Whitney Billings - Volleyball - University of Kentucky Athletics 1


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  • class Senior
  • High school Pelham
  • 2013 AVCA All-America Second Team
  • 2013 AVCA All-Southeast Region First Team
  • 2013 All-SEC First Team
  • 2012 AVCA All-America Second Team
  • 2012 AVCA All-South Region First Team
  • 2012 All-SEC First Team
  • 2012 Cobra Magazine All-America Second Team
  • 2011 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2011 AVCA All-South Region First Team
  • 2011 All-SEC First Team
  • 2010 All-SEC Freshman Team
  • One-time All-SEC Academic Team honoree
  • Five-time SEC Weekly Award winner

2013 (Senior): Earned AVCA Second-Team All-America Honors to become UK’s first-ever three-time All-America honoree … Was named to the AVCA All-Southeast Region team and the All-SEC team, both for the third time in her career … In her career, she ranks first in the 25-point rally scoring era in both kills (1,393) and points (1,671.5) and is in the top-10 in program history in multiple categories including fourth in kills (1,393) and digs (1,242), sixth in career attack attempts (3,504) and seventh in sets played (476) … She is the only non-libero to rank in the top-five in career digs in UK history … Was a two-time SEC Player of the Week … Earned All-SEC Academic team honors … Started all 31 matches for UK … Led the Wildcats in 2013 with 406 kills, 27 service aces and 477.5 points to go along with a .262 hitting percentage, 312 digs and 83 blocks … Became the sixth player in program history and the first in the modern era to record 1,000 career kills and digs … Had 25 kills with a career best .467 hitting mark and 12 digs against Minnesota … Notched her 1,000 career dig against Louisville … Is the 14th player in program history to reach the 1,000 career kill plateau with a career high 26-kill performance vs. Illinois … Registered 18 kills and 13 digs for her 13th double-double of the season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Michigan State … Had 18 kills and hit .406 to go along with eight digs and two service aces in the NCAA Tournament vs. Duquesne … Recorded 20 kills and 18 digs against Florida … Had 15 kills with 10 digs against Texas A&M … Notched a career-high-tying eight blocks at Mississippi State … Posted 13 kills with 19 digs against LSU … Registered 16 kills, nine digs and five blocks at Arkansas … Recorded a career-high-tying eight blocks vs. Alabama … Had a season best 19 digs with 15 kills at Georgia … Notched 18 kills with 10 digs at South Carolina for the eighth double-double of the season … Posted 12 kills for a career-best .600 hitting clip against Ole Miss … Recorded six blocks with four assists at Alabama … Had 17 kills and 14 digs at Auburn … Notched a season-high-tying 14 digs and four assists with 13 kills for her sixth double-double of the year vs. Morehead State … Had 14 digs and four assists vs. VCU … Posted a double-double in the first four matches to start the season.

2012 (Junior): A second-team All-America selection while also earning All-SEC first team honors for the second-straight season … One of six UK players in the history of the program to earn All-America status twice in a career … Turned in the best season of her career with 17 double-double efforts and career-highs in kills, hitting percentage, aces, digs and blocks … Led the squad in kills and aces while ranking second on the team in digs and blocks … Charted a pair of double-double efforts at the Kentucky Classic including leading UK with 15 kills in a win over Lipscomb … Tallied third-straight double-double at Louisville with 12 kills and 13 digs … Had six kills on a career-high .545 hitting percentage in a win over Western Carolina … Led the team with 11 digs in a win over Duquesne… Had 14 kills in a loss at LSU… Notched a double-double with 16 kills and 16 digs, five service aces and six blocks in a win at Texas A&M … Logged second-straight double-double with 10 kills and 16 digs in an upset of No. 25 Tennessee … Recorded third-consecutive double-double with 19 kills and 15 digs against Auburn … Named SEC Player of the Week on Oct. 1 … Notched a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs against Florida … Had a team-high 14 digs in another double-double effort against Texas A&M … Chalked up another double-double in a sweep over LSU leading in both kills and digs with 16 and 14 respectively … Had 12 kills, 16 digs and four blocks in a win at Tennessee … Kicked in a team-high 18 kills and 14 digs en route to a double-double while attacking at .452 clip vs. Georgia … Had 10 kills and 12 digs in three-set win over Ole Miss … Earned a team-high 18 kills with 15 digs and five blocks in loss at Arkansas … Logged another double-double effort with 13 kills and 16 digs in a win over Georgia … Had team-highs of 13 kills and four blocks in win at Missouri … Notched double-double of 12 kills and 12 digs at Auburn … Totaled eight kills and nine digs in win over ETSU … Logged another double-double in the win over Ohio State with 10 kills and 12 digs, also added three aces … Narrowly missed out on another double-double with eight kills and nine digs to lead the way for UK vs. top-ranked Penn State in the NCAA Tournament.

2011 (Sophomore): An All-America honorable mention selection … Earned AVCA All-South Region and All-SEC first team accolades … Switched to right-side hitter and had a career-season with 2.44 kills, 2.58 digs and 0.70 blocks per set … Tallied 11 digs in the upset of No. 23 Tulsa … Posted the team’s first double-double of the year with 10 kills and 13 digs in a win over Virginia Tech … Had a double-double with 11 kills on a .450 hitting clip and 15 digs in win over Louisville … Struck for 11 kills in a win over Houston … Led UK with 15 digs in a win over Loyola … Charted 10 scoops and five assists in a win over Georgia … Struck for 13 kills at No. 6 Florida … Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week after averaging 3.29 digs and 1.14 blocks per set in a pair of road victories … Consecutive 11-kill performances in wins over Ole Miss and Alabama … Totaled 15 kills, six blocks and eight digs in a win over Tennessee … Had 10 digs in a win at Georgia … Posted 13 kills on .435 clip at Auburn … Had a double-double with 17 kills and 12 blocks in an upset of No. 13 Florida … Had a double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs in a win at Alabama … Had second straight double-double with 17 kills and 14 digs in a win at Ole Miss … Double-double vs. Arkansas with 12 kills and 13 digs … Led team with 14 kills in a loss to Tennessee … Posted a career-high 20 digs in a win over Dayton in the NCAA Tournament … Matched a season-high with 17 kills in a winning effort over A&M … Posted seven kill and four blocks in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 matchup with Texas.

2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Charted first career double-double with 11 kills and 13 digs in a win over Louisville … Had another double-double effort with 15 kills and 12 digs in a win over South Florida … Made first career start vs. Iowa State and totaled 15 kills … Hammered down 23 kills and picked up 15 digs against Florida State … Earned a double-double with 14 kills and 16 digs in a win over Kansas State … Was named SEC Freshman of the Week following All-Tournament honors at the UK Invitational … Had a career-best eight blocks at Auburn … Totaled 17 digs at LSU … Notched a double-double with 14 kills and 12 digs in a win over Alabama … Scored eight kills against South Carolina … Led the team with 10 kills and added four blocks in a win over Georgia … Scooped up a career-best 19 digs in a win at Mississippi State … Posted another double-double with 14 kills and 16 digs at Alabama … Totaled 18 kills and added 14 digs for another double-double performance in the upset of LSU … Picked up 13 digs in a win at Ole Miss … Led the team with 12 kills against No. 21 Tennessee … Paced the team with seven digs while adding six kills at the NCAA Tournament.

2009 (Freshman): Redshirt season … Named to the All-SEC Freshman Academic team.

High School: A two-time National High School Player of the Year finalist in both her freshman and sophomore seasons … Earned six varsity letters … Twice was named to the Birmingham News All-State first team … As a junior she was the Metro Player of the Year and the Shelby County Player of the Year … In her sophomore season she was named to the Class 6A State All-Tournament team … Played with the Junior Olympic volleyball 14-and-under tour in South Africa … Also a member of the Volleyball Junior Olympic Girls 16 American All-Tournament team in 2006 … An honor roll student and involved in a number of community service projects … In 2004, she toured South Africa with “Bring it to USA Volleyball” and helped promote the event by working with local companies to donate goodie bags for the opposing teams.

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