McKayla Ferris
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McKayla  Ferris

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Geneseo, N.Y.

High School:
Basha HS

Last College:
Gonzaga

Height:
6-0

Experience:
4V


GONZAGA
Played four years of indoor volleyball at Gonzaga before transferring to LMU as a grad student...

2016... finished career as 14th member of Gonzaga's 1,000-kill club, landing at 1,007 in four years... also earned WCC All-Academic accolades... started 26 of 27 matches played... ninth in conference, second on team with career-high 331 kills, 3.28 per set... also set personal bests with 235 digs (2.33 per set), 37 assists, and 15 aces... second on the team with seven double-doubles... tallied 1,000th career kill in season finale at Portland Nov. 21, landing 14 kills with 13 digs... graduated with a degree in classical civilizations...

2015... started 21 of 28 matches played and saw time in 98 sets... third on the team with 2.26 kills per set after tallying 221 during the year... also one of four Zags with at least 2.00 digs per frame... set career mark with 54 total blocks, 0.54 per set...

2014... saw action and started 27 matches... played in 110 sets... earned WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention... third on team with 319 kills and 233 digs... tallied 10 double-doubles... saw 19 matches with 10+ kills and 12 with 10+ digs...

2013... played in 24 matches and 80 sets as a freshman... third on squad with 146 digs... killed 136 balls for a .151 hitting percentage... also notched 25 total blocks... tallied double-digit digs seven times and double-digit kills six times... made collegiate debut Aug. 30 at Portland State...

HIGH SCHOOL
Played volleyball for head coach Jim Kann at Basha High School... lettered all four years in volleyball... also lettered all four years in soccer and track... holds the record for longest discus throw... owns the Basha High School record in kills and blocks... named Chandler All-City first team... helped team capture third place at the Nike Tournament of Champions... finished senior season with 389 kills (3.7 kps), 240 digs, 61 blocks and 27 service aces... her squad finished 29-11 overall... as a junior, named Volleyball All-State honorable mention, All-Division second team and All-Section first team... named All-Region second team as a sophomore...

PERSONAL
McKayla Grace Ferris... born in Geneseo, N.Y... daughter of Kimberly and William Ferris... mother competed in crew and basketball at Colgate... father played soccer at Clarkson... has two brothers, Richard and William, and a sister, Sarah... sister was an All-American track runner at SUNY Fredonia and brother Richard was an All-American track runner at Emory... honored as the Basha Academic Athlete Award and the Basha Outstanding Academic Accomplishment Award...recipient of Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy Scholar-Athlete Award... member of Gonzaga's SAAC for all four years... participated in over 20 hours of community service each year... pursuing a master's in educational studies.

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