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Torrey Van Winden


Player profile

(Updated July 2021)
Redshirt Senior
Napa, Calif.
high school
Vintage HS
other college
Cal Poly/UCLA


  • Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American w/ Keara Rutz (2021)
  • AVCA Second Team All-American w/ Keara Rutz (2021)
  • CCSA All-Conference w/ Keara Rutz (2021)
  • AVCA/ Pair of the Week w/Keara Rutz (March 9, 2021)
  • CCSA Pair of the Week w/Keara Rutz (March 10, 2021)

REDSHIRT SENIOR at Florida State (2021):

Went 31-7 during her one and only season in the Garnet and Gold… she went 4-4 on court one and 27-3 on court two as all of her matches were played with Keara Rutz… was named First Team All-CCSA with Rutz, an AVCA Second Team All-American and a Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American… earned CCSA and AVCA Pair of the Week honors with Rutz after the duo went 6-0 in one week with wins over Louisiana Monroe, Tulane, Houston Baptist, No. 1 LSU, No. 19 Georgia State, No. 11 FAU and No. 10 TCU all in straight sets… won her first 15 matches of the season and 19 of her fist 20… Torrey earned 20 ranked wins 2021 with 11 of those against teams ranked in the top-10, including wins over No. 1 LSU, No. 10 TCU, No. 3 LSU, No. 1 USC, No. 4 UCLA (twice), No. 7 TCU, No. 6 Stanford and No. 4 LSU… Van Winden and Rutz’s 31 wins together marked the eighth-most in a season by an FSU pair in program history.

SENIOR, Cal Poly (2020):

Played in nine matches in her season that was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic… finished the season with a 5-4 record with two wins on court one and three wins on court two.

JUNIOR, Cal Poly (2019):

Played in four matches before missing the rest of the season due to injury

SOPHOMORE, Cal Poly (2018):

Compiled an overall record of 19-9, all at the No. 1 spot … went 19-8 with Tiadora Miric … won Big West’s first-ever Pairs Championship at the Big West Tournament … named AVCA Beach All-American and First Team All-Big West … won the bronze medal with Emily Sonny at the Collegiate Beach Pairs Championship, earning the opportunity to compete for team USA … also paired with Sonny to win a gold medal at Porec Open in Croatia and a bronze medal at the World University Games in Munich


Helped lead UCLA to its best beach volleyball season in program history … made it to the NCAA Championships in Gulf Shores, AL. beating LSU and Pepperdine


Played high school volleyball for her first three years as a Crusher, as her squad won three straight Monticello Empire League championships with a combined 42-3 run (79-18 overall) culminating in a trio of Sac-Joaquin Section playoff appearances … advanced to the Division 1 tournament third round her freshman year and then to the Division 2 final in her sophomore and junior seasons … earned all-league honors every season, before graduating early and enrolling at UCLA … played soccer at VHS her senior year … played club volleyball for Five Starz VB … in beach volleyball, took fourth place at the 2016 FIVB U-21 World Championships in Switzerland … also was an honors student and sang in choir.


Born in Santa Rosa, Calif. … parents, Jim & Kelly (Strand), are each Cal Poly alumni who were also student-athletes … Jim was an All-CCAA honorable mention basketball player as a senior in 1985-86 when Cal Poly won a conference title, finishing his career No. 6 in program history in rebounds (498), while Kelly was an All-PCAA First Team selection for the volleyball team in 1984-85, and still holds the single-match school record for hitting percentage (.850, vs. LMU) … older sister Adlee is a Cal Poly teammate, entering her junior year in 2017 as an all-conference outside hitter for the Mustangs … chose Cal Poly because it “feels like home” … majors in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration … aspires to play pro beach volleyball.