Skyhawk Volleyball | Emily Keaton - 3

HometownSt. Charles, Mo.

2013: Emerged as one of the best all-around players in the Ohio Valley Conference, seeing time in 120 sets...Shared the team lead with 303 kills, 2.53 kills per set and 948 attempts…Also added 277 digs (2.31 per set), 42 blocks, 37 assists and 35 service aces…Her 0.29 service aces per set ranked ninth in the OVC…Was named to the all-tournament teams at the Bradley CEFCU Classic and Chattanooga Country Inn and Suites Invitational…Had 15 matches of double-digit kills, including a season-high 18 kills in a four-set victory over UNC Asheville on Sept. 6…Notched five double-doubles and had 11 matches of double-digit digs (season-high 17 in a 3-1 OVC win over SIU Edwardsville on Sept. 27)…Also hit a season-high .433 (15 kills, two errors in 30 attempts) in the win over SIU Edwardsville…Tallied 13 multi-block efforts and a dozen multi-ace performances…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2012: Was one of the team’s most consistent performers, leading the Skyhawks in kills (262, 2.34 per set) and points (303)…Was responsible for 13 matches of double-figure kills, nine of which came against Ohio Valley Conference rivals…Slammed down a career-high 21 kills against Belmont on Oct. 13…Had highest hitting percentage of the season (.412, 17 kills, three errors in 34 attempts) against Alabama A&M on Sept. 18…Recorded eight double-doubles, five of which came against OVC opposition…Ranked third on the team with 240 digs, tallying 12 double-digit dig matches…Added 39 blocks and 21 service aces…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2011: Had a spectacular debut season, garnering All-OVC Newcomer accolades…Was one of only three Skyhawks to play in all 131 sets (along with Ashley Doherty and Kasey Elswick), starting in 30 out of 33 matches…Racked up 290 kills (2.21 per set) on 978 attempts, hitting .158 for the season…Also added 311 digs (2.37 per set), 47 blocks, a team-high 33 service aces and 20 assists…Generated double-digit kills in 15 matches, including a career-high 20 at Murray State on Oct. 28…Notched 16 kills (against only one error) and hit .536 in the season-opener against Southeastern Louisiana on Aug. 26… Had eight double-doubles, scooping up double-figure digs in 15 matches overall…Had a career-best 21 digs against Morehead State on Oct. 21…Turned away a career-best five blocks at Tennessee State on Oct. 15.

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Incarnate Word Academy in St. Louis, Mo. under head coach Darren Isaak, where the Red Knights finished 25-10-2 her senior season...Incarnate Word Academy made it to the Missouri state Final Four all four seasons that Keaton was on the squad...Was a first team all-district, all-conference and all-region selection from 2008-10...Was a two-time first team all-state selection (2009 and 2010) and was named to the second team all-state team in 2008...Was named by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as an all-metro first teamer twice (2008, 2011) and second teamer in 2009...At the club level, she led the Rockwood Thunder to four straight Gateway region championships (2008-11) and USVA Open Nationals appearances in those four seasons.

PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 6, 1992...Daughter of Bret and Andrea Keaton...Has one older sister, Claire...Sister Claire played volleyball at fellow OVC school Southeast Missouri from 2007-11...Majoring in health and human performance.



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