Position: Outside Hitter
Weight: 72 kgs
Hometown/Residence: Portland, Oregon/Portland, Oregon
Birth Date: Nov. 30, 1989
College/Major/Grad Year: Pepperdine University/NA/NA
Joined Team: May 2013
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2013 – Pan American Cup (Gold)...USA Volleyball Cup...FIVB World Grand Prix (6th)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB Grand Champions Cup (Silver).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Led Team USA in scoring during her first year with the team, netting 314 points with a 3.53 scoring average over the course of 89 sets and 21 starts…Converted 44.1 percent of attacks in 2013 with a .295 hitting efficiency (262-87-594), along with averages of 0.28 aces, 0.30 blocks and 0.87 digs per set…Played in 11 sets during Pan American Cup helping the U.S. win the event for the second consecutive year…Scored 17 total points in Pan American Cup for a 1.55 average…Tallied 11 points in sweep of Brazil on June 15, including nine kills and two blocks as a reserve with two set starts…Played in nine sets, all as a reserve, in the USA Volleyball Cup versus Japan…Tallied 21 points in two matches of the Cup, including a 12-point performance on July 13 that included 12 kills on 20 attacks with just one set start in a five-set win over Japan…Produced a .529 hitting efficiency during the USA Volleyball Cup on 34 attacks…Started 12 of 14 matches of FIVB World Grand Prix, averaging 3.91 points, 3.16 kills, 0.35 aces, 0.40 blocks and 0.93 digs per set…Led team in scoring in six World Grand Prix matches, twice while coming off the bench…Tallied 25 points versus Serbia on Aug. 11 with 22 kills on 35 swings as part of a .600 hitting efficiency…Through the World Grand Prix preliminary round, ranked second in Best Spiker with a 45.00 kill percent and 18th in scoring…Selected most valuable player and Best Spiker of the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship after leading Team USA to the gold medal…Averaged 4.42 points per set during NORCECA Championship with a 49.5 kill percent and 3.75 kills per set…Added 1.00 dig average in NORCECA Championship…Scored team-high 18 points in NORCECA gold-medal match versus Dominican Republic…Averaged 3.93 points per set during the FIVB Grand Champions Cup while ranking 10thin in scoring with 57points, eighth in spiking with 37.9 kill percent and 10th in serving with a 0.19 ace average…Scored 19 points against Japan in Grand Champions Cup, while turning in double-double of 16 points and 11 digs versus Dominican Republic.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Career - Ranked sixth all-time at Pepperdine with 1,300 kills and is tied for third with 376 blocks ... Averaged 3.12 kills/set, 1.21 digs/set and 0.90 blocks/set ... Career hitting percentage of .322 ranks sixth ... In 2011, became the program's second ever AVCA First Team All-American, ninth WCC player of the Year and only (in any sport) Lowe's Senior CLASS finalist ... First and only student-athlete to make the AVCA All-American first team roster in both indoor and sand volleyball during the same season. 2012 - Member of the inaugural AVCA Sand Volleyball All-American class ... Reached the semifinals of the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Pairs Championship alongside partner Lilla Frederick. 2011 – Named AVCA All-America First-Team and West Coast Conference Player of the Year. 2010 – Awarded AVCA All-America Honorable Mention, AVCA All-Pacific Region and All-WCC First-Team. 2009 – Selected AVCA All-America Honorable Mention, AVCA All-Pacific Region and All-WCC First-Team. 2008 – Named WCC Freshman of the Year.
CLUB/PREP CAREER: Played for Nike Northwest Juniors and the team won the Reno Festival in 16s and 17s… Graduated from Portland (Ore.) Christian High School in 2008 ... A four-year letterwinner ... A Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection and the nation's #8 recruit according to prepvolleyball.com ... A two-time Oregon state 2A player of the year ... Won the Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year award as a senior... Earned all-state honors all four years and was a three-time Northwest League MVP ... Team won state championships in 2006 and 2007 ... Also was a standout in basketball, winning Oregon 2A state player of the year honors twice.
PERSONAL: Born Kimberly Hill on Nov. 30, 1989, in Portland, Ore…Parents are Bradd and Terri Hill…Three older sisters Shelby (played basketball at Biola College), Caitlin (who played volleyball at Azusa Pacific) and Kelsey (who plays basketball at Seattle Pacific)…Enjoys shopping and watching television ... Lists her sports hero as Kerri Strugg ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Kerri Walsh ... Favorite pro sports team is the Portland Trailblazers ... Favorite book is Redeeming Love ... Favorite movie is Dreamgirls ... Favorite TV show is Friends ... Favorite musical artist is Beyonce' ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is speedwalking ... Favorite things about volleyball are "how emotional it is and how close you get to your team."
LAST UPDATED: Nov. 27, 2013