“We’re very pleased to welcome Kenna, KJ and Camryn to Texas Tech and might’t wait to get began with them in August,” mentioned Graystone. “It is a robust group of transfers that can undoubtedly influence our staff and make us higher.”
L/OH | 6-0 | Mont Belvieu, Texas | Grand Canyon College
Adams joins the Purple Raiders as a graduate switch from Grand Canyon the place she was named Libero of the 12 months within the WAC in 2020, the primary in program historical past for GCU. She was named Second Crew All-WAC after posting a staff finest 241 digs averaging 4.82 per set which ranked first within the convention and 45th within the nation. Adams transitioned to libero after taking part in as an out of doors hitter for her first two seasons. The Mont Belvieu, Texas native graduated summa cum laude together with her bachelor’s diploma in promoting and graphic design. Adams may have two years of eligibility remaining.
Graystone on KJ Adams:
“KJ was the beginning libero for Grand Canyon College final season and was the WAC Defensive Participant of the 12 months. I actually like her talent set and the way she takes management of the again row. She understands what makes an awesome libero and he or she’s going to push for a giant position straight away.”
OH/MB | 6-1 | Ankeny, Iowa | College of Missouri
Sauer involves Lubbock after two seasons at Missouri the place she appeared in 24 matches with 17 appearances within the 2020 season. The skin hitter turned center blocker tallied 66 kills as a sophomore with 30 digs and 29 blocks. She recorded a career-best 12 kills and 6 digs within the Tigers’ match towards eventual nationwide champions, Kentucky. Sauer posted three kills and three blocks in Mizzou’s NCAA Event first spherical match towards South Dakota and added two kills and three blocks of their second-round match towards Ohio State. The Ankeny, Iowa native joins the Purple Raiders with three years of eligibility remaining.
Graystone on Kenna Sauer:
“Kenna switched positions and have become a beginning center blocker for Missouri final season. We actually worth gamers with Kenna’s versatility and he or she’s an ideal match for the way we practice and make the most of gamers like her that may play a number of positions. She’s a bodily participant that works very laborious and desires to be concerned in each play. There is not any doubt Kenna can be an influence participant for our staff.”
OH | 6-0 | San Antonio, Texas | Hill Faculty
Specia makes her method to the Hub Metropolis after a profitable junior faculty profession at Hill Faculty. The skin hitter was named NJCAA Division I Second Crew All-American in 2020 after ending second within the NJCAA in kills per set and factors per set averaging 4.89 kills and 5.6 factors. Her 313 kills final season have been top-10 within the junior faculty ranks, serving to her earn NTJCAC Participant of the 12 months. Throughout her time in Hillsboro, Specia helped the Rebels to 2 convention championships and the NJCAA Nationwide Event in 2019. She earned convention Participant of the Week 3 times in 2020-21 for her distinctive play. The San Antonio native may have two years of eligibility left in her athletic profession.
Graystone on Camryn Specia:
“Camryn was the most effective JUCO outdoors hitters within the nation final season and provides us an skilled level scorer. She has a giant arm, is aware of the best way to end factors and may be very aggressive, so she checks all of the containers for us.”
Adams, Sauer and Specia will be a part of UTEP switch Alexandra Torres and freshmen Maddie Correa and Madison Gilliland because the newcomers on the 2021 Purple Raider roster. Correa, Gilliland and Torres got here to Lubbock in January however didn’t play in the course of the spring season.