Countdown to First Serve: Meet Sharay Barnes

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sharay Barnes, a sophomore outside hitter from Chester, Pa., is the fourth player to be featured in our Countdown to First Serve series. 

Barnes earned All-SEC Academic Team honors following her freshman season with the Blue and White. After redshirting in 2013, Barnes played in eight matches a season ago. In her career debut, she logged three kills and a block vs. Butler. In a win at Louisville, she posted a pair of kills in the dominating four-set win. During league play, she notched a block in appearances at LSU and Tennessee, while also adding her first career dig against the Tigers. 

Now it’s time to get to know Sharay a little bit better …
 

Quick Facts 

Birthplace: Chester, Pa.
Parents: Tamika Hill and Joe Barnes
Sibling: Logan
Twitter Handle: @SharayB_3
Major: Family Science  

Things to Know about Sharay on the court …

 
What I like most about Coach Skinner and the staff … Coach Skinner and the staff keep it real with me.

I’m most looking forward to ______ this season: winning!

I chose my jersey number because … Because I love No. 3. 

My pre-match superstitions: I don't have any.

I chose Kentucky because ... It's like home to me.

What you need to know about Sharay off of the court … 

Favorite activities outside of volleyball: skating

My nicknames are: Boom Boom and Ray-Ray

In Elementary school my favorite game to play was: Twister



My dream job is to ... Play professional volleyball

The person who has influenced me the most ... my mother

A talent I'd most like to have ... super speed

My hometown is famous for ... Cheese steaks (I'm right outside of Philly)



The most famous person I've ever met is ... Chris Brown

If I didn't play volleyball, I'd play ... track

The best movie I saw this summer was ... Inside Out


Single-match and season tickets for the 2015 campaign are on sale now. Season tickets begin at $35, and single-game ticket information can be found here. More information on how to buy tickets can be found here or by calling the UK Ticket Office at 800-928-CATS.

Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum will play host to the NCAA Regionals Dec. 11-12. UK is one of four sites selected for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups with one team advancing to the Final Four in Omaha, Neb., from the Lexington Region. This marks the third time in five seasons Memorial Coliseum will host this premier volleyball event.

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