Tiana Dockery (Navajo) Reflects on Junior Season

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The Junior Outside Hitter Looks Back at Her Sensational Season in the Crimson & Blue

Junior Tina Dockery (Navajo) Earns Big 12 Honors In Her 2014 Campaign (PHOTO VIA REID WILLIAMS)

Junior Tiana Dockery (Navajo) Earns Big 12 Honors In Her 2014 Campaign (PHOTO VIA REID WILLIAMS)

By TYLER JONES

WEB EDITOR, @TylerJonesLive

While the Kansas Jayhawk Volleyball team ended their season on a low note with a loss to Arkansas-Little Rock in the First Round of the NCAA Tourney, it was a monumental season for Junior Tiana Dockery. Dockery is a native of Richmond, Texas and a graduate of Foster High School. In 2014, Dockery received Big 12 Honorable Mention recognition for her outstanding season.

At 5’10, Dockery found herself right at home playing the Outside Hitter position for the Crimson and Blue. She recalled this season as, “Absolutely wonderful.” Dockery, was apart of a Jayhawk squad that won 22 games and 10 conference games in the Big 12. Kansas had a winning percentage of 71% in 2014.

Dockery was one of three upperclassmen on this year’s team and was the only junior. Dockery said, “This year was a big difference between my sophomore and junior year. I had to take on more of a leadership role.”

Next year, the Jayhawks return 12 players to the squad, but Dockery will be the only senior. Dockery said, “I’m taking on THE leadership role as the only senior on this team next year.” She went on to say, “We will have the same expectations as we did this year. We’ll just try not to get knocked out of the First Round of the tourney again.”

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Dockery (Navajo) Has a Big Night in Topeka with 14 Kills Against Arkansas-Little Rock on December 5th (PHOTO VIA REID WILLIAMS)

This was the third straight NCAA Tournament appearance for Dockery and the Jayhawks. With the same expectations, Dockery and the team have a goal of reaching it again in 2015.