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Theanna Vernon
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Theanna Vernon 1937493
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'0"
Year: 5
Hometown: Scarborough, Ont.
High School: Agincourt C.I.
Club: Toronto Diamonds, OVA
Major: Social Work

2018-19: The senior capped off her historic five-year career at Ryerson with yet another jaw-dropping season… Named the OUA’s Female Athlete of the Year and was a finalist for the U SPORTS Lieutenant Governor Athlete of the Year award for the second consecutive season… Played 64 sets in 17 matches in the regular season… Led the province in hitting percentage (.410) for the fifth consecutive season… Her elite 1.56 blocks per set statistic was the best in all of U SPORTS… Contributed 4.3 points per set, ranking her fourth in the OUA and first on the Rams… Was second on the Rams in kills (187) and kills per set (2.92) in the regular season and led the team in points (272.5)… Added 38 digs, 21 aces, and four assists… Contributed a regular-season high of 16 kills, nine total blocks (six solo, three assists), and 23.5 points in a 3-2 win over Toronto on January 20, 2019… Made three starts in the playoffs, totaling a team-best 29 kills and 16 blocks… Her .417 hitting percentage led the OUA, as did her 1.6 blocks per set… Contributed 4.5 points per set, leading the Rams and ranking third in the league… Tallied a team-best 34 kills at the 2019 U SPORTS Women’s Volleyball National Championship… Added 12 total blocks, two aces, and seven digs at the tournament… Was named Player of the Game in the national final after totaling 12 kills, six total blocks, two service aces, and 18.5 points in a 3-2 loss to UBC on March 17, 2019… Also named Player of the Game in Ryerson’s 3-0 sweep over Calgary in the national quarter-final on March 15, 2019… Named to the tournament all-star team for a second consecutive season… Became the first player in program history to be named a U SPORTS First-Team All-Canadian, as well as the first to earn the title of OUA East Player of the Year… Also an OUA First-Team All-Star for the fourth consecutive season… A finalist for the U SPORTS women’s volleyball Player of the Year award… Ryerson’s H. H. Kerr Female Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season…. The 2018-19 women’s volleyball team MVP…Recipient of the prestigious Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award, given to graduating Ryerson students who have made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions over their time at the university… One of Ryerson’s Stars of the Week on October 9, 2018, and February 25, 2019… Ryerson’s Athlete of the Week on November 27, 2018, and January 21, 2019… Graduates as one of the most successful Rams athletes of all-time, holding the program records in points (1236.5), points per set (3.99), service aces (112), blocks (392), and hitting percentage (.419)... Also holds the single-season records in blocks (100) and hitting percentage (.482) and the single-game records in blocks (11) and hitting percentage (.818)... An OUA silver and gold medalist, and a U SPORTS silver and gold medalist.

2017-18
:  The senior middle blocker put together one of the most impressive seasons in program history… Ryerson’s H. H. Kerr Female Athlete of the Year and an OUA First-Team All-Star for the third straight season… Played in all of Ryerson’s 68 sets across 19 games, one of only two Rams to do so … Lead the country with a .482 hitting percentage for the third year in a row… Also ranked third in the country with 1.29 blocks per set and 4.2 points per set in the regular season… Her single-game hitting percentage was over .500 on 12 different occasions, with a career best of .818% on February 23, 2018, against RMC… Also had a career high of 18 kills on February 23, 2018 in a sweep over the RMC Paladins… In the Quigley Cup playoffs, Vernon had a .439 hitting percentage and a 1.91 blocks per set average, ranking first in U SPORTS in both statistics… Named Player of the Game after putting up 10 blocks and 12 kills with a .435 attack efficiency in the Quigley Cup finals against McMaster on March 10, 2018… At the 2018 U SPORTS National Championship, she averaged 2.54 blocks per set (first in the tournament) and a .359 hitting percentage (second in the tournament)… Recorded 11 kills, 13 block assists and 17.5 points, as well as a .375 hitting percentage in the national championship game against Alberta on March 18, 2018… Named MVP of the U SPORTS National Championship tournament after leading her team to Ryerson’s first-ever national banner… Vernon wrapped up a phenomenal season as one of four female athletes to be nominated for the U SPORTS BLG Athlete of the Year award, becoming the first Ryerson athlete in the history of the university to be named as a finalist for the prestigious award… The second-team All-Canadian was also named the U SPORTS Athlete of the Month for March, and the OUA and U SPORTS Athlete of the Week on March 20… Named Ryerson’s Athlete of the Week on November 27, 2017, February 20, 2018 and March 19, 2018… After four seasons, Vernon now sits second in all-time program points (964) and first in total blocks (292) and career hitting percentage (.422%)... Her 2017-18 hitting percentage (.482%) broke the program’s previous record, also set by Vernon (.435% in 2015-16)... She also set the new record for single game hitting percentage (.818% on February 23, 2018), another record she previously held (.737% on January 22, 2016).

2016-17: The third year middle blocker had another dynamite season in a Rams' uniform... Named an OUA First-Team All-Star for the second straight season… Finished the regular season as the most efficient hitter in the country for the second straight year with a hitting percentage of .389; also the third straight season that she's finished in the top five in Canada in that category... Wrapped up the regular season with 1.28 blocks/set (3rd in Canada) and 0.52 service aces per set (4th in the OUA and 10th in U SPORTS)... Her 33 solo blocks, 55 block assists, 88 total blocks and 36 service aces were all second in Ontario... Posted a season-high 15 kills, six solo blocks and 24.0 points in a 3-1 victory over the Guelph Gryphons on February 17th, 2017... Set a single game program record with 11 total blocks in a 3-2 loss to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on November 25th, 2016... Named Ryerson's Female Athlete of the Week on November 28th, 2016 and January 23rd, 2017… Her strong play continued in the playoffs where she racked up 27 kills in three matches; her 17 total blocks and 1.70 blocks/set led the province in postseason play… At the 2017 U SPORTS Women's Volleyball National Championship, she led the Rams with 2.86 kills/set and a .333 hitting percentage, while her 14 total blocks and 2.00 blocks/set were both best in the tournament… Named a H.H. Kerr Female Athlete of the Year finalist.

2015-16: Her second season with the Rams... An OUA first team all-star, was one of the most feared attackers in the OUA... Her .435 hitting percentage in the regular season was first in the conference, while her 1.15 blocks per set ranked second and her 205 kills was fifth... Recorded career-highs of16 service aces and 274.5 points... The only Ram to appear in all 67 conference sets... In the playoffs, her .508 hitting percentage ranked second in the OUA and 3.67 kills per set was third best. 

2014-15: Won the OUA East Rookie of the Year award and was named to the OUA All-Rookie Team...Played in 42 of 65 sets in her first season, missing some time due to injury...Finished fourth on the Rams with 139 points...Led the OUA in hitting percentage...Established a career best 14 kills on November 15 at York and 20 points vs. Waterloo on November 23.

Before Ryerson: Played for the Toronto Diamonds Volleyball Club from 2009-2013… The middle blocker won a bronze medal at the 17U national championships and was named an all-star in 2012… Named the Diamonds' most valuable player in 2013... Bronze medalist at the 18U provincial championship that year and finalist at the 18U national championship... Named an all-star at both competitions.

OUA Regular Season Stats:

    ATTACK   SERVE   BLOCK    
Season GP K E TA % A SA SE DIG BS BA BE PTS PTS/G
2014-15 42 95 22 209 34.9 1 10 10 26 29 10 0 139 3.3
2015-16 67 205 31 400 43.5 4 16 18 26 30 47 0 274.5 4.1
2016-17 69 171 41 334 38.9 2 36 20 37 33 55 0 267.5 3.9
2017-18 68 193 29 340 48.2 1 29 27 30 34 54 0 283 4.2
2018-19 64 187 33 376 41.0 4 21 19 38 29 71 0 272.5 4.3
CAREER TOTAL 310 851 156 1659 41.9 12 112 94 157 155 237 0 1236.5 4.0


*as of March 14, 2019

Career Highs:

  • Kills: 18 kills vs. RMC, February 23, 2018
  • Points: 24 points, twice - at York, January 16, 2016 & vs. Guelph, February 17, 2017
  • Blocks: 11 blocks vs. Toronto, November 25, 2016 (3 solo, 8 assisted)

OUA Playoff Stats:

    ATTACK   SERVE   BLOCK    
Season GP K E TA % A SA SE DIG BS BA BE PTS PTS/G
2014-15 3 7 1 16 37.5 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 10 3.3
2015-16 8 33 2 61 50.8 0 2 4 7 5 1 0 40.5 5.1
2016-17 10 27 9 62 29.0 1 5 5 7 9 8 0 45 4.5
2017-18 24 61 13 121 39.7 2 4 8 10 6 48 0 95 4.0
2018-19 10 29 4 60 41.7 1 5 2 6 5 11 0 44.5 4.5
CAREER TOTAL 55 157 29 320 40.0 4 18 20 31 25 70 0 235 4.3

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