Gamecocks looking to white out the Gators on Friday night
2012 (FRESHMAN): Sat out the year with intentions of taking a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A four-year letter-winner in volleyball for coach Mike Hodge at Riverside High School ... Led the Pirates to two-straight PAC-6 titles, including to a 26-3 record during her senior year ... Posted 3.9 kills and 2.8 digs per set during her senior season, earning PAC-6 Player of the Year honors and the team MVP ... Two-time captain and All-PAC-6 player ... Played with the Triangle club with coach Mike Schall.
PERSONAL: The daughter of Kevin and Marcy, Kira Carlson Speer has one younger sister, Casey ... Lists Anne Hathaway as her favorite actress ... Says her dad was her biggest volleyball influence, believing in her and pushing her ... Chose South Carolina because of the nationally-recognized international business school.