Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.
Birth Date: 1984
Joined Team: May 2007
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Continental Championship (Gold). 2010 - Tour of Brazil. 2008 - U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)...Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)...FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started all five matches of the Montreux Volley Masters, collecting 64 points in 18 sets as part of a 3.56 scoring average… …Added 2.44 digs per set at Montreux...Tallied 20 points versus Germany with 18 kills on 36 swings and two aces on June 9…Added 17 points versus China on June 10 with 12 kills and five blocks…Played in 19 sets during the Pan American Cup with one match start…Tallied nine points with seven kills and two aces versus Trinidad & Tobago on July 3..Converted 43.2 percent of attacks during Pan Am Cup with .351 hitting efficiency…Played in 15 sets with one match start at the FIVB World Grand Prix, which the U.S. won the gold medal…Provided five kills and three blocks in only start of the tournament versus Peru on Aug. 21…Scored five points in two sets of action in helping the U.S. to the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship gold medal. 2010 – Played in seven sets with two match starts on Tour of Brazil, averaging 1.29 points per set. 2008 - Played six sets with five set starts versus Brazil in three-match exhibition series...Contributed six points in less than two sets versus Brazil in five-set victory on June 13...Tallied eight kills and a block versus Brazil on June 14 in three sets of action...Started 39 of 48 sets played at the FIVB World Grand Prix compiling averages of 2.60 points, 1.92 kills, 0.38 blocks and 0.31 aces per set...Ranked third in Best Server during the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round with 0.36 aces per set...Tallied 14 points against Turkey on June 20 and Dominican Republic on June 28 to tie for team-high honors...Served six aces versus Dominican Republic on June 28...Averaged 2.13 points in helping the U.S. to a silver medal at the Olympic Games...Youngest player on USA roster at Olympic Games, starting 26 of a possible 33 sets and entered a total of 30 sets during the event...Contributed averages of 1.67 kills, 0.33 blocks, 0.13 aces and 1.73 digs per set during the Olympics, in addition to a .271 hitting efficiency and 0.42 kill ratio...Tallied a team-high 20 points (15 kills, three blocks and two aces) in a five-set victory over host China on Aug. 15 to secure a spot in the Olympic Games quarterfinals. 2007 – Averaged 3.39 points per set at the FIVB World Grand Prix in her first international experience with the U.S. Women’s National Team…Ranked 10th among all scorers at the World Grand Prix during the preliminary round…Attacked at a .346 percentage with 2.61 kills per set on 211 swings…Averaged 0.97 digs, 0.39 aces and 0.39 blocks during the World Grand Prix…Started only four of 11 matches at the FIVB World Cup, but played in 29 sets with 26 set starts…Tallied World Cup per set averages of 2.45 points, 1.79 kills, 0.34 blocks, 1.21 digs and 0.31 aces…Contributed 12 points coming off the bench versus Cuba on Nov. 3 with nine kills on 16 swings…Scored 11 points against Thailand on Nov. 10 and Japan on Nov. 15.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Glass, a three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American and four-time All-Pac-10 pick, is Arizona’s career leader in kills with 2,151 and ranks third all-time in the Pac-10 in the same category. She averaged 5.27 kills, 2.84 digs, 0.70 blocks and 0.40 aces per game for the Wildcats. For her career, Glass had double-digit kills in 105 of her 115 matches played, along with 20 or more kills 54 times en route to a school-record 5.27 kills per game average. She holds the Arizona school record with 162 aces, and is third in career digs with 1,158. Glass provided 77 block solos, which ranks eighth all-time for the Wildcats. As a senior in 2005, Glass was selected AVCA All-America First-Team in leading Arizona to a fourth seed in the NCAA Tournament. She was tabbed AVCA All-America Second-Team and AVCA National Freshman of the Year in 2002. Glass was honored as a AVCA All-American Third Team as a sophomore in 2003.
OTHER VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Glass is no stranger to international competition as she was a member of the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that competed in the 2001 FIVB World Junior Championships. She also participated on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team at the 2002 NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championships. Glass played for Corozal in Puerto Rico’s Super League. She led the league in kills during the regular season and led her team to the tournament semifinals.
PERSONAL: Born Kimberly Glass on Aug. 18, 1984, in Los Angeles, Calif.…Parents are Sherman Glass and Kathryn Storms…Has four siblings, brothers Darryl and Marcus Glass, and sisters Shalana and Shaynce Glass…One of three athletes selected to model in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition...Modeled in the 2010 ESPN The Magazine "The Body" Issue...Hobbies include poetry, bowling, shopping…Favorite foods are ribs and pancakes…Favorite book is The Magic of Thinking Big…Favorite movie is Coming to America...Admires her mother most.
Posted and updated: Sept. 20, 2011