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Anastasia Kenon
Anastasia Kenon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

High School:
Tom C. Clark

Height:
5-11

Position:
Outside Hitter

Birthdate:
05/13/1982

Experience:
3L

Major:
Communications


2003: Played in all 32 matches and 112 games as a junior...earned second-team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana honors after ranking second on the squad in kills (412), kills per game (3.68) and digs per game (3.53) while finishing third on the team in digs (395), tied for third in aces (29) and fourth in blocks (64)...ranked fifth in C-USA in digs per game...posted double-digit kill totals 23 times and double-digit dig totals on 23 occasions, including 18 double-doubles (kill/dig)...had a season-best 22 kills vs. Wright State (8/30) in the Green Wave/Radisson Invitational, and set a Tulane four-game match record with a career-high 28 digs vs. DePaul (10/18)...hit .300 or better five times and .400 or better three times, including a .464 clip vs. East Carolina (10/31) when she tallied 14 kills and just one error in 28 swings...named all-tournament at the NOKIA Sugar Bowl Classic and the Kathy Trosclair Memorial Tournament, and was named MVP of the Green Wave/Radisson Invitational...posted eight multiple-ace matches, including a season-high four vs. Southern (10/28)...also tallied 18 multiple-block outings, including a career-best six vs. Saint Louis (11/21) in the first round of the C-USA Tournament.

2002: Appeared in 20 matches and 67 games as a sophomore...missed the first month of the year after suffering an ACL tear in the offseason, but came back strong to rank third on the team in kills per game (2.63) while finishing fourth in blocks per game (0.55) and digs per game (2.57)...tallied double-digit kills on eight occasions, including 14 in her first action of the year (vs. Saint Louis, 9/29) and a season-best 19 in the regular-season finale vs. Memphis (11/15)...posted double-digit dig totals six times, including a season-best 20 vs. Southern Miss (11/9)...had a double-double in each of the final three regular-season matches, averaging 3.54 kills and 3.64 digs per game in a trio of Tulane victories...also proved to be a solid blocker, tallying a season-best four blocks at DePaul (10/18), at East Carolina (11/2) and vs. Memphis (11/15)...hit .300 or better five times, including a career-best .474 mark with 10 kills and just one error in 19 swings against Centenary (10/15)...named to Tulane's 3.0 Club.

2001: Played in 30 matches and 103 games as a redshirt-freshman...earned second-team All-Conference USA, C-USA All-Freshman Team, second-team All-Louisiana and Louisiana Freshman of the Year honors after pacing the team in digs (357), digs per game (3.47) and service aces (33) while ranking second on the team in kills (391) and kills per game (3.80)...ranked fourth in C-USA in digs per game and 10th in kills per game...earned all-tournament honors at the Kathy Trosclair Memorial Classic after averaging 4.46 kills and 3.23 digs per game while tallying a .479 attack percentage in the five-team tourney...totaled 24 double-digit kill matches, including three 20-plus kill matches and a career-high 23 kills vs. UNO (9/31)...recorded 19 double-digit dig outings, including 11 matches with 15-plus digs and a season-best 24 digs at Southern Miss (10/5)...tallied 18 double-doubles (kills/digs), including five in a row from Oct. 5-19...posted 10 multiple-ace matches, including a career-best five vs. UNLV (9/1)...also finished tied for fourth on the team in blocks (51), including a personal-high six at Saint Louis (10/12)...hit .300 or better in six matches, including a season-best .409 mark when she tallied 15 kills and two errors in 32 attacks against San Diego State (9/8).

2000: Tore her ACL in preseason practice and did not play in the regular season...received a medical redshirt.

High School: Three-year letterwinner at Tom C. Clark High for coach Kirby Jameson...twice earned first-team all-state honors by the Texas Girls Coaches Association (as a junior and senior) and was a unanimous first-team Northside Independent School District selection all three seasons...earned first-team All-Greater San Antonio recognition her final two prep seasons, garnered second-team and Newcomer of the Year distinction as a sophomore, and was named Player of the Year as a senior...as a senior, helped Clark advance to the State 5A Championship game en route to earning a spot on the Texas State All-Star Team, Texas Sportswriters Association All-State squad and Block-n-Digs National Top 50 Super Squad...earned second-team all-state honors as a sophomore...off the court, was a member of the National Honor Society, International Spanish Honor Society and English Scholars Honor Society.

Club: Played club volleyball for Club Alamo from 1995-99 where she helped the squad win the Junior Nationals in 1997 as a member of the under-16 division and in 1999 as a member of the under-18 squad...selected as an alternate to the USA Volleyball team in 1998 and again in 1999...garnered 18 Club All-America and all-tournament honors at the 1999 Junior Nationals and 16 Club All-America, All-Tournament and Tournament MVP honors at the 1997 Junior Nationals.

Personal: Born Anastasia R. Kenon on May 6, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas...daughter of Larry and Vanessa Kenon...has two sisters, Tatiana and Fareedah...father, Larry, was an All-American basketball player at then Memphis State University before embarking on a long career in the ABA and NBA where he earned All-Star status in both leagues...sister, Tatiana, was a four-year starter in volleyball at Baylor...chose Tulane over Michigan State, Florida, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame...majoring in communications.