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Leah Edmond

School

Kentucky

Position
Outside Hitter
Major
Elementary Education

Classroom

Leah Edmond maintains a 3.151 GPA in the classroom with a major in elementary education and is on track to graduate on time with her undergraduate degree. She has been a three-time All-Southeastern Conference Academic Team member in addition making the SEC First-Year Honor Roll in her freshman campaign for the Wildcats.

Character

Edmond is always energetic on and off the floor and is the true representation of a leader, currently serving as a team captain. She wants to work with kids in her professional life, as she has chosen elementary education as a career path. She works closely with all members of the coaching and support staff to show off the UK Volleyball program in the best light possible, including making radio, television and other media appearances to promote season tickets.

Community

Edmond has more than 30 hours of community service in Lexington during her time as a Wildcat. She logged over 15 hours at the William Wells Brown Elementary School, and she has spent time with the Special Olympics and God’s Pantry Backpack program, which allows underprivileged kids to receive packed lunches during the school day. She also worked with a summer program that focuses on physical education and healthy eating while teaching volleyball lessons and helping make healthy snacks for campers.

Competition

Edmond has been an AVCA All-American her freshman (2016, third-team), sophomore (2017, first-team) and junior (2018, second-team) seasons. She was the 2018 SEC Player of the Year, helping lead UK to an undefeated season in the SEC and to back-to-back SEC championships. She entered her senior season needing 251 kills to become the program’s all-time leader at UK. She also became the fastest player in program history to amass 1,000 career kills and the program’s all-time leader in the 25-point rally-scoring era in career kills and attempts. She was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2017 and 2018 and was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2016. She is a three-time SEC Player of the Week so far in 2019.

(All stats as of nomination time.)