In the summer prior to the 2013 season, Gardner was selected to play on the Pac-12 volleyball All-Star team in China.
Named to the All-Tournament Team at UTEP's El Paso Sports Commission Invitational after tallying 44 kills (3.67/set) and 25 digs over the weekend. Posted her first career double-double against Idaho State with 16 kills and 11 digs. Honored as All-Tournament of the UCI/LMU Dual Classic after tallying two double-doubles, a team-best 28 kills against UCI on Aug. 31, which ties for the ASU freshman single-match record and also ranks 17th all-time in the category. Picked up her third All-Tournament honor of the year at the Jayhawk Invitational after posting her fourth double-double of the year against Wyoming (24 kills, 18 digs) and a team-best 19 kills against Kansas and College of Charleston. Capped the tournament segment of the season being named MVP of ASU's Sheraton Invitational. After helping the Sun Devils to a 4-0 weekend at home, posting double-doubles against Florida Atlantic (13k, 10 digs) and Gonzaga (24k, 12 digs) she was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on Sept. 17. Earned her second Freshman of the Week award on Oct. 1, after posting her seventh double-double of the year against No. 7 Stanford (27 kills, 13 digs) and tallying 20 kills for a .350 attack percentage against California. Rewrote the ASU freshman kill record with 577 and ranks second in single season kills at ASU. Finished the season with a tying for a team best 10 double-doubles. Named Pac-12 All-Conference First Team and to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. One of only three freshmen ever to lead the Pac-10/12 Conference in total kills, the other two being UCLA's All-Americans Kristee Porter ('98) and Natalie Williams ('90). Owns the ASU freshman records in total kills (577), kills per set (4.40) and kills in a match (28). Finished the season second in digs with 307. Added in 56 total blocks and posted her match-high of five block assists in the NCAA tournament against Oklahoma.
A product of Gilbert High School, under head coach Joe Hesse, Gardner ranks 20th in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces and named to Volleyball Magazine's 2012 FAB-50. She led GHS to a 2011 A.I.A. Division I State Championship and is a two-time First Team All-State honoree while also being named the 2012 Arizona Republic and East Valley Tribune Player of the Year. Played for Club Red of Arizona for coach James Felton which took the bronze medal at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics in the open division en route to her being named to the All-Tournament Team, an honor which she was twice awarded. Capped her senior year being named First Team Under Armour All-American, winning the Under Armour Hardest Hitter Award, ESPN Second Team All-American, and the A.I.A. Central Region Player of the Year (2011, 2009).
An elementary education major, her full name is Macey Braquel Gardner. Parents are Troy and Holli Gardner. Has three brothers: Kyler, Brock and David Eisemeier; and one sister, Tatum. Father and mother both played basketball at Eastern Arizona, brother, David, plays basketball at Pace University in New York City and brother Kyler plays basketball at Northland International University in Wisconsin.
Member of the Pac-12 All-Star team that played in China over the summer
Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
Pac-12 All-Freshman Team
Pac-12 Freshman of the Week | Sept. 17 | Oct. 1
MVP ASU's Sheraton Invitational
All-Tournament Team KU's Jayhawk Invitational
All-Tournament Team UCI/LMU Dual Classic
All-Tournament Team UTEP's El Paso Sports Commission Invitational
ASU Freshman Records: Total kills (577), Kills/set (4.40), Kills in a match (28)
Gardner's Career Stats