Volleyball champion Leah Edmond honored at Kentucky

credit: Kentucky Athletics
Savanna Collins
Nov 13, 2023

Athletes Unlimited’s 2023 Volleyball Champion Leah Edmond received a warm welcome home to the University of Kentucky over the weekend. Her alma mater recognized the newly crowned champ in Rupp Arena during the Wildcats match on Sunday against Georgia.

Welcome home, Champ 🥇@leahedmond13 x @AUProSports #WeAreUK x #BBN pic.twitter.com/WBKGP8qwfB

— Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) November 12, 2023

Edmond is the third AU Volleyball Champion, following inaugural champion Jordan Larson and 2022 champion Bethania de la Cruz. After five weeks of play, she finished the season No. 1 on the leaderboard with 4,313 points. Edmond has spent her entire professional volleyball career with AU. She was a star for UK from 2016-2019, earning All-American honors each season and leading her teams to four NCAA Tournament appearances.

The back-to-back Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019, Edmond is the all-time kills leader in program history in the 25-point rally-scoring era. She helped lead Kentucky to an undefeated season in the SEC and two consecutive SEC championships.

Edmond was not the only Wildcat to compete in the 2023 season; outside hitter Alli Linnehan was also a medalist, finishing second overall. Middle blocker Kaz Brown also finished in the top half of the final leaderboard. Edmond played with both Brown and Linnehan during her time as a Wildcat.


Savanna Collins is the Digital Media Reporter at Athletes Unlimited. You can follow her on Twitter @savannaecollins.

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