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      Kanisha Jimenez
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Bayamón, Puerto Rico

High School:
Academia Discipulos de Cristo

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH/RS

Experience:
HS



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CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 13, 2x (MR vs. South Carolina, 11/19/14)
Attacks: 48, 2x (MR vs. South Carolina, 11/19/14)
Hitting Pct.: .450 (Montana State, 9/20/14)
Assists: 4 (vs. Tennessee Tech, 8/29/14)
Aces: 4 (at Evansville, 9/9/14)
Solo Blocks: 1, 5x (MR vs. Memphis, 9/19/14)
Block Assists: 6, 2x (MR vs. Alabama, 10/5/14)
Total Blocks: 7 (vs. Kennesaw State, 9/12/14)
Digs: 20 (vs. Cleveland State, 8/30/14)
*Through November 29, 2014

AS A FRESHMAN (2014)
    • Appeared in 31 matches during her true freshman season, getting stars in 26 on her way to 191 total kills, 260 total digs, 68 total blocks, and 17 service aces for the year
    • Finished the year ranked inside the team's top three in four statistical categories: kills (3rd), aces (2nd), blocks (3rd), and digs (3rd)
    • Posted a double-double in just her second career match, finishing with 11 kills and a season-high 20 digs in a 3-1 win over Cleveland State on Aug. 30
    • Ranked second on the team in double-doubles with five, two of which came in SEC action
    • Finished with a season-high 13 kills and added 11 digs against Austin Peay for her second career double-dip on Sept. 18
    • Recorded her fifth double-double of the year against South Carolina on Nov. 19 with 13 kills and 13 digs
    • Had eight matches of 10 or more kills on the season, including 11 at LSU on Nov. 14
    • Led Tennessee in kills on five separate occasions, including a run of two in a row from Nov. 14-16 at LSU and Texas A&M
    • Paced UT in digs eight times on the year, the second-highest figure on the team
    • Closed out the year with 11 matches with 10 or more digs, including a run of four in a row from Sept. 6 to Sept. 12
    • Tied for the team lead in total aces at 17, and ranked second in service aces per set at 0.17
    • Dropped in a season-best four aces in a 3-1 win at Evansville on Sept. 9
    • Recorded a career-high seven blocks in a 3-1 win over Kennesaw State on Sept. 12

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
  • Played high school volleyball at Academia Discipulos de Cristo in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Helped guide her team to championships in the Copa El Nuevo Dia in 2010, 2012, 2013, and the Copa Princera Hora in 2011

PERSONAL
  • Majoring in criminal justice
  • Chose Tennessee because of the family and home-like atmosphere she experiences on campus
  • Lists her favorite musical group as The Script
  • Miami, Florida is her favorite vacation spot
  • Lists reading and spending time with her friends as her favorite hobbies

  • Has one older sister, Kimberly (23), and one younger brother, Jorge (16)
  • Kanisha Jimenez, the daughter of Iris Santiago and Jorge Jiménez, was born on November 28, 1995 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Recipient of the Beville Hal Reagan Scholarship Endowment
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