LIVINGSTON, Ala.–The four-member senior class of the University of West Alabama volleyball team is set to say their goodbyes to Pruitt Hall, Friday at 6p.m. against Shorter University.
Seniors include Elizabeth Woodard, Yanesha Johnson, Callie Murphy, and Abigail Ames. All four members have been apart of the UWA volleyball program since they were freshmen in 2013.
Woodard (Memphis, Tenn.), a right side hitter, has appeared in 106 matches during her time at West Alabama, combining 466 kills, 153 blocks, 75 digs and 11 aces. Woodard’s career high kill percentage came against Miles College this season, hitting a .583
After volleyball is over, she plans on finishing her time at UWA in the spring, graduating with her degree in Marketing.
Johnson (San Antonio, Texas), an outside hitter, has appeared in 116 matches during her time with the Tigers, combining 1,114 kills, 122 blocks, 633 digs and 62 aces. During her senior year, she tallied .455 hitting percentage against conference member, Union University, tallying 17 kills with only two errors.
Johnson will finish in the spring with her degree in Biology Comprehensive with a focus in the medical field.
Murphy (Linden, Mich.), setter, has appeared in 112 matches during her time as a Tiger. She has rallied 2,741 assists, 813 digs, 115 aces, 66 kills, and 18 blocks. Her career high in assists came during her senior year as she racked up 59 assists in the first game of the year against Upper Iowa.
After the season ends, she plans on buckling down and finishing her degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications with a focus in sports.
Lastly, Ames (London, Ohio.), a defensive specialist and libero for UWA, has appeared in 115 matches for West Alabama, collaborated 1,025 digs, 124 assists, and 71 aces. During her final season, Ames combined 20 digs against University of Alabama Huntsville, creating a new career high for herself.
She plans to graduate in the spring with her fellow senior-members of the team, with her degree in Integrated Marketing Communications.
Before the start of game on Friday, the team will honor the four seniors. The game is slated to begin at 6 p.m. in Pruitt Hall.