Born December 15, 1994... Majoring in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry... Aspires to become an orthopedic surgeon or pharmacist... Chose PBA because of the family atmosphere and a great volleyball program which will allow her to grow in her faith and athletics... Favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11... Favorite teams are the Chicago Blackhawks and Chelsea FC... Favorite athletes are Kerri Walsh and Frank Lampard... Daughter of Jack and Erica Ballantyne... Has three siblings: Emma, John and Andrew... Twin sister Emma also plays on the PBA volleyball team.
Saw action as a backup outside hitter in 26 matches including a start in the NCAA South Region Championship against Florida Southern…played in 54 sets overall including all four against the Mocs…recorded season-high nine kills in that championship match on 30 swings and hit .167…had five kills and zero errors in two sets against NYIT in the NCAA Elite Eight victory…hit .134 for the season with 45 kills…reached five kills one other time on the year, against Florida Tech (Nov. 21)…hit .444 (4-0-9) against Tampa (Oct. 3)…recorded 17 digs on the season with three coming in the South Region title match…recorded 10 blocks including back-to-back two-block matches against Lynn and Barry (Sept. 18-19).
Saw significant time on the court during her second season in the Blue and White, starting in 16 of 32 games she played in... Finished the season third on the team in kills with 218... Also contributed 47 digs and 28 total blocks... Honored with a spot on the USC-Aiken Tournament All-Tournament second-team... Had seven games of double-digit kills, including a career-high 14 against Lees-Mcrae on September 12th... Collected three blocks in a game on three occassions, including a sweep over Palm Beach County rival Lynn on October 22th.
Transitioned to collegiate volleyball as a reserve outside-hitter and back row defensive player... Appeared in 25 matches while making six starts and playing in a total of 67 sets on the season... Finished the season with 71 kills (1.06 kills per set) while adding in 50 digs, seven assists and three service aces... Produced a season-high of nine kills vs. Rollins College on Sept. 24th... Registered a season-best 14 digs vs. Barry University on Nov. 5th... Came away with a season-high three total blocks vs. UNC-Pembroke on Sept. 6th.
Competed in volleyball for head coach Corey Radford at Paul J. Hagerty High School... Chosen as Team MVP in 2010, 2011 and 2012... Selected as an All-American at the junior Olympics in 2012... Member of the National Honor Society... Member of the Science Honor Society... Member of the Spanish Honor Society... Ranked in the top-20 of her graduating class... Graduated with honors.