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      Jamie Lea
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Efland, N.C.

High School:
Orange H.S.

Height:
6-2

Position:
OH

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CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 24 (ETSU, 9/14/13)
Attacks: 66 (UNC Asheville, 9/6/13)
Hitting Pct.: .480 (Charlotte, 9/7/13)
Assists: 2, 2x (MR at Missouri, 9/28/14)
Aces: 1, 4x (MR vs. Kennesaw State, 9/12/14)
Solo Blocks: 3 (Cincinnati, 8/30/13)
Block Assists: 5, 3x (Mississippi State, 11/30/13)
Total Blocks: 6, 3x (MR at Mississippi State, 10/17/14)
Digs: 17 (at Coastal Carolina, 9/13/14)
*Through November 29, 2014

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014)
    • Appeared in 25 matches for Tennessee, logging 15 starts along the way
    • Finished second on the team in total kills at 195 and in kills per set at 2.53
    • Also tallied 117 digs and 43 blocks on the year
    • Earned All-Tournament honors at the Coastal Carolina Tournament after recording two double-doubles in three matches on the weekend
    • Posted a season-best 18 kills to go along with 13 digs in a 3-1 win over Kennesaw State on Sept. 12 and followed that performance with 14 kills and a career-best 17 digs against Coastal Carolina on Sept. 13
    • Led Tennessee in total kills a team-high 10 times on the year, including a stretch of three consecutive matches from Oct. 5-12
    • Logged seven matches of 10 or more kills
    • Finished with a season-high six blocks at Mississippi State on Oct. 17

AS A FRESHMAN (2013)
  • Started and appeared in 26 matches, totaling 281 kills, 92 digs, 58 total blocks, and three aces
  • Put down a team-best 16 kills in the Lady Vols' five-set loss to LSU (9/17)
  • Led the team in Kills with 13 in UT's SEC home opener against South Carolina (9/29)
  • Tallied her third 20+ kill game of the season as she totaled 20, hitting .378 against Coastal Carolina (9/21)
  • Blocked a career-best six hits against Jacksonville State (9/21)
  • Leads the team in kills with 139, averaging 3.47 per set
  • Named to the Country Inns & Suites Invitational All-Tournament Team after helping UT to the tournament title
  • Recorded her first career double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs against Butler
  • Had 12 digs and six kills, with a team-leading three solo blocks in UT's three-set sweep at Cincinnati (8/30)
  • Hit double figures in kills with 10, adding five blocks and eight digs in her first game as a Lady Vol against Morehead State (8/30)
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
  • Played high school volleyball at Orange High School in Hillsborough, N.C., where she was a four-year captain
  • Ranked as the 37th-best player in the class of 2013 by PrepVolleyball.com
  • Named to Volleyball Magazine's Girls' Fab 50 list, which recognizes the top 50 seniors in the nation
  • Four-time 3A All-Conference honoree and Player of the Year Award recipient
  • Finished her career with the Panthers with 1,142 kills, a .371 attacking percentage, 138 aces, 126 blocks and 381 digs

  • Played club volleyball with Jammers Volleyball Club
  • Led her club team to tournament titles at the Monument City Classic and the Capital Hill Classic in 2010 and 2011 as well as the Quest for Excellence championship in 2011
  • Also a standout in the classroom at Orange - where she was a member of the National Society of High School Scholars - Lea graduated in the top 50 of her class and maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA

PERSONAL
  • Majoring in criminal justice
  • Chose to attend Tennessee because the program has a great support system and fan base and because Knoxville is a great college town
  • Lists her hobbies outside of volleyball as reading and listening to music
  • Names her parents as her biggest sports influence because they have always supported her in all of her endeavors and encouraged her to be the best that she can be
  • Aspires to play professional volleyball for Team USA and have a career in criminal justice

  • Chose the Lady Vols over offers from Georgia, Florida and North Carolina
  • Has two sisters, Tanisha (23), who played volleyball at Queens University of Charlotte, and Breana (19), who currently attends UNC Charlotte
  • Jamie Danielle Lea, the daughter of James and Jacquelyn Lea, was born on Feb. 18, 1995, in Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Recipient of the Hugh and Louise Wallace Scholarship Endowment
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