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      Amy Morris
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Michigan City, Ind.

High School:
Michigan City

Last College:
Penn State

Position:
Outside Hitter

Birthdate:
07/05/1984

Experience:
2L

PATRICK ON MORRIS

""Amy is a powerful player and somebody who has a tremendous amount of playing experience. We're looking forward to her continuing her solid play defensively as she just puts herself in the position to be around the ball all the time and has a never-say-die attitude, which really carries over to the other players. We are excited about her offensive improvements and look for her to be an even larger contributor in our offensive scheme."

MORRIS'S PROFILE

2004 (JUNIOR): Earned mention as an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American and received All-South Region honors...Named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and to the First Team All-SEC...Attained SEC Tournament MVP accolades...Named edamerica Lady Vol Athlete of the Month for November...Her 435 digs ranked second on the all-time Lady Vol single-season ledger, trailing only Stephanie Ehlers' 1998 campaign (445)...Had 17 double-doubles on the season...Sparked a hot start in game two of UT's 3-1 victory in the season opener versus Villanova after the Big Orange had fallen in the first game by putting away four kills in the first eight rallies to help Tennessee to a 6-2 advantage...Tallied 19 kills in UT's 3-1 season-opening victory over Villanova...Nine kills in 3-0 sweep over Wake Forest...Recorded 16 digs in 3-1 win over Purdue...Hit .333 with 10 kills while tying for the team lead in digs with eight in UT's 3-0 sweep over Lipscomb on Sept. 14...Had 15 digs and eight kills as UT topped Western Michigan, 3-1, on Sept. 17...Hit .471 (10-2-17) in game two of UT's 3-0 sweep over Virginia Tech...Led the Lady Vols with 13 kills in the match...Had 10 digs and season-best 15 kills in 3-1 loss at Michigan...Hit .538 in game three (7-0-13) and tallied 20 kills and 13 digs in UT's 3-1 win over No. 15 Louisville on Sept. 22...Kill put away the match in Big Orange's win over the Cardinals...Hit .833 (5-0-6) in game three of Tennessee's 3-0 sweep versus Kentucky...Had .500 hitting percentage (13-1-24) and contributed team-leading 16 digs and four blocks in the contest...Played spectacularly in 3-0 sweep at Ole Miss, hitting at a .480 clip (15-3-25)...Had 14 digs and 11 kills in Tennessee's 3-1 win at Auburn on Oct. 15...Tallied 10 kills and led the Lady Vols with 19 digs as UT topped Alabama, 3-1...Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week after Big Orange's pair of winning efforts over Auburn and Alabama by recording 4.12 digs/game to go with 2.62 kills/game, the third-highest total on the team in that two-match span...Had 10 digs in 3-1 loss to Florida...Recorded her ninth double-double on the team with 12 kills and 11 digs in UT's 3-0 sweep over Georgia on Oct. 24...She hit .450 (12-3-20) in the contest...Contributed team-leading .365 hitting percentage (17-2-40) and 20 digs in 3-1 win over South Carolina...Tallied kills on final four rallies of the 30-24 win in game four...Had errorless final two games, hitting .609 (14-0-23)...Led Big Orange with 14 kills as Tennessee set school record for SEC wins with its 11th in 3-0 sweep at Kentucky...Recorded double-double in the contest as she also contributed 11 digs...Had another double-double in 3-1 win over Appalachian State on Nov. 1 with a team-leading 15 kills to go with 10 digs...Contributed her fifth consecutive double-double (10 kills and 12 digs) in win over Arkansas on Nov. 5...Had 12 digs in UT's 3-1 home win over Arkansas...Tallied 11 digs in win over LSU...Hit .600 (6-0-10) in game one...Recorded double-double (13 kills and 14 digs) as Orange and White swept Georgia, 3-0...Tallied 31 digs, the highest total by a Lady Vol this season and fourth-best sum seen by an Orange-clad player, in UT's 3-2 victory at Florida on Nov. 14...Also contributed 16 kills...Her 13 kills and five blocks helped Tennessee secure passage into SEC Semifinals as Lady Vols topped Auburn, 3-1...Added 27 digs in Tennessee's 3-1 win over Alabama move the Orange and White into the title contest...Earned double-double in SEC Tournament championship match, a 3-2 win at Florida, with 16 kills and 21 digs...Completed regular season with 12 digs in 3-0 sweep over Pittsburgh...Had 10 kills to assist UT's 3-0 first round NCAA Tournament sweep over Eastern Kentucky...Also had 10 kills and 19 digs, her 17th double-double of the campaign, in NCAA Second Round 3-1 win versus Texas A&M on Dec. 4...Led all Lady Vols with 22 digs in UT's 3-2 loss to Ohio State in Regional Semifinals.

2003 (SOPHOMORE): Recorded 397 digs on the season, the then-third most in UT history...Averaged 3.53 kills/game, which ranked tops on the squad...Her 3.68 digs/game placed Morris second in the SEC...Led defense against No. 25 Michigan State, a 3-2 loss, with 18 digs in squad's second match of the year...Recorded career-best 22 kills against Arizona State on Sept. 6 to lead UT to a 3-2 victory over Arizona State at the SBC/Sands Regency Invitational in Reno, Nev...Named SBC/Sands Regency Invitational MVP after recording 3.8 kills/game, hitting .318 and compiling 2.9 digs/game in the three-match tournament...Named to the Blue Demon Invitational All-Tournament Team...Compiled 20 digs and 15 kills in 3-2 setback versus Michigan on Sept. 13...At the three-match Blue Demon Invitational, recorded 4.3 kills/game, 3.8 digs/game and a .385 hitting percentage...Earned 16 kills, 10 digs and three blocks in Sept. 26 victory over Ole Miss, 3-1...Morris completed her excellent weekend in Sept. 28 victory over Mississippi State, 3-1, with 18 kills, 16 digs and two service aces...Had 18 kills and match-high 17 digs against South Carolina in 3-1 victory on Oct. 10...Compiled 14 put-aways in 3-1 victory over Kentucky on Oct. 12...Earned SEC Player of the Week honors for her performance against Auburn (Oct. 17), a 3-0 win, and Alabama (Oct. 19), a 3-1 victory, recording 11 kills and 11 digs versus the Tigers and compiling a match-high 17 kills and 14 digs against the Crimson Tide...Tallied six digs against Arkansas on Oct. 24...Compiled 19 kills, 14 digs and four blocks in a 3-1 setback at LSU on Oct. 26...Had 11 digs, 10 kills and two blocks in front of the largest crowd in school history against No. 3 Florida (1,571), a 3-0 setback...Recorded eight kills in the final home match of the season, a 3-0 sweep over Georgia on Nov. 2...Had 11 kills and a team-high 18 digs in the 3-1 setback on Nov. 7 at Kentucky...Tallied 16 kills and 16 digs to help lead UT to a 3-1 road victory over South Carolina on Nov. 9, the Lady Vols' first victory at USC since 1993...Had 14 kills and 19 digs in 3-0 sweep at Mississippi State on Nov. 14...Led Orange and White to a 3-0 sweep at Ole Miss on Nov. 16 with 15 kills and 14 digs...In SEC Tournament quarterfinal versus Georgia, a 3-2 win, Morris recorded 21 kills and a career-high 65 attacks and 26 digs...In the final match of the year at Big South Conference champion Winthrop, a 3-0 sweep, Morris recorded her 21st double-double of the campaign with 16 kills and 16 digs...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

PENN STATE: 2002 (FRESHMAN) Morris ended the season with 55 kills on 148 attempts in her first and only year with the Nittany Lions...Averaged 1.2 kills and digs per game...Recorded 54 digs, 16 service aces, 11 assists and 12 blocks while playing in 46 games...Appeared in 18 of PSU's 33 matches...Made 11 consecutive starts at the outside hitter position to start her career...Had a total of 12 starts for the season...Was given the nod for her first career start in the season opener on Aug. 30 against Rutgers in the Penn State Invitational...Tallied seven kills on 18 swings and added five digs versus the Scarlet Knights...Notched three kills and a season-high three aces against Quinnipiac the next day at the Invitational...Concluded her first weekend of play with five kills, seven digs and a career-best four blocks against Akron on Aug. 31...Two of her blocks in that match were solo jobs...Her four rejections were a game high...Recorded six kills on 13 attempts, three aces and a career mark of eight digs against New Hampshire at the Fairfield Tournament in Fairfield, Conn., on Sept. 6...Led her squad in digs with seven against Seton Hall...Ripped off a trio of aces and added five kills versus host Fairfield that same weekend...Morris penciled in a season-high nine kills on 18 attacks in PSU's next contest on Sept. 13 when Penn State handed Villanova a 3-0 defeat in State College, Pa...She also hit a season-best .333 (9-3-18) against the Wildcats...Had one less kill the following contest versus Morgan State while chalking up two service aces...Morris posted her fourth three-ace match of the year when the Nittany Lions disposed of Army in a home match on Sept. 14...Had two kills and six digs in a spirited five-game match with Florida on Sept. 20 at the American Volleyball Classic in Washington D.C...Morris added three digs and a couple of block assists to her statistical totals in D.C. versus Yale...Saw limited playing time in Big Ten action...Played in one game in the Nittany Lions' 3-2 victory over Ohio State on Sept. 28...Made a showing in four of five games in a 3-2 loss at Michigan on Nov. 2, recording two digs during the contest...Morris' final appearance came at home in a 3-0 sweep of Purdue on Nov. 8.

HIGH SCHOOL: Morris was a Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50" selection...A four-year volleyball letterwinner at Michigan City High School in Michigan City, Ind...Co-captained her squad in 2001...Compiled a four-year record of 131-16 and was named MVP all four years...All-time kill leader at MCHS with 1,402...Gatorade Player of the Year for Indiana in 2001...All-America selection...Named 2001 Player of the Year by the News-Dispatch and the Post Tribune...All-state selection from 1999-2001...Also a four-time All-Duneland Conference selection and mounted the conference MVP trophy on her mantle from 1999-2001...MCHS enjoyed being three-time conference and sectional champions while Morris was on the squad...Her high school was also the 2001 Mishawaka regional champion and state finalist...Garnered News-Dispatch Player of the Week twice in 2001...Named an ICGSA junior all-star in 2000...Recognized on the News-Dispatch, Post Tribune and Herald Argus all-area teams in 2000...Graduated from MCHS with honors.

PERSONAL: Morris is majoring in advertising with a minor in business at UT...Has two brothers: Shane, 31; and Jeff, 25...Lists the Chicago Bears as her favorite pro sports team, "The Ghost Who Wore Gray" as her favorite book and "Footloose" as her favorite movie...Amy Marie Morris, the daughter of Wayne and Denise Morris, was born on July 5, 1984, in Michigan City, Ind.

MORRIS' PROFILE

CAREER HIGHS
Kills:22 vs. Arizona State (9/6/03)
Attacks:65 vs. Georgia (11/21/03)
Percentage (min. 3 att/g): .500 (13-1-24) vs. Kentucky (10/3/04)
Assists:5 (two times), most recently vs. South Carolina (10/27/04)
Aces:4 at Auburn (10/15/04)
Block Solos:2 (two times), most recently vs. Michigan (9/13/03)
Block Assists:4 (two times), most recently vs. Auburn (11/19/04)
Total Blocks:5 vs. Auburn (11/19/04)
Digs:31 at Florida (11/14/04)
2004 SEASON HIGHS
Kills:19 vs. Villanova (9/3)
Attacks:54 at Florida (11/14)
Percentage (min. 3 att/g):.500 (13-1-24) vs. Kentucky (10/3
Assists:5 (two times), most recently vs. South Carolina (10/27)
Aces:4 at Auburn (10/15)
Block Solos:1 (four times), most recently vs. Auburn (11/19)
Block Assists:4 vs. Auburn (11/19)
Total Blocks:5 vs. Auburn (11/19)
Digs:31 at Florida (11/14)

MORRIS' CAREER STATISTICS

YEARMP-GPKETAPCT.KPGASTBHESASEREDIGDPGBSBABPGBE
2002*18-465529148.1761.2111161610541.2390.31
200330-1083811871050.1853.53472434193973.710360.45
200434-1183771761045.1923.24152831114353.74450.45
UT TOTALS64-2267583632095.1893.475125265308323.714810.410

*At Penn State

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