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      Raina Hembry
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Portland, Ore.

High School:
Central Catholic H.S.

Height:
6-3

Position:
MB

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AS A FRESHMAN (2013)
  • 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)
  • (8/31)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
  • 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

PERSONAL
  • Majoring in nursing
  • 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 Alice B. West/Michael West Middle Blocker Scholarship Endowment
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