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AURORA DAVIS

Player profile

Junior Season

Paired with Katherine Plessy for a 14-3 record on the season…Paired with Fatma Yildirim for an 8-6 record to finish 2013 with a 22-9 overall record…Finished 14-5 in duals on the season…Won the Panama City Beach tournament with Yildirim (March 23)…Won the `Silver’ bracket title at the Atlanta, Ga. event (April 7)…Reached the quarterfinals with Plessy during the Siesta Key Tournament (April 14)…Placed second at the FSU Sand Tournament on April 21, losing in the finals to teammates Stephanie and Kristina Pellitteri…Went 3-1 at the AVCA National Championships on No. 3, beating ULM, Long Beach State, and North Florida before falling to Pepperdine in the semifinals (May 3-4)…Went 5-3 as No. 1, 3-1 as No. 2, and 6-1 as No. 3 in duals throughout the season.

Sophomore Season

One of 10 student-athletes to earn All-America honors during inaugural collegiate sand volleyball campaign…Was a team co-captain along with Amanda Saxton…Reached quarterfinals of the pairs tournament with partner Brittany Tiegs at the National Championships…Teamed with Tiegs as FSU’s No. 1 tandem for much of the season, tallying a 22-2-1 mark in the top spot…Held a 50-7-1 record overall for the season…Went 6-1 at the No. 2 position…Captured the pairs championship at three tournaments – the USC Tournament (March 16-18), the FSU Sand Tournament (March 24-25) and the Fiesta at Siesta Key (April 14)…Nabbed second-place at the UNF Sand Invitational (March 31-April) and at the Clash of the Collegians (March 8-9)…Led FSU in digs per set (8.29) and attacks (12.03)…Ranked second on the Noles in kills (6.27) and aces (1.14) per set.

Before FSU

Appeared in the 2010 Dig The Beach Top 10 Women’s Open Division…Took first-place in the Fiesta On Siesta Collegiate Beach Championship in 2010…Won the 2008 USA Beach Volleyball Tour Championship in Huntington Beach, Calif…Ranked first nationally in total kills for State College of Florida in 2010-11…Received 2010-11 NJCAA All-America Honorable Mention honors…Named 2010-11 Suncoast Conference Player of the Year…Named to Suncoast Conference First Team…Named FCCAA Player of the Week…Named team captain for State College of Florida…Captured Lake County Player of the Year while in high school.

Personal

Majoring in social science…Plans to do mission work in other countries after graduating…Involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes…Favorite athlete is professional surfer Bethany Hamilton…Parents are Frank and Glenda Newgard… Married Josh Davis in January… Maiden name is Newgard.