Duke Volleyball BIO
12 Breanna Atkinson
2014: Started 21 matches at rightside hitter … Ranked fifth on the team with 151 kills … Averaged 2.10 kills per set … Added 40 blocks, 96 digs and 11 service aces … Reach double-digit kills four times … Totaled 10 or more digs twice … Knocked down a season-high 13 kills Sept. 20 versus Oklahoma … Picked up a career-high 13 digs Sept. 2 against Campbell … Registered three or more blocks eight times … Amassed a career-best 6.0 blocks Oct. 10 at Boston College.
2013: Appeared in 12 matches during her sophomore campaign, starting three at outside hitter … Turned in a career-night at Maryland Nov. 8 in Duke’s 3-0 victory over the Terrapins … Totaled a career-high 16 kills on .371 hitting in that match to lead all players … Also reached double-digit kills with 12 in the Blue Devils’ four-set win at Pitt Nov. 10 … Added 13 digs versus the Panthers for her second career double-double … Finished the season with 44 kills on .275 hitting while also adding eight aces and 6.0 blocks.
2012: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Played in 13 matches, starting four during her freshman campaign ... Totaled 41 kills on 198 attacks ... Added 31 digs and 11 blocks ... Recorded her first career double-double at North Carolina Sept. 23, registering 10 kills and 11 digs against the Tar Heels ... Knocked down a season-high 12 kills versus Clemson Oct. 12.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at The Madeira School ... led team to a 29-2 record and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I state title as a senior, collecting tournament MVP honors ... garnered both AVCA Under Armour First Team All-America and VISAA Division I Player of the Year recognition in 2011 ... named PrepVolleyball Senior Ace ... three-time all-conference pick, securing conference MVP honors her senior season ... 2011 team captain ... twice earned DC All-Metro accolades with a second team selection in 2010 and first team nod in 2011 ... as a senior, recorded 458 kills, 257 digs, 86 service aces and 36 blocks, while posting a hitting percentage of .520 ... also broke her own school record in kills set the previous season ... as a junior, totaled 361 kills, 112 digs and 74 aces ... member of the 2011 Girls' Youth National Team ... played on the 2011 USA Youth National A2 Team ... led Chesapeake High Performance Team to the Girls' Youth Division title at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in 2010 ... helped VA Elite qualify for nationals with Chesapeake regional crowns as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... invited to USA Youth Holiday Camp in 2010 ... volunteered with Special Olympics D.C. ... member of the Student Council, Community Service Committee, Madeira Snails Athletics Committee and Spanish Club ... completed an internship with Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) in 2010 ... earned High Honors all four years.
Personal: Born Breanna Erin Atkinson on October 2, 1994 in Fairfax City, Va. ... daughter of Ken and Bridget Atkinson ... has a younger brother, Conner ... father was a member of the track and field team at Brigham Young University (1980-85) ... mother played both basketball and softball at Hope College.