Junior (2009): Appeared in 15 matches with 39 sets played...ranked sixth on the team in digs (71) and digs-per-set (1.82)...hit .300 or better five times...posted two double-digit dig matches...opened the season with a .417 hitting percentage (5 K, 0 E, 12 TA) and nine digs versus Louisiana-Lafayette (9/4) at the Tiger Classic...had seven kills, two service aces and four digs at New Orleans (9/10)...hit .500 (5 K, 0 E, 10 TA) with seven digs against LSU (9/11) at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic...posted 13 digs, five blocking assists and four kills versus Long Beach State (9/12) at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic...had eight kills and ten digs to open Conference USA play at UTEP (9/17)...tallied a solo block, a kill and seven digs at #21 Arizona (9/19) as a part of the Arizona Invitational...posted two kills, two blocks and eight digs at Houston (10/2)...converted both of her attacks into kills at East Carolina (10/18)...posted a kill and three digs against Memphis (10/25)...had four digs versus Rice (11/6).
Sophomore (2008): Played in 12 matches and 16 sets as a sophomore...tallied the final point of Tulane's 3-0 win at UTEP (11/14) with a kill to clinch Tulane's first-ever Conference USA regular-season title...best match of the year came in the C-USA Quarterfinals against UCF (11/21) when she came off the bench to post a pair of kills, a block assist and 2.5 points...had five digs on the year, including a season-best two in one set of action against North Dakota State (9/13)...posted blocks at Memphis (10/3), at UCF (10/31) and vs. UCF on (11/21)...off the court, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Freshman (2007): Played in 27 matches and 93 games as a true freshman...ranked fifth on the team in kills per game (1.06) after totaling 99 kills...posted career highs in kills (10), digs (16) and points (12.5) in her first career match vs. Colorado in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic (8/24)...added a 15-dig effort vs. South Dakota State in the Domino's Invitational (8/31)...recorded 11.5 points with nine kills and nine digs against Louisiana-Lafayette (9/1), connected at a .500 clip (9 kills, 1 error, 16 attempts)...also posted nine digs against Loyola Marymount at the LMU Hilton LAX Classic (9/7)...recorded a career-high four blocks on two occasions, at UTEP (9/12) and at Rice (10/14).
About Amaris Genemaras
Prep: Lettered three times as an outside hitter and middle blocker at Mount Carmel Academy for coach Jay Jay Juan and played junior season at Olympia High (Orlando, Fla.) for coach Brandi Charleston...helped lead the Cubs to the state championship as a senior and the semifinals as a freshman...as a senior, was named all-state, all-metro, all-district and MVP of the state championship match, and was voted team captain...during lone season at Olympia, tabbed second-team all-metro and All-Orange County while claiming team Varsity Rookie of the Year honors...earned MCA's Varsity Coaches Award as a sophomore and was tabbed one of PrepVolleyball.com's Top High School Sophomores in 2004...also lettered four years in track and field...off the court, was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Honor Roll, Junior Engineering Technological Society and MCA Student Board...tabbed National Ventures Scholar and Mount Carmel Student of the Year in 2007...graduated salutatorian and was nominated for Louisiana Student of the Year...played club with the Cajunland Volleyball Club for six years...tabbed AAU All-American in 2004 when she helped Cajunland finish 9th in AAU and 24th in National Open Division...helped club finish fifth in AAU and 11th in Nationals in 2002, 9th in AAU and 25th in Nationals in 2003, 13th in AAU in 2005 and 23rd in Nationals in 2006...selected to participate in the USAV Bayou Region High Performance Camps in 2003 and 2004.
Personal: Born Amaris Aileen Genemaras on Oct. 15, 1989 in New Orleans, La...daughter of William and Karin Genemaras...has one sister, Karylynn...majoring in biomedical engineering.