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Kennedy Farris - Volleyball - Kansas Jayhawks

Kennedy Farris

Position Libero/Defensive Specialist
Height 5'7"
Class Junior
Hometown Lansing, Kan.
High School Lansing HS


  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2021 (JUNIOR)

  • Played in 100 sets this season 
  • Served as the team’s primary libero 
  • Recorded 10 or more digs in 18 matches, including a season-high 22 digs against Wake Forest (Nov. 3) 
  • Recorded 18 service aces and 61 assists 
  • Finished first on the team with 296 digs, averaging 2.96 per set

2020-21 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Played in all 22 matches with with four starts
  • Served as the team’s primary libero
  • Recorded a team-high 285 digs (3.39 digs per set) and 15 aces
  • 14 matches with double-digit digs, including a season-high 31 digs against Texas Tech (Nov. 20)
  • Finished the season on a 13-match, double-digit dig streak


  • Played in all 26 matches with 11 starts and appeared in all 96 sets
  • Finished third on the team with 170 digs, averaging 1.77 digs per set
  • Tallied 11 service aces and 12 assists
  • Three double-figure dig performances, including a season-high 13 digs vs South Carolina (Sept. 7)


  • Four-year starter at Lansing High, helping the Lions to four unbeaten conference seasons and 143 total victories in her career
  • Graduated with a school-record 1,222 career digs, and served 234 aces in four seasons
  • Four-time academic all-state selection
  • Had 27 kills in a match during her freshman season before transitioning to defense full time
  • Lansing finished no worse than fifth at the state tournament in each of her four years, placing third in both her junior and senior seasons
  • Three-time all-league selection
  • Started four years for Lansing’s soccer team and two years on the basketball squad


  • Daughter of Thomas and Cheryl Farris