21 Morgan Ballard
21 Morgan Ballard
Height: 5-6
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Weaverville, N.C.
High School: North Buncombe
Previous College: Wofford
Position: L
m 32
k/s 0.02
h % .000
a/s 0.68
b/s 0.00
sa/s 0.17
d/s 6.94

* 2017 NCAA All-Southeast Region Team

* 2017 AVCA Honorable Mention All-Southeast Region

* 2017 D2CCA Second-Team All-Region

* 2017 First-Team All-SAC

* SAC Specialist of the Week – Sept. 12, 2017

2017 (Sophomore): Ballard became the first Carson-Newman libero to be named first-team All-South Atlantic Conference since 2005…Collected a laundry list of honors in her first season at Mossy Creek being named second-team all-region by D2CCA, honorable mention all-region by the AVCA and picking up a nod on the NCAA All-Southeast Region Tournament team…In 118 sets, Ballard posted the best digs per set in program history with 6.94 besting Blaire Young’s 6.79 mark in 2004 as one of three players in the history of the school to finish with at least six scoops per set. The sophomore racked up 819 total digs to finish behind Young’s 856 from 2004 for second-most in the 29 years of volleyball at Carson-Newman… Tallied a conference record 58 digs in a four-set victory over Mars Hill on Sept. 9, 2017 and the 10th-most in the history of NCAA volleyball. The previous league mark was set by Catawba’s Jenny Young of 55 versus Tusculum on Sept. 17, 2011 in a five-set outing. Caitlyn Dean held the mark for a SAC athlete in a four-set affair when she racked up 47 for the Pioneers against Anderson (S.C.) on Oct. 27, 2012. After recording 53 versus Augusta Oct. 14, the sophomore had three of the top six dig efforts in Division II in 2017.

2016 (Freshman at Wofford): Played in 31 of the team's 32 matches racking up 91 total sets played...Posted 1.16 digs per set as a rookie, 106 overall, and eight service aces...Racked up a season-high 10 scoops on four occasions, most recently against The Citadel on Nov. 15...Registered a season-high three service aces against Chattanooga on Nov. 4...Tallied a kill against High Point on Sept. 17 and The Citadel on Nov. 15.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter and two-year team captain for North Buncombe High School, near Asheville, N.C...Amassed a school-record 1,865 career digs...Named North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 3A/4A Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a junior in 2014...Landed NCHSAA Performance of the Week honors and was twice named Scholar Athlete of the Week as a senior...Honorable mention all-conference honors as a freshman and sophomore...On the club circuit, played for Upward Stars in Spartanburg...Led her team to the U17 Premier Team Division AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championship in June of 2015...Earned AAU All-American honors...A/B Honors student through her high school career and was twice named Scholar Athlete of the Week.

Personal: Born Jan. 12, 1998 in Asheville, N.C...Daughter of Timothy and Wendy Ballard...Grandfather, Richard Smith, played football at South Carolina...Undecided on a major, but is interested in psychology.

Recent Games
Nov 10 Wingate L, 3-1
Nov 11 Queens (N.C.) W, 3-0
Nov 14 Tusculum W, 3-1
Nov 17 Anderson (S.C.) W, 3-2
Nov 18 Queens (N.C.) L, 3-1
Nov 30 vs. Wingate L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 32 20
Sets 118 71
Kills 2 1
Kills per set 0.02 0.01
Errors 2 1
Total Attacks 26 10
Hitting Percentage .000 .000
Assists 80 50
Assists per set 0.68 0.70
Service Aces 20 13
Service Errors 40 28
Service Aces per set 0.17 0.18
Reception Errors 31 20
Digs 819 495
Digs per set 6.94 6.97
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 0 0
Blocks per set 0.00 0.00
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 1 1
Points 22.0 14.0
Points per set 0.2 0.2
Matches started - -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 1 vs. King (Tenn.) W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 2 .000 4 1 2 3 22 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 1 vs. Lee L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 4 .000 2 1 1 4 22 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 2 vs. Erskine W, 3-0 - 3 1 0 4 .250 0 1 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 8 at Tusculum W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 2 1 1 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 9 at Mars Hill W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 2 .000 3 0 1 1 58 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 15 at Newberry L, 3-2 - 5 0 1 1 -1.000 6 0 2 3 30 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 16 at Coker W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 1 2 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 19 Lincoln Memorial L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 4 .000 2 3 2 3 19 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 22 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 4 0 1 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 23 Catawba W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 4 2 2 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 26 Tusculum L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 2 0 3 1 47 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 29 Anderson (S.C.) L, 3-1 - 3 0 0 0 - 5 2 5 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 30 Francis Marion W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 4 0 2 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 6 at Wingate L, 3-0 - 2 1 0 1 1.000 1 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 7 at Queens (N.C.) L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 3 36 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Oct 13 at Lander W, 3-0 - 3 0 1 1 -1.000 0 1 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 13 vs. Georgia College L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 14 at USC Aiken L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 3 .000 3 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 14 vs. Augusta W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 1 .000 4 0 3 0 53 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 20 Newberry W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 2 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 21 Coker W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 1 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 24 at Lincoln Memorial W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 4 0 1 2 25 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 27 at Lenoir-Rhyne W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 1 34 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 28 at Catawba W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 0 2 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 31 Mars Hill L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 3 at Anderson (S.C.) L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 10 Wingate L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 3 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 11 Queens (N.C.) W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 1 1 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 14 Tusculum W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 3 1 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 17 Anderson (S.C.) W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 4 0 0 1 26 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 18 Queens (N.C.) L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 5 1 1 1 42 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 30 vs. Wingate L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 1 1 2 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 32 118 2 0.02 2 26 .000 80 0.68 20 0.17 819 6.94 0 0 0 0.00 22.0 0.2
Conference 20 71 1 0.01 1 10 .000 50 0.70 13 0.18 495 6.97 0 0 0 0.00 14.0 0.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 50 0 0.00 0 7 .000 39 0.78 13 0.26 353 7.06 0 0 0 0.00 13.0 0.3
Away 12 44 1 0.02 2 8 -.125 30 0.68 3 0.07 314 7.14 0 0 0 0.00 4.0 0.1
Neutral 6 24 1 0.04 0 11 .091 11 0.46 4 0.17 152 6.33 0 0 0 0.00 5.0 0.2
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Wins 17 63 1 0.02 1 12 .000 45 0.71 12 0.19 454 7.21 0 0 0 0.00 13.0 0.2
Losses 15 55 1 0.02 1 14 .000 35 0.64 8 0.15 365 6.64 0 0 0 0.00 9.0 0.2
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September 13 48 1 0.02 1 20 .000 41 0.85 12 0.25 329 6.85 0 0 0 0.00 13.0 0.3
October 12 42 1 0.02 1 6 .000 23 0.55 4 0.10 302 7.19 0 0 0 0.00 5.0 0.1
November 7 28 0 0.00 0 0 - 16 0.57 4 0.14 188 6.71 0 0 0 0.00 4.0 0.1