Whitney Llarenas
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Last School
Woods Cross High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Mitchell and Brenda McEwan
  • Has two brothers and four sisters
  • Sister, Lacey played volleyball at College of Southern Idaho
  • Sister, Alyssa, played volleyball at the University of Great Falls
  • Sister, Savannah, played volleyball at Yavapai College
  • Married Mitch Llarenas in August 2019
  • Is a foot taller than her husband
  • Played the piano, ukulele, clarinet and saxophone
  • Has a fake tooth
  • Majoring in Psychology

High School

  • Named an AVCA Under Armour Third-Team All-American in 2017
  • Named first-team All-State in 2017
  • Named second-team All-State in 2016
  • Made the Honor Roll


  • Played for Club V
  • Helped her team finish ninth at AAU’s in 2017
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018

  • Helped the Cougars to a 31-2 record, the WCC title, an NCAA Final Four appearance and a No. 4 final ranking
Sophmore Year 2019

  • Totaled two kills and a block in four sets played
  • Helped BYU to a 26-5 record and the second round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Had a kill vs. Saint Mary's (10/31) and a kill and a block vs. Portland (11/21)
Junior Year 2021

  • Played in 15 matches and 20 sets
  • Tallied 10 kills, five blocks and four digs
Senior Year 2022

  • All-WCC First Team
  • WCC Defensive Player of the Week (10/10/22)
  • Ranked No. 29 nationally with a .386 season hitting percentage
  • Recorded the second-most total blocks (96) on the team and third-most kills (212)
  • Also tallied 21 digs, six assists and two service aces
  • Started all 29 matches for the Cougars during the 2022 season
Graduate Year 2023

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Junior 2020-2021

  • Helped BYU to a 17-2 season, the WCC title, an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and No. 15 final ranking
  • Appeared in 21 sets, totaling 20 kills, 14 blocks, seven digs and two aces
  • Recorded a career-high seven kills against Gonzaga (2/9)
  • Tallied a career-high four blocks against Utah Valley (2/4) and Gonzaga (2/9)
  • Whitney Llarenas and Eden Bower celebrate during a game against the Rider Broncs.

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  • Whitney Bower sets a ball to Whitney Llarenas during a 3-1 loss to Pitt at the Smith Fieldhouse.


  • Whitney Llarenas takes a swing during a game against LMU.


  • Whitney Bower and Whitney Llarenas celebrate after a kill during a 3-1 win over the Pepperdine Waves at the Smith Fieldhouse on Saturday.


  • Whitney Llarenas warms up in a breast cancer awareness shirt before a 3-0 sweep of Santa Clara.

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  • Whitney Llarenas — WCC Defensive Player of the Week, 10.10.22

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  • Whitney Llarenas and Aria McComber celebrate a point against Saint Mary's on November 12, 2022

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  • Erin Livingston, Whitney Llarenas, Aria McComber and Kate Grimmer on the 2022 CSC Academic All-District Team

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  • Erin Livingston, Whitney Bower, Whitney Llarenas and Heather Gneiting on the 2022 All-WCC First Team

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  • Aria McComber, Kelsey Knudsen, Whitney Llarenas and Erin Livingston named to 2022 WCC All-Academic First Team