Prior to Arkansas
Downing comes to Arkansas as a two-year letter winner from Iowa Western Junior College. She played in all 84 matches during her time with the Reivers and recorded 550 career digs to average 1.98 digs/set. Second on the team in digs last season, the Carthage, Mo., native averaged 2.15 digs/set in her sophomore season. Downing picked up a career-high 20 digs against Missouri State West Plains in October, recording double-digit digs in 13 matches. She was also named the 2019 Iowa Western Junior College Academic Female Athlete of the Year.
Three-year volleyball letterman, Downing helped her team win a district tittle for the first time in 33 years. Led the team in aces all four years, set a district record with 19 serves in a row (13 of those being aces) in one set. Received Tiger Pride Award (two years), Defensive Player of the Year, All-District, All-Region and All-Conference First Team honors.
Born on March 11th, 1999 to Steve Downing and Chally Downing.