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Women's Volleyball

Claire Edwards
Claire  Edwards


Columbia, S.C.

High School:
River Bluff




  • Started in 26 matches, and played in 101 sets
  • Finished third on the team with 177 kills (1.75 per set)
  • Doubled her solo blocks from her freshman season (from eight to 16), and finished third on the team with 74 total blocks
  • Had three solo blocks vs. Ole Miss, a new career best (10/16)
  • Led the team with a career-high 13 kills against Texas Tech, also setting new career highs for digs and block assists (9/16)

  • 2016 (FRESHMAN)
  • Played a major role in her first season with the team, making 16 starts and playing in 26 matches
  • Averaged 1.25 kills per set while hitting .316
  • Was a top blocker, averaging 0.86 per set with 54 on the year (eight solo)
  • Her seven total blocks against Winthrop were the third-most by any Gamecock in 2016 (9/3)
  • Totaled four kills and three solo blocks against Arkansas, tying the rally-scoring era record for most solo blocks in a four-set match (11/23)

  • Coached by former Gamecock and All-SEC honoree Cindy Robarge-Esposito at River Bluff High School in Columbia
  • Played club volleyball for Magnum and S.C. Midlands for coaches David Tiffner and Glen Dimapan
  • 2015-2016 UNDER ARMOUR Honorable Mention All-American
  • Won the 2015 Mizuno Challenge 1st Place Gold with her club team
  • Led River Bluff to the 2014 and 2015 5-4A Regional Championship
  • Three-time USAV Select A1 Team member
  • 2014 and 2015 SCCAW (S.C. Coaches Association of Women's Sports) All State honoree
  • Played varsity volleyball for five years; also lettered in basketball

  • Daughter of J. Renz and Karen Edwards
  • Plans to major in Sports and Entertainment Management
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