Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'7"
Class: Junior
City/State: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Huntington Beach HS
Other College: Illinois
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience: Transfer


Saw action in a total of 26 matches in her two seasons ... Tallied a total of 31 digs ... Was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team in 2018 ... Last season, she posted a pair of services aces and a pair of digs in win over Bowling Green ... Played in all five sets in both of the Illini’s five-set wins at No. 25 Colorado State and Northern Colorado ... Notched five digs and two aces at No. 25 Colorado State ... In 2017, she saw action in 14 matches, playing in 28 sets ... Totaled three points on three service aces, while also registering 21 digs ... Made her Illinois debut at the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational, playing two sets against Chattanooga and all three sets in win over Tennessee State, registering her first two career digs against the Tigers ... Totaled a season-high five digs in win over Indiana.

Was named to the JVA Beach Watch list as a junior and was an AVCA Phenom List honoree ... Earned PrepVolleyball.com Soph 79 Honorable Mention, Frosh 59 Honorable Mention and Defensive Dandies ... Was a two-time Virginia Conference 27 All-Conference ... Earned Huntington Beach High School Scholar-Athlete Award, the Oiler Award and a spot on the Sunset League All-Academic Team in 2015 ... Led Kettle Run High School team to the third place finish in State 3A Division, pacing the squad with 321 digs and 82 aces and was second with 231 kills ... She was the first freshman to make varsity at KRHA, helping the team to a 25-2 record and Top-10 finish in the State 3A playoffs.

Full name is Emmaline Jean Walters ... Born December 22, 1988 ... Daughter of Dixie and Lee Walters ... Has a younger brother, Rhett ... majoring in international business.

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