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      Kendra Turner
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
LaPlace, La.

High School:
Riverside

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH



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CAREER HIGHS
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: 2 (Alabama, 10/5/14)
Solo Blocks: 1, 2x (MR vs. South Carolina, 11/19/14)
Block Assists: 5 (at Mississippi State, 10/17/14)
Total Blocks: 6 (at Mississippi State, 10/17/14)
Digs: 4, 3x (MR at Georgia, 10/19/14)
*Through November 29, 2014

AS A FRESHMAN (2014)
    • 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

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
  • Two-year letterwinner at Riverside Academy in Reserve, La.
  • Earned New Orleans Area All-District Volleyball Team and NOLA.com | 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 NOLA.com | 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.

PERSONAL
  • Intends to major in Kinesiology
  • 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 Dottie Dent Women's Athletic Endowed Scholarship
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