Payton Schwantz – 2021 – Volleyball


2020-21: Saw some action in 19 of Duke’s competitions this year… One of Duke’s best six-spins… Ranked third on the team with 160 kills for a .217 save percentage… Added 152 digs in total to place third on the team… Notched 23 blocks in the net and seven aces… Became the 26th Blue Devil to reach 1,000 digs mark on March 22… Recorded a double-double on four occasions… Succeeded a season high 16 kills to hit an impressive 0.500 against North Carolina (Oct 11)… Named to the All-ACC squad and the All-ACC academy squad.

2019: Saw some action in 26 of Duke’s contest as a six-spinner… Finished the season second on the team with 214 kills… Averaged 2.49 kills per set… Added 14 serve ace… Recorded a whopping 266 digs to finish second on the team behind the Libero… Accumulated double-digit wins in 12 games including a season 15 record against Notre Dame… Added 14 games with digs in double digits, including three with 20+… Featured a record 23 digs in Duke’s five sets win over NC State… Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2018: Played all six rotations for the Blue Devils… Led team with 10 double-doubles performances… Recorded 301 kills, averaging 3.04 kills per set… Ranked third on team with 246 digs and 2.48 digs per set in second year… Totaled 22 kills and 18 digs against Notre Dame… One of the best serving Blue Devils receives… Named to the 2018-19 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2017 (Statistics): Won ACC All-Freshman All-Star Team honors … Named to the 2017 Duke Invitational All-Star Team … Won a berth in the bout in the fort at the TCU Tournament All-Star Team … Tab Freshman of the Week at the ACC on September 11 after leading Duke into battle in the fort for the TCU title … Named to the Academic Honor Roll of the ‘ACC 2017-18 … Played in all 31 games … Ranked second on team with 350 kills and 2.92 kills by -set average … Bbecame Duke’s first freshman with over 350 kills since Rachael Moss in 2006 … Recorded double-digit kills in 23 of Duke’s 31 games … Totaled a high of 19 kills on Oct. 15 vs. Florida State … Hit over .300 10 times.

High school: Winner of a letter in high school for four years… Played two seasons at Trinity Christian Academy and two seasons at Frisco High School… 2016 District Co-MVP and Team MVP… Selected twice in all states and first team academy winner in all districts… Won second team Dallas Morning News Sports Day All-Area awarded as senior… Won Max Preps Player of the Match 10 times in high school career … Was ranked # 83 on’s Top 100 Senior Aces list… Led Trinity Christian Academy to TAPPS District 1 – 5A Regional Finals in Year Two and State Semifinals in Year One… Voted MVP of the team, District 1 – 5A Newcomer of the Year, All-District First Team and All-State First Team its freshman season… Also played for Texas Advantage Volleyball (TAV)… Ranked # 1 team in the country… Led the club team in American national volleyball championship 17 Open Nationals… Won the honors of the MVP in American volleyball and all tournaments at the national championship… The club team won gold medal in every tournament played… Toured in Europe with TAV 18 Black… Member of the Société Nationale d’Honneur, the Société Nationale d’Honneur de l’Art and the Société Nationale d’Honneur Française.

Staff: Born Payton K. Schwantz February 11, 1999… Daughter of Randy and Lori Schwantz… Has three older sisters (Kendall, Hunter and Reagan)… Sister Kendall played basketball at Samford University… Sister Hunter was a member of the rowing team at the University of Oklahoma.



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