CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia volleyball head coach Shannon Wells announced the addition of outside hitter Kadynce Boothe, a transfer from Tennessee, on Friday (Dec. 15).

“We are very excited to add Kadynce to our program,” Wells said. “As we continue to fight our way back to the NCAA tournament, we are wanting to add student-athletes to our program that are not only great players, but great people too. We want people who have been in competitive environments throughout their collegiate career. We are getting the best of all worlds. She is a 6-rotation outside hitter with a big arm and a physical block with so much potential left in her game. We can’t wait to start working with her in January.”

Boothe comes to Charlottesville after a two-year stint with the Volunteers from 2022-23. During her time in Knoxville, Boothe appeared in 51 sets across 21 matches, tallying 65 kills, 68 digs and 18 blocks. In her freshman year, she set a career-high in kills, recording 10 against NC State.

On the club level, Boothe competed with Piedmont Volleyball Club. She was the 110th-ranked recruit in the country and the fourth-ranked player in North Carolina. In 2021, Boothe was tabbed an AVCA High School All-American third team selection and a three-time AVCA All-Region first team selection. She was also a four-time Central Piedmont All-Conference selection and Central Piedmont Conference Player of the Year from 2019-21.

Boothe is the daughter of Dawn Conrad and Charles Boothe. She has two siblings, Kyndal and Kinnady Boothe. Boothe plans to major in media studies at Virginia.