6 McKayla Ferris
McKayla  Ferris

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chandler, Ariz.

High School:
Basha

Height:
6-0

Position:
Outside Hitter

Experience:
3L


05/25/2017

Zags Set Academic Records for Spring 2017

Dept. record 158 student-athletes recognized on President's or Dean's List

05/15/2017

Gonzaga Student-Athletes Take Part in Graduation

79 student-athletes were a part of GU graduation ceremonies

05/05/2017

GU Athletics Celebrates Senior Student-Athletes

12/16/2016

Marked Improvement for Gonzaga in 2016

Zags see best record, WCC finish in over 20 years

11/22/2016

Four Receive WCC All-Academic Honors

Douglass, Ferris WCC All-Academic; Allen, Folger Honorable Mention

11/19/2016

Volleyball vs. Saint Mary's: Senior Day

Photos from Saturday, Nov. 19's Senior Day match against Saint Mary's.

11/03/2016

Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount

Photos from the Zags' match against Loyola Marymount, Thursday, November 3, 2016.

10/27/2016

Gonzaga Vs. Portland

Photos from Gonzaga vs. Portland on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016.

10/17/2016

Gonzaga vs. BYU

Photos from the Zags' match against BYU on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

09/30/2016

Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara

Photos from Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara on Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016: Finished career as 14th member of Gonzaga's 1,000-kil club, landing at 1,007 in four years...also earned WCC All-Academic accolades...started 26 of 27 matches played...ninth in conference, second on team with career-high 331 kills, 3.28 per set...also set personal bests with 235 digs (2.33 per set), 37 assists, and 15 aces...second on the team with seven double-doubles...career-high 26 kills along with 13 digs in season-opening win vs. Butler Aug. 26...22 kills and 14 digs to complete perfect weekend at 2016 Utah Volleyball Classic vs. Idaho State Aug. 27, earning tournament MVP...season-high .455 attack percentage with 11 kills Sept. 3 at Montana...reached 14 digs for the second time of season Sept. 22 at Saint Mary's...13 kills in GU's first-ever win at Pepperdine Oct. 6...once again reached .400 hitting percentage Oct. 22 versus Portland, landing 19 kills in 36 attempts (.417)...15 kills in back-to-back matches Nov. 17 and 19, closing out career at home...tallied 1,000th career kill in season finale at Portland Nov. 21, landing 14 kills with 13 digs.

2015: Started 21 of 28 matches played and saw time in 98 sets...third on the team with 2.26 kills per set after tallying 221 during the year...also one of four Zags with at least 2.00 digs per frame...set career mark with 54 total blocks, 0.54 per set...pounded 20 kills on a .471 attack percentage in three set win Sept. 5 versus Montana...also tallied 16 kills Sept. 5 versus Utah...posted career high .480 hit percentage with 15 kills Sept. 11 at Grand Canyon...career high six blocks Sept. 19 versus South Dakota State...first double-double of the year came Oct. 31 against San Francisco with 11 kills, 13 digs...followed up with season high 17 digs Nov. 5 at Pepperdine...back to back double-doubles Nov. 14 vs. BYU and Nov. 19 at Saint Mary's, including another 17-dig performance versus the Gaels.

2014: Saw action and started 27 matches...played in 110 sets...earned WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention...third on team with 319 kills and 233 digs...tallied 10 double-doubles...saw 19 matches with 10+ kills and 12 with 10+ digs...posted season-high 22 kills August 30 vs. Portland State...named to Gonzaga Invitational All-Tournament team Sept. 5-6...dug season-high 16 balls September 13 vs. Furman...posted double-double in Zags' first win vs. Pepperdine in 18 years...tallied 19 kills and 13 digs October 4 vs. LMU...posted four double-doubles in five matches from November 1-15.

2013: Played in 24 matches and 80 sets as a freshman... third on squad with 146 digs...killed 136 balls for a .151 hitting percentage... also notched 25 total blocks...tallied double-digit digs seven times and double-digit kills six times...made collegiate debut Aug. 30 at Portland State...tallied 14 digs and 13 kills Aug. 31 for first career double-double...hit season-high .474 with nine kills Sept. 6 vs. UNLV...also hit double-digit kills and for a .450 percentage Sept. 7 vs. Seattle U...matched season-high 14 digs Sept. 7 vs. Arizona State...hit 13 kills for second time Sept. 13 at Montana State... reached season-high 13 kills for third time Oct. 5 at Santa Clara, adding 12 kills for third career double-double.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played volleyball for head coach Jim Kann at Basha High School...lettered all four years in volleyball...also lettered all four years in soccer...owns the Basha High School record in kills and blocks...named Chandler All-City first team...helped team capture third place at the Nike Tournament of Champions...finished senior season with 389 kills (3.7 kps), 240 digs, 61 blocks and 27 service aces...her squad finished 29-11 overall...as a junior, named Volleyball All-State honorable mention, All-Division second team and All-Section first team...named All-Region second team as a sophomore.

MISC: 4.67 high school GPA...honored as the Basha Academic Athlete Award and the Basha Outstanding Academic Accomplishment Award...recipient of Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy Scholar-Athlete Award...sister Sarah was an All-American track runner at SUNY Fredonia and brother Richie was an All-American track runner at Emory.

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