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Volleyball signs two to a National Letter-of-Intent

TU head coach Steven McRoberts announced the signing of Ebony Carter and Audrey Grant to national letter-of-intent

TU head coach Steven McRoberts announced the signing of Ebony Carter and Audrey Grant to national letter-of-intent
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Nov. 20, 2013

TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa volleyball team signed Ebony Carter and Audrey Grant to a national letter-of-intent announced by TU's head coach Steven McRoberts on Wednesday.

"I'm very excited about these two," McRoberts said. "They bring a physicality to the team that we really need."

Carter, who earned three letters at the Sachse High School, recorded 503 kills and 188 blocks during her high school career.

The Dallas, Texas native recorded 303 kills and 122 blocks in her senior season as the team went 31-14 and was district champions and area finalist. The 5-11 middle blocker recorded 179 kills and 60 blocks in her junior season.

"Ebony is an athletic middle and she will come in and compete right away," McRoberts said. "She is quick off the floor and has a heavy arm. Ebony has a huge upside."

Carter was named on the first team all-district 11-5A in her junior and senior seasons and was named on the academic all-district 10-5A team in her sophomore season.

Grant is a four-year letterwinner at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School and a two-year letterwinner in swimming. Her high school team went 97-32, a .752 winning percentage during her four seasons, including a 68-13, a .840 winning percentage in her last two seasons.

The Wichita, Kan., native was named on the all-metro, all-state, all-state tournament team and first team all-city team in her junior and senior seasons. She was also named on the first team all-city team in her freshman and sophomore season.

"We really like Audrey at camp," McRoberts said. "She has a powerful arm and she will be the tallest player on the outside since I've been here. I know she will be competitive in our program from the start. I expect her to make a big contribution to our team."

The six-foot outside hitter recorded 433 kills, 180 digs, 22 service aces and 18 blocks in her senior season as the team went 38-6 and finished third place in the Class 5A.

 

 

Grant's high school team went 30-7 in her junior season and finished in fourth place in the Class 5A.

The Golden Hurricane is the No. 3 seed in the C-USA Tournament this weekend and plays on Friday at 5 p.m. the winner of No. 6 seed Middle Tennessee State and No. 11 FIU, which plays on Thursday at 5 p.m.

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