2010: Named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholar and was listed on the America East All-Academic Team… Led the Retrievers with 108 total blocks, the sixth-most in school history, including 97 block assists, the third-highest UMBC mark… Ranked third on the squad with a career-high 195 kills… Reached double-digit kills four times, including a career-high 17 against Binghamton on Oct. 3… Recorded a career-high 10 total blocks in the second match against the Bearcats on Oct. 29… Hit .714 with 10 kills and no errors in a sweep over Binghamton in the America East Semifinals… Has 226 career total blocks, tied for eighth-most in school history, while her 203 career block assists rank fifth… Earned All-Tournament Team honors for the Battle of Baltimore in the first weekend of the season… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2009: Led the Retrievers in blocks (77) and blocks per set (0.83) while starting all 26 matches… Was second on the team in hitting percentage (.237) and third on the squad with 190 kills… Earned a season-high 13 kills against George Washington on Sept. 12… Hit double-digit kills three times… Recorded six blocks twice during the season, tying her season-best mark… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2008: Played in 17 matches for the Retrievers, starting six… Led the team with a .307 hitting percentage… Was third on the team, averaging 0.98 blocks per set, earning 41 in 42 sets played… Hit double-digit kills twice, including an 11-kill effort at New Hampshire on Nov. 2… Earned a season-high six total blocks against Binghamton on Nov. 7… Her best match came against Hartford in the regular-season finale on Nov. 16, posting 10 kills and an outstanding .769 hitting percentage along with five assisted blocks… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Earned conference Rookie of the Week honors for the week ending Nov. 16… Named the team’s Most Improved Player at UMBC’s varsity awards banquet in May... Also competed for UMBC’s women’s basketball team, seeing action in five games.
Background: A three-sport athlete at Independence High School in Charlotte, N.C…. A two-time volleyball All-Conference performer for the Patriots in 2006 and 2007… Named the MVP in 2007, offensive MVP in 2006 and Most Improved in 2004 and 2005… Named to the Charlotte Weekly Volleyball Super Second Team in 2006 and 2007 and helped lead the Patriots to the state playoffs these same years… Lettered in basketball and soccer while at Independence… Was named the Most Improved Player for basketball in 2004-05 and 2005-06, as well as the defensive MVP in 2006-07 and 2007-08... Earned the Scholar-Athlete Award all four years… Helped the Patriots to the state playoffs all four years and was part of the 2006-07 team which captured the Southwestern 4A Conference Championship… Was salutatorian of her graduating class… An honor roll student who was also a North Carolina Scholar, a member of Academy of International Studies and Order of the Patriot and an AP Scholar with Distinction.
Personal: Daughter of Anthony and Alma Kennedy… Has three sisters, Remika McClain and Ebony and Aja Kennedy, and one brother, Samuel Currence… Father, Anthony, played basketball at Coker College… Majoring in psychology and minoring in Spanish and biology... Born March 3, 1990.