#9 - Meredith Hardy
Named First Team All-Atlantic Sun and A-Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Named A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week three times and Player of the Week once … Broke the Atlantic Sun all-time blocks record (474) and ETSU's block assist mark (404) ... broke the ETSU single-game solo blocks record for a three-set match with seven in the win vs. Furman on Sept. 3 … set a career-high with in attack percentage (.571) in the win vs. Northern Kentucky on Nov. 9 and tied a career-high with 11 block assists in the win at Kennesaw State on Sept. 21 … has recorded at least one block in 91 straight matches, while playing in 78 consecutive matches ... ranked 10th nationally in blocks per set (1.52) and has led the A-Sun in blocks in 2012 and 2013 … posted a double-double (16 kills/10 blocks) vs. VCU on Sept. 7.
Named First Team All-Atlantic Sun, Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team and Atlantic Sun All-Academic … Voted A-Sun Player of the Week on Nov. 5 … Played in all 36 matches, along with recording at least one block in each of those contests … Set single-season A-Sun records for blocks in a season (201) and blocks in A-Sun only matches (113) … Ranked second among ETSU single-season leaders in blocks and block assists (176) … Averaged 1.45 blocks per set in 2012, which led the A-Sun and ranked 17th nationally among Division I players ... Tied the ETSU record for total blocks (10) and block assists (7) in a three-set match at Presbyterian on Aug. 28 … Recorded four double-doubles, including one in the A-Sun Championship win over North Florida (13-kills, 11-blocks) … Set career highs in blocks (12, at Stetson, Sept. 29), solo blocks (4, vs. FGCU, Nov. 2), block assists (11, 2x, last vs. UNF, Nov. 17), kills (25, at Northern Kentucky, Oct. 27), and digs (9, vs. Alabama State, Sept. 7).
Was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman and Atlantic Sun All-Academic Teams … played in 29 matches and made her collegiate debut on Aug. 26 vs. Evansville … ranked sixth in the A-Sun (first among freshman) in blocks per set (0.84) and 10th in the A-Sun (third among freshman) in hitting percentage (.246) … recorded double digit kills in 10 matches, including a season-high 15 in the 3-2 win over Wofford (10/11) … also, provided a season-high tying seven blocks in the thrilling win over the Terriers … tallied seven kills and seven blocks in the win against Lipscomb (11/11), while also giving the Bucs a spark with 10 kills and six blocks in the A-Sun Quarterfinal win over Kennesaw State in Nashville (11/17).
Hardy helped lead the team to the 2009 state title, while the team finished as state runner-up in 2010… Was named to the all-conference, all-district, and all-region teams in 2008, 2009, and 2010… She was also named to the all-state team in 2009 and Conference Hitter of the Year on three occasions… Hardy was also named to the All-Net Elite Six Team in 2008, 2009, and 2010... She recorded 1,875 kills, 284 solo blocks, and 362 block assists during her high school career… Helped lead Dobyns-Bennett to an incredible 200-26 overall record in her four years under head coach Kathi Shaffer… Was a high school teammate of fellow newcomer Jamie Rutledge and current Buccaneer Megan Devine.
Daughter of Craig and Donna Hardy…born on April 1, 1993…has a brother, Marshall, that plays basketball at Milligan College…majoring in exercise science.
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