Kendra  Turner

14Kendra Turner


LaPlace, La.

High School:




  • Kills: 23 (Missouri, 11/7/14)
  • Attacks: 52 (Missouri, 11/7/14)
  • Hitting Pct.: .375, 2x ( MR vs. Kennesaw St, 9/12/14)
  • Assists: 2 (at Coastal Carolina, 9/13/14)
  • Aces: 3 (Cleveland State, 9/9/16)
  • Solo Blocks: 1, 2x (MR vs. South Carolina, 11/19/14)
  • Block Assists: 6 (at Alabama, 10/28/16)
  • Total Blocks: 6, 2x (Alabama, 10/28/16)
  • Digs: 8 (Eastern Michigan, 9/2/16)
  • *Through November 29, 2014

AS A JUNIOR (2016)

  • Over the span of 3 matches during the DISH Tennessee Classic, she had a hitting percentage of .500
  • Had 3 aces with a .375 hitting percentage against Cleveland State during the Cleveland State Tournament in Ohio.
  • Had 8 digs within two matches during the Holiday Inn West Invitational at Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Had 13 kills and a .440 hitting percentage against Troy on 10/5/16
  • Had a .500 hitting percentage against Ole Miss on 10/14/16


  • Missed the non-conference season while recovering from a foot injury and appeared in all 18 matches during SEC play, starting six contests. She averaged 2.43 kills/set (141 total).


  • Played in 26 matches during her freshman season, getting 22 starts along the way
  • Led the team in both total kills (222) and kills per set (2.67) while also totaling 41 digs and 33 total blocks on the year
  • Finished the season ranked 19th in the SEC in kills per set at 2.67
  • Recorded a career-high 23 kills against Missouri on Nov. 7, doing so on a .308 hitting efficiency and becoming the only Lady Vol in 2014 with a match of 20+ kills
  • Put down 19 kills in just her second collegiate start, hitting a season-high .375 against Kennesaw State on Sept. 12
  • Ended the year with eight matches of 10 or more kills and having led UT in kills nine times over the course of the season
  • Posted a season-best six blocks at Mississippi State on Oct. 17, complementing a 10-kill night
  • Came away with 17 kills and a pair of blocks in a 3-2 win over Mercer on Sept. 20
  • Made her collegiate debut against Appalachian State on Aug. 30 and earned her first career start at Evansville on Sept. 9


  • Two-year letterwinner at Riverside Academy in Reserve, La.
  • Earned New Orleans Area All-District Volleyball Team and | The Times-Picayune All-New Orleans Area Volleyball Team honors
  • Named District 4-IV MVP after her senior season
  • Averaged 19 kills per match during her senior season
  • Earned River Parishes Player of the week honors for the weeks of Sept. 10, Oct. 15 and Nov. 19, 2013.
  • Recorded 104 kills in a seven-game stretch, including a 19-kill performance in a three-set win over St. Martin's
  • 2013 | The Times-Picayune Small School Preseason Player of the Year
  • In 2012, helped carry Riverside to the state semifinals for the first time in program history
  • Also a member of the basketball and track teams at Riverside
  • Played for the Southern Swing and Louisiana Volleyball club teams under the direction of her cousin and high school head coach Chelsey Nicholas who has been a huge influence on her life and volleyball career.


  • Intends to major in sociology
  • Chose to attend Tennessee because the team felt like family and cared for their athletes on the court and in the classroom.
  • Says her biggest thrill in volleyball was playing in the State Championship semifinal game against Notre Dame
  • Aspires to be an Olympian
  • Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Has three siblings, Travone (28), Shannon (23) and Jaleh (9).
  • Kendra Dedrianna Ezell-Turner, the daughter of Jolette Allen, was born on June 21, 1996 in Richmond, Va.
  • Recipient of the Dr. Sharon B. Lord Women's Athletic Leadership Scholarship


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