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Megan Kirkland
Megan Kirkland

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Lugoff, S.C.

High School:
Lugoff-Elgin

Height:
5-7

Position:
DS/Libero

Experience:
1L

2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in 17 matches, including two starts...Averaged 1.08 digs per set on the season...Recorded five digs in two sets played against Furman (9/7)...Played in all five sets against Winthrop (9/7), tallying a season-high 13 digs and three assists...Registered first career kill and added eight digs and two assists in win over Texas A&M (10/6)...Contributed five digs at Arkansas (11/22).

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Four-year letterwinner at Lugoff-Elgin High School for head coach Jessica Mullins...Served as team captain in 2010, 2011 and 2012...Garnered All-State honors as a junior...Earned All-Region honors as a junior and senior...Received the Team MVP Award in 2011...Named team's best defensive player in 2010 and 2012...Also lettered one year in softball for the Demons...Played for the Magnum Volleyball Club for coach Adam Speight...Helped lead Magnum to 2011 and 2013 Palmetto Region Championships, earning Palmetto Region All-Region honors both years...Was a standout in the classroom as well...Named Valedictorian of her graduating class...Was a member of the National Honors Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Beta Club and Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists...Served as an officer for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

PERSONAL: Megan Annette Kirkland is the daughter of Henry Kirkland Jr. and Regina Kirkland...Has one sister, Tyler...Major influence on her decision to play for South Carolina was the level of support the student-athletes receive, with one example being the state-of-the-art Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center...Plans to major in exercise science with a career goal of being a nutritionist.

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