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Whitney Little 8
Whitney Little

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Keller, Texas

High School:
Keller Central

Height:
6-3

Position:
MB


04/08/2014

Mizzou's Meister, Wilson to Join Collegiate National Team

Selections give Mizzou four total representatives on USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team.

03/17/2014

Whitney Little Selected to USAVB Collegiate National Team

All-American is second Tiger chosen to the USAVB National program; will compete in Europe.

02/20/2014

Four Tigers Set For US National Team Open Tryouts

All-Americans Whitney Little and Carly Kan along with Sarah Meister and Emily Wilson will attend.

02/18/2014

Quick Digs With Sarah Meister - Week Three

Tiger libero looks at what some of her former teammates have been up to this winter.

12/18/2013

Four Tigers Named AVCA All-Americans

Kreklow, Henning earn AVCA First Team honors while Kan, Little earn honorable mention.

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.

12/07/2013

Missouri Volleyball vs. Purdue - December 7, 2013

Missouri Volleyball vs. Purdue

12/06/2013

Missouri Volleyball vs. IUPUI - December 6, 2013

Missouri Volleyball vs. IUPUI

11/22/2013

Missouri Volleyball v Mississippi State - November 22, 2013

Missouri vs Mississippi State

10/13/2013

Missouri Volleyball vs Alabama - October 13, 2013

Missouri vs Alabama

10/04/2013

Missouri Volleyball vs. Auburn - October 4, 2013

Missouri Volleyball vs. Auburn

Honors
• All-SEC Second Team (2012)
• All-Big 12 Freshman Team
• 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)

2012
• 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
• 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.

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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
Career 65-65 234 427 118 953 .324 15 52 153 51 277 643.0