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Jenna Allen
Jenna Allen

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Lewisville, Texas

High School:
Hebron

Height:
5-10

Position:
OH

Experience:
1L


11/23/2012

Gamecocks Outlast Arkansas in Five Sets to Close 2012

Christina Glover and Taylor Bruns lead the way on Senior Day

11/18/2012

Gamecocks Fall in Three at No. 16 Florida

Thévenin with 14 kills, Howley posts 11 with a season high-matching .526 hitting percentage

11/16/2012

Behind Thévenin's 27 Kills, Gamecocks Take Thriller at Alabama in Five Sets

Junior sets personal bests in kills, attempts, blocks and solo blocks in the outing

11/11/2012

Gamecocks Drop Contest to Tennessee in Three Sets

Junior libero Paige Wheeler posts 20 digs in the loss

11/09/2012

Gamecocks Sweep Mississippi State to Guarantee .500 Season

Senior setter Taylor Bruns posts 38 assists, guides team to .411 hitting percentage

11/23/2012

Volleyball vs. Arkansas 11/23/12

Shots from the Gamecocks' five-set win to end the 2012 season

11/09/2012

Volleyball vs. Miss. State 11/9/2012

Shots from the Gamecocks' sweep of Mississippi State on Nov. 9, 2012

11/01/2012

VB vs. Texas A&M

Photos of the Oct. 28 volleyball match between South Carolina and Texas A&M

10/26/2012

Volleyball vs. Auburn 10/26/2012

Shots from the Oct. 26, 2012, volleyball match between South Carolina and Auburn.

10/10/2012

Volleyball vs. LSU 9/16/2012

Photos, courtesy of Scott Gardner, of the Gamecocks' five-set win over the Tigers

2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video

Allen's 2012 Match-by-Match Statistics

2012 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 30 matches, starting nine of the final 11 at outside hitter ... Twice recorded double-digit kills and posted 10+ digs on four occasions ... Her lone double-double came in the win at Alabama (11/16) with 11 kills and 15 digs, both career highs ... Posted a career-best four block assists in her collegiate debut against Temple (8/24) ... Had seven kills in both Aug. 25 matches against East Tennessee State and UNC Asheville ... Compiled eight kills and 12 digs against Niagara (9/2) ... Her first double-digit kill match came against No. 12 Florida (9/28), when she posted 10 on a .412 hitting percentage ... Hit .444 with nine kills at Mississippi (10/21) ... Had 14 and 10 digs in the two outings against Mississippi State (10/19 and 11/9).

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned four letters under coach Karin Keeney in volleyball at Hebron High School ... Led her Hawks team to a regional quarterfinal appearance as a senior, leading the team with 5.2 kills per set ... The team captain, she stood among the team's top four in aces, blocks and digs ... Earned all-state honors for 5A from the Texas Girls Coaches Association while also making the organization's academic all-state team ... Shared Offensive Player of the Year honors in for District 8-5A ... Named to the all-tournament team at both Pearland and Grapevine ... Named the MaxPreps/AVCA Texas Player of the Week for Oct. 30, 2011 ... As a junior, Hebron claimed the Texas 5A championship, and the team made a regional semifinal appearance during her sophomore season ... Also a four-year letter-winner in track ... Won the 14-and-under 2007 state championship in high jump ... Played club with Texas Advantage under Laura Alford and John Sample ... Part of a 15-open team that won a national championship ... Off the court, she earned academic all-state honors.

PERSONAL: The daughter of Hobey and Dixie, Jennifer Lynn Allen was born in Taipei, Taiwan ... Has two older brothers, Jay and John ... Lists seafood and mushroom ravioli as among her favorite foods ... Says Ruth Nelson, her coach starting in eighth grade, had the biggest influence in her volleyball career.

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