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#11 Grace Whitley
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'0"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Bishop Miege
Experience: 2 Letters

Overall Career Statistics

Year SP K E TA PCT A TA PCT SA SE TA PCT RE TA PCT DIG BS BA TOT BE BHE
2012 58 85 28 224 .254 4 31 .129 6 4 189 .979 0 2 1.00 37 5 51 56 6 2
2011 55 95 26 224 .308 3 18 .167 7 3 97 .969 2 4 .500 12 8 35 43 2 1
Total 113 180 54 448 .281 7 49 .143 13 7 286 .976 2 6 .667 49 13 86 99 8 3

Big 12 Career Statistics

Year SP K E TA PCT A TA PCT SA SE TA PCT RE TA PCT DIG BS BA TOT BE BHE
2012 47 74 18 185 .303 4 26 .154 6 4 165 .976 0 2 1.00 30 4 36 40 4 1
2011 18 22 8 61 .230 1 5 .200 4 1 40 .975 2 2 .000 4 1 12 13 2 0
Total 65 96 26 246 .285 5 31 .161 10 5 205 .976 2 4 .500 34 5 48 53 6 1

2012 (Sophomore)
Had a career performance in Oklahoma's final game of the season against BYU in the NCAA Second Round after she totaled a personal-best eight block assists to set a new OU NCAA record in an individual match - also added three digs and hit four of seven attempts with zero errors to hit .571 against the Cougars...Started and played in every set of Oklahoma's NCAA First Round heart-pounding victory over Arizona State...Hit a season-best .700 in the Sooners' series sweep over West Virginia on Nov. 3 after she knocked down seven of 10 attempts with zero errors...Matched a personal-best four digs in OU's series sweep over Texas Tech on Oct. 31...Totaled three blocks off of three block assists in OU's sweep over Texas Tech to lead the Sooners in the respective category for the fifth time this season and of her career...Led the Sooners in blocks in back-to-back matches against Baylor and Texas Tech with four and five total blocks, respectively...Co-led the team in blocks for the first time of her career when she totaled five off of one solo block and four block assists against No. 21 Kansas...Notched a personal-best two service aces in Oklahoma's first conference road victory against TCU...Recorded the first block solo of her sophomore campaign against Wichita State, and added two block assists...Played in every set in the Sooners win over the Mountaineers...Made her first start of the 2012 season at middle blocker against WVU...Totaled a season-best eight kills, .375 hitting percentage and five total blocks, while also contributing her first service ace of the 2012 season against the Mountaineers...Made her 2012 debut at the Oklahoma Invitational after being sidelined with an injury...Recorded two kills and added one block assist against UALR.

2011 (Freshman)
Played in 55 sets on the year...Averaged 1.73 kills per set and 0.78 blocks per set...Hit .308 on the year... Played 18 sets in Big 12 action...Averaged 1.22 kills per set and 0.72 blocks per set...Hit .600 with six kills in 10 attempts and no errors against Tulsa in the NCAA Championship first round...Added two total blocks against the Golden Hurricane...Had eight kills and a .615 hitting percentage against Texas A&M on Nov. 19...Opened conference play with four block assists at Baylor on Sept. 21...Averaged 2.56 kills per set in the Oklahoma Invitational...Had nine total blocks in nine sets played...Had a season-high 11 kills and five total blocks against Texas Southern on Sept. 16...Went 11-for-11 in attacks to set an OU three-set record with a 1.000 hitting percentage...Hit .361 with 15 kills during the Hurricane Invitational...Added six total blocks at the event...Went 7-for-10 in attack attempts against Auburn on Sept. 10...Averaged 2.00 kills per set and 1.33 blocks per set at the North Texas Invitational...Closed out the tournament with eight kills and five total blocks, including a season-high two block solos against Sam Houston State...Played three sets of the season-opening Nike Invitational...Averaged 2.00 kills per set.

High School
Played at Bishop Miege High School under head coach Gwenn Pike...Team won back-to-back state titles in 2010 and 2009...Named second team All-Eastern Kansas League as a senior...Hit .393 as a senior...Recorded 231 kills, 24 service aces and 142 total blocks...Team captain as a senior...First team all-state selection as a junior...All-Eastern Kansas League...All-Sun team...Honorable mention all-metro...Prepped at St. Teresa's Academy her freshman season and first semester of sophomore year...Earned first team all-district as a freshman .... Named team captain as a sophomore...Also earned one letter in track and field...Member of the National Honor Society.

Club
Played under head coach Dave Johnson for the KC Power Volleyball Club based in Roeland Park, Kansas...Team won the 2009 national championship...Named tournament's most valuable player.

Personal
Born Grace Frances Dittemore Whitley in Shawnee Mission, Kansas...Daughter of Eddy Whitley and Tracie Dittemore...Father, Eddy, played football at Kansas State...Majoring in broadcast journalism.

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