Sharay Barnes - Volleyball - University of Kentucky Athletics 3


  • height 6-2
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Swarthmore, Pa.
  • High school Strath Haven
One-time All-SEC Academic Team honoree 
2016 (Senior): Competed in 32 sets in 14 matches, including four starts … Recorded 20 kills, averaging 0.62 kills per set … Added six blocks and five digs … Hit .400 on a season-high six kills against Ole Miss … Earned at last two kills in four-straight matches … Produced a career-high three digs against Ole Miss … Hit .444 with five kills on nine swings at Auburn.
2015 (Sophomore): Competed in 26 sets in 10 matches … Recorded 59 kills, averaging 2.27 per set … Added 10 blocks and eight digs … Hit .303 on 132 attempts, good for third best on the team (minimum 100 attempts) … Set a new career high in kills against Wichita State (9/11) with 16 in five sets … Posted new career marks in digs and blocks with three of each in the lone meeting against Missouri (11/15) … Provided 10 kills on .600 hitting in three sets against Northern Illinois (9/12) … Notched 13 kills and added two blocks at Xavier (9/18).
2014 (Redshirt freshman): Earned All-SEC Academic Team honors … Played in eight matches as a redshirt freshman in 2015 … Posted a kill and hit .500 in UK’s win over Morehead State … Notched a block in both appearances in SEC play, at LSU and at Tennessee and also added her first career dig at LSU … Recorded kills vs. VCU and Georgia Southern … Registered a pair of kills in UK’s win at Louisville … In her career debut, posted three kills and one block vs. Butler.

2013 (Freshman): Did not see game action in her first season with UK, will utilize the season as a redshirt year.

High School: A 6’2 athlete who can play either middle blocker or outside hitter … Four-year letterwinner for Strath Haven High School … Suited up for Synergy Volleyball Club … Named Player of the Year as a senior … Two-time All-State selection … Named one of the top seniors by PrepVolleyball.com … As a senior at Strath, she was named her school’s homecoming queen.

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