Heather  Harrington

33Heather Harrington


Pasadena, Texas

High School:
Sam Rayburn


Middle Blocker




"Heather has really gotten stronger from last season and is going to provide us with a tremendous amount of depth in our middle hitter position. We feel comfortable with her experience that she can go in if we have to rest a middle, and we won't lose one thing. She's jumping higher, hitting the ball harder and, with the experience of playing in our system for three years, is really going to have an opportunity to get out on the court to help us this season."


2004 (JUNIOR): Saw action in 30 games and 14 matches...Earned a kill and a block in 3-0 win over Tennessee-Martin on Sept. 11...Tallied five kills in UT's 3-0 sweep over Lipscomb on Sept. 14...Brought crowd to its feet with a slamming kill off an errant Louisville pass to give UT a 25-23 lead in game two of the Big Orange's 3-1 win...The 30-27 win in the second game ignited the Lady Vols to three straight game victories over the 15th-ranked Cardinals...Tallied five blocks in UT's 3-0 win against Ole Miss on Sept. 24...Hit .333 (2-1-3) in Tennessee's 3-0 home win versus Mississippi State on Sept. 26.

2003 (SOPHOMORE): Recorded career-high two aces against Gonzaga on Sept. 6, a 3-0 win...Also had eight blocks and six kills versus the West Coast Conference foe...Had three digs in 3-0 sweep over Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 12...Compiled a career-best 10 kills on season-high 16 attacks in 3-0 decision over East Tennessee State on Sept. 13 at the Toyota Knoxville Lady Vol Classic...Also blocked five attacks against the Lady Bucs...Hit .500 (10-2-16) and recorded season-best-tying three digs in the victory over ETSU...In 3-1 victory over Mississippi State on Sept. 28, Harrington hit .500 (7-1-12) to go with seven blocks...Tallied career-best nine blocks in 3-1 setback at LSU... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2002 (FRESHMAN): Made significant contributions to the Lady Vols' defensive front, totaling 58 rejections...Her eight solo blocks tied for second on the team with fellow rookie Kristen Andre...Her 0.83 blocks per game was tops amongst the Lady Vols...Was voted by her teammates as Most Improved at the team banquet in January...Led the Big Orange in blocks in eight contests...Made the first appearance of her career during the third game of Tennessee's season opener with Cal State Fullerton on Aug. 30 in Bronx, N.Y., at the Fordham Rose Hill Classic...She recorded one block during the frame...In UT's next outing with Iona on Aug. 31, Harrington tallied her first career kill...Managed a career-high five assists in Tennessee's 3-0 victory over Villanova on Sept. 7 at the Catamount Clash III in Cullowhee, N.C...Harrington played a vital role in a 3-0 shutout of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Sept. 17, when UT was without the services of outside hitter and two-time all-conference performer Janelle Hester, by establishing a then-career-best seven kills and four blocks...After seeing limited action in the Orange and White's first nine SEC contests, Harrington tied her then-career high for kills with seven on 15 attacks and hit .400 against Auburn on Oct. 27...Her most important contributions during that stretch came during the fifth and decisive frame with Kentucky on Nov. 10...She recorded two kills during pivotal moments in that game, giving the Orange and White leads of 8-6 and 13-10 with her efforts...Harrington ended the tilt with six kills and a career-high seven blocks...The Pasadena, Texas, product gave impressive back-to-back performances against Arkansas and LSU on Nov. 15 and 17 with a combined 11 kills and one error on 27 attacks for a .370 hitting percentage.

HIGH SCHOOL: Picked up three varsity letters in volleyball and one in basketball at Sam Rayburn High School...She was captain of the volleyball team for two seasons and one for basketball...She was named to the all-district second team her sophomore year...Garnered all-district first-team honors her junior and senior years...Harrington was the top blocker in the Houston area in 2000 and 2001...She also ranked in the top 10 in kills in the metro area...Participated with the Gulf Coast Juniors 18 National team...Received awards for academic excellence...A member of Key Club and Sideliners.

PERSONAL: Harrington is a broadcasting major at UT...She has a younger sister, Allison Kay, 18...Was a Forest Oaks Baptist Church Youth Group Member...Heather Lynn Harrington, the daughter of Jim and Lisa Harrington, was born on Sept. 22, 1983, in Houston, Texas.


Kills:10 vs. East Tennessee State (9/13/03)
Attacks:22 vs. Kentucky (11/10/02)
Percentage (min. 3 att/g):.500 (two times), most recently (7-1-12) vs. Mississippi State (9/28/03)
Assists:5 vs. Villanova (9/7/02)
Aces:2 vs. Gonzaga (9/6/03)
Block Solos:1 (11 times), most recently vs. Tennessee-Martin (9/11/04)
Block Assists:9 at LSU (10/26/03)
Total Blocks:9 at LSU (10/26/03)
Digs:3 (four times), most recently vs. East Tennessee State (9/13/03)
Kills:5 vs. Lipscomb (9/14)
Attacks:9 vs. Lipscomb (9/14)
Percentage (min. 3 att/g):.229 (5-3-9) vs. Lipscomb (9/14)
Block Solos:1 vs. Tennessee-Martin (9/11)
Block Assists:5 vs. Ole Miss (9/24)
Total Blocks:5 vs. Ole Miss (9/24)
Digs:1 (three times), most recently vs. Mississippi State (9/26)





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