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Julia Kenealy
3   Julia Kenealy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Missouri Valley, Iowa

High School:
Missouri Valley HS

Last College:
Iowa Western CC

Height:
6-2

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
2L


Career at Tulsa: Played in 66 matches and 246 sets ... recorded 381 kills (1.55 per set) and hit a .271 attack percentage ... tallied 19 service aces, 184 digs and 258 blocks (31 solo, 227 assists) for a 1.05 per-set average ... totaled 544.5 points (2.21 per set).

Senior (2009): Named to 2009 All-C-USA Second Team ... played in and started all 33 matches and played in 119 sets ... had 179 kills (1.50 per set), hit .280, had 30 assists, 12 service aces, 92 digs and 128 blocks (20 solo, 108 assists) for a 1.08 per-set average ... totaled 265.0 points (2.23 per set) ... recorded nine blocks twice - vs. Northern Arizona (8/29) and vs. Arkansas (9/8) ... had nine kills, five digs and six blocks vs. Boise State (8/29) ... tallied eight kills, seven digs and nine blocks vs. Arkansas (9/8) ... had eight kills and four digs at TCU (9/18) ... recorded 10 kills, five digs and four blocks at UTEP (9/27) ... tallied nine kills, five digs and eight blocks at Houston (10/11) ... had eight kills and six blocks vs. Memphis (10/16) ... recorded eight blocks vs. Houston (10/23) ... tallied eight kills against one error and hit .438, adding a pair of blocks vs. Rice (10/2) ... hit .375 with six kills and no errors, and added six digs against UTEP (10/30) ... had 13 kills and hit .407 and added six blocks at UCF (11/6) ... recorded eight kills and five blocks at Southern Miss (11/8) ... tallied eight kills and hit .438 on Senior Night vs. SMU (11/12) ... had seven blocks and five kills at SMU (11/14).

Junior (2008): The only Golden Hurricane player to start all 33 matches, and played in 127 sets ... led the team in total blocks (130), block assists (119) and tied for the lead in solo blocks (11) ... ranked third in attack percentage (.263) and fourth in kills with 202, an average of 1.59 k/s ... blocked eight attacks against IUPUI (8/31), a team season high, and also had 13 kills in the match ... her 41 assists is the third-highest total on the team ... had five double-digit kill matches, and has 12 matches with five or more blocks ... vs. Evansville (8/31) had 10 kills, five digs and five blocks ... had 11 kills, five digs and four blocks vs. DePaul (9/19) ... vs. Portland (9/20) had 14 kills and seven blocks ... had 11 kills and five blocks vs. Southern Miss (9/26) ... tied a team season-high eight blocks vs. East Carolina (11/20).

Prior to Tulsa: Played two years at Iowa Western Community College ... helped lead the Reivers to the 2006 NJCAA Div. I National Championship ... set school records in hitting percentage for a season (.488) and career blocks (412) ... posted 524 kills and 187 blocks as a sophomore to earn second-team All-America honors ... earned Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Week accolades twice in 2007 ... helped IWCC win a pair of conference and district championships ... was a member of the NJCAA National Academic Team ... earned scholar Athlete of the Year and Academic All-America honors as a freshman.

High School: Was a three-year letterwinner in both volleyball and basketball at Missouri Valley High School . . . set the school record for most block assists in a season (70) . . . earned first-team All-Western Iowa Conference honors for both volleyball and basketball as a senior . . . named to the all-tournament team at seven tournaments over her junior and senior campaigns . . . earned second-team all-conference honors as a junior.

Personal: Born Julia Ellen Kenealy on July 27, 1988 in Council Bluffs, Iowa . . . daughter of Mike Kenealy and Susie Kenealy . . . has two sisters - Kelli, 16, and Lauren, 10 . . . father played college basketball at Buena Vista University . . . her memorable moment was winning the 2006 NJCAA National Championship . . . majoring in exercise sports science.

Kenealy's Career Stats
  Season                SP-MP      K    K/S     E    TA    Pct     A   A/S    SA  SA/S    SE
  2008................ 127-33    202   1.59    61   537   .263    41  0.32     7  0.06    17
  2009................ 119-33    179   1.50    51   457   .280    30  0.25    12  0.10    23
  TOTAL............... 246-66    381   1.55   112   994   .271    71  0.29    19  0.08    40

Season DIG D/S RE BS BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S 2008................ 92 0.72 1 11 119 130 1.02 7 5 279.5 2.20 2009................ 92 0.77 0 20 108 128 1.08 4 4 265.0 2.23 TOTAL............... 184 0.75 1 31 227 258 1.05 11 9 544.5 2.21

Kenealy's Career Highs Kills = 14 vs. Portland (9/20/08) Total Attempts = 33 at IUPUI (8/31/08) Hitting Percentage = .800 (4-0-5) at Oral Roberts (9/3/09) Digs = 7 twice - latest vs. Arkansas (9/8/09) Assists = 6 vs. Rice (10/31/08) Aces = 3 vs. Charleston Southern (9/1/07) Blocks = 9 vs. Arkansas (9/8/09) Points = 18.5 vs. Portland (9/20/08)