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Courtney McDonald
Courtney McDonald

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Palmetto, Fla.

High School:
Manatee

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Blocker

Major:
Communications

McDonald bio 2013:
Played in all 30 matches and all 108 sets during the 2013 season as a senior ... Was a three-rotation player in the middle in Auburn's 6-2 offense ... Finished career 10th in the all-time Auburn record books in career hitting percentage (.252); had 451 kills on 1095 attacks with 175 errors ... Recorded 130 kills during the season and (1.20/set) and hit for a .225 percentage ... Was fourth on the team with 53 blocks (0.49/set) ... Led the Tigers in hitting percentage twice during the season ... Hit a season-best .700 (8 kills, 10 attacks, 1 error) in win vs. Ole Miss (10/13) ... Had 8 kills on an error-free 12 swings for a .667 percentage in win over Tennessee (11/22) ... Had a season-high 9 kills and hit .538 in win over Mississippi State (11/3) ... Posted 8 kills and two blocks in historic win over No. 10 Nebraska (8/31) ... Had season-high 6 digs along with 6 kills vs. Notre Dame (9/14) ... Had a stretch of three straight matches without an attack error from Jacksonville State (9/9) thru Loyola-Chicago (9/14) ... Stuffed a season-high six blocks along with eight kills in win over Arkansas (11/10).

2012:
Started all 30 matches in the middle, playing in all 109 sets during the 2012 season ... Had the team's second-best hitting percentage at .274 (185 kills, 63 errors, 445 attacks); also ranked 18th in the SEC ... Averaged 1.70 kills/set, fourth-best for the Tigers ... Recorded 89 total blocks (5 solo, 84 assist) to rank second on the team and 16th in the SEC ... Had double-digit kills in four matches ... Recorded season-high 12 kills twice, at Green Bay (8/25) and at Troy (9/4) ... Posted a career-high nine blocks in 3-1 win over Alabama, also had 10 kills to miss her first career double-double by one block (9/23) ... Also hit the 10-kill mark in five-set loss to Missouri (10/21) ... Topped the five-block mark on five occasions during the season ... Had 8 kills & 5 blocks in season-opening win over Central Michigan (8/24) ... 12 kills, 5 blocks at Troy (9/4) ... 10 kills, 6 blocks vs. Missouri (10/21) ... 9 kills, 5 blocks vs. Arkansas (11/2) ... Hit at a .556 clip (6 kills, 1 error, 9 attempts) at South Carolina (10/26) ... Held or shared team lead in blocks six times during season ... Had team's highest hitting percentage in six matches.

2011:
Played in 27 of 30 matches, making 17 starts and competing in 87 sets ... Ranked third on the team with a .252 hitting percentage (123-52-282) ... Totaled 52 blocks (9 solo, 43 assists) to rank fourth on the team ... Led team with .538 hitting percentage (8-1-13) in win over Alabama A&M ... Earned first career start in win over FIU (9/2) ... Had a career-high five blocks along with seven kills in win over Austin Peay ... Made first two starts in SEC matches vs. Kentucky (9/16) and Tennessee (9/18) ... Had three blocks in in win over South Carolina (10/2) ... Career-high 13 kills and .476 hitting percentage plus three blocks at Mississippi State (10/9) ... Posted 10 kills at Arkansas (10/14) ... Was one kill shy of matching her career-high with 12 v. Kentucky; hit .632 (12-0-19) in the match (10/23) ... Led team in hitting percentage five times during the season.

2010:
Earned a redshirt.

2009:
Participated in 20 matches for the Tigers during her freshman season ... Finished with 13 total kills and was sixth on the team with a .229 attack percentage ... Tallied nine total blocks on the season; one solo and eight assists ... Had a season-best two blocks on two occasions with the first coming against Alabama A&M and the other against Jacksonville State ... Had a season-high three kills and five attempts against Alabama A&M ... Recorded three digs at South Carolina.

High School:
Finished with four letters in volleyball at Manatee High School and was captain all four years ... Was a three-time team Most Valuable Player ... Named Athlete of the Year for Manatee County as a junior and was named All-Area her sophomore through senior seasons ... Earned Most Valuable Player honors for her efforts in the Manatee County Tournament in 2007 and 2008 ... Also played basketball and ran track for four years.

Personal:
Full name is Courtney McDonald ... Daughter of Ann and David McDonald ... Has three sisters, Monique, Desiree and Whitney.

Year Sets MP Kills KPS E TA Pct. Ast. APS SA SAPS SE Digs DPS RE BS BA TB BPS
2009 29 20 13 0.45 5 35 .229 1 0.03 0 0.00 5 7 0.24 0 1 8 9 0.31
2010 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 87 27 123 1.41 52 282 .252 8 0.09 1 0.01 9 28 0.32 1 9 43 52 0.60
2012 109 30 185 1.70 63 445 .274 8 0.07 0 0.00 1 36 0.33 0 5 84 89 0.82
2013 108 30 130 1.20 55 333 .225 11 0.10 0 0.00 0 43 0.40 0 2 51 53 0.49
Totals 333 107 451 1.35 175 1095 .252 28 0.08 1 0.00 15 114 0.34 1 17 186 203 0.61