Women's Volleyball



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Kara Cornelius
Kara Cornelius

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Amarillo, Texas

High School:
Randall HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
SR-3L


2007 (Sr.): Played in 64 games, totaling 51 kills and 43 block assists... Team Rankings: Ranked eighth all-time in career block solos with 29 and eighth all-time in career blocks per game with .78... Game Highlights: Contributed two kills, an assist and a block assist against East Carolina in the first round of the C-USA Championships (11/15)... Tallied one block solo and two block assists at Rice (11/10)... Recorded one kill and four block assists against UAB (11/4)... Had one kill, one block solo and six block assists against Memphis (11/2)... Notched one kill, one assist and one dig against UTEP (10/28)... Recorded four kills on eight swings (.375), one block solo and four block assists against Tulane (10/26)... Notched seven kills, three assists and six block assists against Tulsa (10/21)... Had a career-high nine kills at Tulsa (10/19)... Played in all four games at UCF, contributing five kills and three block assists (10/14)... Contributed two kills, two digs and two block assists at Southern Miss (10/14)... Made two kills on three attempts (.667) against Houston (10/7)... Contributed one kill, one dig, one block solo and three block assists against Rice (10/5)... Competed in one game at Tulane (9/30)... Played in one game at UTEP, contributing an assist (9/30)... Saw action in three games against East Carolina (9/23)... Played in all three games against Holy Cross, recording nine kills on 18 swings (9/15)... Saw action in one game against UTSA, contributing one kill on two swings (9/11)... Played in three games against Stephen F. Austin (9/4)... Saw action in one game against Texas Tech (9/1)... Played in all three games against Villanova, contributing two kills on four swings (9/1)... Played in three games against Eastern Illinois (8/25) and contributed two kills and three block assists... Had two solo blocks against McNeese State (8/25)... Notched two kills, a dig and a block assist in the season opener against Western Carolina (8/24).

2006 (Jr.): Played in 85 games... Totaled 77 kills and 63 blocks on the season... Honors: Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Team Rankings: Eighth in all-time blocks per game...Game Highlights: Had two blocks against Tulsa in C-USA Championship quarterfinal... Posted five blocks and three kills against Houston... Made three kills and one assist, dig and block against Rice... Compiled four blocks and three kills against Tulane... Had four kills, two blocks and two digs against UTEP... Matched season high of six blocks and added two kills against Memphis... Had four kills and two blocks against UAB... Made two kills and three blocks against UTEP and Tulane... Played in one game against SFA... Made two kills against Marshall... Had six kills and three blocks against ECU... Nailed three kills and four blocks against Southern Miss... Compiled five kills and tied a season-high of six blocks against UCF... Three kills, three digs and two blocks against Indiana... Had three kills and two blocks against Chattanooga... Notched three kills and three blocks against Mercer... Had three kills and two blocks against Tulsa... Made two kills and two blocks against UCI... Notched two kills and one block against Loyola Marymount... Had three kills against Nevada... Registered three kills and two blocks against Toledo... Had three kills and one block against Grambling St.... Two block assists against UTSA... Made a season-high seven kills and season-high of three digs against Auburn... Notched season-high of 9.5 points against Auburn... Had two kills against ULM... Registered four kills against PVAMU.

2005 (So.): Saw action in 27 games... Tallied 28 kills and hit .235 on the year... Averaged 1.04 kpg... Tied career high of five kills in five games against UNT (8/31), six kills in five games against Tulsa (9/13)... Broke career high assists mark with two assists in three games against UNT (8/31)... Tied career high of three digs in three games against Wright State (8/27)... Nailed season high of .556 for attack percentage against Tulsa (9/13).

2004 (Fr.): Played in 18 matches, totaling 56 games... Average 1.04 blocks per game with 58 on the season, including eight solo blocks... Had 51 kills and hit .143 on the season... Totaled nine blocks and six kills in comeback win at UTEP (11/13)... Had eight-blocks, which tied for third-best ever at SMU in a three-game match, at North Texas (11/10)... Registered four blocks in win over Louisiana Tech (11/6)... Had three kills and four blocks against Sam Houston State (11/3)... Set personal bests of seven kills, 20 attempts, and three digs in 3-1 loss to #3 Hawaii (10/16)... Hit .714 (5-0-7) in the 3-0 loss at Rice (10/9), which was the second-best single-match hitting percentage in SMU history with at least five kills... Totaled eight blocks (3-5) and had first career ace in 3-2 win at Tulsa (10/7)... First career dig in 3-1 win at Louisiana Tech (10/2)... Played in three games and had five kills on 11 attempts plus two blocks against LSU (9/18)... Saw first career action in the third game of a 3-0 sweep of Cal Poly (9/4).

2003: (Redshirt)

Prep: Three-sport athlete at Randall High School... Three-year letterwinner in volleyball for head coach Shelley Williams... Named All-District and honorable mention All-State... Varsity captain and named Best All-Around Athlete at Randall High School... Named to the Friendship All Tournament team in 2001-02 and Pampa All-Tournament team in 2002-03... Selected as her team's Best Offensive Player... Played for the Amarillo Juniors coached by John Lichtie... Began playing volleyball in sixth grade... All-District and her team's MVP in basketball... Regional qualifier in track... District and State All-Academic Team selectee and National Honor Society member.

Personal: Daughter of Alan and Jane Cornelius... Sister, Keisha, played basketball and volleyball at Corpus Christi A&M... Father played collegiate football and basketball... Goal is to become a coach... Enjoys being with family and likes art, movies and playing any sport... Majoring in History.

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