24  Kristen Hardee
Kristen Hardee

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Fe, Texas

High School:
Santa Fe HS

Height:
5-11

Position:
Outside Hitter

Experience:
3L

Honors:
Tiger Academic 30 (Fall 2002), Tiger 3.0 Club; C-USA Commissioner's Medalist (2002); C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2002, 2003)


Junior (2004)
An explosive leaper, Hardee saw limited time in 2004...Saw time primarily as a reserve...Logged time in 69 games and 30 of the U of M's 37 contests... Finished her junior campaign with career numbers in kills (97), attacks (277) and digs (52)...Hit .583 and ripped eight kills in the season-opening sweep of Tennessee State (9/3/04)...Came in and gave the Tigers a much-needed lift on both sides of the net, posting nine kills and a career-best 10 digs in a four-game win over UCF (9/11/04)...Downed a career-high 10 kills to help boost Memphis to a 3-1 win over UCA (9/14/04).

Sophomore (2003)
Moved from middle to outside hitter prior to sophomore year, but played matches in both spots while backing up the middle and learning the outside...Played in 32 of 36 matches, finishing with 74 kills on 201 attacks...Named to the Conference USA Honor Roll and the Tiger 3.0 Club.

Freshman (2002)
Played in 29 of Memphis' 34 matches, including 81 of the 128 games...Downed 53 kills (0.65/game) and hit .085 in her freshman campaign...Also posted 20 total blocks (0.25/game)...Served up 10 service aces on the season, including two at Boston College en route to the tournament title for the Tigers...Her first collegiate game was her best of the season as she downed seven kills on a career-best 25 attacks from the middle, playing in place of an injured Shella Neba...Her six block assists was also a career-high total...Was one of two volleyball players and 19 Memphis student-athletes to earn a C-USA Commissioner's Medal for having a GPA of 3.75 or higher...Was also named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll.

At Santa Fe High School
Four-year letterwinner under Head Coach Anna Marie Milligan...Led the Indians to a 44-28 record and two area championships her junior and senior seasons... As a senior, was named all-district, all-county and all-mainland Superteam as well as Santa Fe High School MVP...Averaged 2.0 solo and 3.5 assisted blocks as a senior...Voted Most Talented and earned all-district and all-county honors all four seasons of prep volleyball...Her club team won the Tour of Texas title in 2001 and placed second in the Tampa National Qualifier... Was also a Sargeant-at-Arms for the National Honor Society...Participated in the high jump in track and field her freshman and sophomore seasons, qualifying for the regionals each year.

Personal
Full name is Kristen Jean Hardee... Daughter of Mary and Allen Hardee...Born March 23, 1984...Has a brother, Michael, and one sister, Jennifer...Majoring in Art Education...Also enjoys movies and working with young volleyball players in summer camps.

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