Stephanie Serna Joins UCF Volleyball Team

June 29, 2006

ORLANDO - UCF volleyball head coach Meg Colado announced on Thursday that Birmingham-Southern transfer Stephanie Serna will join the Golden Knights this fall. Serna, a 5-foot-10 middle blocker, will have three years of eligibility remaining.

As a freshman in 2005, Serna appeared in 29 games and 16 matches for the Panthers, making five starts. She was injured for much of the season and finished the year with 53 kills for a 1.83 kills per game average. Serna tallied 29 digs, 14 total blocks and four service aces.

"Stephanie is a wonderful person with a terrific attitude," said Colado. "She is a competitor and jumps very well. She has the potential to make an immediate impact in our program."

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Serna had a pair of double-digit kill contests as a freshman. She had a season-high 14 kills against Coastal Carolina and also totaled 13 kills in a victory over Lipscomb.

As a senior at O'Connor High School in 2004, Serna was an all-district and all-city selection. She also lettered in basketball and track and field. Serna also played with the Alamo club team.

Serna will join five other newcomers on the Golden Knights this fall. Erin Campbell and Andrea Youngblood both signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) with UCF in November. Colado received NLIs from Cassie Ramaekers and Lauren Williams in April and another student-athlete, Tricia Scott, has joined the program as a walk-on.

UCF begins its second season in Conference USA in August.