Breanna Barksdale
Breanna Barksdale


San Diego, Calif.

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Middle Blocker

Appeared in all six matches, including five starts at middle blocker ... Collected a season-high 10 kills and tied a season-best six blocks versus FGCU (9/7) ... Posted five kills and six blocks against North Dakota in the season opener ... Recorded five kills and three blocks against Arkansas State (8/30).

2013 (at Cincinnati)
Started in 27 of 29 matches and played 105 sets as a freshman ... finished season as a Top-10 all 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 on 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.

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 ... Plans to major in business.