2009: Saw action in just 13 matches during the season due to injuries … made 11 starts in those 13 appearances … had a season-high 10 kills against NC State (9/19) and at Appalachian State (11/11) … nearly tied a career-high with nine blocks at Elon (11/4), which included eight block assists … had a season-high .562 hitting percentage in her second game back from injury against La Salle (9/19) after having nine kills and no errors … had six block assists against Furman (11/6).
2008: Had a breakout sophomore season as she played in all 33 matches and competed in 116 of 126 games on the year … named to the All-Southern Conference first team, becoming just the third player in school history to receive that honor … set a new career-high with 18 kills in a tightly contested match at Samford (10/26) … was named the SoCon Player of the Week twice on the year (10/21 and 11/11) … currently sits second in school history for career hitting percentage (.333) and blocks per game (1.11) … led the team with 138 blocks and had a team-leading 1.19 blocks per game average on the year … broke her previous career-high for blocks with 10 on the road against Samford (10/26) … set a new personal-best for digs with two against North Carolina A&T (9/3), Chattanooga (10/25) and Georgia Southern (11/21) … also named to the HPU Volleyball Classic all-tournament team.
2007: Saw action in 49 games and 22 matches … led the team in hitting percentage with a .362 percentage, which is fifth on UNCG’s single-season list … was fifth on the team in kills with 142 and third in kills per game (2.90) … recorded double-digit kills four times on the season … totaled a career-high 14 kills against both The Citadel (9/21) and College of Charleston (11/18) … tallied perfect hitting percentages twice on the season … finished sixth on the team in blocks … recorded a season-high six total blcoks in the Southern Conference Championship match against College of Charleston.
High school: Competed for four seasons at Tunstall High School in Danville, Va. for head coach Jackie Hardy … named the 2006 Piedmont District Player of the Year and the 2006 Region IV Player of the Year … also earned first team All-District and All-Regional honors during her prep career … currently holds the Virginia high school career kills record … was also a 2006 Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee.
Club: Played for the Piedmont Volleyball Club for head coach Blaine Tendler … team was Big South Tournament qualifier champions and Big South Tournament champions in 2007.
Personal: Kayren Diane Finney … born Nov. 9, 1988, in Danville, Va. … daughter of Michael and Valerie Finney … has three siblings, Ashley, Jehri and Cam’ron … majoring in public health with a minor in human development and family studies.