Strong academically in the classroom, Meadows returns for her third season at N.C. A&T … Saw her playing time increase toward the end of the 2016 season … Has tremendous athletic ability and can be an asset defensively … Could also play some right side for the Aggies this season … Played in 21 matches with no starts in her career over 41 sets played … Meadows is a N.C. A&T scholar and a member of the MEAC All-Academic team.
2016 Season: Played in 14 matches with no starts over 28 total sets played…Totaled two assists (0.07 per set) with nine digs (0.32) and six service aces (0.21) … Had a season-high four digs against Radford in the Spartan-Aggie Invitational on Sept. 10 …. In the Sept. 10 double-header, she also had two service aces against UNC Greensboro … Recorded two service aces on the road at Florida A&M on Nov. 6…Named to the MEAC All-Academic team for the 2015-16 year.
2015 Season: Played in 11 sets over seven matches as a freshman … Had one dig and two total attack attempts … Had one service ace on the season … Played in six conference sets.
High School: Played two years on the varsity team at Weddington High School … In her senior season, Meadows was a 3ASCC all-conference player and leader in blocks and kills … Was the 3ASCC lead blocker in 2013-2014 … Recipient of the 2015 Warrior Award and was chosen for Union County Weekly’s 2015 volleyball super team.
Personal: Full name is Carena Meadows … Daughter of Brenda and Jeffery Meadows … Has one sibling, Malea Meadows … She was born on Sept. 4, 1997 … Majors in psychology and would like to get her doctorate in sports psychology in the future … Enjoys drawing and music outside of volleyball and is involved with the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and NAACP … Favorite TV show is Empire and her favorite food is mashed potatoes.