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      Claudia Coco
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Johns Creek, Ga.

High School:
Chattahoochee H.S.

Height:
5-4

Position:
DS



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CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 1 (vs. Evansville 9/9/14)
Attacks: 1 (vs. Cleveland State, 8/30/14)
Hitting Pct.: 1.000 (vs. Evansville 9/9/14)
Assists: 3 (at Arkansas, 9/26/14)
Aces: 1, 3x (MR vs. Memphis, 9/19/14)
Solo Blocks: --
Block Assists: --
Total Blocks: --
Digs: 11, 2x (MR vs. Memphis, 9/19/14)
*Through November 29, 2014

AS A FRESHMAN (2014)
    • Appeared in 30 matches for Tennessee as a true freshman
    • Finished the season with 91 total digs at a 1.06 digs per set average
    • Had three matches of 10 or more digs during her freshman stint, including 11 when she made her collegiate debut against Cleveland State on Aug. 30
    • Scooped up 10 digs and recorded her first career kill in a 3-1 win at Evansville on Sept. 9
    • Had 11 digs and an ace against Memphis on Sept. 19
    • Made her first career start at libero on Sept. 26 at Arkansas, finishing with a team-high nine digs.
    • Tallied three service aces on the year
    • Graduated high school a semester early and enrolled at Tennessee in January 2014

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
  • Four-year letterwinner at Chattahoochee High School where she served as team captain for two years
  • During her senior season, scooped up 935 digs, averaging 6.6 per set
  • Throughout her high school career, she amassed 166 service aces, 379 assists, with 2,754 digs in 506 sets played
  • Holds the state of Georgia's career dig record and national career dig record for a total of 2,754 digs during her high school career
  • Named the 2013 Georgia Defensive Player of the Year, Georgia Senior All-Star and earned AVCA Max Preps Player of the Week accolades
  • Named 2013 Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention and 2013 American Family Insurance All-USA Volleyball Team
  • Led the Cougars to two state championship matches in 2010 and 2013
  • During the 2011 season, guided Chattahoochee High School to the State Final Four, and in 2012 to the Elite Eight

  • Part of the Cougars' three-time Area Champions team (2010, 2011, 2013)
  • Named to the All-State Team in 2012 and 2013, as well as picked up All-Area honors every year of her high school career (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Three-year Academic Athlete at Chattahoochee High School
  • Named Prep Volleyball MEQ Dream Team Libero and Prep Volleyball Court Report Dream Team Libero
  • Earned Prep Volleyball Defensive Dandie honors in 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Earned AAU All-American honors playing on A5 Volleyball Club as well as played on A5 China Select Team
  • In 2012, led her A5 16-1 Club team to Big South Open Qualifer and Mid-East Open Qualifier titles, as well as finished third at AAU Open National Championships
  • In 2013, guided A5 17-1 Club team to third-place showing at AAU Open National Championships

PERSONAL
  • Majoring in journalism and electronic media
  • Chose to attend Tennessee from the school and program's sense of family, dedication to success and excellence and the team's dedication to coaching philosophy and continuing a strong program
  • Says her biggest thrill in volleyball is digging a ball that is meant for the floor, giving her the satisfaction of denying a hitter a kill
  • Lists Dan Gable and Natalie Haggland as having the biggest sports influence on her
  • Chose the Lady Vols over Maryland, North Carolina and Michigan

  • Lists her highest ambition with volleyball would be to play professionally in Europe and compete in the Olympics
  • Outside of volleyball likes to snowboard, wakeboard, swim and play tennis
  • Aspires to be a sportscaster for ESPN
  • Has two siblings, a younger brother, Jack (15), and a younger sister, Lilliana (10)
  • Claudia Catherine Coco, the daughter of Jill and Edward Coco, was born on Oct. 28, 1995, in Atlanta, Ga.
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