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Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: De La Salle Institute
Experience: High School


Powell is already a polished player … Has tons of tournament experience that will help her compete at the Division I level … Will look to anchor the top of the lineup and push everyone to raise their levels in practice … Instantly she will make everyone on the team better.

High School: Played four varsity seasons at De LaSalle Institute under coach Rolando Danzine … Helped her team win the GCAC Championship during the 2013-14 season … Was named the 2013-14 GCAC Player of the Year … Two-time selection on the GCAC All-Academic team … Was a three-time GCAC championship finalist  … Placed second in the 2013-14 Chicago Sectionals … Finished 12th in the 2013-14 IHSA State tournament … Was a three-time state qualifier and was on the all-state second team as a junior and senior … Also was a cross country athlete … Honor roll student that participated in several extracurricular activities like the school yearbook, newspaper, Big Sister/Little Sister, fitness club and boxing club.

Personal: Full name is Khalia Powell … She is the daughter of Doris Wilson and Tracy Powell… She was born on May 1, 1996 …Her major is English with a concentration in creative writing … Plans to be in the Pro-Circuit in tennis and a songwriter in the future … Enjoys writing songs … Her favorite television show is “Teen Wolf” and her favorite food is beans of any kind …Her favorite book is The Last Song … Her most prized possession is her baby doll Susie and a poem she wrote in seventh grade … Chose A&T because she really liked the campus.

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