Acree, a December 2013 graduate of the University of Louisville, begins her first season at Tennessee with a plethora of volleyball experience.
During her time at Louisville as an undergrad, Acree coached three different volleyball programs including assisting at Assumption High School, whose Varsity team won the Kentucky state championship and earned a No. 5 national ranking in 2013.
Acree also coached and worked at the KiVA Volleyball Club, the club where she played in high school. While at the club, which boasts 46 national championships, Acree directed summer and fall junior league camps which boasted 400+ athletes ranging from ages 4-16.
The major project she worked on was the Bluegrass Tournament, a two-day annual event that consisted of 750+ teams from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, the largest two-day junior volleyball event in the country.
Also while at Louisville, Acree worked as an Athletics Operations Assistant where she coordinated game day and special events including athletic banquets, games, team travel and alumni events.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Acree began her playing career at Indiana University - Southeast before transferring back to her hometown university.
Acree's mother, Crystal, was a middle blocker for the Cardinals while her father, Hal, was a catcher on the baseball team and an assistant coach post-graduation. She has an older brother, Christopher, a younger brother, Nathaniel, and a little sister, Hallee.