- Amber McCray
- 6' 0"
- Longview, Texas (Pine Tree)
Club: East Texas Juniors
Major: Sport Management (Master’s Program)
Career Honors: ESPN The Magazine second-team Academic All-American (2007) … NCAA Gainesville Regional all-tournament team (2007) … SEC Community Service Team (2007) … AVCA second-team All-American (2006) … Volleyball Magazine second-team All-American (2006) … AVCA All-South Region (2006) … First-team All-SEC (2006, 2007) … Tracy Caulkins Award as Florida's top graduating female student-athlete (2006) … NCAA Omaha Regional All-Tournament Team (2005) … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III first team (2007) … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III second team (2006) … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III third team (2005) … SEC Academic Honor Roll (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).
As a Senior (2007)
ESPN The Magazine second-team Academic All-American … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III first team … SEC Academic Honor Roll … SEC Community Service Team … First-team All-SEC … NCAA Gainesville Regional all-tournament team … Finished her career with a .351 hitting percentage, the highest in school history by an opposite hitter … Her efficiency rating also marked the ninth-best in program history, and the third-best in the rally scoring era … One of just five players, and two non-middle blockers, in UF history to hit .300 or better in each of her collegiate seasons Moved past the 1,000-kill mark for her career in the second round of the NCAA Championship, giving the Gators three 1,000-kill players on their roster for the first time in school history (Marcie Hampton and Kisya Killingsworth) … Recorded a team-high 15 kills, while also adding four block assists, against No. 3 Texas in the NCAA regional semifinal … Cranked out 11 kills, three blocks and a career-high seven digs in the victory over No. 23 Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA Championship … Piled up 16 kills on .438 hitting in the NCAA first-round win over College of Charleston … Matched her career highs with 24 kills and 48 attacks at Long Beach State … Notched 11 kills on .526 hitting against Mississippi State in her final home match … Her mother, Darlene, sang the national anthem prior to the contest … Ripped 11 kills on .526 hitting in the victory at Tennessee … Led all players with 14 kills in the home win over Arkansas … Chipped in with 10 kills on an errorless .556 hitting in the home sweep of LSU … Came up with 20 kills, six blocks and 23.5 points at Arkansas … Ripped off 12 kills and an errorless .545 hitting percentage in the home win over Tennessee … Recorded 18 kills in the home win over Kentucky, hitting a season-high .593 on the night … Registered 10 kills on .429 hitting in the road win over Mississippi State … Tallied 13 kills and four blocks in the road victory over No. 22 LSU … Broke the double-digit barrier for the fourth-straight match in the home win over Auburn, finishing with 10 kills on .421 hitting … Turned in 15 kills in the home win over Georgia to reach double figures for the third-consecutive match … Led all players in the win over Utah with 18 kills and 19.5 points … Posted 10 kills and three blocks in the win over Florida State … Recorded 16 kills in the victory at Notre Dame.
As a Junior (2006)
AVCA and Volleyball Magazine second-team All-American despite playing with partial tear in left rotator cuff for the majority of the season and missing five matches ... AVCA All-South Region ... First-team All-SEC ... SEC Academic Honor Roll … Tracy Caulkins Award as Florida's top graduating female student-athlete … Campus USA Credit Union Classic MVP ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III second team … .370 hitting percentage set UF record by opposite hitters and ranked fourth in SEC and 31st nationally … Led all opposite and outside hitters in SEC in hitting percentage in league matches (.365) and was third overall ... Ninth in the SEC in league matches in kills per game (3.87) ... 3.71 kills per game was seventh in school history by a junior and 4.19 points per game ranked eighth … Led or tied for the team high in kills and points 10 times despite leading the team in attempts only once … Finished with team highs in kills per game (3.71) and points per game (4.19) for the season … First opposite hitter since Jenny Manz in 1999 to lead UF in kills per game … Finished in double figures in kills in 21 of 28 matches played … Hit above .400 in 11 matches … Tallied four 20-plus kill matches … Led all players with 22 kills and 23.0 points versus Arizona State in NCAA Championship second round ... In double figures in kills for ninth-straight match with 10 in the home win over Kentucky ... Finished with match-high 21 kills on .326 hitting in the win at Tennessee ... Led all players with 20 kills on .543 hitting in the victory at Arkansas ... Put Gators on her back offensively in the road win over No. 11 LSU, finishing with 19 kills on .340 hitting and tying for team lead with four total blocks ... Led all players by hitting .481 with 16 kills and a match-high six blocks at Auburn ... Led team with 14 kills and added four blocks vs. No. 13 LSU ... Led Gators in points (14.0) and kills (13) for second-straight match, while hitting .407 vs. No. 17 Tennessee ... Set career highs in kills (24) and points (27.0) at Kentucky, while also adding five blocks ... Tallied 10 kills in game four against Wildcats ... Second on team with 15 kills on .429 hitting at Florida State ... Was third in both kills per game (4.17) and hitting percentage (.449) at Campus USA Credit Union Classic … Tied for team lead with 12 kills on .333 hitting vs. No. 10 UCLA ... Tallied 10 kills at No. 7 Hawai’i ... Recorded 12 kills and a pair of blocks vs. No. 24 Utah ... One of two players in double figures in kills in season-opening match vs. South Florida with 11 kills on .579 hitting.
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2005)
NCAA Omaha Regional All-Tournament Team ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III third team ... Selected to attend NCAA Leadership Conference in May … SEC Academic Honor Roll … Hitting efficiency (.330) ranked as eighth best by a sophomore in school history ... Was fifth in SEC in league matches in hitting (.358) … Hit above .300 in 21 matches ... Had seven kills on .312 hitting vs. No. 1 Nebraska in NCAA Regional Final in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 15,119 fans ... Against No. 7 Louisville in NCAA Regional Semifinal, had then-career high in kills (16) and career bests in 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 ... 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 ... 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-American Nicole McCray (an assistant coach at Georgia at the time) for the first time ... Re-set career-high in kills for the second time in 2005 with 12 kills against No. 19 Notre Dame ... Set then-career highs in kills (11) and points (14.0), while adding four total blocks vs. No. 15 UCSB.
As a Sophomore (2004)
Spent season rehabilitating after injuring right knee in spring practice of 2004 … Received medical redshirt … Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar … SEC Academic Honor Roll.
As a Freshman (2003)
Appeared in 25 matches and 57 games … Tied her then-career-high with nine kills vs. Tennessee ... Notched a then-career-high nine kills and had a .692 hitting efficiency against Rutgers.
Prior to Florida
Texas’ first two-time recipient of the Gatorade High School Volleyball Player of the Year Award (2001, 2002) … Named Texas Girls Coaches Association Volleyball Athlete of the Year ... Played in 2003 Texas All-Star Volleyball Game ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 in 2002 … One of 10 finalists for Student Sports Magazine’s 2002 Senior National Player of the Year Award … Played on 2002 U.S. Junior National Team with former Gators Jane Collymore and Rachel Engel and current teammate Marcie Hampton … Earned a silver medal with U.S. team at the 2002 NORCECA Junior Championships … Posted a tournament-best 18 kills against Dominican Republic in semifinal of 2000 NORCECA Youth Championships to help U.S. earn silver medal … Played on 2000 U.S. Youth National Team … Student Sports Magazine’s Volleyball All-American Team as a senior and junior … First team all-state for three years (2000-2002) and district 16-4A MVP twice (2002, 2000) by Texas Sports Writers Association … 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 … Recorded 30 kills in a 2002 match to set school record … Posted 354 kills as a junior on 35-4 team, which won 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 and 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.
Kills: 24, 2x, last at Long Beach State (11/24/07)
Attacks: 48, 2x, last at Long Beach State (11/24/07)
Hit %: 1.000 vs. Chicago St. (9/19/03)
Assists: 4, 2x, last vs. Kentucky (11/21/03)
Aces: 2 vs. Alabama (9/26/03)
Digs: 7 vs. Oklahoma (11/30/07)
BS: 2, 2x, last vs. FSU (9/19/05)
BA: 7 vs. Louisville (12/9/05)
TB: 7 vs. Louisville (12/9/05)
Points: 27.0 at Kentucky (9/29/06)
|at Ill. St.||6||0||19||.316||0||0||1||2||7.0|
|vs. Ga. So.||5||0||10||.500||0||0||1||2||6.0|
|vs. N.C. St.||6||0||13||.462||0||0||1||3||8.0|
|at. Miss. St.||10||1||21||.429||0||0||1||2||11.0|
|vs. Miss. St.||11||1||19||.526||0||0||0||1||11.5|
|vs. C of C||16||2||32||.438||1||0||2||1||17.0|
|vs. Ill. St.||14||1||28||.464||0||0||2||3||15.5|
|at Ms. St.||0||0||0||.000||0||0||0||0||0.0|
|vs. Ms. St.||DNP|
|vs. St. John?||11||1||20||.500||0||0||0||1||11.5|
|at Ms. St.||6||2||17||.235||0||0||2||3||7.5|
|vs. Ms. St.||8||2||16||.375||0||0||0||3||10.0|
|vs. Chic. St.||1||0||1||1.000||1||0||1||0||1.0|
|at Ms. St.||1||2||4||-.250||0||0||2||0||1.0|
|vs. Ga. South.||0||0||1||.000||0||0||0||0||0|