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Breaking the Blocks Record
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 03/07/2013
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Editors Note: The following story is featured in the 2013 Winter edition of Cougars Quarterly. The publication is sent to Cougar Athletic Fund members and season ticket holders. To learn more about the Cougar Athletic Fund click HERE or call 1-877-IMA-COUG. For WSU Athletics ticket information click HERE

By Jason Krump

As a freshman in 2010, Carly Noyes led the Pac-10 in blocks (1.9 per game), becoming the first Cougar in conference history to accomplish the feat. Her 57 blocks that season broke a WSU single-season record that had stood for nearly 25 years.

Noyes continued to add to her total since her freshman campaign, and with a blocked shot at Washington, Jan. 15, she became WSU's career leader in that category, eclipsing Holly Zapel's (1982-85) 147 blocks.

For Noyes, the art of a block is not complicated. Just a matter of timing.

"Being at the right place at the right time," Noyes says.

"And not fouling," she adds with a smile.

Noyes did not have to travel far to attend WSU. She arrived at the school from her hometown of Moses Lake.


"It was the Pac-10 at the time and I liked that it's good competition and it was close to home," she explains. "My parents could make it to all my games and that was important to me. I really like the community of Pullman. There are a lot of great people here."

Noyes is majoring in elementary education and plans to go into teaching when she graduates this spring. In fact, she balances the demands of being a basketball player, with classes and student-teaching fourth-graders at a local elementary school.

"I like it. It's really rewarding watching them learn and being a part of it," she says.

She also has one more plan post-graduation: try out for a spot on the TV show "Survivor."

"I've always watched the show and feel like I know the strategies to win," she explains. "Being a basketball player gives me experience performing the physical strategies. I've always said once I finish with college I'm going to try out. Once I'm done with student-teaching we'll see."

Regardless if she'll have the experience of being on Survivor, Noyes will cherish the memories of being at WSU.

"It's been a great experience and something I will always remember," she says. "The whole college experience and relationships I've made being on this team."

--WSUCougars.com--
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