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ADORA ANAE SURPASSES KIM TURNER AS UTAH UTES’ ALL-TIME KILLS LEADER


Utah's Adora Anae is now the school's all-time leader in kills. Archive Photo via Pac-12 Conference

University of Utah senior Adora Anae has become the program’s all-time leader in kills. During the team’s 3-1 win over Washington State on Sunday, which ran the Utes’ record to 14-3 this season, Anae had 20 kills, which ran her season total to 262. That pushes her career number to 1,635, which surpassed Kim Turner’s 1,620 kills from 2000-2003. Turner was the program’s first-ever All-American.

Season-by-Season Kill Counts

  • 2014 (freshman): 280 kills/114 sets = 2.46 kills/set

  • 2015 (sophomore): 501 kills/118 sets = 4.25 kills/set

  • 2016 (junior): 592 kills/126 sets = 4.70 kills/set

  • 2017 (senior): 262 kills/60 sets = 4.37 kills/set*

*Through October 8th.

Anae ended the game with 4,141 total attacks, which is 835 more than Turner took in her record-setting career. Turner was a middle blocker, who generally have higher hitting percentages than do outside hitters like Anae.

Anae started the season 4th in the Utes’ all-time rankings in kills (1,373), and previously passed Chelsey Schofield-Olsen (1,379) and Brenda Barton-Whicker (1,565).

The team’s next-highest active player on the list is senior Carly Trueman, who has 856 kills.

While Anae was chasing down the mark, the students kept a countdown board in the arena where they’d cross off a kill as she got closer-and-closer to the record.

Utah’s All-Time Leaders in Kills (Through October 8th):

  1. Adora Anae (2014-present) – 1,635

  2. Kim Turner (2000-2003) – 1,620

  3. Brenda Barton-Whicker (1994-1996) – 1,565

  4. Chelsey Schofield-Olsen (2011-2014) – 1,379

  5. Morgan Odale (2010-2013) – 1,322

  6. Sara Shakula (1995-1998) – 1,306

  7. McKelle Stilson (1998-2001) – 1,283

  8. Sharman Grant (1992-1994) – 1,252

  9. Shelly Summerfeldt (2002-2005) – 1,245

  10. Lori Baird (2005-2008) – 1,236

ADORA ANAE SURPASSES KIM TURNER AS UTAH UTES’ ALL-TIME KILLS LEADER

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