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Tealle Hunkus

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USA | 6'0" | Hermosa Beach, CA
Player Information

Birthdate: January 10, 1985
Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
College: Duke

Best Finish

Domestic: 1st (2 times)
International: 17th (2 times)
Overall: 1st (3 times)

#20Currently Ranked

Biography

Born in Youngstown, Ohio.Hunkus graduated from Duke University in 2007 after lettering four times in volleyball under coach Jolene Nagel from the 2003-06 seasons. She was an AVCA honorable mention All-America selection and first team All-East Region selection as a senior when the Blue Devils won the ACC Championship and advanced to the second round of…

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Born in Youngstown, Ohio.Hunkus graduated from Duke University in 2007 after lettering four times in volleyball under coach Jolene Nagel from the 2003-06 seasons. She was an AVCA honorable mention All-America selection and first team All-East Region selection as a senior when the Blue Devils won the ACC Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after knocking off defending Final Four participant Tennessee on its home floor. She was also named to the All-ACC team twice and finished her career as the ninth player in Duke history to surpass the 1,000 mark in career kills and digs.

Hunkus made her beach volleyball debut in a qualifier in Cincinnati with Amanda Schuler. In 2008, she played in five qualifiers with two different partners, advancing to the main draw in Manhattan Beach with Julie Caldwell. The next season Hunkus began the year by qualifying in the season opener with Cindie Boosin. The duo advanced to five main draws in eight events, including Manhattan Beach, where they won three straight contender’s bracket matches in three sets to finish 17th. Made her international debut in Finland with Brooke Sweat, as they were selected as USAV’s No. 2 U-26 beach team in July.

In 2010 and 2011, Hukus was in the main draw for five of her six AVP tournaments, with a best of 17th three times, and played in 14 domestic events and four international events respectively. The 2012 season Hunkus played 13 domestic events with four different partners, but the majority of them with Chistal Engle. The duo had a best of second.

2014: Tealle Hunkus finished tied for 5th at the AVP St. Petersburg Open with partner Kim DiCello. 

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