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  Shelby Walker

Shelby Walker

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bradenton, Fla.

High School:
Lakewood Ranch

Last College:
Hillsborough Community College

Height:
6-1

Position:
MB/OH

Birthdate:
05/13/1994

Prior to Ohio: Played two seasons at junior college power Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla. under Gary Larkin, helping to lead the Hawks to back-to-back Suncoast Conference titles ... Led the Hawks and ranked ninth nationally with 1.35 blocks per set during her sophomore campaign in 2013, earning First Team All-Suncoast Conference honors and All-Florida College System Activities Association recognition ... Also led HCC with 0.35 service aces per set and ranked second on the team with 2.43 kills per set ... Hit .363 for Hillsborough in 2013, which finished the season ranked No. 6 in the nation after posting a 33-4 record and earning a third-place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament ... Team finished the season 20-10 and was ranked No. 11 during her freshman season in 2012, placing seventh at the NJCAA Tournament ... Played two years of volleyball (2011-12) at Lakewood Ranch High School under Perri Hankins, serving as team captain her senior season ... Also competed for Suncoast Volleyball Club and Manatee Volleyball Club ... Played softball (2009-10) and competed in weightlifiting (2009-12) in addition to playing volleyball at Lakewood Ranch.

Personal: Born May 13, 1994 ... Daughter of Leota and Allan Walker ... Has four brothers, Billy, Brian, Jake and Colton and three sisters, Kiera, Rachel and Kelsey ... Brother, Brian, competed in football and wrestling for one year at Cumberland University ... Majoring in Pre Sport Management ... Earned Scholar-Athlete distinction from 2008-12 at Lakewood Ranch ... Enjoys visiting the beach, playing beach volleyball and reading ... Lists former NBA superstar guard Michael Jordan as her favorite athlete.