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Alana Polk
Alana  Polk

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Elsik H.S.

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB

04/30/2015

2015 "The Harry's"

2015 "The Harry's" (Photo by Lloydlee Heite)

11/25/2014

UMES Volleyball vs. ECU - Senior Night (11-11-14)

UMES Volleyball versus Morgan State in the Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Game (Photos by Megan Raymond)

10/16/2014

UMES Volleyball vs. Morgan State - Dig Pink Game (10-10-14)

UMES Volleyball versus Morgan State in the Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Game (Photos by Joey Gardner)

10/02/2014

UMES Volleyball vs. Campbell (9-20-14)

UMES Volleyball versus Campbell on day 2 of the Best Western Wild Weekend (Photos by Megan Raymond)

09/30/2014

UMES Volleyball vs. Bethune-Cookman (9-20-14)

UMES Volleyball versus Bethune-Cookman on day 2 of the Best Western Wild Weekend (Photos by Megan Raymond)

2014: Was an offensive presence for the Hawks as a freshman ... served as the team's premier blocker with a team high 111 blocks and 18 solo blocks ... successfully blocked nine attacks against Norfolk State on Nov. 7th ... finished fourth in kills with 160 and led the team in kill percentage at .266 ... had a season high 12 kills versus North Carolina A&T on Sept. 12 ... also assisted on the serve and defense, with seven aces and 19 digs ... served up two aces twice, most recently against Delaware State on Oct. 19th.

High School/Club:
Played three seasons of varsity volleyball ... finished her career with 1,044 assists, 518 digs, 373 kills, and a 35.7-percent hitting percentage ... won 18-5A Most Valuable Player (MVP) ... named Offensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) twice (2012 & 2013) ... selected to the 18-5A Academic All-District Team twice (2012 & 2013) ... voted 2011-12 Best Newcomer ... named to the 2011 18-5A First Team All-District ... guided the club to four straight district titles (2010-2014) ... played for the Southwest Juniors Volleyball Club ... member of the student council.

Personal: Nickname is Polkie ... born June 19, 1996 in Houston, Texas ... daughter of James and Mildred Polk ... has one brother, James Polk II, and one sister, MaKayla ... major in Business Management ... pre-game routine/superstitions are listening to "Remember the name" by Fort Minor, praying, and retying her ankle braces and shoes ... most influential person is her grandmother because she inspires her to become strong and independent ... plans to start her own business and try-out for the Olympic volleyball team ... best advice/favorite saying received is, "Breath, believe, and battle." by Kerri Walsh ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is graduating from high school ... personal best sport moment was hitting line for the first time because she worked endlessly to get the opportunity ... Personal athletic goals for the season are becoming a starter and win MVP ... personal career athletic goals are becoming an all-around player who improved mentally and physically and make it to the Hall of Fame

CAREER HIGHS

Kills: 12
(v. North Carolina A&T, Sept. 12, 2014)

Aces: 2
(2x, last v. Delaware State, Oct. 19, 2014)

Assists: 1
(@ Howard, Oct. 3, 2014)

Digs: 2
(4x, last @ Morgan State, Oct. 31, 2014)

Blocks: 9
(@ Norfolk State, Nov. 7, 2014)

CAREER STATISTICS

Year

SP

MP

K

K/S

E

TA

PCT

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

2014

103

29

160

1.55

59

380

.266

3

7

19

18

93

111

Total

103

29

160

1.55

59

380

.266

3

7

19

18

93

111