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Whitney Little
Whitney Little

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Keller, Texas

High School:
Keller Central

Height:
6-3

Position:
MB


10/25/2014

Tigers Look to Bounce Back at South Carolina Sunday

Match will air live on SEC Network-Plus at 12:30 (CT).

10/24/2014

Mizzou Falls at No. 8 Florida as Wilson Joins 1,000-Kill Club

Senior Emily Wilson becomes the 14th player in program history to tally 1,000 career kills.

10/19/2014

Mizzou Tops Mississippi State Behind 22 Kills from Peltier

Junior Regan Peltier tallies career-high 22 kills on .327 hitting in win.

10/18/2014

Mizzou Returns to the Road for Sunday Match at Mississippi State

Tigers have never lost to the Bulldogs.

10/17/2014

Mizzou Has SEC Home Winning Streak Snapped by LSU

Freshman Kasey Reuter tallies career-high nine kills.

10/01/2013

Mizzou Volleyball, Soccer Visit Women and Children's Hospital

Mizzou Volleyball's Lisa Henning and Whitney Little join Mizzou Soccer players Alyssa Diggs and Rachel Hignett to visit patients at the Women and Children's Hospital.

10/17/2014

Missouri Volleyball vs. LSU - October 17, 2014

Missouri Volleyball vs. LSU

09/26/2014

Missouri Volleyball vs Mississippi State - September 26, 2014

Missouri Volleyball vs Mississippi State

09/09/2014

Missouri Volleyball vs St. Louis University - September 9, 2014Stl

Missouri Volleyball vs St. Louis University

09/06/2014

Missouri Volleyball vs Oakland - September 6, 2014

Missouri Volleyball vs Oakland

09/06/2014

Missouri Volleyball vs Xavier - September 6, 2014

Missouri Volleyball vs Xavier

IN THE NEWS

  • Little learns sometimes less is more - Columbia Daily Tribune // Aug. 29, 2014
  • Kna, Little ready to go from key pieces to even more for MU volleyball - Columbia Daily Tribune // Aug. 21, 2014
  • MU Olympic sports VIT: No. 8 Whitney Little - Columbia Daily Tribune // July 15, 2014
  • Little helps Tigers slam Wildcats - Columbia Daily Tribune // Nov. 4, 2013
  • Missouri volleyball's Whitney Little faces best friend in tournament - Columbia Missourian // Sept. 12, 2013
  • Smart play boosts Missouri volleyball's Whitney Little to new heights - Columbia Missourian // Sept. 21, 2012
  • Texans on MU volleyball team show love for home state Columbia Missourian // Sept. 27, 2011

  • CAREER HONORS

    • AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
    • AVCA All-Southeast Regional First Team
    • 2013 All-SEC Team
    • School Record Holder (blocks in a season, single season hitting percentage, single season solo blocks)
    • SEC Defensive Player of the Week (11/11)
    • Mizzou Classic All-Tournament Team
    • Rice Invitational All-Tournament Team
    • Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team (2013)
    • All-SEC Second Team (2012)
    • All-Big 12 Freshman Team (2011)
    • School Record Holder - Blocks in a Season (139)
    • School Record Holder - Career 10-block matches
    • Two-Time SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9/10, 10/1)
    • SEC Player of the Week (9/24/12)
    2013 (JUNIOR)

    Little Junior
    •Named to the All-SEC Team for the second consecutive season and was honored as an honorable mention AVCA All-American and All-Southeast Region Team selection.
    •Set a school record with her .463 attack percentage and posted just 36 attack errors on the season, the lowest of any qualified hitter in the nation.
    •Reset her own single season blocks record again in 2013, tallying 139, becoming the school's top three-year blocker in history.
    •Is the only Tiger to post at least 100 blocks in three consecutive seasons in the rally scoring era.
    •Also reset the school record with 42 solo blocks.
    •Finished the regular season ranked second nationally in hitting percentage.
    •Averaged 2.34 kills per set on .463 hitting with 139 blocks and tallied 354.5 total points on the year.
    •Returned to the starting lineup against Arkansas and posted eight kills on .500 hitting with three blocks.
    •Missed Mizzou's match at UK, the first match she has missed in her career, with an injured left leg.
    •Tallied five kills and five blocks in Mizzou's three-set sweep over Mississippi State.
    •Posted seven kills on 11 errorless attacks in Mizzou's 3-0 sweep at South Carolina.
    •Added five kills on 16 attacks with three digs and a pair of blocks in Mizzou's three-set sweep at No. 5 Florida.
    •SEC Defensive Player of the Week after her performance at Auburn and Alabama.
    •Tallied seven blocks (two solo, five assists) with six kills on 15 errorless attacks at Auburn.
    •Posted 7 kills on 13 attempts with 10 total blocks.
    •Tied for the team lead with 11 kills on .588 hitting with a block in Mizzou's three-set sweep of No. 19 Kentucky.
    •Also added nine kills on 14 attacks with six total blocks in Mizzou's 3-0 win over Ole Miss.
    •Posted seven kills on 15 swings with seven blocks in the Tigers' four-set win at LSU.
    •Added nine kills on 19 swings at Texas A&M.
    •Had eight kills on 17 attempts with four total blocks in Mizzou's 3-1 upset of No. 2 Florida.
    •Added 10 kills on .429 hitting in Mizzou's four-set win over Georgia.
    •Had 12 kills on .522 hitting with nine blocks in Mizzou's four-set win over Alabama.
    •Had eight kills and two blocks at Tennessee.
    •Tallied five kills on just eight attacks with a block in the Tigers' three-set win over Austin Peay.
    •Posted seven kills on .333 hitting with two digs and four blocks in the Tigers' four-set win over Auburn.
    •Tallied eight kills on 20 swings with a match-high five blocks in the Tigers' 3-1 win at Arkansas.
    •Posted a season-high seven blocks vs. South Carolina while tallying five kills on .500 hitting with an assist.
    •Tallied 16 kills on .452 hitting with 10 total blocks (1.11 per set) in the Rice Invitational.
    •Posted 32 kills on .580 hitting with 12 blocks in the Yale Invitational.
    •Named to the Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team.
    •Led Mizzou with a .633 attack percentage in the opening weekend at the Tiger Invitational, averaging 2.46 kills per set with 32 kills on just 49 attacks and only one error.
    •Added seven total blocks on the weekend as well.
    •Had a great Black & Gold scrimmage, tallying 10 kills on just 19 swing with only one error (.474 hitting) while adding five blocks and a dig while splitting time on both sides of the net.
    2012 (SOPHOMORE)

    Little Sophomore
    • Earned All-SEC Second Team honors after leading the team with a school-record 139.0 blocks and 1.30 blocks per set, both of which were SEC-bests.
    • Also had 251 kills on the season on a team-best .367 hitting with just 47 attack errors all season - her .367 attack clip was the second-best mark in the SEC. She also added 23 service aces on the year.
    • Also led the SEC on blocking in league matches, averaging 1.40 per set and her 1.30 blocks per set on the year was the second-best mark in program history despite playing in 25-point sets.
    • Used a torrid pace in September to set the Mizzou career record for 10-block matches with five. Keep in mind; she needed just a span of nine matches to tally that career record for 10-block matches.
    • Little also had a pair of block-kill double-doubles this season - before that, the last Tiger with a block-kill double-double was in 2007.
    • Finished the season ranked in the top 10 nationally with 27 solo blocks and matched the Mizzou rally scoring school record with five solo blocks in just three sets at Florida (9/21).
    • Owned the SEC's top five block performances and led the SEC in total blocks and blocks per set.
    • Had 12.0 total blocks in a five-set loss at Morehead State (9/7), leaving her just one shy of the school record - She also added 12 kills on just 28 attacks (.393 hitting in that match).
    • Earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts following the weekend at Morehead State and earned SEC Player of the Week honors on Sept. 24 after dominating performances at LSU and Florida. At LSU she had 15 kills on 34 errorless attacks with seven blocks and had 10 kills on just 22 attacks with 10.0 blocks at Florida in the previous match.
    • Hit the 10.0 block mark again in the Tigers SEC opener in a five-set, comeback win over No. 17 Tennessee (9/12) and then had 10.0 blocks again in a three-set sweep of Georgia (9/30).
    • In a 10-match span from Sept. 7 (at Morehead State) through Oct. 7 (at Alabama) she averaged 9.3 blocks per match.
    • Her 15 kills at LSU (9/23) were a career-high and she did so on .441 hitting with seven blocks (four solo, three assists).
    • Reset her single match career highs in kills (15), attacks (34), assists (two), solo blocks (five), total blocks (12) and points (21.5) during her sophomore campaign.
    • Was again named SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 1 after dominating performances against Georgia and Texas A&M.
    2011 (FRESHMAN)

    Little Freshman
    • Named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team.
    • Owns the Mizzou freshman record for blocks in a single season and tied the all-time mark with 138, matching former All-American Chriti Myers, who posted 138 back in 2000.
    • Had three kills and a five blocks, including a career-best three solo blocks, in the Tigers' first round NCAA Tournament loss to No. 17 Florida.
    • Had six kills, four digs and five blocks at Texas Tech.
    • Posted three kills, two blocks and two digs in the Tigers' loss to No. 9 Texas.
    • Tallied nine kills and three blocks in the Tigers' loss at Texas A&M.
    • Posted eight kills on .500 hitting with no errors in the Tigers' loss to No. 13 Iowa State while pitching in three blocks.
    • Posted a team-high seven blocks - matching her career-high - in the Tigers' win over Baylor.
    • Tallied four kills, two aces, three digs and a pair of blocks in the Tigers' win at Kansas.
    • Posted three kills and a team-high five blocks in the Tigers' sweep of No. 21 Oklahoma.
    • Tallied six kills and a block solo with two digs in the Tigers' loss at Kansas State.
    • Led the Tigers in points for the first time in her career with 12.0 total points on 10 kills with a solo block and an ace at No. 10 Texas.
    • She also hit a team-best .444 in the match while not other Tiger hit better than .154 in the loss.
    • Hit .545 with seven kills and seven total blocks (two solo, five assists) in the Tigers' sweep of Central Arkansas.
    • Posted nine kills on .278 hitting with five blocks in the Tigers' four-set win over Texas Tech.
    • Added three aces in the match as she finished with a career-best 15.0 total points in the match.
    • Finished with 10 kills and a team-high four blocks in the Tigers' four-set win over Kansas.
    • Was second on the team in that match with 13.0 total points.
    • Tallied four kills and matched her career-best with seven blocks in the Tigers' five-set loss at Baylor.
    • Also tallied three digs and three service aces in the match.
    • Posted 10 kills, just one off of her career-best, with a team-high four blocks at No. 22 Oklahoma.
    • Tallied six kills on 13 attacks, good for a .385 attack percentage, while leading the team with seven blocks (one solo, six assists) in the Tigers' loss to Kansas State.
    • Also tallied five digs in that match.
    • Posted three kills on nine swings with a pair of digs and three blocks against Texas A&M.
    • Had three kills on five attacks against No. 16 Iowa State while adding a pair of blocks.
    • Tallied 17 kills on .333 hitting in the Tigers three matches at the American Classic, including a career-best 11 on .667 hitting in the Tigers win over American.
    • Became the fastest Tiger freshman to 50 blocks under Wayne and Susan Kreklow at the Denver Pioneer Classic.
    • Had seven kills and 16 blocks at the Classic.
    • Hit .511 with 27 kills and 22 blocks in the five matches at Middle Tennessee.
    • Led the Tigers with 15 blocks over the weekend and posted 18 kills on .424 hitting in her Tiger debut at the Tiger Invitational.
    HIGH SCHOOL

    • Named to the Under Armour/AVCA All-America watch list in 2010 and ranked No. 82 on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces list.
    • Played for coach Christina Rudiger as a member of the Central High School Chargers and was honored at the MVP Texas District 7-5A in 2010.
    • Named to the Byron Nelson All-Tournament Team and Lonestar Volleyball Player of the Week in 2010.
    • Led her team to the regional quarterfinal in the state playoffs in 2010 and helped her team claim a District 7-5A Championship in 2010 as well.
    • Named one of PrepVolleyball.com's Top 80 Underclassmen to Watch in 2009.
    • Was the 2009 Texas Hitter of the Year in Class 5A and was a first team All-District Selection as well.
    • Was named to the Northwest Tournament All-Tournament team and led her team to a District 5-5A Championships that season as well.
    • In 2008, she was named Middle Blocker of the Year and once again earned first team All-District status in District 5-5A.
    • Landed on the PrepVolleyball.com Soph 79 list and also garnered All-Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Tournament honors.
    • Named first team All-District in 5-5A in 2007 as well as she helped lead her team to a District 5-5A title that season.
    • Named Academic All-District in 2008 and 2009.
    CLUB

    • Played for Texas Advantage Volleyball Club, based out of Fort Worth, Texas, under the direction of John Sample.
    • Led her team to a Junior Olympic National Championship in the 17 Open Division in 2010.
    • The year prior to that, she led her team to a 10th place finish in the Junior Olympics in the 16 Open Division.
    • In 2008, she helped Texas Advantage claim the bronze medal in the 15 Open Division of the Junior Olympics.
    • Helped her team finish 19th as a 14-year-old in 2007 as well.

    PERSONAL

    • Born April 3, 1993, to parents Bill and Lori Little in San Antonio, Texas.
    • Is currently undecided on her intended major while at Mizzou.
    • Her brother was a three-sport letterman in high school as well.
    • She enjoys fishing and most outdoor activities.

    Untitled Page

    Year MP/MS SP K E TA H% A SA D BS TB PTS
    2011 34-34 127 176 71 397 .264 8 29 82 24 138 286.0
    2012 31-31 107 251 47 556 .367 7 23 71 27 139 357.0
    2013 35-35 113 264 36 492 .463 7 0 36 42 139 354.5
    Career 100-100 347 691 154 1,445 .372 22 52 189 93 416 997.5


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