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Sara Duncan

position

Outside Hitter

Height

6-0

Class

Senior

Hometown

Naples, Florida

High School

Barron Collier HS

2005 (Junior): Appeared in 29 matches and played in a career-high 88 games…set match and career highs in kills, kills per game, service aces, digs and blocks…recorded a career-best 15 kills along with three blocks at Houston…tallied a career-high 10 digs against Louisville…knocked down 13 kills against NC State…averaged 1.67 kills per game.

2004 (Sophomore): Appeared in 11 games in nine matches, averaging 1.09 kills per game…registered a season-high four kills and two digs at Clemson…posted one block assist against Duke…had a very productive spring, gaining valuable playing experience on the outside.

2003 (Freshman): Saw significant time as a freshman, appearing in 15 games in 10 matches in 2003…averaged 1.40 kills per game…turned in a career-best 12 kills on 23 attempts for a .348 hitting percentage in a three-game sweep over Columbia at the Orange and Green Challenge.

High School (Barron Collier): A multi-sport athlete at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Fla., Duncan fits the mold of several Hurricanes with her athletic style of play…was a three-year letter winner in volleyball and a two-year letter winner in softball. In 2000 and 2001, Duncan helped lead her team to back-to-back Florida 4A District 12 Championships as well as an appearance in the Regional Final 8 in 2000…set a school record for aces (38) her sophomore year and then broke that record her junior year when snapped off 42…led her team in digs her junior year, but was also a force on offense and was named Best Offensive Player…was named Collier County All-County Team and the Fort Myers News-Press All-Area team…during her senior year, she topped a personal high with 24 kills in one match…during her scholastic career, Duncan was her senior class vice president, a three-year member of the student council.

Club (USA South): In 2003, 18-1’s placed second in Disney Classic and first in Sandspurs Kickoff…in 2002, 17-1’s qualified for USAV Nationals in Salt Lake City, placed second in Tampa Bay National Qualifier, fifth at Indy Hoosier National Qualifier, 11th at Kansas City National Crossroads Qualifier, first at Disney Classic, and first at Florida Fest Championship…selected to participate on the High Performance Team Florida 17-year-old team that placed sixth in the World Cup Tournaments in Park City, Utah.

Personal: Lists pro-beach volleyball player and Olympian Kerri Walsh as her favorite athlete because of her talent, enthusiasm and selflessness…majoring in marketing.

Duncan’s Favorites
Favorite Athlete: Kerri Walsh
Favorite Sports Team: Houston Astros
Favorite TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy
Nobody Can Believe I Watch: The Food Network
Favorite Movie: Old School
Favorite Book: Tuesday’s With Morrie
Favorite Actor: Will Ferrell/Eva Mendez
Favorite Magazine: Allure
Favorite Musical Artist: Bob Marley
Favorite Meal: Anything my mom cooks especially her homemade gnocchi.
Favorite Sport Other Than Volleyball: Football and basketball
Favorite Place in Miami: South Beach
Favorite Thing at UM: Salsaritas in the food court.
Favorite Part of Being a Hurricane: the tradition, location, weather…who wouldn’t want to be a `Cane?
Biggest Influence in My Life:
My mom, my dad and my two older brothers.
I Chose My Jersey Number Because: I was always No. 10 in high school and club but when I got here is was taken by Valeria Tipiana, so I figured 1 + 9=10 and picked 19!
To Get Ready For Matches I: Listen to music, always have pre-wrap in my hair and need to have gum.
Volleyball Skill I Wish I Could Do Better: Set
Non-Volleyball Skill I Wish I Could Do Better: Is to be able to wake up early and be a morning person–that’s a skill in itself!