Born December 15, 1994... Majoring in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry... Aspires for a career in Pharmacy... Chose PBA becuase she was impressed with the volleyball program and what the school has to offer academically... Favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:13... Daughter of Jack and Erica Ballantyne... Has three siblings: Katie, Andrew and John... Twin sister Katie also plays on the PBA volleyball team.
One of two primary middles on the team…played in all 36 matches and 129 sets…made 32 starts…led the team with a .328 attack percentage…recorded a team-best .583 attack against Saint Leo (Oct. 30) with 14 kills, zero errors and 24 attempts…14 kills were a season-high…had seven total matches hitting .500 or better, 13 .400 or better and 21 .300 or better…recorded double-digit kills five times…had great performarnce against Central Washington (Sept. 5) with 10 kills, .471 attack and season-high eight blocks…finished 3rd overall with 109 total blocks and 2nd with 106 block assists…had 13 matches with four or more blocks…named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team…also named Honorable Mention All-South Region by AVCA.
Elevated her game to a new level during her second season with Palm Beach Atlantic... Started all 34 games for the Sailfish... Honored to the AVCA 2014 All-South Regional honorable mention team... Finished the season with 287 kills and 90 total blocks, both good for second on the team... Was also second on the team in service aces with 36... Had 11 games in which she had double-digit kills while also adding six games of five or more blocks... Named to the USC-Aiken Tournament first team after finishing with 33 kills and five blocks over the four-game event... Had a season-high eight blocks in PBA's victory over Barry University on October 8th... Fired off a season-best four aces in the NCAA opening round against West Florida on November 20th... Played a tremendous South Region semi-final game against Florida Southern on November 21st, finishing with a career-high 20 kills and five assists in the win.
Contributed as a regular starter as a true freshman middle-blocker in her first season... Appeared in all 33 matches on the season while making 29 starts and playing in a total of 103 sets... Concluded the season with 158 kills (1.53 kills per set) to finish fourth on the team while adding in 76 total blocks to finish third on the team... Added in 74 digs, 15 service aces and four assists... Produced two matches with double-digit kills including a season-best of 12 kills at Carson Newman College... Registered a season-high eight block assists vs. Florida Tech on Oct. 29th... Named to the Carson Newman All-Tournament Team.
Attended Paul J. Hagerty High School where she competed in volleyball for head coach Corey Radford... Named Team Defensive MVP in 2011 and 2012... Selected All-Conference first-team as a junior and senior... Chosen to the BHSN top-20 of Central Florida... Member of the National Honor Society... Member of the Science Honor Society... Member of the Spanish Honor Society... Finished top-20 in her graduating class... Graduated with honors.