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Kia

Bright

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#5

Outside Hitter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Starke, Fla.
High School: Orange Park
Other College: Auburn

Bio

CAREER ACCOLADES
- 2014 AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors
- 2014 AVCA All-Region First Team
- 2014 All-American Athletic Conference First Team
- 2014 American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week (9/6)

2015 - JUNIOR SEASON
- Named MVP of the Omaha Classic
- Tallied a career-best 29 kills in UCF's 3-1 win over North Dakota
- Named to 2015 Holiday Inn Orlando UCF Area Invitational All-Tournament Team
- Named the AAC Offensive Player of the Week Sept. 7
- Tallied at least 5 kills in every match she's started, dating back to Auburn (55 starts)
- Has had seven or more kills in 44 of 45 starts at UCF
- Finished with 10 or more kills in 32 of her 45 matches as a Knight

2014 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
- Led the team with 11 double-double matches
- Named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 6 following strong performances vs. Temple and UConn
- Recorded seven kills, nine digs, two blocks and one ace, starting her first match as a Knight against Eastern Kentucky (8/29).
- Tallied a career-high 22 kills at SMU (9/26)
- Hit a season-best .462 against Temple (10/3)
- Served up a season-high four aces against FAMU (9/12)
- Notched a career-best 21 digs against Arizona (9/13)
- Denied a season-high five shots at Cincinnati (10/19)

AUBURN UNIVERSITY
- Played in 14 matches, earning 11 starts and saw time in 45 sets
- Recorded the highest single-match kill total of the season with 21 against Green Bay (9/5)
- Tallied at least five kills in any match she started
- Finished the season with 95 kills, 30 digs and 17 blocks


ORANGE PARK HIGH SCHOOL
- Ranked No. 99 among 2013 prospects by PrepVolleyball.com
- Notched 450 kills (5.1/set), 243 digs, 85 aces and 36 blocks as a senior
- Helped Orange Park to a Big South district title in 2012
- Named Florida's MaxPreps Player of the Week (9/3)
- Named Team Co-MVP as a junior
- Also selected as District Player of the Year in 2012
- Earned All-Conference and All-First Coast Team selections as a junior
- Team MVP of her varsity girls basketball team in 2010-11 and named to the Gainesville Sun All-Area Team


PERSONAL
- Born in Gainesville, Fla.
- Daughter of Jerry and Keisha Barris
- Father, Anthony Bright, played in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers in 2002
- Mother, Keisha, played basketball at Rollins College
- Majoring in human communications

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