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#9 Kelly Turner
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ontario, N.Y.
High School: Wayne Central
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As a senior:

  • Appeared in 23 games, starting in 8 of them
  • Recorded season-best and team-high 14 kills against Wright State
  • Three games with double digit kills
  • Finished career with 237 total blocks, including 210 block assists
  • JMU Dean's List Fall 2011
  • JMU Dean's List Spring 2012
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

As a junior:

 

  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Cincinnati Bearcat Invitational All-Tournament team
  • Finished fourth on the team with 222 kills and adding eight assists, 19 aces, 43 digs and 78 blocks
  • Double digit kills seven times
  • Season-high 14 kills, four digs and two blocks against Delaware St.
  • Season-high eight blocks, 11 kills and a dig against Northeastern
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award

As a sophomore:

  • JMU Dean's List Fall 2009
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Finished the season with 265 kills, 2.48 per set, and an average of .64 blocks per set
  • 10 or more kills in 12 matches 
  • Named to All-Tournament Team in both the Morehead State Comfort Inn Invitational and JMU Days Inn Invitational
  • 12 kills, team-high five blocks, and split the team-high three ways for service aces with four, also a career-high, against Duquesne
  • Career and team-high 18 kills and .455 hitting against Hampton...
  • Career-high 10 blocks, the most at JMU since 2006, against St. Francis

As a freshman:

  • CAA All-Rookie Team
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete
  • Five matches of double-figure killscareer-high five blocks at Liberty
  • 12 kills and .476 hitting at Hofstra for career-high 14.5 points
  • Seven kills and career-high five digs with four blocks at UNCW
  • Matched career-high 12 kills and .478 hitting against Georgia State
  • CAA Co-Rookie of the Week 10/13

Before JMU:

  • Played for head coach Dave Hosenfeld and the Wayne Central Eagles
  • Also competed for Volley FX Volleyball Club
  • As a senior, tallied 242 kills as an outside hitter with 51 aces, 150 digs, 16 blocks, and 17 assists
  • New York State Section V, Class A All-Star
  • Two Time Daily Messenger First Team All-Star
  • Two Time N.Y. Finger Lakes East First Team All-Star
  • As a junior placed 27th at the USA 18U Open Nationals
  • N.Y. Second Team All-State
  • Section V, Class A All-Star
  • As a sophomore placed 17th at USA 18U Open Nationals
  • Three-time Empire State Games gold medalist

Personal:

  • Daughter of Maureen and Steve Turner
  • Media arts and design major
  • Interested in art, photography, and swimming

 

Year

sp

K

E

TA

Pct.

AST

SA

DG

BS

BA

PTS

2008 106 175 93 409 0.200 4 10 33 6 51 216.5
2009 107 265 140 643 0.194 11 17 84 10 59 321.5

2010

2011

Total

114

59

386

222

88

750

116

45

394

513

225

1790

0.207

0.191

0.199

8

3

26

19

1

47

43

17

177

8

3

27

70 30
210

284.0

107.0

929.0

 

As a senior:

  • Appeared in 23 games, starting in 8 of them
  • Recorded season-best and team-high 14 kills against Wright State
  • Three games with double digit kills
  • Finished career with 237 total blocks, including 210 block assists

 

 

Getting to know Kelly...

 

Why did you choose JMU?

I loved overall atmosphere when I visited, the campus, the team, everything

What is your major?
Media Arts & Design, Concentration in Converged Media and an Art minor

What is your favorite?

Food: Cereal
Movie: The Hangover and Horrible Bosses are up there
Song: I don't have one favorite
Athlete: Cal Ripken, Jr.

What is something unique about you?
I have a Vietnamese foster sister

What are your favorite things to do off the court?
Be with friends and family, I love doing anything outdoors

What is your favorite place on campus and why?
The Quad in the spring, it's beautiful.

What is your favorite thing about JMU volleyball?
Laughing and joking around with my team.

What do you want to accomplish in the 2011 season?
Win the CAA Championship

What is your favorite place you've traveled to with JMU volleyball?
I liked our preseason trip last summer to Virginia Beach

What do you want to do after college?
Get a job.

What is the best advice you have received?
If it were easy, everyone could do it.

What is your favorite JMU volleyball memory?
Tough to decide, but definitely close wins we had in five games last year. Probably the ones over William & Mary and Northeastern the most.