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: 2014 - Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)...USA Volleyball Cup vs Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Preliminary Round). 2013 – Pan American Cup (Gold)…USA Volleyball Cup vs. Japan...FIVB World Grand Prix (6th)…NORCECA Championship (Gold)…FIVB Grand Champions Cup (Silver).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2014 - Averaged 2.50 points per set at Montreux Volley Masters with four starts out of six matches...Scored 24 points in 11 sets against Brazil in the USA Volleyball Cup with two match starts...Started seven of nine matches in the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round, averaging 2.35 points per set. 2013 – Finished first year with Team USA having played in 95 of possible 118 sets with 15 match starts and a 2.16 scoring average…Made senior level international debut at Pan American Cup, playing in four sets as a reserve…Tallied 11 points with a .333 hitting efficiency (8-2-18)…Provided nine points off the bench in sweep of Brazil in Pan Am Cup semifinals…Started one match of USA Volleyball Cup versus Japan and played in all three matches…Averaged 3.33 points, 2.56 kills, 0.56 blocks and 1.33 digs in USA Volleyball Cup with a 44.2 kill percent…Contributed 12 points in three sets off the bench against Japan on July 10, followed by a five-point performance in just one set on July 12…Finished USA Volleyball Cup with 13 points…Started all 14 matches of FIVB World Grand Prix, averaging 2.96 points, 0.37 aces and 1.65 digs per set…Led team in scoring versus Russia (Aug. 2) with 16 points and versus Brazil (Aug. 4) with 15 points…Tallied 18 points in final World Grand Prix match versus Japan while converting 50 percent of attacks into points…Played in 10 sets as a reserve during the NORCECA Championship, compiling four kills, three aces and six digs…Played in all 21 sets during FIVB Grand Champions Cup, primarily as serving sub…Averaged 0.19 aces during FIVB Grand Champions Cup to rank ninth in the category.
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."
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