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Jesse Turner

  • position MB/RS
  • height 6-2
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Austin, Texas
  • Major Chemistry
  • High school Westlake
  • position MB/RS
  • height 6-2
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Austin, Texas
  • Major Chemistry
  • High school Westlake

Jesse Turner Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016, 2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2018 (SENIOR)

  • Played in 10 matches, and totaled 12 attacks.
  • Had a career-high four digs and added a kill in the win over Houston Baptist (9/1).

2017 (JUNIOR)

  • Played in one match, getting a kill against Troy (8/26)

2016 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Played in six matches
  • Hit three kills on four swings in the team’s win over Gardner-Webb (9/17)

2015 (FRESHMAN)

  • A standout student and key reserve
  • Played in three matches as a freshman
  • Saw first action vs. NC Central (8/29) and recorded a block assist
  • Played against Wofford and had two attacks (9/19)
  • Filled in to an injury-depleted lineup against Florida, and set new season bests in kills and digs in her SEC debut (10/30)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

  • Lettered three years at Westlake for coach Al Bennett
  • Served as team captain during senior year
  • Earned honorable mention All-District 14-5A
  • Named to Smithson Valley All-Tournament Team
  • Earned a spot on the Fraulein Fest All-Tournament Team
  • Also lettered three years in track and field and three in basketball
  • Team captain of the basketball team junior and senior year
  • Second-team All-District basketball selection
  • Played for Austin Juniors 18 Mizuno club team for coach Brandi Bradley
  • Led Austin Juniors 17 to a third place showing in the National Division at USA Nationals
  • Helped lead Austin Juniors 16 to a third place finish in the USA Division at USA Nationals

PERSONAL

  • Jessica Marie Turner is the daughter of Rob and Lesli Turner
  • Has one brother, Pierce, and one sister, Carly
  • Mom played volleyball at Pepperdine
  • Father played football at Eastern Michigan
  • Uncle, Roman Fortin, played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions and San Diego Chargers
  • Chose South Carolina because of the program, the campus and honors college
  • Plans to major in chemistry

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