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13/Opp. Amber McCray
  • Sophomore (RS)
  • 6-0
  • Longview, Texas
  • Pine Tree
  • Club: East Texas Jrs.
  • Major: Journalism

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2005)
NCAA Omaha Regional All-Tournament Team ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Third-Team ... Hitting efficiency (.330) ranked as eighth best by a sophomore in school history ... Hit above .300 in 21 matches ... Had seven kills on .312 hitting vs. No. 1 Nebraska in NCAA Regional Final in front of NCAA record crowd of 15,119 fans ... Finished with best match of career vs. No. 7 Louisville in NCAA Regional Semifinal ... Had career highs in kills (16), block assists (7) and total blocks (7), while hitting .387 ... Was third among all players at Florida NCAA sub-regional in hitting percentage (.478) ... Hit above .400 for fourth-straight match vs. No. 24 Kansas State in NCAA Second Round with seven kills on .417 hitting ... Collected six kills on .545 hitting vs. Florida Atlantic in NCAA First Round ... Posted eight kills on .583 hitting at Denver ... Notched six kills on .417 hitting vs. Colorado ... Had 10 kills on .316 hitting vs. Arkansas in SEC Tournament semifinals ... Hit .545 with six kills and four blocks vs. Georgia in SEC Tournament opening round ... Came out of slump with nine kills on 10 swings with no errors vs. Mississippi ... Hit above .400 for 10th time of season after collecting 11 kills on 22 swings (.409) at Kentucky ... Hit above .500 for fourth time in five matches with .529 hitting efficiency vs. South Carolina ... Tallied 11 kills on 17 swings with two errors ... Had nine kills on match-high .571 hitting vs. Tennessee ... Set then-career highs in kills (15), digs (3) and total points (17.0) vs. Kentucky ... Also hit .636 vs. the Wildcats, the second time in three matches she hit at least .600 ... Had seven kills and a block assist at Georgia as she faced her sister and former Gator All-Ameican Nicole McCray (assistant coach at Georgia) for the first time ... Tallied eight kills on .500 hitting and two blocks for 10.0 points against Florida State ... Posted six block assists vs. IPFW ... Re-set career-high in kills for the second time in 2005 with 12 kills against No. 19 Notre Dame ... Posted eight kills and a pair of block assists vs. No. 8 USC ... Came up with several key kills vs. No. 13 Texas A&M ... Finished with 11 kills and 12.5 points ... Set then-career highs in kills (11) and points (14.0), while adding four total blocks vs. No. 15 UCSB ... Tallied nine kills and four blocks vs. Missouri State ... Broke previous career-best with 10 kills on .350 hitting in season-opener vs. Jacksonville.

As a Sophomore (2004)
Spent season rehabilitating after injuring right knee suffered in spring practice of 2004 Received medical redshirt Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar SEC Academic Honor Roll.

As a Freshman (2003)
Tallied two kills and one block vs. Arkansas in the SEC Tournament ... Notched six kills, four assists and three digs against Kentucky in the SEC Tournament ... Recorded five kills, four assists and three blocks against LSU ... Tallied four kills vs. Arkansas ...Tied her career-high with nine kills vs. Tennessee ... Hit .636 with eight kills and added a dig and a block vs. Georgia ... Recorded two kills, two assists, two digs and three block assists vs. South Carolina ... Hit .800 with four kills against Kentucky ... Tallied one kill, one assist and three block assists vs. Ole Miss ... Registered a career-high two service aces and added a kill, four block assists and two digs vs. Alabama ... Tallied two solo blocks and two block assists against BYU ... Recorded seven kills and a career-high five blocks against American ... Notched a career-high nine kills and a .692 hitting efficiency against Rutgers.

Prior to Florida
A left-handed opposite hitter who is known for her leaping ability Became Texas' first two-time recipient of the Gatorade High School Volleyball Player of the Year Award with a second-consecutive nomination in 2002 Named the Texas Girls Coaches Association Volleyball Athlete of the Year ... Played in the 2003 Texas All-Star Volleyball Game ... Younger sister of former Florida volleyball All-American Nicole McCray, marking the first time in Florida history that two sisters have played for coach Mary Wise Named to Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 in 2002 Selected as one of 10 finalists for Student Sports Magazine's 2002 Senior National Player of the Year Award Played on the 2002 U.S. Junior National Team with current Gators Jane Collymore, Marcie Hampton and Rachel Engel Earned a silver medal with U.S. team in the 2002 NORCECA Junior Continental Championships after falling to host Puerto Rico in the championship Posted a tournament-best 18 kills against host Dominican Republic in the semifinal of 2000 NORCECA Youth Continental Championships to help the U.S. team earn a silver medal Played on 2000 U.S. Youth National Team Member of the East Texas Juniors club team Selected to the Student Sports Magazine's Volleyball All-American Team as a senior and junior Chosen first team all-state for three years (2000-2002) and district 16-4A MVP twice (2002, 2000) by the Texas Sports Writers Association Named to the Longview News Journal's All-East Texas team four times as a four-year starter, earning MVP honors in 2002, top hitter in 2001 and Newcomer of the Year in 1999 Set school-record with 592 kills and added 328 digs, 114 solo blocks and 70 aces as a senior for 41-2 Pine Tree team Reached the Region II Class 4A regional final in 2002 where she notched 20 kills, 10 digs, six blocks, two assists and six service points ... Recorded 30 kills in a 2002 match to set a school record Posted 354 kills as a junior on 35-4 team, which won the regional title and advanced to the state semifinals, and was named to Texas' all-tournament team Led 40-1 Pine Tree team to regional title and the final of the state tournament, where she earned all-tournament honors as a sophomore Started as a freshman and averaged 12 kills per match Also lettered four years in basketball and track in high school Selected as a two-time District MVP, two-time all-state selection, All-East Texas MVP and All-East Texas Newcomer of the Year in basketball.


Career Highs
Kills: 16 vs. Louis. (12/9/05)
Attacks: 31 vs. Louis (12/9/05)
Hit %: 1.000 vs. Chicago St. (9/19/03)
Asst: 4, 2x, last vs. Kent. (11/21/03)
SA: 2 vs. Ala. (9/26/03)
Digs: 6 at Ala. (11/4/05)
BA: 7 vs. Louis. (12/9/05)
BS: 2, 2x, last vs. FSU (9/19/05)
TB: 7 vs. Louis. (12/9/05)
Pts: 19.5 vs. Louis. (12/9/05)

Career Statistics
Season GP-MP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G SE
2003.. 57-25 63 1.11 20 129 .333 26 0.46 2 0.04 6
2004.. 0-0 0 0.00 0 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0.00 0
2005.. 114-35 279 2.45 87 581 .330 4 0.04 0 0.00 1
TOTAL. 171-60 342 2.00 107 710 .331 30 0.18 2 0.01 7
Season DIG D/G RE BS BA TB B/G BE BHE Points Pts/G
2003.. 20 0.35 0 3 32 35 0.61 2 1 84.0 1.47
2004.. 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.0 0.00
2005.. 30 0.26 0 7 74 81 0.71 5 1 323.0 2.83
TOTAL. 50 0.29 0 10 106 116 0.68 7 2 407.0 2.38
McCray Match-By-Match
(2005)
Opp. K E TA % A SA D TB PTS
vs. Jax. 10 3 20 .350 0 0 2 1 10.5
vs. Day. DNP
vs. MSU 9 5 20 .200 0 0 0 4 11.5
vs. UCSB 11 2 22 .409 0 0 2 5 14.0
vs. EW 8 3 18 .278 0 0 1 3 9.5
vs. TAMU 11 4 29 .241 0 0 0 3 12.5
vs. USC 8 4 27 .148 0 0 1 2 9.0
vs. ND 12 6 29 .207 0 0 1 3 13.5
vs. IPFW 1 2 9 -.111 0 0 0 6 4.0
vs. UCI 6 3 9 .333 0 0 0 1 6.5
vs. FSU 8 2 12 .500 0 0 0 2 10.0
at Ms. St. 6 2 17 .235 0 0 2 3 7.5
at Miss. 7 0 10 .700 0 0 0 0 7.0
at Geo. 7 2 11 .455 0 0 0 1 7.5
vs. Kent. 15 1 22 .636 0 0 3 4 17.0
vs. Tenn. 9 1 14 .571 0 0 2 2 10.0
vs. SC 11 2 17 .529 0 0 1 1 11.5
vs. Geo. 8 2 17 .353 0 0 1 2 9.5
at Kent. 11 2 22 .409 0 0 0 3 12.5
vs. Ark. 5 5 16 .000 0 0 0 1 5.5
vs. LSU 3 2 11 .091 0 0 0 1 3.5
at SC 4 3 12 .083 0 0 0 2 5.0
at Tenn. 6 4 17 .118 0 0 0 1 6.5
at Ala. 6 3 15 .200 2 2 6 1 7.0
at Aub. 8 4 19 .211 0 0 2 2 9.0
vs. Miss. 9 0 10 .900 0 0 1 2 10.0
vs. Ms. St. 8 2 16 .375 0 0 0 3 10.0
vs. Geo. 6 0 11 .545 0 0 3 4 8.0
vs. Ark. 10 4 19 .316 0 0 0 1 10.5
at Ala. 6 4 16 .125 0 0 0 3 7.5
vs. Colo. 6 1 12 .417 0 0 1 2 7.0
at Denver 8 1 12 .583 0 0 1 0 8.0
vs. FAU 6 0 11 .545 0 0 1 1 6.5
vs. KSU 7 2 12 .417 0 0 1 3 8.5
vs. Louis. 16 4 31 .387 1 0 0 7 19.5
at Neb. 7 2 16 .312 1 0 1 1 7.5
(2003)
Opp. K E TA % A SA D TB Pts
vs. USC 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
vs. KSU 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
vs. Rutgers 9 0 13 .692 2 0 2 2 10.0
vs. Amer. 7 1 9 .667 3 0 2 5 9.5
vs. BYU 0 4 9 -.444 2 0 0 4 3.0
vs. UCSB 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0
at Stanford DNP
vs. FAMU DNP
vs. Minn. DNP
vs. Chic. St. 1 0 1 1.000 1 0 1 0 1.0
vs. UNC DNP
at NW DNP
at USF 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1 0.5
vs. Alabama 1 2 3 -.333 0 2 2 4 5.0
vs. Auburn 1 0 2 .500 1 0 1 1 1.5
at Auburn 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 2 2.0
at Georgia DNP
vs. Tenn. DNP
at Auburn DNP
at Alabama DNP
at Miss. St. 1 2 4 -.250 0 0 2 0 1.0
at Miss. 1 1 2 .000 1 0 0 3 2.5
vs. Kent. 4 0 5 .800 0 0 1 1 4.5
vs. SC 2 1 7 .143 2 0 2 3 3.5
vs. Georgia 8 1 11 .636 1 0 1 1 8.5
at Tenn. 9 1 17 .471 0 0 2 2 10.5
vs. Arkansas 4 0 13 .308 2 0 1 0 4.0
vs. LSU 5 1 8 .500 4 0 2 3 6.5
at SC 0 1 1 -1.000 0 0 0 0 0
at Kent. 1 0 3 .333 1 0 0 0 1.0
vs. Kent. 6 3 12 .250 4 0 3 1 6.5
vs. Tenn. 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 1 0.5
vs. Ark. 2 2 5 .000 2 0 0 1 2.5
vs. Ga. South. 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0
vs. UCF DNP
vs. CSU DNP
vs. PSU DNP
vs. Hawai'i DNP
vs. USC DNP
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