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Belita Salters
Belita Salters

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Scranton, S.C.

High School:
Lake City

Height:
6-1

Position:
MB

Experience:
3L

09/21/2006

South Carolina Volleyball vs. Auburn

South Carolina Volleyball vs. Auburn

09/21/2006

South Carolina Volleyball vs. Florida

South Carolina Volleyball vs. Florida

Salters' Career Statistics
Salters' 2007 Match-by-Match Statistics
Salters' 2008 Match-by-Match Statistics

  • 2008 AVCA All-South Region Honorable Mention
  • 2008 First-Team All-SEC
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Week (11/24/08)
  • 2007 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS: Finished in the top 10 all-time in five career categories...Ranks fourth in hitting percentage (.312), seventh in solo blocks (65), block assists (305) and total blocks (370), while she's 10th in blocks per set (1.02)...Holds two of the top-five rally-scoring era hitting percentage marks, including second with her 2008 mark of .389...Set the standard for solo blocks during the rally-scoring era with 33 in 2007.

2008 (REDSHIRT SENIOR): Named first-team All-Southeastern Conference...Also earned honorable mention All-South Region honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association...Played in 29 matches, starting 28...Saw time in 107 sets...Led the team and the SEC with a .389 hitting percentage, which ranked 18th in the country...Averaged 3.16 kills per set, second on the team, ninth in the league and 205th in NCAA Division I...Also topped the Gamecocks with 0.81 blocks per set, which stood 320th in the nation...Had her consecutive-games played streak ended at 141 matches due to an injury that kept her out in the first LSU contest (11/19)...Made the all-tournament team in the three pre-conference tournaments: the Arizona State Sheraton Invite, the Art Carmichael Classic and the Carolina Challenge...Hit over .500 nine times...Finished in the top two in kills on 17 occasions...Led the squad in blocks 11 times...Tallied double-digit kills on 18 occasions...Had 11 kills against Dayton (8/29)...Made a season-high 21 kills on a .543 hitting percentage to go with six blocks in the victory over UNLV (8/30)...That hitting percentage mark stands third on the five-set match listings at South Carolina...Put up the fourth-best five-set match clip of .536 (17-2-28) in the win at Rhode Island (9/5)...Compiled 12 (College of Charleston), 18 (Clemson) and 10 (Winthrop) kills in the matches of the Carolina Challenge...Hit over .500 in the contests against the Cougars and Eagles...Had eight kills and a .636 mark against Georgia (9/21)...Made a match-high 18 kills in the win at Arkansas (9/28)...Had 13 kills and a .565 hitting percentage against No. 25 Kentucky (10/12)...Collected double-digit kills in nine of the last 10 matches...Just missed a spot on the three-set match charts by one attempt in the sweep of the Razorbacks (10/31), making 12 kills in 14 swings...Followed that with 17 kills and four blocks in the win over Mississippi (11/2)...Had 12 kills and a then-season best seven blocks in the home victory over Auburn (11/7)...Put together the second-best match in Gamecock history with 15 kills on 19 swings (.789) in the triumph over Mississippi State (11/23)...Claimed SEC Player of the Week accolades after that performance against the Bulldogs...Collected 15 kills and a season-best eight blocks against No. 14 Florida.

2007 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Started all 29 matches and was one of two Gamecocks to appear in all 106 games...Led the team with a .330 hitting percentage and 1.21 blocks per game...Was one of five athletes to earn listings in the top 10 in the SEC in both categories, ranking eighth in hitting percentage and 10th in blocks...Had the second-best kills-per-game average on the squad (2.89)...Averaged 1.24 blocks per game in SEC play, standing ninth in league outings...Hit .321 in conference play, good enough for eighth in the statistical rankings...Led the team in blocks 19 times while topping the squad in kills on seven occasions...Started off the season with four-straight four-block matches while tallying nine kills in three of the four...Blocked four balls alone in the sweeps over Boston College (8/25) and Virginia Commonwealth (8/31), tying for second best in program history in three-game matches...Had 15 kills against Maryland (9/1)...Hit .429 (14-2-28) while getting six blocks in the win over Rice (9/7)...Hit .778 (7-0-9) with four blocks in the victory over Troy (9/7)...Earned MVP honors in the Gamecock Nike Invitational, capping the weekend with a .500 hitting percentage (8-1-14) against Appalachian State (9/8)...Had 14 kills and eight blocks in the match at Mississippi (9/23)...Tallied consecutive 13-kill, four-block matches at Alabama (9/28) and Mississippi State (9/30)...Hit .500 in the triumph in Starkville...Compiled eight kills and eight blocks in the win against Tennessee (10/5)...Added 10 kills against Kentucky (10/7)...Started a streak of five-straight double-digit kill contests with 11 at Arkansas (10/14)...Had 10 kills and nine blocks in the sweep at Auburn (10/21)...Added 16 kills against the Rebels (10/26)...Had 15 kills and eight blocks in the triumph over LSU (10/28)...Collected her first double-double with 20 kills and 10 blocks while adding a season-best three digs in the win over Arkansas (11/2)...Finished the season with three double-digit kill matches in a row...Started with 20 to go with five blocks at Tennessee...Hit .421 (10-2-19) in the win over Mississippi State (11/16)...Followed that with a .500 hitting percentage (13-3-20) in the win over Alabama (11/18)...Earned a spot on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2006 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in all 32 matches...Started all but three contests as well...Finished third on the team in total kills with 202 and was fifth in kills per game at 1.77...Was South Carolina's top blocker, leading the squad with 104 total blocks and a 0.91 per game average...Reached double figures in the kills column three times...Had at least one kill in every match...Salters' streak of 35 consecutive matches with at least one block was halted by Tennessee (11/12)...Recorded a block in 29 of 32 matches on the year...Started strong in the Gamecocks' first 13 matches by averaging 1.82 kills per game while hitting .350 (91-28-180) and making 1.08 blocks per game...Her energy and presence on the court played a strong factor in South Carolina winning the Big Orange Bash in Clemson, S.C., with a perfect 4-0 record...Her 1.86 kills and 0.86 blocks per game over the course of the event earned Salters a spot on the All-Tournament Team...In the Gamecocks' first match after winning the Big Orange Bash, Salters had her first double-digit kill outing with 10 against St. John's (9/8)...The SEC opener versus Auburn (9/15) was perhaps Salters' best performance of the year, chipping in 11 kills, three aces, five digs and six blocks in a thrilling 3-2 victory for the Gamecocks...Tallied her third double-figure kill outing at LSU (9/22) with 11...Had a very efficient evening at Mississippi State (11/3) with seven kills on eight attempts with no hitting misfires...Recorded a .467 hitting percentage at Alabama (11/17) thanks to eight kills on 15 tries and only one error.

2005 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Demonstrated a great knack for blocking balls...Totaled 51 blocks in just 37 of South Carolina's 100 games for an average of 1.38 per game...Her average rated as the seventh-highest figure in school history...Compiled 46 kills for 1.24 kills per game...Notched a pair of contests in which she recorded at least 10 blocks...Had a career-high 11 total blocks in the Gamecocks' 3-1 victory over North Carolina (9/10)...Also posted four kills on the Tar Heels...Tallied 10 blocks in a win against Auburn (11/11) while adding six kills...Ripped five kills and blocked five attacks versus Florida (10/28)...Established her high mark of the season with eight kills against Georgia (10/3)...Rejected six Lady Volunteer attempts in the Gamecocks' second meeting of the season with Tennessee (11/9)...Saw her hitting percentage improve in South Carolina's last three matches, racking up 22 kills on 47 attacks with nine errors for a .277 mark...Tied her season-best with eight kills in the Gamecocks' five-game triumph over Alabama (11/13)...Had eight kills on 14 attempts with just three errors versus Winthrop (11/26).

2004 (FRESHMAN): Took a redshirt as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lake City High School in Lake City, S.C....Four-year letterwinner in volleyball, track and field and basketball...Named her school's Most Valuable Player for volleyball in 2003 and 2004...Was a member of the CAWS All-State and All-Star Teams...A four-time state champion in the triple jump and won a state championship in the hurdles...Selected to the all-region team four straight years in track and field.

PERSONAL: A media arts major at South Carolina...Full name is Belita Kamethia Salters...Born June 20, 1985, in Florence, S.C....Her parents are Lillie and Leo McCray...Her sister, Theris Salters, played basketball for UNC Greensboro.

SALTERS' CAREER HIGHS
Kills:
21, Rhode Island (9/5/08)
Attacks: 43, LSU (10/26/08)
Hitting Percentage (Min. 12 Attacks): .857, Arkansas (11/2/08)
Assists: 3, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (8/26/06)
Service Aces: 3, twice, last Auburn (9/15/06)
Digs: 5, twice, last Auburn (9/15/06)
Block Solos: 4, twice, last VCU (8/31/07)
Block Assists: 10, North Carolina (9/10/05)
Total Blocks: 11, North Carolina (9/10/05)

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