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Savanah Leaf

University of Miami
Outside Hitter
psychology and human development


Savanah Leaf is a senior with a double major in Psychology and Human and Social Development with a 3.877 cumulative GPA. She earned distinction on the President’s Honor Roll in Spring 2013 for her perfect 4.0 semester GPA, as well as the Provost’s Honor Roll (3.75 GPA), Dean’s List Honor Roll (3.5 GPA), Athletic Director Honor Roll (3.2 GPA) and UM’s Book Buster Club (3.0 GPA) in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Savanah is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Furthermore, she was named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team and is a two-time ACC Honor Roll student-athlete.


A team captain for the 2014 season, Leaf leads by example. The rising senior can frequently be found working on her craft and routinely brings her teammates along to work out together. A tireless worker, Leaf has taken the eight newcomers under her wing to show them what it takes to be a Hurricane student-athlete. Beyond the court, Leaf has organized team-building activities that have helped the 2014 Canes bond as they prepare for the upcoming season.


Leaf has been instrumental in making in impact in the Miami community and in her home state of California. The rising senior has worked as a volleyball coach at the Jose Gandara Volleyball Camps in Coral Gables the past two summers and she has been a summer volleyball coach for the San Francisco Juniors VB Club. Leaf also got the Canes involved in a service project that helped revitalize inner city parks in the Miami area.


Leaf was a first team All-ACC selection following a 2013 season in which she led the Canes in kills (442), aces (38) and points (524). She ranked second in the ACC and 41st nationally in 2013 with 4.52 points/set. A career-high 25 kills helped Miami beat No. 12 UNC on Nov. 3, giving the Canes a victory over their highest ranked opponent during the 2013 season. The team leader with 14 double-doubles a year ago, Leaf was a key contributor in getting the Canes to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth consecutive year. She has also represented Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics and at the 2013 Continental Cup.