May 3, 2019
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Kennedy Ames, a transfer outside hitter from Owens College in Perrysburg, Ohio, has committed to continue her academic and volleyball careers at Maryville College.
Ames, a 5-foot-6 outside hitter, played for Sean Hoover at Edison High School. In the fall of 2018, Ames helped Owens College to a 40-6 record throwing down 290 kills while returning 346 digs.
"National Champion, enough said!" Maryville College Head Coach Kandis Schram exclaimed. "Kennedy is a fiery, dynamic leader who knows what it is like and what it takes to win championships. As a starting captain for Owens College, she helped lead the team to a goal few ever reach. Kennedy is joining us from Division 3 JUCO National Champion Owens College and Northshore Volleyball Club in Ohio."
Kennedy is the daughter of Tracey and John Henley.
Kennedy joins a storied volleyball program in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Maryville College Head Volleyball Coach Kandis Schram, beginning her 34th season in the fall, is presently ranked second within the NCAA Division III among active career volleyball coaching victories with 764 wins in 33 seasons. She is ranked seventh all-time in career coaching victories within the division. Her teams have earned nine Great South Conference titles, two USA South regular-season crowns, and a pair of USA South tournament championships while claiming a dozen bids to the NCAA post-season tournament.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2018 semester was 1,154.