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Kennedy Eschenberg

POSITION: Zone 3

COUNTRY: United States

EU-CITIZEN: No

HEIGHT: 195 cm / 6’5″

STANDING REACH: 

APPROACH TOUCH: 322 cm / 10’7

CURRENT CLUB: Available 22-23

PREVIOUS CLUB: Schwarz Weiss-Erfurt (Germany A1) 21-22

BIO:

Kennedy is an American middle (pos.3) from Utah. Kennedy played college volleyball for BYU where she finished her career number 1 in program history for career solo blocks and number 4 in program history for career total blocks. In the spring season (2020) Kennedy ranked 6th in the nation in blocks per set (1.58) and 10th in the nation in hitting percentage (.435). She was an AVCA Third Team All-American, Pacific South All-Region, and All-WCC First Team selection. In Kennedy’s sophomore season she helped her team to a 31-2 record, conference championship title, and an NCAA Final Four appearance and a No.4 final ranking in the NCAA. Kennedy also has international experience having been selected for the USA Collegiate National Team in 2019 which competed in the World Games in Italy.

Awards/Accomplishments:

2021

  • Led the team with 136 blocks. Offensively, she tallied 208 kills and a .424 hitting percentage.
  • AVCA All-America honorable mention
  • 2021 Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American
  • 2021 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Academic All-America First Team
  • AVCA Pacific South All-Region
  • All-WCC First Team
  • No. 4 in program history (rally-scoring) for career total blocks
  • No. 1 in program history (rally-scoring) for career solo blocks

2020 (season played in spring 2021)

  • AVCA All-America Third Team
  • AVCA Pacific South All-Region
  • All-WCC First Team
  • CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team
  • WCC All-Academic First Team
  • Three-time WCC Defensive Player of the Week
  • Led BYU to a 17-2 season, the WCC title, an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and No. 15 final ranking
  • Ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division I with an average of 1.58 blocks per set and No. 10 nationally with a .435 hitting percentage.

2019

  • USA Collegiate National Team – competed in Italy in World Games
  • AVCA Pacific South Region honorable mention
  • All-WCC First Team
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team

2018

  • Helped the Cougars to a 31-2 record, the WCC title, an NCAA Final Four appearance and a No. 4 final ranking
  • AVCA All-America honorable mention
  • Pacific South All-Region honorable mention
  • WCC All-Academic Team
  • Ranked No. 31 in the nation in blocks per set (1.31) and No. 47 in total blocks (140)

2017

  • Named the West Coast Conference (WCC) Freshman of the Year
  • Added to the All-WCC Freshman Team

Highlights

BYU vs. Pepperdine Nov. 11 2021 – #24 White Shirt

BYU vs. Utah – 2021 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round – #24 White Shirt