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Stephanie Serna

Stephanie Serna

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

High School:
O'Connor HS

Last College:
Birmingham-Southern

Height:
5-10

Position:
OH/OPP

Club Team:
Alamo VBC

2008 - SENIOR SEASON
• Earned AVCA All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention honors
• Became the first UCF volleyball player to be named to the All-Conference USA Second Team
• Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• Southern Miss Invitational and FIU Invitational All-Tournament teams
• Posted 10 or more kills in 15-straight matches (Sept. 13-Oct. 24)
• Ranked sixth in the league in hitting percentage (.314) and seventh in kills per set (3.22) in C-USA play
• Third on the team in kills (376), kills per set (2.98) and attack percentage (.279)
• Hit .300 or better in 17 matches, including a career-high .579 at Southern Miss
• Paced UCF in kills (216) and kills per set in league matches and was second in attack percentage
• Averaged 3.12 points per set for her career
• Led the Knights in kills on nine different occasions
• Posted a season-high five blocks and added nine kills vs. Jacksonville (Aug. 29)
• Registered 10 kills and a career-high six assists vs. Penn (Sept. 13)
• Hit a career-best .579 with 12 kills in the C-USA opener at Southern Miss (Sept. 18)
• Tallied a season-high 20 kills against East Carolina (Oct. 5), Marshall (Nov. 7) and Southern Miss (Nov. 15)
• Led the Knights with 19 kills and hit .455 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (Oct. 21)
• Paced UCF with 18 kills vs. SMU in the opening round of the C-USA Championship
• Led her C-USA peers with a 4.29 kills per set average in the C-USA Championship, while also averaging 4.57 points per set to sit in second in the league

2007 - JUNIOR SEASON
• Georgia State All-Tournament Team
• UCF Invitational All-Tournament Team
• Ranked second on the team in kills (325) and points (360)
• Played in 108 games, while starting 30 matches
• Totaled 77 digs, 43 blocks and 10 service aces
• Posted 12 kills, four digs and a service ace at home vs. UNF (Sept. 6)
• Hit a career-high .526 in the win vs. Florida Atlantic (Sept. 6)
• Tallied 18 kills, two digs and two blocks vs. Central Michigan (Sept. 7)
• Recorded a career-high 21 kills vs. Montana State (Sept. 8)
• Had a career-high 46 attempts in the win vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Sept. 14)
• At Memphis, posted 16 kills and three digs (Oct. 7)
• Finished with career-highs in digs (10) and service aces (3), while adding seven kills vs. the Citadel (Oct. 9)
• Had 16 kills and six digs at Southern Miss (Nov. 11)

2006 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
• Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• Appeared in 25 matches, making 18 starts
• Totaled 195 kills and averaged 2.27 kills per game
• Had three kills and a block assist with a .429 hitting percentage at Florida (Sept. 8)
• Posted 11 kills and two block assists vs. USF (Sept. 19)
• Tallied 10 kills with a .360 attack percentage and three service aces vs. Southern Miss (Sept. 29)
• Registered 10 kills and five block assists at Rice (Oct. 6)
• Recorded 12 kills and four block assists vs. East Carolina (Oct. 15)
• Posted a season-high 18 kills at home vs. Tulane (Nov. 5)
• Tallied 12 kills vs. Memphis (Nov. 10)
• Registered 14 kills and a career-high six block assists vs. No. 5 UAB in the opening round of the C-USA Championship (Nov. 16)

2005 - BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN
• Played in 29 games and 16 matches as a freshman, making five starts
• Totaled 53 kills and a 1.83 kills-per-game average
• Posted 14 total blocks
• Recorded a season-high 14 kills vs. Coastal Carolina

O'CONNER HIGH SCHOOL
• First team all-district selection (2004)
• First team all-city selection (2004)
• Varsity captain her senior season
• Also lettered in basketball and track & field
• Texas Lone Star High Performance Team member (2004)
• Helped her club team, The Alamo, to third place in the 17 National Division at the Junior Olympics (2004)

PERSONAL
• Born in Dallas, Texas
• Daughter of George and Dora Serna
• Majoring in history

FAVORITES
Food: Meatballs
Book: Harry Potter
Movie: Revenge of the Nerds
TV Show: Reno 911
Professional Athlete: Serena Williams
Professional Sports Team: San Antonio Spurs
Celebrity: Beyonce
Sport (besides volleyball): Golf
Hang Out: Home
Restaurant: Red Lobster
Vacation Destination: Ireland
Volleyball Moment (as a player): Winning the 3rd Coast Invitational with my 17's club team
Quote: "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. Great players win in the end because they feel they have worked too hard not to." - Pat Summit

USE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE
Coach Dagenais: Goofy
Your Feelings about the 2008 season: Woo!!
Yourself: Laid-back
UCF: Construction
Your Teammates: Crazy
The New Home of UCF Volleyball: Home
The 2008 Schedule: Stanford

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