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#11 Anita Anwusi Season 2024

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Graduate Student
Houston, Texas
High School
Alief Hastings HS

2023 SMU Invitational All-Tournament Team
2023 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2022 AVCA South All-Region Honorable Mention
2022 Tulane Invitational All-Tournament Team
2022 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2021 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2021 SEC Volleyball Community Service Team

Started in all 28 matches and played all 103 sets…for the second consecutive year, she led the team in hitting percentage (.335) and blocks (88)…her .335 hitting percentage ranked No. 7 in the SEC…finished the season with 201 kills 15 aces, 13 solo blocks and 25 digs…had 16 matches hitting over .300 and five over. 600, including a season-high .682 (16-1-22) at South Carolina (Nov. 12)…her 16 kills against South Carolina matched a career-high…had 16 matches with three or more blocks and six matches with five or more blocks, including a season-best 7.0 blocks at Georgia (Oct. 15)…ranks No. 9 all-time with 123 matches played, No. 8 all-time with 368 block assists, No. 9 all-time with 434 total blocks and No. 10 all-time with a .296 hitting percentage.

Honored as AVCA South All-Region Honorable Mention … Started all 30 matches and played in all 119 sets … led the team with 1.14 blocks per set (136 total) and a .289 hitting percentage … finished with 221 total kills (1.86/set) and reached the milestone of 500 career kills and 300 career blocks … matched a career-high nine blocks in a single match twice against Mississippi State (Oct. 29) and Alabama (Oct. 19) … recorded a career-best .643 hitting percentage behind an efficient 10 kills on 14 swings with one error against Ole Miss (Sept. 30) … also turned in a season-high 13 kills twice against Mississippi State (Oct. 30) and Ole Miss (Oct. 1) … was honored to the Tulane Invitational All-Tournament team.

Played in 88 sets over 23 matches with 21 starts … turned in 148 total kills (1.68 per set) behind a .346 hitting percentage … her .346 hitting percentage ended the season ranked No. 10 in LSU’s single-season record book and No. 8 in the SEC … led the team with 102 total blocks and 14 solo blocks, while her 1.16 blocks per set ranked No. 9 in the SEC … had a season-high .700 hitting percentage at Mississippi State (Oct. 2) … had four matches with 10 or more kills, including three in a four-match stretch featuring a career-high 16 kills at Ole Miss (Nov. 12) … also recorded a career-high nine blocks twice this season against Troy (Sept. 18) and Mississippi State (Oct. 2).

Saw action in all 22 matches with 17 starts, playing in 77 total sets as a middle blocker … Finished with 51 total blocks for the season, the third highest on the team … Her 16 solo blocks were tied for the most on the team … Recorded a career-high 14 kills against Mississippi St., one of two matches Anwusi recorded double-digit kills … Had a season-high of 6 total blocks in the second match of the season at Texas A&M … Excelled with four solo blocks in the second to last match of the season at Tennessee.

Saw play in 51 sets for the season … Recorded 47 kills on the year, recording 1.51 points per set and a hitting percentage of .183 … Finished with a season-high eight kills against Mississippi State (Sept. 29) … In her first game as a Tiger, she recorded three kills and eight blocks … Also had eight blocks in her second career game against Arizona State … Hit .571 with four kills on seven attempts against nationally ranked Kentucky.

A gifted athlete who will bring a new level of physicality to the Tigers at the middle blocker position … Ranked the No. 9 Prep Volleyball Senior Ace and was named an Under Armour Second Team All-American in 2018 … A two-time Second Team All-District honoree and played for the Houston Juniors Volleyball Club … Was a member of the USA Volleyball Junior National Team that took home Gold at the NORCECA Women’s U20 Continental Championship … Was the Class President at Alief Hastings.

Daughter of Gloria and Chudi Anwusi … Graduated in Spring 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in physical activity and health … Currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration.

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