2013 Rice Invitational All-Tournament Team
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Appeared in 21 matches which included 17 starts … Notched 1.86 kills and 0.85 blocks per set over her three rotations … Knocked at least five kills during 13 of her 21 outings, while her 0.85 blocks per set were third on the team … Her .273 hitting percentage was second on the team only behind Briana Holman … Registered five-plus blocks on five occasions … Started season with six consecutive matches with over .300 hitting percentage (Aug. 30-Sept. 13) and was one of three players to earn Rice Invitational All-Tournament Team accolades … Powered home nine kills on a .500 hitting clip and registered six blocks at Rice (Sept. 7) … Cranked 12 kills and added five blocks during LSU’s 3-2 comeback win over Baylor (Sept. 20) … It marked the first time in Fears’ career that she produced 10-plus kills … Exploded for a career-high 15 kills on a .387 hitting ratio and tacked on four blocks against Georgia (Sept. 27) … Secured 10 kills on a .435 hitting percentage to go along with a season’s best nine blocks versus No. 11 Missouri (Oct. 25) … Added seven kills and four blocks at Tennessee (Nov. 17) … Started three of LSU’s final four matches of the regular season (Nov. 22-30) … Slapped four kills on seven errorless swings at No. 7 Florida (Nov. 22) … Did not play during the NCAA Seattle Regional (Dec. 6-7).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Totaled 27 appearances, including 24 starts ... Made an instant impact on the LSU front row ... Chipped in 1.28 kills and 1.03 blocks per set ... Her 1.03 blocks per set were ninth in the SEC, second among freshmen ... Led the Tigers in blocks a team-leading 16 times and registered five stuffs or more on a team-best eight occasions ... Opened her career by starting in 22 straight matches (Aug. 24-Oct. 22) ... One of two freshmen to earn the starting nod in the season opener at No. 2 Texas (Aug. 24) ... Notched four kills, one block and one dig during the Texas match ... Added six blocks against No. 19 San Diego (Aug. 25) ... Ripped eight kills on a .462 hitting percentage and tacked on four stuffs at Rice (Aug. 31) ... Buried eight kills on a career-high .636 hitting ratio and recorded six blocks against Western Michigan (Sept. 8) ... Picked up seven blocks highlighted by a trio of solo stuffs and popped four kills at South Carolina (Sept. 16) ... Cranked eight kills on a .412 hitting clip and tallied five blocks versus Georgia (Oct. 3) ... Collected a career-high 10 blocks during the Tennessee match (Oct. 10), the first Tiger to record double digit stuffs since former All-American Brittnee Cooper during the 2009 season ... Came away with seven kills and six blocks against Alabama (Oct. 14) ... Hammered a season's best nine kills and registered four blocks versus Texas A&M (Oct. 26) ... Turned in five kills and three blocks at No. 16 Florida (Nov. 16).
Coached by Ap Clarke at Bellaire High School in Texas ... LSU's 2012 recruiting class checked in with a No. 29 national ranking by PrepVolleyball.com ... Earned three All-District 20-5A First-Team selections from 2009-11, including 2010 MVP honors ... Team captured four district titles ... Ranked No. 27 on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces and was among the organization's Top 50 juniors ... Named among 2012 Volleyball Magazine/Rox Girls' Fab 50 ... Plays club volleyball for the Houston Juniors Volleyball.
Full name is Khourtni Rose Fears ... Daughter of Cedric Fears and Naomi Hall ... Born on September 29, 1993 ... Has three siblings Khourtland (11), Khamille (10) and Noelle (7) ... Majoring in mass communication ... Also recruited by California, Ohio, Purdue and Texas A&M.