Raina  Hembry

9Raina Hembry


Portland, Ore.

High School:
Central Catholic H.S.




  • Kills: 21 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13)
  • Attacks: 53 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13)
  • Hitting Pct.: .727 (Campbell, 9/19/15)
  • Assists: 2 (South Carolina, 11/19/14)
  • Aces: 2 (vs. Loyola Maryland, 9/12/14)
  • Solo Blocks: 3, 2x (last vs. Col. of Charleston, 9/12/15)
  • Block Assists: 8 (Morehead State, 8/30/13)
  • Total Blocks: 8 (Morehead State, 8/30/13)
  • Digs: 5, 2x (last at Eastern Michigan, 9/2/16)

AS A SENIOR (2016)

  • During the DISH Tennessee Classic, she had 10 kills with a .286 hitting percentage against Cincinatti.
  • She earned a spot on the Cleveland State Tournament All-Tournament Team with 11 digs and .383 hitting percentage throughout 3 matches.
  • Had a .455 hitting percentage against Milwaukee during the Holiday Inn West Invitational
  • Had a .429 hitting percentage against George Washington during the GW Invitational
  • Had a .571 hitting percentage against Georgia at home on 9/25/16
  • Had a .389 hitting percentage against South Carolina on 9/28/16 with 2 assists and 3 digs
  • Had 10 kills versus Florida on 10/2/16
  • Had 6 kills versus Kentucky on 10/9/16
  • Led the team with 12 kills and a .391 hitting percentage and 7 block assists against Ole Miss on 10/14/16
  • Had 12 kills against Arkansas on 10/16/16

AS A JUNIOR (2015)

  • Played in 30 matches, starting 28. She averaged 2.16 kills per set, which ranked third on the team (220 total kills). She also averaged 0.93 blocks per set (95 total).
  • Named to the all-tournament team at the College of Charleston Invitational and NC State tournament
  • SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9/14)
  • Converted nine of 11 total attacks in a win over Campbell on Sept. 19, good for a career-high hitting percentage of .727
  • Tied her career-high with three solo blocks against Col. of Charleston on Sept. 12


  • Appeared in 29 matches on the season and received the starting nod in 18, including the final 10 to end the season
  • Finished the year with 108 kills and 79 total blocks
  • Ranked second on the team in both total blocks (79) and blocks per set (0.92)
  • Ended the year ranked 13th in the SEC in blocks per set
  • Led UT in blocks 13 times in 2014, tying for the team lead
  • Posted a career-high three solo blocks -- the most of any Lady Vol that season -- in a 3-1 win over Loyola Maryland on Sept. 12
  • Had seven matches of five or more blocks on the year, including a trio of seven-block performances: vs. Loyola Maryland (9/120, vs. Ole Miss (10/26), at Auburn (11/9)
  • Put down a season-high nine kills in a 3-1 win over Cleveland State on Aug. 30
  • Finished with seven kills on a season-best .462 attack percentage against Loyola Maryland (9/12)


  • Appeared in 26 matches, starting 25, totaling 147 kills, 75 total blocks, 30 digs, and three service aces
  • Led the defense for UT against South Carolina (10/25) with five total blocks and added seven kills, while also recording her first career service ace
  • Had 11 kills with four blocks against Coastal Carolina (9/21)
  • Racked up a career-best 21 kills, hitting .321 against Jacksonville State (9/21), adding in four digs and three blocks
  • Put down five kills, hitting a career-best .400 in UT's 3-0 victory against Charlotte (9/07)
  • Hit at a .222 clip with four kills, five digs and one solo block against Butler (8/31)
  • In her first game donning the Orange and White, she recorded five kills and blocked eight balls (8/30)


  • Played high school volleyball at Central Catholic High School in Portland, Ore., where she helped guide the Rams to their third-straight Oregon 6A state title
  • Ranked as the 45th-best player in the class of 2013 by PrepVolleyball.com
  • Named to Volleyball Magazine's Girls' Fab 50 list, which recognizes the top 50 seniors in the nation
  • Named first team all-conference after leading the Rams to the Mt. Hood Conference championship and to a fifth-place finish in the state tournament as a senior
  • As a junior, she registered 282 kills and 141 blocks, earning all-conference honorable mention accolades
  • Led the Rams with 367 kills and 194 blocks as a senior
  • Played club for Oregon Northwest Juniors Elite, which placed 18th at the 2012 AAU Nationals


  • Majoring in sociology
  • Chose to attend Tennessee because it is different than what she grew up around and for the Lady Vols' experienced coaching staff
  • Has a pre-match ritual of saying the Hail Mary prayer before every contest
  • Chose the Lady Vols over offers from Baylor, Utah and Loyola Marymount
  • Lists favorite hobby outside of volleyball to be baking
  • Has one older brother, Roland (20)
  • Raina Kathleen Hembry, the daughter of Torrae De la Cruz and Alicia Hembry, was born on Aug. 4, 1994 in Portland, Ore.
  • Recipient of the Wayne Basler Women's Volleyball Endowed Scholarship


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