Kayla  Jeter

14Kayla Jeter

RS Senior

Solon, Ohio

High School:
Solon H.S.



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Kills: 27 (Georgia, 10/7/12)
Attacks: 54 (Georgia, 10/7/12)
Hitting Pct.: .567 (South Carolina, 11/22/09)
Assists: 2, 4x (Ole Miss, 11/9/12)
Aces: 2, 2x, (Missouri, 10/5/12)
Solo Blocks: 3 (Florida, 11/4/12)
Block Assists: 7, 2x (South Carolina, 11/25/09)
Total Blocks: 7, 2x (South Carolina, 11/25/09)
Digs: 13, 3x (Auburn, 11/16/12)
*Through December 1, 2012

  • 2011 Preseason All-SEC Team
  • 2011 SEC Community Service Award
  • 2010 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2010 AVCA All-South Region
  • 2010 First Team All-SEC
  • 2009 Second Team All-SEC
  • 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2010 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2008 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

AS A SENIOR (2012)
  • Concluded career with 11-kill, nine-dig match against Michigan (11/29) in the NCAA Tournament
  • Notched 15 kills on 31 swings with only three errors for a .387 attacking line against Texas A&M (11/21)
  • Posted a career-high tying 13 digs and added 12 kills in a five-set win over Auburn (11/16)
  • Finished with eight kills, five digs and hit .538 at Ole Miss (11/9)
  • Had 12 kills, hit .400 and posted a career-high three solo blocks at No. 13 Florida (11/4)
  • Tied a career high with 13 digs at Mississippi State (11/2)
  • Recorded second straight double-double with 13 kills and 10 digs at LSU (10/10)
  • Totaled a career-best 27 kills, hit .444 with just three errors on 54 attempts and added 12 digs for her first double-double of the season vs. Georgia (10/7)
  • Registered 12 kills and .375 attacking clip vs. South Carolina (9/23)

  • Suffered season-ending left ACL tear a week before senior season
  • Preseason All-SEC and finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS award
  • Selected to the SEC Community Service Team for her charitable work
  • Named to the 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

AS A JUNIOR (2010)
  • Earned First-Team All-SEC honors
  • Picked up national awards as well, being named AVCA All-South Regiona and AVCA All-America honorable mention
  • Second on the team in kills with 340 (2.98 kills/game)
  • Led the team in kills during SEC play with 235
  • Had 19 kills against both Florida and Georgia
  • Had at least 5 kills in every match
  • Played every game (114)

  • Earned a spot on the 2009 All-SEC Second Team
  • Played in all 121 sets of the season, starting 23 matches
  • Opened her sophomore campaign with a then-career-high eight kills against Tennessee Tech in UT's season opener on Aug. 29 at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic
  • Hit at a .353 clip in that contest with just two errors on 17 swings
  • Also had four digs versus Lipscomb in the championship match on Aug. 30
  • Played well in the final two matches of the Xavier Invitational, recording five kills against Notre Dame and seven versus Xavier
  • Posted 14 kills on 46 swings and seven digs against Colorado State on Sept. 12 at the Carolina Classic
  • Added nine kills, four digs and three blocks versus Marshall later that evening
  • Opened SEC action with a strong, 13-kill, five-dig, seven-block effort at LSU on Sept. 18
  • Was terrific on national television against Ole Miss on Sept. 27, tallying a .583 hitting percentage (7-0-12)
  • Followed that up with a breakout performance at Louisville three days later, setting career-highs with 20 kills and 48 attacks
  • Also had six digs and a block
  • Led UT to a four-set win at South Carolina on Oct. 2 with 12 kills, seven digs and three blocks
  • Picked up two more matches with double-digit kill totals the following weekend with 11 versus Georgia and 12 against Auburn on Oct. 9 and 11, respectively
  • Hit at a career-best .611 clip (11-0-18) against the Bulldogs and .385 (12-2-26) versus the Tigers
  • Posted 13 kills in a 3-1 triumph at Alabama on Oct. 16
  • Played a key role in UT's 3-1 triumph at No. 7 Kentucky on Oct. 21, pounding out 14 kills, hitting .325 and recording three digs, three blocks and a pair of aces
  • Registered a 16- kill, four-dig, three-block performance in a loss to No. 20 LSU on Oct. 26
  • Struck for 17 kills and hit .342 in a 3-1 win at Ole Miss on the day before Halloween
  • Tied her career-high just two days later with 20 hammers on the road at Arkansas as UT edged the Razorbacks, 3-2
  • Put forth a solid performance at Auburn on Nov. 13, tallying 15 kills, five blocks, four digs, one assist and an ace in a 3-2 loss
  • Added 12 kills and two blocks to her weekend total two days later in a five-set victory at Georgia
  • Played a vital role in UT's 3-1 victory over No. 13 Florida on Nov. 22, recording 12 kills, six digs and three blocks
  • Blasted out 19 kills in just three sets two days later against South Carolina, while hitting at a blistering .567 clip and tying her career-high with seven blocks
  • Claimed the final SEC Player of the Week award for the 2009 campaign on Nov. 30 after pounding out a career-high 23 kills in UT's thrilling, five-set victory over No. 10 Kentucky to finish off the regular season
  • Led the Lady Vols in kills in their NCAA Tournament First-Round matchup against Duke with 18 putaways
  • Also had six digs and three blocks in that contest
  • Concluded the season with a six-kill, five-dig performance against Minnesota in the second round
  • Was tabbed to the 2009 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll as well

  • Started two matches and played in 19 contests during her first season at Tennessee
  • Played sparingly at the Marquette Kickoff Tournament but was able to finish off UT's victory over Chattanooga with her first career kill
  • Earned the first starting nod of her career against Virginia on Sept. 6 at the Denver Pioneer Classic, recording four kills, seven digs and six blocks
  • Followed that up with a pair of kills, five digs and a block later that evening against Denver
  • Powered down a career-high six kills in UT's home opener against Gardner-Webb on Sept. 12 at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic
  • Saw the first SEC action of her career against Mississippi State on Sept. 19, getting a kill on her only attack
  • Earned significant playing time against Kentucky on Oct. 1, taking 11 swings in the contest
  • Started to find her groove offensively against South Carolina on Oct. 10, htting .400 with four kills and no errors on 10 swings
  • Was errorless at No. 9 Florida two days later as well, tallying three kills on five attacks for a career-best .600 hitting percentage
  • Finished with four kills on nine swings in UT's 3-0 sweep over ETSU on Oct. 14
  • Provided a spark off the bench in UT's five-set victory over No. 17 Kentucky on the road on Nov. 28 with three digs
  • Recorded a kill on the only swing in her NCAA Tournament debut at Clemson on Dec. 5

  • Was rated No. 67 on the PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces list and was named to the AVCA High School Senior All-America Team
  • Guided Solon H.S. to a remarkable 84-24 record during her four years with the team
  • The squad reached the playoffs in all four seasons, nabbing district championship crowns each year, conference titles in the final three and a trip to the state tournament as regional champions in 2006
  • Was named 2005 third-team all-state, 2006 second-team all-state and 2007 first-team all-state
  • Also was tabbed first-team all-district in her sophomore, junior and senior campaigns, in addition to claiming all-conference laurels in both 2006 and 2007
  • Following her junior year, Jeter was honored as a Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Star, while earning player of the week honors from the paper during her senior season

  • Is majoring in sociology with a minor in gerontology
  • Her father, Gary, was an All-American defensive tackle for Southern California, a top-five draft pick and played in the NFL for 13 seasons with the New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots
  • Lists shopping, painting, four-wheeling and football as hobbies and interests
  • Especially enjoys strawberry ice cream
  • Former teammates playing college volleyball include Katie Dull (Ohio State), Allie Schwarzwalder (Ohio State) and Rachel Rodriguez (Bucknell)
  • Chose Tennessee over Ohio University, Michigan, and Ohio State
  • Has three siblings, Ayisha, 33, Denyse, 22, and Breana, 13
  • Kayla Simone Jeter, the daughter of Gary and Leslie Jeter, was born on Jan. 7, 1990, in Solon, Ohio


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