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Breanna Barksdale
Breanna  Barksdale


San Diego, Calif.

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Auburn defeats South Carolina, 3-1

Four Tigers record double-digit kills


11-26-16 Texas A&M vs Auburn Volleyball

11-26-16 Texas A&M vs Auburn Volleyball Anthony Hall


10-09-16 Auburn volleyball vs Alabama

10-09-16 Auburn volleyball vs Alabama


10-7-16 Volleyball vs Missouri

10-7-16 Volleyball vs Missouri


09-23-16 Volleyball vs LSU

09-23-16 Volleyball vs LSU


09-10-16 Volleyball vs Jacksonville

09-10-16 Volleyball vs Jacksonville

Awards and Honors
2016 Auburn Invitational All-Tournament Team
2015 War Eagle Invitational All-Tournament Team
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 War Eagle Invitational All-Tournament Team

Career: Finished 10th in Auburn career records list with a .85 blocks/set average ... Her 292 total blocks ranks eighth, while her 252 block assists is 10th.

2016: Competed in all 31 matches with 30 starts for Auburn ... Came in third on the team with 267 kills and a 2.32 kills/set average ... Had a team-best 97 blocks (14s, 83a) and a .84 blocks/set average ... 13 double-digit kill performances on the year ... Finished with 13 kills on four occasions - vs. LSU (9/23), at Mississippi State (9/30), vs. South Carolina (11/20), at No. 9 Florida (11/23) ... Hit a season-best .474 (13-4-19) vs. the Gamecocks ... Went 12-1-25 at Arkansas (10/23) for a .440 clip ... Produced a .370 hitting percentage (13-3-27) on the road vs. the Gators ... Had nine matches with five or more blocks ... Set a career-best in Gainesville, notching 11 blocks with four being solo stuffs ... Finished with eight blocks against Ole Miss at home (11/6) ... Totaled seven blocks three times - vs. Santa Clara (9/3), vs. Colgate (9/17), vs. Mississippi State (10/16) ... Tied a career-best with two aces on four occasions.

: Started all 30 matches and played in 116 sets for the Tigers ... Led the club in blocks, having 94 (12 solo, 82 block assists) on the season ... Finished with a .81 blocks/set average ... One of the team's top attackers, having 242 kills and a 2.09 kills/set average for the year ... Totaled 136 kills in SEC play and 57 blocks ... Recorded 11 double-digit kill performances with five against conference opponents ... Had five or more blocks on eight occasions ... Set a career-high with 14 kills against Jacksonville (8/29) ... Followed with another 14-kill performance versus Samford (8/29) and hit .619 in the four-set win ... Had 13 kills on 19 attempts for a .579 hitting percentage with four blocks against Florida A&M (9/1) ... Totaled 13 kills and hit .650 at Arkansas (10/30) ... Finished with 11 kills and seven blocks in the five-set match vs. Syracuse (9/4) ... Collected 10 kills, two service aces and seven blocks in the five-set win at Mississippi State (11/13) ... Posted seven blocks versus No. 24 Kentucky (11/27).

2014: Started all 31 matches in her first season at Auburn, playing in 111 sets ... Finished the season as the team's leader in blocks (101) and blocks per set (.91), which ranks third and fourth, respectively, in Auburn single-season history ... Tied for the team lead with 14 solo rejections, tying for the ninth-most in single-season history ... Finished second on the team with a .251 hitting percentage ... Topped double-digit kills four times during sophomore year ... Ranked fifth on the team with 187 kills (168/set) ... Collected a season-high 13 kills versus No. 15 Kentucky (11/26/14) ... Tied a season-high in blocks with eight against USF (9/13), Georgia (10/1) and Tennessee (11/9) ... Hit .727 with eight kills on 11 error-free swings against Jacksonville State (9/20) ... Collected 10 kills and hit .429 against Florida A&M (9/19) and Georgia (10/1) ... Posted seven blocks versus Ole Miss ... Finished with six blocks versus North Dakota in the season-opening match at the George Washington Invitational.

2013 (at Cincinnati): Started in 27 of 29 matches and played 105 sets as a freshman ... Finished season as a Top-10 American Athletic Conference (AAC) conference leader, accumulating a team high .292 attacking percentage in conference play and 180 kills on the season ... Also led team in blocks/set ratio with 104 blocks while ranking 9th in AAC play with a 1.12 blocks/set ratio ... Selected for the 2014 U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryouts ... Had career high 15 kills in three matches ... First career double-double with 15 kills and 10 blocks along with 5 digs and a .448 hitting percentage against Memphis (9/29) ... Had 15 kills and hit .462 in win over Rutgers (10/27) ... 15 kills, .481 hitting percentage against Temple (11/3) ... 14 kills, .591 attack percentage in win over South Florida (11/15) ... Recorded 10 kills and nine blocks in win over Rutgers (11/27).

High School/Club: Played high school volleyball at Eastlake High School in San Diego, Calif. ... Club team was Coast 18-1 ... Began playing volleyball as a sophomore ... Three-year letterwinner, two-year all-league performer (2011, 2012) ... CIF Conference All-Star ... Helped Eastlake to CIF semi-finals ... Club team finished fifth at USAV Junior Olympics in 2012 ... Competed at 2013 USAV Junior Olympics 18-Open Division.

Personal: Full name is Breanna Jewell Barksdale ... Parents are Derek and Susan Barksdale ... Her brother, D'Angelo, plays football at the University of San Diego ... Her grandfather, Don Barksdale, won a gold medal at the 1942 Olympics with the U.S. men's basketball team, was an All-American at UCLA, an NBA All-Star with the Boston Celtics and is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ... Finishing her degree from the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.

Barksdale's Career Highs
Category Career High Opponent Date
Kills 14 (3x) last at Memphis 9/11/15
Attempts 36 vs. Jacksonville 8/29/15
Hitting Percentage .727 vs. Jacksonville State 9/20/14
Assists 3 vs. Mississippi State 10/16/16
Digs 4 (4x) last vs. Texas A&M 11/26/16
Blocks 11 at Florida 11/23/16
Aces 2 (5x) last at Ole Miss 10/19/16
Points 20.5 at Florida 11/23/16

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