2014 SEC Freshman of the Week [10/20]
2014 SEC All-Freshman Team
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Played in 23 total matches in her first year at LSU, making six starts and playing in 71 total sets… Was named the SEC Freshman of the Week in October, while finishing the year being named to the SEC All-Freshman team… Finished fourth on the team in kills with 199, while finishing third in kills per set averaging 2.08 while hitting .190 on the year… Had three assists and two aces on the campaign, while earning 70 digs and 33 blocks, averaging 0.99 and 0.46, respectively… Was fourth on the team in points with 262 for a 2.47 points per set clip… Finished eighth in the SEC and second among freshman in kills per set with a 3.08 average in SEC matches, while finishing 14th by averaging 3.36 points per set… Earned one double-double on the season… Hit above .300 with 10 or more kills in three matches on the year… Made her debut by coming off of the bench against Purdue and adding a kill and a block against the Boilermakers... Drilled home eight kills for a .368 percentage to go along with three digs and two blocks... Came back with eight kills against Florida State and garnered two digs and two blocks... Earned her first double-digit kill effort with 11 against UTSA, with four digs and four blocks against the Roadrunners... Drilled home 15 kills to go along with four digs and two blocks against Florida... Earned the most kills for an LSU true freshman in a match with 26 in the win over Arkansas, hitting .283 with six digs and a block... In two sets against Mississippi State earned four kills... Came off the bench to register 17 kills and hit .375 in the win over Kentucky, with four blocks and a dig... As a sub provided 12 kills on a .348 attack percentage with three blocks and two digs in the win at Ole Miss... Finished with six kills and hit .444 against Georgia with a dig... Hit .406 against South Carolina with 17 kills, five digs, an assist, ace and block in the win... Had eight kills with three blocks and two digs at Arkansas... Registered 10 kills in a reserve role with two digs and two blocks against Texas A&M... Had nine kills to go along with five digs and two blocks in the win over Tennessee... Had 11 kills with nine digs and a block against Mississippi State... Came off the bench to register eight kills for a .300 average against Auburn... earned her first collegiate double-double by tying for the match high in kills with 17, while adding a new career-high in digs with 11, with two blocks and an assist in the win at South Carolina... Earned the start against Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA tournament and finished with eight kills and 11 digs, while adding a block, service ace and assist against the Sooners.
Was a four-year standout product of Rockwall Heath High School in Texas for coach Margaret Younger… Was named a PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American and honorable mention Under Armour All-American for the 2013-14 season… Was a three-time district champion where she amassed over 2,000 kills, 1,630 digs, 190 blocks and 170 assists during her prep career, winning the district championship in each of her final three seasons… Was named one of the top players in the country every season of her high school tenure, making the cut for PrepVolleyball.com’s Frosh 59, Soph 79, Top Juniors and Senior Aces lists… Was named to the 2013 All-Texas Team, Pearland All-Tournament team and a nominee for the Gatorade Player of the Year… As a junior was named the District 12-5A MVP and for the second consecutive year was the kills leader in the Dallas-Fort Worth area… Was a first team all-district selection as a freshman and sophomore, where she was named the newcomer of the year, offensive player of the year and outstanding attacker… Was an Academic All-District selection two times.
Full name is Regina Renee Tillis… Daughter of Terrell and Renee Tillis… Born April 8, 1996… Cousin James Hemphill was a member of the 1996 LSU National Champion baseball team… Majoring in sports medicine.