#10 - Ivey Rice
Johnson City, Tenn.
Science Hill HS
Played in all 31 matches for the Bucs … posted a personal season-best of 321 kills, while recording double-digit kills 18 times … totaled seven double-doubles … finished with season-high 19 kills and hit .432 at Jacksonville on Oct. 18 … registered three straight double-doubles from Sept. 13-20, including a 17-kill, 18-dig match in the win at Tennessee during that stretch … tallied five straight matches of double-digit kills from Oct. 29-Nov. 9.
Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team … Appeared in all 36 matches … Recorded four double-doubles … Set career highs in blocks by posting five against Temple (Aug. 24) and Jacksonville (Nov. 10) … Notched double-digit kills 10 times and posted a season-high 16 in the win over USC Upstate on Sept. 21 … Registered a season-best .348 hitting percentage (9-1-23) in the A-Sun semifinal win over Lipscomb on Nov. 16.
Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Academic List … played in 30 matches, while making her collegiate debut on Aug. 26 vs. Evansville … tallied four double-doubles and posted double figures in kills seven times during her rookie campaign … finished with a season-high 22 kills in the 3-2 win over Kennesaw State in the A-Sun Tournament (11/17) … registered her first collegiate double-double (19 kills/10 digs) in the win against Coastal Carolina (8/27) … provided the Blue and Gold with a 13-kill, 19-dig performance in the win at USC Upstate (11/5) ... was second on the team in service aces (22).
She was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Kim Hyatt at Science Hill HS...Was a three-time all-conference, all-tournament and team MVP… Helped lead the 2007 team to a 47-6 record, which is the best in school history… During her senior season, Rice compiled 356 kills, 265 digs, 38 solo blocks, while hitting .311.
Daughter of Ren and Stacy Rice…born on July 2, 1993… Her sister, Renzey, is ETSU’s freshman defensive specialist/libero, while her other sister, Sydney, played volleyball at Freed-Hardeman University.
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