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Kayla Jeter

School

Tennessee

Position
Outside Hitter
Major
Sociology
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Classroom

Jeter is finishing up a degree in sociology and enters her final year with a 3.75 GPA. She has been on the SEC Academic Honor Roll the last three seasons, and on Tennessee’s campus, she has been named to the Vol Scholar Honor Roll every semester.

Character

As one of just two seniors are the 2011 squad, Jeter is a team leader and will serve as captain in her final season. She is well-respected by her teammates in large part because of her likable personality off the court.

Community

Jeter has been involved in numerous community service projects, most recently helping with Habitat for Humanity. She also works with those in assisted living twice a week, and she has also given volleyball lessons to girls in surrounding Knoxville schools. Soon, she and the volleyball team will be working with a nearby food shelter.

Competition

Jeter is a two-time All-Southeastern Conference performer and enjoyed a breakout season on the court as a junior last year. In 2010, she picked up AVCA All-South Region and honorable mention AVCA All-America honors. She ranked second on the squad and 10th in the league with 340 kills (2.98/set) and hit at a stellar .304 clip, good for fourth on the team. The Solon, Ohio, product also led UT with 19 solo blocks and was third with 76 total putbacks. Jeter took over a six-rotation role 13 matches into the season, becoming a primary passer for the Big Orange. She sported a .965 reception percentage with just 14 errors in 398 total attempts and nearly doubled her previous career high with 184 digs (1.61/set) this season. Jeter hit .300 or higher in 16 matches, over .400 in nine contests and over .500 on five occasions.