The tournament will feature six matches over Friday and Saturday
Cowgirls open 2015 campaign against No. 14 Ohio State
UW returns nine letterwinners
The Forum was held this past weekend
UW on a five-match winning streak
Junior (2014): Appeared in all 31 matches and 114 sets with 20 starts in 2014...averaged 1.92 kills (219) and 0.32 digs (37) per set...recorded 86 total blocks (0.75 bps) on the year...in MW matches, she averaged 1.96 kills while recording 53 total blocks (0.78 bps)...finished with a career-high 13 kills against Boise State (10/25/14)...recorded a career-high nine total blocks while adding nine kills against Utah State (10/23/13)...tied her career high with 13 kills while hitting .500 (13-2-22) against UC-Davis (9/19/14)...named to the All-Tournament Team at the Hampton Inn & Suites UNC Classic...led the team once in kills and twice in blocks...earned Academic All-MW honors for the second year in a row.
Sophomore (2013): Appeared in 20 matches and 54 sets including seven starts on the season...started in the first match of her career against Drake (8/31/13)...averaging 1.61 kills per set, as she recorded 87 on the season...also recorded 35 blocks (0.63 bps) and 17 digs (0.31 dpg)...in MW matches, she averaged 2.21 kills per set and had seven total blocks...had a season-high five total blocks against Indiana (9/13/13)...finished with a career-high 13 kills and 32 attempts against Colorado (10/1/13)...an Academic All-MW selection for the first time.
Georgia Southern: Played in 14 matches along with three starts during her first full season...averaged 1.14 kills and 0.48 digs in 29 sets played...redshirted in 2011...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.
High School: A three-time letterwinner and was a captain in her senior season...earned 4A all-county honorable mention and 5A honorable mention all-county, while being selection MVP twice...helped her team win the 2009 Area Championship and Sweet Sixteen Championship her junior season...member of the National Honor Society, Honor Roll, AP Scholar, AJC Cup...played for Shannon Mabrey at Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, Ga.
Personal: Full name Kayla Alexis Henderson...born Nov. 20, 1993, in Atlanta, Ga...she is the daughter of Kimberlie and Kevin Henderson...father played football at Georgia Tech...has two siblings, one brother, Knox and one sister, Khloe...majoring in accounting with a minor in international studies.