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Morgan Hentz

School

Stanford University

Position
Libero
Major
Psychology
Morgan Hentz Finalist

Classroom

Morgan Hentz is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection. She carries a 3.59 GPA in psychology with an emphasis in health and development. Her future plans are to work with children with disabilities.

Character

“Morgan works hard each and every day to be the best she can be in all facets of her life. She is a role model to others and a great representative of Stanford University.” – Head Coach Kevin Hambly

Community

Hentz traveled abroad to Vietnam in the summer of 2018 with the ACE program, which provides one-time funding for accepted Stanford and Duke student-athletes to participate in a three-week, immersive summer service experience with an international community partner. Hentz is a member of Kids with Dreams on Stanford’s campus, which partners a Stanford student with a child with a disability. Kids with Dreams is an organization of Stanford students dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with special needs. Through its weekly programs, the organization networks Stanford volunteers with community organizations to connect them with children and young adults with special needs. Through fun activities, both volunteers and kids get to have a blast while building skills and meaningful friendships.

Hentz coached at Encore Volleyball Club in Redwood City and helped the women’s volleyball team earn the Stanford Athletics department’s Community Service Award the past two seasons. Some of the service that went toward this award included serving food at St. Anthony Padua’s dining room and spending time at Westside Food Bank in Santa Monica while on the road trip to Los Angeles. Hentz also read to kids and helped promote literacy at A, B, Trees. She tutored students at the Boys & Girls Club of East Palo Alto, held a clinic at the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco, and volunteered at Cardinalpalooza, playing volleyball with kids. During the season, she had matches dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness, One Love and Equality.

Competition

Hentz is a two-time national champion as a member of Stanford’s volleyball team (2016, 2018) and a two-time Pac-12 champion (2017, 2018). Hentz is a two-time AVCA All-America First Team honoree (2017, 2018) and a two-time VolleyballMag.com All-America First Team member (2017, 2018). She was also a VolleyballMag.com All-America Honorable Mention selection in 2016. Hentz is a two-time Pac-12 Libero of the Year (2017, 2018), two-time AVCA All-Pacific North Region honoree (2017, 2018) and a two-time All-Pac-12 Conference honoree (2017, 2018). She was an All-Pac-12 Conference Honorable Mention selection in 2016, as well as being named to the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team. Hentz is a three-time Preseason All-Pac-12 Conference honoree (2017, 2018, 2019) and was the NCAA Final Four Co-Most Outstanding Player in 2018, also making the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team in 2016. Hentz was also named to the NCAA Stanford Regional All-Tournament Team in 2017 and the NCAA Madison Regional All-Tournament Team in 2016. She is a six-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week.