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Sara McClinton - Volleyball - Kansas Jayhawks

Sara McClinton

Position Outside Hitter
Height 6'2''
Class Senior
Hometown Omaha, Neb.
High School Millard North HS

Career Honors

2012: All-Big 12 First Team; Academic All-Big 12 First Team; Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (10/22); NCAA.com Top Performer of the Week (10/23);All-Tournament Team, Kansas Volleyball Invitational

2012: Sophomore Season
Started 15 matches and appeared in 32… Posted 19 double-digit kill performances and tied Caroline Jarmoc for the team’s lead with nine 15-plus kill matches… Finished the season ranked fifth in the Big 12 in kills per set (3.29) and seventh in points per set (3.50)… Became the first Jayhawk sophomore to earn All-Big 12 First Team honors since 2003 (Josi Lima)… Fourth Jayhawk all-time to rack up 600-plus kills in her first two seasons (601)… Recorded 10 kills in the season opener against Northwestern State (8/24)… Swung for 16 kills and a .300 attack percentage at Arkansas (8/25), sparking four-straight double-digit kill efforts, including a career-high 22 kills to power KU past RV Tulsa (8/31), in which she has also tallied a .450 attack percentage… Hit .375 with 11 kills against Arkansas State (9/1)… Helped Kansas knock off Arizona State (9/7) with 13 kills… Paced the Jayhawks with 18 kills in a loss at Notre Dame (9/16)… Followed that with 17 kills to power KU past RV Creighton (9/19)… Led the Jayhawk offense in a win vs. Baylor (10/6) with 15 kills and led KU again with a career-best performance against No. 14 Kansas State (10/17) in which she hit .545 with 19 kills and only one error… Hit .400 with 17 kills in KU’s first Big 12 meeting with TCU (10/20)… Recorded a team-high 14 kills at No. 22 Iowa State (10/24)… Contributed double-figure kills against No. 17 Kansas State (11/7), No. 3 Texas (11/10) and Oklahoma (11/14)… Led KU in the NCAA first and second round matches with 16 kills against Cleveland State (11/30) and 18 against Wichita State (12/1).

2011: Freshman Season
Started nine matches and appeared in 24 at outside hitter for the Jayhawks… Finished the season with 213 kills and 38 digs… Had 11 double-digit kill matches… Recorded seven kills with a .500 hitting percentage at Georgia (8/27)… Tied her career-high with six blocks against Belmont (9/12)… Had 12 kills and a .310 hitting percentage against St. Louis (9/10)… Racked up a career-high in total blocks again with six against Kansas State (10/19)… Recorded 14 kills with a .400 hitting percentage at Texas A&M (10/30)… Had three-straight matches of double-digit kills in Big 12 play against Texas (15, 11/5), Texas Tech (13, 11/12) and Oklahoma (12, 11/16)… Finished the season with 10 kills off the bench, at home against Baylor (11/26).

High School
Led Millard North High School to district championships in 2008 and 2010 and made state appearances both seasons… Named all-Nebraska super-state first team her senior season and was an all-state honorable mention in 2008 and 2009… Academic all-state as a junior… Named a Fab 50 Sophomore by Sports Imports/Volleyball Magazinein 2008… Played club for the River City Juniors and most recently the Nebraska Juniors… Helped River City to the 17[apos]s regional championship in 2010… Also lettered in track twice… Member of the superior honor roll and National Honor Society.

Born Sara Christine McClinton in Omaha, Neb…. Daughter of Ruth O[apos]Callaghan… Has one brother, Jacob… Mom played volleyball at Nebraska at Omaha and then professionally for the Nebraska Tornadoes… Cousin Dr. Joe Evans also attended KU… Majoring in human biology.