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Alana Polk
Alana  Polk

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Elsik H.S.

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB

10/30/2015

UMES FALLS TO BEARS IN FOUR

Morgan State downs UMES

07/05/2016

2016 Harry's

2016 Harry's (Photos by Megan Raymond)

11/02/2015

Volleyball vs. George Mason and Morgan State

The Hawks drop a pair of matches to the Patriots and Bears at home this past weekend.

10/22/2015

Volleyball vs. La Salle (10.20.15)

The Hawks keep rolling with a 3-0 decision against La Salle for six straight wins.

10/19/2015

Volleyball vs. Delaware State (10.16.15)

The Hawks sweep the Hornets in a 3-0 victory at the Hytche Center, for their fourth straight win

09/16/2015

Volleyball at the UMES Fall Fling

UMES improved to 10-0 with a 3-0 win over NCCU Fri., then by a 3-2 win over Loyola and a 3-1 over Manhattan Saturday.

2015 (Sophomore): Served as the Hawks' primary middle blocker all season long ...named to the 2015 All-MEAC Second Team for her efforts ... was third on the team in kills with 187 and second in kill percentage, converting 26.9% of her attacks ... was even more impressive as a blocker, average 1.18 per set with 122 total participations ... 14 of that total were counted as solos ... also added 33 digs and eight assists on the season ... one of the finest performances as an offensive player came against Manhattan when she converted nine kills and eight blocks with a 35% kill percentage. 

2014 (Freshman):
Was an offensive presence for the Hawks as a freshman ... served as the team's premier blocker with a team high 111 blocks and 18 solo blocks ... successfully blocked nine attacks against Norfolk State on Nov. 7th ... finished fourth in kills with 160 and led the team in kill percentage at .266 ... had a season high 12 kills versus North Carolina A&T on Sept. 12 ... also assisted on the serve and defense, with seven aces and 19 digs ... served up two aces twice, most recently against Delaware State on Oct. 19th.

High School/Club:
Played three seasons of varsity volleyball ... finished her career with 1,044 assists, 518 digs, 373 kills, and a 35.7-percent hitting percentage ... won 18-5A Most Valuable Player (MVP) ... named Offensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) twice (2012 & 2013) ... selected to the 18-5A Academic All-District Team twice (2012 & 2013) ... voted 2011-12 Best Newcomer ... named to the 2011 18-5A First Team All-District ... guided the club to four straight district titles (2010-2014) ... played for the Southwest Juniors Volleyball Club ... member of the student council.

Personal: Nickname is Polkie ... born in Houston ... daughter of James and Mildred Polk ... has one brother, James Polk II, and one sister, MaKayla ... major in Business Management ... pre-game routine/superstitions are listening to "Remember the name" by Fort Minor, praying, and retying her ankle braces and shoes ... most influential person is her grandmother because she inspires her to become strong and independent ... plans to start her own business and try-out for the Olympic volleyball team ... best advice/favorite saying received is, "Breath, believe, and battle." by Kerri Walsh ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is graduating from high school ... personal best sport moment was hitting line for the first time because she worked endlessly to get the opportunity ... Personal athletic goals for the season are becoming a starter and win MVP ... personal career athletic goals are becoming an all-around player who improved mentally and physically and make it to the Hall of Fame

CAREER HIGHS

Kills: 13 
(v. Rider, August 29, 2015)

Aces: 2
(2x, last v. Delaware State, October 19, 2014)

Assists: 3 
(v. Coppin State, November 1, 2015)

Digs: 4 
(@ Hampton, October 17, 2014)

Blocks: 9
(@ Norfolk State, Nov. 7, 2014)

CAREER STATISTICS

Year

SP

MP

K

K/S

E

TA

PCT

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

BPS

2014

103

29

160

1.55

59

380

.266

3

7

19

18

93

111

1.08

2015

103

29

187

1.82

61

468

.269

8

0

33

14

108

122

1.18

Total

206

58

347

1.68

120

848

.268

11

7

52

32

121

233

1.13

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