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1  Whitney Billings
Whitney Billings

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Helena, Ala.

High School:
Pelham

Height:
6-2

Position:
OH

Experience:
3VL


  • 2013 AVCA All-America Second Team
  • 2013 AVCA All-Southeast Region First Team
  • 2013 All-SEC First Team
  • 2012 AVCA All-America Second Team
  • 2012 AVCA All-South Region First Team
  • 2012 All-SEC First Team
  • 2012 Cobra Magazine All-America Second Team
  • 2011 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2011 AVCA All-South Region First Team
  • 2011 All-SEC First Team
  • 2010 All-SEC Freshman Team
  • One-time All-SEC Academic Team honoree
  • Five-time SEC Weekly Award winner

2013 (Senior): Earned AVCA Second-Team All-America Honors to become UK's first-ever three-time All-America honoree ... Was named to the AVCA All-Southeast Region team and the All-SEC team, both for the third time in her career ... In her career, she ranks first in the 25-point rally scoring era in both kills (1,393) and points (1,671.5) and is in the top-10 in program history in multiple categories including fourth in kills (1,393) and digs (1,242), sixth in career attack attempts (3,504) and seventh in sets played (476) ... She is the only non-libero to rank in the top-five in career digs in UK history ... Was a two-time SEC Player of the Week ... Earned All-SEC Academic team honors ... Started all 31 matches for UK ... Led the Wildcats in 2013 with 406 kills, 27 service aces and 477.5 points to go along with a .262 hitting percentage, 312 digs and 83 blocks ... Became the sixth player in program history and the first in the modern era to record 1,000 career kills and digs ... Had 25 kills with a career best .467 hitting mark and 12 digs against Minnesota ... Notched her 1,000 career dig against Louisville ... Is the 14th player in program history to reach the 1,000 career kill plateau with a career high 26-kill performance vs. Illinois ... Registered 18 kills and 13 digs for her 13th double-double of the season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Michigan State ... Had 18 kills and hit .406 to go along with eight digs and two service aces in the NCAA Tournament vs. Duquesne ... Recorded 20 kills and 18 digs against Florida ... Had 15 kills with 10 digs against Texas A&M ... Notched a career-high-tying eight blocks at Mississippi State ... Posted 13 kills with 19 digs against LSU ... Registered 16 kills, nine digs and five blocks at Arkansas ... Recorded a career-high-tying eight blocks vs. Alabama ... Had a season best 19 digs with 15 kills at Georgia ... Notched 18 kills with 10 digs at South Carolina for the eighth double-double of the season ... Posted 12 kills for a career-best .600 hitting clip against Ole Miss ... Recorded six blocks with four assists at Alabama ... Had 17 kills and 14 digs at Auburn ... Notched a season-high-tying 14 digs and four assists with 13 kills for her sixth double-double of the year vs. Morehead State ... Had 14 digs and four assists vs. VCU ... Posted a double-double in the first four matches to start the season.

2012 (Junior): A second-team All-America selection while also earning All-SEC first team honors for the second-straight season ... One of six UK players in the history of the program to earn All-America status twice in a career ... Turned in the best season of her career with 17 double-double efforts and career-highs in kills, hitting percentage, aces, digs and blocks ... Led the squad in kills and aces while ranking second on the team in digs and blocks ... Charted a pair of double-double efforts at the Kentucky Classic including leading UK with 15 kills in a win over Lipscomb ... Tallied third-straight double-double at Louisville with 12 kills and 13 digs ... Had six kills on a career-high .545 hitting percentage in a win over Western Carolina ... Led the team with 11 digs in a win over Duquesne... Had 14 kills in a loss at LSU... Notched a double-double with 16 kills and 16 digs, five service aces and six blocks in a win at Texas A&M ... Logged second-straight double-double with 10 kills and 16 digs in an upset of No. 25 Tennessee ... Recorded third-consecutive double-double with 19 kills and 15 digs against Auburn ... Named SEC Player of the Week on Oct. 1 ... Notched a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs against Florida ... Had a team-high 14 digs in another double-double effort against Texas A&M ... Chalked up another double-double in a sweep over LSU leading in both kills and digs with 16 and 14 respectively ... Had 12 kills, 16 digs and four blocks in a win at Tennessee ... Kicked in a team-high 18 kills and 14 digs en route to a double-double while attacking at .452 clip vs. Georgia ... Had 10 kills and 12 digs in three-set win over Ole Miss ... Earned a team-high 18 kills with 15 digs and five blocks in loss at Arkansas ... Logged another double-double effort with 13 kills and 16 digs in a win over Georgia ... Had team-highs of 13 kills and four blocks in win at Missouri ... Notched double-double of 12 kills and 12 digs at Auburn ... Totaled eight kills and nine digs in win over ETSU ... Logged another double-double in the win over Ohio State with 10 kills and 12 digs, also added three aces ... Narrowly missed out on another double-double with eight kills and nine digs to lead the way for UK vs. top-ranked Penn State in the NCAA Tournament.

2011 (Sophomore): An All-America honorable mention selection ... Earned AVCA All-South Region and All-SEC first team accolades ... Switched to right-side hitter and had a career-season with 2.44 kills, 2.58 digs and 0.70 blocks per set ... Tallied 11 digs in the upset of No. 23 Tulsa ... Posted the team's first double-double of the year with 10 kills and 13 digs in a win over Virginia Tech ... Had a double-double with 11 kills on a .450 hitting clip and 15 digs in win over Louisville ... Struck for 11 kills in a win over Houston ... Led UK with 15 digs in a win over Loyola ... Charted 10 scoops and five assists in a win over Georgia ... Struck for 13 kills at No. 6 Florida ... Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week after averaging 3.29 digs and 1.14 blocks per set in a pair of road victories ... Consecutive 11-kill performances in wins over Ole Miss and Alabama ... Totaled 15 kills, six blocks and eight digs in a win over Tennessee ... Had 10 digs in a win at Georgia ... Posted 13 kills on .435 clip at Auburn ... Had a double-double with 17 kills and 12 blocks in an upset of No. 13 Florida ... Had a double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs in a win at Alabama ... Had second straight double-double with 17 kills and 14 digs in a win at Ole Miss ... Double-double vs. Arkansas with 12 kills and 13 digs ... Led team with 14 kills in a loss to Tennessee ... Posted a career-high 20 digs in a win over Dayton in the NCAA Tournament ... Matched a season-high with 17 kills in a winning effort over A&M ... Posted seven kill and four blocks in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 matchup with Texas.

2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Charted first career double-double with 11 kills and 13 digs in a win over Louisville ... Had another double-double effort with 15 kills and 12 digs in a win over South Florida ... Made first career start vs. Iowa State and totaled 15 kills ... Hammered down 23 kills and picked up 15 digs against Florida State ... Earned a double-double with 14 kills and 16 digs in a win over Kansas State ... Was named SEC Freshman of the Week following All-Tournament honors at the UK Invitational ... Had a career-best eight blocks at Auburn ... Totaled 17 digs at LSU ... Notched a double-double with 14 kills and 12 digs in a win over Alabama ... Scored eight kills against South Carolina ... Led the team with 10 kills and added four blocks in a win over Georgia ... Scooped up a career-best 19 digs in a win at Mississippi State ... Posted another double-double with 14 kills and 16 digs at Alabama ... Totaled 18 kills and added 14 digs for another double-double performance in the upset of LSU ... Picked up 13 digs in a win at Ole Miss ... Led the team with 12 kills against No. 21 Tennessee ... Paced the team with seven digs while adding six kills at the NCAA Tournament.

2009 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... Named to the All-SEC Freshman Academic team.

High School: A two-time National High School Player of the Year finalist in both her freshman and sophomore seasons ... Earned six varsity letters ... Twice was named to the Birmingham News All-State first team ... As a junior she was the Metro Player of the Year and the Shelby County Player of the Year ... In her sophomore season she was named to the Class 6A State All-Tournament team ... Played with the Junior Olympic volleyball 14-and-under tour in South Africa ... Also a member of the Volleyball Junior Olympic Girls 16 American All-Tournament team in 2006 ... An honor roll student and involved in a number of community service projects ... In 2004, she toured South Africa with "Bring it to USA Volleyball" and helped promote the event by working with local companies to donate goodie bags for the opposing teams.

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