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Grace Turner

Graduate Student
Cincinnati, Ohio
McNicholas HS
High School
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  • Started in all 29 matches and appeared in all possible 115 sets as the team’s six-rotation outside hitter
  • VaSID First Team All-State
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Second Team All-ACC
  • Finished eighth in the ACC in kills per set (3.45) and points per set (4.11), and third in aces per set (0.38)
  • Notched six 20-kill performances, the most by a UVA player in a single season since 2010, when Simone Asque, recorded seven 20-kill outings.
  • Posted 19 kills in UVA’s sweep over Virginia Tech (Nov. 11), the most by a Cavalier in a three-set match since 2013 and good for No. 5 all-time in UVA history among three-set matches
  • Notched a career-high 24 kills at Boston College (Nov. 4)
  • Recorded 23 kills in three matches: Charlotte (Sept. 9), North Carolina (Sept. 25) and Virginia Tech (Oct. 28)
  • Also had 14 digs in UVA’s five-set win over the Hokies to earn her ninth career double-double
  • Served a career-best six aces against North Carolina (Sept. 25), which tied for eighth all-time in UVA history and tied for second among five-set matches under rally-scoring format (since 2001)
  • UVA All-Tournament Team (Sept. 17)
  • Registered her eighth career double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs in UVA’s four-set win over East Carolina (Sept. 16)
  • Recorded her second consecutive 20+ kill performance (22k) against Charlotte (Sept. 10)
  • Posted a career-high 23 kills and 15 digs in UVA’s five-set win over Charlotte (Sept. 9)
  • First Cavalier to register back-to-back 20+ kill performances since 2016
  • Xavier Tournament All-Tournament Team – MVP
  • Notched her sixth career double-double (19 kills, 14 digs) in UVA’s five-set comeback win at Xavier (Sept. 2)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Appeared in all 28 matches, including 25 starts, and played in 98 sets
  • Second on the team in kills (228) and kills per set (2.33)
  • Led the team in aces (27) and aces per set (0.28)
  • Fourth on the team in digs (157) and digs per set (1.60)
  • Led the team in points (283.0) and points per set (2.89)
  • Only player in the ACC to post two five-ace performances, which she did against Hofstra (Aug. 28) and at NC State (Sept. 24)
  • Her five aces against the Pride and Wolfpack were a career best
  • Notched a double-double with 15 kills and 12 digs against Boston College (Nov. 5)
  • Her season high of 19 kills in UVA’s five-set win at VCU (Sept. 10) was the most by a Cavalier in a single match this season
  • Took a career-high 60 swings against the Rams
  • Tallied a career-best five blocks against in UVA’s five-set win over Akron (Sept. 3), at NC State (Sept. 24) and Boston College (Oct. 5)
  • Maryland Invite All-tournament Team (Aug. 27-28)
  • ACC Honor Roll recipient


  • Appeared in 12 matches, including nine starts, and played in 38 sets 
  • Averaged 2.45 kills per set 
  • Posted a season-high 14 kills at Virginia Tech (Oct. 16) 
  • Registered her fourth career double-double against NC State (Oct. 24) after posting 13 kills and a season-high 11 digs
  • ACC Honor Roll recipient


  • Suffered season-ending knee injury in third match of season 
  • Received a medical redshirt 
  • Produced a career-high 21 kills and 13 digs in season opener against Furman (Aug. 30) 
  • Added 13 digs to her 21 kills against Furman to record a double-double
  • ACC Honor Roll recipient


  • Made 26 appearances, starting 12 matches in her first season 
  • Finished third on the team with 212 kills, averaging a second-best 2.49 per set 
  • Produced 22 service aces, second-most on the team 
  • Added 159 digs, averaging 1.87 per set 
  • Ended the year second on the team with an average of 2.99 points per set 


  • Captained her high school squad from 2016-18 
  • 2017 AVCA Under Armour Third Team All-Star 
  • 2017 Division II District 16 Player of the Year 
  • Led McNicholas to a second place finish in the district in 2017 
  • Member of the GCL Co-Ed Central champions


  • Pursuing her master’s degree in Educational Psychology–Social Foundations
  • Graduated with her undergraduate degree in Sociology in December of 2021
  • Recipient of the 2022-2023 Mark and Anne Sternheimer Scholarship for Excellence in Athletics Fund