4  Carolyn Baker
Carolyn Baker

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Thurgood Marshall HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Hitter

Birthdate:
09/25/1989

Experience:
1L


Freshman (2008)
Memphis' first C-USA All-Freshman Team selection since 2000...Played in 70 sets and 24 matches...Drew the starting nod 17 times...Downed 137 kills (1.96 kps)...Hit .207 overall and .222 in C-USA action...Served up four aces and collected 20 digs from her middle blocker position...Made 62 total blocks, including nine block solos...Scored 176.5 points...Reached double-figures in kills four times...Scored 20.5 points and hit .667 with a career and season-high 18 kills and four blocks in a win over SMU (10/17/08)...Belted a team-high 14 kills vs. Tulsa (10/19/08)...Downed 10 kills and hit .467 in a sweep of Mississippi State (9/13/08).

Thurgood Marshall High School
Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year captain for head coach Toni Smith at Thurgood Marshall High School in Houston...Dominated both sides of the net, averaging 17 kills and 2.3 blocks per match as a senior...Earned first team All-District 23-5A honors...Was also named district MVP.

Personal
Daughter of Rickel Baker Sr. and Terry Young...Played club volleyball for the Houston Juniors...Helped her squad to a third-place finish in the U-16 Girls American Tournament Gold Division...Has a brother, Rickel Baker Jr. (18), and a sister, Myrakel Baker (11)...Major is undecided.

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