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#12 Leah McNary
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'10"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tarpon Springs, Fla.
High School: Palm Harbor University
2012: Sophomore at Creighton
• Second Team All-MVC selection.
• Named to MVC All-Tournament Team.
• Honored on Cobra Magazine All-National Third Team.
• Eighth in the MVC with a team-leading 3.03 kills per set.
• Owned 22 matches with 10 or more kills.
• Recorded career-best 23 kills (on .448 hitting) in 3-2 win at Missouri State to close the regular-season (11/17).
• Recorded 21 kills in 3-1 win over Wichita State (9/15).
• Slammed 20 kills, career-best seven blocks in win vs. South Dakota (9/25).
• Hit career-best .579 in sweep of Drake, finishing with 12 kills in 19 swings (9/22).
• Pounded 19 kills in 3-2 win at Northern Iowa (11/3).
• Recorded 11 kills in 3-1 win vs. Illinois State that clinched program’s first MVC regular-season title (11/10).
• Owned 18 kills in MVC Tournament semifinal vs. Illinois State (11/23).
• Had team-high 11 kills on .333 hitting in MVC Tournament finals victory over Wichita State (11/24).
• Led CU with 14 kills in NCAA Tournament win vs. Marquette (11/30), including the clincher on match point.
• Topped Creighton with 11 kills in NCAA loss at No. 11 Minnesota (12/1).
• Owned 10 or more kills in 18 of CU’s last 25 matches, including seven straight from Sept. 8-28 and final seven matches of the year (Nov. 10-Dec. 1).
• Led Creighton with 15 kills in spring exhibition win at Nebraska (4/12).

2011: Freshman at Creighton
• Named to MVC All-Freshman Team.
• Named to Cobra Magazine’s All-West Region Honorable-Mention squad.
• Named MVC Freshman of the Week on Oct. 3 after averaging 3.57 kills per set in wins over Illinois State and Indiana State.
• Pulled out of a possible redshirt season on Sept. 8 at No. 11 Nebraska in CU’s eighth match, delivering two kills.
• Pounded a season-high 16 kills in win over Illinois State (9/30).
• Had 11 kills and hit season-high .400 in win vs. Bradley (10/14).
• Team was 2-5 without her, but was 15-9 after she started playing.
• Played and trained in China for 17 days in May, 2012.

Palm Harbor University High School
• Team went 61-16 in her three seasons on varsity, including a 24-4 mark as a sophomore for the Lady Canes.
• Her senior year she averaged 3.4 kills, 1.3 digs and 0.8 blocks per set.
• As a junior, averaged 2.61 kills and a county-leading 1.93 blocks per set.
• Two-time, first-team all-conference pick after earning second-team accolades as a sophomore.
• Won the Teammate Award.
• Named by the St. Petersburg Times as one of “five to watch” in 2010 fall sports preview issue.
• Played for coach Tara Kuk in high school.
• Played in the Pinellas County Senior All-Star volleyball match, where she led her team with 24 kills in four sets and was named Most Valuable Player for the Red Team.

Creighton Awards & Honors
2011    Cobra Magazine All-West Regional Honorable Mention
2011    MVC All-Freshman Team
2011    MVC Freshman of the Week
2011-12    MVC Academic Honor Roll
2012    Cobra Magazine All-National Third Team
2012    MVC All-Tournament Team
2012    Second-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference
2012-13    Dean’s List
2012-13    MVC Academic Honor Roll

More About Leah
Full Name: Leah Ashanti McNary
Birthday: Dec. 8, 1992
Birthplace: Dunedin, Fla.
Parents: LaVaughn and Myra McNary
Siblings: Lauren (27), Madison (23), LaVaughn (13)
Major: Art
Nicknames: Lee, Legs, Bounce
Favorite Movie: A Walk To Remember
Favorite Athlete: Destinee Hooker
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mexico
Why Creighton: Academics and Volleyball
Hobbies: Art, singing
Thoughts on Joining the BIG EAST: Excited to see what we can do
Favorite Part About Ryan Center/D.J. Sokol Arena: How loud it gets, the big fan.
Favorite Professor/Class at Creighton: Robert Bosco/Art
Best Volleyball Memory: Beating Nebraska in the spring
Athletic Family: Father played basketball at Alabama State, sister Lauren ran track at Howard and finished 19th nationally in the 400 meters in 2009, and sister Madison ran track at Florida before transferring to Ohio State, where she was a three-time Big Ten champ (60m, 200m, 4x100m relay) and an indoor All-American (60m)
Favorite Quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil 4:13)
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