerton, Calif., coached by Jason and Erika Dillard.

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