DeeDee  Harrison

8DeeDee Harrison

RS Senior

Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Hillsboro H.S.



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Kills: 16 (Northwestern, 9/10/10)
Attacks: 32, 2x (Auburn, 11/16/12)
Hitting Pct.: .733 (Alabama, 11/11/11)
Assists: 1, 6x (Mississippi State, 11/23/12)
Aces: --
Solo Blocks: 3, 3x (Auburn, 11/16/12)
Block Assists: 11 (Michigan, 11/29/12)
Total Blocks: 12 (Michigan, 11/29/12)
Digs: 3, 6x (Kentucky, 10/26/12)
*Through December 1, 2012

  • 2012 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 29)
  • 2012 Preseason All-SEC Team
  • 2011 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2011 First-Team All-SEC
  • 2011 AVCA All-South Region
  • 2011 Virginia Tech Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

AS A SENIOR (2012)
  • Appeared and started in 25 matches at middle blocker
  • Led the team in blocks with 122 total rejections for a career-best 1.27 blocks per set average - the program's highest single-season mark in the rally scoring era
  • Moved into seventh place in UT's all-time blocks list (372) and fourth place in career rejections per set average (1.08)
  • Her blocks per set average ranked second in the SEC
  • Tabbed SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 29)
  • Ranked fifth on the squad with 211 kills and fourth in kills per set (2.20)
  • Her .283 attacking clip was a team-best and ranked 14th in the SEC
  • Concludes Tennessee career ranked eighth all-time in hitting percentage (.303)
  • Compiled 12 kills and posted a career-best 12 blocks in the NCAA Tournament match vs. Michigan (11/29)
  • Put down 14 kills and hit .370 with six blocks against Mississippi State (11/23)
  • Committed just one error on 30 swings with 11 kills and a .333 hitting line and seven blocks against Texas A&M (11/23)
  • Had 11 putaways and six blocks, including a career-high tying three solo, in a five-set win over Auburn (11/16)
  • Recorded 12 kills, four blocks and hit .500 at South Carolina (11/11)
  • Committed no errors and hit .533 with eight kills at Ole Miss (11/9)
  • Put down 13 kills, seven blocks and hit .344 in a win at No. 13 Florida (11/4)
  • Hit an even .500 with 10 kills at Mississippi State (11/2)
  • Finished with nine kills on 13 swings with only one error for a scorching .615 hitting percentage against Alabama (10/28)
  • Recorded eight blocks, including two solo, and eight kills vs. Kentucky (10/26)
  • Recorded 11 kills and added seven blocks at Arkansas (10/14)
  • Posted a career-high nine blocks in a comeback win over Georgia (10/7)
  • Totaled 11 kills and hit .350 while tying a career-best three digs at Mizzou (9/12)
  • Finished with nine kills and a match-high seven blocks against Cincinnati (8/25)

AS A JUNIOR (2011)
  • Named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) honorable mention All-American
  • Earned First Team All-SEC honors and AVCA All-South Region accolades
  • Started all 32 matches during the season at middle blocker
  • Hit a team-best .374 in conference matches, while hitting .310 overall on the year
  • Was the team leader in total blocks, sending 136 attacks back
  • Her blocks tally is a Tennessee record
  • Led the SEC in blocks, averaging 1.14 putbacks per set
  • Her block average increased to 1.31 per set in conference matches
  • Had a team-best hitting percentage of .364 against league opponents, averaging 2.62 kills per set in those matches
  • Tabbed the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 26, for her performances on the road against South Carolina (Sept. 23) and Florida (Sept. 25)
  • In those two matches she recorded 12 blocks, averaging 1.33 stuffs per game, while setting a career-highs in blocks with eight against the Gamecocks
  • Had a stellar offensive day at Alabama on Nov. 13, hitting .733 against the Tide, which was the second-highest hitting percentage of any SEC player on the season
  • Registered a season-best 15 kills on three occasions
  • Blasted double digit kills in 14 matches and hit .350 or better in 16 contests
  • Recorded five or more blocks in 15 matchups
  • Named to the Virginia Tech Invite All-Tournament Team, as the Lady Vols went a perfect 3-0 against the field
  • Named to the 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

  • Played in all 114 games
  • Third in kills with 240
  • Averaged 2.11 kills per game
  • Second in blocks with 102
  • Tied the 2010 Lady Vol match high for blocks in a five set match at Arkansas with 5
  • 16 kills against Northwestern
  • Named to the Comcast Lady Vol Classic All-Tournament Team

  • Saw action in 15 sets, spanning nine matches, during her second season at Tennessee
  • Made her first collegiate appearance in UT's season opener against Tennessee Tech
  • Clinched the victory with her first career kill
  • Had two attacks in the Lady Vols' four-set loss to Colorado State on Sept. 12
  • Added the first two blocks of her career later that afternoon as UT swept Marshall to close out its stay at the Carolina Classic
  • Picked up another block against Georgia on Oct. 9
  • Closed out the second set of UT's 3-0 sweep of Mississippi State on Nov. 6 with a monstrous kill, her second of her career
  • Earned her first collegiate start at Georgia on Nov. 15 and made the most of it
  • Pounded out eight kills, including four in the opening frame, in addition to collecting seven blocks and the first dig of her career
  • Came off the bench to give UT a timely kill in it's thrilling, five-set victory over No. 10 Kentucky to finish off the regular season

  • Redshirted during her true freshman season

  • The first in-state recruit during UT Head Coach Rob Patrick's tenure at Rocky Top
  • Ranked 63rd on the Senior Aces list
  • Played on the Impact VBC and Williamson County Select VBC club teams
  • Lettered all four years at Hillsboro H.S. in volleyball, basketball and softball
  • Served as the captain for the volleyball team during her entire career and for the final two seasons in both basketball and softball
  • Garnered all-district honors in volleyball during each of her final three years, while picking up all-tournament laurels in the last two
  • Played in the Tennessee High School All-Star Game as a senior, collecting 17 kills
  • Also was named to the all-tournament team for basketball in both 2005 and 2007

  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Boasts a strong athletic pedigree, as her dad, former Vanderbilt star Dennis "Bigfoot" Harrison, spent 10 seasons as a defensive end with the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons in the NFL and her brother, David Harrison, played four seasons for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA
  • Her father earned a spot in the NFL Pro Bowl in 1981, while her brother was named to the All- Big XII First Team and earned Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2004 at Colorado
  • Names her father as her biggest sports influence because he has a successful past and helps her see that anything is possible
  • Lists shopping, sleeping, eating, deep sea diving and wakeboarding as her favorite hobbies
  • Especially enjoys Cocoa Puffs, Hot Cheetos, red kool aid and chocolate Nesquik
  • Former teammate Jessica Mooney plays college basketball for Vanderbilt
  • Chose Tennessee over Indiana, LSU and Chattanooga
  • Has 11 siblings, Idette, 32, Dennis, Jr., 31, Danielle, 30, David, 28, Dianne, 26, Daniel, 24, Della, 22, Isaiah, 18, Isabelle, 17, Ian, 15 and Dorie, 12
  • Deedee Miriam Harrison, the daughter of Dennis and Ida Harrison, was born on Feb. 11, 1990, in Nashville, Tenn.


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