3 Emma Ridley
3 Emma Ridley
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
Previous College: Tulsa
Position: OH

2009: Played in and started all 31 matches during the season...Led the entire Southland Conference in kills during the season with 464 kills and 4.30 kills per set, the 26th best average in the nation...Named Southland Newcomer of the Year and First-Team All-Southland...Set a new school record with 24 kills in a three-set match against Texas-Pan American while tying the existing records for kills in a four-set match with 24 against Lamar and in a five-set match with 27 against Sam Houston State...Had a team-high 25 matches with double-digit kills...Became the all-time single-season kills leader, shattering the old record of 373 in 2002 by Lauren Smith...Also led the team in digs with 228...No. 1 in school history with a 4.30 kills per set for both single season and career average...Tenth overall in career kills with 464...Tied for second on the team with 14 service aces.

Prior to A&M-Corpus Christi: Played two seasons at Tulsa, helping the Golden Hurricane to the Conference USA Tournament Title as a true freshman...Compiled 527 kills, 127 digs and 42 total blocks during her time there...She was second on the team with 413 kills her freshman season, with 25 double digit kills matches...Led all C-USA freshmen in kills...Totaled 114 kills in her sophomore season.

High School: Three-year letter winner at Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix, Ariz...Became the all-time kills leader for the Vikings...Led her team to a state championship during her senior season and helped the Vikings to three consecutive state playoff appearances...Team was a perfect 41-0 during her senior season, marking the most victories by a high school team in the entire state...Improved playoff position each season, reaching the quarterfinals her sophomore year, the semifinals her junior year and winning state her senior year...Named First Team All-State and All-Region her senior season...Named Region MVP and Phoenix Player of the Year...Lettered in track and field.

Personal: Born Emma Ruth Ridley on August 3, 1989...Daughter of Scott Ridley and Barbara O'Brien...Management major.