Fifty-one UGA Student-Athletes Named To Fall 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
Career Match Highs: Kills: 8 (4x), last at #1 UF (10/17/10) Attempts: 17, at Long Island (9/12/09) Attack Pct.: .571 (2x), last at #20 LSU (10/30/09) Assists: 64, vs. Miss. St. (10/3/10) Aces: 5 (3x), last vs. Alabama (10/1/10) Digs: 15, vs. Mercer (9/10/11) Blocks: 6 (3x), last vs. #17 LSU (10/24/10)
Career: Started every match and played every set of her career...At end of career, ranked third in school history in assists (4,684), sixth in assists per set (10.07) and tied 10th in sets played (465).
2011: Started all 30 matches playing in all 111 sets recording 1,166 assists...Had a team-best eight double-doubles...Provided 37 assists, seven digs and six kills on a .462 clip at South Carolina...In final career home match vs. Miss. St., recorded 44 assists, five kills, two aces, seven digs and three blocks...Double-double with 51 assists and 12 digs vs. Arkansas...Double-double at Alabama with 28 assists and 10 digs...Provided a season-best 58 assists in five-set win at Arkansas...At Miss. St., recorded double-double with 50 assists and 14 digs...Against Auburn at home, notched double-double with 43 assists and 12 digs while also providing five blocks...Led team to .393 hitting percentage in win over South Carolina with 47 assists...Moved into top-five all-time in assists at UGA with 54 vs. Alabama...Eclipsed 4,000 career assists with 39 vs. Ole Miss while also providing 11 digs for a double-double...Had 135 assists and 29 digs in Georgia Tech Regency Suites Invitational including a double-double with 51 assists and a career-best 15 digs vs. Mercer...Provided 32 assists as team hit .321 in win over Kennesaw St....Recorded 113 assists and 23 digs in the Pepperdine Asics Classic including a double-double vs. Miami (33 A,11 D)...Named to Hotel Indigo Bulldog Invitational All-Tournament team after providing a tournament best 100 assists...Selected as a Peach of an Athlete honoree...Recipient of the Michael A. Kahn Volleyball Scholarship.
2010: Team Captain...Named to SEC Community Service Team...Named to ESPN Academic All-District III Third Team...Started all 32 matches playing in all 123 sets recording 1,268 assists (10.3 per set), 131 kills, 20 aces, 228 digs and 75 blocks...Recorded a team-best 10 double-doubles...Led or tied for the team lead in assists in all 32 matches and in aces five times...Provided 50 or more assists in five matches...Against Miss. St., notched a career-high 64 assists, tied a career-high with eight kills on a season-best .538 clip and added 10 digs...Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 27 after helping UGA upset #20 Tenn. with a double-double (45 assists, 10 digs) and also recording a double-double against #24 Kentucky (55 assists, 11 digs)...Named to Northern Colorado Classic All-Tournament Team after helping UGA go 3-1 with 11.2 assists per set, 20 kill, 28 digs and 15 blocks including a double-double against the host Bears with 55 assists and 13 digs...Helped Georgia win Deacon Invitational by providing 10.40 assists per set...Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for spring semester...Inducted into Blue Key National Honor Society.
2009: Selected as team captain...Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll and SEC Community Service Team...Started all 31 matches and played in all 114 sets recording 1,122 assists (9.84 per set)...Also provided 112 kills on a .281 hitting percentage, 213 digs and 26 aces...Led or tied for team lead in aces seven times...Second on the team with six double-double performances...Set a season-best 54 assists in victory at Arkansas, which was one of three 50-assists matches...Also had nine additional matches with 40 or more assists...Posted a career-high eight kills on a career-best .571 hitting percentage at #20 LSU...Tied career-high 11 digs three times: vs. Siena, S. Carolina and Auburn...Tied career-high with six blocks in win at Alabama...Helped Georgia win Courtyard LaGuardia Volleyball Classic by providing 111 assists at 10.0 per set and recorded a double-double with 30 assists and 11 digs vs. Siena...Helped UGA go 2-1 in Georgia Dawgs Invitational with 108 assist at 9.82 per set and 22 digs including a 48 assist and 10 dig double-double against Tenn. St....Named to Georgia Tech Regency Suites Invitational All-Tournament Team after tallying 106 assists at 9.64 per set, 10 kills, two aces, 13 digs and seven blocks...Recipient of Michael A. Kahn Volleyball Scholarship...Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for fall semester.
2008: Named to All-SEC Freshman Team...Started all 31 matches and played every point in all 117 sets recording 1,128 assists (9.64 per set) and leading team in service aces with 45 while also adding 87 kills, 60 blocks and 187 digs...Tallied 30 assists and seven digs at LSU...Contributed double-double with 45 assists and 11 digs in win at Arkansas...Provided 40 assists and six digs at Ole Miss...Recorded 33 assists, three kills, three aces, six digs and five blocks in win over Auburn...Notched double-double with 55 assists and a career-high 13 digs vs. Alabama...Paced a team attach percentage of .367 with 32 assists vs. Mississippi State...Provided 37 assists and seven digs at No. 21 Kentucky...Had 18 assist and six digs at Tennessee...Named SEC Freshman of the Week (10/27) following efforts vs. S. Carolina and No. 8 Florida...Recorded 42 assists, three kills, three digs, five blocks including two solos and two aces including an ace on the final point in upset victory over No. 8 Florida...Provided 47 assists, a career-high eight kills on a career-best .571 attack percentage and nine digs in 3-2 win over S. Carolina...Had 26 assists and eight digs at Miss. State...Paced Bulldogs to .319 attack percentage with 33 assists while also providing five kills, five digs, four aces and two blocks at Alabama...Recorded 50 assists, two kills, nine digs and five blocks at Auburn...Posted 35 assists, two kills and an ace vs. LSU...Paced the Bulldog offense to a .440 attack percentage vs. Arkansas with 42 assists...Finished the Texas Invitational with 125 assists (10.4 per set) and a team-high seven aces...At Duke Invitational, posted a 10.4 assists per set average, 11 aces and 10 blocks; had double-double at Duke with 46 assists and 10 digs...Recorded first-career double-double with 34 assists and 12 digs vs. Mercer Sept. 2 while also posting six kills...Named to Georgia Bulldog Invitational All-Tournament Team after posting 119 assists (11.9 per set), five aces and 16 digs...Earned SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction.
High School/Club: Graduated from John T. Hoggard High School where she was a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society and EC Buddies...Earned NC Scholars Award, President's Scholar Award and named Female Athlete of the Year...A PrepVolleyball.com Fab 50 selection, as the 19th rated recruit overall and fourth-highest ranked setter on the national list...Member of 2007 Youth National Training Team...As member of Piedmont Triad Volleyball Club, helped team qualify for USAV National Tournament in the Open Division in 2008...In 2007, helped Piedmont Triad Volleyball Club qualify and finish fifth in the National Division of the USAV National Tournament...At Hoggard, she was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball and track and field while lettering as a sophomore in basketball...In volleyball, helped team to state semifinals in 2006 and 2007...Four time All-Area selection...Three-time selection as team MVP and All-Conference...Two-time All-Conference Player of the Year...2007 All-Area Player of the Year and All-State selection...In track and field, earned All-Conference honors as a junior and was a state high jump finalist as a junior and senior...also ran 400m.
Personal: Daughter of Larry and Tammi Gates...Has a sister, Samantha, a sophomore volleyball player at Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ)...Father, Larry, played baseball at UNC-Chapel Hill (1977-78)...Grandfather, Dayton Gates, played baseball for U.S. Marine Corps (1945-62)...Born Aug. 21, 1990...Major: Exercise & Sports Science/Pre-Med.