Position: OH/MH Ht.: 6-1
Hometown: Spartanburg, S.C.
Previous School: Broome HS
Eligibility: Sr. Major: Integrated Studies
2011: (Junior) Played in 86 games, starting 23 matches in her junior season...Finished third on the team with 140 kills...Was fifth on the team with a 14.8% attack percentage...Was second on the team with 133 set assists...Had 12 service aces...Recorded 136 digs...Led the team with 64 blocks.
2011 Season Stats
2010: (Sophomore) Played in 96 games and 29 matches in her sophomore season...Finished third on the team with 169 kills...Was third on the team with a 14.7% attack percentage...Was third on the team with 36 set assists...Had eight service aces...Recorded 83 digs...Second on the team with 65 blocks.
2010 Season Stats
2009: (Freshman) Played in 106 games and all 30 matches for the Tornados as a freshman...Finished fifth on the team in kills with 127...Averaged 1.20 kills per game...Converted 17.3% of her attacks...Was third on the team with 23 set assists...Finished third on the team with 75 blocks...Recorded 33 digs.
2009 Season Stats
Personal: Atkinson, a 6-0 right side hitter, comes to Brevard from Spartanburg, S.C. from Broome High School. Under head coach Pam Peeler, Atkinson was an All-Region and an All-State player for three years, as well being the Region 2-AA Player of the Year for three years. Atkinson was also named MVP in the SC State All-State 1A-2A match at Lander University.
Atkinson also played basketball and softball for the Centurions, receiving the Best Defense award in basketball.