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Paige Wheeler

  • position DS
  • height 5-6
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Virginia Beach, Va.
  • High school Cape Henry Collegiate
  • position DS
  • height 5-6
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Virginia Beach, Va.
  • High school Cape Henry Collegiate

Paige Wheeler Bio

Wheeler’s 2010 Match-by-Match Statistics
Wheeler’s 2011 Match-by-Match Statistics
Wheeler’s 2012 Match-by-Match Statistics

  • 2012 SEC Volleyball Community Service Team
  • 2012 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2010-11 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2012 (JUNIOR): Started all 32 matches as libero and served in that role for all but four sets on the year … Led the team with a 3.91 digs average, which ranked 10th in the Southeastern Conference … Posted a .956 serve-reception percentage, second on the team among the primary passers … Posted double-digit digs in 25 matches, including four 20+ dig contests … The first of those came, with 20, came in the five-set win over East Tennessee State (8/25) … Landed a career-best three aces against UNC Asheville (8/25) … Made the Gamecock Invitational All-Tournament Team … Named Best Defender at The Mason Inn Patriot Invitational after posting 14 or more digs in all four matches … Tallied a season-high 21 digs and a career-best seven assists in the UAB win (9/8) … Had 18 digs in the LSU win (9/16) … Compiled 20 digs at Auburn (9/21) … Posted 19 digs against Alabama (10/12) … Made 20 digs against Tennessee (11/11) … Only made three reception errors in her last 14 matches, covering 158 attempts … Garnered a spot on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2011 (SOPHOMORE): Stood as the only Gamecock to play in all 104 sets, serving as libero in 101 of those … Started at libero in all 30 matches … Led the team and ranked third in the SEC with a 4.57 digs average, which is the fourth-best average in Gamecock history … Her 475 digs on the year stand fifth in single-season history, third in the rally-scoring era … Tallied double-digit digs in 27 of the 30 matches…Twice recorded 28 digs in four-set matches, tying for third in South Carolina history and for the top in the SEC in four-set affairs this season … First accomplished the feat on Sept. 3 vs. Elon before repeating it vs. Georgia on Nov. 10, both home wins for the Gamecocks … Posted a career-best 31 digs in the win at College of Charleston (9/10) … Twice earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week accolades (11/7 and 11/21) … Had 12 matches where she did not make a serve reception error … Closed the season with only two serve-receive errors in her last eight matches (.989 percentage in 177 attempts)…Twice had two aces, in wins over Davidson (9/2) and Auburn (11/18) … Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2010 (FRESHMAN): Played in 26 matches, drawing one start … Served as libero in 18 sets, the only person beside Hannah Lawing to wear the off-colored jersey … Averaged 1.60 digs per set on the year … Ranked third among the primary passing group with a .942 serve-reception percentage … Had three kills and nine digs in her collegiate debut against Middle Tennessee (8/27) … Five times she did not make an error in serve reception (minimum eight attempts): at No. 6 Illinois, College of Charleston, No. 16 LSU, at Mississippi State and at Arkansas … Played full rotation one set in the victory at Mississippi State (10/8), making two kills … Landed an ace against No. 1 Florida (10/27) … In three sets as libero in the home triumph over Mississippi State (11/13), posted a season-best 16 digs while receiving 35 serves with only one error … Earned placement on the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in volleyball for coach Marck Weiss at Cape Henry Collegiate School … Made the Tidewater Conference all-league team three times, earning first-team accolades during her junior and senior years … Named the league’s Player of the Year as a junior … Claimed Division II State Player of the Year honors in 2008 … Also an all-area selection by the Virginian Pilot … Made 226 digs and landed 85 aces as a junior before compiling 332 digs during her senior campaign … Led her team to a Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association title as a junior and senior … Played junior varsity basketball and helped the squad to a conference title as the team’s MVP … Earned a letter in rowing … An honor roll and headmaster’s list member, she’s a part of the National Spanish Honor Society … Played club with the Coastal Virginia group led by Dave Albaugh … Her team ranked first in the region in 2008 and 2009 … Also played beach volleyball for six years, winning the 2007 USA Volleyball Jr. Beach tour event for 16-and-under … Finished second in the AVPnext Coed A-Doubles in 2009. PERSONAL: Kimberly Paige Wheeler was born to parents Jon and Kim … Has one sibling, Price … Lists surfing and beach volleyball among her hobbies … Says her favorite actor is Vince Vaughn … Majoring in retailing.

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