2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team
2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team
SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9/14/09)
2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team
2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Third Team
2009 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2007 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2006-07 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
2007 SEC Volleyball Community Service Team
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Closed her career holding a piece of the single-match, single-season and career records in digs...Her 1,464 career digs broke a 21-year-old mark to become the new standard at South Carolina...Posted 498 digs in 2009, the most in the rally-scoring era and second most in a single season during the program's history...Tied the single-match record with 36 digs against Arkansas on Nov. 2, 2007...Stands third in career digs per set at 3.47 while standing 15th in career assists, second-most for a player that never played setter in their career.
2009 (SENIOR): Became the third ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in program history, making the second team...Also selected the SEC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year while making the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III first team...Played all 109 sets at libero this season and was one of two Gamecocks to play in every frame of the year...Compiled double-digit digs in all but one match and had 20 digs seven times...Led the Gamecocks in digs 24 times... Stood as the only Gamecock to make all-tournament teams in each of the three pre-conference schedule events...Had 21, 18 and 20 digs in the wins over in-state rivals Clemson, College of Charleston and Winthrop at the Big Orange Bash (8/28-29)...Averaged 4.77 digs per frame en route to Most Outstanding Libero honors at the Gamecock Invitational (9/4-5)...Compiled 27, 21 and 26 digs against Rice, No. 23 Wichita State and Harvard during the Mizuno Invitational II (9/11-12)...Also made a career-best three aces while tying her career high with seven assists against the Crimson in the final outing in the Mizuno (9/12)...Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week after making her third straight all-tournament team...Hoisted 15 or more digs during the first five matches of SEC play...Made 23 scoops against No. 6 Florida in a match televised live on ESPNU (10/7)...Had 22 digs in the three-set victory at Georgia (10/16)...Her only match below double digits in digs came in the season finale at No. 15 Florida (11/27).
2008 (JUNIOR): Earned first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III accolades from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)...Played in 29 matches, starting twice in the rotation and 23 times at libero...Played libero in 93 of the team's 111 sets...Led the team in digs on 18 occasions, tops on the team...Averaged a team-best 3.84 digs per set, ranking sixth in the SEC and 163rd in the nation...Her 3.92 digs-per-set average in SEC play ranked eighth in the league...Helped the Gamecocks improve from fifth overall and seventh in SEC action in digs in 2007 to second in both listings in `08...Had 40 assists, third-most on the team...Her 16 aces ranked fourth on the team...Had double-figure digs in 23 matches...Made 20+ digs on four occasions...Completed seven matches without a reception error...Got 17 digs against Rhode Island (9/5) despite not playing until the third set...Compiled 19 digs and two aces, including one that tied up the match at 14-14 in the fifth set, in the win over Clemson (9/12)...Named the Carolina Challenge Most Outstanding Libero after collecting 41 digs (3.72 per set) during the event...Had 10+ digs in 10 straight matches beginning against the College of Charleston (9/12) and wrapping up against Tennessee (10/10)...Had a strong opening road trip in SEC play, making 18 digs at Mississippi (9/26) and 21 at Arkansas (9/28)...Had 15 digs, four assists and two aces in the sweep of Tennessee (10/10)...Set season highs in back-to-back matches with 22 digs at Georgia (10/24) and 24 at LSU (10/26)...Had 20 the next Sunday in the conference win over the Rebels (11/2)...Credited with a career-best seven assists to go with 13 digs in the match at Tennessee (11/16)...Made 18 digs in the sweep of Alabama (11/21)...Earned SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll accolades for the second-consecutive year.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 29 matches, starting once in the rotation and 15 more as the libero...Served as the starting libero in 60 of the 106 sets played and saw time in 98 sets...Led the team in digs a team-best 13 times...Her 13 aces tied for fifth on the squad...Topped the squad with a 3.76 digs-per-set average, which ranked ninth in the SEC...She improved that to 3.87 digs per set in league action, which stood 10th in conference matches only...Compiled a 94-percent serve-reception percentage for the second-consecutive year...Tied the program record for digs in a match with 36 in the 3-2 victory over Arkansas (11/2)...That outing tied for the fourth best in league play for the season...Had five other contests with over 20 digs, with three coming in a row at Mississippi State (9/30) and at home against Tennessee (10/5) and Kentucky (10/7)...Compiled six matches where she was perfect on serve reception while getting to 10 or more...Three of those came in a four-match stretch in SEC play: at Mississippi (9/23) and Alabama (9/28) and at home versus Tennessee (10/5)...Duplicated that run at the end of the season, as she was perfect at Kentucky (11/9) and Tennessee (11/11) and at home against Alabama (11/18)...Credited with a season-high five assists at Mississippi State (9/30)...Recorded two aces on three occasions in a five-match stretch at the beginning of the year...Named to the SEC Volleyball Community Service Team...Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll...Garnered third-team recognition from CoSIDA on their ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III squads.
2006 (FRESHMAN): A walk-on who played in all 32 of the Gamecocks' matches and made 11 starts...Started at libero in four contests...Started the final five matches of the season...Finished fourth on the team in total digs with 214...Her 1.86 digs per set ranked fifth for the Gamecocks...Upped her digs per set average to 2.16 in conference matches...Reach double digits in the digs category eight times...Was South Carolina's second-most accurate server with a 95.2 percent figure...One of the Gamecocks' top receivers on serves as well, with a 94-percent success rate that ranked third...Had the first 10-plus-dig effort of her career in a win at Clemson (8/31) with 10...Did not miss a serve on her 10 tries versus the Tigers as well...Made her first career start the following day against Tennessee State and connected on 17-of-18 service reception attempts...Played an important role in South Carolina's 3-2 win against Auburn (9/15) by recording 11 digs and going 11-for-11 and 15-for-15 on service returns and attempts...Had just one miss on the 21 balls served her way when the Gamecocks stunned then-No. 6 Florida (9/17), 3-1, to snap a 25-match losing streak to the Gators...Posted her third double-figure dig outing of the season with 10 against Alabama (10/1)...Did not miss a serve or return versus the Crimson Tide either...Had a stretch from Sept. 24 to Oct. 15 where she returned 70 serves without an error...Started a streak of three matches with more than a dozen digs with 14 against Mississippi State (10/15)...Tallied 12 at Florida (10/20) in the second match and followed with 13 at Auburn (10/22)...Posted a career-high with 17 digs in a 3-1 home loss to LSU (10/29)...The Tigers served 48 balls her way and Cline missed just one...Ended her season with 13 digs versus College of Charleston (11/22)...Member of the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named the South Carolina High School Volleyball State 4A Region 3 Player of the Year in 2005...Also earned a place on the all-state team as a senior...Nabbed a spot on the South Carolina 4A All-Region 3 Team following her junior season...Her club team, Carolina Juniors 18 Slam coached by Jen Adeva, won the 2006 USA Volleyball Junior Olympics 18-Under Tournament...Named to the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics 18-Under National All-Tournament Team...Served as the captain for Northwestern High School's volleyball team as a junior and senior...Won the 2006 Tommy Miller Award...Garnered recognition from USA Volleyball when she was chosen for its All-Region Team in 2006...Selected for an Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award...A Palmetto Fellows Scholarship recipient...Also chosen as a University Scholar...Graduated with highest honors from Northwestern High...A member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: An exercise science major at South Carolina...Full name is Sarah Kathryn Cline...Born June 16, 1988, in Lancaster, S.C....Her parents are David and Laura Cline...Has an older brother, Andrew, who graduated from South Carolina.